14
Mar
10

Season 3 Teaser from HBO

All I am going to say is this.

I TOLD YOU THEY WERE GOING TO FUCK WITH THE HAIR!!!!

(But those threads are FIERCE *dies*)

Care to speculate on the whereabouts of his shirt?
Oh and ICU Torture Wheel of Doom. Ugh.

Jessica is having trucker takeout for dinner…daddy will be so pleased.



Sookie in the WTF SFP dress…in Eric’s basement??? That looks like the stairwell, and it looks like Pam behind her! Sookie’s in trouble and she runs straight to Shreveport! OH LOL. I think this must be from the same scene as Eric standing in front of the wheel above.



And here’s Bill. Out in the woods somewhere. I hope something eats him. Pfft.

Full Trailer:

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168 Responses to “Season 3 Teaser from HBO”


  1. 1 skadi
    March 14, 2010 at 9:19 am

    NOOOOOOOOO! Just NO.

    I am hanging onto a thin sliver of hope that there’s a good reason and they’ll change it back. Barely hanging on.

  2. March 14, 2010 at 9:21 am

    I agree.. That shot makes him look like a store maniquin.. AB ARGH!!!

  3. March 14, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Hmmmmm, if you go with Sunny’s theory of Bill as serial killer with souvenirs aplenty to be discovered upon any search of his hidey-hole, Jessica’s body snatching could indeed lead to such a discovery! Once bodies start turning up on the Compton estate, suspicions will be raised…Like daddy, like daughter!

    • 4 sunnynala
      March 14, 2010 at 4:56 pm

      YES! Thank you Jeebus for Jessica stashing the body at the Compton Manse. It’s only a matter of time now, Bill. All your skeletons are gonna come out of the closet.

  4. 5 nskars
    March 14, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Hair fuckery or not, he works those threads in that 2 second scene in the clip.

    And the 2nd screencap is amazing. The Skarsgirls have been speculating on LJ and I think it’s unanimous – shirtless (or naked?) Eric is in the basement getting dirty with Euro-Ho Yvetta when Sookie drops in to accuse him of taking Beel, y/y? Cue angst and me verbally rolling my eyes at AP’s stellar acting.

    • March 14, 2010 at 10:23 am

      Stop it. You’re making me cry.
      They are just determined to make him look like the biggest fucking deviant that ever crawled the earth aren’t they? It’s not enough to have Sookie walk in on him banging the Euro-Ho, but he’d have to be doing it down there where he tortures and kills people.
      Oh FFS.

      • 7 ksr
        March 14, 2010 at 6:02 pm

        Oh! I hate to say that but I’m absolutely agree with nskars on that matter! Cause I thought exactly the same as fast as I could scrutinize closely all details of this screenshots… it’s so logical and looks like AB’s point of view… I’m so sorry, I didn’t want to rub salt into your wounds… 😦

  5. 8 Gigi
    March 14, 2010 at 11:26 am

    [I TOLD YOU THEY WERE GOING TO FUCK WITH THE HAIR!!!]

    FUCK! The hair looks like a toupee…

    Anyway, I don’t think Sookie has a reason to acusse Eric for taking Beel, but I do think she will run to him asking for help and will find him with the Euro-Ho. Remember that TB god (AB = TB god now that there are some that still have faith in him LOL) said AS will be naked having sex on S3Ep1. Maybe that’s the reason for Eric’s “Shit! I was caught with the hands in the dough” serious/guilty look on the second pic and La Sookie “How dare you fuck another woman after telling me in dreams that “THAT” was only for Sookie” constipated/threatening look… HAHAHAHA!!

    [They are just determined to make him look like the biggest fucking deviant that ever crawled the earth aren’t they?]

    Hon, do you really doubt it before??? Why do you think my differences with the bitch are irreconcilable? I will NEVER, EVAAAAAA, forgive him for what he is doing with Eric (well, maybe if he kill Bill…)

    [It’s not enough to have Sookie walk in on him banging the Euro-Ho, but he’d have to be doing it down there where he tortures and kills people.]

    🙄

    • 9 Kealeagh
      March 14, 2010 at 1:57 pm

      I kinda want Sookie to see. Jealous!Sookie trying to play it cool will be hilariously awkward and bad acting. I am excited. I’ve given up on Eric/Sookie on True Blood. I’m just gonna enjoy it.

      • 10 VikingLover
        March 14, 2010 at 5:05 pm

        It’s funny because when I first heard about the whole Yvetta character, it really bothered me but now it doesn’t. I’m glad she catches Eric with someone else so that she will feel a bit of jealousy. She’s so used to Bill being up her butt and being her whipping boy. It’s nice that Eric cannot be tamed and whipped. It will show them as equals – which is not how she and Bill are portrayed.

        • 11 VikingLover
          March 14, 2010 at 5:09 pm

          Oh and by the way, Sookie probably catches him naked. Damn!! I think her expression is a mixture of many things – including damn he’s hot. lol

          • 12 ksr
            March 14, 2010 at 6:11 pm

            I love you! LOL You have an unique ability to find something good in whole heap of mess! I’m adoring you! 🙂

          • 13 KittyKat
            March 15, 2010 at 11:47 pm

            Haha! The “see what you’re missing out on” look on Eric’s face? That would be kinda funny, actually.

            He doesn’t look guilty to me though, more like serious but …well, kinda compassionate also.

            I still don’t see the point of the euro-ho storyline. Seems to me more like a way for some gratuitous nudity, since that’s one thing HBO does just because they can. I just hope said ho is gone soon, we have enough canon characters in the show with little to do, the last thing we need is aditional AB ones.

            • 14 sunnynala
              March 16, 2010 at 2:24 pm

              Hmm, I could be wrong but I theorize Yvetta is part of a flashback.

              • 15 Dwimordene
                March 16, 2010 at 5:20 pm

                I was thinking on that to… It was said we would hear about Eric past life… I think I read something about a romance but I can’t recall were… Ybetta seems to me an strange name, is it?

            • April 17, 2010 at 8:09 pm

              I think Yvetta will eventually turn out to be tied in with the witches and this will be one of the ways the witches get their long bony fingers into Fangtasia and become fixated on Eric as the future object of the amnesia spell.

    • 17 VampirePamsGirl
      March 15, 2010 at 11:12 pm

      “Anyway, I don’t think Sookie has a reason to acusse Eric for taking Beel, but I do think she will run to him asking for help and will find him with the Euro-Ho””

      Gigi, for once you are more optimistic than I am, lol. When I saw Sookie’s face above, a horrid scene played out in my head. It goes something like Sookie storming into Fangtasia demanding to see Eric, Pam on the sideline making snarky/hilarious comments, and Sookie pointing her finger at Eric demanding to know “Where’s Beehl? You took Beehl, you monster!” I sincerely hope that my first impression will not turn out to be right. Like you said, there’s not a reason for her to accuse Eric, but then there are many things that happen for no good reason on that show.

      • 18 VikingLover
        March 16, 2010 at 2:31 am

        Because Bill really has no other “adversaries” that Sookie is aware of. So if he mysteriously disappeared, with signs of a struggle, then her mind probably jumped immediately to Eric. Sookie has already accused Eric once of kidnapping Bill when he was held captive in Dallas – Bill never really explained that it wasn’t Eric. Even when Lorena made it clear that Bill was with her, Sookie prob still suspected that Eric had something to do with it. Maybe Bill told her that Eric was the one responsible for Lorena being there to begin with. Or, it could be because of all the cock figthing between Eric and Bill in Dallas – Bill did punch Eric in the face. Perhaps she thinks it’s retaliation or that Eric took Bill in order to get him out of the way so that he could have her. If I were Sookie, I would suspect Eric 1st and Lorena 2nd. Of course that’s if Sookie is there to accuse him which I really think is the case since somehow or another they end up in the basement.

        • March 16, 2010 at 4:12 am

          I agree VL. I fully expect Sookie to storm in there and demand to know what Eric’s done with him. Once she’s satisfied that he doesn’t have him and doesn’t know who does, then she will accept his help.

          She’s seen the basement, she knows he keeps people captive. She already assumed he kidnapped him once. No way she’s not go to jump to the same conclusion again.

  6. 20 Kealeagh
    March 14, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    I don’t care about the hair.

    ASkars will be the death of me. He is so fucking hot. This just proves — I don’t care about the hair. I WANT HIM BACK ON MY TV THE SEXY BEAST!

  7. 23 Stephernutter
    March 14, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    I don’t care about the hair anymore because ASkars looks hot. True Blood won’t be the books. I guess I should just try to enjoy the rest of the show when Eric isn’t on the screen

  8. 24 Jo
    March 14, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    I’m in a coma with TB, nothing excites me and nothing shakes me, I must be in shock … like in my head for a long time that does not SVM, May is all that interests me. hair or no hair they can not stop Askars!

  9. 25 evy
    March 14, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    i kinda think it’s a cool look. he looks like a very confused nazi-robot. huh, you say, but as always, with Askar’s it’s in the eyes- the eyes. it will make for some good drama.
    yeah, i’m too adaptable, i know. 😀 that’ just me. i like it, he will have to cut through all that to make us impressed. and it will be amusing to watch. love that stern look, he’s soo intense. 😀 so into it!

  10. March 14, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    The hair looks even shorter! Gah!

    Jessica’s maidenhead grows back every night but Eric’s hair gets shorter! Alex looks hot as always, an I think he is an amazing actor, but I was really hoping….

  11. 27 VikingLover
    March 14, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Jesus Mary and Joseph the MAN IS F***KING HOT!!! I just wanted to go through the screen and devour him! Jesus Christ! *whew!!!* I don’t care about the hair – he’s f**ing beautiful regardless. Plus he really seems to “get” Eric no matter what and as someone above said, it’s all in the eyes and the demeanor. I agree that it’s Yvetta and him that Sookie walks in on. It was my first thought when I saw the pics. I’m not upset about that part – he’s a man and he’s not with Sookie so of course he’s going to continue his extracaurricular activities. I’ll admit that having it happen in the torture chamber is a bit much for me and a bit upsetting. It couldn’t have happened in his office???? Geez TB Writers! Grrr. Other than that, I’m freaking excited and can’t wait for the new season. I love that Sookie runs to Shreveport! Yipeeeee!

