ALEXANDER SKARSGARD Confirmed for Season 7

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Alright faithful Eric fans, you can put away your tissues and stop sending us death threats. According to showrunner Brian Buckner, Mr. Skarsgard is confirmed to return for season 7 of True Blood.

Alexander Skarsgard — will he be back for Season 7?
I can tell you that Alexander Skarsgard is going to be a part of the next season of True Blood. He will be a series regular.

And for those of you who thought that Brian had no clue:

That will be a huge relief to fans.
I am aware! I’m not going to take Alex Skarsgard out of people’s living rooms.

Yes fans, you can heart Brian again and read the entire interview with TV Line.

Toldjya!

Over-night fan (almost literally) of the Sookie Stackhouse series since early 2008. Co-owner of True-Blood.net. Anxiously anticipating season 6.

78 Comments

  1. sookieeleana

    August 20, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    I don’t think he had any option but to tell the world this. People were getting so steamed up. It was bad for business.

    Delighted obviously 🙂

  2. Nikki

    August 20, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    THANK THE GODS!! the Viking did not meet the True Death!

  3. Liz

    August 20, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    In this week’s podcast Mel and I talked about a lot of the things that Brian addressed in this interview. And because we know this show so well, he confirmed a lot of what we thought. I’m sorry but a little justification, after the abuse we often get at the end of each season, feels so good. 😉

    • sookieeleana

      August 20, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      I don’t understand why you get abuse?
      You don’t write the show?
      That’s terrible 🙁

      • Liz

        August 20, 2013 at 3:51 pm

        I know, but I think we’re easily accessible so we are the whipping post for many. I get it, but it does get old at season’s ending.

        • Cris Gates

          August 20, 2013 at 4:04 pm

          Liz and Mel do a fabulous job on the site. I appreciate all you do and know that this is only one facet of your lives. It takes incredible commitment to do fan sites well and yours is most certainly the best True Blood site out there. It amazes me that you’re able to devote the time and energy it takes…not only for this site but the others you’re involved with as well.

          Know that you are appreciated!!

          • josette

            August 20, 2013 at 5:50 pm

            We appreciate this site!!! Thank you Liz and Mel!!!!

        • sookieeleana

          August 20, 2013 at 4:30 pm

          I second that – you do a great job and I love your podcasts.
          You will be keeping us going though the hiatus again for sure! Well you and re-watching Eric in season 6 🙂

          • Liz

            August 20, 2013 at 5:56 pm

            Mwah, mwah, everyone! Weepy glees over here!

  4. Mary Ann

    August 20, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    I said all these things (Eric isn’t dead, Lettie Mae isn’t trying to poison Tara, and surely they’re not going for a Walking Dead theme) to several people who were flinging themselves off the metaphorical cliff. I’m glad to have Brian Buckner give this interview. And I’m very glad to have this website to come to for some sane analysis. While I don’t always agree with you, you’re always worth listening to, and I would never be disrespectful or abusive.

    • Liz

      August 20, 2013 at 5:44 pm

      We appreciate that Mary Ann, thanks!

  5. Steph

    August 20, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    I’m feeling frisky today- – Eric is D.E.A.D, dead! He will only be seen in “flashbacks” next season 🙂
    I am looking forward the the next pod cast to hear your review of the final episode!!!

    • Liz

      August 20, 2013 at 10:34 pm

      Steph you’re not helping! LOL!

  6. heather727

    August 20, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    I like this page a lot thank you!!

  7. Sue

    August 20, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    A fan of both books and TV I never commented on the direction the writers have taken with story or characters. However, after viewing the finale of season 6 I feel compelled to make a statement. Mr. Buckner eluded to the fact that there would be a “sexy and provocative” scene” with Eric. What I saw was creature on fire who happened to be naked screaming in pain. Sad conclusion to an otherwise very entertaining season.

    • Liz

      August 20, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      You don’t think that Eric Northman, stretched out naked as a jaybird, in a lounge chair is sexy and provocative?

      • Maggie

        August 20, 2013 at 11:06 pm

        A Gracious Plenty!!!

        • Liz

          August 20, 2013 at 11:11 pm

          Not even going there.

  8. esw45

    August 20, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Liz and Mel I appreciate all the information you give us during the whole year on this site.
    I am glad Eric is going to be back …he was great this season except for the finale…just horrible period!
    I am not pleased about Buckner lying he doesn’t care about Eric fans he knows the ratings would be horrible if the most popular character on this show is not on it…..speaking of Buckner if he and his writers think that Sookie/Alcide and Bill triangle is what majority of the people want to see then he is smoking something that ain’t good!

