We’re working our way to the Season Seven premiere of True Blood and are now at Season Five! For this week’s rewatch, we’ll be discussing Season Five episodes 504- We’ll Meet Again, 505 – Let’s Boot and Rally and 506 – Hopeless. As always, the focus of our discussion will be on Bill Compton, but discussion on all characters is always welcome. So, hop on over to the Simply Moyer Forum, where all the action is taking place. There’s been some incredible insight from the previous seasons, so you don’t want to miss out!
Finally, some spoilery scoop on Bill. There’s no spoiler alert ‘cuz it really doesn’t give anything away, but it’s still important … it’s Bill! And, it’s Bill before he became vampire. Exciting!
Anything to share on the final season of True Blood?
Prepare for one last flashback as we’ll revisit Bill as a human when the HBO vampy drama goes back to 1862. Expect to see Bill clash with some others over his thoughts on the war.
Ryan Kwanten was interviewed on the red carpet at the EJAF Oscar Party on Sunday night. Ryan shares that they’re leaving nothing to chance in this final season of True Blood and that some of our favorite characters will not last the season. Got any guesses on which characters he might be referencing?
We’ve come across what we think is the first interview released with Steve and Anna from Oscar night, let’s just hope it’s not the last. It’s from Getty Images, so you’re gonna need to click on the smiling faces below to link to the actual video.
If you have trouble viewing the video, try downloading Apple QuickTime … it’s a video program that can also be used on Windows.
PopCandiesTV, the czar of arrival videos, just shared one of theirs of Steve and Anna arriving at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. It’s short, but you can get a better look at Anna’s gorgeous hair in this video compared to what we’ve been able to see in photos.
This next video is from Getty Images and you’ve got to click on the picture to watch it. Remember, patience is a virtue, and you may need it, as the video is slow to appear but worth the wait.
Thank the gods some photographers were on the ball at Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party on March 2nd. Because of them, we have some lovely photos of Anna and Steve enjoying themselves on a special occasion.
After attending the EJAF viewing party Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin continued their night by moving on to the star studded Vanity Affair Oscar party in W. Hollywood.
Hopefully this won’t be the last fan photo to appear from Elton John’s Oscar party held on February 2nd. Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin are posing with Lily, a singer/songwriter originally from Britain, known for her folk/pop Indie style music.
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As previously reported, Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin are co-chairs of the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) Academy Awards Viewing Party. And, they’ve finally arrived to the party, which means new pictures! The Emerys have attended the EJAF Party the past couple of years, and as you’ll see, it’s a very successful fundraiser!
From the EJAF Site: The Foundation’s Academy Awards Viewing Party is the most highly visible and successful fund-raising event in Hollywood on Oscar night. Over the past 22 years, this annual event has raised nearly $40 million, thanks to the generosity of EJAF’s supporters. These funds help the Foundation to support a wide range of initiatives, including direct treatment, care, and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS in marginalized communities, such as among young gay black men; providing injection drug users with clean needles to prevent HIV infection and transmission; and sexual health education for young people in America who are most at risk.
Pictures are just beginning to roll in. Be sure to check back, as we’ll be updating our albums to include new pictures! The Emerys also attended the annual “Night Before” party on Saturday evening, although no photos have surfaced yet from that event.
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We’ve made it all the way up to Season Five in our True Blood re-watch! The way that time is flying, the Season Seven premiere will be here before we know it. But before we get too ahead of ourselves …
This week, we’ll be discussing Season Five episodes 501- Turn! Turn! Turn!, 502 – Authority Always Wins, and 503 – Whatever I Am, You Made Me. As always, the focus of our discussion will be on Bill Compton, but discussion on all characters is always welcome. So, hop on over to the Simply Moyer Forum, where all the action is taking place. There’s been some incredible insight from the previous seasons, so you don’t want to miss out!
Steve and Anna have joined the “Slates for Sarah” movement, in honor of Sarah Elizabeth Jones. Sarah was a 27 year old camera assistant, who was struck and killed by a freight train on a film set in Savannah, GA on February 20th. Although it does not appear that Sarah was a crew member for any of Steve or Anna’s projects, they have joined hundreds in the film community who have shared slates in tribute to her (one of Sarah’s jobs on set was to operate the slate at the beginning of each take).
One of the founders of “Slates for Sarah” is Eric Henson (crew member on The Vampire Diaries). He and some friends decided to start the page when they noticed friends and colleagues posting clapboards in honor of Sarah. “I’ve had a lot of people saying, ‘I haven’t seen something like this in 30 to 40 years in the film industry,’” Henson said. “The solidarity of people coming together has really been incredible.”