    • 28 ksr
      March 14, 2010 at 6:21 pm

      “It couldn’t have happened in his office????” There to much ‘in’ and ‘out’ live and dead! He is shying! 🙂

  12. 29 VikingLover
    March 14, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Actually, that Bill scene from above – doesn’t it look like a scene from S1 or S2 when he is getting rid of Uncle Bartlett’s body? I wonder if it’s from that and not S3.

    • 30 sunnynala
      March 14, 2010 at 5:27 pm

      I think he was wearing the white Henley when he killed Uncle Bartlett? Can’t remember exactly right now, but he’s definitely in different clothing from what he was wearing at the restaurant.

  13. 31 sunnynala
    March 14, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    I don’t give a shit about his hair! He looks gorrrrrrrrrgeous in this promo! And if you look at the Caps at The Nest, there are exactly as many shots of Eric as there are of Bill!

  14. 32 sunnynala
    March 14, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Interview with Stephen Moyer by the gals at The Vault:

    We asked him how the filming of Season 3 was going and if we could depend on him to, “kick some ass” this year. He said, of course, and although he couldn’t elaborate too much, he did say, “You won’t fucking believe what they are doing to my character this season”.

    http://www.trueblood-online.com/cast-crew/stephen-moyer/billsbabes-historic-meeting-in-hollywood-with-stephen-moyer/

    *mwahahahahahahahaha* Bitter much, Stephen?? they’re doing it “TO” your character? Oh the bitter bitter disappointment of thinking you would always be the gallant hero–sucks for you.

    • 33 sunnynala
      March 14, 2010 at 5:46 pm

      Oh, AND he’s begging the BillsBabes to come out in force at ComiCon to counteract ASkars popularity. OMFG–

      I then inquired if True Blood would be at Comic con this year and he said, “Yes”. He then went on to talk about how he remembers all the Eric fans from Comic con last year and that there will probably be even more fans for him this year because of Eric’s increased profile on the show, so he needs all the Bill fans he can get to attend. We assured him that we were true to Bill only and would help to rally all the Bill fans for him.

      • 34 asifuentes
        March 14, 2010 at 6:00 pm

        Did they confirm which day they will be there at comic con?

      • 35 Jo
        March 14, 2010 at 6:14 pm

        KKKKKKKKKKKKKK the Askars had a lot of fans last year in comicon when S2 had not even premiered, imagine now! 😉
        Skarsgåholic be the thousands this year! I expect much, but even more fans! poor SM …
        is a Viking invasion and NOTHING can stop us.
        already have people getting ready in my country to go in comicon since last year only to see Askars

        • 36 KittyKat
          March 15, 2010 at 10:12 am

          If I lived near enough, I’d SOOOO be there just for that! Eat your heart out Billsbabes, there are plenty of ASkars/Eric fans able to attend, and quite willing 😀

          Where did they get the idea that people would love and stay loving Bill with whatever cosmetics they’d give to the character to make it a hero? Please…. that’s so 80’s lol

          I think they forget the year it is, it’s 2010, people love anti-heroes, and Eric fits the bill (haha) perfectly.

  15. 37 asifuentes
    March 14, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    You know I really don’t mind the hair either…he is beautiful in everyway. But i do understand you SV it goes against what we have in the book which is a tall viking with Long BLONDE hair…and now we don’t even have that anymore. Im sure there is a good explanation for it (sigh) at least I hope there is. Wow his is so handsome.

    • 38 ksr
      March 14, 2010 at 6:39 pm

      “Im sure there is a good explanation for it (sigh) at least I hope there is.” Aha! This is Pam’s fault. Again. Just one more poor attempt to highlight his hair! I’m afraid that if she wouldn’t enter hairdresser’s courses we’ll see him shaven completely in S4! LOL

      • 39 VikingLover
        March 14, 2010 at 9:10 pm

        LMAO KSR!! HAHAHAHA! Yes, it was Pam! That is too freaking funny! 🙂

        So if I look at it from the viewpoint of solely TB and not the books then I’m not too worried about them making Eric look bad. The whole “deviant” sexual behaviour thing doesn’t bother me because I don’t think it’s necessarily deviant. It’s just what vampires do – they don’t have the same taboos/lines that we do. Plus, all of them have been shown to dabble in freaky sh***t and what Bill and Lorena did was truly disgusting. As Sunny pointed out in her blog, Bill and Lorena tortured and raped innocent victims then proceeded to have sex in front of one of them (much like Neave and Lochlan in my opinion). Bill and Lorena were shown to have done it for sport. At least Eric has been shown to torture and kill in the name of justice. I’m not saying that one is right over the other but, like Sunny said, it’s the motivation that counts. Eric didn’t do it for fun, he did it because he’s the sheriff. Bill and Lorena did it for pure enjoyment. Plus I’m sure we’re going to see a lot of freakiness in Russell’s compound. And perhaps Yvetta wanted to have sex down there – it turns her on. Just like when Eric talked about how Dawn liked pain, Yvetta is probably as much of a freak.

        I’m also thinking that showing Eric being all freaky with Yvetta (and possibly more than just Yvetta in that scene) will maybe help set up some of the later scenes at the Russell compound when Eric might have to engage in freakiness in order to help Sookie escape.

        And last but not least, it seems we’re going to see Bill a lot of terrible things from Bill’s past and his “sainthood” will be in joepardy on the show.

        • 40 VampirePamsGirl
          March 16, 2010 at 9:01 pm

          You make some good points here VL! I especially liked the comparison between Bill and Lorena and the Fae. You’re also definitely right about the difference in the torture we’ve seen from Bill and the torture we’ve seen from Eric. Even in that scene where Bill and Sookie find Lafayette and Bill is glaring at Eric, Eric tells him that others’ would have done much worse.

  16. March 14, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Yes! Gawd my fuckstick is workin it in that first pic!! Chestporn for everyone!!

    Uncle Bartlett-yes white henley-just pulled up the SFP scene and he is wearing a plain white dress shirt under his coat-there is nothing on the collar..are those fucking studs in the picture? WTH is on his collar?

    On the trailer..the scene in the club where the guy who kinda looks like Steve Buscemi in a tux..is that TB? In Jackson? Is that Lorena right behind him?

    I too have given up on the hair..my Skars is hot no matter what they try to do to him..Sookie needs to catch his fine ass with someone else..something needs to make that girl realize the offer will only be on the table for so long 😉

    I am going to take it as it comes..go along for the ride and not hope for too much..after all we have book 10 coming..that shoule *I hope* fulfill some of our E/S love

  17. 42 Kealeagh
    March 14, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    I don’t understand the timeline. After his 5 million game with the queen, figuring out what had her so ticked, being a v dealer, investigating Bill, trying to get back into Sookie’s pants, returning to being head of Fangtasia after he was gone, fucking Yvetta — he stops and goes “Oh, I need ANOTHER new hairstyle after 1000 years of the original one.” I hope they explain like Sookie goes “Why the new do?” Something. I donno. Other than that, I’m cool. I’d just like someone to comment on it. and the timeline. But then again, this was the show that had Bill order a restaurant, dress, ring, tickets all in the span of 1 minutes, or whatever.

    Meh, he is beautiful. I’m going with the TB flow.

    • 43 VikingLover
      March 14, 2010 at 9:46 pm

      ..and where are the flowers Hoyt left for Jessica on the doorstep? lol Just sayin…

    • 44 Jo
      March 14, 2010 at 10:24 pm

      Kealeagh well said, I was thinking just now that … perhaps this is the “good reason” because Eric was not seen again in the end, was too busy dyeing hair…

    • 45 sunnynala
      March 14, 2010 at 10:29 pm

      Pam had to cut it again because the night before, he got the maenad’s black blood all over him and in his hair when he “ravaged and devoured” her. 😉

    • 46 Dwimordene
      March 14, 2010 at 10:45 pm

      Bill was ordered to manage Sookie, so I’m sure he got people to get everything ready.

      About the hair… Is not much shorter, so they will do as if it hadn’t change. He is still handsome, but it’s already too short… Long hair is so cute… But better this than the ugly gig style XD

    • April 17, 2010 at 8:21 pm

      Regarding the ring and tickets, Bill could have already had those in his possession from before the Dallas thing came up. Remember that he and Sookie were going to celebrate the legalization of Vampire-Human marriage in Vermont the very night that Ms Jeannette’s body was found in Andy’s car and Jessica was dumped off at Bill’s house. So things got sidetracked. He then might have set up the dress and restaurant to be “put in motion” upon receipt of his text message, which could have already been drafted and waiting for nothing more than three clicks of the cell phone keypad “Send”. OTOH, there are theories amongst our crowd which speak to Bill having had all of the above supplied by the Queen and those are well-considered theories, IMO.

  18. 48 MollyS
    March 14, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    I agree with all you’ve said about Sookie being angry with Eric if he’s down there with his Euro-ho. But what is he going to say when he sees that ring on her finger?

  19. March 15, 2010 at 12:12 am

    Let me just say that I hate the Iveta/Eric scenario not because Eric is having sex whit woman other than Sookie but because AB thinks that many Eric fans want to see him naked.Eric is hot ,very hot but that’s not the reason I love him.I’m sure that he was having sex in season 1 and season 2 and we didn’t see it.The thing that really bothers me is that instead of having Eric sex up the Euro Ho in his office or somewhere else they choose the place he tortured people.I know you’re saying he is a vampire and all but in the books he never did that and if CH wanted us to see it we would have but she didn’t.So,that’s the way of AB traying to make Eric all bad again.Hasn’t he learned his leason the previous season.I think not.

