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25 November 2008 @ 09:09 am
True Blood finale (definite spoilers)  
Watched the season finale to True Blood last night. It's an odd little show, never great, never terrible, just always good enough. It's biggest weakness as a show is that the three romantic leads, Sookie, Bill, and Sam, are a little dull. Is anybody really coming back week after week to watch them date and mope? No, of course not. We come back to watch Jason adorably get himself into one stupid jam after another, feisty Tara alternately pushing away and allowing back in the people who love her, and Lafayette doing... well... whatever the hell it is he does that I can't quite put my finger on, but is pure magic. Of course most of that magic comes from Nelsan Ellis' portrayal. I suspect his character wasn't one tenth as interesting on the written page.

And that brings me to the singular best thing about the writing of the show: the cliffhangers. Even the most lackluster episodes have had me jonesing hard for the next one because of them. And the season finale's cliffhanger is going to really be bugging me, because they want the audience to think Lafayette is dead. And damn it, that better not be the case! Fortunately, that episode introduced one other character that could be laying dead in that car, so as far as I'm concerned it's that guy who's dead and Lafayette is merely off at that vampire court being judged for the murder of Stephen Root's character. Hopefully the vampire magistrate will find him as endearing as I do.

 
 
Listening to: Matthew Sweet - "Evangeline"
 
 
 
Joe Camelpoppinfresh666 on November 26th, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
Lafayette is one of the best characters in that show. Too bad he's been sidelined, especially in the last episode. But his cutesy line about wanting whatever drugs Sookie was on? Gag. Everyone's chuckle afterward seeming to say "oh Lafayette, you silly drug dealing fag!" If his character is going to start being treated like a caricature, I'd rather they killed him off.

As for explanations, you forget his one remaining side-plot, the Senator he's blackmailing. It would be a decent tactic to throw off the investigation by holding his body for a few weeks after his disappearance.

Given the vampire's regard of humans as lesser beings I doubt they'd put one on trial. Interrogation, perhaps.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: devilish tantrumassmonkeydiary on November 26th, 2008 02:30 am (UTC)
Oh, yeah, the senator!
Kegboykegboy on November 26th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
the senator is a werewolf.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: fishingassmonkeydiary on November 27th, 2008 01:25 am (UTC)
Shut up! Is he?
Kegboy: Dance Of Joykegboy on November 27th, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
No idea. Just a guess.