So for the past couple episodes I haven’t been doing any screencaps in my reviews, why? You ask, because I just haven’t been feeling this season as much and so I really couldn’t be bothered to make any screencaps, but since this is the finale review I will indulge you guys with some screencaps, I am hoping that unlike the season as a whole, Alan Ball will bring it in this finale as he as done in all past seasons, from what I have seen online also the response to this finale has been shocking, that is, people seem to be shocked, whether it’s a good or bad shock I’m not sure, but here we go!
WOW. The episode started off on a shocking note, I like this, I mean I can’t lie I love Russell, he’s my favorite villain, but at some point he would have to go, THANK YOU Eric and BYE BYE Russell Edgington.
After seeing the sneak peak for this episode I figured that something went down with Jason after the Fae elder zapped him but accident, in fact I thought that from the moment it happened, I was like “this wouldn’t be true blood if Jason got fairy-zapped and nothing happened as a result of it.” I originally thought maybe he turned into a form of medium like Lafayette is but somewhat different, but now it’s looking like his mind is just altered, possibly something fixable.
I seriously don’t get the direction Alcide’s storyline has taken, I mean how can they play up the romance and then all of a sudden he is with his father seemingly far away from any women, I don’t see it’s relevance right now.
I’m sorry but Jane Bodehouse exists?? LOL I totally forgot about her, True Blood finales have a way of bringing back characters we forgot about.
I’m sorry but Morella giving birth was kinda hilarious, I mean the woman said her light broke.
Finally, at almost the end of the episode they make sense out of Alcide’s storyline, it came together nicely unlike I thought it would have been. Alcide on V is HOT.
The way Sam killed Rosalyn was awesome yet so wrong, I’m seriously wondering what villain are they going to fabricate next season since they seem to be determined to kill all the villains around the place, not even just to incapacitate them but getting rid of them in a way they can’t possibly come back from.
The Eric and Nora scene where they killed all those guards at the authority was EPIC! LOL They stomped on them like ants.
Well I guess the whole Tara liking Pam assertion turned out to be true, I don’t know how I feel about this pairing to be honest.
OMG I seriously did not see that coming. I thought they would have gotten Bill out of there and changed his mind, I mean the man truly spiraled out of control, there goes my dream ship of Sookie and Bill getting back together. I won’t lie, I’m pissed they killed off Bill, he’s one of my favorite characters and he was integral to everything from the beginning, this is like Game of Thrones all over again for me, I will definitely say this finale is quite shocking, I guess because I couldn’t fathom they would ever kill Bill or any of those main plot characters that have been there from the pilot episode.
After ranting in the previous paragraph I witnessed Bill rising up from the blood like Lilith did a couple episodes before, now what the hell does that mean? This whole Lilith thing got confusing since the first time I saw her rise from the blood. Anyways at least my ship still has some hope. I’m still not sold on Lilith being a real deity, something is just odd about it all, if Lilith turns out to be a god then I’d be disappointed in how they manifested her, it would make more sense to me if that blood was from some other supernatural creature that can have that effect on vampires, the only thing that would be slightly out of place is Bill exploding and then reforming, anyways I don’t think I’m going to speculate any more about that, I will wait to see what the new director and the writers bring till next season.
Finally, I’ll just say this, season 5 in general has been mostly a disappointment but this finale at least stayed true to the shocking True Blood style, I enjoyed it because it kept me on the edge of my seat, even if certain things didn’t go down the way I wanted, it was still fast paced, full of suspense and the important story-lines were tied up quite nicely. I can’t wait for Season 6 and I hope it blows this season and the rest out of the water with awesome.
Look out for my screencaps of the episode tomorrow, I will be posting them as photosets.
Episode rating (out of 5):
This week I came in expecting something epic, I mean this is the episode before the finale, I’ll say this, it wasn’t “epic” but it was a really good episode, so far for this season I don’t think I’ve given anything a full 5/5 rating and as endings go if it were just the ending I would have given this episode a full rating but alas we have to count in the entire episode.
I’m wondering if Bill will come back to his senses in the finale or if we will have to wait till next season, the man is totally gone and now we’ve lost Kibwe although I wasn’t too impressed with the character, that has nothing to do with Peter Mensah’s acting skills I just think they didn’t develop that character properly.
I totally saw the Pam and Rosalyn thing coming, Pam would do anything to see Eric again and as if Rosalyn wasn’t hype before, Rosalyn on Lilith is a 10 on the hype scale.
So does Tara have a progeny crush on Pam? I never actually explored that at all till Jessica brought it up.
