True Blood 3.12 “Evil Is Going On” Review

September 13, 2010 by  

Anna Paquin, True Blood, Sookie StackhouseAnother thrilling finale, another frustratingly long wait for our next fix of True Blood! “Evil Is Going On” saw characters seeking vengeance, facing demons, and searching for direction. We got our first tease of the witches to come, the supernatural element that’s going to be thrown into the melting pot in Season 4 to stir up trouble. We also watched our protagonist disappear right before our eyes. As always, executive producer Alan Ball shook things up in typical style and left us wanting more!

The Coup d’Etat of Russell Edgington

Burning in the sun awaiting death, Russell tries to convince Eric how foolish it is to die over a stupid grudge–it’s not like Eric’s father was a great man or king. Godric appears to Eric as a spirit, urging him to find forgiveness, but Eric resists the words of his beloved Maker. Sookie‘s blood loss sends her on a brief run through fairy land while she’s unconscious. She awakens to Bill‘s face hovering over her and is NOT pleased to see him. She slaps him for betraying her again. “No, I only pretended to betray you to save your life, again.” True enough, but unfortunately Sookie has reached the limits of her tolerance for vampire nonsense. She hears that Eric has gone outside to kill himself and Russell, and pushes past Bill to go save him. With the help of Russell’s taunting words, she gets fired up enough to shoot energy from her hands to break the handcuffs and send Russell flying across the parking lot. She then drags Eric inside and, much to Bill’s dismay, gives him her blood to heal him.

Eric drinks from her wrist and then wipes the blood from his mouth in a way that is charmingly arrogant, before changing his mind about Russell. He wants to bring him inside, not out of forgiveness as Godric wanted, but so that Russell wouldn’t be able to find some sense of peace in the true death. Eric has other plans for the once fearsome vampire. Sookie takes a silver chain to get Russell, now blackened and extra crispy but grateful for her assistance. Eric, Pam, and Bill go to sleep for the day while Sookie watches over Russell. At first she protests, “I’m not babysitting this psycho while you guys take a nap.” But she agrees and even seems to enjoy her power over the fallen king. She toys with him about what it would take for her to make a deal–$5 million dollars, his mansion, etc.–but then she takes the jar of Talbot and pours the last remains of Russell’s lover down the garbage disposal. She laughs almost maniacally as he screams in grief.

Alcide arrives, summoned by Eric for the use of his truck to clear his father’s debt once and for all, and he and Sookie catch up over a beer. He admits that he’s been thinking about her, while Russell plays the part of the peanut gallery:

“I can’t help it that I’m a good guy.”

“Yet every full moon he turns into a wolf and eats his prey.”

“Rabbits and squirrels, not human beings!”

“Details…”

When the vampires wake up, Alcide smiles to hear Sookie’s attitude towards them so altered. She rescinds all their invitations as they leave to do whatever it is they’re going to do to Russell.

The Dark Side of Bill

At a construction site, Eric has devised a cruel punishment for Russell–wrapping him in silver and encasing him in concrete. It won’t kill him, and it won’t hold him forever, but he’ll probably be trapped for a hundred years or so to live in agony. Eric envisions Godric once again, who’s disappointed that his progeny is so full of hatred and unable to make peace. Eric snaps back at the empty air, “This is who I am, Godric. This is what you made!” Up until the end, Russell is making threats at Eric and Bill, swearing that they’ll regret this, although they’re both very happy about it in the moment. Once he disappears under the cement, Bill turns to Eric and offers his hand, seemingly in friendship, but then in a flash snaps the silver handcuff back on Eric’s wrist, tosses him in another pit, and pours concrete on him: “When fate presents one with such a grand opportunity, what else is one to do?” His dark turn doesn’t end there, as he immediately calls up a hit man on Eric’s cell phone and orders the murder of Pam.

Jason: Do the Right Thing

Jason goes to the police station and finds a team from the DEA preparing to raid Hot Shot. Despite Andy‘s warnings, Jason takes Crystal to help her family. Grumpy ol’ Calvin isn’t glad to see them, but at least he listens when Jason says he’s only trying to help these people who are dirty, hungry, and have “obviously got dental problems.” Calvin is in the process of destroying all the V when Felton drops in, clearly high. He shoots a cousin and his father without even blinking, before turning the gun on Jason. He’s going to take the V and Crystal, and ride off in Jason’s truck. With no other options, Jason kisses Crystal and promises to find her, and to take care of her family.

Andy sits in his office, feeling worthless because of the macho DEA leader and curiously examining the V that’s supposed to be in evidence, but thankfully he’s interrupted by Jason being hauled in for impeding the drug bust. Andy scolds him for this, as well as for spilling the truth to Tara, and says he’s wasted any shot he had at becoming something. On the contrary, Jason might finally be turning into a guy worth knowing. Then again, he might be up to his dumb antics soon enough, or he could surprise us and really grow up now that he’s got people depending on him. At the very least, he wisely tells Andy that this is bigger than the two of them, and that “sometimes the right thing to do is the wrong thing.”

