Storyline You Wish You Had Seen More Of
Eric and Pam
I was very excited when it first came to light that we would be seeing some flashbacks of Eric and Pam. Although, I thought it would be a lot more. While it did show that Pam was aware of something supernatural even in her human life, I wish it had gone into further detail. There must be more to the story of why Eric turned her; why Eric chose her. I just don’t see him suddenly feeling sorry for a human. I wish we could have seen the first feeding, or how they had to live back when the entire world didn’t believe in the existence of vampires. We got to see how Jessica and Bill, and even how Pam and Tara had to learn to deal with this suddenly new relationship. I just wish we could have seen a bit more of that with Eric and Pam. Oh well, there’s always next season. You hear me, HBO? NEXT. SEASON.
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There was really only one contender for this and that was the moment Eric released Pam. I understand why it was done, and the tension leading up to that moment with the istakes and the hunt for Russell was well executed, but it seemed to be a reinforcement of the disintegration of the relationship between Eric and Pam in Season 4. Granted Eric is starting to accept that he has human emotions and more specifically human emotions for Sookie, but to cut off Pam is just going too far.
That being said, at least they had some dignity in the scene where he releases her and it is partially brought on by Pam herself, though I wish it never happened that way. I did not want to see Eric release Pam at all. Their relationship is a strong one and they need each other, that has been apparent since season 1 so for this to have happened is quite a lot to take on board. I just hope that this does not affect their relationship in season 6.
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During the pre-season “Fangathon,” I made some predictions about what would happen during Season Five of “True Blood.”
The one I was happiest about was thinking Pam and Tara would wind up together and would be “Hell on Wheels.”
It took all 12 episodes to get them there, but the season finale gave us what we wanted — a hot, steamy kiss between Tara and Pam.
Let’s look back over their stormy relationship these past 12 episodes.
Pam did Sookie and Lafayette a big favor by turning Tara, and her warning of Tara turning into a “Fucktarded” vampire was not even her best line.
I will always remember her dressed in one of Sookie’s sweatsuits from Wal-Mart, taking one for the team as she went to ground with her new child.
I loved how, even though she tried to keep up the tough as nails exterior, Pam was kind to Tara from the beginning, soothing her in every way she knew how except sexually. She got Tara willing donors and one bitch of a woman who was mean to Tara became her slave.
They shared “dinner” that night, but Pam made sure Tara didn’t make more of it than intake of needed calories.
I enjoyed seeing Tara dressed in some seriously hot outfits. She looked the best I’ve ever seen her, even though she could not believe she found herself behind a bar again, this time at Fangtasia, working for her Maker.
After Eric released Pam, I think Pam cherished Tara even more, though it was hard for her to admit it. Since they didn’t part on any sort of bad terms, I know Eric will be back around the bar when he can, and I look forward to the interplay between the Viking and his grandchild. Yeah, Eric’s her grand-maker.
Tara, at first so angry at becoming the thing she hated most, started to enjoy her new-found powers and her growing attraction to her Maker.
What’s not to love about Pam? She always looks hot (even in yellow sweats), gets all the best lines and keeps her kick-ass attitude front and center at all times.
When the new Area Five Sheriff showed up and started extorting money from Pam, Tara didn’t hesitate.
She took action.
Uttering one of my season-favorite lines: “I don’t know nothing about birthing no vampire babies,” she beheaded the sheriff.
As a total aside, I totally loved the outfit Pam was wearing when she took the blame for the sheriff’s death and was arrested by Rosalyn. The waist cincher was too, too cute, and Pam looked great in it, even lying in a prison cell.
When Tara and Sookie showed up in the Authority prison to free them, watching Tara go into action was wonderful.
She finally, fully inhabited her role as vampire and accepted that Sookie and Lafayette did her a favor by getting her turned rather than letting her die, though she did not let Sookie forget for one second that she owed Pam.
When Tara grabbed the silver door of Pam’s jail cell and grabbed Pam, all wishes were granted.
Tara got a real kiss from her Maker, Pam realized that Tara could be “The One” and kissed her right back. Sookie’s debt to Pam was retired and for a split second, all was right in the world.
Heaven knows what will happen in 9 months, when Season 6 kicks off, but I think “Hell on Wheels” is on.
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Let’s just appreciate how awesome they look in those outfits, shall we?
