Now for my rant.
There were too many plot lines in this season. Like Arlene's/Terry's/Rene's Devil Baby, who wasn't really a Devil Baby, and his Devil Doll, which really wasn't a Devil Doll, and the French Singing Ghost who possesses Lafayette just to show that he's a medium and gives Jesus a chance to show off his exorcism expertise.
Like Nan who is such an insufferable bitch for 11 episodes that we don't care when she's killed off in the 12th.
Like Jason and the were-tweakers. I can’t even… I just… Why was that even started? He didn’t even turn into a werepanther.
Like Tommy killing his asshat parents (yay) and turning into a skinwalker (nay). Although the image of the guy who plays Sam pretending to be Tommy pretending to be Sam is hilarious. Even funnier was when Tommy pretended to be Maxine Fortenberry. But it was unnecessary, except maybe as an excuse to kill off Tommy. And you didn't have to do that True Blood. You could have just sent him to a nice farm upstate, where he had plenty of room to run around and all the rabbits he could chase.
Like anything to do with Tara. Now, I'm not down with the Tara hate that seems to infest the interwebs, but if you're going to have a character around do something with her. Tara wins the award for Most Underused Character, and Rutina Wesley wins for Actress Most Willing To Cash A Paycheck.
And Alcide and Debbie. Served no purpose what so ever.
In fact I tried to make a list of plot lines from this season and this is what I came up with:
- Sookie returns after missing for a year, real-time, and eveyone just goes about their business.
- Jason is werepanther messiah, and then werepanther rape victim.
- King Bill dating his great-great-great-great granddaughter.
- V addict Sherriff Andy.
- Devil Baby.
- Devil Baby's Devil Doll.
- Pretty French Singing Ghost.
- Vengeful Spanish Ghost
- Mediums and Excorcists
- Fairy war
- Eric losing his memory.
- Eric and Sookie hooking up
- Alcide and Debbie's domestic bore.
- Jessica and Hoyt's domestic drama.
- Vampire/Human relations in a post-Russell "We will eat your children" Edginton world.
I'm sure I missed something, but can you blame me? This was just one holy mess.
Am I starting to sound bitter? Ya think?
So what's up for next year? We all know that Tara isn't dead. Zombies maybe? She'll probably just end up being a self loathing vampire. Looks like Russell's coming back, that will be nice. And Steve Newlin showed up at Jason's door with a pair of awfully pointy pearly whites, so that may or may not be interesting. Despite the previous rant, I'll be tuning in next summer because despite the mess of this season I still enjoy seeing Eric naked. So please, let's have some more of that next year. Mkay?