Eric and Nora
No, it wasn’t because of all the sexy scenes.
Though of course those helped. I enjoyed watching the chemistry between the two actors, as well as the difference of opinion of the characters. I’m sure most of us can relate to having a sibling suddenly veer from the path that a parent has taught. To see how Eric never truly gave up on her was heartbreaking. And when she realized how wrong she had been, all it took was a simple “forgive me.” The dynamic was incredible and they were easily my favorite duo as well for the season. I’m very excited to see how the whole “family” mind set works out in the next season. Although I’m not entirely convinced of Nora’s complete turnover to the “good” side, I am excited to see how it will play out. Hey, we know Godric chose her for a reason. And Godric don’t pick no fools!
via Fang-A-Thon: The Fangover: Day Five.
Jason, Jason, Jason.
What a season you’re had.
In the space of 12 episodes you went from the biggest slut in the parish to a man who turned down an eager college coed, a fairy and finally the girl I think you really love (even if she is a vampire).
You also lost your best friend and support system by banging his ex-girlfriend before he had gotten over her, causing a breach that broke Hoyt’s spirit and trust in anyone from his home town.
Most of all though, you were trying to grow up. I was so proud when you gently disengaged from the college girl, made her put on more clothing and drove her back to her dorm.
I frankly was floored, but could see you had matured.
You also starting falling for Jessica, considering a real monogamous relationship, not realizing Jessica still wanted a chance to play around. Forever is a long time when you measure time in millenia.
It didn’t matter really, the feelings between you and Jess are real, try though you might to deny them.
The real trouble started when the Judge took you and Andy to the Fairy Bar. When you saw Hadley and learned that Hunter was there too, you were at first happy they were both alive, then shocked to learn that the Fae wanted your sister there as soon as possible, and forever. You learned about the allure of Fae blood to vampires.
The big blow, though, was learning that vampires, not a flash flood, had killed your parents. When you caused a scene at the club, you were ejected by white light, which finally clicked on the bit of Fairy in you. You started hallucinating about your parents, and it seemed so real.
That caused a major crack in the armor built of your beliefs.
Because you enjoy detective work, you grabbed Sookie and headed back to the Fairy Bar, not just for you, but for your sister to hear she was in danger from the men she loved and maybe she should spend some time relaxing at the club.
In the middle of this, a gang in Obama masks started shooting shifters. Sam Merlotte was great at tracking the group and you discovered retired sheriff Bud Dearborn and his girlfriend were behind it.
You got to the hog farm just before Bud was going to kill both Hoyt and Sookie, and though it cost Bud his life, you saved two of the most important people in your life.
You hoped that this event would help heal the breach between you and Hoyt, especially when he invited you to meet him at Merlottes.
You were surprised when you saw Jess was already there, but heartbroken when you discovered the reason he had called you there.
First, how could Hoyt just leave Bon Temps for Alaska, and worst of all, ask Jessica to glamour him so deeply he would forget his relationship not only with her, but with you too?
You could understand he wanted a new start, but how, really, could he do it without you? He’s your Bubba, your running buddy, your very closest friend. You were heartbroken, and though you’d never heard the word, bereft.
Things continued to fall apart when you and Sookie discovered the clue about what was going on with the Stackhouse family under Gran’s bed. Neither one of you could make head or tail of the strange document.
Back to the Fairy Bar you went. Learning your sister has been pledged to someone named Warlow 300 hears ago — whom the Fae imply is a vampire — ripped the walls down. You were determined to protect your sister with everything at your disposal.
You left Sookie there, sure she would be safe and cared for.
You had no idea that Russell Edgington was so much closer than you knew, and you can’t help that you get glamoured with ridiculous ease. You ratted their location right out and not even the eldest Fairy there could survive a full-on onslaught of a ravenous and raving vampire.
Russell sent you flying, and you hit your head — hard — when you landed.
You missed Russell’s inglorious end, but when you awoke, you found your parents were with you, standing right there, telling you to take care of your sister and to start killing vampires.
Since those desires dovetailed so nicely, you went right along to the Authority with Eric and his sister Nora, as well as Sookie’s best friend Tara, now a vampire too.
What’s a man to do? You did well. You armed yourself to the teeth with all manner of weapons designed to kill vampires, and went to work. With your parents egging you on and seeing and smelling the blood and the muck of dead vampires, your grip on sanity finally slipped away.
You looked at the woman you love straight in the eyes and told her you could never, ever, love her. Then, you just went on, oblivious to the sound of her heart breaking.
Right now, you’re in an elevator with four vampires and the voices in that damaged head are telling you that you could take them out too.
Man I hope your sister gets to you before you try.
via Fangover Day 5: Jason’s 19th Nervous Breakdown
First Debbie, now Rikki. When will Alcide get a fucking break?!? Did the writers not think we’d notice or care that both of his lady loves have overdosed on V?
