When last we saw a “True Blood” vampire broadcasting his message from a television screen, things didn’t go so well and the human population was left with a less than favorable impression of their be-fanged neighbors. But if there’s one vampire who can regain the peoples’ favor (especially the ladies), it’s Eric Northman. And here he is to remind us that like our fellow man, each vampire is an individual—not a collective like the Borg.
Since Book 4 of the Sookie Stackhouse series, Dead to the World opens with Eric not quite himself, I’m curious as to where in the season that opening shot takes place. What’s clear is that American Vampire League spokesperson, Nan Flanagan has her job cut out for her, trying to repair her kind’s shaky reputation and making sure her “No Dead Humans” edict is followed. Meanwhile we get a few quick shots of just about all our favorite characters, including Pam, Jessica and Hoyt, Lafayette and Jason, who looks like he’s gotten himself into trouble yet again. And though Nan has declared this a “post-Russell Edgington world,” I think we all know better. I cannot wait to see how Denis O’Hare makes his triumphant return.
“True Blood” kicks off Season 4, June 26th, 2011.
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