September 14th, 2009
12:14 PM ET

'True Blood' leaves unanswered questions

Editor’s Note: This post contains spoilers for the Sunday, Sept. 13 episode of HBO’s “True Blood.”

And just like that, it was over.

Another season in Bon Temps has come and gone – with, thankfully, at least one more season on the way. It started with a dead body in the parking lot of Merlotte’s and ended with … well … a dead body in the parking lot of Merlotte’s.

In between, we met the hilarious true-believers of the Fellowship of the Sun, the noble vampire Godric, the doe-eyed and short-lived Daphne and, in Maryann, someone who sort of took the whole Bridezilla thing a bit far (and who, for the briefest of moments Sunday night, actually seemed somewhat sympathetic).

We saw newly-turned vamp Jessica become both a star-crossed teen lover and a merciless killer, saw life turn dark for the perpetually fabulous Lafayette and watched the Bill-Sookie-Eric love triangle get curiouser and curiouser.

Oh yeah … and there was a lot of blood and a bunch of people got naked. Not that anybody watches the show for that sort of thing. Ahem.

In the end, Maryann got her just desserts, Sookie got her house back and the residents of Bon Temps got un-zombified – plus or minus a finger or two. But in great “True Blood” fashion, the season ended with plenty of questions left. Among them:

1. Who got Bill? Clearly this is the big one. The obvious answer would be Eric – acting on his promise to the queen to make sure Bill doesn’t gum up the works of their secret blood-dealing operation. But the show’s writers have a way of avoiding the obvious. Lorena? The Fellowship? All possibilities. Hard to imagine Eric’s not involved, though. The queen’s cover-up order dovetails way too nicely with his hankering for Sookie.

2. What’s up with Sam’s parents? Fresh from finishing off Maryann (please note the lack of “bull by the horns” puns here) everyone’s favorite shape-shifter starts barking up the family tree. “Bad people?” According to the parents that abandoned him? This one promises to be interesting.

3. What of Jason and Andy? Once accused of being a mass murderer, Jason has now actually killed a man. Andy had earned his badge back, but does he have enough credibility to cover up the killing? And how will Tara react to her beloved Eggs living through the Maryann craziness only to take a bullet in the head from a friend?

Good news … there’s a Season 3 to answer all those questions. Bad news … it doesn’t start until June of next year.

See you then.

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  1. Britney...

    He was on Regis and Kelly the other day.. Very Sexy X]

    September 15, 2009 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. America's Next Top True Blood Fan

    The first half of the finale was great. I was put off by the second half, especially with Jason killing Eggs because his death took the shine off of MaryAnne's. They should have saved his death for the first 5 minutes of season three and instead of having him killed by Jason he should have been killed by Tara's mom as he stood over Tara with the knife. It would have been more coherent.

    And Lafayatte kidnapped Bill to sell V.

    September 15, 2009 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  3. suki

    Get real Dan!

    September 14, 2009 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Renee

    What a horrible finale episode.. it was going so wellll. I am truly dissappointed.

    September 14, 2009 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Daniel

    I agree the finale was not quite as exciting as it should have been for a show like True Blood. If anything why have the most climactic part 1/2 way through? But more than that... NEXT JUNE??? Ok HBO, it's time you started having more episodes of ALL your shows. Give me a break, you have the money to do it. 12 episodes is not nearly enough. You can't tell me it takes almost a year to make 12 episodes either.

    September 14, 2009 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Katie - Atlanta

    Sorry, but Eggs didn't take a bullet from a friend. Jason didn't even know him. All Jason saw was this strange man standing over Andy with a huge a** knife like he was threatening him. We know he wasn't. But from where Jason was, it looked like he was. So, Eggs took the hit.

    September 14, 2009 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Renee

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE TRUE BLOOD. June can't get here quick enough. Who took Bill? Could it be Eric, the Fellowship or maybe it was his Maker (Can't think of her name) I'm glad MaryAnn is gone and why did Sookie take so long to say "Yes".

    September 14, 2009 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Anita S.

    Who cares about the books? This is a great TV SHOW. I'll admit Season 1 was definitely better, but I for one am glad that Alan Ball is keeping things different and interesting. See his comments from a recent interview:

    "I think a book and a television show are two different mediums. If I were to follow the books, it would be all about Sookie, because Sookie narrates the story, and the other characters would rarely even show up. Jason would come into the bar and hug her in an attempt to make people think he loves his sister so he can pick somebody up. Tara wouldn't even have existed until this season, and she'd be white. Lafayette would be dead.

    So all I can say to those people is, it's based on the books, but it's not a literal adaptation of the books. I'm doing what I think is the best way to turn that story into a television show. Also, if I just stuck to the books, there would be no surprises. You could go pick up the books anywhere and know exactly what was coming. So personally, I don't see any benefit of making a carbon copy of the books for TV."

    September 14, 2009 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Tully

    Done with black eyeballs, orgies and organs on the menu. The white bull was a tour de force but Jason shooting Eggs was such a conveniently bad ending for that character. Anyway, what a fun Season!
    Next I look forward to revelations in Sam's search for his real parents, Bill's mysterious disappearance and Jessica's evolution. Bring back the original mouthy but clearheaded Tara (she has reasons to be angry again now that Eggs is dead), more of colorful Lafayette and a lot more of vampires' power struggle.

    September 14, 2009 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Sean

    Book was better, show was ok... seems to me the farther they get away from the book the worse it gets... sookie as superwoman? how come that isn't among the unanswered questions??? & obviously bill was taken by eric (or ordered by eric)...