    I am a Sookie fan and I would be sad to see her get back with a person that called her an “Abomination, handicapped, “I don’t care what your problem is and “he will be doing us a favor by turning you” just to name a few horrible things he said to Sookie these last 2 seasons. Getting back with Bill would be a major mistake by Buckner and his crew but they always never seem to care what the majority of fans wanted they always acted like by their words that it doesn’t matter what Bill does he is a good guy and Sookie’s soulmate.

    • Liz

      August 20, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      “I am not pleased about Buckner lying he doesn’t care about Eric fans he knows the ratings would be horrible if the most popular character on this show is not on it.”

      What?! Where did he say that? It was most certainly NOT in this interview. NOWHERE did he say that he doesn’t care about the fans. What the heck, Eric? Maybe you should reread that a little slower.

      “speaking of Buckner if he and his writers think that Sookie/Alcide and Bill triangle is what majority of the people want to see then he is smoking something that ain’t good!”

      Again, what? Now I KNOW you didn’t read this interview through. I don’t even know where you’re getting any of this unless this is just your chance to sound off on the writers because you didn’t like the finale.

      Getting back with Bill would be a major mistake by Buckner and his crew but they always never seem to care what the majority of fans wanted they always acted like by their words that it doesn’t matter what Bill does he is a good guy and Sookie’s soulmate.”

      He didn’t say that he was putting Sookie back together with Bill now did he? No, he did not. He’s talking about exploring relationships in a different way next season, and I for one am pretty excited about that. No one likes to be able to predict a show otherwise it’s just boring. And by the way and for the record, Eric is not Sookie’s soulmate either. It wasn’t Eric who saved Sookie from Warlow. Just saying. AND I LIKE ERIC!

      Yeah, you really need to read Buckner’s words again.

      • Alex

        August 20, 2013 at 10:25 pm

        I think the poster was referring to this line in the interview:

        “I think it’s a pretty obvious triangle we’re setting up between Bill and Sookie and Alcide.”

        • Alex

          August 20, 2013 at 10:26 pm

          Oops, this was the whole line:

          “To me, with Eric gone and off on his own story going forward, I think it’s a pretty obvious triangle we’re setting up between Bill and Sookie and Alcide.”

        • Liz

          August 20, 2013 at 10:43 pm

          The fact that Buckner said this: “And it was also that Sookie’s going to put her money where her mouth is and say “no more vampires” to me dispels any thought of Sookie and Bill getting back together. Buckner talked about a triangle with Sookie, Alcide and Bill but not a ‘love’ triangle. He talked about exploring the question ‘can Bill be forgiven’ and since Sookie is a big part of that, of course there’s going to be a triangle involving the three. Alcide will want to protect Sookie. Sookie no longer trusts Bill. Bill is looking for forgiveness for his crimes against Sookie. Triangle.

          • Alex

            August 20, 2013 at 10:47 pm

            Fair enough! It’s just interesting that Buckner listed Sookie’s previous (living) romantic partners in the same breath if he was not interested in exploring the Bill/Sookie pairing. I personally took it as they were going to go that direction with the inclusion of the Bill/Sookie musical score during one of Bill’s scenes in the finale, and that he was symbolically wearing his series premiere outfit at the end of the finale.

            Hopefully Buckner can be trusted here (and he does seem awfully forthcoming!) because it would take a lot of work to get Bill to a place where the audience could buy him again as a possible partner for Sookie.

          • Liz

            August 20, 2013 at 10:53 pm

            Yeah, I believe that ship has sailed for Bill and I think he knows it but I think he’d like for Sookie to forgive him. It’s funny because I talked about that very thing in our podcast, which should be up tomorrow or Thursday. Barring any technical difficulties.

          • esw45

            August 21, 2013 at 1:41 am

            Liz Sookie will be with Bill sometime next season and he did say triangle which means love that the only one most triangles are ….I betyou Sookie and Bill are reunited again….I ddon’t think Alcide is Sookie’s soulmate he is controllingand Eric has come to her multiple

          • Liz

            August 21, 2013 at 9:17 am

            Well Eric, you’re entitled to your beliefs but just remember, you’ve been wrong in many of your predictions for this season. I know what Brian said and I also know that he and the actors are all pretty good at playing on words. Triangle doesn’t have to mean love every time. It’s pretty clear to me that you and I will always disagree on this point, so I think we can move on.

