True Blood Season 7: In Memoriam [SPOILER]

June 23, 2014

True Blood Season 7, Episode 1 and Already We Say Goodbye:

End of the Line True Blood Season 7 Promo posterFor fans who have not seen HBO’s True Blood Season 7 Episode 1 (entitled ‘Jesus Gonna Be Here’), you may just want to skip away from this post until after you have viewed the episode.

Last chance guys…

Okay, so I am guessing you have either seen the first episode, or you are happy to read ahead through the spoilers about Episode !

So, it is with a heavy heart that within the very first episode of True Blood Season 7, we have to bid farewell to Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley) – and right when it seems she could have made amends with her mother too!

Many fans are happy to see the death of a character that has bought them more grief than joy over the years, but, for others, there are a great many tears. This is not the first time we have seen the death of  the smart mouthed bestie of Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin); at the end of Season 4 she was shot, but Sookie acted quickly in Season 5, and had Tara turned into a vampire.

This time it seems like her luck is well and truly up.

Although, as fans have already pointed out – why didn’t Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) notice the death of her progeny? Even though we see Tara’s mom, Lette May (Adina Porter) covered in what looks like vampire goo, we still have to ask: is Tara really, truly dead this time? Well, according to Kristin Bauer van Straten, you will just have to tune in to True Blood Season 7 Episode 2 to find out why Pam didn’t ‘feel’ Tara die…

RIP Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton) in HBOs True Blood Season 7

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True Blood Premiere Quickie: True Blood Season 7 Episode 1 “Jesus Gonna Be Here” Recap

June 23, 2014

So, here we are – at the very last premiere return of HBO’s True Blood! And this is what went down in Season 7, Episode 1, entitled Jesus Gonna Be Here:

  • Rutina Wesley stars as vampire Tara Thornton in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 1 (entitled 'Jesus Gonna Be Here')Fight scene – yeah, we knew it was going to start this way, but it turns out more people are being taken rather than slaughtered! Kevin (John Rezig), Arlene (Carrie Preston), Holly (Lauren Bowles), Jane Bodehouse (Patricia Bethune) and Sam’s (Sam Trammell) new love, Nicole (Jurnee Smolett-Bell) are among those taken – thanks Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) for that tip off! Sam and Alcide (Joe Manganiello) try to follow them but soon return empty handed.
  • Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley) goes all matrix on a Hep-V vampire behind in order to save her mother, Lettie Mae (Adina Porter).
  • Wait, is that someone whistling? Seems it is, and it’s the magic ‘make the Hep-V vampers disappear‘ whistle too!
  • Sookie (Anna Paquin) finds Lettie Mae covered in goo – Tara is dead – WTF?! *sobs*
  • Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) finds out about Tara but still promises to protect Adilyn (Bailey Noble). Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer) isn’t too keen on this notion, but he jumps out of the pan and straight into the fire with Bill (Stephen Moyer) and they head off in search of Holly.
  • Why is everyone dogging on Sookie – she didn’t cause this mess! What, even Alcide, really???
  • Oh look, it’s new James (Nathan Parsons)!
  • Sam and Vince ( the other candidate for mayor of Bon Temps) have an argument over Sam being a dog. Vince (Brett Rickaby) eventually agrees to keep quiet about Sam – for the time being.
  • Bill tells every humanto take their allocated vampire and go home. A very drunk Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) gets assigned James as his vampire in residence. Bill then discusses where these Hep V vamps might be nesting and rounds up a group to check out a few abandoned places.
  • Sam thinks he’s exempt from the vampire/human rule, but takes one home anyway… I feel a little uncomfortable about his vampire and I don’t know why :-/
  • Alcide calls Sookie, but she throws her phone away into the woods rather than answer it.
  • So Sookie thinks it’s safe walking through the woods at night after the Hep-V attack? Guess the dead girl she stumbles across thought the same thing too. But that Sook, she just ignores that body and keeps on going… Sookie must be real mad to ignore a body like that…
  • Pam! YAY it’s Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten)! Oh no, why is she playing Russian roulette with vampire killing bullets in Morocco? Okay, so it’s to find out information about Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) – now that’s progeny dedication for you.
  • Adilyn and Jessica have a sweet little chat about all the horrible stuff that has happened between them, boys and what not; basically chewing the fat like a couple of BFFs – even if Adilyn does take a step back as Jessica approaches… Whoa! Hang on a minute -that’s a Hep-V infected vampire approaching.
  • Sookie and Alcide have a little argument and Alcide goes off to bed. But that’s okay because Sookie mops for a bit and then goes and apologises to Alcide and they ‘make up’.
  • Jason and Violet (Karolina Wydra) have a chat about Tara on the way to their rendezvous point. Whoops, seems someone’s already at the abandoned place they are going to search… Low and behold, it’s Vince again. Jason and Violet (mainly Violet) have words with them and they are shortly on their way
  • It’s Lafayette smoking weed. Even funnier is the fact that James is too! Wouldn’t it toast him slowly from the inside? Anyway, we get an insight into who James really is here. Lafayette approves, and that’s all we need to like James version 2.0
  • Jason gets all cranky because he hasn’t gotten laid yet, so he yells at Violet and then they finally get jiggy. On top of the police cruiser. Hello gratuitous crotch shot!
  • Jessica is still protecting Adilyn from the Hep-V vamper. She convinces the fairy to feed of her, so Jess will always know where she is.
  • Lettie Mae is tripping on Willa’s vamp blood and is stressing that Tara ain’t in heaven and needs her mamma’s help. Well, that escalated quickly – in reverse. Lettie Mae is asleep now. This gives the good reverend and Willa Burrell (Amelia Rose Blaire) a chance to chat. In the end, the Rev. lets Willa move into the church basement.
  • So Pam is still doing the ‘where in the world in her maker‘ game. She now has a treasure map to follow.
  • Bill and Andy go to the abandoned slaughter house – yep, it’s a vampire nest.
  • Far out – it’s Vince again. This guy is REALLY starting to annoy me!
  • Bill convinces Vince to let Andy go.
  • Andy won’t go, says he wants to kill Bill himself, so stupid Vince hands over his gun – and Andy pulls it on the other gun wielder there before diffusing the entire situation and ‘encouraging’ Vince’s group to leave.
  • The stolen group (Arlene, Holly, Kevin, Jane, Nicole etc.) are listening to the Hep-V vamps consume a human – turns out they are all holed up in the basement of Fangtasia!
  • Then Kevin gets eaten…
  • Andy and Bill chat. Andy’s still pissy at Bill but spared him because he wants help getting Holly back
  • Oh crap – dawn is coming and Jessica is still staring down that Hep-V vamper! Adilyn’s onto it though and invites Jessica in. Luckily Jessica doesn’t drain her. She’s sizzling around the edges though, or is that just the lesbian undertones heating up the room?
  • The Hep-V vamper bursts into flames
  • We’re in church now. Sookie arrives and it get very awkward very quickly – especially when Lettie Mae gets stuck into her. So Sookie gets up to leave before thinking twice about it and giving all the church members a piece of her mind! Poor Sookie, all she wants to do is help.

And that concludes the very first episode of HBO’s True Blood Season 7! What did you think of it? Were you sad to see Tara go? When do you think we’ll get to see Eric again? And will Sookie be able to help Bon Temps? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Here’s the promo video for True Blood Season 7 Episode 2 (entitled I Found You):

 

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True Blood Season 7: Episode 1 Brings the First Fatality

June 6, 2014

Which True Blood Regular Will Bite the Dust:

Group still of HBOs True Blood Season 7With mere weeks to go until the premiere of HBO’s True Blood Season 7, news is coming in fast and furious – and the latest is a shocker! According to not only TV Guide, but MTV.com, one True Blood cast member will die straight up in Episode 1. While neither source will spill the beans on who it is, TV Guide had this to say:

When the HBO drama returns, the Hep-V-infected vampires that were poised to attack Bon Temps arrive and the bloodbath quickly ensues. Unfortunately, the casualties are not just redshirts. In fact, one character’s fate is so jaw-dropping that you’ll spend the rest of the episode wondering if what you just watched was a dream. It’s not, which clearly means all bets are off in this final season.

So someone will die quickly, and probably brutally at the start of the episode. Who could it be? MTV.com follows up with:

Oh and yes, the rumors are true — as TVGuide confirmed, a major character bites it in the show’s opening moments, with very little fanfare. It’s a brutal fate for someone who has been an integral part of the series for years, and it instantly sets the tone for the rest of the season. No one is safe. No one.

