Review Blood: TRUE BLOOD Season Finale Re-cap Ep. 48

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Episode 48 and done counting (until next season)… “And WhenI Die
My fellow fans of one of the better HBO original series, Iwrite to you this time with a shocked and rather saddened demeanor.  If you’ve been following my re-caps of theshow that I sometimes refer to as theBlood that is True, then you may already have an idea as to why I am sosad.  As much as I would love to beginthis final review of the fourth season with that very reason, I must start atthe right spot.  That spot being thebeginning.
Jesus quickly realizes that something is not quite right with the love of his life, Lafayette,when he tries to kiss his boyfriend goodbye. After a pretty awkward lip-to-lip exchange, he receives a fork throughthe hand for his discovery.  Elsewhere,everything seems pretty normal after the battle with Marnie.  Even though Halloween is upon the town of BonTemps, its citizens are all carrying on as normal.  At least as normal as they can.

Sam pays his last respects to his brother, Tommy, as he isfinally laid to rest.  Mrs. Fortenberry unexpectedlyshows up and says some nice words to Sam about his brother.  The arrival of Luna and her daughter makes itan even better burial for Sam as he realizes that he is not alone.  Back at the restaurant, Arlene and Terrywelcome Sookie back in full Halloween theme. Zombie-fied in their costumes, they direct her to the reason why she hasreturned, which is to speak to Sam.
Back at Lafayette’s place, Marnie/Lafayette has Jesus tiedup and threatens to cause Lafayette’s body some serious harm if she doesn’t getwhat she wants.  What she wants is relieveJesus of his dark demon-side magic to use for herself.  She does this by stabbing Jesus directly inthe chest and licking the blood off of the knife that pierced his skin.  The wound that she leaves upon Jesus’ chestproves to be fatal as he eventually dies. Kind of sad to see him go.  He wasa good dude, especially for our usually pissed off Lafayette.
Sookie finds Sam in his office and offers her condolenscesfor the death of his brother.  He givesher her job back and says that she has to start right away.  Immediately after this, she runs into Alcideat the bar where he drops some pretty heavy, philosophical words of wisdom onher.  In a somewhat roundabout kind ofway, he comes pretty close to what we all already knew; that he has feelingsfor her.  He also makes it known that he isnow completely finished with Debbie and wants to be drama-free before receivinga phone call.  He quickly excuseshimself, but not before instructing Sookie to make sure to stay alive. 

We then cut to Tara arriving at her cousins’ home anddiscovering Jesus’ body, lifeless.  Shequickly, somehow (a somehow that is not explained to us), deciphers that Marniehas taken over Lafayette’s body.  Shegathers up Sookie and Holly and takes them to where Marnie/Lafayette now hasBill and Eric silvered and tied to a stake, helpless.  Holly performs a spell to protect the twovampires from Marnie while she is distracted. All of sudden, Antonia, Sookie’s Gran and many other dead folk appearand stop Marnie from her madness. Despite trying to fight them, pleading that her work isn’t done yet, sheeventually leaves with them, to take her place in the after-life, and rest inpeace. 

