True Blood production trucks were set up outside a market and a home in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles today. The filming inside the market was earlier in the morning and the crew moved from that location to the home a few blocks away. The filming was for episode 5.03 “Whatever I am, You Made Me”.
According to the production call sheet, the filming at the market had Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) running into Miss Steeler (played by Melissa Page Hamilton). Their meeting led them to go to Miss Steeler’s home to “rekindle” a romance perhaps. The images below are from the filming today 1/24/12. Waiting sucks but the little bits of news help make the wait less painful!
On my walk back to my car I was able to catch a glimpse of Ryan Kwanten (shirtless) leaving the house being used for filming:
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Alexander Skarsgard is featured in the Malaysian magazine “August Man” January 2012 issue. The image above shows the cover. Alex mentions his apprehension about appearing in magazines and on TV: [box] It freaked me out to be talked about in magazines or on television. It made me feel insecure and nervous.[/box] Love the cover! Click on READ MORE For more photos: Continue reading →
A huge thanks to the Bookies FB page for the find of the final two episode summaries for True Blood shown below:
(note image above was taken by admin. On site filming for episode 4.10/4.11 June 2011) images are here:
Episode #47 – 4.11: ‘Soul of Fire’As the Wiccan-vampire standoff reaches a critical juncture, Sookie summons her faerie powers to prevent Marnie from bewitching Bill, Eric and Pam into a suicide march, while Jesus casts a secret spell designed to un-bind Antonia and break the witch’s deadly defenses. Sam settles a score with Marcus; Alcide confronts Debbie about her allegiances; Andy finds unexpected passion in the forest; Lafayette is consumed by the past.
Episode #48 – 4.12: ‘And When I Die’Season Finale. It’s Samhain, Wicca’s greatest holy day, and spirits of the dead surface in Bon Temps, giving Sookie some valuable allies to combat Marnie’s newest incarnation. Lafayette’s latest medium encounter imperils his relationship with Jesus; Jason finds confession good for the soul, but not the body; Alcide makes a heartfelt appeal to the woman he loves; Terry receives an unexpected visitor at Merlotte’s; Sam and Luna envision a storybook ending, for once; Nan wears out her welcome with Bill and Eric. As Season Four comes to a shattering conclusion, Debbie confronts Sookie and Tara with deadly consequences, and the denizens of Bon Temps brace for a new crisis with a familiar face.
Took a second look (ok and third and fourth look) at the True Blood rest of season video trailer that was shown at Comic Con yestersday and was able to grab a few more screen caps that show a lot more action. Some of these are super clear since they were only shown for a few seconds in the frame but they definitely show a lot!
The cap above shows Eric Northman with silver chains around his neck. The wording that is being said is from King Bill who is chastising Sookie for allowing Eric to get “close” to her. This is proabably for episode 4.05 when Eric and Sookie will share an intimate kiss.
The scene where Bill runs into Sookie’s home is one that was shown in a preview. Eric responds by throwing King Bill into the fireplace. Again the sequencing is being edited to look differently.
He called Eric a manipulator. Interesting how at that moment Eric is shown retracting his fangs and not going in for big bite. I believe that Eric in the cap above is in silver in King Bill’s jailcell. (the silver also could be to keep the vampires from going into the sun-Antonia is mentioned by King Bill as wanting all the vampires to walk into the sun and we do see Jessica almost outside in the daylight).
Looks like Tara gets to kill a vampire. We see her in the cemetary and she pulls out a gun and then we see the vampire go all “gooey”. (cap below) The gallery below also shows her pulling a gun on Eric when he is with Sookie.
This cap shows what might be a flashback where Antonia was perhaps burning a vampire priest? (the white robes look like church vestements). This is probably the “Spanish Massacre” that was referenced by Nan Flanigan and also by King Bill in this newer trailer.
We did get to finally see Mavis (the ghost who perhaps is haunting the creepy doll) in the video trailer. The cap below shows the man who was cast for the same time frame. He could have been a voodoo practioner (or perhaps Mavis was) Looks like an altar behind him: It looks like the home that Hoyt rented for he and Jessica.
There were a few scenes showing Debbie Pelt looking quite jealous of Sookie and asking Alcide if he was in love with her. I believe that it was Alcide who carries Sookie away when she is hurt by gunfire (the last scene we see is Sookie lying in the cemetary with blood on her shirt).
It might be the AVL guard shooting Sookie. The cap below shows a guard aiming at someon. Perhaps Sookie tries to keep Bill away from Eric and uses her microwave fingers and winds up being shot? Or perhaps the microwave fingers are used against Tara. (who knows! we’ll find out soon enough).
Looks like Alcide carrying Sookie:
We also see the AVL guards tackling Jason in the gallery below. We do see King Bill being silvered with a cross and the person is wearing a black glove. These gloves look a lot like the ones that the weres who kidnapped Bill in season 3. (could the new packmaster not like the vampires? Or is Debbie Pelt back to her old ways?) UPDATE: the gloves look a lot like the packmaster’s. We see the gloves when he visits Alcide. Screen caps here:
This cap is from episode 4.05: The packmaster’s glove :
There are many more images in the gallery below and also in the prior postings. As I always say- don’t blink or you might miss something!
