True Blood Scoop: Alexander Skarsgard's Season 7 Fate Revealed! Plus -- EP Talks That Nude Scene, Bill-Sookie-Alcide Triangle and More

Alexander Skarsgard Leaving True BloodAlthough I know all you True Blood fans are all still busy mourning Eric’s (apparent) demise, I suspect you’ll want to take a break from your weeping to read what showrunner Brian Buckner has to say about Alexander Skarsgard’s future involvement with HBO’s monster smash.

For that matter, you’ll probably also be keen to read in this exclusive Season 6 post-mortem/Season 7 preview how the boss explains the lack of Sookie-Alcide sex in the finale and how he plans to reset Bill now that he’s no longer the godly Billith.

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And yes, just for good measure, he’ll also reveal how much prodding it took to get Skarsgard to go full frontal for his “final” scene (hint: none at all!), and why Season 7 will not be taking a page from The Walking Dead.

TVLINE | The big question coming out of the finale, obviously…
Let me guess. [Laughs]

TVLINE | Alexander Skarsgard — will he be back for Season 7?
I can tell you that Alexander Skarsgard is going to be a part of the next season of True Blood. He will be a series regular.

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TVLINE | That will be a huge relief to fans.
I am aware! I’m not going to take Alex Skarsgard out of people’s living rooms.

TVLINE | I’m guessing Eric won’t suddenly be alive and well in the Season 7 premiere.
No. That would be a cheat, wouldn’t it? That would be an incredible cheat. Pam has gone off in search of Eric, and maybe she’s going to be the one to find him, y’know?

TVLINE | Let’s talk about Alexander’s nude scene. Full-frontal nudity on a guy is not something you see often on television.
Correct.

TVLINE | What kind of behind-the-scenes conversations took place prior to shooting?
Alex Skarsgard was the coolest camper in the world. There’s no conversation with him. He’s Swedish. They’re naked all the time. As a matter of fact, when I saw what we had on camera, I sent him an email that said, “We’re going to lock picture. Are you OK with this?” He said, “No problemo.” That was the conversation. It couldn’t have been easier.

TVLINE | Did the reaction surprise you — or him? Probably not.
I think sometimes we are impressed by how much people care. But I don’t think that people care was a surprise. He knew the gift he was giving everybody. [Laughs]

TVLINE | Moving on, talk to me about the decision to jump ahead six months.
Look, we’re going into a seventh season. I’m aware that people like the familiar, but we have to change. We have to be able to pivot. There were bits of story in there that I didn’t necessarily, nor did any of the other writers, want to show. The fallout from what Bill had done… Ours is a show that is so constrained by [our narrative structure]. We’re not 24, but we’re damn close – and sometimes it’s really refreshing to be able to shuffle the deck. For me, it’s fun. We will obviously pick up some of the pieces and explain how certain things happened. But what I think some people found jarring, to me was really refreshing. It was that: The world has changed, this virus has mutated, and this is the way the world is going to look now. Meanwhile, life beats on in this small town.

TVLINE | The show has flirted with a Sookie and Alcide romance for years. Why was now the right time to pull the trigger on that?
In a world where almost everybody is a creature of some kind, Alcide is the most human of all of our creatures. Now, that’s not to say that it was his most human season. We all felt the same thing that the audience was feeling, which was that Alcide needed to come back to center. So it was that as much as anything else. And it was also that Sookie’s going to put her money where her mouth is and say “no more vampires.” She got into it with Warlow without knowing he was a vampire, so she was trying. But this shows growth for Sookie. I mean, I suppose he’s a hunk, so at least she’s still getting her piece. [Laughs] He’s the most normal, most human, most down-to-earth of any of her suitors. To me, with Eric gone and off on his own story going forward, I think it’s a pretty obvious triangle we’re setting up between Bill and Sookie and Alcide.

TVLINE | The time jump deprived us of their courtship though.  
Well, yeah. We skipped stuff, which is not to say that the audience is going to be deprived of love scenes [between them] going forward. But truthfully, the Jason/Violet love scene that the audience did get [in the finale] – or, just shy of love, I suppose – if I had those scenes back-to-back, it would’ve been really pandering. The Jason/Violet [sex scene] was more on story, because that was set up between them. She promised that she was going to make him work for it, and that was the payoff.

TVLINE | Are you looking at Season 7 as a reset of sorts for Bill?
Absolutely. We don’t want Bill to be an a—hole. Whereas the show that I love watching most right now, Breaking Bad, Walter White is on a downward trajectory with the consequences of his actions. The question we’re going to be asking this coming season is: Can Bill be forgiven? Because he made his intentions clear. One thing that I noticed – and I probably shouldn’t read as much as I’ve been reading, but I have been, in terms of audience reaction – is the idea that characters can’t change. I will put to bed one thing for you: this idea that Lettie Mae is trying to poison Tara? It’s absurd. That is genuine. And I realize that on our show, because it’s been so incredibly plot-driven for the past several years, you insert a Big Bad and then have the characters react in the way we expect them to react. That’s sort of what’s been going on. When we let characters change, when we let the show be character-driven, I think people don’t know what to do with that. So with Lettie Mae and Tara, not to say that everything is going to go great, but the conflict is not going to be she’s poisoning Tara. By the same token, I think Bill doesn’t have a trick up his sleeve this time. I think he’s genuine. The real question is about forgiveness.

TVLINE | What do you see as the theme of Season 7?
The show started out as, “Let’s see if vampires and humans can get along.” We’re returning to that original promise of the show. And because humans and vampires are being forced together, we’re going to be examining that with all of our characters. Everyone’s going to come under the umbrella of that main story. These are complicated relationships now because they’re feeding – it’s not necessarily sex, but things get confused sometimes, especially in vampires’ minds – so you’re going to be looking at a number of complicated three-way, four-way relationships.

TVLINE | All the humans will be paired with a vampire, essentially?
For every human a vampire; for every vampire a human.

TVLINE | The gang that appeared in the finale, they were all infected with Hep V?
Correct.

TVLINE | How do you explain the fact that some of those infected  — Nora, for example — died quickly, yet others are wandering around.
We did say that the virus had mutated, and we get to decide what those mutations are. Perhaps the demand for human blood goes up and that’s the only thing that keeps vampires with Hep V alive. In seasons past – I’m not going to point to any one of them – we took some massive swings, not knowing where we were going. That’s the nature of what we do. In this case, I don’t believe we bit off more than we can chew. I’m not going to give answers to all these things, but the virus has mutated. That’s another reason for the time passage. Just like bacteria mutates and that’s why there are antibiotic-resistant strains. So what applied to Nora doesn’t necessarily apply to this gang. And they’re not zombies.

TVLINE | What are they? Is there a name for them?
In my somewhat limited zombie-genre experience, zombies are not organized. They’re just hunting-killing machines. So what was meant to come across there was that they’re organized, they’re in a formation, they’re hunting, they’re sentient, they can talk. They still have intellect.

TVLINE | There was definitely a Walking Dead vibe in that last scene. Was there any concern that people were going to look at that and go, “Ah, they’re jumping on the zombie bandwagon?”
Sure. Of course, it was a debate in the writers’ room. The logical conclusion to a season about Hep V getting out there in the world has to be [that] there’s Hep V-infected vampires… but we’re not going to do The Walking Dead season of True Blood. Truthfully, all of this is about forcing humans and vampires into relationships. It’s not going to be a plot device the way people are familiar with us introducing a Big Bad at the end of a season.

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461 Comments
  1. courts says:

    I’m shocked. I was actually surprised anyone actually thought that because it was so obvious he wasn’t going to die.

    • Well yeah. No bloody goo, no death.

      • Mary says:

        No, because killing of Eric would mean a great loss in viewers

        • courts says:

          Attractive a-hole vampires are very popular.

          • thisisnotafairytale says:

            To be fair, Eric is the patriarch of an impressive vampire dynasty: Pam, Tara, Willa they all depend on the viking to either learn how to fly, hunt werewolves on V or plain survive their first year as baby vampires,

          • courts says:

            Pam is capable of taking herself. And it would only be ‘fair’ if he actually taught them those things and didn’t abandon Willa.

          • Ev says:

            Which must explain Bill’s continued popularity, especially with the writers. Bill on TB is a much more interesting character than in Harri’s books. But the continued attempt of TB’s writers to overlook what he’s actually done and ‘reset’ him to the whole gentleman vampire Bill illusion from S1 is more than a bit annoying.

          • Carolina says:

            Yes, yes they are. ;P

        • However true that would be, what I was getting at is that they did not show him melt into a pile of muck and it shouldn’t be surprising to anyone who’s been watching the show that he’s going to be back.

    • michele says:

      I heard in the media Skarsgard was leaving the show… Glad to hear he isnt… :D

    • Sam says:

      Thank goodness True Blood is not having “Zombies” brought into the mix!! My husband and I watch True Blood religiously and while I was freaking out about Eric bursting into flames, he was ticked off when he thought there were going to be “Zombie Vamps” thrown into the mix. Now I have to inform him that there will be no “Zombies” next season so he wont stop watching the show with me! And I must say, It did bring tears to my eyes when Terry was killed off the show! :( But of course I cannot wait until next season!

    • Maryann says:

      Yes, I just knew Eric didn’t die, Pam will save him! I wish Alcide kept his long hair and stayed away from Sookie, or at least let us see them dating first! I still always want to see her with Bill. I thought Eric gave up on her too easy. I hope the show goes on for more seasons, and not just once a year! I also don’t like when TPTB kill off major awesome and entertaining characters so fast, I was so excited with The authority King from Law & Order SVU (I know this actor so well I am just blank right now to his name), then he was killed off so fast, and then Russell too soon, and now Warlow, was gone so soon? crazy and stupid! The oldest most powerful vampire plus part fairie? Ridiculous! I hope they give us a good triangle with Bill, Alcide and Sookie and stop making her say dumb things! And, please stop with the soft porn sex scenes, it’s disgusting and goes on too long. The best sex/love scene in all of True Blood’s seasons was in Season One with Sookie and Bill’s first time, it was so hot and romantic and so dangerous and hot. And, it didn’t drag on like this last one with Jason and his vampire! Yuk! True Blood does not need to waste time on porn!

