The Sookie/Eric scene fans have been waiting for and Alan Ball has been promising is almost here. Per Jace Lacob, a TV critic who has seen the next couple of episodes of True Blood, the infamous shower scene takes place in episode 4.08, “Spellbound”, which airs Sunday, August 14. It appears Jace has not read the books, so after querying Twitter about the scene from the books, he had this to say:
Just so there isn’t any confusion, #TrueBlood‘s shower scene plays out *very, very, very differently* than in the books. Very.
Obviously Sookie & Eric’s relationship on True Blood is far enough along that the shower scene must play out differently than it did in the books. So what do we know about episode 4.08? The only hint we have of the pair comes from the official synopsis: Sookie and Eric pledge their allegiance to their king, aka Bill. So they are still together in some capacity. From the 4.09 synopsis, we know that Sookie is nearly killed in episode 4.08 (she’s described as convalescing in the next episode), but at whose hand?
The teaser reel shown at Comic Con ended with Sookie lying on the ground in the cemetery, bleeding from what looked like a gunshot wound. Does Eric find wounded Sookie and take her home, putting her in the shower to tend to her? Then remember that vampire blood heals and give her some?
So many possibilities…
Updated: Jace responded to a fan query about the scene with the following:
Not a bad moment for them. Quite beautiful, but very different than I imagined.