Sookie's world collides with the world of vampires when she meets Stephen Moyer's stoic vampire Bill, who comes into the bar one night and orders a bottle of True Blood.
Sookie, who has never actually met a vampire before, discovers that the telepathic gifts she finds hard to turn off when she is around humans don't work on Bill at all.
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The HBO drama’s final episode — in which Bill met the true death and Sookie found new love with a mystery man, among other twists — received a largely negative response from fans, garnering a big fat “F” from TVLine readers.
It's a much-needed relief, and it begins the classic human-vampire love story that dominates the early seasons of the show, as Sookie is drawn further and further into Bill's world and discovers just how dangerous some vampires can be.
In contrast to Merlotte's, the vampire world of True Blood is centered around its own bar, Fangtasia, which is owned by ancient vampire Viking Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard).
To introduce a stranger in the last five minutes of the finale wouldn’t have made any sense. We basically cast the man with the best arms from our stunt crew.” (That stunt man’s name was Tim Eulich, in case you’re wondering.) RELATED change for Sookie in the original pitch.
“There was a version of this finale that I pitched to HBO earlier this year where we tried to be very post-modern and have Sookie give away her powers,” he revealed. and death gives life meaning.” RELATED Pilot Revisited: Bill’s Big Lie and 17 More Unforgettable Moments Many fans also complained about the lack of Eric in the episode — he appeared briefly in the beginning and end — but it sounds like we should be thankful with what we got.Eric and his sidekick, Pam (Kristin Bauer), don't exactly play by the rules when it comes to drinking blood from humans, though they maintain the guise of operating a True Blood-only establishment.In the seedy vampire underworld, some humans enjoy being fed off of, and others are addicted to the healing, drug-like qualities of vampire blood and will do anything to get it.“I’ve come around to the point of view that that was wrong.” As for Bill had to die, Buckner believes his suicide was meant to feel “heroic.” “It was all meant to tell the story of a natural course of a human life,” he explained. Niall told [Sookie], Bill told her, Gran told her — via flashback in the finale — that you can have any kind of life you want. Due to scheduling conflicts, producers didn’t even think Alexander Skarsgard would be available for the finale, originally conceiving his character’s conclusion to be in Episode 8.“What Bill came around to was similar to what Godric came around to. (Speaking of scheduling conflicts, Buckner acknowledged that characters like Sam and Lafayette may not have been seen in the end as much as fans would have liked.It was an utter privilege to work with the phenomenally talented and deeply kind soul [email protected] Nelsan I'm devastated by his untimely death.