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‘TRUE BLOOD: ‘PAM’S LOSING EVERYTHING SHE VALUES
True Blood premiered its sixth season last weekend on HBO, and while the reaction was somewhat mixed, I was glad to see one consistent feeling across the board: Gov. Burrell is one big slimy toad.
As you know, Burrell is the one leading this anti-vampire campaign, but quite soon, even more about his charge against the vamps will come to light — and some of it is a little disturbing. (One word: Experiments) “That is quite something,” Kristin Bauer van Straten says of the upcoming revelations about just how far Burrell’s gone to start developing defenses against the vamps. “It’s just all part of the theme that the tables have turned and the vampires are being hunted….[The humans] are figuring out how to fight back.”
So far, this fight has cost Pam in a major way — in last week’s episode, the government said it is shuttering Fangtasia. And there’s more shake-up to come. “Pam’s world in the past has only been shaken by what her world mainly consisted of, which is Eric. This year, that also is part of the problem still; they haven’t completely reconciled,” she says. “But she’s no longer the top of the food chain. She’s always learned how to break the law and not get caught … but she is now being hunted. She actually has moved from complete freedom to less and less and that’s exceedingly hard for her.”
She adds: “She doesn’t like change — she has Eric, she has Fangtasia… that’s her whole world. So one by one, she’s losing everything she values.”
TEEN WOLF: NO HOPE FOR ALLISON AND SCOTT?
The reviews are in! Readers tell me this season of Teen Wolf is as good as it’s ever been, and I’m inclined to agree. But if there’s one tiny complaint I’m hearing, it’s that some of you dedicated fans are missing the good times once shared between former love birds Scott and Allison. Possibly troubling news: Tyler Posey says this saga will only get more complicated as the weeks go on.
“‘The Talk’ happens a couple of times this season,” he tells me. “Allison and Scott have sparks, they have history, and they’ve got a deep love for one another. It’s not really love that could turn into another relationship, but those sparks never really go away.”
For the time being, he says, “There’s going to be some awkward sexual tension, but I think for the most part, everyone’s going to try to focus on saving each other’s lives rather than getting back together.”
Sound mature? That’s because it is. Posey points out that as the stakes continue to grow for the teens, Scott’s feelings for his ex may have to take a back seat. “Allison is very big in Scott’s world and he just wants nothing but for her to be happy — and maybe be with her. But if that [can’t happen], Scott’s growing up to the point where he can accept the fact that they won’t be together anymore,” he says. Ever the tease, he continues: “But that may not be the case! Because they could get back together. I just contradict myself with everything I say.”
Which do you hope is true? Do you want Allison and Scott to continue down divergent paths for a while? Or should their reunion happen posthaste? Sound off in comments.