True Blood Synopses: Episodes 1-3

SpoilerTV have obtained a brief synopsis for each of the first three episodes of season 3, due to return on June 13th.

I have helpfully highlighted the more interesting bits 🙂

TRUE BLOOD: Based on the popular Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris, this hit drama series was created by Alan Ball, creator of HBO’s Emmy®-winning series “Six Feet Under.” The show tells the ongoing tale of Sookie (Golden Globe winner Anna Paquin), a waitress with telepathic gifts – and an irresistible attraction to 173-year old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) who went missing at the end of season two.

With the assistance (and often hindrance) of locals – including her newly inspired brother Jason (Ryan Kwanten), shape-shifting boss Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell), in-mourning pal Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley), Tara’s vamp-linked cousin Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis),
on-the-wagon detective Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer), vampire sheriff Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård) and teen vamp Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) – Sookie desperately tries to locate her fiancé as season three opens, ending up in a netherworld of human and undead interlopers, among them the Vampire King of Mississippi, Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare) and his followers, a pack of vicious werewolves who feed on vampire blood.

Episode #25: “Bad Blood”:
Sookie turns to Eric for help finding Bill; Andy urges Jason to stay the course; Sam reconnects with his past; Tara seeks refuge from her grief. (Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Daniel Minahan.)
Playdates: 13, 15, 16, 19 and 30

Episode #26: “Beautifully Broken”:
Russell Edgington, the Vampire King of Mississippi, concocts a plan to consolidate his power. Eric remembers his past; Sam tests the strength of his family bonds; Tara finds an ally in a shady vampire named Franklin Mott. (Written by Raelle Tucker; directed by Scott Winant.)
Playdates: 20, 22, 23, 26 and 30

Episode #27: “It Hurts Me Too”:
In search of Bill, Sookie heads to Jackson, Mississippi in the company of Alcide, a werewolf bodyguard assigned by Eric to protect her. Jason is distracted from his police exams; Bud reaches the end of his rope; Arlene copes with unexpected news; Franklin charms Tara, and gets Jessica out of a jam; Eric bequeaths a gift to Lafayette. Haunted by visions from his past, Bill makes a surprising pledge of allegiance. (Written by Alexander Woo; directed by Michael Lehmann.)

187 Responses to “True Blood Synopses: Episodes 1-3”

  1. 1 silver
    May 8, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Jason’s going to be a cop?


  2. 2 Janofarc
    May 8, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Ooh! Episode 3 looks to blow the BL’s theories out of the water.

  3. 3 Millarca
    May 8, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Jason and police exams? Frightening thought. 😀

    • May 8, 2010 at 10:06 am

      Oh I’m liking this. You know Jason’s not leaving Bon Temps….we’re going to get Andy and Jason Keystone Capers and it will be fucking hilarious.

      • 5 sunnynala
        May 8, 2010 at 1:08 pm

        Lol! I’m loving it. I can’t think of a better way to keep the dynamic duo together and bringing the hilarity. 😀

      • 6 caratstick
        May 8, 2010 at 3:14 pm

        This will be so awesome. Like when they paired up to rescue Sam and kick some maenead ass.

      • 8 Skarlove
        May 8, 2010 at 4:42 pm

        I wonder if that’s what will cause poor Bud to “reach the end of his rope”? Jason on the police force could do that to anyone! That teaser intrigued me, somehow. It’s not like Bud hasn’t had a tough time of it the last two seasons – first a serial killer and then a rash of wild orgies? Poor Sheriff! What could really set him over the edge now?

        • 9 sunnynala
          May 8, 2010 at 4:48 pm

          IDK, but my pet theory has been that Sheriff Eric reaches out to Sheriff Bud in an attempt to get the goods on Bill. (Caroline, Uncle Bartlett, the Rattrays, etc etc etc…) Combined with everthing else you mentioned this could do it..

      • 11 Willowbella
        May 9, 2010 at 3:25 am

        I’m super excited about Jason being a cop (after his Rambo antics last season…love it). And I’m all for more of the Jason/Andy double act.

  4. 12 Pogonip
    May 8, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Club Dead, but not Club Dead? Who would Bill pledge allegiance to? Not the CSA, I hope. It’s a little late for the South to rise again. Even as vampire.

    • 13 Janofarc
      May 8, 2010 at 9:58 am

      Maybe he pledges allegiance to Lorena? Or Russell? Thats what fealty is after all. TB Sookie won’t survive a trunk scene, emotionally/mentally, so I think we’ll see a betrayal more hurtful than an attack. Maybe he pledges fealty to Russell and sells out Sookie?

  5. May 8, 2010 at 10:02 am

    “Haunted by visions from his past, Bill makes a surprising allegiance…”

    This looks to me like some sort of understanding with Lorena, given Mariana Klovenco and Stephen Moyer’s comments about their characters in S3. But it also looks like yet more “tortured vampire trying to hold onto his humanity” bullshit.

    If I have to watch another season of that, I think I’m going to scream.

    Eric bequeaths a gift to Lafayette

    This had better be a horny sex dream, but something tells me NOT.

    • 15 OrientalThorn
      May 8, 2010 at 10:27 am

      [Eric bequeaths a gift to Lafayette]
      Thought he was gonna turn him into a vamp when I first read this comment. You don’t think it is possible?

      • 16 dsm
        May 8, 2010 at 10:41 am

        I’d be really surprised if Eric turned Laf. Seems like something that would upset Sookie and Eric doesn’t want to rock that boat. I’m VERY curious about what this gift might be though.

        • 17 LLE
          May 8, 2010 at 5:51 pm

          If Eric turn Laf, why would Sookie be upset. Sookie is involved with vampires and I doubt Sookie would care if Laf becomes a vamp.

    • 18 Gigi
      May 8, 2010 at 7:25 pm

      [This looks to me like some sort of understanding with Lorena, given Mariana Klovenco and Stephen Moyer’s comments about their characters in S3. But it also looks like yet more “tortured vampire trying to hold onto his humanity” bullshit.]

      That’s why I thought since I read her interview when you posted it here, but I agree with you it also looks like yet more “I’m a victim busllshit”… So we’ll see.

      [Eric bequeaths a gift to Lafayette
      This had better be a horny sex dream, but something tells me NOT.]

      I really DO NOT want to imagine (especially since he has Lafayette selling V and Bill threatened him with telling it…) 🙄

    • 19 MASpencer
      May 8, 2010 at 8:29 pm

      I had speculated that Russell took Bill in an attempt to get him to act as some kind of a double agent against Louisiana. I suspect he blackmails him into compliance… the question is, what kind of dirt would Russell have on him?

      Juicy tidbits indeed. Thanks SVB!!!

      • 20 Gigi
        May 8, 2010 at 8:48 pm

        I think you could be right, but maybe Rusell would press him with Sookie, because if Lorena is his “henchwoman”, she might told him about Sookie’s gift and what she did to help the Dallas’ vamps… (don’t forget she was there…)

        • 21 MASpencer
          May 8, 2010 at 9:00 pm

          True, that totally could be. But it might be more than that, too, since Bill’s pledge will apparently be prompted by haunting “visions from his past.” The way it’s worded, it could go either way– but I am SOOOO hoping that this might have something to do with the murder of his wife or his criminal past with Lorena, and Russell threatening to expose Bill (effectively pulling the rug from under his subversive relationship with Sookie) if he doesn’t play along with his plan.

          If this turns into another poor defenseless Bill scenario, however… I’ll puke.

          • 22 Gigi
            May 8, 2010 at 9:03 pm

            me 2……. (and I will stab the plasma, too) hahahahahhaaa

          • 23 Janofarc
            May 10, 2010 at 2:35 pm

            Yeah the ‘nothing is ever Bill’s fault brigade’ make me want to vomit. He was commanded to do a lot of things but his poor judgement was what twisted the knife in the wound. He was never commanded to underestimate Sookie’s ability to understand things – he done that all on his own.

        • 24 Dee
          May 8, 2010 at 9:08 pm

          Very true, and that would explain Lorena’s involvement. If she knows about Russell’s plans to consolidate power then she would see it as an opportunity to tell him about Sookie and how she is with Bill who is part of the LA vamps. He’ll see it as LA having an advantage and might want her for himself. Will explain why Bill gets kidnapped, why Lorena is involved too

  6. 25 dsm
    May 8, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Well I must say the summaries seem to bode well on the Viking character development front. A number of things that would seem to indicate that a more sympathetic and complex picture of Eric will emerge this season. In these three episodes alone we have:

    — Sookie turning to Eric for help.
    — Eric remembering his past (I assume providing us with further insight into his motivations).
    — Eric providing protection to Sookie (in form of Alcide)
    — Eric bequeathing a gift Laff (hum, this one has me intrigued … )

    Interesting that they have Franklin getting Jessica “out of a jam” though. I’m assuming that means that he takes care of the body of the trucker friend we in the teasers. Was really hoping to see Pam step in there.

    • 26 Gigi
      May 8, 2010 at 7:35 pm

      Well, abusive Franklin/Mickey helping Jessica isn’t good news, especially now that she is lost and without her lame maker around… maybe that’s why she looked like “battered” in some of the promos…

  7. 27 OrientalThorn
    May 8, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Ep 3 “Eric bequeaths a gift to Lafayette” —> The gift of immortality?? Vampire Laffy?

    So, Russell’s werewolves are addicted to vamp blood… does that mean Hallow and her group will be off the plate for S4? Or are they making Russell’s Weres part of her coven?

    AB and his team look like they are really going to town with S3. Jason’s gonna be a cop, Lafayette’s gonna be a vamp, Bill & Lorena might not have the same end as in the book, Eric remembers his human past (I’m assuming) and tries to avenge his father.

    Still… pretty excited to see how everything plays out. 😉

  8. 29 dsm
    May 8, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Russell’s weres who feed on vampire blood: Feels like there has to be a link between this the V QSA is selling. Perhaps she was targeting Russell’s weres, hoping somehow the strength of her blood would somehow undermine the were allegiance to Russell or somehow give her some kind of foot hold in his territory?

  9. 30 KittyKat
    May 8, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Ok…I ay be too much of a bookie, but I loved that in the books, Eric offered her help/protection without being prompted for it from Sook. But I guess that that kind of action isn’t cliched enough to suit TV. Plus it eliminates the “snuggling” scene.

    Let’s see what else…hmmm…. I damn well hope there’s something here that isn’t written in order to surprise us, because I’m hating the synopsis for these eps.

    • 31 Ashley
      May 8, 2010 at 5:25 pm

      It doesnt work here because Eric doesnt know Bills kidnapped until Sookie tells him, unlike in CD where he finds out before she does.

      • 32 KittyKat
        May 8, 2010 at 5:44 pm

        Yea, I know, still disappointing, though.

        • 33 Janofarc
          May 10, 2010 at 2:37 pm

          I’m still hoping there will be a scene where Eric snuggles at some point. Maybe when he goes to her house to inform her that Alcide will be going to Jackson with her?

  10. 34 eowyn
    May 8, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    “Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare) and his followers, a pack of vicious werewolves who feed on vampire blood”…..If this is the same gang who kidnapped Bill..then RE is the kidnapper..? Which blows my QSA is kidnapper all to hell!

    “Russell Edgington, the Vampire King of Mississippi, concocts a plan to consolidate his power”…. Watch out Spohia Anne! (but I also remember a spoiler that said this epi is where Bill is given a tour of the mansion by Talbot)

    “Haunted by visions from his past, Bill makes a surprising pledge of allegiance”…either in flashbacks or the lovely lady Lorena shows in person..Bill will swear to Russell, and perhaps betray Eric and QSA.. but it will all be OK as it will be shown in a way that he is only protecting Sook’s *gag*

    Guess we will be seeing lots of Russell!

    • 35 LLE
      May 8, 2010 at 4:47 pm

      In the book Bill was torture and Sookie’s rescue him I don’t see that is going to happen. Sookie is going to be betray by Bill but totally different in the book.

  11. May 8, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    I think it’s pretty clear now that Lorena is acting as Russell’s henchwoman. That’s been the most popular theory for a while now and this seems to support it.

    It’s Russell that wants Bill, he’s just used Lorena’s crazy to get him.

    • 37 Janofarc
      May 8, 2010 at 1:06 pm

      Maybe he doesn’t want Bill in particular but see’s Bill as a way to Sophie-Ann?

      • 38 sunnynala
        May 8, 2010 at 1:32 pm

        Absolutely Jan.

        I still think Lorena brought Bill to RE’s attention, though. She probably knows of the kings’ ambitions and used Bill’s connection to QSA to convince him they needed to kidnap Bill. She’s cray cray, he’s power mad. LOL.

  12. 39 sunnynala
    May 8, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Sookie turns to Eric for help finding Bill;

    Well, we knew this.

    Russell Edgington, the Vampire King of Mississippi, concocts a plan to consolidate his power.

    Yay. I think this means Bill hands over some useful info about QSA.

    (I also wonder, due to the overwhelmingly negative reaction to ERW, if AB won’t transfer all QSA’s crazy plans for Sookie to RE)

    Eric remembers his past

    Yay, ancient Viking Prince flashbacks!!

    Sookie heads to Jackson, Mississippi in the company of Alcide, a werewolf bodyguard assigned by Eric to protect her.

    I still think he’s hired Alcide because he can’t afford to be seen (by QSA) to be gallivanting with Sookie.

    Eric bequeaths a gift to Lafayette.

    How intriguing!

    Haunted by visions from his past, Bill makes a surprising pledge of allegiance.

    Hmm, this could be an oath of fealty to Russell, transferring the “mission” into his hands, but it could also be that within the ‘haunting visions’ themselves we see Bill making an oath of fealty to QSA.

    All in all, I’m happy with these synopses. They’re usually technically accurate but hardly the full picture.

    • 40 Janofarc
      May 8, 2010 at 1:34 pm

      Kind of blows the ‘Were’s are protecting Sookie from Eric and she shoots Eric’ theories out of the water. Thankfully. I wonder how they’ll turn that one around?

      • 41 Janofarc
        May 8, 2010 at 1:35 pm

        Sorry that was referring to “Sookie heads to Jackson, Mississippi in the company of Alcide, a werewolf bodyguard assigned by Eric to protect her.”

      • 42 sunnynala
        May 8, 2010 at 1:39 pm

        That is among one of the more insanely delusional theories they’ve come up with yet.

        • May 9, 2010 at 12:43 am

          Kind of blows the “Alcide is there to protect Sookie from Eric” theory out of the water as well. LOL.
          THAT was the most insanely delusional theory I’ve seen about Alcide so far, for sure.

          • 44 Janofarc
            May 10, 2010 at 2:44 pm

            I just don’t get why they think that. Especially the ones that have read the books. Why on earth would they think that Sookie’s greatest protector would be turned into her greatest threat? Saint Bill doen’t have the brass ones to do half the stuff Eric has done for her, he doesn’t have the presence of mind to jump in front of a bullet to stop the shooting rather than retaliate violently. Bill, no matter how saintly he is made out, will always avenge rather then prevent.

    • 45 Sibyl_Vane
      May 9, 2010 at 1:55 am

      {Russell Edgington, the Vampire King of Mississippi, concocts a plan to consolidate his power.
      Yay. I think this means Bill hands over some useful info about QSA.
      (I also wonder, due to the overwhelmingly negative reaction to ERW, if AB won’t transfer all QSA’s crazy plans for Sookie to RE)}

      Maybe this is something that leads to Hadley’s death? Therefore bringing in the storyline in N.O.

      • 46 VikingLover
        May 9, 2010 at 2:18 am

        I don’t know why but I have a feeling that QSA will kill Hadley herself. Maybe for betraying her and telling Eric the truth about her plans. If she can’t get Bill to bring Sookie then maybe killing Hadley will have the same effect.

        • 47 Janofarc
          May 10, 2010 at 2:51 pm

          Sookie being taken to SA was never really made clear in the books. Bill was sent to assess her and gain her trust but it wasn’t ascertained (as far as I remember) that she would be taken to SA to live/work/be whored out in NO.

          I hope they make this a bit more obvious in the show, that even though she loves BT and her friends there, Bill would be willing to take her away from them to satisfy his superior.

          Even if the “proposal” is to prevent her being taken by SA, it’s still a sham gesture – Bill just simply doesn’t want anyone else to have her and Sookie (when she grows enough brain to think for herself) will be afronted at his high-handedness.

          • 48 sunnynala
            May 10, 2010 at 3:01 pm

            Jan, I still can’t wrap my mind around the proposal. On the one hand, a marriage would tie Sookie more closely to him and SHE would feel so bound by their vows that she might actually go along with him if he ‘decided’ they would go live with the queen. On the other hand, Bill might think that by marrying her he can keep her away from the queen.

            I just don’t know.

            • 49 Janofarc
              May 10, 2010 at 3:11 pm

              I’m sure that the vamps don’t give a fig for the trivialities of human marraige contracts. Maybe with Eric’s stunt he uses the proposal to lie once again – telling her that she can’t be taken if they’re married?

              Unless he fully bonds and pledges with her, she’s still fair game to vampires older or higher up than him but more importantly (and I hope Sookie realises this) she is still free to leave him and go to another vampire without ramifications, but if she’s married to him under human law she won’t do that.

              Unless I get shown something that says to me “yes Bill truly does love her” the proposal will be nothing but a sham for me, it does nothing to protect her but it ties her to him. I’m of the mind that Bill hasn’t ever really loved her (books and TB), he’s impressed by her and he likes fucking her but I think all of his posturing over the last 7 books has been the desire to OWN her not love her, respect her or let her make her own choices.

              • 50 sunnynala
                May 10, 2010 at 3:17 pm

                Oh I agree, either way it’s a sham. The desire to OWN her by tricking her into a sham of a marriage would tie HER to him and prevent her from going to Eric because of her own sense of morality. Which is something that Bill is all too aware of and not above using for his own purposes.

                OTOH, I still think that ring is enchanted and I can’t see anyone else but QSA being responsible for that. Either he knowingly used an enchanted ring to get Sookie to marry him for his own selfish desires, or he used it knowing it would bring him closer to fulfilling his mission.

                Either way he’s a douche.

              • 51 LLE
                May 10, 2010 at 8:50 pm

                If Sookie and Bill get marry, it would not be legal where they live. Vermont is the only state that is legal. It’s not going to stop the Queen taking Sookie because the marriage is not legal.

  13. May 8, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Well, isn’t the episode where the whole “Sookie shoots Eirc” supposed to be in episode 2? Written by Raelle Tucker? Now that theory is possible -__-

  14. May 8, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    WHOA WHOA Why is Franklin getting JESSICA out of a jam? Shouldn’t our sheriff be doing something about that? What kind of allegiance does Tara need with Franklin?

    • 54 Skarlove
      May 8, 2010 at 4:55 pm

      I just started thinking about Franklin, and I’m wondering if he hasn’t been sent to BT by QSA or RE. Or perhaps someone new we haven’t met yet… perhaps the Sheriff of NY (if Vincent Gallo’s tweet is any indication)?

      You kind of have to want to end up in ghat town for some reason or another…..and why is he being so darn helpful? Saving Tara from some thugs in one episode, and also assisting Jessica now? As many have speculated, we think he’s a combo of book Franklin and Mickey. In the books, Mickey was under the power of Salome, right? And hadn’t registered with Eric? I don’t think we know who Franklin owed fealty to in the books, just that he was behind the times when it came to his human conquests – am I right?

      Just a random thought – have to consider who this dude is and what he really wants.

      • 55 sunnynala
        May 8, 2010 at 5:03 pm

        A mysterious vampire suddenly shows up in town and is very helpful??

        Once again, it sounds like Tara’s storyline will be a more obvious and to-the-point parallel of Sookie’s.

        • 56 Dwimordene
          May 8, 2010 at 7:23 pm

          I really hope so… But also that the other story lines get somehow mixed… No way we are going to put up with a hundred of parallel stories 😛

      • 57 LLE
        May 8, 2010 at 5:22 pm

        In the book Tara was Franklin’s mistress and he traded her to Micky. On the show Franklin and Mcky will into one. Tara is going in a bad relationship with a bad vamp.

  15. 58 LydiaB
    May 8, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Wait, people seriously think Sookie shooting Eric? It’s obviously just the editing, and she the were tries to shoot Sookie, Eric jumps in front, were/Eric fight, Sookie shoots the were.

    • 59 sunnynala
      May 8, 2010 at 2:52 pm

      It’s worse than that. They think the weres were sent to protect her from ERIC!

      • May 8, 2010 at 3:07 pm


      • 61 caratstick
        May 8, 2010 at 3:19 pm

        Some of those people are as crazy as Lorena.

        • 62 KittyKat
          May 8, 2010 at 4:03 pm

          Yea, they never forget to take their crazy pill, that’s for sure.

          • 63 Dee
            May 8, 2010 at 5:25 pm

            Obviously not every theory will be true, but at least you can understand why a person would come up with their theory. This one though is just crazy and nothing supports it, even in the short clip we saw. I think BL’s are so hopeful to the point of disillusion.

            • 64 Ashley
              May 8, 2010 at 5:29 pm

              oh yes they are, just like their theories that Bill wont ever do anything bad and that Eric kidnapped Bill.

              • 65 sunnynala
                May 8, 2010 at 5:41 pm

                They’re a horde of fruitbats. They are so jealous and protective of Bill I’m afraid there might be mass suicides when he’s revealed as a villain. (or worse, they’ll make excuses like they always do, even if he’s shown raping and devouring children)

              • 66 Willowbella
                May 9, 2010 at 1:14 am

                I thought it was obvious (to most people anyway) that Eric saying to QSA “I will take care of Bill Compton personally” was there as a red herring. There’s no way the writers would make it that easy. Plus, surely they’re not going to finish EVERY season with Eric kidnapping someone. What kind of show would that be? I can’t believe there are people who STILL think Eric is behind it all (especially given all the new info we have). Sheesh! I think they might be letting what they want get in the way of common sense and definitely in the way of good writing.

  16. 67 MollyS
    May 8, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    “Eric bequeaths a gift to Lafayette”

    The use of the word “bequeaths” intrigues me. The definition says: to dispose of in last will, to hand down or pass on, or (obsolete meaning) to commit or entrust. Given Eric’s age, I’m going for the obsolete meaning. If he’s going to put on a disguise and follow Sookie to Mississippi, then it follows that he would entrust something to Laffy while he’s gone to help people back home. Perhaps he suspects Franklin’s motives and gives Laff something to help him protect Tara? I don’t think it’s as simple as a car or a house or something.

    • 68 sunnynala
      May 8, 2010 at 2:50 pm

      I don’t think it’s as simple as a car or a house or something.

      I agree Molly. But, could this mean that Eric’s blood has ‘bequethed’ a special ‘gift’ or power to Laffy? Recall the convo when he was teaching Jason how to use V—“I feel his [Eddie] strength. You may get another part of him” (paraphrased) Any ‘part’ of Eric Laffy would receive from the blood would be amplified (like Sookie’s glow hand power) by the fact that he took the blood directly from the him.

      • 69 VikingLover
        May 8, 2010 at 3:56 pm

        Yeah, I think you might be right Sunny because of the wording used. It sounds as Laf “inherited” something from Eric – could be something from the blood.

        • 70 Skarlove
          May 8, 2010 at 4:33 pm

          What if he gave Laffy the ability to fly? I would crack up! I always wanted Eric to turn him too, but I agree it might not happen…..yet or ever. Great stuff here – I’m really excited.

      • 72 LLE
        May 8, 2010 at 4:50 pm

        Maybe Eric turn Lafayette. The actor did say he will be Eric’s henchman.

        • 73 Ashley
          May 8, 2010 at 5:30 pm

          He is? When did he say that?

          • 74 sunnynala
            May 8, 2010 at 5:37 pm

            According to Nelsan, “It doesn’t, because Lafayette’s storyline is completely new, considering that I’m not supposed to be in the series. Lafayette was supposed to die the seventh episode of the first season. If I have a tie into the mythology it’s my tie into the vampires. I’m Eric’s henchman (Alexander Skarsgård) now.

            Read more: http://uk.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_with_kristin/b163327_who_has_hotter_werewolves_true_blood.html#ixzz0nMQE7jX5

            • 75 MollyS
              May 8, 2010 at 7:01 pm

              Ooooohhh, nice. So Laf is Eric’s henchman to parallel Lorena as RE’s henchwoman that’s mentioned above? Lorena is helping RE plan some kind of challenge or takeover to Louisiana using Bill, and Laf is helping Eric defend? I don’t think Eric will turn Laf because he’s already got Pam and he might want a human to help him out at times he’s unavailable.

    • May 8, 2010 at 8:08 pm

      Didn’t one of the spoilers say that Eric was calling in Mr. C to draw up his will?

      • 79 Dee
        May 8, 2010 at 8:15 pm

        I don’t know if it’s Mr. Cataliades but they did say a vamp lawyer

        • May 9, 2010 at 12:53 am

          I’m really intrigued to see if this vamp lawyer does end up being Mr C. Dude knows everyone’s business….QSA’s, FDC’s, Quinn’s,…. it doesn’t seem like it’s a recurring part though.

  17. 81 VikingLover
    May 8, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    I’m so excited! I can’t wait for S3!! I don’t think Laf will be made into a vampire in Ep 3 because we know he ends up at the hospital with Tara and Jason when Sookie is hurt and that’s in a later ep. Although I always wondered if Laf would be turned eventually and become a TB version of Maxwell Lee.

    • 82 LLE
      May 8, 2010 at 4:51 pm

      Laf still can be vamp but he can visit Sookie in the hospital at night.

      • 83 VikingLover
        May 8, 2010 at 5:01 pm

        That’s true but they’ve shown pics/stills and he looked the same.

        • 84 LLE
          May 8, 2010 at 7:18 pm

          Pictures and still don’t mean anything.

          • 85 Yoland
            May 9, 2010 at 3:47 am

            I don’t think there’s anyway Lafayette would ever want to be a vamp. He only suggested it that one time because he thought he was dead anyway.

            • 86 Sarah
              May 9, 2010 at 12:43 pm

              Sure? I always thought that being a vamp would be some kind of salvation for him. Remember the “AIDS- buger scene”: Laf will never me fully accepted due to his sexual preferences. His own mother considers him being a pervert. As vampire his homosexuality will be something completly normal because the vampires are far more reasonable concerning sexuality than the BT residents.
              Being a vampire also would give him some interesting perspectives. He could leave his poor social status behind without the need of selling drugs and working as a hooker. You see, he could only benefit from being turned.

  18. 87 Dee
    May 8, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    I was reading these last night and the first thing that stood out to me was, Bill, making a surprising pledge of allegiance. It has to be Russell, right? Since we see that Russell is trying to consolidate power and will be against QSA. Could be Lorena but kind of same thing, if it is that then he still will be with the Mississippi vamps. At first I thought AB was real clever if he is gonna do a Mississippi vs. Louisiana war but I realized that it is sort of in the books and where he got the idea from. Sookie asked Eric what would happen if they don’t get Bill back and Eric told her that they would take one of the Mississippi vamps in return which would lead to a war against Mississippi.

    I am also interested in what Eric will give Lafayette.

    Ahhh just 5 more weeks, sounds like this season will be a great one.

  19. 88 JonnaRose
    May 8, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    I’ve been thinking about the E/S teaser…

    Everybody remembers that Eric got shot twice by the Weres that come to Sookie’s house at the end of CD, right? Maybe that’s what’s going on in the series, too, only instead of just getting the crap beat out of her, Sookie grabs the Benelli.
    The writers seem to be combining an awful lot of CD and DTTW for season 3 – V addicted Weres only they now work for Russel and are maybe NOT witches, amnesia Eric, the making od Debbie Pelt into a v-addicted Were witch, and Holly Cleary. I think at this point though the writers care absolutely nothing for adhering to even the most important parts of the original books. I’m trying to look at them as completely different entities so I don’t get too irritated 🙂

    • 89 Dee
      May 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm

      The only thing is that the clip we saw is gonna be in the beginning of the show, it’s before Sookie goes to Mississippi. The were I think is the one that is in the beginning of book 3, the one who comes to Merlotte’s after Sookie. Only that it will be at her house and instead of Bubba, it’s Eric, since he sent him anyways. Another thing is the actor playing that were also tweeted that he is in Merlotte’s asking about Sookie, just like that first were in club dead.

    • 90 PrettyVikingChains
      May 10, 2010 at 12:53 am

      Unless I’ve missed something, I don’t really see that they’re really adding in any of DTTW, at least not from what we’ve heard. Like Dee said, the shooting is from the beginning of CD. Has there been anything official saying there would be AE in season 3? I thought AB confirmed that season 4 would definitely have AE. Just because RE’s weres are on V doesn’t mean that they’re connected to Hallow. Also, have they said that Debbie is a witch? They have brought in Holly, but she was around earlier in the books anyway. To me it seems that they’re definitely setting up the AE storyline, but I don’t think we’ll get it until season 4 (as it should be).
      I know that there have been some changes (even some big ones), but IMO the writers are sticking to the overall storyline arch. Bill got kidnapped, Eric steps in to help find him & gets Alcide to come in, Sookie & Alcide go to Mississippi, Lorena is obviously involved, Tara dates (?) the vamp (& will likely also be in Jackson since she goes to the hospital), Jason hooks up with Crystal (granted, this is earlier than in the books, but we don’t know that he’ll get turned sooner). Even though I have my gripes with AB, I do think that he’s sticking to the main story. He’s just tweaking things & fleshing other things out. That’s what makes TB interesting for me (well, ASkars certainly doesn’t hurt!).

      • 91 Willowbella
        May 10, 2010 at 1:35 am

        They have stuck to the main arc of the books so far but relying on getting 13 series is risky given the current climate in Hollywood. Shows are being cancelled left and right, the second their viewing figures dip they’re gone, so long running shows will be rarer from now on (sadly). Also the vamps may be eternally young but the actors are not and 13 years is a long commitment. Not that I’d be unhappy with the Viking on my TV for over a decade!

        I’d guess they will probably start merging books. Some of the later books are weaker and could easily be combined.

        I think Jason’s storyline form DttW is being brought forward or at least set up this season to provide him with a plot thread.

        The season 3 finale will end with a cliffhanger, we can rely on that. Either it will end with Eric disappearing or Sookie finding him on her road and him saying “Do you know me? Who am I?” FADE OUT:

        • 92 VikingLover
          May 10, 2010 at 1:58 am

          [I’d guess they will probably start merging books. Some of the later books are weaker and could easily be combined.]

          I wouldn’t mind if they did away with Book 5 and 6 altogether and just moved to book 7. That’s one of my favorites out of the series.

          • 93 Dee
            May 10, 2010 at 2:14 am

            I think AB said he hopes he gets to do a season 6 so he can blow up a hotel so I guess we’ll see book 7 a season early. I wonder what they will do with season 5, maybe add book 5 and 6. I don’t think they’re gonna do the charles twinning storyline. We already saw a big punishment for Longshadow so no need. Also, seems like they wont do the Micky story either, maybe this is why AB is bringing things earlier bc it eliminates a bunch of stuff from book 5 which is a bit slower. Then he can do things from book 6 in season 5.

            • 94 Willowbella
              May 10, 2010 at 2:45 am

              Oh I didn’t know this Dee. Good. That’s what I was hoping for. Yay!

              AB may introduce Twining to pad out Bill’s storyline (since he’s barely in Bks 5/6). I think if they include it they will tweak it…a lot hopefully. I hope if he’s there he’s not as a piratey, I felt that a bit cheesy and had ‘yo-ho-yo-ho’ in my head when I read him.

              Also makes more sense to use Franklin instead of Mickey as he’ll already be established as a character. Plus they have such a good actor in the part. I always thought that it was weird in the books when CH got rid of Franklin and basically replaced him with someone ‘badder’, almost like she realised she had gone the wrong way with the character in the first place.

          • 95 Willowbella
            May 10, 2010 at 2:25 am

            I concur! Bk 6 took me the longest to get through, I just wasn’t engaged.

            E/S have to be apart for a while so they can establish Eric being all cold and conflicted whilst he falls in love with her all over again, in spite of himself. *sigh* I’m all for that! And they need to bring other suitors into play, that’s what makes good romantic drama (even though I’ll be screaming at my TV or weeping like a willow…literally). 🙂

            I don’t think they will or should take 3 whole seasons to do it though (please god no)! One would be enough and then bring on Rhodes (I loved that bk too VikingLover).

  20. 96 JonnaRose
    May 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Oh except isn’t she holding a pistol?

  21. 97 andrea
    May 8, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    i’m really intrigued by the following casting call for ep.10 :”[VAMPIRE LAWYER] This vampire lawyer prepares a last will and testament to Eric. 2 speeches, 2 lines, 1 scene.” what do you think in connection with the synopsis for ep. 3? what’s going on with Eric? why on Earth would he need a last will and testament? could it be that russell will replace felipe and take over louisiana? it’s just a wild guess, but i don’t think we’re going to see SA for long.

    • 98 Dee
      May 8, 2010 at 8:17 pm

      I think Louisiana goes to war with Mississippi, plus Eric is avenging somebody and think it might be dangerous so maybe he is worried. Also seems like humans will go against vamps and attacking them. Not sure if any of these reasons will be the cause but likely

    • May 8, 2010 at 8:17 pm

      It’s looking more and more to me like MAS is right, and the vengeance Eric seeks has to do with something Russell did during Eric’s human lifetime. If he’s going to go after the King of MS, he’d better get SA’s approval and prepare his will.

      • 100 MASpencer
        May 8, 2010 at 8:43 pm

        I totally see it going this way. But I wonder if he does it “officially” or if he’s acting more out of vigilantism… I’m guessing that by the time Eric’s drawing up his will, he’s already enacted his vengeance. And that he knows that the price for this retaliation might be his death.

        Of course, it could also be that he’s being targeted by vampire-hating factions (maybe even the FOTS). I’d imagine he’s pretty high profile, being the owner of the local vampire bar…

        I’m just dying to know how all of this comes together.

        • 101 Dee
          May 8, 2010 at 8:52 pm

          Ok now I wonder if there is a war, if it’s because of the reason Eric gave in the book. They take one of the mississippi vamps and thats when the war starts. Someone speculated that something happens to Talbot, now I wonder if LA kills Talbot, maybe even Eric specifically. Now if we also go with the theory of Eric avenging his father and Russell is his target, maybe that is also his payback.

          • 102 MASpencer
            May 8, 2010 at 9:02 pm

            Very good guess, Dee. There’s definitely an eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth theme in the works here…

            • 103 Dee
              May 8, 2010 at 9:37 pm

              If that is the case then Eric will be cause of the war. Take away from Russell the person he cares about, which would be perfect revenge if he killed Eric’s dad. But I wonder if Eric will also have problems with QSA if he starts a war. More reason for the will then if he has both the king and queen after him. Although,he can still worry and write up a will without having both of them upset with him.

              I am real curious about what Bill does. Will be interesting to see a war with Eric and Bill on opposite sides.

              • 104 Willowbella
                May 9, 2010 at 12:53 am

                I thought the casting call for S3 episode 10 made it seem like something happened to Talbot and Russell was on the warpath. I assumed Eric was involved too (what with the will and bloodied up photo).

        • May 8, 2010 at 9:06 pm

          He could be drawing up a will late in the season because things didn’t go according to plan and Russell is still alive.

          • May 8, 2010 at 9:09 pm

            That would definitely be an ‘Oh Sh*t!’ revelation.

            • 107 MASpencer
              May 8, 2010 at 9:17 pm

              Oh yes. Big time. Russell was described as having taken off in that same episode. So it’s clear either something happens to him, or he just goes off the deep end somehow…

        • May 9, 2010 at 12:56 am

          I’m just dying to know that it’s all going to make sense.

  22. 110 VikingLover
    May 8, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    [but i don’t think we’re going to see SA for long.}

    Good because I HATE her from the very depths OF MY SOUL.

  23. 113 Willowbella
    May 8, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    I read (can’t remember where) that Russell gives the impression of being a Southern gent but is actually much older and he’s a Celt. I think given the history between the Celtic peoples and Vikings that’s pretty telling. Especially if there is an Eric flashback as early as episode 2, which appears to be the episode where Russell is introduced. I am assuming Russell killed Eric’s father, if that is indeed what he’s avenging, and that Eric and Russell will be pitted against each other this season(hence him hiring Alcide to protect Sookie).

    Eric HAS to find Bill. Bill knows too much and it’s Eric’s fangs on the line, literally, if he doesn’t get him back. I don’t think he’ll be too keen on Russell knowing he is involved early on though. If I’m right about their ‘history’ then Eric will see it as an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. Eric will have to be sneaky about it (which luckily he’s very good at).

    Also. I just thought “Eric bequeaths a gift to Lafayette” might be purposefully misleading. I thought maybe it just meant Eric pays for Laffy’s mum to go into a nursing home or something along those lines.

    • 114 Dee
      May 8, 2010 at 10:50 pm

      Yeah thats exactly what many of us think. We also think that it’s possible that Russell is Godrics makers. AB said that Russell has to be older than godric, thats why he’s 2800 years old and would explain why Eric waited so long to avenge. Of course it’s just a theory for now but definitely possible.

      • 115 Willowbella
        May 8, 2010 at 10:58 pm

        I thought they might eventually introduce Appius as Godric’s maker, since he’s Roman. So he’ll be like Eric’s grand-maker. 🙂 It would allow them to roughly stay in line with the books.

        • 116 VikingLover
          May 9, 2010 at 1:03 am

          [Eric pays for Laffy’s mum to go into a nursing home or something along those lines.]

          This would be freaking awesome.

          • 117 Willowbella
            May 9, 2010 at 1:47 am

            This blog is so addictive. I’m getting no work done. 🙂

            I just assumed the nursing home angle since the photo released of Tara and Laffy looks like it is some kind of facility and it looks private/expensive. Maybe this is the easy conclusion to jump to though. I like the theory on here that the bequest could be unintentional and could occur through Eric haven given Laffy his blood too. That could be funny.

            In the S3 cast poster Laffy was staring warily at Eric (and his arms were crossed, showing reluctance) but that’s understandable and even if Eric did take care of his mum I think Laf would worry about being further beholden to Eric. I somehow don’t think he’d see it as Eric being sweet. 🙂

  24. 119 KC
    May 8, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    I hope Laf becomes Eric’s “daytime guy” – Ginger would have to be just about worthless for anything more than a snack and entrails removal. I’d think the bequeathing should have something to do with the will though, hmmm.

    Maybe SA and Russel are already conniving for each other’s kingdoms and that’s why SA has given Bill his mission and has Eric selling V. Lorena may have have given Russel info that convinces him to kidnap/torture Bill to gain intel on his mission which he ultimately discovers is Sookie.

    The kidnapping could also be the impetus for Eric’s will.

    • 120 Willowbella
      May 8, 2010 at 10:54 pm

      I don’t think he changes his will till ep. 10 though. So something must happen in between that makes Eric think he is in some kind of danger at that point. There was also a photo released of him (with director David L. Williams) on the TB set recently and he looked pretty bloodied up.

      • 121 VikingLover
        May 9, 2010 at 1:05 am

        [There was also a photo released of him (with director David L. Williams) on the TB set recently and he looked pretty bloodied up.]

        Do you know which episode this was from?

        • 122 Willowbella
          May 9, 2010 at 1:23 am

          No but it was just posted on the ‘Beyond the Pole’ facebook page on Thursday (May 6th). Of course it could be an old pic but the director has been in the LA doing promotion this week and AS’s hair is a bit longer in it. I would hazard a guess episode 9 or thereabout. Could be ep 10 if they have started filming his scenes already.

  25. 123 Willowbella
    May 9, 2010 at 1:03 am

    I think it could be revealed early on that Bill was sent to seduce Sookie. It was definitely introduced to the TB viewers last season. Particularly in the last 2 episodes, the pointers were obvious. I think the writers were dropping hints for a reason and will follow through in the first third of season 3.

    So Bill’s pledge might be to Russell. Bill will want Russell to take down the Queen so he won’t have to turn Sookie over to her. Dennis O’Hare said in an interview that he and Bill talk about their relationships. Russell may offer to help Bill keep Sookie for himself if Bill gives him info on Sophie Ann. Bill would see this as the answer to his prayers as he won’t have to sully his reputation with Sookie by revealing he pursued her under false pretenses and then lied to her…again!

    Also we know Bill goes back to see his wife just after he was turned. I wonder if maybe he or Lorena will kill her (or maybe even turn her). Either way he lost his wife and remembering this would mean he is “haunted” by the idea of losing another one. Lends credence to it all I think.

    I also think Eric may have found out before the season starts about Bill’s mission. AB says it would be explained this season where Eric was during the finale. He was definitely suspicious when he went to see the queen and Bill was there so I think he might have been doing some digging as well as playing Yahtzee…and auditioning dancers. 🙂

    I hope Bill does side with Russell, I’d love to see him and Eric on opposite sides (I agree with Dee on this) even if it is only for part of the season.

    ** Sorry if I’m regurgitating what’s gone before, I’m playing catch up again. 🙂

    • 124 LLE
      May 9, 2010 at 1:18 am

      Good Post! I agree with you. Bill will do anything to keep Sookie.

      • 125 VikingLover
        May 9, 2010 at 1:34 am

        Great post indeed! I just hope that Bill’s betrayal will be staggeringly bad – I think it will. After some people mentioned AB’s previous work (Towelhead, Six Feet Under), I did some reasearch and man, he really does love drama, shock value, and dramatic endings! I’m hoping we get some of that here with Bill. I really hope they show him killing wife, among other things. 🙂

        • 126 Willowbella
          May 9, 2010 at 2:04 am

          I think it specified in the casting call for the wife role that it is one scene but it’s a great scene. That makes me think she’ll be killed. It’s not necessary for her to live on, only her kids need to survive to procreate and give us the fabulous Detective Bellefleur. 🙂 Bill would also be orphaning his kids in killing her which is definitely a darker turn.

          I love how AB creates characters that are not 1 dimensional, not wholly good or bad, they all have duality. There is no way he is not going to reveal a darker side to Bill and a redemptive side to Eric. He’s taking time to build character slowly and make sure they have an arc in each ep, each series and overall. I think that’s why the show is so good, because the characterisation is complex and subtle.

          • 127 LLE
            May 9, 2010 at 2:12 am

            With Eric you see what you get with him and he is not trying to be the good guy. Bill is telling Sookie he is main streaming. Sookie believes that Bill is a good guy and hates being a vampire. Bill is a big phony.

          • 128 VikingLover
            May 9, 2010 at 2:26 am

            [I think it specified in the casting call for the wife role that it is one scene but it’s a great scene. That makes me think she’ll be killed.]

            You know what struck me about DITF? The fact that CH introduces Bills “sister” who was turned because she looked exactly like is dead wife. I immediately thought about this casting call. I wonder if AB will take that and turn it around (with all the drama he loves) and indeed have Bill kill his wife. It just seems like too big of a coincidence that they both introduce what seem to be similar themes – Bill’s “wifey” sister (CH) and Bill’s flashback to his wife(TB).

            • 129 LLE
              May 9, 2010 at 2:34 am

              His wife becomes a vampire. His wife show up later as a vampire.

              • 130 VikingLover
                May 9, 2010 at 2:39 am

                You mean on TB, LLE?

                • 131 Willowbella
                  May 9, 2010 at 3:07 am

                  I thought that too VL when I read DitF and I’m sure AB knew all about what was coming in the book in advance and maybe incorporated it in some way in the show (probably with a twist). I thought she might become a vamp and show up later too. What if Bill thinks he’s killed her and leaves but Lorena then finds her (when tracking Bill) and turns her? This seems plausible in my head at least. 🙂

                  I agree LLE. Eric is upfront (he even tells Bill his intentions to get Sookie). But Eric wants Sookie just purely because he wants her. He has no other motivation for pursuing her than that. His methods might be opportunistic and calculating (he’s even open about this) but his intentions are truer than Bill’s.

                  Again in the S3 cast poster Bill is the only vamp hiding his fangs, the only one hiding his true nature. Maybe this season he has to come terms with his vampire nature in a big way.

                  • 132 LLE
                    May 9, 2010 at 3:00 pm

                    In the cast poster Pam is behind Bill. I wonder Pam is going to be friends with Sookie and watching her back. Eric looks like he going to fight.

                    • 133 Willowbella
                      May 9, 2010 at 9:11 pm

                      Yes, Eric definitely looks like he’s taking a defensive stance and he’s hovering right over Sookie and Bill…hmmm how interesting! 🙂 Also he has wedged himself between Sook and the wolf (that I take it represents Alcide) AND Sam. So he’s getting between her and all her other potential suitors this season hopefully.

They might save the Sookie/Pam bonding till season 4. Pam is at Eric’ right hand in the poster so I assumed it just meant more of the two of them this time round(thankfully the minisode confirmed this…loved it). Also Jessica and Pam seem to be looking at each other in the poster and a released photo shows Jessica and Pam so they might form some kind of unlikely friendship.

                      There were so many signifiers in the poster my head nearly exploded. I could analyze it all day…but I shouldn’t. 🙂

                • 134 LLE
                  May 9, 2010 at 4:09 pm

                  I mean on True Blood.

                  • 135 VikingLover
                    May 9, 2010 at 5:03 pm

                    [Again in the S3 cast poster Bill is the only vamp hiding his fangs, the only one hiding his true nature. Maybe this season he has to come terms with his vampire nature in a big way]

                    I think so Willowbella – I think Lorena is going to remind him just how much of a vampire he really is. We’re going to see flashbacks to a not-so-saintly Bill. It really struck me in S2, when Lorena (while she was holding Bill captive in his hotel room) tells Bill “I know what you’re capable of”. We saw a taste of this with the Chicago couple and I think we’ll def see more.

                    [In the cast poster Pam is behind Bill. I wonder Pam is going to be friends with Sookie and watching her back.]

                    I hope so, LLE. I’m dying for some Pam/Sookie interaction.

        • 136 LLE
          May 9, 2010 at 2:08 am

          AB did promise CH that he keep true to the book. Book 3 Sookie breaks up with Bill and AB will do it. Stephen even said that Bill and Sookie will break up and Eric and Sookie will happen.

    • 137 Sara
      May 9, 2010 at 4:47 am

      I got the feeling that there was some sense of vamps first with the Russell/Lorena connection and that part of what they are going to try to convince Bill is that vamps should be with vamps not humans. Perhaps the deal might be that Russell will help Bill keep Sookie from QSA on the condition that if he does so Bill must turn her, and they both remain under his kingdom. This might be a way to have Bill betray sookie emotionally and physically (and possible cause of the neck wound?). Just a thought…

      • 138 Sara
        May 9, 2010 at 4:49 am

        Also could explain why Talbot is a vamp and not human in TB if Russell believes that humans do not rate as “relationship” material.

      • 139 Janofarc
        May 10, 2010 at 2:31 pm

        That’s a good theory. Sookie doesn’t want to be turned and Bill attempting to do so just so he can keep her all to himself would definitley be damaging to her view of him. It would be the ultimate in selfishness in her books and there would be no coming back from it no matter how many times he told her he was trying to protect her/someone else made me do it (whine whine)/ it’s because “ah lurve yoo suckeh an’ ah wownt yoo tah bee mahn awlways”.

        • 140 sunnynala
          May 10, 2010 at 2:40 pm

          Yes, attempting to turn Sookie is something I definitely think Bill is capable of. First, it would make her useless to QSA as a tasty bloodbag. Second, I doubt even queens can interfere in maker/child relationships.

          • 141 Janofarc
            May 10, 2010 at 2:58 pm

            He’s quick to act but slow to think, on TB and in the books. I can totally see him doing this, his blind desire to own Sookie overrides what she wants every single time. Rather than the trunk scene we have him draining her and attempting to turn her against her will and Eric stops him, takes Sookie to the hospital where he reveals why Bill was in BT. Wham, Bam, Thank you massive relationship ender.

            • 142 sunnynala
              May 10, 2010 at 3:03 pm

              On the other hand, Bill turning Sookie would get him in a world of shit with QSA. Would he risk it? I’m not sure.

              • May 10, 2010 at 3:18 pm

                I don’t think Bill has any intention of turning Sookie. IMO, Bill loves her for her addictive fae blood and for her ability to make him feel human. He’d lose both of those things if Sookie were turned. I think this is in contrast to Eric who is already considering the possiblity of making Sookie his child. Bill is only thinking of the here are now; Eric is thinking long term. The challenge for him is going to be to learn to appreciate Sookie for her human qualities and accept her short shelf life.

                • 144 Janofarc
                  May 10, 2010 at 3:27 pm

                  He might not have the INTENTION but if he’s told do it or lose her he’ll do it without a second thought.

                  As I said before what Sookie wants comes secondary to his wanting her, not loving her, wanting her – two different things.

                  • 145 sunnynala
                    May 10, 2010 at 3:31 pm

                    Well yeah, Bill doesn’t give a shit how destructive his ‘love’ is to Sookie, he just cares about what she does for HIM.

      • 146 MASpencer
        May 10, 2010 at 2:40 pm

        This is interesting food for thought. I’m not sure about him being required by Russell to do so, but I like the idea of Bill forcibly trying to turn Sookie. It would fit in with the patterns Lorena has already established as his maker, too.

  26. 147 Sibyl_Vane
    May 9, 2010 at 2:01 am

    It was mentioned somewhere about Sook being in the hospital and I think that might put the poo poo on Eric and Sook in bed at Russell’s place after she takes the stake at the club. It is possible that is when Eric reveals Bill’s mission to her however…

  27. 148 Willowbella
    May 9, 2010 at 2:26 am

    There was a photo of Anna on set in a dressing gown with a bandage on her neck. I thought, since it’s a neck wound, that it might be after the trunk scene. I’m sure they’ll still have Bill attack Sookie but they might not take it as far as in the books.
She could end up in hospital after that and then Eric tells her about Bill’s mission. Would make sense in this context. Bill is upset about having attacked her but she’s willing to forgive him and then she finds out the truth. *gasp* She’s mad, Bill is crushed, Eric can comfort her. 🙂

    Of course this would do away with Eric taking her home, the gas station hold up (not necessary given what we know already), and the scene with the weres in the house (Eric teaser showed they’ve moved that scene anyway and they’re not going to get repetitive).

    I’m still holding out for the stake scene and the Rhett and Scarlet line. Oh, and what comes after would be nice too. 😉

    • 149 VikingLover
      May 9, 2010 at 2:37 am

      I’m hoping that if Bill doesn’t rape her, that it will at least be an “almost” rape and that Eric is the one that saves her – since in the books he’s the one that gets them out of the trunk. I hope they make some sort of variation on this.

      I don’t mind if they eliminate the “sex” scene at Russell’s – I prefer they build up their intimacy instead. It will make it that much more meaningful when it happens later – at least to me. I am hoping for a healing scene where Eric is with her, comforting her, and holding her hands, and where he tells her to let go of her pain – and she does as she does in the books. I’m also hoping for the “I hate having feelings” line. 🙂

      • 150 Willowbella
        May 9, 2010 at 2:56 am

        Agreed. I don’t know if Bill will rape her. AB said last season that Stephen Moyer came up with the idea that Bill could rape a human in a Lorena flashback but AB thought it might be a step too far (that fans would turn against the character and he didn’t want that at that stage). I think the attack has to be bad and more than just a bite though. I think they might do an almost rape (but then again they did that last season) so they might change it. Maybe AB was just waiting to go there at a point when it will really shock people and service the story.

        I think Eric and Sookie have to kiss for real and not just in a dream this season but I think that is as far as it will go at this stage. I also think it would show a different side to Eric if he just took care of her and didn’t want or expect anything in return. I really, really want the “I hate having feelings” line in there too. Can I sign a petition somewhere to have that line in there? I also want “yield to me Sookie” at some point. 🙂

        • 151 VikingLover
          May 9, 2010 at 3:18 am

          “yield to me Sookie”

          Oh Good Lord – hearing AS saying this….OMG! Whew! 🙂

        • 152 Dee
          May 9, 2010 at 3:26 am

          They have to add the line “I hate having feelings”, i’ll be upset if they don’t. The only thing that worries me is that I don’t think we’re going to see the healing scene in the mansion. Seems like Eric knows Russell, so his Leif disguise wont work lol. Of course they can maybe do it elsewhere though, it’s possible they’ll change the location. They’re already doing it when the were attacks Eric in Sookie’s house, that all happens in Merlotte’s and it’s not Eric. I’m also sure the whole helping Bill escape plan will be completely different. So i’m still hopeful we’ll see some intimate moment between Eric and Sookie.

          Yeah, I think we’re all so curious if he’ll do the trunk scene. I’m also not sure if he’ll rape her though. Attack her and take too much blood from her seems more likely, and maybe almost rape her like you mentioned. I also hope that Eric will be the one to find them and rescue her, but again not sure. If that pic we saw of Anna paquin on set with bandages on her neck were because of the attack, would Eric take her to the hospital? I would think he’d give her his blood.

          • 153 Willowbella
            May 9, 2010 at 3:38 am

            She might just want nothing to do with vamps at that point or if she took Eric’s blood earlier (like in the books) she might not want to risk taking more. Also Bill is there and she is still his, strictly speaking, so it would be his place to give her blood, not Eric’s, and I’m pretty sure she’d refuse given the circumstances.

            In the pic she was in a fluffy pink dressing gown, like she was at her house. I just thought hospital since it was mentioned. I think it’s more likely she’d end up in hospital after the trunk scene than after being staked at a secret were hang out. Surely they’d HAVE to cover that up by healing her themselves, too many questions.

        • 159 LLE
          May 9, 2010 at 4:06 pm

          I can see Lorena order Bill to harm Sookie. Sookie gets hurt and Sookie does not know anything about the maker and child relationship because Bill has not explain anything to her. This can be the same thing that happen to Bill’s wife.

          I can see Bill raping Sookie and AB loves shock thing. AB did not want show everything on season 2.

          • 160 VikingLover
            May 9, 2010 at 4:48 pm

            Yes but remember that she cannot order/command Bill to do anything because she released him. If he harms Sookie (I hope!!) it will be from his own free will….which will make it that much worse. 🙂 How sad that I’m hoping for this. lol

            • 161 LLE
              May 9, 2010 at 9:28 pm

              But thing can change.

              • 162 Janofarc
                May 10, 2010 at 2:16 pm

                I don’t like this ‘Lorena orders him to do it’ stuff, it just absolves him of responsibility. He’s already been kidnapped rather than skulking off without telling Sookie where he was going – at some point something HAS to be his fault, remember it wasn’t the rape that split them in CD, it was the fact that Bill went to Lorena and didn’t tell Sookie where or why he was going.

        • 163 Angie
          May 10, 2010 at 6:57 am

          The actual line was “I don’t like having feelings.”

          And yes, I hope to God we have some variation on that line. That, and the stake-healing scene, are the two biggest things that I want shown in the series!

        • 164 Janofarc
          May 11, 2010 at 12:36 pm

          Another thing I just remembered – TB has taken away the “drinking blood leads to sex” stigma by having Eric feed from the donor in a bar, give her money and letting her walk away.

          This was a big defense for Bill’s rape of Sookie – blood and sex are linked you don’t have one without the other but seeing Eric with the donor like he was just sipping a Bud at the bar removes that or am I missing something?

  28. 168 Kathy
    May 9, 2010 at 3:12 am

    I have a sad feeling there will be no “stake healing” scene and that Eric will not be going to Jackson at all. Hope I’m wrong, but I’ve had that feeling for a while.

    • 169 Kathy
      May 9, 2010 at 3:13 am

      And if he IS in Jackson, that it will not have anything to do with Sookie.

      • 170 Willowbella
        May 9, 2010 at 3:23 am

        AP and AS were filming on location in LA and it looked like it might be meant to be Russell’s mansion (AP was wearing the same outfit she had on in the photo with Alcide at Club Dead). I also don’t think they’ll just abandon the Newlins. Not after they spent all that time establishing them last season. I think they’ll have to come back in to it in some way. So I’m hopeful for the stake scene or a variation on it.

        • 171 Dee
          May 9, 2010 at 3:30 am

          was this recent? I know that on May 7th, so yesterday they just started to film episode 10. I know the mansion they’re using for Russell’s is actually in Mississippi, although for inside scenes it might be done on set. But if this was just yesterday then not sure since don’t think we’d see them at Russell’s in ep 10.

          • 172 Willowbella
            May 9, 2010 at 3:56 am

            No it wasn’t recent. And it was definitely in LA. It wasn’t a big ext. set up. Looked like they were maybe filming some kind of entrance/exit scene. And they can’t have been filming for a long time (as I’m sure there would have been tons of photos) so must have been a short scene. They could be doubling it for parts of Russell’s mansion (even if the one they use to for establishing shots is in Mississippi), it’s not uncommon to use bits of different places to fake the whole. And like you said they could have been filming int. shots there too.

      • 173 VikingLover
        May 9, 2010 at 3:24 am

        I think he will be in Jackson because his life (and Sookie’s) depend on them finding Bill. Plus I think AB is going to amp up their relationship next season – we already see him taking a bullet for her early in S3. I think he would be very hands on – just like he was in Dallas. You could be right though but somehow I’m thinking he’ll be there. It seems as if he may even be responsible for Talbot’s death maybe. He’s also seeking vengeance supposedly.

  29. 174 EricObsessed
    May 9, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Okay, who else is pissed that Eric is listed AFTER f-ing Andy Bellefleur!?! And before only Jessica?

      • 176 Willowbella
        May 9, 2010 at 10:41 pm

        I know, he deserves an “…and Alexander Skarsgård” credit in my view, especially since they will be upping his role again this series and seem to be working up to him being Sookie’s leading man next season.

    • 177 Ashley
      May 15, 2010 at 2:51 pm

      yeah this is B.S. A.S. is definitely in the show more than Andy bellefleur

  30. 178 Mony
    May 9, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    That’s sound promising!!I put my 2 cents that Bill is gonna sell both SA and than Eric so he think he could be free and not worried then about SA’s secret plan…that’s at least what he seems…or maybe he just share some bloody-hot-wet scene with Lorena…
    I guess that day i will go to some specific site where right now people who hates the viking keep sayg “have faith in Alan ball and not in this poorly books”…
    it’s gonna be a very hard summer for all of them….

  31. 179 andrea
    May 10, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    i have a question. what is the role of the magister in the vampire hierarchy? can a magister judge a king/ queen?
    someone was asking if werewolves are affected by silver. yes. (watch ep.1 season 1) after saving bill, sookie says that she thought only werewolves are affected by silver, not vampires. so, it was clear from the very beginning that a were, not a vamp kidnapped bill because they are also affected and that’s why the kidnapper was wearing gloves(in your face bill’s fans).

    • 180 VikingLover
      May 10, 2010 at 1:37 pm

      {i have a question. what is the role of the magister in the vampire hierarchy? can a magister judge a king/ queen?}

      We don’t really know yet because they haven’t given us that info on TB yet. We’ve only seen him once before when he judged Bill for killing LS. I guess we’ll find out more about the inner workings of the vamp legal system in S3. I’m assuming he can judge them since there has to be some sort of checks and balances or it would be a bit of chaos with no one overseeing the Q’s and K’s. I’m just speculating though. 🙂

  32. 181 Kathy
    May 10, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Okay, so maybe we will have the staking and Eric will be there. This from TV Guide this week:

    “True Blood’s sexy, new gay Greek vampire, Talbot (Theo Alexander, debuting in the HBO hit’s June 20 episode), will cheat on his 3,000-year-old sugar-daddy boyfriend of 700 years, King of Mississippi Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare), with one of these four straight Bon Temps studs: Bill (Stephen Moyer), Eric (Alexander Skarsgård), Jason (Ryan Kwanten) or Sam (Sam Trammell)!

    Though he’s keeping his mouth shut about his secret lover’s identity (yes, it’s the one most of you are hoping for), Theo tells me, “Talbot loves Russell immensely because he’s [his] maker, but like any marriage, it has its ups and downs. One thing we have a huge fight over is that I always have to stay home. Sometimes I have to straighten him out and take drastic measures to save the marriage.”

    This would be when Eric tells Sookie he’ll do what has to be done to keep the young vamp, who gives Sookie his sweats, occupied, while Sookie prepares to look for Bill. I’m thinking this character has been turned into Talbot. Hmmmm.

    • 182 LLE
      May 10, 2010 at 7:29 pm

      Bill is walking around in the Russell’s home and going horse riding. I doubt that will happen that way. Talbot does spend time with Bill.

    • 183 andrea
      May 10, 2010 at 7:44 pm

      it’s definitely eric :)) bill is too whimsy and insecure about his sexuality to do smth like this. it’s sooo eric- like. can’t wait.

    • 184 Willowbella
      May 10, 2010 at 8:02 pm

      That’s interesting. I figured from AS comments that Eric having sex with someone at Russell’s mansion would be included but I never guessed Talbot. Makes sense though as they have introduced so many characters this season they don’t want to have to introduce another. Also ties in with the revenge plot, if it is Russell that Eric wants vengeance from then sleeping with his BF would be one way to do it. I thought from the casting call for ep 10 that Talbot dies (as Russell seems to be replacing him) but maybe not. Who knows, guess I’ll have to wait and see. 🙂

      • 185 Mony
        May 11, 2010 at 12:57 am

        Yes you’re right…Russel found a guy he looks like Talbot and keep him with him in the last episodes of the season, so i presume talbot will die maybe becouse he cheat on him?or let Bill escape becouse he was cheating on him?
        I guess S3 will answer a lot….but i have read that Eric’s interest in Sookie takes him to his revenge for something happened when he was human and AS said with his father…
        Every scenario is opened…….

  33. 186 pbsTMI
    May 10, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    OK, new spoiler says Talbot will have an affair with Bill, Eric, Jason, or Sam. Obviously not Jason or Sam. But I think I (and others) might have proposed a bit ago that part of Eric’s revenge involves him seducing Russell’s husband. *head spins* http://tinyurl.com/2wusfx5 Especially given ASkars comments about graphic scene with a man. *swoons*

    • 187 MASpencer
      May 10, 2010 at 10:21 pm

      Oh, we’ve been discussing this at length in the comments of the “Eric does dudes” post today. I agree… all signs point to Eric. Which is scandalously awesome. 😉

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