August 24, 2014
How Much Have Our Favorite True Blood Stars Changed From Season 1 to Season 7?
As we lead up to the final episode ever of HBO’s True Blood, let’s take a moment or two to look back over our fave True Blood characters who have managed to survive from Season 1 through to the Season 7 finale, Episode 10 (entitled Thank You) of the hit vampire show:
Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin)
For a human, there’s surprisingly little change for telepathic fairy Sookie:
Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer)
It seems consuming the blood of Lilith and then contracting Hep-V has actually improved Bill:
Alexander Skarsgard (Alexander Skarsgard)
He still smoulders, but we sure are glad Eric Northman ditched the long hair:
Pamela Swynford De Beaufort (Kristin Bauer van Straten)
While Pam has had to deal with many time eras via flashbacks, her everyday look has become more casual in Season 7 as opposed to Season 1:
Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis)
While his predilection to head scarves have remained (except for that short time when he rocked a modern Mohawk), Lafayette’s addiction to eyelashes and accessories has grown:
Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell)
Sam is sporting a few more grey hairs and a less structured style than in Season 1:
Arlene Fowler (Carrie Preston)
Gone is the red wig for Arlene. She has also shortened her hair and gone with a darker, less sunset shade of red:
Ginger (Tara Buck)
I thought Ginger had changed more than this over the seven seasons. Besides less eye make up in Season 7, she is still as blonde as ever:
Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer)
It seems that Andy has gotten buff since Season 1:
Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten)
Look how young Jason is in Season 1! Still as chiseled as ever in Season 7 though:
Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack)
Hoyt is another character who has grown up over the seven seasons, but his darker, broodier Hoyt in Season 7 is certainly more appealing than the puppy that tagged along behind Jason in Season 1:
Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll)
In Season 1, Jessica Hamby was a 17 year old virgin. In Season 7 Jessica is also a 17 year old virgin, it’s just she’s a vampire now. While she has explored her dark side in previous seasons, Season 7 brings Jessica back to a more innocent version of Jess:
Lettie Mae (Adina Porter)
Lettie Mae has always been partial to a good floral frock (even when passed out drunk), but gone are the hats in Season 7:
Who do you think has changed the most over seven seasons of HBO’s True Blood? Let us know in the comments below!
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August 13, 2014
Who Makes it to Episode 10 (entitled Thank You)?
With only two more episodes left of HBO’s True Blood, fans are starting to worry at how all the loose ends will be tied up. Who will die? Who will live happily ever after? Who will Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) finally chose?
Well, we have the press release for the True Blood Season 7 finale! Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) makes it to at least the start of the episode, but it seems he is still suffering from his virulent dose of Hep-V – will he take the antidote or meet the true death? Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) makes a choice – hang on a minute didn’t he already do that in Episode 9? How many choices does Sam have to make? Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) also make it to Episode 10 (entitled Thank You) of True Blood. It seems they are not entirely comfortable with their relationship with Mr. Gus (Will Yun Lee) though – could one of these three die? And, finally, we come to an interesting little titbit: Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer) gets an unexpected inheritance. This one disturbs me, after all it wasn’t that long ago that Bill was seeking legal advice about his will. Could Andy be the benefactor of Bill’s estate? And, if that is the case, does Bill die?
You can make up your own mind on this synopsis and let us know your thoughts by commenting below!
Episode 10 Synopsis:
Episode #80: “Thank You” (series finale)
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Sookie Stackhouse weighs a future with and without Bill Compton. Eric Northman and Pam struggle with their uncomfortable partnership with Mr. Gus. Sam Merlotte makes a choice, while Andy Bellefleur comes upon an unexpected inheritance.
Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Scott Winant.
Source: HBO Inc./SpoilerTV – True Blood – Series Finale – Press Release
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June 26, 2014
Episode 2, I Found You, Gets Two More Video Clips to Tease Fans:
The first one features Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer), Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten), Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) and Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello). This small group has ventured out to the neighboring town of Saint Alice. A town that is new to fans, but now we know why it is important this season – it was the last town attacked before the Hep-V vampires moved on to Bon Temps! Thanks to Jason and his uncanny ability to ingest and then estimate how old pizza is, we now know just how long ago the town of Saint Alice was attacked:
The second clip features Sookie and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). It seems Sookie is in need of Bill’s protection – or his knowledge of whether she is in trouble or not:
So, what do you think will go down in Episode 2 of True Blood’s Season 7? Let us know in the comments below!
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May 9, 2014
Promo Stills from the Final Season of HBO’s True Blood Reveal Little:
It’s that exciting time of year when HBO starts releasing all the delicious teasers in relation to the season return of True Blood! This year though it is both exciting and sad as this will be the very last time we get to squeal in excitement at the tasty morsels HBO are throwing our way.
