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TrueBlood Season Premier Review
We all love Sookie Stackhouse and fell in love with her from the very beginning. We all remember that night at Merlotte’s when she was waiting tables and a mysterious man walked in and sat down.

From that very moment TrueBlood has created a very special bond between viewer and reader. That bond crosses the boarders within imagination and reality. The show has always been a reflection of Charline Harris’ work. For the most part the show has always had a clear vision of what road they intend to take during every season, but this year I feel that the absence of Alan Ball shows and the team really doesn’t know where they should take the final season.

Last season ended with an attack by the Hep-V vampires at the newly owned bar Bellefleur’s. The final season opened continuing the attack as several lives were lost including Tara and some of the Bon Temps residents being kidnapped.

After Tara got killed, I was so upset. Her death was right before the show’s introduction and it made me so angry that Rutina Wesley aka Tara didn’t even have a proper farewell. Fans have struggled with Tara all these years, and it would have been nice to see another path where her journey ended. Her character and her fans deserved better.

I’ve always wanted to see Sookie and Alcide together but there is something about the chemistry that seems a little off. The sexy, passion that Sookie has for her lovers just isn’t visible with the werewolf. Hopefully that will change.

Sam’s new position as Mayor of Bon Temps bothers me, and I feel that it has taken away from his shifter personally, despite the fact that he shifted in the episode last night. Nicole is expecting and was among the people kidnapped. I just can’t understand why Sam and Alcide couldn’t track them in their supernatural forms? That was really upsetting to me.

Where in the world is Eric? When Eric burned in the sun during last season’s finale, Pam sensed his pain and tracked him. She ends up in Morocco, but instead of finding him she is led on a treasure hunt to find her Maker which may lead her to France. Eric is one of the major characters that impacts Sookie in many ways. In the books she unknowingly marries him, but he tricks her into it in order to protect her. I was hoping that the writers would have stayed true to the author’s vision. If they did, this show could have survived ten heart stopping seasons. Even though Eric released Pam, why wouldn’t he go to Bon Temps or even to Fangtasia? Now Fantasia is a hub for the Hep-V vamps, and I think that is ridiculous.

I feel that the flow of show has come to a halt, and that the story lines involving the characters are completely disjointed. I went to bed with the show on my mind and thought about how disappointed I was with the overall writing of this particular episode.

Jason Stackhouse’s story line with this vampire chick Violet is pointless. They should have killed her and kept Tara and had Jason and Tara have an intimate scene while she was a vampire. I’m not sure where they want to go with Jessica and Andy’s daughter, Adilyn, but I’m not excited about that either.

I just hope that the writers get on board and show and that they are not just trying to get this over with for the sake of their contracts. So many shows have a bad track record with ending in disappointments.

Stephen Moyer directed the episode which impressed me. And I was happy to see everyone. The introduction of some new characters like Jessica’s new beau was refreshing. I’m looking forward to seeing how this season unfolds. I just got the final Sookie book so I can’t wait to get lost in her adventures again.
L.L.

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The final episode for TrueBlood’s season 6 just ended, and I must say that I do have mixed feelings about it.
In the beginning of the season, Warlow appeared to be a bigger threat than the so called “Billith” and ended with not being that big of a deal. There was no real battle between Warlow and Sookie like I expected and like the show was building up to. He didn’t put up much of a fight. I actually thought that Bill’s transformation was solely intended to battle Warlow.
The writers didn’t conceptualize that Warlow storyline well.
After Jason kills him, the daywalking vampires return to normal (ERIC IS HIGH ON A MOUNTIAN, AND SUDDENLY BURNS IN THE SUN!!) now Bon Temps is completely different, and that is the last we see of Eric.
Six months later,

Sam is mayor, Arlene owns the bar that is no longer Merlotte’s, Sookie is with Alcide and there is a strange concept introduced where every human should have a vamp and vice versa.
While the town is having a party to further discuss the idea, a band of hybrid vampires head in the direction of the bar and the episode ends.

This new threat seems interesting and I definitely can’t wait to see what is to come, but I can’t help but feel that they wrote the episode as if it was going to be the last. If it ended there, there wouldn’t be too much else to say.
Tara’s storyline has closure, Terry is dead and burried, Jason is with a vamp,
Arlene has moved on, Jess tried to apologize to Andy,and Sookie seems happy and in a normal relationship.

I’m happy that Bill is back to normal and part of me wanted him and Sookie back together.
I can’t see Sam as a family man and the mayor of the town. It seems like it doesn’t fit.
I just don’t know what to say. For the most part the episode was ok, but seemed very disjointed. I think there were too many changes too fast and fans didn’t have time to process it all. This ending would have been better for a series finale.
Still shocked
L.L.

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