CHICAGO, IL, June 21, 2014 – Beware the evils that live within seems to be the message of HBO hit series True Blood. The story started with the idea that vampires do exist, and they lived among humans, subsisting not on human blood, but an artificial plasma, TruBlood.
Two problems. Many of the humans still feared the vampires, and many of the vampires did not want the artificial plasma where there was all that great, warm blood invigorated by the beating of the human heart.
I mean, which would you prefer? Taco Bell meat product or prime rib?
The final season of the show will conclude the many threads of horror infused stories brewing in Bon Temps where the Spanish moss and humid nights only add to the sexually charged show.
What we will be watching for is whether Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) is able to resolve her infatuation with No. 1 vamp Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer, and Paquin’s real world husband).
In Season 6, Bill became Billith, with ultimate powers and the ability to walk in the sun after drinking the blood of the very first vampire, Lillith, who is, a vengeful god. Even as Bill’s powers are mellowing, his lack of compassion is nothing less than epic.
Except when it comes to Sookie. She has the blood that makes his boil.
Another story that has us all intrigued is what will happen with Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) a shape-shifter who is now mayor of Bon Temps and who has finally decided to aggressively act on his deep feelings for his number one waitress at Merlottes, which is now run by Arlene whose husband, a fan favorite, Terry, set up his own death.
But then there is oh so statuesque – and often naked – Nordic God Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) whose fate was left questionable at the end of the last season.
We left the acerbic but oh so devoted vampiress Pam (Kristen Bauer van Straten) in search of Eric who has gone to heal after being horrifically burned by the sun.
This season also promises the apex of the war between the humans and the vampires that we taken to new heights of dearly departed Governor Truman Burrell (Arliss Howard), who lost his head in the last season only to have holier than thou Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) take over as commander of the fight against the evil of vampires.
The final season starts this Sunday, June 22 at 9:00pm ET. The premiere episode is titled “Jesus Gonna Be Here” and, as teased at the end of the last season, the Bon Temps townfolks will find they are under attack from a band of “rogue H-vamps”.
Recognizing that the “rogue H-vamps” were coming with evil intent, Sam Merlotte has arranged a “mixer” between humans and vampires with the intent of pairing up humans with a vampire bodyguard. Sookie, who is not quite all-human, being fae on her mom’s side, and who has long championed for Vampire rights, will be blamed for the attack and the ensuing chaos.<
Meanwhile, the “one vampire for every human” plan will move forward … even as the rogue-H vamps threaten the brittle peace. Join out Communities Chat, Sunday night, June 22 at 9pm.