True Blood Finale: A Look Back on… Then and Now

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:

Anna Paquin stars as Sookie Stackhouse in HBOs True Blood Season 1 vs Season 7

Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer)

It seems consuming the blood of Lilith and then contracting Hep-V has actually improved Bill:

Stephen Moyer stars as Bill Compton in HBOs True Blood Season 1 vs Season 7

Alexander Skarsgard (Alexander Skarsgard)

He still smoulders, but we sure are glad Eric Northman ditched the long hair:

Alexander Skarsgard stars as Eric Northman in HBOs True Blood Season 1 vs Season 7

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:

Kristin bauer van Straten stars as Pam in HBOs True Blood Season 1 vs Season 7

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:

Nelsan Ellis stars as Lafayette Reynolds in HBOs True Blood Season 1 vs Season 7

Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell)

Sam is sporting a few more grey hairs and a less structured style than in Season 1:

Sam Trammell Stars as Sam Merlotte in HBOs True blood Season 1 vs Season 7

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:

Carrie Preston stars as Arlene Fowler in HBOs True Blood Season 1 vs Season 7

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:

Tara Buck stars as Ginger the screamer in HBOs True Blood Season 1 vs Season 7

Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer)

It seems that Andy has gotten buff since Season 1:

Chris Bauer stars as Andy Bellefleur in HBOs True Blood Season 1 vs Season 7

Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten)

Look how young Jason is in Season 1! Still as chiseled as ever in Season 7 though:

Ryan Kwanten Stars as Jason Stackhouse in HBOs Season 1 vs Season 7

 

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:

Jim Parrack stars as Hoyt Fortenberry in HBOs Treu Blood Season 1 vs Season 7

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:

Deborah Ann Woll stars as Jessica Hamby in HBOs True Blood Season 1 vs Season 7

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:

Adina Porter stars as Lettie Mae in HBOs True Blood Season 1 vs 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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True Blood Season 7 Spoilers: Goodbyes, Weird Sex & Love Triangles

August 15, 2014

Could an Original Cast Member Die in Episode 9 of HBO’s True Blood ?

Tara Buck stars as Ginger in HBO's True Blood Season 7It seems Episode 9 (entitled Love is to Die) will say a final goodbye to yet another original cast member of HBO’s True Blood! But will they die? It seems the devil is in the fine print of what TVGuide had to say about the upcoming episode recently:

With only two episodes to go, there are a lot of narrative threads to tie up, including the issue of Bill [Compton]’s mortality. I will only say this: At least one original cast member will say goodbye for good this week. In possibly related news, a longstanding love triangle will be resolved and you’ll see one of the show’s weirdest — and funniest — sex scenes between a long-unrequited pair.

How interesting is that news? With the admission of a long term love triangle also being resolved, one could assume that with Bill’s (Stephen Moyer) death, Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) finally chooses Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard).  Consolation prize anyone? However, there is another love triangle going on at the moment – that of Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack), Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) and Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten). Perhaps TVGuide are referring to that triangle instead? Maybe Jess and Hoyt get back together and Jessica decides to move to Alaska to be with him? After all, it doesn’t specifically say the cast member will die.

And what of that sex scene, huh? Who do we know on True Blood that is part of an ‘unrequited pair’? Could it be Sookie and Eric? Probably not, since they have been intimate before. But it sure doesn’t leave many other options. Perhaps Arlene (Carrie Preston) and Keith (Riley Smith)? Especially since TVLine had this spoiler to announce:

Not everyone will get a happy ending on True Blood… but I think it’s safe to say that Arlene and Keith will be among the lucky few. Though we’re not going to get another pool table scene, this Sunday’s episode does show the effect Arlene’s relationship with Keith is having on her. (Spoiler Alert: She’s a very happy woman.)

But they haven’t been an item for very long, and many wouldn’t even really consider them as such. Oh, hang on a minute – what about Ginger (Tara Buck) and Eric? Now that would potentially be hilarious and weird!

Let us know your thoughts on this by commenting below!

