True Blood Post Mortem: EP Defends Finale Death, Explains Sookie's Future

True Blood Series Finale

True Blood may have ended Sunday, wrapping up seven seasons of fang-banging fun, but Sookie Stackhouse’s story is far from over.

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The HBO drama’s final episode — in which Bill met the true death and Sookie found new love with a mystery man, among other twists — received a largely negative response from fans, garnering a big fat “F” from TVLine readers. But even more than anger, the finale left viewers with a million questions, which showrunner Brian Buckner happily fielded from the press on Monday.

First thing’s first: Who did Sookie end up married to? Sadly, it sounds like we shouldn’t expect an answer anytime soon — or ever.

True Blood Series Finale“The idea was that we wanted Bill to be correct when he said that Sookie could have a normal life — the twist, of course, being that she chose to keep her powers and persevere,” Buckner explained. “[Author Charlaine Harris] took a lot of abuse for choosing Sam [in the books]; we felt like it was irrelevant who Sookie wound up with. What we wanted to know was that she was happy and living the live that she wanted to lead. To introduce a stranger in the last five minutes of the finale wouldn’t have made any sense. … We basically cast the man with the best arms from our stunt crew.” (That stunt man’s name was Tim Eulich, in case you’re wondering.)

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Buckner said there were never any drafts of the finale in which Bill lived, but there was one minor change for Sookie in the original pitch.

“There was a version of this finale that I pitched to HBO earlier this year where we tried to be very post-modern and have Sookie give away her powers,” he revealed. “I’ve come around to the point of view that that was wrong.”

As for why Bill had to die, Buckner believes his suicide was meant to feel “heroic.”

“It was all meant to tell the story of a natural course of a human life,” he explained. “What Bill came around to was similar to what Godric came around to. A human life is extraordinary too. … Niall told [Sookie], Bill told her, Gran told her — via flashback in the finale — that you can have any kind of life you want. … The natural cycle of life is beautiful … and death gives life meaning.”

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True Blood Series FinaleMany fans also complained about the lack of Eric in the episode — he appeared briefly in the beginning and end — but it sounds like we should be thankful with what we got. Due to scheduling conflicts, producers didn’t even think Alexander Skarsgard would be available for the finale, originally conceiving his character’s conclusion to be in Episode 8.

(Speaking of scheduling conflicts, Buckner acknowledged that characters like Sam and Lafayette may not have been seen in the end as much as fans would have liked. There was a lot of story to be squeezed into the finale, and they had already found their happiness.)

As for not revisiting Eric and Sookie’s romantic history in Season 7, Buckner said it simply wouldn’t have worked as well as it had in Season 4. “When Eric and Sookie [reunited] this season, I was really impressed with the romantic undertones,” he admitted. “But we didn’t go back there because it would have been sloppier, story-telling-wise.”

That said, Buckner believes “there is life in Eric and Pam running a multi-national corporation.” (Spin-off, anyone?)

Truebies, do you feel differently about the series finale after reading Buckner’s explanations? Drop a comment with your take on the final hour below.

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188 Comments
  1. Caitlin says:

    Pam and Eric spin-off? I would watch.

  2. It’s as if the EP said “How can we outdo that Dexter finale? I got it! Do an entire SEASON to piss off fans!” What an awful final season to a show that, like Star Trek movies, seemed to alternate between good and bad seasons.

  3. chaouad says:

    Eric and Pam have the best closure.

  4. April says:

    Lafeyette? He made this big speech about deserving a peice of happiness and we don’t even get a glimpse of his future to know of he got it?

    • Elizabeth says:

      showing him at the end with James, 4 years later, I’d say he’s happy ;)

    • websnap says:

      What do you mean? He was at the table with his partner James of (what we can assume) 5 years. That’s at least a glimpse (no less than Sam got).

      • Dannie says:

        What she means is that he got absolutely NO dialogue or anything actually showing his progression during the 4 year leap. Even Sam got to say “Hi.” They really didn’t care about him at all. Lafayette deserved way more than he got. That’s for sure!

