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August 25th, 2014

Behind the Scenes Photos from True Blood’s Filming

We’re still having a very difficult time processing last night’s True Blood finale, as we’re sure all y’all are as well. Seeing these behind-the-scenes photos from the filming of Hoyt and Jessica’s wedding posted by Lauren Bowles on her twitter account are easing our pain … slightly.

August 25th, 2014

Stephen Moyer Answers Fan Questions

@ENews hosted a Twitter Q&A session with Steve after True Blood’s finale episode ended on August 24th. Though the timing was a pain in the ass, 11 pm PST , it was a great distraction for Bill fans dealing with the shock of his ’true death’. We’ve picked random tweets we thought you might enjoy reading, but to view the entire session just skip on over to Steve’s Twitter account. Be warned, if you haven’t seen the episode … in Steve’s own words, “There will be spoilers.”

 

August 25th, 2014

Bill Compton: A Father’s Love

Warning: This is a really tough video to watch! Bill Compton makes his second appearance in Jessica’s blog, and the things he says to his progeny are tear inducing. Bill and Jessica’s Maker-Progeny relationship has been one of the standouts of seven seasons of True Blood. Although we certainly wish that Bill had stuck around to watch his “baby vamp” continue to grow, he has much reason to be proud of the vampire she has become and he left this world knowing she was more than capable of standing on her own two feet.

August 24th, 2014

Thank You, From Simply Moyer

By Cynthia and Becky

Well, Truebies … tonight’s the night! After seven seasons of Sunday nights glued to our television at 9:00, True Blood is singing it’s swan song. Regardless of the outcome of tonight’s finale (LIVE, BILL, LIVE!!!), we’ll never regret falling head over heels in love with the vampire who stepped foot into Merlotte’s and into Sookie’s and our hearts from that first episode on.

Although we didn’t know each other at the time, our True Blood journey was similar in nature and we’ve come to learn that we were not alone. After the premiere episode on September 7, 2008, we were both mesmerized by the vampire, Bill Compton. Neither of us recognized his portrayer, Stephen Moyer. Who was this actor? What has he been in before? Google searches brought about the discovery of an extensive body of work to watch, but we wanted more. We wanted to talk about this show, and this mysterious vampire. And that’s when we found our way to a variety of True Blood-related boards: IMDB, the HBO Board, and the Red Wiki were the original go-to places to discuss and analyze True Blood. Upon delving into the message board world, we discovered a commonality amongst this fan group: many of us had never taken part in message boards or fandoms before. There was just something about this particular show, this particular vampire, and his love story with a peculiar, “something more than human” waitress from Bon Temps that created a need to share our joy of discovering this show with fellow fans.

Much to our surprise, upon entering the message board world, we discovered that not everyone felt the same about this vampire who was quickly sweeping us off our feet! Some fans (at that time known as “bookies”), were on a quest to dissuade people from liking Bill. “If you’d just read the books …” became their go-to sentence. So … we read the books. And strange enough, we found ourselves loving Bill even more, albeit disappointed in his lack of story. So, we had the proper ammunition to defend our (still!) favorite character. Those of you who have been around from the beginning likely remember the heated arguments that erupted when discussing True Blood, especially when it came to the vampire rivals, Bill and Eric. While we enjoy a hearty debate, the sheer ugliness that was occurring was the catalyst for the creation of the Blue Wiki, known as Bill’s Wiki’d Women. For many Bill-loving fans, this Bill-centric message board was a safe haven to come and discuss the show (and character) that we loved. After the sudden closing of several of the Wiki boards, including Bill’s Wiki’d Women, we persevered, creating a new platform, Simply Moyer Forum. We’re proud of what an active message board it’s been, with some of the most lively and insightful conversations imaginable. And through the forum, we’ve discovered how much more we share in common with so many fans as we’ve come to find people with similar tastes in hobbies, recreational activities, music, movies, books, and television. Friendships have ensued and have remained.

