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True Blood Season 5 Fox Italy Press Event

While in Rome for the True Blood season 5 premiere on Fox Italy, Alexander Skarsgard, Valentina Cervi and Kristin Bauer van Straten attended the Fox Press Call October 4, 2012.

Many new photos and interviews are coming out of the Rome Fiction Fest and the Press event. I’ll keep updating the site as they come in.

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The interview below is from : Screen Week IT blog

He’s a Viking, but often smiles and is kind. And it is for this reason that despite the ambiguity of his character in True Blood, Alexander Skarsgard (Eric in the series) is the most beloved of the HBO series. Together with Valentina Cervi and Kristin Bauer Van Straten – respectively Salome and Pam – accompanied at the Roma Fiction Festpresentation of the new episodes, but only he gave us a nice interview in which he talked about the new course of the series, the fans, the its projects.

The 5th season, in our opinion one of the best, brought the fun to a higher level, between politics and epic. She thinks it is a safe bet for the future or too great a risk to run?

I think it’s an important step because we have expanded the mirror of the themes and tone of the series, we are confronted with a more political approach without forgetting the fun that is the basis of the series. This allows me to have a different relationship withBill that I find very interesting. In addition, the break of five months between the preparation and the work of the different seasons also allows me to be able to recharge the batteries, make films, and more, so that the return – and at this time the writers write – I am even more excited to discover that way they have done to take the series.

And this year in these 5 months off, what did you do?

I shot Hidden , produced by Warner Bros and directed by the brothers Duffer , a story set in a very intense fallout shelter for 300 days in which a family escape a catastrophe. It was hard, almost always in the dark, so I lost weight eating salad and water and without power I had to face intense physical strain. Now I’m charging for True Blood and it’s strange: when, after I just finished shooting, I found myself on the red carpet of theEmmys, and I found blinding lights compared to rats with which I was looking at a few days before.

Last night you had another demonstration of how much you love the fans: how do you maintain a relationship as strong as actors with the fandom?

I’m excited about the basis of our fans who support us incessantly for 5 years. Here in Rome I did not know what to expect because the last time I was there, 10 years ago, True Blood did not yet exist, and it was great to feel the love of people even outside of where you work. In our work fans are everything, and our job is to make them happy and emotional and this is the first thought, when we read the scripts as we go around doing the promotional tour: when meeting the fans I’m always happy and grateful.

Hope the fans in Italy enjoy the fifth season of True Blood! The gallery below has photos from the Rome Fiction Fest event 10/3/12:

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Alexander Skarsgard October 3 2012 Roma Fiction Fest

Alexander Skarsgard Photos from Roma Fiction Festival

Alexander Skarsgard October 3 2012 Roma Fiction Fest

 

Alexander Skarsgard is at Roma Fiction Fest for the premiere of True Blood season 5. Also in attendance are Kristin Bauer van Straten and Valentina Cervi. The True Blood season 5 premiere for Italy will be on October 3, 2012 at Auditorium Parco della Musica – Sala Petrassi at 9:30 pm.

Roma Fiction Fest tweeted the photo above to the site. Here are a few more:

Here’s another one of Alex taking a photo with a fan. Mission accomplished!!

 

This is one of my favorite photos of Alex with a lucky fan! Love their smiles!

  Here’s Kristin signing autographs for fans:

Here’s Valenti Cervi taking a photo with fans:

More of Valentina:

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Great to see Alex with all the fans! Can’t wait to hear from a friend who is there for True Blood Italy! Keeping fingers crossed for her that she gets to meet Alex and get some great photos!

Good luck to all the fans going! Roma Fiction Fest has been tweeting info and photos from the festival. Here’s the link to their twitter page:

Here’s a great photo of the trio:

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Q & A With True Blood’s Alan Ball

After the season 5 finale for True Blood aired fans had a chance to ask Alan Ball questions. The transcript below is from HBO Connect:

  • TrueBloodHBOThanks to Alan Ball for joining us today. What would you say is more stressful, the beginning or end of a season of True Blood?

