True Blood Season 7: Episode 8 Ratings Are In!

August 16, 2014

True Blood Season 7 Gets Beaten by a Shark:

Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Mr Gus (Will Yun Lee) star in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 8 (entitled 'Almost Home')It seems True Blood’s vampires were taken out by a shark in the ratings war this week. According to Zap2It’s TV By the Number’s True Blood scored 1.8 million viewers for Episode 8 (entitled Almost Home) of Season 7. This was 100,000 behind the Discovery Channel’s Shark of Darkness: Wrath. However, True Blood did manage to hold it’s own personal viewer rating from last week, so the show is still going strong despite having two episodes remaining before it meets the true death.

You can check out the Top 5 rating cable shows for Sunday the 10th of August below:

Show Net Time Viewership (000s, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
SHARK OF DARKNESS: WRATH DISC 9:00 PM 3825 1.9
TRUE BLOOD
HBOM 9:03 PM 3343 1.8
AIR JAWS: FIN OF FURY DISC 8:00 PM 3298 1.5
NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L ESPN 1:00 PM 4939 1.1
FAMILY GUY
ADSM 11:00 PM 2323 1.1

 

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Source: Zap2It – Sunday Cable Ratings: ‘Shark of Darkness: Wrath of Submarine’ Tops Night + ‘True Blood’, ‘Air Jaws’, NASCAR & More

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True Blood Writer Kate Barnow Discusses Episode 8

August 12, 2014

Why Bill Said No and Why Sookie Can’t Help Getting in Trouble:

Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) talk in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 8 (entitled 'Almost Home')Many fans were happy to see Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) get back together at the end of Episode 7 of HBO’s True Blood. Many were not. But, regardless of which team you were vying for, seeing Bill dying and Sookie being devastated about it, is not easy to watch. Hearing Bill say he wanted to die when offered the antidote to his terminal case of Hep-V was even worse. For HBO writer, Kate Barnow, she just hoped that people hadn’t guessed this already with the amount of Bill flashbacks this season:

Truthfully, we were a little concerned that maybe with all the flashbacks that people would guess this was where he was heading, that he was heading into this very fatalistic place. I think Bill has always been at conflict with himself as a vampire, and the thing that has kept him going has been Sookie. But I think that he’s feeling fairly resolute at this point that his time is nigh. That’s certainly what episodes 9 and 10 are gonna explore. Who’s to say if his time really is nigh? The moment where he decides he doesn’t want the blood is largely connected to the dream he’s had where Sookie’s holding the baby void. All of those flashbacks, that dream—everything’s adding up to this should be the end. That’s why he decides it, but all hell is about to break loose. People are not gonna be happy with his decision.

Sookie has risked so much to help heal Bill, having had a run in with the Yakuza and then having to be fake glamoured by Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) were just for starters in this episode, but over the whole season, she has been risking life and limb to fix him. Kate discusses how they wanted Sookie to be more active in this season:

The idea was that Eric would feel kinda at a new place emotionally, which is that he has, to some extent, acknowledged that he has compassion for Sookie, even though she’s a human being. So with this new lease on life, for him to say, “I really want to reassure you that I’m not gonna die”—his whole plan is completely stymied when he gets there. He went with one thing in mind and learns something completely different. And then it’s this conflict of the enterprising Eric up against the romantic Eric. He’s like, motherf–ker, this keeps happening to me: Every time I let my guard down and care for Sookie, it gets in the way. But for Sookie, of course, she’s desperate, and there’s no way that she’s not gonna go after Eric when she finds out there’s a cure. She was just a little bit behind him because he can fly, which, you know, is an advantage. What is truly fun is watching Sookie see the Yakuza standing outside of Fangtasia and just being like, “Okay, I’m doing this anyway.” It feels new, but it’s kinda the same old thing: Sookie’s pursuit of trying to get what she wants, and usually it has something to do with Bill, is gonna mess Eric and Pam up in a big way.

You can read more on what Kate Barnow has to say about the love quadrangle developing between Hoyt (Jim Parrack), Bridgette (Ashley Hinshaw), Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) and Jason (Ryan Kwanten) as well as what it was like researching items for Violet’s (Karolina Wydra) sex dungeon and plenty more regarding Episode 8 of True Blood Season 7 by clicking here.

