True Blood is featured on this week’s Entertainment Weekly.
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YAY about time! Can’t wait for the mail!
Where’s my issue? lol Hopefully it will come tomorrow.
Awww! I don’t want Sookie to Kiss Eric, but hell, if Bill is kissing Lorena, why not!
I’m so glad AB is not going to ignore the Sookie/Eric storyline.
I love what Nelsan says about his audition for the part of Laffy, “I just cracked open my legs and threw my crotch in Alan’s face.” So funny! I’m not sure if I like the sound of future episodes, but I’ll go with the flow. I’m sure Alan won’t disappoint us! Great pics.
i’ve not been looking forward to sookie and eric, but it’s inevitable. doesn’t mean they will stay together though or they are destined to fall in love. i do believe they will have a sexual affair. we will see how this all unfolds. interesting that alan uses the words “fate” and “conspiring” in the same sentence about this. he has also used “fate” to describe bill and sookie. so what this all means to his vision we have no idea. i’m slightly heartbroken, but i have faith in alan.
caleno Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 22:58
I’m slightly heartbroken too. I actually have that painful feeling in my chest right now. lol!
oh yeah and stephen looks smokin here.
Ana Reply:July 17th, 2009 at 22:40
LOL… Yeah, and I agree with you, I have faith in Alan Ball and yes, we will see some Eric/Sookie scenes, but I hope Sookie and Bill get together after that.
maymayla Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 13:00
I agree with you…
Hope Sookie and Bill get together forever and ever
I’m not even saying Eric/Sookie need to hook up in the sexual sense. I think their relationship is extremely complex and it wouldn’t do it justice to simply focus on the infactuation (on Eric’s part)/ condemnation (on Sookie’s part) aspect of their relationship.
Damn double damn. Of course we knew it was coming but I sure haven’t looked forward to it. Why can’t the viking get his own girl? Perhaps all the heartache and angst will lead to a more glorious pairing of Sookie and Bill. They belong together. Bill can come to me for love and comfort.:)
cocoablossoms Reply:July 17th, 2009 at 23:24
i agree. i will comfort him too. but yeah i do think there love can concur all. sookie and eric may have chemistry but i really cannot see a deep and everlasting love developing between them. plus, i always keep in mind that alan cast stephen/bill as the lead for a reason.
Lou Reply:July 17th, 2009 at 23:28
I don’t even see Sookie/Eric chemistry yet! Maybe Anna and Alex will develop some over time, but after being hit over the head with Anna/Stephen’s chemistry in their very first scene it makes it hard accept anything else. But I shall try to roll with the punches.
cocoablossoms Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 0:31
the will have to make the chemistry happen for them to have a relationship. i see good banter going on with them now. but there is a long way to go before sookie sees him as a mate or is even willing to go there. should be interesting. stephen and anna have natural chemistry. alex and anna are good actors and will have to work it out for the show. i just feel sorry for stephen having to deal with anna doing intimate scenes without him. alan can’t hold back the heat just because they are a couple. i know it’s a job but damn it, sookie is his!!!
icanseerussia Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 5:12
i think stephen would be ok with their scenes. he is a professional and a cool guy. i know he and alex are friends, and i think it would all be ok. i would like to be a fly with big eyes during that shoot! ahhhhh i would need a fan blowing on me however.
Sanna Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 10:20
You can’t fake chemistry, not can you turn it off an on. If you don’t have it, you just don’t :-)
callonmebill Reply:July 20th, 2009 at 21:23
Just keep Bill in the show if you have to pair Sookie with Eric, don’t send him off to South American as in most of book 3 (dumb, sorry book fans). I hope and pray AB will work it out.
Those pictures are effing hot! I’m glad to finally see more from that photoshoot. Anna’s hand is on Stephen’s chest in every shot, and in two of them she appears to actively be trying to tear off his shirt. I approve of this wholeheartedly.
Sounds like we’ll have a crazy season 2 ahead of us, and even got a smidge of S3 scoop. I’m not thrilled with it, but I trust Alan Ball to deliver an overall awesome show even if I don’t love every storyline.
cocoablossoms Reply:July 17th, 2009 at 23:38
i agree. anna is totally owning him in this shoot. i will also stick by the show even if i don’t like everything. i’m not feeling the maryanne storyline but it’s not completely turning me off. granted sookie and eric hooking up is much more dramatic, but i think bill has a chance for a comeback. gain i don’t think alan made bill the lead vampire character for no reason. he can’t just have nothing to do for the rest of the show’s run. it might be interesting to see the dynamic of him trying to fight to get her back and her being confused. we all know sookie is going to be endearingly bewildered.
willkill4bill Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 0:23
All that is lacking is a bubble message above her head saying “He is mine”! LOL Can’t blame her one bit. She must know about us. :)
icanseerussia Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 5:09
and i must say she looks smashing in between his legs. ohhh to be there!
billisnumber1 Reply:July 19th, 2009 at 14:43
Oh that is my happy place for sure…
Not only do I want Sookie to stay with Bill, but looking at Anna and Alexander Hell, I’m praying Anna will stay with Stephen!
Alexander is sexy and I know he is going to play their romance to the hilt. Alex has been waiting “to take a shower for a long time”
I will always love Bill!