    • March 15, 2010 at 12:31 am

      Fucking WORD.
      I have no problem with him sexing with other people either. I have no problem with him killing people. I do have a problem with his doing it in the most depraved manner they can think of without giving us a DAMN thing except for three minutes bawling on a rooftop to redeem him.
      I don’t care if I don’t get to see his naked arse for five seasons, because that’s not why I like this character. I just want Ball to back off on the witch hunt. It’s really getting OLD.

      I’m getting to the point where I really don’t care if Sookie and Eric happen on TB, because this Eric is not Eric at all.

      • 52 Jo
        March 15, 2010 at 12:57 am

        I agree, and I personally can not see AP as Sookie, just do not, and not just the appearance, it really is not Sookie, and it is not E / S
        in my opinion I think AB is angry with the fans of Eric, I have no doubt that great pressure has yet to make the story as it is and not how he “imagined”, changing little things or big things seem to be a form of revenge. as if he said: yes, you will have more Eric but will be on my way.

    • 53 sunnynala
      March 15, 2010 at 12:47 am

      Meh, I bet you anything he’s not sexing up the euro-ho in the dungeon. I’m not sure what he’s doing down there naked or shirtless, but so far Eric has always acted the gentleman with Sookie, (not to mention he wants to make a good impression on her) so letting her catch him getting it on with some ho in a filthy dungeon doesn’t sound like something he would do.

      Does it strike anyone else that the shirt Bill is wearing in the promo is the same one he wore the night Gran was murdered? I think it might be, so unless the kidnappers took Bill home to get some clothes THIS IS A FUCKING FLASHBACK, YA’LL.

      • March 15, 2010 at 1:10 am

        Crap I’m at work and my S1 eps are on my laptop at home. I will be checking that out asap…because that shirt he has on is quite distinctive.

      • March 15, 2010 at 10:58 am

        OK I’ve had a look. It’s not the same shirt as the night of Gran’s murder. But it’s also not the same shirt he was taken in. So either there’s another glaring continuity error (though they’re usually pretty good with the clothing between finale and first ep of next season) or those scenes aren’t from the same night he was taken. I’m thinking they’re probably from a later ep. I remember the casting call for Talbot – talked about him showing Bill around Russell’s mansion which made me think they are going to be initially playing nice until they realise he won’t co operate. So he probably will be given a change of clothing before they throw him to the were’s, and those scenes are from days later when he escapes. Which is interesting in itself, because in the books Sookie rescues his sorry ass, stakes Lorena…and then gets pushed into the trunk with Bill just as she’s about to take off with him stashed away in the back of the Lincoln (procured by Eric).

        From this it looks like Bill is going to save himself. Well at least he’s good for something….pft.

      • 56 VampirePamsGirl
        March 16, 2010 at 9:17 pm

        “Meh, I bet you anything he’s not sexing up the euro-ho in the dungeon. I’m not sure what he’s doing down there naked or shirtless”

        Sunny, this statement really reminded me of that interview that ASkars did before, where he confirmed that he would be naked in Fangtasia for episode 1. The interviewer asked him if he would be naked with anybody else and ASkars laughingly replied that he’d be by himself, just hanging out naked in Fangtasia. Of course, that could just be humor from ASkars or some misdirection, but what you said definitely brought it to mind for me. Can’t say that I’d blame him if he was just hanging out naked. If I looked like that, I may very well do the same. ;D

        • 57 sunnynala
          March 16, 2010 at 9:20 pm

          LOL! That’s right, I had forgotten all about that interview. Wouldn’t it be hilarious if he were telling the truth! lol

      • 58 Ashley
        March 30, 2010 at 3:00 am

        And why would Pam bring Sookie down there if she knew Eric was having sex with someone? Thats a little weird to me. Unless she thought it would be funny or something. But i would think Eric would get mad at Pam for bringing Sookie down there when he was having sex with someone else.

  20. 59 VikingLover
    March 15, 2010 at 1:04 am

    [I know you’re saying he is a vampire and all but in the books he never did that and if CH wanted us to see it we would have but she didn’t]

    Sorry, was this in response to my post? I couldn’t tell. 🙂 If so, that’s why I made a point to say that I was separating the books from the show. When I said he is a vamp I was talking about TB Eric not Book Eric. I agree with both you and SVB that the whole sex in the torture chamber is too much but what I’m saying is that for me, personally, I need to start looking at the books and the show as two separate entities. This is just soley my opinion and how I deal with the changes. Do I personally think there will be a shift in TB Bill and TB Eric? Yes. Are they ever going to be like the books? No. I have to come to terms with that because I enjoy ASkars and I want to enjoy the show.

    • 60 sunnynala
      March 15, 2010 at 1:10 am

      If you’ve read the books, I think this is the best attitude to take. As SVB commented on my blog, AB is essentially heading in the same direction as the books he’s just taking a different, more dramatic route.

      • March 15, 2010 at 11:56 am

        Yeah yeah yeah I know I said that…
        I must have taken my meds that day 😛

        Today I’m all out 😛

        I try so hard to keep a level head, really I do. But sometimes they do something that makes me just freak the fuck out. Like dying Eric’s hair brown. I’m sorry, it’s just tipping me over the edge of a precipice I’ve been dangling from for months LOL.

        • April 17, 2010 at 8:30 pm

          About ASkars’ brown hair, someone theorized it’s part of him setting up his disguise for when he goes into Club Dead and sits at Russell’s table as “Leif”. Probably the last time Russell saw him he had long blonde hair and now he’ll have short brown hair. Maybe he’ll even paste on a mustache or beard for that night, who knows? I can’t imagine they would do that to ASkars’ hair for no good reason, that would set AB as an industry buffoon: to die a main character’s hair for no good reason whatsoever. JMO.

          • April 18, 2010 at 12:45 am

            Yeah I was buying that theory initially. Now, no way.

            His hair darkened in January, at the beginning of filming. I think the first time I noticed was at the Golden Globes. Being that they are now well over halfway through filming, and the hair is still dark – the Leif Theory isn’t holding water anymore.

            I don’t know why they’ve done this but I fucking HATE it. And it’s not because of how he looks. The blonde hair is symbolic, and symbols are not to be fucked with.
            Hmpf.
            🙂

            • 64 Freyja
              April 18, 2010 at 1:56 am

              I heard he was acting in a movie at the same time acting in TB. Maybe he was suppose to be dark haired in that one.

              • April 18, 2010 at 2:10 am

                Nup more Ballshit. The fact that AB feels the need to make up such ridiculous crap that is easily discredited by anyone with a spare 5 minutes and access to Google just deepens my suspicion of his motives.

              • 67 Gigi
                April 18, 2010 at 2:31 am

                That’s a lame excuse from AB, Freyja. He think we are moron enough to believe it and not know that the actor’s contracts include specific legal clauses about hair and other image changes that could change or damage the character image continuity in their shows. It’s like he said that any of the vampires will appear with a suntan on the show because is filming a movie at the beach. 🙄

                As SVB said, it’s not a matter about if ASkars looks hot or not with it. He could wear a trash bag over his head and will continue to look as hot and handsome as always. No matter the reasons AB has to change it, it is a travesty because it’s about what the blond hair represents in the Viking vampire.

                And I also fucking HATE it…

            • 68 Holby
              April 18, 2010 at 2:20 am

              From fanfic story Eric and Alan (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5128677/1/):

              “NO, Alan, it is NOT just a hairstyle. It is a symbol of my virility, my age, and my romantic nature.” and “…you DON’T FUCK with an ARCHETYPE. FIX IT!”

              I do not think Eric would think going DARKER would be moving in the direction of honoring the archetype!!!!! 😉

    • 72 nskars
      March 15, 2010 at 10:57 am

      Well said, VL. I will try to take on your approach.

    • 73 Gigi
      March 15, 2010 at 3:47 pm

      Well, I am not going to separate them because it is impossible to do it while AB keeps saying that TB is TRUE to the spirit of the books to manipulate the SVM readers. Because the more they keep that statement, the more the readers are going to address the differences between the show and the books. And because a fanfic that sanitizes Bill personality and gives him the lead role of the story and also raises the secondary characters to be progatonists while relegates Eric to has a secondary role isn’t holding the true spirit of the books.

    • 76 MASpencer
      March 16, 2010 at 1:15 am

      Interesting info in support of a looming shift: In a recent UK magazine interview, Alan Ball states that 1) “I Will Rise Up” was his favorite episode of last season, while referencing the revelation of Eric’s human side and 2) Bill “manipulated” Lorena into releasing him. The former may not be so surprising (it WAS the best episode of the season, after all, despite the occasional protest from diehard Bill-Sookie shippers). But that second comment really caught me off guard.

      Maybe the writers INTENDED for us to question the sincerity of Bill’s melodramatic suicide threat? Maybe it was SUPPOSED to be slightly offputting… and will be revealed as a hypocritical farce in season 3?

      I know I rolled my eyes– and oddly, felt SORRY for Lorena– during that scene. The whole do-what-I-want-or-I’ll-kill-myself tactic just seemed too… well… MANIPULATIVE to me. Especially given what we know about Bill’s behavior both before and after his release.

      Interesting to consider that maybe that was actually the point.

      • 77 VikingLover
        March 16, 2010 at 5:01 am

        Oooh MASpencer, I’m liking that very much. Yep, I agree that Bill was VERY manipulative in that scene. Not only does he blame Lorena for his past bad behaviour (he savagely mocked and killed those innocent people because he was trying to prove that he loved her???), but once she releases him he apparently hooks up with the gruesome trio Liam & Co. Clearly his bad behaviour proceeded uninterrupted long after Lorena had released him. He didn’t seem to be pining for his lost humanity while he was hanging out with them. When he meets up with Sookie for the first time he behaves like a total douche and “Saint Bill” is no where to be seen. He leaves Merlotte’s to have sex with the Rattrays. Then after Sookie saves him he tests her to see which approach will work best to gain her favor. We don’t see Saint Bill until *after* he has discerned that the gentlemanly approach is the only one that will work with Sookie. Billie is a bad, bad dude and all of his skeletons are going to come flying out of that little coffin of his.

