SPOILERS: True Blood Season Finale Teases

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The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly‘s digital magazineΒ includes five teases for the True Blood season 6 finale from showrunner Brian Buckner:

  1. There will be more blood. (Duh?)
  2. The first half of the episode focuses on Sookie and a “less patient Warlow”.
  3. There’s a significant time jump in the second half of the episode, which will help move the action to Bon Temps for next season.
  4. Bill will recognize the error of his ways. “The question going forward is, can he be forgiven?”
  5. Eric has one “sexy and provocative” scene. “There’s definitely something for the ladies and the gay men,” Buckner says. “We might see a certain body part.”

I know most of the comments are going to be about #5 (I’m looking at you, ESW), but I’m most curious about #2 and #3, and whether they relate to each other.

The True Blood season 6 finale, “Radioactive”, airs Sunday, August 18 at 9/8c on HBO.

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  1. T

    August 12, 2013 at 8:10 am

    A time jump. Interesting. I wonder how much of a jump — maybe it’ll give Eric time to heal. Speaking of time jumps, is Andy’s daughter done aging now?

    I think #5 has to do with Jason drinking Eric’s blood.

    • Kim

      August 12, 2013 at 9:09 am

      Good question about the daughter.

      I agree. It will be a sex dream.

    • Deb

      August 13, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      The body part could have been when he yanked the drs part off

      • Mel

        August 13, 2013 at 12:37 pm

        That happened in 6.09. These teasers are for 6.10.

      • Lane

        August 14, 2013 at 1:44 pm

        It will probably be his hinny

    • Kenneth

      August 13, 2013 at 2:57 pm

      Also, in regards to the the daughters, I thought that when Faerie’s died they turned to dust. Perhaps it’s only full blooded Faeries?

      And, when will Andy and Adeline learn that Maurella was killed by Warlow?

      And, speaking of Warlow, why hasn’t Sookie asked him why he felt the need to astro-project in her bathroom, if he in fact ‘loves’ her, and why he killed all of the Faerie’s in Hot Wings, if he is also a Faeire, and where the fuck Niall is?

      Despite how much Sookie has grown, I feel like she’s still hasn’t learned to question things more, and ask the right questions…

      And, for the hell of it, is Lafayette still a Bruho or did they just decide to abandon that plot entirely…I’ve noticed a lot of inconsistencies this season, that bother me. I’m hoping it will pay off in the future, in their attempt to condense the number of stories they tell- which, by the way, was never a big deal for me. If you like the show and pay attention it’s not the least bit difficult to keep up with what’s going on. Six Feet Under had the same formula, every character had their own plot for the season. Just because characters are on the same show doesn’t mean they’re all deeply involved in one another’s lives.

      I’m hoping the next, maybe the next two, cause I think they’re stopping at eight, will cover the murder of Hadley, the introduction of Hunter into Sookie’s life, and the coming out of the Weres and Shifters. I’m not one of those people who needs the show to be exactly like the book, but there’s some wonderful things Harris provides in her source material that could take the show down much more interesting avenues than it’s gone down, in my opinion.

      And, I need more Tara. She’s had basically one line per episode since episode 3 of this season and it’s tragic…

      • Mel

        August 13, 2013 at 9:20 pm

        Lafayette is still a medium – remember, he channeled Sookie’s dad a few episodes ago?

        • Kristina

          August 15, 2013 at 4:31 pm

          She said brujho I think she means the demon head jesus had and Lafayette got when marnie took it from him while inside lafayettes body

          • Melissa

            August 16, 2013 at 9:35 am

            It was taken away from him last season. Jesus’ uncle and girlfriend sewed his mouth shut and then the girlfriend attacked the uncle and he left. Then he healed himself with V and jesus came to him

  2. Susanna

    August 12, 2013 at 9:13 am

    More sexy Eric Vampire God scenes, please

  3. Alex

    August 12, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Are we sure Eric isn’t dead and doesn’t just appear in a flash-back?

