The true death is upon us. True Blood says goodbye for good this Sunday, so it’s time to make some predictions concerning what’ll go down.

First, let’s review what we know:

1) The final episode is called “Thank You,” an appropriate title for an ending.

2) The synopsis reads, “Sookie (Anna Paquin) weighs a future with and without Bill (Stephen Moyer). Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) struggle with their uncomfortable partnership with Mr. Gus (Will Yun Lee). Sam (Sam Trammell) makes a choice, while Andy (Chris Bauer) comes upon an unexpected inheritance.”

3) A trailer for season 7, episode 10 offers a couple of clips including Sookie telling who appears to be Bill that she “can’t let go.” Watch:

‘True Blood’ series finale predictions

So, what’s going to happen in the hour-long finale this Sunday, August 24?

Prediction 1: Mr. Gus will deliver a fatal blow to Sookie, who will be saved by Bill or Eric. At the end of episode 9 we saw Gus ask Eric where Sookie is so he could kill her (because heaven forbid she knows about the Hep-V cure).

Promotional material for season 7 showed Sookie crying a single tear of blood (see above), which some thought hinted at her imminent change into a vampire. If Gus tries to kill her, a vampire could be just the solution to saving her. What if Sookie drank Bill’s blood moments before Bill dies from the Hep-V infection, thus giving Sookie the opportunity to have Bill live within her?

Prediction 2: The whole gang is going to get together for a farewell to… somebody. Anna Paquin said in a recent interview that all of the lead characters get together for a scene towards the end of the finale. The trailer above supports that claim with a couple of the characters looking well-dressed at some sort of event at a home. What could the occasion be? One obvious guess is Bill’s funeral, but we don’t see anyone dressed in funeral-black in the footage above. Then again, we do see a shot of Bill in a coffin, so that’s not a good sign.

Maybe the gathering is a farewell to Sam, who we saw in episode 9 is moving to Chicago. For some reason he’s returning to town in episode 10, the trailer and synopsis confirm (… What could make him come back so quick? Bill’s funeral?!), but naturally we don’t know why.

Wacky bonus prediction: Bill dies and Sookie decides to get together with Sam (the synopsis says he “makes a choice” about something).

Prediction 3: Jason and Bridget are not going to have sex…. yet. Showrunners may be looking to give Jason some long overdue character development, and what better thing to do than show that Jason doesn’t need to have sex with every pretty woman who pays attention to him? We predict that Jason and Bridget will not have sex during the finale, but to please the viewers, Jason will be shirtless one last time.

Prediction 4: Pam and Eric kill Gus, obtain the synthesized cure, and kill Sarah. We’re making this prediction because Eric wants Sarah dead and for the cure to be out of the hands of Gus. We’re hoping there’s an epic takedown of Mr. Gus and the Yakonomo Corporation, because this is the only plot thread remaining that would yield one big, final battle.

We’d love to see Eric and Pam handle Nu Blood themselves and become rich off of it. Could they make Fangtasia the exclusive location to purchase the cure? Think of all the business they’d get at their iconic bar!

Prediction 5: Lafayette will find his happy place. James and Lafayette haven’t received enough screen time in these final episodes. It would be a huge disappointment if we did not see them share a kiss and talk about their future plans during the farewell. We think these two are going to ride off into the sunset along with other new couples like Arlene/Keith and Holly/Andy.

What do you think will happen in ‘True Blood’ season 7, episode 10?

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2007 Oscars?

3:32 pm EST, January 18, 2017

As the 89th Academy Awards approach, we take a trip back to 2007 to see how memorable the ceremony really was 10 years ago.

Ah, the Oscars. What a night. Glitz and glamour, lots of rich and beautiful people crying and thanking each other. What’s not to like?

Related: 2016 Oscars: Leo finally wins, Mad Max: Fury Road cleans up

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As the 89th Academy Awards approach, we take a trip back to 2007 to see how memorable the ceremony really was 10 years ago.

Ah, the Oscars. What a night. Glitz and glamour, lots of rich and beautiful people crying and thanking each other. What’s not to like?

Related: 2016 Oscars: Leo finally wins, Mad Max: Fury Road cleans up

In 10 years, will we look back at the 2017 Oscars and remember every detail of Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling awkwardly accepting award after award for La La Land while the other nominees politely clap and try not to grit their teeth? Or will the event fade into distant memory?

Maybe we can get an answer to that question by dialling back the clock to 2007 and see just how clearly we remember the 79th Academy Awards.

How did you do? Tell us how well you remember the 79th Academy Awards in the comments!

The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards will be unveiled Tuesday, January 24.

