HBO treated True Blood fans to new promo videos for the upcoming episode 5.10. They gave a little taste of what we will see on Sunday night. Here are some speculations based on the promo videos and the casting call and episode summary for the episode.
The casting call gives a glimpse into the new characters we will see in this episode:
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[COLE AND ROBBIE] Male, mid 20s to early 30s. These two redneck vampire-haters at Merlotte’s plan to take out a vampire, but they’re quickly neutralized, terrorized, and humiliated. Co-stars (this will probably be an attempt at harming Jessica. She works at Merlottes. Pretty sure that Sam and the others who are at the bar will come to her aid)
[PROFESSOR WILLIAM O’CONNELL] In his 40s, divorced, youthful and nerdy, this linguistics professor can’t make heads or tails of an ancient text. He thinks it’s probably a hoax, or a prank sent by a rival university. One day guest star (the document he might be reading could be the Fairy scroll that Jason and Sookie find perhaps)
[AUTHORITY GUARD CAPTAIN] Male, 30s. Businesslike, polite but firm, this vampire is sent to retrieve another vampire’s progeny and escort her someplace else. Co-star (looks like the progeny that is retrieved is Jessica-we see her in the preview not agreeing with Bill. “this new nest you are in”…)
[FAERIE] Female Caucasian, early to late 20s. She is radiantly beautiful and British. ONLY SUBMIT ACTRESSES WITH A GREEN CARD OR WHO CAN DO AN AUTHENTIC BRITISH ACCENT…POSSIBLE RECURRING
The episode description states:
With vampire-on-human attacks increasing, the Authority attempts to woo public favor. Meanwhile, Nora (Lucy Griffiths) tries to convert Eric to Lilith’s gospel.
Jason finds a mysterious scroll;- this is the scroll shown in the image above.
Elijah (Keram Malicki-Sanchez),
the new vampire sheriff of Area 5, pushes Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Tara (Rutina Wesley) to obey a new mandate; Tara is shown in the image above and is pretty upset. It also looks like Ginger on the table in the office at Fangtasia’s. Will Elijah feed on Ginger a bit too much? Does not bode well for the fangbanger!
Sam (Sam Trammell) and Luna (Janina Gavankar) search for Emma (Chloe Noelle); Russell (Denis O’Hare) seeks a higher calling. Luna is seen in the image above sneaking into Newlin’s dressing room. Looks like he will be on tv as the AVL spokesperson. In the last episode Russell gave Steve a “puppy”. That were pup was Ermma. Luna will be out for blood. It does look like she is captured and taken to Authority jail:
The episode preview “Bloody Romance” showed Steve Newlin and Russell having a romantic dance.
It would have been a picture perfect romantic setting were it not for the many bloody bodies at their feet! Looks like they visited a fraternity house and had a bit of a human feast! The home used to film this scene is a historical home and features beautiful wood work: (I took photos of the exterior May 2012. Filming was on 5/10/12)
Killing that many college frat boys will come back to bite The Authority big time. Perhaps one of the victims will turn out to be Judge Clements. (the Judge went to the fairy club with Jason and Andy)
Eric will still be imprisoned by The Authority and we see him apparently tortured/drugged when he is brought to Bill. (wearing an Authority pin) The are trying to mislead fans when we also see Bill arming an iStake. The vamp that will probably be ‘staked’ might be techie Molly. (but I hope it is not her):
Some fans are speculating that Bill has a “plan” and that is why he appears to be acting the way he has the past few episodes. I’m not convinced he has a plan to trick the Authority/Salome. He is enjoying the power of being in The Authority a bit too much to be just going along with the ‘plan’. (at least to me)
There are only a few episodes left in the fifth season and there will need to be a lot of ‘action’ to answer a lot of questions and resolve the many storylines. I can see Bill explaining the Tru Blood plant attacks as being from anti-vampire human groups. Why would vampires blow up their source of food-probably will be the reason given by Mr. Compton.
Hopefully Sookie will find an answer as to which vampire killed her parents. The promo “Unexpected Guest” shows Mike Spencer coming for a visit. Mike might be there to do harm to Sookie. Pretty sure Sookie will use that little gun she has to get out of trouble.
The season finale in prior seasons had many deaths. Will season 5 finale also bring a high body count? A few of the cast have hinted that yes the finale will also have a “blood bath”. Just which characters will be killed off is the big question.
So what do you see in the previews for episode 5.10? Any thoughts or ideas ? Feel free to leave a comment and give a holler.
Episode 5.10 was written by Alexander Woo; directed by Scott Winant.
UPDATE: TVLine posted the image below and the following info on this sneek peek image:
For weeks, we — not to mention True Blood’s Eric — have wondered WTH is up with Bill. Suddenly, the good guy’s been siding with the Sanguinistas and even helping them scheme to serve up humanity as an all-you-can eat buffet. But, as is suggested by the following exclusive sneak peek at this week’s episode (Sunday at 9/8c on HBO), all may not be as it seems.
Just look at the shiftiness in Bill’s eyes as he hovers over (well, near) that vial of precious Lilith’s blood. Something tells me he’s about to do an about-face, betray Salome and Co., and save the world. (Something else tells me this was his plan all along.) What do you think? Is Bill going to ride to the rescue? Or is he merely angling to get himself an unauthorized taste of the original vamp?
Yes TV line also thinks it might be a plan. I’m still not convinced. Of course I cold be wrong. Bill for many seasons has been portrayed as the vampire missing his humanity. Also he has betrayed Sookie by allowing her to be beaten by the Rattrays. So he has had a dark side before and the new developments are not that unusual (to me)