E! – Jessica in Tenn.: Are we going to see something happen with Arlene’s baby situation before the end of the season on True Blood?
As a matter of fact, Mrs. Carrie Preston assures us we will…well, kinda. “Arlene is still very conflicted. But there’s going to be a resolution to the conflict,” she says, “But it’s also going to be open-ended.” Either she’s speaking in tongues or my Emmy (lack of sleep and too much ginger ale) hangover is worse than I thought. Does that make any sense to anyone? Carrie’s equally wonderful hubby Michael Emerson weighed in on the baby drama, saying, “I mean, we have to see the baby,” to which she responded, “If there is a baby…” Now I’m really stumped. She’s not pulling a Terri Schuester is she? Or preggo with some sort of supernatural somethin’? The mind boggles.
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E! – Jessica in Tenn.: Are we going to see something happen with Arlene’s baby situation before the end of the season on True Blood?
“I heard Cruce hated the king, wanted his concubine, and cursed the Silvers to keep the king away from her, that he planned to take the king’s woman, and all the worlds inside the Silvers for himself,” I said.
V’lane shook his head, golden hair shimmering in the sun. “It was not so simple. Things rarely are. To use a human word, Cruce loved the king, first and above all. The creator of the Unseelie is a being of unbearable perfection. If he is indeed Fae, he is from the most ancient, most pure line that ever existed. Some say he is The Father of All. Some say he had outlived hundreds of queens before the time of the queen he slew. Many of the forms he can take are beyond even Fae ability to absorb. He has been described as having enormous black wings that can enfold the entire Unseelie Court.”
I shivered. I’d seen the hint of those wings in the White Mansion. I’d felt the concubine’s awareness of them, had empathically shared her fascination with their feathery touch on her naked skin. “I thought the queen was the most powerful of your race.”
“The queen is heir to the magic of our people. It is a different thing. That magic has never accepted a male of The True Race, although…”
He gave me a sideways look from beneath his lids. “I tell you too many things.” He sighed. “And enjoy it too much. It has been a long time since I knew another worthy of confidences. There is an ancient myth that should all the contenders for the matriarchal throne be no more, the magic would likely gravitate toward the most dominant male of our race. Some say our rulers are your Janus head, your yin and yang: the king is the strength of our people, the queen is wisdom. Strength draws from brute force, wisdom draws from true power. In harmony, the king and queen lead a united court. Opposed, we war. We have been opposed since the day the king killed the queen.”
“But other queens came along. Couldn’t the king make peace?”
“He did not try. Again, he abandoned his children. Upon finding his concubine dead,
through his act of atonement, he did what he had sworn never to do. By pouring all his dark knowledge into the pages of an ensorcelled tome, he inadvertently created his most powerful “child” yet. Then he vanished. It is rumored among Seelie and Unseelie alike that he has been trying to—as you humans would say about a lame horse—put it down ever since. The Hunter you saw the other night was allegedly the kings’ own for hundreds of thousands of years. It carried him from world to world, hunting his nemesis. The king, like any Fae, loves nothing so much as his own existence. As long as the Book is free, he knows no peace. I suspect if his Hunter is here in your city, the king is, too.”
I gasped. “In Dublin?”
“In human form?”
“Who could say? There is no predicting one such as he.”
E! – I know what’s going to happen in the season finale of True Blood.
Not only that, but I got Alexander Skarsgård and Sam Trammell super drunk on kiwi lime wine coolers and they talked about next season. Ok, I didn’t get them drunk, but at last night’s awesome-sauce HBO Emmy party (always the best!), they definitely did spill on what’s ahead on True Blood.And so did the rest of the cast… “There’s going to be a lot of blood. And a lot of sex. And a lot of people are going to die,” werewolf Joe Manganiello tells me about the season finale.
Wow!That’s…not brand new information at all. That’s just business as usual! Perhaps Nelsan Ellis can drop some new knowledge?