    • Tabatha says:

      When they showed Pam leave to look for Eric, that obviously meant she would find him and save him! I knew they wouldn’t just kill him off or remove him from the show. I figure Pam will find him in the nick of time and go to ground with him. I was just thinking if they did kill him, I hope they’re not going to hav him return as a ghost!
      Now that I’m aware the show will end after season 7 I am deeply saddened . This show is a favorite to many of us, I surely hope it’s not ending bc they don’t know where to go next. Even with the story lines as they are, I can think of so much more to add to the show to make it thrive beautifully. I wish something would happen to keep it on the air a few more seasons.
      Some say its bc they will age, vampires don’t age abviously. I don’t see that as a prob because 1. I’m so in to the show I don’t pay attention to that, there really aren’t any noticeable changes anyways. And 2.) they’re all young enough that its not like they will suddenly wrinkle up and look hideous!
      I think if they listen to some of their viewers opinions and try this show could become even more popular than before, ik a few ppl who just started watching and I’m sure that number will increase.

      • Leah Ashton says:

        I Agree with you. I can make up at least three more seasons of True blood without having to watch the show. I’d explore tara and lala’s family tree. maybe have a few hidden relatives pop up, like maybe tara’s grandma, and lala’s mom. Have them show where lala’s ability comes from, even hint at Tara having magic if she wasn’t turned.
        I am so upset this is the last season. If it has to end, they better have it end with no lose ends, the way that Charmed ended.

    • I really don’t want Eric to die like he was the reason I kept on watching the show but although the person interviewed said he is a series regular he never said if eric will ba alive or not . maybe he can appear in flash backs or something :(

    • Marissa says:

      Glad to hear they aren’t killing Eric off. I don’t like sookie with alcide at all, they don’t have good chemistry. I would love to see her back with Eric or Bill. I have a feeling since this is the last season they will go back to the roots of the show and fix everyone’s relationships. As much as I hate to say this, I think it’s time for true blood to end because honestly the last few seasons especially season 6 was not as good as all the other ones. I can tell the writers have changed. Too bad Alan ball left. I think his vision was key to the success of true blood..

  2. Alexander should tell his little brother to get with the program, then

  3. gabriel anthony says:

    Whats the point of his death as a cliffhanger if the writter already gave his fate away?

    • courts says:

      People have never watched television before and were flipping out.

    • Mary says:

      Because Eric fans were not going to wait around for season 7 to see if Eric really survived. All you have to do is read the comments to see a lot of angry fans declaring they are done with the show.

      • Really? That’s sad. But that would have been among the most stupid and pointless TV deaths if they had gone all the way. Steve Newlin had a better death than that.

      • nymerias says:

        Please tell Bucky that he is on the wrong track and needs to do some real research about fan expectationss. I help run a blog plus one of my own and I can tell you what fans want because they express it. They want consistency within the plots and a good well-driven story that makes sense when all is said and done. We never really get that from True Blood.

        What we got in season 6 was a long drawn out plot(s) that went nowhere and had an unsatisfying ending(s). Example: Bill had the power to free the vamps at the camp in episode 4 and did not nothing but sit on his butt and wait for Sookie to hand over Ben so he could get his blood. Bill already had drank that allowed him to enter the camp during the day and he could have done what Eric ended up doing long before episode nine. Sookie did not have to make the deal she did.

        Then Bill’s job was supposedly done and Liltith was gone. Also I though Ben was this uber strong vampire and they let him waste that away tied to a gravestone for most of the season. Email me Bucky or any member of this fandom that runs a blog (or even a person who does not run one) and we will tell you the truth about where this show goes wrong. First thing is continutity and believability and your writers suck at both but tthat is only the tip of the iceberg.

        All it takes it research to know what fans want and it is definitely not what this show is selling. Eric possibly are not the only reasons people are done with this show and it seems impossible to me that the powers that be are not aware of what bothers fans. Seeing as they keep doing the same things that turn people off, the obviously just cannot comprehend it.

        Example: “REACTIONS FROM FELLOW HBOWATCH WRITERS: Tamara: I could have eaten a box of Alphabits and crapped a better script than that.

        Side note: I can’t believe all people can talk about is the size of a man’s penis when they should be talking about the crappy finale we just watched!

        • ladycreed says:

          Couldn’t agree more!!! This season finale just sucked in so many ways that is impossible to say it in one post only!

          • nymerias says:

            Yeah I could write twenty more blog posts about it but as it turns out the powers that be simply do not care. We write fangpinions about it that evidently fall on deaf ears for the same things keep on happening.

            Oh and don’t get me started on Sookie and Alcide. Where did that come from? I hate triangles and was tired of Eric Sookie Bill one and now they want to make it a Sookie Alcide Bill one. Please spare me! I felt more of a connection between her and Ben than her and Alcide. I am so not interested.

            What I am not interested in is another producer/runner of this show giving me crappy storylines and not making an effort.

            Don’t even get me started on the writers obsessions with the character of Bill who has gone past his due date and it is starting to stink up the place.

          • Agreed here also. I don’t like Sookie and too much is made of who gets to be her boyfriend. I cared more about the smoke monster story than who gets to cut their tongue on those buck teeth.

        • Kristen says:

          YEAH, SO THERE WHAT SHE SAID!! I’m beyond frustrated and disappointed in the juvenile, sloppy, simplistic NON RESOLUTION to all the major plots. Especially Bilith and Warlow. If you weren’t into the ball storylines you inherited, why on earth did you drag them out all season and then tie them up in 10 minutes while ignoring your own mythology (really? Oldest vamp ever, Warlow could be held by Niall that long? Bill is magically tragic hero ala season 2 cuz everybody drank his blood, and now right back to mooning over Sookie). I’ll tell you something else, Buckner doesn’t pay attention to fans at all. Any website, magazine, or show I check, Bill doesn’t even RATE at suitor for Sookie–but here we go again! The great love of her life, who she dated for about 4 weeks, w/ all he did Pre Warlow–and she’s back to cow eyes. I won’t tune in for it and I’m sure the majority of fans agree w/ me.

          But you know what? That’s okay. After the way Mr. Buckner and his team dumbed down Sookie from inexplicable danger whore to frump whore in gran’s homely hat–there is no way that character should be paired w/ Eric. She is not worthy, she has never cared for him as he does her, and turns out, she makes Jason look like a genius. So by all means, let the 2 top Douches in the land fight over her. She deserves that. Cow eyes at Bill again, Sookie and Buckner have strange taste in men.

          If you sold these storylines, if they were engaging, original, shocking, twisty, clever, the fans would go on the trip w/ you! But you went NOWHERE. And for some reason I can’t fathom, you are really proud of yourself. Juxtapose this sh#% show against say, season 2 episode 9–Godric’s death, Hoyt’s mama hate speech, and Eric seductive dream. Or season 3, w/ Russell and Talbot insanely serving up the young thai boys blood in 5 star style. It used to be addictive because you injected the absurd into the everyday. Now it’s just stupid storytelling, but the stories are just dropped (wolfpack, anyone?) or tied in a ridiculous bow resting on the mother of all sharks.

          The only surprise of the finale was that it was so much worse than I thought it could be. and that’s sad. But how can we expect better? You think you did a great job apparently.

          The only thing I can say is he can keep patting himself on the back while ratings and dvd sales plummet.

          • nymerias says:

            That is what I don’t get, Bucky and Co. are actually patting themselves on the back like what they fed to us what actually good. For me, it not about the triangles and who should be with who. It is about good story telling and fantastic plots that have a point and are leading somewhere and actually have a point. They could have continued the Ben/Warlow stuff into season 7 but apparently this show like it’s one season at a time baddie. Rob is a good actor and the show wasted that talent. I agree with you there was no resolution to Warlow or to Bill. He should have been up the WAZOO in trouble, instead he writes a book about his time as God.Please spare me the convoluted plots, humans should have been like who is this guy and why is he claiming he was God? As far as I can see, he saved no one as they are all still in danger.

            He also apparently thinks all woman care about is seeing Alex’s wanker. Keep patting yourself on the back Bucky and I will keep knocking you down a peg or two.To think he was involved with Friends!

          • tbh says:

            I actually like Bill and Sookie together. And I happen to know a lot of TB fans who also like Bill and Sookie together, so to say he doesn’t rate as a suitor is just wrong. Maybe amongst the people you know he doesn’t. Plus people don’t watch TB for just Bill/Sookie/Eric alone so I’m sure if they pursue a Bill/Sookie endgame they won’t lose any viewers.

          • Eric says:

            “Bill doesn’t rate as a suitor”?? WTF? Did you even watch season 1 & 2? They’re the main pairing for God’s sake! Just because a bunch of 12 year olds post obsessively to say their “love” for Eric, doesn’t mean the rest of the viewers feel the same for your information.

        • cindy s says:

          The season final sucked badly. I don’t care what his explanation was. It was bad. And they ruined the show for a lot of viewers including myself. Awful stuff

        • Eric’s penis was the most attractive thing about the finale.

          • nymerias says:

            Yes it was definitely the worst season finale in the history of season finales!

          • nymerias says:

            Which is what I am sure Bucky thought we would love and that it would make up for the other crap he was serving us. I hope his call the principles office was making his sweat.

          • stacey richardson says:

            yeah i Totally agree with u. shame it wasnt a close up…

          • Jo says:

            Well talk about a close up with Eric. Do you have a DVR or on demand? Do you have an HDTV that you can change the size of the screen, well I do and I rewound, paused, zoomed to twice the size and then played and then rewound and played again in slow motion, yummy I did not miss a single inch of the scene. If you haven’t tried it you got to give it a shot…..just saying……..its not every day you will see Alex nekkid..I could live with seeing him nekkid everyday tho……how bout it who agrees?????? Laters Taters

        • sakshichopra says:

          You are absolutely right Nyms….I follow your blogs and have expressed my feelings on all of them…
          My problem is that sometimes forgiveness is not an option with people who would never get off your backs. My problem with Mr Buckner’s logic is also that there is no reset button in real life…Real girls just don’t move from man to man based on eye candy factor alone and if they do, there are huge repercussions to those choices sooner or later…TB shows the choices and not the repercussions. That approach does not give a closure to anything.

