It was so bad I think I want to cry...*sniff*

Wow, I think I'm speechless...after all that build up, I was hoping for a big bang towards the end. It's probably safe to say that the trailers and the commercials were better than the actual episode. And this is coming from me...a HUGE fan *sob*


Reason 1: Who the hell charges in with guns, knowing that they weren't going to shoot their friends/neighbours? Outnumbered and outwitted, Jason and Andy went in anyway only to get taken over immediately.


Reason 2: Eric's visit to the queen didn't really lead to anything. After all that talk of Sam asking Eric for a favour, he stayed playing Yahtzee?!? I was definitely hoping for more Eric action (preferably half naked) and I kept waiting and waiting and then....???? WTFudge? That was it till next season?


Reason 3: They way they got rid of Eggs, it's like his character no longer served any purpose so how do we kill him? Let's just make him feel bad and then shoot him. Done!


Reason 4: What's with the weak explainations and wrap up in the bar? Who the heck were the 2 women and what's up with Mountain Dew?


During the entire epi, I kept waiting and waiting for the big climax that never came. The first half of the season was so awsome and now I'm left unsatisfied. Thank you Alan Ball. All I can say is, I hope next season's adaptation is FAR better than what the current group of writers can dish out because even if they have Eric in his birthday suit every epsoide, I'm not sure I can bare to watch it.


Let me know what you guys think. Am I just expecting too much becuase the books set such a high bar? Or was it as bad as I thought it was?

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Sep 14, 2009 11:22PM EDT

haha i agree with that personally I would have just set up some type of sniper position and waited for mary-ann and then popped her in the head with a large caliber rifle from hundreds of yards away. That would have been THE SMART IDEA. Oh and plz I dont care what they say about you can only kill her when she wants to die, if blow someone's head into smithereens they cant possibly survive; especially when she wouldnt be expecting it.
I agree Eric being a bitch and letting the Queen tell him he cant leave was ridiculous not to mention the end was poorly written and thought out. They should have teased us with some mind alternating revelation for next season. And not Bill being kidnapped. I mean really nothing is going to happen to him lets move on. BLAH

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Sep 15, 2009 2:16AM EDT

I disagree. Jason and Andy going in with guns then falling into Mariann's spell basically emphasizes the fact that only supernatural beings can take her down. This could have been written a little better and admittedly was a little abrupt.
The second statement concerning Eric and the Queen gave some insight on how quirky the queen is and also gave some insight on the vampire politics. She starts out the scene mentioning the fact the Yatzee is egalitarian then the scene ends with her telling Eric he is terrible at the game. The main purpose of this scene, I believe, is to lead into the next season. It alludes to a future love conflict between Eric and Bill concerning Sookie and also provides a clue as to who may have taken Bill out in the restauraunt near the end of the episode.
Furthermore, Eggs' purpose is basically to develope Tara's character. From the get go, she has gotten the short end of the stick. Egg's death is no different. It would be worse to have him next season as a left-over character from the second seasons' saga. If anything it may provoke Tara's character to come into her own next season.
The bar scene, as well as Jason later killing Eggs, hints at a deep relationship between Jason and Andy... Personally, it's about time that these two very characters form that type of bond. It adds an interesting element since Andy thought Jason was the main murderer at the end of the first season. Also, the covering up of the truth (concerning the mountain dew statement), is necessary. We can't have the whole town knowing the truth about their actions during their blackouts now can we? Heck... Look how Eggs ended up!
I do agree that it was one of the more rigid episodes. It did not flow as fluidly as some of the earlier episodes, but these types of shows have a duty to accomplish a lot during the finale.
Next season should be better in my opinion. We should expect conflict between Eric and Bill over Sookie, possibly more scenes with the HOTTT queen, and most importantly the development of Sookie's powers. The fact that Mariann alerted Sookie to the fact that she is supernatural should lead into next season well. After all, Sookie finally tapped into her power when she took down the sacrificial pillar... or whatever that huge thing was.
You may disagree with me, but I'm confident that i know these characters well enough to have a good sense of the direction the show is heading. I just hope the show doesn't go flat like Entourage.

