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Extended Promo Tease Time For True Blood Fans

 

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There was an extended trailer shown at the end of True Blood episode 4.02 “You Smell Like Dinner”. (the screen cap above is from that promo trailer. Eric is responding to King Bill zooming into Sookie’s home) Once again Alan Ball is teasing True Blood fans with a lot of action. The screen caps help show a little bit more detail where the video just zips by too quickly.  Yes we do hear Bill , I mean King Bill say to Nan some of the issues he has with Eric Northman (how he does not respect The Authority). We also hear Bill say how the answer is for the vampire to meet “his final death” and we see Bill going in for a staking.

Of course Alan Ball wants fans to think that King Bill will stake Eric Northman. Remember though how much Alan Ball loves to cut and splice scenes out of sequence. I’m pretty sure that King Bill does not kill Eric Northman in episode 4.03 (ok having been able to watch some filming for episode 4.11 I know Eric is still alive until at least that episode)

We do see Eric Northman held by the bodyguards (guess his name on the manifest was not enough) He is kneeling in front of the  King. Notice how we do not see the face of the vampire that King Bill is staking in the photo below. Hmmm. We only see the back of the head.

King Bill going in for a “staking” below:

The video I used to do the screen caps is found here on Youtube:

Another tease for fans has to do with King Bill and just what the heck is he doing with Marnie in the image below?

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As if that image alone were not enough to leave fans with questions here is another image that needs some explaining. Does not King Bill wonder whether or not the Bellefleurs of today in Bon Temps somehow have a relation with his deceased with Caroline Bellefleur? (we saw the dedication of the Caroline Bellefleur center in Bon Temps in the season 4 premiere). Otherwise Portia Bellefleur would somehow be related to King Bill. UPDATED: I heard Bellefleur but I guess it was Caroline Compton! LOL never mind! Still nice to see King Bill having some fun.

 

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Amnesia Eric does look quite different from the swaggering Eric Northman fans are used to seeing. Waiting sucks but at least we have a lot to keep us teased with!

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It will be a lot of fun to see this “dream” perhaps involving Godric. I do see Sookie in her bed. Wonder what Eric is doing there? Hmmm..

tbpromo039Looks like Jason is not the only law enforcer who will be having a rough time this season. Sheriff Andy Bellefleur is shown meeting a critter with a big bite (and it’s not a vampire).

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The gallery may be found on this page on the site: TBS04 E02 True Blood screen caps 2011

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True Blood Season 4 Buzz Video Screen Caps

The HBO “Buzz” for season 4 video was taped during the True Blood season 4 red carpet premiere and after party. The video also included some snippets of season 4 of True Blood. The gallery below contains the screen cap  images for the newer scenes. Spoiler alert!

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Looks like the image above is for episode 4.02. Tara tries to stake Eric and he is not amused! Poor Tara didn’t she learn to not mess with vampires in season 3?

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The image above shows Vampire Pam rushing into Sookie’s home. Busted! Pam is wearing the same outfit that is shown in the image below from a Season 4 promo for episode 4.03:

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Looks like Sookie is tending to Eric’s feet. The look on Pam’s face is PRICELESS!  At least now we have a better idea of why Pam is on the ground! Waiting sucks but the new season is less than 24 hours away!

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Something Witchy This Way Comes True Blood Season 4

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In the latest True Blood season 4 promo video- Witches versus Vampires fans got another tease for the upcoming season. No surprise that witches will add to the supernatural mix for the show. The title of the promo does give a little hint that these are not the “good witches” perhaps and may cause some major issues for the vampires. The character of Marnie shown in image above is portrayed by Fiona Shaw. Her cast mates have said nothing but great things about her work on the show.

The whole idea of having her character as a “necromancer” has also intrigued fans and yes led to more questions. In the witches vs. vampires video we do hear Lafayette pose the question “where are you going to get  dead body”? Yes just what is it that Marnie intends to do with that dead body? Raise it? Perhaps on the guise of helping but instead has another motive?

We did get to see the way that Alexander Skarsgard will be interpreting Eric Northman as he “loses his identity”.  In the video we see Eric at Sookie’s home and he definitely looks much like his viking vamp self. Even at the Moon and Goddess we see Eric “taking a bite” out of Marnie. She is wearing the same shirt as in the first image above so it is from the wiccan prayer circle scene. They are not having a post coital bite (clothes are on) So why take the bite? More to muddle the “waters” I believe. Why doesn’t the silver chain she is shown wearing in the first image protect her from the bite? (it could be white gold but she is also wearing what look like silver rings on her right hand below) Or maybe it does. We do see a very different Eric in some of the other videos. tbs4witch090

Eric does look very “different” below. But still not like the Eric we see in the first waiting sucks video. Something “else” must happen in between. (can’t wait to finally find out just how the heck it all happens)

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Ok yes vampires bite humans but why is Eric doing that? Marnie does not look the one he would normally “taste” (as he called it in season one). Was it an act of dominance? Or more of the big old bad viking vamp for fans to see so it contrasts against the vulnerable Eric we see later in the video? It was cool for me as a fan of the Sookie Stackhouse books to finally have a glimpse into some of the “book 4” action. Yes the show is different from the books yada yada yada. Still loosely based on the books so it was still cool for me to see the vulnerable Eric. Even in the “screen test” promo video we could see Alexander practicing the “vulnerable” Eric by changing the gaze of his eyes.

