True Blood Season 7 Episode 4 Tops the Ratings Charts

July 19, 2014

HBO’s True Blood Still A Fan Favorite:

Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) arrive at Bill's (Stephen Moyer) in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 4 (Death is Not the End)Even though HBO’s True Blood Season 7 will be the final season, it is still a ratings success! According to Zap2It’s TV By The Numbers, fans are still tuning in rather than watch other established TV shows. And newcomer The Strain couldn’t even compete!

True Blood bought in 3.23 million viewers for Episode 4 (entitled Death is not the End). This was on par with it’s previous week’s screening of Episode 3 (entitled Fire in the Hole) which gathered 3.2 million viewers.

How are you finding True Blood Season 7? The best one yet, or watching it only because you are #TrueToTheEnd? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: Zap2It – Sunday Cable Ratings: ‘True Blood’ Tops Night + ‘The Strain’, ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’, ‘The Last Ship’ & More

411Mania.com – Cable Ratings: The Strain Premieres Well, Masters of Sex Down

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True Blood Quickie: True Blood Season 7 Episode 4 “Death is Not the End” Recap

July 14, 2014

Who knew that Ginger (Tara Buck) invented Fangtasia? HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 4 (Death is Not the End)Here’s what went down in Episode 4 (entitled Death is Not the End) of HBO’s True Blood Season 7:

  • This episode starts with all the hard stuff: telling the families of the casualties from Episode 3. Alcide’s (Joe Manganiello) father takes the news stoically while Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack) breaks down and cries. He still manages to thank Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) though and his good southern manners mixed with his glamoured memory loss adds up to a real tearjerker of a scene.
  • We find Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) on a plane and between the legs of a flight attendant – this looks more like the Eric we know and love and less like emo Eric! It seems Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) has them flying to Baton Rouge, but after a heated discussion, it seems they are going to Shreveport instead. This segues nicely into a flashback about the origins of Fangtasia – turns out it was a video store with a hidden tunnel and Eric was made sheriff of Area 5 as punishment for his lack of conformity shown in the flashbacks from last week’s episode.
  • Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) spends most of this episode trying to fix things rather than dwell on the death of Alcide. As a result, things actually happen! She takes a trip to the Bellefleurs and manages to have a heart to heart with Arlene’s (Carrie Preston) kids as well as wriggle into Holly’s (Lauren Bowles) brain and work out just where those pesky Hep-V vampers are hanging out: Fangtasia. Tearjerker moment of the episode occurs here when a bewildered Andy (Chris Bauer) asks Sookie how he should console Holly; “We like to be held,” is Sookie’s response *sniffles*
  • Sam (Sam Trammell) and Jason are tasked with letting Rosie (Tess Alexandra Parker) know about Kevin’s (John Rezig) death (which Sookie also found out while reading Holly’s brain). Seems they are giving out waaaaay too much information about their plans to storm Fangtasia once it gets dark. Considering Rosie was one of the rabid Bon Temps residents in Episode 3, do they really want that mob storming the place as well?
  • Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) is still vamporexic and Sookie is taking none of that crap thank you very much! After Sookie tells her to suck it up princess a quick chat, it’s time to call in Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) so Jessica can feed and help them attack Fangtasia’s.
  • Speaking of Fangtasia, it’s time for another flashback! The time is 1996 and we are introduced to Ginger (Tara Buck). Turns out, before she became a fang banger, she was in college and doing rather well for herself. Long story short, Ginger is already obsessed with vampires and takes a job at Eric’s video store after meeting the ancient viking in the flesh.
  • Next we get to see Fangtasia in 2006. Vampires have just come out of the closest and Ginger is looking more like the little nit wit we know and love. Except she is by no means scattered yet and has the brilliant idea to turn Pam and Eric’s video store into a vamp bar. Heck, she even came up with the name – until Pam glamored her and took all the glory for herself. Back to the present day and Eric is chuckling over Pam’s confession.
  • So Sookie is amassing her troop – of 8. Even though they will be vastly outnumbered they are still determined to regain Fangtasia and rescue Arlene, Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and Jane Bodehouse (Patricia Bethune). But what’s that? A knock at the door? Yay! It’s Eric and Pam! Even with the shock of realising Eric has Hep-V, Sookie still manages to go weak at the knees at the sight of him. Their little catch up is smoldering stuff.
  • Eric summons Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire), who is cranky as hell at not having seen her maker in some time, but it doesn’t matter because Eric pulls the maker card and Willa is now ready to help out as well. That makes 11 on the warpath…
  • Remember that hidden tunnel in Fangtasia? Well, turns out to be a major player when they all arrive. Sam turns into a rat and surprises the trio in the dungeon – especially Arlene, who had no idea Sam was a shifter! But he assures them that there are vampires – good vampires – about to rescue them. He turns back into a rat and disappears back out the tunnel again. So when the Hep-V vampers arrive and take Arlene, no one has any idea just how urgent their rescue mission has just become!
  • The Hep-V vamps are feeding on Arlene while Bill (who has sneaked into Fangtasia via the tunnel and rescued the remaining two humans) looks on as he waits for the rest of the vampires to make their way through the tunnel. Eric and Sookie arrive at the bar entrance. Eric asks to be let in (since he is legitimately the owner of the place AND a Hep-V sufferer). No one wants to let him in, but one whiff of Sookie and the door is opened wide.
  • Outside Rosie has bought the Bon Temps mob, led by Vince (Brett Rickaby). Yeah, it’s about to get messy!
  • Just as Eric announces he has bought his friends along, the angry mob start throwing Molotov cocktails and a battle ensues.
  • During the bloodshed, Arlene is dying in Sookie’s arms and seeing visions of Terry (Todd Lowe). Once more, we’re all in tears. Sookie is begging Arlene to hold on until a healthy vampire arrives, while Arlene is begging to join Terry. Luckily the war is over quickly and Keith (Riley Smith) gives up his blood in order to heal Arlene.
  • Bill kills Vince – epic!
  • Eric and Sookie have a whole conversation just using their eyes.
  • The end.

So, what did you think of Episode 4 of True Blood Season 7? Let us know in the comments below!

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VIDEO: True Blood Season 7 Episode 4 (Death is Not the End) Promo

July 10, 2014

Sookie and Bill Head to Fangtasia:

Deborah Ann Woll stars as Jessica Hamby in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 4 (entitled 'Death is Not the End')It seems someone has finally worked out where all the Hep-V infected vampires are hanging out: Fangtasia. Here’s hoping no one dies (except the Hep-vamps) during this rescue attempt in Episode 4 (entitled Death is Not the End) of HBO’s True Blood Season 7!

Synopsis:

In the aftermath of yet another bloodbath, Sam (Sam Trammell), Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Jason (Ryan Kwanten) find themselves the bearers of bad news in Bon Temps and beyond. Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) recalls the events that led her and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) to Shreveport and Fangtasia. Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) get nourishment from unexpected sources. Following a new lead, Sookie enlists a band of vampires and humans to track down the H-Vamps.

Written by Daniel Kenneth; directed by Gregg Fienberg.

Ep. 74: Preview

Source: HBO.com – Episode 4 preview

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