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Sep 15, 2009 11:04AM EDT

I agree, what the hell was up with the Egg dying storyline. It was so obvious that they just wanted to get rid of him or maybe they wanted the show ratings to increase, I don't know but it' was stupid. I could stop watching the show due to that. I thought the finale was just wasteful, all those random parts....the only good thing bout it was the end, when someone came in n put some silver shit around Bill's neck, gets you curious

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Sep 15, 2009 2:06PM EDT

After they killed Maryann the rest of the episode felt like filler.

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Sep 15, 2009 3:59PM EDT

The first half of the episode was good and exciting (and if the entire episode had continued like that then I doubt ppl would have hated it so much). I will agree that there were a few abrupt things (Jason and Andy) but for the most part, it worked.
The second half was just not finale material (maybe with the exception of the LAST Eggs scene as regardless of the sort of random lead up, the staging and acting on his murder scene were flawless and Bill's proposal/kidnapping). The whole thing in the bar, while I must say that I was happy that True Blood took the veiwers inteligence into account and explained what the townspeople decided had occured, was too long and seemed to be a time-waster.
Basically, I think they killed Mary-Ann too early in the episode and couldn't find a way to fill up the time before Bill's proposal and the cliffhanger, so they added a nice long scene in the bar. They should have made the Mary-Ann build up more and more frenzied (to the point that there was so much chaos it was just disorienting) and then BAM! the bull walks in, Mary Ann does her whole "God! you came!" thing, and BAM! The Bull stabs and kills Mary-Ann at around 40-45min rather than at 30min.
Overall, it was good for an episode, but half-baked for a finale. There are clear ways that they could have made this one of the best finales we have ever seen, but they did not put in the extra effort to do that.

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Sep 16, 2009 12:17AM EDT

Being black i was happy there was a fifth black character in the whole series, but personally i didn't like eggz, everytime he was on screen he was trying to screw tara, making her feel better, angry about not having his memorys or killing someone with black eyes. he was a pawn and he died like a pawn towards the end his feelings about killing the people were hella annoying so i'm glad he got brushed aside. The last half hour of the episode was ehhhhh but the big cliff hangers they left will make me watch season three, so all in all i enjoyed the ep but it wasn't the best in the season.

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Sep 16, 2009 12:23AM EDT

No you hit it right on the nose. I love the books, but the I'm not sure where the writers are going with this and at the pace they drag things out....There's no way they are going to be able to keep the show on the air long enough to do the books justice. Sorry guys....This show could be SOOO much better if they kept it closer to the books. ( Eric is a nice perk to keep me watching.lol)Oh well the newest book comes out next month....:)

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Sep 27, 2009 5:49AM EDT

I went on the Charlaine Harris website today and it said the next book is coming out in May 2010.
Did i read wrong???? I hope so! I would love the next book to come out next month.
On the note of the finale. Yes it was bad. Mary-anne died to early in the episode though I wouldn't have minded her dying in the first episode of this season :P The rest of it was weak and dull after that climax
Also, teasing us with Eric's new link to Sookie and then doing NOTHING about it aside from two dream sequences was just cruel. And Bill's kidnapping was a bit stupid and too sudden. Besides Eric (who was at the Queens) and Fellow of the Sun I don't see who else could have done it because frankly I think we have seen enough of the Fellowship for one season. The should have hinted at some newer threats coming in.
And his proposal. I had to mute it. He just seems so insencere and cringe worthy all of a sudden. He is no longer sexy and mysterious but montomous and slightly desperate. I think the writters have made Bill a bit too pathetic next to Eric.
Hmmmmmm....I do hope season 3 steps it up a bit and they develop Sookie and Eric's realtionship.
Perhaps in Bill's absence Eric will make his move...;)

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