True Blood fans had a chance to see the first 3 minutes of season 4 premiere episode on HBOGo this past Sunday. If that tease was not enough fans will have another chance to see even a bit more on June 5 on HBOGo. HBO ran a short trailer last night and I noticed this new image in the trailer (Posted above)
This image appears right after the scene where Sookie is shown using her “energy hands” and is zapping someone. I believe this is our first glimpse into the Fae Queen Mab. The casting call for her character:
[QUEEN MAB] Late 30s – 40s, a powerful, regal, magnificent woman who commands a mysterious realm, and she’s filled with rage when her plans are thwarted…UPDATE: Cast by Rebecca Wisocky
The mysterious realm we now know is the Fae Land where Sookie beams up with Claudine. Just wonder now what the “plans are thrwarted” part of the casting call will mean. Some fans feel that the Queen wants to keep Sookie there forever to use her powers to help wage a war with other supernaturals. Waiting sucks and now even more!
So don’t blink when you watch any of the True Blood sneek peeks and trailers or you just might miss out on some very interesting clips. Tune in on HBOGo on June 5 to see what Alan Ball has in store for us in Season 4 of True Blood.
Time seems to go quicker for me when I try to solve some of the puzzles that Alan Ball has been setting for fans waiting for Season 4 of True Blood. Here are some more of my speculations on True Blood’s fourth season. Thankfully the show will finally premiere on 6/26/11. The trailer videos, waiting sucks videos have teased fans but I still feel they also hold some important clues for fans. Here are some more of my guesses/observations based on the videos released to date by HBO.
The road looks like the one close to Sookie’s home (Sam was shown running down a similar path when he was trying to save Sookie from Rene in S1)
Joe Manganiello who portrays Alcide appears in the “Invitation to the Set” trailer in the image above. It looks like he is on or close to Sookie’s property. Casting call for episode 4.01 has this: [ERNESTO] In his 40s, brusque and irritable, he’s a contractor installing a new deck in someone’s house, and he doesn’t want to get in any trouble with his foreman…4 lines, 2 scenes Could this be why Alcide is in Bon Temps? Perhaps Bill is paying to repair Sookie’s house which was still a mess for all of Season 3 after the Maenad mess of Season 2? Some of the spoiler images from Sookie’s home do show her home in a much better condition.
Another possibility is that Alcide’s crew is working on the major renovations to Bill’s home and office that was featured in the Waiting Sucks video #4 where we see a whole new office for Mr. Compton. It does look like the doors in the image below show doors that open out to a deck.
Bill Compton’s revamped office. From invitation to the set video. Episode 4.04 per waiting sucks video 4. Doors open out to a deck/balcony.
On the topic of Mr. Bill Compton and why he is in that new office. Could he also be holding a higher office in the vampire hierarchy. It might be possible that he still holds the sheriff of Area 2 positiion. He was offered that position by King Russell Edginton in Season 3 in exchange for information on Queen Sophie Anne LeClerq. With the King “cemented” by Eric and Bill in the Season 3 finale, Bill could still be acting in that Sheriff role? One question I also wonder if we will have an answer for is whether Bill will have to answer for trying to “cement” Eric? Without a Magister to adjudicate the Tribunal perhaps Nan Flanigan will be involved. Yes I know more questions than answers for now.
There was a casting call for episode 4.05 for a GUARD Male, 30s, one of Bill’s (Stephen Moyer) guards, he is frustrated by a video game on his cellphone…1 line, 1 scene . Why would Bill have a guard? Is he the one being protected? Or is he the one in trouble? In the same casting call there is a call for: SHERIFF 1 AND SHERIFF 2] 30s – 40s, male, these snickering vampire sheriffs, under Bill’s purview, disagree with his decision regarding a witch’s fate…1 line, 1 scene Is this perhaps a flashback scene? Wonder which witch is the one receiving his decision?
There was also a Casting call for True Blood’s episode 4.04 [CAROLINE BELLEFLEUR] In her 70s, Caucasian, formidable, refined, and beautifully dressed, she is Portia’s (Courtney Ford) grandmother who dislikes vampires but warms to Bill’s charm. Guest Star. The character of Portia in the books did have a brief romantic involvement with Mr. Compton. They had one date I believe. (Perhaps Bill Compton tries dating Portia in season 4 on True Blood to make Sookie jealous?)