Cynthia was one of the creators of True Blood News at the Nest, but as time moved on, wanted to remain focused on the career of Stephen Moyer. Simply Moyer was created by Cynthia, Maria, Tina, and Sheryl and prior to opening its doors, was reviewed and approved by Stephen Moyer himself. Maria, Tina, and Sheryl subsequently moved on and Becky stepped in as co-admin. Throughout all of this, we’ve participated in some great charities, from The Battle of the Fang to Facing the Atlantic, to name a few. We’ve traveled to conventions, flew across the country to see Steve perform in “Chicago” at the Hollywood Bowl, and went up to Canada to see “Devil’s Knot” premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. We’ve had True Blood premiere parties, and season finale parties. We’ve laughed together, cried together, and have made some incredible friendships. We’ve come to know people from all over the world. To top it all off, we’ve enjoyed the pleasure and excitement of meeting Steve on some of these occasions.

And this brings us right back to the meaning of all of this and why we’re here. It is because we share the common bond of being fans, and this fan experience has brought us all together. Whether it be in cyberspace or in person, via message boards or emails, whether it’s meeting at the Hollywood Bowl or TIFF, or hanging out together for season premieres, we’ve established some pretty incredible friendships along the way. All because a vampire stepped foot in Merlotte’s, and we were mesmerized.

Who knows where these friendships will lead. Will they exist as time moves past the True Blood finale, or will they continue to develop and grow as Steve and Anna venture into the next chapter of their careers. All we can say is how grateful we are for Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, and the incredible cast and crew of True Blood for coming into our living rooms every Sunday night for the past seven years. And we are equally grateful for all the fans who have participated in our sites and on our forum. Without you all, there wouldn’t be a Simply Moyer or a Simply Moyer Forum.

Although writing this has been bittersweet, because we are nearing the end of a series that has transformed our lives, it is merely a transition. We’ll continue to keep the discussion going on the forum, as well as keep you updated on the career of our favorite actors, Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin.

Cheers!

Cynthia (Aemac) and Becky (Sense of Doubt)

These Hugs Are For You. Thanks to Everyone in the Fandom from Simply Moyer!

Please jump into the comments and share with us what this fan experience has meant to you!

August 24th, 2014

TV Guide Presents the Cast of True Blood

TV Guide released a video of the True Blood gang at Comic Con just in time for tonight’s finale. As usual, Steve’s humor highlights the video and Anna points out he’s stuck with her. Once again, we say … Lucky Lady!

 

Thanks to My Miracle for the heads up!

August 24th, 2014

“I’ll Be There …” Stephen Moyer Answers Your Questions on WEEV

We told you yesterday that Steve would be answering your questions on Twitter, but it’s not the only social media he’ll be using. Send your questions by tweet to: @_smoyer @ENews #RIPTrueBlood and he’ll answer not only by tweet, but also by using his WEEV app.

A heads up, Steve fans. Steve says in his message he’ll join you on WEEV an hour after True Blood ends, but that’s only true if your living in the Pacific Standard Time zone, so take that into account while waiting for him to show up on Twitter or WEEV.

If you want to watch Steve live and haven’t downloaded his iPhone app yet, nows your chance.  For all you folks that already have it downloaded a new version is ready for you. Download WEEV.

Click on Steve to listen to his message.

There are also new Weevs where you can share your True Blood finale predictions. To visit that Weev, click on the picture.

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And click on this photo to share your favorite True Blood moment.

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August 24th, 2014

True Blood Fans Around the World Say “Thank You”

We’d like to share this great video sent to us by a fellow Truebie. They asked True Blood fans from around the world to submit “thank you” messages and have put together this lovely compilation. Enjoy!

August 24th, 2014

True Blood: One More Episode …

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August 23rd, 2014

Stephen Moyer: True Blood’s “Been an Extraordinary Seven Years”

Photo Credit: John P. Johnson/HBO

Austin Siegemund-Broka of The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Stephen Moyer to discuss his feelings regarding Bill’s choice of not accepting the antidote in last week’s penultimate episode, “To Love is to Die.” “I had a slight issue with it, because I couldn’t understand why he would go to the storeroom to Fangtasia and then say no,” he says. “Ultimately, he goes because he wants to do right by Sookie. His decision to not turn around then and there is his going along with what Sookie has tried to make happen, and it’s really only when he’s right there that he thinks, ‘no.’”