          • nymerias says:

            Hi Sakshichopra! I have read your posts at ESL and my own personal blog! Exactly, this show has to put things in a real life perspective on some things. There is no magical reset button in some or any of these issues and there is no going back and there are repercussions and consequences to actions taken and Bucky appears as if he is going to continue to ignore them, especially where Bill is concerned.

        • Shelwashere says:

          I don’t run a blog or anything, but season 6 was a big disappointment to me. Myself, i just started watching the show couple months ago, about halfway through season 6, i got all the seasons from netflix and watched them. The first 3 seasons were great, pretty much followed the books and then it went all down hill. I absolutely love eric (the character, not the guy, bill is more to my taste) and would have been majorly mad if he didn’t survive, however that said, i already knew they wouldn’t have killed him off as he’s too important to the storyline. I just want to see him and sookie get back together again (they do in the books though he leaves her in the end). Writers, imo, need to listen to the fans more. I realise they can’t accommodate everyone but fans have some awesome ideas sometimes.

          • nymerias says:

            The question is when are they going to start respecting the fans and quit giving us the stupid crappy plots! They really should not be patting themselves on the back for job well done! You can email this fan too Bucky, she will give you an earful as well.

          • Jamie L Roberson says:

            I so agree with you and Im a huge Bill fan myself :)

        • Ginni says:

          Cooldn’t agree more!!

        • Jewels says:

          I agree. Just watched the finale and honestly I was less than impressed. Sookie went from Team Non-Vampire to Team Warlow to Team Sam to Team Warlow to Team ALCIDE? Now we’re setting up Bill as the good guy again? I love Stephen Moyer as much as the next person but the character of Bill Compton is a conniving jerk. This season had so much promise! Turning Warlow into a dark sadistic jerk who was easily killed? I mean c’mon. We saw NOTHING of his duplicitous nature until the end. And Niall coming in at the end? I dunno. Reading this article I wonder if the promise of this season turned into the “maynad” season for next.. Or worse…witches. Ugh.

        • Planetside says:

          Not saying the ending was satisfying (because it wasn’t), but pigs will fly before True Blood’s writers go to the owners of fan sites for ideas, criticism or approval. And you know what? Thank God for that, because if it were up to the “shippers,” we’d have an entire season of Sookie and Eric in bed together, whispering about how special their love is, in between nonsensical scenes of Jason and Alcide washing police cars with their shirts off.

          Could you imagine DB Wiess and David Benioff asking fans how they’d want them to structure the upcoming season of Game of Thrones? Or Vince Gilligan offering up a fan poll to decide whether Walter White lives or dies in the final season of Breaking Bad?

          And I’m sorry, but no one wants to follow fan fiction side plots about epic love between Mrs. Fortenberry and Mike Spencer. Even if the writers disappoint us sometimes, there’s a reason they’re professionals and we’re not.

          Remember, guys watch this show too. If we didn’t, there would be no Jessica, Willa, Nora, Luna or 18-year-old faerie girls. We like our eye candy, and we’re fine with plenty of eye candy for the show’s substantial female viewership, but True Blood needs an engaging plot. I’m glad the show is returning to its roots because many of us fans first became hooked during the first season, when True Blood was an off-tilt Southern Gothic murder mystery show with some novel ideas about how vampires would fit into society,

          • stefystef says:

            I agree. I may not agree with everything True Blood does and I would like to see better story structure, but the producers and writers can NOT go by the whims of fans who have their personal favorites and their own little fan fiction in their heads.

            If that was the case, Ned Stark and Robb Stark would still be alive on Game of Thrones, but we know what happened to them, don’t we? And George R.R. Martin has NO problem killing off favorite character and don’t care what fans think.

            Like you said, Planetside, True Blood needs a better plot, more structured and about character strength since this is really a character driven story. They forgot this is a murder mystery story with Sookie Stackhouse as Nancy Drew. *LOL*

            I must be one of the few people who actually enjoyed this season. First time in a long time that I wanted to see what happened next. Yes, it did fall short in many ways, but at least it kept me interested.

            By the way, Sookie does sleep with a were, but it is not Alcide. It is Quinn, the weretiger, who they decided not to introduce to the TV show. Wish they had…

          • CAB says:

            I completely agree, TB was great because it was an off-tilt Southern Gothic murder mystery show with some novel ideas about how vampires would fit into society, They have completely lost the quirky southern charm that balanced the crazy stuff. The writers need to go live in a small southern town to get back in touch with this essential part of the books & the show.

          • nymerias says:

            My advice to Bucky and Co. would be to simply give us a cohesive plot line that ends up making sense. There is nothing wrong with that and the whole Lilith prophecy was really made out to be this big deal and it turned out to be much ado about nothing. They simply could have walked out the door after the guards were nuetr

            Returning to it’s roots is fine but you cannot seriously tell me that the finale made any sense when we were basically told nothing. Others might be okay with dumbed down contrived plots but I am not and I expect for my money.

            There is nothing wrong with a little eye-candy I love eye candy of the male persuasion myself but it should come with well written well thought season plot. We did not get that.

          • H-Bomb says:

            “…in between nonsensical scenes of Jason and Alcide washing police cars with their shirts off. ” hahaha, I would watch these scenes with pleasure.

          • tina hazen says:

            i personally watch true blood for the FUN of it…not for especially gripping plot lines, or for the eye candy (exactly, albeit i was pissed at alcide’s horrible turn into a jerk that i no longer wanted to bite his butt for a long part of this season) but honestly i don’t want it to turn into the BOOKS either…and neither does the writer of the books! I am glad that we get so many twists and turns and weird stuff that doesn’t necessarily make sense at the beginning but does keep me on my toes. I dunno about this Jason/Violet thing. i don’t need that much of her being gone down on and i certainly didn’t need lilliths BUSH as often as we saw it either. and i’m pretty sure that the MEN of our “society” that watch Tb needed it much either. however, i’m VERY glad that they’re the writers and we’re Not. I’m GLAD that they keep on taking on the writing of this show even tho there’s so much criticism. and frankly if there wasn’t so much criticism they wouldn’t probably keep taking on this show, because it would show that people didn’t CARE. So as often as people bch moan and complain, they keep watching, and complaining so isn’t that the MAIN idea behind a SHOW?? that people keep watching & keep caring about it?

          • aolani08 says:

            I agree I’ve watched all six seasons and this is the season I can honestly say I hit blogs and was one of those people that moaned and complained and if Bill can have three near death experiences and come back unscathed then I believe Eric can too. I watch the show because he brings so many dimensions to his character. One minute you can have the killer, the next you can have a caring and loving person, and lastly you can have the prankster.

        • Halane says:

          Well, I don’t know about people on your blogs, but people in my blogs watches True Blood mostly for the fun, the fanservice and the absurdity of pretty much everything. Almost as a summer guilty pleasure. So, maybe not all of the fans want those coherent plots you’re talking about.
          When I want good, consistent scripts, I certainly don’t watch True Blood.

          • nymerias says:

            And therein lies the problem because people are content with watching dumbed down incoherent plots. Maybe this is the crowd that Bucky is paying attention to and why we get the crap we get. The show started out campy but still made sense in the grand scheme of things but at every turn the plots get more wild and thrown together on a whim. We will just have to agree to disagree but I want something more for my buck!

          • nymerias says:

            @When I want good, consistent scripts, I certainly don’t watch True Blood.

            You just proved my point, thanks!

        • Sandy says:

          Reading all of ur comments is why they are ending this show ur so negotiate its just your opinion not millions of fans who watch this show. Season 7 will be the last and final season probably due to ur stupid comments! Yuck

          • nymerias says:

            It is not due to my so called ‘stupid’ comments, nor is it any other fan’s fault. Seven seasons is a good run for any show. If my or other fans so called stupid comments made any bit of difference then we would have seen changes with the over the top plots long before now and we are still waiting for changes. So please spare me the ‘it’s all your fault’ mantra.

            The decision for the 7th season to be the last has been in the works for a long time and many have predicted it. I find this comment by you so hilarious I just might give it an award. Have a nice day!

        • Sunny Day says:

          nymerias who the hell do you think you are speaking on behalf of other fans, I don’t care if you do have your own blog, if you’re so great at writing I’d like to know how many people have been banging on your door for advice. I loved this series and the writers do not suck as you so nicely put it and I do want what this show is selling, I watch this show religiously and have read all the books and would watch this show if it carried on for 20 years so get off your high horse and accept this is your opinion not the opinion of us genuine fans.

          • nymerias says:

            I think I am someone who is entitled to my own opinion as are you. I never said I was good at writing but thanks for the compliment! I know what fans have complained about and I stand by my post! You have a nice night now and don’t forget to breathe.

      • Ev says:

        Well, that’s oversimplifying it a bit. Eric’s my favorite character and his less than one minute appearance in the finale served no purpose except for TB to use the full frontal tease as a marketing ploy. But the rest of the episode was even worse, in terms of writing, character development, etc.
        I figured that Eric wasn’t dead, nor that they’d kill him off even if Alex didn’t extend his contract. But with the S6 finale, the show jumped the shark.
        I think a lot of the casual viewers, and even a lot of reviewers, don’t watch the show ‘seriously’ and tend to not notice things that the more detailed oriented fansites do. So maybe it doesn’t bother them that the Season finale was just incoherent and undid a lot of previous plot and character development.

      • Nick C says:

        I’m sorry but if you really thought they killed Eric like that, well those are not very smart people.

      • d says:

        He never said that he survived. Just that he would be on the show as a regular. If they bring him back as a Ghost like Godric or in flashbacks, that is not surviving.

        • Lamp says:

          Being brought back in flashbacks would make him a recurring character. If they’re going to pay him the salary of a regular, you can bet they’re going to use him way more than that.

      • yuki says:

        I think the way they extend there fangs are stupid i think they should be on the side where there k-9s are and im glad they didnt kill eric they need him for all the drama he makes

        • aolani08 says:

          Drama, Snarky, Funny, and Smart the man with the plan. He lives life to the fullest and is very loyal never sulky with a constipated face even at his worst he gives you his best. I love his character because with his character “Life is like a box of chocolates you never know what your going to get”.

