VIDEO: True Blood Season 7 Episode 7 (May Be the Last Time) Sneak Peek

July 28, 2014

Sarah Newlin is a Good Person now?

Karolina Wydra stars as vampire Violet in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 7 entitled One Last TimeIt seems Hep-V cured Amber Mills (Natalie Hall) now thinks her devious sister, Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) is a good person. I guess only time will tell – but will there be enough of it going around to save Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer)? Sookie (Anna Paquin), meanwhile, is on her own hunt for a cure – but who is the ‘unexpected resource‘ she turns to? Could it also be the ‘familiar face‘ resurfacing in Bon Temps? At least Andy (Chris Bauer) and Holly (Lauren Bowles) seem to have worked out Adilyn (Bailey Noble) and Wade (Noah Matthews) are missing – but will they be able to save them from the clutches of Violet (Karolina Wade)? And will Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) be able to locate her fairy on the small amount of blood she ingested earlier in the season?

Synopsis:

*NOTE: This episode has also previously been published with the title One Last Time*

Eric Northman, Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Mr. Gus (Will Yun Lee) close in on Sarah Newlin in Dallas. Adilyn and Wade find a temporary haven, and unexpected hospitality. Refusing to accept the inevitable, a desperate Sookie turns to unexpected resources in search of a miracle. Bill recalls the inexorable forces that led him to his marriage 170 years earlier. A familiar face resurfaces in Bon Temps. Sam (Sam Trammell) faces a quandary.

Does anyone else feel like there is too many questions and not enough time to answer it all in? Let me know your thoughts by commenting below!

Source: YouTube – True Blood Season 7: Episode #7 Preview (HBO)

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True Blood Quickie: True Blood Season 7 Episode 6 “Karma” Recap

July 28, 2014

Here’s what went down in Episode 6 (entitled Karma) of HBO’s True Blood Season 7:

  • Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) cry over Bill Compton's (Stephen Moyer) Hep-V in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 6 (entitled 'Karma')Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) is exhausted but still puts in a good fight with the Yakuza. That is, until Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) is revealed; chained and held captive. So then it’s ‘Hello, countdown to dawn.’
  • Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) overhears Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and finds out he has Hep-V. When Bill leaves to sort out his will, Jess calls Jason (Ryan Kwanten) for moral support. Turns out Jason is post-coital with Violet (Karolina Wydra) – see, we just knew she wouldn’t go down without a fight! Jason thinks Violet is asleep, but, oh no, she’s not. She trashes the place after he leaves.
  • Bill spends a LOT of time at his lawyers office in this episode. It seems every infected vamper wants to put their affairs in order. Bill’s dose of Hep-V is doing weird things too. It seems to be an accelerated version – oh no. But, eventually Bill gets his turn and discovers that, thanks to Governor Burrell’s (Arliss Howard) law changes before he was spectacularly beheaded by Bill in Season 6, he can’t set his affairs straight – looks like Gov. Burrell got his revenge then! In order to sort out the mess, Bill will have to adopt Jessica rather than will her his estate. This will take time though, and more than Bill has. Apparently the lawyer can fast track Bill’s court proceedings – for 10 million cool ones! So Bill tries to glamour her into submission rather than being extorted. When that doesn’t work he kills her and her vampire protector. Way to go Bill!
  • Finally we get to meet True Blood’s new bad guy, Gus (Will Yun Lee). Turns out he runs Yakanoma Corporation. These are the guys who make Tru Blood. And since Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) infected the supply, the poor guy is broke. So he arrives with only three minutes to spare before dawn to strike up a deal with Eric and Pam. It seems he wants Sarah’s head on a spike. After Eric and Gus haggle over the fine print, Pam finally jumps in and talks some sense – right as their faces are starting to burn! A deal is finally brokered.
  • So what of Sarah Newlin? Seems she is as predictable as Pam thought, and heads straight for her sister’s house. Amber (Natalie Hall) jumps right on her and attempts to feed off her, but gets sick and passes out instead. When Amber finally comes too, the sisters have it out and Sarah fesses up to the fact there was a Hep-V antidote! YAY! *fist pumps the air* The only problem is she DRANK it, therefore making her the antidote. Yikes!
  • Andy (Chris Bauer) busts his daughter, Adilyn (Bailey Noble) in bed with Holly’s (Lauren Bowles) son, Wade (Noah Matthews). Turns into an argument between him and Holly, one which Arlene (Carrie Preston) has to sort out later on. Things go a little pear-shaped though when Holly and Andy go to talk to their kids and find out they are actually at Fort Bellefleur rather than at home. Uh-oh, I have a bad feeling about this.
  • Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) has a hangover. That doesn’t stop her brother from turning up and getting her out of bed to go and visit Jess. Once there, Jessica spills the beans about Bill and Sookie has a moment when she realizes Bill ingested her blood recently. Could she be the one who infected Bill? After a trip to the doctors and much soul searching with Jason, it turns out she might have.
  • Meanwhile, with all this soul searching, Jason realizes he needs to dump Violet and goes home to tell her right away. Only to discover how badly she has trashed the house. She has also left him a note breaking it off. Really Violet? What happened to all the ‘You are mine‘ business? Something just isn’t sitting right…
  • Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) and his Aunty Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) decide to drink James’ (Nathan Parsons) blood. Lala is doing this to disprove the visions Lettie Mae has been having. Except they totally wind up in the exact same trip and Lala is now convinced Tara (Rutina Wesley) is trying to tell them something when they wind up at her childhood home with Tara digging up the backyard. What is she looking for? We don’t find out, however, as Lettie Mae’s husband turns up to spoil their fun. In the end, Lettie Mae tells him where to go and I can feel a flashback scene coming on sometime soon…
  • Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) gets an ultimatum from Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell). Seems she wants him to stop being the Mayor of Crazy and go live with her family instead. Wonder which option Sam will pick?
  • Remember how I thought something was up with Violet? Seems she is hankering for a taste of fairy. She has tracked down Adilyn and Wade at Fort Bellefleur and tells them about a ‘safe house’ she can take them to rather than them risking a vampire attack out there in the open. Oh crap, Adilyn.
  • Eric, Pam and Gus arrive at Amber’s house – to find she is completely healed. Oh, yeah baby!
  • Bill returns home to find Sookie and Jessica sobbing over his Hep-V.