Steve also shares what it’s been like to wrap up the series after a fantastic seven-year run. “It’s really hard sometimes — regardless of the fact that obviously I met Anna doing this job and we got married and had babies, if that hadn’t been the case, this would still have been an extraordinary seven years. Playing some of those locations for the last time, it was really hard,” he says. “The guy who’s sitting behind the camera is the guy who’s been sitting behind the camera for seven years. It was all very wrapped up in the emotion of that being the last time.”

Steve tells THR about his character and the final season:

Bill’s held many roles in the show’s seven seasons. What were your favorite storylines?

What I was attracted to in the script was a hint of darkness in the very nature of the thing that he is, and yet it was wrapped up in this enigmatic, rather quiet person. There will always be a part of me that’s — not smitten, but that first couple of years and the first year specifically was such an amazing ride, being able to make Alan’s dream, that crazy dream that he had that seems like a lifetime ago. I was very unsure about the nature of where Bill was going in season three. He gets kidnapped by Russell [Denis O'Hare] at that point, and he becomes quite evil with Sookie, not telling her that he had been sent originally to procure her. I was pretty unsure. The way that they were sending him was really vicious with her, and then he has the creepy breaking Lorena’s [Mariana Klaveno] neck. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to play it — I was unsure of the motives behind it. Alan was fantastic and tried to explain it, and actually that incarnation of Bill I think probably remains my favorite. Of course, it was great fun to do when suddenly he was omnipresent and omnipotent. The thought of his power at that point, that’s very difficult to play, but I loved it.

Who is Bill this season?

This year, I think that the writers wanted to create an essence of that first season, that first couple of seasons where the show was smaller, wasn’t as multi-story-layered, and one of the things they did with Bill to make that happen was a sort of an echoing of his past. When he loses the power, all his powers, and he can no longer daywalk and everything is gone, he gets reset in a way. There was a really nice scene in episode one of this season that we cut out — it was Andy [Chris Bauer] and Bill driving in the car, and Bill is talking about this fact that he feels different, that he can kind of sense that there is something different about him. He’s thinking about the past, and one of the nice things it did was set up the idea that we were going to start seeing echoes of him.

Is there a common thread through his storyline?

I think the common thread that sort of runs through him is this desire to recapture his humanity, to find his what it was that made his heart beat. I think in that way he differs from most vampires, because vampires in their very essence are superior to humans, and this is why to other vampires he feels like an anomaly. I think that to other vampires the thought of wanting to go back to this weakness is insane, it doesn’t make sense. It’s frustrating that he feels like, “I am of this nature, I am of this frailty, and I want to rekindle that somehow.” One of the things that Anna and I said — we had a dinner with Bucky [showrunner Brian Buckner] a year ago, before we had started filming, when they were just conceiving of this year, and quite frankly sat down with him and said, “We do not need in any way need you guys to try to tie up the Bill-Sookie love knot. If you don’t feel like that’s part of the show, we absolutely don’t need for it to be that.” I had said, “If you want that, we both do. If you see the show as Alcide [Joe Manganiello] and Sookie, that would be totally cool by us. If you see it as Eric [Alexander Skarsgard] and Sookie, that would be absolutely cool.” I certainly didn’t want to play an obvious part. One of the things we’ve been good at is surprising the audience, not always giving them what they want or expect. So for me, it’s been interesting to sort of find that character again. He’s been so many things. I think he’s had the most difficult arc in many respects, trying to find that sustenance and feeling.

What can fans expect for Bill in the finale?

At the end of [episode] nine, he has called Sookie and had the conversation with Eric, Eric’s gone back, and he knows that he’s going to talk to her. He’s going to see her, because she deserves it and is owed it, to know what’s been going on for him and why he is doing what he’s doing. We sort of enter into the episode right there.

Is there anything you wish the show had explored more fully?

