True Blood Season 7: We Say Goodbye to Another Favorite!

July 10, 2014

Episode 3 of True Blood Claims More Casualties:

Joe Manganiello stars as Alcide Herveaux in HBOs True Blood Season 7Last Sunday’s episode of HBO’s True Blood saw the demise of another favorite character: Alcide Herveaux. The actor who played the werewolf, Joe Manganiello, however, predicted his own departure earlier on:

When I read the script for the finale of last year, I called it. I put it down and I was like, “Oh, Alcide and Sookie (Anna Paquin) are together? They’re going to kill me.” Story-wise, you can’t have her break his heart because then the audience isn’t going to side with her. You have to get her to Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) because they have to tie up the A and B plot. If you’re looking at a show like this where they’re looking for characters to help the show be vital, meaning you can kill off main characters and all of a sudden anyone can be killed off at any time, there is no one else my character is connected to except for Sam (Sam Trammell). So by default, I did some quick math in my head and was like, “They’re going to kill me really quickly.”

While Joe may not have been a fan of how he died in the last moments of Episode 3 (entitled Fire in the Hole), he is at least thankful that his death was not the result of a vampire – a fate even worse than death as far as a werewolf is concerned! And he is even more thankful that his character was not turned after death, as suggested by Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll).

And as for whether he thought Alcide had seen his full potential in True Blood, the actor had the following to say to TVGuide:

I feel like there was so much left unexplored. You never really got into Robert Patrick’s character, you never found out where his mom went and why [he and his father] didn’t get along. He had a love interest that really didn’t go anywhere. There was this little girl, Emma, that he orphaned by murdering her father — rightfully so, but still. He didn’t want to have kids because he didn’t want to pass his genes on. He is then given custody of this little girl who is a werewolf and there was no real resolution to that or exploration of him, out of guilt, helping to raise this little girl in the pack. You never really explored the guy. I would play him again in a movie if the rights became available. I would do a spin-off. I actually started writing a story line for that guy intended to be for the comic books, but then they got canceled, I guess.

As for leaving the show in it’s very last season, when asked if he took anything with him as a memento, he shared the following with People magazine:

When I got up off of that ground in 30 degrees after playing the death scene, I brought the sock home with me. I’m gonna frame it up and put it in my guest bathroom… I had to lay on the ground for hours, naked except for my [strategically placed] sock. It was freezing cold. The director’s like, ‘Stop rattling!’ And I’m like, ‘I’m trying!’

After filming a scene like that, I don’t blame him!

You can read more about Joe Manganiello’s final episode of HBO’s True Blood by clicking on the links in the sources below. Let us know what you thought about Alcide dying in True Blood by commenting below!

Sources: HBO – Joe Manganiello Talks About His Dead-On Prediction, Faking Sexy, and Alcide and Sookie

TVGuide – True Blood’s Latest Victim: “You Have to Get Him Out of the Way”

People – Joe Manganiello Took What from the True Blood Set?

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True Blood Quickie: True Blood Season 7 Episode 3 “Fire in the Hole” Recap

July 7, 2014

Anna Paquin stars as Sookie Stackhouse in HBOs True Blood Season 7 Episode 3 entitled Fire in the HoleSo what went down in Episode 3 (entitled Fire in the Hole) of HBO’s True Blood Season 7? Let us break it down for you:

  • What are we doing in a yoga retreat? Are we even watching True Blood? *checks remote* Oh, lookie, it’s Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp)!
  • Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) have a chat which results in Pam admitting she felt Tara Thornton’s (Rutina Wesley) true death and a flashback to 1986 about the birth of Tru Blood.
  • Alcide (Joe Manganiello) works out Sookie (Anna Paquin) is missing and tracks her to Bill’s (Stephen Moyer) house. But they aren’t there because they are driving to wherever it is Sookie needs to be in order for her plan to work.
  • Adilyn (Bailey Noble) and Holly’s son are sitting in jail – flirting and kissing until Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) and Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer) arrive and rescue them.
  • Sam (Sam Trammell) has a heart to heart with the reverend before heading off with his vampire bodyguard. They bump into the riled up towns folk and it all goes pear shaped from there. Sam loses his vampire to a bullet and his clothes thanks to the fact he has to turn into an owl and escape in a hurry.
  • Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire) gets her invitation rescinded thanks to bringing home a V affected Lettie Mae (Adina Porter).
  • Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis) and James (Nathan Parsons) gets wasted and the tentative beginnings of an attraction are formed – even if James does insist him and Jessica are together (even if they aren’t particularly ‘together’).
  • Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) wants a family with Violet (Karolina Wydra) – even if they have to adopt. Needless to say, Violet is not impressed with this idea. Luckily Andy and Jessica arrive during this awkward moment and they are on a mission to save Sookie from the crazy towns folk.
  • Back at Fangtasia it seems the Hep-V infected vampires need another feed and take Holly (Lauren Bowles) along with them.
  • Sookie and Bill are sitting in a clearing waiting. It seems Sookie has placed herself as bait. While they wait they chat. Sookie fesses up to the fact that Alcide loves her more than she loves him.
  • Jason’s group are on the hunt for Sookie. Instead they find Sam’s abandoned car. Before they can worry Sam has been killed, the towns folk descend on them. It gets heated. As a result it’s R.I.P. Mrs. Fortenberry (Dale Raoul). Jessica gets hit with a bullet but it hurts, not kills her.
  • We get a Bill flashback which doesn’t really advance the story line any but it’s nice to see Bill as a human I guess.
  • We also get another Eric and Pam 1986 flashback. It seems Eric once had to make a choice between his human love (Sylvie) and his progeny (Pam). Not sure what any of this has to do with Season 7, but, once more, it’s nice to see backstory on some of our favorite vamps.
  • Back to 2014 and Eric is trying to convince Pam to leave and let him die. Pam is smarter than that and lets slip that Jason let Sarah Newlin live. Oh look Eric now has a mission – it’s a road trip!
  • Speaking of Sarah. It seems she still has a taste for men in power and is currently in bed with her yoga guru. Fortune shines on her when she leaves the room to fetch a bottle of wine. It seems the company that makes Tru Blood is also on the hunt for Sarah. While her guru lover admits he knows her, he doesn’t let slip that she is merely a room away. He loses his head as a result.
  • We finish this episode with Sookie finally attracting the Hep V vamps – along with a dazed Holly. A bloodbath ensures with Sam, Alcide, Jason, Andy, Jessica and Violet arriving all at once and attacking the Hep-V vampires. Some of the townsfolk also show up. As a result, Alcide is shot. And killed. Seriously a horrible moment. Sookie is devastated.

