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True Blood Featured in EW

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True Blood is featured in the June 13, 2014 edition, and we have the digital scans to share with you!

In the June 13th edition of Entertainment Weekly’s digital issue, they tracked down the family trees of all the Bon Temps residents (both past and present) so you can see how closely related they are and to give us a walk down memory lane. Plus, they give us some inside scoop into the final season of True Blood.

Thanks to our very own B – you can check out the scans below! Please click images for larger view. Please note: you will not be able to check out any of the special features, since these are only the scans.

In a word…interesting! Although I had to chuckle at “half the women in Bon Temps” underneath Jason’s for those he’s “mated with”! Haha!

It brings back A LOT of memories – both good and bad.

“Can we absolve ourselves of sins of the past?” In Bill’s case (the example they use)…NO!

I remember that EW cover with Eric on it…! ;)

Thanks again B!

Thoughts? Please share yours below!

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The owner/administrator of Eric & Sookie Lovers, a writer, blogger and avid reader. Favorite shows and books include; True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, Sons of Anarchy, the Black Dagger Brotherhood, the Night Huntress series, Once Upon A Time, Vikings and Game of Thrones. Motto is: KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid)! Most people tell me I have a way with words. My second language is "sarcasm". Hope you enjoy your visit!

41 comments on “True Blood Featured in EW

  1. “half the women in bon temps” made me laugh too. I’m glad they had Erics picture on the front cover, at least EW knows who we want to see.

  2. I love that Lizzy Caplan, former TB alum, is also on this week’s cover! :)

  3. Thanks for the heads up I subscribe to EW so I’m glad they are still writing articles about True Blood. Looks like this issue is once again a Keepsake issue for me. Thanks for letting me know in advance as to what I can look forward too next week.

    I can’t believe its’ getting that close to the beginning of the end…………..

  4. ‘I laughed out loud seven or eight belly laughs’ says SM……the only person that funny is Jason, LA LA, Eric or Pam and they are not even trying to be!

  5. Husband MUST get this for me!!!

  6. Guys, I asked you questions. I thought the cast are done with True Blood. But I just saw pics of Laffy and Tara on the set on Facebook. Are they reshooting the scenes from previous eps? I known Tara isn’t that much this season.

    At least, EW is our viking side. :) :) :)

    • They most always have reshoots Shelli but those could have been taken anytime and just released now.

      • The stars of TB who talked about season 7 mentioned that they would shooting to the middle of July … so I guess that they are still filming TB. Alex probably finished his involvement in it but I think the others are still are on the set. On instagram you can find photos from the TB set from the last two weeks from the members of the crew.

        • Yes, they are still filming. Lafayette & James were filming together 2 nights ago.

          Eric will definitely feature in the finale – Alex has filmed at least one scene for it before he left – and WARNING – you may not like this – Charlaine Harris has confirmed that her cameo is in the finale with Eric & Pam. So I think we know now where Eric ends up, right back where he started (probably at Fangtasia) with Pam. I really hope CH doesn’t have any lines, if she is in the background I can ignore her, I don’t want her ruining Eric’s final scene!

          • Evie-I believe CH said a few days ago she plays a director in her scene. Maybe it’s a scene like s4 premiere where Eric films a commercial at FT, but instead of Nan Flanagan, CH is there to direct/guide? Maybe Eric and Pam (and Willa?) have a grand FT re-opening. To me, as I keep saying :) , I think it might be further confirmation that Buckner seems to have gone Harris’ DEA/AD way. I think most if not all characters wind up right back where they started, as if the whole story pretty much never happened.

    • On the page with charity of Deborah Ann Wall, they wrote that filming ends on July 3rd.

      https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/559201

  7. Funny, but I got my copy of this one today in the mail. I really thought there would be more to it than the two page graph of whos’ who. Read Steves’ little squib about the final episode re: “belly laughed seven or eight times and cried three times over the final episode”. That was all that was said, I truly was hoping for just a bit more somethin’ somethin’ but I guess they just are keeping it under tight wraps this last season.

  8. I wonder if the TB cast are going to do a photo shoot for s7. They didn’t do one for s6.

    Maybe it’s just my mood, but it feels so far like recycling/coasting on past glories to me. I wonder what made Stephen belly-laugh 7-8 times and cry 3 times in the series finale. The continuation of rape culture and domestic violence in the surface narrative make me sad.