    A

    Alan Ball says:

    Definitely the end of a season. By the time episode 12 rolls around, everyone is fried.

  • Q  MonBedon There are many story arcs within the show this season. Which one would you say you enjoyed the most in creating and why?

    A

    Alan Ball says:

    My two favorites were the coup d’etat of the authority by vampire fundamentalists and the Obama-mask wearing anti-supe hate group.

  • Q
    Kelly_HugsWhat inspired you to create True Blood (besides the novels)?

    A

    Alan Ball says:

    It’s hard to say there was anything besides the novels. When I read the novels, they were so entertaining. I couldn’t wait for the next one. The way the chapters ended in cliffhangers, I would end up reading late into the night and somewhere in the third or fourth novel I just felt like this is a TV show.

  • Q   mohrgainelefay  When writing for film, do you follow any specific industry paradigms for structure? Is there a specific structure you follow for TV?

    A

    Alan Ball says:

    I am a little suspicious of industry paradigms. I feel like so many movies and TV shows feel so familiar because of over-reliance on these paradigms. We just try to keep it moving and keep it interesting and fun and to spread the story around among our characters so that everybody gets at least one really great episode per season. Also, if a scene is longer than three pages, it better be for a good reason.

  • Q
    facucardoso  True Blood’s trademarks are the cliffhangers. Have you ever written one NOT knowing what would happen next?

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    Alan Ball says:

    Sometimes at the very end of the season, we’re not sure what’s going to happen next. But in the context of the season, we know what the next episode is going to be. When Sookie went with Claudine, we didn’t know what was going to happen. We had to wait until the writers started breaking the next season to figure it out.

  • Q  Rachel WillbanksI really love the opening sequence, it’s phenomenal! and has become one of the most memorable things about True Blood. Was that something you shot especially for the show?

    A

    Alan Ball says:

    There is some archival footage and some footage we shoot specifically for the sequence and some footage we shot to resemble archival footage that would not clear. The main titles were designed by a company called Digital Kitchen in Seattle (the same company that created the six feet under main titles). We gave them Jace Everett’s great song “bad things” and they went from there.

  • Q    AgentM83  How does your writing process for ‘genre’ television differ from, say, Six Feet Under, if at all?

    A

    Alan Ball says:

    There’s certainly more sex and violence… But fundamentally it doesn’t differ at all because ultimately it’s all about the characters. True Blood differs from Six Feet Under in that there are way more characters and plot-lines, but fundamentally it’s still about the characters and their emotions.

  • Q  peggysue_d  Would you consider adding outtakes and bloopers to the DVD of this season?

    A

    Alan Ball says:

    I would have no problem with that. Ultimately it’s HBO’s call.

  • Q  Marc-André Blondin  7 years after the final episode of Six Feet Under, do you still enjoy watching it as if it was your first time?

    A

    Alan Ball says:

    No, I don’t really watch it. I’ve sort of moved on. I was very proud of that but I don’t think I’ve seen it since it aired.

  • Q  Brett ThomasIf you could be any “supernatural species” (supe) what would it be? A

    Alan Ball says:

    Shifter. It would be the most interesting because you get to be so many different creatures.

  • Q  kristen4445  How do you think your vision for the show has changed since it first began?
    A
    Alan Ball says:

    It’s definitely gotten bigger. But I think that’s the nature of the fact that the show is ongoing and once it opens up and larger things start to happen, you can’t go back. It’s also become more of a metaphor for things we see going on in the world without being too on the nose or opinionated about those things in and of themselves.

  • Q  Zukie Sarantos  What was your inspiration in creating characters such as Jessica on the show?
    A
    Alan Ball says:

    We wanted to see a vampire from the point of being made, and we also like the idea of a teenage vampire. We knew that for Bill, the most ambivalent of vampires (at that point in season 1, at least), the very worst punishment for staking Longshadow would be to have to make a vampire, as his own making had been so tragic for him, losing his human life and family.

  • Q  hardmandy  What is your favorite part about the creative process of making True Blood?

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    Alan Ball says:

    I love casting and I love working with writers – the collaboration that takes place for each episode. And I love editing. And I also love scoring.

