Saturday, July 21, 2012

In the Beginning

I'd like to dedicate this next tune to Talbot, thank you, thank you very much.
Elvis approved hair, fitting for a king of Mississippi. Are these his old V loving weres or the Shreveport crew? Screencaps via Skarsgardfans, HBO
Sunday July 22, E7, "In The Beginning" E#55
Salome reveals her true allegiances; Sookie embraces her human side; Sam sniffs out some perps; Alcide braces for a fight.  
Bill and Eric get a powerful taste of sacred blood. A revelation at Hot Wings causes Sookie to wonder what her life would be like without faerie powers. Meanwhile, Sam sniffs out several shifter shooters; Hoyt finds camaraderie in a new group of friends; Alcide prepares for the worst in his face-off with J.D.; Andy attempts to reconnect with Bud; Lafayette finds an unlikely ally searching for Jesus’ body in Mexico; Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) pays Tara a visit; Arlene takes a sentimental journey as her concerns for Terry deepen. (Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Michael Ruscio.) Playdates: July 22, 25, 26 and 28. Episode details IMDB

   Oh hai, it's me you're spirit guide making my seasonal appearance, why you act surprised?
Tara, you teach me the pole like Octomom?
GIFs from Jenpero
Who is this, the more I think on it the more suspects come to mind, I need Hercule Poirot to limit the possibilities. At this point it could even be Sophie Anne or gasp...Lilith. Look at the shape of the top lip. Roman, Russell, Franklin, Elijah, Sophie Anne, or Bill, these are the names rolling around, might as well add Godric (geez it is starting to look like him, lol) the Boston Strangler and the gunman from the grassy knoll. Update- cross Lilith off the list, PROGRESS! 

 From another actress’ tweets we find she’ll be on the show
korrinarico KorrinaRico 
Any of my #Trueblood fans out there? I just booked a role on the show and im really excited!! IMDB   
This post is on the original casting page (call is below), we haven't seen her yet so if she isnt a fae, and she doesnt look like any we've seen,  who is she? Was she on a swing at the Fairy club, lol, OR is she Lilith? She fits the casting call in lookwise. UPDATE NOT LIL! 
TRUE BLOOD, Episode #507 
Director: Michael Ruscio Writer: Brian Buckner
[LIL] Female, early to late 20s, Caucasian. She's supermodel beautiful. Strong and ethereal. No lines in the first episode. Recurring. FULL FRONTAL NUDITY REQUIRED

No lines in the first episode, maybe because she is just standing on a bridge? DUNDUNDUN! (guess along in comments)
From  Rhoswen7 -

TRUE BLOOD, Episode #507
Director: Michael Ruscio, Writer: Brian Buckner
Location: L.A. Start Date: Approx. 3/16/2012
[BLACK OPS VAMP] Late 20s to early 30s, a Black Ops Vampire, he/she is involved in a mission to capture a prisoner. CO-STAR. 
[TYRESE] A beer-drinking, pizza-loving African-American man in his late 20s, Tyrese is another member of the trashy, low-rent anti-vampire hate group. POSSIBLE RECURRING. 
REVEREND SKINNER] Male, 40s to 50s. This minister is seen on video, performing a marriage ceremony. Co-STAR. 

[SWEETIE] (DesArts, Our Merlotte cook/shifterkiller/ex stripper from "Dead as a Doornail"?) Female, Caucasian. About 30, she is a large woman who's having a noontime romance with an older married man. RECURRING.
[BRIDE-TO-BE] Female, 20s, Caucasian. A bride-to-be at a big Southern wedding, she's attending a karaoke party after the rehearsal dinner, and sings "You Light Up My Life" to her groom, until she's interrupted. CO-STAR.
[GROOM'S MOTHER] Caucasian, mid to late 40s. The mother of the groom, she also attends the karaoke party after the wedding rehearsal, and recognizes an uninvited guest. CO-STAR.
[SECURITY GUARD] This security guard in charge of protection announces an unexpected visitor, and later snaps into almost-action, awaiting orders. CO-STAR.
Added- According to casting notices, the role of the bride-to-be is being cast, so the bride isn't any of the current female characters. Also, the mother of the groom is being cast (mid to late 40s), so we know the groom isn't Sam, any of the vampires, Hoyt, Andy (he's too old to have a mother in her 40s), or Jason. The wedding looks like it will be for guest characters.
Updated 3/07 by Rhoswen7
[LIL] Female, early to late 20s, Caucasian. She's supermodel beautiful. Strong and ethereal. No lines in the first episode. Recurring. FULL FRONTAL NUDITY REQUIRED 
Disco Inferno!
Sibling Rivalry.
In the last 4 episodes, Save Yourself, Song of the Dead Faerie, Gone, Gone, Gone, In the Beginning,  we have an Authority Guard Captain, also called Black Ops Vamp- wtf does that mean?  The actress is Charlotta Mohlin, IMDB

