By Samantha Highfill
Oh, True Blood. After years of supernatural creatures, vamp-speed sex scenes, human-speed sex scenes, murder, fangs, and Southern accents, it looks like we’ve only got 10 episodes left before Bon Temps becomes nothing but a (very bloody) memory. HBO announced today that season 7 will be the show’s last. So in honor of the campy goodness that often confused us but we loved all the same, we’ve rounded up five things we want to see happen before we have to bid farewell to the home of V-addicted werewolves, the Vampire Bible and so much more (spoilers ahead):
Sookie makes her choice: After six seasons of Sookie and Bill vs. Sookie and Eric vs. Sookie and Alcide, it’s time for this lovely lady to make a choice once and for all. I’m sure fans will disagree on what that choice should be — especially considering we’re not sure if Eric’s dead or not — but so long as she chooses, fans will find a way to cope. Also, Team Bill. Sorry, I had to.
Jason and Jessica get together … forever/Andy and Holly tie the knot: Jason Stackhouse has always been True Blood‘s biggest manwhore, and as much fun as that was to watch — and it was a lot of fun — is there a more fitting way for things to end than for him to finally land the girl he loves? They have made us wait far too long for this union. Let’s give these two their happily-ever-after! And speaking of happily-ever-afters, Andy and Holly are practically married at this point, so why not make that official while we’re at it, right?
Eric and Pam reunite: Whether Eric is dead or alive, we know that he’s going to be a regular in the final season, which means our favorite viking needs to let bygones be bygones when it comes to his protégé, Pam. Romantic relationships included, Pam and Eric are the show’s strongest duo, and we can’t have them fighting when all is said and done. Also, my colleague Mandi Bierly would like to request that Lafayette become Pam’s monogamous blood donor, and I have to agree. Putting the show’s two biggest attitudes in one room would only lead to great things. Plus, we’d get more of that Lafayette-Tara interaction (a.k.a. the only time Tara is somewhat likeable).
Only vampires, shifters, halflings, and Lafayette allowed: Since season 1, True Blood has gone off on many tangents: From the whole witch aside to the chaos that was the Authority and Lilith, it’s time to refocus on the people we know and love. Say goodbye to the crazy fairy-vampires, and — sorry, Alcide — say goodbye to the werewolves. And don’t you dare show another Maenad walking into town. Let’s keep this story strictly about the people we met six seasons ago, which means vampires, shifters, halflings, and Lafayette (no other mediums included).
Blood, shock and tears: We don’t want to predict the specifics of this last requirement. All we know is that we want to scream and cry at least once during the final episodes, preferably at the same time. If somebody doesn’t die a shocking, bloody death, how will we know we’re watching True Blood? And although my vote is for Tara — though that wouldn’t make me cry — I’ll be satisfied so long as tragedy strikes Bon Temps (but not so much that it can’t recover).
There. Is that too much to ask for, PopWatchers? What do you all want to see happen in True Blood‘s final season?