Freaky Friday: Ghost Hunting From The Comfort Of Your Living Room

As we get closer to Halloween, the urge for a good ghost story grows.  What better way to fulfill that need than to watch Ghost Hunters.    Ghost hunter is creepy because the show not only tries to find the paranormal but to also debunk paranormal stories.  Because of their intention to debunk paranormal activities if that is what their investigation shows, it makes what they find more credible.  After watching their show, I can’t help but want to try it out.   For people interested in trying ghost hunting this show can help show you ways to investigate a site.  For people too scared to go on a ghost hunt, this show gives you an opportunity to be a part of it from the safety of your own living room.

I found a video on you tube that shows a few pieces of evidence collected from Ghost Hunters.

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?

 

Freaky Friday: Danse Macabre 2011

The last few Fridays I have blogged about the difference between True Blood the show and the books its based on.  However, I just had to share a unique dance troop with a supernatural flare, the West Springfield Dance Team.  The dance team is currently competing in America’s Got Talent.  I’m amazed by the talent and imagination of this group of high school students.  The last three weeks they have had to preform with only days to create new dance routines for the show.

What I love about this dance team is that they somehow make the horror supernatural theme into a fabulous preformance.  I have seen others try this in dance performances but it always looks goofy.  I really hope someone picks them up or builds on this creative expression of the supernatural.  I can see this group perform in musicals, tv shows or just as an act by themselves.

What do you think of this new themed dance troop?  Have you seen any new or inventive ways to express the supernatural genre?

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?

 

Freaky Friday: Transforming True Blood: Season 4 Episode 6

Differences Between the Book and Show

Season 4 Episode 6


Alcide and Debbie Pelt

True Blood

  • Debbie is a werewolf
  • Debbie and joins the pack in Shreveport.
  • Debbie tries to convince Alcide to join the pack.
  • Alcide and Debbie end up joining the new pack

Book

  • Debbie is a shifter not a werewolf.
  • Debbie normally shapeshifts into a fox not a wolf.
  • Weres don’t normally invite shifters into their packs or even run with them.
  • 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

 

Andy Bellefleur

True Blood

  • Andy threaten Sam if he finds out he is responsible for the fire

Book

  • This doesn’t happen in the book this season is based on, Dead to the World.

 

Arlene and Terry Bellefleur

True Blood

  • Arlene and Terry’s home is set on fire.

Book

  • Arlene’s home is not set on fire.
  • Terry’s house is not set on fire.
  • Sookie’s kitchen is set on fire by Charles Twining in the book Dead as a Doornail.  Charles Twining was a bartender from Fangtaisia.

 

Bill Compton, Eric Northman and Sookie Stackhouse

True Blood

  • Bill catches Sookie and Eric making out on Sookie’s sofa.
  • Bill and Eric fight
  • Eric doesn’t remember who Bill is or that he is king.

 Book

  • Bill doesn’t interrupt Eric having sex with Sookie in Dead to the World.
  • Bill doesn’t attack Eric for kissing Sookie.
  • Eric doesn’t know who Bill or anyone else is when he is under the spell.   However Bill is not king so he doesn’t forget that part.

 True Blood

  • Sookie tries to protect Eric and pleads for his safety from Bill.
  • King Bill arrests Eric because he believes Eric is under the control of the necromancers.
  • Bill banishes Sookie from his property and threatens to arrest her for trespassing if she tries to enter his property again.

Book

  • None of this happens in the book the season is based on, Dead to the World.

 True blood

  • Bill tells Nan Flanagan that Eric is dangerous and doesn’t know his place in the vampire world or recognize authority.
  • Bill tells the authority that the witches might use Eric as a weapon
  • Bill requests a warrant to give Eric the true death

Book

  • This does not happen in the book the season is based on, Dead to the World.

True blood

  • Eric asks Bill to be there for Sookie after he is given the true death.
  • Bill releases Eric from his sentence of a true death so he can make Sookie happy.
  • Eric asks Bill to release Pam since she doesn’t have long to live.

Book

  • This does not happen in the book the season is based on, Dead to the World.

Eric Northman and Pam de Beaufort

True blood

  • Eric and Pam are locked up in Bill’s jail together.
  • Pam doesn’t have much longer to live due to the rotting skin spell the witches cast on her
  • Pam tells Eric that he has no alligence to King Bill.
  • Eric refuses to do anything against the King.

Book

  • This does not happen in the book the season is based on, Dead to the World.

 

Eric Northman and Sookie Stackhouse

True Blood

  • Eric and Sookie make love for the first time in the woods.

