I don’t mind the fast-forward, but they did it in a way that was kind of tricky. It has a dark feel, equipped with eerie music, and a M. Night Shyamalan-like scary movie pace. It was misleading, because nothing really happened! We found out Sam (Sam Trammell) is now the sheriff, Jason (Ryan Kwanten) hasn’t had sex with his vampire girlfriend yet, and there are crazy vampires running around who are infected with the very Hep V virus that was created to destroy them. On top of all of that, Tara’s horrible mother finally apologized to her and tried to make amends. These are nice plot points, but nothing to get too excited about.
I’ve noticed that the longer this series goes on, the more irritating Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) becomes. She’s in love with Bill, then maybe Eric, then flirts with Alcide (Joe Manganiello), then comes back and says she always thought her and Sam would be together?!?#?%? After that, she promises to marry Warlow (Rob Kazinsky)! She’s just so damn flaky and always in the middle of something. They spent most of the finale on another adventure that aimed to rescue her from her latest self-inflicted dangerous situation. She’s eventually saved, and according to the flash-forward, her initial flirting with Alcide has led to them now living together! This girl is just more trouble than she’s worth.
The shocker of the night has to go to Eric’s (Alexander Skarsgård) presumed death. He’s just sitting there (fully naked by the way) reading a book, basking in his new-found ability to sit out in the sun, when BAM! Warlow dies, taking “the power of the sun” with him. Full Disclosure: I have a serious man-crush on Eric. I might not be able to regroup if he has indeed perished. He’s totally on fire, but surrounded by snow, so there’s still a chance that he hasn’t experienced “the true death.” My infatuation aside, Eric Northman might be the glue that holds this show together, and it would be smart for the produces to make sure he makes it to next season.