True Blood Season 4, Episode 7—“Cold Grey Light of Dawn”

August 26, 2011

There’s a Lot of Loving and a Lot of Hating Going Down in Bon Temps:

Once again, True Blood grabbed our attention from the beginning of the episode and didn’t let up throughout itsLafayette and Jesus (Nelsan Ellis & Kevin Alejandro) entirety. Was there anyone who didn’t get enough Sookie/Eric loving last week? If so, this episode will gladly satisfy your thirst. All I’m going to say is the porch, the floor, AND the bed… Need I say more? (No complaints here, though!) Anyone curious to know more about what happened during “Cold Grey Light of Dawn”?

The Vamps:

Speaking of Sookie and Eric, Eric confesses to Sookie that he doesn’t want his memory back and that he would rather continue being the person (or vampire rather) that he is now, than gain all of his memories and revert back to the “old Eric.” Not only has Eric changed, but Sookie has as well. Is it just me or is Sookie’s love for Eric different than her love was for Bill? There’s something about her being in love with Eric that I like more than when she was in love with Bill. Don’t get me wrong, I love Bill Compton, but there is just something about Sookie and Eric that I love more! As for Bill, this was an intense episode for him and his progeny, Jessica, as well as all the other vamps. Because of the current situation with the witches, all vampires in the area were forced to evacuate, aside from those of higher importance, (Bill, Jessica, Eric, Pam, and the other Sheriffs of Louisiana) and Maxine Fortenberry’s neighbor, Beulah, who unfortunately met the sun in this episode. Those who didn’t evacuate were forced to bind themselves down with silver, other than Pam who bound herself within a rather striking pink coffin. Because of Pam’s current zombie-like physique, she is given a “new” skin and required to take six shots, four times a day. Can you say OUCH?! So we’ve experienced the Sookie-Bill-Eric love triangle for quite some time now and this season a new love triangle is being brought into the open. You guessed it, Jessica, Hoyt, and Jason. It’s depressing to see Hoyt’s sadness over the feeling that he is slowly losing Jessica, but the worst part is that he does not yet know he might possibly lose his best friend as well. At first I really enjoyed the Jessica-Hoyt romance, but lately I’ve gotten bored with it. When Jessica was first brought onto the show, the last person I saw her in a relationship with was Jason. Surely I wasn’t the only one that felt that way? Anyhow, I am really enjoying the Jessica-Jason storyline that has been going on lately. It’s just a matter of time before something happens, regardless of how much they try to fight it! Jason has always been crazy about women and a good time, but after his near-panther experience in Hotshot, I think his views have changed.

The Witches & the Mediums

Marnie (AKA: Antonia) views Antonia as a victim who suffered drastically throughout her incarceration, but so far all that we have witnessed about Antonia’s previous life was her imprisonment and horrific death. What did she do to get arrested in the first place? Most likely it was for practicing witchcraft, but how can we be sure? Tara feels drawn to Antonia and completely supports her cause. She has been harassed, attacked, and raped by vampires, why wouldn’t she feel compelled to join her? Tara also decides to cut all ties with her girlfriend during this episode. While it was the right thing to do, I have a feeling that it will take her a little while to get back on track. Who knows, maybe if things don’t work out for Luna and Sam, Tara and Sam can hook up again. As for Holly, I was a little disappointed that she joined the clan. I can see why she might support the cause, but not knowing how things could turn out and the fact that she has children to worry about frustrated me a little. Who would take care of them if something happened to her? Enough about witches, let’s move on to the mediums. According to Jesus, Lafayette is a medium, just as Marnie is. Scary, huh? That has me very curious as to what’s in store for Lafayette in the near future…

The Shifters

So from the previous episode, Luna was under the impression she slept with Sam and then he turned into a complete jerk. Unfortunately for her, she slept with Tommy unknowingly because of his skinwalker abilities, and now she and Sam are stuck in quite a sticky situation. How would you get over something like that? Granted, neither she nor Sam had a clue what was going on, but regardless that would have to be extremely awkward to work around. So after the revelation of the Luna-Tommy/Sam situation, Sam decides to officially ban Tommy from his life. I don’t blame him, but now I have a feeling that Tommy is going to end up doing something extremely stupid, although I doubt he’ll attempt to steal money from Sam again after what happened last time. As for Alcide, he and Debbie seem to be getting along just fine, but she can’t seem to get over the idea that he has feelings for Sookie. He definitely cares for Sookie, but at this point I’m not sure just how much he cares for her. Does he care for her in a sibling sort of way or something more?