Sanna Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 0:07
Anna and Stephen have a serious relationship and they live together. Just because Eric/Sookie will hook up doesn’t mean Anna will fall in love with Alex, that’s insane.
cocoablossoms Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 0:23
exactly. honestly i can’t even picture him or her with anyone else. besides that statement sounds weird. as if alex is going to try to steal anna haha. i don’t think anna just falls for who ever she does on-screen. her and stephen are for real. and for some reason i really don’t think alex would be interested in anna. alex is attractive, but appaantly anna is attracted to stephen and she said she is team bill. and so am i. we have a lot in common.
stephenlovesanna Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 2:00
It was a joke. Only Stephen can be” off the cuff” ? Not fair, ladies.
cocoablossoms Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 17:03
sorry girl. i have seen people on other sites actually say stuff like that. like anna should really be with alex or that she’s going to go after him once they have scenes blahblah, really lame. some fans are really hating on their relationship. really immature. i know you love them, that’s why i was surprised but should have known you were joking. they are real people in love as well as actors. some people can’t accept that because of their bias.
if eric and sookie really get together, no more watching the show, i stopped reading the books by the same motive. i romantic love when the couple remains close and faithful throughout the plot as in twilight.
cocoablossoms Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 1:03
i’m not a twilight fan but i’m just taking a guess that the reason that relationship is able to stay together over the course of the series and sustain interest is because the relationship stays chaste until the end. there is the sexual tension to drive the intensity of the romance the whole time. i’m not saying that is the only way to make a relationship work long term in drama, but i think that’s why it works in the twilight series. i am willing to see out sooke and eric because i am a bill fan foremost and bill is the show’s male lead. he will still be very prominent in the series no matter what happens with him and sookie. i love them together but i really think it’s going to play out like carrie and mr. big. lots of drama but they are it in the end. i see eric as like the alexander (how ironic) character in the show. they had good chemistry and he fell for her in his own way and she wan enthralled with him and i’m sure the sex was great, but they were not soulmates.
Those pics are so hot. They really fit together. And I’ve said this before, I don’t want to pressure them at all, but their babies(if they want any) will be so beautiful, LOL
callonmebill Reply:July 22nd, 2009 at 6:40
Sanna I totally agree ~ pictures, especially the first one, they are such a hot couple together, sizzle! Babies, AP/SM don’t wait forever, and yes they will be beautiful!
Love this article and the pictures are HOT.. ran out today to buy a copy Yummy!
Whomever wrote the article made a mistake! Lafayette died at the beginning of the second book, not at the end of the first book!
But I dread Eric/Sookie on the show. Anna and Alex just don’t “go” together the way she does with Stephen and even with Sam.
icanseerussia Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 5:15
but then we’ve never seen eric/alex naked or with another woman either now, have we???? just a thought! i’m impatiently waiting for this! :)
“if eric and sookie really get together, no more watching the show, i stopped reading the books by the same motive. i romantic love when the couple remains close and faithful throughout the plot as in twilight”
No offence but this is silly. Perhaps the “couple” in this story is supposed to be Sookie & Eric. How many people can say that their first love is the person they ended up spending the rest of their lives with?
The Sookie & Eric relationship is fun & extremely complex. If one day you’d feel like giving the books another go, you may find Sookie & Eric (or other suitors) aren’t so bad together. I watched the show first & was very disappointed when I heard about the inevitable breakup. But as I went further into the series I really loved the Sookie & Eric storyline.
WKW Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 11:53
I don’t think Sookie and Eric belong together in the books either. I predict a falling out, and soon. He is manipulative and has wormed his way into her bed (but not into her heart, IMO). Sookie is going to find out the truth. I’m not sure she’ll end up back with Bill, but I am sure that the couple in this story is not supposed to be Sookie and Eric. Eric is a bump in the road.
I’m done with Sookie sashaying from one supernatural being to the next. I didn’t mind Eric but I’m not FOR Eric/Sookie. BTW it seems like Book Bill is totally different from TV Bill and no matter what, I’ll always love Bill. I’ve always had a place for him in my heart and SM just made me love him even more. You’ll be surprised to know that not everyone who has read the books get converted to the Eric/Sookie tandem. There is a slew of us who still believe, “First Love Never Dies” (literally and figuratively).
willkill4bill Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 3:59
No offense meant to anyone, imho: I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who was frustrated with Sookie at times. I’ve read the books more than once over the last few years and can’t fathom why someone would think of Bill as bad.He made major mistakes but not with the intention of hurting her. Damn if he hasn’t paid the price. Eric was a hot fling to sooth her wounded heart and ego. The blood bond clouded the issue. Quinn was a waste of space on the printed page. Babe and Lover wears a bit thin, besides how can that compare to Bill saying Sookie? Minor flirtations are fillers. Heartache and pain will provide lots of drama and a much sweeter reunion says me with fingers crossed. x
Yes, first love can survive and thrive even with a few bumps in the road.
icanseerussia Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 5:18
oh the heck with sookie. i just love stephen moyer. lol
BBB Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 21:24
billisnumber1 Reply:July 19th, 2009 at 14:51
Third, fourth, fifth…you get my point I really love Stephen. :P
“The Sookie & Eric relationship is fun & extremely complex.”
In the books, yes. People tend to forget that the show is different
“But I dread Eric/Sookie on the show. Anna and Alex just don’t “go” together the way she does with Stephen and even with Sam.”
