Freaky Friday: Transforming True Blood: Season 4 Episode 7

Differences Between the Book and Show

Season 4 Episode 7

 

Alcide and Debbie Pelt

True Blood

  • The Sheveport pact does a ritual that invites Alcide and Debbie in to their pack.

Book

  •  Debbie is runs with Alcide’s pack until he abjures her from the pack  later in the book, Dead to the World.
  • Alcide is part of the pack in Shreveport and is in good standing.  He goes and talks to the packmaster, Colonel Flood about Sookie’s news of the werewolf in their pack  that is working with the witches.  Sookie even gets the status “friend of the pack” that means she is protected by the pack in the book

True Blood

  • Alicde and Debbie search the woods for Sookie and find her having sex with Eric.

Book

  •  The first time Sookie and Eric have sex it’s at Sookie’s house and no one watches or interrupts them.
  • Alice and Debbie don’t walk in on Sookie and Eric having sex.

 

Andy Bellefleur and Holly

True Blood

  • Andy Bellefluer and Holly have a date.

Book

  • Andy and Holly do date in the books but we don’t get to read about them during a date.
  • We do see him on a date with a local teacher, Halleigh Robinson, whom he purpose to during the date.  Later he marries her.

 

Bill Compton, Eric Northman and Sookie Stackhouse

True Blood

  • Bill warns sookie and Eric about Antonia.
  • Bill gives Sookie and Eric silver chains to place on Eric while he sleeps. Silver will make Eric too weak to move.  If he doesn’t wear the chains he will be vulnerable to the witches’ spell.

Book

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


Bill Compton and Jessica Hamby

True blood

  • Bill warns Jessica about Antonia and her desire to kill all vampires by making them walk into the sun.
  • Bill tells vampires in his area to place sliver on them when they sleep during the day to prevent them from walking into the sun.

Book

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

True blood

  • Bill covers Jessica in silver chains to keep her safe.
  • Bill is also covered in silver chains.

Book

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

 

Eric Northman and Sookie Stackhouse

True Blood

  • Sookie covers Eric in silver chains and stays with him since he is in so much pain.

Book

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

Jessica Hamby and Jason Stackhouse and Hoyt

True blood

  • Jason counties to have dreams of Jessica.

Book

  • This does not happen in the book, Dead to the World.
  • Jessica is not in the books.

True blood

  • Hoyt visits Jason to see how he is handling life after being kidnapped and raped.
  • Hoyt confides in Jason that he thinks that he is going to lose Jessica.

Book

  • This does not happen in the book, Dead to the World.
  • Jessica is not in the books.

True blood

  • Jessica confides in Bill that she doesn’t love Hoyt the way she should.

Book

  • This does not happen in the book, Dead to the World.
  • Jessica is not in the books.

True blood

  • Jessica excapes the silver chains.
  • Jason is running to her house to save her.

Book

  • This does not happen in the book, Dead to the World.
  • Jessica is not in the books.

 

Lafayette Reynolds  and Jesus Velasquez

True blood

  • Lafayette is a medium.
  • Lafayette can see the black lady that follows and talks to Mickey Bellefleur.

Book

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

 

Luna and Sam  Merlotte 

True blood

  • Sam calls Luna but doesn’t know that his brother had sex with her after shape shifting into Sam’s form.

Book

  • Luna is not in the book, Dead to the World.
  • Sam doesn’t date Luna so far in the books.
  • This does not happen in the book, Dead to the World.
  • No one can shapeshift into human forms.

True blood

  • Sam goes to see Luna to see why she is mad at him.
  • Sam figures out that his brother slept with Luna pretending to be Sam.

Book

  • Luna is not in the book, Dead to the World.
  • Sam doesn’t date Luna so far in the books.
  • This does not happen in the book, Dead to the World.
  • Sam nor his siblings can shapeshift into human forms.

