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Jessica realizes she has never included Bill in any of her blogs and she rectifies it by recording Bill on what is hopefully, not his deathbed. As she wonders if this is how she wants to remember Bill, he wakes up and gives Jessica some sage advice. Once again, Bill thinks of others while suffering quietly.
This is some serious shit, people! Bill won’t take the cure for Hep V and there’s only 2 episodes left. Our anxiety levels are amped to the extreme!
Spoiler TV’s Romain Ossust had the privilege of getting a sneak peak at tomorrow night’s True Blood episode, Almost Home. He provides an early review that should make a lot of Bill and Sookie fans excited to watch. As always, read no further if you don’t want to know …
Hello Trubies, we all know that our favorite show is coming to an end, with only three episodes left, starting tomorrow with “Almost Home”.
The first part of the final season has been really amazing, True Blood has proved it’s still a great show. The first 5 episodes were so good, full of action, twists and character developments. I really loved that every characters (oh god knows how many they are on this show) were involved and shared about the same amount of screen time. It was the end of the world in Bon Temps.
Since Bill has been infected, the show has taken a new road. His sickness has become a major part of the show now. Sookie feels responsible for his condition, sure she is the one who contaminated him and her fairy blood is accelerating the sickness. Bill’s possible death has pushed Sookie back into his arms (finally !). And Sookie’s guilt has pushed her to find a cure for Bill… not knowing the cure is already out there, and it’s Sarah. Eric and Pam are already looking for her, with the help of the Yakuzas.
Meanwhile in Bon Temps, for the regular people, things are starting to get back to normal, way calmer than in the first part of the season. No more infected crazy vampires attacking, kidnapping and killing humans or other vampires (Tara !). Bon Temps has found back its peace. Now, it really feels like the writers are concluding the stories of each characters and it’s pleasant. True Blood is such a great show thanks to its characters, all of them, from Maxine to Sookie. The characters always mattered more than the magic or anything else on the show, so it’s a really a nice sent off for the fans.
I had the privilege to watch “Almost Home”, and it’s really a wonderful episode, resolving some minor storylines and starting to establish new ones for the final episodes. Here’s a list of what you can expect from it :
• Lots of Bill and Sookie talking. He is sick, it’s her fault but they used to be everything for each other, so they will spend some time speaking about their relationship and their feelings. It will be more interesting than we could imagine.
• Some digging ! Remember last week Lafayette and Lettie Mae were digging up in a yard, and it was super weird. In “Almost Home”, we will finally understand why they’re doing that. And no, they are not digging graves. They’re looking for something.
• Sookie will get a visit from a familiar face, bringing some good news. At last, she really needs it during this awful time. And also last week, Sookie questioned the advantages of being a fairy, well I think she would find at least two good ones in this episode.
• Hoyt will make a surprising revelation about his future. Maybe it’s because his mother just died but I really didn’t expected that from him. Of course, Bridget will be the most surprised.
• Bill will have a terrible vision/dream about Sookie. It’s quite scary actually.
• Violet’s plan to get her revenge on Jessica and Jason will come to play and it will be perfect. It will be pure Violet, so expect craziness. She is a cruel and cold psychopath, but she is fun and also touching in a way. I’m a big fan of her, and her plan is marvelous. I can’t say more about it but it sure is deadly.
• Someone unexpected will drink some vampire blood.
• Queen Sophie-Anne will be mentioned (it’s been such a long time !) and what she had planned for Sookie will be finally revealed !
• Eric, Pam and the Yakuzas are getting closer to Sarah, but the bitch always seems to find a way to run and a place to hide… However, this mouse and cat game can’t last forever. And actually, the real deal is what Eric really wants to do with Sarah and what the Yakuza really wants to do with her as well… If they get her of course.
• Tara will be back ! I really missed her this season. I don’t think I’ll get over her death. Anyways, for once she’ll have more than one scene.
Finally, here’s a list a quotes from the episode, guess which characters will say them, and to who :
- “I’ll be damned”
- “Worship me for the divine creature that I am”
- “You go on living, promise me ?”