While there are photos of all our faves: Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten), Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley), Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer), Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell), Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello) and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), there is nothing to show for those other faves whose lives hang in the Season 6 finale limbo. Since Brian Buckner confirmed that Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) will be appearing in True Blood Season 7, we have not seen a single glimmer of hope in any of the promotional ephemera released so far. The same thing can be said about Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten).
So, will they live or die in Season 7? And what of the others? What can we glean from the nine released pictures?
Only time will tell! You can view all the images below. Let us know your theories in the comments.
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August 18, 2013
Who Will Die? Who Will Sookie End up With?
Truebie fans are frantically counting down the hours to HBO’s True Blood Season 6 finale. And there are literally just mere hours to go until all our True Blood questions are answered for this season (and more questions raised to keep us wondering until True Blood Season 7).
Searching the web today, this is what TrueBloodNet have found for you in relation to the True Blood Season 6 finale:
- According to Lauren Bowles (who plays Holly Cleary), things will be shaken up considerably to ready fans for True Blood Season 7:
The end of this season, I think, is going to surprise everyone. I love the direction that it goes in — I’m not sure if everyone will — but I do. And I can promise that you won’t be bored. It really takes the show and blows it up in a way that will make everyone clamor for season seven.
- As for her relationship with Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer), she is less optimistic about the outcome. As she points out, happy couples don’t last very long on True Blood. So it looks like we’ll just have to enjoy their happiness for as long as it lasts. Perhaps, with the possibility of Andy confronting Jessica Hamby this week will be the beginning of the end for this pair?
- While there are expected to be more deaths in Episode 10 (entitled Radioactive) of True Blood, showrunner Brian Buckner says it won’t be as bloody as Episode 9 (entitled Life Matters). It will, however, have a bit of a time jump.
- As a result of the time jump, we will see the first half of the episode dealing with a Warlow (Robert Kazinsky) who is becoming less patient with Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin). Considering Warlow was billed as being the big bad guy this season, this is a little concerning to hear. How will Sookie fare? And in what state will she enter True Blood Season 7: human or vampire?
- The second part of Episode 10 will help to draw the characters back to Bon Temps and set the scene for Season 7. According to Deborah Ann Woll (who plays Jessica Hamby):
We have a couple of scenes at the end of this season where we were all there. It was amazing to see, like, the 20 cast chairs lined up with names of people I only see once a month.
- Brian Buckner has also confirmed we will see Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) make at least one more appearance in the True Blood finale. It could possibly be a nude scene too:
There’s definitely something for the ladies and the gay men. We might see a certain body part.
However, considering we saw Eric heal Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) in Episode 9, it is possible this scene may just be a figment of Jason’s imagination!
Let us know what you think will go down in the season finale of HBO’s True Blood Season 6 by commenting below.
Sources: Hollywood Life – ‘True Blood’: Lauren Bowles Previews Killer Finale & Talks Season 7 Changes
Entertainment Weekly – ‘True Blood’ season finale preview: Naked Eric, a significant time jump, and Jessica answering to Andy?
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August 9, 2013
True Blood Brings Us a Terry Bellefleur Flashback:
Episode 9 of True Blood will bring the residents of Bon Temps together for the funeral of the much loved Terry Bellefleur (Todd Lowe). It seems that there might be a little reminiscing involved as this video gives us a flashback to an early Terry Bellefleur.
We find Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammel) (from the newly opened Merlotte’s bar) with Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer) and a case of Terry’s favorite beer, Raging Bitch. They are out in the middle of nowhere and appear to be trying to lure Terry out of the wilderness. Eventually a camouflaged Terry shows up, looking a lot more damaged than he was before Arlene Fowler (Carrie Preston) picked him up and bought him some measure of happiness.
Let us know what you think of this #FridayFlashback by commenting below.
Source: YouTube– True Blood Season 6: Episode #9 Clip – Meeting Terry
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July 21, 2013
Chris Bauer Discusses Andy’s Future:
As if Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer) hasn’t put up with enough with all of the shenanigans Bon Temps throws at him, he’s left with dealing with four fae daughters at the start of Season 6 of True Blood. Things only seem to be getting worse for the town sherriff, especially after the recent death of three of his ‘young’ ones due to one of our favorite redheaded vampires. Actor Chris Bauer spoke about his specific role this season as a father, incest, and his own Alexander Skarsgard impression.