While neither are giving much away, there is still plenty of clues.

So Here’s What We DO Know:

  • The death happens very quickly. Considering the fact that Season 6 finished with the Hep V vamps showing up at Bellefleurs (formerly Merlotte’s) and the knowledge that Season 7 will pick up directly from this point, it will have to be someone we saw at the end of Season 6. There were plenty of our True Blood regulars present. Right off the bat we see Arlene (Carrie Preston), Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten), Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll), Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) and his pregnant girlfriend, Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis), Tara (Rutina Wesley) and her mother, Lettie Mae (Adina Porter). In fact, everyone seems to make an appearance! It could be any one of these characters.
  • It’s a character that is integral to the show. This narrows it down some. It’s unlikely then to be Lettie Mae. While she has been there from the start, she has not been a regular cast member. Add into the mix the fact that she has just been upgraded to series regular, it seem very unlikely she’ll die in the first episode. Holly (Lauren Bowles) is another who seems fairly safe as well. Others such as Violet (Karolina Wydra), Nicole, James the vampire and Willa Burrell (Amelia Rose Blaire) also seem to be off the hook.
  • The trailers release more information. So far we have two trailers for True Blood Season 7. While we have been lamenting the glaringly absent Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard), the clips, once rewatched, now shed some light on who will die in Episode 1. With the death occurring at Bellefleurs at the start of the episode, it means all those trailer scenes shown in broad daylight drastically shorten the list for us. We see plenty of clips with Sookie (Anna Paquin), Alcide (Joe Manganiello), Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer), Jason and Sam. Considering this, they have to be safe. There is also footage of Sookie and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) talking about what has happened in Bon Temps. So he has to be safe as well. Then there is a very brief snippet of Lafayette wearing completely different clothes to what we saw him in at the end of Season 6 – yep, he has to be in the clear as well.

 

So, Who’s Left?

  • Jessica. While she is absent from Bellefleurs when the vampires attack, it is possible she may rush off to help. Also, add into the mix the fact that there are snippets of Jessica and a shadowy figure in the second trailer video, and suddenly I am getting very fearful for her well being.
  • Arlene. She has been there from the start, yet she doesn’t seem to appear in the trailers – could she be the one to die?
  • Tara. She is another True Blood regular that seems to be absent from the teaser videos. Could she die all over again?

Let me know who you think will die in Episode 1 of HBO’s True Blood Season 7 by commenting below!

Sources: TV Guide – Mega Buzz: A True Blood Tragedy, Falling Skies’ Hybrid and Sleepy’s New Monster

MTV.com – ‘True Blood’: 7 Reasons Why You Have To Watch The Final Season

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HBO: Official Synopsis for First Episodes of True Blood Season 7

May 30, 2014

HBO’s Press Release Promises Intrigue and a Search For Eric Northman:

One Last Bite True Blood Season 7 promo posterFans of HBO’s True Blood are eagerly awaiting June 22nd 2014 when the final season begins. While all the promos recently have shown plenty of hints in regards to a lot of the True Blood characters, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) has still remained elusive.

Recently we were blessed with a short synopsis of some of the first few episodes of True Blood Season 7, HBO has bitten the bullet and released the first official synopsis for Episode 1 and 2 of Season 7! The details for Episode 1 are below:

Episode #71: “Jesus Gonna Be Here”
Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 22 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

A band of rogue H-vamps crashes the vampire-human mixer at Bellefleur’s, with shocking results. As Sookie (Anna Paquin) seeks refuge from accusations that she’s
somehow to blame for the chaos in Bon Temps, the “one vampire for every human” plan moves forward. In the face of a vigilante insurrection led by redneck Vince (Brett Rickaby), Bill (Stephen Moyer) receives aid from an unexpected source.

Written by Angela Robinson; directed by Stephen Moyer.

This is kind of what we expected since Brian Buckner along with other members of the cast have confirmed that Season 7 would start right where Season 6 left off. But, hello, Vince (played by Bruce Rickaby) is a new name! It seems we have yet another anti-vampire vigilante on our hands. As for Sookie (Anna Paquin) somehow coping the blame for the Hep V vampires, why isn’t the finger being pointed at someone more responsible for the outbreak?