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Photo credit:©2011 HBO screen test promo video cap

Way too many possiblities for that for me to try and cover in just a few sentences. Either way I hope we get some more glimpses and possilibilities for the witchy mayhem in the next promo!

Bill Compton is seen “entertaining” a dark haired beauty in this video. At first it did look like it might be a bit twisted if it were indeed Portia Bellefleur (cast by Courtney Ford). I kept wondering if it were not really Portia in these images. (I just can’t imagine Alan Ball having Bill Compton “entertain” a possible  relative that is even too creepy a thought to shake). If it is not Portia who could it be?
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I also  thought it could be the wiccan character of “Daisy”. The hair color is not the same (but these videos are great for throwing fans off a lot). A new character that was cast for Season 4 was Paola Turbay who will play the character of Antonia. Casting news posted here for her character of Antonia. Could this be her in these scenes? Not much has been said of her character for the new season. So far all we know is below from the casting call:

True Blood’s Season 4 episode 4.03 “If you love me-why am I dyin?”

[ANTONIA] 20s to 40s. FIERCE. Must speak fluent Spanish. First appears in episode 2 and then again in episodes 3,4,5 and 6.

When the casting call first came out there was some buzz on how she may be connected to Jesus. Could she be a relative? Is she another witch? Way too many questions still waiting for more “clues”.

Here are some other images of Ms. Turbay:


The character of Portia had a “possible nudity” listed in the casting call but in this scene we see a t-shirt clad partner. The promos really don’t give away all the goods and the actual scene may have more “showing’. It had been bugging me. I’m not ruling out that it still is the character of Portia but I’m now wondering if it is really Antonia in those scenes. We really don’t see enough of her face to really tell just who is it that Bill is with in those scenes.

Photo credit: ©2011 HBO Witches vs. Vampires image showing Bill's partner

The screen cap above shows a bit more from a different angle. The shape of the nose could be Paola’s. (the tip of the nose looks like hers) The facial structure is similar. But then Alan Ball is great at misleading fans in these videos. I just took a look at the possibility from a different angle. Also found it interesting that the promo showed the following image below right after Bill’s love scene.  When did Bill get the fancy hidey hole? Probably part of the remodeling of his home that we see completed. (interesting also how his side burns don’t magically re-appear every time he “sleeps”. )
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Whoever it is that Bill is “entertaining” it will be interesting to find out just what she will mean to Bill. Will Bill Compton continue his plans of eliminating every vampire who has had some of Sookie’s blood to protect her? It was quite a big “deal” to him in season 3 finale. It definitely made for a heck of a plot twist and cause of a lot of anxiety for some fans.

Hopefully there will be a new promo video this weekend. Pretty sure some questions will be answered but also sure there will be many more raised. Waiting sucks indeed! Can’t wait for season 4. Hope to hear from other fans on what they “see” in the videos and images.

 

 

 

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Meet True Blood’s Michael McMillian

 

True Blood’s Michael McMillian who portrays Rev. Steve Newlin will be doing a book signing for his new hard cover version of his comic book, Lucid, today, May 18th from 6-8PM at Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles. The gracious actor has said that if any True Blood fans have True Blood Tainted Love comics, he will sign those as well. I’ve been able to meet Michael at a few other signings and he is always great to all the fans!

Source: Inside True Blood – Meet Steve Newlin!

 

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Sookie Stackhouse author Charlaine Harris shares with fans at the Michigan Theater

Photo Credit: ©2011 Melanie Maxwell, AnnArbor.com

Charlaine Harris shared some tidbits about the latest Sookie Stackhouse book at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. The full article is below:

Sookie Stackhouse author Charlaine Harris shares with fans at the Michigan Theater.

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Which Witch Will Wreak Havoc on True Blood Vampires

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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”)

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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:

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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.
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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.

tbs4wsucks5017Another 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.

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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) tbs4wsucks5008 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.

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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?)tbs4witch099

The image below is from the wait is almost over promo and it seems that Bill is “scaring away” the humans.

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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.

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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 .

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Waiting Sucks: Terry vid Screen caps for and Possible Hint/Spoiler

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This cap shows the table with the crayons. Notice the doll to the left in the image. A hint perhaps?

The screen caps in the gallery below are from the Waiting Sucks video released 4/9/11. It features Terry and Arlene. The fliming took place 2/28/11 and it is from episode 4.04. Take a close look at a few of the caps. Arlene is shown taking a nap with her kids on the couch.

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Notice the doll that is directly in front of the writing. (on the floor)

The next set of action seems to be in the morning. Terry is walking in with a laundry basket and is surprised by the “writing on the wall”.

