I think this boils down to True Blood watchers not getting things in the TV show that are thrown into the series for Sookie Stackhouse book fans ....
I'm going to go back and listen to the radio show from Sunday night because I think Sookie and I had a really good talk with Mark Blankenship about this issue. Mark said that as the Huffington Post Pop Culture critic and being assigned to cover True Blood, he made the decision to NOT read the books. This was not because he didn't want to but as a professional reviewer he wanted to only be responding to what HBO viewers see on True Blood from week to week.
My brilliant response ( ;-) )was that while I understood that and respected that but because he hasn't read the books he does not understand what I called Alan Ball and the writers " throwing bookies a bone" This is exactly what happened in this episode not only with the Eric flying but more importantly with the Sophie- Anne visit.
Now don't say, "Awww Dallas in LDID Eric knows lots about the maenad and we don't meet Sophie Anne for 3 more books and one short story"
I know, what I said to Mark was that none of Sophie- Anne's pretty outfits and confusing and poorly delivered information about the maenad was the point of the SA visit. The point was to introduce the did 'Bill betrayal' storyline which we won't know about in the books until that hospital emergency room in New Orleans many books from now. This is where we learn that secretly Bill was sent to Bon Temps to, as Bill says "She ordered me to return to my human home, to put myself in your way, to seduce you if I had to …she wanted your gift harnessed for her own use"
So, now in the True Blood version we have :
- The Queen knows Bill is in Bon Temps but is a little surprised when he tells her, he is feeding only from Sookie.
- Hadley knew Bill by name ( so they have met before)
- Hadley knows Bill is living in Bon Temps because she asks about Sookie and Gran
Then we have the out of the blue the "Eric flying " scene, and what seems like weird, disconnected information to the True Blood watcher ( who has no book knowledge) are really the "bookie bones " or those things that are being thrown in for the bookies. ( like Mark and the New Yorker )
And of course, in the last episode we saw the Sookie ( possible fae power ) to Mary Anns face ..
What do you think ?
From New Yorker Magazine
A few weeks ago, a few of Vulture's biggest True Blood fans put together a list of our top five gripes about the show. Well, as we were watching last night's episode, we realized there was one more minor complaint that we neglected to air a few weeks ago. Namely, Alan Ball keeps changing the laws of vampire physics on the show! Okay, maybe "physics" isn't exactly the right terminology, but you get our meaning. Take last night, for example, when Eric just up and decided that he could fly (!!!) through the air with the greatest of ease! Of course, during the show's nearly two full seasons, we've seen many a vamp do one of those fast-forward speed walks off into the distance, but unless we're totally mistaken, we haven't seen one straight-up bound into the atmosphere like Superman or Peter Petrelli on Heroes. Since when did they get those powers, anyway? Do all vamps have that ability, or is it some sort of special ability Godric passed down to Eric? Since we've seen vampires fly without having to morph into bats in other movies (The Lost Boys comes to mind), it wasn't as big a deal as, say, the discovery of Jessica's unfortunate case of regenerative hymen syndrome, but STILL. All we're asking for is a little consistency, please!