Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuesday's Still Spellbound

Inside the Episode "I think now there is no question for the vampires exactly what they are up against." Writer Alan Ball and director Daniel Minahan discuss the war brewing between the vampires and witches. Go inside Sunday's True Blood® now. If you missed it yesterday Marie has it up on her youtube channel too. Funny how Sooks drank vamp blood before, including Eric's, and she never acted so trippy.
About the next episode from the Examiner-
True Blood continues season 4 with "Run" on HBO, next Sunday, August 21, at 9PM. Last episode ended with Sookie getting shot in the middle of the vampires versus witches battle, and it was the werewolf Alcide who came to her rescue and got her out. However, Debbie was not too happy about what she saw.There's a short promo out for "Run" and it's all about what's coming next for Sookie, as she has lost a lot of blood. "Spellbound?" ended with Alcide running off with Sookie to try to save her, but will he be able to? The teaser shows Alcide running with Sookie in his arms, and he and Bill are very concerned for her future—especially since her vitals aren't what they want them to be. She barely has a pulse, and she won't drink Bill's blood. She seems to be at the very least completely unconscious, and Bill doesn't know anything else they can do. It seems like whatever happens next involves how Sookie begins to see how Bill and Eric can both fit into her world, but what will happen by the end of the episode?
"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 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."
From Earsucker, some questions about next week's show-
Without further ado, here’s what left us scratching our heads last night.
Last week they bonded over the idea of changing into a werepanther. She supported him. She saved his life with her blood and now they’re bonded. Now, they’re dreaming about each other. She dumped Hoyt and went to Jason, but will anything come of it? They’ve already kissed when he saved her life. Is there a future between Jessica and Jason? Where is she going to live? With Bill?
Speaking of Jason, will he change into a werepanther at the next cycle of the full moon? It’s still possible. Besides all of that, if he doesn’t shift into a panther, he’s got a lot of babies brewing in Hotshot. And where has Crystal been???
When Eric regains all of his memories, will Sookie still love him? Will he still love her? Will they still feel strongly for each other, only because of the blood bond that they have?
What is up with Marnie casting something on Eric, causing him to kneel before her? Was she trying to free him from the spell? Was she contemplating bringing him back from the dead? Can she?
What business did that ghost have with inhabiting Lafayette and snatching up Mikey and that evil looking doll. We get that the doll was hers, but why Mikey?
Alcide saving surely spells trouble for his relationship with Debbie. Obviously, Debbie is going to want some payback, even though Sookie wasn’t asking to be saved.
With Tommy skinwalking, no one is safe. Who’s his next victim? He’ll likely have to skinwalk as Maxine Fortenberry again in order to cash that check. Who’s next? And will Sam end up killing him because of his bad deeds?
Is Marcus going to punish Alcide for going against his wishes in meddling in the vampire/witch war?
Mania.com has a very critical review of Spellbound at the link.
Okay True Blood, you are officially forbidden from ever playing the “it was all a dream” card again. You’ve played it so many times that you’ve worn the finish off the back and we can tell when you’re holding it in your hand. Which is every freaking week.
Oh and by the way, we knew that Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) wasn’t dead. If she was, you would have killed her last week and left us in shock, rather than play it out until tonight. Turns out, Jason (Ryan Kwanten) rescues her before the sunburn gets too bad, thus ensuring that her burgeoning love triangle will continue for a while longer. Poor Jessica.  Coming to grips with her vampire nature apparently means breaking up with Hoyt (Jim Parrack) and trying to hook up with Jason… both of which end in disaster. Her thread remains a palpable high point of the season thus far: emotionally genuine while still acknowledging the unpleasant possibilities of what a vampire-human relationship might entail. She’s begun to realize that she can’t live as a normal human no matter how badly she may want to. True Blood has developed that realization beautifully, and it keeps the episode centered while other subplots fumble for traction. Read the complete article at the link.
The Fangover: "Best Friends Before Undeads"; Alexander Skarsgård Just Wants to Please the Fans; Another Season in the Works
By Michael Gluckstadt

After giving us a scare last week, Jessica is safe, but finds herself with a different problem on her hands. Hoyt rescinds her invitation to his home after she breaks up with him, and Jason—invoking the old "best friend before undead" rule—does the same. Hoyt's not the over-dependent wimp she imagines he is, and before you can say "virgin for all eternity," the Twitter trending topic "Poor Hoyt" gave way to "Damn Hoyt," as in "damn hoyt you were one nasty cold hearted bastard tonight." On the Inside the Episode video Alan Ball weighs in, calling Hoyt's words "brutal" and wondering if the damage they've done is irreparable.