The synopsis for Episode 2, however, is even more intriguing:

Episode #72: “I Found You”
Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 29 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

A trio of hostages taken in the Bellefleur’s attack looks to a familiar face as a possible liberator from the H-vamps. Sookie and Jason (Ryan Kwanten) visit the neighboring town of Saint Alice, where a young woman’s diary offers clues to the potential fate of Bon Temps. Spurned by Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis), a desperate Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) turns to Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire) to channel her family past. Vince whips his fellow vigilantes into a dangerous frenzy. Pam’s (Kristin Bauer van Straten) search for her maker leads her to a very familiar place.

Written by Kate Barnow; directed by Howard Deutch.

 

Who is that familiar face in Bellefleur’s? And why are Sookie and Jason (Ryan Kwanten) heading into a town we have never heard of before now? Who is this young woman whose diary offers up information on the fate of Bon Temps? Why is Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) turning to a vampire to find out about her past – and why is Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire) able to ‘channel’ now she’s a vampire?

The fact that Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) is still searching for Eric Northman is almost overlooked with all the questions arising as a result of the first part of this synopsis!

What do you think all of this means? Let us know in the comments below!

If you want to read the press release in its entirety, please click here.

Source: HBO – Press Release

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SPOILER ALERT: Synopsis’ of True Blood Season 7 Leaked!

May 14, 2014

Episode 1 and 2 Show the Hunt for Eric Northman Continues:

HBO's True Blood - Promo PosterFans of HBO’s True Blood are eager for the return of its final season on June 22nd 2014. It seems, with all the promotional items already on offer, there is one person who is glaringly absent: Eric Northman (played by Alexander Skarsgard).

The last episode of Season 6 saw the viking vampire going up in flames. Since then we have heard nothing in relation to whether or not he survives this inferno, other than showrunner Brian Buckner assuring us that he will be back for True Blood Season 7 – although he did not elaborate in what form or capacity he will be returning.

Now SpoilerTV has leaked the synopsis’ for both Episode 1 and 2 of Season 7. You can view the details below:

SpoilerTV leaks information on HBO's True Blood Season 7, Episode 1 and 2

So few words, so much that can be taken from them!

We now have a couple of episode titles we didn’t previously have as well as confirmation that True Blood Season 7 will indeed pick up from where it ended in Season 6. However, the particularly juicy piece of information comes in the second episode when it appears we will see an episode dedicated to Pam (played by Kristin Bauer van Straten) searching for her maker, Eric Northman.

Will she find him?

Considering the first episode is committed to the attack by Hep V infected vampires (and probably we can assume this will directly involve plenty of air time spent at Bellefleurs), it would imply a certain amount of time passing. Add this to the fact that there was already a time jump from Eric bursting into flames and the attack by Hep V invected vamps, it is possible that someone else has already rescued Eric from his extreme suntan. Who could it be? And in what condition will he be in?

Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Source: SpoilerTV – True Blood – Episode 7.01 – 7.02 – Synopsis

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MEMES: True Blood Season 6 – Episode 2?s Quotable Quotes

June 26, 2013

Which One’s Your Fave True Blood Quote?

TB Quotes HeaderSo HBO’S True Blood Season 6, Episode 2, entitled The Sun was just as rich with quotable quotes as last week.

Which one was your fave?

Did I miss any?

Let me know in the comments below!

TB Quotes S06E02 1 ~Niall Brigant

TB Quotes S06E02 2 ~Arlene Fowler

 

 

 

 

 

TB Quotes S06E02 3 ~Arlene Fowler

 

 

 

 

 

 

TB Quotes S06E02 4 ~Billith & Lilith

 

 

 

 

 

TB Quotes S06E02 5 ~Sookie & Ben

 

 

 

 

 

TB Quotes S06E02 6 ~Andy Bellefleur

 

 

 

 

 

TB Quotes S06E02 7 ~Sookie Stackhouse

 

 

 

 

 

TB Quotes S06E02 8 ~Quote from the Vampire Bible

 

 

 

 

 

TB Quotes S06E02 9 ~Eric Northman

 

 

 

 

 

TB Quotes S06E02 10 ~Jason Stackhouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

TB Quotes S06E02 11 ~Jason & Niall

Source: Rachel Tsoumbakos – MEMES: True Blood Season 6 – Episode 2 #TBQuotes

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MEMES: True Blood Season 6 – Episode 1’s Quotable Quotes

June 20, 2013

Episode 1, Who Are You, Really? Memes:

Okay, we’re starting something new up here on TrueBloodNet for Season 6 of HBO’s True Blood. This season we will be posting all your fave quotes from each episode as memes!

