Why Are You and Your Brother/Cousin Chewing On Me?
"If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?"
Sookie makes a deal with Eric, and reconnects with Alcide; Bill punishes an errant vampire and counsels a guilt-ridden Jessica; Jason is cast as a reluctant savior; Tommy eyes a scam and alienates Sam; Marnie flexes her newfound powers; Pam delivers an ultimatum to Lafayette, Tara and Jesus; Eric spoils Sookie’s faerie reunion. (Written by Alan Ball; directed by David Petrarca.) July 10
True Blood Preview: "If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?"
Jason experiences how painful love can really be.
by IGN TV- If you thought last week's events featuring Marnie (Fiona Shaw) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) were something, you've not seen anything yet. Marnie continues to flex her newfound powers in this Sunday's new episode. That, combined with the fact that Eric Northman could kill everyone in the coven, Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) and Tara (Rutina Wesley) are totally freaked the **** out. Tara came back to Bon Temps for a reunion, not to be slaughtered by a vampire or get caught up in some sort of vampire/witch war. To complicate matters, Eric's progeny, Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten), has a message for them.
While Eric recovers from Marnie's powerful attack, he and Sookie (Anna Paquin) strike a deal. As Sookie reconnects with Alcide (Joe Manganiello), the newest King of Lousiana, Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) can be found taking care of vampire business. He condemns a man to the "true death" for being stupid and letting himself get videotaped while feeding on a human. In light of the negative press Russell Edgington (Denis O'Hare) has brought upon the vampire community, Bill finds himself having to act quickly before things get further out of control.
Meanwhile, Jason (Ryan Kwanten) is put through the torturous process of turning into another one of those crazy Hotshot werepanthers. Crystal (Lindsay Pulsipher) assures Jason that they'll be together forever afterwards, but Jason still doesn't trust Felton (James Harvey Ward). For all he knows, Felton will kill Jason as soon as Crystal is pregnant.
I read a comment on some site, I wish I bookmarked it, the person said that Ryan wants out of his contract, keeps to himself while working and can't wait to be done with TB. How true this is, who knows? Anything I've read makes it seem like they all are so close on set but he is making movies and he is over 30 so I can see him wanting to grab the opportunity to make it big while he is hot.
Daemon TV- That was one pretty exciting cliffhanger last episode wasn’t it? And it only gets better. Tonight’s episode of True Blood “If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin’?” starts off where we last left off with Sookie and Eric on the side of the road. But of course we now know that Eric has lost his memory. So let me discuss (and tease) a few of tonight’s exciting moments.
I guess the best way to explain where Eric’s at in this episode is by this simple quote: “I know what I am, I just don’t know who I am.” Oh yeah, this is getting good!
If you are a fan of Eric, you’re going to love this episode because there is so much happening. We are discovering a whole new Eric, who’s a bit innocent and nice. It’s a lot of fun (of course Pam isn’t too happy about this!)
Oh and my favorite moment has to be Eric wearing Jason’s clothes, you don’t want to miss that!
Poor Sookie! She got rid of Bill, but now she needs to babysit Eric. Their interaction in this episode is pretty priceless and she has a few great quotes including my favorites:
“You do not touch me and you most certainly do not bite me.” Sookie to Eric.
“Yeah against my will, so technically you fang-raped me.” Sookie to Eric when he asks her if he bit her before.
How can you not love Sookie?!
So that was an insane cliffhanger for Jason! Turns out Crystal’s a psycho, who knew?! And in this episode it only gets worse. I honestly wonder where Jason’s storyline is going to go, especially now that he has been bitten and also following this episode’s events.
Jessica & Hoyt
Jessica fed on another human than Hoyt and she goes to see Bill for some advice. You’ll have to tune in to see what Jessica decides to do, but things are not looking too good between her and Hoyt. But what I really want to talk about is that freaky baby doll that is in their house. It keeps reappearing, and while they don’t make a big deal out of it, I’m guessing it has some sort of meaning. Can’t wait to find out what. Also you’ll never guess what Jessica does with the doll, it’s actually kind of eerie…
Lafayette is freaked out about what they did to Eric and he wants to make things right before he comes after them. I guess if I had been tortured in a dungeon by Eric, I wouldn’t want to get on his bad side either.
I just wish Lafayette would stop hanging out with the witches, they mess with stuff they shouldn’t be messing with. I’ll take the vampires, werewolves and shifters over them any day.
Oh yes, Alcide is back this episode! Well, technically Sookie goes to see him for help, but all that matters is that he’s back right?!
What’s going on with him? I’ll tell you this, he’s living with someone we didn’t expect to see again.
Last episode we found out how Bill became King, and while not much is happening with Bill this episode, I had to mention him because as I was watching the episode I realized that I don’t like Bill without Sookie. Hopefully we’ll get more scenes between these two soon.