  4. Aaron

    August 12, 2013 at 10:19 am

    I bet since they said they’re trying to bring the show back to its roots/core like the first season, in the finale, there will be some kind of natural disaster. That’s been my guess since the writers changed the name of the episode from ‘save the population’ to ‘radioactive’. Idk that’s just me taking a wild shot in the dark though. But it would make sense, what else could make the show feel more like home?

    • Traci West

      August 12, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      If you will recall, in the early part of the season, Niall showed Sookie how to concentrate her light into a “fairy nuclear bomb,” which would kill any and all vampires in the vicinity. Since such plot devices are almost never introduced without them being used, I’m betting Sookie lets the bomb drop. The questions then will be, who will live/die, and will Sookie become fully human?

      • elliebaby

        August 12, 2013 at 6:52 pm

        if you think about it traci book sookie is only a telepath on microwave fingers so if you are right and she blasts warlow she will become book sookie…. i think ben is in season 7 not sure

  5. Cris Gates

    August 12, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Definitely gonna see a Jason/Eric dream…for a girl who doesn’t even like blondes this is still gonna be a dream straight from heaven!

  6. Jen

    August 12, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Based on the finale promo I think Warlow’s vampire side takes over and he keep Sookie in the faerie dimension as his blood bag. Then time jumps maybe 6 months in future. Bill senses Sookie almost dying and Bill’s gang (Jason, Violet, Andy and his fae daughter) go searching for the entrance into the faerie dimension to save Sookie. They bring her back to the Stackhouse home and Violet feeds Sookie her blood to heal her.

    I wish it was Eric but I don’t see him in the promo.

    What do you guys think?

    • Lane

      August 14, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      That’s an interesting take on the promo actually. I think I may be in the minority in not wanting Sookie to become a vampire. I just like her just the way she is

  7. Doggy2Prince

    August 12, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    1. Bill and his followers, or just Bill, are gonna kill V-Hep vampires.
    2. Alcide (on Fae-vamp blood, V, or just be stronger because the V-Hep vamps are weaker than him) will be killing V-Hep vampires. I’m not looking forward to this one; make wolves even more pathetic by taking on the sick.
    3. Jason will team up with Andy and kill V-Hep vampires.
    4. Warlow will feed Sookie his blood and make her his forever.
    5. Faes vs vamps and humans will begin.

    • John

      August 15, 2013 at 2:39 am

      Why would any character need to go around killing Vampires who have Hep-V? They will die anyway, and clearly the show has implied that it isn’t infectious.

  8. Kim

    August 12, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Wow….Sounds Hot love the dream sequences….remember Sam/Bill

  9. MelissaNY

    August 12, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    I’m not a big fan of the time jump. I am however a fan of #5 πŸ™‚

  10. sookieeleana

    August 12, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Yep, the sexy Eric scene will be Jason’s dream.
    I do worry we won’t see Eric properly again until next season, but maybe he’ll return after the time jump. I don’t see him getting involved with Sookie at all, but so long as he comes back to Pam I’ll be good!

  11. Tracy

    August 12, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Yeah, it’s concerning that there’s no sight of Eric in the premiere. I hate that Bill ended up saving the day. Really thought it was going to be Eric that did it. He was trying, but alas, it didn’t happen. Yeah, he had a big part in it, but who got all the credit? Bill.

  12. Tracy

    August 12, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    And I hate to hear that Bill will see the error of his ways! He is soooo much more interesting to watch as the bad guy.

  13. Viv

    August 12, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    I don’t understand why some people are assuming Eric is dead? Did I miss something? As far as I saw he is grieving deeply for Nora and will come back at some point for Pam and Willa. I really, really hope he is in the finale to save Sookie but I guess it’s possible he won’t return until next season.

    • sookieeleana

      August 13, 2013 at 2:05 am

      I don’t think many people are assuming he’s dead are they? I just think he may not feature too much in the finale. He’ll be back next season for Willa and Pam I’m sure. He’s definitely not dead!

