09/12/2010 AT 9:00 AM ET
Always pay attention to your instincts. That’s what Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) learned on the season finale of True Blood Sunday.
Earlier in the season, Sookie wondered if she could really trust her on-again, off-again vampire beau Bill Compton, played by Paquin’s real-life husband Stephen Moyer.
After Sunday, it seems like the answer is no – or is it?
In an episode filled with spectacular bloodshed and surprising deaths, Bill unceremoniously tries to kill Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) by covering him with cement.
Bill later tells Sookie what he’s done, claiming it was only to protect her – because she is part fairy and in great demand among vampires who crave her blood.
Just as Bill seems to be winning Sookie over, Eric comes back from his concrete tomb and reveals Bill’s original intention behind courting Sookie: He was sent by the Queen of Louisiana (Evan Rachel Wood). Eric also points out that during their initial meeting, Bill allowed Sookie to get nearly beaten to death so that he could swoop in to save her by giving her his blood, which helped her heal and would give the two a bond.
Devastated to learn of Bill’s deception, Sookie screams and throws him out, though he weeps bloody tears and swears he still loves her.
So can Bill be trusted? One of True Blood’s many cliffhangers includes an apparent battle to death between Bill and the Queen who wants Sookie – and her blood – for herself.