    Of course, EW (owned by Time Warner, same as HBO) had Alex-as-Eric on the sub-cover, and reminded us that he was on the full cover two years ago (along with 10 other TB actors, but we were only reminded of Alex). They know who brings in the most ca$h (no disrespect, just keeping it real).

    Thanks as always, Erika and B. :)

    • I really like your name,Sookieandericarethe1trueluv. I hope you keeps it awhile bit longer. :) :) :)

      I truly understand. People are very good and nice to each others. I don’t want to agruing nobody on here,either. Sometime, I did that and I am worry that I’ll into trouble (I did that with couple site in the past)…I have to be careful what I said,you known….But I known people has own opinion.

      Probably they are getting ready for the faery war at the end of the season…I read somewhere on Facebook that there’ll be a faery wars at the end of the season and I known Anna tweeted Niall is on the set….I remembered awhile back that someone asked Ball at Comic Con for season 5 that there’ll be a faery war and he said it would might happen around in season 7 or season 8 (but there’s no season 8)….Something’s tell me that these writers are keeping things tight with the faeries,because I known that idiotic Buckner didn’t telling the whole truth….If there’s a war with faeries, I believe Eric could play a mayor role in the end of the season. Because I remembered you mentioned the dreadful finale felt like the last book; you could be right that this season’ll might be like the sequel to the last book(but I’m not saying Sookie will end with Sam)….We all known what happened to Eric at the end of the last book, he became the queen’s sex slave (I think it’s worse idea she came up). I believe this’ll happen to Eric in the beginning of the season,because I heard there’s a lot of specs that Silvie could be a vampire queen and some specs said that she saved Eric….I have a feeling that those both specs are right that she saves Eric and he will fall luv with her,but she will turn out to be the evil queen Mab and turns him into her pet by effecting him with hep V,because she tricks him to get revenge like I mentioned before. I believe I fear it could it’ll happen,but probably he will escape with Pam to Bon Temps to get help from douchbag and Sookie. I think Mab shown up and cause war on the town,because she want his head, I believe that would come into play at the end of the season….Or if I could be wrong,I am hopeless. if Buckner said is true about “Billy luv Sookie” drag on the full entire season, we are might dealing with the another the final season of Dexter.

      But I am taking Amelia’s words that the end of the season; I believe it’ll start out as boring we except,but I think things will spiraling out of control. I don’t known I’m 100% right.

  9. Thanks for sharing :)…The other day I saw that horrible TV Guide while grocery shopping and I ran to another cash register. Good to see that there are some mags that are showing Eric too. I’d love to see this Entertainment Weekly at Safeway and would sneak my own copy with the milk and eggs :) :) :)

    Anyhows….The one good thing HBO did this year was Silicon Valley. They are going the weird way with Game of Thrones as well. But I don’t care about the multitude of other shows they have. I care about TB. It’s my muse…Eric is my muse…I don’t want people not giving Eric his due…I don’t want his character to be shortchanged…Now with just two weeks left, I am coming back into my emotional mode and I want this show to have a great last season.

    THEN…I’ll wait obsessively and rant about/for Diary of a teenage girl and Tarzan (one of my first favorite books when I started reading english literature) :D

  10. A LOT going on. I’ll post what I can, when I can. I have a window now. :)

    Just found out EW article says that Nicole has second thoughts about Sam and BT. So THAT’S how we get to Sam/Sookie. Audience not invested in Nicole, so she’s expendable.

    CH’s cameo as a director in the series finale is in a scene with Eric and Pam. (So Alex has at least one scene in the last episode.) So maybe CH is directing the Eric/Pam wedding. Put CH in a scene with Alex, get the audience to shut up, I guess.

    As I’ve said before (maybe too much), I feel we need to brace ourselves for another Dexter-style disappointment. :) And I’m not changing my name today, but probably soon. Once I have a chance to think.

    I STILL haven’t seen the new Giver trailer. I WILL get there, d*mn it! :)

    I saw the Anna/Stephen TV Guide while waiting in line yesterday. I was going to flip through it, but then I remembered that I already read the scans online, so why bother torturing myself further?

