I know what you're saying. Maybe I'm so happy about last night's episode because this season has been less than stellar? IDK...Originally Posted by MisterSSS;4059960;
I also completely agree re: the slower, simpler episodes. I was complaining about that a few episodes ago--I feel like we didn't get anywhere this season b/c there was too much focus on the characters who didn't mean anything and not enough on the main characters' storylines. It was so frustrating! I definitely hope that's something they're fixing. Send Tara out of town--buh-bye. Maybe Tommy got taken out--adios! We've already heard we won't see Arlene too much. And Calvin got the boot (er, bullet) as well.
Soo...I'm hoping that means they took care of 3 secondary characters storylines that they spent too much time on this season. Remaining secondary characters include Jason/Crystal (who have a storyline based on the books), Lafayette/Jesus (who will be part of the witches storyline), Sam/Merlottes (who have to remain because Sookie needs a place to work when she finally decides she needs some $$), Jessica/Hoyt (because they're fun and we'd miss them!) and then Alcide in some capacity, though I don't see him being around too much. As long as they don't focus too much on the witches and tie these secondary characters back in with Sookie, Eric, and Bill, then we'll be good to go.
I saw this episode as one of resolution and closure. The cliffhangers aren't big ones but I still get the feeling that big changes are heading to Bon Temps...
Re: your question about Calvin - I found him more honorable and respectful in the books. He wasn't a piece of trash who treated people poorly and who you wouldn't miss when he was gone. They did his book character a disservice in the show. I'm happy he's gone b/c I was getting tired of cringing and thinking "Calvin wouldn't do that!" during the show. Such a waste of a character. (I admit for a couple of minutes, I did expect him to turn into a panther to heal himself. Oh well.)