Nom Nom Nom….What happened to your neck, Sook?

Awww…True Blood Sookie’s first visit to the hospital. This is a sentimental moment!


Why does she have multiple wounds…ON HER NECK.

Vampire attack?

Starved, tortured, out of control vampire attack perhaps?

You can clearly see the third finger on each hand – and the engagement ring is gone (thanks Dwimordene).

More Photos: PaquinAnna.com

136 Responses to “Nom Nom Nom….What happened to your neck, Sook?”

  1. 1 vikingvampgirl
    April 1, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    All I have to say is thank god for those bit marks. I really was having my doubts that was going to happen. Now if only I had the ability to spot a rape victim.

    • 2 IATM
      April 1, 2010 at 1:07 pm

      wooohooo !! if only we can spot the rapist & bring him to Justice TB style.. CH made his fall grand & i have faith that TB will make his fall GRAND…thank God for those bandages & marks on Sookie that dont appear she got from a sex scene *snicker*

  2. 3 Janofarc
    April 1, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    I think it’s fair to say we all know who made those marks but under what circumstances?

    A few folk have said that Sookie will offer herself to a starved Bill to save him. Some believe the trunk scene will play out. Personally I think he’ll attack her in a jealous rage because she smells like Eric, showing her exactly how he see’s their relationship and that he isn’t all sweetness all the time.

  3. 4 kealeagh
    April 1, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Hey. THEY’RE FILMING EPISODE 6. Which is the Bill escapes episode! OMG? IS THIS HAPPENING?! AHHH

    Also. Alan Ball recently said that Eric and Sookie have and INTENSE scene in episode 6. Guy….Guys………..RUSSELL’S MANSION?! *shaking and crying*

    BTW, this is Kealeagh..hehe

  4. 5 vikingvampgirl
    April 1, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    What do you guys think they are doing for the rest of the season if this is the escape scene? It’s been a while since I read club dead but can the really stretch out the rest to fill 6 episodes?

    • 6 sunnynala
      April 1, 2010 at 1:31 pm

      Methinks they will all end up before the Magister. Perhaps it will be a confluence of events like Jessica killing the trucker,(which I think will cause a lot of public controversy and put ERIC in the hot seat) the V selling, possibly the kidnapping… but more than likely Bill will rat out Eric for selling V because he “came close” to Sookie. This will drag the queen into it and maybe the edict will come out.

      But not before Sookie forgives Bill again and goes ahead with her plans to marry him. Maybe there will be an engagement party, like with Arlene, and something dramatic will happen to put a halt to the “happy” occasion. lol

  5. 7 Gigi
    April 1, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    I’m not going to make any conclusion until I really watch it as it was. Because I don’t trust and I don’t believe anything Alan Ball does or says regarding TB…

  6. 11 Andrea Fincher
    April 1, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Isn’t when she’s in the hospital after that also when she finds out what Bill is really doing with her? So, AB will probably spend the next 6 episodes trying to fix her and Bill’s relationship, which will totally go against everything in the books. At which point they might as well change the name of the show to Alan Ball’s Misrepresentation of the Southern Vampire Mysteries.

  7. 12 sunnynala
    April 1, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Well well well. She’s injured during the same ep as Bill’s escape? Well well well.

    • 13 Janofarc
      April 1, 2010 at 1:02 pm

      Yep, where there’s smoke yadda yadda. Judging by her pallor they aren’t just love bites either….

      • 14 sunnynala
        April 1, 2010 at 1:10 pm

        Yep, and I agree with this: Personally I think he’ll attack her in a jealous rage because she smells like Eric

        I hope we get to see Sookie preventing Eric from turning Bill into a pile of vampire guts because of this.

    • 17 IATM
      April 1, 2010 at 1:09 pm

      Bill is going to injury poor Sookie & it’s not a sex scene LOL !!! thank God for Bill’s vampire “nature” as the bill fans like to say *snicker*

  8. 18 Ave
    April 1, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I wonder if the robe she is wearing is part of the costume, because she does come out of Edgington’s mansion in a robe, right?

    • 19 Ashley
      April 2, 2010 at 4:10 am

      Whoever is walking next to her is in a robe as well…it looks like stephen moyer from the height….

      • 20 VikingLover
        April 2, 2010 at 4:19 am

        I don’t think so Ashley – the person is wearing a black jacket with a pen in the top pocket. I think it’s a crew member.

        • 21 Ashley
          April 2, 2010 at 4:48 am

          Oh well just getting my hopes up i guess…i thought it was someone wearing a robe…i saw the pen as well…i guess im just hoping that they arent going to screw over Eric.

  9. 22 KC
    April 1, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Poor Sookie. She looks *disillusioned*.

  10. April 1, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    I feel a little guilty for feeling happy/hopeful that this might indicate a brutal rape/bite scene…

    • April 1, 2010 at 2:45 pm

      Me too.
      But it’s not Sookie being attacked that is the source of those feelings.
      It’s the hint that a key plot point of the story will play out as it should.

      If that scene is omitted or diluted in any way, I think it would be a deal breaker for me.

      • 25 MASpencer
        April 1, 2010 at 3:28 pm

        There’s no way Alan Ball is omitting the rape scene. He’s too fond of scandalizing his audiences.

        I don’t know if it will play out in the exact same way as the books. But let me say this: If it does, blow by blow, I will spend the next day reading EVERY LAST Bill Board out there to soak in the fan reactions. It’s one thing to justify a scene like that on paper– but to see it acted out on screen and still excuse it? Good luck with that.

        • 26 Janofarc
          April 1, 2010 at 3:39 pm

          They’ll still say the same things – he wasn’t in control, blah blah. But if one even hints that it wasn’t actually rape like they do with the books they will feel my wrath.

          • 27 KittyKat
            April 1, 2010 at 4:47 pm

            Since a lot of people still (wrongly) think that if 2 people are in a relationship, it may be a case of rough sex, maybe he’ll raise the question in some form, just to get people talking about it.

          • 28 sunnynala
            April 1, 2010 at 5:04 pm

            Yes of course and Bill himself with give them justification. He’ll tell Sookie “I ayum Vahmpy-ah. We cayan naht con-trolll ahhselves. Eric woulda raped you too becawse he is eeeeeeee-ville but ahh was hungry and tortured and mean old Lorena was mean to me”.