    • Dannie says:

      I agree. He deserved more. MUCH more than what he got.

  5. Adelina says:

    I still just am not happy with Bills death. Hero or not. Jessica married Hoyt with Bills support. So him wanting to die doesn’t make sense! The show has always been about LOVE! And the is what they both shared. I think they just killed him off to be dramatic and have hardcore fans like me talking(and being angry) about it forever =/

    • Ed Zarkowski says:

      He was sitting at the table with James 4 years later… I think we can assume he found his happiness too.

    • the girl says:

      It does make sense because Bill wanting to die had to do what Bill believed a life is composed of. Allowing Jessica and Hoyt to determine what life is meant to look like on their own terms has nothing to do with Bill’s decision to remove himself from the equation so that Sookie could decide what life is meant to look like on her own terms, without him. Bill decided that he knew what was best for her. It was incredibly insulting for him to behave as though she isn’t smart enough or strong enough to make that decision on her own, but that’s a different conversation. The reality is, Hoyt and Jessica came to an agreement about what they needed in order to have a full life. Bill and Sookie would have never come to that agreement, because Bill’s ideas about life and fulfillment are what they are. Or were.

      • Jess says:

        Well the truth is that in the end they did agree on what was best for her. Sookie realized that she couldn’t be with a vampire even if she did love him. Which is why she agreed to stake him. And the only reason Bill wanted her to kill him with her light is because he thought to be normal she would have to be completely human. But in the end he realized that being herself IS being normal for her so he agreed with her that she should keep her powers. In the end they both agreed on everything.

  6. Steven says:

    Nope, still awful.

    Would watch the spinoff though

  7. Cheeky says:

    “We basically cast the man with the best arms from our stunt crew.” Yeah, that about says it for how much effort went into this season…

  8. But why would you put a huge book spoiler like that in an article about the TV series?
    I’m only on book 10. :(

    • Yeah, I agree. I stopped reading the books at book 5 because I was getting confused with the plot differences. My plan was to go back and finish them after this season ends. Not a lot of point in that now that I know how it ends.

      • the girl says:

        How long have those books been published? At some point people have to have the right to discuss them online, even if not everyone in the world has read them yet.

      • I don’t find spoilers all that spoiling. TV, movies, books … they’re like road trips, just because I know the destination it doesn’t diminish the fun of the journey.

        • Tai says:

          I always say the same thing. I don’t mind spoilers because it doesn’t take away from the final product. It’s still just as fascinating to see how they got to that moment.

        • Sometimes they don’t bother me, sometimes they do. In this instance, my comment about perhaps not bothering to finish the books has more to do with the fact that I wasn’t enjoying the books as much as I enjoyed the show. So, now that I know the ending to the books, it’s one pretty big check mark in the ‘don’t bother’ column.

          • Pam Roush says:

            I couldn’t get through the first book, they are so horribly written. (IMO) But I did go to the last chapter of the last book to see how it ends. I do that with all the books I read. If the ending sucks, why bother. That is the best thing about TV. You can’t go to the end and see how it ends. I do know I would have ended the series differently, but I see why they ended the way they did.

          • Maybe I’ll just skip to the last book and read it then. I’m glad to know I’m not the only one that wasn’t in love with the books. I started reading them last summer at the insistence of a friend who’s opinion I very much trusted. She couldn’t say enough about the books and how great they were. I found myself starting the next book with a ‘get it over with’ mentality because I told her I would read them and I felt like maybe the next book will be where I catch the fever. But I was almost relieved when I started getting the tv and book plot differences confused and so I decided to wait to finish the books after the show ended.

        • Ari says:

          I say the same thing! If it’s a good show/book/movie it should be able to overcome the spoiler and still be enjoyable.

      • CountryQueen says:

        Still worth the read. I finally finished the last two just a couple of months ago, knowing how it ends. It will allow you to, perhaps, be less annoyed. I didn’t like how she just shifted Eric in the books, but I was still somewhat entertained.

    • Sarena says:

      Ugh I completely agree! I haven’t even started the books yet and after reading that one line, I know it sounds childish, but I don’t want to anymore. Asshats.