I agree. Stephen and Anna has things natural and genuine thing going on which I know Alex and Anna just won’t have
The show is different from the books, yes, but Eric in the show is still as fun and entertaining as he was in the books. To ignore his potential just in terms of character and story development would be insane! Even C. Harris realized how great it would be to use him, I’m sure A. Ball is fully aware of this as well. Honestly, I can’t understand all the complaining. Moyer is great, but Sookie and Bill together throughout the show would be boring to death. If you want this show to really catch on and become world famous you need to spice it up and make it unpredictable in the love department. I really don’t care who Sookie ends up with, could be some new XY character out of the blue, but just as long as it’s a fun and entertaining ride. Not her and Bill goo-goo-eyed for 7 years or something like that, Jesus…
icanseerussia Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 5:19
you sound like my kind o woman!
I don’t think no one here has said that we want to see them together for 7 seasons. I wouldn’t mind them breaking up, to be honest, I just don’t like her with Eric. I don’ät think Anna and Alex has any spark or chemistry at all and I don’t think they have “it”
WKW Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 11:54
First of all, I need to chase down a copy of the magazine, which is not always easy in my town. I am a Sookie/Bill girl but I will try to roll with the punches. As long as Bill and Sookie end up together, I’m cool.
Honestly I think the only reason why AP can pull off the chemistry with SM is being they’re together. So yes, AP & AS don’t seem to have the chemistry. But the Eric that AS portrays is brilliant & any lack of chemistry would be on AP’s part. Even I’m a kiwi girl & AP calls herself on too, I’m not a fan. Perhaps the rest of the cast are so good, their talents overshadow hers.
Yes the books are different from the show but AB is following the overall storyline. He’s just adding detours & creating roadworks along the way. I watched the show first & was happy with the changes made after I read the books.
“I don’t think no one here has said that we want to see them together for 7 seasons” – Well when someone says they stopped reading the books because Bill & Sookie broke up it pretty much says it all.
I AM NOT A TWILIGHT FAN TOO,AND MANY PEOPLE DID NOT READ THE BOOKS,I READ SOME AND I GET IN THE SHOW THAT THEY REALLY LOVE, THE BILL IN THE BOOKS IS QUITE DIFFERENT FROM THE SHOW,ERIC TOO.BELIEVE CONFLITOS THAT HAS TO BE TO KEEP THE INTEREST IN SHOW,BUT ERIC CAN HAVES ITS OWN PLOT,YOU CAN SURE THAT MANY ATTENDING THE SHOW FOR BILL&SOOKIE,AND AB ARE DEFINITELY SEPARATE THEM CAN BE SURE THAT MANY ARE DESINTERESTED BY THE SHOW,THERE ARE STILL MANY WHO BELIEVE IN ROMANTIC LOVE AND GENUINE THAT IS WHAT THEY LIKE IN B&S.THE SHOW IS NOT TO BE THE SAME IT NOT BOOKS.LOVES BILL AND SOOKIE IN THE SHOW.
May Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 3:49
“YOU CAN SURE THAT MANY ATTENDING THE SHOW FOR BILL&SOOKIE,AND AB ARE DEFINITELY SEPARATE THEM CAN BE SURE THAT MANY ARE DESINTERESTED BY THE SHOW… THERE ARE STILL MANY WHO BELIEVE IN ROMANTIC LOVE AND GENUINE THAT IS WHAT THEY LIKE IN B&S”
There is much more going on in the show than Bill & Sookie’s relationship. There are so many other characters & storylines. Just because a show doesn’t go the way you want it to, it doesn’t mean it’s no longer good. There are many movies that I can think of where the lead ends up with someone unexpected, ends in tragedy etc. Does that mean everything has gone down the toilet? No. A good movie is still a good movie.
Sorry but I think the break up is inevitable. Don’t want to post any spoliers for those who haven’t read the books but there are characters/events in this season that will lead to their breakup.
What ever happens in the show, as long as it’s good/entertaining, I will continue to watch it.
BBB Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 21:10
Good for you May…I have to admit (and I’m referring to a different show entirely) when MY “ship” sunk, I stopped watching the show. But I’m a lot mature than that now (at least I think I am). TBH, I wasn’t really a big fan of Sookie (I cared more about the other characters, and yes, that includes Bill). I always thought she had a propensity to overreact, and TB is so much better because we get to see everyone’s POV.
CrazyMooogle Reply:July 19th, 2009 at 0:14
Yes! For me too. As the series (in the books) went along I found that I started to dislike Sookie. For someone who doesn’t have many friends or family she is constantly pushing people away & running from problems. Especially in the last book I felt she was childish. Unless Ms. Harris pulls something out of the hat for book #10, I think Eric, Sam & Bill are too good for her.
I really love the show too. It shows so much more of the other characters & their storylines. Very interesting.
I too dread Bill and Sookie being apart. But I have faith in Alan Ball and where and how he will take the show. As long as we get plenty of Stephen Moyer, I’m good.
On a lighter note. Regarding AP/SM off screen relationship Stephen says “HBO is getting more bang for their buck, if you will”…….
Stephen is a hoot and a half. I love him.
Sanna Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 4:44
More bang for their buck, I don’t quite get that, but I guess it’s naughty, right?? I know what banging means, but I don’t get what he means, haha
JAL15 Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 5:11
‘ More bang for your buck’ means you are getting great value for what you pay. Using the word bang in this context is a double entendre.(something that has two meanings) Yes Sanna it is naughty and it sounds to me that is the way Stephen meant it. After all, he has a wonderful sense of humor!
icanseerussia Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 5:23
more bang for my buck. ie, they are together on the show, and i’m sitting here wondering what they look like at home naked and REALLY alone. lol!
