True Blood Season 7 Review “Love is to Die”

In this week’s episode of True Blood:

Sookie/Bill/Eric/Pam

As we saw in the end of last week’s episode, Bill has decided that he is ready to face the True Death after a very long life of wars, lost loves and that brief period when he was Billith. Jessica is crushed, but somberly accepts her maker’s decision. Sookie, on the other hand, is pissed. Her anger was understandable. If you’re dating someone who is as close to immortal as any human has ever seen, you get comfortable with the fact that they will always be around. Her feelings are further complicated by her ongoing guilt at knowing that she is responsible for Bill’s current predicament. On the one hand, I sympathize with Sookie because she clearly didn’t set out to harm Bill. However, her exposure to hep v is also a reminder of the long list of questionable decisions the character has made during the course of the series.

Sookie, who is still riding around in Alcide’s truck to get around during her campaign to save Bill, turned to another former lover – Eric – for help. That aside, her appeal to Eric for help lead to a nice moment with Eric and Bill. I do my fair share of True Blood bashing, but the dynamic between Eric and Bill is one that I’ve found consistently entertaining. I’m also a huge fan of Pam being begrudgingly nice to someone, so I liked her comforting Jessica while warning her that if she cried on her jacket, Jessica would be buying Pam a new one.

Sookie also sought solace from an “almost” lover and friend – Sam. Too bad for Sookie because Sam decided to pack up and leave Bon Temps with Nicole, leaving a farewell letter for Sookie and a letter renouncing his mayoralty for Andy. Sookie shares the news of Sam’s departure with the few remaining residents of Bon Temps. I don’t think his departure was really that much of a shock. Once Sam sold Merlotte’s to Arlene, he began to feel disconnected from the main characters. See ya, Sam!

Jason/Jessica/Hoyt

Facing the loss of her maker and recovering from the horrific Violet, Jessica spent the episode reflecting and mending. She mended fences with James and Lafayette, which was likely due to her realizing that what she felt for James never measured up to what she felt for Hoyt. If you had told me at the start of this season that Hoyt would return and he and Jason would end up in a sort of girlfriend swap situation, I would have called you a liar and suggested that you get your head checked out. Sure enough, by the end of the episode Hoyt and Jessica were back in each others arms, merely days after having sex with Jason and maybe a week after ending what she thought was a deeply committed relationship with James. I applaud the ladies of Bon Temps for their ability to move on quickly. And I’m going to leave it at that.

Best Scene Ever

It was quick and comedic, but Ginger finally got to mount her favorite Viking vampire. Hooray!

Until Next Week

Eric may have survived hep v, but his uneasy partnership with Gus just might be the end of him and Pam. What did you think of this week’s episode of True Blood? Sound off below!