The folks at True Blood are giving us just a little more to feed our addiction--can't have anyone going through full withdrawal, right? SPOILERS:
The setting for True Blood Season 4 is being sketched out. As we saw in the previous promo 5 minutes ago yesterday, shortly after Sookie gets to the land of the Fae a/k/a Faery land she meets her 'dead' grandaddy, Earl Stackhouse--husband to Sookie's 'Gran'.
If you just read Charlaine Harris' latest Sookie Stackhouse installment you might be inclined to believe that [SPOILER] Earl is not Earl--rather he's the half-Faery 'Fintan', that Gran cheated on Earl with. At this point in the books which True Blood is ever-more loosely based on, neither you nor Sookie know this. As the TV show will probably continue to move away from the Sookie Stackhouse book series, it may be something entirely unique to True Blood going on.
Regardless, 'Earl' (played by Gary Cole) does not recognize Sookie as 'just last week' when last he saw her she was about 8 years old. Huh. Must be that time in Faery land and Human land don't quite jibe.
This teaser goes on to show trouble in Faery land--involving Sookie using her 'microwave fingers' and someone else getting zapped through the air, looking at a very rough landing.
Also included in this jam-packed 30 seconds Sookie, still dressed as she left with her SPOILER faery godmother Claudine many months ago, has returned and (significantly) is standing on her front porch listening to Eric tell her that 'everyone' who supposedly loved her 'gave up on her' whilst she was gone--including Bill, who based on the previous teasers as well as this one has been a very busy vampire.
We also get a cute shot of a pigtailed Sookie embracing Alcide (I'll bet he didn't give up on her!) and a new shot of Andy Bellefleur pulling a gun on Sam Merlotte in what appears to be Merlotte's parking lot. I smell a red herring.
We have Bill 'interacting' with a strawberry blond [SPOILER] witch who is disrobing and then exiting the room with bite marks on her neck. Sookie appears to witness the woman leaving, though it could just be how the teaser was edited. Sookie asks "What do you want from me," in a voiceover but we have no idea to whom she is speaking.
In addition to the new stuff there are more repeats of scenes that were already teased--the panthers munching on a trussed up Jason, Pam imparting words of wisdom upon Sookie, the Queen of Mississippi looking snarly, Bill looking mournful, Sookie in her little yellow beater of car getting grabbed through her open window by a man that looks very much like Eric.Finally, in the most puzzling part of the tease, Eric, who has not gotten amnesia yet, tells Sookie that she is his. What I'm wondering is why he uses a threatening tone and facial expression, why Sookie looks apprehensive, and what is that 'thing' on Eric's throat?
Anyone have any ideas? We'll be playing this guessing game for the next month and for three months after that most likely, so feel free to drop me a comment!