Explainer: Smokin’ hot ‘True Blood’ pairings we want to see
“True Blood” is “Twilight” for adult consumption only. And this season, the show is amping up the sex quotient with some rocking new adventures, especially now that Bill has betrayed Sookie with Lorena.
Speaking of Sookie, have you ever wondered why the gap-toothed gal seems to attract the most mesmerizing semihumans when almost 100 percent of human males find her pretty resistible? Some chalk it up to her telepathic abilities, but last season, Maryann the maenad outed Sookie as not being completely human. That insight explains a lot of her appeal to supernatural creatures.
But with her vampire lover missing, Eric’s blood coursing through her veins and hunky werewolf Alcide accompanying her in her search for Bill, there are a number of potential hookups in store for her and her pals of both the human and non-human variety.
So many tantalizing possibilities! Here are a few we’d like to see.
Bill and Sam
Just when it looked like Bill had lost the power to thrill, along came a fantasy sequence with shapeshifter Sam involving showers and soap. Bad dog. Bad. The steamy scene incited some racy speculation on the Internet. Vampires constantly cross the gender lines when it comes to sensual gratification, so that path’s been cleared for these two potential lovers.
Sam’s been a good friend to Bill, although initially he was jealous of the vamp’s relationship with his beloved Sookie. The two have a very complicated relationship, to say the least. But they joined forces to keep Sookie safe and now find themselves bound together through a blood exchange.
Blood tie: At the end of season two, Sam allowed himself to be sacrificed so that the wicked maenad Maryann could be destroyed. Bill saved a mortally wounded Sam by having him to drink his blood. Now, the two have the bond that cannot be broken. And just as Sookie started having erotic dreams about Bill after he saved her life through the sharing of blood, now Sam is experiencing the same. Will the two hunks give in to their desires? A person can only dream.
Eric and Sookie
This pair could melt the TV screen right before our eyes. He’s the bad boy who goes gooey for Sookie. She can make him feel almost human, and he’s not sure he likes that.
The former Viking has an insatiable carnal desire and has crossed the gender lines on more than one occasion. He’s cruel — and has even admitted his weakness for munching on children — yet he has an undeniable animal appeal and unsettling ability to show some vulnerability.
There’s radioactive chemistry between these two, and the thought of the sexual explosion that’s bound to happen this season is almost too tantalizing to resist. Oddly enough, Eric appears to have real feelings for Sookie, but that might just be curiosity about a being he can’t quite control.
Blood tie: After Eric used his body to shield Sookie from an attack, he tricked her into sucking the silver bullets out of his body to save his life. That meant a mingling of their blood, so Eric’s got a cosmic GPS on her. Plus, she’s got that old erotic dream byproduct of the blood exchange, making her think nasty thoughts about that tasty fang boy.
Eric and Lafayette
Eric and Lafayette have a tortured relationship. Eric went all Jack Bauer on Lafayette after the vamp felt betrayed by the Merlotte's cook in that unfortunate V-juice business venture. But now they are back in their dealer/supplier relationship. Lafayette has a healthy fear of Eric, but he’s not immune to Eric’s obvious sexuality and overall hunkiness.
Lafayette’s got a burning sexuality that gay men — and vampires — can’t seem to resist. While we can plot some relationships based on the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris, Lafayette’s timeline has been altered. He was killed in the first novel, but the series has allowed him to become a regular character. So there's plenty of opportunity to explore some carnal bonding between Lafayette and Eric, who share killer bods and a wicked wit.
Blood tie: Eric had the weakened Lafayette drink his blood to recover from injuries obtained while being held captive. He’s now bound to Eric, which means he not only has to obey Eric by selling vamp blood for him, but he also has that desire for Eric. Let’s see how that gets quenched this season.
Alcide and Sookie
There’s a new dog sniffing around the house. Just like Bella’s foray into the world of the werefolk, Sookie has found herself running with the wolves to find Bill. As any Twi-hard can tell you, werewolves and vampires are mortal enemies, but on occasion the two join forces.
Before “Twilight,” werewolves weren’t exactly the most sexually seductive beasts when it came to human interactions. Those hairy encounters took a different turn when “Twilight” showed just how much animal magnetism they could have, especially when sporting some impressive abs in their human form. Expect a lot of shirtless shots of Alcide as he helps Sookie out with her Bill problem, and the two become more than just pals.
As for Alcide, he may be looking to stray from the pack by going for Sookie, since he’s been dumped by his vicious weremate, Debbie Pelt. Revenge sex may fuel an already combustible situation.
Blood tie: There isn’t one, but there’s definitely some smoldering going on between the two. Maybe it’s just Alcide’s doggone hot bod or the puppy eyes working their magic, but we expect a full blown case of the heats to happen soon.
Pam and Jessica
Oh that Pam. She’s always the go-to girl, so that’s exactly where baby vampire Jessica turned when things got a little out of control with a trucker she picked up for drinks. The newbie never got the handbook on being a vampire, so she turned to Eric’s sassy assistant for a lesson, which could lead to some form of bonding.
There’s a promise of more booty calls for Pam this season, and a logical exploration would be with Jessica, who isn’t quite sure which vamp path she wants to follow. Should she be full-on fang master like Eric and Pam, or more human and humane like her maker, Bill? And exploring her options may include some Pam time, unless she and Hoyt heat things up again.
Blood tie: These two vamps are sure to be sharing plenty of blood lust in the coming season.
Jason and Crystal
We all know Jason gets around. He’s bedded more women than a rock star, and it is his greatest — and only — talent. (We never suggest a person should deny their talent.) While Tara pined away for him based on one of the few selfless acts Jason has ever committed in his life, and others just like to partake of his God-given attributes, true love might actually be coming to Jason this season.
This season, Jason is smitten by a weregirl who lives in a nearby community filled with shapeshifters. Things won’t go well, but that won’t stop the fun as he explores an even wilder side of love and lust. Sensual Lindsay Pulsipher plays Crystal, who pops up in the July 18 episode as a backwoods gal who has been confined to life in compound that supplies meth. She’s ready to break free with him, but Crystal's toting a lot of baggage with her.
Blood tie: Jason discovers his inner animal when he decides to find true love with Crystal.
Susan C. Young is a writer in Northern California.
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