True Blood Season Premiere Recap: Brave New Bon Temps

True Blood Tara Dies

Bon Temps has always been a crappy place to live — impeccable public school system aside — but after Sunday’s True Blood season premiere, you’d have to pay me to take up residence in that god-forsaken death trap.

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The Hep-V vampires we met last season have graduated from “casual nuisance” to “nationwide epidemic,” and no one — be they human, vampire, werewolf, fairy or mermaid — is safe. In fact, one of the show’s most beloved longest-lasting characters lost her life to the brainless hoard within the first five minutes of tonight’s premiere.

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST (AGAIN) | I’m referring to Tara, of course, who suffered the most tragic death a character possibly can: an off-screen one. Sookie’s BFF’s big farewell simply consisted of Lettie Mae screaming — there’s going to be a lot of that this season, so get used to her piercing vocals now — while covered in her daughter’s goopy remains. True Blood Tara DiesBut here’s a question for the group: Is Tara really gone? “Death” has always been a relative term on True Blood, and with T’s manic mama screaming about having visions of her around the house, I think it’s safe to say we haven’t seen the last of Tara. (Now, let’s just hope she comes back with a muzzle for Lettie Mae, because OH MY GOD THAT VOICE.)

SOOKIE TO THE RESCUE | Don’t worry, even in the midst of the town’s apocalyptic downfall, Sookie and Alcide still found time to bicker like an old married couple. At least we got a nice little make-up sex scene out of it — which was directed by Stephen Moyer, no less. (So awkward.) And you couldn’t help but feel for Sookie in that final scene, when she begged the stupid people of Bon Temps to let her help them. (“Even though most of you hate me, I love just about everybody here.”) It was a nice reminder that, deep down, Sookie really is just a simple small-town girl who wants to make things right. Also, she’s literally a fairy princess.

RIDING WITH BOYS ON CARS | Speaking of Stackhouses getting down and dirty, Jason also had some fun with his vampire protector, Violet. It may have been angry, violent fun — but it was fun, nonetheless. I’m not exactly sure how I’m supposed to feel about that relationship, but if it mostly consists of them boning on the hood of Jason’s cop car, count me in. Count me in forever.

VIKING HUNTER | Where in the world is Pamela Swynford De Beaufort? This week, Morrocco, where she played a surprisingly funny game of Vampire Russian Roulette as part of her plan to track down Eric — and to remind everyone what a badass she is. Seriously, when she said, “Your god and my god can go to a motel and have a circle jerk for all I care; I’ll be in hell, having a three-way with the devil,” I nearly peed myself. (OK, more than nearly.) Though I’m bummed we still have to wait for her to find Eric, at least we got to see Pam at her darkest this week. That’s always fun.


* Your thoughts on Nathan Parsons as the new James? Recasting can be rough, and I really liked Luke Grimes, but I think Parsons fits in beautifully. It’s about time Lafayette got himself a “friend.”

* Vince — Who? Sorry, I don’t really know — caught Sam shifting back into a human after the vampire attack. Will the shifters be the next come out of the proverbial closet?

* Holly and Arlene screaming was all well and good, but am I the only one who wished the iconic Ginger was down in that dungeon with them? I miss them golden pipes.

Truebies, did the Season 7 premiere meet your expectations? Were you sad/surprised by Tara’s death? And where do you hope things will go from here? Drop a comment with your review of the episode below.

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  1. Wtactualf says:

    That was boring! They spent way too much time on no name characters, plus no Eric. It was a fail.

    • Rook says:

      Agreed, for a first episode of the final season no less, it wasn’t very strong. Not surprised Eric didn’t appear, I think it will be a couple episodes before we see him.

  2. Megan says:

    Aside from my did they just seriously kill Tara thing in the moment, my main question is, how did none of them think of Fangtasia? Even the ones who have been there before like Bill or Jason

  3. dan says:

    Sookie wants to help, but they don’t use her telepathy to try to track down the missing people? Because humans being fed on wouldn’t put out strong thoughts?

    I did enjoy it, though. I think having everything turn ugly with the vampires is a fitting way to end the series.

  4. Ian says:

    Tara can’t really be dead. I think we’ll find out she hasn’t been when Pam returns and Pam tells them she didn’t feel Tara died. She must have just been taken hostage by the hep vamps.

    Not really feeling the Luke/Lafayette thing. Sorry. Kinda out of nowhere too, considering he’s Jessica’s boyfriend. If this means that Hoyt’s bound to come back though… If only Jesus could return too.