    September 14, 2009 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. James

    While my overall impression of season two was good, I think this season had a harder time walking the line between the comical and dramatic aspects of the story. Both the Fellowship of the Sun and Maryann story arcs fluctuated unevenly between too serious or too campy at times, to the point where neither of them seemed worthy of all the dramatic build up that preceded their resolutions.

    Nevertheless there were some great moments to be had in the show, and I look forward to season 3.

    September 14, 2009 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Laura

    I love this show. I can't believe some of the comments about Bill and Sookie. I think both of them are great and my husband and I are hooked on the show. I think the best part about the show and finale's is they answer the question to the entire season and then have a cliff hanger for next season. Great job HBO!!! I have never subscribed to a premium channel and my friend got me hooked on the series and the only reason why we ordered HBO was because of TrueBlood.

    I am on book 4 of Charlaine Harris books and I have to say that I like the series so much better. I don't like Sookie and Bill too much in the books at all. Koodos to the writers for this series. I think they are way better than the book.

    Its going to be a long wait for Series 3 but my husband and I are going to be c hecking out some other HBO series.

    September 14, 2009 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sha

    The part of Sookie is suppose to be as such. If you read the books you would know this. She is not a bad actress but a wonderful actress who had portrayed Sookie as she was meant to be....

    September 14, 2009 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Belinda

    JUNE!!!!!!! Noooooooooooooo

    September 14, 2009 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Lori c

    What in the world has happened to using proper grammer and correct spelling...Jesus people...check your writing before hitting "send".

    September 14, 2009 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Deanb

    Hmm Im from New Orleans, I can honestly say, I know a lot of people with Sookies accent. Sam's and Tara's. Especially out in areas like Chalmette or slidell, or among the shrimpers and oyster farmers. that deep drawl, the drawn out words, the pacing sounds like home to me. I don't have a nawlins accent myself, lived between nawlins and chicago so I have amixed accent. My best friend is from Monroe LA, a northern LA city, and he sounds like the actors. So, personally, I am fine with that!

    MaryAnn: They told us how she was going down in the last episode! The Vampire Queen said it: She is only mortal when she BELIEVES the God to come has arrived. Sam becoming the bull, being saved from death by Bill, is exactly what we were told would happen.

    Jason and Andy, total comedic pair – I mean really are there people who can be THAT just stupid?

    Eggs: Sad end, but mercifull if you think about it. Could you imagine episode after episode of Eggs slowly killing himself or literally trying from the guilt of what he had done; And Sookie's guilt that she will have to deal with because she opened those memories.

    Hey, sometimes, you just gotta h\have fun, campy inglorious fun.

    September 14, 2009 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Tina

    I don't know about this hiatus business. I have to wait 9 months for a show that only lasts 2 or 3 months. Too long to wait. Hello HBO?!!!

    September 14, 2009 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Mike in Dallas

    Season two was not nearly as good as season one, for me. I still enjoyed it and look forward to the next season.

    September 14, 2009 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Lisa

    "The chick who played Sookie..." hahaha, Dan that's hilarious. The chick is Anna Paquin and she's quite the well known little starlet.

    September 14, 2009 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  20. tbl

    To everyone that says this is just a vampire show...clearly you have not read the books. The books cover pretty much every mythical being there is. So, if you just want a show about Vampires, maybe you should tune into the CW I think there is a show about them on there. As for Anna Paquin being a good or bad actress, I don't think that disliking the character Sookie Stackhouse should define her acting career.

    I read all of the books and I knew Sookie would have an accent but it still took a while to get used to the thick accent that she has on the show, as for everything else, I love it. I have to actually think of the books and the show as two separate things on occasion because they differ so much.

    And I don't think that Sams parents will be werewolves, because he is a Shapeshifter, not a werewolf...But I guess that is something the show could change completely...make it possible to be a Shapeshifter when you have Were parents...who knows...the writers.

    I also hope that in season three Eric will be more present.

    September 14, 2009 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Vincenzo

    I am getting ready to add "Season 2 on DVD" to my collection. My wife and I actually have hosted parties each week with friends who all come over to watch. June of next year can NOT get here quickly enough!

    September 14, 2009 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  22. jordan

    wasn't the last episode suppose to be 2 hours long?

    September 14, 2009 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  23. HM

    I'm so glad Maryann is gone! It was getting frustrating watching her own so many people and take over the town. I'm curious to find out what Sookie is now that she has this new power. I think Bill's maker took him b/c he was proposing to Sookie and she still wants him...but, we'll have to just wait and see next June.

    September 14, 2009 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |

    It isn't that Anna Paquin is bad. She's been fantastic in other movies and that mini-series, Bury My Heart at Wonded Knee. It's the writing for Sookie and it seems to be just Sookie only. The other characters stay pretty much the same. Her character is the only one that seems to be all over the place. One week, Sookie is strong and smart and the next week, she's a fickle flutterhead, kissing Sam and throwing Bill out of her house.

    September 14, 2009 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Vlad

    We need more Jason Stackhouse, the funniest man on TV.

    September 14, 2009 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Tracie

    Nine months with no Eric, geez that's a long time. Hopefully Season 3 will bring alot more of him. Sooooooooooo glad the whole MaryAnn thing is over, geez that was getting on my nerves. Loved Jane Bodehouse though, she cracked me up. Now, if they would just get rid of the Queen's character, or Evan whatever the show would rock. She is the worst actress I've ever seen.

    September 14, 2009 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Gaby

    Is there anyway HBO can not make us wait until June 2010...come on guys have mercy of us....