  • Q   BradRBarber   Whose character development have you enjoyed the most?

    A

    Alan Ball says:

    I really enjoyed Bill because he’s always struggled with being what he is. I’ve really enjoyed Jason because I think he has really struggled to find meaning in his life over these last couple of seasons, and he’s really hit a wall with being the “hot guy,” and that’s not really doing anything for him. I’ve enjoyed Pam and how earlier she was mostly comic relief but now she’s developed her own story with her own emotional landscape. And I think that’s really interesting, because she’s such a guarded character.

  • Q   Łukasz Drobnik  I was happy to see Peter Macdissi in True Blood. Are you open to working with any other of the Six Feet Under cast members in the future?
    A

    Alan Ball says:

    Absolutely

  • Q  Kajoolka  Which season of True Blood has been your personal favorite so far, and why?
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    Alan Ball says:

    That’s hard to answer. I really enjoyed season 2, because I felt like that was when the show really became a phenomenon and I loved all of the Maryann Dionysis cult stuff and the Fellowship of the Sun stuff. And then I really enjoyed this last season and the undermining of the Authority by the fundamentalists. I thought it was a really fun thing for our characters to be involved in and really interesting and complicated.

  • Q  true_blah  What advice would you give to aspiring filmmakers?

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    Alan Ball says:

    I would say try to tell stories that you care about as opposed to stories that you think will sell.

  • Q   stinalnelson  Your creative vision is the reason I watch TB. I’m very excited to see what’s next for you. So what’s your next project following TB?

    A

    Alan Ball says:

    I am one of the executive producers of a new Cinemax show called Banshee that will start to air in 2013. My company has several other projects in development at HBO, both series and movies. And I have three screenplays at various stages in development, hoping that one or all of them will get made.

  • Q  Marjo__   How is it that vampires are always shown of as the greatest sex symbols?

    A

    Alan Ball says:

    They’re immortal, they’re sort of bad, they live at night, they’re incredibly powerful. And the whole idea of biting and feeding on another person is a metaphor for sex. However, I’m sure there are people out there who think that Alcide is hotter than any vampire… so I think that’s a subjective thing.

  • Q  taelcat  I know you are stepping down as showrunner, but will you write any episodes for S6?

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    Alan Ball says:

    That remains to be seen.

  • Q    Valerie Daisy Barrett  Mr. Ball – I am winning a battle with cancer. True Blood is my escape. i find strength in every episode. How are you preparing Mark Hudis for his new role? Thank you and all those involved in True Blood for providing my escape. Would you send me some “V?” JK

    A

    Alan Ball says:

    I don’t need to prepare Mark, he knows what he’s doing, he’s run shows before, he’s been a writer-producer on this show for 2 seasons and has written and produced some really excellent episodes. I’m just asking him and the writing staff to keep making True Blood… True Blood! And I truly wish V was real because I think I could use some of it!

  • Q
    CareyLSperl  With Six Feet Under, who was your favorite character to write?

    A

    Alan Ball says:

    David and Ruth. David because his journey was something I could really identify with. And Ruth because I just felt that she was such a great character, the way she was played by Frances Conroy. Not to say I didn’t enjoy writing for all the other characters, because I did.

  • Q   Egebility  Are there any particular scenes you like to watch in the show? Who’s your favourite character from True Blood and why?

    A

    Alan Ball says:

    Even after five years, i still enjoy just about every single scene of every single episode. Watching the finale last night, I really liked the fly POV, Maurella giving birth, Rosalyn’s death, and Bill tricking Salome out of Lilith’s blood. I love all the characters deeply, but the most fun for me to write are Jason, Lafayette and Russell Edgington, they each have such a distinctive voice.

  • Q  musicjunkay  Are there any practical jokers on set? If so, who and what was the best prank thus far?

    A

    Alan Ball says:

    I’m not sure there are any, everyone takes their work pretty seriously.

