WATCH: Jason and Eric Sexy Times

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True Blood opened this week’s episode with a scene that seems ripped right out of fanfic: Jason tracks down Eric in hiding, Eric is all mysterious, Jason tells him he can’t get Eric out of his head, and sexy times ensue. Of course this is a dream brought on by Eric giving Jason some of his blood in episode 6.09, but it was a memorable way for our favorite Viking to make his return!

(Read on for insight into the scene from Ryan and the episode’s writer and director.)

Here’s the scene where Eric gives Jason his blood:

EW has an interview with Ryan Kwanten, Kate Barnow (writer), and Howard Deutch (director) about filming the scene that adds some nice behind-the-scenes detail.

Howard Deutch: Bucky [showrunner Brian Buckner] and Kate asked me for my input, and I felt like the more ownership of the scene I gave Alex and Jason, the more they’d be able to channel it. So it wouldn’t be me being a puppeteer or them just acting, they could be it. This is Jason’s dream, so Alex kept saying, “Well, you tell me what to do, Ryan. It’s your dream.” And Ryan would go, “Well, I don’t know. What do you want to do?” It started like that until Alex said, “Well, you know, I could f–k him or I could kill him. I’m not sure.” And out of that came the notion that there’s violence in the eroticism. There’s a sense of, What is gonna happen here? It’s not just romantic. It’s dangerous as well.

Ryan Kwanten: We wanted a very to and fro scene—much like a seesaw, where I would take the power base, then suddenly he would, then I would slowly gain it back, and then suddenly he would. We wanted that constant elastic band being pulled type of feel.

Kate Barnow: We didn’t want to shy away from what a real love scene would look like with them. And of course, when it got hot and erotic, I was like, “Oh god, the entire crew is looking at me and thinking that this is my fantasy life.” That was the one problem with writing the scene. But it’s not like anyone instructed them on how to play the actual love scene—that was all them. And they had a great time doing it.

Deutch: All I know is after it was done and the producers and HBO all looked at it, they said they felt I oughta do more porn films. I’d love to take credit, but I can’t. It’s all those guys. They just played it for the truth of what their characters felt, and so they made love. We just had two cameras going on them, and panning and groping—they’re both gorgeous guys and they have amazing bodies, so it’s not that difficult to do that.

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  1. andrea

    June 30, 2014 at 9:46 am

    What I found interesting in the dream dialogues is that they seem to interact for real … like we were all asking ourselves why the dreaming didn’t happend before (a six months period seems a lot of time first for Jason’s libido and second for the blood bound to survive) and their exchange gave us the answer : they could not find a way to reach each other. Which brings me to think that this kind of dream is reciproque, both dreamers experiencing the same dream simultaneously, maybee with variables (like who is on top !!). The fact that Eric was damaged and had to recover first would have prevent Jason “to find” the necessary connection to him. And as he said he was looking for Eric like mad …and for quite a while too. It must be like a phone call, someone has to pick up to make the connection work. Eric finally answered ….

  2. Rina

    June 30, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    I don’t know why the Jason/Eric dream is stirring up so much negativity on the internet. It’s what the fans demanded after last season’s finale. Since when did Jason’s dreams stop being entertaining?

    I enjoyed the scene, and I definitely picked up on the subtext. First, Jason must clearly be aware that Eric isn’t dead since he still has the blood connection with him. Second, Jason said something to Eric that makes me think he’s aware that Eric got himself infected with Hep-V or at least did something really stupid. Third, they definitely talked about not being able to get away from their thoughts, which is a common theme for Jason and Eric. These characters GET each other.

    These dream sequences are not just for titillation. They are full of symbolism and reveal so much about the characters’ personalities and motivations.

  3. Candice

    June 30, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    I was happy to see how the writers approached this scene, it seemed true to life as far as how straight men can behave during their first (or second or third) homosexual experience.

  4. Candice

    June 30, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Why is my comment not showing up?

  5. Candice

    July 1, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Jason defines himself largely by his sexuality.

  6. Candice

    July 1, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Eric, for all intens and purposes, is str8t, and does not feel the need to define himself as stra8t, g8y, or by the way humans do. And he is not stranger to ho mo sexual behavior.

  7. Candice

    July 1, 2014 at 10:34 am

    So to see two str8t men together, I am glad to see the writers kept it real, how str8t men would behave in that situation, with the constant reminders to themselves and each other that they really are, in fact, still stra8t, despite what they are doing:
    -‘i can push you around, see how str8t I am? I can rough you up, see how str8t I am ?”
    -the verbal references to women, “what about violet? see how str8t I am?”

  8. Candice

    July 1, 2014 at 10:37 am

    I am also glad they didnt treat Eric and Jason they way they did Eric and Sookie on that snowy, sappy, nanrniaesque wonderland. Sex between these two guys was going to be much more physical and demonstratively ‘str8t’ and way less kittens and romance and butterfly kisses than E & S. The scene was well done.

  9. Candice

    July 1, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Its also a reminder that sexuality is not always such a linear progression, and ho mo bahvior isnt mutually exclusive from hetero. As someone who has witnessed many a str8t man participate in ho mo behavior, it couldnt have felt more real 😉