One of the things that I didn’t love about some of the past seasons was the campiness that slowly crept in. I know the idea of vampires “coming out of the coffin” was not overly realistic, but early seasons of the show had story lines that weren’t completely off the wall. I like my vampires more Gary Oldman and less Leslie Neilsen. Anyway, I loved the way the season ended last year with a jump into the future of Bon Temps: The Hep-V virus had taken its toll on society and the “One human for one vampire” policy that now-Mayor Sam Merlotte and Bill Compton came up with to protect the town’s human inhabitants as well as its clean, normal, fun loving vampires.
Episode one finds us right back at the mixer staged so that shy humans and vamps can pair up. A group of uninvited Hep-V’s show up and prepare to ruin the party. Eric is still missing, maybe even presumed to have had the true death. Total chaos ensues, and Jason Stackhouse almost ruins the episode with his Jason Stackhouse-ness. Watch it; you’ll see what I mean.
After several up and down seasons filled with good intentions, True Blood, it would seem is trying to finish on a very high note: Gloomy, dark, and lots and lots of death.