    And good lord, Joe Manganiello is as sexy as ever. He always looks like he’s putting off heat like a furnace. I would have given anything to be Sookie/Anna in that scene where she crawled into bed with him.

    All in all though, the show’s not really any better than it’s been in the past few seasons. I didn’t really care about anything going on in the premiere. And Anna Paquin’s acting has gotten so bad to me.

    • jerrired says:

      I agree about Lafayette and James, it does seem rather sudden already. And I wish Hoyt was coming back! I just think in the end they’ll get Jason and Jessica back together, though I was never a fan of that pairing. I may be in the minority but I like the Violet and him pairing.

      • Ian says:

        Oops, his name is James, not Luke :P; but yeah, not feeling him and La-la. And is he really the guy Lafayette’s supposed to be getting ‘busy’ with this season? I thought they were casting a whole new character. He and Jesus never got a love scene, but they’re doing this?! *eyeroll*

        But I agree about Jason and Violet. One of the very few scenes I had any appreciation for this episode was Violet intimidating that group of Bon Temps vigilante residents. It was good. Her and Jason oddly work.

        • dan says:

          James and Lafayette did seem forced. You have a great point about Tara not being dead, when we saw no reaction from Pam, it just didn’t make sense.

        • jerrired says:

          Yeah I loved La and Jesus, so if James is now his soulmate or whatever, it’ll kind of be a let down.

          I agree too. That was def. one of my favorite scenes tonight. They just work and I feel like Jason needs someone to put him in his place and keeps him excited and interested, and she does both things perfectly.

          • Ian says:

            Can’t really blame Luke Grimes for not coming back. This whole thing with Lafayette is just all kinds of off-putting. But True Blood loves being random and ridiculous, so.
            I had high hopes they’d somehow manage to recapture the magic of the first 2 seasons, but if this premiere is any indication, it ain’t happening.

          • jerrired says:

            Yeah I’ll give them a chance to build up to better stuff. But it wasn’t the best beginning to the end.

          • bigguy3080 says:

            Tara is dead for sure. I hope Jessica gets hurt when James hooks up with Lafayette. Things have always gone her wat and with the way she treated Hoyt and being all possessive over Jason once she saw he banged Sarah Newlin again, she deserves everything she’s going to get. I’d rather hear Ginger scream than ever having to listen to Jessica cry when she killed all but one of Andy’s daughters.

    • Sara says:

      I’m thinking Tara is dead, but she died off screen because her mom staked her, not the other vampire, and that will come out later. Maybe mom’s having visions because she’s being haunted.

      • Pam says:

        That’s a good theory I’m still thinking she’s alive.. But I’ve always figured her mother would end up killing her one day and then go 100% crazy.

    • CJ says:

      So, why did Jessica stand in the front yard having a staring contest with that infected vamp rather than just kill him? I mean, he was dying anyway. Was she afraid she’d get infected if she touched him? Killing him would have been much quicker, kind of merciful, and would have kept her from tempting herself inside the house.

  5. S says:

    It was ok I guess. I missed Eric :( don’t get me wrong I like other characters but it just wasn’t the same for me without our Viking.

  6. AmyP says:

    Not much to say other than that was an incredibly long hour…
    I didn’t watch last season, thought I would give this one a try considering it’s the last, but it didn’t drag me back in. Too bad.

    • Ian says:

      Ha, I know, right?! That was my exact feeling too. I actually checked my phone during the episode for the time hoping it was almost over, but it had only been a half hour.

  7. alistaircrane says:

    I love Lettie Mae! Glad she is a series regular again as she was in the first season. I’m not convinced Tara is death. Off-screen deaths are almost always fake-outs.

  8. Lia says:

    Tara’s death wasn’t felt by Pam? Nah, she wouldn’t shrug it off like it was nothing. I’m still holding on to my old theory that her mother’s blood is infected and she’ll be one of the Hep-V vampires – then she’ll get her own on-screen true death. Maybe that vampire Tara was fighting exploded near/on her mother and she decided to run away/chase another vampire/was captured/whatever while Mae was going nuts.

    I liked the recasting.

    • SororSalsa says:

      The writers have already refuted that theory. Lettie Mae isn’t infected…she just wanted to help Tara.

  9. KND says:

    No Eric??? Off Screen Tara death. Total epic fail!