  • Q  benakahas  How do you choose the music you put in each episode

    A

    Alan Ball says:

    Each writer puts their own choices for music, in terms of songs playing on the radio or something like that, in their script. And then when the director puts together the first cut of the episode, they’ll use those songs or pick other songs, and then our music supervisor Gary Calamar comes in and will provide us with several alternates for each song that’s been used as a temp and we’ll pick the one that sounds best. Sometimes the one we like the most is way too expensive to clear, so we’ll try to find an alternate that sounds as good. So it’s a real collaboration.

  • Q  saavvyy   Will we see more of Hoyt or is his storyline over?

    A

    Alan Ball says:

    Hoyt is not dead, he may return, he may need to return for some reason or other. That remains to be seen. But he’s clearly still alive. And on our show, characters who remain alive and disappear do tend to come back at some point. Even the dead ones, for that matter.

  • Q   izmaritinkrali  what is your favourite tv series beside yours?

    A

    Alan Ball says:

    Breaking Bad. I just think it’s so genius and it’s such a dark story that manages to be hilarious and grim at the same time. I think it’s done so incredibly well. Actually, it might be between Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones.

  • Q_Alissita  if you were a vampire, you would be sanguinista or mainstream?

    A

    Alan Ball says:

    Mainstream. I think the Sanguinistas are crazy and fueled by religious fundamentalism, and I think they’re very shortsighted and not very smart in terms of what their agenda is. I would be a secular vampire.

  • Q   BonTempsGrrl  What do you feel is the greatest risk you’ve taken with the show/story so far?
    A
    Alan Ball says:

    Probably delving so deeply into vampire religion and the fine line between fundamentalism and insanity.

  • Q    cleitonleive  In your opinion, which was more difficult to deal, the realism of Six feet under or the fiction of True blood?
    A
    Alan Ball says:

    I think telling a good, compelling story and keeping it based in characters is never easy. But the production aspects of True Blood are more difficult. It takes more days to film an episode of True Blood, there are so many special effects and so many things that have to be storyboarded and shot in pieces and put together, so the production aspect is a lot more difficult than Six Feet Under. But in terms of just writing the story, they’re about the same.

  • Q   China_Buffet   would you ever consider doing an episode as a musical episode in mostly all song?

    A

    Alan Ball says:

    No, that’s been done. It feels derivative. And I don’t understand how I could make sense of everybody just singing all of a sudden.

  • Q   MoBeasleySpeaks  Have you gotten any backlash for tackling religious fundamentalism in TB?

    A

    Alan Ball says:

    I’m sure we have, I just don’t pay attention to that stuff.

  • Q  FernandesMig  Do have plans for making a movie soon?

    A

    Alan Ball says:

    I have some screenplays that I’m trying to set up, but it’s very difficult to get a movie off the ground in this current environment. But I’m stepping back from TV for a while because the grind is too much and I’m too old. I would rather work on some smaller, self-contained things like some smaller, independent movies. Supposedly, What’s the Matter with Margie is going to come together to shoot in January. it’s something I wrote, but I will not be directing it.

  • Q    Jonathan Joyner   Any chance we’ll see more gay or hetero-flexible characters in future seasons of True Blood?

    A

    Alan Ball says:

    I’m not running things anymore, but I would imagine there would be because we’ve never had a problem with that.

  • Q   omereshef  Six feet under dealt with death and so did American Beauty. On TB Vamps are dead, but live forever. How do u see your theme continue here?

    A

    Alan Ball says:

    I think after five years of Six Feet Under, I got a little tired of staring into the abyss, and one of the things that appealed to me about Charlaine’s books was the idea that death is present, but when there are creatures that can transcend it, it loses some of its sting. And I wanted to have fun for a while. And what I’m writing now is less about mortality specifically, and more about people at various stages in their lives.

  • Q   brookeash  In all 5 seasons, what has been the most exciting and/or challenging scene to film?
    A
    Alan Ball says:

    It’s hard to say exactly which single scene, but I know the orgy scenes with Maryann in the woods were hard. When Sam, as a fly, goes into Rosalyn’s mouth and makes her explode… Eric and Nora taking out the majority of the Authority guards… Certainly the very end of season 2, Maryann’s wedding was pretty difficult. I’m sure I’m missing others. Last season, when Marnie and the witches were holed up in MoonGoddess and the vampires were outside and Pam shot a bazooka at the wall of energy, and everything that was going on inside, that was very difficult.