  14. Kelly

    August 12, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    I think it is Sookie’s voice talking to Warlow when she says I can not replace what you have lost.

    • gina

      August 13, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      I think it is Eric whom she is talking to when she says that. He has lost the most.

    • Cerise

      August 14, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      I agree, I think she is saying that to Warlow.

  15. elliebaby

    August 12, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    is it eric who smashes through sookie’s window…in the promo

    • Leigh

      August 12, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      I think its Warlow! Looks like the same shirt he’s had on all season! poor guy

    • Anja R

      August 12, 2013 at 8:47 pm

      I think it’s Niall…if you freeze the clip, it looks like the person is wearing Niall’s clothes (gray-ish loose pant suit) when he was sent to the other dimension by Warlow. It also looks like the person has long gray hair.

    • cag24

      August 13, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      Yes!! I was thinking this too! I’ve watched it so many times but it is so quick.
      It must be because he is the only blonde male vamp.
      Warlow is possible but (I hope not!!) and I doubt he’d use the window.
      Fingers crossed Eric is there to save Sookie!!!!

    • Cerise

      August 14, 2013 at 3:14 pm

      And it also seems to be the same person who gets blasted by the ball of light. I’m thinking Warlow on both. Sookie will have to kill him to save herself from him.

      • Tracy

        August 16, 2013 at 4:49 pm

        It looks like Bill to me that gets blasted with the fairy light. He’s shown with a black shirt on later in the promo.

    • r&bmom

      August 14, 2013 at 7:00 pm

      How can Eric smash into Sookie’s house without being invited? She rescinded his invitation.

      • Leigh

        August 16, 2013 at 12:31 pm

        Good point!!! Must be Bill then, he doesn’t need an invite anymore!

  16. Anja R

    August 12, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    For the Jason/ Eric dream….Do you think it might include Warlow? both Jason & Eric have had Warlow’s blood, and Eric hasn’t yet had a Warlow dream.

  17. esw45

    August 12, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Hi ladies Yes, I am a big Eric fan but you guys know that! lol I am very interested in #2 and #3 because Sookie I feel will not be marrying Warlow and he will be showing the true Warlow because Sookie will change her mind about being turned and being his vampire bride and he will be going off and doing bad things to Sookie. I think Bill, Jason and Violet will help Sookie against Warlow and he will probably be killed in the finale. The time jump will have some vamps and humans with a truce and other vamps dying from hep-v and going rogue out there, Arlene obviously will have money so be interesting see how that works out, Sam and Nicole having a child and see if Nicole is still with Sam or has she with Sam’s track record might be alive. I think Eric will return after the time jump and will be reunited (not romantically but reunited) with Sookie because it’s hard for me to imagine that the only scene these two will have this year is just the first episode? I think it’s a poignant scene because we haven’t seen any promo or anything about them having a scene at all…like they are hiding it from us for a reason maybe? Lastly, #5, I hope it would not be a dream from Jason with eric in it but like most people are guessing it is probably that scene where Eric’s butt will be out.

    • Natalie

      August 13, 2013 at 2:39 am

      Me too, will be disappointed if we got the last of Eric and Sookie in that season opener. I want a better resolution for their relationship and a better send off for Eric. πŸ™

  18. Leigh

    August 12, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    I wonder how they will do the time jump? Good old fashion six months later… OR will Sookie end up back in fairy world? Maybe Grandpa comes back and takes her there to get her away from Warlow before he turns her and all these clips we’re seeing in the preview are the first half of the show. That big beam of light coming off the porch might not be Sookie, could be grandpa or a stand off between Warlow and Bill! That would be awesome to!! Warlow needs some serious screen time!

  19. ChristieAtlanta

    August 12, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    From the spoilers and preview from next week, because of what the Reverend says in the preview (ie: sick and hungry vamps), I think the “threat to vampires and humans” is going to be those vamps that have drank the true blood with hep-v and it hasn’t killed them, but they have turned crazy/sick from it. So here we go for season 7…. Zombie Vampires!!!

