She’s still Sookie. There’s no way he’s gonna let her die, or have Russell kill her, or have his crazy sister drain her. He still loves her.
There has never been any doubt IMO that Eric loves
Sookie and still dies even dying from Hep V and suffering from depression. The issue is Sookie. After BB took over he started showing us a Sookie who was not only not in love with Eric nor dies she love him. She regards him as a friend who she wants to keep at a distance.
In my mind, this series ended under Alan Ball’s reins in Season 5 with Bill in a pile of blood and Sookie looking to Eric for a hug and assurance that it will be OK.