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Wife’s actual first words after True Blood tonight. “Did they really just leave her to clean up everything?”
Yep. The party will be brought to your doorstep, but once it’s time to clear out, ain’t no one so much as rinsing a plate.
“Lost Cause,” which ended with a Beck song I rather like, was the perfect mix of ludicrous fun and eye-rolls. Which, I presume, is the best case scenario for a final season True Blood episode. I still enjoyed following Eric and Pam around as they hunted for Sarah – this time over in Dallas. Much to the squealing protest of Ginger, who demanded that Eric f*** her before he left her life for the last time.
On the other hand, there was a big ol’ party at Sookie’s house that was riddled with groan-worthy Alcide mourning and bonehead sexual betrayals. Not one, but two people decided it would be a glorious idea to just have sex behind their parter’s back during a party filled with the entire citizenry of the town. And both people got caught. Jessica and Jason being the even stupider couple since the two of them knew how easy it was to catch someone screwing around at the party. Plus, it’s not like Violet wasn’t coming back to the house. And then, you know, going up to that very room. Where she knew Jason was. Ugh. So dumb.
Although, Jason and Jessica rediscovering their love for one another was something we anticipated for this final season, no? I mean, she’d either wind up with him or with Hoyt, if he ever returns to town (he’s gotta fly down from Alaska and all). And James was always to be the key instigator in this. And now to get rid of Violet they’re going to probably turn her into a vengeful villain.
Also, James must have been looking to get with Lafayette from the moment he arrived. He basically got super-pissed at Jess for not wanting to leave the party that she just decided to come inside for. She’d literally been inside for five minutes, after being talked into it by Andy, when James wanted to leave.
I get the idea the show was going for here. After mourning Terry so heavily last year, they pretty much couldn’t go through that with Alcide again. Though Sookie did allow herself some quiet moments. But it took Nicole, right at the end, to call out how silly it all was to throw a party after so many people had been massacred by vampires. And after so many of their own friends had turned into an angry mob and gotten mutilated themselves. Sometimes the show is right to call out the dumbass notions of its characters, and sometimes its not. Especially since each episode usually picks up right where the last one left off leaving everything we’ve watched over an entire season squeezed into a few days’ time, story-wise.
But it was clear, from the beginning of the party, that Nicole wasn’t enjoying herself. I don’t know. They could have gone either way with it. Because the party basically took up the whole episode, and so by the end I just kind of got over how lame an idea it was. But then Nicole stood her ground there at the end and reminded me. And of course Lettie Mae was going to do something stupid. Lafayette knows. Just ask him.
Again though, this was all for Alcide (and Tara too, I guess). Who, I’d say, was even less defined as a character than Terry was. Even when Sookie was describing him to Arlene she was like “He was big and strong.” And? And? He loved you, yes? What else? Anyhow, I do like the fact that the show’s been killing off some of its big names, but the comedown is hard. Because there then has to be a “mourning process” that’s usually tedious.
On the funner side, Eric and Pam got all dressed up like Texas “Republic***s” (that could actually be a few things, but you know what Pam said) in order to track down Sarah. And then the Yokuza showed up and gunned down a bunch of people, including Sarah’s parents. Some crazy stuff there. Especially Eric ripping that dude’s face off. Entertainingly gruesome stuff.
Also, does anyone else think Sarah might get a final reprieve because she knows of a cure? Or, at least, claims to know a cure? I’m thinking there has to be a way to save Eric…and Bill now. Who has now contracted the vamp virus in some mysterious manner. I was willing to accept that Eric could die after one last hurrah, but not both of them.
Bill’s flashbacks may not be tethered to anything concrete in the present, other than him just feeling sad and reflective, but it looks like they might be ramping up the next storyline – just like Eric and Pam’s flashback introduced the Yakanomo Corp goons. This time though, it’s an old Civil War era enemy named Charles Dupont. Who has to somehow be alive (vampire?) in the present day, I’m thinking. Nothing was resolved in those flashbacks other than Bill being portrayed as someone who initially tried to flee the South, thinking the war was a terrible idea. But this is the second week in a row now that Bill’s thoughts have wandered to his past life, so it must all circle back somehow.
Oh, and I did laugh when Jason told Wade and Adilyn that if they were f***in’, that they’d have to stop – right before Andy proposed to Holly.
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