SPOILER—-There is a doll on the table where the crayons are. Hmmm. Is this a hint that they may have a “possessed doll”? Also there is a doll directly in front of the wall where the writing is located. This doll looks a lot like the old doll that was left behind by the prior renter/owners of the house that Hoyt rented for he and Jessica.

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Close up of doll on floor Season 3 Finale

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TBS3 finale Hoyt and Jessica in home he rented for her (note the doll)

In the season 3 finale there was a close up of the doll on the floor. Could there be some more significance to the doll? I have a feeling there is. Perhaps Jessica when cleaning up the new love shack gives Arlene the doll for her daughter. Waiting sucks and guessing about the hints makes the wait less painful. I’d love to hear of other ideas from this trailer!

Rarely does anything show up without a reason. Another thing I noticed when reviewing the screen caps for the videos – videos 2 (Sam and Luna), 5 (Pam, Tara, Marnie) and this one 6- are all for episode 4.04. The third waiting sucks video featuring Jason and Crystal is for episode 4.03.

UPDATE: Added pages for the screen caps for all of the waiting sucks videos.

waiting sucks video 1 screen caps:

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waiting sucks video 3 screen caps:

waiting sucks video 4 screen caps:

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True Blood Season 4 Casting Call Episode 4.08 Spellbound

A new casting call for True Blood’s season 4-episode 8 tentatively titled “Spellbound”.

Writer: Alan Ball
Director: Daniel Minahan
Location: L.A.
Start Date: Approx. 4/11/11

 

[VIRGIL] 35 years old, a harshly handsome blue collar Caucasian man with a cold and ruthless streak, Virgil is seen in a flashback to the 1930s. Guest star.

[REPORTER] Female, a local TV news reporter, she is delighted when Bill shows up to interrupt her conversation with Maxine. Charmed by Bill, she’s more than willing to give Bill a public forum. 1 speech & 5 lines, 3 scenes.

[RITA] In her 40s, an attractive maternal woman. 1 line, 1 scene

Source: IMDB.com

 

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True Blood Episode 3.11 Fresh Blood video and photos

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Photo Credit: HBO

Fans were able to view the new trailer below after True Blood last night. As a Team Eric fan yes I was elated to finally see a real kiss between Eric and Sookie! However the ending left a lot to be desired. Hopefully the viking vampire will not disappoint in the next True Blood episode titled “Fresh Blood”. Based on the screen captures I grabbed from the trailer it looks like it will be another action filled episode. (just wish some of the action were more viking vampire friendlly) Pay attention to some of the caps in the gallery towards the end! I never thought I would be seeing certain characters in the daylight! I am a bit concerned over a few of the images.  Keeping fingers crossed that my worries are unfounded. More to follow in next entry. [nggallery id=16]

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Exclusive: Witch ‘True Blood’ character is Alan Ball conjuring up for season 4?

SPOILER ALERT…I have a feeling that the King may be going to visit a “medium” in an upcoming episode to talk with Talbot. After seeing the EW article I’m also convinced that the medium may be a certain “Hallow”.

Episode info for episode 3.10:

True Blood Season 3 Episode 3.10  “I Smell a Rat”  click here for link to the imdb.com page
Air Date: August 22, 2010

Episode #34: “I Smell a Rat” Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 22
A reluctant Bill warns Sookie about the dangers she will face. Jesus is intrigued by the mysterious qualities of V. Sam’s recent fit of rage triggers dark memories. Eric takes precautions and fulfills a wish; Arlene turns to Holly for help with a pressing problem; Jason deals with the unexpected, both with Tara and Crystal; Jessica is torn between Tommy and Hoyt. After communing with Talbot, Russell promises to extract vengeance on his enemies.

Exclusive: Witch ‘True Blood’ character is Alan Ball conjuring up for season 4?.

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True Blood season 3 Finale Episode Summary

alex-anna-and-stephen-july-2010HBO finally released an episode summary for the third season finale due to air on September 12, 2010. Spoiler in nature so don’t say I did not warn you:

Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) grapples with his conscience while plotting his perfect revenge against Russell (Denis O’Hare). Fed up with being “vampire crack,” Sookie (Anna Paquin) considers a new life without Bill (Stephen Moyer)—or any other vampire.  Tara (Rutina Wesley) discovers some surprising news about Sam (Sam Trammell), whose rage resurfaces upon learning of Tommy’s (Marshall Allan) latest transgression. Jason (Ryan Kwanten) finds a new calling after warning Crystal’s (Lindsay Pulsipher) family about an impending drug raid. Plagued by visions, Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) turns to Jesus (Kevin Alejandro) for help, and learns his boyfriend has more to offer than companionship. Hoyt (Jim Parrack) hopes for a future with Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll), spurning Maxine’s (Dale Raoul) pleas to wed Summer (Melissa Rauch).

All I know is this Eric fan wants to have a certain Viking Vampire running down the street (perhaps shirtless I’m not that picky) and a certain telepathic waitress happens to drive by. I have been waiting and hoping since season 1 for a season 4. The season finale for season 3 had better not disappoint or the wails/screams will be heard all around the world. Yes season 3 is almost over.

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