    Contradicting something I posted here a while back, I actually really enjoyed the most recent season of Girls (don’t judge, lol). I like (don’t love) Looking (it has potential; especially love Jonathan Groff character/performance). I still haven’t seen True Detective s1, but I will someday for McConaughey/Harrelson. Not in the mood for The Normal Heart right now; I’m stressed enough. Haven’t seen Silicon Valley. Barely seen any of Veep. Don’t watch GoT enough to have a solid opinion on it (GoT is now officially HBO’s most-popular series ever, after The Sopranos). Love(d) re-watching The East. Other than that, I’ve sort of been avoiding HBO like the plague lately. After The East the other day, they ran a promo for TB. Because I couldn’t get the volume down in time, I looked away, covered my ears, and talked to myself until it was over. Childish, I know. :)

    For me, it’s all about Alex’s work. Also looking forward to Nelsan in the James Brown biopic.

    Take care, everyone. :) :) :)

    • Forgot to add: thanks to Erika and ESL (again) for the TV Guide scans. Knowledge is power. :)

    • I don’t known She will end up with Sam or not I would hate to see her ends up with I would see him dying as Sookie’s doppleganger if he takes on Skinwalking ability (he’s responsible for Luna’s death) by sacrificing his self to save Sookie. Probably that’s why he makes with “the devil” (douchbag) to make “buddy up” program for V,because Skinwalkers didn’t last long (Tommy,Luna).

      I don’t known for sure that Eric will end with Pam,but I would see they became friends again. I’ld rather see her with Tara than Eric….When he said he isn’t the perfect guy for Sookie, I think Alex referring a season 6 finale and I think that could why explain he flew off at the end of ep 9. I think he did flew off,because he believes Sookie’s better off with douchbag. I believe that’s why he let douchbag saved her in the last season’s finale and he known Sookie luv douchbag more than him…I think Sookie will get mad at him when he shown,but I think he will explain to her and they becomes friends….I wish she realizes she can’t get what she want and Eric truly luv her at the end.

      That would be totally funny that CH did a scene with the person that she dislike. Probably she orders a drink at Fangstasa for the grand opening,because she did that with Merrott’s in season 1. :)

      I am looking other Summer shows beside True Blood; Falling Skies, Under the Dome and Hemlock Grove season 2 with Alex’s bro Bill. :) :) :)

    • “sookieandericaretheonetruelove” – I still can’t see a Sookie & Sam HEA. I just can’t get past Bill right now, all the marketing is about Sookie & Bill’s great love affair, how the show is going back to their promise at the start. The audience is being manipulated into thinking they want this – and it is kind of working. I am seeing much more love for the Sooke/Bill pairing on social media right now than I have ever seen before! By the time the finale comes around I’m pretty sure they are hoping the majority of the audience have accepted Sookie/Bill and probably Pam/Eric as well. Shame because those are the 2 endings I really didn’t want. After re-watching the entire series there is no way they were building up to B/S and E/P for the first 5 seasons. I’ve been listening to a few of the season 6 commentaries and Alex signed his contract to appear in season 7 around the time they were filming episode 9, and it is after that point that we suddenly got S/B as a possibility again and Pam beginning her epic search for Eric. Alex’s availability was obviously limited due to his Tarzan commitment and they have worked round his schedule as much as they can. The easiest way to do this is to have Eric with Pam. It sucks and we have been shafted again! Now I only have 15 days to get over this and make peace with the fact that I am going to have to sit through an ending I will probably hate for the sake of watching my favourite-ever character finish his story.

      • I’m okay with Eric and Pam if that’s the case, I no longer want Eric to have anything to do with Sookie. If she’s stupid enough to choose Bill, she deserves him.

        • The more I think about it… The more I’m not ok with Pam as a whole. She trapped him when she baited him to turn her. She did what she did so she’d have someone take care of her or die… He wasn’t looking for a child at that time, he was looking for a F&F.

          • I still love her, I can’t blame her for that at the time. She’s still more than proven that she’s the only one who really gives a damn about him.

          • B-“F&F”-feed and f*ck, right? (Bear with me, I’m a little slow right now). :)

            I’m not bothered by the circumstances behind Eric turning Pam. I feel that Human Pam did sort of force her hand/gamble by slitting her wrists. However, Eric could have healed her wrists with his blood and went on his way. He ultimately agreed to turn her. TBH, I’m not totally in love with the scenario, but I found it acceptable and in character. I love that Pam wanted to be turned, and I REALLY love that Eric did not turn Pam against her will.