- “I’m gonna die”
- “No more promises, no more apologizes, let’s just hug”
- “I actually feel our relationship is the least complicated in my life”
- “You’re a very brave girl. Brave and stupid”
- “You’ll be in my thoughts”
- “Sookie Stackhouse, you are a miracle. I knew it the first time I laid eyes on you”
- “If you kill her, I’ll pull the trigger”
TV Guide interviewed several celebrities, including the True Blood cast, on their yacht during Comic Con. This cute interview allows the participants to answer what is part of their Comic Con survival kit. Given that this was Carrie Preston’s first Comic Con, she apparently didn’t get the memo! The True Blood cast appears at approximately the 1:59, 4:17, & 4:39 marks.
After tearful Jessica and Sookie met Bill as he entered his house last week, we see them now in his living room. Jessica is sitting with Bill on one sofa, Sookie is seated across from them. The silence is weighty with their heavy hearts. Jessica holds Bill’s hand, as she looks anxiously at the blue-black veins on his arms. A phone rings in Bill’s office. Jessica says it’s hers, but she can’t answer it. Bill gets up. Sookie says she’ll get it, and Bill replies, “I’m not dead yet.” A touch of gallows humor, certainly, made to lift the unbearable tension of worry. Bill hears Andy’s voice on the other end say, “Vampire Bill? It’s Andy. Jessica around?” A small smile crosses Bill’s lips. Andy is asking for Jessica. What a welcome surprise for Bill! Later, Bill is sitting behind his desk. Jessica and Sookie are with him. Again, there is a weighty silence. Suddenly, Jessica notices the hallmark dark blue veins creeping up the side of Bill’s neck. “Bill!” Bill feels the area with his hand, wincing slightly as he does. Sookie is beside herself. “This isn’t happening!” Bill says quietly, “Yes, Sookie, it is.” Sookie suggests an experimental treatment mentioned in Bill’s book, which he tells her is years away. Sookie is disbelieving. “There’s got to be something to slow this thing down!” Bill looks at her, as he tries to convince her of the reality. “Sookie, there is no cure.” She answers with accustomed stubbornness. “I refuse to accept that.” Bill’s face says it all. He loves her determination and courage in the face of hopelessness.
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The August 11-24 Edition of TV Guide has a new interview with Brian Buckner that definitely whets the appetite to find out what comes next for our beloved Bill Compton. After seven years on the roller coaster experience of being a True Blood fan, when Brian Buckner tells you to “hang on,” the next question should probably be, “how tight?!” And one can only wonder what decisions Bill will make that “completes his journey.”
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HBO released some stills from the next episode of True Blood, titled Almost Home. We can’t help but wonder what is going on in this upcoming scene between Bill and Sookie …
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Awesome idea, eh? @domcole72 had a recent photo of Steve taken at Comic Con made into a cell phone skin by using one of the many available sites on the web for this exact purpose. She was kind enough to tweet us this photo, which made us all kinds of happy knowing Steve fans are being so creative.
One site that’s easy to use is DecalGirl, but there’s plenty of others to pick from. If you need help finding the perfect photo for your phone or you have something you’ve created and want to share on Simply Moyer with other fans in Stevedom, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HBO’s The Buzz released a video from Comic Con with all our favourite True Blood actors. There’s some great scenes with Steve, but of even more interest (I know, hard to believe) there’s a small spoiler clip included that’s easy to miss … Sookie wearing Bill’s robe while standing on his porch talking to Eric. Hmmm … what’s going on?
A short synopsis has been revealed for episode 7.09: Love is to Die. Written by show runner Brian Buckner and directed by Howard Deutch, this episode airs August 17th and is the penultimate for the season. The end is getting close, fans!
Sookie (Anna Paquin) retreats in confusion. Sam (Sam Trammell) makes a choice. Jason (Ryan Kwanten) exercises uncharacteristic restraint, while Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) faces a dilemma after being caught in a lie.
Craig Chester, the writer of True Blood’s episode 7.07: May Be the Last Time, took EW behind the scenes of Bill and Sookie’s reunion. He discusses the couples reconnection, the similarities with their first time together and why Sookie was able to let go of her resentments against Bill.
What can we expect for Bill and Sookie in the future? Read on and when you’re ready to discuss what you’ve read, come on over to Simply Moyer’s forum … we’re waiting for you.
EW: Fans are going to be talking about Sookie and Bill having sex. She finally seems to accept that he’s dying and realizes she wants to stay with him until the end. That was obviously written to be very reminiscent of their first time together in season 1.