What did you think of Episode 6 of True Blood? Let me know in the comments below!

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True Blood Cast Eye Off Mementos

July 28, 2014

What Would You Keep?

With only five  more episodes to go in this final season of HBO’s True Blood, cast members talk about what mementos they 5 eps leftwould like to have from their time on set.

Anna Paquin (who plays main character, Sookie Stackhouse) said that she has lived so much of her life on that set:

This has been creatively, the most exciting thing I’ve ever got to do, I mean, I’ve gotten to live with this character for seven years…

Kristen Bauer (Pam) tells us that her eye is on a leather jacket, the one with studded shoulders that was made for her. Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse), thinks the only thing he’d like is the “Stackhouse” badge that he wears as a cop in the series.

As for Deborah Ann Woll (who plays vampire Jessica Hamby)?

I would really, really like her little red riding hood cape.

Lauren Bowles (Holly Cleary) and Sam Trammel (Sam Merlotte), would both like something from Merlotte’s:

It was my place of employment, they’ve got the gumbo, I’ve looked at it; when ever I’m bored or sad, I stared at them…

Nelsen Ellis would  like to take Lafayette’s eyelashes:

… ’cause they made me feel pretty.

Check out the video below, you can watch the full video on what the True Blood stars would like to keep from their time on set:

As a diehard  Truebie, what would you like if you were on set on that final day?

Personally, I think I’d like to take one of Alcide’s shirts.

Source: TV Guide – What Items Are True Blood Cast Members Stealing from Set?

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COMIC Con 2014: Stephen Moyer Talks About True Blood’s Final Episode Ever

July 27, 2014

Episode 10; “It’s a clever way… to tie up a lot of knots!”

Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) takes a bath in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 5 (entitled 'Lost Cause' and previously entitled 'Return to Oz')Fans of HBO’s True Blood are in for a glut of new teasers about True Blood’s final season. Michael Ausiello from TV Line got a chance to sit down with Stephen Moyer (who plays vampire Bill Compton in True Blood) and ask him what Stephen thought about the very last episode of the show:

Obviously, as the season’s going on, you get an idea of where things are moving. So, there were a lot of things in there that I was expecting, there were a couple of things I wasn’t. And I think that Brian Buckner – Bucky – has done a good job of giving every single fan something that they would like.

What of filming that last scene?

Of course Stephen is sad, but he is also happy too. it is a somewhat bittersweet moment for him.