  10. Francine says:

    I pretty much know how all these comments are going to go after watching the episode…. But I liked it. I may be the only one but I love all the secondary characters. I’ve never watched the show just for Eric, so his absence didnt bother me… yet. He is a favorite character of mine but I’m willing to wait and see where it goes. I’ve always found Andy hilarious and like Holly and Arlene too. I liked the setting back in Bon Temps with (almost) all of the characters.That’s what Ive missed the most about the show so I hope to see it continue. I also have no idea how I’m supposed to feel about Lafayette and James or Jason and Violet. We’ll see. But I liked the setup so far.

    • Francine says:

      Oh and Tara… I find it hard to believe they wouldn’t show her actual death. But its true that she already died before, so having her pop back up again would be a rehash. I finally started to like Tara again after she became a vampire so her death (if real) does bum me out. And can someone punch Lettie Mae already? She’s a fun character to watch but man is she irritating.

  11. Clandestine Green says:

    I can’t imagine that they would kill off Tara “off screen” and not give her fans (and haters) the satisfaction of the true death. The new James is a total dud…couldn’t they have done better with that casting. The surviving faery daughter is a terrible actress. And the episode definitely needed Eric. If the opener is any indication, the final season looks to be as bad as the past 5 (yes, only season one was really good)

  12. Suz says:

    Tara cannot be dead; vamps have super speed and their maker feels when they have had the true death, and while Pam is distracted she should have felt Tara’s death.

    Pam should have a spin off that involved her looking for Eric. Hilarity will ensue.

    • MJ says:

      Tara is dead. There is an article on TVGuide with the actress who plays Tara and she says it is done and Tara is dead.

      • Skye says:

        Of course the actress wouldn’t admit if she wasn’t dead. They don’t pay them to spoil the show for everyone. I personally don’t believe she’s dead either. I also like the idea that her mom staked her if she is. But there’s a reason we didn’t the ‘death’.

  13. Georgia says:

    I’m honestly a little confused by Tara’s death. Not sure if I buy it because I also noticed that Pam didn’t seem affected by the loss of her progeny. Seems odd. Then apparently Lettie Mae is hallucinating visions of her, and in the preview of next week’s episode it looks like they might be hinting at Lettie Mae being hooked on V (see her drinking from Willa again). Maybe to induce more hallucinations? The preview also features a one liner from Lafayette calling someone a drug addict.

    Personally, I don’t find Tara as irritating a character as some do. I was surprised to see her be the death within the first three minutes that had been teased. I was expecting it to be Lafayette since his character has been languishing with bit parts and the all too rare zingers for which I adore him so and greatly miss since his character took a backseat after Jesus died. That said, if it had actually been Lafayette they’d offed. I’d have been genuinely upset.

    Miss Eric’s big, sexy Viking self. No amount of Alcide or Jason sexy time will fill that void.

    • Ian says:

      Jason’s supposed to have some weird sexual Eric dream in the next episode, so there you go ;)
      But I don’t find Tara irritating either. I’ve always loved her. If she’s irritating, than what does that make Sookie? Unbearable.

      • Georgia says:

        Ah, yes. The “treat” Eric promised at the end of season six when he healed Jason at Vamp Camp. . dunno about anyone else, but that’s one check I’m ready to cash. ;-)

        • Ian says:

          Eric’s blood shouldn’t even be in Jason’s system anymore. There was a time jump for the last episode of last season too, and Jason hasn’t had any dreams of Eric that we know of.
          So once again it’s just True Blood being trashy and sensational. But I’m sure some people will enjoy it.

  14. Eiyiyi says:

    Alexander wasn’t in the opening credits for the show. Will we see him at all? I don’t see how a town can return from finding drained bodies in a basement. Too far fetched and no Eric? Not high on my drop everything and watch true blood list like other seasons.

  15. Josh says:

    How could they kll off one of the major characters off-screen and basically have no reaction. Seriously, every time someone reacted the scene cut. Even her best friend shed one tear. She had more of a reaction to being blamed for the attack than her best friend dying.

  16. Matthew b Lawler says:

    Personally didn’t know how I was going to feel about them recasting James but I’m actually a fan of that Dr. he is currently playing the role he used to be on General Hospital if you years ago playing looks long-lost son Ethan but personally I don’t see a romance between James and Lafayette’s

  17. DarkDefender says:

    I’m okay with the new James. Alcide still has it. Anna Paquin is the luckiest actress in Hollywood. Jason and Violet kinda work. Tara can’t be dead.. She is too much a major character to get an off screen death, especially after Terry got an entire episode for his funeral. I’m not sure why Pam can’t sense Eric (even if he released her) and I hope she finds him soon. I suspect we will see Alex Skarsgard in a Jason dream before Pam finds him and I give it one more week before Sookie kicks Alcide to the cur and heads to Bill (if anything for the peace and quiet).

