True Blood Review by Nadim S.

True Blood 7.09: Love Is To Die

True Blood 7.09: Love Is To Die

Written By:
Brian Buckner
Directed By:
Howard Deutch

I guess I should just make peace with the fact that True Blood is not going to come to a satisfying and compelling end. Although it had some bright spots, this season has been an absolute mess, further punctuated by this slow and tedious episode.

Bill's death-wish still feels like a half-baked idea as opposed to an organic extension of his journey. Nevertheless, I'm praying the writers go through with his demise because the character became an utter bore a long, long time ago. It doesn't look like Sookie and Eric will be settling together either, so here's hoping the writers will commit to the notion of Sookie finding happiness on her own.

Funnily enough, I think this was Sam's last ever appearance on True Blood. Although he was always one of the show's dullest characters, I'm still shocked he didn't get a more satisfying sendoff. He's been such an integral component of the show for so long, and they have him just leave town with Nicole? Bizarre move to say the least. 

In other news, how many times has Pam been captured and used against Eric this season? Get creative, writers! On the bright side, the Yakuza now know where Sookie lives. In a perfect world, the gang would succeed in offing both her and Bill, and the finale would focus on a pair we actually care about (Eric and Pam). Wishful thinking, I know.

The episode's best sequence was undoubtedly Jason narrating Hoyt and Jessica's story to Brigette, intercut with the pair making love. No music, just an impeccably edited and incredibly romantic scene. Sadly, Jason and Brigette's supposed "relationship" still feels like an extremely rushed attempt to give Jason some closure.

Our Grade:
The Good:
  • There's only one episode left to mess things up more
  • Maybe the Yakuza will put Sookie out of our misery
The Bad:
  • Bill's decision still makes no sense
  • Pam is the victim way too often this season

Nadim S. is a regular contributor of review for Critical Myth; The Critical Myth Show is heard here on VOG Network's radio feed Monday, Wednesday & Friday. For more commentary from Nadim, go to You can follow him on twitter at @nadsreviews.

True Blood by - 8/20/2014 6:23 AM138 views

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