“I am happy with the way [the finale] sets up for next season. I think [the fans] will be pleased at what they find out about Lafayette. There is something to be found out in the finale about LaLa,” he says mysteriously. Shape shifter Marshall Allman (Sam’s little brother) is also bursting with giddiness over the season finale. “[It's] very shocking on every front. I think they did an excellent job of the cliffhanger this year for my character, for Anna’s character, and for Alex’s character, too,” he reveals to me.
Alexander is just hoping he’ll survive the finale, and Sam promises that someone is in “big trouble.” And not in a “we found pot in the backseat of your car” kind of way. Check out the videos below and get the goods on the season-ender of True Blood.
Plus, someone gives me this little gem: “She can’t stay with Bill forever.”
Just in case you missed it, here’s a video of the trio presenting at the Emmy’s last night …
And also here’s a quick interview between TV Guide’s Tanika Ray and Alex, from the Red Carpet …
Unfortunately for the most of us, we were forced to choose between The Emmy’s and tonight’s second to last episode of True Blood’s third season.
If you chose the Emmy’s, than you missed a great episode that sets us up for the season finale.
There was an awardesque component to the episode, they actually aired the following video prior to the episode and it honored all those that have passed over the past three seasons…
Now for the episode…
First up, Bill continued his rescuing ways by showing up at Fangtasia and after a little tussle with Pam and the help of the pissed off Yvetta (who knew she was a cardiologist) he successfully rescued Sookie.
Don’t get your hopes up too much. This is True blood, of course.
On the way out of town, Sookie and Bill have a frank discussion. Surprisingly, Bill actually asked Sookie about why she went to Fangtasia and she told him that she needed a question answered. She further explains to Bill that her feelings are because of the blood, but also that there was more to Eric and if he saw him on the roof before Godric took his life he would understand. Then they discussed what a normal life would be like and that would encompass no Eric, Sookie having a job as a real estate agent, Bill as a 3rd grade teacher, etc…
Earlier on, Eric actually confronts Russell and tells him why he killed Talbot. Russell thinks it is comical that Eric killed the love of his live over his Mom and Dad and he tells him that he will destroy him. Then Eric offers him the ability to walk in the daylight and if it does not happen… Russell can kill him. That’s when Pam calls and tells him that Sookie and Bill escaped and Yvetta took all of their money. So, Eric and Russell fly out towards Bon Temps and stop Sookie and Bill.
We’ll continue their story in a bit.
Lafayette and Jesus are in post v-bliss and Lafayette senses that something is just not right about Jesus after he talks about the glories of V. Yet, it’s the visions that he suffers afterward that truly freak him out. Talking voodoo dolls would freak anyone out?
Sam shows up at Merlotte’s pissed drunk and takes out all of his frustrations on Arlene, Holly, Terry and his little brother, Tommy. Poor Tommy tries to make amends, but Sam is not having it.
Tara, who just mourned the loss of Eggs all over again after finding out the truth about his death and then confronting Andy about it, decides to not leave Merlotte’s and she and Sam reconnect and have another sad hook-up.
The best part of the Sam storyline was that Sam realizes that people just consider him a goody guy and walk all over him because of that.
The unfortunate thing for Sam is that while he is hooking-up with Tara, his little brother is robbing him blind. There is something else going on with Tommy… I do not think he has been schooled in anything but in the art of fighting.
After Arlene leaves Merlotte’s with Holly, they go to the forest and perform a wiccan ritual that hopefully allows Arlene to lose the baby. When she wakes up, she is covered in blood, but she finds out at the hospital that she is still pregnant.
This has to be the best Arlene storyline in True Blood’s history.
Jessica and the fully healed Hoyt end up back at Bill’s and Jessica confesses that she murdered a trucker and that she needs human blood to survive. Hoyt, at first is taken aback, but then he unzips his sweatshirt and lets her take a bite. If you want to read Jessica’s thoughts on the whole Hoyt issues, click here.
Summer, who was just dumped by Hoyt, runs to Hoyt’s mom and Maxine reassures her that she will get her “Bear” back.
