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TV Review: TRUE BLOOD: Season 7, Episode 10: Thank You [HBO]

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HBO’s True Blood Thank You TV Show Review. True Blood: Season 7, Episode 10: Thank you is the final installment of this successful and truncated 7 year long HBO series. Moments were touching…funny here and there. I’ve been saying this all season, True Blood was once a hedonistic slice of Southern Gothic camp, that felt revolutionary. What happened here? Alan Ball “left the building” seems like the obvious observation, but surely someone could have picked up…the ball? (I’m sorry…not really;)

The finale focussed on Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer)…as it should have.

Bill wanted to die the “true death” so that Sookie could live a natural life with babies, family and freedom. It was too hard for him to just “break up” with her, he loved her toooo much and could never leave her alone.

Soooo…not only did Bill want to die…he wanted Sookie to do the killing.

Meanwhile, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and Pam De Beaufort (Kristin Bauer van Straten)  killed Gus (Will Yun Lee) and the Yakuza and stole “New Blood” for themselves. [For this last season Eric and Pam’s storyline and scenes harken back to the earlier years of True Blood…well done!]

And before he moved on “into the beyond”, Bill wanted to see one of his human children married…and so Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) and Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack) got hitched. [The wedding was very tender, and particularly touching to see Bill walk Jessica down the aisle…or through the living room.]

Finally, Sookie met Bill at the cemetery. She decided to not give up her fairy powers…instead conceded to climb into the grave and drove a wooden stake through his heart…as any vampire should die!

And with a flashforward, Eric and Pam were pushing “New Blood” on an infomercial… and getting rich because of it. Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) was locked in their dungeon, no doubt for the rest of time. A fitting, appropriate ending for Sarah.

In the final scene, we saw Sookie pregnant and hosting an outdoor, evening dinner with all her Bon Temps pals. We never saw her beau. We wonder what her child will bring. True Blood leaves us with…life goes on.

There may never be a better opening song: “I don’t know what you’ve done to me, but I know this much is true…I wanna do bad things with you…I wanna do real bad things with you”

Adieu True Blood.

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