  18. it was a huge FAIL. NO ERIC!!

  19. chaouad says:

    i like it because we had ‘a lot’ more of Pam !!! tara ain’t dead or pam would have felt something … i wish they could do a spin of with Pam !!!

  20. Truefan says:

    The opening scene was a chaotic mess. No, I doni’t think Tara was killed although I wouldn’t mind if she were , along with Sookie . I miss Eric and no, Alcide can’t fill his shoes. At least Alcide doesn’t look as scruffy as he did the other seasons. I also miss Hoyt and Terry. Jason and Violet work for me. They seem to have real chemistry.i can see why the first James didn’t like the way his role was changing. James and Lafayette ? A turn off. I was enjoying the romance between Jessica and James. I think the first James has more charisma than the second James.

    • Scott Johnston says:

      The opening scene was not a chaotic mess. You just had to pay a bit of attention and watch closely. Every shot in it dealt with at least one major character and there was nothing superfluous at all.

  21. Et al. says:

    Yawn Temps.

  22. Troy. Johnson says:

    I was shocked and it was off camera so please tell me what was that about and i thought if a prodigy was killed the maker would know and be right there and y did no one think of fangtaisia and we know sookie. Laid everybody so what she had enough now big stud alcide jumped in and hit it right she got her head right now

  23. Sara says:

    Well, now we know what direction the storyline went in that made Luke Grimes abandon the role of James. That was the excuse he gave for leaving, right?

  24. justme says:

    Anyone who wants to know whether or not Tara is really dead should check out Rutina Wesley’s imdb page (assuming it’s accurate)

  25. Soopah Soopah Soopah says:

    Turrible. Just turrible.

  26. abz says:

    Seriously it would be the lamest thing ever if they spend more than 2 (max 3) episodes of the few amount of episodes they have this season to find Eric. If Pam spends half the season searching for Eric than I honestly don’t know if it’s worth watching. I may have to just let episodes pile up and then just catch up on them one day when I’m free.
    The premiere was just okay for me. Really? Of all the places to check, they don’t even go to Fantasia first?
    The Lafayette/James scene felt a little rushed but nevertheless Lafayette is one of my favorite characters on the show and I’d prefer to see more of him than other boring filler characters.
    And once again BOO on no Eric. I don’t care if it would have been predictable to have learned what his fate was at the end of this episode, he’s one of the few characters that actually keeps the show fun and interesting.
    As many have said before, I don’t think Tara’s dead either. There was no reaction from Pam and Tara’s mom is pretty much crazy so I wouldn’t put it past her to have mixed up whose blood was on her.

  27. abz says:

    Also, can I just say how much I think Carrie Preston’s talent is wasted on True Blood. I mean I have and still do enjoy this show, but I think Carrie can do so much better. She’s been consistently amazing on The Good Wife, I wouldn’t mind seeing her for half a season on that show than the regular 2-3 episodes a year she usually does. She was also great in Person of Interest. On TB, she’s just a secondary character who’s always crying and emotional and in some bad position. I hope we see her more on TGW next season.

  28. Nahuel says:

    I can’t believe people. This episode was perfect. Do people think about characters and their depths? How they evolve… how they feel? It was intense and I’m so sick and tired of people complaining for like 4 seasons about this show and they keep seeing it… why is that, I wonder?
    Just leave it or see it with a little bit of depth.

  29. Kaydee says:

    This was a long, boring, and even by season 5-6 True Blood standards nonsensical episode. There were a couple of scenes that worked. Lafayette and James being friends I could see, but something more just doesn’t “feel” right. I liked their talk, but James certainly is no Jesus. Not even close, but he seems like a nice guy.

    I do hope Jesus can come back, and if Tara really died off camera, then this show just hit a new level of lame with that. I am really hoping they can turn things around this season. Maybe have Tara and Sam be together if his girlfriend doesn’t make it.

    The other thing that worked was Jason with a less sexually charged Violet. If she could temper her anger a little more, or if he can help temper it for her, then they could work. I find it ironic that every human girl that Jason’s ever loved ended up dying, and the only 2 that worked were already dead, lol. So we may have a winner with Violet.

