Spoiler alert: A vampire got fully naked -- full frontal, in fact -- by the end of Sunday night's episode. Alexander Skarsgard, who plays True Blood's resident bad-boy vampire extraordinaire Eric Northman, shed his clothing for a revealing -- and critical -- scene on the HBO series' season six finale on Sunday, Aug. 18. [WARNING: SPOILER ALERT]
The chiseled 6'4" Swedish actor literally lit up the screen during the explosive episode after his character Eric burst into flames while enjoying a good book in snowy Sweden -- completely in the buff.
Though a few choice flames and creative editing helped to shield bits and pieces of Skarsgard's bits and pieces, the 36-year-old actor still showed off a substantial portion of his man parts as he leapt off the chaise lounge chair and dashed toward the camera.
The camera cut before his fate was completely sealed, though fans speculate that there is little chance that Skarsgard's character could have survived his spontaneous combustion. So what caused Eric's sudden fiery conundrum?
Earlier in the episode, fellow bad boy vampire Warlow (Rob Kazinsky) was in hot pursuit of Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) to make her his faerie-vampire bride. Though he was persistent -- even at one point holding Sookie in a wrestling hold -- a turn of events led Sookie's brother Jason (Ryan Kwanten) to drive a stake through his heart, killing him for good.
With Warlow's death, however, all of the vampires appear to lose their ability to live in the daylight -- though, fortunately for the vamps in Bon Temps, it's nighttime at the moment of Warlow's death, so they are unaffected.
Skarsgard's Eric, however, is on the other side of the globe and catching a few rays in Sweden -- and thereby suffers a fiery fate.
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