True Blood Season 7: Episode 7 Ratings Are In!

August 6, 2014

Season 7 is Still a Ratings Success:

Ryan Kwanten stars as Jason Stackhouse in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 7 (entitled 'May Be the Last Time')HBO’s True Blood is still smashing the ratings this week. Once more the vampire show, which is winding up it’s final season this year, managed to top the charts in the coveted adults 25-54 age bracket. While the ratings are down just slightly from last week’s screening, True Blood’s Episode 7 (entitled May Be the Last Time) still managed to beat the newest vampire show to enter the ratings market: The Strain. You can check out the Top 5 rating cable shows for Sunday the 3rd of August below:

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
TRUE BLOOD
HBOM 9:01 PM 3393 1.7
STRAIN FX 10:00 PM 2274 1.2
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 9:00 PM 2367 1.2
FAMILY GUY
ADSM 11:00 PM 2250 1.2
LAST SHIP, THE TNT 9:00 PM 4147 1.0

 

Let us know what you thought of True Blood’s Episode 7 by commenting below!

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

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True Blood Writer Craig Chester Discusses Episode 7

August 5, 2014

May Be the Last Time Writer Tells When it Truly Felt Like the Show Was Ending:

Chris Bauer stars as Andy Bellefleur in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 7 (entitled 'May Be the Last Time')For fans of True Blood, finding out the news last year that HBO had not renewed their popular vampire series, was probably when they felt like the show was truly ending. Then, when the theme song played for the first time on Season 7, once more it felt like the end all over again. But what about the crew? When did they feel like the show had come to an end? For Episode 7 (entitled May Be the Last Time) writer, Craig Chester, and show runner, Brian Buckner, they pointed out a particular moment in Episode 7 as their defining ‘end’ moment. It involved Andy (Chris Bauer) crying as he looked over a lake in Oklahoma:

When Bucky and I saw that scene for the first time edited, Bucky turned to me and said, “You know, for the first time in the series, I got the feeling that it’s ending.” There was something about that scene that hit both of us in a way that this is ending. Arlene and Andy started this series off as comic relief. And what I loved about writing this episode is it’s the episode where they both kind of come full circle as fully fleshed-out three-dimensional human beings… When we shot that scene, everybody was so torn up watching Chris, because it’s Andy. Andy’s crying. Oh my god, it’s really bad if Andy’s crying. And her reaction to that is our reaction to that—the first time you see your man cry, it’s a big deal. That’s one of my favorite scenes in this season because it’s very real. It’s what we’re going for this season—we’re getting into the characters. There’s a lot of love for these characters, and it’s really important that that come across because we’re saying goodbye to them. I think that’s why Bucky said, “I feel like that’s the first time I realized this show is ending.”

For Episode 7, there was plenty for Craig Chester to discuss, including why they decided to revisit Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) running through the cemetery in a white dress:

A lot of discussion went into that scene, which I think some people have been waiting for for a very long time and others have maybe not. [Laughs] We did shoot, shot-for-shot, Sookie running to Bill’s house in a white dress, so it is literally a callback to episode six of season 1. But one of the things that we talked about is that these are two very different people now that are reconnecting, who obviously have this deep love for each other. It’s loaded with this history between them. That was something that Anna [Paquin] and Stephen [Moyer] beautifully conveyed, having played these characters for so long and knowing exactly where they’re at as they rekindle their feelings for each other.

This scene, which leads to the romantic pairing of Sookie and Bill once more, had left many Team Bill fans very uneasy about the conclusion of True Blood. Episode 7 seems a tad bit early in the final season to get Sookie and Bill back together – especially for a permanent pairing. There is even speculation that Bill really will die of Hep-V now. Craig remained tight-lipped over this possibility, instead pointing out that they remained vested in that relationship and were committed to exploring the complexities of it. What ever that may mean.

There is plenty more Craig Chester had to say about Episode 7 of HBO’s True Blood Season 7 and you can view his interview with EW in it’s entirety by clicking here.

