Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Thank You, True Blood's Series Finale

E10 Thank You series finale Director, Scott Winant Writer, Brian Buckner. Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Sookie and the people of Bon Temps close one chapter while opening several new ones. Updated synopsis- Sookie weighs a future with and without Bill. Eric and Pam struggle with their uncomfortable partnership with Mr. Gus. Sam makes a choice, while Andy comes upon an unexpected inheritance. 70 minutes. photos: HBO, screencrapsrus.

I don't care if you hated Bill, he didnt deserve that end, he was almost dead anyway. Sookie didnt deserve to have that blood on her hands, her face, probably up her cooch. Can you imagine living with that horrible memory? How romantical. Buckner is saying in interviews it was the only way Sookie could go on with her life, Bill had to die, haha, she was going on pretty good with that big hunk of werewolf before they killed him off and Bill was up that tree wooing her, again. The sun would have come out tomorrow, (bet your bottom dollar) and he could have gone out while Sookie comforted him, with some dignity, but nah. Yet we jump forward, (which is the laziest writer trick they pulled out of their asshat yet.) and everyone is all la-di-da at a Thanksgiving dinner, as if vampires would sit and watch that, maybe braindead vamps, but I don't think even Bubba would do that. Hoyt will just get old and young Jessica will watch him die? Yeah right, talk about destroying the whole vampire mythos and the reason they are always a popular horror theme!  The only reason for this is to just wrap it up fast as they could, hope the fans are brain dead and besotted enough to accept this, I'm not.  So much proved to be inconsequential in the finale, 7 years of devotion and writing about the show on a forum and this blog and they served me a shit pie. One minor thing, while Moyer's daughter is beautiful (in person she is tall, blue eyed and freckled- a doll), her light colored eyes, height and look in general (age) made her not right to play Sookie, not when the Tara actress was younger than her in that scene. The little Tara was perfect, she even looked and acted like Rutina's character (we wont even bring up how she bit the bullet again. To me it was Thank You but more like Fuck You. Thankfully Eric and Pam got away from those losers in Bon Temp, are getting rich and enjoying the hell out of their immortality. Cheers to Pam and Eric, you made the final season worth watching, the only good thing I can say at this point. Eric and Pam Forever (and Ginger too)!
Brian's The Backlot recap, read it all at the link-
Notably Dead: Bill, Gus, the yakuza, this show
Notably Absent: Pretty much everything that made this show worth watching to begin with
Sigh. Well, I will at least give them credit for allowing Sookie even the slightest bit of character development in the final inning – I mean, it only took seven years and all, but it was there in the moment when she decided that she was more important to herself than Bill was. And Bill really ended up being just as big a selfish ass as he began, if you think about it – he wanted Sookie to destroy part of herself along with him, just so that she wouldn’t be super-hot to other vampires anymore. What a jerk.
Otherwise, there was a wedding (I joked last week that the finale would end in a wedding, and I was honestly just kidding, but there you go!), and pretty much nothing else happened. Everyone has kids, which is supposed to mean that all is right in the world. And nice to see Sam and Lafayette for a split-second after seven years of acting their faces off through whatever insanity this show would throw at them. I’m a wee bit disappointed that they weren’t able to squeeze a cameo from Russell Edgington in somehow (I mean, hell, they brought back pretty much everyone else to do the walk of shame) but maybe he’s better off for staying away. I’d like to think that he and Tara are kicking it at some afterlife party somewhere.
Overall, I’d give it two WTFs, both earned by Eric and Pam
 Photos HBO, screencrapsRus.  Spoilers  

Ladies and germs, that was something else. Let's recaparama while the room is spinning because I gots the confuseds. TVLIne's recap bitsie- Kill Bill? -
UP IN SMOKE | In an unprecedented — but not at all unwelcome — move of trickery, Eric and Pam let Sarah Newlin escape, before sending Mr. Gus and his Yakuza cronies (literally) up in flames. (Rest in pieces, you forgettable fools.)
Another surprise was Sarah’s desperate plea for Pam to turn her into a vampire, even offering to go full-lesbian in exchange. When Sarah referred to herself as a potential Tara replacement, I honestly thought Pam was going to rip her throat out; instead, she offered up thiskiller line: “I wouldn’t let you go down on me for a billion dollars.” (Cue the slow clap.)
WEDDING BELL BLUES | With more than a little help from Papa Bill, Hoyt asked Jessica to marry him. And while she was disappointed by the lack of romance, she couldn’t exactly deny Bill his dying wish. That said, how awkward was watching Hoyt ask Jason to be his best man? (And how crappy has this whole vacation been for Brigett? She had one fight with Hoyt, then the next morning, he’s marrying his vampire ex-girlfriend.) I also thought Andy’s “love is love” speech during the ceremony was a nice reminder of the LGBT allegory this show once was.