Source: EW – ‘True Blood’ postmortem: Inside the twists of ‘Almost Home’

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True Blood Quickie: True Blood Season 7 Episode 8 “Almost Home” Recap

August 11, 2014

Here’s what went down in Episode 8 (entitled Almost Home) of HBO’s True Blood Season 7:

  • Karolina Wydra stars as Violet in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 8 (entitled 'Almost Home')Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) really does decide to be a martyr and walks outside to meet her destiny. Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) nearly does the wrong thing by wanting to rip her head off but luckily Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) is there to threaten him talk some sense into him and danger is averted. Eric does sup on Sarah’s blood though and is instantly healed of Hep-V.
  • Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) are curled up in bed enjoying the afterglow when Sookie decides it would be a good time to dredge up the past. It seems Bill was meant to bring Sookie back to Queen Sophie Ann (Evan Rachel Wood) as a breeder, since the queen had gotten wind of another queen’s (Queen Mab of the fairies) plan to abscond all the fae out of the human world.
  • Tara Thornton’s (Rutina Wesley) story line gets wound up. It turns out all that digging in the garden of the their old house was to draw attention to the fact that Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) needed to forgive herself so the pair of them could move on – Lettie Mae, in life, and Tara, in death. *cries into her tissues at all the loose ends being wound up*
  • Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack) and Bridgette (Ashley Hinshaw) discover they may not be as perfect for each other as they first thought. It seems Hoyt realizes his family is messed up enough not to want to pass on the family genes. As a result, when Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) gets the text from Violet (Karolina Wydra) saying she is holding Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) hostage and takes off, Bridgette joins him. Because of course you would go into extreme danger rather than have a fight with your boyfriend…
  • So Jason gives her a gun and heads into Violet’s freaky house of hell. It doesn’t take long for Violet to attack him, tie him up and describe exactly how she plans to kill every one – and it turns out she was weirder than anyone even thought! Luckily Hoyt followed them there though so he can shoot Violet dead and save the day. Oh, and look at all the glances between him and Jess. It seems glamour can’t put the fire out on their attraction. Seems Bridgette can spot it a mile off too. My prediction is Jess and Hoyt will get back together (especially after the little chat Jason and Jess have in the car later in this episode) and Jason will hook up with Bridgette.
  • While Sarah’s blood has healed Eric, it seems Mr. Gus (Will Yun Lee) is hesitant to release it directly to the general vampire public yet. It seems her blood does too good a job, he wants to dilute it down a bit first, so that vampires will have to purchase more than one bottle of Nu Blood in order to stay alive.
  • Eric arrives at Bill’s (how did he know she was there and not at her house?) and tells her about his lack of a Hep-V status. Sookie breaks the news that Bill is now sick. Eric is sworn to secrecy over the cure though and asks Sookie to sit tight and wait. Of course, this doesn’t happen *rolls eyes* and Sookie tracks down Eric at Fangtasia. As soon as she arrives she works out she’s in huge danger from Mr. Gus and the Yakuza so when Eric offers to glamour her, she fakes it with the best of them. In the process she reads Mr. Gus’s mind and ends up finding Sarah bound and gagged in the dungeon of Fangtasia. Boy is she excited once she reads Sarah’s mind and realizes Bill can be healed!
  • Hoyt goes to Bill’s during the day because he has the hots for Jessica all over again to drop off a bag of blood and him and Jess have a bit of a chat about the loss of parents.
  • Okay, just on a side note. There seems to be a lot of vampires awake during the day time in this episode. Remember when they could barely be woken in earlier seasons? Yeah, me too…
  • Mr. Gus has to return to Dallas but lets Eric and Pam know they should behave while his gone – yeah, he doesn’t trust them one little bit! And so he shouldn’t, because as soon as he’s gone they are fixing to cure Bill.
  • Speaking of Bill, he is having a dream about him and Sookie having a baby together – except this baby is a black smoke monster. Is Sookie pregnant with a baby Ifrit? But, anyway, Sookie wakes Bill from his nightmare and tells him the good news before dragging him back to Fangtasia’s and bumping into Eric and Pam.
  • In all the time it takes to get Bill to Fangtasia, he waits until then to tell them all it is his time to die and refuses to drink Sarah’s blood – WTH?!

Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) says no in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 9 (entitled 'Love is to Die')

What did you think of Episode 8 of True Blood Season 7? Do you think Bill will end up dying? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

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VIDEO: True Blood Season 7 Episode 8 (Almost Home) Sneak Peek #2

August 8, 2014

Feathers Are Ruffled in the Fortenberry Home:

Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) and Bridgette look at old photos in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 8 (entitled 'Almost Home')We have some promo stills and a sneak peek teaser video clip for HBO’s upcoming Episode 8 (entitled Almost Home) of True Blood Season 7!

According to the video, we find out something a little unexpected about Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack) when his new girlfriend, Bridgette, is looking through Hoyt’s baby photos with his ex-best friend, Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten).

After the sneak peek video, you can view the promo pictures in the gallery.

Synopsis:

With his prey in sight, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) is going to reconsider his end-game strategies against Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp). Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) will put her life at risk in hopes of saving Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) and Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis) are going to urge Reverend Daniels (Gregg Daniel) to join them in their V-fueled search for Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley).

Violet (Karolina Wydra) is going to eye payback against those who betrayed her, while an old love is reborn for others.

The episode was written by Kate Barnow and it was directed by Jesse Warn.

 

 

Sources: HBO Inc./Hypable – ‘True Blood’ season 7, episode 8 preview: Tension at Fortenberry’s

YouTube – True Blood Season 7: Episode #8 Clip (HBO)

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VIDEO: True Blood Season 7 Episode 8 (Almost Home) Sneak Peek

August 3, 2014

So Many Journeys Still Leading Up to the True Blood Finale:

Deborah Ann Woll stars as Jessica Hamby in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 8 (entitled 'Almost Home')It seems that many story lines are still be wound up in the remaining three episodes of HBO’s True Blood. In the Episode 8 (entitled Almost Home) sneak peek video we find Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) threatening possible martyrdom, Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) suggesting a journey needs to be made, regardless of whether you can see the road in front of you or not and Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) telling Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) to wake up. We also find Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) warning Mr. Gus’s (Will Yun Lee) men not to shoot, a vindictive Violet (Karolina Wydra) and someone with dark hair tied up in the basement of Fangtasia!.

How do you think Episode 8 of True Blood will unfold? Let us know in the comments below!

Synopsis:

With his prey in sight, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) is going to reconsider his end-game strategies against Sarah. Sookie will put her life at risk in hopes of saving Bill. Lettie Mae and Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis) are going to urge Reverend Daniels (Gregg Daniel) to join them in their V-fueled search for Tara (Rutina Wesley).

Violet is going to eye payback against those who betrayed her, while an old love is reborn for others.

The episode was written by Kate Barnow and it was directed by Jesse Warn.

Sources: HBO/YouTube – True Blood Season 7: Episode #8 Preview (HBO)

Hollywood Hills – New True Blood Season 7,Episode 8 Official Spoilers,Synopsis Released By HBO

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True Blood Season 7: Episode 8 (entitled ‘Almost Home’) Synopsis

July 29, 2014

Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) is Still on the Loose:

Alexander Skarsgard stars as Eric Northman in HBO's True Blood Season 7Here’s the latest synopsis for Episode 8 (entitled Almost Home) of HBO’s True Blood Season 7 as released recently by Hypable:

True Blood season 7, Episode 8 “Almost Home” airing Sunday, August 10:

With his prey in sight, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) reconsiders his end-game strategies against Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp). Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) puts her life at risk in hopes of saving Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) and Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis) urge Reverend Daniels (Gregg Daniel) to join them in their V-fueled search for Tara (Rutina Wesley). Violet (Karolina Wydra) eyes payback against those who betrayed her, while an old love is reborn for others.

It seems Sarah is still on the loose and possibly not as eager to share her Hep-V antidote. Can Sookie find a cure and make Sarah Newlin completely redundant?

And what is so important to Tara that Lala and Lettie Mae try to draw the Reverend in?

I can totally get that Violet is like a woman scorned, and, to be honest, relieved that her vendetta will come to a head.

The last line has me intrigued though. It kind of makes me think of Hoyt (Jim Parrack) and Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) – especially since Hoyt turned up in the latest True Blood Season 7 teaser video. Will Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) and Hoyt finally have it all out in relation to the woman they both love?

Source: Hypable – ‘True Blood’ season 7, episode 7 and episode 8 synopses, new trailer released

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