True Blood Season 7: Episode 9 – the Ratings Are In!

August 22, 2014

Once More HBO’s True Blood Wins Rating War:

Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) star in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 9 (entitled 'Love is to Die')Last week, we saw HBO’s True Blood pipped at the post by a shark documentary. Not so this week for Episode 9 (entitled Love is to Die)! Once more, True Blood Season 7 has won it’s time slot on the night. It maintained the same amount of viewers in the coveted 18 – 49 age bracket as last week in it’s premiere screening, but overall, viewers grew a little on last week’s performance. You can view the top 5 ratings winners for Sunday night below:

TRUE BLOOD HBOM 9:02 PM 3556 1.8
NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L ESPN 1:00 PM 5150 1.2
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 9:00 PM 2433 1.2
FAMILY GUY
ADSM 11:00 PM 2137 1.0
STRAIN FX 10:00 PM 2283 1.0

 

It seems the newest vampire series, The Strain, has slipped somewhat as it still finds its feet. Maybe it’s ratings will improve once True Blood meets the true death?

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

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True Blood Season 7 Spoilers: Goodbyes, Weird Sex & Love Triangles

August 15, 2014

Could an Original Cast Member Die in Episode 9 of HBO’s True Blood ?

Tara Buck stars as Ginger in HBO's True Blood Season 7It seems Episode 9 (entitled Love is to Die) will say a final goodbye to yet another original cast member of HBO’s True Blood! But will they die? It seems the devil is in the fine print of what TVGuide had to say about the upcoming episode recently:

With only two episodes to go, there are a lot of narrative threads to tie up, including the issue of Bill [Compton]’s mortality. I will only say this: At least one original cast member will say goodbye for good this week. In possibly related news, a longstanding love triangle will be resolved and you’ll see one of the show’s weirdest — and funniest — sex scenes between a long-unrequited pair.

How interesting is that news? With the admission of a long term love triangle also being resolved, one could assume that with Bill’s (Stephen Moyer) death, Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) finally chooses Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard).  Consolation prize anyone? However, there is another love triangle going on at the moment – that of Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack), Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) and Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten). Perhaps TVGuide are referring to that triangle instead? Maybe Jess and Hoyt get back together and Jessica decides to move to Alaska to be with him? After all, it doesn’t specifically say the cast member will die.

And what of that sex scene, huh? Who do we know on True Blood that is part of an ‘unrequited pair’? Could it be Sookie and Eric? Probably not, since they have been intimate before. But it sure doesn’t leave many other options. Perhaps Arlene (Carrie Preston) and Keith (Riley Smith)? Especially since TVLine had this spoiler to announce:

Not everyone will get a happy ending on True Blood… but I think it’s safe to say that Arlene and Keith will be among the lucky few. Though we’re not going to get another pool table scene, this Sunday’s episode does show the effect Arlene’s relationship with Keith is having on her. (Spoiler Alert: She’s a very happy woman.)

But they haven’t been an item for very long, and many wouldn’t even really consider them as such. Oh, hang on a minute – what about Ginger (Tara Buck) and Eric? Now that would potentially be hilarious and weird!

Let us know your thoughts on this by commenting below!

Sources: TV Guide – Mega Buzz: True Blood’s Cure, an NCIS Return, and a Vampire Diaries Mystery

TVLine – Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Parenthood, Chicago Fire, True Blood, Glee, S.H.I.E.L.D., The Killing and More

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VIDEO: True Blood Season 7 Episode 9 (Love is to Die) Sneak Peek #2

August 15, 2014

Arlene Offers Sookie Some Advice:

Anna Paquin stars as Sookie Stackhouse in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 9 (entitled 'Love is to Die') Here’s the penultimate sneak peek #2 clip of HBO’s True Blood ever! In Episode 9 (ominously entitled Love is to Die) of True Blood Season 7, we find Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and Arlene Fowler (Carrie Preston) deep in conversation at Bellefleur’s (formerly known as Merlotte’s) about loss, grief and how to move on. It seems Sookie has admitted that she never fully committed to her relationship with Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello) because of the feelings she still had for vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer).

The question is though, is Sookie and Arlene having this chat because Bill has already succumbed to Hep-V?

Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Synopsis:

Sookie Stackhouse retreats in confusion. Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) makes a choice. Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) exercises uncharacteristic restraint, while Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) faces a dilemma after being caught in a lie.

Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Howard Deutch.

You can also view the synopsis for the True Blood Season 7 finale by clicking here.