    September 14, 2009 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  28. john

    hi dan,

    the actress who plays Sookie, is an Oscar Winner. Compared to all the other unknowns, she has done something. Unless you count the sheriff in his role as one of the "Larrys" on Newhart. Give her a chance and really watch her. She can act.

    September 14, 2009 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Ruth

    No, this finale didn't pack quite the same punch as last years. The black-eyed people business went on a bit too long only to find out that the whole thing spanned - what - a couple of days?! What was meant to be a sinister scarefest, made me laugh more than I believe was intended. Maryann as love struck bride-in-waiting was just kinda stupid and farfetched.

    One thing that I'm totally intrigued by: Sookie's new power. Can't wait to see where that goes. Also, why doesn't Jason have any kind of special power. Seems like he would as Sookie's brother.

    September 14, 2009 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Denise

    People this is a TV show not a history lesson, of course she took over the whole town and no one knew, only on TV coul that happen, I know it is far fetched but cut them some slack after it is just entertainment.

    September 14, 2009 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Ashley

    I love True Blood, I was so excited after I read the books and found out they were doing a show. The season ender, uh left me alittle down as a fan, I love Sookie( Anna ROCKS her charecter) but if you have issues with it now, for all the readers we know ( if they continue to kind of follow the books) it gets alot more interesting!!!! Waiting till June though, geez really, its just as long as I wait for Big Love another great show!!!!!

    September 14, 2009 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Helen

    I have read quite a few comments about TB's season finale. It really did make a lot of sense to me. I love the fact that Sam was the one who killed Maryanne, after she has hunted him for the entire second dseason. She finally got want she thought what she wanted. Yeah Sam!
    People seem to forget that Jason, has proclaimed himself the town saviour, one who had decided he is responsible for everyone in town. Remember how he took charge after the wedding party got canceled and what he kept telling Andy about their responsibility.
    People are complaining about Jason killing Eggs. He was only protecting the town and the people, Andy, in the town. Eggs was ranting and raving, waving a bloody knife over Andy. He was doing his self proclaimed job. People have been saying they thought Eggs would commit suicide, he really did commit suicide. Suicide by cop. He wanted someone to kill him so he wouldn't have to do it. He already had enough blood on his hands, figurative and literally. As for everyone else in Bon Temps, or may not be in Bon Temps, (Bill and Sam), I can't wait to see what else is next.

    September 14, 2009 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  33. leo

    This show ROCKS! I count the days till June!! C-you there!

    September 14, 2009 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Stace

    If you cant have shape shifters and delusional mythic god worshipers on true blood then where can you have them. If Ross on friends suddenly turned into his monkey marcel .. you would have all stopped watching bc THAT would be unbelievable.
    Jason as said in another post is convinced he has had superior war training and shooting Eggs was with in the story.
    True blood although far fetched in ways, is new television. its not a story of some group of people in and around NYC/LA for once. I appreciate the uniqueness of all the characters and overall the creator of the show in my opinion has done a wonderful job with the story the characters and the town. Maybe in our would an event like this may be online with in hours but that is a different in a world where vamps exist. Also, I am safe to assume that there are plenty of outragous "news worthy" stories that are never heard of bc they happen in small middle of now where towns such at Bon Temps.
    This is fiction people .. live a little and have some fun ... people spend so much time bad mouthing everything and everyone ...

    September 14, 2009 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Justin

    I agree with the comment about getting the story arc back to vampires. The whole Maryann plot line just didn't do much for me.

    As for Sam and his quest to find his parents. "Bad people" = werewolves????

    September 14, 2009 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Al

    Dan, go back to watching cartoons, you know nothing about acting

    September 14, 2009 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  37. M.R. in L.A.

    Nix, I couldn't disagree more. When the Maryann plot-line wrapped up so abruptly I was a little surprised but the 2nd half hour was so intriguing that I really appreciated them just shuffling Maryann off and getting on with our main characters.

    September 14, 2009 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Marti

    I too watch this show with my husband and thoroughly enjoy it! We too are happy to see the Maryanne plot run its course, and very curious to see who is behind Bill's vampnapping. Poor Jessica, how confused she is. Hope the star-crossed lovers will reunite when the show comes back in June. Re-runs until then will have to satisfy.

    September 14, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  39. chava

    The finale was absolutely entertaining to say the least. This show was my indulgence every Sunday evening, and I am already looking forward to next June.

    I love all the actors on this show. As for Sookie, I think she is funny, quirky, demanding and strong, played perfectly by Anna Paquin. Sookie is the main character, if you don't like her ...the only thing you can do is to STOP watching the show!

    It is a great show! It won't be around forever, so enjoy it while it last!:)

    September 14, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Henry

    First, Dan you don't know what you are talking about. The actress who plays Sookie is marvelous. Second, I agree with most fans; the last 20 minutes seemed unfocused, unlike last year where the finale left you salivating. I like the disappearance of Bill. And I enjoyed Jessica's play of a primal vampire, although I hoped she would get back with her boyfriend. I wish eggs stuck around; Tara needed to have someone. Word's of advice for the writers, do something with the Queen of the vampires, she's terrible. Not the actresses, but the character. A barbie doll vampire is not interesting. The queen should be a female version of Godrich.

    September 14, 2009 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  41. D J

    Read book 3. maybe some clues about who got Bill.

    September 14, 2009 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Daisy

    Anna Paquin is great as Sookie! I love this series and can't wait for June of next year.

    September 14, 2009 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Tony D

    dan must not have liked xmen either, lol
    i love me some sookie!! her and bill to me make the show worth while. thats just my opinion. i cant wait til the next season.