Sanna Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 6:00
The thing is, on the show it looks very real and it’s probably not much of a difference. Because really, how different can it possibly be?? Come on, LOL
billisnumber1 Reply:July 19th, 2009 at 15:05
He has mentioned in the past that because AP & SM are together in RL, they can design more realistic love/intimate scenes. I think that is what he is referring to. Because AP & SM are a RL couple they don’t mind all the nekkidness. “more bang for your buck”. :D
May, I think what people are saying that is that they don’t necessarily want to see Bill and Sookie happy and together for 7 seasons, as long as their relationship remains central, and the palpable erotic tension remains in some way.
I read all the books before the show, and I never got the Eric mania and always loved Bill. Eric is a fun character for sure, but he is also selfish, high-handed, and manipulative (which is part of what makes him very fun). There are clearly a lot of people out there who find that attractive – cockiness, what have you – but who don’t necessarily want to be with that person romantically in the long term.
I’m one of those book readers who was never convinced by Sookie and Eric. I like him a lot as a character, but he completely turns me off as a romantic hero as he’s so arrogant and manipulative. Eric fans crack me up when they interpret him as a nice guy and that there’s an actual romance going on with Sookie. Its just sex, and a lot of confused feelings and sneakiness. While I understand that there has to be conflict in a fictional relationship to make it interesting to watch, i’m not all that thrilled about Sookie and Bill breaking up. Call me a sap, but I found their relationship the most moving and compelling part of the show. Show has to have heart to balance out all the crazy, and they brought that. Hopefully the makers will remember that when they start writing Season 3.
Urbangal Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 4:15
Now that’s where you & I are different. I love Eric. He’s certainly no nice guy. He didn’t live as long as he has by being nice. But yes I do think there is an actual romance going on with Sookie. Actually maybe not on Sookie’s part (her character kind of threw me off in the last book) but I think there are feelings on Eric’s part. Yeah he’s manipulative & arrogant but has done a lot for Sookie. He’s very low key, after living for so long other vampires from other states don’t seem to know him. Vampires younger than him are King or Queen. Yet he puts himself out there for Sookie. There could be something we don’t know or he could love her. Until Ms. Harris convinces me otherwise in future books I’m going with the latter. But yeah I get what you’re saying. If I was in Sookie’s world I’d go for Sam (after a fling with Alex/Eric of course).
callonmebill Reply:July 22nd, 2009 at 6:58
My gut feeing in the books, Sookie will have her own ‘great revelation’ and realize Sam is her true love, but I will always hope for Bill and Sookie.
WKW Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 12:00
I have always felt the same way, citizenerasred. Eric never appealed to me at all as a romantic interest in the books, and I don’t think Sookie is in love with him or he with her. I think he wants her, wants to possess her…but I don’t think he loves her or would willingly give his life for hers like another vamp we know. I found AB’s use of the word ‘conspired’ interesting. Somehow, Eric is conspiring to ‘get’ Sookie on the show…I don’t think he’s going to come off smelling like a rose, and his intentions/manipulations are going to be more clear than in the books.
Roswellover Reply:July 19th, 2009 at 4:01
I agree with you WKW. Also, I think Eric is still all about Eric.
I hope that sookie and bill can get together at last~~~~~~~the love between them really made me moved *_*
icanseerussia Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 5:26
it moved us all. right into this web area! where were we before????
cocoablossoms Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 5:43
icanseerussia Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 6:40
we were in some other part of the world. cool, now we are all together wanting to be with stephen moyer in any way possible!!!!! lolol and made some new friends to boot!
Chinese girl Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 9:34
wow ~~~it’s so cool ,it means that trueblood is very hot in American,right???but how about ? actually,”Gossip girl ” is more popular in China~~a lot of friends around me are crazy about that. They think that trueblood is too dark,and something about sex is““u know that the culture between ourselves are different~~^_^
Lets see Maryann is getting old with the orygies Jason is getting boring, Eric, Lafayette stole that scene…Bill and Sookie and Jessica loved that scene..now they tell me Eric is going to get the girl, after Bill Killed on of his kind for her. walked out in the sunlight for her, I am supposed to believe she is going to go with the Vampire that dragged Bill off to the Tribunal then he tortured her friend and only let him go when she said she would work for him…Well I am done with the show now, oh yes then Quinn and Calvin and Alicde will all get a turn
Since the show doesn’t exactly follow the books, maybe Alan will make it diferent, I don’t know. Either way, Bill/Sookie will always be the heart of the show(Alan has said it himself. 2 times now) and that is keeping me watching
well, people, i certainly enjoyed the banter on this thread! thank you all!
