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Finally got to read this! As usual, you are amazing Alla. I encourage people who say nobody calls Eric out on his shit read this. Asswipe Eric!
What’s so confusing for me is the OOC moments and then the PERFECT scene with Sookie.
Thank you, dear! Hugs! :)
Yes, it really felt like there were two different Erics. I really didn’t like the flashbacks, they made no sense in view of everything we know about him. And I HATED the flight scene.
It’s very confusing. I wish the OOC stuff would just stop, but no luck there I suppose. I found the flashbacks amusing, but as you said: They didn’t make any sense with what we know prior to the 7th season. Don’t talk to me about that flight scene, awful.
The flight scene was just GROSS. The flashbacks do make me laugh because the wigs are so awful. I mean, I know HBO can afford better. And they do contradict everything we know about Eric. He couldn’t have made it 1000 years acting like that!!!
Pretty much. Eric is acting like a petulant teenager in those flashbacks, not a savvy 1,000-year-old we know he is. He can be snarky and irreverent, but he was never blaze about his life choices, the safety of those he cared about, or his business ventures.
Most of the flashbacks on TB with the notable exception of a few are played for laughs. Bad wigs are part of the exaggerated burlesque like scenarios. Who can forget the ridiculous Warlow flashback from last year? I think BB has a skewed sense of humor that none of us respond well to( burning penis anyone?)
That being said,I just took what few crumbs I could from the flashbacks ,like the Underground railway tunnel and Fangtasia and the hilarious get up Eric was wearing along with Ginger’s exaggerated response etc. The flight attendant scene ( a gross duel joke) and the petulant Eric stuff( again very ridiculous and burlesque like) I dismissed after thinking about them and realized there was no meaning we were supposed to take away from them. They were just put there to fill the space with comic relief by someone with a twisted sense of humor.
Exactly. It’s black humor, not meant to be taken seriously. It’s why audiences can laugh at an 8-year-old meticulously plotting the murder of her younger brother (Wednesday Addams). The problem is that the show sometimes doesn’t negotiate its tonal shifts to genuine emotion, and things we’re supposed to take seriously.
Daniel Kenneth, the writer for this episode, got some of these switches right, and flubbed others. I thought the line about causing the avalanche worked, because Skarsgard said it so deadpan. Also, we didn’t actually see it happen. The flight attendant was not as skillfully done, and felt OOC and jerkish. But they had to insert a sexy scene somewhere, and I suspect that may have motivated that scene.
Eric and Pam’s petulance and incompetence in the flashbacks I attributed to a desire to inject humor into the show. Watching deadly, gorgeous, drop-dead sexy vampires running a video store IS funny. It’s the very contrast between what we know Eric and Pam to be, and the banal circumstances of their punishment, that fuel the humor. Again, too, the actors really made it work. Kristin and Alex are funny and poignant together, and their skill elevated the material.
But it’s all tongue in cheek and not meant to be taken too literally. If you try to figure out how the Authority could have been watching Eric for 25 years, you will just make your brain hurt.
If the Authority was watching Eric for 25 years, why did they send the Nan to locate the magister? They would have already known he was dead. If Nan met Pam in 1986 flashback, why would she not know who Pam is at Fangtasia? None of these flashbacks make any sense. Its not a writing error.
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I decided to screw everyone up for life. If you haven’t seen Angel the Series, I feel like giving you a cookie because you missed out.
On a clear day
Rise, look around you
Alexander Skarsgård rockin’ a suit
I know you’re super busy, but please don’t make us wait much longer - we have needs!
“It’s important for little girls to have characters to look up to, and also be entertained by the fantasy parts. There are a lot of not-so-good role models out there for younger kids, it’s good to have someone they can relate to on television.”
Jason isn’t the only one dreaming of doing this ;D