Sarah’s death has also been a wake-up call to the film-making community, launching discussions about changing the industry. “That’s part of what Slates for Sarah has become,” said Henson. “It’s a really tragic situation, but it’s given us an opportunity to look at how we make films and how to make it a safer environment.”
Photo Credit: David Klein
The news that season seven will be True Blood’s swan song has slowly been sinking in. It is truly hard to believe there are only ten episodes left of our beloved True Blood. Only ten episodes to come to a (hopefully) satisfying conclusion for the vampire who has captured our hearts and taken us for a wild ride. Bill Compton is certainly not a character created for the fair weather fan! With everything he (and his steadfast fans!) have been through, we’re hopeful that Brian Buckner and company have good things in mind for Bill when the final credits roll.
But do we all have the same hopes for Bill? This is where you, the fan, comes in! We’ve asked a few of our forum members to share their hopes for Bill for the final season of True Blood. Think of it as a kind of Bill Compton Wish List. But along with the good, might also come the not so good. So, we’ve asked people about not only what they hope to see happen, but also what they think is likely to happen. We’re trying to cover all the bases, not that anyone can necessarily predict the craziness of True Blood.
Our sixth entry comes by way of Shel. Shel is an active member of our forum and has great insight into Bill Compton’s character. You’ll certainly understand her great love of the Bill Compton character once you read her piece below! If you’d love to share your hopes for Bill Compton in the coming season, we’d love to hear from you. Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org. This will be an ongoing series that we’ll be running as we all prepare to bid our final adieu to our favorite vampire, Bill Compton. But first, here is Shel’s take on what she’d like to see for Bill …
Thoughts on Bill Compton’s Future
“I am a Vampire; I’m supposed to be tormented.”
When Bill Compton first spoke those words, with just a hint of humor as he gazed upon the woman he loved, I like to think that he had no idea what further tragedies and torment laid ahead of him. Of course his personal torment- the struggle between vampire and human- was a large part of what drew me (and many others) to him in the first place … a wounded soul in need of something as basic as love. I’ve never thought of Bill as the type of character who “just needs the love of a good woman” to fix him, but definitely a person who hadn’t felt love in a very long time. Though Bill might have thought so, he wasn’t broken, he was just a man with a past he’d rather forget and not much hope for the future.
During the first season, I could have never imagined what terrible things would befall Bill as the series progressed, but I can imagine (and hope for) a fitting end to this crazy ride known as True Blood. Bill Compton has never been perfect, we have seen him time and again put into situations and circumstances that were often beyond his control. Situations where he was faced with very difficult choices, usually left with only bad options for himself and those he cared about. But what I really see is a man who is doing his best to make the right choice (even when it’s wrong) and who, despite his missteps, wants those around him to be happy and safe.
That is what I wish for Bill in the final season of True Blood, for him to be happy and safe. Moments like the one mentioned above, where Bill attempted to bring a bit of levity to his grave situation have been so very fleeting in the past couple of seasons. The only smiles we’ve seen from Bill have been in moments when he has not been the Bill Compton so many of us grew to love. I do hope that can change in season 7. We saw a glimpse of that Bill in the season finale, even going as far as being dressed in a manner similar to when we (and Sookie) first met Bill Compton. Though it is very clear that both he and Sookie have ultimately been changed drastically by the things they have been through since that day he walked into Merlotte’s.
I hope that those changes are a good thing. While it has been crushing to watch them both suffer hurts and betrayals, to be subject to the violence and hatred of others and each other, to be forced from one crazy situation to the next without even a chance to breathe (not that Bill needs to breathe), all that they have been through can only make them stronger. In the end, I think that it has only made them better matched for each other, since if you haven’t guessed by now, my hope for Bill is that he and Sookie will find a way to be together, to be happy and safe.
When Bill and Sookie first met, they both carried their own baggage- Sookie, a naïve young woman, eager to find the good in people, to stand up for what she felt was right. A woman who thought nothing of risking her life for a vampire she had just met. Bill, on the other hand, may have been somewhat naïve to the changes in the world around him, or as I like to think, he was simply jaded by all that he had seen and done. A man weary of the life he had been forced into and all of the inner turmoil that came with it. Certainly he hadn’t expected what he found with Sookie.
