So I just saw a post about Alex/Eric apparently only being in season 7 as much as he was in season 1. So basically not at all. He was hardly in season 1. According to the post, if fans didn’t freak out like the way we did after season 6, he wouldn’t have been in it at all. I don’t know what to…
Yeah, that’ll work wonders for future DVD sales. TB boxsets will end up where DEA is today: In the bargain bin.
Not. gonna. happen. folks. Relax. HBO aren’t a bunch of amateur idiots. Alex/Eric is the undisputed fan favorite. THE money maker. You can betcher savings they promised Alex anything/everything to ensure an Eric-rich final season. CH’s experience with treating Eric badly was enough of a trial balloon even the most incompetent boob could understand it.
as I’ve theorized and speculated I don’t believe he will be in the first three eps very much, if at all. ‘Visions’, flashbacks, maybe. Integral part of the plot? Not so much. This is the endgame of Bill Character’s ‘vision’ for the future, and his future doesn’t include spoil sports who are better looking than him and steal his limelight. Screeners, that typically get spoiled by people like scribninja, typically consist of 3 eps. After that, it’s ON baby.
I just sighed, so, so hard.
Please, no one bet your savings on that shit up there. And Eric-rich final season? What? What on earth about the final season being a reset and “Bill’s story of redemption” makes you think it will be Eric-rich?
Does. Not. Compute.
The over-analyzing of all things TB gets to be a little much at times.
The problem here, as I see it, is that the Eric/Alex fandom exists in a vacuum. It only sees a huge Eric fanbase and refuses to believe that any other group of fans is as large.
Guess what? Bill has a huge, devoted following. Alcide does too. Do I think they’re a little delusional for thinking those guys are better? Sure, but I’m an Eric fan. They think the same shit about us.
A coworker of mine marathoned the show and came away from it thinking Bill was a badass, and Eric was a pussy.
Believe it or not, Eric is not the be all and end all of the show. He’s the best part of it for many, but certainly not for all. The show is going in a very clear direction and that direction is aimed squarely at Bill.
Considering that it’s the final season, and that Eric will have a storyline separate from what’s going on in Bon Temps, it makes perfect sense that he will have a lessened presence.
To be clear, “in the season about as much as S1” does not mean that much or less, it means that he’ll be in it less than usual. Whether that means less time all together or less episodes remains to be seen.
The only concession I make is that the information I received came when the writers were still planning. Could it have changed since then? Absolutely. I would happily welcome more Eric in the show. But it’s better to understand that it’s not likely and to be prepared.
If you don’t want to believe me, that’s completely fine. I think my history at giving accurate information more than speaks for me. But please don’t act like you know anything about what I see or what I know.
"The show is going in a very clear direction and that direction is aimed squarely at Bill. "
Yeah, it is. It’s aimed squarely at Bill being revealed as one of THE best villains in all of fiction, bar none. THAT I will concede.
Indeed. Your history of spoiling screeners is well known.
"What on earth about the final season being a reset and “Bill’s story of redemption” makes you think…"
It makes me think they’ve either lost their minds or they’re lying. Take your pick.
Otherwise, just putting this here for future reference.