And what about Bill and his recent case of Hep-V? Is there any hope for him?

I think the interesting thing about it is… One of the things I was slightly unsure of going from Season 6 into Season 7 was that Hep-V is this disease that only kills vampires. Obviously there’s lots of metaphors in there and parallels with our society and, therefore, I was worried that because it’s so debilitating that it might be a downer, that it might feel like it’s actually sort of crushing the energy of our show which has always been so dynamic and great. But, actually, I think it makes the emotion become more impacted.

Mmm, sounds like he avoided answering the question there…

Ausiello then asked how Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Bill fans will like the Season 7 finale:

I think there will be people who are pleased and people who… don’t quite get what they expect… It’s a clever way, we do well to tie up a lot of knots.

There is plenty more to this interview, and you can watch it in its entirety below:

Source: TV Line – True Blood’s Stephen Moyer Opens Up About Series Finale, ‘Sweet’ Farewells and How One Storyline Surprised Him

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COMIC CON 2014: Kristin Bauer van Straten Talks About All the ‘Lasts’ for True Blood

July 27, 2014

True Blood Season 7: The Last Scene, The Last Day:

Kristin Bauer van Straten stars as Pam in HBO's True Blood Season 7 promo trailer 1Michael Ausiello was lucky enough to get a chance to sit down with Kristin Bauer van Straten (who stars as vampire Pam in HBO’s True Blood) during San Diego Comic Con 2014 and chat about all things relating to True Blood. For the actor who is very emotional about the show and cast at the best of times, this time it was especially emotionally draining as she talked about all the ‘last times‘ for True Blood Season 7:

You know we’ve had so many ‘lasts’. My last scene with this person, then this person. And then my last day of shooting, and then we didn’t get all of it, so then I had another last day… then throughout this whole process I sort of keep it together by going; “See you at Comic Con!” And I don’t know what I’m going to say here.

To lighten the mood (and, I suspect, to keep Kristin Bauer van Straten from tearing up there and then), Ausiello moved on to talk about all the fun stuff Kristin’s character, Pam, has had to do so far in the first half of Season 7. Kristin promptly starts laughing about all the fun she had shooting the scenes involving the tea party massacre, seeing Alexander Skarsgard (who plays her maker, Eric Northman) in an authentic Texan outfit, and the fact that her infamous line (which sounds a little like ‘republican’) from Episode 5 managed to trend on Twitter! But, mostly, she thoroughly enjoyed exploring her character via those fantastic flashbacks.

But how does she cope with the fact her maker is dying?

I try to, as an actor, borrow from anything Kristin has. And I have such fondness for Alex [at this point Kristin tears up] that I just thought about how it was our last season. [pauses] You know there was enough to borrow from, like, my time [as] Pam and Eric is limited.

There is LOADS more Kristin has to say to TV Line and you can check out the full interview below:

Let us know what you think by commenting below!

Source: TVLine – Kristin Bauer’s True Blood Series Finale Preview Reduces Her to Tears!

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COMIC CON 2014: All the True Blood Photos from Twitter!

July 27, 2014

With all the excitement of San Diego’s Comic Con 2014, there has been a flurry of photos uploaded by the cast and crew of HBO’s True Blood to social media sites. Below is all the photos we have found – so far – on HBO’s official True Blood Twitter account as well as from other verified Twitter accounts of various True Blood cast members. (All images come from verified accounts and all images are credited back to the authors.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Twitter – @TrueBloodHBO

(Photo Credits: Twitter – @TrueBloodHBO, @TheRealAnnaCamp, @SamTrammell, @AnnaPaquin, @_smoyer,

 

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COMIC CON 2014: The True Blood Panel Says Goodbye!

July 26, 2014

Read the True Blood Comic Con Transcripts Here:

Group shot of the True Blood signing at Comic con 2014

Image courtesy of @TrueBloodHBO Twitter Account

For the very last time, Comic Con will be seeing a True Blood panel. *cries* With this in mind, here is a rundown on everything that was said and done during this epic finale panel. (Sincere gratitude and immense thanks to DigitalSpy and HitFix for doing all the hard word of transcribing the panel so quickly!) We have included some of the highlights directly for you to enjoy, otherwise click on the DigitalSpy and HitFix links after our recap for the full coverage.