Sources: TV Guide – Mega Buzz: True Blood’s Cure, an NCIS Return, and a Vampire Diaries Mystery

TVLine – Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Parenthood, Chicago Fire, True Blood, Glee, S.H.I.E.L.D., The Killing and More

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VIDEO: True Blood Season 7 Episode 9 (Love is to Die) Sneak Peek #2

August 15, 2014

Arlene Offers Sookie Some Advice:

Anna Paquin stars as Sookie Stackhouse in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 9 (entitled 'Love is to Die') Here’s the penultimate sneak peek #2 clip of HBO’s True Blood ever! In Episode 9 (ominously entitled Love is to Die) of True Blood Season 7, we find Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and Arlene Fowler (Carrie Preston) deep in conversation at Bellefleur’s (formerly known as Merlotte’s) about loss, grief and how to move on. It seems Sookie has admitted that she never fully committed to her relationship with Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello) because of the feelings she still had for vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer).

The question is though, is Sookie and Arlene having this chat because Bill has already succumbed to Hep-V?

Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Synopsis:

Sookie Stackhouse retreats in confusion. Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) makes a choice. Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) exercises uncharacteristic restraint, while Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) faces a dilemma after being caught in a lie.

Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Howard Deutch.

You can also view the synopsis for the True Blood Season 7 finale by clicking here.

Source: YouTube – True Blood Season 7: Episode #9 Clip (HBO)

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True Blood Season 7: Arlene’s Story Arc Completes It’s Circle

August 9, 2014

Carrie Preston is Happy With Arlene and Keith’s Love Story:

Arlene Fowler (Carrie Preston) and Keith (Riley Smith) star in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 7 (entitled 'May Be the Last Time')A fondness for vampires has been a long time coming for Bon Temps waitress, Arlene Fowler. When HBO’s True Blood started seven seasons ago, Arlene was decidedly anti-vampire. But for Carrie Preston, the actor who portrays the redheaded character, she is glad Arlene has come full circle:

It was a great build. It builds up over the seasons, as opposed to breaking down or kind of fizzling out — it was the opposite. I feel like I had a great climb, and where it ended up was perfect… She has really grown more than a lot of the characters — to have her at the beginning be so terrified of vampires and at the end actually starting a relationship with one, that’s a remarkable thing.

Preston has also confirmed that this relationship will solidify and grow throughout the final few episodes of True Blood. Which is nice to see after all the broken relationships and heartbreak that has befallen her, starting with having a murderous ex-husband and ending just last season with the loss of Terry Bellefleur (Todd Lowe).

Arlene has not grown into a vampire appreciating member of society, but many characters on the hit show now look to Arlene for advice, the most recent being Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell). Now that she runs and owns Bellefleur’s (formerly called Merlotte’s), it seems Arlene has settled into a nice groove in her life, even if she confessed to Sam that she is only pretending to be happy in the hope that eventually will actually be happy. And, speaking of Merlotte’s, playing a drunk Arlene has been among Carrie’s fondest memories of being Arlene:

I’m pretty partial to drunk Arlene. Even from day one — in the pilot, she’s in the back of the bar, saying something like “It’s that vampire.” Then you jump ahead to when she sees Bill (Stephen Moyer) walking in daylight, that line “Y’all, I’m wasted,” and then in just episode five when she sees Keith and says, “I have to go make tinkle because I am a human.” She’s pretty funny.

You can read Carrie’s full interview with The Hollywood Reporter by clicking here.

What’s your favorite Arlene moment? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter – ‘True Blood’s’ Carrie Preston on Arlene’s Love Interest: ‘She’s Got Somebody to Lean On’ (Q&A)

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True Blood Season 7: New Episode 7 Stills Released!

August 1, 2014

Sookie, Jessica, Bill and Sarah Newlin All Look So Sad:

Stephen Moyer stars as Bill Compton and Deborah Ann Woll stars as Jessica Hamby in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 7 (entitled 'May Be the Last Time')With only a few short episodes left of HBO’s True Blood Season 7, fans are eager to drain every last drop of information before the show meets it’s final death. So, we have scrounged up some stills for you! Three of these stills show sad faces: Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) seems to be searching to skies for something (her fairy grandfather, Niall Brigant (Rutger Hauger) perhaps?) Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) seems perplexed over something. Meanwhile, Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and his progeny, Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) appear to be deep in discussion.