            Sookie and the Bill Bangers will buy it hook, line, and sinker but hopefully Sookie will get fed up and dump his azz.

            • 29 ellemoe
              April 1, 2010 at 6:59 pm

              What’s funny Sunny is that that sounds just like Bill. I’m with Gigi though, I’ll wait to watch the ep. No point in guessing because AB will do what he wants with it. As long as it has nothing to do with Eric, I’m cool. If they flip that and he’s the cause of her attack, I’m done with TB. That’s taking it too far.

              • 30 MASpencer
                April 1, 2010 at 7:13 pm

                I had my concerns about exactly that type of role reversal– especially in light of the “intense” scene coming up between Eric and Sookie that “people will have strong feelings about.” A rape scene would fit that description to a tee.

                But you’re right… that WOULD be taking it too far. WAY too far. And I think the True Blood team knows that.

                • 31 legalease
                  April 1, 2010 at 7:29 pm

                  I’ve been fairly optimistic about the upcoming season, but this comment of AB’s has me really nervous. I thought the same thing about the role reversal and pictured the same scenario. I can’t imagine how this option would service the story that we’ve seen up to this point, though, unless he really wants to put a premature end to any E/S. I just don’t understand why he’d go this way other than to piss off and likely lose a lot of fans. Having Bill responsible not only follows the book, but it also just makes the most sense from a storytelling perspective.

                  • 32 VikingLover
                    April 1, 2010 at 7:33 pm

                    I thought it was Eric – if it was she would still be wearing the ring. Plus, nothing we’ve seen would suggest that Eric is not able to control himself. Only Bill has been shown to be impulse and crazy – and apparently they (SM) thought Bill was already capable of rape since he wanted to add that into the couple scene. I think Bill will attack her. Eric is a definite fan favorite now – it’s their meal ticket and I doubt they would screw that up. Plus they’re already setting up the amnesia storyline for S4 apparently.

                    • 33 VikingLover
                      April 1, 2010 at 7:34 pm

                      Ooooops: I meant to right, I think it’s Bill since she’s not wearing her ring anymore.

                    • 34 VikingLover
                      April 1, 2010 at 7:35 pm

                      **write** Geez Louise, my brain is fried today.

                    • 35 legalease
                      April 1, 2010 at 7:49 pm

                      Ninety-five percent of me, the practical part usually controlled by reason and common sense, agrees with you. It’s just that other five percent that will likely remain nervous up until I see this episode! Like most of the posts I’ve read, I do not trust AB. I actually mistrust most, if not all, TV writers. I’ve been burned way too many times in the past!
                      I really couldn’t see any reason, from what we know so far, for it being Eric. Unless he drinks from her and can’t control himself due to that yummy fairy blood? But that still wouldn’t make sense, because Bill has controlled his drinking (so far).
                      I found it really interesting that SM wanted to include a Bill rape scene in that flashback. Sounds like he’s all for making Mr. Compton a darker character and, presumably, wouldn’t object to including the trunk scene.

                  • 36 MASpencer
                    April 1, 2010 at 7:54 pm

                    Oh, I agree. That’s why I prefer to think that Alan Ball’s comments might refer to Eric’s reaction to the rape (he was the one to open the trunk in the book, after all). I just don’t know, though.

                    Anyway, I feel like it will fit in there somewhere, and that while fans might THINK that Alan Ball is alluding to some steamy love scene here, what we’re going to end up getting will be far darker. I also suspect that, when Alan Ball says that Eric has another reason to be drawn to Sookie, he EXPECTS viewers to jump to conclusions about fairy blood. At this point, it’s the obvious answer, whether you read the books or not.

                    I’m going to go out on a limb, however, and say that Eric is drawn to Sookie because she reminds him of someone he used to know. Someone we’ll learn more about via flashbacks in season 3.

                    As far as I’m concerned, these “spoilers” are as ambiguous as any he’s given.

                    • 37 Ashley
                      April 2, 2010 at 5:11 am

                      I was think this too, actually. I dont think its the fairy blood. I think that he’d have to taste her to get drawn to that. She doesnt have enough fairy in her for him to be drawn to her because of that. Do you guys remember when AS said Eric would get revenge on someone who had wronged him in the past this season? I think this ties in with why he is drawn to Sookie somehow. These spoilers are very ambiguous, as you said. All of the things he said can have several meanings. LOL i think he enjoys it knowing that we are so easily manipulated.

                • 38 Lise
                  April 2, 2010 at 9:07 pm

                  Had a horrible thought about role reversal, would AB be evil enough to totally subvert the books and make Eric the rapist, and then as a topper make Bill amnesiac….I think I may be slightly hysterical with the thoughts. It stems from him having Bill kill LongShadow.

        • 39 sunnynala
          April 1, 2010 at 4:53 pm

          I am waiting to see how far down the moral abyss these women will go with Bill. On full display, we have this delusional and almost religious devotion to a fictional character and it really is an interesting sociological phenomenon. (but hardly unique in the annals of real history.) Almost without doubt Alan Ball is makideliberately interactive viral programming, using his audience as the subjects of what I have called a mind control experiment, only with the goal of OPENING eyes and causing an enlightenment, rather than obsfucation, among the viewers on HOW TO VIEW MEDIA and discern hidden truths “they” are not telling us. The misleading comments AB makes is all of the piece, a sort of misdirection to illustrate how some people will believe what they are told if it’s what they want to hear, all evidence to the contrary be damned.

          It’s almost like interactive performance art and I find it absurdly entertaining.

      • 40 IATM
        April 2, 2010 at 12:40 am

        i sure hope so.. i’m kind of tired of the Bill & Sookie love show @ AB making Bill to be more than what he really was.. thes bite marks should show Bill as something else even dislikable really.. TB has Bill to likeable even developing the edict & it should be about time that TB brings Bill’s true “vampire Nature” out..they have (writer’s used Eric’s character to build Bill & now it’s time to shut down the illussion.. s5 will be Bill agian since the show had him kill LS..enough is enough really..

        is Bill still the rapist or not on TB??? is Bill the Stalker or NOT ??? he was in the books…

  11. 41 Barbara
    April 1, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Regarding the above picture – since Anna is on a cellphone and it looks to be a crew member walking with her … perhaps the robe is just a cover-up while walking around the set? I see a hint of a white shirt beneath that robe … perhaps Merlotte’s t-shirt? *shrugs* What’s stupid is that I re-read Club Dead last night and, for the life of me, I can not remember what she was wearing when she went back to the mansion to get Bill and then get locked in the trunk with him. Was it a white shirt??

