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SINGLE LADY Sookie (Anna Paquin) was saved from marrying Warlow. She's currently dating Alcide. Win-win.
There was a knock at Andy's door, and it was Jessica. He wasn't happy to see her, obviously, and raised his gun at her. She'd been upset because he hadn't shown up at the social. She doesn't want their blood, but she came to offer them protection. She can’t give him his girls back, but she can give him peace of mind that he and Adilyn will be safe. He thought about shooting her, and she didn’t run. Maybe the fact that she was willing to die if that's what he wanted was enough. Even if he didn't say yes, she was going to protect them. He closed the door, and she stood watch outside. Is that what this will entail? Who will feed Jessica? She can't protect two families at once. (Will Bill ask Takahashi to make a special Tru Blood supply for him and Jessica?)
Bill ran into Sookie and Alcide as they were leaving the social. He asked for time alone with Sookie, but Alcide said anything he had to say to her, he could say to him. Basically, Bill wanted to offer Sookie his protection because he knows she needs a vampire more than anyone. Alcide said she had him, but Bill told him he's not good enough. "You can growl all you want, bright eyes," he added. Ha! Just then, both men smelled something. A large pack of Hep V vampires approached the social. And scene.
That last shot felt very much like The Walking Dead, right? I don't think that's a bad thing. One of the major problems with season 6 was the action wasn't centralized. Now that Alcide and Sookie are together, we don't need to worry about werewolf packs (let's hope). We don't need to go to another dimension. Hopefully season 7 will be about the humans and healthy vamps versus the Hep V vamps. Won't it just be nice to have villains that we can understand? Bad, hungry vampires = very simple. It will let you focus on the relationships and not the mythology. We know that some vampires can't separate feeding and sex, so that should make for some juicy/fun story lines. Who is Arlene going to partner with? And Lafayette?
And most importantly, how do we get Eric and Pam back? They'll have to be worried about new vamps Tara and Willa, right? Fearing for Ginger's fate won't cut it. I'm sure Ginger would be happy to feed both Eric and Pam, but can you imagine if Pam and Lafayette teamed up? That would be soundbite heaven. Perhaps Tara could ask Pam to make up for her absence by protecting Lafayette. Then again, Pam would be the logical choice to protect Sookie -- she's old and powerful but hasn't slept with her like Bill and Eric have.
Your turn. What did you think of the finale, and what are your hopes for season 7? We'll be speaking with True Blood showrunner Brian Buckner on Tuesday afternoon. If you have a burning question, ask it below.