I think that one of the first things that Alan said to me half of the show in, the first six episodes in is, “Is there anything you’re missing, anything you want to do, anything about the character?” I had said, “If I had been this person, if I had been alive for 100 and however many years, I would want to have read all the books that I could possibly have had, learned every language, and see all the great wonders of the world, but then, what is there left once you’ve done all that?” That boils down to the very essence of what a vampire is. They’ve done everything they could have done. Then — this is the interesting question — what is there left to do?

And there’s Bill and Eric. There’s moments where in Victorian times we’re together, and then we as an audience don’t see them again for a hundred years until they see each other in Fangtasia for the first time in season one. We always wanted to do something with, where did the animosity come from when they first see each other in Fangtasia? Where did that stem from? Obviously the scene between him and Pam [Kristin Bauer van Straten] from 100 years ago [in which Bill and Lorena visit Pam’s brothel] would not have been the reason for that animosity, it was just two vampires feeding. I had always wanted for us to see a flashback to that, and so that Alex and I got a chance to do more flashbacks together. That was where our characters differed from the human characters, where we got to play all those different eras.

August 23rd, 2014

Deborah Ann Woll: Jessica’s Story “Will Always End with Bill”

Deborah Ann Woll was interviewed by Zap2It’s Terri Schwartz, where she provides some wonderful insight about the growth of her character, Jessica Hamby, and the role that Bill Compton has played in that growth. According to Deborah, Bill was the father figure that Jessica desperately needed, and played an integral role in Jessica’s evolution from “baby vamp” to mature woman. And we can’t help but wonder which characters will end the series in “challenging” situations. Gulp! We’re hoping all our beloved True Blood characters end in happiness! Highlights from the interview:

Jessica really has evolved so much as a character since Season 1. What have been some elements that you’ve enjoyed most about that journey?
Jessica’s is a coming-of-age story, and in any good coming-of-age story, the person has to learn how to be independent, how to take care of themselves. I think from where she’s started, which was living with very domineering parents who didn’t really want her to be an individual, she had to go through all the growing pains that come with that in terms of trying out every extreme of yourself, pushing to see where your strengths are and where your vulnerabilities are.

By the end, and I think it’s illustrated best in her relationship with Bill, she needed a strong father figure and she had that in Bill over the last six, seven years. Now that he’s leaving — and there’s more growing to do, certainly, in the last episode, and we’ll see how that relationship pans out — but she asked to be released in [episode] 9, and I think there’s something in that that says, “I am a grown woman. I’m capable of taking care of myself. I need you to recognize that, and recognize my independence.”

If Bill does end up dying the true death, how will she be able to move on from that?

Bill is the most person in Jessica’s story. We can talk about the boyfriends as much as we want, but as far as I’m concerned, the story started with Bill and it will always end with Bill. At least this story of “True Blood” for Jessica will end with her relationship with Bill, and for me that’s the through-line for her, especially considering the troubles that she has with her real father. I think this was the story about the two of them growing together and learning from each other. The releasing thing is interesting, because there’s a lot of different reasons why she could do it. She could do it to hurt him, which was part of it. She could do it to assert her independence, which I think was part of it.

But I also think it’s a little bit of fear. He chose to go through something that’s going to be very painful for everyone around him, including himself. I don’t know that Jessica wants to have to experience that. I think that’s a very human and universal feeling. When someone you care about and love so deeply is going to be in pain, I think we get scared and we want to push it away. In that moment, she was so hurt and just thinking, “I can’t sit and watch him turn black and blue and bleed and die. I just can’t do it, and I need to be divorced from that.” Without giving too much away, that’s something that Jessica’s going to have to confront in the finale in terms of how she’s going to either choose or not to reconcile with Bill based on what he chooses to do with his time.

Do you think — as Deborah, not as Jessica — that Bill made the right decision, as of episode 9? He has room to change his mind yet.

