Oh my, my, my, I don’t know how I’m feeling about the end of season 5 but I’m pretty sure if falls somewhere between “OMG” and “WTF?”
This was certainly the episode of deaths but thankfully no one I truly cared about turned into goo. Russell Edgington’s crazy ass had outlived his usefulness so I was okay seeing him go and I was super glad that Eric got to be the one to kill him but I didn’t like how it happened. There was no big buildup, no epic battle, no nothing—Eric just ran up behind Russell while he was distracted with the fairys and shoved a stake in his back. And poof he was gone. I would have liked for him to last a bit longer but oh well. And just where did Steve Newlin run off to? Think we’ll see him next year??
I think we can probably all agree that Rosalyn’s death was the best. You know, as far as icky, bloody deaths go. That was pretty brilliant of Sam but I don’t know that I could have done it myself. Flying down someone’s throat and then exploding them from the inside? I couldn’t take enough showers afterward! Salome’s death, however, was a bit lame. Clearly Bill did something to the blood she drank because we all know how nutso he was about being ‘the chosen one’ (which hello, Buffy is the only chosen one! Er, well, the main chosen one anyway.) and he was acting way too supportive of her. So silver poisoning and a staking just wasn’t that big of a deal. I thought she deserved something a little more epic.
Are we going to have to suffer through a whole other season of Jason being anti-vampire again? Can you say “played out?” Seriously, we’ve done this before! And it was annoying then too. I don’t know why Jason is seeing visions of his parents but I assume it has something to do with the fairy-ness of his family. And is it just me or do Michelle and Corbett Stackhouse seem extra grumpy? I realize that being murdered by a vampire sucks (slight pun intended) but hating all vampires for that reason is like hating all men because one time a man killed someone. Er, you know what I mean. Knowing how awesome a person Gran was I would have thought her son and daughter-in-law would be a bit more forgiving. Then again maybe something is tainting Jason’s view of his parents? Whatever, I just can’t stand Jason when he’s mad at the world. And his rudeness at Jessica and Tara was just so uncalled for!
I would have loved for Sookie and Tara to have had a bit more interaction. Now that Tara has a handle on her vampirism maybe she can forgive Sookie (and Lafayette) and get back to being pals again? I miss their relationship. But I guess Tara’s big moment of the finale was jerking open the silver door of Pam’s cell and rescuing her. Oh yeah, and the kiss. I wasn’t really a fan of the kiss. I figured it was coming but I was really hoping for a mother/daughter relationship between Pam and Tara. I think it’s probably par for the course with Makers and their Progeny having sexy times (except apparently for Bill and Jessica) so that doesn’t bother me at all, I just thought it would be more interesting for Pam to start showing her previous nonexistent motherly instincts. And we know how badly Tara needs a mother figure. Really though, I guess Pam could be both mother and lover but that might squick some fans out who don’t really understand the sire and childe dynamic. Guess we’ll just have to see.
Now for the big gasp of the night: Billith! I don’t know what I was expecting but it wasn’t that. When Bill actually ‘died’ or whatever happened that turned him to goo I yelled out. I don’t think I’ve made it a secret that I’m a Bill fan (and a Bill/Sookie fan) so naturally I wanted him back on the side of sane at the end of the episode so seeing him die did not sit well with me. But then he was reborn as . . . what exactly? The living embodiment of Lilith except in man form? Is he going to be straight up evil now? Is he a super vampire? WHAT IS HAPPENING?! I hate when seasons end on a cliffhanger. And now it looks like we’re going to have two seasons, AKA two years that are going to take place in a month time-frame. I hate that! Is Bill going to be the Big Bad? What about Warlow? Like I’ve said before I don’t read spoilers but I have a feeling that’s going to change.
We are definitely left with some questions about next season:
- Will Holly forgive Andy? Is Andy really going to raise four Halflings by himself?
- What the hell happened to Nigel the burned, goat faced vampire?
- Is Nora going to be a regular next season?
- Who will be the one to slap some sense into Jason?
- How many naked scenes will Alcide have?
What am I forgetting? What else are we left wondering about for True Blood season 6?
Overall it was just an okay season, which isn’t really acceptable in a show that I know can be great. I want great things from this show and I have hope that next season won’t let me down.
True Blood season 5 finale review written by Brittany Feazell
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