True Blood - "And When I Die" - 9/11/11

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by mrdazzo7, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    I really liked this season up until this episode. This was such a bad, stupid, manipulative, setting-up-next-season episode that I might overall dislike this season overall as a result. What a steaming pile of horse manure this episode was. I can't explain the reasoning behind it except to hypothesize that they needed to reduce the budget and one easy way to do that was to lay off a bunch of people.
  2. dilbert27

    dilbert27 New Member

    Dec 1, 2006
    This is not the way I see it at all I think the cast had just expanded to have way too many different characters and gotten too large and confusing and they just used this episode as a way to downsize back to just the core group of characters and hopefully minus Tara for she needed to go.
  3. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2002
    Wasn't Lafayette sleeping upstairs at Sookie's house? I assume he'll be the first one to respond to the help call next season.

    But yeah, I think Tara is dead.

    Before I watched the episode last night, I was spoiled in this way: "Major cast culling in the True Blood Finale." So I knew someone major ended up dead. Then I watched the beginning where Tara and Sookie are hoping they sit on a porch together with their grandkids one day, and I knew it was her.

    As for killing warewolves, Sam went in to kill whats-his-name with a gun. Did it have silver bullets in it? And Alcide killed him by choking him out. Sookie shot Debbie in the neck. I think she's dead.

    I also got a gay vibe from the Scott Foley character. I think he was pretty surprised, and angry, to see that Terry was married.
  4. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    Well, no matter what their reasoning, it was an utterly abysmal way to do it and this was perhaps the worst episode in the history of the entire series for me.
  5. robojerk

    robojerk Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    Laguna Hills CA
    Thinking about it; Sam Merlotte, Arlene, and Terry were all near the same area.
    Sam sees a Werewolf (I think it was a wolf, might have been a wereSomething.Else)
    Arlene sees her dead ex boyfriend (with fake accent)
    Terry sees a (dead?) war buddy.

    Maybe they're not seeing ghosts, but they're seeing someone they were have strong emotions about that has died and they're seeing them the way they remember or fear them as.
  6. Magnolia88

    Magnolia88 She likes cheese.

    Jun 30, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    EW has more from Rutina Wesley. (Same "spoilers" although they aren't really spoilers imho, it's a lot of "I don't know what's going to happen.").
  7. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Well, we know for a fact that
    she's going to be back next season.
    So I'd say that counts as a spoiler!
  8. john4200

    john4200 Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    My guess is:

    She will only be back as a ghost via Lafayette.
  9. Magnolia88

    Magnolia88 She likes cheese.

    Jun 30, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    I disagree completely that it is a spoiler.

    But I realize that the technical rules of the forum would call it a "spoiler" and some people may not want to know.
  10. Tracy

    Tracy Truly

    Mar 12, 2000
    Galena, IL
    I'd say that the actress would be back next the very least as a dead body bleeding out on Sookie's floor in episode 1.

    The character could be back in a bigger way through Lafayette...assuming she dies.
  11. Test

    Test Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2004
    Have they ever had a major character turned into a vampire on the show? My guess would be that Tara is too far gone for Bill or Eric to save her, but they can turn her...annnd do
  12. Shaunnick

    Shaunnick Active Member

    Jul 1, 2005
    Knoxville, TN
    She becomes Bubba.

  13. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2002
    Not sure if you count Jessica as a major character before she was turned. Or Steve Newlin. :)
  14. Magnolia88

    Magnolia88 She likes cheese.

    Jun 30, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    I don't remember Jessica even appearing as a character before she was turned.

    Didn't Jessica get all of 5 minutes screen time -- I do remember her shrieking -- before the vamps forced Bill to turn her?? I thought the first time she appeared on the show was that scene. Am I remembering wrong?
  15. john4200

    john4200 Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    I think she first popped up at Bill's trial. Jessica was the sacrificial victim that Bill was told he had to turn. Maybe there was a short flashback to her earlier life at some point. But I agree that it could not have been more than a few minutes of pre-vamp Jessica.

    So it looks like Newlin will be the first major character who had significant screen time pre- and post-vamp. Well, unless he is not really a vamp or gets the true death quickly next season....
  16. AeneaGames

    AeneaGames Member

    May 2, 2009
    So only a vamp show? How would Sookie fit in??

    The show is based on a series of books where Sookie is the main character and in each book more and more supernatural stuff appears..

    If they follow the books for his storyline
    it might not be over...

    Again, if they follow the books somewhat
    she won't be dead...

    And again, if they follow the books in this regard
    she is a goner...
  17. stellie93

    stellie93 Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    As far as silver bullets go, maybe that's just when they are in wolf form. A wolf probably takes more bullets to kill than a woman, and if it's a werewolf it takes a silver bullet, but she was just a woman then, so bye bye....
  18. markz

    markz Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2002
  19. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    Any time the writers bring out Halloween, my immediate reaction is that nothing that is about to take place is real...and I had that feeling during the entire episode.

    I'm hopefull that debbie and tara and even Jesus are dead, but I have serious doubts.
  20. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    Next up ... the zombie season! ;)

    (I bet Darlton wishes they were involved.) :D

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