The Five Stages of Grief: True Blood Edition

It's really over. Summer Sundays will never be the same. The story of True Blood has ended, leaving Truebies everywhere grieving. 

Below are strategies to get over the loss… with a little help from your friends. And by friends, we mean True Blood characters, natch. 

Denial
Know that it may take a while to process this new, cruel reality.

Anger
Once you grasp the situation, lashing out is expected. 

Bargaining
"If only," you may tell yourself, "I could have one more moment in Bon Temps."

Depression
It’s normal to lay awake at night, obsessing over the painful truth.

(When you’re unable to sleep, binge-watch the series on HBO GO while simultaneously binge-eating your feelings.)
 

Acceptance 
Eventually, with time, you will begin to process that the True End has indeed come. Trust: You'll always have the good times. 

Watch Mash-Ups of Classic Character Moments

True Blood is officially over, and Truebies need to stick together to get through this difficult time. To help cope, rewatch these mash-up videos, which highlight your fave characters' signature style. 

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Part Judge Judy, Part John Wayne, and Wholly Original – Kristin Bauer van Straten on Playing Pam

Part Judge Judy, Part John Wayne, and Wholly Original – Kristin Bauer van Straten on Playing Pam

In light of the True Blood finale, HBO.com connected with actor Kristin Bauer van Straten who tearfully shared what Pam's story has meant to her. Below, the actress details the importance of hair dye, her take on Eric and Ginger and what Pam has in common with John Wayne. (Warning: Spoilers follow.)

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