When asked about the direction Andy is headed in now that recent events have changed things for him, Bauer commented:
“Andy really has to draw a line for himself between power and powerless. And I personally find that line to be one of the most deep and rich veins of humanity. There’s a lot of hubris that goes into thinking you can avenge anything, that you can affect the world in such a way that creates justice. On the other hand, there’s a lot of shame and impotence if you can’t affect your world at all. I think it’s extremely human.”
To add to the sherriff’s plate, Andy must learn how to take care of four ever-growing girls.
How did he deal with the rapid speed of time?:
“We had to discuss how emotionally invested you can get in people in three days. You have to take in that it’s three days in True Blood time, not three days in real time. So I did have to figure out how to manifest a subtle level of realism, because I’ve only known these girls for a few days, which is a slightly different emotional frequency than if they had been 18. But our actual human response to children is a sense of instant bond, instant protection, instant affection, instant concern for their well-being and future. So I just went to that.”
In reality, however, Bauer commented that due to his own “immature” nature, he didn’t speak too much to the many actresses playing his children, but the young ones made him feel right at home as if he were home with his own daughter when she was that young.
“They didn’t understand things like camera direction or how to find the lens, so when you do those scenes with the little teeny girls early on in the season, I would say my line and remind them where to look, remind them what to say, they would have their reaction, and I would say my line, and they would just cut out all my on-camera direction. It was very cute.”
When asked about the ancestral incest found in the show, particularly in his Andy’s storyline with the romatic encounter between Andy’s sister Portia and Bill(Stephen Moyer) (and Bill being Portia’s great-great-great-great grandfather), Bauer agreed that while it’s also confusing, it raises the stakes on his daughters’ attack. The event refocuses one of the show’s original themes of character interaction in a world with very different types of people.
“It’s like two species trying to get along, even though externally we look the same. That’s where all the racism, all the homophobia, all the sexism, all the diminishing-others-for-their-differences comes from. It’s so applicable.”
As for the writing process, the actor said he has not spoken with the writers to pitch ideas. Everyone involved is rarely even together, he said, except for the table reads.
From being a part of these, he has a message for the world:
“The world needs to know that Sam Trammell does a spot-on impression of Alex Skarsgård. Sam is like a character actor in a leading man’s body. It’s ingenious. I’ve tried to do it myself, and I can’t do it. But when Sam does it, it sounds like Eric, and it has this breathy trace of a Swedish accent, you know what I mean? It’s brilliant. I’ve tried to do Joe — I can’t. And it’s not that hard to do Andy. [Laughs.] You just have to growl while you talk.”
We can’t wait to see the rest of Andy’s emotional journey this season!
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July 18, 2013
The Plot Thickens:
Fans of HBO’s True Blood Season 6 are biting their nails as they await the episode in which one of their True Blood favorites dies. Is this the episode in which it will occur? HBO has released the official synopsis:
Bill (Stephen Moyer) decides to seek out Lillith (Jessica Clark) for advice on handling the escalating human-vampire crisis. Eric (Alexander Skarsgård), Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten), Nora (Lucy Griffiths), Jason (Ryan Kwanten) and Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) get up-close-and-personal looks at the perverse perils of Vamp Camp. Sam (Sam Trammell) comes to a decision he hopes will be in Emma’s (Chloe Noelle) best interest. Andy (Chris Bauer) gives his faerie daughter a name, or two or three or four. Arlene (Carrie Preston) has a solution to Terry’s (Todd Lowe) malaise, and Eric makes a startling discovery.
So Andy finally names one of his fairy kids and everyone else appears to be in peril? What’s new for True Blood! Although the fact that Eric Northman makes a startling discovery has me completely intrigued. And why did they let Jason Stackhouse into Vamp Camp so quickly? What do you think will happen in this week’s episode? Let us know in the comments below.
Source: HBO.com – True Blood Season 6 Episode 6 ‘Don’t You Feel Me?’ Synopsis
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July 17, 2013
TrueBloodNet’s Season 6 Predictions:
The hottest question in relation to HBO’s True Blood Season 6 at the moment is ‘Who’s going to die?’ This is quite often followed up with ‘When are they going to die?’ Considering the fact that Episode 7 was originally titled The Funeral, many people are predicting we will lose someone dear to the True Blood family this Sunday (July 21st).
There have been plenty of rumors – so what’s fact and what’s fiction? Certainly nothing can be set in stone as fact when it comes to the rumor mill, but there can be some educated assumptions that can be made based on what has been said by the cast and crew of True Blood surrounding this imminent death.
While Brian Buckner confirmed before the season started that there will be the death of a major character in True Blood Season 6, it is still open to debate over how major that character will be. Lauren Bowles (who plays Holly Cleary) has stated that it will NOT be Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), Chris Bauer let it slip on premiere night that it could possibly be a human that bites the dust.