    • Lauren says:

      @Justagirl : the books are DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT then the show, in fact the show has not followed ANY storylines from the books in years (if I remember correctly) . Maybe had they followed the book series and just tweaked it juuuussssttttt a wee bit then the actual show probably could have gone on for a FEW MORE SEASONS/YEARS!!! Charlene Harris easily had wayyyy better material already written that the writers for the show could have used, but God forbid if the writer’s short themselves & possibly make themselves expendable rather than use material that would ACTUALLY MAKETHE FANS HAPPY !!! And yes I totally agree with whomever said the best scene of the entire finale episode was when Eric is driving back w all the dead men in the backseat and is weaving his head back & forth, up & down LOL !!!!! That was the only that reminded me of why I had started to watch & love this show so much in the 1st place !!!

  9. Dave says:

    My main problem with the last season was that it was boring… nothing really much happened after the first couple of episodes…and the cast was all over the place in their separate storylines that never connected like they had in previous seasons.

  10. Autumn says:

    Wow! Well, he told the crap story he wanted to tell I guess. Too bad hardly anyone liked it. In fact, his ending doesn’t even make sense. Bill didn’t need to die so Sookie could be free to move on (oh please). He should have died as a way to seek redemption for his own choices in life, gaining Sookie’s forgiveness for his actions in the past. Sookie isn’t going to have a normal life. Ever. She’s still surrounded by supernaturals at her Thanksgiving Table and is one (that Buckner pointed out)…So, now reading thoughts of a human doesn’t bother her? Wasn’t that the reason she never dated to begin with? If they didn’t want her to end up with a vampire (I still think they should have followed through with Eric; they did with Hoyt and Jessica after it had been dropped…), then they should have kept Alcide around pointless and stupid death that it was. Him or Sam even would have made sense. I still vote F! Minus F! I would give it a big fat zero. And I don’t want an Eric/Pam spinoff. Not without Sookie.

    • Elizabeth says:

      I see your point. I think Bill wanted to die to be with his family he had in his human life. He loved Sookie, but he loved his family first. Just my take on it.

    • chrisabeth says:

      Yes, all of this, except for the Eric/Pam spinoff. I would be so into that.

    • Stephanie says:

      I agree! If Sookie was not going to end up with Bill or Eric, why kill off Alcide? At least I would have still been invested in Sookie’s marriage and happy ending. To me the whole finale was a major cop out.

    • O-Town says:

      It’s sad that you feel so strongly about it. I firmly believe these writers cared about the characters and the story more than you give them credit for. I hope you’re not living a life where your best efforts in anything are belittled by somebody who doesn’t truly understand the hard work you put into it. Just some common decency and politeness wouldn’t kill you, would it?

    • Judith says:

      I agree with you a hundred percent. This series finale was awful and Sookie should have ended up with Eric. Also as much as I love Eric a spin off with Pam just wouldn’t do it for with Sookie .

  11. Janise says:

    I would have preferred a “sloppier” revisited Eric Sookie romance than the boring Bill crap they gave us the last few episodes. Buckner was the worst show runner in the history of TV!!!! What crap they spewed out the last few seasons! If it weren’t for Alexander Skarsgard True Blood would have bombed after season 2.

    • Heather says:

      Completely agree that Eric is the reason why most people watched TB after season 2. The last poll TV Line did asking who Sookie should end up with in the end 75% choose Eric. Brian Buckner ruined True Blood. I am still a huge fan because I love the characters, especially Eric & Pam but was very disappointed in this last season except for one episode…

    • Fawn says:

      I know he, Pam, Lala, and even Jason are the main reasons I watched it anymore. I was hoping for season 7 to tie up a lot of loose ends that were still dangling here and there. I mean I don’t MIND the way it ended for Eric and Pam, that’s a decent ending that took them back to their roots of thinking of themselves 1st. But all the undertones and innuendos between Eric and Sookie and they didn’t even end up together? Wtf?! He saved her butt soooo many times, was ALWAYS there for her, did so much for her, and even offered to sacrifice his life possibly so Bill could live, only to make her happy. She was drawn to vampires because she couldn’t read their minds, so how does she seemingly end up with a human? Yeah she wanted kids and all that, but she could have adopted a kid or had artificial insemination with whatever vampire she ended up with, etc. This season was a disappointment majorly. Whoever led the show the first season or 2 should have kept at it.

