As always, the King of Scoop Michael Ausiello has some good spoilers about what we can expect to see in True Blood season 4 this year. In this week’s Ask Ausiello column on TV Line.com, he addresses the infamous shower scene, more on Scott Foley who was recently cast as Terry Bellfleur’s (Todd Lowe) army buddy, and a discussion of a huge True Blood twist Michael Ausiello hinted at in one of the trailers linked below.
First up, the shower scene. In our season 4 contest this year we received a lot of emails from people that they wanted to see Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) have the shower scene depicted in the 4th Sookie Stackhouse novel. So will it happen? According to series creator Alan Ball:
“Yes… and No. “There is a shower scene,” explains exec producer Alan Ball. “But it is not a direct re-enactment of the shower scene in the book. It goes to a slightly different place.” Emphasis on slightly. “Sookie and Eric are in the shower together,” confirms Ball, who assures me that, “Everybody who’s been waiting for Sookie and Eric to hook up, this will be a very good season for them.”
Issues of shower sex scenes aside, one very interesting casting choice that came out last week was that of Scott Foley who will play Patrick in the season 4 finale and be a part of season 5. So what do we know about him thus far?
“He was Terry’s platoon leader in Iraq,” says Ball of Foley’s character, Patrick. “So they [share] a military history.” (Rumor has it Terry saved Patrick’s life not once but twice.) Foley will debut in the Season 4 finale and then recur throughout Season 5. Ball, meanwhile, confirms that a deal is not yet in place for him to return as showrunner for a fifth season. “I’m negotiating,” he says. Of course, HBO hasn’t renewed the show itself — but Ball isn’t worried. “There are no plans for this show to end,” he assures. “I’m pretty sure there will be at least one more season, if not more. It seems like it has a lot of life in it still.” That’s an understatement given the boffo ratings for Sunday’s premiere.
And lastly, a word about the trailer Ausiello said contained a clue about a twist in True Blood’s history.
Question: In a recent Ask Ausiello, you said that there was a very subtle clue for “one of the biggest (literally and figuratively) twists in True Blood‘s history” in the linked trailer. Now that we’ve seen the premiere — and know the twist in question was the yearlong time jump — youhave to reveal what the clue was! Was it that Eric said “for the past year” at the beginning of the trailer? —Nancy
Ausiello: Nope. The clue was Tara declaring, “It’s been a while since I got attacked by a vampire, and guess what — it still sucks.” Had the show stuck with tradition — i.e. no time jump between seasons — it would’ve only been a few days since Tara’s deadly run-in with psycho vamp Franklin Mott.
So what do you think about the spoilers Ausiello revealed in this week’s column? Tell me in the comments below!
Source: TV Line.com- “Ask Ausiello- Spoilers on Castle, True Blood, and Bones”
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