You may know that one of those dogs-are-so-great-and-warm-our-hearts movies, A Dog’s Purpose, is hitting theaters very soon. Unfortunately, it’s now embroiled in controversy.

TMZ has released a video from the film’s Canadian set depicting a German Shepherd being forced into a fast-moving stream of water. As you can tell, the dog clearly does not want to go in it.

The most upsetting part of the video comes at the very end when we see the dog finally in the fake river but having trouble staying above water. The crew calls cut to rescue him/her.

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You may know that one of those dogs-are-so-great-and-warm-our-hearts movies, A Dog’s Purpose, is hitting theaters very soon. Unfortunately, it’s now embroiled in controversy.

TMZ has released a video from the film’s Canadian set depicting a German Shepherd being forced into a fast-moving stream of water. As you can tell, the dog clearly does not want to go in it.

The most upsetting part of the video comes at the very end when we see the dog finally in the fake river but having trouble staying above water. The crew calls cut to rescue him/her.

“Sources connected to production tell us eight outboard motors were used to churn the water and recreate a rushing river,” says TMZ. “The dog eventually got in the water — or was forced in — but was quickly submerged.”

At 1:28 in the below trailer you can see a scene that looks similar to what was being filmed in TMZ’s video:

Universal and their partners at Amblin told TMZ in a statement, “Fostering a safe environment and ensuring the ethical treatment of our animal actors was of the utmost importance to those involved in making this film and we will look into the circumstances surrounding this video.”

A Dog’s Purpose stars Dennis Quaid and Britt Robertson. It opens next Friday, January 27.

Update: Josh Gad, who voices a dog in the movie, issued the following statement on Instagram. He speaks highly of the film but says he finds the leaked video “disturbing.”

“While I do not know all of the details and cannot speak to the level of care and caution that went into this moment (as I was never on set for the marking of this film), I am shaken and sad to see any animal put in a situation against its will.”

Since apparently some of you did not see the statement I issued last night, here it is again.

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We’re suddenly way less interested in seeing this.

Moviegoers may be getting the Spidey we’ve all been hoping for! A new report reveals that Sony’s animated Spider-Man movie, set to hit theaters in 2018, will focus on the Miles Morales Spidey.

Update (January 18, 2017): Sony Animation confirmed on Wednesday, January 18 that their animated Spider-Man movie will star Miles Morales!

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Moviegoers may be getting the Spidey we’ve all been hoping for! A new report reveals that Sony’s animated Spider-Man movie, set to hit theaters in 2018, will focus on the Miles Morales Spidey.

Update (January 18, 2017): Sony Animation confirmed on Wednesday, January 18 that their animated Spider-Man movie will star Miles Morales!

Original story (May 2016): Heroic Hollywood, who has a good record of breaking superhero news, is the source behind the exciting development. As was previously announced, the animated Spider-Man movie will be produced by LEGO Movie helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The duo are also set to direct the Star Wars Han Solo spinoff for Lucasfilm.

Who is Miles Morales? As we wrote in a lengthy tell-all about the character last year:

Miles Morales is the current Spider-Man in Marvel’s Ultimate Comics series. Introduced in 2011, Miles is a black-hispanic young man who, like Peter Parker, is a talented scientist and self-proclaimed nerd. However, unlike his predecessor, Morales steps into the superhero’s shoes at the surprisingly young age of 13.

Raised in Brooklyn, Miles was born into a family plagued by criminal activity. Before settling down with his wife Rio, Miles’s father Jefferson used to be crime partners with his brother Aaron (Miles’s uncle). However, where Jefferson tried to shrink away from the lifestyle, Aaron continues to embrace it — assuming the role of classic Marvel villain the Prowler. After pulling off a heist on Oscorp, Aaron unknowingly takes a genetically modified spider home with him. It is at Aaron’s house that Miles is bit by the spider and starts the transformation into Spider-Man.

Where Peter Parker relished the opportunity to become spidey, Miles is reluctant to enter the world of vigilantism. What’s more, his family’s criminal history causes him to question whether or not he can ever be a hero, or if evil is hardwired into him.

Oh, and one other cool thing about him: The guy is immortal, unlike the Peter Parker version of Spider-Man.

Related: Who is Miles Morales? We explain everything

The rumor mill was alive with chatter about the MCU’s Spidey being the Miles Morales version last year, but obviously those reports never panned out. The Peter Parker version of Spider-Man was introduced in Captain America: Civil War, played by Tom Holland. He’s getting his own spinoff film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, next year.

Telling the Miles Morales story on screen may be just the thing the animated Spider-Man movie needs in order for it to draw people into the theaters in December 2018. We’ve had enough Peter Parker stories!

2018 will be a great year for super hero diversity: Marvel’s Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman will be released a few months earlier.