What did you think of Episode 3 of True Blood Season 7? Let us know in the comments below!

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VIDEO: True Blood Season 7 Episode 3 Promo Clip

July 4, 2014

We Get Another Glimpse of Episode 3 (entitled Fire in the Hole):

Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) stars in HBO's True Blood Season 7With Episode 3 (entitled Fire in the Hole) of HBO’s True Blood Season 7 fast approaching, we have another clip to tease you with!

This one is a humorous look at what happens when Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) have to share blood now that they are no longer romantically involved. I hope you enjoy it:

Synopsis:

Sookie (Anna Paquin) hatches a dangerous plan to take down the H-Vamps, even as Vince (Brett Rickaby) and his armed vigilantes pose an equally serious threat. Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) gets high with James (Nathan Parsons); Jason (Ryan Kwanten) eyes a family future with Violet (Karolina Wydra); Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire) is forced to find a new place to stay; Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) sheds her past. Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) offers Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) a compelling reason to return to Louisiana – and be the vampire he used to be.

Let us know what you think by commenting below!

Source: YouTube – True Blood Season 7: Episode #3 Clip (HBO)

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True Blood Season 7: Sarah Newlin to Return in Episode 3

July 3, 2014

Sarah Newlin Will Also Bring Her Family Along!

Anna Camp stars as vicious Sarah Newlin in HBO's True Blood Season 6In HBO’s True Blood Season 6, it seems that the person everyone loved to hate the most was Steve Newlin’s (Michael McMillian) crazy ex-wife, Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp). We saw her nearly lose her life at the hand of her ex-lover, Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten), but, after showing her some remorse, she lived to fight another battle. And it appears this battle will commence in Episode 3 (entitled Fire in the Hole) of True Blood Season 7.

TVLine spilled the beans earlier this week with the following information:

My favorite vampire exterminator is back in this week’s episode. And as we told you back in February, the show will be introducing us to Sarah’s Texas socialite parents and angry, bitter, gothed-out sister at some point this season (perhaps as early as Sunday).

So we get a two for the price of one deal it seems, with Sarah and her sister making appearances in this, the final season of True Blood.

Do you think Sarah Newlin will live or die? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: TVLine – Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Bones, The Killing, True Blood, Supernatural, Elementary, Haven and More!

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VIDEO: True Blood Season 7 Episode 3 (Fire In The Hole) Promo

July 1, 2014

Check Out the Promo Video for the Next Episode of True Blood:

Sam Trammell stars as Sam Merlotte in HBOs True Blood Season 7It seems like there is a lot of action going down in HBO’s True Blood Season 7 Episode 3 (entitled Fire in the Hole)!

  • Where is Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell)?
  • Could we possibly hate Vince (Brett Rickaby) any more?
  • Did Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) contract Hep-V on purpose?
  • Will Holly’s (Lauren Bowles) magic work?
  • And – oh crap – is Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) going to be okay?

Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Source: HBO – Season 7 73: Fire in the Hole

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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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True Blood Season 7 Episode 3 Title Name Released!

May 23, 2014

HBO Gives Us the Heads Up on What’s in Store for True Blood:

HBO True Blood Promo PosterFans of HBO’s True Blood are eagerly scrambling for whatever information they can find out about Season 7 – the very last season in the series ever. So when HBO releases the title name for Episode 3 of Season 7, then we just had to jump on it! It’s not much, but it is certainly something to mull over until June 22nd 2014 when True Blood premieres!

True Blood Season 7 Episode 3 Details

Fire in the Hole – what an interesting title name that is. Considering Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) is still searching for Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) in Episode 2, could she actually find him? Or is this a reference to the Hep V infected vampires that were encroaching on Bellefleurs (formerly Merlotte’s) at the very end of True Blood Season 6? Considering the fact that the teaser videos for Season 7 of True Blood have a distinct battlezone feel to it, could this imply that ‘they'(whomever ‘they‘ may be) are planning to bomb the crap out of those infected vamps in this episode?

Let us know your theories on this title by commenting below!

Source: HBO.com – Schedule

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