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How the writers expected anyone to concentrate after watching Eric burn is unfathomable, but expect it they did. Slipping the mountain inferno in at just about the half-way point of the show, it marked the end of season six, and the introduction of season seven, which gave us a glimpse of a whole new ball game in Bon Temps.
Thos of us wondering how the residents of Bon Temps vamp, human, were and shifter alike could move on from recent events had those questions answered and then some. Six months on, the place is unrecognisable and seemingly happy endings abound: Jason's enjoying a monogamous relationship, Sookie and Alcide appear to be living together, Bill's a celebrity author, Sam's the frickin mayor, Arlene owns the bar, Tara's reconciled with her mother in the most bizarre way and Jess has her chance at redemption. It's like Disney invaded Bon Temps. And then you learn about the marauding band of diseased vampires eating their way around the south, and balance is again restored in Bon Temps. How does Mayor Merlotte propose to keep the town safe? By pairing off humans with clean vamps in a blood for protection trade-off. Which when you take away the mafia-style undertones, is actually genius. And it's just as well with said band of marauding, diseased vamps already descending on the town, the fragile relationship between vampires and everyone else is about to be put to the test.
So, Warlow is gone and the genocide foiled, but next year's big bad is already on the scene, leaving the residents of Bon Temps in danger once again. But clearly, there's much we've yet to learn throwing us six months into the future means there's plenty of backstory to tell how did Sam become Mayor? When did Arlene buy the bar? And since when have Bill and Sam been so pally? After such an excellent year, season seven has a lot to live up to, and its success will rest in large part on how it answers those questions. But these are worries for next year. For now, as we say goodbye to Bon Temps once more, let's bask in the glow of some of the finest True Blood we've seen for a long time. From the feminism to the radicalism, the beneficence to the gore, the survival of the vamps to the almost successful extermination of the faeries, season six has been glorious. Even if they do owe us two episodes... Safe travels y'all and see you next year!