If we were to point to something that the writers did 95% right, it would be Pam and Tara. They gave Pam more depth than a quip machine or someone who can’t do anything other than mope about Eric liking Sookie and they finally made Tara a strong woman of her own, instead of a perpetual victim – even if it took turning her to do so. Best of all, they timed the whole thing that we always got just enough of them in a given episode. The end result was not that not only were characters redeemed, Tara gained fans from people who have always hated her, and most of all, it was probably the one storyline of the season that got almost universal praise. Brava .
Best Moment – Pam gives Tara a gift.
One of the things that made this storyline work so well is how slowly the writers paced things. Everything was baby steps with the pair. It wasn’t like they were BFFs the night Tara got turned. And the night that Pam publically berated her Childe – but that night offered her the same racist bitch as dinner- showed perfectly how the dynamics of the relationship were beginning to turn, from one of grudging tolerance to something more. It was a great way of showing it in a way that fit the characters beautifully.
Worst Moment – The kiss in the elevator.
This would be the one misstep. While you could argue that the kiss in the elevator was one of desperation, it still all felt a little too fast. Remember, it’s been only what, one-two weeks most? The friendship I can buy. More than the friendship kind of iffy. I have to say though, if all story lines had missteps this minor, True Blood would have some of the best writing on tv and I would be all too happy if this was the level of quibble I could find with all the storylines in a given season.
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There are really 2 answers to this topic for me. The one thing that they have in common is that they feature my favourite couples, Eric and Pam and Russell and Steve.
I wanted to see more of the Reunion between Eric and Pam at the start of Season 5 and how they resolved their differences first of all. Secondly I really wanted to see more flashback sequences. There was so much material that could have been used like Pam’s first night as a Vampire, how she reacted, Eric teaching her what she needed to know and also how she and Eric “lived in the wind.” That would have tied in really nicely when she explained to Tara that that is what they would do because it would have let us seen exactly what she meant by that phrase as well as giving us more Eric and Pam scenes.
I also wanted to see more of Russell and Steve and their blossoming relationship. I wanted to see more of them interacting, see how they got to know each other and also the wooing. I wanted to see much more of that because I loved the two of them together. They seemed to bring out the best in each other before Russell went back to chasing faeries, though he did take Steve with him when he did. I just loved those two together and really wished we could have had more of an expansion in the development of their relationship.
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Pam and Eric circa San Francisco 1905.
Pam is such a bad ass bitching vampiress that it was rather refreshing to see her vulnerable human side. Yet, she runs a whorehouse in San Fran, so she’s always been a bit of a bad ass even when she was a mere mortal.
When Eric and her first meet, he is her white knight swooping in to save her from a potential rapist. What a tender moment it was, even though our hero was covered in blood and licking it off his fingers. Pam was not afraid so Eric knew there was something special about this woman who would eventually become his greatest ally.
Eric uses his brutality and lack of conscious to gain more power as one of the strongest and oldest vampires of his parish, yet he was so tender with Pam after they made love in her whorehouse. She wanted him to turn her, but he refused. He felt for her enough, that he didn’t want to see her suffer for eternity. But Pam was willing to risk death in order to be with Eric; her supernatural soul mate.
Remembering the day she was reborn, marked the moment when she realized that Eric finally had to let her go because she was a Maker now and nothing would ever be the same.
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There were a few contenders this season. The death of Sookie’s parents, Alcide with his dad when he was asked what to choose and of course the Pam flashback where she first meets Eric. Eric in that top hat and tails was to die for, he was so gorgeous and I am sure I am not alone in that thought.
My favourite had to be the second Eric and Pam flashback, where Eric encounters Bill and Lorena as they had been responsible for draining Pam’s girls. Of course Eric had made it clear that he was only interested in Pam with his usual charm but that was disturbed by this discovery. Bill’s behaviour is very typical of baby vamps in that he thinks he can kill Eric, while Eric stands there, fangs bared, cheeky smirking grin on his face as he holds the stake and tells Lorena off.
The stylish way he deals with that as those two slope away before he moves in for the girl is so romantic and yet still typically Eric. I loved that flashback, best of all for the different players in it. Not to mention the insight it gave into the chemistry between Eric and Pam and how they laid the foundations for the partnership that we came to know and love over the course of the show.
This then runs onto my next favourite flashback, since I loved the whole Eric Pam story as a whole. As well as getting a nice glimpse of naked Eric, which is always a good thing, we learn more about Pam. We see her frailty and her strengths, we see her strong will shining through in her impassioned speech before she basically forces Eric’s hand. It is this whole package that convinces Eric that she would be perfect as his child and the rest, as they say is history.
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