He has room to change his mind. I would point out to people that we spent a lot of time this season looking at Bill’s human life. There’s a reason for that. I think there’s a strong reason for why we’ve seen how much he loved his human family, how much he missed of them. If you think back to Lorena, she basically made him give them up. He lost so much when he became a vampire, and I think that’s why we’ve seen him struggle so much with being one. I think Jessica is a part of his salvation in that a little bit. I think he loves her very dearly, and it was his chance to have a family in the way that he misses them, but I can understand Bill not really wanting to continue this — just for his own personal reasons, beyond the idea that maybe he’s causing Sookie or Jessica or people pain. There’s maybe more peace for him in death than there is in continuing to be a vampire, perhaps.

Over the years, there’s always been talk of whether Sookie would become a vampire. Do you think that would be a satisfying conclusion if she was turned so she and Bill can be together, or would that sort of miss the point?
I would probably lean more toward missing the point. First of all, Sookie’s already special. She’s a faerie, which makes her special, but she’s also special because she’s a strong, amazing character. I’m really proud, actually, to be on a show that’s lead by a woman. I think that’s super cool and kind of rare. Sookie doesn’t have to “end up” with Bill in order to have a finale, you know? I think she’s special all on her own, and she doesn’t have to be a vampire to evolve.

Do you think there are happy endings for some or all of these characters?
Happiness is variable. Life is life, and it has happy moments and it has challenging moments. Even if the show leaves some of our characters in a happy moment, we know that there will be challenges ahead. And if it leaves some characters in a challenging moment, we know that there will be happiness ahead. I would hope that no matter how the show ends, the fans keep these characters lives going in their minds and in their imaginations. I lived with Jessica for six, almost seven years. I have hopes and dreams for her that are as strong as my hopes and dreams are for myself. I absolutely have ideas of what happens to her after the last minute of the last episode.

Can you share one that’s not super spoilery?
I absolutely cannot think of a way to do it without spoiling. [laughs] I do imagine her becoming a maker one day. Or it could be human children, perhaps. I see Jessica as being extremely compassionate and a care-giver. I would hope one someday that she would have someone to teach all the lessons to that she’s learned.

After filming the final episode, how did you respond?
We were all a little sad. This is a family of actors and crew but also a family of characters. Specifically on the actor point of view, I’ll miss the characters. I’ll never see Bill Compton again. Obviously we’ll hang out every once in a while and we’ll keep in touch, but I won’t ever see Bill, and a piece of that is really saddening to me. As the scripts started to wind down and we started to see, “Oh, this is the last scene for these characters together” or “This is the last time I’ll do my fang-out” — things that are really only going to happen on this show — and we watched them count down to done, that was hard.

To read the rest of Deborah’s interview, including her surprise at the romantic path her character has taken, and her future project, Daredevil, please visit the source.

August 23rd, 2014

Tweet Your Questions to Stephen Moyer

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Stephen Moyer will be participating in a twitter Q&A tomorrow night at 11:00 p.m. with @eonline. According to their instructions, simply add the hashtag #RIPTrueBlood to your question to @_smoyer. We’re trying to figure out what time zone they’re referencing, but in the meantime, get your questions in!

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August 22nd, 2014

“Love is to Die” Recap – Bill Compton Style

By Mary

We are in Fangtasia’s dark, dreary cellar. A stunned silence hangs in the air, as Bill’s declaration, “I don’t want the blood” resonates. Jessica breaks the shocked silence, “What the fuck do you mean you don’t want it? Why, Bill?” Sookie chimes in, “You don’t even know, do you?” Bill answers in a weary voice, “I don’t know how to explain myself, except to say that I have accepted my fate.” Jessica is quick to respond, “And that would be all well and good if you had to, but you don’t, right? All you have to do is drink this cunt’s blood, and this could all be over!” Sookie is now right in front of Bill, facing him. Speaking softly, she challenges Bill, “ … the cure is right fuckin’ there …look at her. She’s your fate. She’s your destiny. If you don’t drink her blood, you’re making a choice, Bill. A choice that you won’t have to live with, but we will … Jessica and me.” Bill’s answer is quiet, but devastating. “I am making a choice, I’m choosing the true death.” Jessica rages, “Fuck you, Bill!” Sookie’s reaction is swift. She slaps him across his face … hard. “Don’t you look at me like that. I’m with her! I want to know why?” Bill is struggling. “I can’t.” Sookie is infuriated. “Try!” as she slaps him harder. Bill fumbles, “There are no words.” Sookie raises her hand to strike him again. Eric catches her arm. He looks at Bill, “You should leave … and not a word about Sarah, to anyone.” Bill nods, “I understand.”

