August 25, 2013
True Blood Season 6 Ended With a Scene Reminiscent of AMC’s The Walking Dead:
Many fans were left scratching their heads and wondering if they had tuned into AMC’s The Walking Dead when the very last scene of True Blood Season 6 aired. A rabid band of vampires were approaching Bellefleur’s (previously called Merlotte’s) where a large group of Bon Temps residents were attending a special social organized by Sam Merlotte, the new mayor of Bon Temps. This group of ravenous vampires are infected with Hep V. They are sickly with blood running down their chins and moans a-plenty between them. With this, fans immediately took to social media to draw the comparison between the vampires of True Blood and the zombies of The Walking Dead.
But is this what True Blood showrunner, Brian Buckner, has in store for Season 7?
And why are these Hep V infected vampires living longer than Nora (Lucy Griffiths) did when she was first infected?
Here’s what Brian Buckner had to say to TVLine’s Michael Ausiello:
We did say that the virus had mutated, and we get to decide what those mutations are. Perhaps the demand for human blood goes up and that’s the only thing that keeps vampires with Hep V alive… That’s another reason for the time passage. Just like bacteria mutates and that’s why there are antibiotic-resistant strains. So what applied to Nora doesn’t necessarily apply to this gang. And they’re not zombies… In my somewhat limited zombie-genre experience, zombies are not organized. They’re just hunting-killing machines. So what was meant to come across there was that they’re organized, they’re in a formation, they’re hunting, they’re sentient, they can talk. They still have intellect.
Buckner also confirmed with Entertainment Weekly that the Hep V infected vampires are a little different to the vampires we are used to on True Blood:
They’re weaker and driven by a need to eat in a way that the vampires that we’ve come to know are not. They have to drink human blood in larger quantities and more frequently than before.
It also appears that there was concern among the writers that the last scene of True Blood Season 6 would draw The Walking Dead comparisons, something they didn’t necessarily want. They really didn’t want fans thinking they were jumping on the zombie bandwagon. However, with sick vampires on the loose, mutating and looking for human prey, it was hard not to create a scene like this. There was, however, a definite reassurance that True Blood Season 7 would not follow the path of the zombie.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.
Sources: TVLine – True Blood Scoop: Alexander Skarsgard’s Season 7 Fate Revealed! Plus — EP Talks That Nude Scene, Bill-Sookie-Alcide Triangle and More
Entertainment Weekly – ‘True Blood’ season finale: EP Brian Buckner answers burning questions
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August 1, 2013
True Blood Season 6 Is Coming to a Close:
True Blood Season 6, Episode 9 Synopsis has been released. Episode 9 marks the 2nd last episode of Season 6. The battle between the humans and vampires will likely intensify even further in the upcoming episodes. Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) will be out for revenge for his sister Nora’s (Lucy Griffiths) death, which was at the hands of the humans.
Here’s What will Happen:
“A desperate Bill (Stephen Moyer) tries to ferry Warlow (Rob Kazinsky) away from the faerie plain, but Sookie (Anna Paquin) is having none of it. Meanwhile, Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) arrives at vamp camp, looking to inflict serious human damage. In Bon Temps, friends and family take emotional turns remembering a fallen neighbor. Bill feels the pull of Lilith’s (Jessica Clark) sirens”.
So Truebies do you think that Eric is going to get the revenge he is looking for, or will his return to vamp camp only to further secure his spot in the room where the vampires will meet the sun?
Source: Spoilertv.com True Blood-Episode 6.09-Life Matters-Press Release
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July 31, 2013
Is Nora’s Death a Catalyst for Eric’s Revenge?
So last week in HBO’s True Blood Season 6, Episode 6 we lost Terry Bellefleur (Todd Lowe) and Governor Burrell (Arliss Howard). This week, in Episode 7, entitled In the Evening, it’s Nora Gainesborough’s (Lucy Griffiths) turn. While fans were expecting it after she was injected in the previous episode with Hepatitis V, it was still sad. Not to mention the fact that her sibling’s response (Eric Northman, played brilliantly by Alexander Skarsgard) tore at our heartstrings.