The episode ends with Jessica breaking free from her silver chains, crawling up the stairs, and opening the front door of Bill’s house.  The sun shines brightly through the door and the credits begin to play across the screen.  Will Jessica meet the true death?  What thoughts do you have about this episode?  Where do you think the Jessica-Hoyt-Jason storyline will end up if she survives her meeting with the sun?  Let us know what you think in the comment section below!

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Top Quotes from Episode 7, “Cold Grey Light of Dawn”

August 13, 2011

Supernatural Vs. Supernatural:

Rutina Wesley as Tara S4 Ep7A very interesting night for fans of True Blood as the plot thickens with the war that is beginning to rage between the vampires and witches. There is a definite line drawn in the ground and it will be very interesting to see who is on what side. The top quotes of the night from episode seven, “Cold Grey Light of Dawn”:

“It may be ten minutes from now or ten years, the moment you think you’re safe, I promise, I will hunt you down and f***ing shred you like confetti.”

Pam to Tara outside of Merlotte’s. It doesn’t matter if Pam’s skin is melting off or she is dolled up in 300 dollar shoes, she is one scary vamp!

“I swear to God I’ll burn this f***ing taco stand to the ground if you don’t let us up out this muthaf***er.”

Layfette to Jesus’s grandfather after being scared to death and taken over by Jesus’ dead uncle. The best part was when Jesus’ grandfather came out, very nonchalant, like, ‘Hold your horses, I was just having sex with my wife’. I mean really, La La! How dare you interrupt him?

“Well I sure as hell don’t want to fry in the sun, what do we do?”

Jessica to Bill when he tells her about the complicated situation regarding Antonia resurrecting in Marnie’s body.

“So tonight we go to ground in silver, and then what?”

Eric & Sookie S4 Ep7 “heart beating”One of Bill’s sheriffs when finding about Bill’s plan to keep them safe. I am not so sure they were thrilled with his plan.

“I’m listening to your heartbeat. I can feel it. Every pulse through your skin into mine. If I lay still and think about nothing else, feels like my own heart is beating.”

Eric to Sookie after making love. The way he looks at Sookie so beautiful and gentle. It was truly a beautiful moment between the two of them.

“I’m going to shove my fist up your a** and use you as a hand warmer.”

Pam to the doctor while undergoing her beauty treatment. I think Pam needs to be nicer to that doctor who is saving her a**, literally.

“Pam! Get your a** out here you prune faced bitch, I ain’t scared of you.”

Tara to the woods when walking down the road where she ends up meeting Marnie’s new identity. While Tara was at first skeptical, she eventually agreed with Antonia/Marnie that they need to protect themselves. I wonder how Tara is going to feel when she realizes the full extent of Antonia’s plan.

Out Comes the Sun

“Ain’t going to be nothing left for you to save if you keep at it — I feel like I’m dying.”

Jessica to Bill who is nearly begging to not be silvered anymore.

“I’ve lost too many people in my life, I can’t lose you too.”

Sookie to Eric when having to silver him. Awww, they are beginning to be that super sweet couple that no one wants to be around.

“Old Luca could have warned me. I felt like a giant-a** puppet for your ghost uncle.”

Luna and Sam S4 Ep7Lafayette to Jesus when talking about himself as a medium, who was being used to save Jesus.

“Okay, how can I say this in a way you won’t misinterpret — f*** you.”

Luna to Sam over the phone. I am not sure if smarty pants Sam could still misinterpret that message.

“Well I can ask my boyfriend, he’s got great spiritual energy when he’s not stoned”.

Coven member to Tara when asked to bring in more people to the coven circle. Hmm, they aren’t being very picky are they?