  12. Matt says:

    Bull. Suicide is never a heroic choice. Shame on Bucker for saying that.

    • Michelle says:

      I think we are to think it more along the lines of euthanasia. There are many people with painful terminal illnesses who would love to be able to choose to end their lives.

      • Wtactualf says:

        Except there was a cure, so his illness wasn’t terminal. He committed suicide.

        • Catburn says:

          It was suicide. Awful lets emotionally manipulate my ex girlfriend into pulling the trigger for me instead of meeting the sun with some resemblance of class suicide. Bill Compton is the worst.

    • Lucia Odoyle says:

      I agree! This bothers me more than anything! Let’s not glorify suicide. Basically Bill wanting to die is like some mopey teenager wanting to die because they think their girlfriend is “better off” without them. So let’s encourage that! It’s heroic? NOT!!! comparing his death to godric’s is asinine. Godric’s was joyful. This was not. It was just…sad.

    • waterbug says:

      Thank you Matt! SUICIDE is NOT NOBLE Buckner!

  13. Zenobia Jackson says:

    The entire cast and crew clearly phoned this final season in. The only upside to the finale’ was the Jessica/Hoyt wedding. The Pam/Eric ending should have had more bite, Tara deserved more, and everyone else was just an afterthought. This may go down in history as one of the worst series finales

  14. Lindilu says:

    He makes no sense. Bill’s suicide at the hands of the woman he supposedly loves is not heroic. Why would you force something like that on someone you love. It was selfish and narcissistic. If he wanted to free Sookie, he could have done that by going away, meeting the sun alone, or a number of other options. Having Sookie stake him forever links her to him. Ugh! Bill forcing Jessica and Hoyt into a marriage is again selfish and narcissistic. BB and the writers are so, so wrong in their way of thinking. Sookie living her “normal” life ended up being what Bill choose for her. In the end, it was all about Bill.

    And it’s no surprise that BB was surprised by the romantic undertones for Eric and Sookie. I’s been clear that he was forcing Bill and Sookie down our throats despite all of the “lying, threatening, and almost raping” that he’s done to her. His idea of romance is some misogynistic garbage. What a waste.

  15. Elena Batty says:

    I want pam and eric spin off.they are the best characters for me and I always want more scenes with them sooo yes I want SPIN OFF with pam and eric

  16. Ginger says:

    Definitely don’t agree with him about Eric & Sookie. I had been waiting for their reunion and I know a lot of other fans felt the same way! It would have been an amazing ending. Buckner’s ending was lame!

  17. “To introduce a stranger in the last five minutes of the finale wouldn’t have made any sense. … ”

    I completely agree. Which is why it irritated me that we introduced a complete stranger for Jason in the final 3 episodes. A forced ‘happily ever after’ for him seemed like the easy way out.

  18. melody says:

    gotta say i was disappointed with the ending…bill should have become human with fairy magic or something. it was bad that sookie after all of this time ended up with someone we didn’t know or care about. it was as if our time investing in their relationship was for not…Bit of a double-standard that Jessica was ok to marry Hoyt, but sookie couldn’t be with bill.

    JUST my opinion…though Eric & Pam were GREAT!

    • the girl says:

      Bill lived for something like 150 years. Jessica was only 22 at best, so if we believe any of his reasoning, she was young and had the right to cultivate a life with Hoyt or with whomever she chose. Bill’s argument was that he has already lived, and had the life he was meant to, so it was his time to die. Plus all that other stuff about giving Sookie her freedom, which I didn’t particularly care for, but I understood. Hoyt and Jessica chose each other. Oddly enough, Bill felt like dying was his way of choosing Sookie.

