True Blood Quickie: True Blood Season 7 Finale Episode 10 “Thank You” Recap

August 25, 2014

I can’t believe this is it. I can’t believe this is my last ever True Blood recap! Here’s what went down in Episode 10 (entitled Thank You) of HBO’s True Blood Season 7:

  • Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) stars in HBO's True Blood finale Episode 10 (entitled 'Thank You')We start off pretty much where Episode 9 (entitled Love is to Die) ended; at Sookie’s (Anna Paquin). Her and Bill (Stephen Moyer) are having a chat about how Bill wants Sookie to have a life and how Sookie wants Bill to live. Then he drops a clanger on her: he not only wants to die, he wants Sookie to kill him! *starts wimpering* Turns out he has a reason for that. He figures if she uses her super fairy light ball once and for all, she will no longer be an attractant to all the supernaturals out there. Needless to say, Sookie is pissed…
  • Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) hatch a plan: release Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) and use that as a ploy to lure Mr. Gus (Will Yun Lee) down into the dungeon so they can kill him and his Yazuka security guards. This plan actually works and we can say RIP to Mr. Gus, the bad guy that wasn’t really such a bad guy, just an annoying one. Sarah is really on the loose too, but that’s okay because Pam has given her some vampire blood and can track her like a bloodhound. Once that happens, Sarah does the only thing she knows how; try and talk her way out of the situation. Sarah tries to convince Pam to turn her into a vampire – to which Pam refuses, but more on that later…
  • Oh, and the Yakuza on the way to Sookie’s house? Don’t worry about them because Eric totally has a handle on it! *cue Eric jigging away to J-Pop in the car*
  • Jessica and Hoyt get married in HBO's True Bloof finale Episode 10 (entitled 'Thank You')So Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) and Hoyt (Jim Parrack) turn up to talk to Bill, but the table is turned when Bill goes all parental on Jess and insists Hoyt makes an honest woman of her. To which Hoyt agrees and we have an epic vampire wedding organized at vamp speed so Bill can walk Jess down the aisle. *This is the first time I really start bawling*
  • Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer) is called in to officiate the wedding and Bill drops a bombshell on him: he is now the heir apparent to Bill’s estate. Andy doesn’t want it, but that’s okay because Bill wants Andy to rent it to Jess and Hoyt. For $1 dollar a month. Man, where can I get a landlord like that?!
  • Sookie has her own flashbacks in Episode 10. This time we get to see Sookie and Tara (Rutina Wesley) as kids. They’re all running in the rain and getting dried off by Gran (Lois Smith). Yes, Gran’s back! And she’s still giving out sound advice by telling Sookie that the only boundaries she has is the ones she sets upon herself.
  • Sookie goes looking to her brother, Jason (Ryan Kwanten) for some advice as to what to do about the kill Bill situation. Turns out Jason is just as surprised as the rest of us that his advice might be useful. But Sookie reads Bridgette’s (Ashley Hinshaw) mind while she’s there and lets Jason know that she is totally okay about him and Bridgette hooking up. Of course, Jason had no idea because he equates not having sex with ‘she doesn’t like me‘.
  • Speaking of Jason, he and Hoyt work things out and he is Hoyt’s best man at his wedding.
  • So, we are at this vampire wedding and Sookie is suddenly able to hear Bill’s thoughts. WTH?! Is Bill turning human? Is that how his Hep-V works now?
  • Sookie is still having a hard time working out whether to kill Bill or not, so she goes to see Reverend Daniels (Gregg Daniel) about it. He has as much good advice to give as Gran did, so Sookie is starting to come to a realization…
  • Sookie sitting on Bills coffin in the HBO True Blood finale Episode 10 (entitled 'Thank You')…that the True Blood finale is going to be all about a wedding and then a funeral. Sookie meets Bill at the cemetery where is grave is open and ready for him. There is much talking going backwards and forwards between these two and I am howling at the TV right now because I am coming to realize Sookie is not going to kill Bill with her fairy light, she is going to stake him instead! At least Bill is okay with that, because I am so not okay with it, and I’m not even Team Bill! And there we have it, Sookie in a coffin filled to the brim with Bill gloop and I am rocking and crying and eating Gran’s pecan pie with my bare hands. Guess that ‘maybe Bill is turning into a human‘ idea is completely moot now.
  • Fast forward to a year later. Wait, what? I’m still grieving over here! But HBO has a show to wrap up and they don’t have time for that crap. It seems Eric and Pam are shooting an infomercial about their new product: New Blood. They have a great little story about how Sarah got away, all except for a few stray drops of her blood from which they were able to synthesize a cure. Nice lying there Northman 😉
  • Oh, wait, is that Charlaine Harris? Why, yes it is!
  • Now it’s three years later and Pam is looking suspiciously like Sarah Newlin as they float their product on the stock exchange.
  • Oh, look, it’s Fangtasia. Pam is in the dungeon letting vampires take their New Blood straight from the source. Yep, Sarah Newlin actually survived the True Blood finale! But she’s now the antidote whore Pam promised in Episode 9. We also get another cameo appearance from Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian) here because Sarah is now officially crazy.
  • Next it’s Thanksgiving and some random guy is deep frying a turkey at Sookie’s house. Seems there is a big gathering going on. Oh look, there Jason and Bridgette and their three kids. And, wow, Sookie’s pregnant too! Wonder who the lucky guy is? Now they are all sitting down to dinner and there’s Sam (Sam Trammell) and Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) with their second child. Hoyt and Jess still look happy, and so do Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) and James (Nathan Parsons). In fact, everyone in Bon Temps does. But who the heck is Sookie with? Then she leans over and kisses a guy with a beard. AND WE DON’T EVEN GET TO SEE HIS FACE.
  • Oh, I get it, Sookie chooses to be human and that’s more important than which guy she ends up with. And I am crying all over again because Sookie is happy.