  • Q  rhcpmary  Your favourite character trait of Eric is?
    A
    Alan Ball says:

    His dry sense of humor.

  • Q  Robhern   What has/have been your favourite locations to shoot in throughout the seasons?
    A
    Alan Ball says:

    I love the Fellowship of the Sun church, and I always love Merlotte’s. It’s such a great set and it looks so great on screen. I loved the vampire Authority, even though that was a set on stage, it wasn’t a location. The exterior of Russell’s house in Louisiana was really beautiful. I didn’t go down for that shoot, but I thought that was just gorgeous. All of our standing sets are really fantastic, and that’s because of our Production Designer Suzuki Ingerslev and our Art Director Cat Smith.

  • Q   Philipp Wolf   What is your favourite Six Feet Under beginning death?
    A
    Alan Ball says:

    I really liked the guy who left the gas on and we thought he was going to die, but it ended up being a disgruntled office worker who shot up his office. I really liked the porn star who got electrocuted in her bathtub. John Billingsley (who plays Mike Spencer on True Blood) gets killed with a skillet, that was a great opener.

  • Q  gabryL91  Do you have an idea of how the show is going to end?

    A

    Alan Ball says:

    I know that there are some things we talked about in the room last year, so I do have an idea. But I don’t know that’s going to be what will actually happen.

  • Q  TrueBloodHBO  Thank you to Alan Ball for participating in today’s Q&A, and for giving the fans an amazing Season 5 finale last night. Any parting words?
    A
    Alan Ball says:

    Keep watching. I know I’m going to!

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True Blood Episode Ratings Season Comparison

True Blood has shown strong ratings each season. I have been keeping track of the figures for a few seasons. The source for the figures is :  SpoilerTV 

  • Season 1 averaged 2 million viewers per episode.
  • Season 2 averaged 4.28 million viewers per episode.
  • Season 3 averaged 4.97 million viewers per episode.
  • Season 4 averaged 4.97 million viewers per episode.
  • Season 5 averaged 4.664 million viewers per episode.
Comparing season 4 ratings to season 5 here is the per episode breakdown for season 4:
  • Episode 4.01 (June 26th) : 5.42 million viewers / 3.0% of the 18-49 demo.
  • Episode 4.02 (July 3rd) : 2.90 million viewers / 1.5% of the 18-49 demo.
  • Episode 4.03 (July 10th) : 5.04 million viewers / 2.8% of the 18-49 demo.
  • Episode 4.04 (July 17th) : 5.10 million viewers / 2.7% of the 18-49 demo.
  • Episode 4.05 (July 24th) : 5.26 million viewers / 2.8% of the 18-49 demo.
  • Episode 4.06 (July 31st) : 5.19 million viewers / 2.8% of the 18-49 demo.
  • Episode 4.07 (August 7th) : 5.14 million viewers / 2.9% of the 18-49 demo.
  • Episode 4.08 (August 14th) : 5.30 million viewers / 3.1% of the 18-49 demo.
  • Episode 4.09 (August 21th) : 5.53 million viewers / 3.1% of the 18-49 demo.
  • Episode 4.10 (August 28th) : 5.31 million viewers / 2.9% of the 18-49 demo.
  • Episode 4.11 (September 4th) : 4.40 million viewers / 2.4% of the 18-49 demo.
  • Episode 4.12 (September 11th) : 5.05 million viewers / 2.8% of the 18-49 demo – Season Finale.
Season 5 figures:
  • Ep 5.01     5.201 million viewers/  2.9 % of the 18-49 demo.
  • Ep 5.02     4.417 million viewers/  2.6% of the 18-49 demo
  • Ep 5.03     4.661 million viewers/  2.6% of the 18-49 demo
  • Ep 5.04     4.541 million viewers / 2.6% of the 18-49 demo
  • Ep 5.05     4.500 million viewers/  2.6% of the 18-49 demo
  • Ep 5.06     4.629 million viewers/  2.7% of the 18-49 demo
  • Ep 5.07     4.463 million viewers/ 2.6% of the 18-49 demo
  • Ep 5.08     4.596 million viewers/ 2.6% of the 18-49 demo
  • Ep 5.09     4.498 million viewers/ 2.7% of the 18-49 demo
  • Ep 5.10     4.491 million viewers/ 2.6% of the 18-49 demo
  • Ep 5.11     4.926 million viewers/ 2.8% of the 18-49 demo
  • Ep. 5.12    5.049 million viewers/ 2.8% of the 18-49 demo
So what do these numbers really mean? The ratings show the total viewers live plus same day viewing and the rating among the 18-49 age demographics. True Blood has grown from season 1 where it averaged 2 million per episode to an average of 4.664 million average in season 5. I know that EW recenly posted a higher figure but they are including the second viewing of the episode in their figure. (to stay consistent I used the numbers as reported by SpoilerTV).
It’s not a surprise to me that season 4 ratings were higher than season 5 figures. Season 4 featured the long awaited romance between Eric and Sookie. The storylines in season 5 did not always hold the fans interest. The finale for season 5 did show a slight increase in viewers. In short, the ratings are still very strong for True Blood. It is still rated number one as a cable show on Sunday night.
Futoncritic has a great detailed explanation to the way ratings are calculated link here:
It will be interesting to see how the ratings fare for the show in season 6. It has already been announced that there will only be 10 episodes in season 6. The season 5 finale left fans waiting for more and hopefully the ratings will remain strong in season 6.
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True Blood “Save Yourself” Favorite Scenes

