With the 2014 VMAs this past Sunday and the Emmy Awards last night, August 25, it was pretty easy for the True Blood series finale to come and go unnoticed, but luckily for you we watched it in all of its glory because we wouldn’t dare miss the end of a series after seven great years. Instead of boring you with a long-winded recap, we thought we’d cut right to the chase and tell you which beloved characters met their maker in the August 24 finale. Read on for all the details, but click away if you don’t want to be spoiled!
The major death of the hour however, was none other than Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) himself. After rejecting the Hep-V cure we knew something was up with Vampire Bill, and it turns out he couldn’t handle havingSookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) love him knowing that he’d never be able to give her the family she’d always wanted. Apparently the vision of that void baby was just too much for Bill to handle.
Initially Bill asked Sookie to kill him with her photokinesis — that giant orb in her hand — which would have ended his life and stripped Sookie of her faerie powers, but when push came to shove Sookie couldn’t bring herself to end Bill’s life. Instead, Sook opted to jump in Bill’s grave and stake him with the sharp end of a shovel. Bill even helped her along.
Yes it was incredibly sad — and given that the finale ended with Sookie pregnant and in love with an unnamed man, not a great resolution to the Sookie/Bill/Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) love triangle — but at least Sookie got her happy ending.
As showrunner Brian Buckner explained to Entertainment Weekly, “Sookie has been asking for a normal life, to be normal. She has felt inflicted but also empowered with her power. So I don’t think Bill was being a weasel for suggesting to Sookie,’Use your light.’ I don’t think it was weak. I don’t think it was, ‘If I can’t have you, no vampire can have you.’ I don’t think it was any of those things. I do believe it was heroic.”
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