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Old August 28 2014, 10:36 AM   #166
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Re: True Blood SEASON 7

Wednesday met the true death.

Poor Pugsley!
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Old August 29 2014, 02:58 PM   #167
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Well, it can't be 2015, because there's no Wednesday, July 11th, in 2015. The only two choices are 2012 and 2018. I'm pretty sure the second jump said "Three years after that," but I'd have to check. But that doesn't fit with the ghost town dates either way. And it doesn't fit with OmahaStar's timeline estimate either.

Basically the timeline makes no sense whatsoever, unless we just assume there's some minor difference in the calendar in their universe.
I went back and rewatched the end of the finale.

To establish the timeline from this season's episode I Found You:

We know now that True Blood is set in April, 2011, thanks to Sookie’s diary reading.

http://www.cultofmac.com/285395/foun...ice-bon-temps/
Then we get three time jumps:

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- "About a year later" takes us to Eric and Pam doing the infomercial for New Blood. I thought this and the NYSE shot were roughly the same time, which is what messed me up, but they actually had an extra jump.

- "Three years after that" take us to Eric and Pam at the NYSE on a Wednesday, July 11th, which is impossible since the only years those occur in are either 2012 or 2018, as mentioned. So apparently they screwed up and used a shot from the actual NYSE in 2012 or didn't realize their own timeline, which is entirely possible given their other screw-ups.

- "The following Thanksgiving" is the last time jump.

So it goes roughly April, 2011 to ~April, 2012 to a non-existent July 11, 2015 to Thanksgiving, 2015.

But then there's still the problem that both Sam and Jason have kids which are clearly older than four, so yeah, they screwed up.

Other info from my rewatch:

- Sookie's boyfriend/husband is either not a vampire or is more likely feeding off her fairy blood to remain in the daylight, since he's the one lowering the turkey into the deep fryer in daylight in the pic above (he says "turkey's in" in an unrecognizable voice, and she says "thanks, honey," so it's definitely the new guy). Point in favor of him being a vampire is the large supply of New Blood in the fridge, though it's really fucked up that Eric and Pam wouldn't share the cure with him. Point against is that he's wearing gloves to lower the turkey into the deep fryer, which I guess even vampires don't want to be burned, but it seems unnecessary if you'll immediately heal.

- There are still roving vampires with Hep-V in the future, because Sookie has a "Never Walk Alone" magnet on her fridge. That might be how she met her vampire boyfriend/husband; in the vampire/human protection/feeding program. Which again, makes what Eric and Pam are doing releasing the New Blood instead of the cure really fucked up.

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Old August 30 2014, 08:22 AM   #168
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Pam and Eric are going to be really really rich.

So who is the baby's daddy if the daddy is a vamp?

Maybe she has tons of New Blood because a whole bunch of vamp friends are coming for evening Thanksgiving as soon as it gets dark.
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Old August 30 2014, 08:45 AM   #169
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So who is the baby's daddy if the daddy is a vamp?
Sperm donor, I guess.

Maybe she has tons of New Blood because a whole bunch of vamp friends are coming for evening Thanksgiving as soon as it gets dark.
Yeah, that works too. There was Jessica and Lafayette's boyfriend.
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Old August 30 2014, 09:43 AM   #170
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It would be pretty hilarious if Bill suicides by Sookie so she can be free from vamps (which makes no sense but whatever) and she hooks up with another one.
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Old August 30 2014, 10:14 AM   #171
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- "Three years after that" take us to Eric and Pam at the NYSE on a Wednesday, July 11th, which is impossible since the only years those occur in are either 2012 or 2018, as mentioned. So apparently they screwed up and used a shot from the actual NYSE in 2012 or didn't realize their own timeline, which is entirely possible given their other screw-ups.
I'm thinking the latter, since it's a four-year jump and four years from the present takes us to 2018.

But then there's still the problem that both Sam and Jason have kids which are clearly older than four, so yeah, they screwed up.
My fanwank on that: Thanksgiving was cancelled for two years because of the Vampire Apocalypse, so the "next" Thanksgiving was two years later.

- Sookie's boyfriend/husband is either not a vampire or is more likely feeding off her fairy blood to remain in the daylight, since he's the one lowering the turkey into the deep fryer in daylight in the pic above (he says "turkey's in" in an unrecognizable voice, and she says "thanks, honey," so it's definitely the new guy).
Okay, I didn't catch that.

