The Prophecy and Prediction Tent

This is a guest post by Viking Lover.

After a long, and sometimes excruciating, nine month wait, True Blood’s Season 3 premiere is now only one week away. Judging from all of the spoilers released and the promos we have seen, I think this new season is going to be one hell of a ride. I am extremely excited!

In anticipation (and celebration) of the premiere, SVB thought it might be fun for all of us to post our Season 3 predictions. I have really enjoyed reading everyone’s analysis, theories, and predictions over the past few months so it will be fun to consolidate them into one place then meet back here at the end of the Season to see how many we got right.

So to kick things off, here are my (sometimes crazy) Season 3 predictions:

Eric and Sookie: I think the writers are going to combine the emotional intimacy and trust that was reached in LDID and Club Dead into S3. There is a lot that I have seen in the promos and heard in interviews that remind me of their relationship in these two books. I predict we’ll get one genuine and real (no more dream sequences please!) kiss between them by the end of S3. I also predict that Eric will pay for Sookie’s house cleaning/repairs by the end of the season.

Eric: I am extremely excited that our beautiful TB Viking will now be up front and center where he belongs. I fully believe that we will see his character evolve – hints of which were already apparent during the middle to end of last Season. I do believe this evolution will be a gradual process, I do not expect grand gestures in the first episode, but I believe that by the end of S3 we’re going to see an interesting growth arc in our Viking. Don’t get me wrong, TB Eric will never be a saint and he will always remain a complicated character, but that’s just the way I like him. He will always remain a true to form “vampire”, but he will be a vampire that genuinely falls in love with a human. And I think he’s going to fall quite hard for Sookie.

Bill: Ah Bill, Season 3 will not be a good one for you my friend. Bill’s descent in S3 will not be a graceful one and I’ll be honest, I’m looking forward to seeing the fall. It has been a long time coming and validation for us EL’s is long overdue. Not to worry, our time has finally come! We will see some truly awful things from Bill this season that will not be easily explained away. Some will try but they will not succeed.

Bill’s Kidnapping and Rescue: No matter what type of misdirection AB tries to throw our way, I still say Bill is kidnapped by Russell (with Lorena’s help). Since Bill works for QSA, I believe that he has inside information that Russell wants and I do not think it will have anything to do with the selling of V since Russell himself seems to be distributing it within is area. I think it will be something far worse and he wants to use this information as leverage against Sophie Anne. His goal is to force her to form an alliance with him and consolidate their territories, since an obvious takeover would lead to too much attention from the Vampire Heirarchy.

Russell knows that Bill can be easily manipulated to give him what he wants (by threatening Sookie) and he also knows that Bill is ambitious. He will try to woo Bill but his attempts at gaining his confidence will ultimately fail. Bill will go along at first but in the end will refuse to turn on QSA. Russell, growing impatient and exasperated at Bill’s lack of cooperation, will order the Weres to torture Bill in order to get the information he seeks. The Weres will take Bill to a location outside of Russell’s compound and that is how Sookie and Eric will be able to gain access and mount a rescue without Eric being discovered by Russell. Debbie Pelt will discover the plan, alert the Weres (one of which is her fiance), and the Weres will set a trap for them. They will overpower Eric (similar to how Bubba is captured in the books), and Debbie Pelt will lock Sookie in a room with a starved and “sleep” deprived Bill. Bill, in a state of total blood lust, will attack Sookie and this will involve an attempted rape. Meanwhile, out of guilt, love, and remorse, Lorena will free Eric, and together they will kill the Weres. Eric will reach Sookie in time to save her from Bill but she will be extremely injured by then. Lorena will help Eric get both Bill and Sookie out and Russell will end up killing Lorena for her betrayal.

Back at Alcide’s, Eric will take care of Sookie (similar to LDID after she escaped the FOTS) and will try to save Sookie’s life by attempting to give her his blood. She will refuse it because she’ll be afraid of strengthening the “ blood bond” between them. He and Alcide will be forced to take her to the hospital.

Russell: Russell will turn out to be the equivalent of Steve Newlin – he’s very unhappy with the state of vampire affairs. I think he and his little army of Weres are gearing up to start a “race” war and are trying to instill fear through the murder of both vampires and fangbangers, in order to make it look as though the two worlds cannot coexist. I think his ultimate goal of trying to acquire QSA’s area involves obtaining more wealth to fund this operation.

Franklin Mott: Russell sent Franklin Mott to Bon Temps to obtain information that he can use against Bill. Franklin will turn out to be a not-so-nice guy and he will turn on Tara, just like in the books. Lafayette will have to save Tara yet again and he will turn to Eric or Pam for help. I don’t feel this will be resolved in S3 though – I think it may continue into S4.

The Magister: The Magister is more concerned with Russell’s plans than with the selling of the V. He and the AVL want to keep this as quiet as possible so he forces Eric, by using the V and Pam’s safety as leverage, into taking Russell out. This is when Eric will have to seduce Talbot to gain access to the mansion. Talbot will die trying to save Russell’s life.

QSA and the V: I still think there is more to the V selling than money. It seems to me that QSA did not force Eric to start selling V until after he was already in Dallas. Before that time, Eric was cracking down on the selling of V. This tells me that whatever information he acquired intrigued QSA enough to force him into distributing V. Therefore, like many of you, I think it will turn out that QSA is trying to locate a very powerful V addicted witch. Based on what we now know about QSA’s obsession with daylight, I think she is hoping this witch (and Sookie’s blood) will help her attain her goal of walking during the day.

Yvetta: I still believe the witches sent Yvetta as a spy. Both Eric and Pam will begin to “smell a rat”, and Pam will feed Yvetta misinformation in order to trap her and confirm their suspicions. Yvetta will fall for the bait and Pam/Chow/Eric will interrogate her to find out who sent her. Yvetta, being a witch herself, will spell Eric with amnesia as revenge and Chow will kill her accidentally before they force her to reverse it. This will all lead into S4 where the witches will seek revenge for Yvetta’s death and will try to mount an attack against QSA.

Now it’s your turn. Share your predictions for Season 3 here!

491 Responses to “The Prophecy and Prediction Tent”

  1. 1 Imagine
    June 5, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Wow, those are great predictions VL. I really like the idea that Yvetta is a spy and is the one who gives us AE. I’m already ready for season 4 and some quality time with our Viking.

  2. June 5, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    There’s still the question in my mind about the Sheriff of NYC. I don’t think we have seen him in any promos What is his purpose? Also the 11th episode has not been titled as of yesterday. There is something more sinister afoot, but I haven’t any coherent thoughts. Anyone else want to take a stab at it?

    • June 5, 2010 at 12:22 pm

      I forgot to add…. will he be friend to Eric or foe?

    • 4 Lotus
      June 5, 2010 at 12:33 pm

      I hadn’t heard the Sheriff of NYC was making an appearance. Hm. Maybe that is part of the reason Russell is trying to consolidate power with QSA?

      • June 5, 2010 at 12:41 pm

        I believe the actor cast in the part is Vincent Gallo. I’m not really familiar with this actor.

        • 6 Lotus
          June 5, 2010 at 12:47 pm

          Oh, Vincent Gallo would make an excellent vampire. He has a very creepy vibe about him and an unusual face. Maybe this is part of the reason Eric is drawing up a will and not necessarily anything to do with the Magister. I know that we get a mention of NY in DITF, but I don’t recall any other mentions in previous books. This could get very interesting …

        • 12 LydiaB
          June 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm

          Wait, what?! Where did you get this info? I thought I was all up on the TB business, but I’ve heard nothing about Sheriff of NYC/Vincent Gallo.

          • 13 LydiaB
            June 5, 2010 at 3:01 pm

            Oh, I just googled and saw that it was on his twitter, but it could definitely be a fake…

        • 14 Dee
          June 5, 2010 at 4:21 pm

          Yeah it was on his twitter page, only thing is if that is his real twitter account. I don’t know why he wasn’t announced or even listed on IMDB if this is true. However, would be great if he is, I think he’d be great on TB. If he is then I’m guessing he is somehow involved with V also, maybe even part of the drug raid.

          • 15 LydiaB
            June 5, 2010 at 4:25 pm

            After reading more of “his” twitter it definitely seems fake.

            • 16 legalease
              June 5, 2010 at 5:39 pm

              I had read that info somewhere — I think it was a comment on this board — a few weeks ago but I haven’t seen it anywhere else. I definitely haven’t read any official announcement of his casting and we haven’t seen any casting sides for a Sheriff of NY. Either they wrote the part for him and are keeping it under wraps or it’s a foiler. If that Twitter account is fake it definitely seems fishy. Well, Vincent Gallo was in Metropia with AS, so perhaps that is how the rumor started. Regardless, Gallo would definitely make a great vampire since he already looks the part!

              • June 6, 2010 at 3:14 pm

                Pity about the fake twitter. I’m not savvy enough to tell the difference.
                Ah well, could have been interesting. Sorry to have led astray.

                • 18 Janofarc/hamsterbaby
                  June 7, 2010 at 11:49 am

                  A lot of the ‘real’ twitter accounts have a blue tick in a wee rosette icon and say they’re verified. Sam Trammel and Kirsten Bauer Van Straten both have that.

  3. 20 Sarah
    June 5, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Interesting post! I also like the idea that Yvetta might be a spy and a shifter – only remember her clothes that contained at least the skin or fur of three animals.
    According to the last interviews Franklin will play a big role in expose some character´s covers thus i suppose he will reveal Bill´s secret agenda to Sookie. This would correspond with AB´s tendency to reveal truths through bad and unrelieable characters (for example MA who told Sookie that Bill will leave her “cold”).
    Concerning Bill and Lorena. Do you really think the “starving and rape” scene is sufficient to show Bill´s downfall? To me he has fallen down long before but I think the classic Bill fans will excuse the deed with the “force of circumstances”. My theory goes a bit different: Bill is abducted against his will but nevertheless Lorena manages to make him find pleausure in their old life style again (draining a stripper..)and she makes him drink her blood again, too. Bill willingly betrays his queen and gives Russell all information he requires. Then Eric and Sookie appear in order to save Bill. Sookie and Lorena have a fight in which Sookie is able to hurt Lorena badly with her glowing hands powers while Eric is doing something else like fighting Russell or one of his minions. Bill sees that Lorena is hurt and looses all his temper and attacks Sookie in his anger and he maybe even tries to rape her. Lorena notices for the first time who er “sothern gentleman” Bill really is and manages to stop him until Eric arrives to save Sookie. Such a behaviour could not be excused by the Bill fans.

    • 21 Lotus
      June 5, 2010 at 12:43 pm

      Fur pelts appear to be big this season. We’ve seen them on QSA, Yvetta, and also Debbie Pelt.

      I’m of the opinion that Bill is going to betray his Queen and possibly Eric, too. He may reveal the information that V is being sold, which would provide some ammunition for Russell. I would also like to see Sookie kill Lorena instead of Eric, though if he did do it that might explain why he’s drawing up a will, since the killing of one vampire by another is forbidden in their world.

      Going to have to disagree about Lorena suddenly seeing Bill for the first time. I think Lorena knows exactly the kind of vampire Bill is and would love it if he attacked Sookie. If anything, she would probably encourage it if only to further torment Bill.

      • 22 Freyja
        June 5, 2010 at 12:48 pm

        I also think Lorena knows exactly who Bill is, she made him and she taught him to be cruel and vicious. It’s like Eric said “being a good maker is quite revarding” and I don’t think Lorena is what Eric thinks is a good one.

        • 23 Sarah
          June 5, 2010 at 3:08 pm

          I agree about Lorena´s sadism but I think that their relationship is more twisted than you think. On the one hand Lorena despises humane beings and likes it to torture them together with Bill, on the other hand she has still the image of Bill as a southern gentleman. You have to remember the Chicago murder, which is in my opinion a key scene for the interpretation of their relationship: Both tortured that poor couple and had rough sex beneath the dying woman but when Bill gave Lorena the neglace it was like the perverted version of a classic romance. You also have to take into account that Lorena turned Bill because she considered him being a gentleman while she killed all his precursors who were considered “unworthy” because they accepted having sex with her. Thus I think that even Lorena has a lot of illusions about Bill although she turned him and saw his darkest side.
          It sounds unbelievable that Lorena might fight against Bill but Mariana Kalvano also told us that Lorena will do something really good (and unbelievable) in this season so I see potencial for a change. It is also possible that she learns that Bill left her for Liam, Diane and Malcom while telling her that he can´t continue his cruel lifestyle. This would surely change her opinion about Bill. Let´s face it: He betrayed Lorena as he betrays Sookie und it would be a nice irony if both women learned this at the same time.

          • 24 sunnynala
            June 5, 2010 at 4:17 pm

            I think that even Lorena has a lot of illusions about Bill although she turned him and saw his darkest side.

            I agree. She’s told him he’ll grow out of his ‘conscience’ as if he ever had one. She’s told him she finds his ‘sensitivity’ “oddly cute” and so forth. Bill has fooled even her, to an extent, though she does know full well what he is capable of. She’s wearing blinders just like Sookie because she does not WANT to see the full truth.

            He betrayed Lorena as he betrays Sookie und it would be a nice irony if both women learned this at the same time.

            Agreed again.

            The audience will not learn the full extent of Bill’s crimes in s3 but they will learn enough that it should severely color opinions of him and prompt questioning of everything he’s said or done thus far. suspicion of Bill by one or more characters in relation to several events, including Gran’s murder, will be hinted at but not fully explored this season.

            We’re bound to get several incisive hints at Bill’s delusional state of mind.

            As for Eric’s vendetta, I’m still convinced it’s all about Bill. Eric may hate and distrust the were’s for whatever reason but I can’t see Bill’s kidnapping by them causing a sudden hunger for revenge in Eric. Any other motive against the were’s seems unlikely as well since he’s had all this time— why would he just now be seeking revenge? They had nothing to do with Godric’s death, and Godric killed his own maker so I can’t see him preventing or forbidding Eric to act against the were’s if Eric felt it was necessary.

            No, the only thing that has happened on TB thus far that would cause Eric to seek vengeance is Bill and his arrogance, deceptions, disrespect and general troublemaking. The convo outside the palace made it clear that Eric doesn’t just dislike Bill he distrusts him immensely and feels he is using Sookie for some nefarious purpose.

            Frankly, an Eric vendetta against Bill is FAR and away more interesting and exciting than a vendetta against any other vamp/person/were/faction that we have yet to see or have a hint of foreshadowing of thus far. Such a vendetta brings the two characters front and center and in direct conflict, which amps the drama considerably.

            • 25 Dee
              June 5, 2010 at 5:30 pm

              Sunny, AS confirmed in an interview that his vengeance plan has something to do with events from 1000 years ago. He also made it obvious that it has something to do with his father. We know there will be a flashback of his father and mother. Also a flashback to 900AD when Eric is with some blonde woman. I am thinking that might have something to do with Eric’s dads speech about Eric having to act more responsibly as a Prince.

              • 26 Dee
                June 5, 2010 at 5:33 pm

                I forgot to add that I personally think it’s interesting his revenge plan. If it has to do with his human family then that will humanize him to the audience and see that he still connects to his life before he became a vampire. Also, if his revenge plan were about Bill, I feel like it would come off wrong. It would look like jealousy in some ways because of Sookie and making his reasons not justified to all.

                We don’t know the revenge plot yet so it can be very interesting and might tie into the rest of the story very well.

              • 27 sunnynala
                June 5, 2010 at 5:39 pm

                Hmm, yes I know I could be wrong but I don’t believe these ‘spoilers’ until I see them in action.

                Also, if his revenge plan were about Bill, I feel like it would come off wrong. It would look like jealousy in some ways because of Sookie and making his reasons not justified to all.

                Yes but since when has TB been concerned with Eric ‘coming off wrong’ in comparison to Bill? Making his actions seem unjustified until you start dissecting his motives and actions is pretty much the point. A vengence plot against Bill would give the BL’s something to blame on Eric (as per usual) and at the same time the EL’s will be cheering him on. And of course it definitely WILL ‘come off wrong’ until we get a better idea of the REAL BILL.

                • 28 Dee
                  June 5, 2010 at 5:48 pm

                  I know some spoilers are put out there to throw us off but everything AS has said himself turns out to be true. If it was a spoiler that was just out there then I’d understand.

                  I wouldn’t cheer Eric on if it’s against Bill lol. I think Eric is above Bill and doesn’t give him that much attention to plan such a big revenge and waste his time with Bill. I think he’d just deal with him differently. Personally, one thing I liked about Eric in the books is that he didn’t really feel anything against Bill and wasted his time with him in that way. He never harps on Bill even when he is with Sookie, however, he does ask her about quinn and asked her if she regretted Quinn. He even asks Bill to check in on Sookie for him, and even in DAG he carries Sookie to Bill’s hospital bed because Bill wanted to talk to her and even laid her down next to Bill. I liked that Eric wasn’t jealous or wasted his time with Bill in that way.

                  Also, it says Eric will avenge someone. If he avenges someone it means his plan has to do with the death of someone he cared for. I know we all keep saying revenge but I think them pointing out “avenge” shows us that it’s about someones death. I don’t know if Bill could have killed anyone Eric knows, if so Eric would have acted differently towards him from day one.

                  • 29 sunnynala
                    June 5, 2010 at 6:21 pm

                    I think Eric is above Bill and doesn’t give him that much attention to plan such a big revenge and waste his time with Bill. I think he’d just deal with him differently.

                    Ya’ll are underestimating the potential threat Bill poses.

                    Bill is a DANGEROUS vampire who, just for starters, has caused the deaths of 4 vampires in Erics area in little more than a month. He is NOT a minor annoyance that Eric can afford to look down his nose at.

                    Eric is not ignoring him and he isn’t so arrogant as to believe Bill is nothing more than dirt on his shoe. He has taken the time to do some digging on Bill, that much is clear. If he felt so ‘above’ Bill and felt he posed no threat he would not have done that, and having done so Eric has discerned that Bill is a DANGER to Sookie–‘you’re obsession with Bill Compton is going to get you killed’–and in my book that is more than enough motive to seek vengeance.

                    • 30 Dee
                      June 5, 2010 at 6:34 pm

                      But to avenge is to inflict punishment in retaliation for harm or injury done to a person. I don’t know how much Eric cared for those vamps but none the less they were vamps and he did capture royce for it. Seems like Eric blamed the humans though, when he walked into merlotte’s he points out humans that do wrong unto vampires. Then we see he captured Royce for killing those vamps. Not to mention that Eric is Bill’s sheriff and has the right to deal with him differently. I don’t think he would have to plan a big vengeance plot in order to do so. And if Eric blamed Bill in any way for the vamps deaths he would’ve dealt with him differently in S2.

                      I don’t know, I’m just sticking with the fact that I would be very disappointed if this is the storyline. I would hate it if Eric’s big plan had to do with Bill, it’s giving Bill too much credit, no matter what Bill has done, Eric, is more powerful and much stronger and doesn’t have to go to any extreme with Bill, it’s a much simpler task to deal with him, no matter how dangerous Bill can be, it poses no threat to Eric. I would find a more interesting story if Eric went after a more powerful and stronger vampire, it shows more of a challenge. Not to mention it would explain a will(although this can be bc of a trial) it makes the story more interesting and keeps you in suspense. If Eric went after Bill then that poses no threat to Eric, Eric can kill him in just seconds. I think we’re supposed to feel afraid when seeing Eric’s plot and on the edge of our seats worried about what might happen to him. Which brings the drama to the show, with Bill there is no drama.

                    • 31 Dwimordene
                      June 6, 2010 at 8:48 am

                      If it was Bill he could just send him to the magister. He wouldn’t dirt his hands and it would be more simple.

                      It’s true, though, that on TB Eric is begin to be more concern about Bill than in the books… Book Bill never raised his head over him… Tb blood is getting cocky, lol.

                      He will deal about him, but I don’t think it would be this season, though… Well, that depends on the strenght of actions AB wants to show… At this moment it would be a very boring thing, going to the magister and a punishment done. However if this extends some more time, maybe the magister will not be enough, for Eric, because it would not be about the same matter, but something more personal than a disovedient underling.

                • 32 LLE
                  June 5, 2010 at 5:56 pm

                  It’s not Bill because he not 1000 years old.

                • 33 LydiaB
                  June 5, 2010 at 6:14 pm

                  I really doubt Eric would ever care enough about Bill to put in all that effort unless it tied in to other circumstances.

              • 34 Liz
                June 5, 2010 at 6:35 pm

                AB, also said this on a commentary, i posted it yesterday on Bills poster thread, a very old vengeance, i think?

            • 35 Serena
              June 5, 2010 at 5:50 pm

              Sunny, don’t get me wrong I hate Bill just as much and I’d really like to see Eric eradicate any evidence of him off the face of the earth, I don’t think Eric would take the time or the effort to seek revenge against him like that. All he has to do is wait for Bill to be his own undoing. Eric is too politically savvy to take out a mere pawn. And, besides, what Dee said.

              I think you’re right about the timing, its not purely due to Godric’s death, there’s been 1000 years to act and early Godric prob would have been down for that. But i think Eric’s revenge plot is similar to how he feels about being King, he would if he wanted to but he doesn’t so he hasn’t yet. I mean, I think its been simmering in Eric’s psyche but there has been no impetus to act on it, RE is prob more powerful and Eric wouldn’t have wanted to anything to jeapordize his Sheriffdom. I think those that suggested that the Magister is forcing him into taking his it are on to something.

              I really wouldn’t be surprised if Eric and Russell have a pleasant, civil rapport with one another, like frenemies.

              • 36 Serena
                June 5, 2010 at 5:52 pm

                * his revenge, not his it, lol. dude i should proof read sometimes, lol..

                • 37 Dee
                  June 5, 2010 at 6:02 pm

                  Maybe it’s not that he just out of nowhere decides to act upon it but finally has the opportunity. Good point Serena, about him not really being about to since RE is much older and more powerful. Eric is smart and knows what he can or can’t do. We know in EP 2 that something triggers him and he has a flashback. The were’s are probably what trigger him. Also, maybe finding out Bill is at RE’s mansion sets it off even more(if RE is the one he is after) but still he can’t do anything, RE is king and much stronger. They did say that this plot will gradually unfold throughout the season. What if instead of the Magister asking Eric to go after RE if he is into V dealing, Eric is the one who comes up with it. It’s the first time I even thought about this so haven’t worked it all out lol. But Eric gets to the DOD, sees Pam, and finds out it’s because of the V dealing. Maybe suggests that RE is the one he should go after, Magister needs proof and Eric says he’ll do it. I have to think of the rest lol

                  • 38 Dwimordene
                    June 6, 2010 at 9:34 am

                    It could be… It would also lead him to give his queen, she sold him to the magister for something she had done… He can’t give her out directly, though.

                    He could rescue Pam, and uncover a lot of dealings for the magister, and in the end, for all vampires, including himself, because his is not someone that would be proud of selling V, lol.

                    Oh… And could get free of a lot of chains at the end of it. Eric means the ever-leader, or something like that. He wasn’t born to be a second. He will raise someday.

              • 39 MASpencer
                June 5, 2010 at 7:01 pm

                [I really wouldn’t be surprised if Eric and Russell have a pleasant, civil rapport with one another, like frenemies.]

                This could be, but I really don’t think so. I think that Russell had something to do with murdering Eric’s parents, and I think Eric had been trying to avenge his parents’ death in his human life, which is why he was part of a group of rogue Vikings– because his kingdom was stolen from him, and he was framed as a criminal or thought dead.

                I don’t know why he hasn’t sought vengeance before now in his 1,000 years as a vampire, but I’m inclined to say that Godric had something to do with that– that as long as Godric lived as his maker, it was impossible for either Russell OR Eric to make any moves. (Maybe there was some kind of forced truce in place.)

                Anyway, I think after Godric died, both parties knew all bets were off. I think Eric immediately started forming plans to go after Russell and vice versa. My theory is that he changed his hair to disguise himself as a turned Nazi soldier (or werewolf) in order to
                get to Russell. And I think Russell may have sent Yvetta to get to Eric.

                In short: It is NOT coincidence that Russell is making his return into Eric’s life now… Sookie and Bill don’t just HAPPEN to be entangled with a King with whom Eric just HAPPENS to have a nasty history. I really think it’s all related– and that Eric himself may be the true target of Russell’s evil machinations.

                Or not. LOL!

                • 40 CarolB
                  June 7, 2010 at 12:13 pm

                  I think you’re spot on with this theory MAS – I hope it plays out this way. The one thing that isn’t adding up in my head though is WHY kidnap Bill? I mean, does RE not realise he’s doing Eric a great service by getting rid of his competition? Hang on, I think the other shoe’s just dropped, maybe that’s precisely why he’s taken Bill,coz he knows that there’s no love lost between B/E and he’s hoping to get Bill to split from QSA/Eric etc and tell all. Which would again explain why he’s being so welcoming in the promos. Sure beats any vamp computer doc reason (sorry, I always thought that was a bit lame in the books!)

                  • 41 CarolB
                    June 7, 2010 at 12:37 pm

                    Not like me to get something right lol! There’s so many spoiler’s about I can’t keep up with them all!

    • 42 VikingLover
      June 5, 2010 at 5:57 pm

      Thanks Sarah! My problem with Bill betraying the Queen and consciously (not in blood lust) attacking Sookie is the fact that Bill, at some point, returns to Bon Temps. I just can’t see how he could remain in BT if he did turn on the Queen AND consciously attacks Sookie. If QSA found out he betrayed her, she would have him killed. If he consciously attacks Sookie then he cannot remain in her life. Plus, I think Eric would kill Bill in order to defend her/save her life. From what we see of the promos, it doesn’t appear that’s the case. Gigi made a great observation from one of the promos – there is a scene where “someone” is holding Bill by the neck against a wall. Judging by the color of the wall, it appears to be in Alcide’s apt AND the hands that are holding him back look like they could be Eric’s hands. Eric doesn’t appear to be attacking him, just holding back and away from soemthing/someone. This is why I’m thinking that it’s blood lust (similar to the books) that causes Bill to attack Sookie. Otherwise, I can’t imagine Eric or Alcide allowing Bill into Alcide’s apt.

      I just can’t see how Bill would take that big of a fall with 3 more seasons to go. I think Bill will fall in the eyes of the audience but I don’t think that Sookie will see the full extent of Bill’s nature just yet. That being said, I really don’t think they will be together by the end of the Season because FM will reveal the edict (I agree that AB uses unreliable characters to tell truths). I’m just really not sure how much of Bill’s nature Sookie will see this Season besides the edict. Or she just break up with him because she will finally realize that he’s no good for her. I don’t know. I’m at a loss on this one.

      • 43 legalease
        June 5, 2010 at 6:50 pm

        Do you remember what promo? I’d love to take another look and see if I can find that scene.

        • 44 VikingLover
          June 5, 2010 at 7:08 pm

          Hey Legalease! Check out SVB’s “New Promo & Bill Minisode” post. The vid is there and Gigi’s awesome observation begins at comment #203. She also posted a screen cap of that particular shot. SVB posted another screen shot of Eric holding down Newlin so that we could compare the two photos. I can’t post the link so use the “search” area over on the upper right hand side.

          • 45 legalease
            June 5, 2010 at 7:28 pm

            I completely missed that discussion — very intriguing! Thanks!

            • 46 svmaddict
              June 5, 2010 at 8:48 pm

              Can you send me the links when you find the screencap? I can’t seem to find it. I don’t remember that scene dammit… 😦

              • 47 VikingLover
                June 5, 2010 at 8:53 pm

                Hey Svmaddict! You can’t find the post? Did you try using the “search” box on the upper right hand corner of the screen? You can also find it if you press on the “video” link as well. Otherwise, I can send you the link – where would you like it sent?

                • 48 legalease
                  June 5, 2010 at 8:56 pm

                  If you type “New Promo and Bill Minisode Teaser” in the search box it should pop right up. It did for me, and then I just looked for post #203 and the links to the pics were right there. Thanks for the directions VL!

                • 49 svmaddict
                  June 5, 2010 at 9:18 pm

                  Found it! Thanks! You and Gigi are right, these look like Eric’s hands and he’s definitely not attacking Bill but holding him back, What impresses me most is the look on Bill’s face. It’s sad and maybe guilty? I really hope he attacks Sookie in some version of the trunk scene!!

                  • June 5, 2010 at 9:27 pm

                    Bill does seems guilty and in an emotional mess, but what makes me doubt he is attacking Sookie is the fact that he has no blood at all on his mouth. Well, at least I can’t see it.

                  • 51 MASpencer
                    June 5, 2010 at 9:28 pm

                    Oh, it’s TOTALLY going to happen. I will be honestly SHOCKED if it doesn’t.

                  • 52 MASpencer
                    June 5, 2010 at 9:58 pm

                    And you know, Gigi was totally on point with her observation. The fact that there’s a hand around the neck AND on the shoulder, and Bill is looking anguished at something that’s going on in front of him, suggests that he’s NOT being attacked… but held back, the way a man would hold HIS FRIEND back from a fight.

                    Put this on my wishlist for season 3: That Eric (if that hand IS Eric’s) will show Bill genuine compassion and understanding in the face of his mistakes– when Bill showed absolutely NONE toward Eric before Godric’s death, punching him in the face without any pity whatsoever.

                    Bill had every right to be pissed at Eric. But dude– have a heart. There’s a time and a place for that. And right before Eric’s maker is about to engage in self-immolation is NOT it.

                    • 53 Dee
                      June 5, 2010 at 10:04 pm

                      Oh how I would love for that to happen. I agree with Gigi, it doesn’t look like he is being attacked just being held back. You also see the torment in Bill’s face for probably his own actions.

                      Now I wonder if this is where Sookie gets injured, we all know she does from those set pics.

                    • 54 Serena
                      June 5, 2010 at 10:07 pm

                      MAS, I’m postive those are Eric’s hands, I stare at them enough on my screensaver, lol. But good point, Bill has terrible tact.

          • 55 Gigi
            June 6, 2010 at 12:47 pm

            VL, thanks for the compliment of calling it an “awesome” observation HAHHAHAHHA (you’re going to spoil me Chica! LMAO). Nah, it isn’t, I think anyone of you could saw it as well, but perhaps my mind is more open to give attention to details because isn’t focus on find something in particular.

            Well… I’m not really sure where that scene takes place, but certainly Bill looks very VERY distraught and seems to be wearing an uniform similar to the one that Russell is wearing in some promos. And that detail led me to the other scene where someone in uniform is burning on fire, because I also thought there was something odd about it. I have read some think the “torch” is Talbot or even Russell. And I know I could be terrible wrong, but actually I think that torch isn’t Talbot nor Rusell, but Lorena.

            I made some caps from the scene and have found some details that deserve to be observed and doesn’t let me fully believe that the torch is a man. IMO, in the first secreencap

            the forearm seems to be too skinny to be a male’s one. And there is something about the round hips and that belly that doesn’t looks to me masculine, but instead reminds me of this images:

            But there is more. In this other cap
            http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt254/Wal-y/Blogs/Torch/torch2-1.jpg besides that the round curves don’t seem at all masculine to me, there is something over the arm and the back that is really too big to be a shoulder pad and it looks indeed disproportionate in relation to the shoulder and the arm. Then, when I took a look at my next cap

            (and please, forgive me again, but those round hips and the butt don’t look like the ones of a male) to my surprise, what before seemed to be a supersized shoulder pad actually looks like a long hair in a ponytail… Talbot and Russell don’t have long hair in TB. And at least, to my best recall, in all the scenes from the trailers Lorena appears with her hair pulled back.

            As I said at the beggining, I could be terribly mistaken. BUT, if this true and we tie it to the scene where Eric is holding back a very distraught Bill, it would make a lot of sense. svmaddict said she was very impressed by the look of sadness and guilt in Bill’s face, and I have to admit that when I saw him, I were, too. I think that was what intrigued me the most when I watched the scene the first time. And I really don’t think it has anything to do with love, because in TB, Bill really hates Lorena, I’m convinced at that. No matter their past, no matter the blood and sex lust he can feel as a vampire at the present, he hates her. That’s why I think the guilt might be precisely the fact that he couldn’t love her and the sadness is because she’s (or was) his maker (and we don’t know, maybe this is the moment when Lorena redeems herself probably trying to save him…). Lorena, the only person (dead and psychopath, but still a person) that he knows since he was condemned by her to be a living dead forever. Yes, it’s sickly, but is the truth. A lot of people hate their parents, too. Deeply and for real. But that doesn’t means they want to watch as they are killed. And IF I’m not wrong, here is when Eric words to Sookie [The bond between a vampire and its maker is stronger than you can imagine, pherhaps one day you’ll find out] would make sense. Because if Sookie has anything to do with her death or is present watching at how hopelessly Bill is trying to save Lorena while Eric is holding him to avoid that he can also be kill while trying to do it, his reaction must make her feel as if she were at the twilight zone.

            And if my suspicion is true (and I’m almost sure it is because TB is always making contrasts between E/B and last season we watched Godric final death, so I don’t think it would be uncommon they’ll want to show now the Lorena’s) then the wish of MAS for s3 will be granted. Because Eric (who has always looked at Bill as a child, because if you compare their ages, maturity and strenght, Bill actually IS a child) is holding back Bill in order to protect him from be killed while trying to save Lorena.

            Of course I could be terribly wrong and the hair could be just the shadow of a supersized shoulder pad and the torch vampire could just be a male with a such a HUGE butt that he can be mistaken for a female.

            And BTW, I don’t know if this will be the last season for Mariana Klaveno. So, if this isn’t…
            sue me… 😛

            • June 7, 2010 at 1:28 am

              Holy shit… doesn’t the idea of Lorena being the one on fire work in with Renee Alchemy idea…. the only thing is the flames aren’t red, but yellow. I would be interested in Renee’s view on that.

              I think that maybe this scene relates to the shot of Sookie looking at her hands… i can’t find a screen cap of it.

              • 57 VikingLover
                June 7, 2010 at 1:35 am

                It’s actually a man that’s on fire – he’s wearing a “fox hunting” outfit similar to what Russell wears when he encounters Bill in the woods. The person is also wearing riding boots. I think it might be Russell who’s on fire.

              • 58 legalease
                June 7, 2010 at 1:48 am

                Yes, that shot of Sookie looks like it could very well be at Russell’s and I think she is the one who ignites the fire. I think the power is triggered by severe emotion and/or fear and she doesn’t realize what she’s done until it’s already happened. I wonder where the show is going with Sookie and this power.

                • 59 Willowbella
                  June 7, 2010 at 4:53 am

                  Could be a stunt woman with a ponytail but could also be a skinny guy with flame retardant netting. The hunting gear looks more male to me (a female would wear a shorter jacket). That could be there to fool us of course, considering pics were released of Russell wearing it, so we’ll assume it’s him or Talbot on fire in the clip. Lorena is with them so maybe…

                  I’m not sure but I do like the idea of her her death being more dramatic and having witnesses, particularly Bill, it would make more of the moment and it could be a catalyst. Love the idea of Bill trying to save her and Eric holding him back and hence saving him.

                  Also, since they’ve done a vamp burning in the sun and a vamp being staked makes sense that they’d want to find another (visual) way to kill one. ANd AB says even Sookie does something dark this season, this could be it. If Lorena does go up in flames it seems unlikely there’ll be lit candles or flaming torches strewn around for Sookie to pick up and set her alight with, so it being caused by her power seems probable. Plus, if her power cranks up that will be more incentive for her to find out what she is. There is a brief clip at the end of a promo where it looks like she is using it but not sure where it is set (it’s daylight though and curtains are drawn).

                  I don’t imagine they’ll bring the character of Lorena back next season as it seems to me she’s served her purpose and I’m sure AB said a main character would die this season and fans would be happy about it, I thought he meant Lorena.

              • June 7, 2010 at 1:49 am

                I am starting to suspect you’re right about this.

                Sookie sets Lorena on fire with her Glowy hand of FAIL, while Bill is sitting there mortified, watching her burn with Eric holding him back.

                Geez Louise. Can’t we just fucking stake vampires the old fashioned way?? What’s wrong with that Alan, really??

                • 61 Gigi
                  June 7, 2010 at 2:03 am

                  HAHHAHAHHAA no Girl, why to bore people to death with the old stake method while he can be modern and make an hybrid of x-men’s Rogue and Sookie? THIS IS ORIGINAL!!! pffffft

                • 62 Gigi
                  June 7, 2010 at 2:42 am

                  Oh, I almost forgot… You also have to remember this version of Sookie isn’t as independent and intelligent as book Sookie is. So, she needs a super power to save her when no one can… because she can’t think.

              • 63 Gigi
                June 7, 2010 at 1:56 am

                If it happens as the result of something she does to save him or that can be understand as a way to redeem herself, then the yellow flames would make sense.

              • June 7, 2010 at 2:39 am

                I think Gigi is absolutely right, and this is Lorena’s big red alchemical self-sacrificial moment. My guess is that Sookie takes out after Bill with the glowy hand and Lorena saves him. This would fit with the spoiler that she does something surprisingly altruistic. If Lorena puts herself in front of Sookie to take the electricity herself and save Bill, it would echo what happens early in the season when Eric steps in the path of the bullet from Sookie’s gun to save a Were. The look of horror on Bill’s face would be because of Sookie trying to kill him and Lorena saving him. So…may question about all this is, why is Sookie trying to harm Bill? Did she learn that he cheated on her, that he’s a killer, or about the edict?

                The fire may not be literally red, but when I made that prediction, I was thinking of the typical color of flames, probably more yellow and orange than red, but often perceived and described as red.

                • June 7, 2010 at 2:56 am

                  Another possibility is that instead of the standard black, white, red alchemical process, AB is working with the older four stage process–black, white, yellow, and then red. I doubt we’ll know for sure until s4 when the next vampire catches fire.

                  Wikipediae– citrinitas, yellowing: spiritualization, enlightenment; the sun, male
                  Citrinitas, sometimes referred to as xanthosis,[citation needed] is a term given by 15th- and 16th-century alchemists to “yellowness.” It was one of the four major stages of the alchemical opus, and literally referred to “transmutation of silver into gold” or “yellowing of the lunar consciousness.”[citation needed] In alchemical philosophy, citrinitas stood for the dawning of the “solar light” inherent in one’s being, and that the reflective “lunar or soul light” was no longer necessary. The other three alchemical stages were nigredo (blackness), albedo (whiteness), and rubedo (redness).

                  • 70 Gigi
                    June 7, 2010 at 3:05 am

                    Yes, and in fact, CH is also working with the citrinitas stage as I noticed while reading DITF. Do you remember when I told you in your blog that I knew you were brilliant enough to know what I have to say, but just hadn’t percieve it probably because need to re-read it again? This stage is the key 😉 .

                    • June 7, 2010 at 3:16 am

                      Ha! I’m still working on DITF from my initial reading, and to be honest, alchemy wasn’t at the forefront of my mind. LOL!

                      I have wondered if CH was using the citrinas stage in other books, but it’s not something I really delved into. What is the tip off in DITF?

            • 72 VikingLover
              June 7, 2010 at 1:40 am

              Oh Sorry Gigi, I didn’t see your comment before responding. Great points!!

            • 73 MASpencer
              June 7, 2010 at 4:05 am

              Gigi– brilliant observation. And you know what? I think you might be right on. It does look like a female figure from the waist down (which is all we can really see, but still).

              I also think you’re absolutely on point about Bill’s anguished reaction. Anyone who has ever had a bad parent (or grandparent, or whatever) knows this feeling. You might “hate” them to the core of your being, but you still love them. It is what it is. Blood is thicker than water.

              I really think you might be right. And I also think that Sookie might be the one to do the deed. And I also think that this might be cause for Bill to attack her, which might land her in the hospital.

              Ironically, I remember theorizing LAST season that Jessica would try to kill Maxine, and Hoyt would be forced to choose between them– an ultimatum which would leave Jessica dead. Obviously, that didn’t happen… but as much as I love Jessica, I really wanted it to come down to that. Because that’s some serious human drama there: choosing, very literally, between the woman you love, and the parent who has done you wrong, but who brought you into this world and raised you the only way she knew how.

              Crazy, awesome, true-to-life stuff. And I can’t wait to see if it pans out like you’re calling it.

      • 74 Dee
        June 5, 2010 at 6:59 pm

        VL-that’s the same problem I have with the storyline and also about Bill’s actions. He does return to BT, and I don’t see how he can go back if he does such things. Unless QSA goes down but by the looks of it, after ep 6 nothing has happened to her just yet. Also, if you take Bill’s character down to an extreme in S3, that takes him out of the story basically and AB said he will always be a big part of the show. Does he betray Sookie? yes we see that he sleeps with Lorena. He might do other things but whatever he does he is able to return to BT. If QSA or Eric were after him then I can’t see that happening and then what happens the rest of the seasons? AB already has to come up with storylines for Bill’s character because he is in the books a lot less after the 3rd book but if he can’t be around Sookie, Eric or even QSA then he will become a minor character. What if they go to Rhodes, which AB wants to do. Means Bill won’t be there, and he wouldn’t be part of S4 if there is a witch war.

        Not to mention that during the Q&A, AB says there will definitely be a big love triangle between the 3. If all this happens then there is no longer a love triangle.

        • 75 VikingLover
          June 5, 2010 at 7:14 pm

          Exactly Dee! It’s just not possible from an overall storyline perspective. Plus I think that Bill will be somewhat redeemed for his actions – just like he was in the books. When I say redeemed I don’t mean that he will become the hero of the story or win Sookie back, but I agree with MAS’ tragic hero assessment.

          • 76 LLE
            June 5, 2010 at 7:18 pm

            Bill will do anything to get Sookie back.

          • 77 MASpencer
            June 5, 2010 at 7:34 pm

            I hope that, by the end of the series, Bill DOES find some redemption and self-knowledge. But I think it will require him losing EVERYTHING to get there. I don’t know when his “rock bottom” will be, but I suspect that losing Sookie and being faced with the harsh truth of his behavior and its consequences will play a big part in it.

            I think Bill will hurt Sookie– not just emotionally, but physically, too. I think he’ll genuinely hate himself for it– not least of all because the ONE person who believed in his goodness will no longer have faith in him.

            Anyway, the end result will be Bill either going off the rails or starting over. I think Bill’s emotional experience will be a lot like a drug addict’s or an alcoholic’s. A crisis usually prompts one of two reactions: You either sink further into your addiction, until it finally kills you, or you recognize the urgent need for real change and finally take it (going to rehab).

            I don’t know where Alan Ball intends to go with this character. But the optimist in me would like to see Bill finally able to reconcile with himself in the end. Just not with Sookie… mostly because life simply DOESN’T work that way.

          • 78 Dee
            June 5, 2010 at 7:38 pm

            Exactly and it would keep in with the spirit of the books. I agree with MAS and her tragic hero assessment also.

          • 79 svmaddict
            June 5, 2010 at 8:50 pm

            Yep. Bill has always been portrayed as the tragic hero, that’s not going to change. Unfortunately.

            • 80 VikingLover
              June 5, 2010 at 11:42 pm

              SVMaddict, don’t worry because AB describing Bill as a tragic hero, and portraying him as such, means that Bill (as a character) was doomed from the very start. Tragic heros take falls because of their own errors in judgment and actions – no matter how noble the intentions behind their actions may be. They are their own worst enemies.

        • 82 legalease
          June 5, 2010 at 9:31 pm

          Yes, they will finally be making Bill a more grey character this season, but he will never be pitch black. Bill and Eric started the series on opposite ends of the spectrum and the show is slowly bring them both towards the middle. We’ve continuously gotten hints that both characters are not as they appear in the beginning of the story. As much as some fans like to believe that Eric is a one-dimensional villain, he isn’t, and the show has never portrayed him that way. In the same terms, Bill will not become a one-dimensional villain either. Honestly, it makes for better drama when all of the characters are rich and complex, even if it’s not the characters that we like and for whom we root. Whether or not AB has as much of a Bill boner as he’s led us to believe, I think he truly does like the character and sees him as the tragic hero that MAS describes.

          • 83 svmaddict
            June 5, 2010 at 9:36 pm

            well said. My thoughts exactly.

          • 84 Lotus
            June 5, 2010 at 10:03 pm

            I agree.

          • June 5, 2010 at 10:12 pm

            I agree too.
            [Bill and Eric started the series on opposite ends of the spectrum and the show is slowly bring them both towards the middle]. That’s it. No pure good, no pure evil either.

          • 86 Willowbella
            June 5, 2010 at 11:07 pm

            Great assessment of Bill.

            He has no real place in modern human society or in the vampire world because he can’t reconcile anything. I think this season we’ll begin to see him try to do this and begin to adapt but it will be after a catalyst that will be BAD and will make him guilt ridden.

            [Bill and Eric started the series on opposite ends of the spectrum and the show is slowly bring them both towards the middle.]

            I think it was AB that stated that every TB character is wounded in some way and capable of good and bad instincts. It’s how they act on them and react to the bad things they do that matters. I think we will see Bill do immoral things but, as promo shows, we’ll also see him try to do right. Clips show that he tries to do the self-sacrificing thing to try to keep Sookie safe. I think this will be early on though. Later I think he will TRY to attack her/hurt her physically and he will DEFINITELY hurt he emotionally. I think with both Bill and Eric the writers will malign then redeem them both until like said legalease said they are both at some mid-point, neither good nor bad/flawed or perfect.

          • 87 A Northern Soul
            June 6, 2010 at 2:09 am

            I agree, legalease. That’s what makes TB so great, the many layers of the characters. It wouldn’t be as interesting if it was simply a case of Good Guy, Bad Guy.

      • 88 LLE
        June 5, 2010 at 7:17 pm

        By the time Sookie rescue Bill, Bill won’t be starve because he been drinking strippers and draining them. I doubt Bill attacks Sookie because he starved. Bill will betray the Queen and I doubt the Queen will do anything because Bill probably has something over her that can ruin her. Bill spend sleeping in a comfort bed and having plenty sex. Eric won’t kill him because of Sookie.

        Sookie will open her eyes about Bill and will walk way from him like the books.

      • 89 Willowbella
        June 5, 2010 at 9:19 pm

        I agree with you VL (and great post BTW). I think the big bad from Bill this season will be when it’s revealed that he went after Sookie on QSA’s orders. This will be what splits them up. I think he will attack her in a fit of blood lust but someone will intervene and it will not go as far as it did in the book (the promos made me think this too).

        It’s inevitable we will see a darker side to Bill but I don’t think he will be completely vilified, they won’t want to alienate Bill fans or want the character to have nowhere to go or be totally irredeemable. I’m actually okay with that. As much as I dislike Bill in the books, I think he’s more complex and, dare I say, likable (please don’t hate me!!!) on the show and I’m all for that. Mostly that’s due to Stephen Moyer but let’s face it based on book Bill the only way was up. 🙂

        Also agree with you that they will proceed from E/S dreams to some real action this season but don;t think it will go past kissing. They’ll save that till next season I think.

        Loved your theory about QSA working with the witches in an attempt to be a day walker. Interesting.

        • 90 Dee
          June 5, 2010 at 9:25 pm

          And sleeping with Lorena lol have to throw that in. So he does cheat and not sure what the deal is with the stripper, maybe he won’t do much with her so I won’t throw her in the mix just yet.

        • 91 MASpencer
          June 5, 2010 at 9:26 pm

          Bill’s TOTALLY likeable when he’s not being a sanctimonious prick. Unfortunately, however, that’s why he spent at least part of season 1 and ALL of season 2 in the UNLIKEABLE category for me.

          But I think that act will go down the toilet FAST this season… and hopefully, it will stay there for good.

          • 92 legalease
            June 5, 2010 at 9:38 pm

            From what I can tell, his popularity took a nose dive last season. If AB likes this character as much as he appears to, it would be smart for him to dirty him up and expand his role beyond Sookie purse holder and all-around wet blanket.

          • 93 Willowbella
            June 5, 2010 at 9:55 pm

            Haha, yeah there’s definitely an I am ‘mainstreaming’ and better than you thing about him that’s a TAD annoying. 😉 I think too that this season his act will crumble and he’ll have to reconcile the man/vamp within himself. IMO he adheres to the human values of a century before, like that makes him saintly, but the truth is that era has long gone and has no relevance anymore for good reason. He’s outdated and clinging to a time of false gentility, suppressed emotions and a belief that women are delicate flowers…and he thinks this is a GOOD thing and that it makes him superior! Definitely sanctimonious! But I still think he has a few more moments than book Bill (again for me that’s mostly to do with SM’s charisma and off-screen likability and the fact he’s a fellow Brit :)).

  4. 94 Beeeelllllll
    June 5, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    It has come to my attention that certain low-minded individuals have been spreading scurrilous rumors that I have untoward designs upon Mr. Northman. I cannot, in good conscience, allow the honorable name of William T. Compton to be besmirched and slandered in such a fashion. Allow me to state unequivocally, that I loathe and despise the Viking. My hatred for him is such that I often I lie awake during the day, unable to sleep, tossing and turning, because I am inflamed with a passionate abhorrence. I tremble with rage when I envision the cruel sneer of his soft luscious lips. Lips that are as practiced in deceit as he is practiced in the erotic arts of indescribable pleasure. Is it any wonder that he is such a pompous ass when one considers the graceful curve of his firm and well rounded posterior? One only imagines that the magnificent bulge of his manhood (the girth and width, both of which, I have heard are considerable) has only fed his conceit throughout the centuries. Furthermore, he is well aware that there are many would willingly sacrifice themselves upon the altar of his insatiable lust. For example, if I were to beg him (stallion that he is) to mount and mercilessly ride me like a mare in heat… Mr. Northman would only callously dismiss my generous offer with a mocking smirk. Without a doubt, the arrogance of that man is simply astounding. How anyone could possibly think that I condescend to hold Eric in anything but contempt is beyond me.

  5. 103 pennydreadful
    June 5, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Sorry for the off topic post, SVB and VL 😉

    • 104 VikingLover
      June 5, 2010 at 6:11 pm

      Penny, you are too funny!!! I agree with Serena that you should have a “Bill’s Corner” segment or ep recaps!! 🙂

  6. 105 svmaddict
    June 5, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Well done! I can’t predict what will happen neither can I guess what’s in QSA’s/Russell’s/the Magister’s mind but these seem like well-thouht predictions.

    I think that AB will manage to surpise us all once again, with plots that none of us will have predicted but I can see some of those plotlines you suggested coming true… I especially loved the prediction about Lorena. From what has been spoiled so far, I see this as the season where Lorena will redeem herself. Don’t know how, but I don’t think she’ll be as evil as she appeared in S2. Your version of what’s going to happen seems plausible.

    The only predictions I can make with some certainty are these:

    1) We’ll see more of each character. In Eric’s case, we will finally get to see a more human side of him, see how complex he is and we’ll glimpse the feelings he is starting to have in relation to Sookie. This is going to be a very interesting season for Eric’s fans :D. The casting call for Claudine and Hunter, as well as parts of the trailers we’ve seen so far, lead me to believe that we’ll see a different side of Sookie as well -more erotic, more confident, more..dark too maybe, as AB said in the Untimate Truebie video? Also we will get to see a more vampiric/dark side of Bill -finally. I don’ think Bill is evil -not in the books and not in the show either- but I do feel he has a vampiric side that he is constantly trying to hide (and that irritates the hell out of me) and I’m really glad that this season we will get to see it.

    2)That being said (darker Bill), I don’t think his “fall” will be that great. We will most definitely see that Bill’s motives weren’t what they appeared to be (reasons for coming to Bon Tempt and even -dare I hope?- an indication/proof that he let Soookie get beaten in S1 just so he could give her his blood. But no matter how bad this season is going to be for him, I don’t think AB will give up on him that easily… he will still give him redeeming qualities that will make (some of) the audience feel sorry for him. I predict that, while he’ll do many dark deeds and other things from his past will be revealed, he will in some way be portrayed as if he is “sacrifing” himself for Sookie. At least that is the feeling that the phone-call to Sookie in the trailer gives me. He continues to be the “tormented” character and we will see more of him in seasons to come. He will fall, but he won’t be out of the race the way he so obviously is in the books…

    3) No matter what truly happens in that trailer scene that has been much discussed (yes, you know which one I’m talking about), whether it’s a dream or reality, if it’s the real thing or just Sookie teasing Eric, if it will continue or stop after a few kisses, for one thing I’m sure: there will be both emotional and physical progress in Sookie’s/Eric’s relationship. And I can’t wait to watch it!!

    • 106 Lkc
      June 5, 2010 at 1:32 pm

      svmaddict I agree with your interpretation of Bill. I don’t think AB will totally throw Bill under the bus. Like the books he is going to leave some things ambiguous enough and open to interpretation. In this way he won’t lose his fan base of BLS.

      • 107 Ashley
        June 5, 2010 at 5:59 pm

        Well if hes having sex with Lorena id say thats pretty bad, because hes released. HOw is having sex with Lorena protecting Sookie? The phone call in itself was probably to keep Lorena away from Sookie, but that in itself isnt protecting her. What about Russell and QSA, whos gonna protect her from them? I dont know whats going to happen, but i think it will be bad enough to lose some fan base for sure.

        • June 7, 2010 at 2:29 am

          i would say that the phone call is similar to the reason Bill gives in the book about him leaving her. Though i don’t believe it is to keep Sookie away from Lorena. I think Russell has a lot to do with it, and maybe even the snip from one of the trailer that has Russell saying about Sookie and ‘youre stubbornness’ is actually to Bill and not Eric as the next shot has. I think it’s clever editing.

          So i think it’s Russell that Bill is trying to protect Sookie from… but i’m not sure if i see this as sacrificing himself for her, i think it gives QSA access to her still, holding up his end of the edict.

    • June 5, 2010 at 1:35 pm

      I’m starting to think that scene is entirely a dream and there will be ANOTHER kiss scene, a real one, which we haven’t seen any glimpse of (and a very intense one, I imagine). I can’t understand why AB should give away all of his best scenes in a trailer. That kissing scene is a trap, IMO.

      Anyway, VL, great theories. I especially enjoyed the one of Bill’s kidnapping and rescue. It would be awesome to see Eric captured instead of Bubba and then coming to rescue Sookie from the rape. Not like in the books, where he arrives too late. Maybe I’m aiming for too much…

      Also, I agree that yvetta is a spy and she will lead to Eric’s amnesia (though I have to admit I hated that part of the books, I know, I must be the only one but I don’t like AmnesiaEric: I would rather see his softer and emotional side not because of a spell but because of a true growth of his character).

      I still doubt that FM is send by Russell himself; actually, I don’t know what to think about his storyline and it intrigues me enormously…

      • 110 Freyja
        June 5, 2010 at 2:19 pm

        About the kiss, yes I think the one we have seen is a trap/a dream. Probably in episode 3. AB said that there will be an intense scene between Sookie and Eric in episode 6, that probably will be real!

  7. 111 jaxx22
    June 5, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Awesome take. You’ve summed it up perfectly.

  8. 112 Serena
    June 5, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Love your thoughts, VL! I think you summed up everything nicely. The only thing I really disagree on is that I think Sookie will take Eric’s blood this season, whether its at Alcide’s apartment, or after/in the hospital.

    A few nuggets of my own;
    I still think Sookie is going to volunteer to be branded like Debbie, she wants RE attention on that stage and Alcide barks at her for some reason, how else does she get into RE compound? Especially because it seems Eric seduces Talbot after Bill is rescued.

    I bet Laffayette gets his heart broke by Jesus, if Jesus is a Were and finds out that Laffy is the one selling the V, that might mean serious trouble. (Maybe he is the one that has Laffy beaten up?) Also, I believe that if Laffy is going to be Eric’s Bobby Burnham, then he might start to resent Sookie and their friendship will sour.

    Also, I think we are going to find out Tara is pregnant before the end of the season. MA was trying her best to get the whole town inseminated by the GWC, I wouldn’t be surprised if every other female got pregnant too, including Jane Bodehouse and Dimitri,(who is not just a bull-shaped meat tree, but a giant uterus, lol).

    Oh and I hope we see a flashback of Bill draining his wife, that’d be fulfilling.

  9. 113 LydiaB
    June 5, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    I don’t have even brainpower to think of all the possibilities, but does anyone have theories as to how the whole “Eric’s revenge” plot will fit in? Going just by Alex’s comments, it seems like a pretty big part this year.

    • 114 legalease
      June 6, 2010 at 1:45 am

      The revenge plot is the story that I’m the most anxious about because I’m not sure what will happen and what the result will be on Eric’s character. I know that a lot of it will depend on what exactly happens to Eric’s family and his reaction to it. Is Eric’s revenge to kill Russell or to take away from Russell something that he dearly loves like Russell took Eric’s family? It’s been fairly well-hinted that Eric seduces Talbot and it’s not far fetched to think that it’s part of his revenge. I sincerely hope that there is more to it because this isn’t Gossip Girl. The way that AS keeps describing the graphic nature of the scene makes me think that it involves both sex and death, or at least a good bit of violence. But if Talbot is portrayed as some sheltered housewife to Russell, how would a cold-blooded sex and murder scenario reflect on Eric? If Talbot comes off even the least bit sympathetically, it will make Eric look bad.

      I also do not want Godric’s sacrifice, and what he said to Eric after the FOTS and prior to his death, to be forgotten and there should be some impact on Eric moving forward. I want him to stay the BAMF that he is and I don’t want him to become a pacifist, but how would Godric view this revenge? If Eric follows through, I hope that there is at least some type of self-reflection. Maybe it wasn’t as satisfying as he’d hoped or that the consequences end up making him regret it.

      I love the theory that I read on the board a few days ago that Eric’s seduction of Talbot may be part of him infiltrating Russell’s group. I’d especially love it if it was to protect Pam or was in exchange for Pam’s safety. Eric always has about a million motives for everything he does and if he was after Russell not only for revenge but to protect Pam I think that his actions would be more accepted. It would be wonderful if he’s seducing Talbot not only out of revenge, but to get information for the Magister as well in order to protect his precious Pammy. That would be the complicated Eric that I love!

      • 115 Dee
        June 6, 2010 at 1:58 am

        Thanks for reminding me of another prediction I have lol

        Yes, I think that Eric will infiltrate Russell’s group in order to save Pam. This is when he might seduce Talbot. If his reason for this is to somehow save Pam, then I think it’s great for his character. We see he is wearing same suit in the scene with Pam being tortured and Eric with the martini at the mansion. He might even go straight there after finding Pam in the DOD.

        • 116 legalease
          June 6, 2010 at 2:10 am

          Yes, I think the murder of his father or his entire family, combined with his present desire to protect his child from harm, could offer a sympathetic counterpoint to his cold-blooded actions if he does indeed seduce and murder Talbot. Based on AS’s comments, the graphic scene takes place in Episode 8 or 9 and after the Bill’s kidnapping story is resolved. Perhaps he starts his seduction of Talbot in the scene where he’s holding the blood martini and follows through a few episodes later.

          I’m also wondering if Eric doesn’t offer up his own life in place of Pam’s basically upping the stakes by making his own life forfeit if he fails in his mission. I don’t know if the Magister just wants info on Russell or if he wants Russell completely removed from the picture. If Eric fails to either get the necessary info or to kill Russell, that could be why he’s preparing his will in Episode 10. He could also be getting his affairs in order because Russell is on the warpath after whatever craziness causes him to go on the run.

        • 117 Jan
          June 6, 2010 at 10:23 am

          I think it to save Pam
          Sookie will all so be in the house of Russell …I bet
          Eric will have to save her Again
          Lorna and Bill will be there

  10. 118 Dee
    June 5, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Good Job VL, I like your theory about how Bill gets rescued, didn’t even consider that scenario playing out that way.

    Like everyone else I believe Yvetta, is a spy. I can see her being there because of Hallow(that’s if AB includes her and follows this storyline) but part of me is still holding on to my first theory of Yvetta and that she is there because of QSA.

    FM is definitely there to investigate Bill and Sookie like we can see in the trailers. I think this is even why he helps Jessica out. He’ll somehow get into Bill’s house and unveil secrets about him. I have a feeling the audience will start slowly finding out Bill’s little secret but don’t think it will be revealed to Sookie just yet. At first I thought FM was there because Bill killed Longshadow but now I am not 100% sure. That clip of FM telling someone that he and Tara are like twins, looks like he might be at Russell’s home.

    I still don’t know what to think of Bill’s kidnapping. He does end up with Lorena and Russell but everything I’ve seen so far seems odd. And the last trailer doesn’t help because we see Russell and Bill enter the mansion, Bill is wearing the shirt he wearing in the woods when Russell comes upon him on a horse. Now if Bill escaped, I think they would’ve treated him differently, but it looks like they casually walk into the mansion and almost seems like Russell is like “welcome to my home” bill is just walking non nonchalantly behind him.

    I have more theories but I’ll post them later.

    • 119 CarolB
      June 5, 2010 at 5:02 pm

      Great thoughts on Season 3! The only thing I can think to add is that maybe Bill has no idea who’s taken him, manages to “escape”, only for Russell and his weres to find him. Russell then plays a “good cop, bad cop” routine by inviting Bill to stay and butter him up to reveal…whatever and when Bill doesn’t,that’s when Russell lets rip and lets the torturing begin.

      • 120 legalease
        June 5, 2010 at 6:09 pm

        Yes, I think that Bill will willingly go with Russell to his mansion because he has no idea it was Russell who ordered the weres to kidnap him. Russell is yelling at the weres in one of the promos for mucking it up and I think that’s because they let Bill escape.

        Here’s how I think it will play out: In the first episode, he will escape the weres after they torture and feed on him. He’s covered in dirt and naked when he approaches the old woman’s home, so I presume that he’s been taking a little dirt nap to heal his wounds. Whatever happens with the old woman happens, and Bill leaves and comes upon Russell in the woods. Bill doesn’t realize Russell is decked out in full hunting regalia because he is hunting Bill. Russell gives him the grand tour and Lorena is either there or shows up at some point. I’m not quite sure if Bill is ever physically tortured at Russell’s. It seems like it’s going to be all about psychological torture with Lorena taking the lead. I think both Russell and Lorena will force Bill to reminisce about the past resulting in him having to face the vampiric nature that he’s been repressing since he’s been with Sookie. Bill will do things in the present that will cause even more self-loathing. Russell will imply or even threaten some kind of harm to Sookie as well to force Bill’s compliance if the trailer shown before the Q&A is any indication. I don’t know if the rescue will be so much of a rescue as a release and Lorena will play a key part. I believe she’ll get a little redemption before she’s killed.

  11. 121 Sibyl_Vane
    June 5, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    I think Russel will be the one to send Hallow after Eric. He will survive season 3 and send Hallow under the guise of wanting Eric, only to curse him as revenge for Tablot- for Eric to be close to his heart’s desire without knowing it. He does seem to be handing out the V to the weres this season.

  12. 122 Aposmeal
    June 5, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    I still think AB will make Bill’s fall shocking. I think Claudine will show Sookie that Bill watched as she was beaten by the Ratrays.

    • 123 sunnynala
      June 5, 2010 at 5:41 pm

      I hope so Aposmeal. If not that specifically, I hope Claudine will at least warn her about Bill.

    • 124 ChelleInOz
      June 6, 2010 at 6:16 am

      Aposmeal, that’s a great theory, of what we all believe happened with the Rattray’s attack and Bills tardiness in turning up…I forgot that Claudine was there, so it could be a real contender. I really hope this reveal happens in some shape or form….

    • 125 Jan
      June 6, 2010 at 10:32 am

      That would so wronge in so many ways
      I hope Sookie get some good times
      But it sure does not look like it

  13. 126 ESFAN08
    June 5, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    This Theory is probably out there, but what if Bill is a double agent? working secretly for both QSA/RE. I just dont understand why he seems to be just hanging out with RE instead of being more of a prisoner. I’m probably so off on this Theory, but just thought i’d throw it out there. Bill could be acting as a spy for RE against the Queen while secretly at the same time acting as QSA’s spy against RE. I just donno why RE all of a sudden wants Bill if they haven’t had some kind of prior relation.

    • 127 Dee
      June 5, 2010 at 5:54 pm

      ESFAN08-I have the same crazy feeling and I know it’s out there but I also don’t understand this kidnapping thing. We see now that in ep 3 he is having sex with Lorena, we see him encounter RE in the woods and then after they just walk into his mansion and if someone just escaped I think they would bring them in differently. We only see it for a split second and see just their backs but the way they walk into their mansion and RE walks ahead and kinda does this gesture with his arms, it’s like he’s just welcoming Bill in. We see Bill with a stripper too and he sleeps in a very nice bedroom lol. Not to mention that he pledges his allegiance to somebody in EP 2. Something is very off and I wonder if Bill is sent to infiltrate RE. Something is not right but luckily we find out very soon lol. But some of the pieces just don’t add up.

      • 128 Serena
        June 6, 2010 at 12:47 pm

        I agree Dee, something is very off about Bill’s kidnapping, he looks like a real guest of Russell’s; so did Russell design it that way with a fake rescue from the weres or is Russell a friend of Bills? This has me so puzzled, I’m starting to think Claudine stole Bill, lol.

  14. 129 svmaddict
    June 5, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Ok, I have a prediction to make:

    I think Russell Endigton is somehow related to Godric. Maybe he is Godric’s maker? I’m pretty sure Eric’s revenge will be towards RE and/or the werewolves and maybe that’s why he seduces Talbot and possibly kills him.

    Facts we know:

    1)RE is older -much older- than Godric.
    2)RE works with werewolves and has been working with them for sometime now.
    3)Godric & Eric meet with some werewolves in WWII and after that encounter, Eric hates werewolves with a passion. Especially those who belong in the pack that RE works with (the ones with the brand on their neck -same ones they met in the flashback to WWII).

    All these facts are interconnected and make it clear that something happened on the past, something for which both the werewolves and Russell are responsible about, that made Eric mad and looking for revenge -especially now that Godric is dead.

    • 130 Serena
      June 5, 2010 at 5:54 pm

      Godric killed his maker, but RE might be Eric’s grandpa..

    • 132 Dee
      June 5, 2010 at 5:54 pm

      I thought RE was also Godric’s maker but they said on S2 dvd that Godric killed his maker.

    • 133 sunnynala
      June 5, 2010 at 5:54 pm

      We know RE isn’t Godric’s maker because in the s3 DVD extras Pam relates that Godric killed his maker.

    • 136 LydiaB
      June 5, 2010 at 5:59 pm

      Godric killed his own maker waaaaaaaay back when. That wasn’t revealed on the show, but it was explained in the commentary Pam did on the blu-ray DVDs.

      I think it might have something to do with werewolves as well though, since AS mentioned there’s a “deeper” reason Eric hates them so much.

    • 138 legalease
      June 5, 2010 at 6:14 pm

      Regarding Fact #3, is there a spoiler that it’s the encounter with the weres during WWII that causes Eric to hate them? I thought it was connected to his father’s death 1,000+ years ago? I’m definitely thinking that Eric and Godric are part of the WWII flashback in the second episode, but I was under the impression that Eric already had the vendetta against Russell and the weres.

      • 139 Lotus
        June 6, 2010 at 1:05 pm

        That’s my impression, too. The WWII flashback is there to show us something, but I don’t think it’s going to show us the reason for Eric’s desire to avenge someone. That will probably happen when we see the flashback to his human life.

  15. 140 Caitlin
    June 5, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    wow I really like your predictions VikingLover. The part abuout Yvetta really does tie into book 4, Yvetta replaces Hallow in a sense which makes sense since AB wouldn’t want to bring in another character and confuse people, and I like how it combines QSA crazy day walking and Eric having amnesia. Nice work!

    • 141 Jo
      June 5, 2010 at 6:10 pm

      ah! I would not want Yvetta to replace Hallow! I still prefer the idea that Yvetta is a spy, so after hearing about six hours without stopping the Viking, she would personally check if it’s true! ehehehehehehe 😉
      But I think they will not bring Hallow in the show 😦

    • 142 svmaddict
      June 5, 2010 at 6:24 pm

      Yeah, I have it on good authority. A person that has already watched the first 3 episodes. The flashback in WWII is Godric and Eric.

      Which to be honest, doesn’t make much sense to me. AB forgot his own script? In Dallas, when Lorena tells Eric she hasn’t seen Bill in 70-80(?) years he replies that he hasn’t seen his own maker for much longer than that and yet he is fiercely loyal to him.

      Last time I checked, WWII happened about 70 years ago…

      • 143 legalease
        June 5, 2010 at 6:44 pm

        You’re right, I think that it’s a continuity error because according to Eric he had been split from Godric way before WWII.

        Is it made clear in the flashback that it’s at that moment that Eric starts hating the weres? It’s just that there’s been some great theories on this board about how the weres and Russell relate to Eric’s father, Ulfrick, and Eric’s vengeance for what happened to his father. Possibly that his father was a were or used the weres in as soldiers. Does Eric believe it’s solely Russell’s fault until whatever happens in the flashback? Is that when he realizes that the weres were also involved with Russell? If it’s not made clear that this is when he first learns of Russell’s association with the weres, I think that Eric has known that Russell has his own pack since Eric was human and that this pack was responsible for his father’s death. Sorry for all the questions, LOL, I’m just really intrigued by this vengeance storyline! Hopefully, the Viking family flashbacks in the fifth episode will fill in some of these gaps.

        Thanks for this info about the flashback. It definitely confirms that Russell has had his own pack, or at least works with this pack, and has been for centuries. The brand that we are seeing on several of the new characters is important and means that these weres belong to Russell’s pack. It also supports VL’s theories about Russell training his pack to incite a race war and further his own agenda.

        • 144 svmaddict
          June 5, 2010 at 6:59 pm

          I wasn’t told anything about Eric’s parents so maybe flashbacks with them are not in the first episodes? Dunno…

          Eric’s father may or may not have something to do with the revenge storyline but it could be something else entirely -what if it’s just about the animosity between Eric and his father who was a Viking King, about how his son should act as the future leader? Something that stuck with Eric in his vampiric life as well and has formed him into the man he is?

          Just guessing here…

          • 145 Dee
            June 5, 2010 at 7:08 pm

            I believe it’s episode 5 that we have a flashback of his parents. I remember seeing the pic of who they picked to play Eric’s father, described the flashback a little and I think it said episode 305 at the top. He talks to Eric about acting responsibly as a Prince.

            I wrote above about why I personally think it has to do with his father, of course others can disagree lol because as of now everything we say are just theories.

            AS mentioned in an interview that he avenges someone from 1000 years ago. Avenge usually has to do with someones death or if a person was seriously injured too I guess. So going with the fact that it was 1000 years ago, right around when Eric became a vamp, and the fact that we see a flashback of his parents, im guessing that it has to do with them. In the interview it was sort of hinted at that it’s his father he avenges, but again it was more of a hint that a direct statement. Unless it’s someone else he avenges from 1000 years ago.

            • 146 legalease
              June 5, 2010 at 7:25 pm

              Yeah, not sure if it is his father’s death that Eric is avenging, but he seems to be the most likely suspect at this point. I think we’ll know a lot more once the fifth episode has aired and we see Eric’s father, mother and, of course, the buxom serving wench! I’m hoping that it will not just shine a light on Eric as human and his relationship with his father, but will also tie back into the story with Russell and his were connections.

        • June 5, 2010 at 9:41 pm

          It’s not a continuity error. One of the themes is the unreliability of information, even first person. Pay close attention when the characters are relaying information that the viewers have seen. The speaker nearly always wrong about something or their opinion is coloring their interpretation of events. When Bud questions Sookie about whether the killer left Dawn’s door open or unlocked, she tells Bud Dawn’s door was open even though we saw Sookie knock on the screen, open in, knock on the door, and then open it.

          • 148 Dwimordene
            June 6, 2010 at 11:15 am

            yap, that conversation bettween Sookie an Bud will come back. Remember that Bill was very interested in all that, and Sookie found her door opened when she fond Gran killed… It seemed like an error, an it is an error, but from Sookie, not the writters; it is intended… Because we will find out that Bill killed her to have Sookie (oh! and we will find out that Sookie reads vampires sometimes… When she was in bed with Bill after Tina’s death, I’m sure the flash from Gran -which the camera wasn’t in the position of Sookie’s memory- is from Bill’s mind). So if the writters have used that one time, it is obvious that they have being doing it more, sometimes we won’t catch them until they are explained… But as AB said, the series must be looked as a global when the it ends. This won’t be a series with no end. AB must know how many seassons will be done, or he wouldn’t be talking of the overall picture.

      • 149 MASpencer
        June 5, 2010 at 7:10 pm

        I noticed that too. He also said that there were “none above him [Godric] in the new world.” Well, Russell was ultimately written to be about 700 years older than Godric, so…

        They obviously changed their story this season… and probably won’t bother with retcon. Whatevs, I guess.

        • 150 VikingLover
          June 5, 2010 at 7:20 pm

          {I noticed that too. He also said that there were “none above him [Godric] in the new world.” Well, Russell was ultimately written to be about 700 years older than Godric, so… }

          I don’t think he meant that literally. I think he was referring more about Godric’s character, etc. I think Eric was coming from a place of devotion when he said.

          • 151 MASpencer
            June 5, 2010 at 7:41 pm

            I agree that the statment can be explained away as hyperbole– so it’s really not a problem. But the “I haven’t seen my maker in MUCH longer” part is just a straight up continuity error.

            I don’t think they knew where they’d be going with Russell’s character that far ahead of time. I think they probably came up with that storyline after season 2 finished… and that the WWII flashback will tie into it, via the Nazi connection.

            • 152 Dwimordene
              June 6, 2010 at 11:19 am

              I’ve only heard about WWII on blogs or forums… Don’t know where is officially that. But are you sure there will be BOTH Eric and Godric? Maybe is just Eric and other vampires that say something about Godric.

  16. 153 svmaddict
    June 5, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    This post is not about predictions, it’s about a sad realization.

    I’ve usually avoided sites like The Vault and TrueBloodNet because Bill’s fans there are paranoid. Reading just a few of their comments have me want to bang my head against a wall.

    Sadly, reading some of the conspiracy theories in this page, I realised some of the Viking’s Lover’s are paranoid enough to put Bill’s Babes to shame.

    I’m one of the biggest Viking’s fans out there, I love the guy, both in the books and the show and I don’t like Bill because there was always something off about him but -honestly girls- relax, he’s not the Spawn of Satan.

    Even in the books he is not evil, what makes you think he’ll appear evil in the show?

    In the name of all -sane- Viking’s Lovers out there, I BEG you, stop with the crazy theories before you give us all a bad name and turn this blog into a Vault in reverse.

    Thank you.

    • 154 sunnynala
      June 5, 2010 at 6:37 pm

      If SVB feels I’m giving her blog a bad name I will be glad to stop commenting here for her sake.

      Even in the books he is not evil, what makes you think he’ll appear evil in the show?

      What makes you think AB is going to follow the books when it comes to Bill? The folks at The Vault and The Nest certainly do not think he’s going to follow the books at all when it comes to Bill.

      After watching Bill gleefully slaughter the Chicago couple while cruelly mocking them and stealing their house and jewels, I’m not sure what to call him but “Spawn of Satan” sounds good.

    • 155 Serena
      June 5, 2010 at 6:52 pm

      We don’t begrudge anyone their opinions here so far as I know, -that’s what the Nesters do. I think we appreciate everyone’s insight, no matter how over the top. 🙂

      • 156 sunnynala
        June 5, 2010 at 7:00 pm

        And I freely admit my theories can go over the top but, err, umm…this SHOW is over the top in case nobody noticed. 😀

        Plus, this is Alan Ball, as the nesters like to remind us, and have you SEEN some of his stuff?? He’s capable of pulling just about anything. Aaron Spelling he ain’t.

        • 157 Serena
          June 5, 2010 at 7:50 pm

          Mine too Sunny, lol. It’s not a day complete without atleast one crackpot theory. But Dimitri is a giant uterus, seriously, LOL. It’s funny cuz it’s true.

          • 158 sunnynala
            June 5, 2010 at 8:04 pm

            LMAO! Totally.

            • 159 svmaddict
              June 5, 2010 at 9:06 pm

              My comment wasn’t so much regarding the crazy theories -god knows AB will come up with something much crazier than any of us can predict!

              It’s the blind hate towards Bill behind those theories that makes me sad. There are many rational reasons for someone to not like Bill but I’ve read many things here tonight that are neither correct nor rational. If a BillsBabe showed up and started defending him -which by the way, would be extremely easy to do because even I can see some of those accusations have no standing, and there’s nothing I’d love more than to see Bill go down- this page would turn into a battlefield. And not a battlefield in a good sense (“let’s have a debate where I kick your butt because I have all the good arguments and you’re talking nonsense”) but an orgy “Maryann-style” where BOTH sides would be equally annoying and irrational. I saw this happening in another site recently (which happens to belong to one of the posters here today) and believe me when I say: the sight was UGLY.

              Don’t give easy ammunition girls. Think through what it is you’re saying. Last thing we want is a Billsbabe making a fool out of us because someone took her hate a little too far.

              • 160 LLE
                June 5, 2010 at 9:11 pm

                I don’t hate Bill and I don’t think he evil. Bill has did some real bad things and some good things. Stephen is great job playing Bill. Bill is a complex character.

              • 161 Lotus
                June 5, 2010 at 10:16 pm

                Personally, I do not hate Bill. I thought he was really hot in Season 1, but I also grew to dislike his lies and, as someone said above, sanctimonious attitude. The character, however, is necessary to the show, and I do feel he is a large part of the overall story. He is definitely the tragic hero, but I do not believe he’s a one dimensional villain or that he is worthy of being despised. However, I would still like to see what’s coming to him. 😉

                • 162 Willowbella
                  June 5, 2010 at 11:37 pm

                  My personal analysis of Bill is that he can’t balance the vampire with the man he was or the man he wants to be (don’t think he knows who he wants to be yet). When he was turned he thought I’m a monster and should act like one (we saw that in Lorena flashbacks). Then he had his ‘epiphany’ and decided to try ignoring his vamp instincts and act like the human he was…a whole obsolete century before. There’s no in-between for him. I don’t think he’s evil but I think this inner conflict makes him misguided, overbearing, dishonest and dangerous because his vampire nature can’t be ignored…no matter how much he wants to.

                  I think this will all come to a head this season and Bill will get a wake up call/comeuppance of sorts. That will lead to a new arc for his character as he’ll have to claw his way back (no pun intended) to some kind of redemption.

                  I do find him a bit dull last season, but I think that’s to do with the era he’s from like I said. Hopefully we’ll see him moving with the times a bit in S4(could be fun).

                  But for all that I don’t hate him. I think it gives him potential as the writers can take these -ves and address them as his character progresses.

                  • 163 LLE
                    June 5, 2010 at 11:42 pm

                    AB did say that the character will find out what they can do or they will not do it. We will find out what Bill will do or he will not do.

                  • 164 svmaddict
                    June 6, 2010 at 9:27 am

                    Great TB-Bill analysis willowbella! *two thumbs up*

                    My main problem when it comes to Bill is this: in the books Bill is a douche. No matter which way you see it, he is a shitty boyfriend to Sookie in the first two books and a shitty ex-boyfriend in later books. The trunk scene wasn’t his worst mnoment imo, since he was temporarily insane at the moment. I can even justify him for that. It’s the things he did consciously and after planning that bother me (bringing Selah to Merlotte’s every night? What a dick!). He is not evil in any way but he is not one of my favorite guys in the books either. I want to see him find his HEA eventually (although not with Sookie) but I’m not gonna fall into a depression if he doesn’t…

                    But on TB, so far Bill has been portrayed in a flattering manner. Many of the flaws he has in the books have dissapeared. Or at least are not obvious. He is a different character. He still has flaws and a dark side but he is a person you can like and feel sorry for (once you put his self-righteous, broody and boring attitude aside).

                    I understand the meaning of this is to create complex characters and a love-triangle that will keep us on our toes but I just wish we’ll get to see more of book-Bill at some point.

                    • 165 Dwimordene
                      June 6, 2010 at 11:39 am

                      Well… In the books he did force Sookie a few times…
                      BUt even like that he seems “just” as a batter. But in Tb (and I should say that I believed him for the first seasson) he has being shown not only like that (not really towards Sooki, yet, but towards Jessica, his child) but like a sociopath (shown by the example of the CHicago’s couple).

                      And it is that, what makes this character so intriguing, and SM is doing great. I love tragic ends, like Hamlet and would love him to die, lol… I usually get in the side of the “villain” in most stories, they are not usually well explained and that leaves it up to yoyu to give depth. In this case though, looking back the series knowing new things, well, it freaks me things he did from the begining.

                      I can understand that some people fell for him, I can’t understand people wanting to be blind. That is what all discussions about Bill are really about. It’s not the character, but the behaviour of our society. We react towards fiction as we would do towards reallity.

                    • 166 MASpencer
                      June 6, 2010 at 4:28 pm

                      I totally agree with both you and willowbella, svmaddict! But I also think that, for all of the better qualities that Alan Ball gave his version of Bill (and he definitely did), that his downfall on True Blood is going to be far worse than it was in the books.

                      Case in point: spoilers that he screws Lorena. He did in the books, too– but as his maker, people just dismissed it as him being “forced.” In the show, Bill is released… so his actions are 100% on him.

                      This difference adds a lot more drama to the show… and frankly, makes Bill’s plight a great deal more interesting, insofar as he has a CHOICE in the matter.

                  • 167 Lotus
                    June 6, 2010 at 1:12 pm

                    Beautifully put.

                    I don’t think he’s evil but I think this inner conflict makes him misguided, overbearing, dishonest and dangerous because his vampire nature can’t be ignored…no matter how much he wants to.

                    This is exactly how I see Bill, too. He is a flawed personality who never evolved after becoming a vampire. He resented it from the beginning and has never learned to accept his situation, instead choosing to fight against it. AB has said that this season will be about identity for many of the characters. The question of “Who am I?” is a huge one for Bill.

                    • 168 Sibyl_Vane
                      June 6, 2010 at 9:28 pm

                      I just find the most annoying thing about Bill is Sookie and Bill. They are not fun to watch anymore. They are the boring part of the show that I wish I could fast forward sometimes. Book Bill is not a great guy- that’s for sure, but TB Bill has been portrayed much differently. In the first season thier relationship was interesting, but it all went downhill for me in the second season. I don’t really have any Bill hate, I just get annoyed with AB’s treatment of him sometimes.

    • 170 Ashley
      June 5, 2010 at 8:37 pm

      I dont think Bill is evil, but if it plays out like the books Bill wasnt out of the running with Sookie until she found out about the edict. Thats what totally turned her off him, not the cheating with Lorena or the rape, or the taking off and lying to her. So you are right, he probably wont come off as evil, but it will still make him look bad. And if the edict comes into play, all the more worse. But the BBs are arguing that Alan Ball is always going to have Bill as the main guy because he likes Bill more, and i dont think thats true either. They think he wont follow the books and make Bill infinitely better, so i guess we’ll have to see but i dont think thats gonna happen.

    • June 5, 2010 at 11:02 pm

      You guys all know that I’m happy to entertain any way out theory here, as long as it’s presented reasonably and it’s backed up by….something. 😉

      Eric’s vendetta being about Bill – there isn’t anything to support that and there are several spoilers that say otherwise. At any rate, it makes no sense to me since Eric doesn’t (has never, and probably will never) consider Bill to be a threat worth eradicating. But that’s just my personal opinion 😉

      I think we are going to get some satisfaction this season – if not “Book” Eric, we will at least be seeing some progress with ES that mirrors their relationship in the books and an Eric that has a little more complexity. And we are also going to see another side to Bill that will have the wider audience questioning what they thought they knew about him.

      Truly, (and I’m having one of my “good” days today, obviously lol) it seems to me that Ball does intend to keep to the “spirit” of the books – loosely speaking – and that we are going to see Bill and Eric both playing in that same “gray” area they do in the SVM. This is what makes them both so interesting, and is the reason we can spend so much time talking about them. When Charlaine Harris said she sold the rights to Ball because he understood the spirit of the books, I think at least in part, this was what she meant. She says all the time that there is no “good” and “bad”, black or white in her characters.

      Perhaps Ball will throw Bill off a cliff eventually, I wouldn’t be surprised. But if he does, all we are going to get are hints and innuendo until the end of the series. It makes no sense to make him unredeemable just yet.

      There is alot of “passion” out there right now – it’s been a long wait for everyone, and some people aren’t very happy about what we’ve seen so far. And yes, other sites have themselves all in a lather. But then again, this side of the fence has had two years of frustration with very little payoff, and that’s at least part of the reason that there is so much Bill hate. People feel that Eric’s character has been betrayed in his favour. The reaction to that of course is to dislike Bill – a character who already had major flaws anyway – even more. Hopefully we will all be given some reasons to smile soon and we’ll remember why we started watching this show in the first place.

      I am rambling now, but I do feel the Bill hate is getting a little bit out of control lately, and I’d just really like for everyone to calm down a bit. I’m not singling anyone out, just saying that it seems to be something that is festering more than usual recently.

      I don’t like Bill. Pretty much no one here likes Bill. But his character is essential to the story and as such, we need to try to keep things in perspective.

      • 172 svmaddict
        June 5, 2010 at 11:17 pm

        HEAR, HEAR! Well said. 🙂

        p.s. thank you for hosting our ramblings. Hopefully in 8 days we’ll get our dose and we’ll get back to being sane. That or we’ll get worse -we’ll see :p

      • 173 Jo
        June 6, 2010 at 12:05 am

        I’m just in this fandom for a year but feel I’m in the stratosphere of so much frustration! I’m tired of seeing Eric being accused of any atrocity, Bill be sanctified. Yes I personally am ready for some satisfaction this season. I did not imagine for those who follow SVM for all these 10 years can handle both. Because I still believe that AB will make the drop Bill a lot worse than CH did, and I do not know if he will redeem himself at the end or not, unless his final redemption is death as CH had originally planned. And all the comments and opinions in this blog has helped me a lot to combat this frustration, but I think I would have given up long ago, and although not all agree with, are all very valid.

      • 174 pennydreadful
        June 6, 2010 at 12:18 am

        SVB- While I will confess to buying a one-way first class ticket on the Bill Compton hate train a long time ago,but I’ll also admit that he’s actually one of my favorite characters on TB. His storyline adds so much depth to the series and it’s a testament to SM’s superb acting that his character elicits such a powerful emotional reaction from the audience. Much in the same way that my mother’s generation had a love/hate relationship with J.R. Ewing from “Dallas,” I’m both fascinated and repulsed by Bill.

        Bill Compton isn’t a two dimensional cardboard cutout stock villain who twirls his pencil mustache as he plans his evil machinations. In many ways, his character reminds me of cross between Vanity Fair’s Becky Sharpe and Wuthering Height’s Heathcliff. At turns, he is cruel, callous, cunning, and charming but throughout it all…he lacks the capacity for honest introspection.

        • 175 LLE
          June 6, 2010 at 12:21 am

          I used to love and hate JR Ewing. He was one the best characters on tv.

        • 176 Dee
          June 6, 2010 at 12:40 am

          J.R. Ewing that is so great lol.

          Yeah, I personally just don’t want Sookie with Bill. On the show, the only things I expect from Bill, are the same betrayals we saw in the books. I don’t know and don’t think AB will take it up that many notches, not sure if CH would allow such a dramatic change in his character where he becomes pure evil. That goes against one of her biggest themes that nobody is all good or all bad. I think we’ll see EVERY single character on the show, not just Bill go through bad and good moments. I’m also not sure which betrayals from the books AB will show us but I’m sure he will show something. We are already seeing evidence of how he betrayed Sookie in book 3.

          I’ve also said this before and I know some might disagree and that is fine but I don’t want Bill to be taken out of the picture completely. I think it will make the show even more interesting to see the love triangle. I also REALLY want to see Bill having to be around Sookie and her ignoring him but is on good terms with Eric. In the books she always just remarks how Bill is there in the corner of the office or at Pam’s house for example, but will be even better to actually see this. Curious to see how Eric will act when he is the one on good terms with Sookie and Bill isn’t. I think we’ll get more great Eric/Bill scenes, usually their scenes together are great. But Penny if this happens, you have to do your interpretation of Bill in those scenes LOL.

        • June 6, 2010 at 2:56 am

          There is alot of Heathcliff in Bill. I love Wuthering Heights, and I think my Heathcliff obsession is part of what drew me to Bill, initially.

          But then came the viking…and I got over it. 🙂

          • 178 ChelleInOz
            June 6, 2010 at 6:33 am

            My experience exactly SVB. I am an ES fan all the way (and maybe even just an Eric fan, cause sometimes I really don’t know if Sookie deserves him LOL!) but I too liked Bill in the beginning, so what has been great for me is seeing the unravelling of the mask, so to speak, and the true Bill that is slowly being revealed. I also don’t think he’s one dimensional evil, and from my read of the books, CH doesn’t write him that way either. In the same way Eric is not some perfect, flawless character with no negative attributes. The characters are complex, their actions and motivations are complex, their emotions are complex, and in the end thats why TB is such a rich tapestry to view.

        • 179 sunnynala
          June 6, 2010 at 4:33 am

          Lord knows I hate Bill with every fiber of my being that I reserve for fictional characters, but I agree with this completely. I do NOT want Bill gone off the show or marginalized in any way. I am untterly fascinated and on the edge of my seat to see what happens with him next. And yes, this is mostly a testament to Stephen Moyer’s acting, but it is also due to the rich complexity of the character. I may view him as an evil psychopath but I do not view him as one dimensional or cardboard in the least. I want to know what compels him and enables him to commit atrocities and at the same time insist to himself that he has a conscience, that he is noble and good. Is it merely a lack of control combined with the remnants of a conscience, or is it lack of conscience combined with delusions of grandeur, or paranoid delusions? Or something else entirely?

          I do not believe Bill’s character will be utterly destroyed this season, for Sookie or the audience and I’ve never sais that. I believe at least one of the crimes that I have theorized Bill has committed will be revealed to the audience–My hope is on the Rattray’s– but Sookie herself may not find out anything at all until next season or even later. For the thinking audience Bill’s mask will be stripped off in s3 but any reveal will be just ambiguous enough to leave Bill fans some wiggle room. This leaves Bill still in the running for Sookie and frankly, I’m not convinced the wedding won’t happen. I’m pretty sure we’ll at least get to the engagement party.

          After that is anybody’s guess.

      • 180 Serena
        June 6, 2010 at 12:31 am

        Thank you, SVB. I was trying to deflect and not to debate Bill, even though I loathe him entirely. But you’re right, its just too easy to take out all our frustrations on Bill, despite the fact we have refined it into an art. lol.

  17. 181 Pa,
    June 5, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    I really like the Yvetta and QSA’s link with the witch. It makes complete sense and I’ve never thought about it that way!

    however, I would really like to stress a couple of things that are mentioned in the interview that I think link in with each other…

    1.Eric will have a centuries long vendetta from the viking times
    2.Eric absolutely hates weres

    but I don’t know where this all comes in though lol

  18. 182 Willowbella
    June 5, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Alan Ball said something about Tommy Mickens being the domino that pushes the rest of the characters which intrigues me. I think he’ll feel threatened by Sam’s arrival and get involved with Russell’s pack. When he gets in too deep Sam will be pulled in too.

    Think Russell has been working with Weres for a long time and they were also involved in attack on Eric’s village/family. AS said there is a good reason why Eric dislikes Weres and in the S2 Viking flashback there was the line, “we’re not leaving you for the wolves.” It could have been a throw away line but very little on this show ever is.

    Think they may have replaced the gas station scene in CD with a car chase. Looks like there is a Were riding atop a car and chasing someone down. It all seems to result in a car accident, which could be how Sookie ends up in hospital (as earlier rumors suggested).

    Also Tara seems to be running in a wedding dress in one promo. So she may be forced to marry/bond with FM and have to escape.

    I think Arlene’s ex (with the stomach tattoo) will make an appearance. Maybe be one of the biker Weres. At first I thought Coot but he doesn’t appear to have a tattoo in the clips.

    I think it’s likely Yvetta will be one of the witches but the more I read on here and the more S3 clips see the more evidence I think there is that she is working with QSA. Definitely think QSA will throw Eric and Pam under the bus to protect herself.

    Lastly, think AB’s comment that, “someone gets new hair” was referring to Jason and he will get bit and transform at the end of this season.

    Phew, that’s it…for now. 🙂

    • 183 Dee
      June 5, 2010 at 8:22 pm

      Good point about the viking flashback, forgot that line.

      I thought Tara had on a long white nightgown, like the ones you sleep in not for fancy events lol. I don’t know if it was a wedding dress. Maybe a very old fashioned one I supposed if it is.

      • 184 Willowbella
        June 5, 2010 at 8:51 pm

        You’re right Dee, it totally could be a nightgown (and she is running during the day). But her hair is up and the photo of Bill in a tux, which looks like it’s a at formal event at a mansion, made me curious. Maybe Sookie is going to find out about Bill first approaching her on QSA’s orders at her own wedding. Now THAT would be dramatic! 🙂

        • 185 Dee
          June 5, 2010 at 9:10 pm

          Well the mansion Bill is at is in Mississippi, not sure if Tara will end up in Mississippi but can happen. However, if it’s a wedding, she is running in the daytime and if it’s a wedding Bill is at then that can’t be possible so I think they’re separate events.

          • 186 legalease
            June 5, 2010 at 9:12 pm

            I wonder if that’s real or if it is part of Tara’s dream. Maybe she takes Franklin’s blood at some point?

            • 187 Willowbella
              June 5, 2010 at 9:33 pm

              I wasn’t thinking that it was necessarily RE’s mansion, I assume the action will move away from there after episode 6 (if that’s when Bill comes back to Bon Temps). I just thought ‘a mansion’ in general, as in it looked like a very formal.
              If it is a wedding I can’t think who would get married this season that would have an expensive, elaborate kind of affair. Definitely not Jason/Crystal’s style or price range (or Arlene/Terry’s)! 🙂

              That’s why I thought Bill/Sookie. They had the kidnapping happen during the proposal to make it more dramatic so seems like they would break her heart at her own wedding. Why would Sookie rush a wedding though? Unless losing Bill makes her reassess but surely her growing feelings for Eric would give her pause.

              I’m stumped but curious! It could be a formal event thrown by QSA too. Who knows?

              • 188 Dee
                June 5, 2010 at 9:39 pm

                Oh no I hope not a B/S wedding, not especially after he sleeps with Lorena but that would just change the show completely.

                I was thinking maybe Russell and Talbot but not sure. Unless it’s some formal party at RE

                • 189 Willowbella
                  June 5, 2010 at 10:18 pm

                  A B/S wedding would probably be too obvious. They probably just threw a few pics and split second clips in there to perplex me and to get the BL’s all excited. 🙂

                  I am not up on all the promos as I was on vacation so I’m REALLY behind on all the TB gossip of late (and there was like an avalanche of it when I was away). Is there a clip of Bill sleeping with Lorena in the present? Ohhh cool…bad Bill!

                  Although I wouldn’t put it past him to not tell Sookie or to say Lorena MADE him do it! Pfft!

                  Okay so probably formal event of some other kind. Russell and Talbot is great guess (and Russell did have a wedding in the books). Also is it Talbot that’s on fire in the promo? Perhaps he goes down in flames at the ceremony/party.

                  Have to admit I didn’t think about the MA/Sam wedding either…would be repetitive. I’m so excited, I’m throwing things out there without thinking it through. 😀

                  • 190 Dee
                    June 5, 2010 at 10:27 pm

                    Yes there was a spoiler with Bill and Lorena which MA called the most twisted sex scene in tv history, I saw pics and very interesting lol.

                    And he can’t even use the excuse that Lorena made him do it. On the S2 dvd, they say that once a vampire has been released by his maker, their maker has no control or authority over them.

                • 191 Janofarc/hamsterbaby
                  June 5, 2010 at 10:28 pm

                  Hang on. What If BILL wants a rush wedding and doesn’t tell Sookie about his twisty vamp-ho maker sex?

                  Sookie is zippedeedoodah about having her beehl back and fails to ask questions yet again and Beehl takes advantage of the opportunity?

                  Maybe Lorena stands up at the wedding and announces how she’s been keeping him busy because she recognises his manipulations of her through his interactions with Sookie.

                  Or maybe I’m talking out of my ass – again.

                  • June 5, 2010 at 11:00 pm

                    I remember a while ago AB said that there will be a wedding in this season, but not the one we all expect. Not in these words exactly, but the overall sense was that.

            • 193 Jan
              June 6, 2010 at 10:01 pm

              May be
              I was thinking how Sookie and Tara are like
              Sookie with Bill
              Tara with Franklin
              Bill works for the queen
              Fraklin works (for Russell ???)
              Bill was send there to get Sookie to love him
              Franklin send there to find out about them
              Bill a vampire
              Franklin a vampire
              Bill dark hair
              Franklin dark hair
              Bill human lover Sookie
              Franklin human lover Tara
              Bill saves Sookie
              Franklin saves Tara
              Bill went there on queen order and starded to care for Sookie
              Franklin there on some one orders and starding to care for Tara

        • 195 Dwimordene
          June 6, 2010 at 1:19 pm

          Where did you all see that? I can’t remember it. Tara in white and Bill in tuxeco… In a mansion or elswhere… which promo was it?

      • June 5, 2010 at 9:02 pm

        Gawd, please NOT another devilish marriage! After S2 finale, I got sick of bridal gowns. 😉

    • 197 Pa,
      June 5, 2010 at 8:27 pm

      completely agree. can’t wait for season 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 198 svmaddict
      June 5, 2010 at 9:24 pm

      Loved the connection between someone getting new hair and Jason! Nice thought!

    • 199 LydiaB
      June 5, 2010 at 10:19 pm

      “in the S2 Viking flashback there was the line, “we’re not leaving you for the wolves.””

      Wow, awesome catch!

  19. 200 MASpencer
    June 5, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    [Russell will turn out to be the equivalent of Steve Newlin – he’s very unhappy with the state of vampire affairs. I think he and his little army of Weres are gearing up to start a “race” war and are trying to instill fear through the murder of both vampires and fangbangers, in order to make it look as though the two worlds cannot coexist. I think his ultimate goal of trying to acquire QSA’s area involves obtaining more wealth to fund this operation.]

    THIS. In fact, if this turns out to be the case, I wouldn’t be surprised if the two (Russell and Steve) were working TOGETHER somehow to achieve this goal.

    • 201 Dee
      June 5, 2010 at 8:38 pm

      Now this is very interesting. We know that Russell is with Lorena and Bill and that stripper, if she is the one who gets drained then that explains their actions. I remember an interview with Dennis O’Hare from a little while ago and he said he fights for vampire rights. I thought more about being equal, fighting for same rights as humans. Maybe he meant within the vampire world? He can be unhappy with things within that world rather than human.

      He has to have some big role in vamp politics when it concerns humans. It is reported on the news that he is missing, I don’t think that the news would report on just any regular vamp who went missing.

      • 202 legalease
        June 5, 2010 at 8:47 pm

        Do you think they drain the stripper and Russell leaves her body for humans to find in order to further incite unrest? I’m wondering if he hasn’t been fostering a vampire domination plan for centuries. They may need to keep humans around as blood bags and pets, but the vamps would definitely control everything. If this is true, both he and Newlin would definitely be against mainstreaming.

        • 203 Dee
          June 5, 2010 at 8:49 pm

          well in the casting call for ep 10, they do talk about humans vs vamps violence. This is brought on because of Fangbangers that keep ending up dead from being drained.

      • 204 MASpencer
        June 5, 2010 at 9:12 pm

        Could be he puts on a front as a defender of vampire rights– but really what he wants is vampire SUPREMACY. It would tie in perfectly with the Nazi/Neo-Nazi themes popping up all over the place in promos and spoilers.

        • 205 Dee
          June 5, 2010 at 9:19 pm

          That would make sense, because I was trying to think about the whole “vampire rights” thing, because it did sound like he meant in the human world. Russell definitely has some huge plans in play, way more than we first expected I think.

        • 206 pennydreadful
          June 6, 2010 at 12:43 am

          MAS- I’m inclined to agree. After all, why would vamps seek equality with humans? It would be a step down for them.

        • 207 pennydreadful
          June 6, 2010 at 1:47 am

          In season 1,Eddie made a very profound observation: “It’s a rare man who knows himself.” What we’ve seen throughout the past two years is that none of the characters truly know themselves. Bill has been masquerading as good, Eric has been pretending to be heartless, and Tara has been feigning a toughness that she doesn’t truly posses. Even Sookie is not except. After all, she has spent her entire life attempting to blend into Bon Temps society. Season three will probably address her moral complicity as an accessory after the fact to Uncle Barlett’s murder and her willingness to allow the cover-up of the death of the Rattrays. Perhaps her commitment to the small-town values Gran instilled in her isn’t as strong as Sookie would like to believe. While she understands that her disability makes her different from other people, she is yet unaware of how her fae ancestry precludes the “normal” life she longs for. Until the characters are willing to honestly confront the past, they are doomed to wear the masks that they have created.

          1. Steve Newlin will be revealed as a closet fangbanger and recreational user of V. This would fit in well with AB’s theme of hypocrisy and explain Rev. Steve’s obsessional hatred for the very thing that he is drawn to.
          2. We will discover that the meeting between Bill and the Rattrays was not as coincidental as we were led to believe. Furthermore, we will learn that Bill passively observed Sookie’s beating at their hands and failed to intervene so that he could form a blood bond with her.
          3. We will learn the identity of pussylover9. The Dallas connection will prove to be an important player in the vamp hierarchy’s internal power struggle (although not necessarily a vampire him or herself.)
          4. Bill will kill Caroline in episode 3 when she confronts him with some unpleasant truths about their past life together. Why does everyone assume that the Comptons had a happy (or at the very least functional) marriage? If in his human life, Bill was anything remotely like his vampire self…Caroline might have been glad to be free of his controlling nature, possessiveness, and anger management issues. In an age where divorce was uncommon, the death of a spouse was often the only way out of a bad marriage.

          • 208 pennydreadful
            June 6, 2010 at 3:02 am

            Oops…I somehow managed to mispost my comment in the middle of MAS’s thread on RE’s neo-nazi connections…sorry 😦

    • June 5, 2010 at 9:52 pm

      I like this. I can see how the Witch War would turn into an internecine vampire war with Russell using his V addicted Weres and perhaps SA using (V addicted) witches.

  20. 210 legalease
    June 5, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Anyone have any predictions on Alcide’s storyline this season? From some recent comments that I read in an interview with Joe M., AB seems to be keeping the dysfunctional relationship between Alcide and Debbie Pelt intact. It also appears that Alcide and Sookie will bond over their problems with Debbie and Bill and it looks like he’s there to comfort her after Bill’s call. I wonder how far things will go between them? I bet the shipper wars will only get worse!

    Alcide plays a role in Bill’s rescue, but what will he do for the second half of the season? And he’ll be naked a lot and fandom loves a pretty face and a great bod, so I wonder if he’ll become the newest sex symbol? I liked Alcide in the earlier books before he became pack leader and I like what I’ve seen so far of Joe M. in the promos, so it should be fun!

    • 211 Dee
      June 5, 2010 at 8:47 pm

      i think his storyline will follow much of book 3. I think I read recently where he is conflicted to help Debbie. Forgot the exact wording but I think he goes through his own emotional stuff because of the life Debbie is choosing to lead and worries for her maybe.

      • 212 legalease
        June 5, 2010 at 9:02 pm

        In the books we only see Alcide in relation to his interaction with Sookie, so it will be interesting to learn what his story will be outside of Sookie’s. If it’s closely connected with Debbie, she seems to be up to her neck with the weres and Russell’s pack and V, of course. I’m kind of intrigued by the Alcide/Debbie relationship, it’s dysfunctional just like Bill’s and Lorena’s, and I’d like to see it fleshed out a bit more. I wonder if Debbie will be purely evil or if AB will give her some more layers?

        • 213 VikingLover
          June 5, 2010 at 10:52 pm

          {I wonder if Debbie will be purely evil or if AB will give her some more layers?}

          I’m not sure how large her role will be but I think he’ll give her some more layers – just like he did with Lorena. I really enjoy AB’s “villians” on TB. He does such a great job making them very real and giving them depth. Each one truly believes in their mission/motives down to their very core and is able to justify it to themselves and to us in a very believable way. They are also quite “likeable” in a twisted way. I thought what they did with Lorena was absolutely fantastic.

          • 214 Willowbella
            June 6, 2010 at 12:18 am

            I totally agree. Also think AB has said they beefed up Debbie’s role once the actress was cast so no doubt they have made her more multi-dimensional.

          • 215 legalease
            June 6, 2010 at 12:46 am

            I like TB Lorena and I have a feeling I’m probably going to like Debbie if AB takes a similar approach as he has to Lorena’s portrayal. I think I must have a soft spot for crazy bitches!

            • 216 Jan
              June 6, 2010 at 10:21 pm

              I love Lorena
              Shes like an alarm clock you can’t switch off. Blah blah blah blah. And then 10 minutes later, blah” — Lorena

    • 217 Katya
      June 5, 2010 at 9:29 pm

      I agree that Alcide’s storyline will be pretty much exactly like it was in the books…and that includes his relationship with Sookie. I believe that an emotional intimacy and attraction will exist between Alcide and Sookie but it will not go beyond maybe a kiss and a cuddle. Alcide will be too hung up on Debbie though despite her cruelty to Sookie and that will be enough to get Sookie to not seriously involve herself with him (it also seems that he fails her at Lou Pines). Also, Sookie will be too hung up on the hurt she feels for her failing relationship with Bill and the growing connection she feels to Eric. He will serve as an example of the possibilites that exist for her outside of a vampire relationship, nothing more.

    • 218 MASpencer
      June 6, 2010 at 4:38 pm

      My prediction: Alcide will be very hot. He will give me a ladyboner whenever he’s on-screen.

      • 219 VikingLover
        June 6, 2010 at 4:42 pm

        Noooo? You don’t say? I never would have guessed that! 🙂 Dude, you have some interesting predictions – bullet point them here so that we can check back when the season is over. 🙂

        • 220 Serena
          June 6, 2010 at 5:00 pm

          ROTFLMAO! And here I was thinking he was NOT going to be hot. lol. Yes, can we have some more? That was just too good. 😛

        • 221 Dee
          June 6, 2010 at 5:11 pm

          Did you ladies see Grant Bowler in the new promo? It’s only one short 5 sec clip of Bill and Coot(Grant Bowler) but Grant has no shirt on and DAYYYYUUUUMMMM let me tell you that he is giving the other men quite some competition in the abs department, he is ripped.

          • 222 legalease
            June 6, 2010 at 5:14 pm

            Oh yes! I’m a fan of his from his stint on Ugly Betty. There’s a scene from that show where he’s walking out of the ocean onto the beach — absolutely SMOKIN’ hot!

            • 223 Dee
              June 6, 2010 at 5:27 pm

              Well I have now officially become a fan of his. When I saw the pic of his standoff with Bill, wow I couldn’t stop drooling over his pic lol.

      • 224 legalease
        June 6, 2010 at 5:11 pm

        “ladyboner” — LOL! Yes, I’m definitely getting some, uh, warm feelings when I see him in the promos.

      • 225 svmaddict
        June 6, 2010 at 5:12 pm

        MASpenser I have consulted with the Ancient Pythoness and she has foreseen this. Alcide will make us all go through more panties throughout the week that it is usually necessary. Monday morning the laundry baskets will be full. Combined with the hotness that is Askars,the producers of TrueBlood have made a smart move and bought stocks of Tide and Persil.

        • 226 CarolB
          June 7, 2010 at 12:33 pm

          LOL! Yeah, as much as I love the complex storylines, characters and plot twists, it sure doesn’t hurt that this show is bursting at the seams with pure unadulterated HOTNESS! (Although I draw the line at Bud and Mike Spencer!).

  21. 227 Pippismic
    June 5, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    WOW! These are huge predictions!, either you have awesome sense and this turn out to be true or you have great imagination to make a show yourself, i liked both ! .
    Man, I never thought about anything you did. I`m getting more excited now.

    I`m sorry for my english, it`s awful but I think I make my point.

    Buenas suerte con las predicciones chicas ! 😉

    • 228 VikingLover
      June 5, 2010 at 9:10 pm

      Awww! Muchas Gracias Pippismic! Ahora tenemos que ver cuantas de las predicciones se haran realidad! Con mi suerte, ningunas! Hahaha! Pues, por lo menos me diverti! And your English is perfect, Chica! 🙂

    • 229 Dwimordene
      June 6, 2010 at 1:27 pm

      Ey! Vaya vaya, resulta extraño leer español por akí, jajaja.

      • 230 VikingLover
        June 6, 2010 at 4:44 pm

        LOL DW! I forgot that you’re from Spain right? My written Spanish is terrible! 🙂

        Oh so Guys, Yvetta will now also be in episode 11. I’m feeling confident about our spy predictions!

        • 231 Freyja
          June 6, 2010 at 4:57 pm

          Yes my Spanish is ok too but I can’t write it much either.
          Aha so the theory about Yvette is maybe right on the nose, I just can’t wait. And then I will have to wait every week for more, damn! 😉

        • 232 legalease
          June 6, 2010 at 5:18 pm

          Oooh interesting! Are there spoilers for Episode 11 out there? It’s also looking like she could play a part in how Eric will get amnesia, whether AB will be using the curse or some other means.

          • 233 Dee
            June 6, 2010 at 5:29 pm

            That is the only one where there was no casting call for that episode, they already released the episode 12 one so nope nothing for episode 11, which sucks. I guess they didn’t need any new cast for that episode. I would at least like to know the title of the ep.

          • 234 VikingLover
            June 6, 2010 at 5:31 pm

            Unfortunately no, not yet. I checked last night and they haven’t even give ep 11 a title yet. The only thing I was able to discern was that Yvetta will be in the ep 11. Lydia also posted that Godric may make an appearance again in ep 12 since he tweeted that he will have to miss an event in June due to TB.

            • 235 svmaddict
              June 6, 2010 at 5:41 pm

              Not necessarily filming. Thre’s the premiere and promotional stuff going on throughout June. He could mean that…

              • 236 VikingLover
                June 6, 2010 at 5:45 pm

                Ah yes, very true! It could definitely be for that purpose as well.

                • June 6, 2010 at 7:00 pm

                  I get the feeling that Ep. 11 may be pivotal in the series. Can’t base it on anything specific, just that I find it unusual that there are no casting calls posted, and the fact that they have yet to title the episode. Maybe they are trying to find some enigmatic title that we fanatics won’t be able to dissect. I am sure that some of the predictions here are on the mark to a greater degree. You people are smart. Or maybe they are trying not to repeat last years clusterfuck. lol.

                  • 238 Dee
                    June 6, 2010 at 7:11 pm

                    Well the only time we were given the title of episodes is through the casting calls. It’s very possible that they already had everyone they needed for episode 11 and didn’t need new people. Even for ep 12, they only had 2 roles to cast. One was a DEA agent and the other was Hoyt’s HS guidance counselor. So episode 11 might focus on just the main characters and new cast members casted earlier. Especially with the fact that in ep 10 we see that Russell has gone missing, he meets a Talbot lookalike, and Eric has a lawyer write up a Will for him. I think that means it’s quite possible for an Eric/Russell showdown in ep 11.

                    That’s just my guess though.

                  • 239 Dwimordene
                    June 6, 2010 at 7:27 pm

                    Yap, that’s the suspicion that I got too when read it in these comments. Though the reasson for not giving the title could be as Dee says.

                    Whatever the reasson, making everyhting to be so covered is very suspicious… It might have very important plots and resolutions, leaving last episode more like the begining of S3.

                    And having Ybetta in ep 12 makes me think that she would be the one casting the spell over Eric. I don’t think she is any kind of shifter, because vamps dislike them, even the smell (well, we don’t know about the smell in TB yet, but I think we can asume, as it is likely that they smell kind of earth and filth (for vamps). She could be realted, though (one parent shifter, for example? I read somewhere that in TB all cildren from shifters adquired that too, not only the first, maybe is not true, though), and so work with them… Or maybe is just the witches that have nothing to do with the two natured. But I have the feeling that she is the witch, she was very very comfortable with vamps, not in the way fangbangers are, but she felt in control. To fell in control you need to feel powerfull, she has power.

                    • 240 Lotus
                      June 6, 2010 at 7:51 pm

                      I don’t think she is any kind of shifter, because vamps dislike them, even the smell (well, we don’t know about the smell in TB yet, but I think we can asume, as it is likely that they smell kind of earth and filth (for vamps).

                      This is part of the problem I have with the theory about Yvetta being a variety of shifter. Much more likely for her to be connected to the magical aspect of TB story arc. Either a spy for Hallow or Hallow herself.

            • June 7, 2010 at 3:31 am

              Tvgirl_ on twitter believes they are currently most likely filming ep12 right now, and they are normally 10 day shots…. so it could be either or

  22. 242 Willowbella
    June 5, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Do we know if the Newlin’s are involved in S3 in any way, either from clips or actor interviews? I assume they won’t just disappear after being established last year. Think the producers might be trying to keep us guessing on whether the staking will happen and how it will happen..

    • June 5, 2010 at 9:06 pm

      I heard that Sarah Newlin will make an appearance.

      • 244 Katya
        June 5, 2010 at 9:21 pm

        She will…atleast in the first episode.

        • 245 Willowbella
          June 5, 2010 at 9:36 pm

          Good to know, thanks. I know she is appearing on another show but that doesn’t mean much as they do release actors to film other stuff simultaneously and in their off season.

    • 246 Lotus
      June 5, 2010 at 10:08 pm

      I imagine Steve Newlin will appear at some point. It’s probably something that AB will keep from the viewers so that we never know if the staking scene is going to happen. Sarah is definitely showing up, so you can imagine her husband wouldn’t be too far behind. Those characters are too wonderful to keep away an entire season.

      • 247 VikingLover
        June 5, 2010 at 10:54 pm

        Steve Newlin cracks me up! He was awesome in the E/S church scene. He’s also brilliant in the S2 TB Commentary. 🙂

        • 248 Willowbella
          June 5, 2010 at 11:58 pm

          SN is great. Would be a real shame if they didn’t use them much this season. Don’t have the Blu-Ray version of S2 but may have to invest, also want to hear Pam’s commentary. 🙂

  23. 251 LydiaB
    June 5, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Hmmmm, I wonder if Godric will be making another appearance, maybe in the finale? Allan Hyde tweeted that he had to cancel going to a convention in Australia because “True Blood dates got in the way”


    • 252 Dee
      June 5, 2010 at 10:30 pm

      I think he is in a flashback in ep 2, cant remember which episode but he is definitely in it.

      • 253 LydiaB
        June 5, 2010 at 10:41 pm

        I know he’s in episode 2, but I wonder if he might be in another. I can’t think of anything TB related that would get in the way at the end of June except for maybe the filming of the finale?

  24. June 5, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Here are my big predictions:

    1. Ulfric will turn out to be a Were or at least have the allegiance of a pack.
    2. In his human life, Eric was a berserker.
    3. Yvetta is one of RE’s Weres.
    4. Sophie Anne was part water fairy before being turned.
    5. The magister will find Eric guilty of selling V. Since vampire justice seems to demand an eye for an eye, he will be drained. Then a starving Eric will be locked up with Sookie. This combines both the trunk scene and the Hugo-Isabel scene in the books, but Eric will not harm Sookie.
    6. This one really pains me to write, but Sookie and Bill will not break up for good this season because I think S4 is going to be a replay of S2 with Sookie, Bill, and Eric in the roles of Sarah, Steve, and Jason at FOTS.
    7. In the brewing war between SA and RE, Bill is going to develop a personal vendetta against all Weres mimicking Steve’s vendetta against vampires.

    • 255 LydiaB
      June 5, 2010 at 10:31 pm

      “Yvetta is one of RE’s Weres.”

      I think Eric would be able to tell right away if she was a were, no? As he said, they smell terrible.

      • 256 LLE
        June 5, 2010 at 10:36 pm

        Eric would not hired Yvetta if she was were-wolf. Yvetta is human and all she is for someone to have sex with.

        • June 5, 2010 at 11:03 pm

          I think she’s presenting herself as a shifter, but even if Eric knows she is a Were, he’s not blindly prejudice. He does trust Alcide with Sookie.

          The wolfsangel brand which is actually the rune for ‘Yew’ makes this one a no brainer for me since that’s what the name ‘Yvette’ means.

          • 258 LLE
            June 5, 2010 at 11:08 pm

            Eric would know if she shifter or were-wolf before he hired her. Eric is not stupid. She might be a spy or she might not. Eric hates were-wolves and Alcide owes Eric big time because of his father. Alcide knows not to betray Eric or he be dead.

            • June 5, 2010 at 11:27 pm

              You think any human woman could take six hours of Viking vampire sex?

              • 260 LLE
                June 5, 2010 at 11:30 pm

                We really don’t if Eric was telling Sookie the truth about the six hour sex thing. I believed that he had sex with her. We find out on 6/13/10 what Eric was doing for six hours.

                • 261 Serena
                  June 6, 2010 at 12:14 am

                  Oh, he’s screwing her, LLE. There’s proof out there, I just don’t have it. T.T

                • 264 Lotus
                  June 6, 2010 at 1:26 pm

                  He is definitely having sex with her. I saw photo stills of the scene and they are definitely doing it when Sookie barges into the basement.

                  • 265 Dwimordene
                    June 6, 2010 at 1:36 pm

                    Surely, but maybe those six hours weren’t all about sex. When Sookie sais “doing this?” Eric answers “you seem surprise”. He doesn’t say yes, he lets her believe whatever she wants. Of course it could be all sex too, but I, well… It is a bit off… lol.

                    • 266 Lotus
                      June 6, 2010 at 1:49 pm

                      Oh! Hee. No, I don’t believe he was actually having “sex” with her that entire time. I’m sure there was more involved and that he’s teasing Sookie.

                    • June 6, 2010 at 2:10 pm

                      Well if he they weren’t having sex the whole time, I’d like to know what they were doing for all that time. Eric was quite serious about Y being his alabi, and in the it would take for her to have a pee break, he could fly to the restaurant and kidnap Bill.

              • June 5, 2010 at 11:30 pm

                I dunno. But I’m willing to volunteer my services to find out.

                You know, purely in the interests of research.


              • 275 LydiaB
                June 5, 2010 at 11:41 pm

                Wait, is this a serious question? With one or two bathroom breaks in there, totally!

    • 276 sunnynala
      June 6, 2010 at 2:40 pm

      4. Sophie Anne was part water fairy before being turned.

      I LOVE this and it explains perfectly her knowledge of ancient creatures like MA.

      6. This one really pains me to write, but Sookie and Bill will not break up for good this season

      Totally agreed.

      • 277 Freyja
        June 6, 2010 at 2:52 pm

        Well if they are going to fallow up the books, B/S should break up in this season. It doesn’t make sense to have AE running around with B/S still together. Then the long awaited shower scene would probably never happen 😉

        • 278 Serena
          June 6, 2010 at 3:01 pm

          Yeah, I agree, I see them breaking up this season, and Bill trying to get back in her good graces, all the while she is hiding Eric. I do wonder what they will do with Bill next season. It’s pretty much guarenteed that he won’t be off to Peru.

        • June 6, 2010 at 3:11 pm

          I think they will definitely do the shower scene and feet washing. Sarah and Jason’s bathroom scene foreshadows both of those scenes.

      • June 6, 2010 at 2:58 pm

        In the commentary when they were talking about SA they made a point to say that she had been a vampire for 500 years, not that she was 500 years old. They also pointed out SA’s had a soundtrack to go with the dioramas so she could hear the sound of the ocean and the seagulls.

  25. 282 Katya
    June 5, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    FIRST OF ALL: I have to say that there will probably be a lot less Bill Lovers by the end of the next season
    as long as they do not paint bill in a MUCH better light than the books do and eric in a much worse light.

    I think Sookie/Eric’s relationship will evolve more than most people think:

    My Season 3 Eric/Sookie Predictions:

    Eric will rescue Sookie from a werewolf attack at her home (seen in the previews) and possibly even get shot (yet again for her- I think the previews about her shooting him were misleading) during the rescue. They will have a deep conversation before the attack and the conversation in combination with his rescue will make her trust him even more.
    He will realize that werewolfs and Russell are involved and send Alcide (a werewolf with connections to Russell) to escort her around on her search as a way to help her. Sookie will try to use Eric (emotionally and little sexually) to get over Bill but will become more attached to him emotionally as he helps her through her search. They will rescue Bill (mayb with Lorena’s help) but she will ultimately reject him because she will figure out a betrayl and/or who he really is. Maybe they will include a forced feeding on her and/or rape and/or an attempted rape like in the books. Eric will help her financially afterward. Maybe there will be a blood exchange during all of this.

    Afterward, Eric will get into trouble. Sookie will realize her feelings for Eric when she
    senses that he is in trouble (due to their blood connection) and then goes to his rescue (getting herself into more trouble). Assuming her rescue is not the finale, Eric and Sookie will have a “pure kiss” or “make love” later on after the rescue OR there will be a healing scene (like in the books) but this time she will not be interrupted OR they will get really close to making love or get into it before being interrupted. Eric will realize his feelings and push to know her feelings during the finale but she will not give them to him. Eric will lose his memory, setting up season 4.

    • 283 Willowbella
      June 6, 2010 at 12:07 am

      I think this season will end with Jason becoming a Were and Sookie coming across AE. I’m sure those will be the cliffhangers that segue to S4. I’m sure there’ll be a couple more that I haven’t anticipated too though.

      • 284 RubySun
        June 7, 2010 at 4:08 am

        Well I agree with a good many of ya’ll so far. Great predictions overall! I agree for sure Willowbella, since ssn. 1 when Jason was wearing a ballcap with a panther on it, I’ve figured they were going to use that part of the books.

        • 285 Willowbella
          June 7, 2010 at 7:46 pm

          Nice catch, I never noticed that, that’s really foreshadowing in advance. Little nod for book fans definitely. 🙂

      • 286 EricObsessed
        June 7, 2010 at 10:41 pm

        Ending the season with Jason becoming a werepanther is the only thing I’m sure on too. And I didn’t notice until I could see it in HD on my TV last night was that the animal looking at Jason during the Minisode was not a wolf but a panther. You can see the tail and smooth black fur around the face.

  26. 287 Jan
    June 6, 2010 at 12:36 am

    1. Yvetta is a witch she in this season and next.
    2. Franklin will help Jessica out of a jam.
    3. Fraklin is there to find out about Bill and Sookie
    4. He will help Tara with some red neck
    5. Fraklin will fall in love with Tara
    6. Tara will try kill herself
    7. Laffy will save her
    Jason will be dealing with PDST he will kept seeing people with hole in there head
    Jason try”s to get Crystal to want him,
    she some one not giving him time of day
    There a new foot ball star ,new home town hero ,
    Its not Jason any more.. new kid.. so her not wanting him at frist going make him feel like……. loseing hes touch
    Jason and her will get together
    Then the hot shot were that like Crystal going go after Jason
    Jason will study to become a cop(Andy wants him too)
    Arlene be P.G.
    Tara may be P.G. all so
    Eric give the car to Laffy ,Laffy will get beat up by the guy out of hot shot
    Laffy new love is Hollis …hes human and a good guy and goes after Laffy to date him

    • June 6, 2010 at 2:37 am

      Great predictions KLE! I’m on board with all three. I think we’re going to be able to see more and more parallels between Eric and Sookie as the series goes on. It really started S1. Bill walked into a bar on an investigation, saved one of the employees, and awakened her to a whole new reality. Sookie did the same thing to Eric.

  27. 290 KLE
    June 6, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Here are some of my predictions (wild ass guesses) for Season 3.

    1) Eric and Sookie’s relationship will become much deeper. I do not believe it will progress to the point of them having sex. I think it is too early for that. However, I think we will definitely see them bonding. I predict that Eric’s flashbacks to his parents’ death will be very similar to Sookie’s experience finding Gran’s body. I predict prior to finding their bodies, Eric will slip on blood (like Sookie did). I also think his parents bodies will be laid out in a manner similar to Gran’s. Eric will tell Sookie about his parents’ murder and they become closer over the shared experience of having loved ones brutally murdered.

    2) In flashback, Bill kills Caroline in a jealous rage. I think when Bill goes back to his wife he finds out that she has remarried and he kills her and her husband. When Lorena finds him, she helps him out somehow perhaps by glamouring his children’s memory away. I think Bill killing his wife would explain his self-loathing and why he chose to embrace the vampire lifestyle with Lorena (at least for a little while).

    3) At some point in the season, Tara begins to dabble in witchcraft. Perhaps Tara befriends Holly at Merlotte’s and is introduced to witchcraft through her. I think this will lead up to Tara conducting and ectoplasmic reconstruction (can’t remember if this is what it was called in the books). I’m not exactly sure what scene Tara will try to reconstruct but it might be the night Sookie was beaten up by the Ratts.

    • 291 Serena
      June 6, 2010 at 2:08 am

      About pt 3, I don’t see Tara as a witch, there is just so much more underlying mythology to Tara and Maryann’s storyline.

      Okay this might get confusing but bear with me… I’m pretty convinced Tara is pregnant with the “God Who Comes,” aka Dionysus. The Hunter’s Souffle represents the eating of Dionysus’ own heart by the human Semele, from whom Dionysus was reborn, and after they eat that grossness Tara and Eggs have Maryann induced sex. And I believe that this ‘demon’ baby is going to be born in opposition to Arlene’s baby, who is the baby of the light/FOS/Apollo, and it has been speculated that it is Rene’s baby, whose name as Renee has pointed out, means ‘twice born.’ However, if Tara’s baby is the reborn version of Iacchus (one of Dionysus’ epithets), then he would bring ‘salvation’ and then Arlene’s baby would be the ‘bad’ baby. And if this is the case, it might imply that despite all of Maryann’s BS and her crazy methods, she was in nature ‘good,’ though that’s hard to fathom, but is very consistent with the themes of TB, deceiving appearances and undisclosed intentions and all that jazz.

      Anywho, I think it might all be moot point because I feel like Tara is also having an abortion storyline. Tara isn’t done yet struggling with her own demons to be a witch.

      • 292 pennydreadful
        June 6, 2010 at 2:13 am

        Absolutely brilliant and well thought out theory, Serena!

        • 293 Serena
          June 6, 2010 at 2:41 am

          I’m not too sure its ‘brilliant,’ lol, but it is ever evolving. There is more too it on the part of Apollo being the opposite of Dionysus, Renee explains it better, she hashed out most of it before I ever did. You should check out her post over at the Ancient Pythoness. The Dionysus connection to the Hunter Souffle was also mentioned by the Season 2 BlueRay commentary.

    • 294 legalease
      June 6, 2010 at 2:22 am

      I would love it if they draw those parallels between Sookie and Eric. If AB and the writers make those types of connections between these two characters, it makes me more confident about where they may be taking the relationship. I’m also curious as to what will trigger Eric’s flashbacks to his family. Will it be through a conversation with Sookie or someone else or will some event trigger it?

    • June 6, 2010 at 2:54 am

      Oops! My response landed just above your post instead of under it.

    • 296 Katya
      June 6, 2010 at 7:11 pm

      they have to atleast get close to having sex this season to make it believable that they might get together in some capacity next season.

  28. 297 Willowbella
    June 6, 2010 at 1:38 am

    Tara dabbling in witchcraft is interesting. But they might leave the witchcraft till S4 since they are introducing Weres this time round. I think witches may not be revealed till right at the end of the season. It’s certainly feasible that Tara’d want to do a ectoplasmic reconstruction to find out exactly what happened to Eggs though. She may find out other stuff accidentally…a lot has gone on in that parking lot!

  29. 298 Dee
    June 6, 2010 at 1:44 am

    WOW willow what a good point about Tara and finding out what happened to Eggs.

    Ok I also want to ask what role do people think Janice will play on the show. Along with her attire being that of a biker chick, she is into tarot cards, the whole psychic thing and all that. Will she give Sookie a reading, you think she’ll find out anything through that. There has to be a reason that Janice is into this stuff on the show, especially since her character was the complete opposite in the books.

    • 299 Serena
      June 6, 2010 at 1:48 am

      oooooh.. that’s be so cool. I love it she did a tarot card reading. I wonder what cards she’ll pull..

      • 300 legalease
        June 6, 2010 at 1:57 am

        Maybe it will be a counterpoint to the reading that Laffy gives to Tara in Season 2.

        • 301 Lotus
          June 6, 2010 at 1:38 pm

          Had this same thought. I always considered Laffayette to be a “guide” or “seer” for the other characters, so perhaps that will be Janice’s role this season for those in Jackson.

    • 302 Willowbella
      June 6, 2010 at 1:54 am

      So Janice is a new age, biker, beautician and a maybe-Were…love it! Oh I definitely think if she’s dabbling in tarot then it’s in there for a reason and no doubt will reveal something to Sookie. What’s the point otherwise.

    • 303 legalease
      June 6, 2010 at 1:56 am

      I’m not sure, but I think she’ll be the one to get Sookie her leather and tats get-up for the 2nd visit to Lou Pines. When you think of it, it’s somewhat like the book since Book Janice gives Sookie the makeover before her second visit to the club. The show is just replacing the red dress with detachable sleeves (!!!) with black leather. Yet another wardrobe change from book to show of which I completely approve!

      • 304 Dee
        June 6, 2010 at 2:01 am

        Yeah I definitely think she gives Sookie the makeover. I approve the change, i actually like that look on Sookie haha. I hope Eric sees her that way.

        Willow-yeah, it would be pointless so she better tell Sookie something good. Maybe tells her she is being betrayed, or maybe tells her something good about Eric hmmm I’m sure whatever she tells her has to also be something important otherwise again why put this into the show.

        • 305 Willowbella
          June 6, 2010 at 2:22 am

          I agree Dee. Maybe she will get the ‘lover’ card (okay it’s ‘lovers’ but you get my reference). 🙂

          It’s weird you’re talking about Sookie’s makeover because I just watched the AB on Season 3 clip and realized Sookie is in disguise at the bar (black wig), do we know if Eric is with her, in disguise also?

          This has been bugging me too…do we know who was cast as the buxom serving wench Eric is with in the Viking flashback? I was worried they might use Anna Paquin, have her play a double part. AB said that this season we see why Eric is so attracted to Sookie. I just hope it’s not because she reminds him of someone from his human days (hope that’s a prediction that DOESN’T pan out). That would cheapen their attraction IMO. Hope they don’t just blame it on the fae blood either.

          Sorry to pose questions but arghh, I’ve missed so much stuff the last few weeks.

          • 306 Serena
            June 6, 2010 at 2:33 am

            Black wig Sookie is with Alcide in LP, there is a clip.. its in the season 2 recap that was on HBO’s website, where she is showing off her outfit to someone, it might be Eric but it might not. The shoulder/arm is visible, and the jacket is not the same one that Alcide wears to LP, so I don’t know, it could be RE even, but the guy in the clip is tall.

            • 307 VikingLover
              June 6, 2010 at 2:51 am

              I also noticed in the clip where Sookie is taking the shot (while she’s in disguise), that you can see Debbie Pelt in the background “eyeballing” her. Debbie looks like she’s out for blood. lol I think she’s jealous because of 1) Alcide and 2) because I think the dude that Sookie is drinking with will turn out to be Debbie’s fiance. I think that’s the same dude that manhandles Sookie during her first visit to LP.

              • 308 Serena
                June 6, 2010 at 2:58 am

                Oh, good catch VL. that’s the same guy who gets in a fight with Alcide, he must beat him up after he sees him manhandling Sookie. You can see Hollis attack the guy with a bat or something in the new preview.

                • 309 Willowbella
                  June 7, 2010 at 8:00 pm

                  The Alcide/Gus fight looks like a full on bar brawl. Joy! Loving that they’ve changed it to a roadhouse, more fitting for biker Weres. Also love the name, Lou Pines (lupines)…definite improvement on Josephine’s LOL.

              • 310 Jan
                June 6, 2010 at 9:20 am

                LOL Who would not be jealous
                6″5 and <<<<>>>>
                the guys on the show going have work out hard (ha.ha)
                Alcide will be with out clothes in the show
                Next Sunday I will have some thing to drink and air on plus fan
                At 8:45 pm Plus with cable I can watch it a agin next day .
                plus as times the show it that night

          • 311 Dee
            June 6, 2010 at 3:25 am

            I have no idea if Eric is with her but I just have a feeling he will see her dressed up that way.

            I don’t know who they cast but since there was a casting call out for that role, I don’t think AP will play the role.

            • 312 Lotus
              June 6, 2010 at 1:41 pm

              Hope Eric sees her that way, too. I remember that scene in the book where Sookie dances with Tara (cheese!) and takes note of the expression on Eric’s face (lustful) when she spots him watching from another part of the bar.

          • 313 LydiaB
            June 6, 2010 at 4:19 am

            “do we know who was cast as the buxom serving wench Eric is with in the Viking flashback? I was worried they might use Anna Paquin”

            There’s no way Anna would be a “double.” She has nice boobs, but she’s not buxom, haha

            • 314 Willowbella
              June 6, 2010 at 11:02 pm

              Checked out the clips you guys mentioned. Thanks. She’s showing off her biker chick look to someone, just hope it’s Eric. *crossing fingers*

              And it does look like Don Swayze who is fighting Alcide and coming on to/attacking Sookie (I assume he commits the blood offense). Makes sense he’d be Debbie’s new guy, it would further piss her off if both her ex and current guy are after Sookie.

              Also in my post above I should have said hope they don’t blame it on the fae heritage (shouldn’t have used ‘blood’ as that was misleading). Should read these back more.

  30. 315 Jan
    June 6, 2010 at 3:35 am

    Bill will give his allegiance to Russell
    He will tell Russell about Eric and Pam selling vamp blood
    Russell will call the Magister
    Bill will tell the Magister about Eric and Pam
    I think that Lorna and Bill will get back together
    Russell will be BAD ,BAD, BAD he wants more power and hes going to use werewolf and any thing else to get it .
    Russell is going to go after the queen,trying to get her power, her people
    Sookie will try to find Bill
    She will meet Alcide and she will be wanting that man
    ********AB.said this season bit off a dark side from some of our character
    who we wouldn’t expect it from including Ms,Stackhouse*********FROM Ture Blood Net.
    So on that I say she going to be hurt ,crying,fighting ,trying fine Bill,and wanting to Kiss both Alcide and Eric
    Janice and Sookie will be come friends
    Claudina will show up to give her the warning
    Befor end of the seson Sookie will know she powers
    She will meet Hunter this season
    Now Eric and Russell go way back ,I say these two know each other .
    (Eric wants Sookie and he will not rush it )
    Plus this season Eric going have his hands full
    Russell will make his move
    Eric hates the werewolf …I think go back to 900 AD.
    Eric will think about his family this year
    Werewolfs was around then

  31. 316 Jan
    June 6, 2010 at 3:45 am

    DEEPER DISD Interview

    Let’s begin with True Blood. Were you a fan of the show before you were cast?
    I was a huge fan of the show and still am. I was introduced to the show via a bootleg VHS that had 4 episodes on it. My boyfriend Hugo and I started watching one Sunday night around 8 and by midnight we were so completely hooked that I was on the phone with Time Warner in New York begging them to give me HBO on Demand NOW. I have to watch the rest of season one NOW, don’t you understand?

    What can you tell us about your character, Russell?
    Russell evolved through conversations with Alan Ball [the show’s creator], lots of research and hikes with Theo Alexander who plays Talbot, my vampire boyfriend of 700 years. Initially Alan told me that Russell was pretty old and was very charming and had a southern accent. We decided eventually that Russell was older than the character of Godric and so that puts him at around the 2700-2800-year-old mark – he was “made” sometime in 800 BC. He’s an ancient Celt. The Celts originated in the Carpathian mountains and then started migrating West in search of the bed of the sun. In 55 BC they were defeated by Julius Caesar in Gaul. So, obviously, Russell has worn many masks and his latest “incarnation” as a southern gentleman is just another mask

    • June 6, 2010 at 3:56 am

      The bit about Caesar’s invasion of Gaul is especially interesting because that’s when Godric, as a young boy, was captured and enslaved. He was sold to a vampire in Rome. It sounds like Russell may have been involved in that somehow.

      • 318 Dee
        June 6, 2010 at 4:01 am

        BINGO!!! that might be exactly why Russell HAD to be older than Godric. I read another interview with Dennis O’Hare and at first he came up with a suggestion on RE but AB’s response was that no he HAS to be older than Godric, it was emphasized too much and if he wasn’t his maker I kept wondering why then.

        • June 6, 2010 at 4:13 am

          Yes. His master branded him. That must have been with Russell’s wolfsangel rune. Oh! I bet AB is going to connect the Were’s to Lupa, the she-wolf who nursed Romulus and Remus.

          • 320 Dee
            June 6, 2010 at 4:20 am

            You think Russell is the vampire he was sold to? I’m guessing so, either that or it’s like you said before, he has to be involved somehow. Now is it possible that Russell is Godric’s grandpa lol, although I don’t know if Godric would tell Eric not to go after him just for that reason because Godric killed his own maker.

            Now trying to figure out why Eric has waited so long, why would Godric possibly tell him not to seek vengeance. Unless it’s simply like I said earlier that Eric knew he couldn’t go after a much older and stronger vampire. But you just know that Godric is connected somehow to Eric waiting this long.

            • 321 VikingLover
              June 6, 2010 at 4:24 am

              Dee, no the vampire who bought Godric became his Maker. He abused Godric terribly before finally turning him.

              • 322 Dee
                June 6, 2010 at 4:32 am

                Yeah thats why I said could he be Godric’s grandpa lol I used the term Sookie used to tell Pam that Appius was in town.

                But yes, I mean godric’s maker maker lol

                • 323 Dee
                  June 6, 2010 at 4:33 am

                  Oh I misunderstood what you said lol, ok now I understand. The one who bought him can’t be russell bc the one who bought him was his maker. WOW I’m slow tonight lol

            • June 6, 2010 at 4:28 am

              Not his maker. Russell is either Godric’s maker’s maker or lover. Russell is probably the one who brought the murder to the attention of the vampire hierarchy and caused Godric to go underground for centuries.

              • 325 Dee
                June 6, 2010 at 4:36 am

                Renee, it’s interesting that you brought up Romulus and Remus. You think AB was inspired by the story and maybe Russell was raised by a were, and that explains his association with were’s. I’m still trying to figure this out in my head lol so I’m thinking outloud.

                • June 6, 2010 at 4:46 am

                  Yes. I thought that RE was a Were before being turned, but he could have been a human raised by a Were mother. That would related to Sam’s story (a shifter raised by humans) and potentially Eric’s, too (a human raised by a Were father). Oh! I’m really liking this.

                  • 327 Dee
                    June 6, 2010 at 5:00 am

                    I think this is very possible, RE could have been raised by a were. So you think Eric’s father was part of a rivalry wolf pack then?

                    • June 6, 2010 at 5:10 am

                      Yes. MAS and I fleshed this out a couple weeks ago. The name ‘Ulfric’ means Wolf Ruler or Power of the Wolf, so Eric’s dad was either a Were pack leader himself (married to a human most likely) or the commander an army of Weres. It looks like AB is going to make the Norse Weres berserkers. The real Eric’s father (Harold Fairhair) was the first Viking king to use berserkers. They wore wolf pelts in battle like Eric did in his flashback, and Eric used a berserker image on the Fangtasia leaflets that Pam passed out at Merlotte’s.

                    • 329 Dee
                      June 6, 2010 at 5:13 am

                      Sorry I did see it, I was just curious if any of this new info would change anything around for you, I should’ve been more specific.

                      Hmmm my guess is that his dad was the commander of an army of were’s.

                    • 330 Willowbella
                      June 6, 2010 at 7:26 pm

                      This theory is really interesting. I’m loving all these predictions. Maybe Eric’s father had a wolfpack loyal too him, since he is a powerful ruler, but they betray him and desert him for Russell (in favor of the V blood) and attack Eric’s village. That would certainly explain why Eric hates Weres so much.

                      Also Eric being a Berserker would explain why always being in control is so important to him as a vampire (and they probably will start incorporating some Norse mythology if they are including more Viking flashbacks). Also looks like some of Eric’s control will be taken away this season and will be interesting will be see how he reacts to that, I’m sure he’ll crack at some point and we’ll see the bad ass Sheriff we haven’t seen much of in the promos. 🙂

              • 331 MASpencer
                June 6, 2010 at 6:49 pm

                Okay– I think I may have at least some of this figured out. Godric killed his maker– a very serious vampire crime, for sure– and yet rose to the position of Area 9 sheriff in spite of it. I know we were all wondering how that could have happened…

                Is it possible that Russell was “blackmailing” Godric for much of his un-life– and that part of the “terms” of not exposing Godric’s history was that Godric would forbid Eric from retaliation, and that he would not seek any retaliation himself? Thus, when Godric died, there was no longer any secret to keep or truce/agreement to uphold… and Eric decided to make his move?

                Does this theory make sense?

                • 332 Dee
                  June 6, 2010 at 6:55 pm

                  It does make a lot of sense. I was wondering if this was the case after VL and Renee explained what was said in the DVD. Either that or Godric owed Russell in a different way such as Russell helped him out and felt loyalty towards Russell because of that. But I think the first theory, which you described makes a bit more sense and makes the story a bit more interesting.

                  We know whatever the reason is, it has to do with Godric and Russell and how many reasons could Godric have for telling Eric not to retaliate.

                  • 333 MASpencer
                    June 6, 2010 at 7:22 pm

                    Totally. And you know, it reminds me of the Sandra Pelt ordeal from the book, in a way. Sandra went after Sookie for killing Debbie, until her parents got involved and decided that the scores were adequately settled– so Sandra was FORBIDDEN to make any more moves against Sookie.

                    But now her parents are dead, and there’s nothing stopping her from resuming her mission. Sookie herself has voiced concern over that… and ten bucks says Sandra will be back.

                    This plotline on True Blood would once again be taking a situation in the book and applying it to a different plotline/character, with different motivations. But you can see how book events still may have served as an inspiration point.

                • 334 Serena
                  June 6, 2010 at 7:27 pm

                  Sounds good, MAS.. I was thinking earlier we don’t know exactly how old the Magister is, he might not be as old as Russell, so maybe Russell held that position before and gave it up so he could play King?

                  • 335 MASpencer
                    June 6, 2010 at 8:18 pm

                    That’s possible too– that maybe he had some kind of pull with the Magister, or he occupied that position himself. He may still have those connections, which is why Godric was at his mercy for so long. In fact, I’m tempted to say that Russell tipped off the Magister about the V selling and vampire disaapearance that has Pam and Eric in so much trouble this season.

                    It’s obvious how he would have known about Bill’s disappearance, but I’m still not sure how he would know about the V selling. One possibility, though, is that RUSSELL is or is connected to Pussylover9, and has sussed out Eric’s/Sophie-Anne’s involvement in the V-selling ring that way.

                • June 6, 2010 at 7:35 pm

                  MAS, and maybe Goderic’s motivation for meeting the sun/Son could be different than what is assumed. Maybe he wanted Eric to have the freedom to exact revenge.

                • June 6, 2010 at 9:06 pm

                  Great idea, MAS! I like how it relates to the Pelts. It also seems to relate metaphorically to the Norse god Tyr. To assist the other gods in binding the wolf Fenrir so he couldn’t do any more harm, Tyr voluntarily to put his hand in Fenrir’s mouth knowing that it would be bitten off when Fenrir realized the gods were tricking him.

                  I bet the conditions that Grodric and Russell agreed ro included Godric making a huge personal sacrifice to keep Eric safe.

                  • 339 legalease
                    June 6, 2010 at 9:13 pm

                    If Godric did make a personal sacrifice, it could parallel what Eric does this season to protect Pam.

                • 340 legalease
                  June 6, 2010 at 9:15 pm

                  I think that’s the best explanation yet for why Eric would wait this long to enact his vengeance and until after Godric died since we know that Russell was not Godric’s maker.

          • 341 VikingLover
            June 6, 2010 at 4:22 am

            Ha! I just posted a comment below about this! Duh! I should have hit refresh before posting. lol One thing I wanted to say is that Godric being sold made me think of Sunny’s prediction/theory that QSA will be into human trafficking.

            • June 6, 2010 at 4:55 am

              Yes. There’s definitely a slavery theme running through the entire show. In addition to Godric and SA’s ‘court’ you have Laffy in a slave collar, and Bill a slave owner. Before he died, Karl realized that he was a slave, too and in Tara’s room at Maryannn’s, the painting over her bed was ‘Odalisque,’ a beautiful pampered slave living in the lap of luxury.

              • 343 Jan
                June 6, 2010 at 9:00 am

                In seson 1
                Bill said he did Not own slave’s
                But his father did

                • June 6, 2010 at 12:54 pm

                  That’s only a technicality because Bill’s father outlived him. He may never have inherited the family plantation, but he supported himself and his family with slave labor. His claim that they only had two slaves is a lie. I explained how can be certain of this on my blog in ‘It’s a North South Thing.’

              • 345 Jan
                June 6, 2010 at 1:07 pm

                Renee I try to find the North and South thing and nothing on

      • 347 Jan
        June 6, 2010 at 9:11 am

        I think Eric knows about Russell
        Godric told Eric not do any thing
        Now Godric dead for good
        Eric went after Russell boy friend of 700 years
        To hurt him and fine out what Russell up to

  32. 348 Jan
    June 6, 2010 at 3:48 am

    So Russell been around long time

    • 349 Dee
      June 6, 2010 at 3:51 am

      Yeah, that is why some of us thought he was Godric’s maker. But that already proved to not be true lol.

      • 350 VikingLover
        June 6, 2010 at 4:18 am

        {The Celts originated in the Carpathian mountains and then started migrating West in search of the bed of the sun. In 55 BC they were defeated by Julius Caesar in Gaul. So, obviously, Russell has worn many masks and his latest “incarnation” as a southern gentleman is just another mask}

        I find a couple of things interesting about this:

        1) We now know that Godric was captured in the first century B.C. during one of Julius Ceasar’s invasions of Gaul. It’s interesting that DOH gives us that little bit of history regarding the Celts being defeated by JC in Gaul.

        2) I find his description about Russell wearing many masks, the latest of which is a “southern gentlman”, interesting considering how much we’ve discusses that the breaking of masks seems to be one of the themes of S3.

        3) “in search of the bed of the sun”: I find this line interesting – for some reason it made me think of QSA’s obsession with daylight.

        • 351 Jan
          June 6, 2010 at 9:06 am

          I think your right about the queen
          She said to Eric not bite Sookie ,not fall in love with her
          Cause Sookie wasn’t human ,at lest not all the way human

          • 352 LLE
            June 6, 2010 at 2:31 pm

            Eric has never drank Sookie’s blood and he already falling for her. Eric has fallen for Sookie without drinking her blood.

  33. 353 ChelleInOz
    June 6, 2010 at 6:43 am

    VL, love your analysis, thoughts and predictions! And love the contributing comments. I feel like I am in the remedial class sometimes as I watch the show (and read the books) and but some of the ideas that are posited just do not occur to me. It would explain why this damn blog is my current obssession! Anyway, I am now viewing and reading the whole TB/SVM with a few more references in my filter for which I am very excited…..

    • 354 A Northern Soul
      June 7, 2010 at 2:11 am

      Chelle, I couldn’t agree more. The predictions here are absolutely blowing my mind. I’ve been going over everyone’s comments and going back to my DVD’s looking for certain things I missed.

      AB said that TB is popcorn for smart people, and he wasn’t kidding! I’m getting more and more excited about this season, and will be sitting on the edge of my seat!

  34. 355 Jan
    June 6, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Eric will go after Russell lover

    True Blood > Spoilers

    True Blood
    SpoilersNewsEpisodesPicturesQuotesVideosCastSpoilersForumTrue Blood: Extended Promo, Season Three Teases
    Posted on June 2nd, 2010 1:46 PM by M.L. House
    Show: True Blood, Tag: Spoilers
    Fresh off the set of True Blood, Michael Ausiello of Entertainment Weekly had a few things to pass along this week:

    1.It was awesome!
    2.Sookie is headed for a “dark spell” on season three.
    3.A character is getting a new hairdo.
    Not insightful or exciting enough for you? Then sink your teeth into the following promo, which finds Tara shaken up; werewolves arriving in Bon Temps; and Bill issuing a warning to Sookie: Stay away.

    Continue Reading…

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    Meet the Merlottes: Sam’s Family to Be Explored on True Blood
    Posted on June 1st, 2010 3:56 PM by M.L. House
    Show: True Blood, Tag: Spoilers
    As previously reported, Marshall Allman is set to come aboard season three of True Blood in the role of Tommy Mickens, Sam’s brother.

    How will this storyline be set up? According to William Keck of TV Guide Magazine, who was recently on the show’s set, Sam will grow curious about his shape-shifting relatives and embark on a search beyond Bon Temps for them.

    This is what we’ll learn about them: Sam’s dad was in jail when his mother learned she was knocked up, so she gave him up for adoption to an affluent family.

    Says series star Sam Trammell: “[Sam] just wants to see what they’re like and how bad they are… but he doesn’t expect them to bleed back into his life, which is when the problems start.”

    Among other Sam-related spoilers/teasers for season three:

    •Various flashbacks will reveal some naughty things Sam did after being abandoned by his adoptive parents. Trammell describes this as a “dark side” of his character.
    •On episode six, we’ll learn shocking details about Sam’s birth father.
    •Romance may bloom for Sam and yet another waitress, this one played by Lauren Bowles.
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    Zeljko Ivanek to Reprise Role on True Blood, Cause Problems for Eric and Pam
    Posted on May 26th, 2010 10:29 AM by M.L. House
    Show: True Blood, Tags: Spoilers, Casting News
    Zeljko Ivanek is returning to True Blood.

    The actor, who has guest-starred on pretty much every TV show to ever air (Damages, House, Big Love) plays the powerful Magister. He’s the character who ordered Bill to turn Jessica.

    As first reported by TV Guide, look for the Magister to crack down on the illegal V trade in Louisiana on season three. This will create problems for the Queen, Eric and Pam because they are all key players in it.

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    True Blood Sneak Peek: Shirtless Eric, Desperate Sookie
    Posted on May 24th, 2010 3:19 PM by M.L. House
    Show: True Blood, Tags: Spoilers, Clips
    TV fans received a double dose of buzz-worthy clips last night.

    First, of course, there was the Lost series finale.

    Second, there was a clip from True Blood that aired during a commercial. Did you catch it?

    If not (or if you wish to relive it), don’t fret: we’ve got your shirtless, sexually impressive Eric below. In this season three sneak peek, he’s approached by Sookie, who accuses Eric of kidnapping Bill. Enjoy:

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    Revenge and Relationships: Coming to True Blood
    Posted on May 20th, 2010 3:38 PM by M.L. House
    Show: True Blood, Tags: Spoilers, Interviews
    You’ve seen the posters.

    You’ve watched the trailers.

    But what can the actors themselves tell us about season three of True Blood? Let’s find out!

    Asked about his character’s state of mind, following events from last year, Ryan Kwanten told TV Guide Magazine:

    “Jason’s trying to deal with the fact that he’s killed a man. When the chips are down like that, you can either rise from the ashes or dig further down. Jason’s always got his own unique way of doing it.”

    But might he have to face that fact again in the near future, in the form of a vengeful Sarah Newell? “Let’s just say yes and we can leave it there,” Kwanten said.

    Rutina Wesley, however, was happy to go into more depth regarding Tara’s love life. She explained:

    “Tara has a possible love interest who is possibly a vampire. The relationship is partly by choice. Partly not…He’s tall, dark and handsome with an emphasis on dark.”

    Spoiler alert: he most definitely is a vampire, his name is Franklin Mott and he’s played by James Frain.

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    HBO Releases True Blood Episode Descriptions
    Posted on May 19th, 2010 10:11 AM by M.L. House
    Show: True Blood, Tag: Spoilers
    While fans are still buzzing over HBO’s first official trailer for season three of True Blood, the network has given them more reasons to be excited.

    Below, you can check out the titles/descriptions for the first trio of new episodes, beginning on June 13. To whom does Sookie turn in attempts to track down Bill? When do we meet Russell Edgington? Find out now…

    Pack of Wolves
    Sookie turns to Eric for help in finding Bill; Andy urges Jason to stay the course; Sam reconnects with his past; Tara seeks refuge from her grief.

    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 shady vampire Franklin Mott.

    It Hurts Me Too
    In search of Bill, Sookie heads to Jackson, Miss. 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 (Nelsan Ellis). Haunted by visions from his past, Bill makes a surprising pledge of allegiance.

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    True Blood Sex Scene to Feature Eric and…
    Posted on May 13th, 2010 3:21 PM by M.L. House
    Show: True Blood, Tag: Spoilers
    Sex and nudity are par for the awesome course on True Blood.

    It’s been made clear that this will continue to be the case on season three.

    That doesn’t come as a surprise, but the identity of who Eric might get naked with will shock some viewers: Earlier this month, Alexander Skarsgard said he recently shot a “very graphic [nude] scene with a man.

    Now, TV Guide Magazine reports that Talbot “will cheat on his 3,000-year-old sugar-daddy boyfriend of 700 years, King of Mississippi Russell Edgington, with one of these four straight Bon Temps studs: Bill, Eric, Jason or Sam.”

    Put two and two together and… you get Eric and Talbot. You also get a juicy storyline that will

  35. 356 Jan
    June 6, 2010 at 8:22 am

    this some of the thing I saw on Ture Blood Spoilers
    I hope no one get up set with me posting it.

  36. 357 Mary22
    June 6, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Hrm little OT but just read an interview with Lindsay Pulsipher and she says Crystal won’t be a were-panther
    “No, there are several werewolves on this season, but I’m not one of them. I’m just a regular gal. I know in the books my character, Crystal, is a were-panther, but you know Alan Ball doesn’t always follow the books”.
    Interesting, might take a little bit of the crazy out of the character and better for jason, tho jason becoming a were could def still play out….at the end of the jason minisode i asssumed the panther in the woods was crystal. Anyone have any predictions on what the “electric connection” between them referred to was?

    • 358 Willowbella
      June 6, 2010 at 7:10 pm

      That’s interesting. I assumed the werepanther in the woods was her since she is seeing him so vulnerable. Then again could be Felton and he could then use Jason’s revelation against him.

    • 360 Dwimordene
      June 6, 2010 at 7:34 pm

      Well, it could be that she isn’t revealed as a were in s3 yet… It could not.
      I assumed it was her too… And we have seen different scenes of her, most of them in the woods, it would be strange if she really isn´t, in that case I don’t know… Because the panther didn’t attack, but let Jason know it was there, so it must have cared a bit… Or somewhat interested. I hope we just don’t get to see what she is in the season, lol.

    • 361 Lotus
      June 6, 2010 at 7:46 pm

      Maybe the were watching Jason in the minisode is the one who shows up in epi. 2 for Sookie? Is it definitely a panther in the woods? Assuming that were is in the same league as the ones who work for Russell, then it’s possible RE could be trying to bring down QSA and has discovered the Stackhouses via FM, his hired vampire private eye.

      Also, the Jason/panther scenario could still pan out given that Crystal is certainly going to be from Hotshot and Jason getting involved with her is a surefire way to ensure trouble won’t be far behind. Their “electric connection” may be simply a physical reaction to one another. Like when you bond with someone, a stranger you’ve never met, and connect on a deeper level without really understanding the reasons why.

  37. 362 Jan
    June 6, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    May be Eric was a werewolf hunter befor he became a vamp.
    His men said when Eric was close to death ,they would not leave him for the wolfs

  38. 363 Willowbella
    June 6, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    I’m still trawling through promos I’ve missed. Looks like Jason and Laffy find a body at work. Maybe the creepy Were guy but I was thinking Jessica’s dead trucker. This made me think maybe Hoyt helps Jessica dispose of the body. I think Hoyt would do anything for Jessica and he is in a position (being on the road crew) to know where to hide it. I know we see her with her power tools but that doesn’t mean she’ll use them (although when I saw that I did think oh goodie…that’s so wrong I know)! Hoyt could interrupt her. There was a very quick clip of Hoyt on Jessica’s porch and he looked upset and angry (he kicked something I believe). Also there was a very brief clip somewhere (one of HBO previews I think) that looks like Jason smacking Hoyt and they are both in their work gear. So maybe Hoyt tells Jason or Jason works it out. Not sure on this, the clips are really brief.

    • 364 svmaddict
      June 6, 2010 at 8:03 pm

      Which promo is that? I haven’t noticed that scene (Jason & Lafayette) anywhere… do you have a link?

      • 365 Willowbella
        June 6, 2010 at 9:07 pm

        Here you go svmaddict, sorry it took me a while to find them.

        At 2:05 – Hoyt kicking something/someone. Maybe Jessica DOES succeed in making the trucker into a vampire and Hoyt helps her take him down?

        At 0:16 – Jason and Laffy find a body??? Looks like Sheriff Dearborn is there too.

        At 1:14 – Looks like Jason smacks Hoyt.

        Deborah Ann did say in the Q&A that Jessica has to learn things the hard way this season (I’m paraphrasing here but that was the gist). Lends credence to this I think. 🙂

        • 366 svmaddict
          June 6, 2010 at 11:20 pm

          Thanks! You’re right, they do find a body. But the scene where Hoyt kicks something, I think he just kicks the door in Bil’ls house. My guess is he goes there to find Jessica and she’s not answering either because she is too busy with the body or because she’s not there. But he thinks she’s rejecting him and is frustrated so he kicks the door…

          • 367 Willowbella
            June 6, 2010 at 11:58 pm

            Yeah, I thought he was maybe kicking a post on the porch (also if he was facing a new, very hungry vamp…and that trucker was quite big…is it likely he could get him down) but I’m not above taking a few leaps. I’m kinda hoping one will be right and I can do my victory dance at least once this season. 🙂

  39. 368 Jan
    June 6, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    I think I know who was watching him
    The new foot ball hero Kitch.
    Kitch I bet will be were
    he beats all Jason old school records
    Kitch rubs it in
    The guys on the road crew talks about great Kitch is
    Jason will have a hard time with this

    • 369 Lotus
      June 6, 2010 at 8:03 pm

      Oh, nice theory! Maybe he will be the one to lock Jason in a shed and bite on him for a few days, lol.

    • 371 Willowbella
      June 6, 2010 at 10:23 pm

      I wondered why they were adding this new character (figured it was just so Jason would lose his golden boy status on top of everything else) but Kitch being a Were is definitely possible. Perhaps Jason becomes suspicious and snoop a bit too far. Is there anything to suggest this new character is from Hot Shot?

      • 372 Jan
        June 6, 2010 at 10:43 pm

        I don’t knowif he from hot shot
        But I bet hes a were
        Can’t fine any thing about him beening human or were
        But I just think hes a were and he is the new foot ball hero
        Jason has lost his golden hair status

        • 373 svmaddict
          June 6, 2010 at 10:49 pm

          I read somewhere that it’s one of his friends that beats up Laffayette and that friend was from Hotshot. So it’s very likely the new golden boy is from hotshot too. Entirely possible he is the one that bites and turns Jason -out of jealously or anger for him being with Crystal?

      • 374 LLE
        June 6, 2010 at 10:52 pm

        Jason will get a story and that why they are bring Hotshot characters in season 3 instead of 4. Jason was rarely in book 3. Jason is still the golden boy and he is AB favorite character.

        • 375 Jan
          June 6, 2010 at 11:09 pm

          No Jason will not be golden hair boy of the town
          New foot ball hero
          Jason is one of AB favorite character
          But this season AB
          Its to show how you have to be more then your high school days
          This season all about how your pass helps make who you are
          and that you have to move forward

          • 376 LLE
            June 6, 2010 at 11:13 pm

            The teenager does not have a story but Jason does. Jason is no longer a teenager and he should not get upset over being replace by a kid.

            I doubt this will be a story at all.

            • 377 Jan
              June 6, 2010 at 11:36 pm

              Episode 304

              It will be a story

              “9 Crimes”
              Original airdate: July 11, 2010
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              Casting Call – added 01.13.2010
              Sounds like Jason is being challenged as Bon Temps’ golden boy with new character Kitch Maynard appearing on the scene. This 17-year-old is the new high school football star and hometown hero, which he enjoys rubbing in Jason’s face. Kitch is a recurring character. Look for him to get it on with his hot, 16-year-old girlfriend Tammy in his sports car. Kitch also has a fan in Donny, a member of the road crew alongside Jason who kisses up to the new town hero.

              • 378 Willowbella
                June 6, 2010 at 11:50 pm

                I dunno LLE, I agree that Kitch will not have a separate storyline of his own but clearly he is there to add to/progress Jason’s storyline in some way (that’s quite a casting blurb). He must be in there for a reason. Maybe it is just to rub Jason’s fall from grace in his face. We know Jason clings to his high school hero days, it was his glory days, having that taken from him at a time when he’s vulnerable anyway will really hurt but I think their could be more to it. And in theory yes, Jason should be old enough to not start up a rivalry with a high school kid but c’mon this IS jason we’re talking about. 🙂 I think the rivalry may lead to something more dangerous and he very well could be a Were, it’s not an out there suggestion. I definitely put money on it being a possibility Jan. 🙂

    • 379 MASpencer
      June 7, 2010 at 4:29 am

      That’s an AWESOME theory. CH wrote in the books that professional athletes are often weres. And Jason being jealous of this guy could potentially tie into his enthusiasm about (maybe) being turned into a bitten shifter.

      In the books, Jason is all about his werepanther status– full blooded or not– because he feels like it gives him a kind of super-strength. I could see this being the case on the show too. And even, maybe, Jason ASKING to be bitten, as opposed to being kidnapped.

      Or maybe, like svmaddict said, this new character will be the one responsible for Jason’s being bitten.

  40. 380 Jan
    June 6, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Show 7
    They said that Dr.Sekulergives Tara dire new at the hospital
    Laffy and Jason with her .
    If Tara P.G. Jason will help her with the baby cause he kill Eggs
    Plus Jason know how it is to be a child with no father around

    • 381 MASpencer
      June 7, 2010 at 4:33 am

      Once again, good call. If Tara turns out to be pregnant, I could see Jason wanting to step up to make up for the fact that he killed Eggs, even if he never admits it.

      But… I had figured that the doctor would be giving Tara news about SOOKIE, since we saw those on-set pics of Anna Paquin in the hospital gown. I don’t know though. You may be right.

  41. 382 VikingLover
    June 6, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    I’m thinking Sookie will find out about the edict in S3 because at some point she meets up with Hunter at an Aquarium. Somehow Hadley’s name must come up again otherwise how would Hunter make an appearance?

    Any predictions on what will cause E/S to interact after the kidnapping issue is resolved?

    • 383 Dee
      June 6, 2010 at 8:37 pm

      I’ve been trying to figure out the same thing. What happens after ep 6 after Bill is no longer “captured”

      maybe Claudine’s warning have something to do with this, but I’m not sure if her warnings would be about Eric and what’s happening to him. Maybe she talks to Eric for some reason and finds out what is going on with him and Pam and the whole V dealing, although not sure what Sookie can do about that.

    • 384 legalease
      June 6, 2010 at 9:11 pm

      Sookie is in the hospital in Episode 7 and sees Hunter in Episode 9 at an aquarium. I’m curious as to where the aquarium is located because Bon Temps surely doesn’t have one and there are no aquariums in Northern LA. Now, there is a big aquarium in New Orleans. Would Sookie be down there for some reason and might she also run into Hadley? It wasn’t clear from last season if Hadley was still human or if she was a vamp and if she still has Hunter.

      Claudine appears in the latter part of the season and AB said that we will know exactly what Sookie is by the end of the season, so I’m thinking that she will be discovering her fae heritage after Jackson. Eric is with Talbot in Episode 8 or 9 and this must be when he’s carrying out his plan. He has the will drafted in Episode 10, so presumably he has already done whatever he’s going to do by Episode 10. We also don’t know what Bill will be doing after Jackson. I really, really want Eric to be involved in the fae story, especially since he’s sensed how she’s different and has been intrigued by it. I would love to see him helping her with the knowledge that she is part fairy and whatever the glowy hand thing means. I really like in the books how he helps her navigate her way through the ever-expanding supernatural world and I hope the show portrays it this way as well.

      It appears that they both will have separate stories, but if there is a showdown between Eric and Russell, hopefully Sookie will be involved somehow. I mean, there has to be interaction in order to set up Season 4, right? I hope they won’t make the same mistake as last season when there was no interaction after Dallas.

    • 385 Serena
      June 6, 2010 at 9:13 pm

      I wonder if, since Eric thinks he is going to die the ultimate death with the drafting of the will, he drops by Sookies or Merlottes to say goodbye on his way out of town. :_(

      About Hunter, Hadley has to be there too, right? I’ve always assumed she was, why else would Sookie go to an aquarium? Especially right after rescuing Bill? I’ve come up with few scenarios:

      1.) Sookie goes to the aquarium during the day for giggles, bumps into Hunter. -doubtful
      2.) Sookie calls Hadley, demands that they meet to discuss what H has told QSA or what she might know about Bill. -lukewarm
      3.) Hadley calls Sookie, they meet at the aquarium so H can warn S about QSA. -warm
      4.) QSA summons Sookie there, Hadley and Hunter are in tote, knowing that QSA has a water and light fetish, its her choice of meeting place. -warmer

      Why else meet an aquarium, of all places? Color me suspicious.

      • 386 legalease
        June 6, 2010 at 9:23 pm

        Good call – considering how her palace was decked out and in light of the DVD commentary about her fetish with water-related things, it could definitely happen this way. If I was an enterprising aquarium owner, I would operate special evening hours so that the vamps could visit as well. I wonder if Bill is accompanying Sookie or if she goes on her own? Maybe Claudine makes an appearance?

      • 387 Serena
        June 6, 2010 at 9:47 pm

        Eureka, I have got it! Hadley and Hunter are there as bait, Bill has failed his mission, and its Sophie-Anne’s last card to play to get Sookie! I wouldn’t be surprised if QSA set up the whole V selling to get Eric out of the way, or more exactly out of the area so she can get Sookie alone to herself and without Eric interfering. Altho, I do think she probably had a real purpose for the V, but I bet she ratted out Eric and Pam. .. so much to think about….

        • 388 VikingLover
          June 6, 2010 at 9:52 pm

          Yessss! They could be bait! That could definitely be it because if Sookie breaks up with Bill, he def has failed. I wonder how the Queen will feel about that. She doesn’t seem like a very forgiving person. I have to mull all of this over because then were the heck is Eric? I remember in the books when Hadley dies and Sookie goes to NO to get her things, QSA invites her to the party where the King is eventually killed. Eric is there as well. I’m soo confused people!

          • 389 Willowbella
            June 6, 2010 at 10:12 pm

            NOLA Aquarium definitely seems like a place QSA would choose (given her fascination with water/light). My only question is if she knows about Hunter then why go after Sookie in the first place?

            Of course, she might not know Hunter is a telepath (Hadley could have kept this quiet and held Sookie to QSA on a plate instead). Or maybe QSA thinks Hunter is too young and his abilities haven’t developed enough. Or maybe she just has a thing for collecting telepaths! 🙂 Who knows but the bait thing is certainly possible.

            Also probable that she would want Eric out of the way. Hunter appears around the time Eric makes a will so clearly something serious is going on with him back in Shreveport.

            • 390 VikingLover
              June 6, 2010 at 10:45 pm

              Hmmm, the ep where Sookie meets Hunter is called “Everything is Broken”.

              • 391 VikingLover
                June 6, 2010 at 10:53 pm

                Oh and apparently he is distressed and scared. Hmmm, could definitely be with QSA. But you’re right, why would QSA want Sookie when she could just use Hunter?

            • 392 Serena
              June 6, 2010 at 10:57 pm

              Here’s how I see it going, QSA ‘suggests’ to Hadley that she call her dear cousin and have a get together since they haven’t seen each other in a long time, .. blablabla.. and the aquarium is a perfect place to meet,.. right, so Sookie shows up to meet Hadley, they have their little visit and lurking in the shadows is QSA who makes her appearance after H and H leave. This way, Hadley is not complicit in QSA’s plot, and wouldn’t be able to tip off Sookie that something was a foot beforehand. (I think its possible that Hadley says something stupid that freaks Sookie at that moment, which Hunter might pick up on, but I doubt Hadley knew beforehand what QSA’s intentions were).

              So QSA threatens Sookie to work for her or else she will use the kid telepath or if she doessn’t know Hunter is a telepath threatens to hurt Hadley, (but if that were the case, why bring in Hunter?) I’ve considered another possibility, that QSA doesn’t know Hunter is a telepath and discovers it only in his first encounter with Sookie.. but I think she already knows. After Sookie acquiesces, this would then set up a working relationship (similar to Eric and Sookie) between Sookie and the Queen.

              Where is Eric, indeed. o.O

              She prob. can’t use Hunter because he is too young, and maybe not nearly as developed, I dunno, I have to think on it.

              • 393 Willowbella
                June 6, 2010 at 11:36 pm

                Thanks for the episode title VL. I didn’t know that but I looked up the lyrics to ‘Everything is Broken’ (Bob Dylan) and there are a few bits that caught my attention:

                ~ “Broken words never meant to be spoken.” – Maybe Sookie learns of Bill’s betrayal in this ep.

                ~ “…Broken laws, broken bodies, broken bones, broken voices on broken phones.”- Hints at Eric in trouble/maybe tortured.

                ~ “Every time you leave and go off someplace, things fall to pieces in my face.” – Things fall apart for Eric when Sookie goes of to NO and things falling apart for Sookie when Eric isn’t there.

                ~ “Broken treaties, broken vows…people bending, broken rules” – Again hints at Bill’s betrayal and QSA bending/breaking rules.

                ~ “Streets are filled with broken hearts” – This really caught my attention as it made me think of when Sookie leaves the hospital in Definitely Dead, after Eric tells her of Bill’s betrayal, and she wanders the streets of NO brokenhearted.

                I’m unsure if this episode (ep 9 I believe) is too early for Bill’s betrayal to be fully revealed but I certainly think it will be the lead up to it.

              • 394 Serena
                June 6, 2010 at 11:54 pm

                So in the casting call, Hunter is supposed to be a 6 year old to play a 4 year old, which is probably too young for QSA’s purposes. I don’t think its a child labor issue, she is obvi not above slave labor, but he probably isn’t as developed or hasn’t shown he’s a telepath yet. But Sookie as a child seemed to be fully telepathic, so I don’t know…

                • June 6, 2010 at 11:57 pm

                  See I’m wondering if Hadley even knows about Hunter’s ability.
                  In the books she left him with Remy when he was what? About a year or so old? She didn’t know about it. She may not know about it here either, since Hunter is still very young.

                  • 396 Serena
                    June 7, 2010 at 12:07 am

                    Yeah, that is prob right, Hadley is also not the sharpest tool in the shed, so she might not have noticed it. His first experience might just be with Sookie and that is why he is so freaked. And Sookie might just step up and agree to work for her so that QSA doesn’t figure out that Hunter is a telepath. hmm…

                    • 397 CarolB
                      June 7, 2010 at 11:57 am

                      Wow, all these theories are blowing my wee mind! I think the main reason that QSA can’t/won’t use Hunter (if she even knows about his abilities) is that , being a kid, he could get her into a LOT of trouble – kids can say the damndest things even when they can’t read minds! 😉
                      So I reckon him and Hadley are gonna be used to blackmail Sookie into working for QSA.

  42. 398 Jan
    June 6, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    True Blood Season 3 Casting Round Up (SPOILERS) (UPDATED)
    2009Judging by the number of emails we’re getting telling us about the new cast members for True Blood’s third season, it appears our news items are getting lost below the fold on the front page. (A tip: subscribe to our RSS feed and/or Twitter to make sure you don’t miss anything!) In the interest of keeping everyone up to date, we’ve compiled this list of season 3 casting news so far.

    WARNING: Character spoilers below!

    Denis O’Hare – Russell Edgington, King of Mississippi, vampire

    Grant Bowler – Coot, leader of a motorcycle gang, werewolf

    Theo Alexander – Talbot, Russell’s “trophy husband”, vampire

    Shannon Lucio – Caroline Compton, Bill’s wife before he was turned, human

    Marshall Allman – Tommy Mickens, Sam’s younger brother, possible shifter

    J. Smith-Cameron – Melinda Mickens, Sam’s mother, possible shifter

    James Frain – Franklin Mott, Tara’s love interest, vampire

    Alfre Woodard – Ruby Jean Reynolds, Lafayette’s mother, human

    Natasha Alam – Yvetta, dancer at Fangtasia/Eric’s lover, human?

    Gregg Daniel – Reverend Daniels, Lettie Mae’s pastor, human

    Joe Manganiello – Alcide, assists Sookie in searching for Bill, were

    Cooper Huckabee – Joe Lee Mickens, husband of Melinda, human

    Lindsay Pulsipher – Crystal Norris, has a connection to Jason, were

    Kevin Alejandro – Jesus Velasquez, love interest for Lafayette, human

    Brit Morgan – Debbie Pelt, Alcide’s ex, were

    Hans Tester – Ulfrick Northman, Eric’s father, human

    Melissa Rauch – Summer, love interest for Hoyt, human

    Grainger Hines – Colonel John Flood, packmaster, were

    Dawn Olivieri – Janice Herveaux, Alcide’s sister, human?

    Gregory Sporleder – Calvin Norris, leader of Hotshot, were

    Lauren Bowles – Holly Cleary, waitress at Merlotte’s, human

    Vincent Ward – Hollis, owner of were bar, were?

    Lara Pulver – Claudine, Sookie’s protector, fairy

    Michael Steger – Tony, prostitute, human

    • 399 VikingLover
      June 6, 2010 at 8:36 pm

      Hey Jan! Thanks for the spoilers and cast list but a lot of these are already in other posts. You can definitely post spoilers as long as it ties in with any predictions you or others may have. Thanks!

  43. 400 Jan
    June 6, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Exclusive Interview: Lindsay Pulsipher Talks True Blood
    Written by Christina Radish Friday, 04 June 2010 15:02

    Actress Lindsay Pulsipher stars as series regular Crystal Norris, the new love interest of Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) in Season 3 of the hit HBO series True Blood, premiering on June 13th. No stranger to series television, as she was on the A&E series The Beast, starring Patrick Swayze in his critically acclaimed final role, this is the first time that Lindsay has done a role that is so shrouded in secrecy that she can only give hints as to what can be expected from her character.

    In this exclusive interview with IESB, Lindsay Pulsipher talked about how grateful she is to be working with such talented people on such an amazing show, and about how much fun she’s having in the role.

    IESB: When you were dreaming of being an actor, as a kid, could have ever imagined that you’d be where you are now, actually making a living as an actor and working with such talented people?

    Lindsay: I have to say that I always pictured myself doing this. I was like, “Yeah, that’s totally attainable. I can do that.” But, never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would be working with such amazing people and working on such an amazing show, as True Blood, and playing such a crazy character. She’s just so much fun to play. It’s a dream come true.

    IESB: Was there a point that you realized you were actually on a path that you could make a career out of?

    Lindsay: Yeah. I waited tables, like so many other actors do. So, when I stopped doing that and I was able to solely make a living as an actor, that was one of the greatest milestones that I’ve ever crossed. I’ve been so grateful for that reality and that blessing. I know so many people work so hard to do what I’m doing, and I just feel so lucky.

    IESB: What can you say about your role as Crystal Norris and how she fits into Season 3 of True Blood?

    Lindsay: Crystal is an interesting girl. She comes from the backwoods of Louisiana and she’s lived a really sheltered life. She was home schooled and didn’t have many relationships outside of the compound that she was raised on. She grew up cooking meth, and was in a bad situation. She happens to come across Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) while she’s out running errands in Bon Temps and, for the first time, she’s super-intrigued, wants to get to know him and she’s thinking about life beyond the compound that she lives on. Jason really pulls her out of that and gets her thinking that maybe there’s a life outside of this horrible place that she’s grown up in. She and Jason have a really magical experience together. I think that Jason is such a ladies’ man on the show and, for the first time, he sees Crystal as somebody that he could be with for awhile, and who is maybe “the one”

    • 401 Lotus
      June 6, 2010 at 10:50 pm


      She grew up cooking meth …

      That’s different. AB must be setting up Hotshot not only as an isolated, inbred community of were-beasts, but also as a drug center. Maybe that’s why we have the drug raid towards the end of the season?

      Also, an interesting choice of words here:

      She and Jason have a really magical experience together.


      • 402 VikingLover
        June 6, 2010 at 10:57 pm

        That’s a great point, Lotus. I was trying to figure out what the whole drug raid thing was about because a part of me doesn’t think it has anything at all to do with the V.

      • 403 Willowbella
        June 6, 2010 at 11:09 pm

        The “magical experience” jumped out at me too. And an “electrical connection” was mentioned. Makes me think fae, I assumed Jason’s fae traits would be dormant like in the books but maybe not. Maybe they are going to come through when he romances someone since that’s where he shows some aptitude. 😉

      • 404 Dee
        June 6, 2010 at 11:15 pm

        AHHH that makes more sense then. I was wondering how the hell were they going to still go through with some big drug operation of V if the Magister is around and accusing people and people are missing. Made no sense that this would all happen after, but that seems more likely. Although, watch it be the V and then I’m wrong lol

        • 405 Willowbella
          June 7, 2010 at 12:18 am

          I missed the info about a drugs raid, it’s news to me. I do remember casting calls for agents though. So maybe insular Hot Shot gets some unwanted attention. Cool! Could Jason be working for the DEA maybe, passing info? Then again why would he do that…unless it’s to help Crystal.

          Also AB said Calvin’s character would be different from the books, certainly sounds like it. Seems he might not be so benign.

          • June 7, 2010 at 12:28 am

            Wasn’t there some spoiler about Jason taking police exams?

            This is starting to make a bit more sense if Hotshot/Crystal are involved in meth. Could make things slightly sticky for Jason.

            • 407 Lotus
              June 7, 2010 at 12:39 am

              Yes, SVB. I like where this is going. Jason would feel conflicted between his heart and his duties as a police officer, mirroring Eric’s loyalty to his Queen as Sheriff of Area 5 and his emotional ties to both Sookie and Pam.

              • 408 Willowbella
                June 7, 2010 at 12:51 am

                Yes, I forgot about the police thing. Even if Jason doesn’t make the police force (think there something about him failing a test) he still has a loyalty to Andy. No doubt Andy would see a Hotshot raid as a chance to prove himself after last year when his professional reputation took a knock, he may enlist Jason’s help.

                • 409 Lotus
                  June 7, 2010 at 1:04 am

                  It’s always great when Andy and Jason team up. I loved them together in season 2.

                  • 410 Willowbella
                    June 7, 2010 at 2:47 am

                    Love them as a double act too Lotus. 🙂 I think it was inspired having those two become unlikely friends, they make me laugh so much. The promo where Jas hugs Andy in Merlotte’s just made me smile.

          • 411 MASpencer
            June 7, 2010 at 4:44 am

            Ooooooh I love this. Jason having to choose sides!

            If he’s on the police force, and has a girlfriend who happens to work in a meth lab, I’d say that’s a BIG conflict of interest.

            Along with the DEA agent casting call, it puts “I Smell a Rat” in a whole new perspective.

  44. 412 Jan
    June 6, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    You guy may have all ready talk about this I new to this site/blogs
    So please for give me if I ask or post thing all ready done .
    What I like to ask who cleaning up the meat tree
    Cause all this was to happen right after they kill Marryann
    Like the next night

    • 413 VikingLover
      June 6, 2010 at 11:08 pm

      Hey Jan! We don’t know – it was never really discussed in the last ep. I’m assuming Jason’s road crew must have hauled it away.

  45. 414 Mony
    June 6, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    There is a New Promo on line “ONE WEEK till Season 3″….check True Blood Italy on Facebook or TrueBloodItalia on Twitter….sadly it’s not on youtube yet^^

  46. 417 Katya
    June 7, 2010 at 12:02 am

    yeah I just saw it…already burying bodies together in episode 2/3…its going to be a great season!..haha

    • June 7, 2010 at 12:05 am

      For some reason this shot is making me feel all warm and fuzzy. That can’t be right, can it?

      We’ve been spoiled with so much book E/S the last few days. It’s about FUCKING TIME.

      • 419 Mony
        June 7, 2010 at 12:07 am

        if u want i have the video on megavideo till it’ll be on youtube…^^

        • June 7, 2010 at 12:12 am

          It’s ok Mony, I’m not making a new post for this one. There’s only a few tiny snippets of new stuff.
          As I said to Dee further up, all I seem to be posting lately is video!

          Will be glad when the season starts and all these spoilers die down LOL.

          • 421 Mony
            June 7, 2010 at 12:18 am

            yeah not many new scenes..just the part where Sookie and Eric are hiding the body of the wolf which made me scream like a teenager…LOL

          • 422 Dee
            June 7, 2010 at 12:46 am

            Oh I didn’t even see lol. Yeah only 2 new clips really so I don’t blame you. I also was excited to see they were burying the body together, just more E/S time.

        • June 7, 2010 at 4:44 am

          i’m not sure if i’m allowed to ask for a link? the video on the true blood italia forum won’t load for me 😦

          • 424 VikingLover
            June 7, 2010 at 11:53 am

            Hey Feather, SVB posted a screen shot of the “burial” scene in the “New Season 3 Extended Promo” post. It is comment #355.

      • 426 Robin
        June 7, 2010 at 12:14 am

        I agree, it appears Eric and Sookie will be spending alot of time together this season. Having Bill out of the way is going to be good for them!

    • 427 Willowbella
      June 7, 2010 at 12:10 am

      So she buries a body with Eric not Alcide. Surely that’s a bonding experience. 🙂

      Mia, I think she is hugging Jason.

      • 428 Katya
        June 7, 2010 at 12:53 am

        Im glad it was Eric instead of Alcide and that Eric will remember burying a body with her this time….yeah, a bonding experience…lmao

        • 429 Dee
          June 7, 2010 at 1:42 am

          I don’t know if anyone saw the vid of Anna Paquin introducing Alcide. It’s her and Joe on the steps talking for 3 1/2 mins. It’s on youtube if anyone is interested. No spoilers though, only thing mentioned really is that Debbie left him. Anna is really sweet in the vid and cheerful.

          • 430 Willowbella
            June 7, 2010 at 6:55 pm

            Checked it out thanks. They’re adorable together, good chemistry.

          • 431 Freyja
            June 7, 2010 at 7:09 pm

            Yes I liked that video 🙂 They were very sweet and Anna not so shy like she often is in interview, she sometimes seems to close off.
            Slightly OT, but I really don’t like reading all those bad discussion about Annas character on some forums, they are really hateful at times.

            • 432 Willowbella
              June 7, 2010 at 9:15 pm

              I don’t like that either. I know some people had a different image of the character in mind and that’s fine but there’s no need to be hateful. I think some people just like to be mean online because they can be. Here people tend to keep discussions character based and don’t just slam the actors or discuss their personal lives, for which I’m grateful. I don’t really like to hear about their private lives as for me it has no relevance to the show and can change your perception of the characters. It’s also just gossipy and malicious.

              • 433 Freyja
                June 7, 2010 at 9:30 pm

                Yebb, that’s why I mostly come here 🙂 People usually discuss the characters not the actors personality and actions in their lives. I dont like that people try to personify the actors by the way they do certain interviews or if they make a certain look, say something that isn’t witty everytime. I really like AP, she is shy especially in large groups but in groups of 2 or 3 she is cute and herself 🙂

            • 434 LLE
              June 7, 2010 at 10:12 pm

              I thought they were very sweet together on the film.

    • June 7, 2010 at 4:12 am

      I linked two stills from that promo of E/S burring the body… it’s in the video link for that one

  47. 436 Dee
    June 7, 2010 at 12:52 am

    I can’t figure out the queen’s expression when we see her next to the Magister. Now I’m wondering about the speech he makes. I figured it was to Eric but maybe he says it to QSA and thats when he turns to look at her which we see in the new trailer. Also could be that Eric is there.

    • 437 Willowbella
      June 7, 2010 at 1:07 am

      To me it looks like QSA is doing an overly dramatic sigh, kinda diva-esque. Probably to hide her guilt and maybe to disguise a bit of worry. Also would tie in with the likelihood that she plans to blame it all on Eric/Pam (throw them under the bus), she’s pretending to be annoyed with them/agreeing with the Magister.

      • 438 Dee
        June 7, 2010 at 1:25 am

        She did seem a bit taken off guard by what the Magister is saying.

        • 439 Willowbella
          June 7, 2010 at 1:42 am

          Yeah, I watched it again. When she first turns around she looks taken aback/wary for a split second and then seems to cover it up/cover her back with a sigh. I’d guess whatever he says relates to what she’s been doing and it’s news to her that he knows.

  48. June 7, 2010 at 3:23 am

    The Bill and Lorena pics are posted on the Nest.

    Meltdown INCOMING people LOL.

    • 441 Serena
      June 7, 2010 at 3:34 am

      Oh sweet. Someone cue the 1812 Overture.

      • June 7, 2010 at 3:41 am

        Yep these are going to get pulled I’m betting.
        Anyone who wants to see them had better hurry.

        • 443 legalease
          June 7, 2010 at 3:47 am

          I’m sure as soon as one of the more um, devoted, mods gets there they’ll be gone. Of course, it will be justified as not risking posting unauthorized photos, but I bet if it were photos that made Eric look bad they’d leave them up and risk the trouble!

        • 445 Liz
          June 7, 2010 at 4:10 am

          what post is it in, or is it already gone?

      • 446 pennydreadful
        June 7, 2010 at 3:59 am

        *watches as the excrement hits the fandom*

        • 447 Dee
          June 7, 2010 at 5:57 am

          oh but it didn’t, nobody saw anything wrong with it at all. I don’t get it, there was an uproar whenever any Eric and Sookie scene was showed. Sookie was attacked for being a slut and how dare she act that way when her dear Bill is missing. She is in a relationship and her actions are wrong. Bill has sex with Lorena and not one person is upset that he is cheating on sookie, nobody thinks there is anything wrong, and many are excited to see this. I never expected them to attack Bill but to not say anything that he is cheating, I just don’t get it and not after all the E/S attacks. The “Mr. northman won’t you please come in” had people so angry with Sookie lol. I guess flirting is not allowed but sex with others is ok.

    • 448 LydiaB
      June 7, 2010 at 4:03 am

      Blah blah blah Bill and Lorena.

      More important, Yvetta has great boobs, and Eric has a lovely back. That I would like to lick. For 6 hours.

  49. 449 Lkc
    June 7, 2010 at 3:41 am

    Hmmmm —-I was going to go to bed, but maybe I’ll make popcorn instead and pour another glass of wine and enjoy the show!

  50. 450 Mony
    June 7, 2010 at 10:24 am

    wooooow…those pictures were a bomb!!!!I’ve found three others photos of Eric and Yvetta “during” the act……WOOW…..i want to see this episode ‘couse i don’t wanna judge photos without a contest or an audio….

    • June 7, 2010 at 11:30 am

      OK. It seems these have been posted against the wishes of the person who took them and the site is refusing to pull them down.

      Which is fucking RUDE.

      We won’t be commenting on it further here, or linking to the pics. Hopefully the Nest will recognise that what they are doing is quite damaging to the person concerned and rethink their decision.

      Thanks, SVB.

  51. 452 pennydreadful
    June 7, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Over at Trueblood.net, they’ve listed a casting call for episode 304:

    “Jessica runs across someone from her past when Chip Welling, a clean-cut, all-American Christian boy recognizes her from Bible study. He’s relieved to see her alive…or so he assumes.”

    In the novels, makers generally hightail it out their progeny’s local area to avoid just such incidents. If Chip figures out that his former Bible study classmate is now undead,what’s to prevent him from going to the authorities to report that Jessica was forcibly turned?

    What’s interesting is that over at the True Blood wiki, there is an archived Blood Copy article regarding “The Vampire Offender Registration Law” which makes feeding on girls under the age of consent a crime.

    All of which leads me to predict that toward the end of the season Bill may face some trouble within the human justice system. After all, he didn’t just feed on Jessica. He turned her. Arguing that he didn’t have choice won’t provide much in the way of legal defense, so he may attempt to extricate himself from the criminal charges in a unorthodox manner.

    • 453 sunnynala
      June 7, 2010 at 4:59 pm

      Yes, a while ago I posted a piece about the DVD extras which spoke of a vampire who had been arrested for a murder committed 150 years ago. I think this is definitely a clue that human authorities will be making their presence felt when it comes to all sorts of vampire crimes.

    • 454 Dee
      June 7, 2010 at 5:21 pm

      I know you had to leave your area before vamps came out of the coffin, not sure about now in present time. Only thing is if Jessica tells him she was kidnapped and forced but not sure if she will. I think those who do it by choice though don’t have to leave. Before you had to because if people thought you were dead and saw you then it can give away the vamps secret.

      • 455 pennydreadful
        June 7, 2010 at 5:26 pm

        Jessica wasn’t shy about telling Hoyt’s mother that she was turned against her will.

        • 456 Dee
          June 7, 2010 at 5:33 pm

          That is true, I wonder if she will give details about it though.

          I’m interested in this part actually about how human authorities would handle any vamp situations. In the books, some places like BT did not have jails where they can hold vamps so didn’t seem like they did anything about it. Places like NO they did but also had their own vamps handle such things, like when Jake Purifoy finally woke up in Hadley’s apartment. I wonder how AB is gonna put this on the show.

        • 457 sunnynala
          June 7, 2010 at 5:39 pm

          True, but I wonder if authorities would file charges against Bill even if Jessica didn’t want to, ala domestic abuse?

          • 458 Dee
            June 7, 2010 at 5:53 pm

            That is the interesting part and something not addressed on the show, simply over looked. Jessica’s parents were all over the news saying their daughter was missing. Did nobody in BT watch the news besides Sookie lol. How hasn’t anyone realized that Jessica is the Jessica that was missing. Why hasn’t anyone called the authorities to say “hey the missing girl is here” has Bud or Andy seen her? I’m sure they have can’t remember right now. But they would sure know about missing girls in the area. I think it’s just one of those things that are over looked on the show lol.

            • 459 pennydreadful
              June 7, 2010 at 6:01 pm

              Well, in fairness most of Bon Temp was busy having orgies in the mud over at Maryann’s shortly after Jessica’s arrival in town so they may be have been somewhat distracted. lol

              I don’t think it’s an oversight but something TB intends to address in season three. With the media coverage of her disappearance, its only a matter of time before Jessica is recognized (be it by Chip or someone else entirely.)

              • 460 Serena
                June 7, 2010 at 6:04 pm

                Well, when she goes to work at Merlotte’s, she bound to be recognized. I wonder if Sam even bothers running background checks, prob not. lol.

                • 461 pennydreadful
                  June 7, 2010 at 6:08 pm

                  I suspect that Sam’s idea of a “background check” would be getting a good look at Jessica’s ass 😛

                  • 462 Serena
                    June 7, 2010 at 6:12 pm

                    LMAO!, Sam and Jessica, now there is a ship I haven’t considered, lol. (Secretly, I’ve always been rooting for a Sam/Claudine ship, but I’d take this one too).

                    • 463 pennydreadful
                      June 7, 2010 at 6:32 pm

                      Actually, I’m mystified as to what criteria Sam uses to hire and retain his employees. It seems impossible to be fired from Merlott’s (perhaps this a fringe benefit for the job’s high mortality rate. lol) Obviously you can’t lose your job for:

                      -Assaulting customers & inexplicably disappearing for two weeks. (Lafayette)
                      -Rudeness to customers & not bothering to show up for shifts (Tara)
                      -Incompetence & lying about previous employment.(Daphne)
                      -Making too many personal calls from work (Arlene)
                      -Taking excessive vacation time, having undesirable acquaintances drop by, & generally freaking the hell out of your clientele. (Sookie)

                      He’s already slept Daphne and Tara and has been trying unsuccessfully to get some Sookie nookie for years… so I don’t see why Sam, “dirty dog” that he is, wouldn’t try his luck with Jessica 😉 lol

                    • 464 sunnynala
                      June 7, 2010 at 6:49 pm

                      I’m thinking Sam’s Tommy Mickens might be in the running against Hoyt for Jessica’s affection. Didn’t someone say he would be a ‘catalyst’ this season? I’m thinking the events he sets in motion will have to do with Jessica.

              • 465 Dee
                June 7, 2010 at 6:06 pm

                I hope so because it just doesn’t seem realistic although it’s a vamp show lol. She was turned at end of S1 and went to Merlotte’s in the beginning of S2. Even when people weren’t under a spell nobody realized it. I think they thought the problem was solved since Bill glamoured her family, maybe even glamoured then into stopping the search. I just would’ve expected someone to notice her around same time we saw it was on the news when the pics were fresh in peoples minds. But maybe everyone was too busy to watch the news or read the paper, and were not supposed to harp on it lol.

                Chip recognizes her but he also knows her so it’s understandable.

                • 466 pennydreadful
                  June 7, 2010 at 6:52 pm

                  Sunny- I think you are on to something there! I hadn’t even considered that Tommy Mickens and Jessica Hamby could be an item….or the repercussions that might have.

                  • 467 sunnynala
                    June 7, 2010 at 7:02 pm

                    Definitely! You just know Momma convinces Sam to take Tommy with him, to get him out of Arkansas and give him a job at his bar and a decent chance at life. He’s a sweet faced boy and Jessica is bound to take notice of him when she starts working at Merlotte’s.

                    • 468 Dee
                      June 7, 2010 at 7:13 pm

                      I think he is supposed to be bad though. He even tries to kill Sam and Sam says how screwed up they all are. I hope she doesn’t get involved with him lol. Unless his character will change during the season.

                    • 469 Willowbella
                      June 7, 2010 at 7:23 pm

                      Can definitely see them together. Sam’s younger brother didn’t have to be that young so they could have done that on purpose, to make them the same age. Think we will see a friendship between them at the very least.

                  • 470 Willowbella
                    June 7, 2010 at 7:36 pm

                    I think another reason they’ve made him younger is so he can be a troubled teen. No doubt with his family he’s well screwed up but I think Sam could present some kind of second chance for him or at least a chance at that. I think the writers may plan to have him reform as he grows up a bit and bonds with his big brother.

                    But then again…I know Sam says, “I don’t appreciate you trying to get me killed” but I didn’t know that he actually tries to kill Sam (must’ve missed that). Oh dear! :-/

        • 471 pennydreadful
          June 7, 2010 at 5:47 pm

          She also mentioned that fact to her father during her ill-fated homecoming. Bill has been an incredibly negligent maker so I can’t blame Jessica for her carelessness. Indiscriminately revealing that she was “forced” into her new life could cause several unintended consequences. Firstly, I don’t think the hierarchy (which has worked so hard through PR fronts such as the AVL to promote a positive public perception of vampires would appreciate the fact that humans are being forcibly turned to become common knowledge.) This could endanger Jessica (both from vamps who might want to silence her and FotS fanatics who’s probably stake her as a way of “saving” her.) It could also cause Bill to take desperate measures in order to beat whatever criminal charges he might face (another scenario that doesn’t bode well for Jessica.)

          • 472 Dee
            June 7, 2010 at 6:01 pm

            Would the Magister get in trouble too? since it was his sentence and the ones who kidnapped her. Can the AVL come down on the Magister? interesting questions.

            • June 7, 2010 at 6:48 pm

              That’s strange. It seems the Magister doesn’t give a damn about AVL politics.

              • 474 Dee
                June 7, 2010 at 6:53 pm

                Yeah that is why I don’t know if the AVL can get upset about it. If they do then they’d have to take it up with the Magister and I don’t think they have that kind of power. When Nan threatened Eric that he can lose his position as sheriff, he told her she doesn’t have that kind of power. But she says “i’m on tv, try me” which doesn’t say anything and doubt vamps in power give a shit about her being on tv.

                Even if they wanted to, I don’t think the Magister would even listen to any of it.

                • 475 CarolB
                  June 7, 2010 at 7:58 pm

                  I’m hoping we see more of Nan this season – she really is a vamp I love to hate,as opposed to just being “meh” about Bill during S2.

                  • 476 Willowbella
                    June 7, 2010 at 8:06 pm

                    I wonder if Pam and Nan will ever have a thing. Pam was very disparaging about Nan in the Blu-Ray extras clip, almost overly so, like maybe there’s a little sexual tension there. 😉 Seeing the two of them together would be fun and definitely not boring.

                    • 477 LLE
                      June 7, 2010 at 10:22 pm

                      I can see Pam and Nan will be very interested and I think they can be perfect couple and not boring.

  52. 478 Willowbella
    June 7, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Soooo…doesn’t look like Bill is being tortured or starved from promos so far. Sure doesn’t look like he’s having an entirely horrible time to me. 🙂 Either that comes later, like VL suggested, or they are not going down that route. Which means probably no trunk scene.

    I kind of like the idea that if Bill attacks Sookie that it will be different from the books and not because he’s tortured/starved and locked in a confined space with her. I want them to surprise us. So if he attacks her it will be for some other reason…maybe rage/knee-jerk reaction when she kills Lorena or maybe even jealousy? I think this would add more to his character than just acting on vampire instinct.

    I think someone will save her from the attack, totally agree with VL on that. I know Eric is the obvious choice (and I know most people, including me, want it to be him) but again they could surprise us.

    I’m getting more and more convinced the car chase happens when they flee the mansion and that’s how Sookie will end up in hospital. They keep showing it in promos, like it’s really relevant (like a midway point hook), although they could just be showing it because it looks exciting. I have a feeling that’s how episode 6 will end though.

    Of course the crash could happen after she‘s just been attacked but that’s really heaping on the misery. Or it could be that Bill attacks Sookie after the crash because he’s injured. Who knows. I’m curious to see how this will pan out.

    • 479 LLE
      June 7, 2010 at 10:32 pm

      Bill will not be tortured and he becomes a vampire that drains people for the kill like old times with Loraine.

  53. 480 legalease
    June 7, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    I hope it’s okay to post this here, since this is a post about season 3 predictions. The descriptions for episodes 4, 5 and 6 were just posted over at the IMDB True Blood board:

    Episode #28: “9 Crimes”: Sookie joins Alcide at a raucous engagement party for his former fiancée, Debbie Pelt; Eric is given a deadline to locate Bill; Andy gets a promotion and draws Jason’s attention; Franklin takes Tara on a road trip; Arlene is irked by Jessica’s arrival at Merlotte’s; Sam brokers a deal with Tommy and his parents; Bill “procures” dinner for Russell and Lorena. (Written by Kate Barnow & Elisabeth R. Finch; directed by David Petrarca.)
    Playdates: July 11, 13, 14, 17 and 28

    Episode #29: “Trouble”: Alcide and Sookie turn to an alpha-wolf “packmaster” for advice on how to deal with Russell’s minions. Tara considers a proposal from Franklin, who’s completed his mission for Russell; Joe Lee breaks his promise to Sam and Tommy; Lafayette learns the meaning of patience from Jesus, his mother’s orderly; Jason meets his match in a mysterious girl named Crystal. An heirloom reminds Eric of his past and his ongoing thirst for vengeance. (Written by Nancy Oliver; directed by Scott Winant.)
    Playdates: July 18, 20, 21, 24 and 28

    Episode #30: “I Got a Right to Sing the Blues”: Spurned by Eric, Sookie fears the worst for Bill, whose fate now lies in Lorena’s hands. Fueled by a night of bloody passion, Tara executes a desperate plan to stave off Franklin’s advances. In Bon Temps, Tommy finds it difficult to leave the family nest; Jessica gets her fix from a Merlotte’s customer; and Jason’s romance with Crystal hits a snag, as does Lafayette’s with Jesus. After revealing his master plan to Eric, Russell pays a visit to Louisiana in order to start executing it. (Written by Alan Ball; directed by Michael Lehmann.)
    Playdates: July 25, 27, 28, 30 and 31

    So how does this fit into all the predictions? It looks like Eric has been ordered by someone to find Bill. Eric spurns Sookie and Russell reveals his “master plan” to Eric — WTF?

    • 481 Serena
      June 7, 2010 at 10:38 pm

      Oh wow, this is like mindblowing. FM is working for Russell, check. Spurned by Eric? WTF?

      • 482 MASpencer
        June 7, 2010 at 10:45 pm

        I’m wondering if that much-talked-about bedroom scene ends with Eric turning Sookie down… because he doesn’t want to feel cheap. LOL.

        Seriously, though. Maybe Sookie actually is making a pass at Eric to get back at Bill– and he’s not having it.

      • 483 legalease
        June 7, 2010 at 10:45 pm

        I know! The spec on this board that FM was working for Russell was correct at least. But the Eric stuff has me worried. I don’t think he spurns her sexually, because in the context of that sentence, it sounds like he refuses to continue helping with Bill. Maybe he chooses his vengeance over helping rescue Bill. This is the episode with the “intense” scene that AB said would create strong feelings. I was hoping it would be a positive scene but now I’m not that sure.

        I think the packmaster that Sookie and Alcide turn to in Episode 5 is Col. Flood. The clips from Lou Pines with the weres body surfing, Sookie in all black and Russell on stage must be from Debbie’s engagement party. Also, I bet the Tara/FM road trip in Episode 4 is to Jackson.

        • 484 MASpencer
          June 7, 2010 at 10:53 pm

          Or it could be that Eric spurns BILL… which is why Sookie fears the worst for him. Maybe he finds out about his suprising new alliegance? Maybe he finds out about his mission?

          So many possibilities…

    • 485 MASpencer
      June 7, 2010 at 10:40 pm

      So RUSSELL sent Franklin. Not terribly surprising. But why? I refuse to believe it’s because he’s interested in Sookie’s powers. There’s got to be more to the story.

      [Spurned by Eric, Sookie fears the worst for Bill, whose fate now lies in Lorena’s hands.]


      So, it’s unclear given the sentence structure, but who’s being spurned here? I’m passing on it being Bill– Eric’s got a timeline to find him, right?– so it must be SOOKIE.

      In other words, she makes a pass at him AND HE TURNS HER DOWN.


      • 486 Serena
        June 7, 2010 at 10:52 pm

        OMG, so the E/S scene is straight up Sookie on the rebound. No roleplaying? Damn. But it looks like Black wig Sookie is in episode 4, so who is she showing the outfit to?

      • 487 legalease
        June 7, 2010 at 10:54 pm

        I want to believe that it’s him turning down a sexual advance, but the way the sentence is phrased makes it seem that it’s the spurning that causes Bill’s fate to lie in Lorena’s hands. Why would Eric turning down sex mean that Bill’s fate would now lie with Lorena?

        Also, I wonder if the deadline Eric is given in Episode 4 relates to that scene with the magister and Pam. If Eric is also trying to find Bill to protect Pam then why would he refuse to help with Bill? If Eric is choosing vengeance over protecting Pam and helping Sookie with Bill, it doesn’t look good for the viking or E/S. I know these descriptions can be misleading so I hope I’m wrong.

    • 488 Willowbella
      June 7, 2010 at 10:45 pm

      So this is episodes 4. 5 and 6 right? They’ve changed the name of the last one (episode #30). Interesting.

      So Franklin’s definitely working with Russell then. And looks like Franklin and Tara will end up in Mississippi at Russell’s mansion too.

      Spurned by Eric might be after the make out scene in the bedroom…guess he is the one who walks away before it goes anywhere. Or maybe spurned refers to Eric not helping Sookie find Bill anymore, maybe he needs Bill to stay where he is for a while.

    • 489 VikingLover
      June 7, 2010 at 10:49 pm

      HOLY SHIT!! There is so much freaking good stuff there! I HAVE TONS OF THOUGHTS!! I think SVB might want to start a new post for this since there are over 450 comments on this page. Hold on a sec…

    • 490 VikingLover - Moderator
      June 7, 2010 at 10:58 pm

      Guys – hold your comments for a bit since SVB is prob going to want to create an new post for this.

  54. 491 VikingLover - Moderator
    June 7, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Guys, hold your thoughts for a sec. SVB may want to start a new post for the new ep info…

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