Tara’s Ch-ch-changes

After their night together, Sam (who looks mighty cute in the morning, by the way) cooks breakfast for Tara. Casual conversation turns serious when Sam opens up about the secret he’s been hiding for a long time–he’s a shapeshifter. Tara sees this as just another freaky supernatural thing in a long list of them, and while she doesn’t seem to reject Sam’s true identity, she talks about how much she’d like to start her life over. Speaking as someone who’s done it, Sam says she could do that if she wanted to. There’s so much she wants to forget–Maryann, Eggs, Franklin–and the first person she turns to is her mother. She catches Lettie Mae and Reverend Daniels with their pants down. She doesn’t judge her mom but recognizes how deluded she is into thinking that this affair is a good thing and will make everything better in her life: “I’m finally gonna be happy.” Tara just smiles and says she hopes that’s true. I think the encounter makes her see that other people are messed up, too, and if she wants to change, she’ll have to do it herself. The first step: a haircut. She symbolically cuts away all her burdens (and it’s a very nice look for Rutina Wesley). Sookie arrives home and the two best friends share a quiet scene together before hugging and parting for what will probably be longer than either one expects. Tara says she’s just going to see Lafayette, but when she pulls up to Merlotte’s and takes in the familiar sight, she smiles and keeps on driving. Who knows where she’s going, but it’s clear that she needs a fresh start.

Lafayette: See No Evil

Lafayette’s post-V delusions continue. He sees Sam and imagines him, with hands bloody, saying, “Cross me, you’re a dead man.” Then in the kitchen talking to Arlene, Lafayette pictures Rene holding her throat, saying he’s inside her. He calls Jesus in a panic, who comes to Merlotte’s right away to comfort him. His reassurance turns out to be more shocking than Lafayette anticipated: Jesus recalls the first time magic was unleashed in him and he started seeing things before he could control it. He tells Lafayette that he’s a “brujo”–a witch. “You’re a witch who’s a nurse who’s a dude,” Lafayette says in astonishment. Surprisingly, though, he seems to be fine with the news about his boyfriend. It will be interesting to see what role Lafayette has to play in the story of the witches next season.

Jessica & Hoyt: Happily Ever After?

Hoyt drives to work and finds himself on the receiving end of an intervention. Maxine, Summer, and his high school guidance counselor sit him down to discuss what they perceive as his mistakes. Summer reads a note about how sad she is that he chose darkness over life, and Maxine threatens to kick him out of the house and take away his inheritance. Well, Hoyt has already moved out, and she has no money, so she really has no leverage. He’s in love with Jessica, and he’s finally in control of his own life. That night, he surprises Jessica with a house he bought for them, and a marriage proposal. They are really the brightest part of the entire show right now. Jessica says, “I don’t know what I’d do without you.” “Lucky for you,” he replies, “you’ll never have to find out.” As Hoyt picks her up to kiss her, it’s a picture perfect moment of young love, as the camera pans out of the doorway…until it falls on the doll lying in the dark, a reminder of those who would break them apart. I’m not sure what doll-fanatic Summer is capable of, but Maxine showed the lengths to which she would go when she bought a gun with wooden bullets.

No More Mr. Nice Sam

Sam goes to apologize to Terry and Tommy for what he said in anger the previous day. Terry cries with happiness because of all the good things in his life, and the fact that he’s got his friend back. Sam seems a little uncomfortable at the display of emotion (Terry is quirky, but I think we could all stand to view life more from his perspective). Tommy’s house has been cleared out, and so has Sam’s safe full of money. He freaks out again, grabs his gun, and hunts his little brother down. When Sam catches up to him, Tommy cries about how Sam changed his whole life and is throwing him away now. When he finds no sympathy, he picks up the bag of money and stalks off, calling his brother’s bluff on the threatening gun. Sam lifts it and fires with a steady hand. Did he kill Tommy? Probably not, but the point is that he’s not taking people’s crap anymore.

Sookie’s Disillusionment

Bill shows up at Sookie’s to talk. He tells her about Russell and Eric, and how he’s going to kill any other vampire that finds out about what she truly is. They pose too great a danger to her–Russell was proof enough of that when he said her blood was heavenly delicious and that others wouldn’t be able to stop themselves from draining her. Bill explains that even if she doesn’t want to be with him anymore, he’ll always protect her, and will always love her. She almost stops him from leaving, but then Eric busts open the door, covered in concrete (Pam came to the rescue, yay!) and spills the dark secrets Bill has been hiding. He was sent to Bon Temps by Queen Sophie-Anne to find out more about her, and he allowed the Rattrays to beat her so that she would need to drink his blood to heal. Sookie is furious and devastated.  Bill tries to explain that he loves her for who she is NOT what she is and he was not going to “give her up” to Sophie-Anne. He tries to make her understand that although he was sent there by the Queen he DID fall in love with her. She feels like she was manipulated into loving him, and despite the words he has said and continues to say, so she kicks him out of her house and wants nothing more to do with him. It’s not like she runs into Eric’s arms–she screams at him to leave her alone, as well. “I’m sorry to see you suffer like this. I thought you had a right to know.” Eric return back to Fangtasia where Pam has tried to wash the cement out of her hair as she askes Eric if he killed Bill.  Eric simply responds that he created a fate far worst then the true death for him and this punishment will hurt him more.

