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The True Blood season 6 finale is sure to incite some "Radioactive" responses!.

Whether you loved it, hated it or it left you saying WTF... there's definitely a lot to discuss from the concluding episode.

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As we finally wrapped things up with the Warlow storyline, the show advanced us six months into the future to a very different Bon Temps and a world filled with Hep V.

It's time to break down the final episode of the season and be forewarned, there are MAJOR SPOILERS ahead....

For those of you who never bought into Warlow's soul mate act with Sookie, bravo: you were right. He was the scum we'd all heard about from various characters over the last season. While he was the catalyst that allowed Bill and Eric to save all those vampires from meeting the sun, he would've been the end of our main chick Sookie. Sure, I thought he'd be pissed when Sookie got cold feet, but I just did not see that backhand coming.

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Well, you faery vampire psychopath, she's special enough to get rescued time and time again. And with that comes the end of the 5500-year terror known as Warlow! As far as Sookie, I think those words from Warlow stung anyway, because she ended up with a different kind of supe down the line. But we'll get to that in a moment.

With the destruction of Warlow by a simple but awesome dual effort between Jason and Grandpa Niall, all the magic fae blood that the vampires had ingested was suddenly gone with a poof. Billith had already lost his superpowers when he fed everyone and luckily most of the other vampires were indoors. But Eric, our gorgeous viking, was sunbathing nude on the top of a mountain in Sweden and went up in flames. This left us all with the huge True Blood season 6 cliffhanger question: Did they just kill Eric Northman?

My bets are that Pam will find him and swoop in at the last second. C'mon, is that really how they would send off one of the most beloved characters on the entire show? If it is, at least they gave the fans a full front shot of Alexander Skarsgard. Because let's not even lie, I'm surprised the Internet hasn't already crashed due to GIFs of that moment.

As for everything else, I love that Sam is now the mayor. I'm glad to see Arlene found a way to heal after burying Terry: by turning Merlottes in Bellefleur's. I'm happy to see Alcide ditched that hairpiece he was clearly wearing at the funeral and Sookie is finally with a guy who isn't a vampire. After a season as an addled up dickhead packmaster, the old Alcide is back. Jason has learned to be a, um, giver. Good stuff all around.

One thing I could've done without was the reunion of Lettie Mae and Tara. I will never trust that bitch. I wouldn't be surprised if she was infected with Hep V and got Tara to feed on her by pretending to be all apologetic. She is straight up crazy.

All in all, the question we will go into season 7 with is: Can Sam and Bill's idea help save the world from Hep V infected vampires? We finally got rid of the faery-vampire murderer and now we have a crew of zombie vampires on our hands. So what did you all think of the finale? Hit the comments and share your thoughts on all of True Blood season 6?

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Rating: 3.8 / 5.0 (155 Votes)

Leigh Raines is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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con't It's just sad to see it go downhill after the books started going south years ago. Now there's nothing redeeming about this series. RIP, True Blood. Oh yeah: Stop trying to make zombie vampires happen. They're not gonna happen.

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Ok, after years of defending this show, even I have to admit: True Blood officially sucks.
Seriously, I don't think the writers could have been lazier of they tried. Episode after episode of Warlow asking to be tied up so he wouldn't hurt Sookie, saving her TWICE from her crazy Dad, sparing Jason's life more than once, and with half an hour left in the season, whoops, he actually is evil. Because...well, it's the end of the show, and we have to wrap things up now. Uh huh.
Meanwhile, after killing some human kids and beating the crap out of Sam, Alcide is back to the quintessential good guy. Because...? Oh, right, end of season, gotta get things back to normal now.
We wasted half the season dragging out the funeral of a side character that no one liked because the writers wasted 3 previous three seasons trying to make him a main character. Oh, and the one character we all do care about goes up in flames with absolutely no follow up.
So yeah, done with this show. It's just sad to see it get so crappy, because after the books went downhill, the show was all that's left. RIP, True Blood. PS: Stop trying to make zombie vampires happen. They're not gonna happen.

