True Blood Season Premiere Reaction: Why Jump Ahead?

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SPOILER WARNING: The following interview touches upon developments from the season four premiere of True Blood.

So... fairies have an agenda, Bill is the King of Louisiana, Eric has entered the housing market and Jason might be in major trouble. These were just a few storylines thrown at viewers on the very busy "She's Not There" last night, an episode that jumped a year into the future.

Why did creator Alan Ball take such a leap?

Lafayette and Sookie Chat

It seemed like a really organic way to kickstart the show so that it would be in a new place when she got back," Ball told TV Line, adding in another interview that Sookie will "learn a lot about what it means to be an actual fairy" this year.

Sookie's BFF has already undergone a transition, of course, as we saw her in the arms of a woman.

It makes sense, Ball says, when you think about "everything she had been through with Eggs and Franklin Mott."

What did you think of the premiere? Which storyline is most engrossing? Will Sookie actually let herself be Eric's, or will she continue to withhold the one thing this vampire wants most of all?


English is not my first language, I usually understand it well, but sometimes not. I didn't understand why Sookie wasn't like the other fairies? Is it because she's only part fairy?

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On the issue about Bill being King of Louisiana, I think according to the books, that (possible spoilers)the Queen lost her legs during the battle against Bill. Hence, the likelihood that Bill is King is either in the best interest of Kingdom or he is just taking care of the previous Queen's affairs.


I like that it has jumped a year. This show revolves around a lot of mystery and mystery is what we have. It makes us (the audience) ponder about what's going on and what will happen next.


Also, Bill is now a complete badass. I did not see him becoming King. He's also probably only banging Andy's sister to spite him for accusing him of Sookie's murder. I really hope that is the reason because it would make me like him so much more.


It was a really good idea to jump a year ahead. The fact that the first three seasons took place in only a few months was completely ridiculous. I know that its a fantasy show and that means logic flies out the window. Its just that I couldn't realistically believe that the people could fall in love with so many people so fast. It ruined a lot of the dramatic personal moments because I couldn't realistically believe the situation.

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Pam: You picking up what I'm putting down?
Lafayette: Yes.
Pam: Good, I'll be back tomorrow for the money.

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Franklin [to Tara]

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