I wonder if Hoyt made it to Alaska yet? I’m thinking if they are staying true to the roots of this show the Hoyt ain’t going nowhere unless it’s in a body-bag.
I’m convinced the fairy elder learnt nothing from all the so-called information in her head, why the heck would she take so long to blast Russell Edgington? That should have been the first thing she did because at least she would have the shock factor. But then it wouldn’t be True Blood and it would be boring if she had triumphed over Russell so quickly, still I think they could have been more creative about it, I mean here is this fairy elder, arguably the most powerful fairy in the lot, and the only persons she managed to do anything to are a baby vamp and a human? She should have at least gotten him even a tiny bit and now I don’t know how the fae and Sookie are going to escape Russell, probably have to use their fairy power altogether.
I seriously can’t wait for the finale because I wanted to see how they square off the Bill/Authority situation, the Fae/Edgington situation, not to mention what ever happened to Warlow? They are really waiting till the finale to pop this guy out, they should just leave him till next season if they are going to do that and last but not least I want to see what they do with Hoyt, the Alcide and Sam and Luna storylines have become a bit uninteresting to me, but we’ll see what they will pack into next week and how much of a cliffhanger the end scene will be.
Episode rating (out of 5):
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This episode was an improvement on last week’s episode I guess since this season is coming to a close and everything is being tied together.
It seems one of my theories on Bill’s behavior may just be wrong, I was thinking he was just behaving like this but had some kind of plan up his sleeve but now I’m not so sure, I mean, betraying Eric is one thing but observing his general behavior is really showing that the blood of Lilith really got to him, it may just take some Fae power to blast this sucker back to normal.
With Eric and Nora now, I’m wondering how the vision they saw of Lilith ripping Godric’s throat open affected Nora in particular, I still think Eric isn’t sold on the whole Lilith philosophy but of course he has to play along or he’ll meet the truth death, he need to figure out something and soon as for Nora it’s a possibility she’s finally seeing what Eric was talking about.
So lets assume Nora is on the good team now and assume Eric is also still on the good team, all they have to do is find a way to get rid of Salome, it’s easy to deal with Bill but Salome is tricky, she has to either die or everyone has to go against her for all this AVL nonsense to stop and of course Russell Edgington wasn’t going to play nice forever, I was just waiting for him to stop playing along, I saw the little flare ups every now and then, it was just a matter of time, now I think Bill and Eric are going to try to save Sookie. I may be too much of a hopeless romantic but for some reason I think that Bill and Eric’s love for Sookie surpasses any hold Lilith’s blood might have on them, how they are going to escape the authority should be interesting.
I for one find the Russell and Steve relationship entertaining, it’s like Steve is slowly filling the void Talbot left, or is he just a rebound? In any case it’s good that Russell has a bit of a weakness with having Steve around because it’s going to be harder for them to stop him this time. I’m thinking Russell isn’t planning to drain her but instead use her like a blood factory of some sort, this should add some more spice to the last two episodes just because I love to see Russell in action, am I the only one who noticed his accent totally changed when he got up on that table?
Pam and Tara are getting closer and I like it, I think being Pam’s progeny is the best thing that has happened to her across all seasons of this show and I think Tara is good for Pam too since she doesn’t have Eric right now and also they are kinda alike in their personalities.
I hope Luna and Sam get to leave with Emma, it would have me so much more helpful if she was a Wereshifter hybrid.
Sookie basically has two things to worry about now, one of which she has no idea is coming her way and this Warlow dude, I’m thinking Warlow wants to use her for the same purpose Russell does, I wonder if we will get some big show down with those too in the finale, hopefully Alan Ball stays true to True Blood traditions and gives us a massive shocker and cliffhanger for the finale. I’m wondering why Sookie’s ancestor would strike that kind of deal with Warlow and why is he taking so long to appear? They must really be saving him for the finale.
I’m glad Hoyt finally decided to do something that makes sense I mean he was getting to be more and more imbecilic as the weeks progressed but trust me I was satisfied when he made the decision to go to Alaska, what I thought was chicken though was him telling Jessica to glamor him, I mean I get that he’s really hurt but he should man up and get over her in a natural way, anyway I have a feeling that he’ll get his memory back sooner or later.
I totally forgot that Jessica would also be somebody who could help Nora & Eric in my earlier hypothetical situation, Jessica is totally thinking Bill has gone psycho but that’s all probably overshadowed by Russell’s rant.
I didn’t take any screencaps this week because there wasn’t much worth screencapping, though it was a good episode, not awesome, but good. I suppose they are going to show what’s up with Terry and Arlene and with Alcide and the wolves next week.
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Episode rating (out of 5):