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True Blood Episode Recap "Evil Is Going On" Season Three Finale

True Blood Bites: "Evil Is Going On" Season Finale

Get out your tissues and blot your blood tears away: the season three finale of True Blood has come and gone, my friends. We bid farewell to a couple of characters and watched as some relationships collapsed in front of our eyes.

In true (frustrating) fashion, the show also served up a few cliffhangers, which we won't get to see resolved until — wait for it — next Summer. But like I said, dry your bloody tears so we can talk about the matter at hand: this week's season finale! Break it down when you


  • Best tough-girl makeover: Sookie Stackhouse: badass?! She's been building up a repertoire of being able to take care of herself all season, but this week, she's an unstoppable force. Angry at Bill for betraying her again (or so she thinks), she marches outside to save Eric and let Russell roast in the sunshine. She's snappy, too: my favorite lines of hers to Bill are "You do not own me," and when she insists on letting Eric drink her blood to heal: "We both know he could lose control." But her most anti-Sookie act? Dropping Talbot's trifle-dish remains down the garbage disposal and cackling while Russell watches. Disgusting . . . and sort of awesome.
  • Worst crispy makeover: Russell's burnt-bacon face mask put me off my dinner (though I must admit, I got used to it eventually). I was confused for a bit about what Eric's intentions for him were; for a while it seemed that Godric's phantom disapproval of revenge would make Eric let Russell go. Not so: Eric's final plans for Russell involve a concrete grave at the Herveaux business. So long, most entertaining villain winner.
  • Biggest dream tease: Um, could we please find out what Alcide's dreams about Sookie entail? Or have them film a little bit of footage for it? Thank you. Despite the lack of a visual to go along with Alcide's admission that he misses Sookie, I'm just happy to have the scruffy were-stud back.
  • Least were-mantic breakup: Jason tries to do the honorable thing and help the people of Hotshot by warning them about the impending DEA arrival (or at least, the thing that would make Crystal happy), but her evil ex-fiance/brother/cousin kidnaps her — after going on a mini shooting spree. Crystal, not knowing her audience, tells Jason it's up to him to keep the Hotshotters safe. She takes off as he tells her he'll find her, someday. Snore.
  • Most irritating intervention: Hoyt's mother and Summer confront Hoyt about his relationship with Jessica (love that they're scandalized by the hickey-like bite marks on his neck), but he's not having it. Hoyt is serious about Jessica, and the proof is in the real estate pudding: he brings Jessica to a house he's found for them to live in together, saying he wants to marry her. Don't buy them a wedding present just yet: there's an ominous shot of a discarded item (a doll? Weigh in below) in one of the house's empty rooms, and we see Hoyt's mom purchasing a big scary rifle.
  • Best Felicity impression: Tara is freaked out by Sam's shapeshifter revelation, shaken by her mother's affair with the minister, and finally, haunted by memories of the last few months. So she does what any woman who needs a change does, and lops off her hair. Can't say I agree with Sookie's assessment that she "loves it!" New 'do intact, she drives by Merlotte's, and out of town, it would seem. I wouldn't count on her driving off into the sunset, though — trouble always seems to find Tara.
  • Biggest relationship red flag: Those visions Lafayette has been having since his V experience with Jesus lead to Jesus admitting that he's a witch. Yes, like Lafayette says: a witch who's a male nurse. I guess we knew he was too good to be true.
  • Worst relationship resolution: I get that Sam is furious about Tommy stealing his money, but I don't get his next move: shooting Tommy. Of course, we just see a gun go off and don't have confirmation that Tommy is hit or dead, but still. Sam: that's cold.
  • Most shocking act of jealousy: Were you as flabbergasted as I was when Bill tricks Eric with a handshake and sends him into a concrete grave like Russell's? He even tries to make it seem like it's with good intentions too, telling Sookie that he will end everyone who has tasted her, allegedly to keep her safe. Really, Bill, this has nothing to do with her burgeoning feelings for Eric? Eric escapes (much to my delight), still cool as a cucumber and covered in semi-dry concrete. So what's more shocking than Bill thinking he could kill Eric? The fact he reveals about Bill and Sookie's meeting. Bill let Sookie's beating (in the first episode of the series) happen so that he could feed her his blood. Sookie's right, as far as I'm concerned: Bill manipulated her into falling in love with him. It's over between them (for now at least), and though she may not be ready to welcome Eric into her life yet, she is ready for Claudine and her other fairy brethren. And Bill? He picks a fight with the vampire queen . . . to the death.

So there you have it, folks: the end of another season of True Blood. It's a hard pill to swallow that we won't get to see what happens with Sookie, Eric, and Bill until next Summer, but we'll get through it together. Let's chat about the finale below, and don't forget to join the True Blood Southern Vampire Series in the Buzz Community to get your fix!

