Is everybody ready for the BIG FINALE of True Blood? OMG I can’t believe it’s here! Last week Bill decided that he’d rather die the True Death than continue living and deny Sookie the happy ending she deserved. Both Sookie and Jessica were understandably upset with this decision. Sam left with Nicole so they could raise their daughter together in a somewhat normal town (Chicago) and Arlene was determined to keep on keepin’ on, despite all the curve balls life has thrown at her. Eric finally gave Ginger her big “happy ending” while Jess and Hoyt rekindled their love affair and Jason got a taste of what actual conversation with a girl is like from Hoyt’s ex girlfriend Bridgette. As the episode closed, the Yakuza were on their way to Sookie’s house after realizing she knew about Sarah Newlin, the cure to Hep V, while Sookie waited for Bill to come over and explain why death was preferential to a life with her.
Sookie shows Bill into her home and he’s immediately feeling nostalgic. She doesn’t think that jives well with his suicidal intentions. Bill’s whole decision boils down to this: Sookie deserves a life with a mortal husband and her own children. His disease has made him feel more human than ever before and he realizes that he should be with his original dead family and she should move on to someone who can give her the “circle of life” she deserves. They love each other too much to quit each other, so Bill needs to die. He casually asks Sookie to help him end it…the Fae call it “the ultimate kindness.” She can use her light to kill him and solve her Faerie problem in one fell swoop. She can be human and have a normal (non Fae) life. She’ll be setting them both free! Upon my first watching I thought this was really, really, really selfish of Bill. I’m wavering a bit upon a second watching…but still, asking someone to give up the one thing that makes them super special in order to achieve “normalcy” (what even IS normalcy?!?!) seems shitty to me, even if it would make her much less of a vampire magnet. That said, there’s a bit of relief in his voice that doing so would likely end her attraction to other vamps and I can’t say that I believe it’s all “for her protection” and because freedom.
The Yakuza are cruising down a country road in their Fast N’ Furious-mobile heading to Sookie’s house. Back at Fantasia, Gus is very disappointed in Eric and Pam. Proving he’s not a very good manager, Gus has left Eric and Pam (un-silvered and unguarded) in the basement with Sarah Newlin. Eric’s going to kill Mr. Gus and steal the New Blood idea and asks Pam if she’s on board with this plan. Of course she is! Pam feeds Sarah some of her blood (so she can track her) and they send her out the tunnel. They summon Mr. Gus to the basement to tell him of Sarah’s escape. Mr. Gus, showing himself to be FAR less intelligent in this episode than he’s been in any other episode heads down the tunnel himself, ordering his men to kill Pam & Eric. They use their vampire speed to kill the guards very quickly and burn Mr. Gus alive in the tunnel.
Meanwhile, the Yakuza arrive at Sookie’s house and so does Eric. He makes quick work of them and all Sookie hears from her bedroom window is a souped up car speeding away.
At an amusement park, Sarah is busy eatin’ garbage (as Pam so wonderfully puts it). She chose that place because that’s where Eric turned Willa. It dawns on her that she’s a horrible person and then parlays that statement into a very unconvincing argument for being turned. If your argument is “I’m literally the worst, so A) I’d fit right in with you and B) let’s spend eternity together” your argument is doomed to fail. Pam refuses. Even after Sarah pathetically throws herself at Pam, her powers of persuasion fail. No vampire for you. The only thing Pam wants from her is her blood…she hasn’t been vaccinated yet.
Jessica arrives at the Compton residence to talk to Bill with Hoyt in tow. Bill and Hoyt exchange pleasantries while Jessica blurts out that she doesn’t want Bill to die. But if he insists on dying anyway, she wants him to know that she’ll be fine. She doesn’t understand it, but she’ll find a way to accept it. While hugging, she comments that he’s warm (HUMAN ALERT!). Bill realizes Hoyt’s planning to stay in town because of Jessica and asks if someday he might be planning to marry her. “DAAAAD! YOU’RE SO EMBARRASSING!!!” is essentially Jessica’s totally understandable response, but Hoyt quickly says that he is. Jess pulls Bill aside for a private conversation. She might be a vampire but she’s also a girl, and this isn’t how she envisioned the planning of her big day. In the midst of telling Jess that one day is “plenty of time to fall in love with someone” (insanity must be a V side effect) Bill stumbles. It dawns on Jess that he truly is fading and she softens as he explains that he didn’t get to see his human daughter get married and he just wants to leave this earth knowing that she’s “spoken for.” Ugh…and here is where my issues with this finale begin to pile up. She’s a fierce, badass baby vamp yet she needs to be “spoken for?” Hmm…
Anyway, they share a hug and Jess decides she’s going to ask Hoyt if he’s serious about marrying her someday and if he is, then can they just do it today?
Sookie is home on a rainy evening having a childhood flashback of she and Tara running home from school in the rain. Gran chides them for not calling for a ride, but they’ve figured out that getting wet in the rain means Gran will make them hot chocolate. Sookie reads Tara’s mind and hears that she’s got a crush on Jason. She can read boys minds and they’re gross. She wants to get married and have a family someday, but 12 year old Sookie just doesn’t know if she’ll be able to. Gran rushes in to tell her she can have any kind of life she wants. She’s entitled to it and there are no limits on her if she doesn’t put them on herself.