        • 78 MASpencer
          March 16, 2010 at 5:46 am

          Something interesting I noted in that episode, too, is that the scene where Bill denies his vampire nature to Lorena is juxtaposed with the scene on the hillside immediately following, in which Eric (unconvincingly) denies any interest in humanity to Isabel. It seems to me that this could be a bit of dramatic irony on the writers’ part.

          Maybe I’m projecting some meaning I WANT to be there, as opposed to one that was really intended. (True Blood is not Mad Men, after all… and I’m admittedly biased toward Eric and against Bill.) But that magazine interview, paired with Stephen Moyer’s recent comments, seems to intimate that there’s a pretty shocking 180 in store for Bill next season.

          That, and I refuse to believe that we were meant to take that awful Lorena flashback at face value. The melodrama and sanctimoniousness were just nauseating… especially when juxtaposed with Godric, who was without doubt a representation of TRUE weariness and penitence (and who, perhaps not coincidentally, also chose the path of suicide).

          • 79 sunnynala
            March 16, 2010 at 2:38 pm

            I’ve said this all along. The clues are all there for anyone to see.

            It was clear to me he manipulated Lorena because he knew she loved him. He wasn’t tyring to go live a decent life, he was BORED and Malcolm and company offered exciting NEW kinds of thrills.

            I said this on the FB TB board:

            ~~

            Bill Compton is a thespian at heart. Whether we will find out he has theatre experience is anyone’s guess, but he was and is a wannabe John Wilkes Booth and is quite familiar with the art and craft of acting. What he said about Pam being all drama and thinking every day is Halloween was pure projection. Bill un-lives to pull the Big Con and only truly good actors can pull off a successful confidence game. He’s like a magician in that he stages his scenes so that the eyes of the audience (us but specifically Sookie) are on Point A while the dirty deeds are being pulled at Point B. He’s a master craftsman–and by extension so is AB– and a truly fascinating character.

            ~~

            Everything Bill does is predicated on deception. He takes pride in using his acting skills to deceive. When he said Eric had a thousand years practice in (or “practicing”) deceit, this was also projection. Some good rules of thumb with Bill–when he talks about others it’s always projection–he’s really talking about himself. Whenever he talks about himself he’s LYING. He’s always “ON”, he’s always acting, he’s always pulling a con.

          • 80 VikingLover
            March 16, 2010 at 4:44 pm

            It’s interesting you say that MASpencer because I was struck by how similar that scene was to the Godric roof scene. It was, to me, like its mirror image (or mirror opposite I guess you could say). Bill even uses the same wording, “let me go”. He could have just said “release me”. Maybe I am, like you said, possibly reading too much into it but I don’t think so. I personally (just my opinion) don’t think we’re supposed to be taking anything on the show at face value. There were already hints and clues since S1 ep 1: from the moment Sookie threw that chain at the Rattray and it wrapped neatly around his neck; when Bill first meets Sookie he is cocky, flippant, and sexually inappropriate with her – then cut to their second meeting and he’s the perfect the southern gentleman. What a miraculous transformation.

            I never thought to question any of this before and took the show at face value because while I was watching S1, I just assumed the show was going to be a traditional vamp love story – vamp meets girl, falls in-love at first sight, becomes ridiculously over protective/romantic, etc. I never really paid much attention. Now I see that this might turn out to be a very non-traditional “love” story, with the “hero” possibly turning out to be the “villain” and the “villain” turning out to be the “hero” and a lot of clues/hints weaved in.

            Sunny, I agree with you that Bill is not what he seems. I think what you said on your blog was so right on – TB Bill is going to do something much worse (or his betrayal will be much worse) than book Bill. I think whatever it turns out to be will be something that will be virtually impossible for Sookie to forgive.

            Anyway, as long as I have the books as an anchor, and CH stays right on track, I don’t mind going along for the ride to see where AB’s version of the story is going. Either way, I’m really intrigued.

            • 81 sunnynala
              March 16, 2010 at 5:10 pm

              Bill is being portrayed, in a very subtle manner, as a master of deceit and misdirection. Watch how he will change the subject when things get uncomfortable–when Sookie is talking about calling Eric, he turns the convo to her ‘glow’ hands. When QSA tries to pin him down about only feeding on Sookie, he answers by trying to get her to let him leave. He’s done this several other times as well, but specific examples escape me right now. This is a very specific insight into his character and can be extrapolated to represent his core character. As I said above, he’s an actor/con artist and misdirection is the first and foremost technique used in a successful con game. This is why I think AB is exploring propaganda and the techniques that are used to swindle the population and steer and misdirect us into believing whatever is useful to the elites.

              • 82 sunnynala
                March 16, 2010 at 5:14 pm

                And remember, “confidence” game means the swindler gains the confidence and trust of his “mark” so he can take from them whatever he’s after. Ideally, the “mark” is hardly aware of the deceit of the swindler even after he/she is broke and broken. With Sookie, he started out to swindle Sookie on behalf of QSA, but it quickly morphed into him wanting her for himself. This is not an excuse for Bill, far from it. He merely changed the objective, not the techniques.

                • April 17, 2010 at 8:52 pm

                  If you’re right, it would explain why AB auditioned so very many actors and finally chose Stephen Moyer, a British-trained true thespian, proven successful in prior roles playing seductive and elegant with pure evil living and breathing just below the surface. One need only review some of Stephen’s previous work, such as “Men Only” or “Restraint” to see the dual natures Stephen’s capable of portraying.

              • April 17, 2010 at 8:49 pm

                If you are right, then this would explain why AB auditioned so many actors before finally choosing Stephen Moyer. They needed someone with alot of acting skills and a successful track record of portraying bad boys, and in SM, they found their man: a true thespian, formally trained in the British acting schools, and proven with previous roles at acting very seductive and elegant while hiding pure evil under the surface.

            • 85 MASpencer
              March 16, 2010 at 7:29 pm

              That’s right– they do both use the phrase “let me go,” don’t they? That seals it, for me. Bill wasn’t tired of being a vampire… he was just tired of being LORENA’S vampire. Hence his “manipulation” of her.

              Also, I know some (namely, Bill apologists) might argue that the intention here was to have us draw a parallel between Bill and Godric. (Especially given Sookie’s “What if it was you?” comment.) But to me, the differences were much more distinct than the likenesses. If anything, there are far more indications that Eric will end up being (or already is) Godric’s truer reflection.

              Like maker, like child. And I suspect we may see this play out for poor Jessica, too.

              Also, I have to add that I DO think that Bill “loves” Sookie at this point. (At least, as much as he can, given the pretenses under which we suspect he pursued her.) But I don’t think that falling in love was his intention– and I also think we’re supposed to attribute at least some of his infatuation with Sookie to the way her blood tastes. (As the Queen asks Eric: “Have you tasted her? Well, DON’T.”)

              Ultimately, I think Eric will “fall in love” with Sookie without ever having had her intoxicating fairy blood, as Bill has. (I swear, sometimes I laugh as I write these things.) And when Sookie realizes the nature of her heritage, I think that is going to really count for something– lending a lot more weight to Eric’s feelings for her in the end.

              I could be totally wrong about that, though. It just seemed relevant to me that the Queen would draw attention to that little detail. And that, while in the books, Eric had already drank from Sookie a number of times at this point, in the show, he hasn’t had so much as a lick.

            • 86 Gigi
              March 16, 2010 at 8:23 pm

              [It’s interesting you say that MASpencer because I was struck by how similar that scene was to the Godric roof scene. It was, to me, like its mirror image (or mirror opposite I guess you could say).]

              That’s because S2 was completely about contrasts. They were highlighting the differences between makers and their children’s’ relationships… comparing Lorena/Bill/Jessica against Godric/Eric/Pam. It was foreshadowed in the S1’s scene where Pam was waiting while Bill dug the grave for Jessica and told him “You are a maker, you’re a heroe!”. When she said that, she was already saying that’s her image of Eric as her maker. He is her heroe because he saved her from her “living dead” past life, and when he turned her, he gave her a “true life”. The same way Eric has the image of Godric as a his heroe, because he gave him the gift of life in the moment he was dying. Their relationship is based on gratitude and love. S2 contrasts this relationship against the dysfunctional relationship of Lorena, Bill and Jessica; whose relationship is full of hate, blame and resentment, because both children see their makers as responsible for stealing their lives, and blame them for having imposed upon them the curse that turned them away from all they knew and loved before. And that is the way in which AB has managed to make Bill the victim of his show 🙄 .

              S2 also contrast the seek for redemption between Godric, Jason and Luke.

              • 87 Gigi
                March 16, 2010 at 8:39 pm

                [I could be totally wrong about that, though. It just seemed relevant to me that the Queen would draw attention to that little detail.]

                No, your not wrong. That’s the way it should be if AB really want to make a turn to allow Eric to be the best suitor for Sookie.

                (If he changes that “little” detail… we are fucked…)

                • 88 dsm
                  March 18, 2010 at 4:00 am

                  I thought that turn of phrase was significant too. If I recall correctly she also said something like “one vampire in love is enough.” I read this as, at least, a partial explanation as to why she may have tasked Bill with this instead of Eric. If she’d asked Eric to do this and then he decided he wanted to keep Sookie the Queen would have been be hard pressed to take her away from him. Eric could make it very costly and painful for her and there is no guarantee she’d be the victor. Bill, on the other hand, is much easier for her to control.

                  I also can’t help but think that, unlike the books, AB isn’t going to portray the Queen as just being after Sookie for her telepathic services. May be some darker motives at play here.

                  • 89 sunnynala
                    March 18, 2010 at 3:03 pm

                    I also can’t help but think that, unlike the books, AB isn’t going to portray the Queen as just being after Sookie for her telepathic services. May be some darker motives at play here.

                    I definitely agree with this.

                    1)QSA wants her blood as a food source cum drug supply (I firmly believe the taste and aphrodisiac qualities of the fae blood are as addicting as V, and would explain the decline of Bill’s physical appearance in s2)

                    2)She tells us she “hasn’t enjoyed sex with men since the Eisenhower administration”. so she is more than likely looking for a plaything for sex.