These two snippets of information have not been confirmed or denied by HBO, yet the fact that they came from True Blood cast, suggest there may be some truth to it. Although, once again, based on that assumption, Rutger Hauer should be Warlow and not Ben (Robert Kazinsky)!
Also, it’s probably safe to assume that Ben, Niall (Rutger Hauer), Governor Burrell (Arliss Howard) or any of the cast that joined True Blood in Season 6, will not die since these characters cannot be considered major characters yet. And in the case of Governor Burrell, he’s the bad guy and will, no doubt, die anyway. So, to be safe, my list will be broken up into two lists: Vampires vs. Humans
Top 5: Humans
- Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis). Poor Lafayette ended Episode 5, F*ck the Pain Away, in quite a predicament, having been possessed by the ghost of Sookie’s dead father, and attempting to finish off drowning Sookie rather than have her marry Ben. I can certainly see either Ben or Bill coming to Sookie’s aid and killing Lafayette before realising he’d been possessed.
- Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten). Ryan Kwanten was one of the first people to speak out about the upcoming death in True Blood Season 6 – and this ALWAYS makes me twitchy! This is also why Joe Manganiello, Todd Lowe and Chris Bauer make the list. Fans tend to connect emotionally to the actors who speak about such big announcements – was that HBO’s intention when allowing these actors to talk about it? Add into the mix the fact that Anna Camp (Sarah Newlin) recently commented that she’s “had sad read-throughs” and the only person I could imagine she would have feelings for is Jason. Jason’s decision to join the LAVTF is certainly a way to put his life at risk as well.
- Ginger (Tara Buck). While not really considered a major character, Ginger has been with us through the entire True Blood journey and many would argue has quite a cult following, being affectionately being refered to as ‘Ginger the Screamer’. Currently, her location is unknown to the audience after she tried delaying tactics for Eric so he could escape the Governor’s clutches. While Ginger has made the list, I would be disappointed if HBO took the soft option of killing off a recurring character rather than a major one.
- Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer). We’ve seen a bit of Andy this season haven’t we? He’s got quite a storyline happening and people seem to be interviewing him left right and center. Are HBO pushing Chris Bauer into the spotlight to make us care more about his character before killing him off? Oh, and wasn’t his obligation to Maurella to raise at least TWO fairy children to adulthood? While technically he did, the fae kingdom (if there is anyone left) may see differently.
- Terry Bellefleur (Todd Lowe). So Terry wants to die – seems like a good way to kill off a character. Especially if something happens to him that makes him want to live but is then unable to contact his hitman, Justin…
Top 5: Vampires/Supernaturals
- Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley). So lots of people have voiced their opinion over the ages about how annoying they find Tara. This would be another soft option (in my opinion), but certainly a plausible one considering that Tara is now stuck in Vamp Camp and determined to save her maker – will she pay the ultimate price for love?
- Bill/Billith (Stephen Moyer). Once again we are presented with a character that draws polar opinions and now that Bill has become Bilith, public opinion appears to be more anti-Bill than ever. Also, Billith is also now considered one of the baddies, and we all know what happens to the bad guys in True Blood…
- Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten). So Pam and Eric are trapped in a room – Gladiator-style – with nothing but a couple of stakes to set them free. Could Pam finally meet the true death?
- Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello). In True Blood Season 6, Alcide has gone from the kind but girlfriend-challenged werewolf to nasty alpha-male over night. Many fans are either hating him for changing so dramatically or starting to worry because it is now putting him very close to the ‘bad guy’ category. Many fans are also finding the werewolf/shifter storyline quite boring this year, which could put the life of Alcide in jeopardy.
- Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard). With all the rumors flying earlier in the year about Eric being the major character death, I have added his name to the list, but I really doubt HBO would go the full Monty and kill off their most enthusiastic fan base. Or would they? Afterall, this is the same network that bought us Game of Thrones and the gut-wrenching red wedding episode…
So, what do you think Truebies? Who do you think will meet their maker in True Blood’s Season 6? Let us know in the comments below!
Sources: SpoilerTV.com – True Blood – Episode 6.07 – Title and casting info
Today.com – ’True Blood’ stars: ‘Lots of tears’ over upcoming ‘major’ death
EW.com – Lauren Bowles previews ‘True Blood’ season 6: The bloodiest season yet and the major death that made everyone cry
YouTube – True Blood Season 6 Live From the Set
Wetpaint.com – True Blood Spoilers: Will Eric Northman Die? Alexander Skarsgard Implies Death
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