Well I care. Alcide had a good thing going with this she-wolf Rikki, not to mention the sex was rough and hot! Raawwwrrrr… 😉 Then the writers had to go mess it up within the last few minutes of the finale. Son of a bitch! This is only going send Alcide back into the arms of Sookie and with Bilith ressurrected and Eric thinking Godric knows what, she may not be able to stop herself this time.
Sookie has already been penned the “supernatural slut,” which is highly unfair considering her brother Jason is Bon Temps Town Gigalo. Having two beaus that just happen to be vampires, does not make you a trollup, it means you have a healthy love life. Although, if Alcide and Sookie were to hookup, it might snap Jason out of his psycho babble and visions of parents.
I hope this is the last we hear of V because honestly, that rodeo is getting old. Rikki will snap out of it so she and Alcide can build a life together. Or Alcide should just avoid all names that have an “ie” sound to them Oops, that means Sookie!
via WTH Alcide?!? – Day 5
While there were some good parts about this story line, I think the Obama’s one was very ill thought out. I think it was a very poor attempt to give a nod to those of us who know the books. The good bits in it were when Luna turned into Sam and then went to find Sam, the moments there were just so funny and though it was a serious situation, I had tears rolling down my face with laughter. How the actors managed to keep a straight face when doing those scenes, I will never know. I also liked how this story line gave Martha a chance to redeem herself after what she did to Sam in the first episode. The scene where Luna sees Martha in hospital and is told that Emma ran to her was well played out by the two ladies. Martha came across as a very determined grandmother who would do anything to protect Emma.
The Obama’s “rescue of Hoyt” was in one word absurd. Hoyt just did not look right playing a member of this hate group. He was uncomfortable from the start and it seemed that all the reasons that we loved Hoyt in the previous seasons were just expected to be wiped away in a flash. I found it to be very unconvincing and there could have been better ways for Hoyt to deal with the hurt he was feeling after finding out about Jessica and Jason. This just seemed very unconvincing as a whole.
On the Subject of unconvincing, Bud as one of the leaders of the group definitely filled that description. Also To suddenly have a new character introduced as a Villain, sweetie des artes, without any real prior mention of her was also very remiss of the writers. This whole story line started off well but then seemed to get rushed in the desperate bid to find filler and also try and tie some things together; Hoyt’s hurt, Sookie and Jason’s Parent’s death and to give the season some tie to the books.
I was glad when the whole thing ended the way it did, cause there is no way this can be resurrected again.
via Fangover Fangathon Day 5 Worst Storyline
TV Guide interviewed Alan Ball: (note looks like season 6 will only have 10 episodes! NOOOOOOOO)
After five deliriously bloody seasons, True Blood‘s creator and showrunner Alan Ball is departing. (He’s currently exec producing the “noir” thriller Banshee for Cinemax). But first, Ball answers some finale burning questions — and offers some thoughts on next season.
TV Guide Magazine: Are you satisfied with where you’re leaving the characters of Bon Temps as you hand your showrunning duties over to Mark Hudis?
Alan Ball: I am. I was very happy with this season. The last thing you want to do with a show that lives as long as this one is to repeat yourself. I don’t think we did. I really liked seeing a secular vampire government being taken over by crazy fundamentalists. I’m not saying that there are parallels in our own human world. [Laughs]
TV Guide Magazine: Much of last year, and particularly the finale, really severed the connection to Charlaine Harris’ books.
Ball: It’s something organic that happens. You can’t just transcribe the books. That said, there’s some stuff in the later books that I think later seasons of the show will address. But we did go on our own little path this year.
TV Guide Magazine: Let’s answer some burning questions left by the finale. First, what the heck is Bill or “Bilith” as some call him? An evil god? A demon?
Ball: We don’t know! Honestly, we didn’t know what Lilith was. Just because the fundamentalists called her “God,” that doesn’t mean she was. On our show, there’s room for all kinds of supernatural creatures. We do know that Bill had some kind of major transformation into a deeper supernatural being. The question for me is has he lost his humanity entirely or will it just have to fight harder to come out. That’s certainly something that the writers are talking about for next year
TV Guide Magazine: Is Bill still planning to use humans as a food source?
Ball: That will be his story in Season 6. Is he going to come up with his own master plan? What kind of battle will the humans wage against him?
TV Guide Magazine: Bill’s been such a monster. Can he really come back?
Ball: My own belief is that people can come back from anything. It doesn’t mean that it won’t come at a huge cost. But I’m interested in a Bill who is really evil. Because after almost five seasons of a Bill who was “I hate that I’m a vampire, I’m so nice,” it was time to make him really go dark and see what that does to everybody else.
TV Guide Magazine: Will Sookie fight to rescue Bill?
Ball: It could be that or it could also be that Sookie is trying to save herself from him.
TV Guide Magazine: Season 5 had a lot more gore than lust. Lots of fans missed the Bill, Sookie and Eric triangle. Will we see that again?
Ball: I don’t think that that central triangle has gone away. Anna [Paquin] was like ‘I’ve played three seasons of falling in love with people.” I agreed and found her something different to do. But right now we don’t know how Sookie feels about vampires. The fairy elder said, “There’s a reason you give your heart out to every fangster you meet.” That’s going to be very interesting to find out why.
