Video: HBO Inside the Episode, “Burning Down the House”

September 6, 2011

Alan Ball Talks About Episode 10:

Eric, Pam, Jessica and Bill from S4 Ep10 of True BloodTrue Blood fans will enjoy this video from the HBO website. Alan Ball discusses his reasoning behind episode 10 of Season 4, entitled “Burning Down the House”.

While we see the disappearance of “Emo-Eric,” we also see the battle of the heart as Sookie realizes that she is in fact in love with two men. As Alan Ball explains:

“It remains to be seen, is the love that they felt for each other, can it exist in a world where he remembers who he is?”

Meanwhile, Marnie is finding herself in another sort of intimate relationship – that of Antonia, the spirit of a long deceased witch. Director, Lesli Linka Glatter comments:

“She’s an outcast, she hasn’t had friends around her, she’s grown up very lonely. And now she has Antonia, who has given her a friend and a sister.”

The inner struggle of the two intertwined characters is also discussed by Alan Ball.

Bill Compton and his pursuit of the destruction of Marnie is then discussed. Bill is intent on eradicating Marnie, at all costs. Even if there is the loss of human life. So Sookie, Jason, Lafayette and Jesus try to intervene. Ball is intent on making sure that True Blood goes beyond its genre and delves into the more human aspect of helping friends in need.

This results in Jesus attempting to breach the barrier of Marnie’s protection spell and the audience gets to see another side to his character. Glatter was very excited to attempt to portray this part of the episode, considering that there was visual interaction with an enchantment as well as other special effects.

The episode culminates with the vampires approaching the Moon Goddess Emporium armed with a vast array of impressive weapons. Alan Ball explains:

“This attack is being led by Bill and Eric, two men who are in love with her [Sookie]. So, it’s all kinds of complicated. Which I think is why we like this show so much.”

Make sure you check out the full video interview!

Ep. 46 – Inside the Episode

 

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Top Quotes from Episode 10 “Burning Down the House”

September 4, 2011

Last Sunday night’s episode of HBO’s True  Blood was explosive and showed viewers the true faces of the best characters TV has ever seen. This episode had me cheering like a football fan on the edge of my seat. The looks on some of our character’s faces were priceless. Here is our list of top quotes right from the first scene.

 Lights, Camera, Action:

Marnie and Roy S4 Ep10

 “It’s like pouring boiling water on fire ants!”

One of the crazy followers of Antonia/Marnie. Maybe someone should tell him these ants don’t die and when they bite they really bite.

“Well, listen to you. God. Talk about bromance.”

Yes, Jessica, the love affair between Hoyt and Jason is respectable. Jason is such a good guy at heart. We can totally tell how much he struggled with his feelings for Jessica.

“A few stitches, little duct tape, pretty nurse, you’ll be good to go.”

Alcide to Tommy while he was in immense pain. They do say duct tape fixes everything except for a broken heart right?

“I am not going to die in Wiccan shit store with them. I REFUSE.”

No one can blame Tara for that comment, the whining would have me preferring Antonia’s wrath.

“This is your fault, all of it, and that is exactly what I’m going to tell the authority.”

Wooo Hooo, Bill finally gave it to Nan.

Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård) S4 Ep10

“When you were about to kill him, I just couldn’t bear the thought of a world without him in it. I think it was how I was able to stop you. I love you. I don’t want to lie to you, but I can’t help it. I love him too.”

This comment from Sookie to Eric could sum up the entire last two seasons, especially this one. How heartbreaking it was to hear her say those words which were both painful and completely honest. I don’t know who I hurt for more?

“Well, they bet on the wrong horse. It’s too bad.”

Now there is the Eric we know and love… yeah, Eric, we wonder who is more “lovable”, you or Bill.

Family Ties

Marcus Bozeman is a dead f***ing wolf.”

I loved seeing the bad guy come out in Sam. I just wish his little brother didn’t have to die in order to see it.

“Then he drank 11 of my beers — passed out and started fartin’. Continuously.”

I almost spit my wine out, and I don’t waste wine. This was so funny and Jason obviously has no sympathy for Hoyt.

“You sure?  Looks like you been sucking down V like it’s mother’s milk.”

This whole conversation between Terry and Andy was great. Perfectly written for both of their characters and a great addition to show how much they truly care about each other.

“Whatever. If she would have got-damn let her parakeet rest in peace, then Eric Northman and Bill Compton wouldn’t be marching on Moon Goddess to BLOW up my only  f***ing cousin!”

Man, we love almost everything Lafayette says.

“Yeah I speak Latin, I need it for my job!  No, of course I don’t, we’re just going to have to wing it.”

Holly to Tara with her wonderful sarcastic mouth, but she definitely speaks some truths to Tara when she needs to hear it.

“What the f*** do you know? TRUE DEATH FOR YOU TOO, NORTHMAN!”

Good thing Nan isn’t producing this show, there would be no vampires left to watch. Hmmm. I  wonder if that is her ultimate plan.

“I feel some bad juju.”

Me too, Lafayette, but I think it’s that wine I spit out my nose earlier laughing.

Debbie Pelt (Brit Morgan) S4 Ep10

 

“Sure you do… you hook up with a different wolf.”

Bad doggie! Alcide is going to make you pay for that one, Marcus.

“I know you are. You can take your first steps to free man tonight… when you walk all the way home!”

That was so brilliant of Terry, leaving Andy to walk home and have some time with his own thoughts.

This episode left us with the sound of kicking ass about to be unleashed! Did your favorite quote make the list? If not leave it in the comment section below.

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A Tribute to Tommy

September 1, 2011

We Say Goodbye to a Character:

Marshall Allman as Tommy S4 Ep9During episode nine of season 4, titled “Let’s Get Out of Here”, Tommy Mickens (Marshall Allman) who plays Sam Merlotte’s (Sam Trammell) brother, again shifts into Sam. He is able to “skinwalk” because he killed his parents. We found out that could happen from Luna, Sam’s love interest. Her mother died giving birth to her, and she shifted into her mother once. Tommy shifts into Sam to protect him from werewolf pack leader Marcus, who was married to Luna. Tommy as Sam goes to meet Marcus, and when he arrives there are other pack members, along with Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello). After some heated words, all the werewolves (except Alcide) proceed to beat the living daylights out of Tommy. After several blows, Tommy turns back into himself. Marcus becomes alarmed, and Alcide picks Tommy up and leaves. During the last episode, “Burning Down the House”, Alcide wants to take Tommy to the hospital, but Tommy declines, sensing that he’s not going to make it, and prefers to go home instead. They arrive at Merlotte’s the same time as Sam, who is frantic, and wants to get him some vampire blood to save him. Tommy declines, knowing he is dying, and having come to terms with it. Inside, the brothers share some last words, and a tender moment, seeming to work through their issues. Sam sheds some tears, and Tommy dies.

We’re sorry to see Marshall go, he played his character well. Here is a small photo tribute to Tommy:

 Marshall Allman as Tommy S4 Ep2

Marshall Allman as Tommy S4 Ep3

  Marshall Allman as Tommy S4 Ep7

 Marshall Allman as Tommy S4 Ep6

 Marshall Allman as Tommy S4 Ep5

 Marshall Allman as Tommy S4 Ep10

Truebies, will you miss Tommy and/or Marshall?  Leave us a comment sharing your thoughts.

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