    September 14, 2009 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Dusty

    I understand people's concerns over this season, especially the overarching Maryann thread. Granted, her brand of supernatural influence tested our suspension of disbelief a few times, but it also allowed for a more contextualized narrative for Sam and his shapeshifting history, for Sookie and her 'new' energy to be revealed (to us and to an astonished Maryann), and for the rounding out of the other 'special' inhabitants of Bon Temps. There has also been criticism of Tara's connection to Maryann in Season 1 (the voodoo incantation), only revealed to us in the penultimate episode of this season. While that element can seem 'tacked on,' it makes sense when considering Tara's abusive past and the (metaphorical and literal) demons she (and her Mom) are living with. I hope Season 3 (June!?!?!?) extends this interconnection between the seasons by delving further into Tara's psychological minefield, especially now that Eggs is (presumably) gone. And, as always, more Lafayette whenever possible is a good thing. 😛

    September 14, 2009 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  45. gaia227

    I believe Anna Paquin is still the youngest person to win an Academy Award for her work in The Piano. I admit her acting can be a bit over the top sometimes but mostly she is spot on and comes off as genuine, sincere and believeable.
    Despite that, it is one of the best shows on TV right now along with Mad Men and it sorta helps fill the looooong void between LOST season finale and premieres and vice versa – LOST helps fill the True Blood void.
    I think the actors who play Jason, Layfayette and Sam are all really right on with their characters and do not over act their parts. It really sucks having to wait practically a year.
    I knew Eggs was going to die at some point. HIs character was disposable and there was no room left for him. I am still getting used to Andy – he will always be the Union leader from season 2 of The Wire in my mind and I am just starting to get passed that and accept him as this character. I would say that is a sign of a good actor.

    September 14, 2009 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Kim

    All season long, I thought they were calling Tara's boyfriend X. Eggs is really just a stupid name. As for Anna Paquin's acting, I think I am more disappointed with Sookie's behavior instead of the acting.

    I love Eric. Can't wait to see what happens next with that. I would have liked to see Lafayette be hetero during the Maryann mind sweep, just for fun.

    There were some plot holes but that is to be expected. I did think that it ended kind of abruptly.

    September 14, 2009 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Hatebite

    Its not cutting edge, its not daring. All the vampires do is talk slow.

    This show has the laziest writing I ever heard. And I watch it religiously. You think every episode they'll redeem themselves. I dont know, maybe hate myself and watch as a form of punishment. Fuck it. I'll be there next season.

    September 14, 2009 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Marisol

    Whaaaat!!!!???? June of next year??? You gotta be kidding!!!
    I absolutely LOVE this show and having to wait until june of next year will seem like an eternity!!! I am truly addicted to "True Blood"!

    September 14, 2009 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  49. the critic

    In my opinion every episode has been awsome with the exception of the final 2 episodes of this season. Both episodes had great parts to them but had a very different feel. I found both to be campy and the characters seemed out of place. throughout the season Erics character was filled out but then the last 2 episodes left him out of the story except to show he can fly which advanced the story how? very few complaints love the show.

    September 14, 2009 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  50. BRUCE

    to me Bill taking is the church because of the chain around his neck but the person was wearing black gloves.
    sunday nights rock when first blood is on. to dan sookie looks pretty hot in her work outfit and she is a good actress

    September 14, 2009 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  51. MikeB

    To Dan: The young woman who plays Sookie, Anna Paquin, has won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. How many Academy Awards have you won?

    September 14, 2009 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Ryan

    Levi, the show isn't just about vampires. It's about all supernatural myths. Next season will be in Mississippi and will evolve around werewolves. That's about all I know for sure. It sticks to some of the same stuff the books do but adds some things here and there to keep people interested. I wonder if they will ever show Bubba (elvis) in the actual show?

    September 14, 2009 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  53. mike

    i dont wanna ruin it for anyone but next season warewolfs come into play..and bill got abducted by (if you dont wanna know then don't read)....a hitman hired by eric to kidnap and hold on to bill until sookie falls for eric.

    September 14, 2009 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Alex

    LOL Doodle – that was classic!

    "Gee Dan, Sookie plays a waitress from Louisiana! How much acting do you want?"

    Though I do agree with a couple others – how much further can this character really go at this point? I'm getting a bit tired of the character myself.

    Great show though!

    September 14, 2009 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Jess

    I agree with a big majority of what was said. As one that has read nearly all the books now, I found this season about midway through almost to the point of boring. Last night I thought was a a little overboard and hope it gets back on track from season one. I think if they would have stayed true to the books with a few turns, etc. this season could have been much better. The whole Maryann plot ran way to long and you could tell they were stretched thin on the story line. One thing I do like about the show versus the books is the change of Lafayettes' character, he certainly carries the show at times.

    September 14, 2009 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  56. MC

    Seriously it is quite obvious many of you have not read the books. Those who have would agree the characters do well for the development in the books. I am a little disappointed the series has gone on its own off the books a bit.

    September 14, 2009 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Cris

    Nix: In a word, Yes. The finale was a complete mess.

    Poor Michele Forbes (a favorite actress of mine ever since she was the M.E. on "Homicide") having to speak those ridiculous "Athena, Dionysus, ...etc." lines.

    September 14, 2009 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Gregoire

    Anna Paquin was amazing last night. No question. Plus she had a couple of the best lines - where did that egg come from? Did you lay it?

    September 14, 2009 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Devin

    FYI, the older woman that gets a drink and says something to Sam near the end of the episode about "not imagining something like that happening in Bon Temps" is Charlene Harris, the write of the book series.