            What I DON’T love is that in the last few seasons (not just on Bucky’s watch), the writers have turned Pam into sort of a jealous ex-girlfriend and/or daughter who can’t handle her ex-boyfriend and/or Daddy falling in love (Sookie). Pam whines about the other women in Eric’s life (Nora, Willa). The writers bothered to set up Pam/Tara, but then never really do anything with it. I do get the sense that Bucky may have decided to do an Eric/Pam endgame to toss a bone to Eric and Eric/Pam fans (hey, Eric won’t “get” Sookie, but he’ll finally wise up and realize what he had all along with Pam). There are Eric/Pam shippers, of course. I’m not offended by Eric/Pam; I just don’t believe it. For YEARS (for the audience), they’re best friends (and the vampiric equivalent of parent/child) who occasionally have sex, and they’re both basically into women, and, in the last couple of seasons, the writers slowly retcon them into romantic endgame? Not buying what you’re selling.

            I have more to say, but I’m out of time right now. I’ll come back when I can collect my thoughts.

            Thank you, Evie, for your response to me. I’ll respond back. Take care, everyone. :)

      • Evie-thanks for your response. :) Yes, the marketing is clearly ALL about Sookie/Bill right now (glad I’m not watching the promos). I think that might be misdirection. Maybe, if Bucky puts Sookie with Sam at the end like I think Harris wants, and not Bill, we’re supposed to be relieved or something? “She may not have ended up with Eric, but at least she didn’t end up with Bill.” From my vantage point, I haven’t seen that much love for Sookie/Bill lately, more anger, boredom, and/or resignation about the abusive/unimaginative (re-)pairing, but you are more active in the online fandom and for much longer than I have been. I believe you. I can’t stomach Sookie/Bill since early s3, and if that’s where Bucky goes, I’ll never watch it (I didn’t watch any of Sookie’s scenes, with the exception of accidentally seeing her first official scene with Warlow on E! News, since “the girl in the white dress,” and she, along with Eric and Pam, used to be my top-3 fave TB characters; it’s no problem for me). I’m not offended by Eric/Pam, but, as I “said” earlier, I don’t believe them as a “romantic” couple for one second. It would feel forced and lazy to me. I agree 110% that there is no way Ball was building towards Bill/Sookie and Eric/Pam; if that is where Bucky is going, that is on him, period. I’m not brave enough to go anywhere near the s6 DVDs right now, so thanks for the share re: Alex’s TB s7 contract. We know there were “whispers” about Tarzan long before it was officially announced. I think Alex is off the TB set for good and fully immersed in Tarzan/London now, right? Eric Northman is one of my all-time favorite characters myself, because of how he was initially written, and obviously because of Alex’s performance. Since DEA Spoilergate, I have expected the worst for Eric in AD and on TB. AD “delivered” on that front. I expect TB to do the same. Buckner has made the show cheap and lowest common denominator, and it’s a waste of five years of Ball’s (not always great, but had potential and hope) multi-layered, intelligent work. Shame.

  11. Wow so thats it huh? Eric pam marry? I know they love each other but when did they ever have it seem like there was underlying sexual tension? Guess i missed it bc ive watched every episode….i suppose it will also be an open relationship bc pam has other needs as well…. So once again eric loses out on an epic ending or epic love buy sookie deserves it…..so utterly ridiculous and how this is a deserving ending for the main character of your show I dont know

    • ICAM! It’s utterly ridiculous for Eric and Pam to end up together romantically because it’s been well-established in both the books and the show, that PAM PREFERS WOMEN! WTF? I never thought they had underlying sexual tension either.

      It makes me very sad that Eric Northman (one of the greatest male characters EVER) gets screwed over in every format. :(

  12. Im not so sure they were ever building up to eric sookie pairing they could have had some material of conflict or unresolved feelings in seasons 4 5 6 and they didnt I feel that was never going to go that way it was bill always no matter what or her alone Eric they might have thought of killing off I do agree that making pam his love interest was prob decided towards the end bc they have always been half assed about his story

    • Pam doesn’t have to be a love interest, I want them together in the end at Fangtasia like it was in the beginning. Them being together in the romantic sense doesn’t really work and it would feel too forced, but if it does happen, I wouldn’t be completely against it. Sookie doesn’t deserve him, I think we can all agree to that at this point. If she wants to be miserable with Bill, the more power to her.