CRAIG CHESTER: A lot of discussion went into that scene, which I think some people have been waiting for for a very long time and others have maybe not. [Laughs] We did shoot, shot-for-shot, Sookie running to Bill’s house in a white dress, so it is literally a callback to episode six of season 1. But one of the things that we talked about is that these are two very different people now that are reconnecting, who obviously have this deep love for each other. It’s loaded with this history between them. That was something that Anna [Paquin] and Stephen [Moyer] beautifully conveyed, having played these characters for so long and knowing exactly where they’re at as they rekindle their feelings for each other.
EW: When this season started, I remember thinking there was no way the show could get me to like Bill again and to root for him and Sookie. But it happened. Was that response something the writers worried about coming into this year?
Craig Chester: We had a lot of discussions in the writers’ room about first love, and what it means to have a connection with someone that’s maybe not ideal in every way. I think a lot of people can relate to having that kind of intense connection with one other person that has its ups and downs. I think the fact that Bill is dying is the thing that allows Sookie to let go of whatever resentments that she might have had or accumulated over the years. When someone’s dying, it’s like all of the stuff that happened between you goes out the window. Everything suddenly becomes very real and very urgent. And I think that Bill is actually genuinely sorry for what he’s done to her. That transformation in him—I’m glad you said it feels organic—feels like the right thing for him.
In a way, it’s like his character hit bottom coming into this season. One of the reasons we’ve had all these flashbacks to his human life is that he’s reflecting on what that means: Who was he before he was turned into a vampire against his will and set off on this course in his undeath? He lost his family, he lost everything that he knew and loved. His feelings for Sookie, I think, are really real. I don’t think he intended for them to be real, but he did fall in love with her. When we were shooting episode 5 this season, which I also wrote, there was a scene on the porch where Anna and Stephen have a goodnight hug. I remember watching them shoot that scene and talking to Howie Deutch, who directed that episode, and going, “There is something undeniable about these actors’ chemistry.” It is one of the reasons why this show took off. And then they got married in real life, so it’s real. So it makes sense that of course, this was going to, in a very full circle way, go back to how it all began, which is this remarkable dynamic between these two characters and these two actors.
EW: We still have three episodes left of the series. Do Bill and Sookie get time to enjoy this?
Craig Chester: I think a lot of fans will watch the end of this episode and have expectations of where it’s going. There are a lot of people who want Bill and Sookie to wind up together, and there are people who don’t. I think the answer to your question is it’s very complex. One of the things we’re not shying away from is the complexity of that relationship. That’s all I’m gonna say.
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No matter how much we’ve dreamt of it, we never thought we would see Bill and Sookie together again. But it’s happening, so let’s hope they share some conversation this time that was lacking back in the missing two weeks of season two. Enjoy the preview, as we’re now in serious countdown mode.
This could possibly be the best interview to come out of Comic Con. Rotten Tomatoes released their video containing their conversations with seven of the True Blood Actors. Stephen Moyer comes in at the 10:23 mark and is immediately followed by Anna. You want to make sure you take the time and listen to Anna’s part too, as it includes talk about Steve and the twins.
Highlights of Steve’s interview with Rotten Tomatoes include:
- How is it decided who’s going to direct what True Blood episode?
- What is Steve’s greatest strength as a director?
- What’s on Steve’s project list?
- What do Steve and Anna enjoy doing on vacation?
We left Bill in episode 4 staring into the mirror at the dark blue veins of HepV on the center of his chest. He’s now sitting on the bench at the foot of his bed. Still clad only in his towel (and that’s a lovely sight!). His face is a study in concentration and concern. Suddenly he gets up and goes to his laptop, where he finds Madeline Kapnek, Attorney at Law. He calls the number, asking to make an appointment. Just as he starts to speak, Jessica comes in downstairs, returning from the party. She starts up the stairs, and hears Bill saying, “I’m HepV positive and it’s very important that I get my affairs in order … my estate and my will.” Jessica stops. Her mouth is open, her eyes wide … stunned. Bill continues, “Yes, I see, I see. So you’re sayin’ that my only recourse is to come in and wait. Yes, all right, I’m on my way.” Jessica, paralyzed with shock, is sitting on the settee next to the stairs. Bill vamp-speeds down the stairs and into his office. He’s dressed too. Wow, he’s fast! Bill is rifling through his desk drawer when Jessica comes in. Bill looks up, “Jess, hi. Did you have a good time at the party?” Jessica tells Bill that she and James had a fight. Bill is obviously distracted. He tells her he’s sorry, and then leaves quickly, his briefcase under his arm.
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