Invitation to Set image -Merlotte's Bar
True Blood’s season 4 will start on June 26, 2011 but fans had a chance to see the “Invitation to the Set” video this past Sunday. The screen caps from the video can be found on the site. I discussed some of the clues I noticed when looking at the images in the prior post. Here are a few more possible “clues” I noted. SPOILER ALERT…OK…MAJOR POSSIBLE SPOILERS..so if you don’t want to be spoiled…don’t look..Of course all my conjectures I could be way off.
Sam Trammell is shown in image above and the action for this scene does take place at Merlottes. I did notice that there is a blonde lady seated in one of the booths and it appears that Sam is walking towards her and he does not look very happy to see her. (the person is seated almost in front of the camera). This looks a lot like Maxine Fortenberry to me. (same hairdo). Makes me wonder just what is Hoyt’s mamma doing there? Could she be there to find out about when Jessica starts a shift? I worry about what is Maxine going to do with the gun she was trying out in the season 3 finale. (it looks like a special anti-vampire gun with wooden bullets endorsed by good old Reverend Steve Newlin)
The season 3 finale screen cap image below shows Maxine in the gun store (it shows a side view of her hair style and it looks a lot like the image above)
TB Season 3 finale Maxine checking out the "anti-vampire" gun
There are also 2 women seated at the bar over to the right of the first image. There is a blonde, and a dark haired woman. The blonde at first I thought might be Sookie but I don’t see a Merlotte’s waitress uniform. Not sure who they are in the image.
There are a few images showing what appears to be a priest performing a ceremony (he’s holding a crucifix- the one I believe is shown in the blog entry for “Inside True Blood” link here). There are women who appear to be praying/chanting. I believe this scene is for the flashback scene that is mentioned in casting call for episode 4.05 which called for a “Head priest” seen in a flashback to 1610, he instigates the burning of a witch at a medieval church, and he clearly takes pleasure in describing the procedure. The images show a flash of light perhaps he is performing an exorcism and also burning the witch? Marnie’s character is supposed to be possessed by the spirit of a powerful witch. Could this flash back be showing fans where that very same powerful witch met her demise?
A flash of light appears close to the priest-a burning perhaps
Stephen Moyer talking about the powers of the necromancer. Bill Compton in a suit and tie? Flashback scene or perhaps dealing with new duties?
In the Invitation to the Set video we see many of the cast talking about how season 4 will definitely involve witches. (not a surprise) Alan Ball also states “it’s all about Necromancy”. Necromancy is a form of magic in which the practitioner seeks to summon the spirit of a deceased person, either as an apparition or ghost, or to raise them bodily, for the purpose of divination. Stephen Moyer continues with the discussion on how the necromancer is able to bring the “dead back to life”; if they can control the dead they can control vampires. This character is definitely one that gives me some worry for the vampires and makes them very vulnerable. The Waiting Sucks video #4-features Bill stressing the danger of having these beings who can control the dead (and thereby control vampires).
The big question of whether or not Eric would have amnesia for Season 4 was pretty much answered in this video. Right after Deborah Woll says even though vampires are strong they can be hurt and even killed. Witches can cast a spell on vampires (from a distance) Next frame on the video show Eric shirtless and disheveled walking on the road.
Eric Northman very timidly replying "who" when Sookie says "it's Sookie"..
He appears not to know who Sookie (or who he is) is so yes..Eric will have amnesia as the result of a certain spell. The fact that there is an episode title for season 4 with the tentative title of “Spellbound” was another “clue”. The casting call for episode 4.08 shows that Alan Ball wrote this episode. So yes there are many many clues that are being woven for fans in this video and in the “Waiting Sucks’ videos. Perhaps even the “Inside True Blood” blog is teasing fans with a few other clues for Season 4. (it is definitely worthwhile to go and read some of the recent posts for this month. ( hint hint…cough cough…..I spy a major possible spoiler there!)
Yes waiting sucks so instead of whining I’m having fun trying to find possible clues. Hey I could be wrong but at least it helps the time go by quicker. Hope you enjoyed part 2. I will be posting another entry focusing on the “Moments” trailer video that was shown before the Game of the Thrones premiere on Sunday 4/17/11. (I spy where Sookie went at the end of season 3 finale)
Oh and I haven’t forgotten about the scenes with Sam and Luna or Jason and Crystal. I’m going to discuss those with the “Moments” video next. The “Moments” video had a bit more to show than the “Invitation” video.
All of the screen caps for the Invitation to the set video can be found on this site link here: (under the Screen caps heading)
The screen caps for the “Waiting Sucks videos” are organized by video and can be found here:
Waiting Sucks video 1: Eric
Waiting Sucks video 2: Sam
Waiting Sucks video 3: Jason
Waiting Sucks video 4: Bill and Eric
Waiting Sucks video 5: Pam
Waiting Sucks video 6: Terry