Its a pretty daunting prospect for the show writers, a polarised fan audience. Go anywhere on the net and you’ll find grown women snarking at each other about the merits of Bill vs Eric. Ignore either of the vampires, then their fangirls get pissed. I will certainly get pissed if Bill gets sidelined like in the books, and you’ll find that most Billsbabes are most worried about that and less about Sookie, because lets face it, she doesn’t deserve him! Give Bill stuff to do and get him a new girlfriend (NOT Selah, christ that woman was a biatch) and I will continue to watch. Treat him like crap and they’ve lost me and many others.
icanseerussia Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 6:43
it was always about him, wasn’t it???? :) he is so yummy. we should have a facebook quiz, the top 5 girls we want to see stephen moyer with! wouldn’t that be cool? or would i be assassinated?. i guess i shouldn’t be writing this stuff. i may get hate mail!
cocoablossoms Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 13:47
bill is the lead vampire character, he will not be neglected. alan did that not necessarily to keep him with sookie forever, but because there is something in his story he wants to explore and make a main focus of the show. alan didn’t have to pick any male lead, he could have made anna the only lead, so that shows that he has big intentions for bill with or without sookie. personally i would like to see bill with lorena while sookie and eric have their affair. not like he’s in love with her again, but is forced to be with her and is trying to mannuveur himself away all the while being forced to do her bidding.
i think eric’s main motivation is that he is jealous of what bill and sookie have. i saw that when he was watching bill give her his blood and when they were kissing before he left for the tribunal. if you notice he was watching them together, not just her, with a disgruntled look. all he has is pam. bill is finding happiness and eric is probably like why is bill happy and he’s the new kid on the block. bill is evolving while everything is the same for eric with no new challenges. i’m not sure if that jealousy can turn into love or not on his part. i think there is genuine intrigue, a want to control her, and lust. love is a whole other question.
willkill4bill Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 8:54
I agree. In addition I think Eric resents Bill’s lack of subservience to him. Bill actually dares to question and resist the yoke placed on him by vampire hierarchy especially pertaining to Sookie. Then the fact that the queen bypasses Eric by having Bill on a secret mission. Ouch :) And of course Sookie didn’t
succumb to Eric’s charms immediately as he is accustomed to. His gracious plenty ego was bruised. :) Thus he lords his position as sheriff over Bill every chance he gets. Kinda of like a bully. Those personality traits I find unattractive so I never got the Eric and Sookie coupling. Fun analyzing them isn’t it. :)
callonmebill Reply:July 22nd, 2009 at 7:12
cocoablossoms, I totally agree with you regarding Eric’s jealousy of what Bill and Sookie have. He makes fun of Bill loving Sookie, but deep down he yearns for it himself.
I’m totally Team Eric and I am looking very forward to seeing the Eric and Sookie relationship unfold and acted out on my screen. Alan Ball needs to keep both camps happy so even if Sookie is with Eric for some time, she’ll most likely end up with Bill again. Bill won’t be going anywhere. Maybe while they’re broken up, Bill will be paired up with someone else. The show would be boring to keep Sookie with Bill all the time or with Eric all the time. I do wonder if Alan Ball will throw Alcide and Quinn into the mix. Will Alan Ball’s Sookie end up having Alcide as a sexual partner too? He wasn’t in the books. Alan Ball will do what he wants and there’s really nothing we can do about it.
icanseerussia Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 6:45
lets just put em all (err, most of them) in a big ole pile and see who pops out!!!!!
citizenerased Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 7:14
Oddly enough, I agree with you. Domestic bliss is boring. No one would want to make a show of me with hubby for example. Drama is conflict and tragedy! However, most ladies who like Bill (and do not abscribe to this Team sh*t) are not mad with their relationship splitting up in the books, and now possibly the show, but are mad about how Bill was treated as a character. He is hardly in the books from the end of Book Three onwards, and goes through absolute hell for the love of that silly blonde waitress. This is not what we want to see on True Blood. From the care they have taken in making his character fascinating and sympathetic as well as damn sexy, I would hope they would not be that stupid as it would be ratings doom. The majority of viewers are women, some of them older women and some of those women don’t fancy Eric and are not going to be satisfied with him as the love interest vampire.
I can’t believe some of the arguments here are actually given by adults. First of all, they are all great actors. You can mix up all the pairings and I believe any of them can pull it off. Plus, I don’t think we’ve had enough scenes to prove whether or not Alex and Anna do have chemistry. But the fact that when they are in a scene gets under the skin of Sookie/Bill fans is just proof of fireworks anyway. :)
Secondly, the show and the books are about Sookie Stackhouse. Not the Sookie-Bill love affair, not about Sookie-Eric love affair nor any other of her suitors. It’s about this woman’s journey/adventure and how her character evolves throughout the series. Some of the characters come and go throughout Sookie’s life. Now we don’t know who Ms. Charlaine Harris intends for Sookie to end up with. Personally, yes, I love her with Eric. He keeps Sookie interesting and I believe he loves her even if he’s unwilling to admit it himself. But if I really want what’s best for Sookie, Sookie will end up with Sam, who has always watched her back.
Lastly, Alan Ball is a genius and he knows what he’s doing. He knows how to make a TV show interesting. When he read Ms. Harris’s books, they got his attention so he wants to bring them to life. He did say he’s not sticking to the book word by word, because his goal is to show the world surrounding Sookie Stackhouse. BUT, he is still following the plot lines of the Sookie Stackhouse series based on Ms. Harris’s books. I, personally, am excited to see how he will do it season by season (one book after another). :)
Meli Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 15:01
You might be the only voice of reason here! Everyone else seems to be Bill infatuated fans, LOL
cocoablossoms Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 15:23
i agree that it’s not all about bill and sookie. i think they have to break up to keep it interesting. i also believe alan knows what he is doing. i just get upset when people, not either of you guys, you seem to be pretty realistic, make it seem like the show has to be all about eric and sookie. it is a major plot point in the books and it will be in the show. it’s great drama. alan has hinted that it will happen and then something will change it, so i’m willing to just go witht he flow because i am a bill fan first and he has been established as the lead male in the show, so i know he will still have a big place with or without being with sookie. i think eric and sookie will be good for the show, but doesn’t mean i will personally like them as the ideal pairing, just as i don’t expect everyone to like bill and sookie. i also believe sam is a bigger threat than eric.