    • jk says:

      Because the cliffhanger isn’t whether he survives or not – it’s HOW he survives.

  4. Virginia says:

    Hallelujah!

  5. courts says:

    Also, full frontal isn’t something you see from a guy a lot. Unless you watched Spartacus.

  6. Hyde says:

    And with that all is right in the TV world.

  7. alistaircrane says:

    Thank God it was his real penis and not a prosthetic! I’ve been worried ever since I heard Spartacus used prosthetic penises for the guys.

    • “Thank God it was his real penis”. Quote of the day.

    • courts says:

      I wish they had used a prosthetic. Poor thing wasn’t very impressive.

      • morgaineswann says:

        We must have been watching different shows. For the given situation, I thought it quite respectable. A “Gracious Plenty” even. LOL

      • nymerias says:

        You obviously did not pay attention in sex ed to not know the difference between a flaccid wanker and an erect wanker. I believe there is a drawing on tumblr about the differences between the two. As if this is the most important part of the finale!

      • Panther_Girl says:

        Go to youtube do a search for a movie (its Swedish) called Om Sara. Alex does a shower scene full frontal. You can see that this episode of True Blood didn’t do him justice. You can just search Alex’s scenes from Om Sara and it will pop up the shower scene. Just saying it may have been cold the day they shot this scene is all.

      • leo says:

        …are you people insane and forgot how tall Alex is? if his dick was any bigger no orifice could resist! besides, he is not even hard… size-queens are ridiculous (or serious masochists who enjoy ending torn and bleeding in each intercourse…)

  8. Virginia says:

    I’m not shocked he’s not dead. I was worried that behind the scenes he may have been trying to negotiate out of his contract. This scene could have closed it out for him if it turned out they would let him out of his contract. So happy that we get to see that man on tv as a vampire for at least one more season.

  9. angie says:

    What idiot actually thought they killed him off?? Duh.

  10. Aprilcot says:

    Of course Eric is still alive! I’m SO over Bill…not looking forward to a Sookie/Alcide/Bill love triangle. Jason’s new “relationship” is boring to me and I find the Violet character extremely annoying. I was hoping that during the time jump she and Nicole would magically disappear. I’m glad to see that Lettie Mae and Tara’s reunion was genuine because I was definitely in the camp that thought she was a Hep V carrier.

    • Kira says:

      You took the words right out of my mouth. I’m so over their precious Bill!!! God forbid they give Sookie and Eric a real chance.

      • dude says:

        Eric is not a romantic lead character. What makes him interesting is his unpredictability and selfish a-holeness. Eric/Sookie as a couple would either equal him treating her like crap or totally neutering him as a character. Look at Damon on TVD, he started out as an awesome badass character and turned into a sniveling puppy dog because they wanted him to be the romantic lead. You can’t have the Eric you know and love and an Eric/Sookie relationship, you just can’t. I’d rather they keep him exciting and let Bill get bogged down in Sookeh’s drama.

        • WTactualF says:

          Um no. On everything you said.

        • Anon says:

          EXACTLY.

        • Sara Pinto says:

          Dude, that’s not completely true. If you read the books, you’d know that Sookie and Eric DID have a relationship, and he was still his old self. Of course he cared for Sookie, but in his own way. He never stopped being the cold, plotting vamp he has always been. It was nice to see that he could also care, really CARE for someone other than himself and Pam. The problem with this show is, they just drove off on the opposite direction of the books. I’m not saying it’s that bad, but it isn’t good either. The books have so many other characters to explore, and none of this crap they are feeding us. I watch it for kicks, nothing else. It’s not as interesting as it could be. They should reread the books and talk to the fans and do something good. This show has been nothing but a letdown from season 4 and on.

        • nymerias says:

          It doesn’t matter that Eris not the main romantic lead, I personally don’t care if Eric and Sookie get together. People are just tired of the character of Bill period and tired of any triangle!

        • sakshichopra says:

          If you look at their actions, Bill has always made douchebag decisions on everything. So for me Bill will always be the hole in the A….As far as Eric goes, it has been done before and it can be done again…A bad ass character can get a romantic angle too if the writers are intelligent enough to not turn him into a puppy dog….Develop the shades of grey and don’t stick to the black and white definitions of romantic and bad ass…

        • Shelwashere says:

          I totally agree with u. Love damon from tvd and eric from tb. I’ve read the books and he does treat sookie wrong when they got back together (would love to see that on-screen) or when he wasn’t treating her like that, he lost his edge. But in the end he remained himself and walked out on her for good, so who knows?

        • EV says:

          What makes Eric interesting is that he is not what you might have expected him to be from season 1. When I first saw him. I thought he was a selfish, conceited, evil vampire. But his tears from Godric, for Nora and the gulp he did just before he release Pam, convinced me otherwise.

          • Lumi says:

            True! Eric is well made…but also these screen writers can not write about a normal, not boring romance..actually in 4th season, they made Eric too sweet..i really liked him in the books…a funny, loving and not boring relationship between him and Sookie…and yeah, the made Damon that stupid pussy that now , in the next season, they will bring another for Elena…only cause it became too boring…these writers which didnt’keep with the books, in their purpose to keep longer the show, invent boring and out of ordinarily stories which kills it

      • Tatjana says:

        Exactly!

    • Carl says:

      mmmm Nicole isn’t that bad in the big scheme of things… right at this moment means the show is definitely not following the ending of the books :)

  11. soooo relieved! I thought the nudity part was just a ruse to soften the blow of killing off Mr Northman…

  12. Ex fan of True Blood says:

    So we’re just going to totally forget that Eric and Sookie loved each other and act like it never happened. She’d rather stick to her abuser and Alzzzzzide, that guy who was prepared to take advantage of her when she was drunk. Nice display of misogyny with a healthy dose of rape culture BS there, TB. Nope, not coming back, and I wish Alex would do the same. He’s better than this.

  13. Cassy says:

    Alcide hasn’t had any purpose since season 3, and even then he wasn’t an interesting character.

  14. Faraday says:

    Please someone ask this man why Sookie seems to have amnesia when it comes to Eric! She did love him, did she not? He did love her!? I’m irritated by this massive plothole!!

    • Romy says:

      Amen to that! There’s been what, two to three weeks between the season 4 finale and the beginning of season 6? And not one tiny thoughts for Eric? She said she loved him!

  15. Ausrey says:

    after the penis scene I was waiting for a caption to come onscreen that said “Your Welcome” LOL

  16. Romy says:

    An Alcide/Sookie/Bill triangle? NO! I’d much prefer an Alcide/Sookie/Eric thing.

  17. I have a question

    A few seasons back we saw Sookie go to the land of the Faeries and barely escape from Maab. By the time she came back, a year had passed in the real world even though she had been away a few minutes. Assuming that the faeries were a minute or two behind her and the time jump affected them the same way, can we expect the Faeries to show up in the real world looking for Sookie as if for them it had only been a minute or two since she got away even though for her it’s been 18 to 24 months, give or take?

    • Romy says:

      The fairy cemetery is not the same as the Faery land. There is no time difference in the fairy cemetery.

      • ladycreed says:

        And why there is this difference? It is just sooo convenient!

        • Well, this is True Blood, where things are however the way they are to suit the plot. Like, fae blood. Sookie’s wears off after a while, but Warlow’s seems to stay potent until he dies. And for some reason, Warlow’s death neutralized the fae blood volunteered from either Braelyn or Danika (Bill apparently did not get a sample from Adilyn or Charlaine) and that blood remained potent after passing to other vampires well after the sisters had died. Sookie also grew up at a normal pace instead of jumping to young adulthood in two weeks. You kinda just have to say “whatever” to the inconsistencies and not pay attention to the man behind the curtain.

          • ericlover says:

            I think this can all be explained though.
            Sookies blood wears off because she is only part fae. same with the half fae siblings…the difference is Warlow was a vamp/fae hybrid and had super fae vampire blood.

            Sookie is not half fae, she only has a very small amount of fae in her, barely detectable. so that’s why she ages normally. (A lot of people get this confused because I’ve heard them say she is half fae in the show which was a MISTAKE, AND she is half fae in the books.) When Bill explains she has fae in her, he explains its just a little.

            There are some things though, that do bother me, and I have learned to sorta turn the other cheak and enjoy it for what it’s worth. But i do wish the writers would be more consistent or take two seconds and explain things that might not make sense!

            -How was Warlow able to eat real food? I understand why he could day walk, but he could eat food, WTF?
            – Pam never really flew until season 6 and now all the sudden she can fly? I know some said she flew in the first season, but I don’t recall this. I thought flying was a unique vampire quality.
            – How come Eric could cut his hair without it instantly growing back? I won’t complain much about this one, because i prefer his short hair, but still
            – How come Tara isn’t missing half her head? When you are made a vamp, you are made as you are when you die.
            – If Pam is coming to Eric’s rescue, please explain how she can find him, when he released her.

            – Yes there’s more but i just can’t think of them at the moment!

          • marie says:

            WHY does eric have to be with sookie ? Iam a huge Eric fan and I dont care who he is with as long as I get to see him . I honestly cant believe why people want to keep pairing him up with sookie he is so much more interesting without her .. the show is fantasy its crazy it jumps from place to place you either get what its all about and like it or you dont its that simple . Vampires,warewolves,witches crazy senator’s, voodoo nurses , demons, faeries… its not meant to make sense its make believe ….

      • Fairy Land is where Sookie met her grandfather. She was there a few minutes and when she came back a year had gone by. The faeries were chasing her. IF they followed her, even one minute or two behind, that could be six months in the real world.

    • Good points Michael. I was also wondering if Barry is still in Faerie? I wish Bucky would address the time issue as well.

  18. Mary says:

    Alcide/Sookie/Bill triangle…really? I’m done.

  19. WTactualF says:

    Buckner is a moron. His own narrator is wrought with plot holes. Bill is now the hero? Please. Whatever happened to that comeuppance he promised? A king, then a god, then a best selling novelist. What’s next? Astronaut, president? Why not Bill’s invincible. And Alzzzzzzzide is normal? Ha! He let a bunch of kids get murdered. He’s a monster. Idgaf about a Sookie/alzzzzzzide/Bill triangle. It’s gross. They’re both monsters.