Back at his own house, Bill opens the door to Sophie-Anne. She can barely contain her excitement about tasting fairy blood and walking in the sun. Bill dashes her hopes, saying he lured her there to kill her. She may be older, “but I have nothing left to lose.” They both rise up into the air, fangs drawn, and fly at each other across the room. Meanwhile, Sookie takes off running into the woods, echoing her first night with Bill, after Gran died. This time, however, she goes to Gran to mourn the loss of Bill. Kneeling in the cemetery by her grandmother’s headstone, she cries over how lost she feels. Claudine appears: “You are not alone. Come with us.” Encircled by faeries, her kind about whom she knows so little, Sookie takes Claudine’s hand, and they all vanish in a burst of light.

It was a well-written episode, to be sure–Alan Ball always delivers great dialogue and a compelling story. The general reaction, however, seems to be somewhat negative, at least from what I’ve seen on Twitter. I think people enjoyed it and got emotional over key moments, but if we’re comparing this finale to the previous 2 years, I think what may have been lacking was the element of excitement and tension to carry us into next year. Especially with the Season 2 finale, “Beyond Here Lies Nothin’,” the characters took down Maryann in grand fashion, after which new, surprising storylines began. Exactly as a good finale should, there was resolution to the season-long journey, as well as a cliffhanger to leave us craving answers.

“Evil Is Going On” seemed to have the resolution part down with very little in the way of shocking twists and new doors being opened. We already knew Sookie was a fairy, so her disappearing with Claudine was more like a continuation of her quest for identity. It will lead to more revelations in Season 4, certainly, but it wasn’t quite on par with “Oh my, someone’s been murdered in the back seat of this car/someone’s taken Bill!” Both of those things seemed to come out of nowhere and leave us awe-struck with disbelief, in a good way.

Come next summer, I’m sure we’ll all be hyped up with anticipation as always. This episode hasn’t lessened my feelings for the show, by any means. As someone who loves True Blood but still wants to examine it critically, I’m just facing this hiatus not quite as full of burning questions as usual. Do you agree or disagree? Share your thoughts in the comments and let’s get the 9 month-long discussion started!

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  • Sandy

    *waves to all my Trubie buds*

    Fae as alien – that’s not how I interrupted AB as saying.

    When he made that comment – it was they are from HERE but seem so alien or alien “like” since they are different, interfere in human matters and that humans not knowing what/who they are would considered them aliens. He said they were an ancient race on EARTH tho!!
    Hope that clears it up a bit.

    cheers
    Sandy

  • Roe

    I think with the exception of the Bradey Bunch Movies, which were a spoof on the series, movies made from TV shows are generally disappointing. With the number or characters and the compexity of the plot in TB, I can’t even imagine it being made successfully into a movie.
    I agree with an earlier post – – would much rather see a two hour season finale than a movie. Again, with the number of differnet storylines on the show, it was evident from these seasons finale, that it is hard to do in an hour.
    Like everyone else, I’m not happy that we have to wait until next summer for Season 4, but I’m hoping the Charlaine Harris publishes Book 11 in the series to ease the pain….

  • enquirer808

    Everything that Eric said was right. Bill only got close to Sookie for Sophie ann.
    But Eric Dosen’t have a hidden agender like Bill, his just wants to be with Sookie.
    And he has ever since he first met her.

    Loved the scene with Sookie & Russell. About time that she became vindictive.

    Is it me, or is Summer just so annoying?
    I think that her voice is like nails on a chalk-board.

    Lafayette is great.

    Jason is a total HIMBO.

    Glad that Sam turned bad. Instead of whinning all the time & letting everyone walk all over him.

    I think that they have broke Tara.

    I agree with Joe, David Bowie should totally play Niall.

    I think that a movie may be a great idea, Plus it may pull-in a lot more fans.

    • lizzie1701

      It would have to be a stand alone movie – not from the books. It would be the only way it could work. I’d go and see it.

      Also, TB has 5 mill viewers for the first viewing – around 11 mil all total plus all the overseas viewings!

  • ~ Caitlin

    I just read on true-blood.net that HBO is thinking of making a True Blood movie after season 4. This isn’t definite it is just speculation though.

    Personally, as much as I love True Blood I don’t really know if I like that idea. I think that would mess up future seasons. Plus it would only be 2 hours versus 12 episodes. Unless it would run like a regular episode just 2 hour instead of 1.

    • jaxx

      A movie?? I’m not sure if I like that. They usually make a movie when the series is over to wrap up loose ends. We can’t end the series after just 4 seasons. 🙁 They could at least go 7 or 8 seasons even if they combine books. Oh say we’re not going to end this ride after just 4 seasons. We have sooo many more characters to meet yet. :-

      • JimT

        The X-Files put out a movie between seasons so it could work. Not sure if 5 million viewers per episode is enough to make a movie and and expect it to do well.

