True Blood returns for its seventh and final season Sunday (9/8c, HBO) and picks up just moments after most of the townspeople of Bon Temps gathered in support of the "One Vampire-One Human" movement that paired people up in exchange for clean blood and protection. But a horde of Hep-V-infected vamps were about to close in and surely cause chaos in the little backwoods parish. Sadly, you shouldn't expect everyone to survive the inevitable clash. It is the final season, after all!
So, what's in store for Sookie & Co. before the HBO fantasy drama meets its true death? TVGuide.com offers up this quick refresher on where we left off and a juicy tease about what to expect in the final season:
R.I.P., True Blood. The sexy, scary series about vampires coming out of their coffins to mingle with humans will end its seven-season run this summer. But at 3am on the Los Angeles set, no one's in mourning quite yet. In fact, Stephen Moyer is doing a happy dance after nailing a particularly tough scene.
Vampires are on the verge of becoming extinct in the final season of True Blood.
In the first trailer for Season 7, Sookie (Anna Paquin) surveys Bon Temps as the vampires start attacking each other. "How can this be happening in this country and in this day of age that our government would leave us for dead?" Sookie says. "Now good folks in this town are turning on each other, acting like animals."
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In the final few seconds, Sookie, surrounded by Sam (Sam Trammell), Jason (Ryan Kwanten), Alcide (Joe Manganiello) and Sheriff Andy (Chris Bauer), says, "There's no one left."
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Sunday's True Blood finale. Read at your own risk!]
After destroying the vampire internment camp, killing off pretty much all of this season's villains and making sure that Sookie (Anna Paquin) didn't end up as Warlow's (Rob Kazinsky) fae-vampire bride, True Blood jumped ahead six months, effectively wiping the slate clean — which is exactly what showrunner Brian Buckner wanted.
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From the onset, Alan Ball's successor hoped to get the show back to its roots, which meant streamlining the tangled web of storylines — namely by ditching the wolf pack and...
True Blood left fans with their jaws dropped last Sunday as progeny met maker in a fight to the death. Kristin Bauer van Straten was on hand at Saturday's Comic-Con panel to talk about Pam's role in the death match, but Alexander Skarsgard was not. Before you freak out about what that means, know that upcoming footage screened at the beginning of the panel did include Skarsgard, which should give Eric fans some hope.