It’s not uncommon to think that the latest season is always the best, in every way. If the plot didn’t improve, you sure can bet on everyone involved getting more attractive. True Blood had a explosive start and kept raising the bar higher with each episode. In every way. Each season has its own issues for the characters to solve. Season four was marked by evil fairies and confused witches, a brain damaged Eric (as Bill so affectionately said), Sam’s lost younger brother Tommy, Jason’s new true love Jessica, Alcide’s wolfpack, and just too many other things to count. It’s unbelievable what True Blood can do with just twelve episodes per season. Sure, they have nearly an hour each, but few other series on current television have such a complex, yet perfectly comprehensible storyline. The characters are many, and every single one of them has its own sub-plot, ever evolving. It skillfully blends genres whilst maintaining a quality standard, both visual and intellectual. You may not appreciate the theme, you may even think that it is too violent, too graphic, too rude – but you can’t deny its excellence.
If anything, season four was the one that better embodied the true meaning of suspense. Each episode started with the feeling of expectation left by the previous one, and evolved in a web of thrills that seemed to solve the matter at hand, until the last minute, when another issue rises and leaves you with the biggest cliffhanger imaginable. Problem is, that also happened in the final episode – and season five won’t premier until June 2012.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN
Russel Edgington is walking amongst the living again. I knew they should’ve killed him
Reverend Newlin, who is now a vampire, and appears to have added revenge to his craziness, is also back.
Things between Jessica and Jason will get complicated.
WHAT MAY HAPPEN
Something weird and awkward between Sookie and Alcide, that may evolve into something sweet, but doomed for sure. Also, I bet she blowing-up Debbie’s face won’t help.
Tara won’t die, she just can’t. Let me believe it was just a huge scratch.
Terry may go insane, just like Rene’s ghost said. He’s one of my favorites, so it should be interesting.
Bill and Eric… can it last? Meh. As for the love triangle, Sookie said it best: what a mess. I really have no idea how that can be solved. Unless one of them dies. But then it’s boring, so no.
And at last, Andy may finally rest.
The following is a video with one of the final scenes – you can see with what notion of vampire True Blood deals with, and also get a glimpse at the amazing visuals and attention to detail. If you’re interested in seeing some amazing screencaps and touching moments, keep reading. I barely made any enhancements. To note the last one, and Bill’s face in the third – if you’re aware of the context, you may agree it is precious.