        Also most HBO series never last more that a few seasons.

        It will be interesting to see how this plays out tho.

        • Ashera

          I find it a bit early for HBO to talk about a movie… They could give us a 2 hour long finale at the end of season 4, wouldnt mind that ^^

      • ~ Caitlin

        Maybe if the first episode of season 5 ran like a movie that would be fine but it would be tricky to make a movie that fits into the show. Unless, it is a prequel type movie. Maybe showing Eric and Bill’s past history together that kind of thing would be interesting. It would fill us in on a lot of things. I would rather have 12 episodes and many seasons as opposed to one two hour movie. 12 episodes doesn’t even seem like enough.

      • Sandy

        Hi Jaxx!!

        I don’t want them to do a movie either – for the same reason. It sounds like they are ending the series and doing a ‘wrap up’ movie. bummed. It doesnt have to go on for as long as the Soprano’s but if done right – 5 solid seasons would do it justice, possibly 6.

        • jaxx

          Hi Sandy, 6 seasons would be great. We have so many more characters to meet yet.

          • ~ Caitlin

            Hi jaxx and Sandy,

            Hopefully, AB will talk them out of it. It’s not definites yet, their just thinking about it. Four seasons would not be enough for me. There is so much more to discover and the 4th book is only the beginning of Eric/Sookies relationship. It needs time to develop more. There is no way they could cram material from 6 more books into that movie. Plus the last couple books wouldn’t even be out yet. Maybe us fans need to start a petition or something. There probably going to be deciding soon because I think a lot of the scripts are written for next season already. Now if the first episode of season 5 was 2 hours I’d be fine with that or if it was a prequel type thing maybe that would be okay. I hope they do 7 or 8 seasons.

          • Ashera

            They should at least give us 10 seasons! 😉 I mean, how can it be any less, with all the storylines ahead of us and indeed Eric/Sookie need a lot more seasons than just 6! ;p

          • ~ Caitlin

            Lol Ashera,

            I’d be happy with 10 season that might be pushing our luck though. Vamps aren’t supposed to age and eventually there going to start looking older. I think there contract is 7 so we’ll see. The show is so popular you would think that they would want to milk the show for all it’s worth and get as many seasons as possible.

  • morenalatina

    Hi Truebies! This is my first-time commenting, but I lurk around this awesome website quite frequently. To me, the finale was a bit of a let-down for all of the reasons that the previous posters stated. Very disjointed.

    I have 2 main points to make, which may have been covered by others, so forgive me if I haven’t read the previous posts closely enough.

    First, I see the usual Bill v. Eric stuff going on here. I like them both in the show and the books. My preference in both is Eric. Why? Aside from his looks and “swagger”, because you know what you’re getting with him and that means a lot to me. We all know he is concerned first and foremost with his own safety and power. He’s cold and calculating, he’s vengeful, he’s a murderer (hello, vampire) yada yada . But, you know he’s the villian. He makes no bones about it. If you’re one of the few people he cares about (Godric, Pam, Sookie (maybe)), then you get to catch glimpses of a more thoughtful, caring individual. On the other hand, I do think Bill truly loves Sookie and would protect her with his “life”. No doubt. However, Bill disguised “who” he was and why we was even in BT and let Sookie suffer horrendous violence in order to create a bond with her. This does not sound like the Bill we all came to know and love, but it is! The whole relationship was built on lies, even though the feelings are real. I would never be able to overcome that betrayal. In the finale, Sookie tells Bill something to the effect – “love, you don’t get to use those words.” While Eric freely admitted in S2 “don’t use words I don’t understand” when Sookie said he had love for Godric. To me, that’s the key dichotomy. You can expect Eric to be “Eric”. Bill, who knows how he’ll behave? That said, I do like them both and I thought Bill’s story-line was one of the best this season.

    Secondly, with regards to Sookie and the fairy heritage. When Claudine was telling Sookie “he’ll steal your light.” I think she’s talking about more than just vamps being able to day walk with her blood. I think its also that swapping blood with vamps (or letting them feed from her) will literally take away Sookie’s natural sweetness, goodness and “light”. I mean, remember when Sookie would yell at Tara for swearing? Now she’s cussing like crazy. Her enjoyment and arousal with Bill after slashing Debbie’s face. The girl was a virgin a few months ago (in show-time)! And her sheer delight in disposing of Talbots remains. Those are not the behaviors of the Sookie we know (not to say she didn’t have legitimate reasons to swear, fight Debbie, etc – she did, its just the maniacal enjoyment of it that was not like Sookie).

    Anyway, I could be way off-base with both comments, but those are the things I keep pondering now that the show is over. Man, I was missing it last night.