You would think the episode is nearly over.  You, of course, would be severelymistaken.  Jason decides to confess hissins to Hoyt about his sexual escapade with Jessica.  To this news he receives a beat down at thehands of now ex-best friend.  Later inthe episode, Jessica, dressed as a very naughty Little Red Riding Hood, paysJason a visit and I don’t need to tell you what happens next.  She does, however, make it very clear thatall she wishes to have with Jason, at this point, is sex and nothing more.  She doesn’t want to hurt Jason as she hurtHoyt and is scared to become truly intimate with him.  After the sex, she rushes off and there is animmediate knock at Jason’s door.  Infront of him stands Reverend Newlin from Season fricking 2!  He’s back and with fangs!  Don’t invite him in Jay!
After Arlene meets an old Marine buddy of Terry’s who makesa surprise visit, she receives a stopover from another unforeseen guest; Rene!  His ghost almost startles her into a heartattack behind Merlotte’s.  He warns herof remaining with Terry for he has a dark past and she should be aware of theirfuture together.  Elsewhere, Sam and Lunaenjoy some kissy-face before Luna decides it’s time for her to take herdaughter home.  She warns Sam of gettingto comfortable with their “relationship” because things always manage to goawry with her when they are looking up. After she leaves, Sam finds himself face-to-face with a growlingwolf.  Who could it be?  We all saw Marcus die, perhaps one of hispack member’s?  We’ll just have to waitand see.
On possibly the lightest note of the entire episode, Andytries to make amends with Holly.  Heconfesses his “V” problem to her and that he is ready to make someone happy, ifthey would only let him.  She tells himthat she isn’t really ready for anything but would welcome a hug.  The scene ends with the two of them locked inan embrace.
A quick check-in with Pam shows her at a very vulnerabletime.  She is truly fed up with the onethat they call Sookie.  She can’t understandwhat hold Sookie has over her maker, Eric. This is probably the most emotional, except for last week, that we’veever seen Pam.  We find Alcide answeringthe call that he got earlier.  He arrivesat a parking lot to find a tremendous hole in the cement ground.  Within the hole lies a silver chain.  This means only one thing; ex-vampire king,Russell Edginton, is back.
 Back to more drama,as we find the threesome of Sookie, Bill and Eric back at Bill’s mansion.  A long conversation about whom she shouldpick ends with her choosing… one.  Agood choice if I do say so myself.  I forone got tired very early of their love triangle story line.  A bit too Twilight-ishfor my tastes.  She leaves and the formerface of the AVL arrives.  She explainsthat she’s been fired and was instructed to deliver the true death to both Billand Eric.  She offers to form an alliancewith them both to which they respond by killing her.
Now we arrive at the worst part of the episode.  Sookie arrives home looking for Tara who hasjust finished comforting Lafayette over the loss of Jesus.  She walks among the darkness to find Debbie,armed with a shotgun nonetheless, lurking amongst her kitchen.  She points the weapon in Sookie’s directionand pulls the trigger.  Just then, Tarashows up and jumps in front of the bullet catching it in her head.  Now, it was somewhat hard to see, I’m surethe producer’s did this on purpose, whether or not she got shot directly in thehead or the bullet just grazed her.  Butthere was a lot of blood for simply a graze. After Tara collapses to the ground, Sookie tackles Debbie to the groundovercome by rage and anger.  She pointsthe shotgun at Debbie’s throat.  Despiteher pleas for Sookie to not kill her, her brains are splattered all over the refrigeratorthat stood behind her when Sookie pulls the trigger.  She then finds her back over to Tara and theepisode ends with her screaming for help. I think this episode had more people dying that any other they haveshown.  Must be some kind of record.
My guess is that both Bill and Eric will come rushing to heraid and pour their blood down Tara’s throat, saving her life.  This could result in so many possibilities,seeing as how the receiver of vampire blood usually becomes connected to thegiver and lusts after them sexually. That could get hairy seeing as how both of them are Sookie’s exes.  Either that or the producers have killed offmy favorite character on the show.  Nowwe will never get to see her naked. Seriously, I loved, I mean loveTara.  She needs to not die so much.  My pleas are to please not kill her off.  I’d rather see Sookie die than see Tara dieand she’s the true main character of the entire thing.
In other thoughts, I loved this fourth season.  I think it was the best one out of all ofthem.  It had so much going on.  Storylines galore and drama to keep you busyfor months.  I will only remove a point dueto the annoyance that was Sookie, Bill and Eric.  We’re all going to truly need to grasp ontothe goodness that this season delivered because we must now wait until nextsummer to see how everything turns out. Yes, that is a long time, a very long time.  All in all, I hope that next season is just asgood as this one, if not better.  Theycan achieve this by firstly reviving my girl, Tara.  I can’t emphasize enough just how much thisneeds to happen.  I give True Blood Season 4 “9 loooong months ofwaiting sucks out of 10”.
I’m so over Sookieand her precious fairie vagina and her unbelievably stupid name.  F**k Sookie!” – Pam

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