June 28th, 2010
02:11 PM ET
Editor’s Note: This post contains spoilers for the June 27 episode of HBO’s “True Blood.”
“True Blood” fans typically can withstand copious amounts of blood, gore and sex – the three chief ingredients that mesh so wonderfully in Alan Ball’s HBO series. But last night’s sex scene between Bill Compton and Lorena – his obsessive vampire “maker” - seems to have shocked some of the most immovable.
Bill, enraged after agreeing to stay away from his beloved Sookie in order to keep her safe, grabs Lorena’s head during a bout of angry intercourse and then gives it a grotesque spin before continuing to do the deed as she smiles eerily.
Some fans weren’t expecting Sookie’s vampire beau to have such a truly dark side. Stephen Moyer’s Bill has always struggled to cling to his humanity, even as some of his fellow vamps embrace every twisted aspect of their undead nature.
Even Lorena actress Mariana Klaveno said she was flabbergasted when she read the episode’s script.
The scene “was actually the most shocking thing that I've ever read in a television script," Klaveno told E!. “My jaw dropped on the floor when I read it and thought, 'Oh my god, I actually have to do that?’ "
The producers instructed the actress to “ ‘pray that your parents will be okay when they watch this episode. They may not want to,’ ” the actress said. “It was a little uncomfortable, but we got through it."
The L.A. Times called the episode-ending image one of the most disturbing scenes they’ve ever seen on TV, and it’s left other reviewers wondering if Bill can bounce back as a sympathetic character.
“It's no wonder that Bill hates Lorena so much, but even with all the terrible things she's done, it's hard to justify his... er... actions towards her in the bedroom,” MTV noted.
So has that scene left you scarred for life, or are you hoping that "True Blood" will find a way to top it?
From around the web
About this blog
Our daily cheat-sheet for breaking celebrity news, Hollywood buzz and your pop-culture obsessions.