Jason tries to come to terms with the knowledge that Crystal is a werepanther and that she has to marry her half-brother and you can tell it’s a hard pill for him to swallow because he goes off to find Sookie. While he is looking for Sookie, he comes across Hitch and his fellow footballers practicing at the field. The thing about Hitch is that he has too much power in his arm and then it dawns on Jason that Kitch is on V. Jason confronts Kitch, but to no avail because Hitch thinks he is invincible. Jason then returns to Crystal and tells her that he still loves her. Crystal is happy about this and then tells him that he needs to help stop the DEA raid on hotshot.
Back to Eric, Sookie, Russell and Bill. So, Eric and Russell drive Bill and Sookie back to Fangtasia. While they are walking to the club, Eric tells Bill to punch him and they fight until Russell and Sookie are safely in the club. When Bill and Eric are alone, Eric explains to Bill that he has a plan.
Reminds me of the A-Team…
We end up back in Fangtasia and they have a discussion about Sookie and Bill tells her blood is indeed the elixir needed to allow vampires to walk in the daylight. This pisses her off and she basically states that she hates all vampires. Then Eric walks over to Sookie and caresses her face while Russell grabs her arm and takes a bite… Eric follows suit, but he caresses her head as they drain her. We then see Eric outside in the daylight and he looks okay and he looks up at the camera and waves to Pam and Russell. Then he turns around and you can see the wisps of smoke emanating from his collar. But, he tries to keep cool so his plan can work. Russell comes out and he handcuffs him and we fade to black.
Will Eric survive?
Will Sookie survive?
We’ll find out during the season finale that airs on September 12th.
Now, my favorite moment of the night was the moment between Pam and Eric.
This was the first season where we got to see, not only new facets to Eric’s character, but we got to see so much more of Pam. She and Eric have a special bond that is not just that of a sire and progeny. I hope we get to see more of their back story next season… if Eric survives. Wait, this is True Blood, there’s always flashbacks.
So, what did you think of the episode and what was your favorite moment?
The following is the promo and synopsis of the finale. Please avoid if you HATE spoilers.
The synopses of the finale is as follows:
Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) grapples with his conscience while plotting his perfect revenge against Russell (Denis O’Hare). Fed up with being “vampire crack,” Sookie (Anna Paquin) considers a new life without Bill (Stephen Moyer) – or any other vampire. Tara (Rutina Wesley) discovers some surprising news about Sam (Sam Trammell), whose rage resurfaces upon learning of Tommy’s (Marshall Allan) latest transgression. Jason (Ryan Kwanten) finds a new calling after warning Crystal’s (Lindsay Pulsipher) family about an impending drug raid. Plagued by visions, Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) turns to Jesus (Kevin Alejandro) for help, and learns his boyfriend has more to offer than companionship. Hoyt (Jim Parrack) hopes for a future with Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll), spurning Maxine’s (Dale Raoul) pleas to wed Summer (Melissa Rauch).
Now, for those of you who have missed Alcide, here’s a little video of Joe Manganiello talking about his character:
… not True Blood. That’s right, True blood once again lost out to Mad Men.
What’s interesting is the amount of people who wished that other shows won. Julie Benz from season 4 of Dexter stated that Dexter was robbed. E!’s Kristin Dos Santos thought LOST lost out. EW’s Dalton Ross thought Breaking Bad deserved the nod and it goes on and on…
Did you think Mad Men deserves their 3rd consecutive win?
Did you think True Blood was robbed?
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Ep 2 – “Brave New World”
THE CARNIVAL FROM HELL — When a confused and desperate Caroline (Candice Accola) leaves the hospital and joins her friends at the Mystic Falls Carnival, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) wants to take immediate action, but Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) come to Caroline’s defense. Matt (Zach Roerig) is completely mystified by Caroline’s behavior, but still tries to tell her about his feelings for her.. Damon has suspicions about Tyler’s Uncle Mason (guest star Taylor Kinney..) and uses Tyler’s (Michael Trevino) volatile personality in an attempt to get Mason to reveal his secret. Upset with everything going on around her, Bonnie (Katerina Graham) takes her anger out on Damon.