The goal of “True Blood’s” seventh and final season was to get (maybe) fated loves Bill and Sookie back together again, and it only took until episode 7, fittingly titled “May Be The Last Time,” to make that happen.
After exhausting seemingly every other option — including bringing back Dr. Ludwig (Marcia de Rousse) and Niall Brigant (Rutger Hauer) — Sookie finally settled for just spending the remaining time Bill has left with him. That, of course, means make out sessions in the doorway and sex on the floor like the good old days.
But is there a future for Bill? At the rate at which the Hep-V is spreading in his body, it seems unlikely that Sarah’s blood will be used as a cure for him in time. With Sookie and Bill already back together with three more episodes until the finale, it seems less and less likely that he’ll make it out of “True Blood” alive.
One thing we’d be happy to see die the true death is these circa-1800s Bill flashbacks. They’ve been going on for far too long, and taking way too long to get to the point. We can only handle bad Stephen Moyer wigs for so long, and it’s crossed the breaking point.
“True Blood” fell into old habits in this episode by having too many storylines to service and not enough time. While Sookie and Bill’s storyline should be at the center of these final episodes, plenty of time was spent on Adilyn and Wade’s sexual awakening, Andy and Holly’s search for their missing children, Hoyt’s return to Bon Temps, Jason’s trouble wanting another of Hoyt’s girlfriends (seriously, didn’t we do this enough with Jessica?), and Arlene falling for Keith.
The best of these tangential stories was Sarah Newlin’s descent into madness as she returned to the Fellowship of the Sun. There she saw fabulously portrayed visions of Jason, her Buddhist guru and even the return of Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian), who demanded she determine which religion she would align herself with when she dies.
The cliffhanger of “May Be The Last Time” had Eric, Pam, Mr. Gus and the Yakamoto gang arriving at the Fellowship of the Sun as the three visions promised Sarah that night would be the one she died. The plan is currently to synthesize Sarah’s blood and market it as “Nu-Blood,” the cure for Hep-V, which seems a fitting end for Anna Camp’s character. Let’s see if “True Blood” can focus long enough on that storyline to resolve it by the end of episode 8.