Okay, honestly, what fucking planet are some of these people living on? On what planet does anyone think anything about this relationship is “easy” or “smooth sailing”? Just because two people fall in love with each other doesn’t mean it’s just going to be LIKE…
No wonder Eric was a bit sarcastic and amused after hearing Bill had become a mainstreamer…:D
I loved seeing the flashback, which gave new meaning to Eric’s delivery. Back in season 1 we were lead to believe that Eric found the idea of mainstreaming unpalatable. BUT then we see the flashback and we’re given more insight into their history and now the way he says that word means something different, entirely.
I do love that True Blood can give us these types of moments that completely change our perspective of what we thought we had seen in prior seasons. One can only hope we’ll get something like that in season 7 that’ll change our perspective on the finale.
Yep. And looking back, if you think about it, it was Eric who was truly mainstreaming. He had a business that catered to both vampires and humans, he employed humans, he paid taxes, etc. This has been their dynamic all along: Eric doing the thing and Bill having the appearance of doing the thing. In every aspect. Mainstreaming, truly loving Sookie, getting stuff done, what have you. Every season. In every situation.
Exactly. Both of these characters, Eric and Bill, started the series in what seemed to be very definitively defined roles (bad guy and good guy), but then as the seasons progressed we started to see a slow shift and what we though we were seeing wasn’t the truth. That’s part of what made True Blood so fascinating to me. Nothing is what it seemed and to truly get the most out of the watching experience required really paying attention, questioning what we were being shown, and trusting our instincts when things felt a little off.
I love the apparent ambiguity of good vs. bad and hero vs. villain. The show starts with what seems to be clearly drawn lines, and while we find that our first impressions aren’t always correct, we also find that these themes are not so simple. No one is truly good and no one is truly bad. “Bad” people are capable of heroic actions and vice versa, and what passes for a heroic action or an evil doing may, in fact, be quite the opposite. Our initial view of who the “villain” of the piece can be turned completely on it’s heels, as we find that the “hero” is anything but.