    September 14, 2009 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  60. cindy

    I've read all the Sookie Stackhouse novels. (all 9 of them) I just wish that the True Blood Series would follow the book more. I do like the show however and can not wait until the next book is out and the series begin in june 2010.

    September 14, 2009 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Jason

    Anna Paquin's accent as Sookie is exactly how Charlaine Harris, the author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, sounds. Exactly. Down to the drawl.

    Now where I come from, that's acting. So lay off.

    September 14, 2009 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Haleigh


    That "chick" portrayed Rogue fantastically in the X-Men movies, unlike Halle Berry who did NOT pull off Storm's attitude. If Anna Paquin's acting is less than good in True Blood, perhaps it is not the actress but the director? Don't be an idiot and just say things to say them. Unfounded statements sometimes get you yelled at in forums. And if they don't, they still make you look silly.

    September 14, 2009 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Jessica

    Anna is acting just the way Sookie is written – take a look at the book series this show is based off of by Charlaine Harris.

    If you thought this season was wild, just wait for the rest. The series is diverging from the books some, but there is lots more "fun" to come.

    I can'r wait for June myself!

    September 14, 2009 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Amanda

    I love this series! And I have to sort of agree with some of the other posters, Anna Paquin is not the best actress but then again, you're right, she plays a waitress from Louisianna. Don't take a genius for that one!
    I am a bit disappointed that we have to wait 9 months for the next season. But look forward to it nonetheless.

    September 14, 2009 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Barry

    As someone who has read evryone of the books and has watched this show from the beginning I can state that This is a damned good show and does the books proud. Anna Paquin is the perfect Sookie and I can't wait for some of the other interesting characters from the Books to show up

    September 14, 2009 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Michelle

    I've read the books....this show has become a real mess. I started watching bcuz I'm such a fan of the books. It initially had alot of promise (despite the miscasting of the Sookie character). The last few shows were it for me. The best thing I can say about the show is ERIC. The guy who plays Eric is great. Unfortunately, Alan Ball downplays Eric so much that he isn't given the due he is deserved. The writing on the show is astounding. They been given free rein to change the story line and they are doing so just for the heck of it instead of doing it bcuz they have a different story to tell. My recommendations: Get rid of Anna Paquin; Stick to the book bcuz you're all of the place with this new story & more ERIC!!!

    September 14, 2009 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Jacki

    The Sookie character is exactly like the book character. Like it or not, Anna does keep the character true. The show is so different from the books, I mean Lafayette died in book 1 for goodness sake, it's nice to see something stay true to written form. However, that being said, I love the show; love Eric & Sookie together, and can't wait for season 3 to enjoy their relationship even more. Totally HOT!

    September 14, 2009 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Jess

    I get very confused when I read comments about how good Paquin is. I mean, do you watch the show? Her accent is bad, bad, bad. Have you guys ever heard an actual NOLA accent? Bill's is worse, though. Her acting is robotic and ridiculous. I think the show has some merit, but her performance is beyond terrible. The other actors are improving and leaving her in the dust. Except for Bill, who might as well be played by a puppet.

    And because I know you'll ask, I watch the show because some of the acting is just wonderful, specifically Jason (this Aussie seems to have the accent down cold!), Jessica, Eric and LaFayette. The writing also seems to be improving. I also watch it because my husband likes the show, but I have no idea why... 😉

    September 14, 2009 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Vanessa

    As a fan of the books, I'm extremely happy with the show. Anna is doing a great job. Before you judge Anna on her acting, please read the books first. She is spot on! I couldn't imagine anyone else in the role.

    I cannot wait until June for season 3. This show is only going to get better, wait till you meet some of ther other characters!

    September 14, 2009 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  70. JENN

    this show is full of bad acting. being from louisiana i cringed when i watched the first episode. no one sounds like that. that was the only episode i watched. i found it to be all around sad, and the books aren't much better. there are way better shows out there.

    September 14, 2009 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  71. dawn

    i think anna paquin does a great job with Sookie. Far better than when she did Rogue in xmen. if she would have put some of sookie in rogue then rogue would have been perfect.

    September 14, 2009 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Ressa

    OMG, IT'S OVER???? I have to wait until JUNE to find out what is going on??? I think I'm going to have to start therapy. And how could anyone say Anna Paquin is a bad actress??? Puh-lease.

    September 14, 2009 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  73. andrew

    The writers of season 2 have come close to ruining this series. I could hardly sit through last nights finally. It would have been easier to believe I was watching a bad episode of X-Files or even better, Charmed, than the series I grew to love during season 1. The plot has gone too far into the sci-fi direction. What was that bit about sookie pushing over the meat-tree-shrine and then smashing the egg????? Read that last line again! Making sense out of the above statement will be equally as difficult as sitting through any of the 2nd seasons re-runs.
    And my other issue...enough with this over the top, super sappy romantic dialogue scenes. This isn't Twighlight. Season 2 writers have neutered this series. This series will not go on a 4th season if it continues in this direction!

    September 14, 2009 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  74. nancy smith

    My daughter and I love this show...we so look forward to Sunday nights now. We have been devoted fans since before the show started. I hate it that we will not have any more shows until next June, OMG, that is so far away. I loved this season the most and I truely think that next season with be even better. I just love all of the characters and please keep in coming.

    September 14, 2009 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Daryl

    If you are a fan of the show you should definitley read the books,They are even better than the show

    September 14, 2009 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Liana

    I enjoy the characters, but would like for Bill to get back to being that strong sexy guy he was is season 1. He seamed a bit wimpy this season. Love Eric and Lafayette too! Glad they didn't kill off Sam.