    But I agree – one way or another, the trunk scene from the books needs to be played out in the show – even if it’s an altered version that produces the same results. That scene is the “nail in the coffin” turning point for Sookie in her relationship with Bill … Bill going off with Lorena to begin with is what got the ball rolling.

    Even though Alan does tend to mash up “individual scenes” from the books, his over-all story arc still plays out the same = Sookie’s initial relationship with Bill, the meeting with Eric and the taking of his blood at key moments, etc etc. Just like with many of the fan fiction stories many of us have read, the authors change things up a tad here and there, but the overall story remains. We just have to remember that Alan has written his fan fiction … but he gets to put it on film too = True Blood.

  12. 42 Dwimordene
    April 1, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    In AP web it says that she is wearing a hospital gown… So that might be the answer for the white clothes, and that she was injured in both neck and wrist. Something worse than in the books must have happened (at least for her body) because is the first time on TB she seems to go to the hospital. But I don’t think whe was raped… (I hope so though) because AB already took out a rape scene that SM asked for in the scenes with the Chicago couple, he thought it was too much (as I read in AB answers).

    By the way… She is NOT WEARING the RING. 😀

    • 43 Janofarc
      April 1, 2010 at 4:35 pm

      ooh well spotted! I don’t think they’ll do the rape scene – there’s too much controversy over it with people who have read the books and it would be hard to convey the same scene on a screen. In the books we KNOW Bill isn’t in his right mind and we KNOW that Sookie is aware of this and resigned to her awful fate – you just can’t express that through the TV.

      • 44 VikingLover
        April 1, 2010 at 5:03 pm

        [In the books we KNOW Bill isn’t in his right mind and we KNOW that Sookie is aware of this and resigned to her awful fate – you just can’t express that through the TV.]

        Yes, I agree with you. In the books, even though most of us know it’s rape, Sookie and Bill never speak of it again. She even goes on to speak with him again and they even become “friends” (somewhat) in the end. It was left vague by CH – by allowing it to appear that he didn’t seem to know what he was doing – in order to all Bill to stay in the picture, in my opinion – even as a friend. On screen this would definitely not translate well if he actually did penetrate her. I think it will be an “almost” rape where he’s half starved out of his mind. This way the same debate will continue – some people will say he did rape her while others will say he didn’t know what he was doing. Also, if he did rape her then Bill could NEVER be redeemed and I think AB is going to try to play out this love triangle as long as possible – sort of like in the books where Bill is still trying to vy for Sookie’s attention. And CH was able to redeem him in the end of DAG – somewhat.

        • 45 Gigi
          April 2, 2010 at 5:59 am

          With or without penetration, a non-consent sexual act constitutes a sexual assualt, and if it comes from a partner is categorized as sexual abuse https://sookieverseblog.wordpress.com/2010/01/04/loved-by-a-vampire-the-initiation/#comment-592 . And I think CH wasn’t vage about it. I think the point she wanted to state with the trunk rape scene is that most women are unable and/or unwilling to identify or recognize patterns of sexual abussive behavior in their partners, and how some also look for a justification for this kind of behavior on them.

          • 46 VikingLover
            April 2, 2010 at 2:19 pm

            Yes, I certainly agree that rape is rape, the context does not matter. However, in my opinion, CH did make it vague by giving him the “out” of doing it in a vampire frenzy and making it appear as if he didn’t know what he was doing while he was doing it.

            • 47 sunnynala
              April 2, 2010 at 2:28 pm

              Right, and this is why I keep harping on the point that I think CH has failed to make clear–just like humans each vampire is different. Some of them can and will control their “vampire nature”, and Bill is just not one of them.

              • 48 Gigi
                April 2, 2010 at 4:11 pm

                […and this is why I keep harping on the point that I think CH has failed to make clear–just like humans each vampire is different.]

                But Sunny, how do you think that if you have not read the books yet? I think isn’t enough (and isn’t fair) to base your point on second opinions. You are an amazingly brilliant person with an extraordinary capacity of analysis and I’m completely sure that you’ll discover how well and clear CH state the difference of each vampire and how their vampire nature doesn’t has anything to do with their personality issues, if you give yourself the oppotunity to read the books. And I also think that with your knowledge and deep analysis ability, you’ll not only discover this, but a whole lot more of incredible details that provide answers to many questions (and most people can not see them because they are simply focusing their attention on a single point of interest).

                So, stop being lazy girl, and go read them NOW (because we need your amazingly insight in this non-stop war against Bill’s dark forces… I mean, against BL’s) LOL.

            • 49 MASpencer
              April 2, 2010 at 2:35 pm

              Personally, I was disappointed with how that was handled in the books. As a survivor of sexual assault herself, I would have thought that Charlaine would have welcomed the opportunity to illustrate the emotional aftermath of that kind of encounter.

              As it is, she kind of dropped it and ran. A little weird, if you ask me. Why even introduce something so serious if you’re just going to brush it off in the next page?

              I never really understood that.

              • 50 sunnynala
                April 2, 2010 at 2:58 pm

                Seriously, I’ve made this point time and again. I guess if there had been a delayed reaction, at least, it would be understandable but as far as I know Sookie has never had any kind of appropriate reaction to her rape. It’s one thing to try and justify the bad acts of a lover, but it’s another thing entirely to be completely unaffected by being raped.

                • 51 Dwimordene
                  April 2, 2010 at 4:26 pm

                  I always saw that her “nonreacton” was a huge reaction. I don’t know if CH did it on porpose (though I don’t think so) or if this was also the reaction from herself. When you write, you tend to put more than you want in your characters.
                  When something happens, a lot of people dennies it… That is what Sookie is doing, and it is something that is happening. That alone is the reaction.

