Spoilers for True Blood Ahead
The last season of True Blood premiered on Sunday, June 22 and everything was just a chaotic mess that left me scratching my head and asking myself, “What the hell happened to this show?”
There was a time when Sunday nights for me were ALL about True Blood. When the show first started, those first three seasons were perfection. The show was sexy, campy, sometimes it made you think and it had plenty of male eye candy to boot. Then. very slowly, almost imperceptibly at first, things started shifting from campy to just plain ridiculous (and not ridiculous in a fun way, but in the way that makes you want to throw something at your TV). The storylines became more and more over the top, our main “heroine” got more shrill and unlikeable, and honestly, I was tuning in to see Alexander Skarsgard drop trou more than any real plot development. Yes, I know. I’m part of the problem.
But I was sad as more and more of my favorite characters became simple caricatures of themselves. Tara was always one of the best characters in the show; she was tough but loving, she was funny and she always told people off who deserved it (SOOKIE). Then, they went with this whole “let’s make Tara a vampire because she hates them” plot which COULD HAVE been interesting but they sort of gloss over her existential crisis in an episode or two, and soon she’s pole dancing at Fangtasia and being treated like Pam’s slave and falling for Pam. I mean, Pam’s fabulous, but Tara never got any character depth besides “angry black woman.” Why?
Were we supposed to feel sad that on the very first episode of this last season, Tara died? After seven years we had never really bonded with her so, no. It was cheap. It sucks because Rutina Wesley has great promise as an actress and the Tara of seasons one and two was a character whose death I would have definitely cried over.
And it isn’t just Tara. I think most of the characters now have become tedious and predictable (except for Pam and Lafayette!) and it’s disappointing to think the rest of the last season will be like this. But I’m an optimist. Here are 5 things I think could happen to turn this whole thing around and make this an awesome last season.
1. MORE PAM
Pam is awesome! She suffers no fools, and she’ll keep the story going because she doesn’t have time for any bullshit. And she seems to be the only one interested in finding Eric right now, which brings me to …
2. BRING ERIC BACK
And I mean the REAL Eric. Not the puppy-dog “I love Sookie” Eric. Eric the Northman. Together again with Pam. But AWAY from Sookie. I mean, they can still help “save the world” or whatever they’re going to do this season, but just do it AWAY FROM SOOKIE.
3. LAFAYETTE LEAVES BON TEMPS
He deserves it. It’s about time. Please? I mean, what other reason does he have to stay at this point? Run, LaLa! Run!
4. TURN SOOKIE INTO A VAMPIRE
I know, I know. This one is controversial. But I think that secretly this is what she wants because she still loves Bill and you know Bill is all about SOOKIEEH! So, he turns her and no other vampire is going to be like, “Oh my God, what are you?” and start that vicious cycle all over again.
(Mark’s alternative to this was that everyone in the True Blood verse stop believing in fairies and they they will all die LOL).
5. JESSICA GETS A HAPPY ENDING
Because girl deserves it, damn it. And I like her.
Okay yes, my suggestions are totally biased but come on, they would still make for an exciting last season!
What do you want to see happen this last season of True Blood?