Freaky Friday:Transforming True Blood: Season 4 Episode 4

Differences Between the Book and Show

Season 4 Episode Four

 

Alcide and Sookie

True Blood

Sookie calls Alcide to help her find Eric after he drinks from Claudine.

Book

  • In the book Sookie goes to see Alcide and warn him about one of the werewolves being a witch and that the coven is using vampire blood.
  • Sookie helps Alcide track. Adabelle, the werewolf they believe is working with the coven.  They find her dead at Verena Rose’s Bridal Shop.

True Blood

Alcide is very vocal to Sookie about him not wanting Eric staying with her.

Book

Alcide doesn’t like the idea of Eric staying with Sookie, but he isn’t as angry as is in the show.

Bill Compton

True Blood

Bill finds out about being directly related to the Bellefleur family from talking to Caroline Bellefleur.  He went to meet her because he was “dating” Portia.

Book

When he finds out he is related to the Bellefleurs he doesn’t tell them at first.  This is because they don’t like vampires.  He does send them money anonymously when they need it.  Bill does “date” Portia.  However this is because Portia is trying to gain knowledge of the sex club in, Living Dead in Dallas.  They never have sex.

 

Eric

True Blood

Eric and Alcide fight.

Book

This does not happen in the book, Dead to the World.

True blood

Eric escapes in daylight after killing a fairy.

Book

Eric doesn’t kill a fairy in Dead to the World.  He doesn’t try to run away in the daytime.

 

Jason

True Blood

Jason convinces, Becky, not to force him to have sex with her.  Becky is a young teenager, unlike the other woman Jason was forced to have sex with.

Book

This doesn’t happen.

True Blood

Becky, a young teenager from Hotshot, unties Jason from the bed so he can escape.

Book

This does not happen.  Jason is rescued at the end of the book by Sookie with the help of Sam.

True blood

Jason is the new “Ghost Daddy” of Hotshot.  Ghost daddy seems to mean that he is helping create more baby werepanthers for the community.

Book

This does not happen.  Jason only gets Crystal pregnant.  However Crystal and the baby are killed before the baby is born.

 

Jessica Hamby and Hoyt Fortenberry

True Blood

Jessica and Hoyt rescues Jason after he collapse on the street.

Book

Jason is rescued at Hotshot by Sookie and Sam.

True blood

Jessica gives Jason blood to help him heal.

Book

Jason is not given blood by Jessica.  Jessica is so far not a character in the books.

 

Lafayette, Tara and Jesus

True blood

Lafayette, Tara and Jesus try and convince Marnie to reverse the spell on Eric to save their lives.

Book

This does not happen in the book.  Tara is friends with Holly who is a witch but doesn’t get involved other than arranging for Sookie to talk to Holly about the coven.

 

Luna

True Blood

Luna has a daughter.

Book

Luna doesn’t have a daughter as of yet in the books.

 

Melinda Mickens, Joe Lee Mickens, Tommy Mickens

True blood

Melinda and Joe Lee try to trick their son, Tommy to coming back home to do dog fighting for them.

Book

  • Sam has brothers and sisters but none of them knew what a shifter was until the news came out about shape shifters in the book, Dead and Gone.
  • Sam’s mother and step dad, Don, didn’t make any of the kids use their power to earn them money.
  • Sam is the only sibling to be a shifter.  In the books it’s only the first child between shifter parents that has the ability.

True Blood

Sam’s family doesn’t seem to care about him at all.

book

Sam has a very loving family.  Except for his stepdad Don who tried to kill Sam’s mother after finding out she was a shifter.

Pam

True blood

Pam lies to Bill about not knowing where Eric is.

Book

This does not happen in the book, Dead to the World.  Bill is out of the country. Since he is not the king there is no reason to lie to him when he gets back.

True Blood

Marnie with the help of Lafayette, Tara and Jesus cast a spell on Pam.  The spell seems to be rotting her face.

Book

This doesn’t happen in, Dead to the World.

Sookie

True blood

Sookie lies to Bill about not having Eric in her house.

Book

This doesn’t happen in the book, Dead to the World.

Miscellaneous

True blood

The spells used by the witches come from an “unknown woman” that is helping the main witch Marnie cast spells.

Book

In the book the spells come from the witches themselves.  They know fully well what they are doing.

True blood

The witches voluntarily try to reverse the spell cast on Eric

Book

Pam forces Hallow, aka Marni, to take the spell off Eric.

I would love to hear how you feel about the changes.  Are there any changes the show made that you wished happened in the book?  Are there any changes you hated?

 

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