‘True Blood’ season 6 finale review: Shockers for Alexander Skarsgard, Joe Manganiello, more

True Blood -If you were to adequately find a way in which to describe the finale of “True Blood” on Sunday night, it would be as follows: A tale of two halves. We had a story regarding the end of Warlow, and the downfall of vampires being able to sit in the sun, and then we had a flash-forward that took us very far into the future (six months) to reveal what were ultimately some very interesting surprises from the new Bon Temps.

Let’s begin, though, by talking about the night’s biggest shockers…

Is Eric Notrhman dead? – If he is, then HBO found the worst way possible for him to go out, with him stranded in the mountains of Sweden under the sunlight, getting away from it all. We think the show wanted to give itself an option just in case Alexander Skarsgard decided not to return, but we are hoping that Pam swooped in and saved him.

Warlow is dead … and Sookie’s with Alcide! – It’s finally happened. In the flash-forward at the end of the episode, you could see this two characters finally together, and seemingly happy despite a world with hepatitis V running amok.

Jason’s still with Violet – And she is still just as much of a maneater as ever. Sorry, fans of Jessica and Jason.

The new twist – Sam Merlotte and Bill Compton have worked together to protect Bon Temps against what is effectively vampire zombies (the Sharknado of horror-TV creatures), and have an idea to pair up every household with a vampire who protects them in terms of food. An interesting idea, but few are buying it. Jessica has agreed to help out Andy and his daughter, but not in return for any blood.

Merlotte’s is now Bellefleur’s – A simple name change, but not much else to report here.

Are Tara and Wila together? – It seemed that way, and Pam was nowhere to be seen. (Another cliffhanger!)

We don’t know if the plan for next season is a great thing or not, given that “The Walking Vampires” has a strange ring to it. Even though we loved tonight’s episode for the most part, this twist has us uneasy … especially if there is no Eric and Pam around for it.

Overall, what did you think about tonight’s finale? If you want to read more about “True Blood” season 7 and other news, be sure to visit the link here.

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