I posted this in the Bill Compton thread, but I think it's appropos here as well.
Based on their baseline, individual personalities, I think Bill and Sookie are well suited to one another. I said this in another thread awhile back. Bill and Sookie quite apart from one another, are literally the boy and girl next door. Both are intelligent but neither possesses the ambition of a Tara or a Lafayette, nor are they ego driven like Jason or Andy Bellefleur, dumb like Hoyt, cynical like Eric or Pam.
Bill was a farmer who by his own admission was uneducated and knew nothing about the issues or politics of the Civil War. He was a loyal Confederate who would fight for the Southland but wanted nothing more to get back to his wife and kids and pick up his life.
Sookie is literally the girl next door -- 150 years later. She is intelligent but content to be a waitress. She, by her own admission is comfortable in the safe but boring confines of her world. Both Bill and Sookie seem to be homebodies -- they read, watch TV and he plays the piano. Notice how other characters are always knocking on their doors and knocking them out of their safe environments. Neither one of them wants to play the role of protagonist. They are content to putter around at home on their day off. Bill fixes up his house, Sookie sunbathes.
I think Sookie's dream about Bill making her breakfast in her house, saying "Good Morning Dear" and reading the paper is her idea of bliss -- minus of course, his bursting into flames. I get the idea that Bill's idea of happiness is pretty close to this as well, with a game of Wii golf thrown in.
Unfortunately, Bill's a vamp and does vamp things. Sookie's a telepath which makes her attractive to those who would use her talent. Individually and as a couple, Sookie and Bill are forced to react to the other characters' machinations. Most of the time, Bill reacts and responds better.
Above all Bill is a gentleman. Regardless of what Season 2 may or may not reveal about Bill's motivations for being back in Bon Temps, I am convinced of Bill's love for Sookie. As AB has said, I think Bill views Sookie as his "second chance" at life, love and the pursuit of happiness.
I want to think that Sookie feels the same way. The writing for Sookie has been embarassingly bad in several of the episodes. I hope next season, she's written as more loyal to Bill. It's not just kissing Sam that bothers me, but every time she gets annoyed at Bill she's ready to break up with him. Nancy Oliver the writer and director of Episode 11 should be drawn, quartered, shot and staked, IMO. She resorted to the worst, most contrived plot devices in a failed attempt to create dramatic tension but having Sookie make out with Sam. So Sookie came across as an immature, empty headed, brittle and fickle bitch!
If I were AP, I'd be furious at the writing for Sookie and the way her character seemingly changes her mind on a whim. In rewatching the kissing scene, AP looked a tad uncomfortable kissing ST. And that line about "vampire politics" was just so offbase.
I don't expect to see Bill and Sookie have an uncomplicated, always blissful relationship, but I do want to see Sookie mature and show that she's as committed to Bill as he is to her. This is an "against all odds" love affair and for it to work and have the audience rooting for them, we have to be able to like and root for both Bill and Sookie.
I would love to see a scene in Season 2 involving either Jessica or Lorena (assuming she shows up) where either or both of them tries to come between her and Bill that ends with Sookie staking the other female vamp and proclaiming loudly: Bill is MINE!!!!
Edited by Antigone14, Nov 25, 2008 @ 12:44 PM.