Sure, there were vampires, werewolves, and religious murder cults, but at its heart, True Blood is about relationships. While things may have mostly revolved around Sookie Stackhouse’s (Anna Paquin) love life, the best relationship on the show was easily the longstanding friendship between Pam De Beaufort (Kristen Bauer van Straten) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård). After Eric sired Pam and gave her a new life in 1904, the two proceeded to face the dangerous life in the vampire underworld side by side.
While their relationship wasn’t classically romantic (although the two had chemistry to burn), their love for one another went deeper than that. Between the ’80s flashbacks and the track suit phase, these two saw each other through terrible fashion choices, but that was only the surface level connection. Even though their respective relationships with Tara Thorton (Rutina Wesley) and Sookie may have crashed and burned, they always found their way back to the one relationship that always withstood the stress of Fangtasia. Eric and Pam’s partnership is a clear source of relationship goals, and here are a few of their greatest hits.
“Is There Blood In My Hair?”
True Blood was always the best at undercutting the gore and bloodshed with the darkest humor. However, one of their very funniest moments happened early on in the show. When Eric has Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) chained in his basement after his stint as a V dealer broke bad, Eric comes strolling downstairs to deal with some escapees with coloring foils in his hair. After the incident turns violent and Eric becomes a bloody mess, his first concern is if there’s blood in his hair, telling Lafayette, “This is bad. Pam’s going to kill me,” after confirming that he did, in fact, get a little blood on him. Find yourself someone who not only has your back in a fight, but who is also there to do your highlights (or at least understands the importance of haircare). It doesn’t hurt if you’re driven to not piss them off as well.