Finally we are getting some spoilers for the next (and final) season, scheduled to begin filming in January. Today’s tidbit came from William Keck via Twitter. Details below the Read More!
I never doubted Eric would live, and I can’t be entirely surprised that he will have hooked up with a woman in the six months that he has been gone from Shreveport and Bon Temps. As for the description of Frenchwoman Sylvie as a “love interest,” all that tells us that she and Eric will most likely be sleeping together. Estonian stripper (and former cardiologist) Yvetta was also described as Eric’s seasonal “love interest” when she was cast, and we know how that played out.
So, who is this Sylvie? Perhaps Eric has chosen her as a feeding partner because of the epidemic? Or maybe she took care of him as he convalesced after his mountaintop sun “incident”? I’ll be especially curious to see what she looks like — a variation on Sookie, perhaps?
So, what does this mean for Sooric? I don’t think it automatically rules out a Sooric reunion by the end of the show, because it makes sense from a story point of view for Eric and Sookie to be with different partners at the beginning of the season even if they end up together by the end. That said, I do feel it is too early to call as to what the writers and Brian Buckner actually have planned for our OTP. I’m wary enough about the direction of the story that for the first time, I currently do not plan to watch the first few episodes on the night they air, but wait to see how things are unfolding before I decide whether or not I should plunge back in.
In the meanwhile, Since William Keck is posting this, we should be on the look out for a more detailed report to come from him on TV Guide soon.
Happy Spoiler Season, Trubies!