Now, for the first week back, I found it REALLY hard to pick just a few memes from Episode 1, (entitled, Who Are You, Really?), in the end I decided not to narrow it down to just five or ten memes and included all the humorous lines I could find!

So, without further adieu, here they are:

True Blood Quotes S06E01 ~Jason Stackhouse

True Blood Quotes S06E01 ~Nora

True Blood Quotes S06E01 2 ~Pam

True Blood Quotes S06E01 3 ~Pam

True Blood Quotes S06E01 4 ~Nora

True Blood Quotes S06E01 5 ~Jason

True Blood Quotes S06E01 6 ~Arlene

True Blood Quotes S06E01 7 ~Arlene

True Blood Quotes S06E01 8 ~Lafayette

True Blood Quotes S06E01 9 ~Lafayette

True Blood Quotes S06E01 10 ~Lafayette

True Blood Quotes S06E01 12 ~Rikki

True Blood Quotes S06E01 13 ~Jessica Hamby

True Blood Quotes S06E01 14 ~Jason Stackhouse

So, what do you think? Which quote’s your favorite? Did I miss any quotable quotes? Let me know in the comments below.

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True Blood Season 6 PREMIERE Episode 1 “Who Are You, Really?” Recap

June 18, 2013

Billith and Lilith and Warlow – The Plot Thickens Already:

HBO's True Blood Season 6 Episode 1Season 6 of HBO’s True Blood took such a long time to arrive. Was it worth it? I think so! Here’s what happened in Episode 1, entitled, Who Are You, Really?

We start in Bill-o-vision – and that’s a whole heap of scary! He chases Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) and Sookie (Anna Paquin), but they manage to escape – along with the rest of the gang. And just in time too since the place  blows up!

Even though these guys are safe, they’re not happy. In fact, there’s a whole heap of ANGRY going on in this entire episode. Sookie is angry at Billith (Stephen Moyer). Jason (Ryan Kwanten) is angry at the vampires (and then Sookie for siding with them). Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) is angry with everyone: Eric, Nora (Lucy Griffiths), Tara (Rutina Wesley), the beach.

Of course, while Sookie and the gang are safe for now, there is no hope for Luna (Janina Gavankar) we discover. Sam (Sam Trammell) manages to drag her from the building, along with her daughter, but there is no cure for turning into Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian). It’s just so horrible that Sam has to see another shifter die this way again!

Arliss Howard stars as Governor Burrell in Episode 1, Season 6 of HBO's True BloodNext we get to meet Governor Burrell (Arliss Howard). And isn’t he a piece of work?! While he fans the tension between vampires and humans, we get to see the beginnings of the human-vampire war. But Burrell seems to have many layers. While he may be riling up the general population in public, behind the scenes he is negotiating to get the Tru Blood factories up and running again – just what is he playing at?

So Nora knows about Warlow and Eric doesn’t. She attempts to glamor more information about Warlow from Jason – much to his distaste. It turns out they both have knowledge to share. Warlow is apparently the progeny of Lilith (Jessica Clark) – maybe Bill will know something about him? And will Jason have to band together with the vampires to defeat Warlow?

Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) comes to the realisation that everyone wants to kill Bill. While Sookie helps Jessica see that Billith is not really Bill, that is short-lived. Once Jessica is summoned by her maker to return to Bon Temps, she falls for his charm and pushes everyone else away rather than side against Billith. Sookie staking Billith probably doesn’t help their friendship either – even if Billith is strong enough to survive that sort of attack now. Jessica decides that she may be fearful of his power, but he is still her maker after all – especially after he gives his ‘I don’t want to end up crazy on account of my power’ speech.

