First of all, Anna Paquin’s Sookie arrives at the funeral to sit next to someone that we have barely heard a peep from all season long: Maxine! This is a nice opportunity to get a brief update about how Hoyt is doing with his new life, which is something that we’re not going to spoil for you here since it’s a nice little callback to the show’s first five seasons.
Then, we also have our first Sookie – Alcide scene of the entire season as he shows up with his hair looking like it’s been through a wind tunnel. It’s interesting how much his own personality has taken a 180 this year, but he’s back to being the relatively-kind werewolf that checks up on Sookie, and everyone else in Bon Temps. He’s still not keen to take Jason’s spot at the service, though. (Jason may be a little bit too busy trying to keep Violet away from him to be able to attend.)
Could we say goodbye to a character other than Terry in this episode? It’s possible, as you have several vampires close to meeting “the sun,” and you also have Eric Northman on a tear after getting some Warlow blood in his veins.
In case you did not know, there is already a Terry Bellefleur flashback scene that has been posted online for this episode, along with a promo that is extremely creepy and Sarah Newlin-based. We’ll have more tomorrow leading up to the episode, which is also when our full review will be posted. Be prepared: This is going to be a big one.