    September 14, 2009 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Lloyd

    If you read the book (and I've read them all), you will see that Sookie, Eric, and Bill are perfectly cast down to the way they style their hair. The acting does very much match the characters in the book. And the accents are spot-on. The presence of Shifters, Psychics, etc., is all very present in the book although more slowly introduced.

    As a reader of the books, I can certainly appreciate the new things that appear in the tv show. I think it leaves you more intrigued than someone who only watches the show because you think you know something and then you realize it's a whole new storyline (i.e. the lack of depth of the MaryAnn character in the books and the depth of her role here.) Lafayette, Tara, and Andy are probably the 3 recurring characters who are not well developed in the book, but certainly get more depth in the tv show, especially Lafayette. The one character I'm not happy with is the Queen, who from this introduction, just seems very different and not as interesting and powerful as she did in the book.

    I do agree that the ending of the season was a bit of a mess. It seemed like they tried to hurry up and end the MaryAnn storyline; and generally makes me concerned what the writers of the show are doing when laying out an entire story path not previously set by the books. With that said, I am hopeful and confident that they will handle it correctly next season. The person who wrote about the town going crazy and no one in the country finding out about it is correct. I think the writers do have to be careful to make sure the sci-fi does weave properly with "real-life". After all, that's what makes it so fascinating.

    September 14, 2009 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Tekhoni

    Vampires only??? Not even close! Lets hope they bring on the werwolves, WareTigers, WareJaguars, and the Fairies! Can't wait to see who they cast for these characters! Erik was quite the eyepleaser, so my hopes are up there! I am no fan of Bill (the character), but he really is supposed to be unemotional and cold for the most part. And he is supposed to speak like he is from about 100 years ago, so I think that character is right on. I have always thought Bill was a bit of a pansy as far as VAMPIRES go! LOL All I can say about the Maryanne character was what the heck was up with that shaky shaky thing? I LMAO every time she did that. It is hard to be scared of someone when they do that. HA HA

    September 14, 2009 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  79. TJ

    I sat through the whole finale with one eyebrow raised, saying "huh???" The storyline seemed to be scattered all over the place and the "climax" happened mid-stream. I understand that writers always want to leave a cliffhanger so people will return next season to watch, but come on... I didn't feel the "actions & reactions" would have followed basic human psychology (given that we ARE speaking about vampires, immortal (ha!) handmaidens, shapeshifters, and the like). At least Sookie had the where-with-all to ask "Okay, what's up with the egg????" (Makes you wonder if the writers DO read the blogs, eh?)

    This season seemed to be overloaded with character inconsistency...and drastically deviated from the book series. I realize it is common to be "based upon the book," but how loose can you get without turning people off?

    And I agree that Bill's character, especially, needs some new lines. He seems to have gone from a strong character to a rather wimpy, always showing up late, moody type of guy. Blah... He's become BORING.

    And notice how Sookie's newfound electrical powers were hardly even touched upon? What's up with that? Still no explanation in this season...nor any kind of hint that it might actually tie into a storyline somewhere! (Note – if you've read the books, you MIGHT be able to deduce where these "powers" come from...)

    I started off very excited about this series... Especially after last season. Today, I am feeling a bit disgusted and VERY disappointed with this season's set of shows. Hopefully HBO will fix their faux paus for next season or I'll be tuning out...

    September 14, 2009 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Melissa

    I simply can't wait. I haven't had this much fun waiting for the next season of a tv show in at least 10 years (including my love of Supernatural).

    September 14, 2009 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Nicole

    Anna Paquin is also Rogue in the XMen movies. She is definitely a good actor. I don't like the girl who plays the queen though.

    September 14, 2009 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Esmer

    The whole season was great. But the one image I can not get out of my mind without laughing is when Bill is at the queens place sunbathing with sunglasses. That was just too much!!! LOL

    September 14, 2009 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Brooke

    I have to agree with those who stated that Anna can't act. She is absolutely horrible. I don't care what she won in her previous roles. I have read the books and she is not who I would have chosen to play Sookie. The only reason I have continued to watch the series is because of the actors playing the supporting characters, Eric, Sam, Jason, Tara, and Pam. If it weren't for them I would have given up on this series before Season 1 was even over.

    September 14, 2009 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  84. buckwoman

    just read the books – if you can possibly image; they are better than the show!

    September 14, 2009 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Tekhoni

    If it seems like to long to wait, read the series. I love the series and even though the books are NOTHING like the series in plot it really brings the characters to life. I am very happy I read the book series before I became engulfed in the Television series, but I can't live without both of them. Very different but awesome all the same. I have to agree with Dan that the actress who plays Sookie, just doesn't give her character justice. Sookie is supposed to be sweet, quirky, and likable, but still does what she thinks is the right thing to do, no matter what. So far I can not find any of those qualities coming from this actress. She is more screechy and abrasive than anything and not particularly likable in any way. I have faith that Anna Paquin could become the character Sookie should be if she chose to do so.. I have seen her in other movies and liked her acting, so my hopes are high.

    September 14, 2009 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Sherry

    I was glad to see the MaryAnn storyline end... and it ended awesome! I loved it that Sam and Bill worked together on getting rid of her...

    Could have used a little more Eric on this episode!!

    Jason shot Eggs to save Andy... that should lead to some good Andy and Jason scenes next year! They are a great comic relief duo!! I think my favorite part of this season was Andy, Jason and Sam making the zombie eyed people believe Jason was the god who comes!

    Nice cliffhanger with who took Bill! Bring on the Bill/Sookie/Eric love triangle next season!! Can't wait!

    Loved Lafayette as a "bridesmaid"... too funny!

