August 15, 2013
Wasn’t HBO’s True Blood Season 6, Episode 9, entitled Life Matters, just the best episode so far this season? There were just so many quotes to choose from! Did I miss any?
Source: Rachel Tsoumbakos – MEMES: True Blood Season 6 – Episode 9 #TBQuotes
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August 12, 2013
Will We See One More Death in the Finale?:
With the Season 6 Finale of True Blood less than a week away, there is the lingering possibility that the Season 6 major character death is still to come. Fans watched with awe and sadness in Episode 6, when the lovable and tormented Terry Bellefleur(Todd Lowe) set the wheels in motion to put an end to his tortured life. We knew almost immediately that Terry would be the “major” character death of Season 6. Episode 7 confirmed our feelings, and yet the death of Terry Bellefleur for some was a little anti-climatic. Yes Terry has been in the series since the beginning, but Terry? The major character death?
I would like to propose another twist that the major character death is still to come in the Season 6 Finale which aires next Sunday August 18 on HBO. The major character death could in fact be none other than Bon Temps favourite telepath, Sookie Stackhouse(Anna Paquin).
What we know:
1) Sookie has promised to become Warlow(Rob Kazinsky’s) faerie vampire bride, this can only be achieved with the “death” of Sookie. Sookie reconfirmed her promise to Warlow in Episode 9.
2) Sookie does not want to die and be buried next to her parents for all of eternity.
3) Sookie’s “death” would not mean the end of her time on the show True Blood, it would mark the beginning of a very interesting storyline.
It has been said in an interview that the finale brings “game changer” status to True Blood. Having Sookie become a vampire would definitely be a game changer, since we have spent the past 5 seasons listening to her say that she would never turn into a vampire…
So Truebies what do you think? Will Sookie go through with the faerie vampire wedding, marking the “real” major character death of the season?
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August 10, 2013
Lafayette Will be Back With a Vengeance in Season 7:
Many Truebies have bemoaned the fact that the storylines in HBO’s True Blood have gotten more intricate and confusing with each successive season. But don’t fear, you’re not alone! Nelsan Ellis (who plays Lafayette Reynolds) is hearing you all loud and clear! When recently interviewed by Vulture.com, he had this to say:
Last season was a bit schizophrenic, with like fifteen storylines. Even when I watched the show, I’d get confused as to what’s going on. There was a lot happening in 51 minutes.
So Ellis is pleased that Brian Buckner has streamlined the plot for True Blood Season 6. A sentiment echoed by fans also. Nelsan reiterated the fact that the show is trying to get back to it’s roots.
But what about Lafayette? Many fans are lamenting the fact that Bon Temps’ most flamboyant character has been playing it low key in Season 6. Fear not, Ellis has confirmed that Lafayette will be bigger and better in True Blood Season 7.
So, is Nelsan Ellis as flamboyant as his character in real life? It appears not, since he was recently rendered speechless by the woman he calls the ‘queen of the universe’: Oprah Winfrey. When he recently had the talk-show host introduce herself to him on the set of their movie, Butler, Ellis was too shy to respond:
I was like, ‘Ohmigod, ohmigod, ohmigod’. I get nervous around people, especially celebrities. And I think Oprah is queen of the universe. I think she sits on the balcony of the heavens.
True Blood fans will certainly be glad to hear that Lafayette is back in Season 7 – and with rumors that Terry Bellefleur (Todd Lowe) isn’t the only major death occurring in True Blood Season 6, it’s nice to hear that Lafayette is safe for Season 6!
Source: Vulture.com – Nelsan Ellis Gets Confused by True Blood Too
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August 10, 2013
Terry Bellefleur’s Funeral Brings Bon Temps Together:
Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) arrives and still wearing that black dress she wore to Fairyland with Billith (Stephen Moyer). So she must make it back okay. I wonder how Billith and Warlow (Robert Kazinsky) fared though?
She does appear to be a little late to the funeral though and has to take a seat next to Jane Bodehouse (Patricia Bethune) and Maxine Fortenberry (Dale Raoul). Sookie isn’ t seated for long when Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello) turns up, wanting to sit next to her. While Alcide impresses Jane and Maxine, Sookie isn’t as beguiled and announces she’s saving the seat next to her for her brother, Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten). But we all know Jason isn’t about to turn up any time soon!
So what do you think of this video teaser for HBO’s True Blood Season 6, Episode 9? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below.
Source: YouTube – True Blood Season 6: Episode #9 Clip – Scent of a Werewolf
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
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
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
July 25, 2013
Now That the Dust Has Settled, Let’s See What Todd Lowe Has to Say:
We all knew it was coming; that big awful death of a True Blood character. And while many people are now saying that HBO played it safe with killing off a long time character, rather than a major character (it was no red wedding after all), it was still a tragic moment.
It’s been a few days now, we’ve had some time to reflect and take in the whole scenario surrounding the self-ordered hit, the glamor and the ultimate tragedy of Terry Bellefleur (played by Todd Lowe) dying not long after he was freed from this inner demons. Now lets hear what the actor himself had to say about it all.
