True Blood Radio 171: Dissecting the Season 5 Promo

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SPOILER ALERT! This week’s episode of True Blood Radio is very, very spoilery as we discuss the awesome season 5 promo that HBO released on April 1. No April Fool’s jokes here! Join us as we dissect the promo and speculate on what’s happening and what it all means.


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  1. Sookieeleana

    April 5, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I don’t like Eric kissing anyone but Sookie 🙁

    • esw45

      April 5, 2012 at 12:33 pm

      I agree with you…..but TB writers like drama …..just guess but I am thinking sookie might see Eric with Nora…..hopefully when all is done at the end of season 5 they will be together.

    • Elisha_Q

      April 5, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      Well I like Eric kissing Nora but that is because we look alike. 🙂

      • esw45

        April 5, 2012 at 1:25 pm

        I see your point! Lol

      • Mel

        April 5, 2012 at 1:36 pm

        Well played, Elisha!

  2. Helen

    April 5, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Personally, I’m quite happy with him kissing a brunette for a change!! heh It’s about time the brunettes got some action as Alan Ball seems to have some kind of anti-brunette agenda going when it comes to female characters. They never seem to last long or have a happy ending. Let’s see:

    Maudette Pickens – DEAD
    Dawn Green – DEAD
    Janella the fangbanger – DEAD
    Amy Burley – DEAD
    Lorena – DEAD
    Caroline Compton – LONG DEAD
    Pole dancer procured by Bill in s3 – DEAD
    Katerina (Bill’s spy in the coven) – DEAD
    Casey (witch) – DEAD
    Antonia – LONG DEAD

    Have I missed anyone? lol

    • Helen

      April 5, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      Oops, knew I missed someone…… Claudine – DEAD

      • Phoebe

        April 5, 2012 at 5:14 pm

        Marian the bull lady she is also DEAD and brunette x

    • Mel

      April 5, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      It’s a conspiracy!

      Awesome list, Helen. 😀

      • Helen

        April 5, 2012 at 2:56 pm

        It is! You mark my words! We need to fight the brunette oppression!!

  3. Viv

    April 5, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Yup – looks to me like Eric has turned Tara as he is topless and and looks like he may have soil on him in part of the promo. He might have been buried in the grave with Tara like Bill was with Jessica. Wonder if Pam tucked him in like she did Jessica and Bill also?

    • L.

      April 5, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      hm`? it looks like Pam is going to turn Tara, everyone was speculating about that already and in the clip Pam is sitting in Sookies kitchen , so it really looks like it…ö

      and I am ok with Eric getting intimate with Nora, he got dumbened in a really harsh way and Nora will be someone who cares for him deeply (she is his vampire sister)… maybe later he and sookie will get closer again, but Sookie needs some time and also should finally stop being so undecisive…

      • esw45

        April 5, 2012 at 4:38 pm

        Eric deep down is hurt and confused probably but he will try to be a BAMF and deal with this authority problems so Nora or Salome because I am still not sure that its Nora in the trailer will be a distraction that he needs right now. I hope finally like you that sookie will make a decision one way or another by seasons end.

        • Jules

          April 5, 2012 at 5:13 pm

          Mentioned in past postings that it is time Sookie is not the object of affection. Not that I don’t like Sookie, she just needs to have her “eyes opened” to realize how she feels. Maybe this is how it will play out, her seeing Eric with Nora.

          • esw45

            April 5, 2012 at 6:27 pm

            As I stated earlier, I would be surprised if Sookie doesn’t see him with Nora…..

      • debi

        April 6, 2012 at 12:54 am

        Pam buried Bill with Jessica. If Pam did turn Tara, did she get buried with her? If not, Tara is going to come out of that grave like a wildcat. She’s in Sookie’s yard and she’d wake up hungry…

  4. Whitney

    April 5, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    One thing to conider about the Jason situation with Steve Newlin. He still has Jessica’s blood in him. I bet she senses that he’s in trouble and kicks Steves ass :).

  5. Megs

    April 6, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    I still want Sookie and Bill together! I know its not true to the books, but I love them together in the show!

  6. Ang

    April 14, 2012 at 5:34 am

    I think Pam turns Tara to make it up to Eric for being bitch to Sookie etcetc and prove her loyalty and love for Eric etcetc. I think Russle turned Steve Newlan and he is possibly like Russles lil lacky. I mean it would be pretty ironic. Anyway, Hopefully Sookie stops batting her eyelids and stays single for more then 2 seconds and maybe helps her friend Tara transition into her new life….IF thats what happened and IF Tara can control herself around Sook. Tara would be a Fierce Vamp IMAGINE IT!! I cant wait to see the new Season and I can’t wait to read the new Charlaine Harris book….thankfully not too long now eeekkkkkkkkkk!!!