    • that guy says:

      I was totally convinced Bill was en route to becoming human again – Sookie hearing his thoughts, his description of his plight, and even the color of his skin. I could see them explaining it as the fairy Hep V bringing his body back to life even as the hep V kills his vampire self. I actually expected Sookie to stake him and have him die a normal, human death instead of bursting like a blood sac.

      I found Eric and Pam’s story to be the most interesting; I was actually a little bored of Bill and Sookie and the rest towards the end. And the random Sookie got pregnant with? I am disappointed to say the least. I am glad that Sookie kept her fae juice, though. If she’d wasted it just to kill Bill, I wouldn’t have been able to stomach it.

      • M says:

        I thought the same thing about Bill becoming human. It would have been such a great twist. Also would have made making Sookie royal have a point of some sort.

  19. Wow says:

    Heroic? Did he just refer to suicide as heroic? Oh dear lord….So we get a “Heroic” suicide, misogynistic overtones, marginalized characters, and piss poor excuses for all of it. Yeah, but a Sookie/Eric ending would have been sooooo sloppy.

  20. Rebecca says:

    That’s why I stopped watching in season 2. Loved the book but the showed murdered it. I came on here just to see if it ended close to the books at all and it didn’t. Shame.

  21. Tran says:

    One of the worst series finale ever like last year’s series finale of Dexter. These two shows (True Blood and Dexter) should be on my Top 10 worst series finales of all time.

  22. Kristen says:

    My only ‘real’ problem with the finale is Bill’s suicide. But how can you really call it that with his insistence that Sookie do it for him? Go outside in the daylight! Or stake your own heart, as he clearly was able to do, but without including someone else it in. She didn’t want him to die, as she stated over and over and over. Or hell, he could have waited for nature to take it’s course and die that way. Making her involved in his selfish action wasn’t love, it was rude.

  23. The only person who was probably truly happy with this finale was Charlene Harris; she who spent endless pages on small town trivia must have loved the Thanksgiving gathering.

  24. Really??? says:

    The finale is still crap sorry!!! Lafayette is among the fan’s favorites so he deserved at least one scene with James whatever Buckner says. It is obvious to me that their priority should be to please the fans a bit, at least so more Eric and Lafayette and less Bill and Bridget shoud have been the moto

    • Dannie says:

      So true!

      Lafayette was basically absent for 2 seasons. Would it have hurt them to make that overly long wedding 20 minutes long instead of like 30 so Lafayette a couple of others got something too? I think not.

  25. I normally think people go very overboard with hating series finales. But True Blood deserves the hate it’s getting. That was a pitifully written ending. Not one bit of it rang true to the characters. It was a disservice to the characters and the viewers. Terrible, terrible, terrible.

  26. Cruizin596 says:

    Buckner’s explanation re Eric and Sookie is bogus. There was never ANY intention or desire to promote a relationship between these two. Season Four was just done to pay homage to the books. It was obvious from the beginning that Ball had a thing for Bill and he did his upmost to present Bill as the hero…even after using Sookie, nearly draining her, nearly raping her, etc. For her to go from not wanting to have anything to do with Bill at the beginning of the season to being back with him by season’s end AFTER she had his blood again and AFTER he got sick was a transparent effort to bring these two back together as “soulmates”. After Eric telling Sookie that she was one of the few people that he cared for – why was he not included in the Thanksgiving meal? His childe Willa was there, as were several other vamps. No, they had to portray Eric and Pam as going back to the beginning where we found them – seeming having not grown at all…except in the pocketbook. Series finale was ALMOST as bad as the final book in the series.

  27. What about Lafayette? And why did Tara get such a crappy send off?

  28. If you let me be one of the writers so I could meet them, heck yes, I would watch

  29. Izzie says:

    I would be interested in hearing Alan Ball’s response to the episode, if bothered watching it that is,

  30. sal says:

    What the H*LL does Brian Buckner mean when he says that “it would have been sloppier, story-telling-wise” to revisit the Sookie/Eric romance? What does that even mean? Did somebody backstage object to going back there? When the show got its highest ratings when Skarsgard was allowed to have a storyline with Paquin? If Bucky would have gotten “sloppy,” forget ratings, I might have actually BOUGHT the DVD! The box set! The useless merch! Lame, arrogant, misogynistic, lazy, hateful. I can’t believe HBO allowed this guy to ruin their once-flagship series. Pathetic.

