Published On: Mon, Jun 17th, 2013

‘True Blood’ Season 6 Premiere Recap: Kill Bill pictures and videos

After drinking the blood of the first vampire, a new Bill has hit the town running (and flying).

As usual, True Blood starts up exactly where it left off at the end of the previous season.

That means the first shot we see of season six is a scared-looking Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard), who are staring at Bill (Stephen Moyer) being reborn as a bloody mess — aka the reincarnation of powerful vampire Lilith.

 

Prison Run

Sookie and Eric make a run for it, as new/evil Bill terrorizes the Vampire Authority complex. Also escaping from the complex are Jason (Ryan Kwanten), Tara (Rutina Wesley), Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten), Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) and Lucy (Nora Gainesborough). The rag-tag, bloodied and bruised group ends up reuniting with Sookie and Eric outside the complex and they all leave together.

Sam’s Going Solo
We first find Sam (Sam Trammell) trying to save Luna (Janina Gavankar) who is suffering after shifting into Steve Newlin at the end of season five. But she asks Sam to just take care of her shape-shifting daughter. And then she dies. He’s responsible for little Emma now.

Kill Bill?
Nora says that if Bill is indeed the reincarnation of Lilith they need to kill him asap, which makes Jessica upset.

Jessica is “called” by Bill, and so she physically can’t resist going to him. Sookie goes along, and when they find Bill, Eric and Nora appear to attack him. But before Bill can kill Eric, Sookie stabs him straight through the back. But Bill is clearly no ordinary vampire now, and pulls the stake out of his chest.

Bill claims that he means no harm to anyone and that’s he’s not Lilith, but rather a super-sized form of Bill. Sookie tells him to leave forever, but Jessica comes to his defense and says Bill is staying and Sookie, Eric and Nora should just get on out of there.

It turns out that Bill’s new powers include stopping things from falling with his mind. He also hears Lilith (that naked bloody vampire lady) calling him from the other room.

Jason vs. Warlow

Jason is on the hunt for Warlow, the vampire who killed his parents. He points a gun at Nora to get her to tell him what she knows, but Sookie defends her, which sends Jason running.

He ends up getting into a car with a complete stranger (never a great idea) and, after sharing his whole life story with the man, Jason discovers that this man has some connection to Warlow! When Jason realizes this, the man disappears out of the car, which then starts to veer out of control off the road.

Tru Blood Shortage
Since those Tru Blood factories were blown up, there’s been an increase in human being eaten. The Louisiana governor announces that there will be a vampire curfew, forcing vampires to remain indoors after sundown. He is also closing down all vampire-run businesses.

The Louisiana governor meets with the owners of the Tru Blood company, and offers to be a silent partner and let them use his warehouse. But what’s in it for him? He claims he simply wants to vampires to get their blood so they’ll stop eating humans. Do we believe him? Maybe not?

Pam’s Broken Heart
Pam is really bummed that Eric doesn’t care about him anymore. She goes back to Fangtasia with Tara, who tries to comfort her, but Pam tells her that they aren’t about to embark on some “epic love story” and that Tara can never replace Eric. Then, the police bust into Fangtasia to tell Pam that her business must be shut down. Tara tries to defend her, which gets her shot.

Alcide Gets Meaty

Apparently the only way to become packmaster is to take a bite out of the dead body of the previous packmaster, so that’s exactly what Alcide does.

After running around in the woods for a while, Alcide gets some lovin’ from a couple of werewolf ladies who are battling for his affection. Hello threesome in the woods!

Favorite lines of the night:

“I hate the beach. Fish piss and sand in your cooch. “ — Pam

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True Blood’s’ Stephen Moyer on Directing Premiere as a Naked, Bloody Bill (Video)

 

“We played that character as having a lot of hair downstairs, so the poor makeup artist had to create these mirkins,” the actor tells THR.

When we last saw Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton on True Blood, he was covered in blood and had just risen out of a pile of goop after drinking the blood of the first vampire.

She’s like me in that way — we don’t like change,” van Straten tells The Hollywood Reporter ahead of the sixth season premiere.

Unfortunately for Pam, season six will bring about all sorts of changes for the residents of Bon Temps. Not only has Bill (Stephen Moyer) been reborn as some (maybe evil) reincarnation of the very first vampire, but the humans are planning on going to war with their blood-drinking enemies.

The season begins with Pam, Tara (Rutina Wesley), Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll), Jason (Ryan Kwanten) and Nora (Lucy Griffiths) trying to escape the Vampire Authority complex, where Bill had just turned into a new version of himself.

“It proves to be a bit of a challenge to get out of there, and then, not just that, but vampires have now openly, on video, been seen massacring people,” van Straten tells THR. “The humans are fighting back.”

On top of all that, Pam is in a new relationship — with her progeny, Tara. (They shared a passionate kiss in the season-five finale.) This tryst is just the latest in a long line of complicated relationships, including Pam’s own with her maker, Eric (AlexanderSkarsgard).

“There’s a lot of joking on the sets because I call Alex ‘Daddy,’ and Anna [Paquin] said, ‘That’s really creepy because you guys had sex,’ ” says van Straten. “But we’re like, ‘Yeah, that was 100 years ago — that was so long ago.’ These relationships are very complex.”

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All of these changes will challenge Pam in a completely new way, as she deals with separation from Eric and the increasing tensions between the humans and vampires, which leads to the closing of all vampire-run businesses, including her beloved club, Fangtasia.

“Pam wants things more status quo in that she wants to be dressed beautifully every day, and go to Fangtasia,” she says.

Being dressed beautifully has always been one of Pam’s signatures, along with her fiery attitude and quick one-liners. Van Straten reveals that Pam’s style is one thing that won’tchange season.

“There’s one outfit that’s terribly exceptional this year,” she says. “Every year, they come up with something that we didn’t think was possible and would work. We have that again this year.”

True Blood‘s sixth season premieres on Sunday, June 16, at 9 p.m. on HBO.

E-mail: Rebecca.Ford@thr.com
Twitter: @Beccamford

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