TV Guide Magazine: That sounds like it has to do with Warlow, the unseen vampire who killed Sookie and Jason’s parents and “owns” Sookie? Jason’s off to kill him, so will we meet him soon?
Ball: We will definitely see Warlow. Whether or not we have met him already, I will remain mum. There will also be some other characters maybe who we know and love who are pursuing a less than generous agenda.
TV Guide Magazine: Does all that leave the door open for non-bloodsucker love for Sookie?
Ball: Even though it looks like Alcide and Sookie may have cooled things off, I’m not so sure that he’s totally dropped the torch that he carries for her.
TV Guide Magazine: Who and what are the apparitions that Jason sees as his vampire-hating parents who are urging him kill all fangers?
Ball: When he was thrown across the field and hit his head, it shook something loose in his subconscious, which is using his parents as a way to communicate his more violent and vengeful impulses.
TV Guide Magazine: Will Jason be a danger to all the undead in town?
Ball: He might be! In the extra scene on HBO GO when he’s in the elevator with [his vampire allies] he’s tempted to kill them right there like his “father” tells him.
TV Guide Magazine: Is Sam’s love, fellow shape shifter Luna, dead after shifting into vampire Steve Newlin’s body?
Ball: I can’t tell you that! But Newlin isn’t dead. We love him.
TV Guide Magazine: How did Eric manage to kill the much older and strong Russell Edgington?
Ball: Russell was so crazed with fairy blood lust that he wasn’t paying attention. That’s how Eric could stake him.
TV Guide Magazine: Was it always going to be Eric who killed Russell?
Ball: There was a moment at some point when we were pitching that somebody else would kill Russell, but it just really felt that it should belong to Eric, because Russell killed his mortal family.
TV Guide Magazine: Is Andy Bellefleur really going to raise four little half-fairy babies next season?
Ball: It’s definitely going to complicate things for him. But they may go to live with the fairies where it’s safer for them. Also, who knows how quickly they age!
TV Guide Magazine: After that sizzling kiss, are Tara and Pam now Bon Temps hot new couple?
Ball: Yeah. [Laughs] We wanted that to happen from the very beginning of the season, but we wanted to really, really, really take our time with it.
TV Guide Magazine: Will Anna be back full time right away after the birth of her twins in November?
Ball: She is. We’re moving production to January to accommodate her. And there will only be 10 shows next season partly because of Anna and partly because of the economics
TV Guide Magazine: Do you have a series ending in mind yet?
Ball: We talked about one in the writers’ room this season. We definitely have some ideas.
TV Guide Magazine: Even if you’re not running the show, will you come back for the series finale?
Ball: I will. I just needed to take some time off just to recharge my batteries.
TV Guide Magazine: Any last thoughts for your fans?
Ball: It’s still True Blood. People tend to say, “Alan writes everything,” but it’s always been a big collaboration. I am personally very excited to see where the show’s going to go and I hope fans feel the same way.
via Alan Ball Talks True Blood : TV Guide
I am the OG baby vamp, got that?
It ain’t easy being a baby vamp is it, especially when you’re no longer the newest baby vamp on the block. Jessica has always been one of my favorite characters, and I think she’s one of the few female characters that generally had better development character wise than the rest. She’s Alan Ball’s baby and it showed. Unfortunately, like a lot of the main vampires this season, her development petered out and she ultimately do much of anything. Aside from dealing with a Lilith-crazed Bill and a bit of baby-vamp bonding and cat-fighting with Steve and Tara, she pretty much spent the entire season dealing with the fall out of her relationship with Hoyt, namely the impact it had on her and Jason. Where-as Hoyt’s story was ultimately well developed, hers wasn’t.
The creators said they wrote Hoyt off the show because they felt his story had come to an end. Jessica was on my kill list towards the end of season 5 because I felt hers was nearing that point and the other baby vamps are more interesting. I am glad that she survived the season, and I hope that now that the Jessica/Hoyt plot is done and Jessica/Jason seems all but dead that she’ll get to be a main part of the fight against Billith instead.
Best Moment – The way she glamoured Hoyt.
Credit where it is due: the baby vamp deserves huge props for the way she handled Hoyt’s painful request. She could have stuck strictly to the letter of it. She could have really damaged him his mind. But no, she was incredibly classy and mature about the entire thing, going above and beyond to help Hoyt start on his new life by giving him a new lease on love. It was a wonderful scene and a great job for the baby vamp.
Worst Moment – The cat fight with Tara in Fangtasia
While the verbal sparring with Newlin was clever, this wasn’t. Yeah, Hoyt can be blamed too for purposefully riling Jessica up, but Jessica didn’t have to take the bait. It’s even worse because it’s hypocritical. It’s okay for her to jump Jason but not for Tara to jump Hoyt? Yeah. She’s still incredibly young (not only as a vamp, but as a human, period) but still. That was just kind of an embarrassing scene all around.
via Fangover: Day 5 – Jessica.