With the final season of True Blood just around the corner we decided to look back at the wonderful if slightly dangerous town of Bon Temps and its eclectic band of residents. Based on the Sookie Stackhouse series from Charlaine Harris and adapted for television by Alan Ball, True Blood was an instant hit thanks to its mix of mythical creatures, mystery with a touch of original sin thrown in for a touch of flavour.
The fallout from the Vampire Authorities quest to find God (Lilith) has its blood soaked hands all over this season. From the trials and tribulations of Bill to the human quest to destroy vampires everything has a tie to the doings of the council. However just because there are ties it does not mean that the actions of the few was truly responsible, admittedly taking out the supply of True Blood was a bit extreme the Humans had already planned for ways to take the vampires out. (It can sometimes be difficult when an entertainment form such as TV recreates a plot that resembles some of the worst atrocities in human history, however neither should we forget that things have occurred in the past). This solution resembles the Nazi’s final solution for the Jewish community is World War 2 and to say it was hard hitting is to put it lightly.
Elsewhere in the Belfleur family Andy is getting to understand what fatherhood really feels like as he has to contend with 4 girls. The old adage of they grow up so quickly is however taken to new extremes with his half fairy brood. The trials and tribulations are also mixed with some sadness however this story lacked the emotional impact of other storylines within this season especially the arc above.
All of the above though falls in to insignificance as it seems we have lost Eric to the sun and the true death. Can the show survive without one of the craziest vampires to ever walk the earth? There is one ray of hope as Jason has had some of Eric’s blood so we may not be getting the Viking in the true flesh but I’m pretty sure a Jason/Eric scene will be able to put a smile on a few faces.
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