Bill starts to slowly walk out, but Jessica comes up behind him. “Bill? I want you to release me.” Bill is startled. “Jessica!” Jessica is defiant. “Do it!” Bill turns to face Jessica. He walks up to her, looking into her eyes. He starts to speak, his voice deep and measured. As he begins, Jessica’s face turns from anger to shock, to sadness. “Jessica Hamby, as I know you know, I never wanted to make you vampire. Turnin’ you was punishment for taking the life of one of our kind.” He smiles wistfully. His hand caresses her face, and Jessica clasps his hand in hers. “I am so proud of the vampire that you’ve become, and I know you will stand out there on your own two feet, just beautifully, when I’m gone. I renounce the ties of our blood, and my dominion over you as my progeny.” Jessica holds her hands over her mouth, stifling her sobs. Blood tears run down her face. Bill concludes, “As your maker, Jessica, I release you.” Pam, Eric, and Sookie stand motionless, silent and sad. Without another word, Bill makes his way out. Sookie leans against Eric, tears flowing. Pam walks up behind Jessica, who turns and sobs on her shoulder. Never a victim to sentimentality, Pam, as her arms encircle Jessica, quietly tells her, “If you cry on my jacket, you pay for it.”

This is heart-wrenching. Jessica, so angry at Bill, impulsively demanded he release her. To Jessica’s surprise, Bill complied, carrying out the ancient ceremony of releasing his progeny with tender care. Severing the ties between maker and progeny is an irreversible, monumental milestone. Thankfully, Jessica’s maker has brought her up with every advantage … teaching her survival techniques, how to mainstream, setting boundaries, giving encouragement, and fostering independence. Jessica will live long and well, an enlightened, self-confident vampire in a modern world.

Bill answers the loud knocking on his door, to find Eric standing in front of him. Sitting in Bill’s office, Eric tries to explain to Bill the symptoms of HepV. “When Pam found me in France I felt the same way you do … prepared to die … wanting to die. This disease doesn’t just destroy the body, it attacks the spirit.” Bill insists this is not the disease, and asks why Eric came. Eric replies, “I came for Sookie. What you’re doing to her is unconscionable.” Bill is adamant, “Everything I’m doin’, I’m doin’ for her.” Eric continues, “She loves you.” Bill answers, “She’ll learn to love someone else. But not while I’m on the planet.” Eric retorts, “Get over yourself, Bill.” Bill continues to explain, “ … It is her light that pulls us in, just as she is pulled to our darkness.”

Bill then describes the dream he had when he looked down into the baby blanket Sookie was holding, and it was a black void. “Sookie had given birth to death.” Eric, struck by the imagery, whispers, “Fuck!” Bill replies, “That’s what we are, Eric. That’s all we can give her … like a moth to a flame, she always returns to me. She can’t let go. I want to set her free. Will you talk to her for me? She needs to understand this decision. She deserves to know.” Eric balks at the prospect. “I’m over a thousand years old, Bill. If I had an aptitude for marriage counseling, don’t you think I would have figured that out by now.” Bill persists, “This will be the last favor I ask of you, Northman” adding with a wry smile, “and that’s a promise”. Eric gives in. “I’ll talk to her.”

Both vampires stand. Bill tells Eric, “I’ll walk you to the door.” Eric quickly declines. “No. Save your strength.” A little smile is exchanged. As Eric walks past Bill, he places his hand on Bill’s shoulder. It’s a brief gesture, barely noticeable. But these two vampires, whose paths are so intertwined, who have shared the best and the worst of their natures, who have been at odds with each other, and have fought together against all odds, these two superior alpha males are saying good bye. No words are necessary. No expressions of sympathy, but unspoken respect and affection, hard earned, and understood by both.