Source: EW – ‘True Blood’ postmortem: Inside Sookie’s ‘May Be the Last Time’ choice

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True Blood Quickie: True Blood Season 7 Episode 7 “May Be the Last Time” Recap

August 4, 2014

Here’s what went down in Episode 7 (entitled May Be the Last Time and previously known as One Last Time) of HBO’s True Blood Season 7:

  • Niall Brigant (Rutger Hauer) and Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) catch up in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 7 (entitled 'May Be the Last Time')Amber (Natalie Hall) is getting interrogated by Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard), Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Mr. Gus (Will Yun Lee) as to the whereabouts of her sister, Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp). This doesn’t go too well when Eric sees Sarah’s face instead of Amber’s and stakes her. But that’s okay because apparently Big Brother is way more advanced than we thought and Mr. Gus uses satellite navigation to track Sarah down as she is having a meltdown at the now abandoned Light of Day Institute. Seems she is hallucinating remembering her past and Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) is getting his nasty on and telling her she will be dead by dawn. Sarah then has to battle her other hallucinations: Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian), the guru and the severed head of the Governor (Arliss Howard). There is a battle raging for Sarah’s soul – or so she thinks. She tells them though – since she is the antidote now – she is the new Messiah! But not for long, since Eric, Pam and Mr. Gus have now arrived…
  • Andy (Chris Bauer) and Holly (Lauren Bowles) are still looking for Adilyn (Bailey Noble) and Wade (Noah Matthews). They’re not at Fort Bellefleur and they are certainly not at Holly’s ex’s lake house in Oklahoma. That’s because Violet (Karolina Wydra) has spirited them away to her 50 Shades playroom extravagant mansion. When Violet goes to sleep, Adilyn and Wade both hand in their V cards. Which is nice, because once Violet wakes up, it’s time for her to throw Wade across the room and chain up Adilyn. Now we know why Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) asked Adilyn to taste her blood all those episodes ago…
  • Jessica, Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) are all being miserable at Bill’s house. Sookie still thinks she can find a cure, but Jess doesn’t seem to think so. While the vampires sleep, Sookie gets to work. Since she thinks it’s her fae blood that is accelerating Bill’s Hep-V status, she calls in the big guns – or one that comes in a small package and a mighty big Hummer anyway. Enter Dr. Ludwig (Marcia DeRousse)! Dr. L is just as adorably cranky as the last time we saw her but her only advice is that maybe Bill’s case is accelerated by Sookie’s faeness, but not likely as she knows of someone who has been infected by a full fairy and their case is not as extreme as Bill’s. Just as we are settling into Dr. L’s lack of bedside manner, Sookie drops her fairy lineage and Dr. Ludwig leaves in a hurry. It seems Niall Brigant (Rutger Hauer) may, or may not have (but definitely has) come from a line of dwarf killers.
  • Speaking of, Sookie then summons Niall who is even less helpful than we thought the fairy might be. Or is he? It seems that maybe Sookie should just forgive herself for giving Bill Hep-V and get on with the miracle of life. *insert Bill flashback to the birth of his first child here* Has HBO been trying to tell us in all these flashbacks that Caroline (Shannon Lucio) is Bill’s one true love? This doesn’t really sit too well with Sookie and she asks Niall to leave after that.
  • Arlene (Carrie Preston) finally gets her sex dream with her vampire savior, Keith (Riley Smith). Lucky for him it’s only a dream though as Arlene is now, obviously, Hep-V positive.
  • Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) grapples with whether to stay or leave with Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell). Arlene offers some advice. I still have no idea which way this story line will end.
  • Nu Blood – it’s like Tru Blood, just with Sarah Newlin’s blood and not the added Hep-V.
  • Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack) finally arrives from Alaska. In tow he has his gorgeous and smart new girlfriend, Bridget. So, of course, when Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) arrives, he is immediately coveting his ex-besties new girlfriend. The Hoyt and Jason moments are poignant as Jason lies about how Hoyt’s mother died. Jason ogling Hoyt’s girlfriend, not so nice – hasn’t he learned already?
  • Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) and Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) are digging in the yard of Lettie’s old house, looking for whatever it is that Tara (Rutina Wesley) wanted them to find. Shame they didn’t knock on the door and ask the current owners first though…
  • We finish this episode where we started all those years ago: with Sookie running through the cemetery in a white dress and then having sex with Bill in front of a raging fire. All the Team Bill fans out there are now worried that this hook up is way too early to come to any good – is Bill really going to meet the true death this time?