    This season was the worst and it looks like next season is more of the same.

  20. Mer says:

    They’re staying with that tired, nasty “Al and Sookie” fiasco? Srsly?? I am SO sick of Al. He reminds me just way too much of car grease and fleas.

    And what’s up with keeping Beehl around for…anything? I am SO SICK of Beehl/Billy/Billith. (Moyer is an awesome actor, but I’m butt-sick of anything Bill!)

    Here’s a concept for the “writers”: ERIC + SOOKIE. Here, I’ll even spell it slowly for them: E r i c + S o o k i e. See? It’s THAT easy, no matter HOW many bikes they make her ride.

    Geez. Try writing something the fans actually WANT for a change.

    • tbh says:

      It’s never going to happen… It didn’t happen in the books, it won’t happen on the show. I don’t think they make a good couple anyway. I never felt they had good chemistry together.

      • Shelwashere says:

        If ur talking about the eric/sookie thing, it did happen in the books, he just ended up leaving her at the end to protect her life basically. And she could have stopped it had she really wanted to but she chose sam instead….

      • ivy says:

        It happens in multiple books. You are a complete and illiterate, dumbass.

        • aolani08 says:

          I agree with you Eric and Sookie’s relationship is so much more than sex and blood because they learned to be friends and nobody can refute this fact season 6 episode 1 and If Sookie gives Bill another chance she will always be waiting for the other shoe to drop. Although a lot of people know this fact to be true they got spoiled by the previous and former show runner, writers, and producers. A true independent and strong woman will not put up with it and because the show failed to allow Sookie to be that person Bill and Sookie single handily killed the show. A lot of people don’t realize Bill never embraced his inner vampire and he was a part of the civil war era women generally weren’t allowed to think and was often kept in the dark. Eric embraced his inner vampire and learned to adapt to the changes in time allowing him to be a more human whether he wanted it or not. When Sookie was around Eric the writing for her character came alive. When Warlow entered the scene her character appeared to be depressed. We won’t get Eric and Sookie. I vote for a recast of the Sookie character and a spinoff.

    • Jena says:

      You posted the exact same thing above…. We get it, you’re an Eric fan.

  21. cas says:

    So I haven’t seen the finale yet, but I couldn’t resist reading this article because Eric is my favorite. After this season the fact that Sookie will be in a triangle with Bill makes me want to puke. Makes no sense. And how come Eric got his few episodes with her some seasons ago and now it’s like he doesn’t even matter?

  22. Tracy says:

    So are they really just going to forget that Eric and Sookie happened?!?! That Eric still clearly has feeling for her from season 6 episode 1 and now it’s….Alcide and Sookie? Eww. Alcide/Sookie/Bill love triangle??? Yep that’s it give the audience exactly what they don’t want.

    • Autumn says:

      They want to match up to the greatness of Game of Thrones. Do the opposite of what people want and expect critical acclaim. Laughable for this show.

  23. Eric7740 says:

    If Alex is comfortable with it, I say more full frontal nude Eric next season!!! It’s about time the male/female full frontal scenes got equal air time!!!

  24. Catherine Hoffmann says:

    As far as the fact that Nora died quickly compared the Vamps at the end of the season… Nora was injected directly with that stuff. The Vamps drank a small dose of it. I would assume that’s a big deal. LOL

    • Shelwashere says:

      This hep V stuff has me confused. Wasn’t it in season 1 where sookie saved bill from drinking from a guy that was a carrier and he said then it wasn’t fatal that it just made them really sick? How all the sudden was it fatal to nora? Yes, i get that it’s mutated to affect the vamps now as it was 6 months later, but when nora got it i’m assuming it wasn’t

  25. bwtawny says:

    I’m glad they didn’t kill him but I’m not happy with the show in general. They ignore what the fans want but give us a naked Eric as if that would appease us somehow. They want to go the tired Bill/Sookie route again. I am not interested in seeing them together!!! I want the Viking with Sookie. That is the only resolution I want. I also hope that I do not see half a season of severely crispy Eric trying to heal from his injuries or ghost Eric being channeled via Lafayette telling Sookie that it’s ok to go for Bill. Buckner said he would be back. He just didn’t say how. Such crap would turn everyone off as well. And what! Zombie vampires but not? Good grief is there no originality left in Hollywood? I am going to move there and just hawk the same tired crap over and over again to producers and viola I will be a screenwriter too. Finally, TB should be ashamed of itself for pimping out its most popular star for such a misfire of publicity. Did fan outcry reach important enough people that they said you are not killing him fix this or was this all supposed to be a big tease (for 2 days) just to mess with us? Either way it smacks of bad story planning, writing, and abuse of your most precious commodity . . . the fans who keep you working.

    • Autumn says:

      Someone should start a petition for the Viking and Sookie.

    • sakshichopra says:

      Your channeling Eric thru Laf and telling Sookie to go to Bill idea just made me drop from my chair laughing …LOLZ

    • Hear hear bring that petition. Season 4’s relationship was a tease for us E/S fans. They haven’t had a real chance at a real relationship, like B/S and now A/S have. People have their own theories of how their relationship can be; some say it will never work yet others say that they’re soul-mates. In reality none of us really know this do we? I could say this; TB writers-AB put alot of time and effort into their scenes together. There was always an aire of specialness/sexiness about their scenes together. Allllll that effort to just completely dump that relationship without even really having had a chance at that relationship? Let them try at a relationship and if it doesn’t work then, we all chalk it up to that.

  26. Kathleen says:

    This season I was more upset by Sookie dithering while her “friends” (especially Tara) and her brother were in real danger. She had that call from Jason that he was going after Jessica so Sookie should have guessed that if Jess was in trouble so too would be Jason. She went from fear of Warlow to jumping him and offering her blood all the while not being willing to do squat to help the ones in trouble. Then she was greeted as a long lost heroine by everyone. Add to that my disgust with Alcide this season and they make a perfect pair.

    Alcide has NEVER apologized to Sam (his “friend”). Sorry but simply letting Sam know it was now safe to stay in his own home and run his own business because the Wolf wasn’t going to kill him is NOT an apology for his HORRIBLE behavior.

    I LOVED the scene with Tara and her mom as I am one to believe people can and do change and that forgiveness is wonderful when possible. That scene (and the one with Jessica and Andy) moved me greatly.

    Never thought Eric was in danger. No way do they want to lose Eric as a character and I doubt Alex would hate to lose a cush job that gives plenty of free time to do other roles.

    I’ll be back next season hoping for more Lafayette, more Jessica, more James and more Willa and I hope an end to Sarah and some payback to Sookie and Alcide.

  27. I wrote on HBO’s feedback form how disgusted I am with Brian Buckner and the writers and their disgust of us fans.If it wasn’t for us they would have NO JOB.Bucky and crew don’t seem to realise this nor care.
    I think the fans should contact HBO with their complaints so Mr Buckner realises that pissing off fans is not a good idea.

    • Eleanor says:

      It may be news to you but not all the fans are pissed off. Some of us actually liked the series and think Buckner’s doing a great job.

      • Janna says:

        Yes, you are right. Not all fans may be pissed off, but in case you missed it, this interview was Buckner’s attempt at damage control. They are reading fan feedback. True Blood HBO began following many of the unhappy tumblr accounts out there on Sunday. They know. The angry reaction is all over the net and it’s not dying down. It’s also not coming just from the fan base. The same complaints are being expressed from professional reviews and critics. TB is continually messing with cannon, story lines, logic, continuity and believability, not to mention a majority fan favorite. People have had it.

        • Liz says:

          *sigh* Then don’t watch, since you’ve “had it”…

        • I have a TrueBlood tumblr account and noticed that the HBOTrueBlood tumblr started to follow me a few days ago. It turns out they started following several True Blood type blogs out there. A way to obtain fan feedback and let me tell you that feedback was outrage. That Buckner interview about AS coming back as a series regular in season 7 was total damage control.

  28. WTactualF says:

    Buckner is literally retconning the last 4 seasons in a lame attempt to return to S1 glory.

    You can’t discount everything that’s happened over the last six seasons and you can’t just force the viewers to forget what a monster Bill has become. I’m sorry, but Bill can never be redeemed for some of the things he’s done.

    Bring back Hudis!

    • Liz says:

      I SO do not agree. Bill can be redeemed, and is in no way a monster. Though he was at first send to watch Sookie for the Queen, he really did fell truly in love with her. No character on TB is perfect. Eric, for example, used Sookie again & again for her gift, send her in a very dangerous situation to save Godric etc… Both tricked her to drink their blood etc…
      They’re all complex characters, and that is what I like about the show.

      • sakshichopra says:

        What about rape? And draining? You think that is not monstrous?

        • Liz says:

          Bill NEVER raped Sookie on the show! There was that sick game with Lorena (who loved it), but it was just Bill’s despair after losing Sookie, and losing himself in a life he had known before with his maker.

          • WTactualF says:

            Here are Bill’s crimes: •Raped innocent women
•Murdered Pam’s girls
•Fang raped Sookie until she almost died.
•Killed and plotted against authority members in his single minded quest to become Billith.
* turned to goo.
•Used Sookie repeatedly in his numerous self serving attempts at improving his vampiric station
•Betrayed damn near everyone
• slapped his progeny
•Called Sookie an abomination and meant it
•Told Sookie she was dead to him… And meant it.

          • kim tomlinson says:

            Bill’s still better than Eric. Don’t forget all the bad things Eric’s done too. He isn’t a saint.

          • Viking5girl says:

            One more to add to Bill’s crimes.. An important one too.. It was HIS big idea to bomb the TB factories and he was not under the influence of Lillith’s blood at the time. So really, Bill’s doings are the reason Hep V even exists now. For the TB writers to skip past and let him slide for this especially is what bothers me.. All this build up for the past 2 seasons and now we’re supposed to just forget it all because they want Bill back with Sookie? I’m not a Bill hater, I personally think he’s more interesting when he’s not with Sookie.. But I do think he should be held accountable since this has been a huge story for the past 2 seasons. For Buckner to say he and the writers CHOSE not to go there is just BS.

