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As I posted earlier, the whole idea was to essentially just say goodbye to the characters. They did a bunch by killing them and eulogizing them endlessly. The big problem was that this show really didn't have any deep characters that were interesting in any way so there was no emotional impact to me in killing Terry or Alcide or Bill. The characters, throughout this show, just existed to move the plot along and so they were good sometimes or bad other times without much consideration as to what the real character would do. The pairing of Sookie with some unknown (presumably human) guy really undercuts the whole fae issue. Supposedly she couldn't be with a human male because she could read his thoughts. Either the male wasn't human (shape shifter?) or the writers just said "nevermind" to an essential plot point since the beginning of the series. Essentially there was no reason to kill Bill other than to dwell on him and his boring flashbacks. The writers believed that the viewers had become invested in Bill and would follow his final trail even though the entire reason for it made no sense whatsoever. So other than the silly plot point of the Yakuza, there was barely any story to this last season and the story that did exist was dependent on you believing that Eric and/or Pam were unable until the end to wipe out the Yakuza which of course made no sense.
In my mind, the series, which wasn't that good anyhow but was at least entertaining for a couple of years, went out as limply and lamely as could possibly happen. If I was a network exec and saw these shows, I would tell them to either do it again or that the show would just end on the previous year's finale. It was frankly pitiful and I don't know if I was even able to watch an entire episode.
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