True Blood – Season 7, Episodes 6 thru 9

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Yeah, so…as much as I have always loved True Blood, even when others didn’t, this season disappointed me.  I haven’t felt motivated to blog about it for most of the season.  Anyone who’s read my blog knows I went from trying to blog everything to only blogging the shows that made an impact on me.  True Blood has always been one of those shows.  I’m just going to skim through my thoughts on these episodes.True Blood: Karma

One thing that I’ve always loved about True Blood is its fast pace.  Each season, the 10-13 episodes take place over a time span of a week or two.  This season I feel like that pacing backfired BIG time.  All it did was make Sookie look like a callous cold-hearted slut.  The time span between Alcide (who she admitted to loving just not as much as he did) dying to her jumping into bed with Bill was about three whole days. True Blood: May Be the Last Time

Why couldn’t there have been a time jump here?  Why rush Bill’s Hep-V?  After Arlene had been rescued, there could have been a small time jump here.  Bill’s illness could have progressed and Sookie, feeling guilty, could have been taking care of him and their relationship could have progressed slowly from there.  The way the show handled it was SO disrespectful to Alcide’s character.  As to Bill’s reason for refusing the cure…does he not have any willpower?  If Eric can stay away from her, why can’t he?  If temptation is so great living so close to her, MOVE!  He spent a couple hundred years living somewhere other than Bon Temps, why can’t he do it again?

True Blood: Almost Home

I’ve never really been a Bill/Sookie or a Eric/Sookie shipper.  It’s pretty obvious that I’ve always been firmly on Team Alcide and not just because Joe Manganiello is pretty to look at either.  Alcide (in the show, anyway) was always there when Sookie needed him and he never used her.  In the books, …well I liked Quinn but since he wasn’t on the show…I guess I kind of hoped she’d end up with Bill.  Book Bill wasn’t as much of an ass as TV Bill though.  At this point, I’d rather have seen her with Eric.  They had a much better relationship.  I just feel like they’ve ruined Sookie a bit this season.

True Blood: Love Is to Die

As for the other storylines:

  • I’m glad Hoyt came back and that he and Jessica got back together.
  • I don’t like how they handled Tara this season either.  An off-screen death and then ghost!Tara?  I understand the reason for the gun story but I feel like Tara deserved better.
  • I’m glad Lafayette and Arlene are happy but would have like to see them more.
  • Willa was a take her or leave her character but it would have been nice to see what happened to her.  I know she was in the background of a couple of scenes but she was wasted too.
  • I loved most of Eric and Pam’s scenes.  The flashbacks were especially hilarious.  Favorite scene of these episodes has to be Eric and Ginger.
  • I was glad to see some character development with Jason.  So glad Violet is gone.
  • I’m glad Big John got out of the kitchen and got to speak.  🙂

It sounds like I haven’t enjoyed this season at all and that’s not true.  I shed tears and laughed.  I’m just a bit disappointed.

Photo Credit: TV Tag and HBO

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Sleepy Hollow – Season 1, Episode 7: “The Midnight Ride”

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Sleepy Hollow: The Midnight Ride

Andy’s back!  I wondered what happened to him.  It wasn’t obvious the last time we saw him, but he can blink in and out of existence at will, it seems.  I want to know how he got mixed up with The Horseman to start with?  He doesn’t seem like a bad guy.  He seems to be trying to help Abbie, but to what end?  Is he trying to save his soul or is there another reason?  Maybe it was fear that made him turn to the dark side.  I can see the beginnings of that with Luke.

If The Horseman and Ichabod are no longer connected, why didn’t he kill Ichabod in the Freemason house?  It was the perfect opportunity and it’s not like Abbie or Ichabod can kill him.

Was James Frain one of the Freemasons that The Horseman killed?  It was hard to tell from the heads.  Did he kill four random Freemasons we hadn’t met yet?  What was the ring that Ichabod took off one of the bodies?  He never mentions it to Abbie and we never see him with it again. Does it have some significance or did it just remind Ichabod about the manuscript?

How did The Horseman find Captain Irving?  For that matter, how did he know Irving had his head? He doesn’t seem to know where it’s at any other time.  Finally, Captain Irving has seen The Horseman with his own eyes.  At least he doesn’t think they are crazy now.  Even though I remain suspicious, it seems that he’s a good guy.

What happens if there is a power outage before they get The Horseman into the magical cell?  How are they going to keep the UV light on him until they get him to the cell?  I guess they just have to keep him trapped until daylight, then they can move him.

Favorite Lines:

  • “See, we, too, were British at the time so that would have been most unhelpful.” — Ichabod
  • “I’m the only one amongst you who doesn’t require medication.” — Ichabod

Photo Credit:  Fox and Get Glue

True Blood – Season 6, Episode 7: “In The Evening”

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 True Blood: In the Evening                    

Well, it looks like the shit is about to hit the fan now.  Eric is PISSED!  Alcide’s pack is turning on him.  Jason’s in danger.  The final three episodes this season are bound to be exciting.

So, Jessica and James?  Hmm.  I like the idea of them together but thought her having sex with him while Jason stood guard outside was kind of sorry.  Obviously, Jason doesn’t have vamp hearing, but still.  I think, if they keep James around, he could be good for Jess.  He would be able to understand the issues of being a vampire without being judgmental or grossed out like a human would.  (On another note, my husband watched with me this week.  He said, “Why can’t getting clothes off be that easy?”  lol)

Alcide’s in trouble because apparently his “pack” doesn’t give a shit about pack hierarchy.  Doesn’t someone have to challenge him?  Can the whole pack just say “Fuck him, he’s not evil enough.”? Also, in the books, werewolves aren’t to be messed with but they aren’t all just assholes.  I find it hard to believe that Alcide, his dad and Martha are the exceptions.  I really wish Alcide’s story connected with the main story.

For Eric’s sake, I’m sad to see Nora go but the show didn’t develop her character enough that I’m going to miss her.  It’s sad that Eric’s last tie (that we know of) to Godric is gone and I can tell that her death is going to affect him deeply.  Like I said, he’s pissed now and it looks like (from the preview) Bill is going to point the finger at Sookie being the reason Nora died.  Eric hugging Nora as she dissolved, ICK!

So, has Terry actually been buried or was Arlene just at the cemetery picking out his plot?  The ground didn’t look disturbed and how could she have buried him without telling the kids? 

I guess I have my answer to how Jessica would be able to live in Bon Temps after killing Andy’s daughters.  Basically, Bill told Andy “You leave Jess alone, I leave Adalind alone.”  But in a nice, “I’m so sorry for your loss.” kind of way.  Andy is going to have to put aside any thoughts of justice or revenge to protect his sole living daughter.

Jason’s been working in the facility for a day or two.  Why did he have enough pull to have people bring him Jessica?  Or to go get James?

Can we all agree that we hate Sarah?  I knew Jason’s goose was cooked as soon as she found Truman’s head.  She’s just that kind of vindictive bitch.  Good for Tara, trying to protect him but 1 against 30?  Odds don’t look good.

 

Favorite Lines:

  • “I’m so fuckin’ glad I took my beta blockers. Deuces.” — Lafayette
  • “You don’t have that Stockholder Syndrome, do you?” — Jason
  • “I was a whore in my human life.  It wasn’t a coincidence.” — Pam

Photo Credit: GetGlue and HBO