          • Waitingsux says:

            How so Kim Tomlinson? What has Eric done that you think is so much worse than Bill?

            He bought and restored Sookie’s house, Saved her from Russell twice. Saved her from Marnie, loved her, protected her selflessly.

            Please explain your logic.

          • Kimmi says:

            Waitingsux I never said Eric had done worse things than Bill. I said he done bad things too. Yeah Eric done good but so did Bill. Selflessly? You really think everything Eric done was all just because he loves Sookie?

          • aolani08 says:

            That’s the wonder of this show I don’t think how Eric goes about things are the right way but the intent of good is there. Sookie is going to be mad that he drank Warlow’s blood to save the vampires from the camp as a whole. I feel when Bill does things he doesn’t think the long term results through causing further harm to the situation for example, bombing the True Blood factories causing the vampires turn sanguinistic and killing and scheming within the Authority to drink Lillith’s blood. Bill is of a weak mind and gets lured in a lot quicker than Eric. Eric’s weakness is Sookie and Bill’s is himself because he feels the respect comes from whatever social status he holds. Eric doesn’t care who respects him. Why could Bill tell the world that he killed the governor but not tell Sookie Nora was sick? Bill has his good points in your eyes but in mine his bad has added to more destruction of the show and therefore in my eyes out weigh the good. Episode 1 of season 6 showed me what Eric and Sookie’s relationship could be. I used to like Sookie therefore wanting someone to come into her life and sweep her away but now I don’t care who she ends up with because the writers, producers, and show runners will never allow her character to experience anything other than Bill as soon as Bill shows up or if a man doesn’t do, act, or say what she wants to hear she finds a reason to dismiss him. The show will keep Bill and Sookie together so it doesn’t matter how or what anyone feels about Bill. I like Eric because he reminds me of a sour patch kid if you cross him you will get his worse but if you are loyal to him and his he has honor.

          • Waitingsux says:

            @Kimmi/Kim Tomlinson- you said Bill is better than Eric and I asked how so, which you did not answer.

            Bill has never done one single selfless thing. He had the opportunity to help Sookie with her home after the maenad, but he did nothing. Anything he’s ever done has been self serving first and foremost and if it happened to help others in the process then he made sure that everyone knew it. He’s not a hero, he’s deluded himself into thinking he’s a god.

        • SambaJenny says:

          Seriously people! The rape happened in the book, not the show. Are people not paying attention. I love Eric too but I’m not seeing things that are not there just to make Bill look bad. Also Bill draining Sookie was an ACCIDENT. He was unconscious!!! It was not an evil act. He is a vampire remember. Everyone forgives Eric’s vampire moments but not Bill. They both have moments when their dark side comes out. In season 6 Eric was about to rape and kill the governor’s daughter for revenge. He only stopped when she told him she had information he could use. But nobody even mentions that. And by the way Bill has done bad things, but he has also done good selfless things. Like walking out into the sun and almost dying to try to save Sookie. Killing Long Shadow to save her even though he would get in trouble. Letting Eric go to be with Sookie in season 4 even though it hurt him etc…… You call Bill fans delusional. But ya’ll are crazy haters. I love both Eric and Bill and see both of there good and bad qualities. I will say the one thing Eric has over Bill is that he does not hide who he is (because he is not ashamed of being a vampire). Bill does tend to hide things and keep things from Sookie which he should not do. But even with all of his faults it is obvious how much he loves her and the pain he goes through for her. A truly evil person feels no guilt ever. You can see Bill feeling guilty and sad many times on the show. BILL IS NOT EVIL!!!!!! ERIC IS NOT EVIL!!!!!! I LOVE THEM BOTH! STOP FIGHTING PEOPLE!

          • aolani08 says:

            Aww man I missed that episode……are you referring to when he visited her in her room and he was just trying to scare her or was it when him and Willa was laying in the coffin and she tried to put the moves on him and he declined her attentions?

      • Ms Tremaine says:

        While Bill does love Sookie, it is an obsessive kind of love which is not very healthy. As for rape and draining, I never saw it that way. Bill had been tortured before hand, and he did not realize it was Sookie. That’s not to say I am defending him just saying there were extenuating circumstances. My major problem with Bill are two fold; 1. he try’s to mold Sookie into what he wants her to be he really does not get who she really is, and 2. He is a pompous, sanctimonious, bore. Your right, no character on TB is perfect but I prefer interesting imperfection. I find the bad boys are usually the most interesting and think a lot of others would agree, just look at the wildly popular Sons of Anarchy to prove my point.

  29. Cassandra says:

    I think this interview made me more angry then I was prior to hearing any of his explanations for the finale. The first thing that got me was him talking about pay-off for Jason/Violet’s storyline and not for Alcide/Sookie. WTF? That’s the one story you started you felt needed some payoff? You sent Alcide off on some a-hole rampage all season and resolved it in less than 2 minutes with him beating up his gf and returning to Merlotte. What was the point in doing any of it? We hear about Warlow/Sookie’s destiny from an elder/fae, and quotes from a vampire bible about Warlow being a savior, and then you killed him off before any of that could come to light. Eric killed a high ranking military official who promised there will be hell to pay, and after a 6 month time jump, looks like nothing has happened there. I get that people can change, but there’s usually something that leads up to it. The last we saw of Lettie Mae she was basically saying Tara was dead to her, and then you think its THE FANS who are absurd for assuming she may be poisoning her daughter. We apparently are the only ones paying attention to what you guys are putting out there.

    • Faster says:

      I agree. And regarding the “absurd” Lettie Mae/Tara predictions, I sort of liked the idea that they may be exploring a poisoning storyline. Sorry you were given too much credit that you could actually dream up an interesting storyline, thanks for clearing that up, TB.

  30. Maureen says:

    I am so glad to hear that Eric will be back next season as he was the only reason I continued to watch this show. I wholeheartedly agree with the other posters who wonder how Sookie could just forget she ever loved Eric like everything in Season 4 never happened. She has no regard for him whatsoever which makes no sense at all. She can cast aside somebody she loved so easily? Yet it’s clear she still loves Bill even after all of the horrific things he said and did to her over and over again during the last few seasons. What a doormat. It’s only a matter of time before the writers put them back together because that was always the plan. This is just my two cents – if the writers want to make Bill a good guy now, fine. If they allow Sookie to ultimately forgive him, that’s fine too. But for her to eventually go back to him??? That’s just wrong on so many levels. Yuck. And a Sookie/Alcide/Bill triangle doesn’t interest me in the least. Sookie may forgive Bill but I never will. I can’t stand Bill. And Alcide is boring. I always hoped they would reunite Sookie and Eric. But clearly that’s never going to happen. However the way she is being written now, Eric deserves so much better anyway.

    • Liz says:

      For God’s sake, even in the books She doesn’t end up with Eric! Let it go!

      • WTactualF says:

        Your in the Bill Compton Appreciation Society, aren’t you? I knew I recognized you as the woman who trolled CH’s page for months after DEA. Billusionals, the lot of you.

        • No such thing as a shipper that’s better than another shipper. They’re all equally annoying.

          • WTactualF says:

            Who said I was a shipper? You know what they say about assuming…

          • You might want to reconsider painting yourself as extremely, noisily anti-Bill while contradicting multiple anti-Eric comments if you do not want to be lumped into the Eric camp. You’re just as annoying as any shipper with this behavior.

          • Waitingsux says:

            Lol. You and your “shipper” designations. Get over yourself.

          • SambaJenny says:

            AMEN!!!! I just give credit where it is due. I see the good and bad qualities about both Eric and Bill. I don’t understand all the crazy insane hate and then calling other people delusional. Tea pot calling the kettle black :-)

  31. Annoyed says:

    And I stopped reading the article when he said, “To me, with Eric gone and off on his own story going forward, I think it’s a pretty obvious triangle we’re setting up between Bill and Sookie and Alcide.” OH MY GOSH! That cured me of the show FOREVER. Eric, Sookie and Bill are and should be the main triangle. I mean, you’ve got to be kidding me. Not only that, Eric and Sookie are the main pairing in the books. I just can’t stand True Blood writers anymore. They’ve worn my patience thin until I have none left. There are no words for such a ridiculous creative choice. If it was me interviewing, there’s no way I wouldn’t have asked if the Eric/Sookie romance was ever going to return since it’s been such a major tease for the ENTIRE series. But since Eric’s story is going elsewhere going forward, then they can certainly count me out on watching next season at all. I’m sure I won’t be the only one. Too bad they didn’t just kill Eric off.

    • TruB_Newbie says:

      I think they’re just trying to keep Eric’s popularity from overshadowing their own personal favorites…Bill and Sookie. Both the writers and the producers have said in interviews in the past that they all thought it should be Sookeh and Beeeel forever. Blecch! They only decided to care what the fans wanted after there was this huge backlash. Now they have to give him his own separate life far away to keep the fans happy, but to also keep him from stepping on Beeel (who isn’t half the actor Askars is in MHO.)

  32. laura says:

    WELL DONE HBO! This season was amazing! Thank you for bringing back the magic from the first season that made us fall in love with True Blood to begin with. Thank you!

  33. Ev says:

    Why must Sookie even be in a romantic relationship, never mind a romantic triangle? Why is there this need on the part of the writers for this?

    • Autumn says:

      Because it is based on a paranormal romance series…

      • Ev says:

        Also known as the Southern Vampire Mystery novels? And if even they were pure romance, TB hasn’t followed the books in years, so why not forge their own way with this one? They want character development, have Sookie give herself some ‘me’ time while sorting through the last year of her life. This would also give the writers another chance to create a personality for Alcide, since they’re so intent on having him ‘center’.

        • Autumn says:

          Well, I think she should have “me” time but that doesn’t mean they should drop the romance or the mysteries for that matter. They should back to the heart of what worked (not this utter drivel). Keep building up Eric and Sookie. Drop any triangles all together. No Alcide or Bill.

    • Ken says:

      Amen. I couldn’t care less about who is boning Sookie. In fact, I wouldn’t mind at all if they just said “oh Sookie? She went to work in Shreveport” then didn’t show her again for several episodes lol.