          • Lane

            August 26, 2013 at 12:20 pm

            Also there is the new rise in the threat of the diseased vampires. At the end of the finale, Bill does approach Sookie in terms of finding a vampire to protect her which ticked off Alcide. The triangle does not necessarily have to deal with a lover relationship between the three but, like Liz said, a tenuous rebuilding of forgiveness while Sookie is stuck between two people who want to protect her but coming from two different places. I haven’t had lunch yet so if that doesn’t make sense sorry. Also, let’s not forget that in the books, Bill and Sookie do form a tentative friendship which lasts through her relationship with Eric. Also, no matter how much I love Eric, I don’t think they are soul mates. Didn’t Sookie always want a family?

      • esw45

        August 22, 2013 at 11:39 pm

        Liz, Your predictions have been wrong countless times this season and last so let’s not get into counting who’s been more right or wrong between me and you…But Bill and Sookie will be together by the end of season 7…that’s where it’s heading…these writer’s think they are soulmates and they aren’t but unfortunately it’s probably going to happen….Yes, we will always disagree on this and Bill and a lot of stuff!

        • Liz

          August 23, 2013 at 10:34 am

          Yes I have been wrong in my speculations, and I have owned up to them both in our comments and on our weekly podcasts. I have also been right on many occasions even though you don’t want to admit it. I wasn’t getting into a counting match with you, once again that’s your interpretation. Here’s the thing, you have an idea stuck in your mind about the writer’s thinking that Bill and Sookie are soulmates. That hasn’t been the case for a couple of seasons now, yet you continue to insist that’s what they are doing. It would be so refreshing if you could open your mind a teeny bit and allow for the fact that these writers are not as single-minded as you seem to think they are. Mel and I discuss the new relationship between Bill and Sookie in this week’s podcast which is now available for viewing.

          For as long as you’ve been with us Eric, I really wish you could open your mind a bit more. Those are the discussions I miss from you.

    • Toni

      August 21, 2013 at 7:15 pm

      Esw45, it was liberating when Sookie staked Bill in episode 1 not only for her character but for me. I can only hope Brian Buckner survives his vision of the vampire/zombie apocalypse because the best writer he had this season was the one for episode 1 his story flowed from beginning to end.

    • Toni

      August 22, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      Esw45, I agree with you. Sookie took a huge step forward by leaps and bounds when she staked Bill. I think it was very liberating for her character when Bill and Sookie were together they had their good times and when it was bad it was bad. I think for the good times Sookie should forgive Bill and for the bad times the writers, producers, and show runners need to allow her to move on. They are preaching they are doing things for Sookie’s character to grow and if it’s true allow her character to learn from her mistakes open the door for Bill friendship and close the door on love where it concerns him. We have been watching the Bill and Sookiemshow for 6 seasons if they really want True Blood to go beyond season 7 we need something new because anyone in a relationship real or not forgave someone and returned to that relationship everything the other person wronged them on will stay to the fore front of their mind. I’m sorry to say for the Sookie and Bill shippers buy the house next door be a nice neighbor (borrow eggs) if you have to have them in your life. I love True Blood but need something new and promising a new Bill and Sookie and a new relationship is still the old show because we would still have Bill and Sookie and 6 seasons of their drama is enough. Buckner claims True Blood isn’t a romance well leave Bill and Sookie alone and stop pushing the idea of them in a relationship on us and get to the matter at hand, the show. I’m an Eric and Sookie shipper and we haven’t gotten Eric and Sookie so why does the Bill and Sookie shippers think after 6 seasons we still want to see the train wreck of Bill and Sookie. When Pam told Sookoe she missed her I think Pam and Sookie should bond and go find Eric together. Eric has saved her life more times than we can count, fixed her house, allowed her to smack him jeopardizing his authority in front of other vampires, he gave her back her house. The least she can do is return the favor and save his life. Bill is the reason the TrueBlood factories were blown up in the first place but he came out of everything squeaky clean looking like a hero.

  9. Maggie

    August 20, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Somebody help me out here, please. I’ve read different interviews and haven’t read anything about Eric being DEAD and only appearing in flashbacks in season 7.

    • Haley

      August 20, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      I think she was just speculating, since it’s not common for a showrunner to give away the cliffhanger a day after the season finale of a hit show.

      He did admit to reading fan feedback, so perhaps all the “I’m not watching without Eric” proclamations made the powers that be at HBO a little nervous about season 7 ratings and DVD sales.

