True Blood’s season 4 has been one of many twists and turns. Fans are still wondering what will happen this Sunday. When we last saw the vampires they were all decked out in black looking like they were the vamp version of the A team. (the v-team? the fangsters??). It was quite a sight.
The episode summary for 4.11 “Soul of Fire” states:
As the Wiccan-vampire standoff reaches a critical juncture, Sookie (Anna Paquin) summons her faerie powers to prevent Marnie (Fiona Shaw) from bewitching Bill (Stephen Moyer), Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) into a suicide march, while Jesus (Kevin Alejandro) casts a secret spell designed to un-bind Marnie/Antonia and break the witch’s deadly defenses. Sam (Sam Trammell) settles a score with Marcus (Dan Buran); Alcide (Joe Manganiello) confronts Debbie (Brit Morgan) about her allegiances; Andy (Chris Bauer) finds unexpected passion in the forest; Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) is consumed by the past.
Written by Mark Hudis; directed by Michael Lehmann.
Here are some of the spoilers/speculations: SPOILER ALERT -I was at the filming for some of this episode (the parts at the Moon Goddess location). My observations are based on what I saw and what others saw during the times I was not there.
When the Vamps come a knocking Packing Heat….Don’t answer the door:
Yes the vampires will take matters into their own undead hands at the Moon and Goddess. Unfortunately they do not know that Sookie is trapped under the protection spell that is over the store. (at first but Jason will let them know) We saw her try to save Tara but got stuck instead along with Lafayette, and Jesus. Poor Jason was the only one left behind. In the filming that was done on location the image below shows the vampires and King Bill was heard calling out to Antonia. In the scene they kept practicing “Antonia, show yourself”. Vampire Kirsch was still spelled and was seen under Bill’s foot.
Duprez unfortunately I believe will meet his final death. (there were vampire goo-mains on the ground shown below). Duprez was shown in the promo trailer for 4.11 trying to battle with Bill. CLICK ON READ MORE For rest of article:
Jason looks like he will have stayed at the Moon and Goddess all day and hopefully will let the vamps know that Sookie is being held there.
One big question for the episode will be what will King Bill and Eric do when they realize that Sookie is one of the trapped humans with the witches? Will there be a change in their plan to blow the Moon Goddess to kingdom come? I do believe the answer is yes. Or at least I really hope so. No matter how much they hate the witches I don’t think they will endanger Sookie. (both Bill and Eric have professed their love for her at this point in the show). When I watched the rehearsals for the show this was the show I really could not wait to find out WTH was going on.
Why else would Eric kneel in front of the King unless he was ordered? Or what I thought at the time of filming was that he was offering himself up in exchange for Sookie (I like this option). Why would King Bill hold a gun on the unarmed Eric? Will he offer up Eric to Marnia/Antonia? When I got past my anger at Alan Ball at having fans endure yet another “scary moment” I started to have hope that yes Eric did have feelings for Sookie. (that was the only option I could think of) The gun probably has silver bullets or perhaps wooden ones (it will probably be wooden one that would slow down a human but would kill a vamp)
Seeing her maker on his knees with a gun to his head does cause vampire Pam to take action. (Kristin could be heard saying something like no F’ing way and stormed off to grab the missile launcher/rpg from Jess I think)We see that in the trailer:
Well great intentions sadly do not go well at all. The Moon and Goddess still has some type of protection spell and that will cause the missile to bounce off and hit the building behind them. Bad news for the vampires and human Jason! (you can see Jason in the second screencap above wearing the red jacket) It almost looks like Eric is holding his hand out to try and stop Pam.
The fire bomb leaves quite a mess! The blast causes a lot of debris flying around and that will do a lot of damage to human and vamps. (the only human I believe that will be harmed is Jason he was shown on the ground during the rehearsals and filming. the image below is from rehearsal)
Pam will get quite a talking to from Eric after this! The words and the way he said them during rehearsal brought chills to me. What he said to Pam in a very angry and loud voice was “You could have killed her”. Those 5 words gave me the clue that Eric Northman might have lingering effects after the amnesia. We find out in 4.10 after the spell is zapped away by Sookie that HE REMEMBERS EVERYTHING!
Those 5 little words are what kept me going all season. No matter what muckery as a fan I had to endure I just kept waiting and hoping that yes Eric’s time with Sookie would leave a mark on his undead heart.
So yes there will be yet another scary moment for the vampires and humans alike when the fire starts to burn and the debris causes a lot of damage to all there. (the Moon and Goddess protection spell keeps the humans there alive and well). The commando gear looks a bit worse for the wear during filming:
Jessica could be heard calling out Jason’s name to see if he was ok. He suffers the most it seems out of all that are there since he is a human. Jess is shown trying to heal him below in the rehearsals. It was rough seeing Jason all crispy. Even knowing it is just make up still did not make it any less scary. The trailer shows Jason on the ground with severe burns on his face. (I did not even recognize who it was during rehearsals great makeup job by the special effects department)
Jess will give Jason her blood to help him heal:
Sookie summons her faerie powers /suicide march:
The vampire cast was shown wearing harnesses that would pull them towards the Moon Goddess no matter how much they would try to resist. I did not see this part of the filming but someone said that was what happened on their last day of filming. Hopefully Sookie will get her fae powers in gear and zap the spell away. (Sookie needs to go to microwave fingers school to learn how to use the dang powers)
Jesus casts a secret spell designed to un-bind Marnie/Antonia
So while the burning outside is going on I believe that Jesus will be trying to summon Antonia’s spirit away from Marnie. In the promo trailer for the episode we see Jesus cutting his arm with a knife do perform the “blood sacrifice” required for the spell. (His grandfather foreshadowed this when they went to Mexico to ask for help).
The spell must work since we do see Lafayette “taking” the spirit. It seems that Jesus’ protector /mask comes out and spits out fire onto Lafayette. (fire breath to purge out the spirit?)
I wonder now what will happen if Lafayette does take her spirit. Hopefully Jesus will be able to do the same ceremony he did when Mavis took over Lafayette (if that is what happens just my guess). The episode summary for 4.12 mentions how Bon Temps needs to prepare for Marnie’s newest incarnation (so she must take on a new spirit)
It also mentions for the finale that :Lafayette’s latest medium encounter imperils his relationship with Jesus. (so perhaps one of the other causalties for this season will be Jesus if the additional spirit opens Lafayette to more darker spirits ie Jesus’ evil father)
Sam settles a score with Marcus
Sam was shown in the preview trailer pulling a gun on one of Marcus’ weres. He was also involved in Tommy’s beating.
If Sam is not the one who “exacts revenge” on Marcus Alcide could also be another candidate. (looks like Debbie will cheat on Alcide with Marcus). I think Marcus may be a dead packmaster either way.
Andy finds unexpected passion in the forest
The preview trailer showed what I think is Andy in the forest and he sees a bright light. This could be the character that was in the casting call for 4.11: [MAURELLA] 25 to 35. A luminous, lithe, sinewy, otherworldly woman, she moves with a ballerina’s grace and possesses mysterious powers. A seductress…POSSIBLE RECURRING
I have a bad feeling that whatever it is in the forest awaiting Andy it might not bode well at all for him.
Hope these made sense. If you have any other takes on what might happen I’d love to hear them! Please leave a comment. It is always fun to hear how other see what might be coming up.
Yes waiting still sucks for the new episode. Hopefully today we will have new promo trailers for 4.11.