 

Marnie

True blood

  • Marnie forces the vampire, Father Louis to attack Katerina
  • Marinie forces the Father Louis to use glamour to clear the gaurds so she can escape.
  • Marnie forces Father Louis to kill Katerina
  • Marnie sends the vampire to kill Bill and tell him that Antonia is back.
  • Marnie is possessed by the spirit of Antonia.

 Book

  • Marnie doesn’t force vampires to kill people for her
  • Marnie doesn’t kill witches in her coven
  • Hollow and one other witch are the only ones that survive in the end of the book.  However the witches died in the battle between the were and vampires against the coven.
    • Antonia is not a character in the book the current season is based on, Dead to the World.
    • This plot line doesn’t happen in the books.

 

Marnie and Tara Thornton

True blood

  • Marnie as Antonia seeks out Tara.
  • Antonia shows Tara the devastation the vampires have caused throughout history.
  • Antonia asks for Tara’s help with the vampires.

 Book

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

 

Pam de Beaufort

True blood

  • Pam attacks Tara and Naomi at the parking lot of Merlot’s.
  • Before Pam can kill Tara a group of tourists try to take her picture
  • Pam promises that she will come back later to kill Tara.

Book

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

True blood

  • Pam has an appointment with Dr. Ludwig to deal with the rotting spell.
  • Dr. Ludwig can’t cure the rotting spell but can make her look pretty again.

Book

  • Dr. Ludwig is a doctor that handles supernatural medical problems but not for the rotting spell on Pam.
  • Pam doesn’t have a rotting spell cast on her.

True blood

  • The bar maid, Ginger, covers Pam in silver chains.

Book

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

Sam Merlotte and Tommy Mickens  

True blood

  • Sam takes Tommy to the hospital after he finds him unconscious on the floor of Sam’s home.

Book

  • Tommy is not a character in the book so this doesn’t happen
  • This does not happen in the book, Dead to the World.

 

True blood

  • Sam attacks Tommy after learning he slept with Luna.
  • Sam tells Tommy he doesn’t want to see him again.

Book

  • Tommy is not a character in the book so this doesn’t happen
  • This does not happen in the book, Dead to the World.
  • Sam has a good relationship with his siblings.

  

Tara Thornton

True blood

  • Tara breaks up with her girlfriend and asks her to leave town.

Book

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

True blood

  • Tara joins Antonia cause of killing the vampires.
  • Tara tries to enlist help from Holly.

Book

  • Tara is not part of the battle between vampires and witches.
  • This does not happen in the book, Dead to the World.

 

Miscellaneous

True blood

  • The coven casts a spell that forces the vampires to walk into the sun light and die.

Book

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

 True blood

  • Jason and Sookie talk about the fact that Jason can’t turn into a werepanther by being bitten by one.

Book

  • In the book weres can bite humans and turn them into a type of were animal.  People turned by being bitten are not full weres, they are part animal and part human.

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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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Angela Orlowski-Peart
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 21:28:58

    I need to start watching this show. But overall, I don’t like when a show (or a movie) doesn’t follow the book. This unfortunately happens quite often. I really enjoy the Sookie Stackhouse series and I think the author did a good job with the story.

    Reply

    • Megan Nafke
      Aug 22, 2011 @ 15:31:43

      I have the same issue with TV shows and movies. You get so invested in the characters and the book. I’m not too upset on the many changes the show is making. However, I still twitch every time I see Tara. I loved her story line in the book and I do like the character in the show. I just wish the show made her a new character instead of changing Tara. Do you have any plot lines or characters that irk you?

      Reply

  2. Hartford
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 04:52:15

    Like Angela, I think I really need to start watching this series. Everyone’s talking about how great it is. I enjoyed the books as well. Thanks for the great comparison and run down.

    Reply

    • Megan Nafke
      Aug 22, 2011 @ 15:35:31

      Thank you so much for your nice post. =) Another Charlaine Harris fan, i’m so excited to talk to you. So many people are upset about her latest books, it’s hard to talk to anyone about them. Do you have a favorite book?

      Reply

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