      That said, flashback-only Eric would be a big surprise!

    • Liz

      August 20, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      Maggie, Steph is being a stinker. Having some fun. She need to have her cookies and milk taken away from her. 😉

      • Maggie

        August 20, 2013 at 10:43 pm

        Thanks, Liz. I figured that when she said she was feeling “Frisky”. Just checking:)

        • Liz

          August 20, 2013 at 10:44 pm

          We love the friskies too!

          • Steph

            August 21, 2013 at 1:36 pm

            Yep! I was feeling frisky and froggy! hee-hee 🙂 At least I got some of ya’lls attention!

  10. Alex

    August 20, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Rutger Hauer was a season regular this season and was barely on the show (four episodes and minimal screentime, IIRC). Buckner was also the one who cleverly said we’d get a “provocative” Eric scene in the finale. I love him and this show so this isn’t coming from a hateful place, but he could still be leading us off the scent :).

    • Liz

      August 20, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      Alex I have to ask you the same question I asked Sue, you didn’t think seeing Eric completely naked, lazing on a lounge chair sexy and provocative?

      And Rutger Hauer was never a series regular for season 6. He was a guest star in a multi-episode arc. I wish he was a series regular though! Love that guy!

      All that being said, I don’t know yet if Buckner plays the same game that Alan Ball did in throwing our red herrings. I think I have to wait and see what he does with this season. It will be the first season in which he ran the show from first episode to last.

      • Alex

        August 20, 2013 at 10:44 pm

        It totally was! But it’s clear Buckner was trying to lead us to think something else other than what it was (e.g. a Jason/Eric dream). It makes sense that he would be deliberately playing coy.

        And I’m pretty sure he was a regular? He was in the opening credits, and there are a bunch of articles listing his casting announcement as that would be billed as a “regular” – along with Robert Patrick who got even less time (here, among others: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000442/news?year=2012).

        I swear I’m not trying to be pessimistic but I could see us only seeing Alex for a few episodes next season, ala Season 1.

        • Liz

          August 20, 2013 at 10:59 pm

          You know Alex, you’re right he was billed as series regular. My mistake! In any case, I think we’ll see plenty of Eric especially if he’s getting his own storyline again.

          • Alex

            August 20, 2013 at 11:05 pm

            Fingers crossed! 😉

  11. Alex

    August 20, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    This line in this interview is pretty interesting, I think. What are the “behind the scenes reasons”? Is Alex shooting something during the first part of the production season for TB perhaps?

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/true-blood-showrunner-shocking-finale-609755

    “So, yeah, of course Skarsgard and I sat down and said, “We’re doing this story for behind-the-scenes reasons, but we knew it was going to be fun.”

  12. Stephanieb

    August 20, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Big sigh or relief for Tara and Lettie Mae! I figured Viking Eric wouldn’t be taken by the sun. Good interview !

  13. Michelle

    August 20, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    I don’t understand how they are shocked by fans reactions..? The finale just wasn’t that good…

    • Liz

      August 20, 2013 at 10:50 pm

      To what are you referring, Michelle? I don’t think I read they were shocked at the fans’ reactions.

  14. Joseph

    August 20, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    This interview made me realize that Brian Buckner probably spends a lot of time reading the net for fans reactions to the show; prolly on sites like this very one, considering that it’s by far the #1 True Blood fan site in the history of all time.

    Thank you Brian Buckner for answering the two questions that seemed to be bugging folks here the most:
    1)Eric will return as a season 7 regular.

    2)Lettie Mae DID NOT infect Tara with hep v.

    I really like this guy. This season blew my mind and I am so glad that he took over.

    Cheers. 🙂

  15. Sue

    August 20, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    I prefer my idea of sexy and provocative as Eric Northman, naked, on a lounge chair, sans the inferno verbalizing screams of delight not pain.

    • Liz

      August 20, 2013 at 11:05 pm

      So you just wanted to see Eric having sex with someone? I know I’m misunderstanding you, yes?

    • Beck

      May 14, 2014 at 7:11 pm

      I agree the first time u saw him in his throne like chair wow I’m beck by the way

  16. Sue

    August 20, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Yes, you are misunderstanding me. Being naked alone does not constitute sexy or provocative. Being sexy does not literally mean the sex act. This scene to me was one of unanticipated violence. I consider the earlier scene of Eric and Willa when he turns her to be far more sexy/provocative. I can’t speak for your preferences, but these are mine.

