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

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I also have an interesting theory about Warlow. We know that there has always been an internal struggle between his vampire and Fairy sides. It is possible that when Eric drained him of most of his fairy blood the scale tipped in favor of his murderous vampire traits. Which would explain why he seemed so off after he was healed. Sookie's blood wasn't enough to fully restore his fairy blood to its initial state but instead just healed his wounds. Thoughts?

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I will say that the one gripe I had was that they didn't make the most of the Willa storyline. Her initial capture in the bedroom with Eric was supremely amazing. It was a rather old school vampire scene (handsome vamp seduces pale sweet innocent girl). We never got to see him give her the ultimate first time experience and she died a Virgin which means she'll have the same issues Jessica experiences.

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I think this was the strangest episode of True Blood to date. The episode went back to its roots with the old save Sookie from a murderous vampire plot. The fast forward was I believe a stroke of genius. Somehow everything felt fresher, the characters we'd grown bored with (Sam/Alcide) became interesting and absorbing. I have to admit when I saw the foreshadowing of an Alicde/Sookie paring I wanted to tear my hair out but the happiness and normalcy that I saw from their scenes was wonderful to watch. Obviously it wont last because Sookie is not going to end up with him, thats just a TV fact at this point. The scene with Tara and her mother was rather grotesque to watch. Knowing their history and witnessing that reunion was both painful and obviously uncomfortable. We know that vampires can separate sex from blood in theory but its never really been put into practice, hence that initial incestuous feeling. I will say that the one gripe I had was that they didn't make the most of the Willa storyline. Her initial capture in the bedroom with Eric was supremely amazing. It was a rather old school vampire scene (handsome vamp seduces pale sweet innocent girl). We never got to see him give her the ultimate first time experience and she died a Virgin which means she'll have the same issues Jessica experiences.

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