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    I think WHO Sookie ended up with wasn't the point: it was that she ended up with a seemingly normal person and is having the life Bill wanted for her. He obviously wasn't someone the viewers know, so why waste time?

    With the abbreviated season, they only had so much time to wrap up the show.

    I'm okay with not seeing much of Lafayette. He ended up with James, so that's all we need to know. I cared more that Jason finally settled down.

    Too much time on Hoyt and Jessica, who I don't think should have gotten back together in the first place, but then I think Hoyt is D-U-L-L. I loved Jessica's wedding dress and everything else about her at the wedding (hair, shoes, etc.), except for that BRIGHT RED lipstick. That was too much. Would it have hurt to make her just slightly more demure on her wedding day? She looks great in red lipstick, but it's just not a wedding look I like.

    I like Anna Camp so much, so I actually felt sorry for Sarah.

    ETA: This interview just confirmed my feelings about Sookie's husband:

    Why did we not see the face of the man Sookie ended up with? “The idea was that we wanted Bill to be correct when he said that Sookie could have a normal life, the twist, of course, being that Sookie chose to keep her power and specialness and persevere—despite his belief that she couldn’t be okay without giving up her powers,” Buckner says....What we wanted to know was that she was happy and living the life that she wanted to lead, and to introduce some other stranger in the last five minutes of the finale wouldn’t have made a lot of sense. So we made a choice it’s everyman, it doesn’t matter. So we didn’t have a version where we revealed him. I mean, we basically cast the man with the best arms from our stunt crew.”
    'True Blood' producer Brian Buckner answers burning finale questions | Inside TV | EW.com
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    Wow - he gives some lame answers to the tougher questions -- like killing Tara and ending up with Lettie Mae being the star of half the final season. And his Hoyt/Jessica screentime answer just went in circles. I think the writers were just collecting paychecks this last year.
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    Oh, totally. This show went down the tubes after season 2. Frankly, the books sucked at the end too, although they didn't go downhill quite as quickly as the show.

    Still, I agree with the decision to not show Sookie's husband. It doesn't really matter who she ended up with because he wasn't a supe.
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    But I find that to be yet another hole in their logic. The idea of her ending up with another fairy was totally discounted. Why couldn't that have been a happy ending for her? I don't think she would have been a character worthy of all these stories if she TRULY believed (as she always protested) that she just wanted to be "normal." She even chose to keep her powers and stake the crap out of Bill instead of giving up her powers (and ending it for him painlessly - sheesh).

    I think it just strangthens the argument that they copped out by presenting a happy ending being everyone living "normal" lives. Why not just kill off every fantasy species on the planet in the end, and have Earth be plain old nuclear-family-drama Earth? And they all lived ABC Family ever after.
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    Wow, is this a BIG bump!

    A few weeks ago, I was thinking I might be due for a re-watch. When Nelsan Ellis died, I decided to just watch season 1. I'm on season 4, epsiode 9 now I can't stop! I find that the characters I love the most now are the more supporting ones - Jason, Lafayette, Pam, Andy....okay, I loved them before too. I still can't stand Bill. I just don't like Stephen Moyer's take on the part and his accent makes me crazy. I know Bill is supposed to have more old-fashioned manners, but it feels too campy to me. Still love Eric. I never understood Sookie being torn between Eric and Bill. Seriously? Look at them! Simple choice.

    Pam had so many great lines. "Blah blah blah vampire emergency blah" The scene where Sam takes Arlene's kids to Fangtasia so he can talk to Eric? OMG. Comedy gold. Eric: "teacup humans"

    Season 4 is great and annoying. Great because of the Eric without a memory storyline, but annoying because of the witch storyline and the stuff with Lafayette being possessed and stealing Arlene's baby.

    I enjoyed revisiting all of the scenes with Alcide nearly naked. Good LORD.
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    Ha! I remember this show in it's early seasons saying 'No!' after the episode ended. Why didn't they do a spin-off on Pam?
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    I would have loved a Pam spin-off, but I doubt it would have happened. IIRC, Kristin Bauer van Straten commented on how hard she had to work to fit into Pam's clothing and how difficult it would have been to continue to play her and NOT age on screen. She was playing Pam in her mid-40's and looked amazing, but it's hard to NOT age once you're heading into your 50's. Different than if you're 20s and 30s, for sure.

    I'm on season 4 episode 10 and Eric just regained his memory and declared his love for Sookie This was a great episode. Tommy's about to bite the dust and that's the end of that horrible Mickens family storyline.
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    Now I'm coming up to the end of season 5 and remembering how BAD it was. UGH. That whole Lilith storyline super sucked. Warlow is coming. Blah. Still, I feel like I want to stick it out watch seasons 7 and 8. I haven't watched any of these episodes since they aired.
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