  31. Wtactualf says:

    Bill went SPLAT! I’m very happy about that. Everything else was garbage.

    • pamela says:

      lol i agree. in a dream world there would be a true blood hbo tv movie where sookies husband dies in a lumberjack accident and she is reunited with eric and the writers can fix all the other mistakes they made with everyone else.

      • RicFule says:

        Hmm. A Dexter/True Blood crossover movie! {Yes. I know they aired on different stations. But still!}

        So, Sookie’s hubby? Boyfriend? Baby Daddy? Yeah. Baby daddy works, .ends up visiting Oregon for a “Lumberjack convention.” While there, Dexter spots a new victim for his murderous tendencies. Because we all know he’s NOT going to stop killing.

        So, Dexter does his traditional “Check out this potential victim” thing that he does so well. But the other guy frames Baby Daddy for it. And then, Dexter kills Baby Daddy, leaving Sookie free to get with ANYONE else!

  32. Ray says:

    Any time an EP has to “defend’ a series finale, you know one thing to be true–it was pure and utter crap.

  33. christine says:

    What is heroic in asking someone who loves you to kill you?

    • Judith says:

      In no way is it heroic. I was disturbing . That ‘s suppose to be “true love” these producers have a really bad misconception of love. It’s not abusive & deranged. Thank, God for FanFic.

  34. the girl says:

    I’m not really happy about the ending, but it is growing on me in a few ways. I can at least appreciate that Bill did what he believed was right for both himself and for Sookie, and Sookie loved him enough to support that even if she disagreed.

  35. Patty Ptacek says:

    I didn’t mind ending other than poor Sookie wading in Bills blood-big Yuck factor.

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  37. LaLa says:

    Nah, it still sucked. I didn’t need an explanation for the decisions made by the show’s writers and producers.

  38. as Pam would have said blablablacrapblablablablacrap BLA…. they have made the worst last season of all the shows that I have watched… I do not think that they have considered the public opinion for this as they did not care being the last season & all. Such a shame! Sookie should have a normal life my foot…on the last scene we can see three human+vampire couples & she call still listen to everyone’s thoughts; I am sorry that I have ever watched a show that the production does not respect my opinion as a viewer…

  39. Elaine says:

    This finale didn’t work for me on almost every level. I would have preferred not to see so much of the Bill back story over the last few episodes. I just didn’t care about his family. It took up so much that space that could have been given to characters we love who deserved more time and story line. All those scenes from the past weren’t necessary to establish Bll’s desire to die.

    I definitely wanted to see more time with all the characters, not just Sookie, Bill and Bill’s family.

    And I agree 100% .. if Sookie wasn’t gong to be with Bill or Eric, absolutely a waste by killlng Alcide (esp since she didn’t give up her faery powers).

    Very disappointing finale. (though the finale shot was lovely.)

  40. Melissa Bellais says:

    I liked the ending, I made peace with Bill’s desition, the shotgun wedding felt a little forced but it was beautifully played… I had zero problem with Sookie ending up with an average Joe, it gave even more sense to Bill’s death, and I loved Eric and Pam’s business adventure, it felt right character wise! It wasn’t greeeeeeaaaaat, but it was good, it exceeded my expectations…