    • ~ Caitlin

      Hi morenalatina,

      Welcome to the site, I just started commenting this season to. That is also part of the reason I like Eric. He likes to get down to buisness. Also, Eric’s relationship with Pam makes me like him even more. However, I do not see him as the villian, for a 1,000 year old vampire I think he is fairley civil. He is good at compromising with Sookie. Yes, Stephen did a wonderful job this season. I really liked when Bill was at Russell’s. We got to see a little bit of humor from Bill. Also, the flashback of Bill visiting his wife Caroline and dead son was heartbreaking. Who could forget those scenes with Lorena?

      Good observation on the blood exchange. Sookie has had a large quantity of vamp blood. I wonder if her powers will wane overtime? It was sad that True Blood wasn’t on last night. I watched Boardwalk Empire and liked it.

      • morenalatina

        Thank you for the warm welcome Caitlin! Perhaps, villian isn’t the best word. Of course, I don’t see him like that, but I understand the sentiment, lol.

    • jaxx

      Hi morenalatina and welcome. Good observations. And yes, you have stated plainly why Eric is my favorite as well. You know what you’re getting with him. It’s all on the table. That’s what’s so great about this site. Everyone contributes and you see things all different ways. 🙂

      • morenalatina

        Hi jaxx! Thanks for the welcome, Yes, great site. The posts always point something out that I had not considered. Very insightful!

  • Antonio the Wolf Man

    This year’s finale certainly Was different. I couldn’t help feeling let down..disapointed. Season 1 was IMO the Best!
    Gran and the warm family feel of it. The feel of a small backwoods town where everyone knew each other and congragated at Merlotte’s bar & grille. Plus,In S1 All the plot points were tied in with the single theme of the season…Who was the killer?
    S1 Ep.12 was the culmination of the entire storyline..Not to mention the season.
    S1 Finale: Who Was That in the back of the car??
    Where did Sam get All That $$
    Who Was Maryann and How did she know Sam?

    S2 Finale: How would Jason deal with killing Eggs? Would Andy cover it up? How would Tara deal with Egg’s murder?
    Would Sam Really go in search of his birth family? Were they shifters like him? and Most important WHO abducted Bill and WHY?
    S3? Not much closure…More questions than answers
    None of the storylines were tied in to a single plot point or theme as was in S1 or 2.
    This year,So it seems storylines were All Over the Place!
    Just when you thought you had 1 figured out the proverbial “rug” was pulled out from under you!
    I Also agree that Bill trying to off Eric was MORE than just protecting Sookie! He’d become obsessive,insecure and yes,jealous! I think that Bill felt threatened Why?
    Because it was No Longer simply a case of Eric Wants Sookie
    But Now it seemed like Sookie had feelings For Eric!
    Like ANY jealous bf, Bill “feared” Sookie might Go To Him and Bill could Not handle That idea! I Wonder…WAS It Just that Bill wanted to protect Sookie Or was it that he just wanted Sooks for Himself Alone??
    Bill has become not only “bad” but insecure and jealous maybe even hostile! This is not the Bill I thought I knew!
    Of Course, Its also Not the Eric I had come to know either
    That tender moment with Pam showed that he Does care about those he loves…There are not many but he guards those whom he does care about! When Eric said “I would Never have given you to Russell!” I believed him! Another thing Bill failed to apologize yet again! He did Not say Sookie I’m sorry for All the pain ive caused you. All He said was “Please! I love you I will Always love you!” Then when she rescinded his invite he shouted “No!” Eric said “I’m sorry that you have to suffer like this,But I thought that you should know!”
    It seemed that Eric was More concerned about Sookie’s feeling than Bill. Eric’s demeanor was “I’m sorry for You”
    Bill’s was “Don’t You Do this to Me”
    I like Bill but his character has certainly gone down a dark path. Sookie has Also changed as well and a darker side to her was also shown.
    I wonder if Next Year the 2 vamps will continue to fight over her??
    Will Bill try to hurt Alcide if he finds out that sookie is dating him?
    Eric thinks he is far superior to Alcide What will He do?
    Will there be More Weres Next year? More shapeshifters?
    I Too hope that AB will Not go into a whole Extraterrestrial storyline…The Fae are an ancient race NOT space aliens!
    Although I Was disapointed in This year’s finale,I still like the triangle of Bill-Sookie-Eric…Its a heck of a lot better than the one in Twilight..No offense!
    This season was All over the place! Too many subplots,characters
    Too Much going on at once!
    The finale episode Should have been called “Too Much Goin’ On”
    Hopefully,Next year there will be More time spent on the E/S/B thing!

    To Sookie: If you are gonna date Alcide..Thats Fine But bring along some Frontline and a huge Dog brush!! LOL 🙂

    • ~ Caitlin

      Hi Antonio,

      You made some good points. Sometimes I think Bill’s answer to every wrong is that he loves Sookie. Everytime she confronts him about something he says he loves her. Sometimes that doesn’t solve everything. Eric is concerned with Sookies feelings. Even last season when they were in the FOTS he asked if she was okay. One of these guys should help Sookie fix up her house.