I'll say Andy's getting married, nice dress (unless it's her and Bill?). It's Jess and Hoyt!
Hypable's short recap- Bill is spending time at home reflecting on life when Hoyt and Jessica arrive. The latter doesn’t want her maker to die, but lets him know she’ll be fine after he passes. And there’s one more surprise promise: Hoyt and Jessica are going to get married one day. Scratch that… they’re going to get married today! Because the writers probably figured this episode needs some sort of happy surprise.
Word about the wedding travels fast. Everyone gathers at Bill’s for the ceremony which goes off without a hitch. Sookie and Bill sit together, and Mr. Compton reminds her through his internal thoughts (now she can read his mind!) that she should have the same happiness that Jessica is experiencing right in front of them.
Between this, a talk with the Reverend, and a flashback in which she hears some wise words from her grandmother, Sookie’s mind appears to have changed dramatically about her future with Bill. Several minutes later (this slightly-extended episode dragged for the first fifty minutes), it looks to viewers like Sookie has decided she’s going to go through with Bill’s plan to kill im.
Dressed in black and with several polite verbal exchanges (“Thank You,” “I’ll never forget you,” etc), Bill enters his coffin and Sookie turns on her fae orb. She doesn’t do anything with it, however, and tells him that she can’t do this for him because he is a part of her. She asks if he still wants to die, and she says yes, so instead of doing it with the orb, she makes a stake out of a shovel. Then, after one last kiss they push the broken shovel through his heart. Bill dies.

Aw Come on, I have to see Nicole again, just NO. Forget the last 2 seasons of Sam.
Jason's still going to be Hoyt bestie, is this kinda corny throwing us a happy moment?? NO LAFAYETTE? that was a big exclusion to me, not at the wedding even, WTF?
The bow it was all tied up with damn near is choking me, True Blood was never that neat. 
No more of my puffy chested Vampire Bill, in more ways than one, and Vamps dont bleed or care about the day anymore, they get married!
Who the hell thought Hoyt would just pop the question like this?  talk about left field and he still doesnt have his memories, but everything is in prescription for us now.
A little of Bustle's recap- Well that was… unexpected. After seven amazing seasons, the sun has finally set on True Blood, but it wasn’t the happy ending many fans had hoped for… at least not exactly. I mean, if you were to have told me thatSookie kills Bill in the True Blood series finale, I probably would’ve thought you were on way too much “V” and would’ve politely rescinded your invitation from my house. But that’s exactly what did end up happening and I honestly don’t know how I feel about it.

Sookie weighs a future with and without Bill
Of course it's off to the much used season 7 cemetery. Will they take bids on the gravestones soon? I still can't wrap my head around Sookie killing Bill, what a horrid thing to ask and for her to even think of doing, seriously, you're dying fucker, just die. 
From In the final scene, the couple meet at the cemetery.
“I can’t let go,” Sookie laments.
“It’s time,” Bill answers.
They embrace and sweetly kiss, and stare into each other’s eyes.
“Thank you,” he says as he enters the burial plot.
Once inside, he holds a photograph of him and his daughter.
“Bill, I’ll never forget you,” Sookie says through tears.
“I wish I could say the same, but I don’t know what happens next,” Bill responds.
After pleading with him, saying she cannot kill him, she asks him if he’s sure. They say they love each other, and Sookie plunges a steak through his heart with his assistance.

EW's pre-recap-The hour then became about Jessica granting Bill something he never got as a human—the chance to walk his daughter down the aisle—and Sookie weighing her belief that we’re all born this way against the power of free will. Hearing Bill’s thoughts for the first time at Jessica and Hoyt’s wedding confirmed the illness had brought him to his most human. Sookie heard his love for her, his desire for her to someday wed, and his suffering. In the end, she had his grave dug up and met him in the cemetery. As he laid in his coffin clutching the photo he’d taken with his daughter before he went off to war, Sookie got her light ball ready. But she couldn’t do it. Being fae is a part of her. Instead, she broke off a makeshift stake from a shovel, straddled Bill in his coffin, and helped him drive the wood into his chest. Of course, Bill could have had himself staked at any time, but he wanted what most humans do—someone they love to be with them when they go. (Though most loved ones don’t end up covered in that amount of blood.)
Zap2it's very short recap, hmm-The final scene of "True Blood" shows everyone in Bon Temps -- including Sam and Nicole and their brood of children -- gathered around the Thanksgiving dinner table. Sookie hugs a man, whispers "I love you," and they sit to eat. The audience never sees his face.
In the end, Sookie is happy and married and having her dream life, and that's all that showrunner Brian Buckner seems matters, apparently. The audience never knows who her soulmate -- aka Not Bill -- is. Honestly, I feel a little cheated. While the finale's other resolutions make sense to bringing emotional conclusions to the show's many storylines, after seven seasons, the audience deserved to at least see the face of the man who could make Sookie happy.

