Freaky Friday: Transforming True Blood: Season 4 Episode 8

Differences Between the Book and Show

Season 4 Episode 8

 

Antonia in Marnie’s body.

True blood

  • Antonia is upset that her spell only killed one vampire

Book

  • Antonia doesn’t force vampires to kill people for her
  • 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.

 True Blood

  • Antonia casts a spell on Eric that makes him be under her control.

 Book

  • This doesn’t happen in the book the current season is based on.

 

Bill Compton

True Blood

  • Bill goes to the scene where a local vampire had walked into the sun due to the witches spell.
  • Bill talks on the news to try and explain the death as a suicide.
  • Bill blames the suicide on the new anti vampire movement.

Book

  • Vampires don’t die from being forced to walk into the sun by a coven of witches in the book this season is based on, Dead to the World.
  • Bill doesn’t go on the news to limit bad press for the vampires in the book this season is based on, Dead to the World.

 True Blood

  • Bill apologies and tries to ask for peace with Antonia.
  • Bill arranges a meeting with Antonia.
  • Bill meets Antonia in the graveyard. They both bring backup.
  • At the meeting Bill offers peace and a promise not to harm her coven if she takes off the spell she cast on vampires.

Book

  • Bill does join the fight against the witches but he isn’t the leader.
  • None of this happens in the book the season is based on.

 

Eric Northman and Sookie Stackhouse

True Blood

  • Sookie lets Eric drink her blood to help him heal from being bound with silver chains.
  • Sookie holds silver in her hand to make sure Eric doesn’t kill her when he is drinking her blood.

Book

  • Sookie does let Eric drink from her, but not because he was bound by silver.
  • Eric can control himself when he drinks blood.

True Blood

  • Sookie and Eric take a shower together and somehow are transported to a place in the middle of a forest with snow and a bed.

Book

  • Sookie and Eric do have a very passionate love scene in her shower and then bed.  However, it is just a bed in her house.

True Blood

  • Eric begs Sookie to run away with him.
  • Eric doesn’t want to side with Bill during his fight with the witches.
  • Eric and Sookie tell Bill they will fight on his side.

Book

  • Sookie is the one that knows that after they fight the witches she might not find Eric so loving and that she might lose him.
  • Eric doesn’t want to run away from the fight.

True Blood

  • Sookie is seriously injuried during the fight with the witches.  Eric and Bill try to come to her aid but are attacked by different witches.
  • It is Alcide that recues her, with a jealous Debbie watching.

Book

  • This does not happen in the book the current season is based on.

Jessica Hamby and Hoyt Fortenberry

True Blood

  • Jesicca has a dream where she:
    • tells Hoyt she wants to move out of their home.
    • Jessica breaks up with Hoyt.
    • Jessica kills Hoyt

Book

  • So far Jessica is not a character in the book.
  • Vampire blood doesn’t make either the vampire or the human have erotic dreams of the vampire that gave the blood.

True Blood

  • Jessica does break up with Hoyt.
  • Hoyt accuses her of cheating on him.
  • It’s a painful breakup.

Book

  • So far Jessica is not a character in the books.
  • So far this story line doesn’t happen in the books.

 

Jessica Hamby and Jason Stackhouse

True blood

  • Jason saves Jessica from walking into the sun.
  • Jessica kills the guard when under the spell that makes the vampires walk into the sun.
  • Jason puts silver chains over Jessica’s body to make sure she doesn’t escape again.

Book

  • Jason doesn’t save any vampire from walking into the sun.
  • A spell that forces vampires to walk into the sun is not a plot line in the books.

True blood

  • Jessica goes to Jason’s house after breaking up with Hoyt.
  • Jessica confesses her feelings for Jason.
  • Jason kicks her out of his home by rescinding her invitation.

Book

  • So far Jessica is not in the books.
  • So far this is not a plot for Jason in the books.

Lafayette Reynolds  

True blood

  • Layfette has a vision of the memory of the ghost woman that follows baby Mikey.
  • The ghost had an affair with a married white man during a time when people didn’t accept interatial dating.
  • Layfette  is possessed by the woman.
  • After being possessed he walks over to the Bellefleur’s mansion and walks in and steals Mikey and the doll.

Book

  • Layefette or the ghost woman was not part of the book the current season is based on.

 

Marcus

True blood

  • Marcus, the packmaster of Shreveport, tells his pack that they are going to stay out of the war between the vampires and the witches.

Book

  • The packmaster of Shreveport is, Colonel Flood.
  • The pack sides with the vampires and Sookie during the battle with the witches.

True blood

  • Marcus walks in on Sam having dinner with his ex wife Luna and his daughter.
  • Marcus doesn’t like Sam dating Luna or playing with his daughter.

Book

  • So far the books haven’t said who Luna is or was dating or if she has children.

Mikey Bellefleur

True Blood

  • Mikey’s parents are still concerned for his safety.
  • Mikey is still followed around by the young aferican American woman that only he and Layfette can see.

 Book

  • Mikey and the ghost are not part of the books so far.

Pam de Beaufort

True blood

  • Pam attacks Tara during the fight with the witches, but Bill stops her from killing Tara.