HighlightHollywood has a preview report up, 
Sookie is devastated yet again, but she’ll find out next week that her power of light is finite. Or at least, that’s what the fairies all want her to believe. Is this a new way for Queen Maab to harvest human/fairy hybrids? Her last epic decision to do so, backfired against her, as Sookie broke free of her fairy godmother Claudine, but on Sunday, meet Claudette. Sookie and Jason are in dire need of help, especially when they find out Russell is on the loose again. It was a welcomed event however, because Russell, played by stage actor Dennis O’Hare is perhaps one of the most amusing and yet lethal vampires we’ve ever met.
HollywoodLife's Andy Swift has a Michael McMillian interview, more at the link-
When you first came back for the fourth season finale as a vampire, did you also know then about Steve’s feelings for Jason?
The finale had been written by Raelle Tucker, and I think she had in the stage directions that Jason opens the door, Steve is standing there, and he’s “hungry for some Stackhouse.” [Laughs.]  And then, of course, came the big speech on the premiere. I loved that.
Bryan Buckner wrote that, and he did such a fantastic job. All of season two, Steve was talking about Armaggedon and vampires, so it was nice to have a scene where he just sat and kind of spilled his guts and revealed who he really was underneath. I loved being able to explore a deeper level of the character.

‘Fun’ is definitely an appropriate word. Tumblr especially seems to love Steve Newlin. Have you seen all the gifs of you dancing?
[Laughs] There have been some followers on Twitter who have posted those and I’ve seen them. I didn’t imagine any of that happening. There might be more gif opportunities in the second half of the season.
What about his lust for Jason? Will there be more of that, too?
There will be more Jason and Steve in the second half of the season. And I think where the story goes is going to be really surprising. I can also say that Steve’s love life plays a prominent part of the season throughout.

There’s another big mystery surrounding Steve this season, which is who actually made him. Is that going to be addressed anytime soon?
I’ve been really on the fence as to how I should answer this question. I’m a big believer in not spoiling anything, but on the other hand, it’s a question I’ve been getting a lot. I think viewers need to not hold their breath. This season really becomes about different stuff, so fans might need to wait a while until that’s revealed. … I’ve been told who it is, but it might be a while before viewers find out.
There are a ton of theories out there.
Oh, I know. Fans always tweet me about it — I’ve seen everyone from Russell to Pam. It’s crazy.
Steve seems pretty willing to serve the Authority — or what’s left of it — but does he have ulterior motives, as well?
Steve is really happy, at this point, to not have the burden of leading. … He’s always loved power, but I think now he’s just a young, horny vampire who’s excited to be part of the club. He’s OK with taking orders right now, but he’s a survivalist. … Where his real allegiance lies is still a bit of a mystery.

Wall Street Journal interview with McMillz, in it's entirety at the link-
The Wall Street Journal: You’re back onscreen in this week’s episode.
Michael McMillian: After the events of the last episode, things have sort of imploded at the Authority. Steve will be back as an emergency meeting is called. Everyone who works with the Authority is brought in.
Is Roman really dead?
He’s got a stake through his heart. I don’t know I if should confirm if it’s a big tease. Roman being dead could be the worst thing that could happen to the vampire community, because he was the drive behind mainstreaming. If Roman’s gone, there’s a huge void. The people who are closest to filling that void aren’t necessarily the top picks.
There’s another traitor in their midst. People are talking about Salome.
If I were a betting man my money would be on Salome. Someone’s helping out Nora. Somebody dismantled Russell’s stake.
Steve Newlin is charming everyone this season as a spokesperson for the Authority. How did you approach his character this time around?
The question of whether Steve would be a self-loathing vampire was at the forefront of my mind. If he were to come back as a vampire, it would be more interesting to play him as an empowered one. I’m glad the show is going that way. Steve has always been attracted to power and is a complete narcissist. As much as his personal life is falling apart, I think he’s really good at his job. He’s really good at getting people to listen and follow.
Some have theorized that Nan is Steve’s maker. Any comment?
It’s a good theory, but I would suggest that it would be more interesting if the maker was somebody still with us.
It’s hard enough coming out as a vampire for Steve. Coming out as gay would be even harder. He’s more afraid of that than being a vampire, ironically. He obviously has a massive support system as a vampire; vampires are very liberal at the end of the day. It’s a really good glimpse because he does have a public persona and a private one and they are very different people. I don’t know if the show is making a broad statement about life in public but juggling a personal and private face is very difficult. It’s no accident that he’s a figure that’s full of hypocrisy.
I don’t know if Steve really knew he was gay until he was turned. Becoming a supernatural creature unlocked things for him. A lot of that stuff that was repressed came pouring out. He was attracted to Jason and I think he just felt that Jason was the greatest thing ever. That’s a brand new feeling for him. I don’t think he equated it to love or to attraction. He was probably too scared to go down that road. He was a married man. His love for Jason will be in the forefront of his story line in the entire season.
How’s work going on your graphic novels and comic books?
My graphic novel “Lucid” was sold to Warner Brothers to be developed into a franchise. And I’m working on “True Blood” comic books. That’s been a really fun process. I’m co-writing them with Ann Nocenti. It’s been a nice placeholder until the day they, God willing, allow me to write an episode. I’m not pursuing it actively but it’d be awesome.
How much longer do you think “True Blood” will be around?
I have been shocked to see where the season goes. I think what the writers are doing is a big game changer. They’re setting up for the final act of the series — whether it’s one more season, or two more seasons or three more seasons..i think after viewers finish this year we’ll be heading in a bold new direction. I’m signed on for four more seasons.
What can you tell us about the rest of the season?
The second half of the season is really fun. The first half was meant to mislead intentionally.

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