Best Moment of the episode
Sookie reading a Charlaine Harris book!!
And this week’s cliffhanger goes to Eric for feeding on somebody he probably shouldn’t.
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'True Blood's' Kristin Bauer on Vampire Pam: 'She's Just Not a Team Player'
By Jethro Nedag
THR: We’re seeing that Pam isn’t quite into the vampire politics.
Kristin Bauer: Right. It’s very fun to find out this year that she’s not a strategist. She really is the least apologetic of anybody about being a vampire it seems. She’s just not a team player. She feels that this whole thing is ridiculous. She’s a reactor. She can't think two steps ahead, which of course is what is needed now in this post-Russell Edgington world. She’s smart, but doesn’t want to be in charge of making the bigger decisions. You know, Eric has patience. He can work angles. It was a thousand years or something to track down Russell Edgington last year. He bided his time and hung out with him and, you know, had a love scene with his lover. He can really play the game and he knows Pam can't. He doesn’t expect her to and doesn’t ask her to. It’s kind of an amazing perfect relationship.
THR: How deep does this vampire goodwill campaign go?
Bauer: Well it’s really smart how these writers did it, because the analogy as to what we see in politics is what the vampires have to do. So, they shake hands, they hold babies, they do all the stuff that we see all of the people we’ve elected doing all the time. It works, apparently, because we’ve got a couple of wars going on, but if we see our politicians doing something nice in another area, we sort of still don’t give up hope. That’s basically what the vampires do, same thing.THR: Now that Eric’s amnesia storyline has kicked off, what can we expect from Pam’s relationship with him?
Bauer: Well, you know, Pam is so loyal and so fierce when it comes to him that her entire goal would be just to get things back to normal just like we saw at the end of Season 3. She wants to get things back to the way they were and the way she likes them. We find out this year the lengths that she will go to make that happen and the methods that she’ll try, which as we’ve seen are going to be very different than what Bill would do and would be very different from what Eric would be able to do. This is the old Eric. Now, we have an Eric who has no idea of his past or his relationships. He is fresh and new like a little baby. It’s very sweet. The girls are going to go crazy. It’s very, very cute. He has a different hairstyle. I mean it’s just adorable. He dresses differently. I mean it’s really sweet.
THR: What will change, if anything, about Pam and Sookie’s (Anna Paquin) relationship?
Bauer: You know Pam and Sookie have to deal with each other more this year. It’s a very interesting complicated dynamic. I love the way it’s written in the show. I haven’t read the book yet. I think I’m going to have to wait until I’m all done with True Blood and just take a week in Mexico and just sit there on the beach reading. The way that they’ve done it on the show is we see so many layers and facets to Pam’s feelings about Eric and Sookie. It’s a complicated relationship, because Pam also thinks Sookie is hot, but, you know, so does her maker. Now, Eric is helpless and has lost his memory and has to be taken care of to a certain extent. Then, also, we get into in the middle of the season, some serious havoc, so it’s very interesting to watch. It’s like our human relationships. It’s complicated.THR: Last season, we saw that Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) came to Pam for help as she was struggling with being a vampire. How does that relationship develop this season?
Bauer: It’s seems like because Jessica is now like a vamp teenager, you know she’s rebellious and wanting to date boys. So, she’s got to fight her nature. HBO’s marketing campaign, which used “Show Your True Colors,” this year, they picked that wording because it is true. It is definitely true for Pam. Pam is, I think, slightly hopeful that Jessica could end up being an actual useful worthy vampire as opposed to Bill. I think it’s so fun. I’ve always loved Pam’s distaste for Bill. Because what’s so great, it makes him such a good romantic character is that he is tough on the outside, but really actually sweet on the inside -- his reluctance to be a vampire. Pam is only sweet on the inside for one person and that’s Eric. So when she sees any rebellion in Jessica, Pam is interested. Like last year, her conversations with Jessica revolved around how to get around a dead body. You know that would get her interested in a conversation with someone. It’s something that’s real to her.
THR: Executive producer, Alexander Woo, told us that one of this season’s biggest themes is identity. How does that play out for Pam?
Bauer: It is really true, identity. It’s so interesting how they did it with the plot, because I’ve been noticing that fans want spoilers or they ask for spoilers. I keep saying to them what’s interesting about this season is how the characters react, and why they react that way, and how the react. It’s fun to hear the plot points of what happened. What was so great about the writing and so enjoyable to shoot is that we do see each person’s core identity come out because it has to, because they’re put in that situation where they’ve got to dig deeper. It’s very clever how they did it. For example, Eric not having his memory about his relationship with Pam causes her to have to react and have to deal with things you know that maybe she’s not suited to deal with, and have to fight for him, and have to examine her relationship to Sookie. So, it was very complex. Pam gets, I wouldn’t say she gets more vulnerable this year, like we saw that side last year. This year, she has to be a little bit more of a tough warrior.