I was on vacation so I didn’t get to write about last weeks’ episode and, well, the week before that, I was just too mad so, whoever reads these gets three eps this week.
Fire in the Hole
I wasn’t going to write about this episode. If I don’t write about it, it didn’t really happen, right? I think I might have mentioned before that while most people seem to be on Team Bill or Team Eric, I am firmly on Team Alcide. It shouldn’t be too hard to guess what my reaction was to the end of this episode. What really pissed me off the most was Sookie’s conversation with Bill. Why have her talk about how she doesn’t think she loves Alcide as much as he loves her if he’s going to die later in the episode? That was totally unnecessary and kind of bitchy. He deserved a better death too. We deserved a last Alcide/Sookie scene.
As humorous as I find Eric and Pam’s flashback do’s and fashion, the storyline with his human love seemed pointless. I also feel like it kind of takes away from his relationship with Sookie. I realize now that it was to introduce the Yakuza but couldn’t they have come up with something better?
Death Is Not The End
Thank God the Hep-V storyline is over! I’m glad they wrapped it up so quickly even though it seems like they’re rushing this season a bit. Considering it is the final season, couldn’t we have gotten a few more episodes?
I liked all the old characters they’ve brought back in the last couple of episodes. Nan last week, Hoyt, The Magister, Ginger, Terry (*sniff*) and Jackson this week. I will be curious to see who else they may be able to fit in.
This week’s Eric and Pam flashback was great. The two of them running a video store together was priceless. The thing that bugged me though is there is no way Ginger is smart enough to have come up with the idea behind Fangtasia. Seven seasons and she’s never had the brains God gave a chicken and suddenly she was a thoughtful college student who lost all sense just from meeting Eric?
I was glad for this episode. I was afraid with everything going on and the things that need to happen before the end of the season that all the deaths would be glossed over. Maybe losing Alcide made Sookie realize how much she really loved him because her grief and mourning seemed genuine. I was glad that when Jackson was eavesdropping that drunk Sookie didn’t slip up and say something stupid. I bawled when she slipped her arms into Alcide’s coat.
I like where most of the relationships on the show are headed. I don’t care much for Violet with Jason. I’m iffy on her character. She’s not an evil vamp but she’s unstable so that makes her dangerous. I would love to see Jason and Jessica stay together. I want to see Lafayette happy, I just wish his hookup with James had happened differently.
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