    • Lane

      August 14, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      It does look like Sookie is sitting next to Alcide (with short hair no less!) at the church in the company of LaFayette. Honestly…….zombie vampires is where my mind went as well πŸ™‚ A cross between my two favorite shoes Walking Dead and True Blood!!! Yes please!!!

  20. Alethea

    August 13, 2013 at 3:33 am

    Please Eric is fine, alive and just sad he lost sister Nora. He’ll be back maybe the end of the season finale doing something bad ( I hope)? Plus his hot scene time in Jason dream. πŸ™‚ I think Sookie marries Warlow but Bill tries to stop it. You can see Jason carrying Sookie home in the trailer. I do prefer Bill as a bad guy. He’s so boring being a good guy. I want Eric with Sookie but I’ll take Warlow ending up with her. I just don’t think Alan ball will let Eric get the girl. That’s why he always makes Bill the hero like in season 2, season 3 and this year. 5 days left until the finale. Can’t wait

    • Liz

      August 13, 2013 at 12:54 pm

      Alan Ball is no longer running the show. That job went to Brian Buckner, who’s ben with the series from the pilot episode. Can’t blame Alan for anything anymore! πŸ˜‰

      • Alethea

        August 14, 2013 at 2:58 am

        Sorry but i thought he was still the executive producer (68 episodes, 2008-2013) found this on IMBD and i know he still writes the show storylines.

        • Liz

          August 14, 2013 at 11:09 am

          He is still executive producer for the show but he has not written a single episode for season 6. He handed those reins over to Marc Hudis who, after the first couple of episodes of the current season, turned them over to Brian Buckner. Alan’s final episode written by him was the season 5 finale.

    • T

      August 13, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      Allen is no long over the shows direction anymore I thought

  21. Vampiremaniac

    August 13, 2013 at 7:52 am

    I am intrigued for #2 and #3 (especially #3 since we may not understand what happened during that time jump and I also want to know what it will cause it) as well.

    For #1, I mean really? We saw body parts scattered all around and we saw private parts getting ripped and the finale episode will be more gruesome?!

    For #4 is too late for me, I will never feel sympathetic for Bill after season 5.

    As for #5, those fangirls are irritating, I see the viewership skyrocketting just for this moment, I mean really all these girls watch this amazing show just for one character (don’t misunderstand me, he and Pam are my fav characters too)? I hope we don’t get to see Eric’s you-know-what (especially after what he did to Overlark), but I really want to see with who Eric will have the moment. I was thinking it would be with Willa but now I think it will either be with some random human or it will be Jason’s dream, hahaha! Poor Jason! Warlow’s scene was funny but I guess Eric’s scene will be serious…

  22. ChristieAtlanta

    August 13, 2013 at 10:33 am

    I just read a VERY spoilerly article in TV guide. In an interview with Joe Manganiello (for the Aug 12-25 edition), he says regarding the finale “….there’s a citizen of Bon Temps he cares deeply for and would do just about anything for. For him, it’s about finding a home and finding something to fight for”. The article also says “While protecting and fighting for Sookie, he fell in love with her. But he never lost that feeling. It was just interrupted”. WHOA!!!!!!!!

    • Altagracia Hedrington

      August 13, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      They are just throwing her with Alcide like they did with Sam in the books! Sloppy writers I’m officially done with this show!

      • Liz

        August 13, 2013 at 4:51 pm

        You haven’t even seen the episode yet! You have no idea what’s going to happen. But go ahead and leave because we support the show here and that’s what we are about.

        • Altagracia Hedrington

          August 13, 2013 at 5:40 pm

          I can see where it’s going, and I’m tired of being disappointed πŸ™

          • Liz

            August 14, 2013 at 11:23 am

            I’m surprised you’re still watching the show then.