Kristin Bauer van Straten stars as Pam in Episode 1, Season 6 of HBO's True BloodWhile we closed last season with a kiss between Pam and Tara, all does not seem to be happy in that camp. Tara is like a lovesick puppy, but Pam is angry and bitter and…well…Pam. They have their words and Pam is very harsh, but then Fangtasia is raided and Tara gets shot and we are left wondering if Tara will actually be the major death Brian Buckner was talking about. For the first time ever, we see a fearful Pam in this scene – and that scared me more than anything!

Next we move onto Alcide (Joe Manganiello). It appears being a pack master has its perks (a ménage à trois) as well as it’s pitfalls (having to eat the previous pack master) . It will be interesting to see if this storyline will tie in at all with the human-vampire war or if it is just an eye candy plot.

Speaking of minor plot lines, Andy Bellefleur’s (Chris Bauer) a dad! And boy, oh boy, isn’t he having a meltdown over it! Luckily Arlene (Carrie Preston) has some sage advice to offer and all is well – until Andy wakes up the next morning and his kids are no longer babies, but small children!

Rutger Hauer stars as Macklyn Warlow/Niall Brigant in Episode 1, Season 6 of HBO's True BloodSo Jason has argued with his sister and decided to hitch hike home to Bon Temps – what could possibly go wrong? Rutger Hauer actually! They get talking and Jason tells him all about his family. Hauer listens but when Jason mentions Warlow, Hauer finally owns up to knowing Sookie. It’s at this point that Jason flips out and Hauer implies he is Warlow. Is he? Isn’t he? Who knows, even HBO can’t seem to make up their mind over this characters name. Jason fires a shot but Warlow/Hauer is gone and Jason is left to try and keep the car on the road!

Alexander Skarsgard (Eric) & Anna Paquin (Sookie) star in Episode 1, Season 6 of HBO's True BloodEric appears to be all gaga over Sookie in Season 6. When he’s not giving her smouldering looks, he’s returning her house to her. Sookie returns the favor by rescinding his invitation. Hang on, wait a minute, this storyline could get interesting! And it does, but not in a Team Eric sort of way. Instead Nora is privy to the whole conversation and now I am feeling nervous with how that information will be used against Sookie and Eric. Besides inadvertently finding Eric’s weakness, she is also on the lookout for Billith’s (or, ultimately Lilith’s) weakness. I wonder what’s she’ll find out?

We end Episode 1, Who Are You Really? with Sookie’s faery contract glowing and Billith having flashbacks (or are they visions?) Lilith appears to him (in triplicate) and then jump inside his body.

That can’t be good, can it?

What did you think of the Season 6 premiere of True Blood? Let us know in the comments below.

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VIDEO & SPOILERS: Season 6 Premiere: What Are Your Thoughts?

June 16, 2013

Episode 1, Who Are You Anyway, Gets Fans Excited:

HBO's True Blood: Sookie stakes Billith in Episode 1 of Season 6

So Episode 1, Who Are You Really, has FINALLY aired. How good is it to have HBO’s True Blood back in you life? But, of course, there are more questions than answers with the new season.

Well, to tide you over until my official Episode 1 recap, here’s some video for you to watch. Firstly, we have the Episode 2 promo video. Next is a longer trailer that hints at what could eventuate further on in Season 6. Finally, we cap it all off with a wonderful video featuring Stephen Moyer (Bill/Billith). Moyer directed Episode 1 and he offers some wonderful insights into it (as well as some bits that didn’t make it to tonight’s episode).

Also, does anyone think that tonight’s death was the one Brian Buckner was hinting at in this article?

Source: YouTube – True Blood Season 6: Episode #2 Preview

YouTube – True Blood Season 6: Weeks Ahead Trailer

YouTube – True Blood Season 6: Inside the Episode #1

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Premiere: True Blood Season 5 Episode 1 “Turn, Turn, Turn” Recap

June 15, 2012

So Many Twists and Turns!

Bill Compton, Eric Northman and his sister NoraWell folks, the most anticipated True Blood episode – the premiere – has come and gone. Now that the dust has settled, let’s take a look at what happened. For those of you in Australia and other countries that still have to wait until THIS Sunday to view this episode, please take a complimentary Tru Blood and step away from the spoilers. Feel free to discuss the upcoming Tru Blood convention, if you like.