  41. AT says:

    Haha! This may be one of the funniest interviews I’ve ever read. First of all, it should be a “man” who decides what’s right for Sookie’s life? It was up to Bill, which she then ultimately agreed with. So while Sookie makes a choice it was the man who figured it out first. So yeah, SEXIST. WOW. Not to mention the complete lack of thought behind Sookie’s supposed romantic choice. It’s lazy, cowardly and just plain horrible writing and presentation. Own up to the fact that they failed and failed big. They made bad creative choices and should admit it. And how was Bill dying the way he did heroic? It was selfish and narcissistic for him to ask Sookie to be the one to kill him. Do it yourself. Go out heroically in the sun like Godric. Don’t ask the woman you love to off you and then sit there afterwards covered in your bloody scraps. Talk about PTSD for years. That’s not heroism.The funniest bit though of the interview is his bizarre feelings toward the Eric/Sookie romance. First, he praises himself for his own romantic undertones by being “impressed,” and then says it would have been “sloppy” to bring it back? HUH????????????? True Blood is a show originally based on a romantic mystery series where Eric and Sookie are the MAIN couple. Sure, she may have ended up with Sam, but that did not undermine the fact of who the main couple was. So going to the source material of the entire series would have been sloppy and not made sense? WHAT? I suppose if their intent was to come up with a series that would stick it to the majority of the fans, well then congratulations to them. If not, well then they creatively failed. A little fan service for the finale even if pulled out the last minute would have been better. Rob Thomas knew how to give the Veronica Mars fans what they wanted without worrying so much about critics and the surprise factor. They should have taken some notes from him.

  42. Maryann says:

    I would have preferred Bill to have become human from the fairy light, or to finally decide to accept the cure, but I can live with how that part of the storyline went. What left me cold and what I cannot accept is Sookie ending the series with an anonymous set of muscular arms that got her pregnant. I felt so warm as the camera went around the table, panning on each happy couple, and then…Sookie and the cardboard cutout. It took me a while to even figure out what had just happened, and then when I did I felt a total void. Yes, it makes logical sense and fits what Bill wanted for her (and what I think she ultimately wanted for herself) but it doesn’t change the emotional void that the episode concluded with. Once Bill was dead, I kept expecting that Sookie would have gotten together with a widowed Sam. That would have fit what she needed, and given emotional closure to the viewers as well as to her. I’m just sorry my guess was wrong. My grade? C (which would have been a B without the blank hole where Sookie’s husband was supposed to be) .

  43. Wez Za says:

    Not good Not good at all!

  44. Lynn says:

    Pam and Eric spin-off???? I would watch :D

  45. Nancy says:

    Buckner is an ass!!! His explanation for Bill dying was lame.We had always heard (Mainly by Alan Ball) that it was about Sookie & Bill and that they would come back together. The Bill fans hung in there in recent seasons just waiting for that reunion. Instead we get a slap in the face and stabbed in the heart. Thanks for nothing BUCKY. You suck.

  46. DT says:

    HE didn’t want to introduce who Sookie ends up with in the last episode, but he introduces who Jason winds up with in just the last 3?! Yeah that makes alot of sense. Having that stupid wedding in the finale was terrible script writing and a giant waste of screen time (taken away from other characters we wanted to see). For Hoyt to marry someone he barely knew in 2 days was ridiculous. It was such a forced reunion especially if you rewatch the way their relationship ended (where she realizes she wasn’t really all that in love with him). I want to know why those vampires who were at Thanksgiving dinner (in daylight) didn’t burst into flames…wish they would have explained that F-up. This show had so much potential early on but just spun out of control into a complete mess. None of us should be surprised by last night or expected a decent finale after the last few seasons. Ugh.

    • RicFule says:

      Yeah. Hoyt should NOT have gotten back with Jessica like that. Or at all.

      But as to why the vampires didn’t burst into flames at Thanksgiving? Because it was held at night. If you re-watch the scene, when it first comes on, you can see the dark sky behind Sookie’s house. Then, when they scroll over to the actual table, it’s set under a tree with like 50 or so lamps hanging from the branches.

  47. Carolina says:

    The sad truth is that Buckner is a puppet Paquin who together destroyed an excellent series to try to save the pathetic character of her husband. This can see both Comincon as its season finale … His lack of professionalism had no limits and ruin what could be a great story.

  48. ICE says:

    So can we all agree that Brian Buckner’s career in Hollywood is over?! Did he even watch the previous seasons? He must be screwing some HBO executive. That’s the only way his talentless a$$ could have got this job!

  49. pati says:

    It was horrible to the point of making me angry, what a waste of time. So disappointing that the show I loved ended so badly. The writers can’t defend this, it was so lazy and unimaginative.

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