        • posh

          August 13, 2013 at 8:01 pm

          I have to ask you Mel and Liz, Eric, Bill, Alcide, Sam, Warlow or Lala…Who would you like to see the next Sookie relationship with?

          • Mel

            August 13, 2013 at 9:19 pm

            I don’t think Lala is a possibility. πŸ˜‰ Good question, though. I’m really fine with her NOT being in a relationship for now, but if we get a decent time jump – say, 2-3 months – so she has time to catch her breath after all that’s happened since she returned from faeryland at the beginning of season 4, then I wouldn’t mind if she gave it a go with Alcide. Nice Guy Alcide, not Packmaster Alcide. I think they could be good for each other.

          • esw45

            August 14, 2013 at 7:22 am

            i don’t think Sookie has chemistry with Alcide but I could see during a time jump where she decides to try a relationship with him but according to Anna Paquin she did say Sookie and Eric still has love for one another…so I would still like Sookie and the real Eric to be explored on true blood because we haven’t seen it yet.

        • ChristieAtlanta

          August 13, 2013 at 8:42 pm

          Liz, you are so right…we don’t know EXACTLY what is going to happen. And even if they do get together – for those that don’t like the pairing, never fear – this is True Blood. As long as there is a storyline, there is no ‘happy relationship forever after’ on this show, especially for Sookie.

        • Lane

          August 14, 2013 at 2:14 pm

          I concur Liz. It’s True Blood, a show about vampires, werewolves, fairies and other supernatural elements…there is nothing that is certain about the show and the relationships in the storyline. I’m a HUGE Eric fan and honestly I enjoyed Eric and Sookie’s pairing, Bill and Sookie, and Alice and Sookie. Just because the characters are not pairing up according to our fantasy or the book, doesn’t make the show a disappointment. It adds to the entertainment value and allows us all to get a chance to see how the characters relate to each other and grow. As an aside, I loathe reading the Facebook comments though. It seems like more will boycott the show if Eric dies or leaves the show. Many don’t want to watch anymore because it’s “not like the book and why can’t they follow the book!”. I love True Blood for what it is

          • Cris Gates

            August 18, 2013 at 12:41 pm

            I so agree, Lane. I am a huge book fan and know them inside and out. I like that True Blood takes the characters in a different direction. It’d be predictable if the show followed the books too closely. It’s nice seeing the nods to Charlaine’s world in the show. As long as these characters are portrayed with honesty and have storylines whith which I can relate, I’ll be around. It’s just so much fun to watch!

    • Cerise

      August 14, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      In season 5 Eric glamoured Alcide and part of it was that he will not have romantic feelings for Sookie. In fact “she repulses you” Eric instructed. And the next time Sookie tried to touch him he flinched. Remember?

      • Mel

        August 14, 2013 at 3:46 pm

        Alcide seems to have developed new feelings for Sookie now. Can’t blame the guy. πŸ™‚

        • Maggie

          August 14, 2013 at 11:45 pm

          I agree and so happy that he stepped up to support her during the funeral. It doesn’t mean they will hook up (which I wouldn’t mind) but we can’t assume that every act of kindness/friendship will end up in an affair. I loved this season so far; can’t wait for the finale.
          You and Liz are the best!!!

      • truebieee

        August 16, 2013 at 2:26 pm

        sookie broke the glamour on alcide, which was clearly shown last season.

        the 5th episode of season 5 eric and bill asked sookie to help them find russell via doug, alcide’s worker. sookie said she’s never “broken” a glamour before, yet she did with doug and he remembered everything as they went along.

        after eric glamoured alcide into be repulsed, sookie touched him and he realized eric glamoured him. the fact that alcide was only repulsed by her in that scene implied that when sookie showed him, she also broke eric’s glamour.

  23. vela

    August 13, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Eric should go back home, to the sea, like in the dream he had with sookie where she said that he smells like the sea or something like this, a place where he can be in peace. Then he could realize what make him happy, of course it is sookie, and he come back ready to fight for her. I think that will be nice, I am just being romantic here.

