Fresh Spoilers for Season 4 from Alan Ball and Cast

March 10, 2011 by  

Spoilers Galore! What to Expect From the Main Characters:

True Blood PaleyFest 2011Alan Ball and most of the True Blood cast were at PaleyFest 2011, spilling beans left and right.  If you’d like to remain in the dark and be surprised come June, please stop reading!

The scoop on Sookie: Only four episodes have been shot, but she’s already kissed two people.  Hint — neither one was Bill!  Ball assures us Sookie won’t be forgiving Bill any time soon.  Well, no one can blame her.  As you may recall, it was revealed last season that Bill was actually sent Sookie’s way by the Queen (Evan Rachel Wood).  He let Sookie get beat up so that he could heal her, by way of making her drink his blood, thus guaranteeing a bond between the two.  According to Ball: “The betrayal is so deep that I don’t think she sees a way back from that.  That’s why we need 17 seasons!”  In the meantime, Sookie’s learned a few things while cavorting with the fairies.  Just not how to control her “microwave fingers”.

What’s happening with Bill?  Last we saw, he and Queen Sophie-Anne were in full attack mode in mid-air.  The only thing Ball will say is, “There is a bite-off [between Bill and the Queen]. Things happen.  It’s not just the two of them involved”.  Hmm… cryptic, much?

And finally, the lowdown on Eric: to the delight of many, it’s been confirmed he will have amnesia.  How does it happen?  Why?  We don’t know the details, but here is Alexander Skarsgård‘s take:

“He messed with the wrong people, he’s definitely not stable.  He doesn’t know who he is anymore… Eric needs help.  There are a lot of friendly people in Bon Temps kind enough to help.  The powerful character he was is just gone.  He’s the polar opposite of who he used to be.  He’s just completely lost… and very vulnerable.”

The Merlotte’s Gang:

What is the deal with Arlene‘s baby?  Or, as Ball puts it, her “evil” baby?  Rene’s progeny will be born tout de suite, and Terry will become a loving, proud papa.  Says Carrie Preston (Arlene), “That problem grows exponentially”.

Where is Tara Mae?  Thankfully, we’ll find out soon enough.  The old Tara is back in Bon Temps, minus the long hair.  What can we expect from her? Rutina Wesley says, “She may find some happiness, but just for a bit… You’ll find out early on where she’s been”.

Ring ring, hookah, ring ring.  Lafayette‘s gentleman caller, Jesus, revealed himself to be a brujo (witch), and clearly, a spell has been cast.  Whether it’s a literal spell, or Lafayette is simply in love, we don’t know for sure.  But we are certainly looking forward to finding out.

Speaking of lovers, things are looking good for Jessica and Hoyt.  Well, to a degree.  They’ll be facing many obstacles, but at least they’ll be facing them together.  Or will they?  Remember Mrs. Fortenberry?  “Mom is awful”, says Jim Parrack.  The rest of the anti-vamp populace also adds to their problems.  However, according to Parrack, we need not despair.  “Jessica is the one,” he says.

Last but not least, we have Mr. Merlotte himself, Sam.  The poor guy hasn’t had much luck in the love department, but he’s being given another chance.  According to Trammell, “I get another shot.  I’m at bat again.  I think Sam will sober up.”  But leave it to Alan Ball to throw a wrench in things.  Concerning Sam’s sobriety, Ball says, “He can do that for one episode”.  Why would that be?  Ah, remember how Sam shot his brother?  That may come back to bite him in the butt.

As for the Rest of Bon Temps (And Its Environs):

Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) was last seen in Hotshot, delivering a sweet, heartfelt speech.  Entrusted with the care of his werepanther girlfriend’s kin, we can only assume he’ll be doing his “Jason” best.  The only thing we’re going to get out of Kwanten is, “He should not be looking after an entire village of meth addicts — he’s Jason Stackhouse.”

While we’re on the subject of drugs, let’s talk about V — vampire blood.  Who’s it going to affect this season?  If you recall, Andy Bellefleur kept a vial of it, and curiosity’s going to get the better of him.  Oh, Andy.  What kind of mishaps are we going to see now?

Who’s rising from the dead?  Or is it the undead?  The final death?  Whichever one it is, the answer is no one.  We will, however, see Godric again, presumably by way of flashbacks.  Can you guess who else is back, but in the flesh?  The Vampire King of Mississippi, Russell Edgington.  Says Alan Ball, “We have definite plans to bring him back — and he’s gonna be pissed”.

Now for our favorite were, Alcide: Will he be hooking up with Sookie, or is he still not over Debbie?  As for Debbie, Manganiello says, “she’s still alive and at large, so you never know”.  We do know for certain, however, that Alcide will be spending time with Sookie.  Which is sure to set Debbie off.

A few last tidbits from Alan Ball: coming to the show will be “some new witches, new vampires, new humans, a new werewolf, and a child”, and in animal form, “a gator, a rattlesnake, and an attack owl”.

There you have it, folks.  Those are all the official spoilers we have for now, but rest assured we’ll keep them coming.  Who’s excited for Season 4?!