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What did you think of the finale episode ever of True Blood? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

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Happy Birthday to Alexander Skarsgard!

August 25, 2014

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TrueBloodNet.com would like to wish Alexander a very happy birthday! May all your wishes come true!

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True Blood Finale: Stephen Moyer on Twitter #RIPTrueBlood

August 24, 2014

Ask Stephen Moyer All About Bill Compton and True Blood During the True Blood Finale:

Stephen Moyer (who plays Hep-V infected vampire Bill Compton) will be on Twitter during the True Blood finale tonight, so why not tweet him a question? Make sure you use #RIPTrueBlood with your tweets!

 

Source: Twitter – E!News

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True Blood Finale: Twitter Party with TrueBloodNet!

August 24, 2014

Celebrate – and Commiserate – Seven Years of True Blood With Us:

True to the End HBO True Blood Season 7 promo posterAs we head into the final hour of HBO’s True Blood, why not join us on Twitter? Both Karandra and I will be tweeting during the True Blood finale. You can cry along with us and other truebies from across the globe as we all reminisce about all our fave True Blood moments.

Make sure you also tweet using the hashtag #PerfectEnding to let us know how you would like to see True Blood finish. This will also put you into the draw to win a Season 7 poster (open to US residents only). As well, use the hashtag #MostRockinestCharacter to let us know which character you thought rocked Episode 10 (entitled Thank You) the most!

The TrueBloodNet Twitter handle is: @TrueBloodNet

My Twitter account is: @mrszoomby

See you guys all there shortly!

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True Blood Finale: A Look Back on… The Music

August 24, 2014

Nathan Barr Discusses His Musical Choices:

True Blood composer Nathan BarrWhen you ask anyone what song they think of when they are asked about HBO’s True Blood, most people would answer Bad Things by Jace Everett. But there is someone else who is just as responsible for giving True Blood its musical groove: Nathan Barr. He is the TV show’s composer and is the one who makes the song choices for each episode. According to Nathan, creating an original music score for True Blood is easy because he is a fan first, composer second:

If I can react as a fan then it gives the music a chance to really be a part of the show in a way that’s going to be of the best benefit and please the audience.

And, being such a fan of the show, it was his idea to push for True Blood: The Musical. It is an idea that has stayed with him from the time he composed the song Take Me Home for the scene in Season 1 when Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) eats her Gran’s pecan pie after her death. While his idea may never come to fruition, he is still hopeful:

There are no guarantees at this point… It’s more about finding the essence of what the story is about and if you look at it from that point of view, it actually becomes quite simple because a musical is two hours.