Sara Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 20:08
I totally agree. I think that Sam has been the overlooked suitor here both on the show and in the books. Sam is the one who can provide Sookie with the normal life that she wants. Sam is the character that has yet to be explored as Sookie’s real love interest. And this is AB we’re talking about. Who knows what his ultimate plan might be.
We’re not arguing, we’re discussing, lol
I think in the show, thjere will be more of a trick than anything on Eric’s part. Now I just can’t wait til she finds out, muahahahah
WKW Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 12:06
I agree. The way AB says that Eric ‘conspires’…I think his manipulations and tricking of Sookie are going to be obvious to the audience. He isn’t going to come off as some romantic hero. I’ve thought from the beginning that AB is setting him up to be an antagonist for Bill, rather than simply a rival for Sookie’s affections.
Challie Reply:July 19th, 2009 at 3:59
I don’t think AB’s use of the word ‘conspire’ stands out anymore than ‘fate’ or ‘eric and sookie have a chemistry’. His descriptions sounds true to the books and the E/S relationship. I’m an Eric fan, and I can admit that he is manipulative (just like all the vamps), but not everything Eric does is bad.
The funny part is, most if not all, would be eric and sookie fans, had it not been for anna and stephen being a couple in real life…
Shadaliza Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 13:27
The relationship of Anna and Stephen has nothing to do with a preference for Bill or Eric. That is completely personal, so many different people, so many different tastes.
Lou Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 15:26
I agree. I fell for Bill and Sookie on the show about 20 minutes into episode 1. I had no idea Anna and Stephen were a real-life couple at the time. It was their palpable on-screen chemistry that did it for me!
cocoablossoms Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 16:31
exactly. they had me as soon as she turned around in merlotte’s. and every scene after. before i knew anything about her and stephen. their story stands on it’s own. that is do to the creative of everyone.
cocoablossoms Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 13:35
that’s silly. i didn’t even now about that until after the end of season one and i was already obsessed with bill and sookie. and bill and sookie did have fans before the show even aired. gasp, some of them even people who have read the books. i do like stephen and anna, but they are not bill and sookie. i just am not attracted to eric nor like his ways, i love bill and have since the beginning. i think that doesn’t give any credit to the show either. alan presented bill and sookie as our romance, so your basically saying they didn’t earn fan devotion on their own it’s all do to stephen and anna??? so none of it has to do with alan, the writers, directors, or actors??? i don’t think so. it’s a compelling love story on it’s own. we are not mindless followers. some people will end up like sookie and eric on their own merits presented in the show, notice i said show not books, too. and that’s fine. it’s so bizarre to assume what people should and shouldn’t like based on personal opinion.
cocoablossoms Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 13:49
i just keep laughing about this. i love all the conditions poeple prescribe to make it seem we are all suppose to love eric and sookie. it’s like “well if only you read the books, if only stephen and anna weren’t together, if only bill were this, oh you’ll see when he betrays her”. blah, blah. maybe we just like them because we do. i know what happens and i still don’t care. i even like eric and think they could be fun, but i still love bill and sookie.
WKW Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 14:25
How presumptuous can you be? I’ve read all the books. I could care less who is dating/living with/in love with who in RL. I find Eric funny and sexy, but also manipulative and selfish and I have never once, in all my reading or watching, wanted Eric and Sookie to be together. I have to say also, that all the presumptuousness and sense of entitlement expressed by Eric fans has made me like him less and less.
willkill4bill Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 18:22
You took the words right out of mouth or finger tips in this case. :)
LifeIsNotEasy Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 22:03
I couldn’t agree more. I’ve read the books and never jumped the Eric bandwagon for that matter. Eric manipulates her a lot and I hate that.
citizenerased Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 23:25
How patronising and ridiculous. I could not give a toss who is with who in real life. Celebrities do not interest me in the slightest, good storytelling and unusual chemistry does.
This item has exploded with comments in the last day or so. Fairly indicative on how people feel about this bit of spoilerific news hmm? The love for Eric is NOT universal.
Um, no, that’s not true. Assuming everyone is Eric/Sookie fans is a bit weird, I think. I would love Bill/Sookie even if they weren’t together in real life. That Stephen/Anna are together is just a big plus
i think that bill&sookie show different people who love and that in any way trying to be together.eric is grant and could have their own love.whitout being in the show sookie. love bill is AB and leave him in the background you can be sure that will lose much of my interest in all show. not love eric and want only B& S e A&S.like to watch things that make us happy do not read a book or watch a show that dislike so many options in mercado.if eric and sookie had no chemistry on the show,will not hold the show and may not know for sure not in the books and not in the show is getting s&E. i am tem bill forever.