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I agree that the way Sookie was dressed to church was... UGLY as f**k !
Sudden change of heart for Tara's mom? Again when did THAT happen ?
No Lafayette smart ass remarks ? Seriously ?
Violet is 800 years old? How come Jason ain't getting any ? Poor him, six freaking months ! That's cold !
Also I think the way they killed Warlow was sooo easy ? 5500 years old ! Sure Niall's return was spot on but, it felt rushed. Was glad Jason did it though. All the fae blood gone. It was a nice effect.
Glad Arlebe used that money for something like buying Merlott's. Glad Jessica and James are still together. Going to Andy's to offer her services was a nice thought...
All in all, not such a great finale

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I'm sooo glad I wasn't the only one left saying WTF !!! I mean the before six months later when Eric is seen sunbathinglike a god then burning to death was horrible ! Then suddenly, Sookie and Alcide are together and hunans give blood to vamps for protection ... that was way too quick. Then you see a pack of hungry, sick vamps showing at this weird "buffet". Honestly, it felt soooo strange.
I knew Warlow was a twisted SOB. But when he slapped Sookie I was like WHAT ! The guy just flipped ! I wanted them to be a couple but was disgusted.
Sam nayor ?! Ugh, when did that happen ?

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the best scene and the worst scene, eric sunbathing in the nude, what a god... and then bursting into flames...OMG WTF...say it aint so...PAM where the F*ck are you???

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WTF. is all I can say. I was rooting for sookie and warlow, because it seemed genuine, but just like sookie we fell for the lies, unless its true that eric took all his good fairy blood when he drained warlow...well never know now...it was a bit weird seeing this scenes six months later, knowing that peace wont last forever, and boy when those crazy vamps appeared right in the last few seconds, I knew a shit storm was coming...OMG now we have to wait another damn year...WTF...

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This was one of the best seasons ever. So far my least fav was season 2 with the MaryAnn story. I would like to see more of Pam. Pam and Tara play well together and I would like to see more of them in season 7. I can’t wait till next summer!!!!

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I was left in shock! They can’t kill my Eric off and defiantly not like that. I know Pam will scoop him up or bury him in the snow in the nick of time. As for the rest…well the Tara and Lettie Mae scene was sad but it also leaves me with a hummm can’t trust her feeling. Time will tell. Now how are they going to save the humans at the party with the zombies/vamps on the way considering they out number them. Also they still left me with some unanswered questions… what happen too Alcide’s pack? That Ricky was a hand full and I know she isn’t going to take losing him to a fairy. It was nice that Jessica is trying to repent for killing the three baby/teen fairies. For next season, it would be nice to see Sookie take the cops daughter under her wing and teach her how to be a fairy. It would be nice to see Violet’s pass. I wonder who turned her and why she is so controlling with Jason and taunting Jessica when clearly Jess isn’t a match for her. This was one of the best seasons ever. So far my least fav was season 2 with the MaryAnn story. I would like to see more of Pam. Pam and Tara play well together and I would like to see more of them in season 7. I can’t wait till next summer!!!!

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I'm seeing Alan Ball's fingerprints all over this Finale.
Someone else's name is on it as writer/director but fans can spot
Alan's handiwork all over this debacle. 1.Who suggested that dress for Sookie to wear to Chruch?
She looked like "Minnie Pearl" and a old lady.
Sookie's only 28 and she was dressed like she was 70. 2.Eric Northman IS NOT DEAD!! I still feel him,he's alive.
And the person who saved him is his daughter Pamela. 3.Thank you for killing off Warlow,and having Jason do the nasty deed.
And also thank you for bringing back Naill. 4.Never saw Sam Merlotte,as Mayor? But I'm liking this.
5.I'm not happy that Bill Compton is still alive.

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I'm so over this show. This whole season was a bunch of tangled up stupid twists. I loved Eric Northman, but I'm at the point I don't even care if he is dead, which I don't believe he is. The writers got really whacked out but to kill the one interesting character is just dumb.

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