But before he can even seriously push for a True Blood musical, there is still the question of the True Blood finale: who will live and who will die? Considering the fact Nathan hasn’t seen the episode yet, but he has composed the music for it, he has this final gem to add:

I haven’t even seen [it] yet… I know that the absolute last scene in the show is going to be really, really emotional.

What do you think he means by this? Let us know your thoughts and theories on the True Blood finale by commenting below!

Source: Out.com – A True Blood Fan First, Composer Second

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VIDEO: Alexander Skarsgard Says ‘Thank You’ on Instagram

August 24, 2014

Yet Another True Blood Star Thanks the Truebies for Watching:

Here we have, possibly the last Instagram thank you video! Alexander Skarsgard, who plays viking vampire Eric Northman, has joined the long list of True Blood stars who are thanking their band via the HBO True Blood Instagram account.

You can check out the full list of thank you videos by clicking here.

Alexander Skarsgard reflects on how the series “changed his life.” Watch the series finale tonight 9PM. #RIPTrueBlood #TrueToTheEnd #TrueBlood

Source: Instagram – TrueBloodHBO

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True Blood Finale: A Look Back on… The Cast Before True Blood

August 24, 2014

Check Out These Photo’s of the True Blood Cast From BEFORE They Were on True Blood:

For many True Blood fans, the HBO vampire series introduced them to some amazing new actors. However, these actors weren’t all fresh from acting school. Some, like Denis O’Hare (who played villain Russell Edgington) had starred in many, many TV shows and movies before they were introduced to truebies via True Blood.

So lets have a look at some of them via Mashable’s recent list:

Before Anna Paquin was a telepathic waitress called Sookie Stackhouse, she won an Oscar when she was only a child in a movie called The Piano:

Anna Paquin in the Piano

 

Stephen Moyer starred as Prouix the Architect in Quills alongside Geoffrey Rush and Kate Winslet long before he took on the role Bon Temps resident vampire Bill Compton:

Stephen Moyer in Quills

Alexander Skaragard starred in many Swedish movies before starring as a male model called Meekus in Zoolander. However, his earliest role was that of Kalle Nubb in Åke och hans värld (Åke and His World). Of course, we all know him now as the 1000 year old viking vampire, Eric Northman:

Alexander Skarsgard in Ake och hans varld

Before Ryan Kwanten was a dimwitted southern deputy called Jason Stackhouse, he starred as Vinnie in a long time recurring role on Australia’s Home and Away:

Ryan Kwanten in Home and Away

Rutina Wesley may be known as Tara Thornton, the bestie of Sookie who managed to die twice in True Blood, but before that she was Raya Green in How She Move:

Rutina Wesley in How She Moves

And as for Kristin Bauer van Straten who plays vampire Pam? Well, she will forever go down in history as Jillian, the woman with man hands in Seinfeld:

Kristin Bauer van Straten in Seinfeld

You can view more images of the True Blood cast by clicking here.

Source: Mashable – 11 ‘True Blood’ #TBT Photos That Definitely Don’t Suck

(Photo Credits: MiraMax, Fox Searchlight,  Filmhuset AS, Seven Network Australia, Sienna Films, Castle Rock Entertainment)

 

 

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True Blood Finale: A Look Back on… Villians

August 24, 2014

Who Would You Rate as the Best And Worst Villains from HBO’s True Blood?

Anna Camp stars as Sarah Newlin in HBO's True Blood Season 7With HBO’s True Blood fast coming to a close, I thought I’d rate the best and worst True Blood villains!

