Spoiler alert! I will be discussing Season 3, Episode 12. If you haven’t yet seen it, please divert your eyes.
Ok ok ok, season finale blah blah. Honestly, it was crap for a finale. I didn’t like the way everything left off. Where was the climax? Where was that edge-of-your-seat feeling? The only feeling I was left with was disappointment. Either way, here’s my recap:
Mr. Bill Compton; was it work or was it pleasure? We finally find out what has been hinted at for the last few episodes. What was Bill hiding? Oh, right… his entire relationship with Sookie was set up by the queen of Louisiana. Yeah, that bitch. Bill really bears his fangs and shows his dark side in this episode. His double cross of Eric. That was some shady stuff right there. The good ol’ fake handshake, encase you in cement maneuver. And then he tries to impersonate Eric and have Pam killed. What have we learned about Bill? He’s a liar and an asshole. Sookie is better off without him.
Sookie is finally free, or so it would seem. Of course the very last scene of the episode is her disappearing into a flash of light with other fairies. My reaction was quite literally, “… did that really just happen?” There was no suspense in how that was done. Horrible ending. Anyway, back to Sookie. She also shows a little bit of sass in this episode. She grows some backbone and stands up for herself. Exacting a little bit of revenge on Russell while saving him and Eric from a very fiery death. Oh, right, she can shoot beams from her hands now. I couldn’t remember if I was watching True Blood or Heroes.
You think that Sam has come back to the real world thanks to his sexual interaction with Tara, but he surprises me yet again. Sure, Tommy stole Sam’s money, but you can’t tell me that Sam didn’t have it coming. Sam was a total douche in the previous episode and was throwing Tommy to the street. Sam hunted Tommy and his money down which is to be expected. The unexpected part was pulling a gun on poor Tommy; his own brother. That ends with Sam pointing the gun at Tommy and pulling the trigger. Sam has showed that he’s not all good, but I don’t think he’d kill his own brother. We’ll have to wait till next season to find out.
Lafayette and Jesus are kind of off in their own world, seemingly oblivious to everything else going on. Lafayette starts tripping balls and seeing all kinds of scary hallucinations. Jesus comes to the rescue and low and behold: he’s a witch. “You’re a witch… who’s a nurse… who’s a dude.” Yep, that just happened. After all the shit going on around him past and present, he takes it well. A witch? No problem.
Hoyte and Jessica are as happy as can be. Hoyte bought a new place for him and Jessica to live in together. He more or less proposes to her, tying the knot in their relationship. We also see Hoyte’s mom out buying what will be a vampire killing rifle. She’s thick. Killing Jessica would only push Hoyte further away, as well as putting her in prison. Minor details. That doll on the floor of Hoyte and Jessica’s new place was a creepy omen as well.
Tara takes some initiative in her life and decides to make some changes. She squares things with her mother finally, chops off all of her hair, and from the looks of it, leaves town. Not bad. One problem is that she is leaving her best friend high and dry. The last thing Sookie told her was that she needed Tara to come back soon because she didn’t want to be alone. That’s an awesome way to make peace in a friendship that has been rocky.
What the hell is going with Arlene’s baby? There’s something evil brewing in her plumbing and I’m curious to see what that’s going to be. Poor Terry is just all torn up between having to take Arlene to the hospital and Sam being a complete dick to him. In his eyes, everything is turning out for the best, but if he only saw the signs that something bad is on its way.
Jason has another amazing episode. I was not at all disappointed in this character or Ryan Kwanten‘s performance. Jason not only sacrificed his potential job as a sheriff, but sacrificed his girl Crystal in order to save an entire community. It was like the light bulb finally clicked for him and he took the responsibility with no questions asked. The people he looks over now look up to him and I can’t wait to see where it goes. Truthfully, I don’t think I’m going to miss Crystal too much. She went off with her ex / half brother in order to save Jason’s life. I’m more worried about Jason’s truck. I hope he gets a sweet new ride!
Not the best season finale I’ve seen, but I will watch the next season when it airs next summer. In case you didn’t hear, HBO signed True Blood for a 4th season. Congratulations to the actors and crew!