Wetpaint article: 4 reasons Eric won’t be dead

Yeah, I know they aren’t saying anything I haven’t thought in the last 18 hours or so, and at this point, I think we may still get screwed by contract negotiations or something, but hey, at least they are trying to be positive.  (And the authors’ theory that they wouldn’t treat their loyal fans that way? I’m not so sure, although I like to think it is all just a big misunderstanding rather than the F U it seems to be.)

Wetpaint: 4 Reasons Eric Won’t be Dead

The essential points:

  1. We didn’t see the “body.” Or, more accurately, the pile of goo. It’s a well-known TV truism that if a main character is supposedly dead but you don’t actually see the body, chances are they’ll be returning from the grave faster than you can say “that’s a stupid cliffhanger.” We saw Eric burst into flames, but we didn’t see him dissolve into a gooey mess, which means there’s still time for the writers to save him.
  2. Pam’s looking for him. And lo and behold, Pam is out looking for him. Why make such a big deal of Pam going off to find her maker if the writers aren’t going to use her to save him? It seems so obvious.
  3. He’s too big a fan fave to kill. The writers already killed Terry to prove they’re willing to bring down a beloved character; we don’t buy that they’d also end Eric in the same season. And, honestly, he’s much higher than Terry on the list of characters that it would be self defeating to do away with. We love Terry, but we’ll keep watching without him. Many fans don’t feel the same about Eric. If he’s gone, so is a chunk of the viewing audience.
  4. It was too mundane a death. While it would be gutsy for the writers to kill off such a big character in this random, borderline silly way, it’s also pretty dismissive of Eric’s many fans, and we don’t think they’d mistreat their loyal viewers that way. If Eric was going to die, he’d go out in epic fashion, not because of a mistake on a mountain.

2 responses to “Wetpaint article: 4 reasons Eric won’t be dead

  1. They mistreat us every season with not giving us Sookie and Eric so what is one more FU and how you feel to the Eric and Sookie fans than to kill him in such a dumb way? Eric is always ten steps ahead and to even tease that way was a slap in the face and punch in the gut. I will read fanfiction but will not watch True Blood. I have to keep HBO because my family has shows they love to watch too but the motto “No One is Beyond Death”. Needs to extend to the writers and producers that wrote anything and produced any episode after episode1 and BB for letting the crap go down the way he did. We have been waiting on bended knees for six seasons for Eric and Sookie and this is how they repay us as Eric and Sookie fans, iJS.

  2. If Eric is dead, they just lost most of their viewers. If so then next season will be the final season of True blood. Because HBO will not do a new season with low numbers. Then Anna and Steven can stay home with their new borns, because they will be unemployed. Maybe they can teach their new twins that if they become writers, it is a dumb Idea to pull a Charlene or a Trueblood, if they want to stay employed in the industry. Both terms “Pulling a Charlene or Pulling a True blood” will be know as royaling f’n your readers or viewers, to the point that they will never watch your shows or read your books, causing you to enter into the poor house.

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