Jim Parrack stars as Hoyt Fortenberry in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 7 (entitled 'May Be the Last Time')

Let us know what you thought of Episode 7 of True Blood by commenting below.

Also, stick around, because there will be an interview coming up shortly with True Blood’s resident doctor: Dr. Ludwig!

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True Blood Season 7: New Episode 7 Stills Released!

August 1, 2014

Sookie, Jessica, Bill and Sarah Newlin All Look So Sad:

Stephen Moyer stars as Bill Compton and Deborah Ann Woll stars as Jessica Hamby in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 7 (entitled 'May Be the Last Time')With only a few short episodes left of HBO’s True Blood Season 7, fans are eager to drain every last drop of information before the show meets it’s final death. So, we have scrounged up some stills for you! Three of these stills show sad faces: Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) seems to be searching to skies for something (her fairy grandfather, Niall Brigant (Rutger Hauger) perhaps?) Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) seems perplexed over something. Meanwhile, Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and his progeny, Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) appear to be deep in discussion.

And then there is Arlene (Fowler (Carrie Preston). Bright, happy, red like a sunset, Arlene. Seems she is the only one happy in Bon Temps in Episode 7 – sure hope we’re wrong about that.

Let us know your theories on these photos by commenting below!

Anna Paquin stars as Sookie Stackhouse in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 7 (entitled 'May Be the Last Time')

Anna Camp stars as Sarah Newlin in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 7 (entitled 'May Be the Last Time')

Stephen Moyer stars as Bill Compton and Deborah Ann Woll stars as Jessica Hamby in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 7 (entitled 'May Be the Last Time')

Carrie Preston stars as Arlene Fowler-Bellefleur in HBO's True Blood Season 7 (Episode 7 entitled 'May Be the Last Time')

Source: HBO Inc.

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VIDEO: True Blood Season 7 Episode 7 (May Be the Last Time) Sneak Peek

July 28, 2014

Sarah Newlin is a Good Person now?

Karolina Wydra stars as vampire Violet in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 7 entitled One Last TimeIt seems Hep-V cured Amber Mills (Natalie Hall) now thinks her devious sister, Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) is a good person. I guess only time will tell – but will there be enough of it going around to save Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer)? Sookie (Anna Paquin), meanwhile, is on her own hunt for a cure – but who is the ‘unexpected resource‘ she turns to? Could it also be the ‘familiar face‘ resurfacing in Bon Temps? At least Andy (Chris Bauer) and Holly (Lauren Bowles) seem to have worked out Adilyn (Bailey Noble) and Wade (Noah Matthews) are missing – but will they be able to save them from the clutches of Violet (Karolina Wade)? And will Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) be able to locate her fairy on the small amount of blood she ingested earlier in the season?

Synopsis:

*NOTE: This episode has also previously been published with the title One Last Time*

Eric Northman, Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Mr. Gus (Will Yun Lee) close in on Sarah Newlin in Dallas. Adilyn and Wade find a temporary haven, and unexpected hospitality. Refusing to accept the inevitable, a desperate Sookie turns to unexpected resources in search of a miracle. Bill recalls the inexorable forces that led him to his marriage 170 years earlier. A familiar face resurfaces in Bon Temps. Sam (Sam Trammell) faces a quandary.

Does anyone else feel like there is too many questions and not enough time to answer it all in? Let me know your thoughts by commenting below!

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

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