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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True Blood Season 7: More Synopses Revealed!

June 12, 2014

True Blood’s Episodes 3- 6:

Anna Paquin stars as Sookie Stackhouse in HBO's True Blood Season 7With less than two weeks until the premiere of HBO’s True Blood Season 7, fans are scrambling for any information possible on how this, the final season, will pan out. SpoilerTV is, as always, ever so helpful in this department and have released the following details about the synopses for Episodes 3 through to 6:

Episode 7.03 – Fire in the Hole

Sookie hatches a dangerous plan; Pam looks to motivate Eric.

Episode 7.04 – Sick of Goodbyes

Sookie enlists a band of vampires and humans to track down the H-Vamps.

Episode 7.05 – Return to Oz

Sookie hosts a mainstreaming party; Eric and Pam head to Dallas for a fundraiser.

Episode 7.06 – Karma

Sookie makes a shocking discovery; Eric and Pam forge an unlikely alliance.

So it looks like fans will get to find out how Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) escapes his extreme suntanning experiment from as early as Episode 2 since it seems Eric and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) are certainly reunited by Episode 3.

What is even more intriguing though is why are they heading to Dallas? And who would they possibly be joining up with that would be considered an ‘unlikely alliance‘?

Meanwhile, it seems Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) is as busy as usual this season; what with mainstreaming parties, vamps to track down and shocking discoveries to be made.

So, what are your thoughts on True Blood Season 7? Have these synopses changed your perception on how Season 7 will unfold? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: SpoilerTV – True Blood – Episodes 7.03 – 7.06 – Synopsis

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MEMES: True Blood Season 6 – Episode 4’s Quotable Quotes

July 11, 2013

TB Quotes HeaderHBO’s True Blood Season 6, Episode 4, entitled At Last, was filled to the brim with quotable quotes.

What were your favorites?

Did I miss any?

Let me know in the comments section below!

 

TB S06E04 4 quote ~ Creepy Counter Guy

TB S06E04 6 quote ~ Eris Northman & Willa Burrell

TB S06E04 8 quote ~ Sookie Stackhouse

TB S06E04 10 quote ~ Jason Stackhouse

TB S06E04 12 quote ~ Sookie Stackhouse

Source: Rachel Tsoumbakos – MEMES: True Blood Season 6 – Episode 4 #TBQuotes

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True Blood Quickie: True Blood Season 6 Episode 4 “At Last” Recap

July 9, 2013

Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) stars in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 4, entitled 'At Last'What did you think of HBO’s True Blood Season 6, Episode 4, entitled At Last? Didn’t get a chance to see it? Let me catch you up to speed on it then:

What went down:

  • Ben (Robert Kazinsky) is Warlow! Like we didn’t see that coming. Nice to see he seems to have a bit of a conscience and saves Jason (Ryan Kwanten) for Sookie (Anna Paquin) though….
  • Oh so Warlow is Lilith’sPROGENY. And he is the only one who can kill her according to Nora (Lucy Griffiths) and the misinterpreted Vampire Bible verse. So it’s aBillith vs Barlow battle then (thanks so much to http://ericandsookielovers.com for penning that term BTW)
  • Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) learns what happens when you poke a stick at awerewolf: people die. Lucky Sam (Sam Trammell) is close by to ‘ease’ her pain…
  • So we’re getting a ‘two-for-the-price-of-one’ war: Vamps vs. Humans and Were vs. Shifters thanks to Alcide (Joe Manganiello) going all alpha male on Sam
  • Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) work out where Tara (Rutina Wesley) took Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire)  – thank you very much maker magic…
  • The fairy-babies read Terry’s (Todd Lowe) mangled mind
  • Eric turns Willa. Who turns out to beAWESOME as a baby vamp. Up until Eric sends her home to daddy. Thanks to her fangbanger tendencies she didn’t realise she was just a pawn in the war until Eric broke it to her
  • Andy's (Chris Bauer) fairy-babies grow up in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 4, entitled 'At Last'So Andy’s (Chris Bauer) fairy-babies grow boobs overnight and go all dumb-fairies-with-hormones. As a result Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) and Billith (Stephen Moyer) abduct them. The crappy thing is that the pair of them were perfectly happy to abduct BABIES (Did anyone else hate Jessica more than Billith in this episode?)
  • Fairy blood has a short attention span – who would have guessed? Billith has to keep his fairy hostages alive in order to synthesise their blood. SO HE LEAVES A NEW VAMPIRE IN CHARGE OF THEM. What could possibly go wrong?!
  • Sookie works out Ben is Warlow. Donning her big girl panties she concocts a plan to get naked with him bring the lying bastard down
  • Jason and Niall (Rutger Hauer) work out the same thing at the same time. Their plan doesn’t work: Jason gets glamoured (did anyone else’s heart break while watching Jason cry over Granddaddy Niall?) and Niall gets sent to the icky dimension from whence Warlow came
  • Ben/Warlow doesn’t seem to like ingesting blood
  • Jason REALLY isn’t gayJason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) stars in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 4, entitled 'At Last'
  • Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) is bumping uglies with Governor Burrell (Arliss Howard) AND it looks like she might be pregnant…
  • Oh, look, Sam’s a pony
  • *high five* to the Obnoxious Counter Guy from Season 1, Episode 1 of HBO’s True Blood
  • Jessica can eat fairies without getting high
  • Nora gets arrested. Pam gets arrested.Ginger (Tara Buck) gets a free pass to the ominous ‘Camp’. Looks like Willa will too. Jessica and Billith get Andy’s attention for abducting his fairy-babies. Suddenly Billith’s vision is looking more likely…
  • Sookie goes all fairy-light-balls on Barlow’s arse

Sookie (Anna Paquin) calls Ben (Robert Kazinsky) on being Warlow in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 4, entitled 'At Last'

So Episode 4, At Last, sure was a jam-packed one! Let me know what you thought by commenting below.

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True Blood Season 6, Episodes 4 & 5 Synopses Revealed!

June 29, 2013

For True Blood Fans Who Want a Sneak Peek:

True Blood Season 6 - Blood Will SpillSo we’ve seen Episode 1 (entitled Who Are You, Really?) and Episode 2 (entitled The Sun) of HBO’S True Blood Season 6. We’ve also read the synopsis for Episode 3 (entitled You’re No Good), so we can guess at the events occurring in Sunday night’s episode.

But what about further on down the track?

Thanks to TVGuide.com, we can help out with that!

Below are the synopses for Episodes 4 and 5:

Episode 4 (entitled At Last):

Episode Synopsis: Sookie confronts her attraction to Ben by inviting him to dinner; Eric counters Burrell’s brutal anti-vampire initiatives by hitting him where it hurts the most; Andy’s faerie daughters keep dangerous company; Bill gives Takahashi the task of synthesizing a new kind of blood. Original Air Date: Jul 7, 2013

Episode 5 (entitled F*** the Pain Away):

Episode Synopsis: Sookie gets Lafayette to summon her dead parents; Warlow revisits some painful memories with Lillith; Eric and Tara resort to drastic measures to rescue Pam; Sarah reconnects with Jason; Andy picks up the pieces of his ravaged family; Jessica seeks atonement. Original Air Date: Jul 14, 2013

Sources: TVGuide.com – True Blood Episode: “At Last”

TVGuide.com – True Blood Episode: “**** the Pain Away”

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Season 6 Spoiler: New Episode Title for the next season of True Blood

March 5, 2013

Another Day, Another Song Title for Season 6:

True Blood promo poster - redWe have been reporting (thanks to SpoilerTV.com) the names of each episode of the upcoming Season 6 of HBO’s True Blood, as they arrive. Well, we have another one! Episode 4 of Season 6 has been given the name ‘I’m Your Man’. It’s another song title and it’s anyone’s guess as to whether it’s in reference to Leonard Cohen or Wham! Since HBO is partial to indie songs for True Blood, most people are putting their money on Leonard Cohen. Personally, being a huge Wham! fan, I wan to see an 80’s pop song featured in Season 6!

