Did the ‘True Blood’ Finale Deliver? We Rate the Best & Worst Moments
Sookie went her own way on last night's finale (Art Streiber/HBO)
The Good: Sookie Chooses Me
Sookie (after some sage advice from ghost Grandma) decides that while she loves both Eric and Bill, she's not going to be with either of them. Neither one is happy about this, so we expect some good tension there next year. Additionally, she turned down puppy dog Alcide's adorable offer to be with her even if neither of them really loves the other (though she really is a bit of a moron for this one). So Sookie's going to be alone (at least for half a minute), which is kind of nice because sometimes we need a flow chart to keep up with who's had whose blood and is under whose spell.
The Bad: Skinwalkers vs. Werewolves
Alcide opened up all kinds of trouble when he killed Luna's estranged husband (in self/Sam defense) because now the werewolves are hella pissed and going after Sam. We were just hoping that Sam and Luna could take that kid and go camp in the woods, where we could forget about them.
The Good: Bill & Eric = Buddy Cops
So now that the two boys have their minds back, have disposed of Nan Flanagan, have a bounty on their heads, and will likely have to deal with the fallout from that time Bill buried the now-freed Russell alive under a garage of concrete, these vampires seem to have teamed up to fight anyone who pisses them off. And along the way, they commiserate about their progeny. This is a show we're excited to watch.
The Good: The Witch Is Dead!
We hated the ancient-witch business (and anything to do with Moon Goddess Emporium) nearly the second we saw it, and now it seems like it has been closed for business... forever. Antonia realized that, in modern society, it is too damn hard to kill all the vampires, and Marnie has moved out of Lafayette's body and into heaven or hell or wherever ghost Grandma is currently residing.
The Good: No More Playing With Dolls
That creepy devil doll arc went on way too long. Sure, it introduced Lafayette's true medium abilities, but we were sick of that dirty baby doll showing up everywhere, and how the ghostly owner of the doll really had nothing at all to do with Rene. At least everyone got to witness a "miracle" when the murdered woman and baby were reunited in a glowing out-of-body experience.
The Bad: Creepy Devil Baby
We were hoping that Mikey's issues (and his pyrokinetic powers) would go away when the doll left, but no, it seems that he might actually be a devil baby, given that his dead murderer father is still coming back to haunt Arlene on occasion.
The Good: Oh My God, They Killed Tara?
We've never really been the biggest fan of Tara's, and honestly, what else could they possibly do to her? She's been kidnapped and tortured by everyone on the planet. But leave it to crazy Debbie Pelt to shoot Tara right in the head. Will Tara possess Lafayette and go buck wild? It's a distinct possibility, but after years of dealing with Tara's dead-end storylines, we're glad to see her literally dead... for the moment.