Source: YouTube – True Blood Season 7: Episode #9 Clip (HBO)

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VIDEO: True Blood Season 7 Episode 9 (Love is to Die) Sneak Peek

August 11, 2014

Bill Remains Resolute in His Decision:

Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) says no in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 9 (entitled 'Love is to Die')Well it appears Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) can be as stubborn as a mule when it comes to deciding when he will die. After refusing to take a sip of Sarah Newlin’s (Anna Camp) restorative blood at the end of Episode 8 (entitled Almost Home), it seems Bill will be sticking to his guns in Episode 9 (entitled Love is to Die) of HBO’s True Blood Season 7.

As for the others still left in Bon Temps, Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten), Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll), Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack) and Bridgette all seem to have issues to sort out yet. Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) is seen flying off with what appears to be Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) is all bound up again.

Will Bill really meet the true death? Let us know what you think will happen in the penultimate episode of True Blood by commenting below!

Synopsis:

Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) retreats in confusion. Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) makes a choice. Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) exercises uncharacteristic restraint, while Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) faces a dilemma after being caught in a lie.

Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Howard Deutch.

Source: YouTube – True Blood 7×09 Promo “Love is to Die” (HD)

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True Blood Season 7: Episode 9 Synopsis Released

August 5, 2014

Episode #79: “Love Is to Die”:

Anna Paquin stars as Sookie Stackhouse in HBO's True Blood Season 7With only three short episodes left, here’s what we know of the penultimate episode of HBO’s True Blood. Episode 9 is entitled Love is to Die and the synopsis reads:

Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) retreats in confusion. Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) makes a choice. Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) exercises uncharacteristic restraint, while Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) faces a dilemma after being caught in a lie.

Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Howard Deutch.

It seems Sookie may get rejected by someone. Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) perhaps? Finally Sam decides whether to stay in Bon Temps as the Mayor of Crazy or leave with the mother of his unborn child, Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell). Jason seems to be nipping that “just because Hoyt (Jim Parrack) has it, doesn’t mean I should too” trait right in the bud. And, as for Eric getting caught in a lie – your guess is as good as mine as to which lie that might be!

Let me know your thoughts by commenting below!

Source: ScreenSpy – True Blood 7×09 “Love is to Die” Synopsis

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True Blood’s Michael McMillian Says Farewell to Steve Newlin

August 17, 2013

Michael McMillian Talks about the Demise of Steve Newlin:

True Blood's Michael McMillian

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In a recent interview with Vulture.com, HBO‘s True Blood Michael McMillian(Steve Newlin) reveals his feelings on the departure of Steve Newlin.  In Episode 9 of True Blood Steve Newlin meets the sun at the hands of a VERY pissed off Eric.  Check out some of my favourite questions here!

 

Do you think he was gay, or bisexual? Because there must have been something between him and Sarah at one point.
Yeah, well, Anna Camp and I used to talk about it, and we still do. We think that they still had a bit of a kinky sex life there for a while. I think they married young, and they were both virgins when they got married, and I think she was just trying to keep Steve happy for a long time. I think there was probably some intense dom/sub play going on in the bedroom. I think Sarah was willing to perform certain acts for Steve to keep her husband happy.”

 

Did you see this coming for Steve? How much advance warning did you get?
Steve was really digging himself into a hole this season. Steve Newlin is the Jabba the Hutt of the True Blood universe. He has a very important place in the mythology, but he’s not going to help Luke Skywalker blow up the Death Star, you know? And especially seeing how the story was going, and Steve taking his place as a villain again and causing so much damage? If you think about it, Luna died because Steve and Russell kidnapped Emma. Pam was outted as Eric’s progeny because of him. Nora dies because of him. And he just wasn’t going to make it through. But Steve really dies at the hands of both Eric and Sarah.”

 

Who was Steve’s maker? He didn’t know her name …
I’d love to answer the question, but the truth is, I don’t know! And I’m not sure if the show is ever going to answer it or not. At one point, we were going to find out last season, and it was written out in the script, but they scratched it out.”

 

Check out the entire interview at Vulture.com, click the link below!

Source: Vulture.com-True Blood’s Michael McMillian on Newlin’s Fate

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VIDEO: True Blood Season 6 – Go Inside Episode 9 with HBO

August 15, 2013

Find Out All the Back Story for Episode 9:

Arlene Fowler (Carrie Preston) mourns the loss of Terry Bellefleur (Todd Lowe) in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 9, entitled 'Life Matters'In this weeks episode of HBO’s Inside The Episode, Brian Buckner (Writer/Exectutive Producer) voices his opinion on what was achieved in True Blood Season 6, Episode 9 (entitled Life Matters)

  • Want to know why Terry Bellefleur’s (Todd Lowe) funeral was organized the way it was?
  •  Why Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) outed herself as a telepath?
  • Which Sookie Brian Buckner actually prefers?
  • Why life really does matter and how it managed to draw the story lines together in Season 6?
  • Who didn’t want Steve Newlin (Michaell McMillian) to die?
  • Where has Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) gone?