Sources: – 15 True Blood Spoilers: Plus, Why Powerful Vampire Eric Is “Completely Lost” – Breaking News!  First Hints at ‘True Blood’ Season 4!

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  • I am so excited about the changes and plot lines, Tara sans Hair what ever happened to her? Will be fun to find out and Eric Amnesia yes please, we have waited a long time for this and if AB is being true, then hopefully S & E will happen….we hope!!

  • Anonymous

    Okay folks, can you say, Let’s hurry up season4 kinda like the commercial Open Open Open , Except, S4, S4, S4 yay! I can hardly wait.

  • I am so excited and looking forward to Season 4. The two men Sookie kisses I hope one of them is the amnesia Eric and the other possibly Alcide anyways bring it on. I ve read the books and I cannot wait to see it. Looking forward to some steamy love scenes between E & S. AB give us a drop of whats to come.

  • Anonymous

    Actually, AB said “The betrayal or what Sookie PERCEIVES to be a betrayal, is so deep that I don’t think she sees a way back from that. ” Sorry, but that little bit says a lot, imo.

    Also, 17 seasons for Sookie to forgive Bill?? Come on, just use a plot device, like when Sookie said “But you did not see Eric on the roof top” to change the atmoshere of the relationship. I mean, what a cheap way of changing the anti – lazy writing.

    • Yep! AB did say that, and I too noticed the emphasis on PERCEIVES. But I totally agree – the relationship and how it was changed was completely lazy writing.

    • You’re right, but he didn’t put any special emphasis on the word. That is how Sookie herself sees it, as a deep betrayal, which is why he said perceives.

      Also, in his interview that came out recently, he did not say perceives…….and he said Sookie meant everything that was said.

      • Anonymous

        I think AB meant what he said by saying “perceived”, otherwise why say it??

        I am going with AB original plan for the show that Bill and Sookie having a rough road to follow and that he said last year that he wants to see cast members acting along other for a change. This alleviates boredom and gives freshness to their acting. This story is also about Bill’s road to redemption and it will be a great ride!!

        Don’t worry Ashley, Bill and Sookie will be back together again. It will just take a bit of time. Yes, I know Sookie is really hurt, but as AB said at the S3 finale video, all is not as it seems and I believe him. There are things afoot!

      • Actually, he gave a slight emphasis to the word. I was at Paley Center, and I heard it live.

  • looking forward to this season the most, love book 4!!! Too bad this is the only summer i’ll be in nursing school….. Lord let me not have clinicals on monday cause I’ll be busy come 9 pm sundays!

  • Jaxx

    I just can’t wait. Even if you’ve read the books, there are enough differences to keep you guessed. I’ve learned to love both medias.

    Only 93 days to go!!! YAY.

    • Anonymous

      Hi Jaxx, Thanks for the countdown, now I can mark the days on my calender, The dvr is all set to go. I agree, I do love both as well.

  • I’m so freakin PUMPED! This may end up being my favorite season. (I say that every season!)

    • @TBLizzie, thank you for clarifying that, it’s funny how some people misquote that part or leaves things out. AB was also asked if he still thought Bill and Sookie were still Soulmates. He said,” It’s hard not to think of them as soulmates when they’re soulmates in real life.” We all have our opinions, characters we favor, in saying that, I do believe Bill and Sookie will be together again, but it will take some time. JMO

      • Anonymous

        Hi Shirley. Yes, AB did say that. So, whatever happens between Sookie and /or either Eric and Alcide, will not be real. I mean, there is a difference between f***king some one and making love with someone. That is what Sookie will find out, imo.

        • Jaxx

          Yep, you are right Lizzie. Being romantically connected to both Alcide and Eric will determine if Bill and Sookie are indeed soulmates. It will be fun to watch in any event.

          I think Sookie should date other men since she’s never even had a boyfriend before Bill. You know the old saying “Set if free and if it returns, it was meant to be”. We will then see if Bill and Sookie are the real deal. 🙂

        • Seriously? So basically you are sayng because Bill is her first love, which started based on a lie and manipulation, Sookie can never love anyone but him, and anyon after him will just be a f*ck? Okay, got it. *insert eyeroll*

          • Ashley, Lizzie was saying simply that Bill and Sookie are soul mates, something Alan Ball has said multiple times, and recently reconfirmed at Paley Center. She loves him, and to some degree, hurt though she may be at the moment, Sookie will always love Bill.

            Besides that, there really is a difference between sex and making love. 🙂

    • @TBLizzie, thank you for clarifying that, it’s funny how some people misquote that part or leaves things out. AB was also asked if he still thought Bill and Sookie were still Soulmates. He said,” It’s hard not to think of them as soulmates when they’re soulmates in real life.” We all have our opinions, characters we favor, in saying that, I do believe Bill and Sookie will be together again, but it will take some time. JMO

  • I am sooo looking forward to season 4 =D
    I’ve already read the books but I’ll be surprised anyway, so… keep going on and I hope that we’ll soon get some episodes to watch =)