    I love this show... its gonna be a long 9 months waiting for its return!! But I love it that True Blood and Hung are summer series... gives me something great to watch during the summer that isn't a repeat!

    September 14, 2009 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Stephanie

    The season was way to short. I can't wait until next June! I am glad this whole thing with Maryann is over. I hated that plot. It was wayyy to weird. The whole thing with Sam's parents should be interesting. I agree with the money is on Eric taking Bill, plus the gloves holding on to the silver chain adds to it further.

    September 14, 2009 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Gene

    Next season promises to be as interesting as this one.

    If you have ever read the books that the show is based on, you would understand that this is not just a show about vampires. It is about supernatural beings, of which you will see a lot more varieties in the future. If you like the shows, buy the books. They are great!

    They are written by Charlaine Harris and it is called the Sookie Stackhouse series. All of them are available on Amazon and of course lots of other places.

    September 14, 2009 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Cara

    The show is great. But why not till June? That's so crazy.

    September 14, 2009 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  90. MissyB

    If anyone likes to follow the books vs the series can find out who in fact abducted Bill. But seeing as how Season 2 went waaaaay far away from Book 2, "Living Dead In Dallas," who knows if the players are going to stay the same! I havta say I'm a bit bummed Season 2 didn't end the same way Book 2 did! Eric as Sookie's orgie date was highly amusing!
    And for my bit of irritation – Sookie so far has never been proposed to, and she lamments about this more than once in her book life. I'm sure this will change the way she views relationships now, screen vs. print.

    September 14, 2009 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  91. James

    The first 20 minutes of the finale were fantastic. The last 38 minutes was mind-numbingly boring, and the final 2 minutes didn't seem big enough to make me say "Oh My Gosh, I can't wait until next season!".
    All in all, the 3 episodes leading to the finale were amazing, and the finale was "just OK". I really do not think Eric, or Lorena, took Bill. I think that, whoever that is, will be the new villain for the next season. Maybe the queen herself? I would not hate seeing more Evan Rachel Wood as the Queen. She brings a level of danger that could bring about some sort of chaos, and that would be worth waiting for. If it is Eric, that's a little too " on the nose" for me.

    September 14, 2009 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Andrea

    Dan, why bother commenting? Levi, read the books.

    Definitely think Eric as Bill's kidnapper would be too obvious. The thing that keeps you on the edge of your seat is that they (the writers) don't stick to the books exactly, and they don't fall back on the obvious. That's what keeps me watching.

    September 14, 2009 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Abby

    After they left Dallas the season went downhill. The finale was a bit dissapointing and after the Maryann story line was over the rest of the episode felt awkward. Plus the finale cliff hanger had been hyped as BIGGER than the first season...but for me...not so much. Hopefully next season will have better writing and plot lines and more Sookie and Eric!!!

    September 14, 2009 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  94. kat

    Can't wait till June. too all who don't like Anna Paquin don't watch. I personnal think she and Bill are great. Got to remember he is from a time when people were not as open as today and treat people with a little more repect than they today. I too was getting tired of Maryann, kinda of shock of the shooting of Eggs. Just not fair we have to wait till June. The season just don't last long enough.

    September 14, 2009 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Brendan

    Even as a big fan of the series, I have to admit the season 2 finale felt fractured and lacking in authority. All while trying to enjoy the last new shot of content for almost a year, I felt like I was watching one of the least memorable episodes in the short series' run. The Maryann plot line did get out of hand and was goofy in a show that rarely works in that tone. People who criticize the acting of the show need to get a life. The only thing more pathetic than watching a television program you dislike is complaining about it on the internet!

    September 14, 2009 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  96. T

    I am a lifelong Southener, and I find it interesting that the most consistent complaint I hear about True Blood (from people who actually watch the show) is about the accents. I know a lot of people who talk and sound exactly like Tara, and Sookie, and Jason (I may have indulged in it a little myself from time to time, especially when I'm angry). I think most folks have a hard time seeing Ryan Kwanten speaking with his native Australian accent and then switching to Jason Stackhouse's Louisiana accent.

    As for the episode, I'm still digesting it all...I did get a giggle out of Charlaine Harris (author of the books) being in Merlotte's...

    September 14, 2009 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Sheelah

    I liked the finale and I must say I'm glad Mary Ann is gone. That story line was becoming quite boring. I don't think it was Eric who took Bill because that would be too easy.
    Bring on season 3 in June.... 2010. 🙁

    September 14, 2009 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Jes

    Yeah... blah!

    And if you read the books, Sookie Stackhouse is supposed to be, shall I say, more curvacious! Anna's body does not match the description in the books. Neither does Eric, who is described as a "Conan" type warrior. However I do love the character in the TV show, so is all good. Lafayette and Tara, who are non consequential characters in the books (he dies in the first one), are a trip! So yeah bring em back in full force! It be great if they turn him... then he be an "out of the coffin" vamp! LOL! Well... at least we have football for the next 6 months...

    September 14, 2009 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Amy

    And here I was thinking last night that Anna Paquin is doing a phenomenal job with Sookie. You might not be a fan of her mannerisms, but that's a completely different beast than her actual acting. Her reaction when he proposed was pretty genuine right down to running off to the bathroom. The accent comes with the character.

    September 14, 2009 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Andi

    I thought that the last show was fantastic & it both answered questions & created questions for next season. This season led us deeper into the world of Bon Temps & showed the vewers that there is some WEIRD stuff in their world, not just vamps & mind readers. Each character has grown & developed more from the first season. Sookie has lost some of her wide-eyed innocence, now that she is becoming more involved with Bill & Eric & the other vamps.

