The best interview yet of Deborah Ann Woll, "Jessica" on True Blood is here. It's not spoiling anything to mention that Jessica is still "alive" throughout Season 2. I'm happy because I think she's simply radiant. Woll's range, from petulant and violent vamp teenager to smitten girl-never-kissed to sad and lonely vamp child is a sight to behold. Take a look at the video above for the vamp-ish side of Deborah Ann Woll.
EDIT/ May 4 2010
An HBO tweet pointed me toAusiellowhere I found this really extended though cryptic, bunch of True Blood "extended loglines." Apparently, Ausiello has the hook-up. I think HBO should give the hook-up on True Blood to a struggling female writer.
"Episode 2x07 - Release MeBetrayed by Daphne, Sam finds himself in an unenviable predicament at the hands of Maryann and her wild-eyed minions. Imprisoned with Hugo in the F.O.T.S. church, Sookie uses her telepathic powers to reach out to Bill, who’s being detained at the hotel by a stubbornly obsessive Lorena. After crossing a line with the Newlins, a fearful Jason tries to sever his ties with the Fellowship of the Sun, but gets plenty of resistance from Steve and his enforcer Gabe.
OMG, so we know Daphne is eeeevil already! And Sam gets captured by Maryann and her "wild-eyed minions"!? In fact it looks, from reading through the "extended loglines" for S2 True Blood eppys 2X07 through 2X12, like Sam is going to be in lock-up for the rest of this season, which, it bears repeating, is only supposed to take place in a 2-week, just-after-Season 1 timeframe.
Sookie and Jason in trouble is par for the course. And we knew that the Newlins were dreadfully bad.
Episode 2x08 - TimebombSookie’s captivity takes an unexpected turn when Eric arrives to do his master’s bidding on the eve of the Fellowship’s lockdown. In Bon Temps, Sam finds himself in hot water after making a gruesome discovery at Merlotte’s, and Andy proves no help in coming to his defense. Sent home by Bill, Jessica and Hoyt learn that when it comes to sex, every time is the first time. Tara and Eggs devour a mysterious meal prepared by Maryann, with unexpected results (Tara and Eggs get physical). After Jason pays off his debt to the vampires, Godric looks to enlighten his more single-minded followers.Episode 2x09 - I Will Rise Up
A wounded Eric plays Sookie for a sucker (BIG difference from what I had!) to Bill’s dismay endings up getting inside her head. Later, Sookie and Jason bond over their recent adventures. Blaming Eggs for Tara’s bruises and bizarre behavior, Lafayette and Lettie Mae try to figure out a way to pry their kin from Maryann’s clutches. Hoyt defends his relationship with Jessica to Maxine, to no avail. Jailed by Bud along with a group of Bon Temps revelers, Sam looks for a way to escape and avoid capture by an increasingly obsessed Maryann. In Dallas, Eric and the vampires defend their recent actions to Nan Flanagan and are shocked when Godric decides to take the fall for their PR disaster.
Episode 2x10 - New World in My ViewSookie, Bill, and Jason return to a Bon Temps turned upside down by Maryann. Lured to Merlotte’s by Arlene, Sam and Andy find cold comfort in their refuge from a group of bloodthirsty revelers. Bill discovers that traditional vampire techniques don’t work on Maryann; Hoyt and Jessica try to keep a lid on Maxine’s madness; and Sookie tries to push through the darkness consuming Tara. With all hell breaking loose, Jason takes the bull by the horns to rescue Sam, at least for the moment.
Whoa! Arlene is back on the wrong side. Bitch. Wonder if she went back to work at Merlotte's just to be on the inside of taking down the shifters and vamps.
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What is the deal with Jason "taking the bull by the horns"? Is he going to bed Maryann?
Episode 2x11 - FrenzyWith the crisis in Bon Temps careening out of control, Bill seeks out the advice of Sophie-Anne (Evan Rachel Wood), the Vampire Queen of Louisiana, but must exercise patience before she gives him critical information. Meanwhile, Sookie and Lafayette find that protecting Tara from herself is more difficult than they anticipated; a desperate Sam turns to an unlikely source for assistance; and Jessica tests Hoyt’s allegiance to Maxine.
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This sounds great--all of it.
In Episode 2x11, "the crisis in Bon Temps is careening out of control" and "all hell is breaking loose," The True Blood Season 2 finale ending especially was super-awesome. It had a lot of screen time for Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte who was was superb both as an actor and as the heroic character we saw him be.
Update/ True Blood - Episode 2x12 - I Will Rise Up
Bon Temps reaches a fever pitch as Maryann prepares for her ultimate bestial sacrifice, conscripting Sookie to be Maid of Honor at the bloody nuptials. Meanwhile, Sophie-Anne warns Eric to keep the lid on Bill’s inquisitiveness; Jason leads Andy into the heroic abyss; and Hoyt struggles with Maxine’s endless stream of insults. Deliberating on what may be his final move to save Sookie and the town, Sam places his trust, and his life, in a most unlikely ally.