True Blood Season 7: A Look Back And A Look Ahead
True Blood is returning for its seventh and final season on HBO in just two days. Despite some compelling advertising for the new series, the Bon Temps crew has been overshadowed by several great Game of Thrones episodes and a bold and frightening trailer for the subscription cable network’s new series The Leftovers (Hilariously, a quick YouTube perusal of True Blood yielded a Leftovers preview. I Blame HBO.) Now, as the countdown for the new season is getting closer to showtime, HBO is attempting to garner a little more interest through seven—yes seven—brand new videos highlighting Season 7. Can you feel the excitement? Let’s take a look at what we know leading into Season 7 and what HBO is teasing with these last minute promos.
Last Season on True BloodLast season ended on a bit of a cliffhanger. After the slew of imprisoned vampires were saved from painful death, they spent some time in the sun, thanks to some blood from the hybrid vampire and fairy Warlow. Unbeknownst to the vamps, Warlow was busy trying to turn Sookie into a vampire and when he died by Jason’s hand, the vampires lost the ability to spend time in the sunlight. True Blood’s biggest bad boy, Eric, in fact went up in literal flames. Pam was last seen going after her maker and Jessica has a new vampy boyfriend.
Outside of the realm of True Blood’s main characters, the vampire virus Hepatitis V is spreading through Louisiana and other parts of the country. Hepatitis V played a small but integral role over the years on True Blood, but now it seems to be heading to the center of the trouble, at least in Bon Temps, where vampires, humans and all manner of supernatural creatures have lived in uneasy symbiosis for years. It doesn’t help that the factory creating True Blood was contaminated and the vampires don’t have a safe option to feed.
There’s some other small stuff that happened last season. Sookie found out a bit more about her fairy family roots. In probably one of the most emotionally wrought scenes the show has ever produced, Terry died, leaving the human community in Bon Temps to mourn the fallen soldier and father. Then, Sam skipped town, leaving Arlene to manage the bar. The side characters in Season 6 really stepped up and brought us some interesting plots during a time when many of the vampires were prosecuted and imprisoned. Now, that we’re all caught up, let’s look at HBO’s latest trailers.
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