According to Michael Ausiello, HBO execs are having the discussion about whether or not season 7 will be the final season of the show or whether they might give it a season 8 as well. Because I had gleaned the same idea from Brian Buckner’s interviews from earlier this week, I recently sent a letter to Michael Lombardo, the President of Programming for HBO, to ask him to extend the show long enough to give Sookie a happy ending with Eric. I wrote that if that is not possible in season 7 because of Alexander Skarsgard’s schedule, to please then extend True Blood one more year in the hope that having enough advance notice would mean Alex could work it out with his other projects.
Who knows if HBO will listen, but I like to think that they know what will make the most fans happy and act accordingly, as it is in their best business interests. And while I’ve only once before contacted show or network admins about something I want to see on a program (having been a Spuffy shipper in my BTVS days — and that obviously did not work out), I honestly don’t care what else they do with the stories beyond the Eric and Sookie pairing. But that is something I want, as a viewer, to see and I don’t feel bad telling them that. My Sooric love is what keeps my motivated to keep watching (and writing and posting on this blog) in some otherwise mediocre seasons. And one life lesson I have learned from my son, the master of self-advocacy — you get more things you want in life if you actively ask for them rather than just passively hope. I may not have his charm in coaxing people to come through for him (because he truly has a magic touch in seducing people into spoiling him rotten), but darn it, I can try. 🙂