      I think next season we will get to meet the were pack. They might play a role in the witch war. I’m glad that Joe will be a regular. I don’t want the fae to be aliens either that seems to out there. Hopefully, next season the cast spends more time together. There was a lot of jumping back and fourth this season. I agree that this trianlge is better than Twilights all though I like Twilight as well. Maybe Sookie should go visit the Cullens for a while to get a break because their problems seem like a piece of cake compared to Bon Temps. LOL

  • saeed

    most people dont like the season 3 finale as much as the others but i do because unlike the others this finale has more depth and meaning its more than just what happens in the story line for example tara leaving its her washing herself of all the supernatural bon temp madness and starting over amoung the others one story line i really wanna see next year is how jason handles his new responsibility of taking care of of very imbred meth dealing pack of were panthers and will he allow then to continue to imbred also wanna know of the history of the norris family in hotshot and how imbreding effects there powers im so fascinated by that finally i really wanna see how sookie handles fairy land and if she’s gonne completely abandon everything she knows and love or if she even has to i just cant wait for next season its like a drug and im not ready to come off true blood yet

  • Ashera

    Some people think that Bill is the only vampire who wouldnt loose control while drinking Sookie’s blood. I think thats just laughable, especially since Bill is the one who recently almost killed her by draining. The reason Sookie asked Bill to stop Eric in case he would go to far, was because of Bill almost draining her. “we both know he could loose control” Sookie says and gives Bill a knowing look. Also Bill decided when it was enough, Sookie didnt give a sign that she wanted Eric to stop yet, she simply just looks from Pam to Bill when she hears BILL say that’s enough. Eric Let’s him stop feeding after a louder little growl. If Eric would loose control Bill wouldnt stand a chance, since Eric is still and will always be the stronger older one. Speaking of age, the older the vampire the more control he has over his actions 😉 Eric is finger lickin good (at annoying Bill) ;p

    As for Godric and Eric, first off: it makes a lot of difference if it was a vision or actually Godric’s spirit.

    Nia, you among other things write: “This is possible Jaxx, but remember that in WWII we saw Godric try to reign in Erics emotions when dealing with his vendetta. Godric was trying to teach him even then something different. But Eric did not want to listen, and Godric was dismayed by this lack of understanding on Erics part.”

    WWII, Godric said: “Blood is sacred Eric” and “A vampire is never at the mercy of his emotions” “He dominates them.” “We will find him.” “Patience.”

    So, I think you are overreacting a little when you say Eric has disappointed Godric again.. At that time they were searching for him together, what do you think happened if they found him then, they would have had tea together ? 😉 Also when you look at season 2 and Godric and Eric together, there was no disappointment, Godric takes the ‘blame’ for how Eric is, he litterly says it to Sookie. I think Godric had his realisations not too long before he ended himself, it is partly why he ended himself. So please dont assume anything about Eric and Godric 🙂 There are centuries of faith and love between them. I think the ending of season 2, ep 9 says enough about that..!

    I can understand why Eric did what he did, when someone kills your family over a couple of goats, it would take a lot more than just a vision/spirit of Godric to make your 1000 year old revenge go away.

    As for Bill’s protectiveness, I agree he doesnt care about keeping the humans away, just all the supernatural men who show any interest in Sookie 😛 Bill has become obsessed and insecure..! Its too bad for Bill, that in the long run he is just too weak and has no status in the supernatural world to protect her. He needs Eric, or better said Sookie needs Eric. Russell would have had Sookie if not for Eric, Bill would have been really dead if not for Eric.

    Nia, even though I pretty much disagree with almost every thought you have about Eric and Bill, I like how you can write so well about it tho! 🙂 I can bring up more points of discussion, but I don’t really have the patience to write it all down ^^

    Ps. Ill just throw in something I do agree on: “Bill killed Uncle B for Sookie because he was still thinking as a vampire and meeting out justice for her in the vampire way. Not only was this his first act of redemption, avenging Sookie but also he was acting out justice to a child molester. I believe there was something personal in this as well. We know how much Bill loves children. We saw this so wonderfully with his own children, also with Arlenes children as well as the fact that he opened up his heart and told Sookie that he would love to teach young children. So the look on Bills face after Sookie told him about her mentally and emotionally painful past with Uncle B (season 1, tub scene) said it all. He wanted to avenge her and take out a child molester in the process”

    Just one thing to add, “was still thinking..” he still thinks like a vampire, he can’t help it, it’s what he is.

    I am very curious what they will do with Bill in season 4, and obviously Eric, amnesia, witches, Alcide, the King? In my mind season 3 went by faster than 1 and 2 😛 Oh and I also hope the Hotshot storyline will be better, because what we’ve seen was just sad..

    Peace out!

    • lizzie1701

      Nia/Ashera/Jaxx/Antonio/Caitlen,

      I completely agree with everything you have written, Nia. I can see your logic and where you are going.