SpoilerTV.com have also announced two new casting roles:

LAVTF Team Commander (I’m guessing that LAVTF stands for “Louisiana Vampire Task Force”) , who prepares to attack a house with his crew; and Security Chief, whose becomes concerned for his employer when a vampire pays a visit.

Which song do you think it will be? And what do you think the episode title will mean for the episode itself?

Let us know in the comments below.

Source: SpoilerTV.com – True Blood – Episode 6.04 – Title Revealed and Roles being cast

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True Blood Season 5 Episode 4 “We’ll Meet Again” Recap

July 4, 2012

The Blame Sookie Episode:

Bloody Roman in Season 5, Episode 4 of HBO's True BloodWoo-Hoo! It’s nice to finally see that Pam’s makerly instincts kick in with the start of  Episode 4 of HBO’s True Blood. And frankly, it’s a relief to see everything Eric has taught her has sunk in over the years. Pam teaches Tara, in her own special Pam-style way the art of being a vampire.

While things may be looking up for Tara and her torment, it seems that it’s time for Sookie to be down in the dumps. This episode finds her in typical Sookie trouble, only this time she’s in hot water with her friend Lafayette. This leads to not only conflict between the two of them but also the appearance of another nasty bout of Lafayette’s inner demons resurfacing. The inner demon goes a step further this week, and his actions lead to a car wreck for Sookie. Luckily she has the gumption to jump clear and save herself, just in the nick of time! Seems that Lafayette is still oblivious to his darker side when he calls later to check up on Sookie after discovering her smashed car.

It’s nice to find Bill and Eric ‘free’ for the first time in Season 5. But their release comes with a price – find Russell Edgington… or else. They also need to find out who ratted on them to the Authority. After a scary interrogation of Pam by Eric, Pam is able to convince Eric that his mistrust is misplaced.  The realization that Eric’s involvement with the Authority could lead to the true death of his progeny forces Eric to make a very difficult decision, whereby he releases Pam’s allegiance and fealty to him, as her maker.  It is a heart-wrenching scene which demonstrates the depth of the love that is shared between Maker and child. We know he is doing it to save her, but it sure hurts to see what appears to be the end of their journey together.

Even with Pam released, Bill and Eric still need to find their weakest link, or at least find the bug that provided the information to the Authority. While Jessica helps Bill search their house for bugs, her partying ways are discovered when Bill comes across a joint. While he may not have been the best of Makers at the start, it is clear to see that his role as Maker has developed into one where he provides guidance rather than dictates over Jessica.

Roman and Salome decide that Nora must either ‘fess up or be made an example of to the Sanguinistas. In the process of Salome trying to find out Nora’s true motives, Bill and Eric almost get the iStake. The threat of the lives of Bill and Eric forces Nora to finally fess up and provide the name of another internal traitor! Unfortunately for the traitor, he isn’t so lucky…

Things get interesting when Sookie confesses to her brother, Jason Stackhouse, that she killed Debbie. Luckily Jason doesn’t have to arrest his own sister when Jessica overhears and saves the day by glamouring Sheriff Andy Bellefleur.

Pam, after prohibiting Tara from killing herself, takes her back to Fangtasia. Here Tara and Bill have a fascinating conversation about being a new vampire. I must admit, I am preferring the character of Tara as a strung out vampire rather than a strung out human! Once again, the idea that people die (or nearly die) trying to keep Sookie safe is brought up. Seems more than one person is peeved at our fave little blonde waitress.

While Eric and Bill are discussing the implications of a leak within their inner circle, the Authority are discussing whether they have been duped by the pair. More hints at cracks from within the Authority are also suggested in this scene. Who is really, truly on Roman’s side?

We are then introduced to an interesting developing story line that first was introduced when Andy was seduced by a faerie last season. Turns out they have a secret burlesque-type club and Andy and Jason are invited to go. Looks like a fun place to be, especially for Jason.