Eric “drops in” on Sookie as she’s leaving Bellefleur’s. They sit outside. Eric tries to soften Sookie’s attitude toward Bill. Stubbornly unmoved at first, Sookie listens as Eric explains that Bill is not delusional, that he knows what he’s doing, and why he’s doing it. He tells her Bill wants to call on her tonight. Then he gives her “a lift home,” picking her up and flying her home. Sookie’s phone starts ringing. With a parting look of real affection, Eric flies off into the night. Sookie answers her phone, and Bill asks, “May I call on you?” I remember when Bill asked that for the first time, when they were new, and hearts were full of hope. Now Sookie’s face reflects her conflicted, painful emotions. Bill adds, “I’m on my way.”

As Bill walks through the cemetery to Sookie’s house, he stops at his family’s gravesite. Brushing off his wife’s gravestone, he gazes at the inscription. Caroline Compton. Beloved wife and mother. He looks up at his children’s headstones. Thomas Charles Compton and Sarah Compton Harris. Bill is thinking about his human family, perhaps contemplating their reunion in the afterlife, so soon to be. He continues on, reaching Sookie’s house, as Sookie sits inside, anxious and fearful, not knowing what Bill will say, not knowing what she will say. Bill opens the screen door, raises his hand, and knocks. End of episode.

This, the penultimate episode for True Blood … is the culmination of seven years in Bon Temps and beyond. On Sunday, Bill Compton’s fate will be revealed in the final episode. Will he die the true death? Will he survive as the vampire we have all fallen in love with? Will he become human, living with Sookie in a blissful HEA? Like all of you, I am hoping with all my heart for a future with Bill in it. A future that brings love, contentment, and a peaceful heart to this complex, heroic, unforgettable vampire.

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August 22nd, 2014

Why is True Blood Ending?

According to Michael Lombardo, the director of programming at HBO, it’s because True Blood has nothing more to offer. And though this show brought HBO back to the forefront of cable television, these days they’d rather spend their money on something else. We’ll always be grateful to the powers-to-be at HBO for recognizing a winning format with True Blood, but we still scream … Hogwash! … at their reasoning for canceling it, even though we like they’re going out on a high note.

 

Michael Lombardo:
“This season, True Blood is one of the highest-rated shows across the board; it gets over 10 million views an episode,” claimed Lombardo. “But the minute you feel you’re airing it for the numbers we start questioning it. Every season we sit down with the creator and say ‘Tell us what the next year will be like.’ And if there aren’t exciting, unbelievable, undeniable ideas in the coming season, we’re questioning. And I think in the case of True Blood, it just felt like we had reached a place where the storytelling was hitting a wall. And to stay just because the ratings were strong felt not who we are and we needed, quite honestly, the money and Sunday night space for new shows.”

 

And yet …

 

International Business Times: “True Blood” became a multi-season ratings juggernaut and one of HBO’s most unlikely flagship programs, spanning seven seasons. Whatever the reasons, the series has been able to maintain remarkably high ratings, as well as considerable critical acclaim, through an impressive seven-season run. When the show reaches its finale on Sunday, it will go out as one of the all-time HBO giants.

 

Maybe the time slot could be filled with The Bill and Sookie Show?

 

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August 20th, 2014

Happy Anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Emery

Simply Moyer would like to wish Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin, aka Mr. & Mrs. Emery, a very happy 4th wedding anniversary! Here’s to a year filled with health, joy, love, and prosperity to Steve, Anna, & their family. And here’s to a fantastic future for our favorite couple post True Blood. Their future is definitely a bright one!

August 20th, 2014

New Photos & Synopsis for True Blood Finale

HBO released new photos and an updated synopsis for the True Blood finale, Thank You. The episode description isn’t hugely different, but the changes make for new speculations, especially when it comes to Eric and Pam.


Sookie weighs a future with and without Bill Compton. Eric and Pam embark on a new enterprise, while Sarah faces the consequences of her actions. Sam embraces his new life; Andy comes upon an unexpected inheritance.

 

The new photos have Bill still infected with Hep V and Sookie looking happier than we’ve seen her in awhile. Let’s hope it’s because of good news for Bill.

 

photo credit: John P. Johnson/HBO