  34. truebloodfan says:

    In other words, Brian Buckner was as alarmed as the audience was at the disaster that was season 5, and he spent this season trying to undo it at a reasonable rate. He completely undid it in the last 15 minutes. Now it’s back to the end of season 4, with the addition of Hep V. Sookie’s love life is where you expected it to be in season 5 — having ditched both her guys, she goes for Alcide. I don’t think he’s going to have an easy time making the audience forgetful about Bill’s evil deeds, or turning him back into a saint. Too much happened, and no one is going to accept that he’s suddenly not capable of violence again. The love triangle was always sweet Sookie (which she seriously no longer is) and boring, but kind, good boy Bill, and exciting but unstable bad boy Eric. Billith changed all that. And all his extreme changes seem strange — suddenly Merlotte’s is Belfleur’s and Sam is the mayor? And, I’m sorry, but I do not like this zombie thing. He can say they’re not, but if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, walks like a duck — it’s a zombie.:P Fans are already calling them v-ombies. Buckner has created a kind of WWIII scenario in a small town. I just hope it’s going to be better than seasons 5 or 6 or it’s not going to be worth watching. I’m a huge fan, so I think even bad True Blood is better than no True Blood at all, but there were times it’s been pretty bad. You can’t have one bad season and hang onto casual fans, and you can’t have 3 bad seasons and hang onto serious fans. I’m hoping for a great 7th!

  35. S says:

    Sorry, I didn’t really read anything else after reading Alex/Eric will be on the next season. WOOHOO. Sure many of you said ‘oh he’s not dead’ but that still didn’t mean he didn’t or wouldn’t be on S7. I’m very happy now :) love my Eric!

  36. Out says:

    I am so sick and tired of them shoving Bill down our throats. Are CH’s “drunk ghost writers” (I love that, by the way) working on the show now? They ALL seem to have an Eric phobia.
    .
    I love ERIC. I’m a fan of ERIC. I want to see ERIC. I get…Bill’d to death.
    .
    This is not even funny any more. I think I’ll cancel my HBO and just pic up the Eric splurbs off youtube next season. That way I won’t have to see the travesty of a fu@K triangle between the wolf, the ho, and the overplayed wanna-be hero.

    • alistaircrane says:

      Sookie belongs with Bill. It’s been that way since the first episode. Get it through your heads!!

      • Autumn says:

        She’s belonged with Eric ever since she first entered Fangtasia.

      • Janna says:

        Yes, by all means let’s put Sookie back with her lying, manipulative, delusional, self-aggrandizing, self-serving, sadistic, serial killing, rapist, abuser, who didn’t care if she lived or died this season AND who thinks she’s an abomination. Perfect. Great idea.

      • sakshichopra says:

        Yeah Sookie belongs with Bill and pigs fly!!! I swear I am getting rid of HBO if I hear the ‘Sookeh is Mine’ travesty again :)

      • Mollie says:

        Yes! It’s coming in 2014! Bill & Sookie back together in season 7!:)

        • aolani08 says:

          I happen to like Bill. We are quite aware it’s the Bill and Sookie show just don’t know why it continues to be called True Blood? Bill fans have been getting their way for seven seasons so why should it change now? This will be another disappointing season Sookie will love Bill with reckless abandon, Bill will do something dumb, Sookie will call Eric for help, he swoops in to save the day, Sookie will have pity sex with him, and wake up and realize she can’t live without Bill. The vicious cycle will start all over again.

    • Liz says:

      Okaaayyyy… if you ONLY want Eric, than I suggest you only read fanfictions about him, and stop watcing the show. Heck, don’t read the books either. Even better: WRITE fanfictions about YOU & Eric!! You will feed your own little world…. and then maybe one day you will grow up.
      Poor Alex Skarsgard, he must be scared with fans like you.

      • JoyB says:

        Liz, I have the right to watch any show I choose and read any book I care to read. I also have the right to like whatever character I choose. I love the Eric character, think Pam is terrific, enjoy Lafayette and Jason, and think Sarah has been the best villain yet. I also find both Bill and Alcide completely boring. All this is my right.

        • Cassandra says:

          Absolutely. While I’ve always enjoyed the Eric/Sookie pairing, I’m not to upset about the Sookie/Alcide hookup. The books always teased it and never went anywhere with it, so I’m interested in seeing how it all plays out. I really thought the show was going to try some idea about curing the vamps, or at least Bill. I think it would have made for an amazing story arc and reversal of watching someone “immortal” go back and the struggle of getting what you always wanted and could have led to a redemption of sorts. But no, they made him a plain old vampire who rights a best selling book which will do nothing but his ego. At least Eric owns what he is(which is often self-serving)but Bill always seems to want to find some excuse for his actions. If Bill wants Sookie back, he better be prepared for some major groveling which I don’t see happening.

        • WTactualF says:

          Don’t mind Liz. She’s a Billusional member of the Bill Compton Appreciation Society. No, seriously. That actually exists.

      • sakshichopra says:

        Just give me a story that makes sense and I’ll be fine. I like Eric but I am not biased if I see a good story line. Haven’t seen one as yet though ….

  37. JoyB says:

    I am happy to hear that Alex is still a series regular and his Eric character will be back. To be truthful, I cancelled HBO right after the finale aired, I love the Eric character that much. I guess I will now have to rethink my rash decision. I’m not really all that interested in an Eric Sookie relationship, I think he is way to good for her, but Alcide. Give me a break. Most women like men with at least a little sense of humor Bill broods and Alcide scowls. Neither practically ever smiles and when they do it never reaches their eyes. When Eric smiles his whole face lights up. If you will notice the picture above, Alcide is scowling with his arms crossed over his body. There is real significant in that. What I want to see on the show is a story line with The Northman Clan, Eric, Pam, Willa, and Tara. It would have been better had Nora not been killed off.

    • nymerias says:

      I would like that to see that as well but that be hard to do since the writers have Tara hating on Eric and calling Pam and he the worst makers ever. Tara now claiming that she will never hate on Bill ever again because he fed her HIS magical blood……ahem whose magical blood was that again oh yes it belonged to Ben…….Ben may have been an a-hole in the end but that blood was the magical bomb that saved her and I think she should be told. Actually she did not even need to be fed the blood, the door only had to be opened so they could get out before they friend and anyone could have opened that door, Eric, Jason, the shrink before he died, etc etc.

  38. Autumn says:

    Seriously? HOW STUPID! Bye to the show forever. An Alcide/Sookie/Bill triangle? Are they serious? Is the writer THAT out of the loop that he couldn’t possibly realize that Eric and Sookie are the main pairing MOST women root for? That is just one big blah. I hope this writer is fired and they turn the show over to a female showrunner, a woman that ‘gets’ it. This is a show based on a series of paranormal romance books (and mystery) where Eric and Sookie are the main pairing. What I find disgusting is that they have taken a female oriented book series and turned it into some weird fantasy series for men. BLAH.

  39. alistaircrane says:

    I love Bill and Sookie together. They are soulmates. I also like her with Alcide, so I am looking forward to the love triangle. I’m glad they realized Sookie and Eric together are a bad idea! I enjoyed Eric so much more this season when he wasn’t interacting with Sookie. All the bitter Eric fans need to get a life. We get it, you’re pathetic and lonely! Move on!

    • Liz says:

      AMEN to that! Rewatch season 1, people! Bill & Sookie are the real deal!
      I always wanted Eric with Pam anyway…

      • WTactualF says:

        OMG Liz! What was your favorite S1 scene? Was it the scene where Bill let 2 psychos beat her within an inch of her life so that he could feed her his blood? Or was it the graphic filthy cemetary sex scene which Sookie later admitted to hating? OR was it the part where Bill went psycho and beat up Sam?

        So many glorious scenes to choose from…

        • Ghost of Denny says:

          LOL! You speak the truth!

        • SambaJenny says:

          OK, for the hundredth time stop confusing the show with the books. In the show Sookie said she loved the graveyard romp. Show version-Bill:”How does it compare to you thought I was dead sex? Sookie:”That was pretty great too but I hated feeling like I lost you.”

    • JoyB says:

      It amazes me how people are so prone to call names just because their opinions differ from yours. I have no intention of calling you any names simply because you want Sookie and Bill together or you like her with Alcide. I respect that. It is to bad you feel I’m pathetic and lonely because I prefer Eric.

    • WTactualF says:

      Bill has no soul, so therefore he cannot be Sookie’s soulmate. Besides, he’s a monster who has abused Sookie in the worst possible ways.

  40. alistaircrane says:

    Good lord, you Eric fans sure are creepy and melodramatic. Yikes!!!

    • Eric says:

      No kidding! A bunch of crazies, with too much time on their hands…

    • Ms Tremaine says:

      Creepy and melodramatic, crazies? Harsh. You don’t know any of these people so what gives you the right to call names. We are all fans of either the show or characters on the show, we get emotional sometimes, that does not translate into creepy or crazies. More then anything it says to me that the actors are doing a terrific job to be able to get such a dedicated fan base.

    • you mean crazy, creepy and melodramatic like the 4 bill fans left, right? This show hitted the bottom with the way they’re treating Eric and his fans, it’s just not worth it. Cancell it. I’m done and I’m sure that by now you’ve all realized they’re always gonna shove bill down our throats.

      • WTactualF says:

        Aren’t they the pot calling the kettle black. They have a Bill Compton Appreciation Society. Like who appreciates rapists and abusers?

  41. sweden says:

    Worst finale episode ever on true blood! So disappointed with the writing! Really hope they will do like dallas and make this finale episode to be a bad dream!!! You writers still have a chance to make it right!

    First they kill of Warlow who had so much potential for the storyline…I wanted him so much to be sookies soulmate! She could have been turn and they could had one baby vampire/human/feary That would have been a great story! And change for the show… Sookie and warlow have very nice chemistry..Alcide and Sookie no no..They should only be friends

    Then you play with Erics live?! The must favorite character in the show… Whats the point with that? To make fans angry and so they dont want to see the show anymore…

    • Ev says:

      Warlow was never intended to be Sookie’s ‘soulmate’, he was a creepy, obsessive, whiny petulant, self hating faepire. And he could have been a lot more interesting if the writers hadn’t ended up tying him up in a cemetery for what seemed to be the last half of the season.

