The True Blood cast and showrunner Brian Buckner said their final goodbye to Comic-Con on Saturday night to much applause and nostalgia. More importantly, they also offered a few spoilers on what's in store for the residents of Bon Temps before the end...
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Sunday's episode of True Blood. Read at your own risk!]
Just three episodes into the final season, and True Blood is once again proving that anyone and everyone can be killed off.
It's never been safe to be friends with Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) — See: Pretty much everyone who has ever died on this show — but poor...
Rutina Wesley and Anna Paquin
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from True Blood's final season premiere. Read at your own risk!]
Yes, that did just happen.
True Blood's seventh and final season started off Sunday with quite the bloodbath as the Hep-V-infected vampires made their way to Bon Temps and attacked the BBQ, slaughtering dozens and taking others captive.
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."
Anna Paquin, Joe Manganiello
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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.
True Blood Finale: Did Sookie become Warlow's faerie-vampire bride?
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...
Ryan Kwanten, Anna Paquin
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.
Alexander Skarsgard, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer
Even though Sookie Stackhouse swears off men pretty much every season, True Blood's resident faerie has gone through nearly half a dozen love interests in almost as many seasons.
This year, her new potential flame is a fellow faerie hybrid named Ben Flynn (Rob Kazinsky), who suddenly came into her life last week — which naturally makes us worry about who Ben really is. After all, it wouldn't be the first time that Sookie (Anna Paquin) got herself mixed up in trouble thanks to a love interest, be it Bill (Stephen Moyer), Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) or Alcide (Joe Manganiello). But which of Sookie's love interests has been the best for her? Let's take a look at the competition:
Janina Gavankar and Sam Trammel
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from the sixth season premiere of True Blood. Read at your own risk.]
It should come as no surprise that the True Blood premiere featured a lot of death — including one that was first suspected at the end of last season.