If you want the answers to these important questions, then you had better check out the video below:

Let us know what you think by commenting below.

Source: HBO/YouTube – True Blood Season 6: Inside the Episode #9

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True Blood Quickie: True Blood Season 6 Episode 9 “Life Matters” Recap

August 13, 2013

The vampires gets high in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 9, entitled 'Life Matters'Can you believe we only have one more episode of HBO’s True Blood left?!

Neither can I.

So what did you think of True Blood Season 6, Episode 9, entitled Life Matters? Personally, this was my favourite episode of the Season! In fact, I would probably rank it somewhere in the top 5 across the ENTIRE series. To me, this episode was less about how much life matters, and how much more family matters.

And what about Steven Newlin, hey? Even though I HATED him the most in the last episode, I am actually really sad to see him go.

This is what went down:

  • So Billith (Stephen Moyer) is pissy with Sookie (Anna Paquin) for not handing over Warlow (Robert Kazinsky). Sookie reminds him that Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) now has more fairy blood in him than Warlow – seriously Billith, did you lose your brain when you became all ‘Look at me, I’m a god’? While Billith is trying to get his brain around this concept, Sookie zaps his ass right out of Fairyland!
  • Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) goes on a rampage in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 9, entitled 'Life Matters'Speaking of Eric, he’s on a rampage – and it is AWESOME! Billith spends the whole season worrying about how to save his vampire friends. Eric? He’s a man of action! In all of five minutes he’s managed to drain Warlow AND turn the security outside Vamp Camp into a bloody soup. *high five Eric*
  • Warlow says he fine – but I don’t think he is…
  • While all the crazy Vamp Camp stuff is going on, we have Terry’s (Todd Lowe) funeral occurring in Bon Temps. We get a whole heap of flashbacks (Terry gets a job) and blasts from the past (Jane Bodehouse sobers up and Maxine Fortenberry STILL isn’t happy with her son’s choice in women) mixed in with plenty of tears. (I dare you not to cry when Big John sings.) It’s a good funeral and a poignant send off for a gentle character that struggled so much with his inner demons.
  • Back at Vamp Camp Eric is ripping the junk off Dr. Overlark (John Fleck) and leaving to die within sight of his crown jewels. Just when you think this is the most eye-watering scene ever in True Blood history, Billith arrives (always just one step behind Eric) and stomps on the man’s head
  • Speaking of vampires getting their revenge on their captors, Dr. Finn (Pruitt Taylor Vince) gets to brag about his conquest with Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten), but then gets killed by her. Rule learned here: Always, always, be nice to vampires
  • Eric finds Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) while he is releasing everyone from gen pop. Jason is thankful for the blood healing Eric gives him, but it looks like we will get to witness Jason questioning his sexuality again this season
  • By the way, did anyone notice the lack of fangs after Eric bit his arm open for Jason?Anna Camp stars as Sarah Newlin in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 9, entitled 'Life Matters'
  • Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) is excellent at playing dead to escape the vampires. Thanks to this, she manages to get up on the roof of Vamp Camp and manually opens the roof to the white room – luckily Bill has finally worked out that he needs to let all the vampires trapped in there feed off him and none of them actually fry
  • All except Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian). Well, technically, Billith is happy to give him his blood, but the other vamps pull rank and it is time for Steve to meet the sun. Line of the night goes to Steve; ‘I love you Jason Stackhouse!’  while his deranged poor estranged wife, Sarah Newlin looks on.
  • That’s when Jason Stackhouse realises that she’s still alive and takes chase. It’s nice to see all that time spent playing football back in high school helps him bring her down! It’s a shame he can’t pull the trigger though and kill her. Guess we will be seeing more of Sarah Newlin in True Blood Season 7 then…
  • Lafayette (Nelsan Reynolds) gives the best funeral speeches. EVER!
  • So Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) finally works out that Billith is weak from blood loss and missing. She takes James (Luke Grimes) back to the white room to find him
  • Being near death, Billith is seeing Lilith’s (Jessica Clarke) bloody messengers again. This time they are telling him his time on earth is over! Luckily Jessica arrives at just the right time and she and James feed Billith back to health
  • Meanwhile, somewhere in Honolulu, a truck filled with Tru Blood is being stolen by vampiresGinger (Tara Buck) gets saved in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 9, entitled 'Life Matters'
  • The mystery of ‘Where’s Ginger (Tara Buck)?’ has been solved: Governor Burrell (Arliss Howard) was using her as a human blood cow. We get to hear her deliciously shrill shrieks for the rest of the episode as a result of her being released
  • Vampires go all ‘hippy lovechild‘ when they are high on fairy blood
  • True Blood has officially gone Team Twilight on us with day-walking vampires. This makes me a little uncomfortable…
  • Pam and Eric have a moment – right before Eric zooms off into the sky. He must have some unfinished work. Maybe in Honolulu? Guess we’ll have to wait until True Blood’s Season 6 Finale to find out!
Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) misses Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) already in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 9, entitled 'Life Matters'