And then there is Arlene (Fowler (Carrie Preston). Bright, happy, red like a sunset, Arlene. Seems she is the only one happy in Bon Temps in Episode 7 – sure hope we’re wrong about that.

Let us know your theories on these photos by commenting below!

Anna Paquin stars as Sookie Stackhouse in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 7 (entitled 'May Be the Last Time')

Anna Camp stars as Sarah Newlin in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 7 (entitled 'May Be the Last Time')

Stephen Moyer stars as Bill Compton and Deborah Ann Woll stars as Jessica Hamby in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 7 (entitled 'May Be the Last Time')

Carrie Preston stars as Arlene Fowler-Bellefleur in HBO's True Blood Season 7 (Episode 7 entitled 'May Be the Last Time')

Source: HBO Inc.

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Carrie Preston: Being Arlene and Returning to HBO After True Blood

July 20, 2014

Find Out What Carrie Preston Thought of Arlene’s Death Experience:

Carrie Preston stars as Arlene Fowler-Bellefleur in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 4 (entitled 'Death is not the End')For fans of Arlene Fowler-Bellefleur (Carrie Preston), things got a little scary in last week’s episode (entitled Death is not the End) with the redheaded waitress nearly dying after becoming a feast for Hep-V infected vampires! For actor Carrie Preston, though, it was more exciting to see the return of her onscreen love, Terry Bellefleur (Todd Lowe):

I was most surprised and excited about Terry coming back, because obviously I love Todd [Lowe]. We’ve kept up, but it’s not the same as having him on set. I also thought the episode does a great job of giving Arlene this major obstacle: What makes her want to come back? Because Arlene dies, we definitely decided that—it wasn’t like she was on the brink of death, she actually goes. It’s Terry who encourages her to go back.

While we were all terrified we were witnessing the demise of yet another of our favorite characters, Carrie was glad to see that Arlene and Terry got some sort of closure:

[It was good] to have a moment of closure between Arlene and Terry, because when he died, it was so quick and sudden and tragic that it was really nice to have a little coda between them.

But, in order for Arlene to be saved, she had to drink the blood of vampire Keith (Riley Smith). And we all know what that means – sex dreams! While Riley Smith recently denied a full blown romance between them in Season 7, Carrie had the following to say about getting blood from a vampire:

I thought, “Okay, you don’t introduce an entire new vampire without having some kind of follow-up.” I was curious what that was going to be, and I hope that the fans will remain curious. Riley is sweet, and he jumped right in.

she told Entertainment Weekly recently. She also went on to say that she was certainly glad to rid of the dress she wore for the first four episodes of Season 7. But, as far as Bon Temps and Arlene is concerned, there is still another six episodes to go before the town can get any semblance of normal back.

And what then?

Well, we will still be able to catch up with her on HBO, thanks to her upcoming appearance on Getting On:

I’m going to be doing a guest spot on Getting On. I start shooting that in a couple of weeks. I’m hoping I can get another show. I really love doing TV. I got my fingers crossed that I get a regular gig on another show.

Well, isn’t that great news? Let me know your thoughts by commenting below!

Source: Entertainment Weekly – Carrie Preston talks ‘True Blood’ tearjerker (and her next HBO gig)

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True Blood Season 7: Carrie Preston Talks About De-Fellatio

July 5, 2014

Arlene Fowler and Betty get Personal:

Carrie Preston stars as Arlene Fowler in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 2 entitled 'I Found You'Many fans of HBO’s True Blood were intrigued by the death of vampire Betty in Episode 2 (entitled I Found You) of True Blood Season 7. It seemed they were wondering whether Betty died because of an accelerated version of Hep-V or whether she possibly died because of something special in Arlene Fowler’s (Carrie Preston) blood.