True Blood season 5 finale was one that left fans hollering for more! Well it definitely left them yelling during some scenes! I know I was really surprised by the turn of events at the end.

Here are a few of my “favorites”  from the finale:

Russell’s “Goodbye”

Russell finally had his drink of a whole fairy in episode 5.11. Unfortunately for him that left him quite drunk on fairy blood and allowed Eric Northman to suprise him and stake him. At first it looked like the fairy blood may have made him immune (we could see light coming from his face). Even Eric looked surprise but then the light stopped glowing and the staking did result in is final death. With one last word F#ck, Russell Edginton was no more.

Eric finally had revenge against Russell for killing his parents. Took 1000 years but revenge was sweet. I’m sad to see Denis O’Hare leave the show but it was time to say goodbye to Russell. (I also liked how Eric was able to do this in front of Sookie and the fairies. It was because of Sookie’s fear vibe that Eric was able to get there in time to stop Russell from killing more fairies)

 Sister Time

Loved how protective Eric was towards Sookie. Nora caught a whiff of Sookie and was enthralled. Sookie asked Eric to please tell his sister not to eat her (or something to that effect). He made Nora swear on Godric that she would not harm Sookie. It was funny to see Nora sniffing away!! Eric also was chastizing Nora for having such little self control. (sounded so much like a big brother there!)

Oh Baby!! Times 4!

Andy Bellefleur had a surprise visit from the very pregnant fairy Maurella. A lot of the scene showing Maurella delivering the set of quadruplets was a bit over the top for me. The part I did like was the look on Andy’s face when Holly (who was a saint for helping deliver the babies) handed Andy the baby. He looked like such a proud poppa.

Season 6 will have Andy raising 4 female fairies. It’s his duty as the dad to raise them and make sure that at least half make it to adulthood. Little did Andy know when he had sex with Maurella he’s be a dad a short time later to some “alien” babies! Not sure he knows what he is in for!

Sam Pretty Fly!

Sam Merlotte shifted into a fly to help Luna rescue Emma. While Luna skin walked as Steve Newlin and shifted back into herself on tv, Rosalyn was hollering her head off.

Sam took that chance and flew into her mouth.

Next we see Rosalyn explode since Sam shifts back into a human.

One of the grossest but coolest ways we’ve seen a vampire meet the true death so far on True Blood.

