SPOILERS: True Blood Final Episode Title & Casting Call (UPDATED)

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We’ve received a tiny bit of information about the True Blood series finale, episode 7.10, courtesy of Facebook group Bookies Luv True Blood. They’ve been reliable in the past, so we count them as a legitimate source.

Per the group’s moderator, the title of the finale episode of True Blood is (currently) “Thank You”, written by Kate Barnow and directed by Scott Winant.. This show is prone to changing episode titles, so that might not be the title when it airs in August, but for now it is and it reminds me of the prom episode in Buffy the Vampire Slayer when Buffy’s classmates acknowledged that they knew she had been protecting them from monsters for three years.

For this episode, producers are casting Young Tara, age 10, for a flashback scene in which she has “a nice moment with her friend, Young Sookie.” 

This is puzzling considering that a casting call for the same part went out at the beginning of filming as well (click here to read), and we fully expected to see a flashback with young Tara, young Sookie, and young Lafayette in episode 7.02 or 7.03. Maybe the original young Tara actress is unavailable for this last week or so of filming? Whatever the reason for seeking another young Tara, it makes me happy to know that this scene will be part of the finale.

Updated: This is another casting call posted True Blood Confidential which is…frustratingly vague. Producers are looking for a background male, Caucasian, 30-45 years old, good looking. This guy will play the husband of “the Actress on True Blood” and they want someone with the “same looks as Jason, Sam, Eric and the rest of the cast”.

I’m not as sure about how legit this casting call is, despite the source. First, it’s written differently than previous calls (poor grammar, exceptionally vague). Second, that phrase “same looks as Jason, Sam, Eric and the rest of the cast” feels a little like someone is messing with us. Yes, the first three have slightly similar looks if you squint and tilt your head. Blond(ish), handsome in different ways, all are male… But throw in “the rest of the cast” and now we have a variety of men and women who are attractive in unique ways and what kind of guidance does that provide for casting agents? 

The call itself is looking for a background player, which is basically a featured extra. He likely won’t have any lines but will get a close up and will interact with at least one main character, “the Actress” to whom he is married. By labeling her “the Actress on True Blood”, the immediate speculation is that the call is talking about Anna Paquin and therefore this is Sookie’s husband. Definitely possible, especially if we have a time jump/flashforward in the finale. Or we could be seeing another female’s happily ever after in the finale. The age range (30-45) doesn’t narrow it down much. Probably not 19-year-old Jessica or Adilyn. Maybe Arlene? Holly (if Andy’s out of the picture)? Could it be a vampire – Willa?

So many questions!

Fan of the Southern Vampire Mysteries since 2001, and co-admin of True-Blood.net since 2008. Team Sookie!


  1. Gail

    June 29, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    I am going to cry like a baby after the series finale… 🙁

    • Mel

      June 29, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      We’ll have to set up a support group so we can work through the five stages of grief together.

      • Beth

        June 29, 2014 at 2:54 pm

        No kidding! Getting kind of hyper thinking about no more of my favorite vamps!

  2. Melvin

    June 29, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Yes Mel this show will be forever missed on that final hour in August . I can just say it won’t ever be forgotten about I’ve been a fan of #Trueblood since late 2008 so I’m going to be devastated towards leading upP to the series finale smh . Hey Mel do you think they may do a spin off of the series it’s self or maybe even a movie??

    • Mel

      June 29, 2014 at 4:24 pm

      Hard to say, Melvin. Honestly, it will depend on how they wrap up the characters and their stories.

  3. posh

    June 29, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Hey Mel, what do you think could be in the works for Anna and Steve signing up for 2 years with HBO?

    • Mel

      June 29, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      No idea, but looking forward to finding out!

  4. Rina

    June 29, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Love the title for the last episode of the series. So fitting. Not sure about the last casting call–could be trolling.

    I’m not sure if a support group will be enough after TB ends. We may all need heavy duty drugs. Horse tranquilizers.

  5. Aaron

    June 29, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    I know this has nothing to do with this particular topic but, will you be doing a podcast per each episode? Like in previous seasons? Mel/Liz?

    • Mel

      June 29, 2014 at 11:27 pm

      Yes! We recorded one last Monday, following the premiere, but our editor was on a week-long road trip and hasn’t been able to work on it for us yet. Fingers crossed, it will be available tomorrow. Better late than never? From now on, the podcasts should be released Tuesdays or Wednesdays each week.