Book

  • Pam does kill wtiches during the fight but Tara isn’t one of them.
  • Bill can’t stop Pam from doing anything since he isn’t king in the books.

Tommy Mickens  

True blood

  • Tommy steals clothing and clothing accessories from Mrs. Fortenberry
  • Tommy shifts into the body of Mrs. Fortenberry to make a deal to sell her land for money.
  • He takes the deal and gets money from the man wanting his land.

Book

  • Tommy is not in the story.
  • So far this is not a story line in the books.
  • There are no skin walkers in the book the season is based on.

Sam Merlotte and Luna

True blood

  • Sam apologies for Tommy who tricked Luna into having sex with her by shifting into the form of Sam.
  • Sam tells Luna that he kicked Tommy out of his life.

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.

 

 

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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Transforming True Blood Season 4 Episode 3

Differences between the book and show

Season 4 episode three

 

Andy Bellefleur

True Blood

Andy doesn’t know that Sam is a shifter.

 Book

Sam does reveal that he is a shifter but not until, Dead and Gone.

True blood

Andy starts to worry about Jason’s absence at work.

Book

Jason’s boss, Shirley Hennessey, called Sookie to complain that he can’t find Jason and he didn’t show up for work.  This prompts Sookie to worry about her brother.

 

Bill Compton

True Blood

Bill sentences a vampire who is filmed feeding off a human to his true death.

Book

Bill doesn’t send anyone to their “true death” so far in the books.

 

Claudine

True Blood

Claudine is killed by Erik.

Book

Claudine doesn’t die in the books until, Dead and Gone.  She is pregnant and is killed protecting Sookie in the hospital.

Debbie Pelt

True blood

She is back with Alcide and has kicked her addiction to vampire blood.  She even tries to make amends to Sookie for her actions.

Book

She is the girl Alcide can’t seem to kick at the start of the story.  However her true colors show by the end when her involvement in Bill’s torture is revealed.  Debbie didn’t have a vampire blood addiction. Debbie doesn’t like Sookie and even tries to kill her at the end of the book.

Eric

True Blood

Erik sleeps alone the first night in Sookie’s house.

Book

Erik cuddles with Sookie in her bed.  She falls asleep holding his hand.

True blood

Erik’s “cubby” at Sookie’s house is elegant and rather large.

Book

The “cubby”, that was first Bill’s was not filled with frills like the one in the show.

 

Jason

True blood

Jason is forced to impregnate the women of hotshot.

Book

Jason only gets Crystal pregnant and that was by choice.

 

Jessica Hamby and Hoyt Fortenberry

True Blood

Jessica deals with the dilemma of feeding on another man behind Hoyt’s back.  She eventually tells him which leads to Hoyt having a typical reaction to being cheated on.  Jessica erases the memory out of Hoyt’s mind to save their relationship.

Book

Jessica’s dilemma about feeding on other men behind Hoyt’s back didn’t happen since Jessica is not part of the books.  However, the issue of dating a vampire who feeds on other people is dealt with in the books.  One of the best examples is in Living Dead in Dallas when Sookie deals with Bill feeding on other people.

 

Lafayette, Tara and Jesus

 True blood

Lafayette, Tara and Jesus are involved with the witches.

 Book

Lafayette died in Living Dead in Dallas so he can’t be in this plot in the book.  Tara is still in the books but doesn’t get involved with the witches.  Jesus is not in the books so far.

True Blood

Layette goes to Fantasia to apologize and beg for mercy for his part on casting a spell on Erik.  Lafayette, Tara and Jesus agree to help reverse the spell when Pam threatens them.

Book

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

Maxine Fortenberry and Tommy Mickens

 True blood

Her land is on a natural gas deposit which is worth a lot of money.  Sam’s brother, Tommy, wants to buy her home to cash in on natural gas.

Book

This was not a plot in, Dead to the world. 

Pam

True blood

Pam goes to visit Erik at Sookie’s house when he loses his memory

Book

Pam doesn’t come to see Erik the fist night.  It was too close to daylight for her to make the trip.

 True blood

Pam goes alone to see Sookie and Erik after he loses his memory.

book

Pam and Chow come to see Erik who has lost his memory.  Jason stops by in the middle of the meeting. 

True blood

Pam becomes aggressive towards Sookie in the meeting at her house. Erik see’s it and protects her before she can do anything.

Book

Pam doesn’t do this to Sookie.  Pam and Sookie are friends in the books.

Sookie Stackhouse

True Blood

Sookie goes to see Alcide to ask for help taking care of Erik.

 Book

Sookie does go see Alcide, but to warn him of the coven of witches.  One of the coven members is a shifter.  She does tell him about Erik but it’s not the point of the visit.

True blood

Sookie asks for money for protecting Erik in her home.

Book

Jason demands that Pam pay Sookie for protecting Erik.

Miscellaneous

True blood

The people of hotshot tell the folk story of how the first person became a werepanther.

Book

We learn many of the traditions and background of the werepanther but the folklore isn’t there.

True blood

A vampire is filmed feeding off a human and is put on YouTube.

Book

The vampire feeding on a human being posted on you tube didn’t happen in the book

True blood

A creepy doll is given to baby Mikey.  It is not clear what it is or how it will play in the story line.

Book

The doll hasn’t appeared in the books so far.