HBO posted the preview for True Blood’s premiere episode titled Turn, Turn, Turn. The fifth season will premiere on Sunday June 10, 2012. This is an action packed episode and I can’t wait to see it again! working on screencaps!
Your mind is made up,
nothing will keep you away
from meeting the sun
via Going Away
XTC – what Eric and Sookie feel when they make love
– Mmm. It’s snowing. Why is there a bed?
– Can we make love in it?
– Like maybe never stop.
– Why would we ever want to?
via X is for…
Most of the characters in True Blood can become a bad-ass if the situation is right. Every single character will fight viciously when threatened, but there exists one group who can kick anyone else into the middle of next week. The Britlingen Collective. In the books, Sookie met them during the the Vampire Summit in Rhodes when she sees two strangely-dressed women. They are wearing black clothing resembling body armor and their demeanor is all business. Sookie discovers that not only are these woman not human, they’re not from any place around here. People who use the collective need bodyguards whose sole aim is to do whatever it is their boss of the moment needs, no questions asked. The Britlingens clients pay handsomely because the soldiers don’t stop until the job is completed. Their sole rule? “What is the law?’ “The client’s word.” They must be summoned by a witch from their dimension and when they arrive, it’s up to the witch to negotiate their contract with their guild and then send them home when their contract is up. They do not leave until it is completed to the letter. Needless to say, they are extremely well paid. I’d love to meet one of these women. In my mind they’re dressed a good deal like Kate Beckinsale in the “Underworld” movies.
They are lethal weapons whose mercenary ways make them impossible to corrupt. Personally, I think Bill and Eric would each pay half and hire one to protect Sookie. Think how many hospital visits Sookie would miss by having someone there who could fight any supernatual person and kill them without mercy or regret. On second thought, Sookie would hate having someone protecting her all the time. She does love to take care of herself, but maybe the idea of having one she could call on when she needed one would make her accept having one around. They would make an interesting addition to the show, and their basic existence would give the show an extra layer, to the point we could see their homeland, much like we got to take a look at Fae.
For today’s (Day 27) fangalicious Fang-A-Thon post, I’m going to share with you some MORE True Blood Season 5 spoilers! I bet you’re getting sick and tired of them by now…but during this time of year, with True Blood only 4 days away – this is “Christmas in June” when it comes to spoilers. This is just one of our little “gifts”.
E! Online shared an interesting spoiler which is very close to our Eric & Sookie lovin’ hearts…the fate of Sookie and the men in her life!
WARNING: If you don’t want to know – don’t read below!
This is what they revealed in E! Online’s Spoiler Chat!
It’s almost time, fangbangers! True Blood‘s new season finally premieres this Sunday!
But before you settle in to catch up with the folks in Bon Temps, you should know we bugged the entire cast about the burning questions on our minds since season four. Who dug up Russell Edgington? What’s the status of the Eric-Sookie-Bill love triangle? If you’re curious to hear what Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgård and the rest said, then sink your teeth into some True Blood scoop:
Before we get into the love triangle situation, let’s eliminate a couple of people from the Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare) mystery.
“It definitely wasn’t Eric,” Skarsgård tells us. “Eric would never do that.” OK, one down. Only about 18 suspects to go, plus countless other new characters who might have done it. What about the werewolves?
“It wasn’t Alcide. I’ll tell you that much,” Joe Manganiello insists. OK, two down. Back to the vamps.
“I can’t tell you who dug up Russell Edgington because it’s a very major plot point,” Stephen Moyer laughs. Hmmm, interesting response, Vampire Bill. We’ll let that vague answer slide…for now. Moving on to that Bill-Sookie-Eric love brouhaha, Moyer reveals how the situation is going to play out in season five.
“I think he’s got other things on his mind. There’s just not time to worry about that relationship,” he tells us. “When we left Bill and Eric last time, Sookie had just told them she was going in a different direction for a while. And then something major happens to them and they are completely caught up with dealing with that.”