  1. BEST: Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp). Over and over again Sarah has plagued the show, always bringing her warped sense of religious righteousness along with her for the ride. She even outlasted her husband, Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian) – no easy feat since he became a vampire in the end. However, it is her tenaciousness and lack of whiny little spinelessness her husband possessed that has made her the top villain we love to hate so much.
  2. WORST: Mr Gus (Will Yun Lee). Mr. Gus had potential. Anyone who Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and his progeny, Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) are happy to side with have got to have something going for them after all. However, no one is really sure – Mr. Gus included – if he is even a bad guy. Sure he has the Yakuza backing him up but there just hasn’t been enough plot development for us to really fear him.
  3. BEST: Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare). The guy ripped out a newsreaders beating heart while they were reading the news. On TV. With millions of people watching. Did Russell care? Oh no, he did not.
  4. WORST: The Ifrit. Really HBO, a smoke monster? And now Bill (Stephen Moyer) is dreaming of Sookie (Anna Paquin) having babies that look suspiciously like mini-Ifrits. Oh HELL no!
  5. BEST: Rene Lenier (Michael Raymond-James) Also known as Drew Marshall. Back in Season 1 of True Blood there was a real murder mystery going on. And, for fans of Charlaine Harris’s books (on which True Blood is based), we all just sat back and watched and waited. We knew how shocked people would be when they worked out sexy Cajun Rene, hubby to waitress Arlene (Carrie Preston), was the one murdering cats and grandmothers alike.
  6. WORST: Bill/Billith (Stephen Moyer). So Bill Compton drank the blood of Lilith (Jessica Clarke) and became Billith. Still not really sure how he un-became Billith, but that’s okay. Maybe that’s the real reason his Hep-V is so virulent now?

So who are your best and worst True Blood villains ever? Let us know by commenting below!

You can also check out TVLine’s list of villains they love to hate to refresh your memory by clicking here.

Source: TVLine – True Blood’s Best & Worst Villains

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True Blood Finale: A Look Back on… Death

August 24, 2014

TrueBloodNet Takes a Look at All the Memorable Deaths Which Occurred During HBO’s True Blood!

Adele Stachouse (Lois Smith) dies in HBO's True Blood Season 1As far as death goes, for HBO’s True Blood, it’s right up there with sex, blood and gore when it comes to each episode. Here’s our pick for the most memorable death scenes in True Blood:

Adele Stackhouse

It was all the way back in Season 1. Back when we thought our main characters would be safe from the horrors that abounded in Bon Temps. To see Adele Stackhouse (Lois Smith) get attacked and killed was horrific enough. But, then to watch Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) defiantly down the remains of Gran’s pecan pie was True Blood gold!

Maryann Forrester

Maryann was a maenad with a penchant for orgys and eating offal. We spent all of Season 2 hoping for Maryann to be offed so we could go back to looking our True Blood faves in the eye without imagining them naked. Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) came to the rescue, turning himself into a cow before stabbing Maryann to death.

Godric

Eric Northman’s (Alexander Skarsgard) maker, Godric (Allan Hyde) is still a truebie favorite. Being 2000 years old, Godric had become rather tired of his earthly existence and offered himself up as a vampire sacrifice to the Fellowship of the Sun. Sookie watched until the very end when Godric walked out and met the sun.

Rosalyn Harris

Rosalyn (Carolyn Hennesy) was an Authority figure we loved to hate. In Season 5 she got on our nerves just enough that when Sam turned into a fly and flew into her mouth before shapeshifting back into human form, we all cheered harder than we probably should have considering the level of gore!

Governor Truman Burrell

Gov. Burrell (Arliss Howard) is still creating waves into Season 7 with his changes to the laws involving vampires and their estates. However, he met his maker in Season 6 when Bill (Stephen Moyer) ripped his head off. Thinking that was the end of him, we were later horrified to find Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) kissing his cold head lips.

Terry Bellefleur

Along with the death of Gran, Terry’s (Todd Lowe) was probably the saddest. Terry struggled constantly with PTSD. In the end it became too much for him so he hired an old friend to act as a hitman and take him out. If only he’d spoken to Arlene (Carrie Preston) first as she was getting ready to have him glamoured into forgetting his horrific past.

Veronica

250px-VeronicaYou may not recognize the name, but I am sure the image will jog your memory. Yes, Veronica (Marina Benedict) was an on call blood donor to vampires. She bit off more than she could chew however, when Billith decided to break her bones and drain her without even setting a finger on her.

Tara Thornton

Tara (Rutina Wesley) was Sookie’s bestie and managed to die twice on the show. Once when Debbie Pelt (Brit Morgan) accidentally shot her. but that’s okay, because Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) turned her into a vampire. Next up she died for good in the first episode of Season 7 when she lost a fight with a Hep-V infected vampire. However, that still wasn’t the last we saw of her thanks to her mother’s V-induced visions.