So what did you think of Life Matters? Are you excited about the finale? Have you baked Sookie’s gran’s pecan pie yet?

Source: Rachel Tsoumbakos – IN A NUTSHELL: True Blood Season 6, Episode 9 Recap

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R.I.P to True Blood’s Steve Newlin

August 12, 2013

 How Will Sarah Newlin Cope?

RIP Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian) from HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 9, entitled 'Life Matters'

And so we come to the end of an era. Last night in HBO’s True Blood Season 6, Episode 9, entitled Life Matters, the (former) Reverend Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian) finally met the sun. And is it just me, or are we all going to miss the spineless little turncoat?

While Steve got to meet the sun (which was a sweet iron due to his joy of making vampires meet the sun in Season 2), it was a bitter sweet moment. Steve was the character we all loved to hate after all. Michael McMilllian, however, was just pleased that he managed to make people both sad and happy with his death:

It’s a funny moment in the script. I was checking [Twitter] last night, of course, and I was actually surprised that people thought it was as funny as it was. That made me really happy. And I also got a lot of messages saying that people were sad to see Steve go. So if you can pull off a death that is both sad and hilarious, I think you’ve done your job okay.

As for that last line muttered: “I love you Jason Stackhouse!” That was entirely McMillian’s idea after he was disappointed at there being no Steve and Jason (Ryan Kwanten) action in True Blood’s Season 6.

Considering the fact that Michael McMillian has actually been with True Blood since Season 1, Entertainment Weekly wanted to know if there was any special send-off – especially from Alexander Skarsgard:

He gave me a very personal sendoff in the gag reel, which nobody but cast and crew saw. It was somewhat inappropriate and somewhat hilarious, but beyond that I really can’t describe it too much. [Laughs] There was a little skin involved. Yes.

What we wouldn’t give to see that gag reel, hey Trubies?!

Were you sad to see Steve Newlin die in True Blood Season 6? Or were you glad he’s finally dead? Let us know by commenting below.

If you want to read more about what Michael McMillian thought of Steve Newlin’s death, you can read the full Entertainment Weekly interview here.

Source: Entertainment Weekly – ‘True Blood’: Michael McMillian talks Steve Newlin’s fate, Alexander Skarsgard’s ‘inappropriate’ response

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VIDEO: True Blood Season 6 Episode 9 Teaser – ‘Scent of a Werewolf’

August 10, 2013

Terry Bellefleur’s Funeral Brings Bon Temps Together:

Joe Manganiello stars as Alcide Herveaux in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 9, entitled 'Life Matters'In this video teaser of HBO’s True Blood Season 6, Episode 9 (entitled Life Matters), we find the inhabitants of Bon Temps coming together for Terry Bellefleur’s (Todd Lowe) funeral.

Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) arrives and still wearing that black dress she wore to Fairyland with Billith (Stephen Moyer). So she must make it back okay. I wonder how Billith and Warlow (Robert Kazinsky) fared though?

She does appear to be a little late to the funeral though and has to take a seat next to Jane Bodehouse (Patricia Bethune) and Maxine Fortenberry (Dale Raoul). Sookie isn’ t seated for long when Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello) turns up, wanting to sit next to her. While Alcide impresses Jane and Maxine, Sookie isn’t as beguiled and announces she’s saving the seat next to her for her brother, Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten). But we all know Jason isn’t about to turn up any time soon!

So what do you think of this video teaser for HBO’s True Blood Season 6, Episode 9? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below.

Source: YouTube – True Blood Season 6: Episode #9 Clip – Scent of a Werewolf

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