    Jason is getting tougher & developing a mind of his own for once. I do not find it odd that he shot Eggs, especially considering his "military" development over the last few episodes. He has bonded with Andy & he feels like the two of them have saved the town. So it makes sense that he would protect his friend if he was in danger. Yes, he has never shot anybody, but he has been working on his reactions & his need to make a change. His reaction to the shooting was expected & natural. It made sense that Eggs was going to die, his character had run its course.

    September 14, 2009 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Doodle

    Gee Dan, Sookie plays a waitress from Louisiana! How much acting do you want?

    September 14, 2009 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Rob

    Honestly, I was never crazy about the story line of Maryann. I just thought it did fit well with vampires. It is almost like they needed a side story to The Fellowship of the Sun since Sookie was out of town for most of the season. I still love the show though and cant wait til next year.

    September 14, 2009 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Tiffany

    I agree with Nix on this...the episode kind of made me shrug my shoulders...I'm a bit curious about Bill's kidnapping and I feel sorry for Tara though...can't wait to see her reaction once she finds out what actually happened...but the finale didn't have the same punch as last season...ah well...June 2010 it is...

    September 14, 2009 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Anna

    I used to like Anna Paquin. She was such a cute in Piano movie. But now I just can't help it but hate the way she is acting.
    I watch True Blood because it's interesting. And I really love the way Jessica vamp has blended into the show!

    September 14, 2009 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Sara

    I agree, Anna Paquin is pretty bad. I'm sick of seeing her shake her head through every line and her accent is horrible. But Bill is much more painful to watch. Every line is delivered in this affected tone and he always has the same expression on his face – how about some subtlety, man. Overeall I am tired of the Bill/Sookie characters – bring on The Viking! I think the season finale was a bit of a mess....but in the end I'm still totally hooked and can't wait for next June.

    September 14, 2009 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Scott

    I hope they go back to the good writing and directing that made the show such a hit the first time around. The whole Maryann storyline got to be very silly. a whole town goes loopy in this day and age and the rest of the world doesn't know about it? Hardly..., it would be online in two hours.

    September 14, 2009 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Levi

    I have to agree. The chick that plays Sookie is horrible. No better than when she played "Rouge" in X-Men. And unfortunately I have to watch the show, cause my wife watches it.

    And besides, I thought the show was about vampires, not shapeshifters, psychics, and pagan goddess'.

    September 14, 2009 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Libby

    If you read the books, you would know Anna Paquin plays a perfect Sookie Stackhouse. Of course I'm now sure you will say that you won't read the books either. It is infortunate that most of the cliffhangers they left us with are not even in the books so not even the readers know what's going to happen next.

    September 14, 2009 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Torrington MD

    anna ( the chick that plays Sookie ) was amzing in an Indian movie back a few years. she has played LOTS of great roles,honestly.
    Wounded Knee?

    and she is hot!

    we will be back, God willin'-next June! MD

    September 14, 2009 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  110. SAM

    Overall I was disappointed by this season. Initially I thought that Maryann was interesting and dangerous. However as the story unfolded I was disappointed, and couldn't take her character serious. I agree that Jason killing Eggs was out of character. He went the entire series never firing a shot when previously confronted by the zombie-like residents of Bon Temp, yet he shoots Eggs with no hesitation? I hope that next season Layfette especially and Tara returns to their former selfs. I miss the old Jason Stackhouse!

    September 14, 2009 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  111. M

    June???! That makes following a serious dumb. Who wants to wait 9 months with reruns. Not me!

    September 14, 2009 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Liz

    Thanks Bob. I thought the ending was great – just more anticipation for next season – to bad for eggs though.

    September 14, 2009 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Susan

    I haven't watched the finale yet (although thanks for the spoilers!), but I would like to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE this show! My husband and I tape it and watch it on Monday nights, together. I hope the finale is not as disappointing as the message boards make it sound, but I know that we will be anxiously awaiting next season. Awesome show!

    September 14, 2009 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Audrey


    The "chick" who plays Sookie received the Academy Award for her role in the piano. They don't give the Academy Award to bad actors.

    September 14, 2009 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Kate

    I agree with Nix it just seemed very short, I understand they have been building up to this the last three episodes. Then it seemed kinda of blah for the end of the season.

    I guess thats good for me I won't be dying in wait for the next season.

    Maybe I just need to watch the episode again, but it just seemed to end the story so abruptly IMO.

    September 14, 2009 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Wanda

    June of next year, come on!!!! I cannot wait,

    September 14, 2009 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Jeff

    Dan, if it is unwatchable, then why are you commenting on the season-ender?

    September 14, 2009 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Bob

    Dan, if the show is so unwatchable how can you possibly comment on any of the acting in it?

    I hate it when mindless idiots get on message boards and post drivel just to see what happens.

    September 14, 2009 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  119. chris

    By far, the best show on television, too bad the season ended so quickly.

    September 14, 2009 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Dan

    The chick who plays Sookie is the worst actress I've ever seen. She makes this show unwatchable. Standing out as a bad actor in this show is something special...

    September 14, 2009 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Nix

    Was it me or was the finale kind of a mess? It seemed like once the Maryann part of the plot was complete, the writers didn't know what to do for the last 1/2 hour of the show. Sam's looking for his parents was interesting, Bill being taken was Ok, but Jason killing Tara's boyfriend was totally out of character. The rest of the 20 minutes just seemed like a meaningless touchbase with various mostly minor characters.

    September 14, 2009 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Liz

    JUNE OF NEXT YEAR!?!?!?!?!?!!?!!!!! COME ON – Seriously.

    September 14, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |

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