Freaky Friday: Transforming True Blood: Season 4 Episode 5

 

Differences Between the Book and Show

Season 4 Episode 5

Alcide

True Blood

Marcus the packmaster goes to Alicdes house to tell him he’s not happy about him no registering with his pack since he moved to Shreveport

Book

Alicide is part of the pack in sheveport and in good standing.  He goes and talks to the packmaster, Colonel Flood about sookies news of the werewolf that is working with the witches that is part of their pack.  Sookie even gets that status friend of the pack that means she is protected by the pack in the book

 

Arlene and Terry Bellefleur

True Blood

  • Arlene and Terry are worried about their son Mikey.
  • Mikey’s biological father is Rene, a serial killer from the first season.
  • Arlene is worried that her son is evil.
  • They call the reverend to have their house cleansed from evil spirits.

Book

  • Arlene isn’t married to Terry
  • Arlene doesn’t have a child she thinks is evil.
  • Arlene doesn’t have a son named mikey

 

Bill Compton and Portia

True Blood

  • Portia kisses Bill even though they are related by blood.
  • Portia tries to convince Bill that vampires can date their family because they can’t conceive babies so they don’t have to worry about negative consequences to a baby.   Also that they are so many generations back that it doesn’t mater.

Book

  • Portia doesn’t throw herself at Bill.
  • The argument of vampires can date family because they can’t conceive babies or too far apart genetically is not explored.  (I’m grateful for that one.)

True Blood

Bill uses glamour on Portia to make her think she is afraid of Bill.

Book

Portia doesn’t need Bill to glamour her; she doesn’t like vampires.  

True blood

Bill has a prison in his home.  He keeps Marnie locked up in his home.

Book

Bill doesn’t keep prisoners in a jail in his home

True blood

Bill interrogates Marnie in an attempt to figure out her motives, what spells she is casting on vampires and to make her reverse her spells.  Bill uses Glamour on Marnie to make sure she is telling him the truth.

Book

  • Bill doesn’t interrogate Marnie or asks her to reverse the spells.  Pam’s the one that does the talking and forces the witch to take the spell off Eric at the end of the book
  • Bill doesn’t try to glamour Marnie to figure her motive, what spell she casts on Eric and to reverse the spell on Pam

Eric

True Blood

  • Godric visits Eric in his dreams.  Godric is the one that turned Eric into a vampire, which is called his maker.
  • Godric has died in a later show.
  • Godric tells Eric he should drink from Sookie.
  • Eric dreams of drinking Sookie
  • Eric goes to Sookies room with his fangs out but doesn’t hurt her.

Book

  • Eric’s maker is Appius Livius Ocella.
  • Eric doesn’t have a deam of Godric or his maker.  Eric doesn’t dream of hurting Sookie.

 

Jason

True Blood

  • Jessica gives Jason vampire blood to help him heal.
  • Hoyt and Jessica take Jason to his home.
  •  Hoyt takes care of Jason.

Book

Hoyt and Jessica do not take care of Jason after his ordeal at Hotshot.  Sookie takes care of him and Calvin Norris from hotshot teaches him how to be a werepanther.

True blood

Jason confides in Hoyt that he was forced to have sex with the girls in Hotshot.  Hoyt confesses to Jason about his relationship issues with Jessica.

Book

This does not happen in the books

 

Lafayette and Jesus

True blood

  • Lafayette and Jesus go to South America to see his grandfather who is a shaman for help with the vampires.
  • Jesus tells the story on how his grandfather taught him to kill an animal as a ritual to get a “spirit” inside his body.

Book

 Laffette and Jesus are not in the book, Dead to the World.

Marnie

True blood

A fellow witch in the coven, Katerina, comes to see Marnie.   She brings with her Bill’s swat team to capture Marnie.

Book

This does not happen in the book.

True Blood

Marnie has visions of the witch that possess her from time to time.  She see’s how in the other witch’s life time she and her coven were held prisoner by vampire priests

book

This doesn’t happen 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.
  • Joe lee uses a chain and chokes Tommy until he is unconscious.
  • Tommy fights back killing Melinda and Joe Lee.

Book

  • Sam’s stepfather Don tried to kill Sam’s mother after finding out she was a shifter.
  • 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.

Mikey Bellefleur

True Blood

It appears that Mickey writes, “baby not yours” on the wall.

 book

Mickey Bellefleur is not a character in the books.

 

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 for most of the book. Since he is not the king there is no reason to lie to him when he gets back.

True Blood

Pam asks bill if she can have permission to kill the witches for casting a spell that makes her skin rot.

Book

  • Pam doesn’t go to bill or any other king or queen to ask for permission to kill humans out of revenge for any spell.
  • Pam doesn’t have a rotting spell cast on her.

 

Sam Merlotte and Tommy Mickens

True Blood

Sam helps Tommy dispose of Melinda and Joe Lee bodies.  Andy pulls them over and inspects Sam’s van.  He doesn’t find the bodies because Tommy turns into an alligators and scares Andy away.

Book

  • Sam doesn’t help Tommy to dispose of his mother’s body and step father’s body
  • They don’t get pulled over by Andy with bodies in the back of the van
  • Tommy doesn’t turn in a gator to help Sam not get busted by Andy

 

Sookie Stackhouse

True blood

Sookie tells Eric that Godric was the most human like vampire she ever met.

Book

Godric, also known as Godfrey is a child molester and serial killer. He is a truly evil monster, nothing at all human in my option.

True blood

Sookie meets with Marnie to have a psychic reading.  Her grandmother comes through to Marnie and warns Sookie not to fall in love with Eric.  She also warns Sookie to get away from Marnie.

Book

  • Sookie doesn’t go alone and meet the Marnie and get a psychic reading
  • A medium doesn’t contact her grandmother on the other side
  • Sookie’s grandmother doesn’t warn her not to fall in love with Eric.
  • Sookie’s grandmother doesn’t not warn her to get away from Marnie

True blood

Sookie lies to Tara about knowing where Eric is and that he is staying in her home.

Book

Sookie doesn’t lie to Tara about having Eric in her house because she hates and fears Eric Northman

 

Tara

True blood

Tara lies to her girl friend about being a different person called “Tonny”

Book

Tara doesn’t try to change her identity and doesn’t have a girlfriend.

True blood

Book

Tara’s mom doesn’t marry the reverend in book Dead to the world.  In the book Tara’s mom is still an angry drunk like she was in the first season.

 

Miscellaneous

True blood

Shaman rituals and magic are apart of the plot this season.

Book

Shamans were not part of the plot in Dead to the world, the book it was based on.

 True blood

A pack of matches ignites in the bedroom of Arlene and Terry.

Book

This doesn’t happen in the book.

 

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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