Sam gets a daytime visit from his shifter friends. They convince Sam he should run with them. Of course, things turn out differently to what he expects when he turns up later on at their house and finds them both dead — what is going on there?

This scene segues into Sookie reading the minds of everyone around her at Merlotte’s. Turns out that absolutely everyone is mad at her in this episode! Add this to Lafayette’s ‘encouraged’ car malfunction, we find a very drunk Sookie at home when Alcide drops in for a visit. A hilarious drunken scene occurs, culminating in a kiss which is witnessed by Bill and Eric!

Speaking of Alcide, he confesses to the Pelts that their daughter, Debbie, is dead. He mostly manages to make the story fit without laying a finger of blame on Sookie.

We also find Terry and his marine friend, Patrick, on the road and searching for another member of their squad — the one who may possibly be responsible for all the fires that are occurring. An ugly flashback occurs here where we find the squad guilty of killing innocent civilians — is this their deep dark secret? Or is there more to the story still? The pair of them being held at gun point by the possible fire-bug in their squadron thickens the plot somewhat also.

Next, we find out who the rat in the Authority is. Many people cheered at home, I’m sure, when they found out that the annoying little vampire is the traitor. Not only did he take a video of himself draining a human, but he sent it, along with an encrypted sympathy message, to known opposition of the Authority. Needless to say he meets the final death and it is a magnificent bloodbath!

We end this episode with Jason, still in the faerie bar, where he finds his cousin, Hadley, serving drinks. Seems this club is more of a safe haven for faeries and part-faeries who want to keep their intoxicating blood safe from vampires. Hadley tries to convince Jason that he needs to bring Sookie here and lets it slip that Jason and Sookie’s parents were, in fact, killed by vampires. After a heated incident, Jason and Andy find themselves ejected from the club and left stranded in a field out in the middle of nowhere.

The last image we see is of Andy and Jason being light-zapped by faeries. Can’t wait to see where they end up next week. If you have any suggestions, let us know in the comments below.

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True Blood Season 3 Music: Episode 4 “9 Crimes”

July 22, 2010

“9 Crimes,” the fourth episode of True Blood‘s third season brought a lot of action to our dear characters. Starting with the surprise twist fantasy between Eric and Sookie and ending with blood oozing out of King Russell‘s limo, everybody seemed to be doing something new, different, or out-of-character, keeping us on our toes. And they backed it all up with great music. Here’s the complete list of songs used in Episode 4, “9 Crimes,” including artist, song title, and plot point when each song was played.

(Songs marked with a [*] are available for purchase at HBO.com)

ONEPOINTSIX – Bonehead
Eric fantasizes about Sookie.

Daddy P, Spiket & Da Diggler – Mamasita
Lafayete makes a phone call from his car.

The Mears Brothers – Blame It On the Fact That I’m a Man
Jason gets pretty fired up.

(Courtesy of Bosshouse Music) – Walk That Midnight Walk
Background music at Merlotte’s

Kevin Fisher – Ten Year High School Reunion
Sam trains Jessica to be hostess at Merlotte’s.

Bettie Wilson – I’ll Cry a River for You
Hoyt sees Jessica outside of Merlotte’s with another guy.

Deanna Johnston – Train Wreck
Jason asks Andy to make him a cop.

(Courtesy of Selectracks) – Mozart Concerto for Piano & Orchestra No. 19
Background music at Edington Mansion.

Sennen – S.O.S.
Sookie’s adventures at Lou Pine’s.

Massive Attack – Paradise Cirus*
Bill walks into the strip club to “procure” something for Russell and Lorena.

The Upsidedown – Wolf Blood Honey*
All hell is breaking loose at Lou Pine’s. Russell speaks from the stage.

(Courtesy of Extreme Music) – Do Not Conceal Thy Radiant Eyes
Werewolves listen to Russell speak at Lou Pine’s, then drink his blood in ritualistic fashion.

Damien Rice – 9 Crimes (Demo)*
Russell, Bill, and Lorena feed on Anne in the limousine. End Credits.

Do you have True Blood playlist?

Source: HBO.com

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