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'True Blood' finale: 'Thank You' falls flat, audiences expected more

Actors Stephen Moyer (L) and Anna Paquin attend HBO's 'True Blood' panel during Comic-Con International 2014 at San Diego Convention Center on July 26, 2014 in San Diego, California.
Actors Stephen Moyer (L) and Anna Paquin attend HBO's 'True Blood' panel during Comic-Con International 2014 at San Diego Convention Center on July 26, 2014 in San Diego, California.
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The very last episode of "True Blood" aired on Sunday evening and it left many viewers torn. Some may have been looking for a little more edge and grit while show runners opted to end the series cleanly and tie up all the loose ends. The HBO hit supernatural series that had viewers clamoring for more and the way it all went down felt a bit anticlimactic. On Monday, Variety said the end of "True Blood" was "too little, too late" but some may argue that season seven was just not enough.

Caution: From this point forward, there will be spoilers:

In seven seasons of "True Blood," viewers have seen everything. From vampires to werewolves, faeries, witches, warlocks, evil spirits and pretty much everything in between, the series was admittedly getting out of hand. The story lines were heading in all directions and in the last season, "True Blood" did head back to its roots as promised. Those roots being the relationship between vampires and humans, with the main focus being on the relationship between Bill and Sookie.

In the final episode of "True Blood," many felt like there just wasn't enough. There wasn't enough drama, violence, sex or any of the edge of your seat thrills that kept viewers hanging on season after season. "Thank You" was the end to a great show but it went out with so little fanfare that it didn't even feel like a season finale, let alone a series finale.

The biggest surprise of the night was Jessica's quickie wedding to Hoyt. The two were destined to be with each other and we all felt that. There was no build though and the accidental guilt trip that Bill placed on Jessica was interesting. Bill never got to walk his own daughter down the aisle and all Jessica ever dreamed of as a child was her own big wedding. That works out well now doesn't it? Considering that Hoyt has no recollection of Jessica though, aside from the few days in town following his mother's death, it just seemed weird.

Eric and Pam do well once they rid themselves of the overbearing Yakuza. Once they decide to forge ahead without help of the original "True Blood" drink makers, they find themselves to be very well off. Capitalizing on the Hepatitis V antidote contained within the body of Sarah Newlin, they create a new synthesized blood drink that not only sustains vampires but that also cures them of their ills. The harmony is again restored between the vampire community and the humans.

In the end, Bill asks Sookie for one thing that she just can't give him. He wants her to use her light to kill him. The problem is, using her light means losing her telepathic ability. Although she agrees to do the deed, once she sees Bill lying in his coffin inside his own grave, she can't bring herself to do it. Instead she fashions a stake out of a broken shovel and together she and Bill take on the horrifying task of running it straight through his heart. This is so she can move on with her life because Bill believes that as long as he is around, she will never be able to do that. Instead, he must die.

After all the drama (or lack thereof), the series jumps ahead to show what happens in the years ahead. Of course everyone is happy and smiling as if they didn't just spend years in the most horrifying supernatural nightmare ever to hit cable television. They show Sookie pregnant, so she ended up falling in love with a human. They also show Jason and Hoyt's now ex-girlfriend. Apparently the two hit it off so well that they produced a whole mess of kids. Sam comes back with his family and the end of "True Blood" shows all the surviving humans coming together for an outside dinner celebration.

HBO couldn't have wrapped things up any sweeter. Is that really what the viewers wanted? It certainly isn't what they expected. Tell us what you thought of the "True Blood" finale "Thank You" in the comments below.

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