Jason and Eric battle of words…

The tumblr link here has a snippet of the back and forth word exchange between Eric and Jason. So funny to see them going at it like that.

Eric’s “Pleeeasssseeeee”…..

Jason and Sookie are sharing some brother sister time during a drive (on their way to the vampire Authority). Eric hitches a ride on the truck and asks Jason to let him in. Upside down and pleading “Pleeaaassseeee”. It was a bit of fun comic relief in a pretty tense episode. It felt good to giggle at the Viking Vampire.

That KISS…

Tara opened up Pam’s jail cell even though it was silver. Yes the burn on her hand was very worth it. Pam plants one heck of a kiss on her progeny! It has been hinted that they would become a couple and finally some spark is on screen! Season 6 will hopefully have this couple steaming up the screen!

Pam…free at last!

One of my favorite moments from the finale was seeing Pam and Eric together in a scene again. The smile on their faces and the way Pam placed her hand on Eric’s chest spoke volumes to me. Despite being released by her maker there is still a strong bond there and one I hope we see more of again in season 6.

Another interesting element to this photo is the look on Sookie’s face in the image above. It almost looks like she is a bit jealous perhaps of the relationship between Eric and Pam. Sookie does not know that Eric released Pam. Pam is not very fond of Sookie (and based on the look on Sookie’s face the feeling might be mutual). 

Sookie and Eric

The finale brought Sookie and Eric together to help rescue Pam, Jessica and Bill from the Authority. They were successful in getting Pam and Jess out but neither Sookie nor Eric were able to reason with Bill. He drank the rest of the sacred blood and wound up liquifying in front of them. (after Bill was pretty mean to Sookie). Both Eric and Sookie appeared quite affected by Bill’s ‘demise’. The screen cap image above showed Sookie and Eric sharing a moment together. There really have not been many scenes in season 5 with the two of them (or at least with Sookie not being ticked off at the Viking)

Amazing and MINE…

Nora and Eric sneak Sookie, Jason and Tara into the Authority in plain sight. The guard catches a whiff of Sookie (who’d been with full fairies and picket up their scent) and comments how the blonde smells amazing. Eric replies yes she is amazing and MINE. Loved hearing Eric say that. Sookie does not like to “belong” to any vampire but she will need some protection. Hopefully season 6 will have Eric staking a claim to the telepathic waitress.

Billith

Sookie and Eric tried to reason with Bill Compton to not drink the kool aid/sacred blood. No amount of reasoning or pleaded worked. After chugging the vial of blood we see Bill start to dissolve and look like he was liquifying and meeting a final death. That scene was truly a shocker for me. I screamed my head off! Never in a million years did I think Alan Ball would allow Bill Compton to finally die.

Well that shock would soon be replaced with a bigger shock. We see Bill rise up from the blood in the same fashion we had seen Lillith rise up from the blood. Bill now newly incarnated shrieks in a primal scream (much like the way Lilltih did) and is sporting a new set of really long fangs.

The end credits of the finale show Eric telling Sookie to RUN!! Didn’t take long for fans to call this version of Bill Compton “Billith”. I know the whole “Lillith” story line was not one of my favorite ones from season 5. I’m a bit apprehensive that now in season 6 we will be seeing another variation of this perhaps with Bill taking on the role of what might be a vampire “god”. What will this Bill be like in the new season? Who knows. The writers have not yet started the new season work. I just hope it makes sense and not just another silly story line.

These were just some of my favorite scenes from the True Blood season 5 finale. Feel free to leave your comments or add what you enjoyed in the finale. Fangover therapy day 4 hopefully will help fans in their withdrawal from the show. Waiting sucks!

 

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True Blood Word of the Day: Billith

TrueBlood HBO hosts a “Wednesday word of the day” on twitter. Today’s word is : Billith. SPOILERS– If you haven’t seen the finale yet look no further:

Yes this is the new name fans (and looks like also HBO) is calling the newly risen Bill.

In the season 5 finale Bill Compton drank all the sacred blood (containing the blood of Lillith the first vampire).  The blood had quite an effect on Bill:

Eric and Sookie watched as he ‘liquified’ and wound up a puddle of blood on the floor.  