    • Ian says:

      I LIVED for Tara and Sam in the beginning of the series. The chemistry Sam Trammel and Rutina had, and all those powerful romantic scenes they had, I considered them soulmates. So definitely, I would really like if they ended up together in the end. They haven’t really had such a connection with anyone else like that since. Although I haven’t minded Tara and Pam, I thought them making Tara a lesbian was really cliche. I even remember a bts video with Rutina a couple seasons ago where she said she thought Tara and Sam belonged together.
      And yeah, bleurgh to James and Lafayette. Whatever happened to Lafayette being a medium and should be seeing Jesus all the time. He said he would always be with him.
      And that’s definitely what didn’t work about Violet last season, she was like some psychotic dominatrix. But I genuinely liked her and Jason together this episode.

  30. doesitmatter says:

    i think tara is not dead. first of all im sure they would have given a big dramatic scene of tara dying and everyone sees it or something and surely not an off screen death. second of all they show pamela in a few scenes and nothing indicates that as a maker she felt her progeny die. im completely sure she was abducted during the fight or something and her mom is either crazy as hell or was glamoured into thinking tara died. im sure this is not the end of the whole tara thing

  31. Get Over It says:

    Complain, complain, complain. Guess what, if you don’t like True Blood anymore, then you don’t have to watch it! I’m so tired of all of these endlessly bitching “fans.”

  32. Anders says:

    Exactly! where the heck is Ginger and no way Tara is dead, even if Rutina herself confirmed, I would not believe it until the last episode of the series.

  33. anthony says:

    As good as the show has been to us we felt let down for the lack of detail.please say it gets better does anyone remember heroes? They went down at the end

  34. Ben says:

    Maybe the goop on Lettie Mae wasn’t Tara but some other vampire. Tara could have fled.

  35. pati says:

    I like the new James he fits pretty nice. They did a good job with the recast. Unlike in Game of Thrones with Dany’s friend. Is the new actor the same guy that plays the warewolf in the originals? Overall I didn’t like the episode. I hate Jason’s vampire girlfriend she is discussting and raunchy I hated their sex scene. Also is Tara really gone? If so what a terrible ending. Where is Eric? He better be in the second episode. I liked Pam’s scenes.

    • Mikael says:

      Yes, the new James is the werewolf from The Originals, which I find funny because I thought he was ripping off Alcide big time.

  36. Alice says:

    Is Tara really dead? I will TOTALLY start watching this season!

  37. BrianR says:

    Its awesome anytime we get naked Anna. Woo hoo.

  38. Crystal Gulley says:

    I personally feel that the first episode was only average.Why kill off tara that is a favorite of many? This is the last season and I dont think that tara or eric should be long gone until there is only 4 episodes left….not saying this is the case but keep your favorites in each episode dont drag the remaining episodes out without the ones that make the show

  39. bbussey says:

    One of the best episodes in a while. I have my doubts that Tara is dead. First off, I think that one of the “Big Six” cast members would get a better send-off. Second, a maker always knows when a progeny dies and Pam showed no signs that her progeny – and lover – is gone.

  40. MiMi says:

    I have a question. Any idea who whistled to end the attack by the infected vamps? Maybe Tara is finally getting her revenge on a town that has been nothing but heart ache for her. She glamored her mom into thinking she was dead when she’s really running the hep-v vamps. Hey, its a theory LOL.

  41. Hot Dumb Italian Mike! says:

    I’m going to spend this upcoming weekend watching all all of last season. There’s just too many shows on, and not enough time. But since it is theeir last season….

  42. David says:

    Great first episode. In the opening scene the HV-vamps were called off by a whistle. a) who is the leader and b) was it a coincidence said leader called them off just as 2 or 3 of them had pinned Sookie to a wall? hmmmm someone we know??
    Very disappointed that Tara is dead. I liked the Eric family dynamic and will miss the possibility it could’ve been. Small measure that we’ll still get to see Tara in LM hallucinations.
    Dead girl in the woods, what was curious and I think the point of the lingering was not who she was but… there was no blood. We all know the vampires of TB are wasteful when eating. So messy. No blood on that girl and she looked to be dead for longer than just that night. I’m sure we’ll find out more about her soon, maybe.. only 9 episodes left #sadface
    I had no opinion on the actor who played James first, until the reports of why they had to recast him and so I say good riddance… junking looking … nevermind.. I like the actor they chose (from the originals I think) and look forward to the storyline with Lafayette AND Jessica.
    I’m excited for the rest of the season.