So what happened? What was said? Did anyone cry? (HINT: It’s Kristin Bauer van Straten mostly…)

It seems with all the sad goodbyes, there was plenty of reminiscing going on. When asked about the very first episode of True Blood, the panel had the following to share:

“Can anybody remember seven years ago?” [Stephen] Moyer ponders. “I just remember that ‘The Suite Life of Zack and Cody’ was shooting next door and we had all of these naked bloody people walking around,” [Sam] Trammell says. [Rutina] Wesley remembers being terrified, because it was almost her first job out of school. Lafayette was supposed to die at some point. [Nelsan] Ellis remembers wondering why his shirts had to be so tight. Moyer remembers a moment in the pilot when Nelsan was cooking and started humping the grill. Nelsan said something to an extra named “Big John” and Big John has been in every episode since.

As for all the flashbacks included in Season 7, it seems Brian Buckner is trying to find closure for all the characters. Bill (Stephen Moyer) is finding himself, Eric (Alexander Skarsgard), Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Fangtasia had to have a backstory that was suitably appropriate – considering how long us Truebies had to wait for one!

And what of the last day on set? Since we are still remembering?

Wesley calls it “weird.” She remembers a long hug with her TV mother. “It was beautiful and sad and also… it’s like it’s on to new things.” Buckner promises that we haven’t seen the last of Rutina, yet. “My last day, I wrapped at 4 a.m. off in the woods somewhere,” [Deborah Ann] Woll remembers. She says that they wrapped 17 people at once, so that they could all go together. [Carrie] Preston admits to being the first cry, “mourning, but celebrating too.” “We started crying at the table read for that episode,” Preston says. “I’m still waiting for that cry,” [Kristin] Bauer [van Straten] admits. Moyer also wrapped with a 5 a.m. shoot, saying that we’re as much a part of this as they are. He references the continuity with the crew as well. “Seven years is like doing a doctorate in vampirism and it’s all with the same people and that is just extraordinary to have,” Moyer says. In his last moment, he was struck by saying “Bye” to the crew, because he knew he’d see the actors again here.

When discussing the tea party massacre in Episode 5, it seems Kristin Bauer van Straten was happy to hear that Sarah Palin drew offense from it:

“She’ll weigh in on anything. It’s sweet, many many years later that I’ve made her angry,” animal rights activist Bauer van Straten says, recalling Palin as the wolf-killer-lady.

And who will Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) end up with? Brian Buckner had the following to say:

They’re in each other’s spheres for sure. This show started out and worked because of the chemistry they shared. They got married for us! I certainly felt coming into it that we had to go back to Bill and Sookie. How we come back to them, I’m not telling you.

While it is a stock question lately, it seems the cast are still filching things from set. So what have they taken now from the True Blood set?

“I’ve got my brown hair in case I ever need it,” [Anna] Camp says. Buckner took Sookie’s porch swing. Moyer took two dead deer feet from Merlotte’s. “I strongly suspect they’re gonna end up in our house,” says a disgusted [Anna] Paquin. “HBO should probably sue me, because I’ve been stealing from them for seven years,” Ellis says. He’s been forgetting to bring back a lot of Lafayette’s wardrobe. All of the vampires took their fangs. Rutina also took some human clothes, including a pair of Tara’s jean shorts. Trammell took a couple boxes of matches and his boots. What Trammell really wants is the big wooden menu from Merlotte’s, but Warner Brothers took it.

An awesome fan question came in the way of “is there a reason there hasn’t been much time to mourn Tara and Alcide (Joe Manganiello)?” It seems these is:

You don’t get to mourn before you know what’s going to happen.

It seems Brian Buckner wanted people to see all aspects of death, not just those massive scenes where people are prepared – both before and after – for it. He wanted people to be just as shocked and horrified when they didn’t see it coming, that they would have to work through the pain themselves.

And what about looking ahead? What can we expect in the second half of Season 7? Brian Buckner had this to say:

It’s not done changing, it’s not going to slow down… You guys love these characters and we felt we had to land them in places where you would be okay not seeing them anymore.

Will Sarah Newlin get what she deserves before the show ends? Anna camp had the following to say:

I think I get what I deserve.

She wouldn’t elaborate any further, but did admit that even her boyfriend (in real life) thought Sarah deserved to be punished!

