'True Blood' series finale recap, 'Thank You'

August 25, 2014|By Lauren McEwen | For The Baltimore Sun

Tonight is the night that we say goodbye to the people and supes of Bon Temps, La., forever.

We open up with Sookie and Bill – the end of this show is mirroring the beginning. He’s come over to talk about his decision to die. He’s waxing all nostalgic. Her living room is the first place where he “called” on her, meeting Jason and their grandmother. She’s confused because “nostalgia and suicide don’t mix.”

Basically, Bill is realizing the same thing that Angel realized with Buffy: Vampires and humans can’t have long-term relationships. Not if the human plans to stay human. There’s the whole thing with vampires’ natures being inherently evil, plus the living forever bit. Sookie’s going to get older and Bill’s still going to look however old we’re supposed to believe he was when he got bit in the 1860s. 

He reminds her that she has sworn him off several times in the past. The disease is making him feel more human than ever before and after over a century of living, he is ready to die. He also wants her to have a regular life, complete with children. She asks him to break up with her, since she doesn’t have the willpower to end it, but he doesn’t have that strength either. 

What he does have, however, is the gall to ask her to grant him the “Ultimate Kindness” by killing him with that nuclear ball of fairy light Niall taught her how to make last season. If she does that, he’ll meet the True Death and she’ll tap out all of her fairy powers. Two birds, one deadly ball of magic. Of course, she isn’t happy with the suggestion and asks him to leave. 

And the credits roll on a new episode of “True Blood” for the last time. Unexpected feels ensue.

Eric Northman 4-Ever

Mr. Gus is still stewing over Eric’s betrayal, (and making an origami swan out of a $100 bill, as one does) while Eric and Pam are in the basement formulating a plan. It starts with Eric setting Sarah free. But he promises to catch up with her. He’s done with his partnership with Mr. Gus and Yakanomo Corp. Now, he plans on killing Gus and stealing the idea for New Blood. Pam, of course, is pleased.

Eric glamours Sarah and Pam feeds her some blood so they can track her. They then alert Gus to Sarah’s “escape.” They admit to letting her go and swiftly do away with two of Gus’ men as the boss scurries out through the tunnel. He doesn’t make it far though, because Eric is on an awesome streak. He sets the place on fire and vamp zooms out with Pam off-screen. Then, he heads over to Sookie’s where he takes out the Yakanomo Corp. thugs that were there to kill her. Then, he speeds off in their car, with the dead bodies piled up in the backseat. He’s covered in their blood and rocking out to some EDM on the radio while looking pleased with himself. Basically, it is perfect. 

Pam and Sarah

Pam finds Sarah hiding out at the carousel where Eric turned Willa, eating garbage and looking feral. Sarah asks if she’s a horrible person and Pam happily confirms it. Sarah figures that a horrible person must make an excellent vampire and asks Pam to turn her. Of course, Pam says no and even gets a little rough with her after Sarah offers to take Tara’s role as her progeny/lover, with emphasis on the lover part of the equation. Pam isn’t even remotely interested in that setup. All she wants from Sarah is her blood so she can get “vaccinated.” She takes it while Sarah screams.

Vampire Bill does dad-like things

Jess and Hoyt arrive at Bill’s. At first, he and Hoyt make small talk as Jessica stands off to the side, silent and wounded. But what she really came to do is tell him that she doesn’t want him to die … but she will be OK if he does. He’s so thankful for her blessing that he asks Hoyt about his intentions with Jess.

Bill and Jessica’s relationship has been one of the most believable and adorable on the show. He really did become the loving and accepting father that she never had and she, the child that he actual got to raise. The scene is a sweet touch and Jess’ mortified face when Bill brings up marriage is perfect. Of course, Hoyt being a sweetheart, he isn’t the least bit embarrassed. He fully plans to marry her, but Jess interrupts by pulling Bill away.

Having Hoyt bring up marriage like that, after only a day worth of memories of her, is nothing like what she has dreamed. Bill assures her that love can truly happen that quickly, and with little time left, Bill wants to make sure Jess is OK and spoken for. Touched, Jess decides to ask Hoyt to marry her today, so that Bill can be there. A wedding during the series finale? Pulling out all the stops here, Show.

Sookie’s trying to get her life together

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