    • Liz

      August 20, 2013 at 11:24 pm

      Ok I just didn’t want to misunderstand your comment. That’s why I asked. The written word do not always convey a person’s meaning correctly, so no need to bristle. 😀 I’m glad you can appreciate an actor not just a body.

  17. Vampiremaniac

    August 21, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Ha! You don’t say, Brian. Killing off a protagonist who happens to be the most popular character of the show with a funny and irrelevant way within 20secs would be pretty bad for your career as a producer and that’s why I never fell for this cliffhanger.

    I am pretty happy that Eric will get his own storyline, Sookie is off the limits for a good reason and I really hope to see Eric with Willa, they are so perfect together.

    Last but not least, I am surprised that Tara’s mother doesn’t infect her daughter…

    • Toni

      August 22, 2013 at 3:18 pm

      I don’t think Eric and Willa was even a thought. I think Eric having his own story line cleaning up Bill’s True Blood fiasco and reinstating a vampire hierarchy would be nice. I would like to see him and Sookie working together to get this done it only seems fitting since he gave her back her house and haven’t bothered her the rest of the season

      • Vampiremaniac

        August 23, 2013 at 5:13 am

        Yes, but Sookie literally kicked him out of the house. I hope Eric has some dignity, he can’t just go back to her. Of course, this is a drama series and I believe the fans will get what they want at the very end of the show. If there is going to be S8, I believe S7 will blend Eric with someone else (Willa or Pam or other) and Sookie with either Bill or Alcide only to destroy their relationships at the first half of S8 to prepare the ground for the famous Sookie+Eric couple. After Sookie’s behaviour this season, I think Eric deserves better, I don’t ship him with Sookie anymore, but most of the fans still do, so…

  18. blomman

    August 21, 2013 at 8:35 am

    The final ep was intence as the hole seaon and i cant say it have been my favo final of true blood. I was not shocked by sookies and warllows change but Sam and Eric was . Eric back in north of sweden in Åre ( a famous Winter resort ) in the midle of the mountains , reading a nobel prize wining book … made me smile when i new Eric love snow , then i ended up wonder if vampires can freze to ice and if he manige getting out of it by him self or was stuck in the snow . Hope Pam will find him without ther bond , knowing Eric was in the midle of the moutains half around the world hint to me that he really dident want to be found at that point .

  19. Lisa

    August 21, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Thank you to Liz and Mel for running such a great site. I am sure you already realize this but the only reason people get so emotionally invested in the show is because it is really good. Even when fans dont like the direction a character goes it says something that it motivates them to take the time and post comments albeit nasty! I hope the writers/cast on True Blood appreciate your efforts. Dont get frustrated and keep up the great work.

  20. Susanna

    August 21, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Thank you Liz and Mel for all your hard work and dedication. You always look out for us!!

    Yes, I love the Viking…a lot of us do. And yes, seeing him in the sun like that with a book was VERY sexy(what was he reading???) My wish is that Sookie realizes how much Eric “gets her” by leaving her alone as she requested. He doesn’t run to her rescue anymore because she stated how much she wants to be independent. The Sookie I saw this season didn’t seem worthy of that understanding. All that swearing seemed out of character…what would Gran say???

  21. jesse

    August 21, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I found this line interesting: “For every human a vampire; for every vampire a human.” when asked about pairing humans with vampires.
    Vampires: Bill, Jessica, Eric, Pam, Tara, Willa, Violet, and James (8)
    Humans: Sookie, Alcide, Sam, Nicole, Jason, Lala, Andy, Adilynn, Holly, Arlene, and presumably Lettie Mae (10)
    Either we are short some vampires or going to lose a few (important) humans in the Season 7 premier, and that doesn’t count Eric and Pam having a side story away from Bon Temps for awhile which is possible.
    Shall we play a mix and match game to guess who ends up with who? 😛

    • Mel

      August 21, 2013 at 6:32 pm

      Remember Sookie refused Bill’s offer, and Alcide is highly unlikely to partner up with a vampire. So that takes our humans back down to 8. Also, Jessica is doubling up on Andy and Adilyn (and perhaps Holly?).

      • jesse

        August 22, 2013 at 6:23 am

        Sookie turned Bill down but could accept someone else. Also that was before a horde of Hep V Vamps attacked the gathering. Suddenly the threat of these vamps showing up isn’t a worry but a reality.
        Having humans stay out of it or having one vamp guard more than one human kinda goes against his plan of a 1:1 ratio that he talked about.