Meanwhile, Manganiello says that Alcide is not exactly still smitten with the lovely Sookie. “You’re going to see him pick up where he left off last season, which was pissed, and you’re really going to see his transformation this season into the big bad wolf,” he teases. “This is the season I’ve been waiting for since I’ve been on the show.”
Okay…so it’s not Eric or Alcide who released Russell. Bill is sounding a little bit suspicious though. But I don’t think he would let him out, when Russell knew he helped Eric bury him to begin with. No, my money is either on Steve Newlin or somebody else. Someone who we don’t know about yet. One of his werewolf followers perhaps?
From the sounds of it, Sooicide might be short-lived too. Whew, what a relief! It’s not very surprising, since Sookie has that big, fat ole secret involving Debbie’s death hanging between them. I wonder how and when the big, bad wolf finds out? I’m pretty sure it won’t be from Sookie herself. It will be some time later in the season too.
We already know about the bad bromance between Eric and Bill, and how they’ll be involved with The Authority. I’m beginning to look forward to this, because you KNOW there are going to be a lot of insults thrown each other’s way, and those are always good for a few laughs…especially if Eric gets the last insult in.
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Some feelings survive being brought into the light as they can stand being put to the test. When Sookie dreams about Bill, he quickly burst into flames as her feelings for him are fabricated and false due to his blood in her veins. Eric, on the other hand, walks up to her door, knocks and stands there in broad daylight. He doesn’t burst into flames or disappear, just as he in reality always stands by Sookie. Her feelings for Eric are true and not even another dose of Bill’s blood has changed that.
via Those Burning Feelings
If you’ve been paying attention to the True Blood teasers and trailers being released for Season 5 you may have noticed there are some new vampires coming to town. These vampires are members of the Authority, well, except for the newly Turned Steve Newlin, not sure what’s up with that. In many ways the Authority represents the connection of vampire society to our past, not as individuals, but as a society and a race.
That inspired me to do a little digging on my own and what I discovered was this video about True Blood vampires which first came to light between Seasons 2 and 3.
The basics haven’t changed…much. TruBlood still allows vampires to survive without feeding off humans, if you want to call that survival. I’m not quite sure I’m down with Russell’s gorging on humans concept expressed for Season 5 but I can and do agree that I like feeding on Lunch much more than anything that comes in a bottle. Methods for making and killing vampires are also pretty much the same. To Turn someone you drain them to the point of death then let them drink your blood. Maker and Progeny are then buried in the earth for the days and on the third night the newly turned vampire rises. Killing a vampire is much simpler. You can stake them, cut off their head, drain them or burn them. Season 3 added shot with wooden bullets to that list.
Presuming a vampire survives their Turning and manages to avoid the short list of things that will kill them, they will increase with power over time. Put bluntly, Eric is more powerful than Bill no matter who is wearing the crown -smirks- A point that might be worth remembering in Season 5 is that Jessica will be more powerful than the aforementioned Newlin. One aspect that hasn’t really been dealt with is the fact that as vampires age new powers come into play. Makes you wonder what tricks Russell is hiding, doesn’t it?
A vampire’s ability to glamour hasn’t played a big role in True Blood since it got a workout in Season 1. That Season Bill glamoured a cop and I glamoured Ginger…for the umpteenth time. Poor girl gets it again between Season 3 and 4 after the demise of the Magister. Does anyone else wonder just how much mind she has left? And in Season 5 it looks like our newest vampire uses it on Jason….
The Maker-Childe relationship remains intense, though, as we’ve seen there are many ways to define intense. I think Season 5 will continue to prove that point for me, so I’m not going to expand on it further here.
It’s interesting that two seasons ago the power struggles between kings and queens only merited a brief mention in the video. One might be forgiven for thinking vampires were more concerned with blending in with human society and their own personal emotional baggage than anything else. That, I think is the biggest change I see in the vampires of True Blood heading into Season 5. We are political animals…in every sense of the words.