This is it—the FINAL episode of True Blood ever. How did it all end?
This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of True Blood, including last night’s SERIES FINALE, Season 7, Episode 10, “Thank You.” Enjoy!
We’ve stuck with True Blood for seven seasons and more supes than we can count. It’s come to an end, though, and we’re here to recap the show’s final moments. Will Sookie and Bill have a happily ever after? What’s in store for our favorite Viking and his progeny? Did we have any last-minute fatalities?
The H&H team here is to hold your hand as we stay goodbye to Sookie, Bill, Eric, Pam, Jason, Jessica and the rest of the Bon Temps team with our recap of the series finale “Thank You.”
We pick up right where last episode left off. Bill enters Sookie’s house and they begin to discuss his decision to die. And while Sookie has been TSTL on more than one occasion this season—and series—hearing her articulate why his “I’m doing this to save you” is just another way of underestimating her is a breath of fresh air. After that reality check, we get more honesty. Something we don’t get enough from Bill.
He says he loves her too much to swear her off, to let her have kids, so he needs to die. He’d like Sookie to kill him.
Sookie might be past it, but as a viewer, I still have a huge problem with Bill’s assertation that if he’s dead she wouldn’t want to be with another vampire ever. That’s like, “I’ve ruined you for other men.” Yes, she loves Bill, and it’s had an effect on other relationships. I’ll buy that. However, he isn’t saying she wouldn’t fall in love again. He just says not with another vampire. Then to seal the deal asks Sookie to kill him so the other vampires won’t want her anyway?
That’s some effed up relationship dynamics. …and I read biker romance novels.
At Fangtasia, Eric has decided it’s time to get back to his ruthless side, and immediately I love this show again. Okay, I just love Eric and Pam. Eric plans to kill Mr. Gus and steal New Blood out from under him. They release Sarah Newlin, and plan to track her later.
Mr. Gus goes in the tunnel after Sarah, but Eric decides to kill him with fire in the process. Love that wicked Viking.
Plus, Eric jamming out in the car? He still has blood on his face and dead bodies in the backseat, but it’s just too delightful.
Sarah tries to convince Pam to turn her. Including saying she would be a lesbian if Pam turns her. No dice.
Jessica and Hoyt come to see Bill. She lets him know she doesn’t want him to die, but also to tell him she’ll be fine without him. Bill then asks if Hoyt plans to marry Jessica, and everything gets awkward. (Hoyt says yes, BTW.)
A little chatting, though, turns Jessica around on things, to the point she wants to get married that day.
Mopey Sookie has flashbacks to growing up with Gran and Tara. Gran told her she didn’t need to put limits on herself in terms of the type of life she has, namely husband and kids.
Sookie heads to Jason’s house, rouses him with coffee, and shares Bill’s request. Jason takes the whole thing in stride.
Jason gets a call from Hoyt the same time Sookie gets a call from Jessica. It’s time for a Bon Temps wedding, y’all.
Bill makes a deal with Andy so that Jessica and Hoyt can have the Compton house after his passing.
Bill’s illness progresses to the point that Sookie can now hear his thoughts. That includes how much pain he’s in, how blessed he feels seeing Jessica get married and how much he loves Sookie Stackhouse.
Did you cry during the wedding? Commenters, I want to hear from you!
Sookie goes to Reverend Daniels for advice. She tells him she’s a faerie and he shrugs it off, which is indicative of the overall tonal shift in the show this last season.
Sookie goes to meet Bill in the graveyard at sundown, in an echo of so many other encounters. Their kiss is brief, but intense as they say goodbye. She conjures her ball of light, but can’t do that for Bill. He doesn’t realize it means losing her faerie side. He says he still wants to die, so she snaps off part of a shovel and brings it into the grave to stake him.
With both their hands on the stake, Bill Compton dies.
Sookie is left kneeling his coffin, covered in blood. Him living would make it impossible for her to love another, but being covered in his blood won’t traumatize her? I’m skeptical of your logic, Bill, but then you were very sick.
After that sad note, we get a flash forward to a year in the future with Eric hosting an infomercial for New Blood. And Charlaine Harris has a cameo!
We flash forward again, this time to a Thanksgiving a few years in the future. A very pregnant Sookie is in the kitchen and we get to see Jason’s kids, too.
Over at Fangtasia, Eric is back on his throne and Pam’s down in the basement whoring out Sarah Newlin’s blood.
Back at the Stackhouse home, we see all our favorites at the big table together, but we never get a glimpse of Sookie’s husband’s face.
For a show long known for being campy, this final episode was more of a memoriam than a testament to what the show once was. Did you still enjoy it H&H-ers? Hit the comments. We’re going to do this together!
It’s the last episode ever and there was zero nudity. So much for going out with a bang.
Eric: I’ve tried trusting. I’ve tried sharing, and it’s just not fucking working for me.
Sarah trying to convince Pam to turn her: I have spent my entire adult life trying to be the best woman behind the man I could be, and maybe the problem all along is I was meant to be the woman behind the woman.
Arlene: Well, I ain’t ever been to a vampire wedding before.
Andy: You may kiss your vampire bride!
Sookie: Bill, I’ll never forget you.
Bill: I wish I could say the same, but I don’t know what happens next.
Eric: We all remember Miss Newlin. She was the televangelist’s wife who had a second career as an international mass murderer.
While Chelsea Mueller runs Vampire Book Club, she won’t turn down a sexy werewolf, demon or faerie. Her appreciation of Alexander Skarsgard is well documented. Bother her on Twitter — @ChelseaVBC — she likes it.