Point in favor of him being a vampire is the large supply of New Blood in the fridge, though it's really fucked up that Eric and Pam wouldn't share the cure with him.
I thought of that, but then I thought maybe New Blood is all there is in the future. Why bother bringing back True Blood if you've got New Blood?

- There are still roving vampires with Hep-V in the future, because Sookie has a "Never Walk Alone" magnet on her fridge. That might be how she met her vampire
That's weird. Maybe it's just a relic-- a "never again" kind of reminder.

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So who is the baby's daddy if the daddy is a vamp?
Maybe more happened in those four years than we know. Or maybe he was turned after the impregnation.

Maybe she has tons of New Blood because a whole bunch of vamp friends are coming for evening Thanksgiving as soon as it gets dark.
I thought of that, but it's all right there in the kitchen fridge, not in the beer cooler you'd keep outside or in the cellar for a large party. I know that proves nothing, but it just seems that way to me.

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It would be pretty hilarious if Bill suicides by Sookie so she can be free from vamps (which makes no sense but whatever) and she hooks up with another one.
Indeed it would.
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Old August 31 2014, 01:24 PM   #172
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Old August 31 2014, 04:00 PM   #173
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Why would Eric's fans rejoice (at least anymore than anyone else who hated the character)? It's not like they were ever in competition with each other except for a brief portion of a single season.
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Old September 1 2014, 01:49 AM   #174
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I finally limped over the finish line with this show.

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- Eric recalling his inner Zoolander and going all Night at the Fangtasiabury to the techno in the Hackuza's Tokyo Drift car.

I got more of a Dragula vibe personally:


Anyway, yeah, finale... what can I say, this show really petered out. I recall the first season being legitimately good. Now I'm really questioning if that happened or if I have some kind of early onset dementia, because looking at where it ended up it's hard to imagine it ever having been decent. The only good thing about the final couple of episodes is that Pam and Eric got to act like badass vampires. Even so, Eric is still a ridiculously inferior version of ol' Spike, and played by one of the most dreadful actors to ever make it onto a TV screen. It was hilarious watching him try to ham it up for the infomercial, when really that's how most of his acting comes across

If I could turn back time, I'd just do a Buffy rewatch instead of bothering with this show.
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Old September 1 2014, 01:58 AM   #175
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But Alexander Skarsgard (Eric) is actually in Zoolander.
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Old September 1 2014, 04:59 AM   #176
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Haha, totally missed that
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Old September 4 2014, 12:55 PM   #177
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SO it seems all that crapola about the Noble Bill leading people to freedom on the underground railroad had absolutely no connection to anything. Not even a teeny parallel about Vamps being saved. Just a bunch of eye rolling hooey.
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Old September 4 2014, 06:01 PM   #178
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I was just so disappointed in the wrap-up for Sam. 7 seasons and NOT ONCE does he turn into something seriously badass--by which I mean a lion, a gorilla, a rhino, a bear, an elephant; a BIG and powerful animal that causes some folks to dirty their pants. NOT ONCE. I thought I'd at least see him do a lion, because someone told me that's in the books.



That ghost-Tara storyline was a major timewaster. It was good for the Lafayette/James interactions, but other than that, a huge waste of time in the last season.
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SO it seems all that crapola about the Noble Bill leading people to freedom on the underground railroad had absolutely no connection to anything. Not even a teeny parallel about Vamps being saved. Just a bunch of eye rolling hooey.
Well, he did end up underground to "save" Sookie from a lifetime of his passive-aggressiveness and moping, and his attitude about women and relationships remains stuck in 1865 terms, so it's a metaphor for that.

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I was just so disappointed in the wrap-up for Sam. 7 seasons and NOT ONCE does he turn into something seriously badass--by which I mean a lion, a gorilla, a rhino, a bear, an elephant; a BIG and powerful animal that causes some folks to dirty their pants. NOT ONCE. I thought I'd at least see him do a lion, because someone told me that's in the books.
Yeah, the only time he ever did anything out of the box with it was going super-tiny to become a fly and then revert back to human form inside the vampire to kill them, but then that's not really as satisfactory as becoming something cool like a lion or elephant.
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