True Blood: Season 1 Finale Recap
True Blood: Season 1 Finale Recap
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Last week on True Blood, we learned that the killer was Rene, aka Drew Marshall. In tonight’s season finale, everyone else learned it at about the same time, leading to one major showdown.

With Jason in prison, Rene offered Sookie a lift to her home. While she cooked up some lunch, Arlene discovered Rene’s stash of vampire sex films, including the one with Maudette, while Sam smelled Rene’s vest and recognized the scent. At the same time, Rene, whose thoughts don’t have a fake Cajun accent, can no longer keep his murderous thoughts at bay, so Sookie sees him thinking about murdering poor Grandma Stackhouse.

This led to the epic final chase. Sookie runs away, hiding in an open grave, but Rene finds her and starts beating the crap out of her. Dean the Dog (aka Sam) arrives to bite Rene, but gets knocked down. Proving just how evil he is, Rene proceeds to kick the crap out of the dog until it turns into a butt-naked Sam, which makes Rene even more inclined to kick him. Sookie comes to, picks up a shovel, and bangs Rene on the head, and for good measure, she decapitates him by shoving it through the back of his neck.

The bigger tragedy is that Vampire Bill sensed Sookie’s distress and ran after her, the main problem being it was during the day. Bill almost got to her, but he was burned to a crisp, forcing Sam (still totally naked) to carry Bill to the grave and bury him. After the dirt nap, he comes back, alive (so to speak) and well, making out with Sookie and settling for a happy relationship. The happiness is short-lived, because Eric drops of Jessica, who proved way too annoying for him to be able to put up with.

The season finale of True Blood also saw plenty of things being set up for season 2. The adorably stupid Jason finds salvation in the Fellowship of the Sun, an anti-vampire church. Terry waits just two weeks to start hitting on Arlene, and Lafayette goes missing, either attacked by the vampire congressman or as food for Bill’s recovery. All I know is the show better bring him back, in some way, shape or form.

Tara spends her time at Maryann’s compound, learning about the power of positive thinking. When Maryann isn’t spending time doing creepy meditation with her giant pig, she’s busy making veiled threats against Sam. Those two have quite a past, and he does not trust her. Perhaps that has something to do with the giant trash bag of money he put together at the end of the episode.

And in the final cliffhanger, a drunk Detective Bellefleur stumbles outside with Tara and Sookie to find his car, only to find a dead woman’s body inside. It looks like Bon Temps has another serial killer on its hands.

That does it for True Blood, but don't worry.  The bloodsucking will begin again in the summer with season 2 of of True Blood.

-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer
(Image courtesy of HBO)

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