SPOILERS: Minor Teases from EW’s Inside TV Podcast

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This week’s episode of EW’s Inside TV Podcast is all about True Blood as Dalton Ross and Mandi Bierly discuss the long-awaited Sookie/Eric sex, in addition to other storylines. Those lucky so-and-so’s have seen the next three episodes, and they drop a few hints at what’s coming up:

  • Lafayette will get more involved in the witch war.
  • The creepy doll and its connection to Baby Mikey will be explained.
  • Mavis, the woman only Mikey and Lala can see, has a connection that will surprise us.
  • Tommy continues to shift into other people.
  • This week’s episode is the shower scene, and Mandi says we’ll get “the best shot of Eric’s butt…” before Dalton cuts her off.
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  1. Nothinbutjoy

    August 12, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    I will be flying home from Las Vegas this Sunday evening.

    Stupid late flight.

  2. Anita

    August 13, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    I”m loving this season of True Blood. I know this was supposed to be the season of Eric and Sookie. But the other stories have really stepped up to the plate and I’m tuning in to watch them now. Does Jessica live? Is Bill going to defeat Marnie? Who is the ghost and what’s up with that baby? So many interesting things going on that Sookie and Eric have faded a bit for me.

    • KrisE

      August 14, 2011 at 10:11 pm

      I felt like the heat between Eric and Sookie was not all that hot… until tonight. The intimacy was not as present, but tonight it was there. And it will probably be the last moment they have together like that for a long, long time. But I agree that the other storylines have eclipsed the Eric-and-Sookie hype.

  3. KrisE

    August 14, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    This latest episode had everything that I love about the show. The payoff was huge tonight, and the stakes are climbing for the rest of the season! The shot of Eric’s derriere was, indeed, Epic, and my pulse went as high as Sookie’s hands went low, but some of the best stuff in the episode came from the other storylines! The Jessica/Hoyt/Jason triangle is wonderful. Jessica is so new to men, and still a relatively untrained baby vampire with so much to learn, and tonight that was just beautifully shown in her dreamed version of the breakup versus the real and much more painful one. The ultimatum Debbie gave Alcide was a classic example of a woman setting up a man to fail her. Alcide was never going to stay away, but she lost her chance to be involved and keep an eye on it. I am wondering whether they will have Sookie and Debbie end up as they did in the books, and tonight it seemed like that might be the case. Tara being saved from Pam by Bill was such a pitch-perfect moment, not just because Tara can’t die, but also because it again showed how much Bill still loves Sookie, and how he still protects her, in whatever ways he can. Making him King was a genius move for the season and the story arc of his character!! And then, there’s this battle, this great fight, which will obviously change things, including Eric, as Alan Ball said in the “Inside the Episode.” And it might change even bigger things, as Ball said that being the main character doesn’t give you immunity! (We know better, Alan, but nice try.) I am bursting to see the next episode! But for now I’ll just rewatch this one.

    • Mel

      August 14, 2011 at 10:36 pm

      Fantastic comment, Kris! Came in just time to be included in this week’s podcast.

    • Kdee

      August 16, 2011 at 10:57 am

      I love the book storylines and a lot of times the series is really very, very frustrating to watch but other times it’s spot on hot! Bu the scenes with Eric and Sookie just aren’t as passionate as the book…which is disappointing. The first show of this season was especially disappointing but I keep watching because I love the actors and curious to see where Alan Ball is taking the show. I think a BIG turning point and opportunity is now that’ Sookie’s been shot and appears to be dying… she could end up as a Fae-Vamp…because if she’s dying, what choice would there be but to turn her? That’d be a monumental change to the books for sure! And Claudine’s warning that, “he’ll steal your light” will come true!!! I could see series Sookie being more powerful after she’s turned…what do you think?

      • Liz

        August 17, 2011 at 11:28 am

        Kdee, your theory is interesting and I like it. However, I would be very surprised if Sookie becomes vampire. I just think that she will remain the telepathic, fae waitress. I believe that’s enough for her, don’t you?

        • LeAnne

          August 17, 2011 at 11:58 am

          LOL! I would hope so! She already has alot on her plate. As well as many who already look 2 her as a monster

    • LeAnne

      August 16, 2011 at 2:58 pm

      I am sooooo happy to read a positive post! Much to much negative talk lately! We are not the creator or one of the writers…. If the show was EXACTLY the same as the books it would be boring. We would always know what is going to happen. I like being surprised. I think AB is genious…..

      • Liz

        August 17, 2011 at 11:27 am

        I agree 100% LeeAnne! Thanks for stopping in!

  4. Nicky

    August 15, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I was getting soooo bored with this season, but tonight makes me feel a slight bit better. I just wish they’d bring the real Eric back. The bad boy that I love, the one that’s so sure of himself, the one that shows only glimpses of sweetness when it bests suits his own agenda. When is that Eric coming back? I miss him. Jason did the right thing kicking Jessica out of his house. He’s always trying to do the “right” thing (even if he fails because he tends to think with the wrong head), and he’s shown growth this season. I just hope he finally gets a girl that isn’t just a fling, isn’t a V addict that leads him down a bad path, isn’t a bible thumping hypocrite or isn’t a werepanther that wants to kidnap him and let a bunch of dirty girls rape him. And the last thing he needs is his bestfriend’s girl. I would love to see Jessica move back in with Bill and learn to use her feminine wiles to her advantage. She’s got “sexpot” written all over her. I think her naivety needs to fall away so she can break out of that sweet girl shell and embrace her vampire side for a moment like any young person would do.

    • Liz

      August 17, 2011 at 11:35 am

      Have no fear, Nicky! Eric will return, in tact. But this time of his memory loss was very important to future developments. It had to take place.

  5. summer

    August 15, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    The Sookie/Eric scene was intimate/romantic. They were both high of each others blood. In season 1, Jason’s girlfriend who killed the vampire had tripped on V too. Before his girlfriend got strangled to death, she was on V and was floating/flying in the air. Almost forgot what season 1 was about, but the snow filled scene with Sookie/Eric brought it all back!!

    • Liz

      August 17, 2011 at 11:37 am

      I think that’s the second time this season we see a throw-back to season 1. That’s one of the things I love about True Blood. Storylines that may not seem to make sense or have anything to do with anything, are revisited at some point later on.

  6. LeAnne

    August 16, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I am having trouble seeing where Sookie & Eric are lacking chemestry. I see it in every scene they are together. I could see when she was starting to fall for him. The actors (especially AS) are finominal! (sp?) The rich material they have given AS is just what actors dream of and he has knocked it out of the park! The A Eric is almost 100% different than Eric with his memories. Sookie seems to have a more gentle love with Eric than she did with Bill. I can see a difference in Sookie as well. Great job by the actors, writers and AB. I have been a fan since season 1 and will continue to be until the end….

    • Liz

      August 17, 2011 at 11:40 am

      Agreed. Sookie is by far more tender toward Eric. I think she may have learned some things through her time with Bill. That also lends itself to the difference we see in this relationship.

      • LeAnne

        August 17, 2011 at 11:56 am

        I agree Liz… Her relationship with Bill has made her more careful with matters of the heart. That is why I believe her feelings for Eric are real. At first she was “gun shy” so to speak. I think she will be crushed if Eric is indeed under Antonia’s spell and used against her. Hopefully she will turn to Alcide in her time of need 😉