Photo Credit: ©2011 HBO Witches vs.Vampires. Sookie reacting to Eric's reply to her question of "what do you want". EVERYTHING!
The new True Blood season 4 promo video has given fans some answers for what will they see but yet again even more questions are raised! The premiere synopsis stated that Jesus urges Lafayette to join a coven. The disturbing visions Lafayette has been having worried him that he was following him mom’s path into mental illness. Jesus revealed in the season 3 that he was a brujo and that perhaps Lafayette was just opening up to his new powers.
The V trip Lafayette and Jesus took together in season 3 was different for Lafayette due to the fact that Jesus has powers as a witch. Another complication for Lafayette is the fact that he has ingested the blood from a very powerful/old vampire-Eric Northman. (I wrote about how different the blood of Eric and Bill were here:)
Jesus’ intention of helping Lafayette learn more about his personal powers and hopefully “open” them leads them the the wiccans. (this concept of personal power is what can be viewed as magic ) In the Invitation to the set we see Jesus and Lafayette walking into the Moon and Goddess Emporium and the wiccans are performing a ritual ceremony (a magic circle).
Jesus and Lafayette walking into "Moon and Goddess" circle is different than the one shown in Witches vs. Vampires
In the new Witches vs. Vampires promo video we have a view of what looks like the same scenes that have been shown in earlier promo from above. However they are not the same! There is no altar in the first circle that Lafayette and Jesus see when they walk into the Moon and Goddess.
It looks like the group may have been holding their ceremony when Lafayette and Jesus join them the “look” of the circle changes a bit. The look on Jesus’ face is of apprehension and fear. I keep getting the impression that Jesus feels that he made a mistake by bringing Lafayette to this group
The view shown below reveals that the wiccans are in a circle around what looks like an altar. This looks like they are holding a magic circle ceremony. I think that after Jesus and Lafayette join the wiccans in their circle they sense that yes there is a powerful force that is trying to manifest itself perhaps around Lafayette due to his connection with Eric. It is then that perhaps they try to do another ceremony. I think in between the two ceremonies is when we hear Lafayette saying “where are we going to get a dead body”. (hmmm…necromancer Marnie can raise the dead? vampires are “dead”)
Photo credit: ©2011 HBO Witches vs. Vampires promo. We see a new circle. Lafayette and Jesus have joined the wiccans. Ceremonial knife pointed at Lafayette.
The new promo is the first time we get this view. The altar shows 3 symbols drawn on there and also a knife/sword pointing towards Lafayette. Perhaps they are trying to sever the tie/bond that Lafayette has with vampire Eric Northman? (symbolically sever the bond) The look on Jesus’ face is of apprehension and fear. I keep getting the impression that Jesus feels that he made a mistake by bringing Lafayette to this group:
I wrote about this earlier in an earlier blog post. Even Holly and Daisy are shown wondering what is going on. In this video we see a moment as if there were a flow of power that Lafayette feels-his hands are joined to someone but he reacts as if he is shocked.
The video has Lafayette asking “where are you gonna get a dead body” and then next scene that his shown is of Eric bursting through the door. The scenes are out of sequence. Lafayette is not wearing the same outfit as when he was in circle.
Another time we have seen the use of a “magic circle” was in the fifth installment of the Waiting Sucks video. This circle is perhaps was requested by Pam to get Marnie to “fix my maker”. No big surprise but the ceremony we see in the witches versus vampire might be the start of a spell casting perhaps. Eric is shown taking a bite out of Marnie. Perhaps after this act, the combined personal power of the wiccans causes a protection spell around Marnie and Eric “changes”. This image shows Eric after meeting Marnie. He looks very different.
Photo Credit: ©2011 HBO Moments trailer aired 4/17/11
The ritual in the waiting sucks video 5 I believe shows Marnie trying to raise a powerful spirit. (to perhaps reverse a spell on Eric) Jesus is shown circling Marnie with salt.(in the image above) The salt would act to protect Marnie from the spirit being raised (and also from Pam perhaps since Vampires are created out of a magic). I still get the feeling that this ceremony does not get Pam’s desired result of “fixing her maker” but instead has Marnie become the vessel for the “spirit of a powerful witch”. There was a casting call for a priest in the 1600’s putting a powerful witch to death. (that we might have seen put to death in the Invitation to the set video). An odd laugh comes out of Marnie in the videos shown earlier (waiting sucks #5, Invitation to the set).
It is not a surprise that Eric does “change” in season 4. Just how and why is what will keep us guessing but I think Lafayette may be a link since he has had Eric’s blood. Fans are speculating that Pam does throw Lafayette in the dungeon to protect Eric. (since Lafayette has had Eric’s blood)If the powerful witch/spirit is seeking out Eric she would need someone who has had Eric’s blood.
One other item that has been bugging me was the timing of the flashback scene for Bill Compton. His role with the Queen was of a procurer and perhaps he was in London seeking out something special for the Queen. He is seen in the image above with a male and is shown again below with a human. (could be the same one or a different one coming to help out a friend?)
The image below is from the wait is almost over promo and it seems that Bill is “scaring away” the humans.
Perhaps he finds his first “witch”? For some reason I think the figure we see running away from 80’s Punker Bill may be Marnie.
Photo Credit: ©2011 HBO Spring trailer showing human running away from Punker Vamp Bill
Could that be a connection to Bon Temps? Just a guess
Perhaps the woman we see Bill having sex with in the witches vs. vampires promo is Daisy and not Portia? (both have long hair and lighting doesn’t really show if it is red or brown) Either way it will be very interesting to see just what the vampires in area 5 do to protect themselves (and their sheriff) from the new powerful group in their area. Waiting sucks. When will we learn which witch is causing the havoc? Will it just be Marnie? Perhaps Lafayette grows into his powers and becomes a powerful witch? Even Tara has some “issues” with vampires. Would love to hear from other fans what they see in the images .