Season 5 of True Blood has been rather trying as Alan Ball has got so many storylines going that it’s become rather frustrating. Below are clips from tonight’s episode Gone Gone Gone along with Stephen Moyer doing an interview about the season finale. Plus some new images.
So True Blood got two storylines wrapped up quickly last week, and they were done in an underwhelming fashion. The fire demon chasing Terry and Patrick drove fans as crazy as it did me, but it’s all over now. It felt like what was turning into an intriguing plotline with the Obama maskers wound up just as sloppy as those hogs on the farm that were about to eat up Hoyt. I really thought Alan Ball would have a streamlined season with a powerful bang since this is his final one as Executive Producer, but the show just kept creating more and more storylines.
The Jason Jessica and Hoyt triangle is getting resolved, but for some reason, it doesn’t feel like it really needed it. They spent so much of last season engulfed in it that now it’s just anti-climatic. Hoyt went off the rails and jointed a militia type groups as some might do when they feel lost, rejected and confused and Jessica went off on a sorority like venture. Jason is seeming to hate vampires now, but after last week, he sees that hatred doesn’t do anyone any good. He still plays sexy dumb wonderfully though!
The big storyline of the Lilith fest is beginning to feel like a retread of last season’s Marnie and her merry band of Wiccans. Christopher Meloni was plugged heavily when he signed off only to be killed off a few episodes in, but I’ve not forgotten that he said that the blood in that sacred vial Bill seems addicted to wasn’t even Lilith’s. We know that all the remaining stories will be pulled together to culminate at the Lilith fest, but will it be a good bringing together? Fans complained about last season, and it feels like we got much of that all over again. I’m not liking the seeming crazy Bill, and I’m expecting him to suddenly turn around and say that he was faking the cult like experience as part of a master plan to overcome Russell while protecting Sookie from otherworldly planetary fairies that wanted to suck Eric’s blood dry.