                    So she wants to EAT Sookie and she probably wants her for sex. Think about that. What if we found out a human monarch was sending spies/shills/gigolo’s whatever, to entrap humans for these kinds of perverse pleasures? What would we call it?

                    How many “bloodbags” does QSA have in her ‘harem’? How did she get them? Did they ALL volunteer, or were most of them entrappped like she is attempting to do with Sookie?

                    Sounds like human trafficking to me.

                    • 90 Dwimordene
                      March 18, 2010 at 4:42 pm

                      I think there is something else… QSA has her cousin already and they share the sameblood. And also… I’m sure she could have taken her in more easlily way. It seems that she wants to have control over her without her knowledge.
                      Ok, Barry, in TB had also special blood while in the books it was because of the fairy blood. Would the telepathy be realated (in tb) with the fae? Maybe there is more in Barry too?
                      Could SA be looking for a fairy? She must know all about Sookie by now, more than she knows herself.
                      I don’t think human traffiquing is a big issue for vampire royalty and don’t thing it would matter her that other vampires knows that… Because we will see something similar at RE’s palace in s3.
                      And if we are seeing Claudine this seasson, it must mean something… At least if the main idea of the theories that are coming out as well as all the details being discovered get a reasson to exist.

                    • 91 MASpencer
                      March 18, 2010 at 5:00 pm

                      I have to say, I really LOVE this theory of yours. The whole “human trafficking” angle would be totally unforgiveable with respect to ALL parties involved… and would also serve as a supremely fitting tie-in if Alan Ball intends to explore the whole Franklin Mott/Tara/Mickey business. (That said, I just assumed that the Queen’s current harem consists of hangers-on seduced by her lavish lifestyle.)

                      If I had to tinker with your speculation, I would say that Sophie-Anne wants to do to Sookie what Jason and Amy did to Eddie, either selling her blood to vampires for money or hoarding it for herself. And I say that because there’s obviously no way that Sookie would stay there of her own accord the way Hadley or the rest of those humans are.

                      Of course, if that’s the case, why not just outright kidnap her? On the other hand, if she just wants her telepathic services (*yawn*) why not just PAY HER FOR THEM? (This, incidentally, is an issue I had with that plotline in the book. But whatever.)

                      And you’re also SO right about Bill looking haggard in the second season. But I thought that was just a subliminal effort on behalf of the show to steer us away from him and toward Eric (who looked positively luminous in just about every scene he was in). Maybe it’s both?

                    • 92 sunnynala
                      March 18, 2010 at 5:30 pm

                      MAS–yes both. The intent of his haggard appearance was to subliminally suggest a physical ailment (addiction) while the deliberate result was to steer us into taking Eric more seriously as a suitor.

                      Of course, if that’s the case, why not just outright kidnap her? On the other hand, if she just wants her telepathic services (*yawn*) why not just PAY HER FOR THEM? (This, incidentally, is an issue I had with that plotline in the book. But whatever.)

                      She doesn’t want an “Eddie” continually screaming for her freedom–and she doesn’t want to pay her because she intends to profit off her in every way imaginable.

                      No, what she wants is a “Renfield” courtesy of Bill. They are thisclose to an actual bond and if the mutual feeding continues beyond that this will be the result–a willing, mindless, zombified SLAVE–shades of MA’s minions.

                    • 93 MASpencer
                      March 18, 2010 at 6:30 pm

                      Oooooooh! “Be careful– you’ll overcook her.”

                      You are SO. TOTALLY. RIGHT. And Eric is on to the whole sleazy operation.

                      Can I just say how deeply disappointed (not to mention surprised) I’ll be if it doesn’t play out this way? The opportunity for an incredible storyline would go to utter and complete waste.

                    • 94 sunnynala
                      March 18, 2010 at 6:58 pm

                      Oh it will, I’m almost positive.(we may have to wait awhile for it all to come to light) MA was foreshadowing SA in almost every conceivable way:

                      She was an immortal who only cared about her own goals and personal gratification.

                      She was a ‘foodie’.

                      She sent a minion to seduce and entrap her ‘sacrifice’. (and don’t forget, the minion Daphne knew exactly what MA intended to do with Sam)

                      She turned her minions into willing, mindless, zombified slaves who did her bidding without question.

                      I’m sure ya’ll can think of more parallel’s between MA and SA and I’m sure there will be more in s3.

                      All of which answers the question of why Bill felt free to form a blood bond with Sookie. A vamp giving his blood to a human is a serious thing and he wouldn’t have done it without approval from the queen. Just ONE more mutual feeding and B/S are bonded forever–and of course, beyond that is Renfield territory. Bill knows what he is doing.

                    • 95 dsm
                      March 19, 2010 at 5:56 am

                      Given the V plotline, I completely agree that Sookie’s fae blood has to factor in to the equation somewhere. SA wants that blood for some reason. I’m inclined to believe it isn’t for personal use though – but instead she wants to get certain powerful vamps addicted and then use their addiction as a means for gaining political power and control. For this to work she’d need long term access to that fae blood …

                      Speaking of the V plotline. Any theories as to why SA is selling her own blood? The bond requires drinking from the vein if I recall correctly so she doesn’t gain any insights into the users (unless AB is going to F with the rules of the Sookieverse again). It can’t possibly be just for money – I can’t see her using her own blood for such a thing.

                    • April 17, 2010 at 8:57 pm

                      I agree. And I believe the organized PR arm of the vampires have a bit of war going on within their ranks. Some want to set themselves up to dominate humans, while others just want to co-exist peacefully. I believe we’ll see Nan Flanagan showing us some questionable dealings in S3.

              • 97 VikingLover
                March 16, 2010 at 9:02 pm

                Yes, I understand that is the overall theme of S2 but that’s not what I’m saying. What I’m saying is that those 2 scenes were very deliberate in that it showed Bill as NOT being the victim. Bill is a willing participant and is a manipulator. I don’t think he hated Lorena at all – he seemed very content with her while they were murdering that couple. He left Lorena because he was bored and wanted to be free. He pretends that he’s pining for what he has lost but instead moves on to bigger and brighter things with Malcolm and gang. It’s no wonder the Queen chose him to seduce Sookie – not only because he was from the area but because he’s a great con man.

                • 98 MASpencer
                  March 16, 2010 at 9:32 pm

                  I agree with all of that, VikingLover… and for the first time, I actually think that sentiment might (MIGHT) be the one that Alan Ball intended to leave with me as a viewer.

                  If that’s correct, and yet so many viewers failed to see through the act, then they were just as fooled by him as Sookie was– which can only be a good thing for the story. And the only reason the irony is evident to ANY of us is because (presumably) we already KNOW what’s going to happen.

                  In a way, the fact that we’re second-guessing Bill’s true nature as it will appear in the show at all is a testament to Alan Ball’s brilliance. He had the daunting task of building Bill up for the audience (and judging from how many fans he has, it appears to have worked) only to tear him down AGAIN.

                  My current assessment: Of course Bill is going to end up betraying Sookie. And no, he won’t be absolved from responsibility for it, either. It’s a crucial element of the books, and it WILL happen… and if you’re starting to suspect that maybe it won’t– that Bill on the show is just TOO darn MORAL– then Alan Ball has succeeded at his task as a show runner fabulously.

                  Of course, I could be wrong. But much to the chagrin of Bill fans everywhere, I’m going to predict that I’m NOT. And batty Anne Rice can put that in her pipe and smoke it.

                  • 99 MASpencer
                    March 16, 2010 at 9:41 pm

                    By the way, I also predict that the rape scene will happen in season 3. Alan Ball isn’t one to shy away from sensitive subjects (anyone see ‘Towelhead’?) and I’d be beyond surprised if this show proved to be any exception. Especially given Sookie’s history of sexual abuse.

                  • 100 sunnynala
                    March 16, 2010 at 9:53 pm

                    I’ve been begging people for months to see everything you’ve just written! AB is fucking brilliant, full stop.

                    • 101 MASpencer
                      March 16, 2010 at 10:14 pm

                      And the BEST part is that, if this is all a part of Alan Ball’s plan, then by the end of next season Bill will have ascended from whiny wet blanket to full on bad boy with just enough chinks in his armor to make him RIDICULOUSLY appealing.

                      If Alexander Skarsgard wasn’t SO inhumanly hot, it might actually put Bill back in the running for me. LOL.

                    • 102 sunnynala
                      March 16, 2010 at 10:41 pm

                      MASpencer–

                      No, I seriously doubt it. there’s a difference between a badass bad boy with a heart of gold, and someone who is utterly corrupt.

                    • 103 MASpencer
                      March 16, 2010 at 11:21 pm

                      Ultimately, we’ll have to wait and see how much of a heart of gold Alan Ball gives Eric. For the time being, at least, his motivations are still questionable– and at this point, one COULD reasonably attribute all of his heroics to loyalty toward Godric paired with his desire to steal Bill’s girlfriend.

                      I do think that will change, however. In fact, I’m interested in seeing if we’ll find out that there’s more to Eric’s antagonism toward Bill than mere bullying and covetousness, as some seem to think. What might he know about Bill’s past that we don’t (if anything)? Maybe nothing, maybe something. There’s little doubt that he suspects Bill is up to no good– but I’m not so sure he cares about protecting Sookie’s feelings at this point.

                      Anyway, the scales will certainly even out with Bill’s transgressions. Whether or not they tip in Eric’s favor (independently of what we know about him from the books) remains to be seen. Here’s hoping, though.

                      As for Bill, his fate is just as much up in the air. The con man who gets burned when he becomes emotionally entangled with his victim is a pretty old story– and it’s also a strangely sympathetic one. If we find out that Bill actually DOES care for Sookie, despite his awful manipulation of her, his character isn’t lost to the fandom by a long shot. The game just totally changes.

