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SPOILER ALERT***

If you haven't watched the first episode of Season 7 then you shouldn't read this!!!!


Okay, so Tara died. What the actual fudge is that about?! When it happened, I put it on pause and sat there for about 30 minutes to an hour with my jaw dropped in awe. I was sad. I was mad. I was confused. I was disappointed. I was confused (yeah I know I said that already). I didn't want to finish the rest of the episode and I almost didn't. I managed to get my head together so I could finish watching but I didn't enjoy it that much. In fact, I doubt I'll enjoy the rest of the season that much and not b/c I'm upset that Tara is dead but b/c of the direction I see the finale going after Tara's death. Tara has been a major central character of the show for six years. With Tara, you either love or hate her, and most people loved her and I felt that as a major character, she deserved much much more than a quick, off screen, shock-factor death.Rutina Wesely herself said that Tara's death would serve as a 'catalyst' for the rest of the season. If that's true, then I'm already disappointed because this is the last season and we need closure. Before the season even premiered, they said that it would be going back to it's small-town roots and I figured they would go back to focusing on relationships instead of hyping on politics, ancient prophecies, and apocalypse. I thought that they would finish unfinished business and Tara had a lot of unfinished business. She was supposed to be Sookie's best friend but from Season Five onward, they have very little interaction with one another and the same could be said about Lafayette. Yeah she was mad about them turning her into a vampire, but this season should have been an opportunity to get back to that and possibly make amends and let's not even get into the unfinished business with Tara and Pam. They had SO much potential that was wasted in Season Six. Season Five they built up and teased us with the romance and then boom in Season 6 they just threw it away and left us high and dry and now Tara is dead and Pam didn't even flinch?! That's not cool at all. I have no problem with characters dying (although to kill everyone in the finale is a major cop out), b/c it makes the danger believable and the story more thrilling, but there is a right and wrong way to do it and they did Tara's death so wrong.  I get the tone the writers are trying to set about the end being nigh and fight or die trying, but at the very least, settle old scores and tie loose ends. Bring it home before you take it down.

Also, I know a lot of people are saying that Tara isn't really dead, but for now, I have to believe she is. I'd rather be upset with a chance of being surprised later more than I'd want to be hopeful (and in denial) now only to be extremely disappointed later.

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