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postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
Totally bored by this finale. I'm glad Vampire Diaries is back on... now that's a vampire show that has me sqealing by the end in anticipation for the next episode. I can only think of two episodes of True Blood this season that really had me excited. I thought the finale was so disappointing. Except Eric escaping the cement pit and still looking hot as ever ;)
kurniakasih kurniakasih 7 years
The best part was Sookie cackling while dropping Talbot's remains in the garbage disposal. Awesome. Cement-covered Eric, hehehe, that was a close 2nd. And yah, I'd be so tempted to say 'yes,' to Russell's offer if I were...but then I snap out of it because I still lust for my Eric... Is it so naive of me to really really want Hoyt and Jessica to live happily ever after? :D I know they're all on and off, but they're their own way.
islandchic islandchic 7 years
I hated the finale. The entire season was done poorly. it many extra bits of stories that just didn't come together. Like why give Sam a brother and have him shoot/kill him? Sookie and Bill I am glad that the secret id out. I hate the way the fairies are treated it is better in the book. Well sorta. And Tara needs to deal with things better or they should just get rid of her. The only thing that really interest me was Lafayette. I really want to find out what is going on with him. The scene with Arlene and Rene was interesting 'cause its a secrete that the baby is not Terry's I don't think Lafayette knows that. I wish Bill kills the Queen and I wished that Russell was killed too. the cement thing was just lame. Overall, Season 3 a disappointment.
iloveogres520 iloveogres520 7 years
The season finale could have been better but there were a lot of things I really enjoyed. I'm glad Bill was finally revealed for the manipulator that he is and I'm curious about Tara's story line. I think the next season will finally get True Blood's Tara, more in line with the book's version of Tara. Maybe next season she will finally get some stability in her life. In general, I can't wait for the next season. Bring on the witches!!!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I will say though, it says something that I still thought Eric was wicked hot all covered in cement.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I was a little put off by this season, and the finale for that matter. Sam's descent into doucheyness doesn't do it for me at all. Tara is annoying as all get out now that she's lost her cranky sass, and Sookie and Bill were as irritating as ever - at least that's over. I almost cheered. Plus, this whole weird fairy thing bugs me. It's so campy and soap opera dreamy that I almost roll my eyes every time it comes on. It was about 1000x cooler in the books. At least Eric's still around (duh) so I'm hoping that next season he and Sookie might FINALLY hook up.
AND how did Eric get out of the cement? Did I miss that explanation?
I was SO disappointed. I don't understand the Tara storyline. And I am not a fan on of the direction that the Sookie storyline is going. Too much deviation from the books, but I guess a positive is that we really don't know what will happen next season...
ktc71 ktc71 7 years
I wasn't blown away with this season finale, but I still enjoyed it. I just wish we didn't have to wait so long until the next season! The doll that we saw in the floor in the house that Hoyt bought....I'm guessing it belongs to Summer. She had all those dolls she was showing to Hoyt when they were dating. I agree with jultritz....whatever his intentions were at first, I think Bill does truly love Sookie.
MeiGaku MeiGaku 7 years
i totally agree with the anti-tara comments... she's just not a really likeable character. as with the rest of the finale, i enjoyed it like i do every episode and am just super glad that sookie knows the truth about bill! ugh, she totally needs to move on. @ jultritz: pam found eric because he can call her. that's what bill did to jessica when he was attacked by the wolves. although, i thought eric freed her in one of the previous episodes (can't remember too well) and wouldn't that get rid of their ties? >shrug<
aeryn aeryn 7 years
Pam and Eric can communicate telepathically with each other, because she's his progeny. So, i'm sure he telepathically yelled to get him the heck outta there. He looked snappy covered in cement.
meowalycat meowalycat 7 years
I kept hoping to see Tara drive off a cliff. I'm sick of valuable minutes being wasted on her. As manipulative and abusive as Franklin was, I actually felt bad for him that he fell in love/lust/whatever with her. I hope season 4 brings and end to Tara.
jadenirvana jadenirvana 7 years
I thought it was lame too. I think the sense of urgency is kind of lost because in three seasons, not a single major character has died. Think about LOST. They kept the urgency going in the early seasons because the writers were not afraid to kill off a crowd favorite. As other commenters mentioned, we know Eric isn't going to die, and Bill isn't going to leave, and Sookie will be back, etc. Where's the drama?
threadhunter threadhunter 7 years
booooooo! i'm sad that it's over; and didn't like how things are left hanging... but that is a typical season finale.
jultritz jultritz 7 years
I wasn't bowled over by the finale either. There were some things not explained (how did Pam know to get Eric out of the concrete, for example). I am glad that Eric told Sookie about Bill working for the queen but I do think that he genuinely loves her now, no matter what the genesis of their relationship. I hope tha Sophie Ann dies, I think that Evan Rachel Wood is a terrible actress and that was just a poor casting decision. I know that next season will be the season of the witch and I also read somewhere that Eric will have amnesia next season so I hope that they return to the books on that. I'm sorry but the handling of the fairies is way worse than it is in the books so I hope that they do better with the witches next season. I am going to miss the show!
elramos elramos 7 years
Once again a disappointing cliffhanger. Just like last year, I'm left not caring about the end. Obviously, Sookie will be back. The only highlight for me was Bill's secret finally being revealed. I've waited all season for Bill to go down. The rest of the episode didn't solve anything, just left everything open ended. I guess some people might enjoy that, but after dedicating the whole summer to the show, some big stuff could have at least gone down.
kismekate kismekate 7 years
Ugh. Bad season with bad finale. Tara...die already!
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