But will this be Eric’s incentive for revenge? Will we see a return to the brutal Viking we know and love? And how do you even begin to shoot a scene where the dying vampire dissolves into a puddle of goo? Well, Lucy Griffiths can answer that last question one for you:
I had to have a tube next to my head and they had to pump all the blood through it, to make it look like I was melting, before they added the CGI. So I was covered in blood, covered head to toe, and it was so cold. It feels quite strange! The vein effects right before that were part transfers and make-up and post-production.
While this scene was tricky to perform, it was the flashback scenes that felt the strangest to Griffiths. She likened it to being on the set of a completely different show.
Now that Nora has died, there is also that pesky little fact that no one knows about the apparent incorrect interpretation of the Vampire Bible. Is this a dead end story line, or could the true meaning be revealed later on in the season? Only time will tell – and that time is quickly running out with the True Blood Season 6 finale fast approaching!
You can read the full interview with Lucy Griffiths by Vulture by clicking here.
Were you sad to see Nora die in HBO’s True Blood Season 6, Episode 7? Who do you think will die next? Let us know your views in the comments below!
Source: Vulture – True Blood’s Lucy Griffiths on Nora’s Hepatitis V and Her Emotional Moment with Eric
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July 31, 2013
And Then There Were Three…Left:
We are down to the final three episodes of HBO’s Season 6 hit series True Blood, and yet there seems to be so much left to be revealed! Viewers were left shocked last week when Eric Northman’s(Alexander Skarsgard) sister, Nora Gainseborough(Lucy Griffiths) met the true death. In a last ditch effort to save her life Eric was forced to suck up his pride and reach out to Billith(Stephen Moyer), but even Billith’s blood was not enough to save Nora from the perils of Hep V!
Check out the promo to Season 6’s Episode 8 here! Sookie’s(Anna Paquin) loyalties will be put to the test like never before!
Source: YouTube: True Blood 6×08 Promo “Dead Meat”
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July 22, 2013
Heads Will be Lost:
We are over half way through Season 6 of True Blood, and the hits just keep on coming! The Season 6 Episode 7 “Official” Promo has now been released for our viewing pleasure! Here’s what we know based on the promo:
1) Governor Burrell is dead…he’s gone and lost his head! Mrs. Newlin(Anna Camp) wants his death to remain a secret..it looks like this blonde is smarter and more calculating than she originally appears to be.
2) Eric(Alexander Skarsgard) reaches out to Billith(Stephen Moyer) to help save a brunette, we assume that this is Nora(Lucy Griffiths) after she has been injected with hepatitis a terminal disease for vampires.
3) Jason(Ryan Kwanten) is in hot pursuit to redeem his foolish behaviour, and is planning to make things right with Jessica(Deborah Ann Woll).
4) It appears that Vamp Camp is not the end goal of the war against vampires, but rather an elimination of the entire vampire species..True Blood is being tainted with hepatitis!
Check out the promo for Season 6 Episode 7 of True Blood “In the Evening” to see whats in store next Sunday July 28!
Source: You Tube– True Blood 6×07 Promo- In the Evening Season 6 Episode 7
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July 19, 2013
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Our apologies but while we do ‘spoil’ on occasion, we don’t normally release this deep a spoiler. We don’t want to ruin your enjoyment of the show this Sunday, nor do we want to take advantage of a mistake on the part of the mother of all things True Blood, HBO. We have several other approved teasers posted on the site and we hope you enjoy one of them.
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July 18, 2013
A Tragedy Close to Home?
Many fans are looking forward to Episode 6, entitled Don’t You Feel Me?, from HBO’s True Blood Season 6 with great trepidation. However, it is the episode after it which was once titled The Funeral, that has everyone sitting on the edge of their seats. With that in mind, HBO has released the official synopsis for Episode 7, Don’t You Feel Me?:
Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) makes a last-ditch effort to save an ailing Nora (Lucy Griffiths). A tragedy close to home forces Sam (Sam Trammell) to ignore Alcide’s (Joe Manganiello) warning and return to Bon Temps. Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) shows her gratitude to James (Luke Grimes), a fellow incarcerated vamp, while an emboldened Sarah (Anna Camp) exacts a measure of revenge on Jason (Ryan Kwanten).
A tragedy close to home for Sam? Is this the greatly anticipated death everyone has been talking about? Who would Sam return to Bon Temps for?
Make sure you tune in this Sunday night to find out what goes down in HBO’s True Blood Season 6!
Source: HBO.com – True Blood Season 6 Episode 6 Synopsis
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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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