Firstly, let’s start with that round table read – the one where everyone started crying:
Yeah. We were on location on this ranch in Malibu, and we were all crammed in this lunch truck, and we got to that scene, and we played it out, and there was about five minutes of applause afterwards. It was the biggest ovation I’d ever gotten in my life. Even thinking about it now, it tears me up.
Lowe found out about his demise at the start of this year, with Brian Buckner taking him aside and assuring the actor that it wasn’t because of anything Lowe had done, it was just time to shake up things. This also ties in with the fact that Buckner wants to streamline the story lines in True Blood Season 6 and beyond.
Many people have wondered why someone didn’t come up with the idea of glamoring Terry earlier on in the show, since he really only had a scene or two of being happy Terry before he died. Personally, this is what makes it more tragic. He was happy, he was ‘fixed’, yet he had no idea he needed to let Justin know the hit was off. When asked if vampires would make good therapists (being able to glamor the pain away and all), Lowe had this caution:
It’s a philosophical discussion. It seems kind of unethical, because if they erase part of your brain, it takes away a bit of your personality.
When it came to filming Terry’s demise, Todd Lowe had many reasons for finding the death scene challenging:
It was tough. I had an injury. I had injured my rotator cuff and I couldn’t really move my right arm too well. So I was in actual physical pain while having to do all this emotional pain. So I think it kind of helped.
Although, he was quick to add that Carrie Preston (who plays his wife, Arlene Fowler), was the one who really suffered through the scenes, all he had to do was lie there and play dead while Arlene was left having to deal with the untimely death of her spouse.
Speaking of, there are plenty of people in Bon Temps who are close to Terry Bellefleur: friends, colleagues, relatives. How will they be affected? It seems that Terry’s death will cause a ripple effect throughout Bon Temps. Lowe even suggesting this is why Terry died the way he did:
They’re going to have to deal with the funeral, and that’s a good plot device to bring people back to Bon Temps. And then if everybody is congregated in Bon Temps, hmm… what could happen?
So what happens when a long term character dies on True Blood? Is there a party, a send off of any type? It turns out there is, and Todd was very happy with his:
They surprised me with a red-velvet armadillo cake because my character has a pet armadillo. I don’t know who the baker was that made it, but it was incredibly realistic-looking. Unappetizing to the eye, but delicious.
If you want to read more on what Todd Lowe had to say about Terry Bellefleur’s death, then please click on the links in the sources below to view the full interviews.
Are you sad that Terry Bellefleur has left Bon Temps for good? Were you surprised it was him? And do you think there is more death and distruction to come to the good folk in Bon Temps? Let us know by commenting below!
Sources: Today.com – ‘True Blood’ star: ‘It was the right time’ for Terry to die
Vulture.com – True Blood’s Todd Lowe on Terry Bellefleur’s Fate
RollingStone.com – Q&A: ‘True Blood’ Actor Todd Lowe on Terry Bellefleur’s Tragic Death
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
July 22, 2013
Terry Bellefleur Will Be Sorely Missed:
We’ve been awaiting this episode for the entire season: the one in which one of our beloved True Blood characters dies.
And what a heart-wrenching way for it to occur – right after Terry (played by Todd Lowe) has the memory of his hideous war scars removed via glamour. It seemed like such a good idea at the time, when Holly Cleary (Lauren Bowles) convinced Arlene Fowler (Carrie Preston) that her vampire buddy could remove all evidence of Terry’s traumas from his mind.
Except that was the point when us, the TV viewer, realised without a doubt, that Terry would be the Bon Temps regular we were about to lose.
So we watched, and we waited, for that fateful moment to occur.
And it did.
And it was just as sad and poignant as we expected. Rest In Peace Terry Bellefleur. At least you got to see the world from a happy place – even if it was only for a while…
Find out what the rest of the cast had to say about Terry’s demise:
Source: Zap2It – ‘True Blood’ cast talks about episode 6 death
(Photo Credit: Rachel Tsoumbakos/HBO Inc.)
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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July 16, 2013
True Blood Season 6 Half Way Finished-Where Will the Next Episode Take Us?:
We are half way through Season 6 of HBO’s hit show True Blood, and things just keep heating up! The war between vampires and humans continues to escalate, while love and loyalties will continue to be tested. We know that a major character is supposed to die in Season 6, and that it is to happen around the half way point, could Episode 6 be the ending for one our beloved characters?
HBO has released the details of Episode 6 of True Blood:
“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”.
This episode is written by Daniel Kenneth and Directed by Howard Deutch.
I can’t help but notice that the main character Sookie Stackhouse(Anna Paquin) and Lafayette Reynolds(Nelsan Ellis) are not mentioned in the Press Release, when we last saw these two Layfayette’s body had been taken over by Sookie’s deceased father, who was trying to drown Sookie…I wonder if this storyline could be the major death plot line…Guess we will have to just wait and see!
Episode 6 aires this Sunday July 21 on HBO at 9:00pm ET/PT.
Check out the promo here for what’s next on True Blood!
Source: Youtube: True Blood 6×06 Promo “Don’t You Feel Me” (HD) Season 6 Episode 6
Spoilertv.com: True Blood: Episode 6.06 -Don’t You Feel Me-Press Release
(Photo credit)HBO John P. Johnson