With nowhere to go, Jessica does what any teenage vampire with nowhere to go might do—she writes a blog post titled, "Nowhere to Go." TV Line wants to know where you stand on the Team Hoyt/Team Jason question, and we can't help but wonder how the results will compare to the show's other vampire-human love triangle (though if you begin to include Alcide and Debbie Pelt, the geometry becomes a little more complicated).
That situation had appeared to sort itself out, though the resolution was short-lived. Eric and Sookie spend just enough time clothed to volunteer to fight with King Bill and have Eric placed under Antonia's spell and Sookie shot. But before that happens, they take a shower and a V-trip together, in which they find themselves in a wintry landscape with strategically placed fur blankets. HBO.com spoke with Alexander Skarsgård recently, and here's what he had to say about the scene:
“I loved it was so beautiful, they tried to recreate a winter landscape up in northern Sweden, and they did an amazing job. It was really special. It was a lot of fun shooting – and quite complicated with wind machines going and fake snow everywhere. It was very technical and kinda tough, but it really was very special. They spent weeks building it, and we spent a day or two shooting it. I’m excited to see it because being there on the day it looked so good. I hope fans like it.”
The shower scene is a reference to one of the most talked-about moments in the books; how did it compare? If you haven't read Dead to the World you can listen to the audio version and judge for yourself, though you may want to plug in a pair of headphones first.
Using V isn't all healing powers and magical lovemaking. There's also a dark side—which Andy Bellefleur knows of all too well. Actor Chris Bauer tells Zap2it that "Andy as a portrait of an addict is pretty accurate." If there is a plus side to Andy's V-use, it might be his coinage of the new catchphrase, "Jesus, tits and God America." Or maybe you prefer Lafayette's three-word aphorism.
In 'True Blood' news, the big story this week is that the show has been picked up for a fifth season. MTV has compiled a list of what they do and don't want to see next year (Pam's turning scene, anyone?), do you agree with their choices? What do you want to see in season five?
Loving true Blood in Dallas has a few questions for fans to guess the answers to, I did already.

True Blood finale: What major characters die and what dead characters rise from the dead ?

OK, I think with Ep 9 on the horizon - I've been thinking a lot about the season end, denouement and cliff hanger for S5 bk 5 ...
1.At Comic- Con Ball said "We lose a handful of major characters this season." Alan Ball
2. From the Ep 12 " And When I Die" description from HBO "spirits of the dead surface in Bon Temps, giving Sookie some valuable allies to combat Marnie’s newest incarnation."
So we will have some characters dying: Debbie, Tommy, Marnie, Jesus and Ginger ( remember she dies in the book) ? Who do you think and why ?
So what characters will rise from the dead to ally with Sookie ? Gran, Claudine ?? Who else ?
Also "denizens of Bon Temps brace for a new crisis with a familiar face" V addicted weres lead by the resurrected Russell Edgington ?
What do you think the finale cliff hanger will be ??
First person to post the correct answer will win a prize. 

 If you’re a fan of our True Blood recap vlog, BloodWork!, then you’re familiar with our lively theme music. But you may not know that all the original music used in the vlog was created just for the Camp by local indie music superstar Joey the Vampire.
Joey isn’t used to the limelight (unless you’re talking about the now-defunct NYC nightclub) but he has agreed to share some of his secrets: He’s a terminally single, hopelessly romantic, thirtysomething-ish pansexual playboy vampire living in Brooklyn, NY. He’s grown tired of the club scene and has instead focused on making music to amuse himself, taking inspiration from his many idols including Cerrone, Dead or Alive, RuPaul, and Vanity. Upon discovering the BloodWork! vlogs late one night he contacted the Camp and the rest is history.
Camp counselor Andy Swist was glamored to represent his talents and has gladly donated a special page to promote Joey’s music alongside Andy’s True Blood artwork. What’s available at the moment are a collection of tracks lovingly referred to as “BloodWork! the Singles”. Together they have (very) slowly started to take over the world… one bar/batmitvah at a time.
Have a listen and support Joey’s efforts by purchasing his latest release: “Get Outta My House” (Sookie’s Theme) megamix, now available on his website.

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