Reviewbr> "You're a witch who's a nurse who's a dude" - Lafayette
Since we're talking the final episode of season three, wow outstanding, guess I'll just groove to what went down and what might be coming up next season based on where writer Alan Ball left us as the whip came down to finish edition 2010 of this outstanding horror drama. Ball threw a lot of plot developments onto the screen, rounded out the plot arc from season three, and for sure has me sweating on hitting season four. Russell Edgington might have been deprived of his insane end game, but I've got a feeling he will be lurking in the shadows during the next season. Let's get it on and see what moonlight might show us on the mean streets of Bon Temps.
Was it just me or was Andy Bellefleur eyeing up some V with meaningful intent? Not entirely sure where this might be heading, but interesting development going into next season. For those with low attention spans, Andy has a notable dependency issue, previous he wasn't averse to tackling the odd beer or twenty. Talking of people who have had a passing interest in V, Jason was left by Fulton North with two dead bodies, missing drugs, and even worse without Crystal, as the DEA made things hard to explain. Naturally Jason managed to somehow stumble out from under a bad situation, but you have to wonder what he's in for next season. Jason remains our second favourite character behind Lafayette by the way.
Of course Lafayette's magic stakes are being built up for next season. After his trip with Jesus things are starting to get really freaky for Bon Temp's best short order cook. He's seeing ghosts and all sorts of weirdness that is freaking him out. Besides Renee strangling Arlene, he see's blood on Sam's hands and is left definitely shaken and not stirred. Clearly this is all building toward a plot development in season four, nice touch by Ball laying down the groundwork and building a fair amount of anticipation as things go all witchy on us.
Alan Ball nails a season finale that leaves the viewer sweating oin the next season happening real soon
Tara, still shell shocked from her experiences with psycho vampires in the form of Franklin, walks in on her mother getting hot and heavy with Reverend Daniels on the sofa. That's enough to cause any one nightmares to be honest, and while Mom claims the Rev is going to leave his wife and kids and marry her, Tara isn't a believer. With things spiralling out of control Tara decides it's time to get out of Dodge.
Our resident love birds, Jessica and Hoyt, have decided to move in together in a rental. Naturally this isn't going to be all plain sailing, not just due to Jesse being one of the vampire hordes, as there's a real strange doll on the floor of the bedroom. I always kind of think it's a disturbing thought, an old doll in a barren room, so I'm expecting the freaky deaky to come thick and fast there. Oh I should also mention Mrs Fortenberry has brought herself a rifle, no doubt to use some Southern persuasion after an attempt to get Hoyt back together with Summer failed miserably,
Over at Merlottes Sam has discovered his brother Tommy has robbed him, this being the final straw as far as the shape shifter is concerned. Sam gives chase to the fleeing Tommy, catches him, and warns him to stop. Tommy is having nothing of it, and Sam finally loses patience, shooting him down. Not too sure where that is going to go, we know Sam has one hell of a temper, as evidenced this season, but he also follows a sort of creed in a Jason Stackhouse style. Think I forget to mention that Sam confided in Tara that he is a shape shifter, but at least he isn't a werewolf. Guess there's degrees of supernatural freakiness in the South.
Eric was sacrificing himself in order to defeat the evil and totally insane Russell Edgington, but Sookie is having none of it, saving both Eric and Russell from the effects of their sunbathing. Russell is of course all bound up with some solid torture on the agenda. Highlight for mine was Sookie disposing of Talbot's remains, hey they weren't getting any fresher, as she went into no nonsense Stackhouse mode. Eric and Bill bind Russell in silver and bury him in concrete hoping for a hundred years of peace from the megalomaniac. Naturally Bill decides to double cross Eric as we find there's a hidden agenda behind Bill's actions. You can't keep a good Viking down, Eric is freed due to Pam's intervention and confronts Bill outside Sookie's house. Enough is enough Sookie decides after a few truths come to life and she is in vampire barring mode. Phew that was a lot to get through, should have added spoiler tags I guess.
We leave Bon Temps for the year with Sookie having gone off with the fairies and Bill confronting Sophie Anne in a carefully set trap.
Great finish to the season, I was rocking along to the plot conclusions and the build to next season, should be a good one. Nice to see Alan Ball come out of the ball pen in the bottom of the ninth to bring things home in style. I've given up on recommending this bad boy, if you haven't got your Bon Temps on yet then you are quite frankly missing in action. Catch y'all in next season's guide to Southern Gothic central.