                    • March 17, 2010 at 12:04 am

                      I agree MASpencer. I’ve said here before that it’s important not to deify Eric’s character because even in the books, his motives are nearly always duplicitous. That is not the same as saying his motives are malevolent, either. It’s simply to say that when Eric does good things, there is nearly always something in it for him as well. This is certainly the case at the point where TB is in this story – it feels like this is changing in the books and he is relearning a little of what it is to be human but TB Eric is not anywhere near that.

                      Duplicitous motives all over the place in TB:

                      He got Sookie out of the FOTS —– He wanted to save Godric.
                      He stopped short of killing FOTS’ers when Sookie told him to —- Godric ordered him to “spill no blood on the way out”.
                      He called in Lorena to screw over Bill viz Sookie —– He needed Bill otherwise occupied so he didn’t run screaming through the FOTS like an idiot (witness Ep 8).
                      He tricked Sookie into taking his blood —- He wanted to even the playing field, he may have wanted the bond to have a connection to her knowing Bill is sus.

                      Nothing is ever straightforward with Eric and that’s what makes him so interesting. And I agree with your assessment of where he is right now completely. He is primarily concerned with finding out what is different about Sookie, and then with taking her from Bill. At the moment she is a sexual and political conquest to him, and that was also the case in the early books. Of course, she is a sexual and political conquest to Bill as well. Bill just isn’t open about it.

                      It is the process by which Eric starts to view Sookie as less of a conquest, and more of a partner that is so fascinating to watch, and I hope that is explored in future seasons as it has developed over the course of 10 books. Eric loves being a vampire and he has no desire to reconnect with human aspects of his nature. Until he meets Sookie, and that process of finding aspects of himself that he thought long dead begins to happen to him, and it confuses him and intrigues him at the same time. The fact that he is so much older than Bill, and so much more comfortable with who he is as a vampire, makes that transformation really interesting to me.

                • 105 Gigi
                  March 16, 2010 at 11:57 pm

                  Of course he was willing and of course he enjoyed it. He is a vampire and synthetic blood weren’t around then. ALL vampires love to prey and kill for blood. That’s their predatory instinct, their need, their nature. I just hope that TB does not show how Eric preyed and fed, because you can be sure that after the comment that he made to his “meal-Ho” in the hotel bar in Dallas about the lack of fun in feeding that way, and the other one about the delicious taste fo the teacup humans, he did not asked “please, could you give me a little bit of your blood” or thanked when finished eating (I could stab hysterically my sofa if AB dares to show Eric doing that). And I agree with your point that he left Lorena because was bored and he’s a great con man, because in fact, he’s a sociopath. But I do think that both “let me go” scenes used the same phrase as a remark of the diffent motivations they had in asking for it. Because while Godric said it to Eric as a beg that was born from the love and the loyalty they both shared over a millennium, the demand and the manipulation made by Bill to Lorena was born of the hate and the contempt he feels for her. And I also think that AB made Bill a victim because he is justifying his vampire behavior blaming Lorena for it. Moreso, because he changed the little “detail” that Bill didn’t went to Lorena willingly, but instead made him kidnapped against his will.

                  • 106 sunnynala
                    March 17, 2010 at 12:38 am

                    I just hope that TB does not show how Eric preyed and fed, because you can be sure that after the comment that he made to his “meal-Ho” in the hotel bar in Dallas about the lack of fun in feeding that way

                    Actually, Eric said: “There’s just not much thrill left in feeding on the willing”.

                    think about that and say it again: “There’s just not much thrill left in feeding on the willing”.

                    He’s saying it is no longer thrilling to feed on the willing

                    IOW, feeding on the willing has been his practice all along but before the Great Revelation came along a human willingly giving his/her blood to a vampire would be exciting, taboo, verboten, daring!! to put it into context, here is a comment I made at my blog a while back:

                    I have a feeling Godric and Eric befriended people of the demimonde (shadow society) wherever they were and bartered and shared with it’s members, mounted businesses like Inns and pubs that catered to them, and even counted them among their ‘fangbangers’–they may even have lived somewhat openly within the demimonde of certain societies and traded ’services’ (to both sexes) in exchange for blood.

                    • 107 sunnynala
                      March 17, 2010 at 12:42 am

                      Have you ever seen The Libertine, with Johnny Depp? His “circle of friends” would be termed the demimonde. Sexually adventurous, scandalous, refusing to live by the strict rules of society. A vampire would fit right in.

                    • 108 VikingLover
                      March 17, 2010 at 1:03 am

                      Oh Sunny! I f***ing *heart* you! 🙂 I didn’t even consider that line when I first heard it.

                    • 109 MASpencer
                      March 17, 2010 at 1:58 am

                      So I visited your blog for the first time Sunnynala, and I have to say: Your theories are totally absurd… and A-MA-ZING.

                      I’m not sure they’re all correct– in fact, my first inclination is to say that they couldn’t possibly be. But they sure as shit SHOULD be… and the show would be elevated to a whole different level in my mind if they were.

                      Incidentally, it also occurred to me– and to you, I’m sure– that the minisodes we learned would be airing soon could, in fact, furnish the kind of “Gotcha!” moment that would be required to support this type of storytelling. I suspect that after they air, you might have some answers.

                      But whether your speculations turn out to be accurate or not, you still get MAJOR props from me. I absolutely LOVE your take on things!

                    • 110 Gigi
                      March 17, 2010 at 2:23 am

                      Yeah, I remember the circle of friends of JD in The Libertine, and your right that a vampire would fit perfectly right between them. But IMO in TB, when Eric said “There’s just not much thrill left at the feeding on the willing” , he was using the adjective willing as synonymous for donors, because she asked him “Then, should I try pretending not to want it?” and his answer was “Only if you’re very, very good at it”.

                    • 111 sunnynala
                      March 17, 2010 at 12:23 pm

                      -Thanks VL- I love you too!

                      MASpencer-Wow! thank you! I doubt all of my theories will come to fruition but I think I am very safe in assuming Bill is a complete liar and con artist, and every single time I go looking for evidence of his perfidy I find it! ( I’m sticking by my bullet sucking theory till the bitter end, lol) You should come over and pick my theories apart–I welcome a healthy debate!

                      Gigi-
                      he was using the adjective willing as synonymous for donors, because she asked him “Then, should I try pretending not to want it?” and his answer was “Only if you’re very, very good at it”.

                      Of course. Since feeding on the willing has become so boring and mundane, why not try a pretend unwilling donor to bring the thrills?

                    • March 17, 2010 at 12:38 pm

                      You must be getting alot of visitors over there in the last week or so sunny? I’m suddenly getting alot more hits here coming from your blog.
                      Seems you are ruffling a few feathers lol.

                    • 113 sunnynala
                      March 17, 2010 at 1:24 pm

                      I am! Ever since (I think) Kristine Englund linked to my blog on FB I’m getting tons of hits. I wish more would comment because I’m sure a lot of them are Bill fans and you know I love a good dust up, LOL.

                    • 114 MASpencer
                      March 17, 2010 at 3:10 pm

                      Yeah, I guess you could read that as Eric just being into BDSM– which would surprise NO ONE, I’m sure. To put it bluntly, just because someone gags and ties up their willing partner (who is, of course, pretending NOT to be), it doesn’t mean they’re a crazed rapist.

                      At first that scene bothered me– there they go, making Eric look like a douche again, you know? But really, if they wanted to portray Eric as a rapist, they could have just DONE that. There’s no reason to believe that any vampire who got off on feeding on resistant women would all the sudden stop because people were aware of their existence (Liam, Malcom, and Diane, case in point).

                      And yet, not only did Eric explicitly choose a willing partner, but he tipped her and promised to vouch for her talent EVEN when she failed to be good at her job. So there’s definitely a schism there between what he SAYS and what he actually DOES.

                      A bigger problem with that scene was that he was clearly feeding on her in a public area… which I thought was illegal. Unless the law is different over state lines, I doubt the hotel would allow it.

                    • 115 sunnynala
                      March 17, 2010 at 3:22 pm

                      Yeah, what was stopping him from jumping some chick in the parking lot, or anywhere in Dallas for that matter, if he is so into feeding on the unwilling? He was paying a blood prostitute which tells me he not only needed to feed, he wanted a thrill. He clearly expected the willing donor to provide the thrill.

                      I should think a hotel catering to vampires, which allows blood prostitutes to operate openly, would certainly allow feeding in their public areas.

                      EVERY scene we see from the characters serves to further illustrate who they are. Every single scene is important in this regard. The fact that we saw Bill thrill-killing the Chicago couple was a deliberate decision on the part of the show–did they HAVE to show us that? Yes, there was a good reason for it: to show us who he really is.

                    • 116 Holby
                      March 17, 2010 at 3:48 pm

                      MAS, VL, Gigi and Sunny…Thank you!! You ladies rock HARD!

                      I didn’t make the association about the “thrill” and the “willing” until you guys posted it, but it seemed so out of character for an abusive prick to then give the girl a wad o’ cash and promise to tell her manager what a great job she did! But MAS you made so much sense. Combined with all the other thoughts in this thread, it really does start painting Eric as someone who may be a bastard, but is at least FAIR. It begins to move toward the book idea that Eric is not someone you should cross, but that in all other matters, he is good to work for because he is reasonable and does not force his underlings to do what they find distasteful (except tromp in the woods in fabulous pumps!…But I bet he bought her some new ones!)
                      And Bill’s manipulative hijinx! The move from Lorena due to boredom (even his pretentious professor demeanor, sitting at home reading a book, just soooo not interested in Lorena’s social agenda…) and his move to Liam, Diana and Malcom in the 30s. Did he stay with them from the 30s til the present?? If so, he lied about how long the trio was together, but it makes sense considering his violent reaction to their final death.

                    • 117 Gigi
                      March 17, 2010 at 4:24 pm

                      [Yeah, I guess you could read that as Eric just being into BDSM– which would surprise NO ONE, I’m sure. To put it bluntly, just because someone gags and ties up their willing partner (who is, of course, pretending NOT to be), it doesn’t mean they’re a crazed rapist.]