You can read the full transcripts here (for HitFix) and here (for DigitalSpy)

Sources: HitFix – ‘True Blood’ visits Comic-Con for the last time: Live-Blog

DigitalSpy – True Blood at Comic-Con 2014: As it happened

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COMIC CON 2014: What’s Ahead for True Blood Season 7 (Sneak Peek VIDEO)

July 26, 2014

Here’s the latest True Blood teaser video – direct from San Diego Comic Con!

Stephen Moyer stars as Bill Compton, the latest Hep-V victim, from HBO's True Blood Season 7There is plenty of new stuff to be gleaned from this latest True Blood teaser. For example:

  • It seems HBO are preparing us for a decision to be made over who Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) will end up with when True Blood concludes in a few short weeks.
  • With Sookie realizing Bill (Stephen Moyer) is dying from Hep-V, it seems she is spurred on in search of a cure.
  • We also see a reappearance of Sookie’s fairy grandfather, Niall Brigant (Rutger Hauer) – could he be a part of the Hep-V cure?
  • Well, it seems Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) knows – since she claims there is, in fact, an antidote! YAY! Will she help though?
  • Tara (Rutina Wesley) is set to make more appearances. This means only one thing: Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) has gotten her hands on another vampire.
  • Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) seems to have his hands full with Violet (Karolina Wydra).
  • Hoyt (Jim Parrack) meets Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) for the first time – well, that he can remember anyway…
  • Arlene (Carrie Preston) gets her promised sex dream – or is it reality?

And then we have a huge blur of action. Did you pick out everything that happened right at the end? Let me know what you saw by commenting below!

You can watch the whole sneak peak teaser direct from Comic Con below:

Source: YouTube – True Blood Season 7: In the Weeks Ahead (Comic Con)

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True Blood’s Latest Emmy Nominations

July 26, 2014

Michael McMillian Gets Nominated… But NOT For True Blood!

Michael McMillian stars as Steve Newlin in HBOs True BloodRecently, HBO’s True Blood scored two Emmy nominations in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Art Direction For A Contemporary Or Fantasy Series (Single-Camera)
True Blood
HBO
Suzuki Ingerslev, as Production Designer
Cat Smith, as Art Director
Ron V. Franco, as S.D.S.A.
  • Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Miniseries Or Movie

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Hiro Koda, as Stunt Coordinator

While this is pretty awesome, a new nomination has come to air about one of True Blood’s former stars, Michael McMillian (who played newly made gay vampire and ex-reverend, Steve Newlin, who also happens to be the husband of Season 7’s current baddie, Sarah Newlin).

It seems Michael has picked up a nomination for his work as host on HBO’s Game of Thrones Season 4 premiere interactive program:

Outstanding Interactive Program – 2014.

Game of Thrones Premiere – Facebook Live and Instagram – HBO

Sabrina Caluori, HBO/ VP Digital and Social Media; Paul Beddoe-Stephens, Facebook + Instagram/ Strategic Partnerships TV; Jim Marsh, Digital and Social Media/ HBO; Michael McMorrow, HBO/ VP Event Planning and Production; Michael McMillian, Host

Here at TrueBloodNet, we wish Michael McMillian, HBO and True Blood the best of luck in the upcoming Emmy awards!

let us know your thoughts by commenting below.

Source: Emmys.com – Game of Thrones Premiere – Facebook Live and Instagram, True Blood Nominations

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Conan O’Brien: Stephen Moyer on True Blood & Being Unemployed

July 26, 2014

Stephen Moyer Has Plenty to Say About True Mud, True Blood, Bill Compton and THAT Rolling Stone Cover:

Stephen Moyer (who plays vampire Bill Compton in HBO's True Blood) gets interviewed by Conan O'BrienFind out what Stephen Moyer (who plays vampire Bill Compton on HBO’s True Blood) had to say recently when Conan O’Brien interviewed him. Many subjects were covered, including:

  • The differences between English and US football/soccer
  • Which is better; the English ‘dole’ or US ‘unemployment benefits’
  • How that Rolling Stone magazine cover came about
  • Stephen’s contract with HBO and how it included a ‘staying out of the sun‘ clause
  • Sesame Street’s parody of True Blood called True Mud
  • When small children recognize Stephen as Bill Compton
  • The foreign versions of True Blood where all the sex and gore are edited out!
  • Which True Blood character has the best foreign accent dub

There are two videos in total to watch and you can view them both below:

Sources: Conan O’Brien – Stephen Moyer Relives The “True Blood” Photo ShootStephen Moyer Loves The Foreign Dubs Of “True Blood”

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