This past season on True Blood has been a really tough one for Bill lovers like ourselves. By the end of season 5, it was difficult to find much to love about “Billith.” However, we are not in despair and refuse to assume that Billith is all that’s left of our romantic, mainstreaming, gorgeous vampire, Bill Compton.
Therefore, we wish to remember him as we know he is, one who is unique among all the vampires because of his capacity for sympathy, kindness and generosity and we salute him on this day of “love.”
Two years ago, the Billsbabes showed their love to our favorite vampire, Bill Compton when the times were good and he was so easy to love. Since Valentine’s Day is upon us, we thought it would be nice to, once again, give Bill Compton our valentine. Of course, this requires that we ask Stephen Moyer to pass it on to Bill for us, but we’re pretty sure he will comply and, by default he gets some lovin’, too!
The video below that was created by ThelLou back between seasons 2 and 3, with some art direction from Lynnpd and Willkill4Bill, is the valentine we created for Bill Compton. The song you hear is “You Go To My Head” and is sung by the great Billie Holiday, To quote WillKill4Bill, “This song is so descriptive of how we feel for Bill that it could have been written for us, and after it was recorded by Billie Holiday, it should have been off limits for anyone else to record.”
We hope you will enjoy it again and while you do, please think positive thoughts about Season 6 hoping for the Bill we know and love to return.
“You Go To My Head” is a 1938 popular song composed by J. Fred Coots with lyrics by Haven Gillespie. The song is highly regarded by jazz musicians and critics alike. Below are the lyrics:
You go to my head
You go to my head,
And you linger like a haunting refrain
And I find you spinning round in my brain
Like the bubbles in a glass of champagne.
You go to my head
Like a sip of sparkling burgundy brew
And I find the very mention of you
Like the kicker in a julep or two.
The thrill of the thought
That you might give a thought
To my plea casts a spell over me
Still I say to myself: get a hold of yourself
Can’t you see that it can never be?
You go to my head
With smile that makes my temperature rise
Like a summer with a thousand Julys
You intoxicate my soul with your eyes
Tho I’m certain that this heart of mine
Hasn’t a ghost of a chance in this crazy romance,
You go to my head.
The creation of this valentine was a team effort by WillKill4Bill, ThelLou and Lynnpd. Thanks to Willkill4Bill for her wonderful idea and to ThelLou for her fabulous creation of the video.
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Well, once again Alexander has given us some more clues about the upcoming season where we learn that the friendship between Eric and Bill seems to be no more:
“We just started True Blood season six two weeks ago,” Alexander Skarsgård revealed to eonline.com. Skarsgård said that the Bill-Eric dynamic will be more explosive than ever in the new season. “Bill is kind of dangerous now, even for an old, strong vampire like Eric,” he tells us. “So he’s got to be real careful.”
So, it sure looks like Bill Compton is going to be very bad news this summer, especially for anyone who happens to oppose him according to cartermatt.com. And that vampire may very well be Eric Northman, who did what he could to try and dissuade Bill from falling under the trance that caused him to drink up all of Lilith’s blood. With his feelings about the Authority and vampire religion being what they are, it sure looks like things are not going to go well for the Viking vamp. Alexander explained that Bill may now be one of the few vampires out there who his character is genuinely afraid of.
And, for those of you who love the Sookie/Bill romance, it appears that neither Bill or Eric will be spending too much time pursuing Sookie Stackhouse in Season 6. Instead, Anna Paquin’s character has a new love interest, Ben, a highly charismatic faerie who takes a liking to Sookie (and vice-versa).
We also know that Pam is likely to continue to pursue whatever it is that she started up with Tara during the season 5 finale, so presumably she will be busy and not able to help her maker Eric too much. But then, it is just as plausible that she and Tara will instead join forces with him in the battle?
Well, at least it’s clear that Bill will be in Season 6, but what do you think he will be like? Will the Bill/Sookie romance have a chance to rekindle? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.
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Today TVLine, published an interesting quote from Stephen Moyer about his investment in what viewers think of his character, Bill Compton, especially now that Bill changed so much in Season 5 from the caring, mainstreaming vampire we all know and love into something we’re still trying to figure out (no, we’re not gonna say that name, here).
When Tara Ausiello asked how Stephen felt about Bill possibly inflicting physical harm on Sookie next season — perhaps even worse than the smackdown he gave Jessica in the penultimate S5 episode — Stephen said,
“If that’s dramatically compelling and fun and great to watch, then so be it. That’s awesome. One has to stop worrying about how one’s character is perceived. I think we all probably had a point in the series where you did worry about the public persona of our character. But I stopped worrying about that in Season 2. That’s not to say I don’t care. What I mean is you’re going to stop playing something authentically if you’re worried about how it’s going to be perceived.”
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