There are women who appear to be praying/chanting. I believe this scene is for the flashback scene that is mentioned in casting call for episode 4.05 which called for a “Head priest” seen in a flashback to 1610, he instigates the burning of a witch at a medieval church, and he clearly takes pleasure in describing the procedure. The images show a flash of light perhaps he is performing an exorcism and also burning the witch? Marnie’s character is supposed to be possessed by the spirit of a powerful witch. Could this flash back be showing fans where that very same powerful witch met her demise
The screen cap below seems to show that action:
A head priest for the scene set in 1610. It made me wonder why where they so specific on the time in the casting call? Well the Spanish Inquisition was going on during that time. (in Spain during 1609-10 – The Spanish Inquisition expels the Moors, Spain’s most learned & faithful subjects, thus weakening Spain) In True Blood’s Season 1 episode 10, during the tribunal scene the Magister mentioned being around for that time frame. He specifically mentions being trained in the Inquisition. The video below shows the scene: at the time mark 1:29 he says “Do you question my authority? I am the magister. I was trained in the Inquisition and I am the adjudicator for every vampire territory in North America! As the humans say, the humans you love more than your own kind, back your sh@t down! (ok..one of my favorite lines ever!) Is there a possiblity that fans may once again see the Magister in that flashback scene? Could he have been responsible in part for the Vampire Priest that was shown in casting call?
The whole question of having Marnie being possessed by the spirit of a powerful witch started me on that idea. Why would a powerful witch (who was probably the one being exorcised/put to death by the priests in 1610) come to Lousiana? Was she haunting the Magister? Was the spirit of the necromancer called by King Russell to “reanimate” his beloved Talbot? Perhaps Russell also wanted her to harm Eric? (since he was the one who killed Talbot) It could all just be coincidence but I found it odd that the time frame of 1610 was used and shown in the casting call for a scene from what is probably the Inquisition. There is rarely just a coincidence in Mr. Ball’s world. The Magister boasted of having been trained in the Inquistion. There is a tie in somewhere! (still looking).
And yes I know I did write that perhaps Bill Compton had a role in having Eric visit the Moon and Goddess Emporium and perhaps setting him up to be “spellbound”. Bill could still be wishing Eric out of the way since he has had Sookie’s blood? Perhaps Mr. Compton is also still mad at Eric for his role in having Sookie find out the true purpose for being in Bon Temps. His “cementing” attempt was not successful since Eric was able to call Pam to rescue him. (Bill had mimicked Eric’s voice and called an assassin to kill Pam but the assassin was instead killed by Pam). Bill might also save his hide by reminding Eric that he only had Russell’s fangs and he did not actually have the King meet his final death (he could hold that over Eric’s head).
Another possible tie in might also be with the “creepy dolls” that were shown in the Season 3 finale at Hoyt and Jessica’s house. blog entry here: where I discuss how it looked like that doll was shown in the Waiting Sucks video # 6 with Terry and Arlene. Perhaps the doll that was left behind in the home Hoyt belonged to a witch and somehow the doll is possessed by the powerful spirit? There is a flashback scene called for in season 4 episode 4.06 calling for a character of Mavis set in the 1930’s. Perhaps Mavis was a witch or owned the home and the doll holds a spirit?
Last few observations:
I know I’m being picky here but in the first “Waiting Sucks” video featuring Eric (shirtless and disheveled on the side of the road) why does the voice setting up the action say “a blonde man” instead of a “blonde vampire”? I know picky picky. Just wonder if Alan Ball is using the necromancer term to the fullest extent. (mentioned in the moments and also in the deeper clues entry )
One question I do hope is answered in another teaser video is “where is Steve Newlin”? In the video that was shown at Paley Fest a group of protestors are giving Hoyt a rough time and calling him a “fangbanger”. In that video one of the protestors outside of Fangtasia is holding up a sign with that same question.
Waiting sucks video 2- Luna and Sam
In the second Waiting Sucks video we see Sam and Luna. Luna says her ex is a were wolf. Could this ex be a female? I noticed in the casting call for episode 4.1 the character of :NAOMI In her 20s, Asian-American, she’s a fierce fighter who participates in underground cage matches for money. Outside the arena, however, she has a loving relationship with one of her female opponents…RECURRING – Actress must have martial arts or fighting experience. It was just something in the way Luna said her ex and how Sam said “someone like me”. Did he mean a shifter or the fact that he was a man?
Just an observation:
Invitation to the Set screen cap- The pulleys behind Jim look like the ones for Sookies home.
Looks like Jim Parrack was seated on the other side of the set that is used for “Sookie’s home” including her bedroom and BATHROOM. Inside True Blood blog posted an image that showed what looks like those same pulleys. (image below)
Hopefully soon we will get another trailer/teaser/whatever True Blood video! Love to hear what other fans see in these images or if they have other ideas. UPDATE: Gianna Sobol posted on the Inside True Blood blog that the set was closed for filming (nudity?) Guess we know what scene this is for!! 4.08! Spellbound!
Hope all are enjoying their Friday. Here is a fan tribute video that features some of Alex’s older photos that used to show how he used to always have his hands in his pockets. It is hard to believe how quickly time flies by and how much more comfortable he is now with interviews and all the fans. (he has always been in a spotlight from a young age)
If you have any favorite tribute videos please share in the comments section and I’ll add to the site. They are a lot of work but a lot of fun for the fans. Happy weekend!