True Blood series finale premieres summer 2014
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 11: Actress Anna Paquin and actor Stephen Moyer attend the premiere of HBO's "True Blood" at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on June 11, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)Photo: Image by Getty Images
HBO announced yesterday that next summer would begin "True Blood's" last season. The seventh season will no doubt wrap up loose ends and shed light on who Sookie, played by Anna Paquin, will end up with. Diehard fans knew the end was near, and therefore here are five reasons True Blood had to end sooner rather than later.
1. The characters age
Vampires don't age, they are forever stuck at the age they were when they were turned. While this was OK for some of the cast (Erik and Pam), other characters are starting to show their age. Jessica, the 17 year-old vampire can't possibly be expected to look 17 forever. Despite the fact that she still looks young in the sixth season, that can't be the case for much longer. The same is true with vampire Bill. 43 year-old Stephen Moyer, real-life husband of Paquin, can't continue to look the same.
2. There aren't that many humans left. Besides Jason Stackhouse, most of the other characters in the show have all been turned into vampires or are already shifters, mediums or witches. This begs the question, what controversy can spawn from a town of "supernaturals" coexisting? Since the show was based on the danger and unknown qualities about vampires and "sups," there's not a lot of story left to be told if everyone starts understanding everyone else.
3. Sookie has got to finish dating. Sookie Stackhouse, the virginal waitress who was first introduced at Merlotte's has grown up a lot in 6 seasons. Besides the fact that the HBO series never shows her dating a human, she's dated multiple vampires, werewolves, fairy-vampires and even had a close call with a shifter. Sookie has her hand in way too many jars for the series to keep introducing new love interests. It's high-time Sookie settles down (with whatever creature she chooses.)
4. The show has jumped on the zombie bandwagon. As if there weren't enough creatures to keep track of, the show introduced vampires that are "V-positive" at the end of the 6th season. This means they have a blood disease that slowly kills them and puts them in a zombie-like stupor. Once the zombies hit the screen, it was clear they were scraping the bottom of the barrel for material.
5. The series finale of season six felt a little like a series finale. Like most seasons before it, the season finale set the stage for next season. This one felt different though because there were lots of changes that had already occurred. Arlene had taken over Merlotte's changing the name to Belfour's, Sam was the new mayor, and Sookie and Alcide seemed to be in a normal monogamous relationship. Everything was extraordinarily wrapped up. While it did set the tone for the season to come, there was a very "this is the end" feeling to the last half of the episode.
Who knows that the final season will have in store for the little town of Bon Tempa, La., but there is sure to be some drama before it's all said and done. Episodes are set to air in the summer of 2014.