Eric kept an eye on the puddle as he started to see it contract.

Lo and behold a body starts to rise out of the blood- 

So to participate in the “word of the day” head over to twitter and use the tag #trueblood and use #billith in a sentence. If they RT you – you get some ‘swag’. Good luck! Connect HBO link Hopefully this incarnation of “Lillith” now Billith will get a bath sometime soon! (and yes hope Eric and the other vamps can figure out what to do now against this new vampire)

 

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HBO GO True Blood Season 5 Finale Bonus Scene

Fans who have HBO Go were able to see the special “sneak peek” clip after the True Blood Season 5 Finale. The video is available below. This leaves us with even more questions. (as if that were even possible!).

After viewing this clip last night I had a few more questions come to mind:

  1. Didn’t it look like Jason thought about shooting all the vampires with him in the elevator for a few seconds?  I’m glad he did not. But there is a part of him now that really hates vampires. He did help get Pam and Jessica out of the Authority jail and helped Eric.
  2. How does Nora know Warlow?
  3. Is Warlow some type of ‘vampire tale’ that is told to scare vampires? (like a boogey man??) Might be that Nora has knowledge of him from being with the Authority.
  4. Will Pam and Tara have that hot date in season 6 (oh yes..more scenes where Pam will say “lay back and think of “Nawlins”/Bon Temps”)
  5. Sookie says she they’ll join them when things are safe for them. Is it safe from the vampire guards? Or is it safe from the newly resurrected “Bill” (or Billith as many are calling him now).

As if waiting were hard enough after that finale the wait will be even tougher. In an effort to help fans cope , I’ll post a daily “fangover” entry to help in the ‘recovery’ process. Waiting sucks but it sucks less with fellow fans all going through the same thing.

Here’s a transcript of what goes on in the video:

Full transcript…

[Elevator doors close]

Jessica, to Jason: Jason, she’s going to be OK.

[Jason’s zoned out. He ain’t listening.]

Nora: We don’t have time for this. They’ll be waiting for us up there.

[Everyone preps their weapons.]

Tara, to Pam: You better not go and get yourself killed, you hear? ‘Cause you and I’ve got a date. It’s been a long time coming

Pam: If that’s not an impetus to survive, I don’t know what is.

[Hot.]

[Jason rocks back and forth like a crazy person. In an “interactive feature,” we can see that the parentals are using elevator time to feed him a little nonsense. Dad: “You got 11 of them, champ. We counted.” Mom: “Eleven soul-less fangers dead for good. I’m so proud of you.” Dad: “You just keep taking them out until you get that motherf–ker Warlow.” Mom: “Language!” Dad: “You’ve got four of them here. Easy pickin’s.”]

Jessica, to Jason: You OK, Jason?

[Jason looks around the elevator, still lost in his parents’ words. He looks like he could shoot everyone in the elevator at any second. The elevator doors open just in time.]

Vamps: [threatening hiss as they prep for battle.]

[The room seems empty…then a vamp goes for them. BAM! Jason gets it. And they start to go up a staircase.]

Jason: I’m coming for you, Warlow.

Nora: Warlow?! What do you know about Warlow?

[Jason turns toward Nora…]

Thanks to EW for the transcript! 

UPDATE:  HBO sent out some discount codes for their shop!! I have codes to last us through September!! This code here is good for today only TBFINALE on True Blood items in their shop save 25% link here will take you to their shop!! (shopping therapy!)

the gallery below has the screencaps from the clip:

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New True Blood Season 5 Finale Images

HBO posted some new True Blood season 5 images for the upcoming finale. The one above shows Eric Northman and Sookie Stackhouse. Looks like they are in the Authority HQ perhaps. The image in the below shows Bill Compton. (perhaps Eric and Sookie are trying to get Bill out of there along with Pam) We also see Bill addressing the guards.

Another image with Eric, Nora and Tara:

Here’s the gallery of images


Plus another new video: Featuring Sam and Bill:

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