Book

  • Eric and Sookie make love for the first time at Sookie’s house.

 

Jessica Hamby and Jason Stackhouse

True blood

  • Jason runs away from Sookie into the woods.  Jessica finds him.
  • Jessica can sense Jason’s fear due to her giving him blood in an earlier episode.
  • Jason doesn’t turn into a werepanther.

Book

  • Jason turns into a werepanther, though not fully.  He is part panther part human when he turns.
  • Jason is not connected to a vampire in the way he is with Jessica.
  • Jessica is not in the books.

Lafayette Reynolds  and Jesus Velasquez

True blood

  • Lafayette and Jesus go to South America to ask Jesus’s grandfather for help.
  • Jesus’s grandfather asks Lafayette and Jesus to bring him a scarifie.
  • Lafayette bring back a snake to be sacrifice.

Book

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

True blood

  • Jesus’s grandfather makes a poisonous snake bite Jesus.
  • Lafayette allows himself to be possessed by the spirit named Tio Luca, to save Jesus.
    • Tio Luca casts a spell through Layette’s body that saves Jesus’s life.

Book

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

 

Marnie

True blood

  • We learn that the witch that possesses Marnie and gives her visions is named Antonia.
  • Marnie has another vision of the witch, Antonia that possesses her from time to time. 
  •  Marnie see’s that the vampire priests burned Antonia at the stake.
  • Antonia and her coven cast a spell on the vampire priests. 

Book

  • 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 visits and possesses Marnie.
  • One of the vampires, Father Louis, that helps torture and kill the Antonia and her coven in the past, works with Bill.
  • Antonia killed Father Louis’s maker in the past.
  • Father Louis confronts Antonia who is possessing Marnie.
  • Antonia casts a spell that allows her to control Father Louis.

 Book

  •  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.

Mikey Bellefleur

True Blood

  • Mikey gets out of the house by himself.
  • Mikey sees a mysterious new woman that Arlene can’t see.

 Book

  • Mickey Bellefleur is not a character in the books.

 

Pam de Beaufort

True blood

  • Pam attacks Tara and Naomi at the parking lot of Merlot’s.

Book

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

 

Sam Merlotte and Tommy Mickens  

True blood

  •  Tommy Shape shifts into Sam.
    • In Sam’s body Tommy fires Sookie.
    • In Sam’s body Tommy has sex with Luna

Book

  • Tommy is not a character in the book so this doesn’t happen.
  • People can’t shape shift into other people in the books.

True blood

  •  Tommy gets sick after shape shifting into Sam all day.
  • Sam finds Tommy unconscious in Sam’s home.

Book

  • Tommy is not a character in the book so this doesn’t happen.
  • People can’t shape shift into other people in the books.

Sookie Stackhouse

True blood

  • Sookie asks Sam for a day off of work.
  • Sam is really Tommy who shapeshifted into Sam.
  • Tommy as Sam, fires Sookie.

Book

  • Tommy is not a character in the book so this doesn’t happen.
  • People can’t shape shift into other people in the books.
  • Sam doesn’t fire Sookie.
  • Sam always gives Sookie time off when she asks for it.

 

Sookie Stackhouse and Jason Stackhouse

True blood

  • Sookie goes to Jason’s house to check on him.
  • Sookie finds Jason handcuffed to the bed.
  • Jason tells Sookie he thinks he’s turning into a werepanther

Book

  • Sookie finds out that Jason will turn into a werepanther when she rescues him from Hotshot.
  • Jason isn’t saved from Hotshot until the end of the book.
  • Jason doesn’t try to stop himself from turning in to a werepanther

True blood

  • Sookie stays with Jason during the night of the first full moon after his capture.
  • Sookie tries to comfort Jason who is clearly frighten of becoming a werepanather.

Book

  • Jason loves being a werepanther.  Though he can’t turn into one fully.
  • Jason learns to be a werepanther by Calvin Noris.
  • Jason tells Sookie he thinks he’s turning into a werepanther

 

Tara Thornton

True blood

  • Tara is using the name Tony.
  • Naomi travels to see who Tara Thoran is that had mail delivered to Tony’s and her home.  She doesn’t know that her girlfriend Tara is Tony.
  • Tara tells her girlfriend how she ran away from her life and changed her name.  She tells her all the horrible things that happened to her.
  • Tara and Naomi make up and kiss.
  • Tara goes on a date with Naomi.

Book

  • None of this happens in the book the season is based on, Dead to the World.

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

  • Alcide and Debbie inform Sookie that you can only turn into a were animal due to genetics.

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?

 

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?

 

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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