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Jul 8 14 9:58 PM
WARNING: This post obviously contains spoilers about the latest episode of "True Blood."Another one bites the dust.Alcide Herveaux is the latest casualty of the final season of HBO's "True Blood," with Joe Manganiello's incredibly shredded werewolf getting offed in the last moments of Sunday night's episode.After saving Sookie from a pack of infected vampires, the wolf man shifted back into his human form, only to get shot by one of the crazed townsfolk on a mission to kill all supernatural beings in Bon Temps.Between Alcide and Tara Thornton -- who Pam confirmed met her "true death" while talking to Eric tonight -- it's clear the showrunners aren't holding back as the show heads towards its final episode.Manganiello says he saw his character's death coming a mile away. "I called it pretty early on. As soon as Sookie and Alcide got together [in the Season 6 finale], I remember turning to a friend and saying, 'I’m dead.' You can’t go anywhere from that; she needs to settle up with Bill and Eric. You can’t have her break Alcide’s heart, because then the audience is going to be angry with her for breaking the nice guy’s heart," he says in an interview with HBO."The other side of it is, if you look at all the other characters, Alcide no longer has anything to do with the story," he continues. "If you talk about characters that you could kill and make an impact with, I was probably No. 1 on that list."In another interview with Buzzfeed, Joe expressed some disappointment about his character's arc after his initial introduction."All the werewolves … are gone. That storyline never really went anywhere," he says. "I mean, it’s not like Robert Patrick [who played Alcide’s father, Jackson] and I did anything. You never really found out the backstory of why I hated him. Then, they built up this little romance with a female werewolf but had me beat the s**t out of her! I was sad about that because I was so excited to play a werewolf on this show, and upset that it’s ending before we got to get into all of that."A lot of his fans are probably just as upset they won't be seeing him (or his amazing abs) every Sunday night too. RIP Alcide.
Jul 9 14 5:33 PM
wanderingstar78 wrote:I'm still trying to figure out the point of the Sylvie flashback. I think everyone has already stated that the writing is really inconsistent, but I think Eric's storyline took the biggest hit.
-why would Jason have dreams about Eric SIX months after consuming his blood?
-how would he have survived so long if he was willing to take huge risks with public exposure?
-turning Willa and then abandoning her with no thought for her care or safety. Despite everything that he's said about the responsibility of being a maker-if he's infected with Hep-V, why isn't he ravenously hungry like all the other infected vampires?
-no really, what was the purpose of the Sylvie flashback? DId it have a purpose other than to give us a naked Eric and "quiet" the fangirls?
The whole episode just felt like a bad/cheesy daytime soap opera.
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Jul 10 14 10:00 PM
wanderingstar78 wrote:Thanks for posting both reviews, Em! Guess everyone is thinking similar thoughts about this final seasonI loved the io9 recap - I haven't laughed that hard in awhile. Other the paragraphs you noted, these were my favorite bits:Werewolf back up arrives and saves....Bill? Not Sookie? InterestingPro: For the first time, Sookie takes responsibility for her relationship. For better or for worse. Feels good to hear. Sookie just outright admits that Alcide loves her more than she loves him. We knew that the last time she drank a bunch of Jack and yelled at him, but I'm glad she's finally coming to terms with it.Pro: The preacher rescinds his invitation to Willa. He does this to protect Lettie Mae from her vices. Is this the first character in all of True Blood to make a coherent decision?Pro: '80s Vampire Eric is very sitcom=like, with his bright blue pants and coitus interruptus catch phrase, "Jesuuuus Fuuuuuucking Christ." He needs a laugh track.One inconsistency that hasn't been pointed out yet is the fact that the Eric flashback takes place in the 1980s, but he wasn't Sheriff of Area 5. I'm not sure if this is an oversight or a change from the books. In the books, he'd been Sheriff for quite some time. And if Eric was that much of a pain to the Authority with his blatant disregard for rules, how did he end up as Sheriff?
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Jul 11 14 12:12 PM
wanderingstar78 wrote:LOL - honestly, I'm watching this season only because it's the final one and I want to see just how bad it's going to be. It's like watching a train wreck...
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Jul 12 14 1:40 PM
My frustration is this about TB--
We try to retweet good/interesting/funny tweets about our actors for @TheDomeForums. It's not hard to do, they are all well-liked and given critical acclaim.
But right now, other than The Giver promos, I have to really work to find anything to retweet about Alex that isn't about fucking and/or nudity. That's from both TB fans and news sources.
The sex and nudity has always been fun in TB, but Eric was such an interesting character beyond that. People seem to have completely forgotten there was more to the character Eric.
Alex deserves so much better. I'm glad he's able to move on from Eric.
ohvaI have tons of friends. They're just all online.
Jul 12 14 1:43 PM
Jul 12 14 4:49 PM
Browzer2013 wrote:It's something the writers are pulling out of their asses. Sylvie is an older vampire in the books and there was an arrangement made that made Eric here "man"
It's a subject/topic that is beyond the 6th book
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