Well, it was a real bloodbath on True Blood last night, and a nice ending to the season, even if it felt a little dragged out. Some old favorites returned, and unfortunately Bon Temps’ population dropped a couple of digits.
Jesus apologizes to Lafayette, now possessed by the spirit of Marnie for putting him in danger and getting him into magic too early in their relationship. Marnie stabs Jesus in the hand, then ties him to a chair. Marnie threatens to harm Lafayette if he doesn’t give up his brujo powers. As Jesus tries to free himself and defeat her, she stabs him in the chest. Later she has Eric and Bill ready to be burned at the stake.
Tara finds Jesus’ dead body and rushes to Merlotte’s to find Sookie and Holly. The three join hands in the circle of salt, Holly always has it in her bag, and summon their dead family and friends to help. Sookie’s grandmother, Adele, literally pulls Marnie out of Lafayette’s body, and both her and Antonia confront Marnie. She’s not ready to be dead yet but she can’t stay around Bon Temps for the rest of her afterlife. After Tara comforts Laffy about Jesus’ death, he appears to him to say his final goodbye, and reminds him that he’s a medium so he’ll always be around. At Bill’s mansion, both he and Eric feed off Sookie like she’s a blood buffet. It’s then that she makes the decision that she doesn’t want to be with either of them and their matching robes. Pam is still upset that Eric chose Sookie, and her ridiculous name, over her. She cries along with Ginger, who is dressed like a slutty nurse for Halloween.
Speaking of slutty Halloween costumes, Jessica visits Jason dressed as a sexy Little Red Riding Hood, to have sex with him, but doesn’t want to be with him just yet. Obviously Jason has feelings for her, but me thinks she’s taking advantage of him a bit. Earlier that day, Jason told Hoyt that he and Jessica slept together. When Hoyt asked how he could have done that to him, Jason stupidly goes on to describe the different positions the did. Hoyt rightfully punches him in the face.
Sam visits Tommy’s grave site with Maxine, who says that he was like a son to her. At Merlotte’s Sam introduces Arlene’s kids to Luna’s daughter Emma, so things seems to be normal for him. For now. An old war buddy comes to visit Terry at the bar, and while she’s taking out the trash Arlene is scared by the ghost of Rene. He warns her to watch out for Terry but she cries that he’s good to her and her babies. After he disappears, Terry comes outside to comfort her. While it was nice to see old homicidal Rene again, I don’t like that warning one bit. Terry is a sweetheart, and even his cousin Andy is starting to clean up his act. He asks out Holly again and assures her that he could be really good for someone. They hug out in front of the bar.
Nan Flanagan, now fired from the American Vampire League, was supposed to carry out an order of “True Death” on Bill and Eric, but once she learned she would meet the same fate decided to go against the Authority. She also knows what Sookie is, which means other higher ups know. They aren’t having any of that, after Eric beheads her three guards, Bill stakes Nan. “We are not f***ing puppy dogs!” How does that backbone feel, Bill? I kind of like him and Eric being VFFs.
When Sookie arrives home, she calls out to Tara but is surprised by Debbie at the door, with a shotgun. Just as Tara comes into the kitchen, Debbie fires. Sookie pins her to the ground, and even though Debbie begs for her life, Sookie shoots her in the head. She rushes over to the lifeless Tara and calls out for help. Sigh, I really didn’t want her to go out like that. I could hear the tasteless cheering when she got shot, but Tara and Lafayette deserve better. Not convinced she’s gone just yet.
So, we saw the long dead Gran, Rene, who killed her and even more surprisingly a now undead Steve Newlin who showed up at Jason’s door ready to bite. I wonder how his supporters are going to take this, and what about Sarah Newlin? The buried Russell Edgington might be free. Alcide goes to check a huge hole in a parking garage where a construction worker was glamoured. It was an up and down season, but I really enjoyed this finale. Please be better next year, True Blood.
I’ll miss you while you’re gone!