      I am not going to write a big essay, but just to say that I don’t see Bill being obssessed and insecure. I think something happened in fairly land (remember he was away 5 hours?) and I think Bill knows that he has to worry to protect Sookie from whatever. He was acting as a Vamp in love and in protect mode, though I do think he has a bit of a worry why his girl, who only 2 days or so ago continued to profess her love of him (remember the I love you I’m sorry hot vampire sex Sookie gave to Bill and the really hot shower scene?) and now, a day or two later she has the hots for Eric and has “seen” the other side of him at Dallas? PLEASE!!! The way Sookie became manic at Fangtasia – I mean, there is something weird going on.

      I just hope this is the way AB is seeing the picture – remember he said that nothing was random from what we have seen in the finale and we will see what transpires in S4. Bill had to have went to Fairly land for that amount of time for a purpose. I hope Bill is redeemed in S4.

      Now, just a thought. One of you said that Bill was a killer – a serial killer. Well, I just remembered something. Bill rang up Rueben to go and kill Pam. No questions asked, because Reuben was an ASSASSIN – Eric’s ASSASSIN!! Remember that Eric had sent Reuben to get Bill when he was having dinner with Sookie at the French Restaurant? Why?? to have tea with him?? No, to get rid of him – probably murder him, for knowing about the V plus to get Sookie. I mean, he could have gotten Bill at anytime. Why at the restaurant? To ruin the night and to give Bill pain, just like he chose that moment to tell Sookie at her house about Bill. It was not for Sookie’s sake, but for his own, as he wanted to hurt Bill and get him out of the picture. Eric is for himself – just like the books. Bill, yes he kills, but unlike Eric, does his own dirty work (except for getting Reuben to do in Pam, but that was only for expediency and we saw it did not work in this instance). Just like in the books, Eric gets someone else to look after Sookie or to protect her. He did it with Alcide in TB when he had to escort her to Jackson, and he got Reuben to do all his dirty work and killing. At least Bill is more honest about it.

      There is not much different between the two Vamps. That is what I am saying. Also, maybe Bill is younger and weaker, but he sure has got balls and not afraid to use them. I would not discount Bill yet – he was a very good procurer. Maybe Bill is not that weak or unpowerful. I think he is smart and a quick thinker. At Jackson, he calculated that his number was up and to save Sookie, he did the only thing he could have done – killed the guard and jumped on KRE, knowing it was futile, but hoping it would give Eric enough time to save Sookie. But we all know that that did not happen. Eric let her be retained by KRE. Eric, yes he is a planner, but takes a long time to plan Bill is a quick decision maker – he had to be as a procurer. He takes an opportunity when it presents. IMO, Eric’s labouring over a plan for KRE put everyone at risk. It was his vengence and others had to pay the price. My hero! Not! He maybe finger licking good to some, but is only KFC to me. Sorry. I have never liked the cocky, snarky, smarly alpha type guy. I really hated the way he smirked when Sookie took the bullets out, preened himself on the Queens bridge, wiping off Sookie’s blood off his mouth and his reveal on Sookie’s porch. He is not my type of male, sorry.

      So, Eric is not pissed that Reuben is dead, he is pissed that he is down an assassin. Oh dear. Maybe he can hire Bill?? That’s a thought! lol!

      • ~ Caitlin

        Hi Lizzie,

        You do brings up a good point about Ruebon. We don’t know what Eric had planned for Bill. However, Eric told Ruebon or whoever he talked that he was supposed to bring Bill to him. That indicates that Reubon was not supposed to kill Bill. I do not think Eric was going to kill Bill though. Again we don’t know for sure. Eric has had many chances to kill Bill yet he hasn’t.

        Bill didn’t just throw Eric in the cement to protect Sookie it ran deeper than that. Yes, Eric has put Sookie in danger but he has also saved her life on several occasions. Sookies going to need as many people on her side as she can get. Eric is very loyal and Sookie is loyal to him so he will be loyal to her. Partly, Eric did tell Sookie the truth to get back at Bill. However, Sookie did ask Eric to tell her the truth about Bill but Pam interupted them. He was answering a question that she asked. Bill had a sufficant amount of time to tell Sookie the truth. Certainly, Bill was not going to tell her so someone had to tell her the truth.

        Realistically, there was not much Eric could have done at Russell’s. Most likely, Russell would have killed him. Plus Talbot was a 700 year old vampire, he would have put up a good fight. In addition, there were vampire guards. Eric needed to save Pam’s life. The risks out weighed the benefits in that case. Regardless of the blood, Sookie has feelings for Eric. She just hates to admit them.

        Eric is sheriff so he can’t always go everywhere with Sookie. It was beneficial having Alcide around because Jackson was werewolf territory. Sh** would have hit the fan if Eric walked in Club Dead. In real life I don’t like overly coky people. However, I don’t like possessive liars either.

        We don’t know what Claudine and Bill talked about for hours. Maybe she told him about the “crazy fae” who hate humans. Just a thought. I thought the KFC thing was funny and creative by the way. LOL

        • jaxx

          I agree with Caitlin and won’t repeat her points but I do agree with them. Lizzie you do bring up good possibilities as well.