By the end of Season 6, Bill had suffered even more tragedy, but thankfully along the way he was able to find a very bright spot in Jessica. Bill learned that Eric (of all people) was actually right in that being a good maker is very rewarding. I want that to continue in Season 7 for Bill and Jessica and into the unwritten future after True Blood ends. Jessica fills a part of Bill’s life that had been missing, he had lost his first family, I would hate for sickness or violence to take away his remaining child. Jessica is another piece of that puzzle that I think can make Bill happy, and that is all I want for him.
We have all seen the way he looks at Sookie, even when they are fighting with one another. It’s beyond clear that he still cares for her. My hope is that Sookie will realize just how much she still cares for Bill. That she will believe him when he tells her that he’s changed, that he wants to be better. All along, I feel like that is what Bill has been trying to do. They both have amends to make and hurts to get past. I don’t think it’s going to be easy, but I think it’s what is meant to happen.
I expect that season 7 will be filled with plenty of ups and downs for Bill (and the rest of the characters, too.) He will be in danger, hopefully saving the day at times and surely need some saving of his own at others. Can he help find a way to cure Hep V? I’d like to think so. Will he come to Sookie’s rescue? Probably more than once and he won’t hesitate to risk his life doing so. Will he lose people he cares about? I’d hate to say it, but I do think the cast will dwindle as the season progresses, though I don’t think Bill (Or I ) would fare too well if something were to happen to Jessica. I would like for the town of Bon Temps to come together; human, vampire, shifter or somethin’ else shouldn’t matter, they are all just people trying to live their lives in a small town.
So what do I want for Bill in season 7? I want him and Jessica to find a way to beat Hep V, a way to keep themselves and their friends in Bon Temps safe. I want to see Bill smile for real. I want him to be able to make jokes with Sookie or Jessica. We don’t get to see it very often, but Bill can be quite good with those one liners. I want to see a Bill who is no longer carrying the weight of the world and every single one of his past mistakes on his shoulders. He will never forgive himself completely for his past, and being a little bit tormented goes with the territory in being a vampire trying to hold on to his humanity, but it shouldn’t override any possibility Bill has for finding happiness.
I want Bill to find a place in the community, and to find a place with the beautiful girl next door who stole his heart when he wasn’t looking. Most of all, I want Bill to be loved the way we have seen him love Sookie, even when she was so far out of his reach. They have been through too much and still mean so much to each other that it would be quite the tragedy for them to never reconcile. I want for Bill to be happy, and I think Sookie would bring that into his life. There was magic in Season 1 when Bill & Sookie were on the screen together, and I truly hope they can recapture that for this final season.
Of course this is written from the mind of a hopeless romantic, who quite enjoys the concept of love conquers all, and I do fear that the writers would rather go with crazy instead of happy for the end of True Blood, but I’ll be hoping for something far more satisfying for Bill Compton until those final credits roll.
Fans in the UK will be able to take in more Steve goodness, as Evidence will finally be released on DVD on April 21st! The product description of Evidence is as follows: A team of detectives attempt to piece together what happened at the scene of a brutal massacre using a number of recording devices found at the crime scene. The footage reveals a group of bus passengers who were violently murdered one by one. Evidence is available for pre-order on Amazon.co.uk.
Thanks to Clair for the scoop!
We’re rounding out Season Four with this week’s True Blood rewatch. Join us, as we delve into discussion about episodes 410 – Burning Down the House, 411 – Soul of Fire, and 412 – And When I Die.
So, hop on over to the Simply Moyer Forum, where all the action is taking place. There’s been some incredible insight from the previous seasons, so you don’t want to miss out!
It’s taken long enough, but UK fans will finally get a chance to see Stephen Moyer’s electrifying performance in The Barrens! The film, renamed Devil in the Woods for UK audiences, will be released on home video by Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment on March 3, 2014. Devil in the Woods is available for pre-order from Amazon.
Richard (Moyer) is eager for his new wife (Mia Kirshner) and their combined family to get along so he plans a vacation to the reclusive Pine Barrens.
Desperate for real solitude, Richard leads them deeper into the woods, where it quickly becomes clear that all is not peaceful as animals are found mutilated and horrifically killed. Struck down by illness, Richard and his family are stranded as the local legend of the ‘Jersey Devil’ that stalks the darkened woods starts to haunt their thoughts.
What started out as a peaceful family trip ends up being a deadly nightmare.
No mention of special features, but Steve on film is always special feature enough for us! In the meantime, they’ve provided new stills from the flick for us to feast our eyes on:
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