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Published on June 3rd, 2011 | by Kelly Sater


The First Three Minutes ‘True Blood’ Season 4 Are Trippy (and Fruity)

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What the fruit?

With the premiere of True Blood’s fourth season only 23 days away (not that we’re counting), fans are anxiously awaiting the only thing that gets them though those hot summer Sunday nights. HBO mercifully gave us a taste of the first 3 minutes of the season premiere earlier this week via their new “HBO GO” app. However, in good old True Blood fashion they left us with more questions than relief.  Sookie’s (Anna Paquin) appearance in the glowing, fruit filled fairyland gave us some insight as to what had happened to her at the end of last season, but that is about all we are shown in this teaser.

But seriously, what is with these light fruits? I’m sure it involves a lot of LSD or at least unsafe amounts of antioxidants.  Where exactly are they? Is it fairy heaven? Are they dead? Does this mean Sookie and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) are going to have a dead vampire baby like in The Twilight Saga? Although it’s highly unlikely that there will be any babies, the writers certainly have some surprises in store this season.

And it looks like we are finally going to get to learn a little more about Sookie’s past, as we are introduced to her Granddad Earl (Gary Cole).  The writers are also throwing some more Greek mythology into the mix with the mysterious “light pears.” These pears seem to be comparable to the mythological lotus flowers, which induce a serene forgetfulness.  Also making an appearance was Barry (Chris Coy), the bellhop from Dallas. It’s good to see he didn’t fall off the face of the earth. Overall I just don’t trust these fairies, it’s hard to trust a man who claims to be a “godmother”. Like Sookie said, they’re doing a “sucky job.”

Even though this clip is only 180 seconds, it was eventful enough to get us through the week ahead. HBO plans to show another clip next week via the HBO GO app. Let’s see how many more psychedelic trances they can induce in three minutes.

True Blood’s Fourth Season starts June 26th at 9PM.

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  • J.

    I haven’t read the books that the show is based on, but in literature faery foods can induce forgetfulness and are supposed to be the most delicious food ever consumed. Of course, fans should be more concerned with how far Ball and Co. take the faery storyline. After all, in darker stories, the mortal body is left in the mortal world to perish while the spirit moves through fae lands or the mortal body returns only to age and die the moment it leaves the fae lands. With Sookie and Barry being part mortal, it makes one wonder if their bodies are actually in that place or not and if so, what side effects, may occur upon returning to the mortal world?

    • Msontag5151

      I must concede the pears possessing parallels to the lotus flowers of ancient greek mythology is a great touch. I wouldn’t read so deeply into the mortal body being left temporarily. The True Blood writers wouldn’t complicate matters so deeply, albeit they know how to create many brilliant subplots. Likely Sookie’s mortal body containing her soul was transported to this mystical place where fairies mingle and where she finds her grandfather. Otherwise, wouldn’t she perish according to your logical conventions and thus end Sookie as we know it? She’s to integral to the continuing story to be turned purely into a spirit.

  • Ashleyyabber

    i love trueblood!!!!! and vampires!!!!!!!

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