                  • 52 Gigi
                    April 2, 2010 at 6:04 pm

                    [I always saw that her “nonreacton” was a huge reaction. I don’t know if CH did it on porpose (though I don’t think so) or if this was also the reaction from herself.]

                    I’m completely sure that CH knew exactly what she was writing. Sookie has a trauma because she was victim of sexual abuse during childhoold AND also was raped as an adult. Besides the clinical fact that PTSD can also exhibit symptoms of constant irritability, denial, amnesia and repression, the response of Sookie to this event is what is known as a Dissociation. A Dissociation is a partial or complete disruption of the normal integration of a person’s conscious or psychological functioning; a mental process that severs a connection to a person thoughts, feelings, actions, sense of identity, or memories and can be manifest as a consecuence of a severly traumatic experience, among others. It is one of the most frequent symptoms experienced by victims of multiple forms of childhood trauma, ESPECIALLY sexual abuse. Some expert think that dissociation may provide a temporarily effective defense mechanism in cases of severe trauma because it allows the mind to distance itself from experiences that are too much for the psyche to process at a given time. But the truth is that, in the long term, dissociation is associated with decreased psychological functioning and adjustment.

                    And I can say, without any doubt, based on my clinical experience and knowldge, that Sookie’s new sexual issues with Eric are not just the result of the sexual connotations which had her torture (by the faes), but also are the result of the sum of all the sexual abuse she has received since childhood. And that history of sexual abuse includes the rape made by the first man she loved. That’s why I know CH knew what she was writing…

                    • 53 PrettyVikingChains
                      April 2, 2010 at 6:48 pm

                      I think you’re exactly right. I had been meaning to bring up the fae torture earlier, but it slipped my mind. If I remember correctly, during the torture she tried to mentally go somewhere else, but it didn’t work very well. I assume she was using the protective skills she was forced to develop as a child, which she again implemented during the trunk scene. Finally though, it’s all catching up to her in the next book. She’s not coping well, & hopefully she’ll finally face some of her personal demons. Although, knowing Sookie, that may be a little too optimistic, if you can call it that. Also remember that the timeline in the books is fairly short, at least shorter than it seems to us. The trunk rape isn’t something that happened to her 6 years ago that she has buried deep. At most it’s been, what, maybe 2 years? I’m completely guessing on that though, so don’t hold me to it 😉

            • 54 Gigi
              April 2, 2010 at 3:09 pm

              Actually VL, I completely understand your opinion. But I’m pretty sure that after being a rape victim herself, CH’s true statement behind it is to show us (through Sookie’s character) how a lot of women are willing to justify and excuse with any reason the sexual abuse of their partners when they lack of enough self-esteem and are ignorant about what truly constitutes a rape within the sexual abuse context. And I think the best proof that she achieved to have success with it is precisely that BL’s took the vampire frenzy as an excuse before they had finish reading and closing their books.

              • 55 MASpencer
                April 2, 2010 at 3:20 pm

                This is totally true. (In fact, there are many women out there who still don’t fully realize that rape is rape, whether you love and care about the perpetrator or not. I’ve sadly seen this type of rationalization in action one too many times.)

                But be that as it may, it doesn’t change the fact that the rape’s impact on Sookie’s psyche was gravely minimized. Particularly given the sheer violence of the encounter.

                • 56 sunnynala
                  April 2, 2010 at 3:27 pm

                  But be that as it may, it doesn’t change the fact that the rape’s impact on Sookie’s psyche was gravely minimized. Particularly given the sheer violence of the encounter.

                  this is the crux of the matter, isn’t it? Sookie should have suffered some kind of emotional consequences, if not full on PTSD. Her lack of a realistic reaction is the main reason Bill Bangers excuse Bill of the rape–“Sookie thought nothing of it!” Frankly, this is a dangerous notion to perpetrate on society at large.

              • 57 VikingLover
                April 2, 2010 at 3:49 pm

                Unfortunately I cannot give CH that much credit. That message, what you describe above, would have been clear had she shown Bill in a vampire frenzy but with awareness of what he was doing – then apologizing and Sookie forgiving him. In my opinion, the message was lost once it was made clear by her (CH) that he wasn’t aware at all and that he didn’t even know where he as:

                “Sookie? Sookie? It’s you…You were really there in that room? It is you. Are you all right? Did I..(he paused and seemed to brace himself)…have I taken more blood than I should?…I seem to be having sex with you in a closet (Bill said in a subdued voice), did you, ah, volunteer?..”(I turned my head from side to side, then let it loll on his arm again.)…”Oh, no” he whispered “Oh no.” (He pulled out of me and fumbled around a lot for the second time. He was putting me back to rights, himself, too, I guess. His hands patted our surroundings.) “Car trunk,” (he muttered).

                I’m going to be controversial here and say that this gave CH an out as well. By doing this she was able to keep Bill in the books and in Sookie’s life. I love CH and I love the books but I too was disappointed with the way she handled that trunk scene.

                I love you Miss Gigi, and I love your insight, but in this case I think you and I are just going to have to agree to disagree. 🙂

                • 58 Gigi
                  April 2, 2010 at 6:39 pm

                  That’s scene describes and show exactly two of the most common characteristics in the profile of the domestic abuser:

                  1- to become remorseful after abusing the partner begging for forgiveness

                  2- the lack of willing to take responsability for self blaming on the circumstances, society, others, or even blaming on the partner.

                  And besides that I also love you lol, I’m not pretending to convince you, hon. I’m making the statement that at least I can know for sure that CH knew what she was doing and what she was (and is) writing about.

                • 59 Ashley
                  April 3, 2010 at 2:20 am

                  Did Bill ever ACTUALLY apologize for the rape? I reread book three and started reading book 4 recently, and as of when Bill left for Peru, he hadnt apologized to Sookie. In fact, he had the nerve to leave a note on her door and call all the things that he did in Missippi “unfortunate events” instead of just coming out and admitting what he did. Its like they just had a fight or something. I remember reading that and thinking that he had a lot of nerve. And even in Club Dead, when they got back from Jackson, Bill just assumed they were still together after everything that happened. After Bill and Eric saved Sookie from the weres he called her “My Sookie” and said “she is mine.” Its like it never happened. In my mind saying Oh, no in a trunk a couple of times is not showing real remorse or an apology. Even if it technically wasnt his fault, why wouldnt he even apologize? Its only when he realized Sookie wasnt just going to stay with him that he started going on about how much he loved her and stuff. Sookie even got pissed at him about that, saying that wasnt just going to fix everything. He totally took her for granted.

                  • 60 Gigi
                    April 3, 2010 at 4:36 am

                    To show remorseful (truly or not) after raping her, return to his common behavior after that like it never happened, and even begin to stalk her at night (fact that in her ignorance she misunderstood as caring for her safety 🙄 ) all are characteristics that fit in the profile of the domestic abuser. Especially if he didn’t ask for forgiveness, because most of them don’t do it. They aren’t really sorry for the pain and the suffering they have made. They only are using the appearance of remorse in order to manipulate their victims and to not loose their power over them.

                    • 61 LLE
                      April 3, 2010 at 2:05 pm

                      I agree with you. Bill wants a woman that he can easy control and he knows Sookie’s past history. In book 3 Sookie realized Bill and her was bad for each other and walk to Eric and told him to take her home.

                      Bill will say anything to Sookie to get her back. Bill does not have any remorse for the rape.

                    • 62 sunnynala
                      April 3, 2010 at 7:51 pm

                      I so totally agree. Bill has ‘power and control issues’ that are the hallmark of a domestic abuser. Look how he threw his own child across the room! Most women would have RUN as fast as they could if they had witnessed a man they were dating treat his child that way. It’s only a matter of time before Bill does something physically abusive to Sookie, and the rape, or an equally traumatizing attack, is inevitable.

    • 63 PrettyVikingChains
      April 1, 2010 at 4:38 pm

      Ooh, good call on the missing ring!

      I don’t think that necessarily means that AB won’t do a rape scene. It may have been too much for that particular scene, where we were just supposed to be given the first view of Bill as a “bad guy”, not the warm fuzzy vamp Sookie knows (or at least thinks she does). It may have just been that he didn’t want to reveal too much too soon & was holding onto the rape scene for this scene for it to have a bigger impact. And a bigger fall 😀 I think the timing of this is too much of a coincidence for it not to be this scene. I think things are looking up!!!

      • 64 Janofarc
        April 1, 2010 at 4:41 pm

        There might be a scene where Bill attacks and drains her but I don’t think it will include a rape.

      • 65 Ashley
        April 2, 2010 at 4:25 am

        I too think he’s doing the rape…he’s not afraid of doing rape scenes. He’s had them in his movies. And HBO doesnt have any rules about the censorship so i think he’ll do it. Other wise, how exactly are we supposed to see “another side of Bill this season”. Thats what was said, and SM also said “You wouldnt f*cking believe what they’re doing to my character this season”. So what else could it be? What else would be shocking and effective in showing Bill’s dark side? I think they will have some version of it. However, if this is B.S. and they have Eric involved in attacking Sookie in any way ill probably stop watching the show and stick to the books.

        • 66 MASpencer
          April 2, 2010 at 2:44 pm

          When I heard that quote from Stephen Moyer, I had the exact same thought. I believe he’s at least modestly familiar with the plotline of the book, however– so it could be that the version of events we see in True Blood will actually end up being far more damning.

          Anyway, I really don’t think Eric will attack Sookie. But I don’t think Alan Ball minds if we’re all jumping to that conclusion.

        • 67 sunnynala
          April 2, 2010 at 4:20 pm

          I honestly think we (ie Eric) will find out Bill killed Gran.

        • 68 LLE
          April 3, 2010 at 2:08 pm

          In book 3 Sookie breaks up with Bill and Stephen said that Bill and Sookie will break up. Bill does something bad to Sookie and they break up.

    • 69 Ashley
      April 2, 2010 at 4:20 am

      I think he meant more that it was too much for the scene already…i mean the scene already showed them murdering the couple in front of each other and them rolling around in their blood while the girl lays dying on the bed. If they had showed a rape too, Bill would be done for. A lot of people wouldnt have liked him after that, and then AB wouldnt be able to see the current B/S relationship to fans as easily as he’s doing now.

  13. 71 VikingLover
    April 1, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    [By the way… She is NOT WEARING the RING.]


  14. 72 VikingLover
    April 1, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    […because AB already took out a rape scene that SM asked for in the scenes with the Chicago couple, he thought it was too much (as I read in AB answers).]

    Double Holy Crap!!! He was going to rape the woman in that scene?!!! Wow!! That says a lot about Bill doesn’t it???

    • 73 KittyKat
      April 1, 2010 at 4:53 pm

      Too bad he didn’t, that would certainly have helped painting the bigger picture. Maybe we’d have to deal a lot less with the BL’s if there was something that awful in Bill’s past for all to see.

    • 74 sunnynala
      April 1, 2010 at 4:58 pm

      Double Holy Crap!!! He was going to rape the woman in that scene?!!!

      Nope. He was alone in another room with the MAN before he rejoined Lorena and the woman. Just sayin’….

    • 75 Gigi
      April 2, 2010 at 12:12 am

      […because AB already took out a rape scene that SM asked for in the scenes with the Chicago couple, he thought it was too much…]

      It really doesn’t says anything about Bill personality because AB didn’t include the scene, hon. What it really says is that AB isn’t going to risk TB Bill’s image with a rape scene…

      • 76 KittyKat
        April 2, 2010 at 12:21 am


      • 77 Ashley
        April 2, 2010 at 4:30 am

        I think he thought the chicago couple scene was already too intense and shocking to add a rape scene on top of it….I still say he’ll have him attack Sookie, even if he doesnt rape her. But i think its very impossible they’ll include it.

  15. 79 ellemoe
    April 1, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    I thought the only time Sookie goes to the hospital is after Rene almost kills her, after she escapes the FOtS church and after she’s attacked by the vamp in book 5? She never went to the hospital in Club Dead or am I mistaken? They took her to Russell’s mansion after she was staked then she had Eric take her home after Bill raped and almost drained her in the trunk. Why would she be going to the hospital otherwise?

    • 80 IATM
      April 2, 2010 at 12:55 am

      Noope in the books Sookie goes to the Hospital a few times…yet CH has Bill & Sam always go to her bedside …. it will be entertaining to see who shows up at Sookie’s hospital bed in s3..

  16. 81 legalease
    April 1, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Does anyone know for sure if they are filming Episode 6 right now, or could this be Episode 7? I remember seeing casting sides from Episode 7 for hospital staff. I wondered at the time if Sookie was the one in the hospital, since Laffy, Tara and Jason were all there and Jason was filling out forms. He is her next of kin. Those don’t look like wounds from being staked or from a were attack. I’m sincerely hoping that these injuries are not the result of that “intense” scene between E/S. Having that scene, Sookie’s attack (hopefully by Bill), and Sookie in the hospital in one episode, plus the 13,000 other characters and plots AB is including this season, is going to make for one crowded hour!

    • 82 MASpencer
      April 1, 2010 at 8:24 pm

      Yes, I thought of that too! Maybe Eric or Alcide takes Sookie to the hospital after the attack? (Because let me just say– the idea that Sookie would have recovered from severe blood loss by DRINKING a bunch of synthetic blood was a laughable one. Methinks in the show, SOMEONE would be smart enough to take her to a DOCTOR.)

      Also, I believe the casting call for episode 7 described a female doctor giving Tara “dire news”… I remember being intrigued by that at the time. Given Sookie’s hospital gown, it looks like the news might be about her. But why divulge that information (whatever it is) to Tara, and not her brother?

  17. April 1, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    This is so exciting! It gives us much about which to speculate. At present, my theory is that Lorena and Bill will become a couple again in Russell’s mansion, and he’ll not be tied up and starved when Sookie arrives. Sookie will be face to face with Bill, and Lorena will walk in and order them to feed off of Sookie together, much like they’ve dual-fed so many times in the past. He will balk but she will order him to do it and because the Maker-Child bond has been renewed (because of him drinking her blood again), they will both begin feeding off of Sookie, one on each side of her neck. Eric will burst in and stake Lorena immediately and Bill is immediately released from the thrall of Lorena and her orders and he becomes distraught at Sookie’s weakened or unconscious condition. Eric grabs Sookie and rescues her.

    • 86 MASpencer
      April 1, 2010 at 8:16 pm

      Hmmm… some of this theory might be correct. I also don’t think Bill is going to end up being tortured or starved– at least it certainly doesn’t seem that way if he’s getting a guided tour through Russell’s mansion. (I would say most hostile kidnappers would withold such niceties.)

      That said, I still think that Bill is going to be involved in some sort of assault on Sookie, in place of or similar to the trunk scene from the books. And Eric, I think, will somehow intervene, as you suggest.

      So many blanks to fill in… I don’t think I could possibly be more excited for June!

      • April 1, 2010 at 8:45 pm

        I agree. My theory sprang from many things, including my sense that the rape scene won’t occur like in the book but the feeding from Sookie and almost killing her from taking too much blood. I also wouldn’t be surprised if Lorena doesn’t have herself and Bill taking Sookie’s clothes off while they drink from her so that they can both have sex with her. And when Eric rushes in, kills Lorena and grabs Sookie, she is a naked Sookie in his arms.

      • April 1, 2010 at 8:48 pm

        I also think the possibility exists that Lorena and Bill will be undressing Sookie to have sex with he together as they are feeding from her. So when Eric bursts and rescues Sookie, she is a naked Sookie in his arms.

    • 90 Janofarc
      April 1, 2010 at 9:32 pm

      Hmm … not sure about that. It’s one thing to say he wasn’t in his right mind and aware of what he was doing but if Lorena orders him to do it then it’s absolving him of even more responsibility. This is something that is going to have her questioning his nature and her safety around him – if his maker commands him to do it then is no longer there to make commands the danger is removed.

      In the books Bill has priors for violent sex with Sookie where her choice to agree to having sex was removed. The trunk scene didn’t surprise me at all, even if he was in control of his faculties he had the inclination to take whenever he wanted – the key word being ‘take’.

      I think that his jealousy and possessiveness will rear it’s ugly head and Sookie will have a very painful wake up call.

  18. 91 Ckayed
    April 1, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    I am LMAO at all of you crying the blues over worrying if Alan Ball will change “things”. The books aren’t that great (BOOK NINE SUCKS) and Alan Ball has taken the material to a new and different dimension. Eric is a self serving, self indulgent, sneaky bastard but just about every female that watches the show and reads the books thinks he is “all that” – well he isn’t – he may be hot looking but he’s a greedy nasty bastard and I hope he never gets Sookie. Who could ever deal with a man who calls you “lover”? Not me. Who cares how it plays out, really? It is simply a fantasy that the genuis, Alan Ball, is making a hell of a lot more interesting than the books. Sorry Charlaine, you could have done so much more with the characters and the sub-plots. Thank God Alan Ball is doing what Charlaine didn’t – he is making it transcendantly amazing. And, I hope Alan Ball has the good sense to eliminate, altogether, the useless character, Quinn – you know, the one who continuously and annoyingly calls Sookie, “babe” (as bad as Eric calling her “lover”). I ask myself often what purpose the Quinn segment served – just a meaningless page filling who-cares-about-him character that never should have been introduced to anyone except some brainless chick who loves to be called “babe”. Wasn’t there a Disney movie about a pig called “Babe”? I guess that gives Eric a one ups-man-ship on Quinn because to my knowledge, there hasn’t yet been a movie made about a pig called “lover”…

    • 92 VikingLover
      April 1, 2010 at 8:23 pm

      Oh look everyone – it’s a troll! Boy, we haven’t seen this before. *rolls eyes*

    • 94 legalease
      April 1, 2010 at 8:40 pm

      Can’t wait to see if you feel the same about AB and his work after Season 3 has aired.

      For what it’s worth, I know a lot of guys who dig Eric as a character, so it’s not just us “brainless” females who enjoy him. Eric offers an equal opportunity lovefest!

      Oh, and count me in as one who quickly grew annoyed with Quinn and “babe”. But I’m not really big on pet names in general, so not really crazy about “lover” either.

      • 95 MASpencer
        April 1, 2010 at 8:55 pm

        Oh, the whole “lover” bit totally grosses me out! But I still heart Eric anyway.

        • 96 VikingLover
          April 1, 2010 at 9:07 pm

          Really? I think it’s sexy as hell! Can you imagine AS whispering “lover” in that sexy voice of his! Good God!! 🙂

          • 97 MASpencer
            April 1, 2010 at 9:44 pm

            VL, Alexander Skarsgard could make a toilet paper commercial sexy. LOL.

          • 98 PrettyVikingChains
            April 1, 2010 at 11:42 pm

            I agree with both of you! Imagining Eric/AS say “lover” gives me chills. But I can’t think of much that he could say that wouldn’t make me feel that way…

            • 99 KittyKat
              April 1, 2010 at 11:55 pm

              The thought of AS/Eric saying also gives me shivers, but I have to admit I’d roll my eyes if said by a less remarkable guy. It’s really cheesy, lol.

          • 100 nskars
            April 2, 2010 at 2:10 am

            Girls, he’s already said lover! 2.02 when he’s talking to Lafayette about his contact in Dallas – “pussylover”.

            Okay I am obsessed.

          • 107 Ashley H.
            April 3, 2010 at 4:02 pm

            Hell yeah, VikingLover!! I can not wait to hear “lover” whispered to Sookie on screen! MmmMmmMmm!! 😀

    • 108 sunnynala
      April 1, 2010 at 9:12 pm

      You just keep loving that lying depraved serial killer honey. I’m sure he’ll never disappoint you. No really. I’m sure there is nothing Bill could do that you wouldn’t find admirable or at least justifiable. Even slaughtering innocent people for thrills and stealing their house. Fun! *rolls eyes*

    • 109 VampirePamsGirl
      April 1, 2010 at 11:37 pm

      I’m just curious…if the books suck so much, then why have you read up to Book 9? If I don’t enjoy something, I don’t read/watch it anymore, but I guess that must just be me.

      We’re all entitled to our own opinions, but I definitely disagree in that I think Charlaine’s books are great and I love Eric (sneakiness, self-serving, and all!). ;D

      I also think that ‘brainless chick’ is a bit harsh and almost an ironic type thing to say about someone who enjoys being called ‘babe’. It may not be your preferred petname (nor is it mine either actually) but it doesn’t mean that anybody else shouldn’t like it. I’ve also actually never been fond of the ‘lover’ nickname, but there is something about the way I hear it when I read the books that just does it for me, lol.

      But at least we do agree that Quinn is a waste of space, lol. 😀

    • 110 Gigi
      April 2, 2010 at 12:31 am

      [Oh look everyone – it’s a troll! Boy, we haven’t seen this before. *rolls eyes*]

      No hon, it’s just a Bill’s babe… I mean, a Bill’s pig… I mean, a Bill’s lover… I mean, a Bill rabid fan wandering the internet desperate to spit venom because she can not resist the idea that her rapist idol will be separated from Sookie in TB… 🙄

    • 112 IATM
      April 2, 2010 at 12:59 am

      first off AB & the writer’s have been cherry picking through the later books to create Bill.. so s1 & s2 was all made up & s5 will be as well.. dont get confused with the sillyness of what TB created vs. the books…

    • 113 nskars
      April 2, 2010 at 2:06 am

      As opposed to Bill calling Sookie “sweetheart” like a child? Oh that’s sexy.

      • 114 Ashley H.
        April 3, 2010 at 4:09 pm

        [As opposed to Bill calling Sookie “sweetheart” like a child? Oh that’s sexy.]

        I totally agree!
        And opposed to Bill brushing her hair incessantly, like she can’t do it herself. I mean when I think ‘brainless chick’, I definitely picture Sookie under Bill’s thumb instead of the Tiger’s paw 😉
        At least, she made her own damn decisions when she was dating Quinn, despite his penchant for calling her “babe”.

    • 115 Ashley
      April 2, 2010 at 4:38 am

      Why do you even bother with saying this? Your arguments are biased and pointless. And you are obviously trying to start a fight. Immature as hell, if you ask me. Go say this crap to someone who cares.

  19. 116 pbt
    April 2, 2010 at 1:55 am

    Good god almighty. I go to work today and look what I find when I return home. All of my prayers answers. Thank you thank you thank you. I won’t thank Alan Ball but if pictures can tell a story. This picture is worth at least a thousand words.

    It must be true. Alan Ball is really going to pull the rug under Bill “The Saint” Compton and I will be just that much happier tomorrow. To say I was holding my breath about Season Three is an understatement. Yes, TB is not the SVM. But let’s face it. It is on a certain level. I think the basic story has to remain the same.

    Anna definitely looks like she has been put through the ringer in this episode for sure. Bite marks,no engagement ring (winking and clapping hands) and looking paler than we have ever seen here. Indeed, the proverbial crap is hitting the fan in Jackson this season.

    The BB will not be happy about this situation. Well, I am fine with that. I have put up with a lot of shiat since S1.Blah, blah, blah, blah. Eric did this. Eric is bad ass. Eric is deceitful. How can you love Eric?? Whether it is a rape or a fit of rage over Eric and Sookie bumping some nasties at Russell’s mansion (yes, blue boxers please) on those long lean legs. It really makes no difference to me. Bring on Season three, 72 more days until the madness begins.

  20. 117 Dee
    April 2, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    This is my first post and want to say how insightful everyone is. Its the only SVM/TB site where I don’t get annoyed by responses.

    I am hoping that since she doesn’t have the ring on it means that maybe Eric makes Bill tell Sookie how SA told him to seduce her. Maybe it will be done in the hospital the way it was in the book.

    I’ve been aggravated about how Eric has been portrayed but last night while watching true blood season 2 episodes something occured to me and AB might have a good reason. The scenes with Eric crying over Godric and even Sookie’s dream comforting Eric were very powerful scenes. The reason they were so powerful and touching was simply because it was Eric showing so much emotion. You just don’t expect that from him on the show, so you do know just how much he is hurting to let go of the “bad ass” persona. Even when he is being comforted in the dream, it made the dream even more sweet because seeing such a bad ass vulnerable it will effect you more. If it was Bill crying over somebody or needing to be comforted then you wouldn’t be as effected because it is not so out of character. So when Eric starts caring for Sookie on the show and doing things for her and treating her differently it will show just how much Sookie means to him and how her coming into his life has really changed him. The scenes with them two will again be even more powerful when you see such emotions from Eric. It will be the whole thing about every one wanting a bad boy who changes just because of her. To get a guy who has been in love before and treats every woman the same isn’t the same as a guy who rarely if ever lets a woman into his heart and basically changing him completely, Sookie has the power to do this to Eric.

    With Bill they made him better on the show than in the books so that his betrayal will be a bigger shock. In both aspects they will cause bigger shocks when they completely change in the show. AB has said that the characters will drastically change. At least this is what I am hoping AB is doing haha.

    I do hope that Eric does rescue Sookie if Bill attacks her.

    • 118 PrettyVikingChains
      April 2, 2010 at 5:00 pm

      I completely agree (& have said pretty much the same thing in different posts). Well said!

    • 119 Dwimordene
      April 2, 2010 at 5:06 pm

      Nice summary… 😀

    • 120 ericrocks
      April 2, 2010 at 5:58 pm


      i am sooooooo hoping that you are correct in your speculations.

      And just to let you know, it gave me goosebumps to read that.

    • 121 Ashley
      April 3, 2010 at 2:32 am

      Yeah, i agree with everything you said, and AB has even said his favorite episode of Season 2 was the episode with Godric meeting the sun. That’s no coincidence. And there have been signs of Bills deceit so many times, but you have to really be on you toes and paying attention to notice them. And anyone who’s all hung up on Bill isnt going to notice. This is whats happening with Sookie, and the BL’s. So it will be shocking when “saint” Bill finally shows who he really is, not who he’s pretending to be for Sookie’s benefit.

  21. 122 Dee
    April 2, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Thank you and hopefully it’s the direction he is going in. I know he doesn’t stick to the books completely but he does say he wants to keep the spirit of the books. He has to change Eric, at least towards Sookie. Otherwise he just makes Sookie look like an idiot for being with Eric at this point of the show. That would not be keeping the spirit of the books to change Sookie’s personality and judgments.

    • 123 Gigi
      April 2, 2010 at 6:49 pm

      Hi Dee!!! Welcome and thanks for your wonderful insight!!!

      [At least this is what I am hoping AB is doing haha.]

      You have summed up to perfection all our hopes and wishes here 🙂

  22. 124 Dee
    April 2, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Thank you Ericrocks and Gigi 🙂

    One can only hope that we are all right.

  23. 125 Dee
    April 3, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Hmmm I found this interview with Dennis O’Hare, who is playing Russell. He talks about shooting 2 scenes for true blood so far and mentions a scene he has with Bill. I also remember one of the castings calls said somebody gives Bill a tour of the mansion.

  24. 128 Dee
    April 3, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    It’s interesting because Bill, is given a tour of the mansion and has a heart to heart conversation with Russell. Usually not things that happen when you’re kidnapped so I wonder what Russell’s involvement is with the kidnapping, which is obviously different from the books. He also talks about wanting civil rights for vampires and will persuade people to act a certain way to maintain that so im curious why the hell he was kidnapped now and if Bill will even be tortured.

    • 129 VikingLover
      April 3, 2010 at 7:08 pm

      Hmmm, not that you mention that, I wonder if this will have something to do with the AVL. Perhaps Russell is trying to bring down Queen SA. Although he wouldn’t have to kidnap Bill for that. No, I don’t trust Russell – I bet you he’s very devious and is just trying to charm Bill in the beginning (like a typical villian lol) and then turns on him when Bill doesn’t want to give him whatever it is that Russell wants.

  25. 130 VikingLover
    April 3, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Correct: **now that you mention it** I seriously need to read what I write before I press the submit button. lol

  26. 131 Dee
    April 3, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    It’s ok, I do the same thing all the time lol. Exactly! what can they want from Bill, well we know what Lorena wants but I think Russell is also definitely involved for his own reasons. Also AB said in an interview that Eric was absent from season 2 finale for a reason and we’ll find out what he was doing. I think he said that so ppl can assume its Eric who kidnapped Bill. I think after his visit with the QSA that he became very suspicious of Bill and went to find out the truth. Both Hadley and the Queen were a bit too obvious and Eric picks up on things very quickly.

    • 132 Gigi
      April 4, 2010 at 12:35 am

      [Perhaps Russell is trying to bring down Queen SA. ]
      […what can they want from Bill, well we know what Lorena wants but I think Russell is also definitely involved for his own reasons.]

      IMO, maybe RE have his own political agenda and is indeed trying to bring down SA to take over her state and gain more power and status in the vampire community… And also knew about Sookie’s gift through Lorena, so he sent her to kidnap Bill because he also wants to have her and use her ability before SA can do it (more resources = more power)…

      • 133 Dee
        April 4, 2010 at 6:25 am

        ahhh very good point!!! Lorena and RE team up to both get what they want. Sounds very possible and after Lorena left Dallas she definitely was pissed and found a reason to go to RE and get him involved. They could still end up torturing him if he doesn’t cooperate with them.

      • 134 VikingLover
        April 4, 2010 at 8:44 am

        [IMO, maybe RE have his own political agenda and is indeed trying to bring down SA to take over her state and gain more power and status in the vampire community… ]

        I wonder if Russell will take the place of Felipe on TB – if Russell will end up killing SA and taking over LA like in the books. On a side note, I hope they are able to bring ATD to the screen – it was one of my favorite books in the series. I would love to see Sookie rescue Eric and Pam from the hotel in Rhodes.

        • 135 Dwimordene
          April 4, 2010 at 8:56 am

          I hope they mix some books on each seasson… There are a lot of things done in too many pages when they could be united. I hope we see many things soon… And hope to see that one, it was one of the best

        • 136 Ashley
          April 5, 2010 at 5:19 am

          I agree i really liked book 7, 8, and 9. Those books really showed the growing feeling between Sookie and Eric. I too loved when Sookie rescued Eric and Pam. That was one of my favorite parts in the book, along with when she rescued Eric from QSA’s bodyguard in book 8 I really loved both those events. And that scene in book 8, when Eric takes Sookie to see her grandfather, and he admits to her that she saved both his and Pam’s life, I just love that too. Eric calls Sookie out on her avoidance tactics. Their dynamic is so awesome.

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