  43. Crystal says:

    This is a comment on this page, not the show. Maybe not have a major spoiler in the URL?

  44. Carrie says:

    Was disappointed in the premier. It didn’t have the oomph I was expecting from previous years. I always watch every episode up until that year’s current season and I gotta tell you it was weak. Tara is frickin deader than dead. Her and Jesus are BFF’s dead. Not coming back dead. Not gone just dead but so is Jesus. Speaking of Jesus I liked him and Lafayette but I like him on his other show better so buh bye Jesus. Why this fool is up in Lafayette’s biz all of a sudden when he was bumping uglies w my girl Jess? Oh hell no. She thinks he’s a nice guy. BF got some splainin to do mhmmm. Now Pam wasn’t there bc she was on the other side of the world looking for Eric who burst into flames if yall remember. How can you forget THAT? She may know about Tara but Eric is by far way more important to Pam than Tara is. So he’ll no she ain’t running home to take care of Tara until she finds Eric and who knows? They may run off together since all those vamps took over Fangtasia. Still say they should have built a real one in Shreveport. Anywho what I want to know is where all the Hep V infected vamps came from? Bon Temp only had ONE vamp and that was Bill. When the premier started they came out of the woodwork like about a 100 or so. How did those fools know at exactly that time everyone would be at Merlott’s/Bellfluer’s outside at a cookout when they weren’t a part of the community? How did they even know where Bon Temps even was if it’s so small as they claim it is? I know it’s not a real place but they expect us as viewers to believe that they just showed up outta nowhere? mmmkay

  45. Robj says:

    Ok…. I think overall the first S7 ep was great. The pace flowed nicely and kept me interested on future developments. Just a few gripes… As the last season of an overall great show, we fans couldn’t have gotten 12 episodes? HBO & writer laziness at full force. Tara…… Unreal to go out like that. I was so happy when she was turned. Her “FU” spunky from the first couple of seasons was missed when she went all “boo-hoo” with her dealings w/ scrambled Eggs and the pyscho Vampire….(can’t remember his name)…. So when she was a bad-ass vamp coupled with a matching attitude, I was so “Welcome Back Tara”…. For her to go like this was a major disappointment. I’m hoping that in the scuffle between Tara and the Hep-Vamp that the blur of their super fast movements ended with a blood explosion that Tara’s mom is mistaking for her remains. As mentioned by another post, to many “who gives a F” characters and it’s only episode 1. Seems like TB will repeat it’s mistakes thru to the end. Again, as I hoped from like season 2…. Get rid of Arlene. What a waste of a character. Props and “Good job” to the following: Alcide, Lafayette, Jessica and Jason. Sam getting too soft since Luna (understandable). Anyways, looking forward to ep 2!

  46. Brooke says:

    I believe that Tara is dead and I think partly the reason why it was off camera was for shock value. But I think the other reason is because we’re supposed to question how and who killed her. Because I have the gut feeling that Lettie killed her. I found it odd that the vampire Tara was fighting would kill Tara then not go after Lettie. I didn’t buy Lettie wanting to feed Tara last year…I thought she was up to something just by how cold and hasty she had been with Tara in the past as human and vampire.

  47. Torie says:

    My prediction. Eric is the villain this season. He has Hep V and is the leader of the group of Hep V vampires. He was the one that whistled and they all left. Also Tara is not dead or else Pam would have felt it. I think because eric is Pam’s maker and Pam made Tara, when he whistled she had to go to him. It makes sense why all the HepV vamps are in Fangtasia.

  48. Bean says:

    I am soooo let down. They are NOT please, God, Not going to have these hep V vamps be the entire focus of the final season! That leaves us with zero surprise. Also no Eric equals boring. Alceid and Sookie equal zero chemistry. Why would she choose him over Eric??? It literally makes zero sense anymore. I was really hoping for the writers to redeem the show,at least for the final season! Oh and Tara meeting the True death… but we did not get to see it, well who knows if she is truly dead or undead or whatever. Too many holes. I am still holding on for for this season to somehow redeem itself. It used to be myfavorite show!!

  49. martin townes says:

    the episode was awesome! Please don’t let Tara die! She has been through more drama than any other character! She deserves happiness in the true blood of an ending……everlasting love