Alcide Herveaux

The death of Alcide (Joe Manganiello) was a shock, not only to Team Alcide fans, but to us all. He was hit in the forehead by a random bullet during a scene in which Sookie is trying to lure the Hep-V infected vampires to her. Unfortunately the crazed townfolk of Bon Temps also show up and it spells the end for Sookie’s werewolf boyfriend.

Russell Edgington

As far as villain favorites, Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare) probably takes the cake! He also manages to be involved with a couple of deaths that deserve and honorable mention. Firstly, that of his lover, Talbot (Theo Alexander), when he is staked from behind by Eric Northman. Russell then goes on to carry the remaining goo that is Talbot in a glass candy jar until Sookie dumps him down the garbage disposal. Then there is that scene we all know and love where Russell rips out the heart of a news presenter while he is on air and reading the news. As for Russell, his death was just as spectacular when he met his true death at the hands of Eric Northman.

The Bellefleur Fairies

Remember that awkward moment when Andy Bellefleur’s (Chris Bauer) fairy lover delivered quadruplets on the billiard table in Merlotte’s? It only took a few short days for those babies to grow up and when they did, they hit the town running. It’s a shame fairy blood is irresistible to vampires and young vamp, Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) drained all but one of them in Season 6.

Ms. Suzuki

This is possibly my fave death ever on True Blood! Ms. Suzuki got into a fight with Sarah Newlin in Season 6 and met a gruesome end when Sarah used one of Ms. Suzuki’s own stiletto’s to kill her.

Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) offs Ms. Suzuki with her own shoe in HBO's True Blood Season 6

What was your fave death scene in HBO’s True Blood? Was it featured here or did I miss it? Let me know by commenting below!

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True Blood Finale: A Look Back on… The Sex Scenes

August 24, 2014

What Would You Rate as the Best and Worst Sex Scenes in HBO’s True Blood?

Ginger (Tara Buck) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) get intimate in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 9 (entitled 'Love is to Die')It’s hard to pick just a few stand out sex scenes in HBO’s True Blood – considering just how many have been dished up to us over the last seven years. But, after much research, here’s my top six list:

  1. BEST: Ginger (Tara Buck) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) finally get it on atop Eric’s throne in Fangtasia. Yep, I really didn’t think this hook up in Season 7 would be as thoroughly entertaining as it turned out to be. I’m not sure if it was Ginger’s undeniable glee, or the fact that she is just so damn excited that she is over and done with in a matter of seconds or if it’s because it was very obviously a nod to the whole vampire fangirldom out there.
  2. WORST: Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Lorena Krasiki (Mariana Klaveno) get bendy in Season 3. This one was just plain weird. And it made me want to throw up in my mouth just a little. Even just thinking about Bill twisting Lorena’s head all the way round as I am typing now is making me nauseous.
  3. BEST: Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) goes to visit Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) in her red riding outfit. Yeah, I’m pretty sure there was a spike in red riding hood capes in 2012 after Jessica wore hers in Season 5.
  4. WORST: Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) claws his way out of the grave to have sex with Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin). I am still surprised Sookie didn’t need hospitalization after that romp. All that dirt, and in all the wrong places…
  5. BEST: Jason Stackhouse has a sex dream about Eric Northman – while he’s in church! Yep, I know after six months the effects of vampire blood on a human has probably worn off, but I’m glad to over look that for the fact that these two hooked up in Season 7.
  6. WORST: Bon Temps has an orgy. Thank you very much Maryann Forrester (Michelle Forbes) for coming to Bon Temps in Season 2 and making me see things that I cannot unsee. Although, on a flip side to this one, we did get a hilarious scene with Jason posing as ‘the god who came’…

What were your best and worst sex scenes from all the seasons of True Blood? Do you think there will be any to rival your faves in the True Blood finale? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Alternatively, you can refresh your memory with E!Online’s list of True Blood’s craziest sex scenes by clicking here.

Source: E!Online – We Ranked True Blood’s 12 Craziest Sex Scenes Ever, From Neck Twists to Incest

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