Sunday, September 11, 2011

True Blood Finale Breakdown

I do mean a breakdown, like as in me falling apart. Before we get to TB, I have to say I'm very sad after reading of the death of Andy Whitfield, my condolences to his family. He was Spartacus and he won our hearts and minds and was taken much too young. So very sad.


                                      Ok, back to what we're here for, the big finale of season 4.

Some recaps, as usual read the whole articles at the links-
Celebrity Dirty Laundry is first out of the park-
Tonight’s show opens with Lafayette and Jesus, Jesus is apologizing toLafayette for pushing him in the magic before he was ready.  Jesus says ‘this type of magic is too strong for us and we are too weak’  Jesus tells him he willagree to leading a magic free life.  Lafayette has a really weird look on his face he really does a fantastic job with this.  Jesus is talking to Lafayette he looks at him and realizes something is wrong.  Lafayette shakes his head and tisk, tsik’s and then stabs a fork into Jesus’s hand.  Yikes!
                                                         Skarsgardfans already has cap up, lol, that girl don't play.
Zap2it's recap-
Over at Merlotte's, Tommy is laid to rest and Sookie gets her job back. Terry's marine buddy Scott Foley also comes to town - surely for nefarious purposes. And after the spell that brings the dead spirits around is cast, Rene shows up to tell Arlene that Terry is bad news and she should run away from him.

Jason confesses to Hoyt about what he did with Jessica and gets punched and kicked for his troubles, which - what were you expecting, Jay? That night, Little Jessica Riding Hood shows up and she and Jason have mad sex on the couch. She just wants to be friends with benefits and he reluctantly agrees. When she leaves, Vampire Reverend Newlin shows up. "Trick or treat."
                                Screen cap from True Blood Nest, Steve the funniest vamp yet.
Wetpaint has a poll up for what was the most shocking of tonights developments-
Jaws? Dropped. Minds? Blown. Eyes? Uh, not quite dry. The True Blood Season 4 finale had us gasping, yelling, and yes, tearing up. We're still struggling to grasp what all happened. Jesus ... dead, and as we predicted, by Lafayette/Marnie's hands. Marnie herself is finally gone, taken away by the spirits of Antonia and GRAN (!). And Nan Flanagan was deservedly taken down a notch ... well, many notches, to the True Death by Eric and Bill.

TVFantic is not happy with the finale at all-
Terry has a mysterious past; Bill and Eric are now on the same team and will be going up against the Authority; Russell Edgington is coming back (a development we all knew would take place the moment Bill and Eric chose not to kill him last year); and, oh yeah, Tara is dead.
The only highlight of the finale for me, the funniest thing Pam has ever said?
Pam: I am so over Sookie and her stupid f**king fairy vagina and her stupid name.

                                                                     So Eric, BFFs? Only if I can keep that robe. 
TVLine's take on the finale
First Marnie-as-Lafayette — we’ll call him/her Marnayette — rewarded Jesus for making him/her breakfast by forking him and then knifing in order to steal his brujo magic. (If that hadn’t worked, clearly a vicious spooning was next.) Then, during Marnayette’s Bill/Eric cookout, wiccan waitress Holly, with the help of Sookie, Tara and the Gorton’s fisherman, summoned up a whole buncha dead people, including Gran and Antonia (who never seems to rest, much less in peace) to coax her into the great beyond.
Elsewhere, Jason manned up and told Hoyt that he was shagging Jessica; Jessica womanned (?) up and told Jason – during sex, no less – that she didn’t want to be his girlfriend (though really, when aren’tthey having sex?); the late Rene (back from the dead along with all the other ghosts) warned Arlene that guest star Scott Foley (as Terry’s old Army buddy) would be nothing but trouble; Rev. Newlin showed up at Jason’s with fangs; Debbie showed up at Sookie’s with a rifle; a wolf showed up at Sam’s; and Nan showed up at Bill’s to inform him and Eric that she’d quit/been fired and was joining a vampire revolt. Not that they cared. They were so offended that she called them “puppydogs” that they turned her into a pile of goo.
AV Club chimes in with Stray Observations-
Sam’s being threatened by werewolves in his cliffhanger. Poor Sam!
He met an even worse fate earlier, though, with Mrs. Fortenberry offering him a pork-rind casserole and welcoming him to the family. Poor Sam!
Hoyt asks how Jason could have sex with Jessica. But Jason takes it the wrong way. "Weird question to ask, man, but if you really want to know, missionary, then doggy, then her on top, nothing too kinky."
Arlene’s kid dresses up as “Janelle from Teen Mom 2.”
"Excuse me! We're feeling a little crispy up here!"
Bill has some anger to work through, I think. “WE ARE NOT FUCKING PUPPYDOGS!”
BuzzSugar brings the laughs too
Hottest new guy: As promised, Scott Foley arrives at Merlotte's, as one of Terry's long-lost Marine friends. It's no wonder that Foley had no problem balancing True Blood with Grey's Anatomy, as he only gets a very short scene that reveals that Terry once saved his life. It sounds like we can expect a lot more from him though: Rene rises from the grave to warn Arlene about the "ghost of Terry's past." Let the speculation begin, my friends.
Most ominous performance by a parking lot: Alcide gets a mysterious phone call and is called to a parking garage, where he finds a hole in the cement and some chains. In real life this could mean a few things, but on True Blood it can only mean one: the former vampire king has returned. And he's probably pissed off.
 I hope Tara is back, I liked her character and the actress too.