Eric and Sookie are soulmates in my opinion..It was an instant pull towards each other from the moment they met. They both fought it ..It’s definitely a complicated situation..but I really feel like in the end it will come down to Eric and Sookie..In the books at least..I really feel like that is where Charlaine Harris is going with her book series..All of her books have develpoed Eric ans Sookie’s bond over the years..I don’t really know what Alan Ball will do with the material for True blood…He may have a totally different vision..But, I have loved going on the journey with Eric and Sookie In the books..because to me love is complicated and I find it so interesting to see these characters work though all of that..It’s very realistic in some ways for a fantasy story..I think Alexander does an amazing job bringing Eric to life..We’ll see if Eric & Sookie fans get to see their couple on air.. It would be so nice if the actors can pull off the chemistry..Time will tell.. :-)
cocoablossoms Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 15:35
i think charllaine will choose sam even if i hope it’s bill. she has 4 more books planned and eric and sookie are already “vampire married”. she said she wouldn’t make a final choice for sookie until the end. how much more can she drag out eric and sookie. i know they still have some issues to work out with this marriage, but i don’t think it’s 4 more books of drama worth to make a happy ending for them. in the show sookie has an instant chemistry with bill and eric. i can see that even as a bill and sookie fan. the dynamics are very different. i just can’t see eric being someone for her to settle down and have a “normal” life as she desires.
WKW Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 16:11
IMO, because of the marriage and the BB, there’s no way it will end up being Eric as Sookie’s HEA. It’s way too obvious. I think it will be Sam, or even Quinn. I don’t think she’s going to end up with a vamp.
cocoablossoms Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 16:18
exactly. i think charllaine has something big up her sleeve. that’s going to change everything.
willkill4bill Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 18:57
Oh please, not Quinn. :( I’d rather Bill made that rug he mentioned in DAG. LOL Could be Sam , then again CH may introduce someone new in the next 4 books. I think there is a reason CH has not killed off Bill though he came close to being finally dead on more than one occassion. She has ever so slowly been redeeming Bill in Sookie’s eyes in the last few books as well. That may be for closure though it pains me to think the long suffering Bill will be given the boot in the end.
Okay, back to these HOT pictures! Stephen and Anna are extra smokin’ hot in these – I like how they’re both kind of rumpled and wind-blown and earthy/sexy. And we know there are even more pics that EW hasn’t used yet (based on the photoshoot vid). I hope they put up a big gallery of nothing but the TB hotties soon.
cocoablossoms Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 15:56
word. i’ll just keeping staring at stephen. mmmm. much better. hell he can end up with tara for all i care (??? ahahaha !!!). i just need to keep seeing him naked and being adorable. naked. adorable. nakedly adorable. adorably naked. it’s all good.
Sanna Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 16:26
Cocoa!! Bill/Tara?? Shame on you!
I do want scenes of them together, but come on…. lol
cocoablossoms Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 16:29
i’m so not shipping them i like sam and tara personally. i was just reiterating my point that i just want bill naked every season.
I think people really need to start seperating the books from the show. Some stuff in the books may not translate well on the screen. From one I understand AP was cast based on her read with SM not AS. So i think even is there is some Sookie and Eric on the show. It’s going to end with Bill and Sookie. Plus Anna an Alex doesn’t not have chemistry and AB is going to do what’s best for the show.
cocoablossoms Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 16:04
i agree about the book/show seperation. but, i think anna and alex will make something happen. alan wouldn’t waste time on it otherwise and everyone has the show’s best interest at heart. i think they have decent chemistry. i’m saying that as a biil and sookie fan too. is it the same as bill and sookie, no. it’s different. i think he did want to make sure bill and sookie had chemistry for a reason and i also think he has big plans for bill or he wouldn’t have made him a lead. all of those plans don’t have to include sookie, but i would love it if they did. oh, but it was anna that was cast first just to clarify.
Sanna Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 16:24
The other way around, actually. Anna was already cast…ed(??lol) and Alan saw Stephen’s audition tape, asked him to come to Los Angeles to meet him and Anna, and he thought they had great chemistry :-)
No more naked comments please, let’s go back on topic.
I must be in the minority that wants to see Sookie & Eric together in a carnal way. And I hope they give Eric more personality when they get these two together. I cannot stand the yawn-fest, jaded, non- interested Eric character as he is now. Please give the Eric character …well…. some character.
BBB Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 21:18
It did feel to me all it was was carnal attraction…Sookie kept on leaving the men and moving on to the next. Geez.
CrazyMooogle Reply:July 19th, 2009 at 0:36
Trust me, it’s not a minority. Perhaps on a True Blood website or blog where fans first glimpse Sookie & Bill. I loved Bill at the beginning & was ticked off when I heard they would break up. So I read all the books & they need to for the story to progress. It would be boring otherwise. The treatment of Bill’s character was bad, he can’t help what he had to do but Sookie is immature, over reacts, misinterprets situations, she has little friends & family yet she pushes people away. We have seen it on the show too. In season 1 when Bill was taken to the tribunal, he was gone for 1-2 nights, she makes out with Sam then kicks both of them out. If it was me, I would wait for weeks then go to Fangtasia & ask Eric what happened.
I want to see Sookie & Eric together in a carnal way too. Hell, everybody else has had their shirts off, let’s rip everything off Alexander Skarsgard :)
What does carnal mean??
I don’t think you’re in the minority at all, just maybe on this board. It’s seems to me the Bill/Sookie Eric/Sookie fanbase is about fifty/fitry. Reminds me of the days of Buffy when the fanbase was split between Angel and Spike.