Besides this dilemma, how did HBO even go about getting a person to explode while drinking blood from the femoral artery of Arlene? It seems Carrie Preston was happy to spill the beans in that department:

It’s a practical effect that actually happened between my legs,” she said with a laugh. “I ended up calling that doll De-fellatio [Laughs]—lady between my legs! I don’t know if you can print that, but that’s what I called her. De-fellatio remains very much part of that scene and it gets very scary, it gets very scary as the next couple of episodes are pretty terrifying…These Hep-V vampires are no joke…[T]hey’re still vampires and even though they’re weak, they’re still vampires and they’re stronger than humans.

While the mechanics of this scene is quite hilarious to think about, Carrie then goes on to drop the following bombshell:

The carnage does not end after episode two.

Oh. No.

Let us know your thoughts on just how bad it could get for Arlene and the others in the basement of Fangtasia by commenting below!

Source: E!Online – Carrie Preston Breaks Down True Blood’s Exploding Vampire, “De-Fellatio”

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Carrie Preston Talks About the Challenges Ahead for Arlene in True Blood Season 7

July 3, 2014

Will Arlene Fowler be Able to Find Her Happy Ending in HBO’s True Blood?

Carrie Preston stars as Arlene Fowler Bellefleur in HBO's True Blood Season 7Fans of HBO’s True Blood are a little concerned about how the story line will wind up for Arlene Fowler-Bellefleur in HBO’s True Blood Season 7. And it seems that the actor who plays Arlene, Carrie Preston, is not a huge fan of happy endings, so now should we be really worried for Arlene? Carrie has this to say to TVLine recently:

 I feel like there’s no such thing as a happy ending if you want to have a good conflict and all those ingredients that create good tension. I wouldn’t say that Breaking Bad had a happy ending. However, I was very satisfied with it. There was a lot of controversy about that ending and I thought that was great because I feel like if people aren’t talking about something and they’re passionate about it and there’s good, healthy, excited conversation about it, then we have done our jobs and so I’m hoping that that will be the case with True Blood, that people will be invested in it and have a dialogue about it and feel passionate about it.

But she did promise that Arlene would certainly rise to the challenges ahead in the upcoming episodes of True Blood, that she certainly is too strong a character to quit. And it’s a trait that Preston is proud of. The actor claims that it is Arlene’s ability to keep going, even when presented with what appears to be insurmountable obstacles that she personally aspires to.

And what of all that blood and gore – how does Carrie Preston cope with that?

Well, I’m on a very tame show compared to all of my other colleagues. I really haven’t had to encounter that much of that since I don’t traffic in the world of the vampires. That said, you know the season’s not over yet. So you can talk to me about it at the end of the season and I’ll probably have a little more to say.

You can read the full interview TVLine did with Carrie Preston by clicking here.

Source: TVLine – Carrie Preston Teases Final True Blood Season: Will There Be a Happy Ending?

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VIDEO: True Blood Season 6 Episode 9 Teaser – ‘Meeting Terry’ #FridayFlashback

August 9, 2013

True Blood Brings Us a Terry Bellefleur Flashback:

Chris Bauer (Andy Bellefleur) and Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) look for Terry Bellefleur (Todd Lowe) in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 9, entitled 'Life Matters'HBO is giving us plenty of promo videos for True Blood Season 6 Episode 9 (entitled Life Matters) this week!  And this one comes in the form of a 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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MEMES: True Blood Season 6 – Episode 8 Quotable Quotes

August 8, 2013

Wow! So many quotes to chose from in HBO’s True Blood Season 6, Episode 8, entitled Dead Meat. Which one was your fave quote? Did I miss any?

TB S06E08 2  Warlow quote

TB S06E08 3 Steve Newlin quote

TB S06E08 9 Arlene Fowler quote

TB S06E08 11 Sarah Newlin quote

TB S06E08 12 Eric Northman quote

Source: Rachel Tsoumbakos – MEMES: True Blood Season 6 – Episode 8 #TBQuotes

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