During the break, probably the top two questions on everyone’s lips were: “Will Tara survive?” and “Why does Rev. Steve Newlin have fangs?” The next most pressing issues appeared to be: “What will happen to Eric and Bill for their little ‘oopsie’ with Nan Flanagan?”  “What will the fallout be with Sookie killing Debbie Pelt?” and “How will Russell Edgington heal and then retaliate?”

Well, didn’t we get some answers to most of those questions!  Here, let me break the story lines down for you:

*WARNING! Spoilers ahead!*

We start with finding out how Bill and Eric have reacted to being dumped by Sookie. Bill is still smitten, whereas Eric seems more than just a little peeved. And whether they decide to help Sookie or not when Debbie arrives on the scene is moot once they are trapped and abducted.

Pam then appears on the scene while Sookie and Lafayette are trying to revive Tara. In the heat of the moment Pam agrees to turn Tara and Sookie now owes her a favor – nothing good can come of that, I’m betting. Kudos go to Pam in this scene for producing yet another of her famously naughty lines!

We then switch to find out how Jason is faring with the fangy Steve Newlin at his door. I might add that this turns out to be one of the best scenes of the night – both for humor and for excitement.  This story is later expanded on when Steve glamours Jason and offers a glimmer of back story with announcing he was turned by a woman, before professing his love for Jason Stackhouse. Jason is polite but announces that “this dog don’t bark that way.” Jessica arrives (still sporting everyone’s favorite red riding hood costume) and stakes her claim on Jason. Deborah Ann Woll is magnificent in this scene.

We then flip back to the Tara storyline. Pam has donned a very unattractive yellow Walmart tracksuit and is having Sookie and Lafayette bury her with Tara’s body. It will be interesting to see how this maker relationship pans out.

The werewolf storyline is expanded on next with Sam being hounded by the pack to admit who killed the pack master. This story is spliced throughout the episode and results in Sam ‘fessing up to protect Luna and her daughter. He is then tortured and finally has to watch the pack master’s parents eat their own son.

So what of Bill and Eric? Well, seems that being stuck in the trunk of a car is no hindrance to them. They devise a plan to blow the car up by igniting the fuel: a magnificent explosion results. So does the death of the driver – not by the new bromance couple, but by Eric’s ‘sister,’ Nora. A sister who is a little closer to her brother than most – only in True Blood, eh? A twisted plot in the running of vampire politics unfolds here. Personally, I think this one will end up twistier than the others. Especially since Bill and Eric will have to assume new identities.

After Sookie and Lafayette dispose of Debbie (wonder where they buried the body?), they discover the disappearance of yet another corpse – this time it’s Jesus’. Layfayette attempts to contact him on the other side but to no avail.

The next scene is one of those awkward-hilarious ones that True Blood and HBO are so great at delivering. Ever wonder what would happen if your grown children were to walk in on yourself and your partner? Well, Andy and Holly found out the hard way in this episode!

The Terry storyline finally gets its time in lights. Who is this mysterious military friend and why are Terry and his old squadron involved in so many fires? This storyline is looking more interesting than I first suspected – maybe baby Mikey is not the black sheep we first thought?

Now we flash to Sookie and Alcide. If it weren’t for Lafayette butting in, I would imagine things would have gotten real hairy, real quickly if Sookie had have been left to explain just what she’d done to Debbie without his intervention.

We get a heap of storyline snippets next: Hoyt and Jason, Eric and Nora (and a rather saucy sex scene in a disused shipping container) as well as a particularly tasty morsel: Why are live humans being thrown into that room – who is eating them? Russell perhaps? Who knows just yet…

The most cringeworthy scene follows. Do we really need to see karaoke? Even if it is to expand on the confusion Jason is feeling at falling for Jessica and Jessica making it clear (by flirting with someone else) that she doesn’t want a serious relationship yet. The jury is still out as to whether Jason really would have a conscience around a hot chick either. The only good thing about that scene were Jessica’s killer heels!

We round up the first episode with an absolute cliffhanger. While Eric and Bill are given new identities and being sent on their merry ways, snipers start shooting.  The only three left standing are Eric, Bill, and Nora. They are taken prisoner by people announcing themselves as the one true Vampire Authority!

With so many great story lines this season, which was your fave and why? Let us know in the comments below.

(Photo Credit: HBO, Inc.)

 

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