Alan Ball Hints Storyline Twist For Season 3

September 18, 2009 by  

alan-ball-photo Alan Ball recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly about what the future might hold for True Blood couple, Bill and Sookie in season 3. Alan Ball stated that he isn’t ruling out the possibility of incorporating a major (and controversial) plot point that occurs in the books, which up to now, has only been hinted at in the series.  In reference to the plot twist regarding Bill‘s deep dark secret Alan states :

“It’s certainly something that I found really compelling in the books … I was like, ‘Wow.’ But I can’t really tell you what I’m going to do story-wise. So much of the appeal of the show depends on the element of surprise.”

While many Sookie and Bill fans are hoping the creator of HBO’s hit TV series doesn’t go there, Eric fans are hoping it turns around for their favorite vampire.

Bill and Sookie fans are hoping that Alan decides not to incorporate this into the show since it could drive the couple apart and set up the scenario for Eric to make his moves onto Sookie and bring them together.  In regards to how he deals with fans from both camps trying to influence his approach in the show Alan said:

“I try to stay out of how the fans are responding to the show…I have to tell the story that I think is the most interesting story. Certainly, the main ingredient in drama is conflict and revelations. For every person who loves Bill and wants him and Sookie to just be in love always, there’s another person who’s like, ‘I’m sick of Bill. He’s such a wuss. I like Eric. He’s dangerous.’ Especially when you’re working on a show like this with the kind of palette and the colors you use; you want it to be continually surprising and shocking. Not for the sake of being shocking, but that’s part of the fun.”

We will have to just wait and see what Alan has in store for True Blood fans. We all know Alan is a fantastic storyteller and will have us biting our nails as we will be watching season 3 when it returns in the summer.

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly

(Photo credit:  Christina Radish/Agency Photos)

  • faruda

    Well im hoping for eric and sookie to be closer than what they used to be. I am touched by eric’s attitude on saving and protecting sookie.. he may be inlove with her or something.. I can’t wait for the next episodes of season 3. i want more of sookie and eric and lesser of bill and sookie.

  • ive never read the books so when i saw bill and sookie i fell in love with thier relationship in season 1,in season 2 i still loved them together i love how much he seems to love her and will do anything for her although apperantly he is on orders from the queen soo…although once i got the idea of eric and sookie i fell in love with that story line i think eric and sookie need to be together as we can learn more of the ‘real’eric,and i feel sookie could help his character grow.bill and sookie got duller in season 2 we need a change

  • antonio

    Season 3 will give us lots to consider and look forward to.
    Many surprises,twists and turns I’m sure. I still think that with Bill abducted Sookie will have some time to re-evaluate her relationship with him. Will this mean that Sam has another chance with her? Perhaps a budding romance with Eric? Maybe one of the weres will develop a thing for her? So many questions!
    What of Jessica? is it really over between her and Hoyt? Will she go after Jason? He hasn’t really been victimized by a vampire as yet…it would be an interesting turn.

    • missyella

      Hi Antonio,

      That’s true bearing in mind his absolute distaste for them, especially after finding out about Maudette and Dawn’s love of being Fangbangers!!!

      But don’t forget the Tara and Jason relationship, will he be drawn to her because of his killing of Eggs, to expunge his guilt??????

      • antonio

        good point! The character of Jason is So troubled already. He acts tough but he’s really troubled about “losing every1 he loved” I can’t believe his bf killed his gran and his gf…thats a betrayal huh? If say Jessica or Pam Or Eric started feeding off him it would give him Yet Another internal struggle! Remember, Lafayette ratted himm out to Eric and Pam recall her words “Sookie’s brother that could be fun!”
        What about the Were thing if Jason was attacked or scratched by a were he might become 1 himself…More struggle More drama!!
        Were he to be victimizzed by Eric he would worry about becoming That which he Hates MOST!! “Sookie, Im a filthy fangbanger!”
        That Would be drama!! I Should write for the show!!! Mr. Ball are you listening!!! LOL

        • missyella

          Hi Antonio,

          I think of all the things that could happen, I strongly believe that Eric would not harm Jason. Remember in ep 9 season 2, before Luke let of the Bomb, Eric cornered Jason at the Hotel and made him swear that he would no longer partake, steal V.

          Jason agreed and that appeared to be the end to that subject.

          Another reason is due to Sookie who has already said she would never forgive Eric, if he ever did anything as horrid again, like keeping Lafaytte chained in the Basement.

  • Nia

    I am a total Bill fan and of the love story between him and Sookie. I also love Erics character and the drama he will cause. It is necessary to the story. No matter what journey Alan takes us on, I will always be a devoted fan of the show. Like a true lover, I will stick with him through thick and thin. That is what makes a true fan.
    Team True Blood!

  • Lizzie 1701

    I think AB knows it will be predictable for Sookie to go to Eric so I think he will go another way which would be a WOW factor! He has always said that Bill and Sookie will be the core of the show and that they will have their ups and downs to strengthen them and their relationship. Lets us be WOWED!!

    • missyella

      Hi Lizzie 1701,

      I hope he does not go the entire 360 and we have no Sookie/Eric relationship, as much as I love TB, I think that would do it for me.

      Only kidding, knowing Alan it will be something good!!!! Roll in season 3 but why soooo long????

  • val

    Well this could put an interesting twist to the “Bill and Sookie”
    show!!I would LOVE to see some changes to Bill’s “too good to be true” personality! I think a little dangerous(Eric) would be good for the series.

    • jay

      I totally agree with you, bill does seem to good to be true.. Which is sad because I love bill and sookie. But I really like the eric and sookie dynamic.. I think watching eric and sookie go through denials about their feelings for each other will be an interesting watch. Im curious 2 c what type of relationship they would have, if they are 2 ever have 1. In contrast 2 bill and sookie.. I am all fall the controversial twist. I think it will bring the drama the show needs to maintain its longevity. In the long run, I dont think team bill and sookie fans will have anything 2 worry about.. I am sure they will end up together in the end..