“I’m sorry. I have caused you so much suffering in your human life and now in this one.”

Bill to Jessica, such a sweet and emotional line between the two of them. He seems to be trying to make amends to those that are important to him.

“Are you in love with her?”

Debbie to Alcide when asking about whether or not Alcide is in love with Sookie. Debbie, Debbie, Debbie! When a man and you are in the moment, best not to start talking about another woman. Show him that you are strong and confident.

“Tell me… was I next? I mean there’s no way to keep it up with both of us around, the only thing to do would be to kill me, then you’d have the money, the bar, the girl… everything.”

Sam to Tommy when confronting him about changing into Sam. Looks like Tommy is on the outs again.

“But understand this, vampires are NOT immortal. They are only harder to kill.”

Jessica meeting the sunOh Antonia is out for blood, vampire blood! You naughty witch.


“He’s not going to make it without somebody there for him.”


The line that started it all, the fiasco at the end. Sookie said it to Jason, who then realized that Jessica would need someone as well. So he went in search of her, where he was met by one of Bill’s guards. The last sounds of the night were Jessica’s desire to see the sun and a gunshot. Who will make it out alive?

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True Blood Music: Season 4, Episode 7 – “Cold Grey Light of Dawn”

August 10, 2011

Soundtrack for a Somber Episode:

Anna Stephen Alex HBO S4 promoAnd so they are to meet the sun…

The vampires, under an intense spell cast by the spirit of Antonia and some fellow witches, were desperate to burst free from their protective silver chains and greet the daylight. Poor Jessica made it to the door, even though Jason made a mad dash to save her. Sam realized exactly what made Tommy so sick… and he was not happy about it. Debbie questions Alcide‘s feelings for Sookie, Tara hurts Naomi to protect her, and Sookie refuses to let Eric meet the sun.

Anybody else sad that we’re more than halfway through the fourth season?

Below is the soundtrack used in episode 7 of True Blood’s fourth season, “Cold Grey Light of Dawn.”

(Songs marked with a [*] are available for purchase at

Steven Casper and Cowboy Angst – Where You Are
Pam tries to kill Tara outside of Merlotte’s. Naomi struggles.

The Black Angels – Yellow Elevator #2*
Plays on the boom box while Debbie and Alcide are in the woods.

Patti Scialfa – Town Called Heartbreak*
Naomi and Tara sit in their truck outside Merlotte’s. They may be breaking up.

Alejandro Escovedo (feat. Bruce Springsteen) – Always a Friend*
Jason fantasizes about Jessica. Hoyt comes home and Jason feels awkward.

Steve McComb – Come See Me*
Sam visits Luna.

The Shake – Dyin’ Ain’t the End of the World*
Sam and Luna talk at Merlotte’s and things are starting to change.

Scott Hall – Send Mary a Letter
Alcide and Debbie are in bed.

Nick Lowe – Cold, Grey Light of Dawn
Plays over end credits.



Marcia de Rousse as Dr. Ludwig Returns to True Blood!

August 4, 2011

Marcia de Rousse as True Blood Dr. Ludwig

We all love the irrascible Dr. Ludwig, and this Sunday, August 7, 2011, Marcia de Rousse will reprise her role as doctor to the Supes! Dr. Ludwig will have a face off with our beloved Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) in “Cold Grey Light of Dawn“, the 7th episode of season 4.

That’s not all that happens in this episode, of course. According to IMDB:

With Marnie empowered by spirits of the dead, Bill issues an unpopular order to save vampires from the light. Eric embraces his amnesia; Luna discovers Sam is not the man she thought he was; Lafayette expands his consciousness; Pam gets a body peel; Andy’s date with Holly doesn’t go as planned; Jessica has doubts about her future with Hoyt; Alcide and Debbie join a new pack.

Check out the Buzzed video for the bloody sneak peek of Dr. Ludwig’s return. She’s in the very last moments of the clip so you’ll have to suffer through interviews with Kristin Bauer van Straten, Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin and other fangtastic True Blood actors to see it. (I was being a bit snarky, you’ll enjoy the video!)

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