Eric scenes!! Thanks!

We have the return of the king to look forward to, maybe he'll turn Tara and she can finally be a queen.

From Inside True Blood Blog

Final Act 

The ‘True Blood’ writers have never been shy about stacking up bodies on the show (whether live or dead), but even by those action-packed standards, Season 4 ended in a total bloodbath. Four long-running characters met their ends during the season finale, and we caught up with them all to memorialize their final moments.
Tara Thornton
Played by Rutina Wesley
Episode 1 – Episode 48
Unwritten Future
“I don’t know what they have in store for next season. I haven’t seen any scripts, so I have no idea what’s going to happen. I’m either at death’s door, or I’m gone. That’s scary for an actor, but if my time has come, then my time has come – and what a way to go, saving your best friend’s life. It’s pretty cool that everyone’s going to be going, “Is she, or isn’t she?” I’m excited and terrified all at the same time. I could be a ghost, I could die – it’s in the hands of our wonderful writers and the creative mind of Alan Ball.”
Cherished Memories
“I love the Super Save-A-Bunch scene when you first see Tara. I love being in the bar for my first scene with Lafayette, and the whole plantation scene where I tell the guy not to snap at me – cause right there, that’s Tara. I also loved working with Michelle Forbes, who is amazing. Plus, I got to be a little more girly in Season 2, dressing up a little more. I think one of my favorite scenes was in the red bikini in Season 2, doing a cannonball into the pool. I was so happy they let me do that. And oddly enough, being duct-taped to the toilet was the strangest, weirdest, most degrading scene, but it was so funny because Franklin kept coming in with these flowers … The situational comedy of that is just hilarious.”
Saying Goodbye
“Shooting that scene was very hard and emotional. I think everybody on set shed a tear that day; it was really tough to get through. When you see someone that you’ve lived with and breathed with for four years come to some kind of end, it’s very powerful – and sad. It’s really hard to play dead when you’re about to cry. All three of us went out afterwards – me, Brit [Morgan] and Anna [Paquin]. We had some food and kind of celebrated the end of a killer scene. Brit bites it too, so we were kind of just loving up on each other and supporting each other.”
Michael McMillian Comes Back with Fangs as Rev. Steve Newlin 
As if Jason Stackhouse didn’t suffer enough in the season finale – getting punched by his former best friend and then semi-dumped by his new vampire girlfriend – Bon Temps’ most ab-tastic peace officer also received a surprise visit from the freshly fanged Rev. Steve Newlin. For Michael McMillian, who plays the freshly turned vamp preacher, there are a lot of reasons to show up on Jason’s doorstep.
“It seems really clear to me that Steve was always just as attracted to Jason as his wife was,” McMillian says. “In his eyes, Jason Stackhouse is the guy that Steve really wanted to be. I think he had a really heavy man-crush on him … that might have gone a bit deeper. And I think Steve is more heartbroken that Jason slept with Sarah than he is that Sarah slept with Jason, if you know what I mean. I have my own theories and ideas of what Steve’s been up to off-screen – and I’m sure the fans do, too – and I’m sure the writers will fill that in. But I think the fact that he’s coming back for Jason is linked to that emotional undercurrent he was feeling in Season 2. I have no idea where the show is headed, but it’s great to be back, even just for a few hours on set.”

It’s always tough losing one of your good work buddies, but usually nobody makes you force them out at the end of a kitchen knife. Nelsan Ellis, who plays Lafayette on ‘True Blood,’ told us a bit about how Kevin Alejandro’s spectacular exit in the season finale has affected him – and his character.
“Lafayette is distraught,” Ellis says. “He wasn’t the one who killed Jesus, but it was by his hand. This is possibly Lafayette’s first real meaningful love, and he wasn’t strong enough to protect Jesus – even though Jesus has been able to protect him all season. It was a hard scene for me because I’ve been working with Kevin for two years and we’re best of friends. We’ve done some real intimate stuff … So it was hard really for me to stab him.”

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