UPDATE: The “rest of season sneek peek” that was shown at Comic Con I believe is showing us the footage that is covered in the EW photo! Perhaps the episode description for episode 4.09 is giving us a clue as to what is going on!
Episode #45 (#4.09): “Run”: Convalescing after her latest near-death trauma, Sookie envisions a world where there’s room for both Bill and Eric. Jesus tries to purge the restless spirit out of Lafayette; Marcus enlists Alcide to help him deal with the Sam situation; Bill and Nan Flanagan clash over their respective agendas; Hoyt asks Jason to make a delivery to Jessica. Despite Tara and Holly’s misgivings, Marnie plots her next move against the vampires, during a “Festival of Tolerance” event at Shreveport. Playdates: August 21, 23, 24, 26 and 27. linked here:
The part of “Sookie envisions a world where there’s room for both Bill and Eric” is what leads me to think that perhaps this is what Alan Ball meant by having a very twisted “shower scene”. Just mark my words-Sounds like it is Alan Ball who is really the one wishing for a world with both Eric and Bill for Sookie! (so there will probably be a threesome in the shower instead of just Eric and Sookie)
These images are my screen caps from the Comic Con trailer showing Sookie wearing the same red negligee above: The fourth image is from a new TCA video. The shower scene does sound like it will not be ony Sookie and Eric ! Alan Ball also said this at TCA:
Also of note is that the cast love working with each on True Blood and often give Ball and the writers ideas for their characters. In episode 9 of this season, Anna Paquin (Sookie) gets the creative credit for something that happens between her, Bill and Eric. SOURCE: thehdroom