Derp, Derp, DUH.
HollywoodLife- Over at Fangtasia, Eric was contemplating a new plan. He wanted to set Sarah free. But first, he grabbed her neck and told her that they were going to kill Mr. Gus and take New Blood.
Pam couldn’t resist Eric’s new angle on things. “I am so fu*cking with you,” Pam declared.
Pam fed Sarah her blood. With her blood inside Sarah, Eric and Pam could always find her. They glamoured Sarah to find a safe place and they would fine her.
As part of the plan, Pam and Eric killed Mr. Gus and his associates. Before the others could get to Sooki, Eric killed them, too.
A very bloody Eric had all the dead guys in the back of his car and he jammed out to some rockin’ tunes.
Seriously, can we get a spinoff of Eric and Pam? Pretty please?
Pam found Sarah at a local carousel — the place where Eric turned Willa. Sarah said she was a “horrible person,” and Pam completely backed her up on that.
However, Sarah had an interesting theory. “I would make a kickass vampire,” she said.
WHAT.  Sarah had the gumption to ask Pam to turn her?! Pam said N-E-V-E-R to that question. Pam only wanted one thing from Sarah, and that was her blood.

Well that was a switcheroo, EricPam let her go since she has Pam's blood to GPS her.
Eric gives Newmi a talking to just before...
Pam's not taking chances, she's self-vaccinating against HepV
He's a happy Vamp now that he blew off those lame-os in Bon Temp, Eric and Pam got the best ending and are enjoying being vampires. All Hail the power duo!
So does Eric drip his blood in her mouth or is that Pams, looks like Eric has blood on his teefs.
Another Newlin, Another Vampire spokesperson. wow, Pam wouldnt even have oral with this B.

Cash money for hookah Mary's blood, hey, it's tax free side $$.
  Bye Mr Gus and Yakuza (with and without shirts), we hardly knew ye but we knew enough.
Thanks  my Canadian Beaver, you always rocked it out, glad we became friends.
             Pam to Eric, "thank Godric we had our own storyline all year, WINNING!" 
I couldn't help but think how cool it was that Charlaine Harris cameo'd in the scene at the control board when they filmed the infomercial for New Blood, she escaped the rest of the mess.
AVClub has not enjoyed this season and with this finale, I can't blame them, more at the link- Which brings the series to its finale here, coming on the heels of a season that wasn’t just limping to the finish, it was practically staggering, drunk and incoherent, as if just coming off a particularly brutal week-long bender at Fangtasia. The season’s greatest fault was that it somehow forgot it should still be trying to tell stories on a week-to-week basis, spending most of its time putting its characters into position for the finale and then leaving them there, stranded, for episodes at a time to just sit in rooms together and talk. There is a way to make this setup work on a deeper level, but the problem is that True Blood has no deeper level; even the character relationships the show has spent seven seasons building managed to only hit the level of “touching” on a fleeting basis. This lead to whole episodes that were essentially frustrating bits of nothing, and unfortunately the finale these episodes stagnated to set up wasn’t any better.
During the madness of season two you would have said the main event of the series finale would be an extremely simple (and fairly silly) wedding, I would have laughed in your face. Hoyt literally came back to the show a few episodes ago, met up with Jessica again, had his erased memories explained to him, and now he’s proposing? It’s so, so, so, so silly, yes, but it’s biggest sin is that it’s boring. That’s the biggest sin of this entire final season, really: It was all just so boring. True Blood was often a structural mess, it often followed tertiary characters down long paths of nonsense that never really lead anywhere, it often seemed to have no idea what to do with the few strong main characters it had. But in its prime, it was never boring.

I couldn't even watch this, it was so beyond dumb, they should have staked every vamp rather than make them so useless, and unappreciative of their powers to be waitresses and waiters. In my head Lestat joins up with Eric and Pam and massacres all these assholes. 

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