Why didn't Sookie and Alcide get it on during True Blood S5?

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Dec 17, 2012, 4:24 PM EST

One of True Blood's staples is the Bill/Sookie/Eric love triangle. It was a common thread until this year, when Eric and Bill were taken out of Sookie's orbit. While they were off with the Authority, Alcide was waiting in the wings. But unfortunately, nothing happened.

In season five, Sookie and Alcide nearly slept together before being interrupted by Bill, Eric and her vomit. After that, they slowly drifted apart and he began spending time with another woman (wolf).

Former showrunner Alan Ball recently revealed why they pulled the plug on their budding romance. "The decision to not do it this season [came about because] every single season, it's been all about Sookie falling in love with this person or that person. It seemed like she had enough on her plate this season to not just [say], 'Okay, now Sookie's gonna fall in love with Alcide!'"

But don't worry, there's still hope. "That doesn't mean that that door is closed," said Ball. "Or at least it isn't locked. All of these supernatural guys in town carry a big torch for Sookie—even Eric, who doesn't want to admit it."

Should they finally put Sookie and Alcide together?

(via TVLine)