  42. TRUEBLOODFAN says:

    so many people still whiny about True Blood finale! i see comments like i will not watch season 7 because the love triangle is bill, sookie and Alcide….i have a suggestion for you all,,,stop watching!

    • Autumn says:

      I agree. We should all stop watching. I already did (except for Eric and Sookie scenes on Youtube which forced me to only watch one episode worth of scenes). Sounds like next season there will be none.

  43. Out says:

    I’d love to have a youtube channel dedicated to only Eric’s scenes so that I wouldn’t have to endure monotonous, boring, snoozy, borderline-disgusting Al/Bill scenes.
    That’d be awesome.

  44. Concerned says:

    My biggest issue with the time jump is Bill. So, after TWO YEARS of Lilith, thats it? its done? I honestly felt like it was a slap in the face to fans. So who the F— was she really?? Who made her?? What was her purpose with Bill? She went through so much to see who was made for her blood and all that, and for what? So Bill can save six vampires? I don’t get it it all it annoys me so much. How did Bill even get those powers? What was he exactly??

    The plot could have been so, so much better. For example, what if throughout the season, Bill still got the vision of his friends dying, but Lilith was trying to tell Bill to ignore it. She had bigger plans for him and vampirekind and she can’t risk him dying to save a few vampires. However, in the end, he decided to defy her and saves his friends, causing her to reveal her true purpose/identity and then forsake him, leaving him forever. At least that way we’d get resolution and ANSWERS.

    I’m like irritated at myself for being intrigued with the Lilith mythology / the three dieties / her ancientness, etc. Just makes me not want to care about the show at all anymore.

    • Faster says:

      I agree. So the whole point of the Lilith mythology, the ancient religion, the Book of Lilith, drinking her blood and the prophesy that Billith would save the vampire race is over when he saves a handful of vampires in Bon Temps, LA? Very disappointed…

  45. Cassandra says:

    Show of hands, who would have rather scene a Sookie/Alcide hookup over the Jason/Violet scene? They could have just shown Jason later complaining that he still wasn’t getting any, I don’t like what she’s turning him into. He’s usually so sweet and funny.

  46. Daisy says:

    It’s amazing to me how many commenters he3re are “done” with a show that hasn’t even been written yet and when it’s not going your way. You’ve got a whole year to get this upset. Calm yourselves, people. It’s TV. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s meh but it’s not the end of the world.

  47. Tonya McLaughlin says:

    Michael, please send a message to Brian Buckner from a true Trueblood fan.Please don’t put Sookie and Bill back together . THAT STORY IS TIRED. It makes Sookie look like a moron. We want the Eric and Sookie relationship to develope . We don’t get why you keep these two characters apart when they have the most chemistary of any couple I;ve ever seen on any show I have watched ever !!! Here’s an idea, put the most popular character of the show with the main character on the show ! duh! That’s what most of your viewers want to see.Thats what weve been waiting to see for 2 seasons now.Just because Anna and Steven are married in real life doesn’t mean they should be together on the show.Listen to the fans of the show and get Bill out of there!

    • Ruby says:

      I happen to love Bill and I feel so so about Eric. I honestly would not have cared if Eric lived or died. I just don’t feel that strongly about the character. On the other hand I don’t really want Sookie with either Bill OR Eric, just because she is so flakey and has become such an unpleasant character that it’s hard to care for her or imagine her with anyone long term. Both Bill and Eric need a different love interest.

    • Elle says:

      Everyone’s entitled to their opinion but I can’t help think a lot of the complaining comes from a very young group the show as never intended for anyway!

      True Blood was at it’s best season 1&2 and Sookie and Bill were the love story. For all those ranting he doesn’t rate as a suitor-what is WRONG with you? How much life have you lived?? Your first love-especially your first love you interact with every day rates as your suitor. No matter what’s happened, Sookie still has a connection to Bill. It doesn’t mean she gives into that but nevertheless, she will be connected to him so people need to get over that.

      The finale jumping ahead is not unusual for True Blood. People complaining about Sam becoming mayor…are you SERIOUS? You don’t think his beautiful new girlfriend showed up for no reason do you? Nicole is political, an activist and champions causes. Sam is a Bon Temp business owner everyone knows and likes. Not too hard to imagine how that happened.

  48. Even a living Eric can’t drag me back to a watch a boring Alcide/Sookie/Bill triangle or zombie vampires. If that’s truly the direction and the second half of the finale was not somebody’s drug-induced dream, I’m finally out. I’ve been an engaged and faithful viewer for six seasons, but the last half of the season finale gave me absolutely nothing to look forward to next year. Now, if you want to focus on Eric and Eric’s little family and leave damsel-in-distress Sookie and tormented Bill out of it, I’d be game. Or if you have Sookie pull her head out of her faerie backside and go after Eric as well as becoming a truly self-empowered woman who can actually accept who she is instead of continuously whine about it, I’d be interested. But HBO is going to have to work as hard on me as Jason has on Violet to make me a regular viewer again after what I’ve heard so far. Back to season 1? No, thank you. I hated the tormented vampire storyline then and hate it even more now.

  49. Viking5girl says:

    Buckner and the other writers chose not to show the fallout of Bill’s wrongdoing’s.. Chose to sweep it under the rug so he can get back to good ole Bill next season.. Such BS. The whole Sookie and Alcide relationship is bad enough but knowing the writers are already planning a triangle with Bill is ridiculous. If there must be a triangle, It would make more sense with Eric instead.. Are they really going to just skip past the feelings there between him and Sookie, Like it didn’t happen? I’m sorry but after this season especially, I can’t buy Sookie EVER forgiving Bill. Since Buckner stated he reads fan comments/ reactions, He should know what the majority of fans want to see.. They just continue to go in the opposite direction.

    • feravai says:

      Indeed, dealing with what Bill did, might have actually been interesting. You can’t just kill a governor, admit it in a published novel and get away scot free. No matter how despised a politician may be, you can’t just go out and kill him, and say, ‘oh but he deserved it, ‘ like that makes it ok. Can you imagine a trial…where they’re trying to get Bill off from prison, or execution…and how they might achieve that. How can you give a ‘life sentence’ to an immortal being? I see possibilities there, and it would have also been interesting to put Sara up on the same sort of charges. I know TB isn’t a courtroom drama, but still, just ignoring these things, seems cheap. Just like I can’t fathom Merlotte’s being Bellefleurs now…and even bringing in that ‘nobody’ for Sam. I mean, he knew her, what, 2 episodes before he knocked her up? And what about his love for Luna? He supposedly really cared about her, and yet he was able to pick up with that tramp, almost minutes after Luna died? A real man would have grieved, not picked up the next piece he could get and knock it up. Even Andy’s reaction to Jessica was poor…there could have been more there. I could go on, but why bother, everyone else has already done so, and I question if the man running the show will stop patting himself on the back long enough, to see that there is a real problem here. The programme Supernatural had a really badly done season too, when Sara Gamble took over from Eric Kripke, but after severe backlash, Kripke was back in the help, and he worked damn hard to get that show back on the right track. TB needs to do the same thing, ASAP.

      • Shannon says:

        In the Interview Bill admits he killed the governor and it was he who invented Hep V, so people might feel annoyed at the Governor for that. Yet the interviewer also said Bill’s book read like fiction so who knows how much people would believe. About Supernatural I agree it took a dive when Sera took over and turned it into the Sam show because she wrote most of his episodes and glad it is getting back to the old supernatural mixed in with new. I am glad we are going to see Eric next season. if he isn’t with Sookie can he at least have a better story arc than this season? I can not stand Willa and would have preferred Nora to be around longer over Willa. Nora’s whole thing this season was the misinterpretation of the Vampire Bible and searching for Warlow and yet they seemed to abandoned that as well and her whole arc seemed pointless. I will be back next season now that I know Eric will be back, but I was looking forward to this season and was disappointed because things seemed rushed, plots dropped, things rushed and just too sloppy. Bring back the old writers who actually know the show and how to write great episodes.

  50. Jenny says:

    This guy comes off as if he has no absolute clue of what he’s talking about. Doesn’t seem he himself even knows where he wants to take the show and going on a whim.

    The best part of the season finale were those last five mins where it felt like true blood once more. There’s hope for the seventh season. I don’t particularly like what happened to Eric, how the heck will they explain that one. Also Sam being mayor? Really? And changing the name of merlottes? Unnecessary if u ask me. I feel like the characters are doing things they would never do and be.. They just say oh Sam will be mayor.. With no real reason or back story that led him there. I don’t know why Tara is still alive. Or why she’s so happy being vampire. The Tara we knew would be pissed for AT LEAST five years for turning into what she hates the most. Hope they get it together cause the show has been a hot mess since all the Lilith crap.

    • Eric says:

      No clue? Yeah, he’s only one of the key writers on the show, AND the show runner.

      • feravai says:

        Then perhaps, he should act like a ‘writer’ and realize that people are not going to be satisfied with dimly conceived and hurried slop, even when there lies the promise of their favourite’s penis in the episode.

        • Faster says:

          I agree, and I am pretty put-off by the way Buckner spoke in this interview. Other showrunners don’t discount fans’ ideas about future storylines or definitively speak for or against future storylines the way he did. Maybe that’s why this show can’t find its footing – the EP opens his big mouth the day after the season finale airs and closes doors he perhaps should have left open – like the potential Lettie Mae/Tara poisoning, Tara/Pam romance, Eric off on his own journey, locking the plot into a Bill/Alcide/Sookie triangle….just shoot me now…

    • Mary says:

      “They just say oh Sam will be mayor.. With no real reason or back story that led him there”

      From bar owner to mayor is quite the career move. I also would have liked a backstory or reason for how Sam became mayor. Was the whole town drunk at the time?

      • Aolani08 says:

        I wanted to know how he became mayor myself and how Bill became a well known author. My only thoughts about the finale was another season of Bill and Sookie will we ever be spared of that storyline, I guess six seasons of sorry Bill was not enough.

      • Maybe they’ll open Season 7 as “it was all a dream”….or maybe (hopefully?) Sookie will be in a coma?