      • I’m against an Eric and Pam romantic pairing. Pam prefers women, so no matter how it happens…they’re going against everything they’ve ever written. But wait…this IS TB we’re talking about. *rollseyes* Since Sookie doesn’t deserve him, I’ll go with Willa. I can’t fault her crush on him and it would make more sense.

        • Willa doesn’t deserve him, either, I see her as more of a Jessica type. More of a little sister, besides, she’s another one who didn’t seem to wonder or care where he was in those six months. I don’t see anything romantic between them, but as for Pam, vampires don’t really have one preference, they’re all sexual beings. We know she’s been with men before, I don’t think it would be completely out of character for her to want Eric. I honestly don’t care what happens as long as he doesn’t continue to be pussy whipped by Sookie, I just want him to have a decent ending since the books screwed us of that. But since I won’t be watching, I’ll have to come in here to see what happens.

  13. Hi Guys, When I was on Tumblr and I wasn’t been there for awhile,because I was reusing to write for a blog…. I just found out that Anna’s still shooting and her hubby Steve in London for shooting a movie…..I heard she’s at Douchbag’s masion and there’s a spec that Douchbag could be dead….It looks like he already filmed scenes. I think Alex and him filmed all 2gether….Probably they are retaking her day scenes,because
    maybe she missed out her day scenes when she was shooting her scenes with Alex and Steve at the time..

    I really hope she didn;t end up with Sam like the last book. Probably he takes on Skinwalking ability and didn’t last long.

    I remembered the books that Pam considers Eric as an older brother and she didn’t care if they have sex,but she didn’t find him very attractive and always referred girls…In the show, Eric considers Pam as an older sister/daughter and Pam also refer girls (just like the books),but she have a crush on him….I think it seems awkward to me,too. You guys’re probably right that it isn’t right for Eric’s falling for his daughter…If Pam kiss him, he would push her away and tells her that she’s crazy or she didn’t feels nothing while she kiss him and finally realizes she’s better off being with girls anyway…When he pushs her away,We pretty known that Eric is….I don;t known the writers will change it. I pretty much known the vampire family are different than the regular 1,because they have benefits. I always calls the vampire family the “Family with Benefits” .

    • I saw that post too Shelli about Bill getting killed at the end but I think that’s only misunderstanding of some sort I DON’T THINK THE WRITERS WILL KILL OFF THE DIVA of TB not going to happen and I agree with tammydevil83 I believe that Eric/Pam will not be endgame but eventually they will have a dad/daughter relationaship again I agree at this point Sookie doesn’t deserve Eric’s love cuz she ‘s such a fickle character!! Sookie will end up with Sam at last minute cuz on tumblr there is rumors about Nicole leaving Bontemps ….It looks like DEA all over again Take care everybody…

  14. I have just seen some stuff on the net about Eric lying about Rats..appearently it’s on some kind of hbo videos…wtf?? Is this true??They must have very low opinion of their viewers…if that was the case why wouldn’t bill deny it..seriously..how much shit can we take?? Hope it’s just a speculation

    • We know Eric didn’t lie about that, it would make no sense to bring it up now, but I wouldn’t put anything past these writers.

      • It’s OK – not a fact…I saw a long post on tumblr and it says that somebody speculated …but these HBO summaries are of course glorifying Bill as usual and I am not watching it.

        • As of right now, I no longer have HBO. It makes it easier for me to not watch, but even if that wasn’t the case, I have little to no interest in this final season. Once I find out Eric’s fate, I’ll just watch his scenes online.

  15. It doesn’t matter what we want. We are going to get what we get. I started watching TB 7 (God that seems such a long time ago) years ago with such hope. I started the books right after the first 2 episodes. It seems to me that in all that time all we have done is hope. Then season after season, book after book, we were disappointed. Hope doesn’t work with TB or the books. I’m just glad we got what we got. I’m glad I was introduced the one Alexander Skarsgard. I will follow his career and HOPE he becomes a super star!
    I will watch the final season because I can’t look away from this train wreck.

    • I watched the show first and got into the books after season 2 started, those are what made me love Eric in the first place, but apparently I was reading something completely different to what CH had planned. After the disappointment of the books, I never had any hope the show would give us anything we wanted.

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