          Bill is overly possessive because the jealousy bug has kicked in. He wants Sookie to himself period. Getting rid of Eric in the cement would have solved that problem. It was definitely more than protecting Sookie. Now that Eric and Sookie have exchanged blood, it’s a different story now. And as Sookie’s conscious has mentioned to her in dreams with Eric, it’s not just the blood she’s feeling. It’s something more. She has feelings for Eric she just doesn’t want to admit them to herself right now and truthfully neither does Eric about Sookie. Sookie also has feelings for Alcide. S4 should be an interesting season then. LOL.

          The Rueben thing is puzzling. I guess we’ll learn more about that in S4. How did Bill know about Rueben?? Was it public knowledge?? From the Queen??? And I agree if Eric wanted Bill dead, he would have killed him by now. Rueben wasn’t sent to kill Bill only bring him to Eric, for what, we don’t know yet.

          It’ll be interesting to see what AB will do with Bill. Will he be more invovled with the AVL or Authority next season?? Is he mixed up with them at all? He will always protect Sookie, like in the books, because he does love her and always will. In AB’s world who knows, by the end of all of this, they may end up together again. Sookie may be turned and be with Bill again, but vamp relationships don’t end up together very long as we’ve been told so what’s the point then?? I don’t know what to think. If Sookie isn’t turned by anyone, then she will die a human’s death. I don’t think the fae in her will make her live that much longer than ordinary humans, but who knows. And, what about Jason and Hadly and Hunter. Do they have fae in them too?? It doesn’t seem so. The Queen would have known if Hadley was fae. I wonder if Sookie is the only one affected by the fae. In the books, we know somewhat what happened, but will it be the same in TB??? Was the fae gene only passed down to Sookie from her father? Lots of questions to answer and I hope we find out in S4 when Sookie is in fae world, wherever that is. In the books, it’s a parallel type universe. I hope it is here too and not Mars or aliens, please AB I couldn’t stomach outer space alien fairies. LOL. Please don’t go there.

          And, yes, I also chuckled at the KFC thing too. Good sense of humor Lizzie. 🙂

  • Antonio the Wolf Man

    Great Article Jane Thanks!
    While I was disapointed in the finale…No big cliffhanger,no resolution or closure…I expected Something more like the previous 2 years..I guess. I Was shocked and taken aback by Bill turning against Eric and then ordering that Pam be destroyed! That whole “Eric lets the cat out of the bag” scene Whoa! Very Intense! I felt bad for Sookie and Bill. I like Eric and Pam,I enjoy their scenes a lot! There was a Lot goin on…Too Much probably! My Favorite scenes were the ones in the club with Eric,Pam,Sookie,Bill and RE! The rest I didnt like so much…even though it Was a fairly good episode.
    It felt More like a Regular season Episode and NOT a Finale..to Me! I was disapointed and felt let down…It was NOT a Big Rush like Last Year’s Finale was!
    I’ve penned a new nickname for Bill “Stevil” Stephen + Bill= Stevil and That is what I think Bill has become!
    I must say that I Like “Aggresive Sookie” and “Bad Bill” A Lot More than I thought I would!!
    I like Eric’s Other side,Too!
    By The Way Bill’s nick is pronounced stee-vuhl
    I saw Another nickonline recently too Jocide Joe + Alcide=Jocide or Even OHW “our hunky werewolf”
    Fans of TB are So funny and impassioned
    Steph and Alex and Anna and Dennis have All been So good this year! Although I Was disaponted and let down by the “anti-climactic” finale,I Still like the show Very Much!

  • Passion Fruit

    My two cents… Sookie asked for 3/4 days off work and never came back.. Wonder if her boss is still in a good mood to be okay with that…

    I think Sookie went nuts with Talbots remains, because she realised that RE was holding onto them because he thought her blood could bring him back to life and that was just one more reminder of her being a blood bag that she couldn’t take anymore.

    I think Eric has survived for so long because he knows when to be truthful and when to lie. He is a brilliant student of Machiavelli. I think Eric has shoved his feelings down for so long that he can longer recognise them (love for Sookie) or when he does acknowledge them he goes a little over board (vengeance).

    I find it interesting that some girl her just met is more important to Jason to protect than his own sister. Also Lala knew Tara tried to off herself, but barely checks in with her. Sam goes off the deep end at work and Arlene and no one else thinks to call Sookie and tell her? I’d be calling a coworker who babysits my kids to tell her that our boss went bat***t at work.

    Not pleased with how he dealt with Sam’s storyline. AB has to accept that there are some stable people on planet earth. I stopped watching 6 Feet Under when it became clear that everyone in the family was f***ed up and it was tiresome. I hope he doesn’t do that with TB.

    Looking forward to the next season. AB has set up a huge political fallout from RE on air performance, as he has shown on the tv in the background. Looking forward to more revelations.

    • ~ Caitlin

      None of the characters seem to know what’s going on with anyone else. I don’t think Sookie even knows Sam has a brother.

      The entire series of Six Feet Under was just on tv and I watched it all. In some ways I think the Fishers and Chenowiths were more F***ed up than the characters on TB!It was a depressing show but very real.I thought the cast was wonderful. The finale was beautiful though.