All good things must come to an end and True Blood will be drawing to a close following its seventh season.
If you haven’t seen season six of True Blood we suggest you stop reading now so we don’t spoil anything for you. If you have seen it keep reading to find out our thoughts on what we want to see in the final season.
It’s safe to say that it’s been a rocky couple of seasons for True Blood. Season five of the show was by far the weakest and it took the first half of season six to repair the damage. Once the Lilith (Jessica Clark) storyline was side-lined (thankfully) the show got back to doing what it does best. The end of the sixth season saw time jump forward 6 months as Hep-V vampires descended on the inhabitants of Bon Temps.
As we prepare for the show to return and come to an end we’ve compiled our list of 10 things we’d like to see from the final season:
1. More use of the source material. Throughout True Blood’s run the writers have been selective when building stories based on Charlaine Harris’ books. Each season has generally followed the matching book in the series but season six veered widely. We understand that the show has to forge its own path but closer attention to the books would make for a more cohesive and fulfilling season. Often the best storylines on the show are those taken from Harris’ books.
2. Sookie (Anna Paquin) to find happiness. At the end of season six she was in a relationship with Alcide (Joe Manganiello) whereas in the books she ultimately ends up with Sam (Sam Trammell). We can’t see her getting it together with Sam on the show but we don’t really want her to wind up with Alcide either. The best match for Sookie on the show has been Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) but could Sookie really tame the manipulative vamp?
3. Eric to survive. Speaking of the dishy Viking vamp we’re pretty certain he will survive. At the end of the sixth season Eric was sun-bathing naked when he seemingly burned to death after being exposed to the sun. We reckon Pam (Kristin Bauer) will save him. There isn’t really True Blood without Eric is there?
4. Jaw-dropping twists. As this is the final season of the show we want to be surprised by the unexpected. We’re sure there’ll be a few deaths along the way but we want our jaws on the floor several times throughout the season so the show really goes out with a bang.
5. Sam storylines. Over the years Sam has been side-lined a few times or had his own story that hasn’t necessarily crossed over with the central plot. Now he’s the Mayor of Bon Temps we want him in the thick of the action with plenty to do and interaction with lots of the characters.
6. Plenty Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp). We know she’s going to be back this season so we hope she has a big role. There’s unfinished business with her and Jason (Ryan Kwanten) and she’s a great character. Last we saw Jason let her live and she was absent from the season finale. Hopefully she’ll come back bitchier and more troublesome than ever.
7. Decent plots for the supporting characters. True Blood has so many characters that they either go under-used or get random storylines – we’re thinking Andy Bellefleur’s (Chris Bauer) fae children or Terry Bellefleur’s (Todd Lowe) smoke monster nonsense (may he rest in peace!). Get them all involved in the main plot and do away with all the ridiculous sub-plots.
8. Less angry Tara (Rutina Wesley). This might be controversial but Tara hasn’t had a whole lot to do for a couple of seasons and since she became a vampire she’s pretty much just been angry. In season 6 she started dating Pam and the final episode saw her reconnecting with her mother. We want to see Tara turn a corner and find a real purpose in the last season.
9. Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Sookie interaction. The two characters have a fair bit to workout due to their complicated history. We want to see them learn how to become friends again and rebuild that aspect of their relationship.
10. Satisfying conclusions for all of the character. Charlaine Harris did a great job of tying up loose ends in the final book in her Sookie Stackhouse series. We hope the show follows suit and gives us closure for the central characters.
True Blood returns on 22nd June in the US on HBO and on 7th July in the UK on FOX. Check out the trailer for the final season: