More Bon Temps Intrigue

The episode synopses for Eps 4, 5 and 6 of True Blood have just appeared online.

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

Eric’s deadline is presumably from Sophie Anne or the Magister. And Jessica is going to waitress at Merlottes! Oh fun times.

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

So the heirloom is probably that mysterious ring we keep seeing around Eric’s neck. Who is the alpha-wolf packmaster, I wonder? Have we seen a casting for this?

And it does sound as though Franklin is going to have a genuine (if twisted) interest in Tara, being that he will continue to hang around after completing Russell’s mission. Confirmation that Franklin is indeed working for Russell makes all of Franklin’s snooping into Bill’s affairs and his early relationship with Sookie especially juicy, doesn’t it?

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

Sookie is SPURNED! And you thought Eric only wanted to get down your pants, Miss Sookie. FOR SHAME.

So this has to be the sequence at Alcide’s. It’s real – and Sookie blubbering over Bill explains the snotty tissues all over the bed, at least. But Eric is going to put the skids on it? GOOD. I’m so pleased that we aren’t going there this season, and doubly pleased they don’t intend to start Eric and Sookie with rebound sex. Sookie having a knee jerk response to Bill’s douchebaggery – and Eric moving in on that would piss me off. Probably worse than what they’ve done to his hair. You know it would be ugly…so yes, this is awesome. Confirmation that Sookie is beginning to see him in a different light, combined with proof positive that Eric is NOT just about getting into Sookie’s undies. Thank you very much, Mr Ball.

And before you all start in on me – I know that in book 3, getting down Sookie’s undies was still a primary goal of Eric’s and one he almost managed to execute successfully. There is a reason that I don’t want to see it happen here and it is this: Eric and Sookie don’t have the same foundation to their relationship that existed between the two of them at the same point in the novels. Eric is still very much a closed book to Sookie in True Blood – and any sexual interaction between them now, especially interaction which is rebound for Sookie – will just make him look worse. So let’s get to know him better first…and that goes for Sookie as well.

Jessica is snacking on the Merlotte’s clientele – I’m saying it again, that girl is screwed.

Someone was speculating in the Prediction Tent post that perhaps Tommy Mickens will return to Bon Temps with Sam – this theory sounds firmer now.

And Russell reveals his master plan to Eric? Watch your back Sophie-Anne – your crazy ass is about to be handed to you on a plate, by the sounds of things. I’m very intrigued as to why Russell would be letting Eric in on this little plan though – perhaps Russell has made a deal with Eric in return for his help removing Sophie Anne. Let’s face it, we all know she’s going to be cactus by the end of this season. Hmmm…I wonder what Russell could promise Eric when Sophie-Anne is out of the picture?

Any ideas?? I have one…

Thanks to legalese for the heads up.

452 Responses to “More Bon Temps Intrigue”

  1. 1 VikingLover
    June 8, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Thank you SVB! I thought I was going to EXPLODE! WAIT…what do you think Russell would give to Eric?

    • 2 Freyja
      June 8, 2010 at 12:29 am

      hah, the same question I was going to ask!!! 😀

      • 3 legalease
        June 8, 2010 at 12:33 am

        King of Louisiana? Or Sookie? Or Bill’s head on a platter — LOL!

        • June 8, 2010 at 1:45 am

          Ok. Someone tweeted this about a week ago – they found it in their TV Guide:

          “Meanwhile, Eric had better hurry and remember his past before the vamp King of Mississippi makes a move to wipe out his future leadership.”

          IF Eric is the most powerful sheriff in LA (which, I do believe SA alluded to…you may be the oldest, strongest vampire in my queendom…) I’m going to say that based on {makes a move to wipe out his future leadership}, Sophie Anne is dead or otherwise indisposed by the latter part of the season (you know the Mag is going to do something nasty to her) and Eric is next up for King of LA.

          Yes, I know. I’m flogging this horse again. I WILL GET HIM ON THAT THRONE IF IT KILLS ME GODAMMIT.

          In all seriousness, we know this much: it’s obvious Russell and Eric have history. It’s also obvious that Russell is going after Sophie-Anne. It seems Russell is going to let Eric in on this plan, and Eric is going to pretend to go along with it, at least. I’m also 99% sure SA will not make it to the end of season 3.

          Eric is a political opportunist, first and foremost. I reckon he has his eyes on a prize. And Russell KNOWS he has his eyes on this prize and he doesn’t want him to have it.

          Russell is going for Louisiana bc I think Sophie Anne is weak (“a plan to consolidate his power”), Bill has been kidnapped by Russell as part of the plan to bring Sophie Anne down (Franklin digging into his business), and Eric sees an opportunity which makes him a serious threat to Russell.

          1000 year vendetta…and so it all comes around.

          • 5 MASpencer
            June 8, 2010 at 1:52 am


            The only thing I’m not sure of is whether Eric will PRETEND to go along with Russell’s plan… which is possible… or if Russell has already checkmated Eric with the Magister when he tells him what he intends to do. So that Eric will be “helpless” to stop him, that is.

            Either way, I think some version of this take on the story is going to happen.

          • 6 sunnynala
            June 8, 2010 at 1:54 am

            “Meanwhile, Eric had better hurry and remember his past

            Umm, that sounds like AE!!

            • June 8, 2010 at 1:59 am

              I thought that at first and I freaked the FUCK OUT.

              But now I think it’s related to these flashbacks. I’m wondering whether there is something he needs to remember that he can’t. A thousand years is a long time 😉

              The reference to the heirloom reminding him makes this seem a bit more likely, I think.

              • 8 Serena
                June 8, 2010 at 2:21 am

                You don’t think this is their lame way of glossing over the fact he hasn’t taken his revenge in 1000 years with Godric the BAMF around? It seems kinda happy coincidence to me,.. oh i just remembered I hate my neighbor too, brb..

            • 9 VikingLover
              June 8, 2010 at 2:00 am

              But do you Guys really think Eric wants to be King? I don’t know, it doesn’t seem like he was gunning for that position. When we first enounter him, he is sitting on a throne in Fangtasia bored to death. Yes, he was sitting on a throne (lol) but it just didn’t seem as if he was making any political moves. He seemed bored but content with his little area. I mean, he’s holding dance auditions and banging chicks in the DOD.

              • 10 LydiaB
                June 8, 2010 at 2:03 am

                I also don’t think Eric has much interest in moving up the ranks. He seems fine just kind of ruling his little area until it’s time to move on.

              • June 8, 2010 at 2:05 am

                Unlike the books, we don’t know that he DOESN’T want it.

                And just like the books, he’s going to be effectively forced into it.

                If he is forced to choose between taking it himself, or allowing his nemesis of 1000 years to take it – forcing him into a position of further subservience to him – what would you do?

                I wouldn’t take that shit lying down. Nuh–uh.

                • June 8, 2010 at 2:07 am

                  Saying Eric sees an opportunity is probably not quite accurate.

                  It’s more that he sees what is coming down the line and has to make a decision to act on it.

                • 13 VikingLover
                  June 8, 2010 at 2:15 am

                  Now THIS I definitely agree with. There is no way he’s going to bow down to serve Russell.

                • 14 Robin
                  June 8, 2010 at 2:34 am

                  So does this effectively wipe out the whole Nevada, FDC, Victor Madden storylines from the later books if he becomes King of Louisiana this early in TB?

                  • 15 legalease
                    June 8, 2010 at 2:55 am

                    But, things could be going well for Eric and looking like he’s all set to acede to the throne by the end of this season and then, BOOM! He gets cursed setting up AE for next season. Sounds like he could be making a lot of enemies this season and Russell may very well still be lurking around biding his time.

                    • 16 Robin
                      June 8, 2010 at 3:09 am

                      Oh, right, I forgot he has to lose his memory. It does not make sense that AB would set Eric up to be King if he is going to get amnesia, especially if he may be staying with Sookie in Bon Temps.

                    • June 8, 2010 at 3:20 am

                      You don’t think?

                      I actually think it’s EXACTLY what he’d do.

                      We’re all about amping up the drama here remember 😉 In the books Sookie had to hide the Sheriff while he had NFI who or what he was. How much more dramatic (and how much more plot potential is there, more importantly) for the KING to have no clue?

                      We are not going to see DTTW play out on True Blood anywhere near the book. After all, what we’re seeing in season 3 only barely resembles CD. I would be completely unsurprised if he went in this direction.

                    • 18 VikingLover
                      June 8, 2010 at 3:24 am

                      True, plus it’s one way to save Sookie from QSA as well. Although a part of me can’t see Eric becoming King of LA for some reason. I just feel like he’s not ready yet.

                    • 19 Robin
                      June 8, 2010 at 3:25 am

                      I guess you may be right SVB. That would definitely amp up the drama from the SVM. So what of the Nevada, FDC, Victor Madden plotline in later seasons if he becomes King?

                    • June 8, 2010 at 4:01 am

                      What struck me about this whole scenario was how similar it is to the FDC/Victor plot.

                      King from another territory starts eyeing off LA because Sophie Anne is weak – identifies Eric as the most likely threat to that plan…yada yada.

                      We are seeing Ball bring forward story lines now (Jason and Hotshot, Hunter, Claudine, Sookie’s sparkle power etc) and realistically, that is going to continue because this show is not going to run 13 seasons to do one book per season.

                      There is still room here for FDC to come into play further down the line (because if I don’t get Quinn I will stab a bitch) but the political stuff between him, Victor and Eric can be a factor in other ways – especially if Eric is already King. It doesn’t have to (and probably won’t) play the same as it did in FDTW.

                    • 21 VikingLover
                      June 8, 2010 at 3:27 am

                      Plus that would mean that he would no longer live in Shreveport which would eliminate him from S5 and S6, no?

                    • 22 Robin
                      June 8, 2010 at 3:28 am

                      Haha, I think SVB is pulling for that King theory again!

                    • 23 VikingLover
                      June 8, 2010 at 3:35 am

                      I think QSA will survive this season only because of the fact that she wants Sookie and I’m guessing there will be a big showdown at some point.

                    • 24 MASpencer
                      June 8, 2010 at 3:44 am

                      I don’t think Eric becoming King would necessitate him moving. I guess, the way vampire hierarchy has been illustrated in True Blood, I see it as more like becoming a mafia boss. In other words, since they’ve been underground for so long, I can’t see that there would be a designated “palace” to move into or a “capitol” to occupy.

                      Still, I’m not so sure that we’ll see him rise as King so soon either. Amnesia would throw a big wrench into things, for sure… and there may be other complications that arise in later seasons, too.

                      It might, however, be the endgame. It’ll be interesting see if there are any clues thrown in here. Right now, I’d say Eric being a Prince in his human life is a pretty compelling hint.

              • 25 MASpencer
                June 8, 2010 at 2:14 am

                True, but if the scenario SVB describes is accurate, it would perfectly mirror what I have speculated happened to Eric in his human life.

                As per the casting call, he and his father (the King) argued over Eric not taking his birthright seriously. I think Russell was behind his parents’ deaths– which was part of an overthrow that effectively stole his kingdom from him– and that Eric was either framed as a criminal, exiled, or thought to be dead. Whatever the scenario, he refused to swear fealty to Russell (or whomever), and (I think) was fighting in his human life to take back the throne that was rightfully his.

                And then he was turned. So much for that mission.

                Anyway, if Russell is attempting to take SA out and acquire LA for himself, he would once again be displacing Eric– and Eric would be in a position to be FORCED to swear fealty to him. And given whatever “bad blood” the two may have, this– that is, a sadistic interest in finally forcing Eric’s acquiescence– may be the primary reason for his interest in Sophie-Anne’s territory.

                Maybe for Russell, it all boils down to a game that he wants to win.

                • June 8, 2010 at 2:20 am

                  Oooh that twisted fuck. I like this MAS. And it’s very Alan Ball, isn’t it.

                  Liking this alot.

                • 28 MASpencer
                  June 8, 2010 at 2:43 am

                  Well I’m trying not to get too attached to this… because with my track record, odds are it won’t happen anything like this. LOL

                  But while I’m indulging this flight of fancy…

                  We’ve all wondered how Sophie-Anne, with all of her Marie Antionette wannabe behavior, got to be Queen of LA. What if RUSSELL actually facilitated her rise to power because he KNOWS she’s a loose cannon who would go down in flames and take all of her underlings with her?

                  I know I’ve wondered if there’s a “man behind the curtain” here… and whether Sophie-Anne is being used by someone just like she’s using Bill. I also think it would be an interesting twist if we found out that Sophie-Anne and Russell have been secretly allied– only to have Russell stab her in the back. (Kind of like Maryann did with Daphne. TA-DAH!)

                • 29 MollyS
                  June 8, 2010 at 3:07 am

                  Love your theory. And this – “As per the casting call, he and his father (the King) argued over Eric not taking his birthright seriously” screams Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part 2 to me. It would be just like AB to channel that.

                • June 8, 2010 at 3:58 am

                  I agree with everyone, i do hope that this is behind Russell/Eric/Ulrick… it would be interesting tv!!

                  Maybe after 2,800 years Russell maybe lossing the plot too. Remember in one of the promo we have Russell looking a little crazed saying, ‘Fantastic’…. maybe he has a screw loss, and his own mission to make Eric bow to him has taken the turn that it looks to have.

                  It is really interesting about QSA. I always wondered why she was so young. In the book she is about 100 or so years OLDER then Eric so that give reason (other then Eric not wanting to be king, as per Pam stating)1 for her to be queen. Having someone ‘back’ SA would explain it

          • 31 Serena
            June 8, 2010 at 1:59 am

            I bet somehow SA’s crazy for light and water is going to be her undoing, if she is looking for a witch or something.. and I think there has to be a third party involved like Nevada or the Sheriff of NY or somebody, stupid PL9 even. I doubt Russell is going to be successful. But what if, Eric goes to Jackson to seduce Talbot, Sookie goes to the aquarium to meet the Queen, and Russell shows up when the Queen is with Sookie? I wonder if Sookie saves QSA? What if Eric’s mission is to seduce Talbot, and that is not his revenge, but he is helping to set a trap for Russell.. This crap is clogging my brain.

            • 32 legalease
              June 8, 2010 at 2:59 am

              Also, there’s been speculation that Russell is using his weres to incite unrest between humans and vamps in order to further his agenda. Humans are being drained and anti-vampire tensions are high. Maybe this is only limited to LA and Russell is using his weres to weaken QSA’s position? Instead of Katrina causing QSA’s downfall, it’s Russell and his weres?

          • 33 Willowbella
            June 8, 2010 at 7:47 pm

            I’m sure I read somewhere, in relation to a Viking flashback, that Eric’s father basically lectures him on responsibility and leadership. I’m paraphrasing obviously as I can’t find it again but seems like taking up the mantle of leadership will be a theme this season.

          • 34 MASpencer
            June 9, 2010 at 4:12 pm

            An interesting aside that may mean nothing: I was watching HBO last night and saw a little outtake (like we saw with AP and JM) featuring Denis O’Hare and Alexander Skarsgard talking about the upcoming season. Honestly, not much was said at all (though their interaction was very funny and cute). EXCEPT THIS…

            At the very end, DO asked if he could get a glass of water, AS said something along the lines of “you’ll have to get it yourself” and ordered him (if I’m remembering correctly) to get HIM one, too. DO jokingly trods off to get the water, and AS turns to the camera, smiles, and says “It’s good to be the King.”

            Obviously he could have joked about this ironically– as in, Russell’s the “king” who’s going to get the water– OR… it could be a subtle hint about Eric ending the season as King.

            Or it could just be a funny, if overplayed, reference to History of the World– and nothing more. In any case, just wanted to share!

            • 35 Robin
              June 9, 2010 at 4:50 pm

              Thanks for sharing this, could be a double entendre?!

              • 36 Dee
                June 9, 2010 at 4:55 pm

                WOW that is interesting, maybe they are just playing around but makes sense. It would explain why Russell is missing and seems to be on the run. Does Eric do something to get him out of power and become King himself, which causes Russell to run.

    • 37 Kathy
      June 8, 2010 at 1:04 am

      My guess is that clip we saw w/Russel saying too bad for Sookie IS to Eric. He will threaten Sookie if Eric doesn’t help. But I figure if it involves bringing the Queen down, Eric won’t be totally unhappy about it.

      Also, we know Tommy moves to Bon Temps because there’s a clip of him at Merlottes in a Merlottes T-shirt in one of the promo reels.

      I agree SVB, as aggravated as I am the Sookie & Eric aren’t where they are in the book, I don’t want Eric to jump the gun. I want that relationship to grow. But I also don’t want her home and cozy with Bill at the end of the season either. I also hope Alex grows his hair out between 3&4 and we get our Eric back in time for the amnesia and sexy time!

      • 38 VikingLover
        June 8, 2010 at 1:13 am

        {My guess is that clip we saw w/Russel saying too bad for Sookie IS to Eric.}

        Wow Kathy, that would def be something! I always assumed it was Bill but now I’m definitely not sure. I asssumed the clip with Eric is actually him seducing Talbot. Now I’m just not sure! It would awesome if it were Russell saying that Eric.

      • 39 Jo
        June 8, 2010 at 1:19 am

        Eric being pressed on one side by RE for Sookie, and secondly by Magister – for the life of Pam? unless the Magister is with RE to oust SA? beyond the plan for revenge? Eric is going to be hard pressed this season apparently

      • 40 legalease
        June 12, 2010 at 6:28 pm

        I was trying to find where to put this in order to keep it on topic. I saw a new promo on HBO earlier today. It shows a little more of the Russell scene and he definitely appears to be saying this to Bill. It is at that dinner party that he throws where we see Bill in the tux. Looks like he’ll be using Sookie as the impetus for getting Bill to swear his allegiance.

        There’s also a short clip of Eric at Sookie’s door (from the porch scene) and he says: “Are you going to let me in so I can protect you, OR have passionate, primal sex with you?” Hee! I have no idea why she doesn’t immediately let him in. 😀

        • 41 VikingLover
          June 12, 2010 at 6:44 pm

          {“Are you going to let me in so I can protect you, OR have passionate, primal sex with you?” Hee! I have no idea why she doesn’t immediately let him in. }

          HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! I love him!! If it were me, he wouldn’t make it past the foyer before I attacked him. 🙂 I can’t wait to hear him say THOSE words. Does he look her in the eyes when he says this with that lovely smirk of his?

          • 42 Serena
            June 12, 2010 at 6:48 pm

            OMG I want to see that.. soo badly!!.. teehee, that’s more like the Eric I know.

          • 43 legalease
            June 12, 2010 at 7:10 pm

            Oh, the expression on his face is priceless! It may be up on You Tube by now. The promo has clips mixed in with quotes from the positive media reviews.

            • 44 Freyja
              June 12, 2010 at 7:12 pm

              No not on youtube yet 😦 OOhhh I’ve been looking as soon as I read this 😀

            • 45 VikingLover
              June 12, 2010 at 7:33 pm

              Geez Louise, do you guys know that they did a teaser promo for every day until the premiere? LOL Each cast member announces: “in two days…” or “in three days…”. Talk about PR! AS must be the one to announce the “in one day…” teaser because that’s the only one I haven’t found on youtube yet. 🙂

              • 46 Freyja
                June 12, 2010 at 7:37 pm

                you can see it over at sunnynala blog in the top post under the comments. Sadly it’s not Alexander introducing 😦 But maybe tomorrow, hopefully?

                • 47 VikingLover
                  June 12, 2010 at 7:40 pm

                  I wonder if it will be “in 3 hours…” LOL Actually, I’m kind of glad I didn’t find it because I don’t want to see AS as himself. I prefer to see him in character. It’s a weird thing I have. lol

                • 48 SusanMy
                  June 12, 2010 at 8:12 pm

                  Hmmm…I can’t find it there. Arrgh–I’m dying to see it!

                • 49 legalease
                  June 12, 2010 at 8:25 pm

                  In the “one more day” teaser, there’s a shot of Sookie hugging someone and it looks like she’s crying. He has dark hair and is wearing a black shirt. Is this her reunion with Bill?

                  • 50 Freyja
                    June 12, 2010 at 8:26 pm

                    I think it’s Jason.

                    • June 12, 2010 at 9:01 pm

                      Yes, it is Jason. In one of the previews you can see him walking behind Sookie and the profile is definitely his. I think the hug is after he startles her sneaking around the darkened house and before the converation when Jason asks about Santa. He’s wearing the same hoody in all the clips.

                    • 52 legalease
                      June 12, 2010 at 9:37 pm

                      Good, I’d much rather it be Jason. I think my mind is so full of spoilers and speculation that it’s playing tricks on me!

              • 53 legalease
                June 12, 2010 at 8:20 pm

                My favorite thing about those teaser promos is the slightly longer version of the E/S kiss. I don’t know what it is about that kiss, but the more I see, the hotter it gets! Now, that’s passionate and primal, and I hope that the kiss is real and not part of a dream/fantasy.

                • 54 Freyja
                  June 12, 2010 at 8:23 pm

                  MMM yes, I love to see that kiss, always gets hotter and hotter everytime I see it. Please don’t let it be a dream!!!

                • 55 Lotus
                  June 12, 2010 at 9:28 pm

                  Yes, yes, yes! I want the kiss to be real, too. The rest of it can be a dream, I don’t care! But that kiss? Oh please, please, please let it happen.

                  And then Eric should reject her. 😉

            • 56 Lotus
              June 12, 2010 at 7:55 pm

              Ohmigosh, I need to see this promo asap! Arrrrgh! lol.

              I’m such a fangirl.

              • June 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm

                i am a-bouncin’ over here myself, lotus!

                • 58 Dee
                  June 12, 2010 at 10:33 pm

                  HOLY CRAP they are really promoting this show, every channel I watch I constantly see TB commercials. Ive seen the trailers on E!, NBC, TBS has been playing it almost every commercial break, Fox and more.

                  • 59 Freyja
                    June 12, 2010 at 10:37 pm

                    oooo oooo oooo I need to see!!!! Why don’t I live in USA???? What the hell am I thinking living here on outskirts of the world when TB is not even here??? 😦

                  • 60 Serena
                    June 12, 2010 at 10:42 pm

                    Oh man, Dee you have all the luck. I haven’t seen a single one TV.. Maybe cause I watch too much sports. .

                    • 61 Dee
                      June 12, 2010 at 10:47 pm

                      LOL yeah haven’t seen it on ESPN. I think in NY they are promoting it a lot so maybe why. They even covered train stations in all TB posters. This past week I just see TB trailers every time I watching anything on TV.

          • June 12, 2010 at 10:16 pm

            wow wow WOW! can’t wait to see this… that’s the kind of Eric I’m exited about! 😀

        • 63 Freyja
          June 12, 2010 at 6:45 pm

          ooohhhhhh mmmmmyyyyy ggggooooddddddd 😀 😀 Finally some real Eric/Sookie banter!!!! Hahaha 😀
          I have to see this!

        • 65 Freyja
          June 12, 2010 at 8:20 pm

          I found this line in Slant Magazine:
          True Blood lives up to another one of its character’s promises: “I can protect you. Or have passionate primal sex with you. How about both?” Both it is.

          Oh my 😀 I need to see this promo!!!

          • 66 VikingLover
            June 12, 2010 at 8:30 pm

            I’m sure it will be on Youtube at some point. I’ll keep an eye out for it and will post it in the Facebook acct once I find it. 🙂

  2. 67 Serena
    June 8, 2010 at 12:25 am

    I don’t know nothin’ anymore, this seems to turn everything on its head. I was sure the E/S scene happened late 3 early 4, before Lou Pine’s second night, which according to this happens in 4. Gah!

    Oh the packmaster is Col. Flood, I saw it at the Nest somewhere..

    • 68 Serena
      June 8, 2010 at 12:28 am

      Here it is:

      Grainger Hines has been cast as [COLONEL JOHN FLOOD] In his 50s to 60s.. self-assured, dressed like a golfer with a military haircut, he is a Wolf Pack Leader. He doesn’t respond the way Sookie and Alcide expect to recent events. GUEST STAR.

    • 69 VikingLover
      June 8, 2010 at 12:28 am

      Me too Serena. I’m very confused. And clearly Russell and Eric are enemies so I’m not sure what’s going on here. I can’t see Eric making any deals with Russell unless 1) Eric is captured and that’s when Russell tells him his master plan or 2) Eric pretends to side with him. Clearly Eric kills Russell so they are definitely not buddies.

      • 70 VikingLover
        June 8, 2010 at 12:30 am

        Correction: clearly Eric kills Talbot. Unless Eric does turn on Sophie Ann after he hears about the Edict – perhaps Russell tells him this as well.

        • 71 LydiaB
          June 8, 2010 at 1:49 am

          Where do you get that Eric kills Talbot? Their scene together doesn’t happen until episode 8/9

          • 72 VikingLover
            June 8, 2010 at 1:55 am

            Because Russell goes on the run and encounters a prostitute that is a Talbot look-a-like. It seems that he’s looking for his replacement.

            • 73 LydiaB
              June 8, 2010 at 1:57 am

              Oh, I just interpreted that as they got into a fight or something and Russell just needed some relief, haha

            • 74 LLE
              June 8, 2010 at 2:06 am

              The prostitute is human and he needs food. The food reminds him of Talbot. Russell and Talbot have a fight and walks out on him.

            • 75 MASpencer
              June 8, 2010 at 3:29 am

              The part was listed as potentially recurring in Season 4… which suggests to me that he IS a replacement… and also, that Russell WON’T be dying this season. Which means he could be the reason for Eric’s amnesia.

              • June 8, 2010 at 4:17 am

                But Russell may still be the cause…. why not wipe out the memory of one of the oldest vampires in LA?? Killing him maybe to ‘messy’ but removing him by taking his memory… why not?

                • 77 MASpencer
                  June 8, 2010 at 4:32 am

                  Well, in the books, Hallow and company were V-addicted werewolves. In the show, Russell heads up a faction of V-addicted werewolves. It only makes sense that, in the show, we might find that Eric’s curse is ordered by HIM.

                  That, of course, leaves the Sophie-Anne connection dangling. But… if we find out this season that Sophie-Anne is really just Russell’s flunky– and that Russell turns out to have access to witches (specifically, V-addicted werewolf witches– then it makes sense that Sophie-Anne would have access to those witches, too.

                  Now that I think about it, maybe Sophie-Anne’s wearing a wolf pelt is meant to tip us off that she’s secretly allied with Russell, too.

                  • June 8, 2010 at 4:37 am

                    That could be it… we are looking at Yvette with her outfit, and only passing over QSA…. What if Russell is QSA maker???

                  • 79 Dee
                    June 8, 2010 at 4:48 am

                    I’ve been thinking for a while that Debbie puts a curse on him. I said before how in the books, her mom was into magic so maybe he gave Debbie all these things. V-addicted were and maybe witches are in her family or something.

                  • June 12, 2010 at 8:43 pm

                    Maybe this is slicing it too fine, but I think there may be a difference between the pelts we’ve seen and SA’s fur jacket. To me that speaks of elitism and viewing wolves as a commodity to use while the pelts seem to be more about humans identifying with the animal.

                    I’m betting that if RE & SA are going to be married, they each have some mighty big secrets. One of them may be their conflicting opinions of Weres. I have a suspicion that SA would like to see them all exterminated.

    • June 8, 2010 at 12:30 am

      Ah of course! Forgot about him.

  3. 82 EricObsessed
    June 8, 2010 at 12:31 am

    whoa. That is a lot of very interesting info.
    “spurned by Eric” would be he turned down her advances but considering the rest of the sentence, why would that make her fear the worst for Bill? Sure Eric figured out in that whole “you want more” kiss, etc. scene was just Sookie trying to get Eric to do something for her. So he turns her down, cool, no real surprise, it brings up their sexual tension! But will Eric really not help her now!? Geez I seriously cannot wait to see this scene now! (July… Ugh)

    If Franklin has completed his mission for Russell by ep.5, what could that have been!?

    Bill “procures” dinner for Russell and Lorena! That has GOT to be bad for BLs!

    It’s overload. I can’t process it all! It’s taken me all day to catch up here since I was away this weekend and now this! lol

    • 83 legalease
      June 8, 2010 at 12:43 am

      The way the sentence is phrased makes me think he no longer agrees to help her with Bill and not that he spurns a sexual advance. If he’s doing whatever it is he’s doing with Russell, it may come down to a choice and he has to choose Russell’s side.

      Bill and dinner does sound bad and I guess this is the stripper that gets drained. Although I’ve seen at least one Bill fan rubbing her hands in glee at the thought that Eric is teaming up with Russell, so it looks like both sides will have ammunition.

      • 84 Freyja
        June 8, 2010 at 12:48 am

        Oh but Eric always has a plan! He doesn’t do it to save his ass, if he wants revenge he’s going to get it, and maybe teaming up with Russell for a short period of time is what he needs. And in episode 8 or 9 he gets it on with Talbot and who knows what he will do more.

        • 85 VikingLover
          June 8, 2010 at 12:50 am

          Yes, I agree Freya. Eric definitely has a plan of vengeance and he will definitely get it. Also, Russell doesn’t succeed in his diabolical plan because apparently he goes on the run during ep 9-10.

          Plus, Eric HAS to find Bill or he’s in a world of shit from QSA or the Magister.

          • 86 legalease
            June 8, 2010 at 1:01 am

            That makes sense that it all comes to a head in Episode 9 and Russell’s plan ultimately fails. It also seems that Eric will play a part in causing it to fail. This scenario fits with what we already know because I agree that there’s no way he’d just give up on 1,000+ years of vengeance. I wonder if the audience will be let in on his ulterior motives or if we will be led to believe that Eric really has become a traitor to LA.

            • 87 VikingLover
              June 8, 2010 at 1:02 am

              I still think the Magister forces Eric to go on this little mission.

              • 88 Dee
                June 8, 2010 at 1:39 am

                I think so too VL, I still think he goes to Russell to help Pam out. That scene has to be Russell and Eric, because the chairs are the same when you look at each shot of them.

                • 89 Robin
                  June 8, 2010 at 1:55 am

                  Oh, I think I have to agree with you guys on this too. It sounds like he may be on a two-fold mission – to protect Pam from the Magister and QSA and bring down Russell for personal vengeance at the same time. So, he will lead Russell to believe that he is helping him out and get his plans? I also noticed the chairs appeared to be the same when I first watched the trailer.

                  • 90 VikingLover
                    June 8, 2010 at 2:04 am

                    That Pam scene really stands out in my mind. The Magister is definitely forcing Eric to do SOMETHING for him otherwise why parade her to him like that?

        • 91 legalease
          June 8, 2010 at 12:52 am

          Ideally, Eric goes along with it long enough to do what he needs to do to stop Russell resulting in getting his vengeance and being the big damn hero! Realistically, I don’t know. If he is working with Russell or at least trying to make him think he’s on his side, wouldn’t seducing and possibly killing his partner of 700 years kind of throw a wrench into that plan?

          I just have no idea anymore how it’s all going to play out.

          • 92 VikingLover
            June 8, 2010 at 12:57 am

            Yes, but when that happens is when he’s taking his vengeance. Unless, as I said, Eric gets captured and seduces Talbot in order to get free. Where the heck is Bill in all of this?

    • 94 Serena
      June 8, 2010 at 12:48 am

      Alright, here is a stab at FM. If RE is friends with Lorena, maybe RE sent FM to BT to find out why Bill went back there to begin with and to find out who Sookie is. According to the extended invitation to the set, he is a investigator, so he finds enough info to please RE apparently.

      • 95 Freyja
        June 8, 2010 at 12:53 am

        Russell must have been tipped off about Sookie being special. Because if she was ‘only human’, FM wouldn’t be investigating their relationship… as in asking Tara: Tell me all about Bill and Sookie.

      • 96 sunnynala
        June 8, 2010 at 12:56 am

        Yes! Obviously he finds something on Bill that is useful to RE.. which means..drumroll please…we will finally get some bloody truth about Bill instead of all this fake hero shiz.

        I am disappointed that Eric didn’t send FM, tho. Maybe he’s a double agent? Here’s hoping.

        • 97 VikingLover
          June 8, 2010 at 1:00 am

          I’m glad Eric didn’t send FM because FM seems to be a douche and clearly his holding Tara against her will. Someone posted an interview with RW/Tara yesterday which alluded to the fact that FM is holding her in the relationship against her will.

          • 98 sunnynala
            June 8, 2010 at 1:03 am

            OK shit, I didn’t know that. I was hoping FM’s supposed douchiness was a misdirection because it would make sense for Eric to send someone to BT to find out what Bill is up to. Obviously, Eric can hardly waltz into BT asking a bunch of questions.

            • 99 VikingLover
              June 8, 2010 at 1:10 am

              I thought that too at first – when everyone started saying that FM was a P.I. but then I changed my mind once we saw clips of Russell sitting in RE’s living room.

              Do you remember the scene when Tara is tied up in the bathroom? I think FM is responsible for that.

              • 100 Robin
                June 8, 2010 at 2:00 am

                It sounds like Franklin Mott is Mickey’s character from the books.

                • 101 EricObsessed
                  June 8, 2010 at 1:50 pm

                  I agree. I think they combined the two characters. Franklin Mott in the books was hardly scary, he was barely in them at all.

        • 102 Serena
          June 8, 2010 at 1:02 am

          Maybe he does find out about the Ratts? That should be enough… and if Tara goes back to Jackson with him, she would know his intel probably and if she runs into Sookie she could warn Sookie about Bill, (and have Sookie not believe her). I just wish FM would find out about Hadley.

          • 103 sunnynala
            June 8, 2010 at 1:53 am

            Maybe he does find out about the Ratts? That should be enough

            Right! It should be enough to put them on the scenet of the edict. Bill didn’t just waltz into Merlotte’s one night and end up giving a highly valuable telepath his blood the next night for no reason.

        • 104 Robin
          June 8, 2010 at 1:58 am

          Me too Sunny, that was a brilliant idea about Eric sending FM!

    • 105 Millarca
      June 8, 2010 at 1:44 am

      I squealed with delight when I read “spurned by Eric”. I hope it means he rejected her advances because it’s obvious she’s only trying to use her feminine wiles to get something from him.:D I hope he still helps her, though.

      • 106 Robin
        June 8, 2010 at 2:04 am

        Either that, or maybe he spurns her because he knows she is mad or upset with Bill, and he does not want that to be the reason they have sex the first time? He sees the kleenex, and he definitely knows she is OOC? That will only make her want him more, haha!

        • 107 Millarca
          June 8, 2010 at 2:10 am

          Yeah. I think I’d be happy with him rejecting her advances whatever the reason, simply to show he’s not all about getting into her pants. She won’t be programmed for him rejecting her. 😀

          • 108 Katya
            June 8, 2010 at 2:27 am

            lets not forget that supposedly he knows how she feels now…he probably came by because he felt that she was hurt and upset

            • 109 Willowbella
              June 8, 2010 at 7:50 pm

              Totally concur. I he puts the kibosh on it. She was clearly playing him in the clips (either on rebound or wanting to get to Bill faster). If it was any other woman Eric would take advantage (he is an opportunist :)) but it’s Sookie. It shows that for him she’s different and he wants what happens between them to be more meaningful and real.

  4. 110 legalease
    June 8, 2010 at 12:32 am

    I don’t think the spurning scene is the same one we’ve been seeing in the promos. From what she’s wearing and how her hair is styled when she takes the call from Bill, this appears to be the same night as the first visit to Lou Pines. The scenes with Alcide comforting her and Eric’s visit look like they come right after the call. This must be in Episode 3 or 4 because Debbie’s party, the 2nd visit to Lou Pines, is in Episode 4. The spurning must occur must in another scene between them in Episode 6, and I think it’s the “intense” scene that AB previously described.

    Also, would Eric forget his vengeance and team up with Russell to overthrow QSA? The spoiler that Russell reveals his plan is so confusing. Eric flashes back to his past and we see the reason for his vengeance in the preceding episode and he seduces Talbot in episode 8 or 9, so it doesn’t seem like he’s given up on vengeance. Perhaps he’s infiltrated Russell’s camp and is a double agent, but wouldn’t Russell know who he is and know not to trust him? I have no idea what’s going on here!

    Oh, and I think it’s Col. Flood who is the packmaster. I believe there was a casting side for him for this episode.

    • 111 VikingLover
      June 8, 2010 at 12:34 am

      {Also, would Eric forget his vengeance and team up with Russell to overthrow QSA? }

      I highly doubt it because he’s wearing that ring around his neck AND he kills Talbot.

    • 112 MASpencer
      June 8, 2010 at 1:18 am

      I seriously doubt Eric is teaming up with Russell.

      Some thoughts I’ve had on this: It may actually be Bill whom Eric is “spurning” as you suggest– which is why Sookie fears for him (Bill) as a result. I’m thinking we may see some kind of preliminary showdown at Russell’s mansion in episode 6, during which Sookie is attacked (this would fall in line time-wise with the on-set photos we saw of Anna Paquin in a hospital gown with bandages on her neck). Maybe Eric intervenes to help her, and as a result, is led to dismiss Bill with contempt– either because of what Bill has done to her, or because he learns of Bill’s “new alliegance” and it happens to be AGAINST him.

      During all of this, Russell is present– and I don’t think he “lets Eric in” on his master plan, so much as proclaims it to rub it into his face. As in: Here’s what I’m doing and I’d like to see you try to stop me… because YOU CAN’T. I could be wrong, but I just can’t see Russell and Eric joining forces– on the contrary, if I’m right about ANY of my previous speculations, Eric would rather DIE than work for or with Russell.

      Anyway, I DO think that Eric may choose to abandon his efforts to help Bill in a “let him rot” overture. And that maybe Eric is drawing up his will in episode 10 because he is facing the consequences for his failure to deliver Bill.

      • 113 sunnynala
        June 8, 2010 at 1:21 am

        And that maybe Eric is drawing up his will in episode 10 because he is facing the consequences for his failure to deliver Bill.

        Which could mean SOOKIE has to deliver Bill in order to save Eric. OOOh that would be so good. 😀

      • 114 VikingLover
        June 8, 2010 at 1:27 am

        But it can’t be because we’ve seen those pics of Eric holding Bill back and it looks as if it’s in Alcide’s apt.

      • 118 VikingLover
        June 8, 2010 at 1:32 am

        MAS, I just can’t see Eric not rescuing Bill. We know that Bill returns to BT at some point. Eric isn’t stupid and he must know that Bill is telling Sookie not to find him because he doesn’t want her to get hurt. He also knows that Bill is doing what he has to do to survive. I just can’t see Bill turning on QSA or Eric. I think he makes a faux allegiance until he figures out how to get the heck out of there.

        • 119 MASpencer
          June 8, 2010 at 1:38 am

          Trust me, VL, I don’t want to see it happen this way, either. But the way the synopsis is worded makes it sound like Sookie’s concern for Bill, whose fate is now entirely in Lorena’s hands, are related to this “spurning” somehow. Which would mean that, whether Bill or Sookie is being spurned by Eric, the consequence is that Bill is “left to the wolves” as a result.

          Of course, it could be deceptively written. I’m just entertaining the possibility that it’s not…

          • 120 VikingLover
            June 8, 2010 at 1:46 am

            The way it’s worded makes me think Bill being at the mercy of Lorena is completely separate from Eric spurning Sookie. Maybe Sookie is trying to convince Eric to let her continue searching for Bill and he turns her down because he doesn’t want her to get hurt. Clearly he ends up at Russell’s which tells me that he doesn’t give up his search for Bill. Otherwise, why would he be there?

          • 121 sunnynala
            June 8, 2010 at 1:46 am

            I think so too, MAS. It sounds like whichever way it goes, the direct result of the ‘spurning’ seems to be that Bill is left in Lorena’s hands.

            How Eric gets to that point, I do not know. I highly doubt it’s because Eric spurns Sookie’s sexual advances. My guess right now would be that Eric finds out some kind of damning info on Bill that pisses him off, and maybe he’s mad at Sookie too? Sookie HAS made an awful lot of excuses for Bill’s behavior. (despite her demanding that Eric go to the police every time he turns around it seems, Bill has gotten a free pass from Sookie on a number of fronts.)

          • June 8, 2010 at 1:57 am

            See I don’t see anything in this wording.

            When they write these things they always cram as much info as possible in whether or not it’s related. I see two seperate references here – “spurned by Eric” AND “Sookie fears the worst for Bill, whose fate now lies in Lorena’s hands.” I don’t see a connection between them.

            • 123 VikingLover
              June 8, 2010 at 2:06 am

              I agree – this is exactly how I read it too.

              • June 8, 2010 at 2:18 am

                I cannot see, based on everything we know so far how or why Eric would wash his hands of finding Bill.

                Too much at stake for him personally, and he just ain’t that stupid.

            • 125 Serena
              June 8, 2010 at 2:09 am

              Well she could be spurned sexually and politically, I mean maybe she is coming on to him in order for him to help her, promising sexual favors for Bills rescue. And if Eric tries to tell her not to go anywhere near the mansion for her own good, he could be trying to protect her here, she’s found his location all she needs is retrieval. So he says no to her face but does it anyway unbeknownst to her, that way she won’t go with him, but she’s so stubborn probably finds a way to get in anyhow.

              • 126 VikingLover
                June 8, 2010 at 2:25 am

                You know Serena, this reminds me of a conversation that Jason and Andy have in the Season Finale ep about being heroes. Jason tells Andy that they are heroes because they saved the town even if no one remembers it. Andy says that if no one remembers that you’re a hero than you really aren’t one. Jason corrects him and says that’s not the case – a true hero doesn’t become a hero to get the girl or win praise. When there is no praise, that’s when you’re a hero. I’m paraphrasing of course (lol). Jason may be stupid but sometimes he has his moments. 🙂

            • 127 MASpencer
              June 8, 2010 at 2:21 am

              I TOTALLY hope you’re right. Because I DO NOT LIKE the idea of Eric abandoning his mission to find Bill at all. Mostly because he would be letting SOOKIE down.

              • 128 VikingLover
                June 8, 2010 at 2:29 am

                He can’t abandon his mission though, MAS. They gave him a deadline. He HAS to find Bill. Edict or no edict, Eric has to do it as Sheriff of the area. Plus Eric always has more than motive for his plans. I’m sure he will use the rescue of Bill and the vengeance scenario to get back at Russell. Even though I still say it’s the Magister that is forcing him damn it! 🙂

              • 129 Dee
                June 8, 2010 at 2:30 am

                That is what I don’t like either, especially not if it has to do with her coming on to him, him rejecting her or anything like that. Eric is more mature than that he won’t stop a mission based on such things. If he has a time line on finding him too then what will he do. Oh Sookie and I had personal issues and I’m sorry I can’t help you. I just don’t see that happening at all.

                Maybe Eric does reject her advances but the reason she is fearing the worst for Bill has nothing to do with that. It just shows what sookie is gonna go through in that episode. She will be spurned by Eric, but then something else happens where she fears the worst for Bill. She probably finds something out, maybe when she goes out to find info.

              • 130 legalease
                June 8, 2010 at 2:50 am

                I don’t like that idea either and when I first saw the descriptions I feared the worst and was hoping that this board would come up with great explanations. I’ve been trying to fill in the gaps and I like what I’m reading from everyone. It could be that either the spurning isn’t related to Sookie’s worries about Bill or that he tells her no in order to keep her away or that he changes his mind and ends up helping in the end.

                It’s just hard to think that between the books and the spoilers we’ve been getting he wouldn’t follow through with helping Sookie get Bill, but this description just really threw me for a loop. Episode 6 seems to be packed with action. I wonder what Russell plans on doing once he gets to LA?

          • 131 Gigi
            June 8, 2010 at 2:58 am

            [Spurned by Eric, Sookie fears the worst for Bill, whose fate now lies in Lorena’s hands.]

            Well, because it’s a complete sentence and is only separated by commas:
            Spurned by Eric – is the action
            Sookie fears the worst for Bill – is the reaction
            whose fate now lies in Lorena’s hands – is the consequence

            But IMO, this is just from Sookie’s POV, because Bill’s fate doesn’t really lies in Lorena’s hands, but Russell’s. So that doesn’t necessarily means that Eric isn’t going to rescue Bill…

            Actually, it might only mean that Sookie doesn’t have AFI of which are Eric’s real orders or plans. And I highly doubt someone truly knows them…

            • 132 MASpencer
              June 8, 2010 at 3:03 am

              Also, I’ve attempted to grammatically parse these synopses for insight into the episodes before only to come up TOTALLY wrong. We just won’t know until we see it… it could be related, or like SVB and others have said, they could just be trying to cram as much info into a sentence as possible.

              • 133 Robin
                June 8, 2010 at 3:17 am

                I am starting to think the “spurning” has nothing to do with Eric refusing Sookie’s advances, and has more to do with him “spurning” her request to help her in her plans find Bill, probably for fear of her safety. Possibly, Sookie decides to return to Lou Pines on her own and is injured, later in episode 6. Eric has to give her blood to heal, which will be part of the intense scene between the two of them.

                • 134 MASpencer
                  June 8, 2010 at 3:23 am

                  You know, you might be onto something. I know we were wondering if that whole OOC scene on the bed was Sookie trying to show Eric how convincing she could be– presumably to show him she could go back to Lou Pine’s undercover and fool everyone.

                  Maybe Eric simply tells her yeah… but NO. NOT HAPPENING. And she defies him and does it anyway.

                  And maybe ERIC is at the bar trying to do his OWN undercover work, and he sees SOOKIE there in her little Debbie Dominatrix costume. Which would offer us a moment of unexpected recognition between the two, when they spot eachother across the bar, just like we had in the books.

                  I could live with this version of things.

                • 135 Gigi
                  June 8, 2010 at 4:11 am

                  I agree with you. That’s why I said that the sentence was written according to Sookie’s POV. Because since the first ep of the season, viewers will know who kidnapped Bill. This synopsis is from the 6th ep of the season, so Sookie must think it was Lorena the one who did it (because she’s has to be thinking, as a woman, that the motive of the kidnap was the humiliation that Lorena received from Bill at Godric’s house, but she doesn’t really know that Russell is involved in it). And Eric knows it is much more complicated than that, and wants to keep her out of all the mess that he knows will be the rescue of Bill. Moreso, when aparently he also has his own personal agenda against Russell…

                  • 136 EricObsessed
                    June 8, 2010 at 2:15 pm

                    Okay, if the OOC scene is not ep.6 and Eric spurning Sookie, what is the “intense” scene between E/S that AB promised would be in ep.6? Could there be more!?!!?

                    • 137 Robin
                      June 8, 2010 at 2:17 pm

                      My guess is a healing scene, where Eric gives her his blood. Maybe leads to more?

                    • 138 MASpencer
                      June 8, 2010 at 3:16 pm

                      I’m going to say it’s either some version of the staking/blood-giving scene, or it’s just an intense moment between Sookie and Eric in which (I’m guessing) he saves her from being hurt.

                      I say that because I think Sookie ends up in the hospital following events in this episode– so I’m guessing she’s worried for Bill because SHE’S unable to try to rescue him anymore, being injured/hospitalized. So if Bill’s going to get away, it’s going to be LORENA who helps him escape (something that I had predicted WAY back).

                      If Sookie is “spurned” by Eric, I can only guess that it has to do with him turning down her advances somehow. Or maybe even REFUSING to give her blood, and taking her to the hospital instead. Because even though he joked about giving her his blood after the Maenad attack, and had her take a small amount after the bullet-sucking, he really has no interest WHATSOEVER in making a love/sex slave out of her, and respects the power that his blood could have over her if dispensed too liberally. (Hence his comment to Bill last season to be “careful… you’ll overcook her.”)

      • 139 legalease
        June 8, 2010 at 2:02 am

        With the way the description is worded, I think it has to play out that way. Not only is he refusing to give Sookie what she wants but is also defying the party who gives him the deadline to find Bill in Episode 4 (QSA or the magister?) A lot of people are going to be pissed at him. Also, I think the clips that we’ve seen of Pam on the torture wheel plays into this so it could very well be the magister who gives him the deadline. But I don’t know what that means for Pam. I’m hoping that Eric exchanges himself for Pam so it’s his unlife that he’s risking and not Pam’s. If Eric finds out what Bill’s been up to, he may very will feel like it’s more important to stop Russell rather than save that big ol’ cheater.

        It is hard for me to see Russell bringing him into the fold if he knows who Eric is and I can’t fathom that Russell would be completely ignorant of a 1,000 year old vampire who is Sheriff in the adjoining state who also happens to have a major vendetta against him. I could see Russell being arrogant enough to rub his plans in Eric’s face. He’s 3x as old as him and I have the feeling that if Eric has made past attempts at vengeance these attempts have failed. Russell likely underestimates Eric. I still think that Eric will have a hand in foiling Russell’s plans leading up to Russell on the run in Episode 10. I’m just not sure what role Talbot plays. If all of this is going on at Russell’s in Episode 6 and Eric is still able to seduce him, Talbot must really be sheltered. Either that, or he’s mad at Russell and sleeping with the enemy. Eric can be very persuasive!

        • 140 VikingLover
          June 8, 2010 at 2:09 am

          Legalease, there is no way that Eric would let Pam die. Absolutely not. That is why he HAS to do whatever it is that the Magister is forcing him to do. Eric would die for Pam and vice versa.

          • 141 VikingLover
            June 8, 2010 at 2:12 am

            As a matter of fact, the Magister knows that Eric would do anything to save Pam or else he wouldn’t be using her as a pawn. Putting her up on the wheel like that was to “inspire” Eric. Otherwise he just would have threatened to torture Eric instead. Clearly he knows that Eric would rather die (which also leads me to think it’s about Russell) then help the Magister but he would never let Pam die, which is why the Magister uses her.

            • 142 Sibyl_Vane
              June 8, 2010 at 3:57 am

              What if the revenge is actually for one of Eric’s other children. Wasn’t there something about Eric only ever having made Pam and one other, and that that child was no longer around? His loyalty to Pam might be showing us paralell of this.

              • 143 Serena
                June 8, 2010 at 4:02 am

                Oh, Eoc as I call her. (eric’s other child),.. I wonder if they’ll bring her in but since we know squat about her, .. I dunno.

    • 144 Dee
      June 8, 2010 at 1:42 am

      I think Russell is part of Eric’s vengeance, that is why he is reminded about things from his past and what sets him off. This sets it up for Eric to finally get his vengeance.

  5. June 8, 2010 at 12:32 am

    I too am glad if the Blue Boxer scene doesn’t happen (the make out we’ve seen is good enough) because as SVB said, there is no basis for it.

    Can anyone remember what was the title originally for ep #30??

    I think Russell divulges his plans because maybe he doesn’t think Eric will make it out alive with the magistrate?

    Great post SVB… i love your work!!!

  6. 148 Freyja
    June 8, 2010 at 12:33 am

    I found a picture of Tara in what seems like an oldfashioned wedding dress, with her hair set up. It’s on True Blood FB.

    • 149 LydiaB
      June 8, 2010 at 1:59 am

      Probably the same thing Bill was dressed in the tux for. WTFFFFF??????

      • June 8, 2010 at 2:26 am

        Ball said not long after the finale that there would be a wedding in season 3 but it would’nt be who we thought (ie. not Bill and Sookie).

        It was a surprisingly candid statement from him and not one I’ve heard him repeat since.

        Looks like it might be Tara. Ugh.

        • 151 VikingLover
          June 8, 2010 at 2:31 am

          Maybe it’s Hoyt and Jessica?

        • 152 AstralRomance
          June 8, 2010 at 2:42 am

          I thought it was going to be Terry and Arlene now I’m not so sure.

        • 153 Serena
          June 8, 2010 at 2:44 am

          I’m telling you its Jane Bodehouse and Mike Spencer. lol. Its a shotgun wedding, she is preggers, the whole town is!

        • 156 MASpencer
          June 8, 2010 at 2:51 am

          I agree. UGH.

          But… I DO like that, from what I can gather, they’re setting Franklin Mott up to be Tara’s version of Bill. Right down to the (I assume) proposal.

          If you have one character who is undeniably “bad” doing the (essentially) same thing as another character who, up until now, has been “good,” it’s a lot harder to make excuses for Bill– er, him. 😉

          Having the two situations so obviously mirror one another serves a very deliberate purpose in this case, I think.

  7. 157 Willowbella
    June 8, 2010 at 12:34 am

    I think ep 30 might be the one with Sookie in disguise. She goes back to Lou Pines as a way to get to Bill. Also think it’s the ep where Eric is with Russell who says Sookie will “pay the price for your [Eric’s] stubbornness”, so probably Sookie gets hurt (maybe staked) on her little mission. I think AB said ep 6 is the one where something intense happens between E/S.

    Also the “heads to Louisiana” bit in ep 30 makes me think the car convoy we see in the promos is at the end of this episode. It definitely escalates to some kind of chase/crash so Sookie MUST escape with Bill here. Didn’t AB also say Bill will return to Bon Temps at this point?

    [Tara considers a proposal from Franklin] – Don’t think he’ll be proposing marriage at this stage (although that would lend credibility to my Tara in a wedding dress idea :)). Wonder what it will be?

    There was a casting call mentioning Colonel John Flood that said he was a guest star. It said: “Wolf Pack Leader in his 50s to 60s who is self-assured, and dressed like a golfer with a military haircut”. Spoiler also said he he doesn’t react the way Sookie and Alcide expect to what’s been going on.

    Slightly O/C, the fact that Laffy’s BF is called Jesus makes me laugh as he said last season, “Jesus and I agreed to see other people, now that don’t mean we don’t still talk from time to time.” Guess they didn’t chose that name by accident. 🙂

    • 158 Willowbella
      June 8, 2010 at 12:36 am

      Oh just read Freya’s post about Tara in a wedding dress…so I actually could have been right…wow! 🙂

  8. June 8, 2010 at 12:34 am

    totally grinning here! this bit of respect towards Eric’s character makes me happy.

  9. 160 LindsayK
    June 8, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Cannot explain how happy I am that it seems that Eric will be putting the skids on it, and I feel that way for the same reasons you do. I truly think this season is all about seeing different sides to the characters, and watching them evolve because of the things that will happen to them. I can’t wait to see it all play out!

  10. 161 VikingLover
    June 8, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Well technically Eric is Bubba in a way so it doesn’t surprise us that he interrupts himself. hee hee hee 🙂

  11. 162 VikingLover
    June 8, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Lotus, you were spot on Girl! I believe it was you who said that Eric would turn Sookie down.

  12. 163 Liz
    June 8, 2010 at 12:39 am

    episode 30, Eric is made aware of a “Master Plan” and that same episode he spurns Sookie, leaving Bill to Lorena….. hmmm sounds like Eric has some insight what Bill has been up to during his imprisonment. But why wouldnt he tell Sookie about it, why let her continue with her search. Is this also the episode that Eric has an affair with a dude? that would make a lot of sense, as well as fit the timeline of the books.

    omg the possibilities, i cant wait to hear everyones ideas!

  13. 164 KC
    June 8, 2010 at 12:39 am

    My little frisson of excitement has turned into a huge quaking avalanche of anticipation for season 3. I’d really like to see the Sookie/Tara dance. Do you think there’s anyway Franklin’s road trip with Tara will include a stop at Club Dead? Oh, and is it too much to ask to have Eric help save Tara from Franklin’s clutches? Let the good times roll!

  14. 167 Liz
    June 8, 2010 at 1:01 am

    did Lorena know what Sookie was in Dallas? I would assume Sookies role was common knowledge at Stans party……. If she knew did she go to Russell with that.
    Im still trying to wrap my head around what the motivation could be to abduct Bill………

  15. 168 sunnynala
    June 8, 2010 at 1:01 am

    Sookie having a knee jerk response to Bill’s douchebaggery – and Eric moving in on that would piss me off.

    Me too! Eric DOES NOT need to rush things with Sookie like Bill did. He will take his time and give Sookie the space she needs to come to grips with who Bill is, who SHE is, and most importantly, who ERIC really is.

      • 170 Charlotte
        June 8, 2010 at 1:54 am

        And really is there any other way to have it? To me that’s what makes Eric’s character so wonderful. He really wants Sookie, and he knows that it would be more than easy for him to just take her, but he wants her to want him back. And he is considerate of her and her feelings, which speaks volumes.

        I think this season, between Eric and Alcide, there will be a lot of moments where people are just like…Bill who?

  16. 171 Serena
    June 8, 2010 at 1:22 am

    OT, so this thought occurred to me, where the hell is Chow? He hasn’t been in any of the previews lurking in the background. I think when SA says “Let him rot” she is talking about him. Chow must go missing, otherwise why would Eric show so much concern about Bill? He has been the type in the books to always be loyal to his employees, and how would Bill know exactly about ‘their’ arrangement? Bill only knows Eric is involved, and someone had to make pick ups and deliveries and we know Pam doesn’t know the full details. Gosh darn, sneaky mindmeld editing.

    • 172 sunnynala
      June 8, 2010 at 1:24 am

      OMG, I do believe you are on to something! What if Chow was a double agent?

      • 173 Serena
        June 8, 2010 at 1:25 am

        Whats with you and double agents? lol. Maybe Russell, maybe Pussylover9. I have no frakking clue.

        • 174 sunnynala
          June 8, 2010 at 1:29 am

          Cuz this shiz is as twisty as a pretzel and you can’t have a pretzel without double agents! lol. or something. Now I’m sounding like Arlene. LOL.

    • 178 Serena
      June 8, 2010 at 1:24 am

      So if he is missing, who took him and how does this relate to the rest of the plot?

      • 179 sunnynala
        June 8, 2010 at 1:26 am

        Maybe he’s missing because the ‘mission’–ie Bill’s kidnapping–is complete? But Eric doesn’t know that yet.

        IDK, that doesn’t quite fit. Chow could have been there just to get the info on the V and then split when he did.

      • June 8, 2010 at 2:13 am

        And here I thought they just decided Chow was too ick and creepy to be on this show and they just shoved him out the back door with 10 bucks…

      • 187 LydiaB
        June 8, 2010 at 2:25 am

        They should just make a joke about how he got another job teaching a gym class for kiddie vampires….who sing and dance.

      • 191 Sibyl_Vane
        June 8, 2010 at 4:03 am

        I just re-watched the season 2 finale today, and I still think that the whole kiddnapping is somehow a set up. I mean, the guy with super hearing and senses didn’t notice someone sneaking up on him, let alone a were who supposedly smell.

    • 192 Seán
      June 9, 2010 at 10:03 pm

      Chow may have left the show. I know he has a recurring role on Glee as the gym coach.

  17. 193 stephernutter
    June 8, 2010 at 1:26 am

    I’m a little intrigued about Arlene’s reaction to Jessica working at Merlotte’s. Anyone else think that this might be setting up a long-term storyline of Arlene turning against Sookie?

    • 194 Freyja
      June 8, 2010 at 1:28 am

      Could be the beginning of her turning to FoTS like in the books.

      • 195 Dee
        June 8, 2010 at 1:54 am

        The spurned wording is driving me crazy. It might also mean that Bill is spurned by Eric, and that is why she fears the worst for Bill. I can’t see Eric not helping if Sookie is spurned by Eric. Even if he rejects her advances, I don’t see why he can’t find Bill, especially if he is given a timeline. Seems like he needs to find him and whatever happens with him and Sookie, I don’t think is what will make him change his mind, well at least I hope not

        • 196 legalease
          June 8, 2010 at 2:17 am

          Yes, that’s the part that I don’t understand. Why would Eric putting the brakes on sex with Sookie mean that Sookie fears for Bill and that Bill’s fate rests with Lorena? Eric turning down sex and still helping rescue Bill are not mutually exclusive. However, Eric refusing to continue to help with the rescue would cause Sookie to worry about Bill and could result in Sookie having to rely on Lorena. MK talked about Lorena having a redemptive moment and this could be it.

          I’m afraid this may be yet another way in which the show will diverge from the books in that Eric doesn’t follow through in helping with the rescue but hopefully, in the end, Eric will come out of it ok.

          Of course, I remember the description for I Will Rise Up said that “Eric plays Sookie for a sucker” which, technically he did, but it omits all of the wonderful things that happen in that episode. I’m sure this description is similar in that it leaves out a lot of the story and Eric may very well say no at first but end up helping in the end.

          • 197 Dee
            June 8, 2010 at 2:25 am

            Yeah, I feel like that part doesn’t tell us much and probably will end up being something nobody is thinking of lol. It also can be separate from eachother like SVB mentioned. Spurned by Eric might be one thing that happens on the show and the part with sookie fearing the worst for Bill can be something that has nothing to do with it.

  18. 198 LydiaB
    June 8, 2010 at 1:54 am

    So what seems probable, at least to me, is that werewolves were back in 900 AD bugging Eric and his family back then (hence the “We won’t leave you for the wolves” line in the flashback) and maybe Russell was orchestrating it even back then, and Eric doesn’t get his chance until now to finally get him and he won’t just let the opportunity go.

  19. 202 Dee
    June 8, 2010 at 3:12 am

    Hey everyone! on E online they have more info, here i’ll post it on here since i’m not sure if we can link it the site

    Wendell: What’s the word on True Blood? Are Sookie and Bill really over?
    They’re so not in a happy place. But one of them will be in a sexy place. Here’s what I can tell you about the first three episodes: Either Bill or Sookie has sex with someone, and it is hands-down the most unforgettable (you will have dreams/nightmares afterward!) sex scenes in the entire run of True Blood so far. Here’s what else you can expect from the first three episodes:

    1. Someone tries to commit suicide.
    2. Someone tries to kill a sibling.
    3. Someone loses his head.
    4. Someone is pregnant.
    5. Someone has a one night stand–and it’s the last person you’d expect.
    6. Someone has an underground sex marathon–and it’s the first person you’d expect.
    7. There are more bare backsides than a gym locker room, and one belongs to one Mr. Alexander Skaarsgård. This just in from Alan Ball: You’re welcome.

    SVB-when I copied and pasted from the site, i didn’t realize I copied the link on the bottom by accident, so first time i tried to post this, said waiting for moderation. Sorry, just ignore it, no need to approve or anything.

    • June 8, 2010 at 3:17 am

      I think we’ve got most of these covered except:

      The one night stand – my bet is Hoyt.

      Someone loses his head….hmm will have think about it. Vampire I bet.

      • 204 MASpencer
        June 8, 2010 at 3:18 am

        Didn’t we see Franklin Mott holding a severed head? I’m guessing it was the trucker Jessica killed?

        And my money’s on Hoyt, too. SKANK. 😉

        • 205 legalease
          June 8, 2010 at 3:24 am

          It’s probably Hoyt, but I’ve also seen the suggestion that it’s Lettie Mae and her new preacher man love interest. That would be pretty unexpected!

      • 209 VikingLover
        June 8, 2010 at 3:19 am

        It’s the trucker that Jessica kills. Remember that FM shows her his severed head in the promo. lol

      • 211 Dee
        June 8, 2010 at 3:21 am

        I couldn’t think of the one night stand but Hoyt is such a great guess…He would be the last one I would expect.

        Who tries to kill a sibling? Am I forgetting something?

        • 212 legalease
          June 8, 2010 at 3:25 am

          Sam tells Tommy in one of the promos that he almost got him killed so my money is on Tommy.

        • 213 MASpencer
          June 8, 2010 at 3:26 am

          I’m guessing that’s Tommy with the gun on Sam…

          • 214 Dee
            June 8, 2010 at 3:30 am

            Nevermind, im a fucking idiot tonight because I mentioned Tommy trying to kill Sam in a post on here earlier today. I forget my own thoughts lol, damn overload of information haha

            • 215 legalease
              June 8, 2010 at 3:36 am

              You’re not the only one! These episode descriptions completely blew my mind and caused my brain to run in circles worried that Eric was going to throw both Pam and Sookie under the bus! Luckily, reading all of these posts has helped it all to make at least some sense.

              • 216 Dee
                June 8, 2010 at 3:38 am

                LOL yeah my head is spinning in circles too, having a head cold doesn’t help either haha.

                Oh don’t worry, that is one thing I am positive about, Eric won’t throw them under the bus.

        • 217 Robin
          June 8, 2010 at 11:15 am

          I think it is going to be Jason shooting Sookie with his PTSD. Remember the characters getting shot in the head?

  20. 218 Ashley
    June 8, 2010 at 3:38 am

    I have to say, I dont like the sound of Sookie being spurned by Eric. To me that makes it seem like she throws herself at him trying to convince him to still look for Bill or something. That is not development in their relationship if you ask me. Thats her still chasing after Bill and trying to use Eric to find him. I dont know. And this episode is supposed to be where they have their intense moment? WTF? Im confused.

    • 219 Serena
      June 8, 2010 at 4:04 am

      If it is a sexual spurning, I think it is improvement, Eric in that scenario would be showing he wants her for more than a rebound screw, he cares about her enough to not let her throw herself at him. He could be doing it for more noble reasons too, he doesn’t want her to get hurt by Lorena and Russell. Its a bit like the part in the books where he asks if she dumps every guy she is with, he wants to be taken seriously.

      She hasn’t found out Bill’s big bad yet, so its going to be like that until then. Hopefully tho it is a very sexy moment, hehehe.

      • June 8, 2010 at 4:12 am

        I agree Serena. Looking at the books, Sookie was still all about Bill in CD even though she was starting to wake up that he’d fucked her over. She still went to find him even knowing he’d been with Lorena. She still staked Lorena even though they were over in her heart.

        • 221 Ashley
          June 8, 2010 at 4:17 am

          yeah true. I just hope that Sookie isnt throwing herself at Eric because he already told her he wouldnt help her find Bill. I mean offering sex in exchange for finding bill?! That doesnt seem like something Sookie would do. I would rather the showing Eric she can handle herself and him not wanting her to go back to CD, rather than Eric refusing to help find Bill and her throwing herself at him to convince him. They are two very different situations. I guess we’ll just have to see how it plays out. And i hope that this isnt the “intense” moment they were talking about since weve already seen a lot of it. I want to be surprised.

          • 222 lala
            June 8, 2010 at 1:23 pm

            Alan Ball has said in interviews that the dark sides of all the characters will become apparent in season 3 – sookie included.

            • 223 Ashley
              June 8, 2010 at 4:37 pm

              dark side fine, but does that have to include Sookie offering sex in exchange for helping to find Bill? That just seems way over the top, and totally out of character. I thought the dark side was more her being more ruthless when it came to finding out where Bill was.

              • 224 sunnynala
                June 8, 2010 at 4:43 pm

                Frankly, i wouldn’t be surprised. She’s cast aside a lot of her morals for Bill’s sake.

              • 225 Kathy
                June 8, 2010 at 5:14 pm

                I’m actually hoping she and Alcide do the deed. It’s not like that’s a lasting love and they’re comforting each other. It’s just too soon for Eric. Thing is, if he’s written right, he’s just biding his time until she realizes he should be her permanent lover. And I do think Eric will spurn her advances, not tell her he won’t look for Bill. He’s already helped in that by getting Alcide involved. If he makes a 180 it would only be to protect Sookie.

                • 226 Kathy
                  June 8, 2010 at 5:15 pm

                  And if we get Alcide and Sookie together perhaps the BL’s will back off the Viking. Though I doubt it! LOL!

        • 227 Serena
          June 8, 2010 at 4:21 am

          Its the opposite of the blue boxer scene in CD, where here he doesn’t want to have sex with for no reason. I hope he does reject her. But of course I hope there is a little action, 😉

        • 228 Ashley
          June 8, 2010 at 4:24 am

          Oh and how will Sookie even find out about what Bills been doing behind her back, that what i want to know? I mean, she doesnt trust Lorena and i doubt Bill would volunteer the information. Do you think shell walk in on them, or find out from Russell or something? Ive been wondering about this.

      • 229 Dee
        June 8, 2010 at 4:12 am

        what if he rejects Sookie’s plans to save Bill. Not that he doesn’t want to but not the way sookie wants to which might be the only way at that point but very unsafe for her. It doesn’t necessarily have to mean he rejects HER but her plans. Which leads us to the skills scene

        OMFGGGGGGG as I am writing this there was just a TB promo on HBO and Eric is walking down some hallway in a red robe and no shirt on

        • 230 Dee
          June 8, 2010 at 4:13 am

          Ooops i got excited and meant to say tb promo on E while i was watching chelsea lately not on HBO

        • 231 Serena
          June 8, 2010 at 4:14 am

          not Bill’s robe, please dee?

          • 232 Dee
            June 8, 2010 at 4:15 am

            OHHHH NOOOO GOD NO lol, it was a bright red silk robe, no design or anything like that.

            • 233 Serena
              June 8, 2010 at 4:16 am

              Oh phew. this isn’t when he seduces Talbot maybe? What did the hallway look like?

              • 234 Dee
                June 8, 2010 at 4:19 am

                That was my first thought too. It was a very long and dark hallway. Doesn’t look like the mansion, but i’d have to see the promo again and pause it. The mansion is more lit up and looks different, thats whats strange.

                Also, there was a scene of Eric and Laf in the car but eric in driver seat. That was first scene in the promo so it took me a sec to realize it was on, so I only caught end of what Eric said, something like “this has been a long time coming” I think lol

                • 235 Dee
                  June 8, 2010 at 4:27 am

                  I forgot to add the most important part, he looks DAMN FUCKING SEXY! definitely ready to seduce I would say lol.

                  • 236 Serena
                    June 8, 2010 at 4:38 am

                    LOL. I’m glad he’s wearing red. If he is not on his way to seduce Talbot, where else would he be? hmm..

                    • 237 Dee
                      June 8, 2010 at 4:46 am

                      It might still be Talbot, maybe another part of the mansion that looks different lol. Unless they’re at a hotel? but I doubt it lol. Could be the mansion, didn’t look like anything ive seen so far from the mansion but who knows. I also still think it’s when he seduces Talbot. All I saw was dark hallway, hopefully this goes up on youtube soon.

                • June 8, 2010 at 4:53 am

                  “this has been a long time coming

                  ZOMG Eric and Lafayette are going to have hot, nasty mansex on the hood of that red sportscar!!! Yield to me, Lafayette! ZOMG!


                  That’s been a long time coming! I’ve been waiting FOREVER.

                  • 239 Serena
                    June 8, 2010 at 4:57 am

                    what? eh? so its not Talbot?

                    • 240 Dee
                      June 8, 2010 at 6:19 am

                      I wonder if they will give that promo for the chelsea Lately showing on the west coast, which should start in 10 mins. Maybe somebody on here from the west coast will see it.

                      I’m DVR’ing the repeat Chelsea show which will be on later. I don’t know what the chances are that they will show the same commercials but just in case.

                  • 241 Dee
                    June 8, 2010 at 4:57 am

                    LOL don’t quote me on that, it sounded like it haha. I quickly put the volume on my tv up so I hope I at least heard most of it right.

                    I hope they’ll play the commercial again on E!, now I’m keeping an eye out for it. I’ll correct it if it comes on again and I’m wrong.

                    • 242 sunnynala
                      June 8, 2010 at 6:00 am

                      OMFG PLEASE please tell me this is up on YouTube.

                    • June 8, 2010 at 6:06 am

                      Not yet. Still looking.
                      That sounds like some eye candy worth waiting for.

                    • 244 Dee
                      June 8, 2010 at 2:28 pm

                      Yeah I DVR’ed the repeat of chelsea lately and it was not in the commercials. It came a little after midnight or so and it definitely wasn’t announced unfortunately so not sure who caught it. I hope it will appear somewhere, but they might show the same promo on E! when Stephen Moyer will be on Chelsea.

                  • 245 Gigi
                    June 8, 2010 at 5:57 am

                    HAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHA Pervert!!!
                    And NO, they will not.

                    (And if they do it, I will stab a bitch…

                    • 246 Dee
                      June 8, 2010 at 6:13 am

                      no dont worry lol whatever Eric says to him is Eric just being his typical self playing around. It’s right after Eric says “hello sweetheart” probably right when Laf gets in the car. Unfortunately it was the first scene and my tv was low

                  • 247 Freyja
                    June 8, 2010 at 9:04 am

                    Damn I want to see this!!!!!!!!!!! haha Yield to me Lafayette 😀 That would be funny but I really hope it won’t happen.

        • 252 legalease
          June 8, 2010 at 4:22 am

          I still think the skills scene comes in an earlier episode and leads into Sookie donning the black leather disguise for the 2nd visit to Lou Pines in Episode 4.

          You could be onto something about Eric rejecting her plan. In the description for Episode 5, Sookie and Alcide consult with Col. Flood regarding how to deal with Russell’s weres. Maybe they hatch a plan based on this information and Eric doesn’t like it or thinks it is too dangerous?

        • 254 Freyja
          June 10, 2010 at 3:01 am

          Well I haven’t found the promo…. BUT on Askar’s Swedish Meatballs, there is a still from that promo of Eric in a read silk robe in the DOD 😉

          • 255 Freyja
            June 10, 2010 at 3:05 am

            oh and he looks sexy and fierce, looks like somebody is on the floor before him, Pam is behind him… hhhmmmm

  21. 256 Ashley
    June 8, 2010 at 3:56 am

    Oh and i know this is off topic, but was it ever explained, in the Q and A or otherwise, where Eric was during the maenad finale, or is that just going to be ignored? Because im assuming the minisodes all took place the night of Bills kidnapping. Are we just supposed to forget about this?

    • 257 legalease
      June 8, 2010 at 4:02 am

      Honestly, I always thought that QSA kept him there playing Yahtzee and he wasn’t able to leave until the next evening. She seemed determined to remind him of her power over him and to keep him from Bon Temps.

      • 258 CarolB
        June 8, 2010 at 8:54 am

        Yep, same as she did with Bill the previous night. She couldn’t have Eric go and save Sookie from the maenad.

        • 259 Kathy
          June 8, 2010 at 12:54 pm

          That’s what I’ve been thinking as well. Bill went straight to Sam after the Queens and Eric was sucked into the Yahtzee game and she kept him there.Wouldn’t help her if Eric saved Sookie.

  22. 260 Eric is hot
    June 8, 2010 at 4:14 am

    I hope that Eric doesn’t go for the rebound with Sookie. But I am sure he will help in the end.

  23. 261 CK
    June 8, 2010 at 6:48 am

    Just found a 5 Things promo from HBO and the first one has to do with Bill and it looks like weres. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogqG6_UkcnM

  24. 262 ChelleInOz
    June 8, 2010 at 9:05 am

    “So this has to be the sequence at Alcide’s. It’s real – and Sookie blubbering over Bill explains the snotty tissues all over the bed, at least. But Eric is going to put the skids on it? GOOD”

    Yes yes yes SVB – this is what I said a few threads back (I can’t remember which thread it was, there have been so many coming thick and fast). I don’t think Eric will want this from Sookie unless she comes to him freely (of her own will, owning up to her attraction…something along those lines).

    I am so excited for season3, I am itching for it to start!

  25. 263 CarolB
    June 8, 2010 at 9:15 am

    OMFG I go and get a few hours kip and look what I miss! Excuse me while I try and get things clear in my own wee pea-brain here..
    It seems to me that as soon as RE heard that Godric was no more, he set his long-hatched plan regarding Eric into action (possibly thinking that Eric would be ready to do the same). Yvetta and FM were dispatched to Shreveport and BT at the same time as Bill was kidnapped (FM might’ve even had time to kidnap Bill before he turned up at Merlottes – AB did say the kidnapper wouldn’t be who we thought it was).
    Once Bill’s at RE’s he may be persuaded to let slip about the V dealing – cue the Magister showing up. The Magister gives Eric a mission, could it be to save Bill or stop RE?
    Bill realises that he’s gone too far with the stripper and implicating Sookie with RE so he phones her to tell her to stay away.
    Sookie tries it on with Eric, but he’s seen these scenarios many times and doesn’t want her to want him because of what he can do for her so he tells her to back off. She takes this as he doesn’t want her AND he doesn’t want to help her find Bill. Eric probably just lets her think that so that she doesn’t get more drawn into the whole sordid affair. I feel quite sorry for Sookie if she’s been rejected twice in the 1 night! Being Sookie (at last!) she goes off to Lou Pines a second time anyway.
    As for QSA, Bill doesn’t know she’s behind the V dealing, which is why she can walk in with the Magister knowing (hoping) that Eric won’t implicate her. I hope that comes back to bite her on the ass (and I hope Pam does the biting!).
    Just hope I can work out how to watch the darn Season online now! 🙂

  26. 264 lala
    June 8, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    I think Eric is not permitted to take Sookie – he would if he had his own way, in my opinion. I think the Queen will tell him to stay away from her.

  27. 265 VikingLover
    June 8, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Okay seriously…I’m DYING! I need Eric back on my TV like NOW! 🙂

  28. 266 Kathy
    June 8, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    I know OT but I have to post Kevin Smith’s Tweet! I love him!

    @ThatKevinSmith Spent all day watching TRUE BLOOD season 2. Fuck the wimpires: I’m on TEAM ERIC. #IdDropForTheVikingIfForcedToAtGunpointOrIfIWasREALLYStoned

  29. 270 sunnynala
    June 8, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    “Eric (Skarsgard) finds himself caught between the duelling agendas of two threatening bosses.”

    Toronto Sun.

    • 271 LydiaB
      June 8, 2010 at 6:51 pm

      I can’t decide if this is referring to QSA and the Magister, or QSA and Russell.

      • 272 Robin
        June 8, 2010 at 7:00 pm

        I was thinking QSA and the Magister, most definitely.

        • 273 sunnynala
          June 8, 2010 at 7:05 pm

          It’s looking to me like QSA does indeed want Bill to ‘rot’ possibly to keep him from spilling about the edict. OTOH, the Magister would want Bill found hence Eric’s ‘mission’.

          • 274 Serena
            June 8, 2010 at 7:16 pm

            But what does the Magister care about Bill?

            I think its about the V, maybe the Magister wants Eric to find Pussylover9 and the QSA wants him to find Bill, so the dueling agendas come about because he is too busy not because each mission conflicts with the other.

            • 275 Dee
              June 8, 2010 at 7:27 pm

              Plus it says dueling agendas, so two bosses who are against each other with their own agenda. I don’t know if the Magister can be said to have an agenda. They’re dealing V and it’s his job to go after a vamp if they are dealing it. We know Russell has an agenda and seems to be against QSA.

              • 276 Serena
                June 8, 2010 at 7:37 pm

                So maybe Eric has been working for Russell all along, because he knows SA is crazy and wants her out, but doesn’t want the Kingship, so he allies with Russell. RE is still his ancient enemy, but he is biding his time because he knows that Russell is a better King than QSA is a Queen. I dunno, how does Eric have two bosses?

            • 278 sunnynala
              June 9, 2010 at 2:21 am

              But what does the Magister care about Bill?

              He’s concerned about their (vamp) ‘numbers’ at this ‘critical time’ in their history.

        • 279 Dee
          June 8, 2010 at 7:24 pm

          I thought QSA and Russell

          • 280 Serena
            June 8, 2010 at 7:30 pm

            That’s possible too, Dee. But how does his revenge feature into it? Oh wait, crap,.. whoever took Bill was wearing gloves I always thought it was so we wouldn’t guess who took Bill, but what if it was a vampire? What if it was Chow who is working for Eric who is doing a favor for Russell? And this way Eric wouldn’t want Bill found because he gave Bill to Russell?

            • 281 Dee
              June 8, 2010 at 7:36 pm

              Oh no I don’t mean that lol, I don’t want Eric involved in the kidnapping. I think Eric’s revenge is against Russell. But it says that Russell reveals his plans to Eric and then RE goes to LA to execute his plan. It might be Eric playing along with him just to get him right where he wanted him. He does go missing so something goes wrong.

              • 282 Serena
                June 8, 2010 at 7:41 pm

                Yeah I don’t either, but maybe this is why Bill was so scared of Eric knowing about his mission, Eric has more powerful friends.

                Even if Eric is not involved, I’m still betting Chow took him. lol. Chow has to be involved in this somehow.

            • 283 VikingLover
              June 8, 2010 at 7:48 pm

              {And this way Eric wouldn’t want Bill found because he gave Bill to Russell?}

              But why would Eric hand Bill over, who knows that he is selling V, to a mortal enemy? I just can’t see that happening. Also, in the clip we saw with the Were, Eric asks him “who sent you???” It seems to me that he really doesn’t know who took Bill at first.

              • 284 Serena
                June 8, 2010 at 7:51 pm

                True VL, ok I’ll take that back, Eric can’t be involved in the kidnapping. But he still could be working for Russell in some other fashion… or maybe it just happens later, I mean maybe Russell ‘flips’ Eric.

          • 285 Robin
            June 8, 2010 at 7:34 pm

            But, is Russell considered Eric’s boss? Russell is the King of an adjacent state and Eric’s enemy. We have to assume the Magister does not know about QSA selling V through Eric and Pam.

            • 286 Dee
              June 8, 2010 at 7:40 pm

              It can be QSA and the Magister, I didn’t take it as his bosses but just bosses as people in charge. But if it specifically means his bosses then yeah would be QSA and Magister. It would be more like what Serena described, something similar at least.

              • 287 Dee
                June 8, 2010 at 7:50 pm

                What I’m curious about is, what is Eric gonna do what the information he receives from Russell about his plans. Is he gonna let the queen know ahead of time? does he let Russell do what he want at first or maybe even help him. If so then how the hell is QSA gonna react to this. It does seem like he is gonna have to make some type of choice once Russell reveals his plans to him.

                I guess this is why I thought about it. Seems like Eric is gonna be put between these two.

            • 288 Serena
              June 8, 2010 at 7:56 pm

              The more I think about it, Eric is supposed to be really politically savvy. So Russell doesn’t know who Eric is I’m betting, and no one knows Eric has a grudge against Russell. Eric is waiting for his opportunity to take out Russell.. so he could be friends with RE from the start of the season.

              Is he his boss? Eric would have to keep that a real secret, if he is trying to help Russell oust QSA. But why is Russell accusing Eric of his stubbornness hurting Sookie? That has to be because Eric is not doing something Russell wants but why would Russell want or expect anything out of Eric… argh!

              • 289 Mony
                June 8, 2010 at 8:01 pm

                yuo know…..i guess that scene and the line are not the same…i mean: RE speaks to Bill but we see Eric with a surprise face…i bet his face is becouse of the Master Plan of Russel….

              • 291 Dee
                June 8, 2010 at 8:06 pm

                See that is what I wonder about, Does Russell even know that Eric has a vendetta against him? I’m not so sure about it. I mean if Eric has to try and remember his past, I’m sure it’s even harder for someone 2800 years old. Maybe Russell doesn’t even know what he personally did to Eric. He might’ve killed Eric’s parents while Eric wasn’t around so never saw him. Also wasnt there when Eric returned to see his reaction and see that it was Eric’s parents he killed. But Eric found out who did it and that is why he is against Russell.

                Maybe RE does ask Eric to do something and whatever Eric is being stubborn about, RE feels it can hurt Sookie. Of course the big question is what lol. Is this when Russell tells Eric his plans, he doesn’t want anything to do with it because Russell wants to execute his plans in LA. RE might threaten to hurt Sookie or go after Sookie. Can it be about Bill? RE agrees to let Bill go under certain circumstances, Eric says he can’t agree to that, and Sookie suffering has to do with not getting Bill back bc Eric doesn’t agree.

                • 292 Dee
                  June 8, 2010 at 8:11 pm

                  Does this also explain spurned by Eric? if in that same episode he rejects her, but I think might mean rejecting her idea. Instead of her going to the mansion, Eric does it and that is when RE reveals his plan. Makes sense if we see he ends up at the mansion the same episode.

                  • 293 Robin
                    June 8, 2010 at 8:19 pm

                    And, she decides to go back to Lou Pines by herself and is injured. I think she ends up injured and at the mansion when he is already there, and we have the blood healing.

                    • 294 Serena
                      June 8, 2010 at 8:50 pm

                      My feelings are that she only goes to Lou Pines twice, and that is in episodes 3 and 4. I think Eric is going to bump into her at the mansion, maybe this where he pulls Bill of of Sookie, I certainly think she is going to get hurt…

                      Dee, if his spurning her is indeed not sexual, then I think it has to be related..

                    • 295 Robin
                      June 8, 2010 at 8:55 pm

                      I am sure that she will be attacked by Bill at the mansion (after seeing the pictures of AP with her neck bandaged up). I am thinking she may have to go to the hospital as a result of that attack. I think she may be injured prior to that incident, similar to book Sookie getting staked at Club Dead.

                    • 296 Dee
                      June 8, 2010 at 9:19 pm

                      Yeah I don’t think she’ll go back to Lou Pines in episode 6 either.

                      Serena-yeah if you read each thing separately in the description you might have one idea of how it happens, but if you read the description as a whole then changes your perception a little. Also, episode 6 is when Bill is “free” and we see now that Russell goes to LA in episode 6. Does Eric going along with Russell set Bill free? but I just can’t see it being that simple.

  30. 297 ESFAN08
    June 8, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Season 3 keeps sounding better an better. I just hope it doesn’t disappoint when it comes down to it. The Eric spurning Sookie line came off atleast to me that the Scene we’ve seen at Alcide’s with E/S is real, an thats when Eric spurns Sookie. My guess is Bill makes the call, an basically ends it with Sookie, an probably comes off cold about it as well. Sookie then gets off the Phone, an crys to Alcide which is the Scene with them on the Couch,Bed whatever they were sitting on, an maybe Alcide an her share a kiss, but like in the Books decide to stop cuz they both are hurt over others, an they just meet. Then either later that night, or the next night Eric shows up to see how the search an everythings going. Then Sookie still being really upset with the Bill call comes onto Eric in hopes of drowning her pain. Eric being shocked at first, but of course goes along with it, but ending up not feeling right about hooking up with her when he knows she’ll probably regret it, cuz its over her heartbreak with Bill, an he doesn’t want her to hook up with him over Bill which makes sense to me really. Eric has already told Sookie he’s duty bound to find Bill, an yes SA tells him to let Bill rot atleast thats who we assume shes referring to, but if he has a deadline to find Bill then obviously Eric is still helping Sookie out even if its secretly, cuz he may not want the Magister or SA to know Sookie’s looking for Bill to. I have heard theres a Scene where Sookie crys to Eric. I donno if this happens before Ep 6 or what, but she could break down an cry when Eric rejects her since she’s already hurting over Bill, an feels humiliated an all that by Eric’s rejection. I’ve heard alot of the BL think Sookie is just trying to seduce Eric into helping her find Bill cuz they dont wanna believe Sookie would ever want Eric. I have to say i cant wait for all this to play out lol. Besides all that tho i have to say im interested in all the S/L this Season but maybe Arlene’s an Sam’s. I like Arlene, but i really wish she wasn’t Pregnant atleast not now, cuz it just will keep reminding me of the damn god who comes shit lol sorry if im not supposed to swear. Also if shes gonna end up like she is in the Books, i really wont care for her S/L anymore, an i like Sam, but am bored with what i’ve seen with his birth Family, but maybe once i watch it i’ll be interested.

  31. 298 Katya
    June 8, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    i want her to willingly drink his blood this season even if they dont have sex.

    • 299 ESFAN08
      June 8, 2010 at 7:01 pm

      I agree i dont want them having sex this Season anyways. I’d prefer that be next Season, but i’d like for them to atleast share a real kiss this Season, an i’d love to see a blood exchange as well, but i donno if we will get that. I have a feeling since she’s already had Bill’s Blood twice, an so far only once from Eric, that if AB goes with a Blood Bond like in the Books, he will Blood Bond her with Bill unfortunately 😦 which will make me gag to be honest.

    • 301 Robin
      June 8, 2010 at 7:07 pm

      I think that we will see this happen because we saw the bullet sucking scene during season 2. I think she will probably be injured in her own attempt to rescue Bill and need healing.

      • 302 Robin
        June 8, 2010 at 7:12 pm

        This also may be the intense scene we have heard about that is going to happen between Eric and Sookie, probably during episode 6.

  32. 303 booksookie
    June 8, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Hey guys, I know I’m going to sound totaly superficial, but all I can think about is that they probably already showed us the best e/s scene almost entirely, so…

    • 304 Robin
      June 8, 2010 at 8:23 pm

      I am not so sure about that. We need to hear from peeps that watched all of the trailers during season 2. Did they include clips of the dream sequences in the previews or trailers? Also, I think they have kind of limited what they are showing us to the first few episodes of the season.

      • 305 booksookie
        June 8, 2010 at 8:34 pm

        I hope u’re right, it would be so anti-strategic to give it all up like that, but I’m mostly worried, I can’t shake the feeling that this is all we’re gonna get for this season. I don’t know, is AS even a lead yet? or just a regular? or what? (worries)

        • 306 Robin
          June 8, 2010 at 8:42 pm

          More pertinently, would AB give us the good stuff in a preview, especially this early in the season?

      • June 8, 2010 at 8:53 pm

        I don’t think so either. In the trailer for “I will rise up”, for example, there was no hint to the bulletsucking, nor to Sookie’s dream or to Godric’s death. Which are indeed the most important scenes of the episode. So I don’t think AB spoiled everything by showing “that” scene. It would not be wise from him, would it?
        The true “intense scene” might be another one.
        I’m worried too, but Eric was in all promos and still we can’t figure what’s going on with him, so there’s definitely more than meets the eye.

        • 308 Serena
          June 8, 2010 at 8:55 pm

          And that scene is so hacked with FUBAR editing, its prob going to play entirely different than we have seen so far.

        • 309 Robin
          June 8, 2010 at 9:35 pm

          If the episode IWRU is any indicator, I have a sneaking feeling that we are not going to see anything of this intense scene until it plays out in the episode.

          • June 9, 2010 at 12:08 am

            I remember there was a promo that came out a couple of weeks before IWRU that had a very, very brief snippet of the dream sequence.

            All they showed was the very beginning – Sookie facing the camera, the finger trailing down her shoulder…and what was very clearly blonde hair in the background. Which of course sent us all into fits.

            And that was it. That was all we got until the episode aired. We spent two weeks debating all the ways AB could shaft us, it was torture.

            And when it aired and she rolled over and it WAS actually Eric, we all screeched and screamed like rabid little fangirls. Aahh…that was so much fun..!

            • 311 Robin
              June 9, 2010 at 12:29 am

              I can only imagine, LOL! That dream sequence is fun to watch! Do you think AB is holding out on showing any previews of the “intense” scene between Eric and Sookie?

              • June 9, 2010 at 12:36 am

                Honestly, I have no idea.
                But he does have a tendency to talk things up that end up being a big let down. And he does this to keep the really BIG stuff a surprise.

                Last year, he was telling anyone who would listen that Eric and Lafayette were going to have a “homoerotic” encounter. He went on and on about it. I’m all excited, my slashy senses are tingling…and it turned out to be the scene where Eric fed him blood. And that could have been SO MUCH hotter than it was.

                Yet there was not a word mentioned about the dream sequence, which sent fandom into meltdown. We never had a whiff of that until that promo a couple of weeks before.

                So yeah, when he starts talking something up I am immediately suspicious.

    • June 8, 2010 at 9:08 pm

      have the last few episodes even been shot yet?

  33. June 8, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    wow, “spurned” is actually more harsh than i thought O.O

    ” To reject disdainfully or contemptuously; scorn.”

  34. 316 Lorena P.
    June 8, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    It’s one thing to be thought and rethought. But I agree with this theory, Eric and Sookie have a sexual relationship some now would be BAD, if not catastrophic for the Viking. I understand the point of AB, at least for now.

  35. 317 Jan
    June 8, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Well lets just all hope by 6 Sookie stards finding out about Bill
    Who knows …who hes… .getting for dinner ..for Russell and Lorena

  36. 318 sunnynala
    June 9, 2010 at 12:49 am

    Sorry for OT but is anyone covering the red carpet premiere tonight?

  37. 321 Dee
    June 9, 2010 at 1:27 am

    Ok so the promo again and wow I was way off LOL. Eric says to Laf in the car “don’t make me wait too long”

    Still can’t tell where eric is with the red robe and no shirt, it’s hard to look past him lol

    • June 9, 2010 at 1:30 am

      Dammit! When is someone going to get this thing online. It’s been nearly 24 hours now.

      • 323 Dee
        June 9, 2010 at 1:31 am

        It was during Glee finale so it has to be up soon I’m guessing. I wish they gave notice that it would be during the finale, I would’ve recorded it.

        • 324 VikingLover
          June 9, 2010 at 2:04 am

          Okay, you Guys are going to think I am TOTALLY crazy (and I am :)) but I googled “Eric in Red Robe” just to see if I could find this damn promo and this came up:

          {Famed Swedish director Victor Sjostrom was coaxed out of retirement to direct his final film, Under the Red Robe, a swashbuckling adventure that takes place in the France of Louis XIII. Conrad Veidt stars as Gil de Berault, quick with his sword yet set for execution. But right before his sentence is carried out, Cardinal Richelieu (Raymond Massey) offers a stay of execution if Gil will find and kill a duke suspected of leading the revolutionary antimonarchist Huguenots. Gil tracks the duke to a castle, sneaks into the guarded fortress, and ends up falling in love with the duke’s sister, Lady Marguerite (Anabella). Gil now has to save the duke without bringing about his own execution.}

          Isn’t that funny? Let’s forget the whole “falling in love with the Duke’s sister” part, the other part is sort of similar to my theory that the Magister forces Eric to go after Russell because Russell is planning some kind of “race” war. The thing that really caught my attention is that it was directed by ‘Famed SWEDISH director Victor Sjostrom’ who is referred to as the Father of Swedish Cinema. Anyhoooo, I thought that was interesting. I wonder if it’s a little clue or if I really am just crazy. 🙂

  38. 325 Dee
    June 9, 2010 at 1:29 am

    *saw the promo* it was on fox this time, so I’m sure more will see it and probably already have.

  39. 326 Mony
    June 9, 2010 at 1:51 am

    god…this promo is a kind of agony!!!!i wanna see it!!!!

  40. 328 Dee
    June 9, 2010 at 1:56 am

    seriously, they released a 5 days until tb promo today with all the same stuff we’ve seen before and on the internet, where the hell is this one. And why hasn’t anyone else seen it lol

    • 329 Serena
      June 9, 2010 at 2:00 am

      Yeah Dee, I think you’re making this up. lol. What are the odds you see it twice but nobody else on the planet has seen it once? lol.

      • 330 Dee
        June 9, 2010 at 2:03 am

        Seriously LMAO, I’m starting to think i’m crazy and imagining TB promos. I checked so many other sites to see if anybody even mentioned it and NOPE nothing lol. I doubt I’m the only person who happened to see it not once but twice now lol. Does anybody else watch Glee? if they do then they had to have seen it also.

        • 331 Freyja
          June 9, 2010 at 2:06 am

          I saw they were talking about this on TB facebook, and wondering where the link for the promo was. Soo your not going crazy and imagining things 😉

        • 339 legalease
          June 9, 2010 at 2:45 am

          Dee, I DVR’d the Glee finale and just finished it. There was no TB promo, but my stupid station showed some local commercials, so it could have aired during one of the local spots. I hate living in a stupid conservative town with stupid, horrible commercials! GRRR! Did anyone else see the finale?

          • 340 Dee
            June 9, 2010 at 2:49 am

            DAMN did they only show it in certain cities, that is not fair. I live in NYC so maybe why but still I would think others would also be able to see it. Maybe it’s like what they did with the stupid QR code where only people in NYC, los Angeles and Philly can see it.

    • June 9, 2010 at 3:58 pm

      well, they’ve been talking about it on LJ too, so its not just you 🙂

      • 342 Dee
        June 9, 2010 at 4:17 pm

        Watch Chelsea Lately tonight when Stephen Moyer is on, not saying it will definitely play then but I think there is a good chance it will. E! channel is playing 2 TB trailers, this one and another one that we’ve all seen before. So I hope they play the newer one.

  41. 343 Freyja
    June 9, 2010 at 1:58 am

    Found this on TB facebook

    EPISODE SYNOPSIS: Season 3, Episode 1- “Pack of Wolves” In the third-season premiere, Sookie gets little cooperation from Eric in her frantic search for a missing Bill. Meanwhile, Andy persuades Jason to keep quiet about Eggs’ death, which leaves Tara beside herself with grief and Lafayette with the difficult task of consoling his cousin. – tvguide.com

  42. 344 Freyja
    June 9, 2010 at 4:48 am

    Found this on FB. http://blogs.pioneerlocal.com/entertainment/2010/06/true_blood_season_3_back_to_ba.html

    I like this: so she turns to, who else, but Eric, whose crush on Sookie appears to be getting serious. Not that Eric is really prone to the typical school-boy crush.
    And this: Jessica and Hoyt’s relationship has a new obstacle — namely a drained trucker. And since Bill hasn’t exactly been the best vampire mentor, Jessica is starting to troll Pam for tips.
    This: For example, it’s revealed that Bill might have had his eye on Sookie for much longer than normal.
    Oh and this: 😉 Sookie doing her best Bill “Suh-key” impression and the usual subversive “True Blood” sense of humor and sexual innuendo.

    • June 9, 2010 at 10:25 am

      That was interesting Freyja, but this has me going “hmmmmmm”:

      Like the hint of one really bizarre dream shower scene.

      Is this between Sam/Bill and does that mean we will not have a shower scene in Season 4? Dang, I say! Dang it!!!

      • 346 Kathy
        June 9, 2010 at 10:33 am

        This is me. I just signed up to WordPress, but I didn’t sign out, and I didn’t want that avatar for my “real” name! Oh well, I’m figuring this out…

  43. 347 Jan
    June 9, 2010 at 7:18 am

    Can”t waite untill that is revealed
    Ck out another site that I used to go too
    Lots of Bill..Bill..
    They don”t like what has been show on what going be happening in season 3
    and some one said it look like a panter not a wolf watching Jason
    Couldn”T understand why there would be a panter in the season 3
    They do not think that Bill would ever be with Lorena
    They know Eric the one who kidnap Bill
    Love that Eric is going show up to save Bill and Sookie

  44. 349 legalease
    June 10, 2010 at 2:58 am

    FYI — I posted a link on the FB page to six clips from Season 3. Most seem to be from the first episode but there’s one of Sookie/Alcide from Episode 3. Some pretty interesting stuff, including confirmation for those fans still in denial that Eric definitely is not behind Bill’s kidnapping.

    • 350 VikingLover - Moderator
      June 10, 2010 at 3:04 am

      DUDE, YOU F***ING ROCK! And you thank you for posting it to Facebook! Really appreciate it! I’m def. sure SVB will create a new post for it.

      • 351 legalease
        June 10, 2010 at 3:08 am

        You’re welcome — I’m trying to be a good girl but it’s so hard sometimes when something as juicy as this comes along! Can’t wait to talk about it!

    • 352 Freyja
      June 10, 2010 at 3:11 am

      the first one frigging ROCKS!!!!

    • 353 Dee
      June 10, 2010 at 3:31 am

      Hey ladies, if you go to TB FB they finally have pics of eric in the red robe.

    • 357 Dee
      June 10, 2010 at 3:45 am

      OMFG i wont get into detail bc i’ll wait for a separate post but OMFGGGGGGG thank you!!!! WOW 4th clip-it’s basically what we all wanted but without the line from book 3, the face alone says it at the end ahhhh. Ok i’ll wait for a separate post lol.

  45. 358 sweetheart
    June 10, 2010 at 3:11 am


    i know this isn’t the right place, but i had to post this to see if anyone else has seen them.

  46. 359 sweetheart
    June 10, 2010 at 3:15 am

    oh haha, nvm,

  47. 360 VikingLover
    June 11, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    MAS, what other spoilers did they refer to in the EW article about Ep 4,5,6? I don’t want to read the article myself because I don’t want to stumble onto any references to their personal lives, their lives on set, etc. It ruins the fantasy for me and me no likey. So tell me please! What else did they say??

    • 361 MASpencer
      June 11, 2010 at 6:59 pm

      Not much… but what WAS said was pretty revealing in the context of other spoilers. Namely, the article began describing the set term for a vampire staking. So they were filming a scene in which, obvi, a vampire was going to be staked.

      Said scene involved Sookie walking into the foyer of Russell’s mansion wearing slippers and a flowered nightgown (?????) to find Eric, Talbot, and Russell.

      Eric and Russell are still alive as late as episode 10, so I think it’s fair to say that Talbot bites the big one. Question is, who does it? Does Eric kill Talbot to get back at Russell? Or does RUSSELL kill his own husband out of jealousy… or convenience, because he has intentions to marry Sophie-Anne??

      I suppose it’s also possible that this is episode 9… which may make more sense in the context of Russell taking off to look for a replacement. But then I’m REALLY confused as to how/why Sookie is there– and it would be clear that this whole subplot obviously ISN’T cleared up by midseason. Just Bill’s “captivity” perhaps.

      Oooooh!!! Maybe Franklin and Tara are getting married, and it’s happening at Russell’s mansion? Thus Sookie would be invited to stay there, as part of the bridal party???

      Dude, I don’t know. This is getting majory kooky. LOL!

      • 362 Serena
        June 11, 2010 at 7:24 pm

        MAS the first thing that came to mind, was that the staking scene Sookie is dressed like post blue boxer.. this should be after Sookie gets hurt/the ‘intense’ Sookie/Eric moment and after she is ‘spurned’.. oh I’m gettin giddy. heehee..

        i guess the bathrobe in Alcide’s is floral, but I wouldn’t have described it as thus. hmm.

        • 363 Dee
          June 11, 2010 at 7:30 pm

          that was exciting to read about Eric and Sookie together in the mansion, it does sound different from the robe. Unless the author of that article can’t tell the difference between a floral nightgown and a floral robe lol which is possible i guess lol.

        • 364 MASpencer
          June 11, 2010 at 7:30 pm

          That was MY first thought, too… but then it occurred to me that Russell didn’t freak out and go on the hunt for a new boy-toy until episode 10. If Talbot gets staked in episode 6– which makes sense, especially in the context of the episode synopsis (i.e. Talbot gets staked, and THAT would prompt Russell to confess his “master plan” to Eric, as if to say: So what? I’m just going to marry your Queen anyway)– then why the delayed heartbreak on Russell’s part?

          • 365 Dee
            June 11, 2010 at 7:41 pm

            Well maybe he wasn’t out looking for a replacement, he might be heartbroken which we can possibly see on the show. It says that Russell see’s someone who looks like Talbot. So might be that he was just driving around and happen to see this guy not that he went out looking for a replacement but just came upon one by accident.

            • 366 Serena
              June 11, 2010 at 7:50 pm

              Right, by accident.. cause he’s forgotten who he is..

              • 367 Dee
                June 11, 2010 at 7:56 pm

                He finds Tony the Talbot lookalike in episode 10, which is also when RE is on the run and missing. So I don’t know if his plan was just to find a talbot lookalike or replacement period. But Tony is a male prostitute so I guess that while RE is on the run and by himself, he wants company.

      • 368 legalease
        June 11, 2010 at 7:27 pm

        The description of this scene, along with the casual reference to Eric in a Nazi uniform on a harness, made my head spin! The author said that Ball was half-way through filming the season, so I think it is Episode 6. RE goes to Louisiana in this episode, so I wonder what happens between 6 and 10 since he’s not searching for a Talbot replacement until that episode? Maybe he does kill Talbot and is haunted by it to the point where he goes looking for the hustler in Episode 10? If it’s just those three vamps then it has to be Talbot. If Talbot is staked, who is it that is engulfed in flames from the promos?

        I believe that I read that Lorena is in 6 episodes and if she doesn’t show up until Episode 2 or 3, then she will be around until 7 or 8. I think what happens in this scene along with RE heading to Louisiana ties into this part of the episode description: “Sookie fears the worst for Bill, whose fate now lies in Lorena’s hands”. Sookie may have been trying to get Bill back through Russell. Perhaps Lorena takes Bill while all of the vamp drama is going on.

        • 369 MASpencer
          June 11, 2010 at 7:47 pm

          [Maybe he does kill Talbot and is haunted by it to the point where he goes looking for the hustler in Episode 10?]

          I could see this happening. He pretends like it DIDN’T hit him where it hurts, but in the end, his grief for Talbot prevails.

          I guess I was also thrown off because when AS gave his man-love spoiler, he mentioned that it was filmed just a few days ago. Which we guessed would have been around episode 8 or 9. But we could have been TOTALLY off about that… and it’s also possible that it was shot out of sequence. So I’m not inclined to assign that assumption more weight than it’s worth.

          • 370 legalease
            June 11, 2010 at 7:55 pm

            I thought the same thing when I first read the description of that scene. It’s been pretty well-spoiled that it’s Talbot and Eric can’t seduce him after he’s been staked so that must happen in Episode 6. I bet the promo clip of him with the blood martini is part of his flirting/seduction.

            Maybe they did film out of sequence or maybe AS was exaggerating when he said it was filmed just a few days ago, I don’t know. I wonder if Talbot will continue to appear to Russell after he is staked?

            • 371 MASpencer
              June 11, 2010 at 7:58 pm

              [I bet the promo clip of him with the blood martini is part of his flirting/seduction.]

              YUP. I’d bet the same thing.

              And AS could have been exaggerating. He used the “few days ago” line in THIS article, too (which was being written during the filming of episode 6)– but I’m willing to bet that Eric’s foray in the Nazi uniform was part of the flashback, NOT the present day. So… not exactly a few days, then, unless they make a habit of shooting out of sequence.

              I guess all will be revealed eventually.

              • 372 legalease
                June 11, 2010 at 8:00 pm

                I really, really want to know the context of that Nazi flashback. I’m hoping that someone who has seen Episode 2 will describe it. If not, I’m going to have to wait until next Sunday, and I am so not a patient person!

                • 373 VikingLover
                  June 11, 2010 at 8:14 pm

                  Well in the S2 commentary, it states that Eric and Godric would feed on the dead and dying during wars. Godric was apparently very intrigued by battles, etc. Maybe they were disguised as nazi soldiers so that no one would question them being there. I highly doubt they cared about human political agendas.

                  Although I have to say that it can’t be a coincidence that Godric just happened to be there when Eric was dying from a battle. Eric had apparently lost all of his loved ones at some point in his life as the hands of Russell’s minions or even maybe Russell himself.

                  • 374 VikingLover
                    June 11, 2010 at 8:18 pm

                    OR, maybe Godric and Eric were secretly waging a war against Russell’s Weres and killing them off.

                  • 375 Dee
                    June 11, 2010 at 8:18 pm

                    Yeah I highly doubt that Eric and Godric were fighting on the side of Nazi’s because of any political agendas. They both love battles and there were bodies they could feed off of. They had to use disguises, so they probably even killed Nazi’s to get their uniforms.

                    • 376 VikingLover
                      June 11, 2010 at 8:29 pm

                      Yes Dee, I agree with that for sure. Godric and Eric had seen enough wars and govt’s change hands to give a poop. My only question is this, when the heck did Godric and Eric become Sheriffs? Pam says that Godric had been a Sheriff for quite some time I think. I have to read the commentary again. If so, the heck were they doing in Europe?

                    • 377 Dee
                      June 11, 2010 at 8:51 pm

                      That is an interesting question, when did Eric come to the US then. Maybe after WWII?

                    • 378 legalease
                      June 11, 2010 at 10:05 pm

                      Yes, it’s hard to believe they would have fought on the side of either the Nazis or the Allies for political or ideological reasons. One of the Episode 2 descriptions said that Eric was on a mission during the flashback, so I agree with VL that they were likely picking off the weres. It would be a lot easier to get to them if the weres believe they are fellow Nazis.

                    • 379 VikingLover
                      June 12, 2010 at 1:13 am

                      {One of the Episode 2 descriptions said that Eric was on a mission during the flashback,}

                      Oh, I completely forgot about that! Thanks, Legalease! So then it is very possible that they were waging a secret war against them.

    • 380 MASpencer
      June 11, 2010 at 7:13 pm

      This also included the spoiler about Russell wanting to marry Sophie-Anne– you can find that posted word-for-word in the “Eric loses his shiz” comments. Around the 270ish mark. My eugenics theories at the bottom of those comments are in reference to that tidbit.

      I can’t think of anything else NEW in the article, but someone else might remember something I’ve forgotten.

  48. 381 VikingLover
    June 11, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    {Said scene involved Sookie walking into the foyer of Russell’s mansion wearing slippers and a flowered nightgown (?????) to find Eric, Talbot, and Russell. }

    AAAAHHHH!!! I screamed like a schoolgirl when I read that! Holy f***kity f****ck! I wonder if this is when we get the torch scene. Oh man! Could this be the healing scene? Also, I’m wondering if you guys were right and if this when Russell says “Poor Sookie….” and it is to Eric. My head is spinning right now.

    • 382 Dee
      June 11, 2010 at 7:50 pm

      VL, they said someone gets staked in that scene.

      • 383 VikingLover
        June 11, 2010 at 7:53 pm

        But then that must mean there is a showdown no? I’m assuming they have to fight their way out?

        • 384 Dee
          June 11, 2010 at 8:03 pm

          yeah but then I also remember that in episode 6, Russell reveals his plan to Eric. So do they sit and talk after? my head is spinning lol

          • 385 VikingLover
            June 11, 2010 at 8:06 pm

            That scene with Russell at a table may be Russell speaking to Bill and not Eric. I’m assuming that Russell tells Eric his master plan because they are captured somehow. It’s normally when villians reveal their master plans. lol

          • 388 MASpencer
            June 11, 2010 at 8:07 pm

            Nah, I think it would be more of a declaration. If Talbot was killed as part of Eric’s “revenge,” Russell might mention his plan to marry Sophie-Anne in order to scoff at him, and make him THINK he doesn’t really care, and Eric really just did him a favor.

        • 389 Serena
          June 11, 2010 at 8:16 pm

          Good point about the fire, we’ve seen the nightgown! It’s when she does the hand thingy! And they mentioned it today …. It was in the article, wasn’t it? Sparklefingers?

          • 390 VikingLover
            June 11, 2010 at 8:23 pm

            I think that hand thingy is in Alcide’s apt because I think I’ve scene the chair behind her in another promo that Alcide was in. At least it looks like Alcide’s but maybe you’re right and it is in Russell’s mansion.

          • 392 Serena
            June 11, 2010 at 8:41 pm

            Well it’s odd that they mentioned it isn’t it? I guess i thought it was a one trick pony versus Maryann, or that it was Claudine.. So she must use it again.,. Speaking of Claudine, the warning should happen around this time too, right?

          • 393 Serena
            June 11, 2010 at 9:36 pm

            OK I looked at the clip with Sookie doing the hand thing, she IS wearing a floral lingerie type thing. But what struck out to me was that it looks like daylight out and maybe it is at Alcide’s. I think we might be seeing her reenact what she did to the vampire torch to Alcide or something, because nothing is coming out of her hands, odd.

            Oh and they called it ‘microwave fingers.’

            • 394 VikingLover
              June 11, 2010 at 9:41 pm

              Oh yeah, I forgot about the daylight! To me that scene looked as if she was trying to “practice” or trying to learn how to make it happen again/control it.

              • 395 MASpencer
                June 11, 2010 at 9:43 pm

                What episode does Claudine show up, anyone remember? I’m wondering if she figures into all of this somehow.

                What are the chances that we’ll find out that it wasn’t SOOKIE’S power that was causing the glow-hands… but CLAUDINE’S. Which is why Sookie can’t seem to make it happen at will.

                • 396 Serena
                  June 11, 2010 at 9:46 pm

                  Episode 7

                  • 397 Serena
                    June 11, 2010 at 9:48 pm

                    After she has a ‘golden vision.’… … After she drinks a certain Viking?..

                  • 398 MASpencer
                    June 11, 2010 at 9:50 pm

                    Yup– same episode that features a hospital administrator (who gives paperwork to JASON) and a doctor (who gives bad news to TARA).

                    Sookie got attacked, y’all… and she’s probs in a coma, or freakin’ dies on the table. (I smell a cliffhanger!)

                    I say that because she sees Claudine in a “golden vision” and their Utopia is disturbed by a dire warning. Sounds like Sookie was told to “step away from the light” and stop whatever dastardly plan Russell (and Sophie-Anne?) has from materializing.

                    • 399 MASpencer
                      June 11, 2010 at 9:53 pm

                      SOOOO… I’m guessing Sookie walks in on this scene between Russell/Eric/Talbot, gets attacked in the process, and Eric (maybe with the assistance of Alcide) takes her ass to the hospital.

                      Because he doesn’t want to give her (more?) blood– possibly because she was drained, and it might result in her being turned.

                    • 400 Serena
                      June 11, 2010 at 9:59 pm

                      But the ‘intense intimate E/S moment’ is in episode 6… why is she there dressed like that to begin with? .. I want Bill to be the one that chomps on her.. nom nom nom.

                      I’d rather she had a golden vision because of Eric’s blood. Ooo ooo.. maybe Claudine is telling her to stop drinking or not to do what she is planning?..

                    • 401 MASpencer
                      June 11, 2010 at 10:08 pm

                      Well, maybe Bill DOES show up (with Russell, whenever he walks in, or whatever) and he DOES do the nom nom noming.

                      Or not.

                      But I’m sticking with the idea that the episode 6 cliffhanger is Sookie being drained, and going to the hospital (and probably flatlining). To make you feel better, the “intense” scene COULD be Eric holding her and panicking when he drops her off at the hospital like a freaked out boyfriend at the end of the episode. I don’t think ANYONE would see a reaction like THAT coming.

                      Anyway, first thing episode 7, the doctors say the news isn’t good. They’ve resuscitated her, but she’s in a coma and may never come out. Commence vision of Claudine… and Sookie miraculously revives.


                    • 402 Freyja
                      June 11, 2010 at 10:15 pm

                      This all sounds so very exciting. I hope some of these suggestions come true. The hospital scene sounds very exciting!

                  • 403 Serena
                    June 11, 2010 at 10:06 pm

                    So overall, this scene with E/RE/T and S must be episode 7; which is entitled “Let the Bodies Hit the Floor.”

                    • 404 Serena
                      June 11, 2010 at 10:16 pm

                      Er.. crap RE departs in episode 6. crap!

                    • 405 MASpencer
                      June 11, 2010 at 10:17 pm

                      Good point– the cliffhanger COULD be Sookie walking in on the scuffle, and someone attacking her. (Like the scene with Longshadow in season 1).

                      Thus, episode 7 deals with the aftermath.

                      Did Alan Ball specify that the “intense” scene was actually episode 6, or did we just assume that it was based on the timing? If he specified, it’s very possible that the “intense” scene referred to Eric giving Sookie his blood at Russell’s mansion.

                    • 406 Serena
                      June 11, 2010 at 10:18 pm

                      so who is dead in this episode? Lorena?

                    • 407 legalease
                      June 11, 2010 at 10:22 pm

                      MAS — I remember reading that spoiler. It was in one of Ausiello’s columns. Alan Ball said that it was in the episode that he had just written, and he wrote Episode 6.

                    • 408 MASpencer
                      June 11, 2010 at 10:24 pm

                      Talbot would be dying in this episode, if we’re correct. And Russell going to LA is not a dealbreaker. In fact, if Eric KNEW that Russell was going to be out of town for the night, it presents him with a perfect window of opportunity to put the moves on Talbot, who may not know who he is.

                      This would still beg the question of how/why Russell revealed his plan to Eric. Declaring it while the two are being held captive is unlikely in this particular situation.

                      BUT if Eric had a run-in with Russell on his own prior to this, it certainly would light a fire under his ass to move in on his target fast.

                    • 409 MASpencer
                      June 11, 2010 at 10:26 pm

                      Also, Sookie would be one of the “bodies” and– probably– Lorena.

                    • 410 VikingLover
                      June 11, 2010 at 10:29 pm

                      No I think they are captured because RE/Talbot/Eric/Sookie are all in the house and someone gets staked. I’m still thinking RE does the villian thing and reveals the master plan at this time because of it. Russell could also be trying to turn Eric by using the V against him.

              • 411 Lotus
                June 11, 2010 at 10:47 pm

                Maybe she’s trying to fend off Debbie Pelt?

    • 412 VikingLover
      June 11, 2010 at 7:50 pm

      By the way, in that scene where Eric is sitting at the table with someone (Russell?) there is someone standing to his left (by a door or wall). I assumed it was a guard but maybe it’s Talbot.

      • 413 MASpencer
        June 11, 2010 at 7:55 pm

        I think it IS Talbot he’s raising his glass to, and they just edited in Russell’s comment about Sookie to make it look like HE was talking to Eric.

        But I could be wrong.

        • 414 VikingLover
          June 11, 2010 at 7:59 pm

          I’m wondering if Alcide’s pack will be instrumental in getting them out of the mansion somehow. I mean Russell isn’t going to just let them walk out.

          • 415 legalease
            June 11, 2010 at 8:03 pm

            The description for Episode 5 says that he and Sookie consult with another packmaster about Russell’s weres, so I think that they use this information to form a plan. She’s going to need all of the help that she can get because Eric is going to be a little busy exacting his revenge.

        • 416 Dee
          June 11, 2010 at 8:01 pm

          it’s weird because in the scene with martini glass and one where we see after RE says something about Sookie and then shows Eric…It seems like Eric is sitting on opposite side. With martini glass he turns to his left and other scene he turns to his right. Are those two separate scenes?

  49. 417 VikingLover
    June 11, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    So then maybe the Talbot seduction scene does happen because Eric is trying to get into the mansion to now rescue both Sookie AND Bill. I’m also wondering if (I forgot who said this: Serena or Dee maybe) that Sookie goes to CD anyway (despite Eric maybe not wanting her to) and gets into trouble/captured/hurt.

    • 418 MASpencer
      June 11, 2010 at 7:53 pm

      Yeah, it COULD play out very much like the books, actually. Eric spies Sookie dressed up at the club and makes his presence known to her with some diapproval– Sookie gets hurt somehow, and Eric pretends not to know her (or to be her friend) to get Talbot to take them back to the mansion.

      Sookie is in the bedroom while Eric makes his move on Talbot for whatever reason. Russell walks in on them unexpectedly, recognized Eric and throws up a fuss… and in the commotion, Sookie walks out to see what’s happening and Talbot gets staked.

      BUT… that still doesn’t explain how Sookie ends up hospitalized. Where’s Bill? He’s obviously not in the mansion… and I’m not getting the impression that he’ll be tortured, unless you were right about them going medieval when he ultimately refuses to cooperate.


      • 419 Dee
        June 11, 2010 at 7:59 pm

        That is the one part I don’t understand either, how and when does Sookie get hurt and by whom? It’s not playing well into any episodes from spoilers we’ve been given so hard to tell. There is some important info we are missing. Unless Sookie gets hurt AGAIN while at the mansion? so she’d get hurt twice in 1 day? I don’t know about that, so confusing.

        • 420 VikingLover
          June 11, 2010 at 8:01 pm

          Yeah, it must be a really important scene because they have really tried hard to keep that under wraps. We have seen no pics, no scenes in the promos that even allude to it, and no spoilers have been released – other than that pic someone took of her on set wearing a robe and bandages. Other than that it seems to be a very well kept secret. The same goes for Bill’s rescue.

          • 421 Dee
            June 11, 2010 at 8:49 pm

            When did we see the pics? around March or April, right? So it has to be one of the early episodes. Not sure if it will be episode 6, but they could’ve just filmed that one hospital scene early and put it in a later episode, anything is possible.

        • 422 Lotus
          June 11, 2010 at 8:24 pm

          Here is what I find confusing:

          Does Russell stake Talbot in a moment of jealousy after discovering him with Eric or does Eric do the staking? I would imagine that Eric staking Talbot would send Russell into a rage and he would either a. attack Sookie or b. attack Eric. He must have guards or some kind of wolves around for these kinds of occasions, right? My thought is that Bill gets back to Bon Temps about mid-season, maybe by escaping or because Lorena sets him free. Meanwhile, Sookie goes undercover to find Bill against Eric’s better judgement, gets injured and taken back to the mansion where Eric has, at some point, seduced Talbot. She recovers (drinking Eric’s blood?), wakes up and wanders into a fight between Talbot/Eric/Russell. Talbot is staked. Russell, assuming he was the one to do it, is horrified by his actions and flees the scene? Maybe Sookie is then attacked by Lorena and we see her do the staking this time, finishing off Bill’s maker.

          I don’t know. I could speculate for days about this stuff, lol!

          • 423 Serena
            June 11, 2010 at 8:47 pm

            I’m thinking Talbot attacks or tries to attack Sookie after he realizes Eric used him.. Or something like that, and maybe Russell or Eric stake him to stop him, Russell at this point should know who Sookie is from FM and about her telepathic value, so he might not want her dead. But obvi I want Eric to save her.

            • 424 VikingLover
              June 11, 2010 at 8:58 pm

              I hope Talbot attacks Sookie and Eric stakes him. This would be in direct contrast with what happened with LS and would show us that Eric is now willing to kill another vampire to save Sookie’s life. At least that’s how I would want it go! lol 🙂 Anyhooo, I find that we do tend to describe Talbot as this wimpy victim and forget that dude is a vampire! And a vampire lover to a crazy power hungry vampire! lol I guess I kind of expected Talbot to be like Sarah Newlin – and I’m sure he will be but he will also by ruthless I’m sure. Sarah was no puppy dog.

              • 425 Robin
                June 11, 2010 at 9:04 pm

                Either Talbot or Lorena would work in this scenario. Ooh, maybe Sookie kills Lorena on her own with her fairy powers, and Eric kill Talbot in defense of Sookie’s life.

                • 426 Dee
                  June 11, 2010 at 9:09 pm

                  Seriously, where are Lorena and Bill in all of this. Am I wrong to assume they’re still at the mansion? Will Bill know Sookie is there?

                • 427 Freyja
                  June 11, 2010 at 9:11 pm

                  That’s what I think. I think the vampire torch is Lorena, by the fairy powers of Sookies hands, and I’m sure Eric stakes Talbot. Hopefully to save Sookie, that would make up for the Longshadow scandal 😉

                  • 428 Robin
                    June 11, 2010 at 9:21 pm

                    Freyja, I cannot take credit for the “torching of Lorena by fairy powers theory” which someone came up with here a few days ago. If that was you, it was brilliant!

    • 429 Robin
      June 11, 2010 at 8:29 pm

      Based on the “spurning” comment, I said the other day that I think Sookie might venture back to Lou Pines on her own and will be injured, needing a blood healing from Eric. I am not sure if it will play out like this, but this is what I was thinking the other day prior to the spoilers coming out. The scene with the “skills you can’t imagine” comment will probably happen, as she tries to convince Eric that she can go back to Lou Pines, and this is when he “spurns” her out of fear for her safety. I think the scene between Sookie and Eric in Alcide’s apartment with the “turns out I was looking…” comment will be a dream sequence, possibly Eric dreaming or day dreaming this time, since he seems to be having some stronger feelings than Sookie is at this point.

      • 430 Robin
        June 11, 2010 at 8:33 pm

        I think Sookie will be attacked, possibly by Bill, while she is in the mansion, but after Eric has given her his blood from her injuries at Lou Pines. LOL, I am probably totally wrong about all of this!

      • 431 MASpencer
        June 11, 2010 at 8:33 pm

        Yeah, I have no idea, but it’s always possible that he gives her blood, she gets all horny (like we saw with Lafayette) and climbs on Eric’s junk– but he pushes her away because she’s not in her “right mind” and he doesn’t want to take advantage of her.

        If so, I approve. That’s a good man, right there. And it neutralizes any nasties people might be holding onto after the bullet sucking incident.

        • 432 MASpencer
          June 11, 2010 at 8:36 pm

          But for the record, I’d still kinda rather he NOT give her blood, and take her to the hospital instead.

          If Eric gives Sookie giant amounts of blood now, viewers might assume that she doesn’t REALLY like him, and it’s just the blood– or assign ulterior motives to his decision to do so.

          • 433 VikingLover
            June 11, 2010 at 8:49 pm

            THIS! I agree 100% MAS. I prefer no blood be swapped until it has been firmly established that there are genuine interest on both sides. We already see that from Eric but we have to see it from Sookie now. I do want to say that once each one voluntarily partakes of one another’s blood, it means that they do care for eachother and aren’t afraid of the side effects. Meaning, they take the blood willingly because they already have feelings for eachother and aren’t afraid that the blood may deepen those feelings. Although the blood only adds sexual attractions NOT love.

            • 434 Robin
              June 11, 2010 at 9:01 pm

              I actually prefer and want this too for the same reasons VL and MAS. But, if he does have to give her blood, I do hope it is after they have had an intimate moment like it happened in Club Dead.

        • 435 Robin
          June 11, 2010 at 8:47 pm

          No, I think it more likely that if anything happens between them while he gives her blood to heal, it would definitely be mutual. Or, maybe like in Club Dead, they have a moment together before he gives her his blood to heal.

      • 436 VikingLover
        June 11, 2010 at 8:34 pm

        Ah it was you Miss Robin! I couldn’t remember who had said it! 🙂 I think your theory about Sookie is VERY plausible!

        • 437 Robin
          June 11, 2010 at 8:42 pm

          Thank you, I would love to at least get one theory right! I’m not nearly as creative as you ladies – all I can do most of the time is sit back and shake my head at what you come up with, lol!

  50. 438 MASpencer
    June 11, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    New review from the NY Post says the following about Bill:

    “He’s been kidnapped by shape-shifting werewolves who have brought him to the home of (new this season) the Vampire King of Mississippi, Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare).

    “The vamp king really would like Bill to switch teams (yes, that way, too, I think) and play for his side — aiding in the eventual overthrow of Sophie-Anne, the Vampire Queen of Louisiana (Evan Rachel Wood).”

    This directly contradicts what we learn in the EW article. Which leads me to think that Russell is LYING to Bill to get him to cooperate/switch sides… and his TRUE intentions are only revealed after this showdown with Eric.


    • 439 MASpencer
      June 11, 2010 at 8:25 pm

      I should clarify that this writer has presumably only seen the first three episodes. The EW article frames events in a mid-season point of reference. So what the reviewer states as fact may NOT be shown to be true, come later episodes.

      • 440 VikingLover
        June 11, 2010 at 8:45 pm

        Oh I firmly believe that Russell lies to Bill. He’s appealing to his ambition – he knows that Bill works for QSA or else he wouldn’t have had him kidnapped. I believe Russell wants to force QSA into marriage because then the heirarchy cannot question it – it will be a hostile takeover through blackmail. lol

        • 441 MASpencer
          June 11, 2010 at 8:55 pm

          See, I think they’re working TOGETHER. There are a couple subtle hints to suggest this, like Sophie-Anne’s wolf coat in the first episode and her comment about Ludis’ blood tasting like pre-Industrial Revolution blood. Also, V-selling sounds like something Russell would APPROVE of, insofar as it perpetuates notions of vampire victimization and fires up the supernatural masses.

          I guess he would TELL Bill that he’s trying to “overthrow” Sophie-Anne in order to appeal to his desire to hold onto Sookie and lay the hammer on Eric. Maybe it became clear to Sophie-Anne that Bill wasn’t going to deliver Sookie as willingly as she had hoped, so she plotted with Russell to kidnap Bill and play the “good cop” to her “bad cop.”

          Or maybe my imagination is running away with me again. LOL!

          • 442 Dee
            June 11, 2010 at 9:01 pm

            Oh that works perfectly Mas, explains why RE would have to send FM to investigate, he has to know how to get to Bill. He finds out about the edict and knows that he can appeal to Bill by saying he’ll overthrow her. RE probably knows that Bill does love Sookie so if he gets to stay with Sookie without ever having to deliver her to QSA, bill will be on board and like you said, it takes Eric out too if he thinks RE is going after QSA because of the V dealing.

            • 443 VikingLover
              June 11, 2010 at 9:14 pm

              It could be, MAS – I definitely think it’s an awesome thought. I just don’t know though – it seems to me that Russell is going through a lot of trouble here. Why all of the covert bs if all he and QSA have to do is get married and combine the two areas? My feelings are that it is a hostile takeover and QSA is not a willing participant. Bill definitely has some hot info on QSA or Russell wouldn’t have bothered to take him. I don’t believe it has anything to do with Sookie that’s for sure. It wasn’t about Sookie in the books either. I definitely agree that Russell tries to turn Bill using the Sookie angle (over throwing QSA which would protect her) in order to get whatever info it is that Bill has. I do think FM finds this info out and reveals it to Russell too.

              QSA wearing fur could also be in relation to the witches as well. Yvetta too. I’m intrigued to see the scene where QSA walks into Fangtasia and sees Yvetta dancing. I want to see if they look at eachother with subtle familiarity – do way that Daphne and MA look at eachother when she visits Merlottes.

              • 444 MASpencer
                June 11, 2010 at 9:24 pm

                The fur COULD have a lot of meanings. But in the scene where Debbie is kneeling at Russell’s feet in Lou Pine’s she has on a STRIKINGLY similar fur cape/pelt, which I can only assume is ceremonial.

                And for what it’s worth, I also think Russell sent Yvetta. And sadly, possibly Jesus, too. (After all, Lafayette IS strongly tied to Eric, specifically THROUGH the V-selling.)

                Spies are everywhere!!!

            • 445 MASpencer
              June 11, 2010 at 9:20 pm

              See, the Franklin Mott part is what’s throwing me off, though. Why would Russell need to send a spy if Bill has been giving reports to Sophie-Anne, and she shares everything with Russell?

              So… I might be wrong.

              On the other hand, the Bill/Sookie mission could have been something Sophie-Anne did on her own, which Russell is trying to get the scoop on before he confronts her about it. OR, it could be that Sophie-Anne herself suspects there’s something going on with Bill and Sookie that HE’S not reporting to her.

              Like LOVE.

              Enter Franklin Mott, who is sent (by RUSSELL, mind you) to get the scoop and save the mission before Bill fucks it all to hell. And perhaps to hook up with Tara in order to gain his OWN foothold with Sookie.

              I don’t know. He’s the major wrinkle in my theory. Maybe Russell DOES intend to overthrow Sophie-Anne, but whatever Franklin discovers leads him to decide to MARRY her instead. Confusing.

              • 446 VikingLover
                June 11, 2010 at 9:28 pm

                {I don’t know. He’s the major wrinkle in my theory. Maybe Russell DOES intend to overthrow Sophie-Anne, but whatever Franklin discovers leads him to decide to MARRY her instead. Confusing.}

                No, I think his intention was to force her into marriage all along in order to combine the areas – for power and wealth. However, he also wants to be in charge and call the shots so that’s why he is digging up as much dirt as he can about her. He wants to use it as leverage so that he can hold it over her forever. Although I’m sure part of the plan is also to take her out once he had acquired her area.

                • 447 VikingLover
                  June 11, 2010 at 9:29 pm

                  Of course I firmly believe that his ultimate goal is the “race” war. That’s what all of this consolidating of wealth and power is really about.

                  • 448 MASpencer
                    June 11, 2010 at 9:37 pm

                    Well the ultimate goal, as Denis O’Hare described it, is to unify the vampire and supernatural communities for world domination.

                    Strange we even call it a “war,” when really, there’s no contest. LOL. If the vamps and werewolves wanted to take over, there’s little question that they COULD without very much trouble at all.

                    They just have to be convinced that this would be a even a REMOTELY justifiable– much less GOOD– idea. And inciting human-on-supe crime is a good way to achieve that. Even the “good” vampires will get so pissed off that they decide mainstreaming isn’t worth it, and actually begin to SUPPORT a plan that would subjugate humans.

                    It’s all about propaganda. The Queen is selling V… but that can only HELP the cause, as it feeds the market for a “drug” that is acquired through the death of vampires. Good way to get vamps to turn on humans, I would say.

                • 449 legalease
                  June 11, 2010 at 10:10 pm

                  I agree that he plans to get rid of her once he’s married her and has a firm enough foothold in Louisiana. Just like the books except AB’s using Russell instead of the King of Arkansas. I wonder if QSA will also be plotting to take out Russell? Where’s Andre when you need him!

                  • 450 MASpencer
                    June 11, 2010 at 10:12 pm

                    Oh TOTALLY. I think that Russell is definitely going to stab Sophie-Anne in the back… but for now, I still think they’re secret accomplices.

  51. 451 VikingLover
    June 12, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Serena, is that photo from ep 6? If not, I wonder if it’s AE?

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