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Alan Ball’s Master List to Essential True Blood Episodes

Posted on the 08 July 2011 by Tbfansource @tbfansource

True Blood's creator, Alan Ball, with Stephen Moyer and Anna PaquinAlan Ball may have many titles – executive producer, creative genius, director, writer, planner, visionary, mastermind – but one that sticks out among them all is: multitasker. With True Blood, Ball spends nearly every waking minute of every day thinking about, working on, and envisioning all aspects of where the show has been, where it’s currently at, and where it’s going next. How in the world does he manage to remember everything?! By being brilliant at multitasking and having amazing attention to detail. In order to get everything right where he wants it, Ball has to watch and re-watch every scene, analyze every aspect of every detail, and think constantly about how things look, how they used to look, and what they’ll look like next season. Ball revealed that, as amazing as it is, it’s also tough because there’s really so much swimming around in his head. And because of that reason Xfinity News asked Ball to put together a list of his all time essential True Blood episodes. However, in order to watch the clips, you must have an Xfinity or Comcast user ID and password.

Season 1, Episode 2

Season 1 Episode 2 where Sookie drinks Bill's blood for the first time

“This is the first time Sookie (Anna Paquin) drank Bill’s (Stephen Moyer) blood, and the first time they kissed.”

Season 1, Episode 5

Season 1 episode 5 where Gran is murdered

“This has the Civil War flashback and told how Bill was made. Also, it’s where Gran was found dead.”

Season 2, Episode 4

true blood season 2 episode 4 where Maryann throws Tara a surprise party

“In this episode, Maryann (Michelle Forbes) threw Tara a (Rutina Wesley) birthday party and you finally got a sense of what she was up to.”

Season 2, Episode 9

True Blood Season 3 Episode 9 when Godric met the sun

“The key moment was when Eric’s maker, Godric (Allan Hyde) went into the sun.”

Season 2, Episode 12

True Blood Season 2, Episode 12 when Maryann calls on Dionysus

“When Maryann was summoning Dionysus, that set the stage for a lot of what has happened since.”

Episode 3, Season 3

True Blood Season 3, Episode 3 where Bill and Lorena have head turning sex

“Bill had hate sex with his maker, Lorena (Mariana Klaveno), and breaks her neck. We found out that that’s just really good sex for a vampire.”

Season 3, Episode 5

True Blood Season 3 Episode 5, Eric realizes who killed his family 1,000 years ago

“This one featured the moment where Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) realized Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare) is the man who killed his family. We had a lot of fun with the flashbacks to Eric and the Vikings.”

Season 3, Episode 9

True Blood Season 3, Episode 9, Eric kills Talbot

“Eric killed Russell’s lover in this episode. Meanwhile, Sookie and Debbie Pelt (Brit Morgan) had their big fight scene, which was great. And Sookie and Bill came together here.”

Season 3, Episode 12

True Blood season 3 episode 12, jesus and lafayette hug after their V trip

“We had the reveal that Jesus (Kevin Alejandro) is a brujo (a witch). He and Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) had already had their V trip, which is also important to remember for this season.”

Watch clips from Ball’s essential episodes here.

Source: Xfinity News – ‘True Blood’ Mastermind Alan Ball Offers His Master List Of Essential Episodes

Photo Credit: TV Guide, HBO

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