I love how we all got excited just by a few lines Ball said! Either way, this drama is definitely good for the show. I mean, look at what a few hints from Ball produced (over 100 comments!), imagine what the actual season will cause, LOL
I’m sure it will keep all of us interested, and maybe even attract new viewers. Good comparison to Buffy, Sara, I admit I hated when they got rid of Angel, but Spike grew on me later on. I seem to remember there was another suitor for Buffy as well (some army dude). Either way, Buffy was mega popular, so maybe TB goes down the same path.
Also Sam does seem to be the best choice for Sookie, I agree. But I have a feeling all of us will be slightly disappointed if she ends up with Sam. But what do I know. Plus Trammell is cute :)
In fact, all guys on the show are eye candy. I personally could never choose!
BBB Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 21:16
When I first met him, I did a double take…HE IS EXTREMELY CUTE. I could melt into his blue eyes all night. Too bad I was too chicken to tell him to his face how gorgeous he is.
Meli Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 21:23
Whoa, you met Sam Trammell? N I C E :)
Ya know, I was a BIG fan of Six Feet Under. Imagine my complete surprise when Nate (the LEAD star) died, episodes before the finale. I always thought he and Brenda would always be happy but life in the Fisher household it seems is without a sense of irony (the show itself is a bouquet of irony). AB will for sure pull the rug from under us, and I hate to concur, but a breakup is inevitable…and if I know Alan, he WILL create a whole lot of drama for everyone the least we expect it.
I have read the books. and it took me awhile to seperate the Stephen/Anna from the Bill/ Sookie relationships. so Sookie is going to go around the block a few times without Bill. but all her relationships in the books felt like sexual ones only. Bill is true Love. it was very hard to make it through the books seeing this happen. book 9 was so great though, it leaves you hanging. But Bill, Eric, Sam are all still around in book 9. but what Alan does through the years may be different. WHAT it comes down to is I hope that Stephen and Anna go home together and LEAVE work at work. that is why the show chemistry is so good because it is real and Stephen says “serious”.Alan says they are so professional and Anna said it is a JOB. Dang I really want Bill to be real.
willkill4bill Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 22:07
Martha said “Dang I really want Bill to be real”.
I beg your pardon. I can assure you my psychosis says he is very real and until proven otherwise that is my belief. :-P
Sanna Reply:July 18th, 2009 at 22:13
Stephen has said the word “serious” about their relationship?? Where, where, where?? LOL
The cast look great in those pictures. Thanks for the scans! :)
I’m thrilled about the Eric and Sookie news and can’t wait to see AB’s version of Club Dead translated onscreen. It’s one of my favorite books. :)
i’m guessing this is the most posts made on the vault. wow.
i love the show and it could go anywhere and i wouldn’t stop watching. stephen moyer walked into that room and moved it. he MADE that show despite anna may have been cast first. all these stars could be different characters by altering a few little things. those pics blasted us into outerspace with talk. bbb, how close were you to sam? could you have whispered in his ear “i KNOW what you are!”? lol. i liked 6funder too. i like the way ab has done jessica and hoyt. hot and innocent. come on – more cool pics of all our favs! woo hoo! i wish tara and eggs had more chemistry. i just don’t enjoy them, though both of them are great. liked she and sam together. you never can tell!
The Eric/Sookie thing was going to happen. However, I don’t think it will be like it is in the books. I think AB will seriously play up the blood bond. From spoilers that I’ve seen(I can’t recall where I saw it at), it says Lafayette will do something against his will, and that he will be drawn back into Eric’s world. I think in the show and the books,Sookie/Eric will only be temporary. I don’t think AB will drag Sookie/Eric on so long like CH has. Also, I think AB will make it so obvious how manipulative and deceitful Eric really is. Eric will do anything to get what he wants. My hope is that AB doesn’t let Bill fall in the shadows like CH did to Bill.
WKW Reply:July 19th, 2009 at 18:30
I agree. Sookie and Eric will be a brief thing, if it happens at all. AB does say that she ‘may have a hard time resisting’, not that she won’t be able to resist. :P
Since a break-up is inevitable, I’m with SM in thinking that Alan will keep things interesting for Bill. I don’t really want him ‘in love’ with anyone else, but a naked moment or two wouldn’t bother me.
I, too am a Sookie/Bill fan. Even though I do enjoy the scenes in the books with Sookie/Eric and think they could be quite interesting together on the show with the two actors portraying them. However, I guess I’m just an old romantic and hope that in the end Sookie will be with her first, true love – Bill. (Even though, God forbid I were to end up with my first love).
I am soooo happy that Alan has decided to keep the Bill and Sookie relationship upfront in the show. I do not see any chemistry between Eric and Sookie and for some reason, because Sookie was a virgin and had her first experience with Bill (both as vampire and lover), I believe that Sookie would start to appear as a slut if she has one relationship after another with others. Their relationship is so much more realistic now because Anna and Stephen are actually engaged ! So when it comes to lovemaking scenes, Sookie must have those experiences with Bill. But,it is okay for her to make out a little with others. Sorry to write so long but, I have wanted to do this for sooo long and finally got the nerve to email everyone with my thoughts. Long Live Sookie (Anna) and Bill’s (Stephen’s) relationship !!!!!!!!!
I am an avid fan of the books. I am also a fan of sookie/eric. If you are up to date on reading the books then you will probably understand why and agree with me.
I do think the characters playing both eric and sookie have amazing chemistry. I also think that eric’s character is not as evil or bad as you guys make him out to be. The episode with Godric was even proof to that.
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