You can keep Bill the villian for a stretch just don’t make plans to keep him there for the long haul. I’ll take my romantic hero Bill sprinkled in with the slightly shifty Bill I have become accustomed to. Thank you very much.
Comment by purpleprince — August 19, 2012 @ 11:19 pm
I hate this. Guess they want to drive viewers away?
I have given up on the show, and hubby has given up. I’m just spying on y’all. Note to TB Writing Department, even long devoted fangirls have their limits. You pretty much suck this year for what you’ve done to Bill. I can put up with every other irritant, but fucking with Bill will not stand.
Comment by CitizenErased — August 20, 2012 @ 1:45 am
I think the TB writers have formed a nest…they’ve turned vicious and cruel toward Bill.
The thing is, Bill hasn’t taken this path because it’s who he truly is… it’s because he’s had this crazy blood that is making him see visions of things… and promising him to be the chosen one and telling him that he is truly special and right. He still hesitates though, which I find interesting… she has to appear to him more than once to tell him to drink all of the blood.
And although I want good things for Bill, I’m still finding this storyline interesting, knowing that the repercussions when this is over are going to be even more heartwrenching to watch… but will hopefully lead us to a good place. Even though we’re going to have to wait til next year to see it.
Once upon a time I started watching True Blood because it was clever entertainment with a fascinating character Bill Compton but season by season it went downhill and this season is just crazy, stupid and boring.
I do not understand why they did this to Bill and I only still watch as a admire the brilliant acting of Stephen Moyer.
I may not like that the writers have made Bill as bad as they have, but at the same time Bad Bid is HOT! Of course, I always think he’s hot. The clothes, the forceful attitude … awesome! But, and it’s a big BUT, they have to return Bill to the vampire we fell in love with.
I would think Bill’s realization of what he’s done and why is gonna bring the house down, or at least it should if done properly, when finally shown on TB.
How wonderful to see Alan and Angela speak so highly of Stephen and his choice to act scenes a certain way. They trust him completely to pull off exactly how the scene should be done.
They also focus much of their comments about Bills character and change. Bill once again is the character who has the most obstacles and the most drama happen to him. Even gone bad, he is the most intriguing and compelling character.
Bill may have gone bad for now (I too would rather the romantic hero), but we all know that that is not who he really is and he never would have changed if it not were for the blood drug he has been fed.
I will always be more interested in Bills story over all others, and Stephens portrayal of him is brilliant.
But I do expect the real Bill to eventually come back. He is afterall the character we all fell in love with.
And I agree Aemac, Bad Bill and Good Bill are both f&cking HOT!
Personally, I think we all need to quit grieving the loss of Bill as the romantic hero. He is still with us. I think that Pam’s discussion of the effects of Vampires living in a nest is the clue that we needed to give us hope. This idea of the negative effects of living in a nest also cropped up in season 1 when Bill explained the nasty/deadly behavior of Malcolm, Diane and Liam. Ultimately, Bill will leave that nest and looks like Eric and possibly Jason will be the ones to serve the eviction notice.
In both the books and the TV shows, Bill is a much more complex character than Eric. His relative youth as a vampire causes him to wrestle with the moral conflicts of his former humanity versus the darkness of his current Vampire existence. His is a constant struggle to balance these two elements.
Eric on the other hand is so over his humanity that the struggle does not exist for him any longer. He is a Vampire. Period. This not to say that he lacks moral fiber, because we’ve seen lots of it this season. If nothing else, I have been surprised as his resistance to the Sanguinista movement. Other than the aspect of the cult collective, I would have thought that he would have been really on board with that. However, he has seen what ‘drinking the Kool-aid’ has done to both Nora and Bill (not to mention Roman) and understands that they both need saving.
I think the writers have given us new perspectives on both Bill and Eric. As a result, their story line is compelling, engaging and riveting. Without it their characters would have had little chance at growth. I am happy for both actors as they have gotten to use some different ‘muscles’ this season. I have no doubt that Bill will ‘recover’ and Eric will go back to being an a-hole, but there will be new dimensions to those well known roles for both of them. I can’t wait to see how they proceed from here.
I am not as disturbed by what is happening with Bill as some of Bill fans are. This is just another dark phase that Bill is going thru. The other awful phases of his vampire life have been shown to us in flashbacks, so now we get to see the entire dark descent of Bill, from the beginning to the eventual climb out of it.
And I was very happy to hear both AB and Angela R speaking so highly of Stephen and his acting abilities. For me, this season has been the Bill/Stephen season. Every year his character becomes even more the leading male character in the show, and Stephen himself becomes even more the leading actor of the show.
I am loving this season, maybe because I trust the producers and the writers to do good by Bill next season. I really do believe Bill will come out of this stronger and more determined to bring humans and vampires together to coexist on the same planet.
I don’t want to buzzkill those who have hope in the show and Bill’s character but… religious mania is for weak minded idiots, and the violence and mayhem that ensued is not something you can go back to the Casa del Compton and forget about. I think it is a betrayal of the character we thought we all knew and cared about, and for what purpose? Nobody likes it, not even people who don’t normally root for Bill. There’s a considerable amount of WTF out there. If he was doing it with a wink to the audience and like ‘hey, I’m the mole inside and taking these dicks down’ then great, but no, he’s just a babbling zealot and its gross. I don’t want him 100 miles near the Sook, or the dopey delightful denziens of Bon Temps.
Comment by CitizenErased — August 20, 2012 @ 3:43 pm
I agree. It’s a massive betrayal of the character. There’s no way back from this cluster fuck. Too much death and destruction at Bill’s hands. Bored writers are bad writers.
Do you think we could get a loving PSA from Stephen Moyer after the finale for surviving this season?? I have a feeling that no matter what happens in the finale, this hiatus is going to be a rough one for people who like Bill, even if he’s bad…
So if Bill is just a babbling idiot, then you must assume he is unredeemable. And if anyone on the show can redeem himself, it is Bill. I would think that those who claim to be fans of Bill Compton would not throw his character out with the dishwater.
It seems rather offensive to make a blanket statement about religion and being weak-minded, but of course that is just my own personal opinion. Not everyone who goes into a religious mania is lost forever, many have been able to escape the cult-like mentality of religious zealotry.
I have just read all the comments – can’t access the video clip. I love this season and I think the Writers have a plan in mind to redeem Bill and I guess we will have to wait and see how it all pans out.
Comment by lizzie1701 — August 24, 2012 @ 12:28 am