'True Blood' season finale preview: Naked Eric, a time jump, more
True Blood closes its sixth season Sunday (9 p.m. ET on HBO) with an hour that exec producer Brian Buckner says won’t be as bloody as last week’s Vamp Camp massacre (RIP, Steve Newlin and Dr. Overlark). What can fans expect: The first half of the episode focuses on Sookie (Anna Paquin) and “a less patient” Warlow (Rob Kazinky), who expects her to follow through on her promise to become his fairy-vampire bride. There’s a “significant time jump” in the second half of the episode, Buckner says, which will help move the action back to Bon Temps for next season so it won’t feel like separate vampire, fairy, and werewolf shows — which the actors are excited about. “We have a couple of scenes at the end of this season where we were all there. It was amazing to see, like, the 20 cast chairs lined up with names of people I only see once a month,” Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica) told Entertainment Weekly managing editor Jess Cagle this week on EW’s SiriusXM channel. “What I’ve heard from Bucky, our new showrunner, is that he’s really interested in continuing that trend. So we hopefully will all be on the same show next year.”
Bill (Stephen Moyer) will recognize the error of his ways. ”The question going forward is, can he be forgiven?” Bucker says. And yes, we will see Eric (Alexander Skarsgård), who appeared to leave town after his Vamp Camp murder spree and feeding Jason (Ryan Kwanten) his blood — for at least one scene. Buckner describes it as ”sexy and provocative,” adding, ”There’s definitely something for the ladies and the gay men. We might see a certain body part.” Sweet dreams, Jason?!
Of course, we’re not expecting a happy ending for everyone. Big picture, let’s not forget that we have vampires infected with Hep V and a continuing Tru Blood shortage. And on a personal note, now that Jessica is out of Vamp Camp, will she have to answer to Andy (Chris Bauer) for killing three of his fairy daughters? “Well, that story is definitely not over. I remember when I first read that scene and what I was gonna do to those girls, my first thought was ohmygod, I don’t know how Jessica Hamby and Andy Bellefleur can be on the same show anymore. And I was almost certain that one of us was gonna be gone by the end of the year,” Woll said. “So we’re definitely gonna have to see a little more on that story in the finale.”
Listen to Woll’s interview below.
Sookie, Bill, Eric, Lafayette, Sam and the other residents Bon Temps deal with vampires, werewolves, fairies, and shape-shifters—not to mention romance and drama