        • Mel

          August 22, 2013 at 1:04 pm

          Yes, it doesn’t fit exactly with the “for every human a vampire, for every vampire a human” motto, but it shows that there are options – people could refuse protection; vampires could offer protection without feeding.

        • Toni

          August 22, 2013 at 3:15 pm

          I don’t have a good feeling about how this is going to play out and Sookie is going to be stuck with Bill and that is one relationship that needs to be laid to rest.

      • Lane

        August 26, 2013 at 12:30 pm

        Mel

        That is true about Andy and Adilyne. Jessica protecting them effectively takes them out of the idea of the vampire/human mutual relationship. I hardly think Andy will cosign being paired with a vampire, as well as his fairy daughter.

    • aura

      August 22, 2013 at 11:49 am

      I like your comment but Alcide is a were and Buckner said they taste badly.You missed Misses Fortenbarry and Bodenhouse and Ginger.So ,from the vampires we know ,there are Bill, Jessica, Eric, Pam, Willa without known pairing:
      How about :
      Pam ——–Lafayette
      Eric———-Ginger
      Jessica?—–(Rev. I dont know the name) Lettie Mae’s husband
      James—– Miss Fortenbarry
      Willa? (may be the silly deputy that I don´t know the name)

      • Jaclynn

        August 23, 2013 at 6:59 am

        His name is Kevin.

  22. Mega

    August 21, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    I thought the same thing: they didn’t confirm that Eric is alive! He could be in Pam ‘flashbacks.

    • Mel

      August 22, 2013 at 1:05 pm

      Bucky stipulated that Alexander Skarsgard will be a series regular next season, meaning he’ll be in every episode. He also alluded to Pam rescuing Eric and nursing him back to health. Eric isn’t dead.

  23. Toni

    August 22, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Although I am Leary of season 7 with the turn of events as far as how this hep v vampire stuff is going to work out if it’s going to be a show thriller or killer. Sookie staking Bill was a liberating moment in her character’s life and it’s okay to forgive but to forget will put us in the same place as when the show began and wouldn’t do her character any justice on her quest for change. I know Sookie refused Bill’s protection but I think as the emergency grows she is going to understand she need more than Alcide and I hope her character trust in Eric enough to be her go to. I think the match ups for humans and vampires should be
    Holly-James
    Lafayette-Pam
    Sookie-Eric
    Arlene-Bill
    Lettie-Mae-Tara
    Andy-Jessica
    and although Alcide doesn’t need protection
    Alcide-Willa
    Jason-Violet is a given
    Sam/Nicole-Bill since it was their bright idea in the first place seems fitting for me unless some more vampires are going to pop up in Bon Temps looking for refuge.

    • aura

      August 22, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      And wouldnt be nice to add Miss Fortenbarry since she’s a vampire hater and she will need pprotection also.

      • Jesse

        August 23, 2013 at 10:27 am

        Since the way they split Jessica-Jason up and brought in James in the middle of Jason’s rescue attempt still irritates me, Maxine Fortenberry can have James 😛

  24. Michelle

    August 22, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Liz,
    I wasn’t talking about you, yourself being shocked. I was referring to the writers at HBO.

    • Michelle

      August 22, 2013 at 6:09 pm

      I read a TV Guide interview with Buckner where he said he was a bit shocked by fans reactions….

    • Liz

      August 22, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      Yup, I know who you meant. I read that interview too and I got the impression they were more shocked at the level of the reactions more than the actual reactions themselves.

  25. Vampiremaniac

    August 23, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Hmmm, although I am 99,99999% sure that he is returning alive, Buckner should spoil the cliffhanger totally, refusing to reveal what state Eric will have (vamp, ghost, zombievamp, flashback) is keeping the viewers nervous. I really don’t get why he wanted to play this dangerous cliffhnager with the most popular character of the show, he had to partially spoil it after 2 days. Brian, stop messing with Eric, give him a good stroyline and keep him together with Pam, Tara and Willa and try to make an interesting S7 because those zombievamps are going to be tough.

    • Liz

      August 23, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      All shows do it, Vampiremaniac. This is not the only one to do a cliffhanger like this. Sheesh! 😉

  26. Manda

    April 30, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    I am sure that Eric is returning alive in season 7 . the most duty of a screenwriter in tv series like this is to create shocking scences and when people thinks that hero isn’t alive he appeares like a hero to save Sookie’s life again to prove his truely love to her and don’t forget that Eric is a Viking who wants to save vampires from dangers.