The curtain falls this Sunday night on one of the most popular HBO shows, the vampire drama series "True Blood." "Thank You" is the title of the final episode of Season 7. The episode is expected to tie-up all the narrative loose ends, including answer the question about Bill's mortality. HBO has released a sneak-peek video that features the conversation between Sookie and Reverend Daniels.
Sookie and Reverend Daniels are seen talking about the simpler times when they were unaware about the existence of vampires, werewolves, were-panthers, and shape-shifters. Sookies wants to know if God made us all, or some of us are mistakes. Rev. Daniels is surprised to know that Sookie is a fairy.
The fairy is probably asking the question because of Bill's imminent death. He has refused to get cured because he wants to see Sookie happy. The final episode will see Sookie pondering over her future, with Bill or without him.
Meanwhile, HBO executive has revealed why they are ending "True Blood." In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter [THR], Michael Lombardo, programming director of HBO, said that they had reached a point "where the storytelling was hitting a wall."
"And to stay just because the ratings were strong felt not who we are and we needed, quite honestly, the money and Sunday night space for new shows," Lombardo said. In the same interview, he claimed that the final season of "True Blood" is "one of the highest-rated shows across the board."
According to him, the show gets more than 10 million views per episode. He said to THR that the moment they feel they're continuing with the show just for the numbers, they question it.
"Every season we sit down with the creator and say 'Tell us what the next year will be like.' And if there aren't exciting, unbelievable, undeniable ideas in the coming season, we're questioning," Lombardo said to THR.
The final season is likely to see Arlene and Keith getting their happy ending and Jessica and Hoyt may, too. Jason and Bridget may set on the relationship path. The question is will Sookie find a miracle at the last moment and save Bill or accept that death is a miracle, too, and let go Bill. Also, the episode will see Eric and Pam planning something to tackle Mr Gus and his men.
Last week, there were spoiler reports that one of the original cast members will die in episode 9, which did not happen. Will an important character die in the final episode? Prior to the premiere of "True Blood" Season 7, there were reports that some of the fans' favourite characters are not going to survive the final season. The characters that have been killed till now, only Alcide can be called fans' favourite.
Who is likely to die in the final episode and open the floodgates?