  24. cag24

    August 13, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    As long as Sookie ends up with Eric, or the nicer Alcide (like we saw in ep 9) I’d be happy!

    • Altagracia Hedrington

      August 13, 2013 at 5:42 pm

      Alcide, are you crazy?! He’s such a loser i so hope Warlow doesn’t die!!!! πŸ™

      • esw45

        August 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm

        Altagracia, you are gonna have to get over Warlow or quit watching the because …I am pretty sure Warlow will be dead in the finale.

        • truebieee

          August 13, 2013 at 10:48 pm

          all of the death spoilers i’ve read have said that a prominent character will be dying and several actors (who have been around since season 1) have said they were surprised to see the character die when reading the script.

          i’m not saying there will only be ONE death, i don’t know that. but i’m pretty sure if one character dies in the finale, it’s not gonna be warlow.

          • Mel

            August 13, 2013 at 11:31 pm

            That death already happened; it was Terry.

          • Alethea

            August 14, 2013 at 3:01 am

            I think Tara is going to die you see her mom hold hold cry over her in the trailer

          • Lane

            August 14, 2013 at 2:20 pm

            Alethea, if Tara does die she’ll probably turn into a pile of goo unless she meets the true death another way? A slower way…..oh wait I think I answered my own question….aw darn I liked Tara

        • Cerise

          August 14, 2013 at 3:27 pm

          I agre, I think Warlow will die in the finale. From Sookie’s ball of light.

        • Anja R

          August 16, 2013 at 2:31 pm

          Altagracia is a passionate fan of Warlow – just like some people are with Eric (including you). It makes the show fun to have different favorites, which is probably why the writers have Sookie go through ups and downs with different characters.

          I thought this was supposed to be a supportive place to comment. Taunting others isn’t very nice.

        • Leigh

          August 16, 2013 at 10:39 pm

          I really hope Warlow doesn’t die, we’ve seen only five minutes of him in the last few episodes. I feel like theres so much more story to tell! Plus the guy spends 6000 years waiting for Sookie, only to finally meet her, spend a few days in a cemetery then die! I really hope not! What a waste of a great character, they could do so much more with him, plus seeing him interact with the other vamps will be awesome!

      • Liz

        August 14, 2013 at 11:25 am

        It’s a good thing that you are “officially done with this show” then. It shouldn’t matter to you.

        • Anja R

          August 17, 2013 at 3:48 am

          I’m “officially done” with this forum given how petty the responses of the moderators to commentators are. Your team is ganging up on someone who I’ll admit made a silly statement (“Alcide is a loser”), but by you ‘stooping’ to her level – by that I mean reciprocating an overly emotional response, not that she’s a bad person whatsoever – you discredit your own forum. You can choose to post my comment or not, but I think you should reflect on the purpose of this forum, and (amazing comprehensive) site and the possibility that your comments might cause an outsider to be turned off from visiting the site. And you look incredibly unprofessional & immature in the process.

          • Mel

            August 17, 2013 at 2:56 pm

            We’re sorry you disapprove, Anja. Hope you enjoy the season finale and we wish you well in the future.

  25. Twinklebelle802

    August 13, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I,m thinking Sookie will be having a wet dream. Likely be high on Warlows blood. While in this dream she finally gets to have a 3 way with Eric & Bill. The action male on male action will involve those 2 making out. When suddenly Sookie wakes finding herself consummating her marriage to Warlow & breeding this new faire/vampire hybrid. A girl can dream right?

    • Anja R

      August 16, 2013 at 2:35 pm

      Wow Twinkelbelle – that could be the SERIES finale lol (trying not to get my hopes up)!!

  26. Buckspa

    August 17, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Based on previews, the first half of episode, Is jason and his friends saving sookie from warlow fate. Jason meanwhile has provocative dream about Eric…handy helper sort of dream…
    fast forward 9 months, hepV is an epidemic, it infects humans too when they get bit. Thre s no law and order anymore among vampires