                      Of course MASpencer, but he isn’t playing to be a vampire. He is a vampire. A very evolved one that is able to play and tip well after a thousand years. But that wasn’t my point. My point was this:

                      [ALL vampires love to prey and kill for blood. That’s their predatory instinct, their need, their nature. I just hope that TB does not show how Eric PREYED AND FED (IN THE PAST), because you can be sure that after the comment that he made to his “meal-Ho” in the hotel bar in Dallas about the lack of “thrill” in feeding that way, and the other one about the delicious taste fo the teacup humans, he did not asked “please, could you give me a little bit of your blood” or thanked when finished eating (IN THE PAST)].

                      And as I said, if AB dares to make a flashback of Eric preying and killing in the past, I would stab him in the eye.

                    • 118 sunnynala
                      March 17, 2010 at 4:43 pm

                      Gigi-

                      Rest assured AB will show us how Eric preyed and fed if this is something he wants us to know about him.

                      This is what I was trying to say earlier. AB doesn’t show us anything he doesn’t want us to know. If it’s on the screen it has significance.

                      How Eric preyed and fed IS significant. It goes to the core of his character, just as Bill’s mode of survival (thrill killing) goes to the core of his.

                      But also rest assured, Eric is not going to shown thrill killing to survive. As you say, vampires are predatory animals but they also retain all of their formerly human personality traits, character traits, memories, thoughts, talents, quirks, flaws, vices, turn-ons and, turn-offs. They are thinking feeling, reasoning, animals. They do not have to be savagely cruel in order to survive–it is their choice as sentient beings.

                      Nothing we have been shown so far on TB tells us that Eric kills without reason, without just cause in the context of being a vampire. If he had to kill to live he would kill. He would rather kill than be killed, and if an evil person/being needs killing he will kill, but none of this mean he kills or has killed for the hell of it, for the sheer perverse fun of killing–like Bill has been shown doing.

                    • 119 MASpencer
                      March 17, 2010 at 4:46 pm

                      Yeah, I’m definitely interested in seeing what kind of vampire past the show will give Eric. I agree that we shouldn’t assume that Eric never “hunted,” as it were. (Though I think the comments about the kids were made in jest to mess with Pam. I guess that’s open to interpretation.)

                      If I had to take a guess, I’d say that next season, we’ll witness some of Godric and Eric’s tag team efforts… and that they’re going to be VERY different from what we saw from Bill and Lorena. (In keeping with the differences in how both vampires were turned.)

                      As we saw, Godric was certainly a murderer– he snuffed Eric’s own friends, in fact. But what we witnessed was quick, painless, and animalistic– the actions of someone who HAD to kill for food. As opposed to the antics of Bill and Lorena, which were sadistic and cruel.

                      That’s why it’s ironic that Eric has the “torture chamber” in his basement… and yet so far, it’s BILL who we’ve seen do the most torturing. Sure, Eric tore Royce apart– but it’s no coincidence that his victim was someone who we weren’t really sorry to see bite the dust. (Even if his conversations with Lafayette in the basement DID make me laugh.)

                      Anyway, I’m obviously not advocating torture in real life. But for what it’s worth, Eric’s prisoners on the show WERE guilty (even Lafayette). If anything, Eric’s guilty of vigilantism. And as a society, we’ve been praising that quality in superheroes for generations.

                    • 120 MASpencer
                      March 17, 2010 at 4:49 pm

                      Jinx, Sunny! LOL.

                    • 121 sunnynala
                      March 17, 2010 at 4:58 pm

                      Right, MAS! I was just thinking I wish I had included in my comment the contrast between Godric’s quick and efficient killing of Eric’s comrades with Bill and Lorena. This contrast cannot be emphasized enough. How Godric killed, as did Eric.

                    • 122 MASpencer
                      March 17, 2010 at 5:25 pm

                      Incidentally, I’d also like to add that I think that Eric’s dungeon was a (thinly veiled) allusion to recent debates over institutionalized torture.

                      Call it barbaric if you want– it most certainly IS. But it’s no more or less than what our own country has done (and very recently, I might add) in the name of national security. So…

                      At least you can argue that Eric, as sheriff, didn’t have a choice but to take matters into his own hands. Vampires clearly don’t have an equivalent of the Geneva Convention– or any protocol in place for the fair dispensation of justice to humans. How COULD they after just a few short years “out of the coffin”?

                      What’s OUR excuse?

                    • 123 VikingLover
                      March 17, 2010 at 5:32 pm

                      [Anyway, I’m obviously not advocating torture in real life. But for what it’s worth, Eric’s prisoners on the show WERE guilty (even Lafayette).]

                      Not to mention that Lafayette himself fully expected what happened to him/to be punished/killed if he were caught selling V and accused of killing Eddie. I think Lafayette expected much worse. That’s why he attacked Jason after Eddie was taken. He told Jason that he would not die for Jason’s stupidity (can’t remember the exact quote).

                    • April 17, 2010 at 9:09 pm

                      I think Godric and Eric also battled armies and drank the blood of those they killed. Didn’t we see a spoiler related to a “tag team” situation involving Eric and someone else? ….I tend to think Eric has indulged his dark side plenty over the years but has learned even that gets old. And now he’s just bored bored bored. ….A few posts up someone said we’d have to wait and see what it is that attracts Eric to Sookie, but I tend to buy into ASkars’ spoilers: ‘there’s something to Sookie that he’s curious about’.

            • 125 Tracey
              March 17, 2010 at 7:45 pm

              Bill’s betrayal being something wrost? wow i cant imagine what is could possiblity be. But it would make sense for TV point of view.

        • 126 Ashley
          March 30, 2010 at 3:10 am

          Yeah the change in his personality and the way he behaved towards Sookie was so obvious, from the way he dressed to the way he talked to her and the way he even did his hair. Its all part of his act for Queen Sophie Ann.

      • 127 Holby
        March 16, 2010 at 5:27 pm

        MAS, VL and Sunny….this is really enlightening!!! I anxiously await the repeat of S2 so that I can watch it with your observations in mind!

      • 128 Ashley
        March 30, 2010 at 3:06 am

        Oh i agree with you….Bill was totally bluffing. I think he had no intention of killing himself. He did manipulate Lorena into releasing him. Lorena love Bill, no matter what her behavior or actions towards humans are. I felt sorry for her as well. Because she had no choice. She had to release him because shed rather him leave her than have him die his final death.

    • 129 VampirePamsGirl
      March 16, 2010 at 10:17 pm

      Ah, VL, I want your inner peace, lol. I’m going to try to take that approach, really I am, because if I don’t I may drive myself crazy, lol. But it’s always difficult for me when they change stuff from books, TB or not. I mean, I actually cussed for about an hour after I saw the last Harry Potter movie, lol. But I am going to try to learn from you, hehe. BTW, I do love that you always try to give us a little bit of positive around here; I know I, at least, need it!

      • 130 VikingLover
        March 17, 2010 at 1:31 am

        Awwww! Thanks VPG! Yeah, I was driving myself crazy before but I realized that I had to come to terms with it all in order to really enjoy both. And I really do enjoy both the show and the books now – separately. lol It’s very liberating! Like I said before, the story told in the books is the only one that truly matters to me – meaning it’s the only one I want be told “right”. Other than that, I’m really excited to see where TB is going. I like all of the little pieces of the puzzles they are scattering every where. I can’t wait to see where they are going.

        • 131 Tracey
          March 17, 2010 at 7:48 pm

          “I like all of the little pieces of the puzzles they are scattering every where. I can’t wait to see where they are going.”

          thats the beauity of the difference between book and TV. I believe thats the desires effect.

  21. 132 dsm
    March 15, 2010 at 2:29 am

    Here’s the scenario these photos bring to mind. Sookie races to Fangtasia and heads down to the dungeon to see if Bill is being held down there by Eric since she’s aware he kept Lafayette down there. Instead, she finds Eric and Yvette engaged in some extra-curricular activities. No objection to the whole idea of Sookie discovering Eric otherwise engaged. In fact, portraying Eric as the type of guy who’d sit chaste and pining seems entirely out of character. But the the dungeon aspect to this is, well, a bit eew.

    I also appears that they have managed to find Eric a lower cut tank. I think that is man cleavage I’m seeing there …

    • March 15, 2010 at 11:49 am

      You know, you might be onto something.

      I’ve been tossing around a few possibilities as to why Sookie would be down in the basement. At Fangtasia? Sure, we all expected that to be the first place she’d go, either to ask for help or to screech accusations at Eric that he’d taken Bill, or a bit of both.

      Makes perfect sense that Eric would take her downstairs to show her that he’s not there, since she already knows about his little torture chamber anyway. I’m pretty much on board with this being the reason she’s in the basement. Sookie has her “I’m scared shitless, but I’m ready to tear someone a new arse” look on. But the no shirt is weird.

      While the chick backing up the stairs could be Yvetta, I still think it’s Pam. She’s either taken Sookie down there bc Eric was already there – which as VWL pointed out would be a bit OOC for Pam if he was down there having sex with someone – or the three of them went down together and then Eric’s told Pam to GTFO. Again, I’m coming up with nothing for no shirt.

      But as you say, I just can’t see Eric, even this Eric banging some girl down in that skanky basement and letting Sookie (or Pam letting Sookie) witness it. Yeah I know there is major jealousy potential from this sort of scenario…but I hate that idea. To me it just feels like more manipulation of her feelings. We’ve already got a scenario where vampire blood causes attraction where there was none (ie. Sam and Bill). Even though there are signs that Sookie is attracted to Eric before the bullet sucking they are by NO means as clear as the signs in the books. So TB Sookie already looks like she is being manipulated into having feelings for Eric – to see her also being manipulated into acting on those feelings just makes me want to screech. I hate it.

      On a lighter note, the tank has not escaped my attention. When the Black Tank of Doom bit the dust in Dallas I wanted to cry. I dared not hope that we would see a second incarnation, even better than the first LOL. Guess my hubby will be calling Eric white trash in a wifebeater again this season…. 😛

      • March 15, 2010 at 2:57 pm

        I also like this theory. The shirtless Eric could be because Pam escorted Sookie downstairs (or rather followed the relentless Sookie down the stairs) while one of the employees goes to get Eric who is engaged in nookie with Yvette in his office. He throws on pants and goes downstairs. Once he is there, Pam exits.

