Some TV Guide spoilers are making the rounds and one of them hints that Sookie will decide if she wants to be with Bill Compton or Eric Northman. Fans have responded with mixed emotions. I have read comments from both fan bases saying that depending on who Sookie chooses… there will be no True Blood season five for them. Others think it is too early to choose either one and that AB is screwing the story over. Others still are refusing to get worked up about it at all.
One item that has made some fans angry is that Bill is referred to in the article as “upstanding”. Select media outlets are either having their hands held while they write this BS or they are clueless about the very shows they are writing about. Since when exactly did Bill become upstanding? Was that before or after he manipulated Sookie into falling in love with him, allowed her to be beaten nearly to death, lied to her for 3 seasons, and then tried to kill her other love interest, twice? I agree with Eric fans who are angry over this ridiculous campaign to make Bill look like such an honorable guy.
Some fans are scratching their heads about Sookie choosing one over the other at all. Have we really come to that point yet? I think not. Bill betrayed Sookie in the worst way and she only found out about it a week or so ago at this point. She also quickly dived into a relationship with Eric, knowing full well that it may blow up in her face after the memory curse is broken. She loves both of these vamps but it will not be smooth sailing with either one of them so how can she be ready to figure out which one is “the one” for her at this point? If she chooses Bill, she completely disregards what he has done to her and these were Titanic sized transgressions we are talking about. Getting back with Bill so soon after her affair with Eric and telling him she loved him would also be the height of disrespect for a vamp/man who has done nothing to deserve such horrific treatment. It would be like spitting in his face and in the face of Eric and Sookie fans IMO. Sookie and Eric DESERVE to have their potential as a couple explored further.
Choosing Eric over Bill also seems unlikely. The curse will be lifted and that will have ramifications. If Eric remembers their time together it is hard to believe they will just hop back into bed and pretend the curse was only a glitch in the road. They will have issues to work out for sure. And if Eric doesn’t remember the greatest love affair he has ever known how can Sookie disregard that? The connection and bond they formed will be erased for one of the parties and that is no small hiccup.
When season four ends it seems the only right thing for Sookie to do is choose neither of them and that is what I predict. I fully admit that Alan Ball is crazy enough to sway this thing Bill’s way but I have to believe he is not stupid. It makes no sense logically and it is disrespectful to a LARGE portion of his fan base. I have to believe he knows this.
I also want to see Eric and Sookie separated for while so that they can experience all that delicious tension between them as they try to forge a new relationship. If Sookie is back with Bill it just wouldn’t be the same.. she could just diregard all her feelings as irrelevant because Bill is her man now.
I can just see Sookie trying to hide her feelings for this man who was her lover and trying to hide from him the fact that they were everything to each other for a short while. I can also see Eric’s confusion. He will feel that his bond with her has increased exponentially (via the blood) but she explains it away as nothing. He will sense feelings from her like yearning and desire and yet that feeling won’t jibe with what is coming out of her mouth. It will drive him batty to not be able to remember what happened between them. Reminds me of one of my favorite scenes in book 4 when Sookie reaches out and almost strokes Eric affectionately after he regains his memory and then she has to hurry and reign it in before he notices. The tension could be so very delicious if done properly and that is what I want to see. It can really only happen if Sookie chooses to walk alone for awhile and I hope that is what she chooses to do.
Of course some fans are making the rounds to different True Blood fans sites and Facebook pages claiming they have seen the last episode and that Sookie chooses Eric. Also heard that Eric rejects her. It is enough to make you pull out your hair I tell ya and that is partly because that could make a lot of sense too. If the man regains his memory and is suddenly thrown into a serious relationship when he hadn’t quite thought out his pursuit past Sookie’s panties hitting the floor, perhaps he would bolt… at first.
No matter what happens though I will tune in for the 5th season. If Eric Northman is on my TV screen, I will be there to watch, with bells on.