        We are too funny, btw. Clearly we have been without TB/SVM for far too long when we are (including myself, here) microanalyzing the possible scenarios for an entire scene based on one still from the upcoming season!!! But I LOVE doing it!!!

        • 135 dsm
          March 15, 2010 at 3:14 pm

          I could also see Sookie forcing her way into Eric’s office to confront him. At which point he might quickly throw on some pants and escort her to said dungeon to show her – no Bill.

          I like both of these theories better than the thought of Eric down in the dungeon getting, well, you know ..

      • 139 Gigi
        March 15, 2010 at 6:05 pm

        Banging or not in the dungeon… I think she will be asking for his help, because I really can’t see any rationale behind her acussing him for taking Bill (unless it will be another inconsistency of AB). She wasn’t present when the dialog between Bill and Eric happened outside the Queen’s. And obviously, she doesn’t know either about SA and Eric dialog about Bill and the “V”. So, why would she could think Eric dissapeared him when she already wanted to seek for his help when Bill was poisoned with the manead blood?

        And maybe Eric is in the dungeon (without shirt because he’s so vain and narcissit he isn’t going to get dirty his brand new tank 🙄 ) just to give maintenance to the wheel with a spray can of WD-40, so it will not rust for lack of use while awaiting for his next victim pfff. Sure… LOL

  22. March 15, 2010 at 2:49 am

    Okay, this isn’t a new fanfic, but it is soooo timely here:

    The premise of the story is that Eric and Sookie visit the TB location and speak to all parties necessary!

    http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4996634/1/When_Life_Imitates_Television

    • 141 VikingLover
      March 15, 2010 at 3:26 am

      {Eric grins, showing his fangs. “Just one more thing that you need to remember,” he begins, then puts his face directly in front of his captive. “I get the girl.”}

      LMAO!!! That was great, Holby! Damn, I really hope Eric is Sookie’s HEA – I really would love to read stories about their adventures together.

      • March 15, 2010 at 3:36 am

        Eric’s advice to Askars:

        [“Now. A few pointers. Walk into a room like you own it, because chances are you do. Treat everyone as if they owe you, because chances are they do. Treat all shifters and Weres as if they are beneath you, because they are. Treat all humans, with a few exceptions, like blood bags, but treat Sookie like a queen. Got it?”]

        I love this story!

    • March 15, 2010 at 11:32 am

      Well wasn’t that FUN! Thanks Holby that fic made my night 🙂

      That has everything – Bill gets mocked, AS gets worshipped, AB gets flayed and Sookie gets viking nookie….totally freaking awesome.

      Thank god for fanfic.

    • 145 VampirePamsGirl
      March 16, 2010 at 10:10 pm

      “”Louisiana mosquito?” Sookie repeats, amused.

      “They’re very big and scary. The terror of the swamps.”

      —Holby, I love you just a little bit right now for leading us to this one! Lol. It was fabulous. TY!

  23. March 15, 2010 at 3:40 am

    This quote from the facfic gets to the heart of the discussion on this page. Unfortunately, so much of TB has made Eric out to be an unapologetic asshole in situations that don’t call for it…which we really don’t see in the books…and he has some things to say about it:

    [ “I’m never an asshole to my customers without good cause. It’s bad for business. I enthrall the vermin, not insult them.”

    “But the fans love it when you’re a bad-ass!” he argues.

    “Bad-ass, yes. Degrading prick, no. They call me the Viking Douche,” Eric says, offended.]

  24. March 15, 2010 at 4:06 am

    We know Pam gets a kick out of messing with Eric..but wouldn’t that be crossing the line? Taking Sookie down to the dungeon knowing Eric is gettin busy with someone else? I’m not sure Pam would risk incurring Eric’s wrath for that.

    Bill’s shirt the night Gram was murdered was a blue striped shirt. This shirt looks checkered-which could also just be because of the speed/lighting etc..

    I wish I knew what day they’re going to be at Comic-Con..I need to get my tix now-everything is selling out!!

    • 148 Gigi
      March 15, 2010 at 7:29 am

      Well, maybe she isn’t Pam. Since the first time I saw the promo I though the woman in the stairs was the Euro-Ho leaving Sookie alone with Eric after she caught them toghether LOL….

  25. 149 Amschafe
    March 15, 2010 at 6:08 am

    I have a different theory about the dungeon scene with Eric and Sookie….maybe she will find him sexing up Euro ho (or maybe not)…but maybe she walks in on them somewhere else in the bar, demands that Eric show her the dungeon, he humors her, says something snarky to her while they are down there, and thats why shes giving him that look, combined with her lust/anger at seeing him naked with someone else…just because hes shirtless in the dungeon doesnt mean thats where she caught them having sex.

    • 150 sunnynala
      March 15, 2010 at 1:32 pm

      I swear though, his expression in that shot looks like he’s thinking “I’m so glad to see you. Aren’t you pretty?” LOL.

      • 151 Amschafe
        March 15, 2010 at 9:32 pm

        Yeah he has a thoughtful expression on his face thats for sure…its not his normal cocky expression…he seems vulnerable….the fact that he can portray that so clearly just shows how good an actor he is.

        • 152 VikingLover
          March 15, 2010 at 10:28 pm

          I can’t wait to watch that episode! June is too far away! 🙂

        • 153 sunnynala
          March 16, 2010 at 2:43 pm

          Alexander is a WONDERFUL actor! He skill and talent excites me in the same way Russell Crowe did the first time I saw him, in LA Confidential. YES, I think Alex will be every bit as good as my favorite thespian. 🙂

  26. 154 Dwimordene
    March 15, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Eric wearsa lot of tang tops, so maybe he isn’t even half undress. And the dungeon… Something happens there… Sookie has her hate expression (the same that makes when taking lafayette) and Eric, I think, has a sad face. The woman, I think is pam… the way she walks, and though… It is not even her “dark” dressing style.
    I don’t think Sookie caught them “in fraganti”, Eric would have hear her and Pam wouldn’t have let her. But it’s intriguing what might be going on XD, both in the dungeon and in the seasson… We have still one last chance, as SM said they were doing something to his character.
    One thing I want, apart from scenes that deserve Askars acting as Eric, is a surviving Lorena, a very interesting vampire… I don’t see AP killing her, the way she acts gets on my nerves.
    Whatever, the seasson is done… This discussions are so freaky!!! hahahaha

    • March 16, 2010 at 4:25 am

      I’m wondering too if he doesn’t have a tank on in that still, and they’ve cropped it so close like that to get us all riled up.

      • 156 VikingLover
        March 16, 2010 at 4:34 am

        I’ve gotta tell ya, that second pic of him (the one w/wo shirt) drives me ABSOLUTELY FREAKING CRAZY. Whew Lord, the man his HOT! I can’t look at it. lol AS is one sexy dude but when he plays Eric, it drives me bananas! That intensity and those expresions…*is it hot in here?*

        Sorry, had to get that out of the way. 🙂

  27. 157 Howyoudsdoin (Rae)
    March 15, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Okay so I’m new to this thread so High…I mean Hi!!
    I find it hysterical that if what ya’ll are considering to be true and it is Eric and the Euro-Ho in the basement that he would disrespect her that way lmao!! He wouldn’t do that to Sookie but to a Euro-Ho he would and because she is not Sookie she deserves it… Oh, and I can careless about the boys hair he is a sexy mo fo, hell I’d do him in the basement, oops my bad, but he is one fine man, it’s a shame there are not more men as hot (in real life) as this man!!
    Thanks for letting me post this was fun LOL

  28. 159 VikingLover
    March 17, 2010 at 1:14 am

    I agree as well, MASpencer and Miss SVB. Really great points.

    MASpencer, your Ann Rice line made me freaking choke! LMAO! Too funny! I agree with every point you made above – well said indeed. The only thing I differ slightly on is the rape scene in S3. I don’t know if that will happen because if it did, then it would take Bill completely out of the picture/running. I don’t think AB would do that – I think he’s going to mind f***ck us for as long as he can in order to keep the story unpredictable. I could be wrong though considering that he is bringing another potential love interest into the mix – Mr. Alcide – but who knows. Maybe it will be an almost rape? Not that it would make it any better. Well, whatever happens, just expect to mind f***cked in S3! lol

    • March 17, 2010 at 1:22 am

      I don’t know VL – CH is still stringing the BB’s along by the nose seven books on from the rape.
      If Ball plays it in the same way – ie. has the rape play out in what alot of people will see as a “gray” area – he could quite successfully keep a proportion of the audience on Bill’s side.
      As much as it pains me to say it. lol.

      • 161 VikingLover
        March 17, 2010 at 1:42 am

        So true SVB, you’re very right about that. Your point reminds me of that article you posted on Facebook about SM’s “rape” interview and the aftermath on the feminist blog. Even the commentators on that blog couldn’t agree on the definition nor on his use of the word rape – and that is a FEMINIST BLOG so you would think they would not consider any gray areas in the definition and use of the word rape. lol

      • 162 Dwimordene
        March 17, 2010 at 7:25 pm

        The rape will let fans from Bill go to Alcide… Remember that a new man is coming into the game. And we will have Quimm too, as the poster predicted (if the series keep going)

  29. 163 Ashley
    March 30, 2010 at 4:07 am

    Now im not sure if thats even Pam that is going up the stairs…hmmm maybe that is Yvette. But the woman is obviously fully clothed. So i dont know.

  30. 164 VikingLover
    April 12, 2010 at 1:12 am

    On the HBO promo, there’s also an expansion of the clip above – the one where Eric is dressed in black at Fangtasia. He is confronted by another vampire and it looks as if they fight. I can’t tell if they are fighting or if it’s a passionate embrace though.

  31. 165 VikingLover
    April 12, 2010 at 1:39 am

    Here is the latest promo:

    Who the hell is that red headed vampire????


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