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"True Blood" Hitting the Ground (2010)

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Director:
Writers:
Alan Ball (created by)
Charlaine Harris ("Sookie Stackhouse" novels by)
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
1 August 2010 (Season 3, Episode 7)
Plot:
Sookie manages to save Bill but he feeds on her putting her in the hospital. In a dream-like state,... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Episode Crew
Directed by
John Dahl 
 
Writing credits
Alan Ball (created by)

Charlaine Harris ("Sookie Stackhouse" novels by)

Brian Buckner (written by)

Produced by
Alan Ball .... executive producer
Brian Buckner .... co-executive producer
Bruce Dunn .... co-producer
Gregg Fienberg .... executive producer
W. Mark McNair .... producer (as Mark McNair)
Nancy Oliver .... co-executive producer
Raelle Tucker .... co-executive producer
Alexander Woo .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Nathan Barr 
 
Cinematography by
Matthew Jensen 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Ruscio 
 
Production Design by
Suzuki Ingerslev 
 
Art Direction by
Catherine Smith  (as Cat Smith)
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Greenfield 
 
Makeup Department
Ozzy Alvarez .... special makeup effects artist
Rocky Faulkner .... makeup artist
Sharisse Fine .... department head hair stylist
Lana Grossman .... key makeup artist
Brigette A. Myre .... makeup department head
Ned Neidhardt .... co-key makeup artist
Ken Niederbaumer .... key makeup artist
Lesa Nielsen .... makeup artist
Kelly O'Leary .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Gary Huckabay .... production supervisor
Gwyn Shovelski .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kyle Hollingsworth .... additional second assistant director
Sunday Stevens .... first assistant director
Mark Trapenberg .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Vince H. Berry .... welding foreman (as Vince Berry)
Frank Bertolino .... swing gang (as Frank Bertalino)
Michael T. Booe .... swing gang
Daniel Bradford .... lead set designer
Grahame Budd .... paint supervisor
Thomas R. Cahill .... property master
Dan Caplan .... storyboard artist
Tim Caprarelli .... assistant props
Chris J. Champagne .... buyer (as Chris Champagne)
Michael Cole .... greens foreman (as Michael B. Cole)
Omar Curz .... swing gang
Chris Dery .... greens foreman
Vincent Dery .... stand-by greens
Jorge Dorado .... toolman
Andreas Gobor .... on-set dresser
John A. Gomez .... leadman (as John Gomez)
Ryan Handt .... mill foreman
Kenny Jordan .... location labor foreman
Ray Lopez .... plaster foreman (as Raymond Lopez)
Byron Maes .... swing gang
Greg Manke .... assistant props
Dale Riggs .... location foreman (as Dale S. Riggs)
Carmen Roderique .... construction estimator (as Carmen Miller)
Paul Schrauwers .... propmaker gang boss
Jerry Schultz .... propmaker
Kelly Schultz .... set dresser
Maggie Smith .... art department coordinator
Toby Swinehart .... paint foreman
Robert L. Thompson .... construction foreman
Macie Vener .... assistant art director
Matt Wahl .... swing gang
Robert Webb .... stage foreman
Stacy Weddington .... buyer
Mike Wells .... construction coordinator
Mike Wiley .... labor foreman (as Michael E. Wiley)
Tim Woodruff .... swing gang (as Timothy Carlysle Woodruff)
Michael Woods .... first assistant props
James R. York .... stand-by painter
Michael T. Booe .... set dresser (uncredited)
Melissa McSorley .... property assistant (uncredited)
Bret Ross .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jeremy Balko .... adr mixer
Christian Buenaventura .... dialogue editor
Mark Fay .... second boom operator
Jason Krane .... dialogue & adr editor
Ryan Maguire .... foley mixer
Elmo Ponsdomenech .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin Roache .... sound re-recording mixer
Roger V. Stevenson .... production sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Lenny Dalrymple .... special effects foreman
Michael Gaspar .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Rodrigo Dorsch .... digital compositor: Zoic Studios
Colin Feist .... digital compositor
Paul Hill .... digital compositor
Paul Hill .... visual effects artist
Sean Tompkins .... visual effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Stella Angelova .... stunts
Nick Brandon .... stunts
Diana R. Lupo .... stunts (as Diana Lupo)
Mike Massa .... stunt coordinator (as Michael Massa)
Crystal Michelle .... stunts
Heidi Pascoe .... stunts
Mark Aaron Wagner .... stunts (as Mark Wagner)
Stella Angelova .... stunt double: Brit Morgan (uncredited)
Oliver Keller .... stunt double: Joe Manganiello (uncredited)
Heidi Pascoe .... stunt double: Anna Paquin (uncredited)
Mark Aaron Wagner .... stunt double: Stephen Moyer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tyler Ayer .... lamp operator
Bruce Bebee Jr. .... bebee operator
Noah Behar .... grip
Larry Brecht Jr. .... lamp operator (as Larry Brecht)
Dan Brodhead .... grip
John Carreon .... camera loader
Ryan Copeland .... set lighting technician
Jeff W. Curtis .... dolly grip: "b"
Ian Dodd .... camera operator: "b" camera
Josh Drew .... key rigging grip
Ben Dynice .... lamp operator
Eric Fletcher .... Steadicam operator
Sean Ginn .... lamp operator
Luis Gomez .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Raymond Gonzales .... chief lighting technician
David Hadsell .... grip
Mark Hammell .... atv operator
R. Dana Harlow .... best boy grip (as Dana Harlow)
Mark L. Hartman .... rigging best boy (as Mark Lee Hartman)
Orlando Hernandez .... dimmer board operator
Travis Huston .... rigging best boy
Simon Jayes .... camera operator "a" camera
Simon Jayes .... steadicam operator
John Johnson .... still photographer (as John P. Johnson)
Dominic Mainl .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Dominik Mainl)
Scott Medcalf .... rigging electric
Tobin Oldach .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Rick Phelps .... rigging grip
Raman Rao .... lamp operator
Bradley Richard .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Bradley V. Richard)
Eric Sagot .... assistant chief lighting technician
John Savedra .... balloon light tech (as John M. Savedra)
David D. Scott .... video assist
Walter 'Bud' Scott .... key grip (as Walter 'Bud' Scott Jr.)
Daniel Shepard .... rigging grip (as Dan Shepard)
Steven Strong .... rigging gaffer
Harold Taylor .... grip
Mario A. Veloso .... grip (as Mario Veloso)
Jake Leannah .... electrician (uncredited)
Jean-Baptiste LeConte .... rigging electric (uncredited)
Joel Perkal .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Maxwell Thorpe .... grip (uncredited)
Craig Wadlin .... rigging grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Monica Kelly .... casting assistant
Joyce Kurtz .... voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarah Basta .... set costumer
Debra Beebe .... costume supervisor (as Debra A. Beebe)
Sarah Jane Gardam .... shopper (as Sarah Gardam-Thomas)
Carrie Grace .... costumer
J.R. Hawbaker .... assistant costume designer
Olga Ishkhanova .... costume cutter/fitter (as Olga Y. Ishkhanova)
Antonina Lerch .... costume cutter/fitter (as Antonina Grib)
Erich A. Muller .... set costumer
Michelle Sandvig .... key set costumer
Sara Walbridge Castro .... set costumer (as Sara Beth Walbridge)
A.J. Hess .... costume production assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Mark Hartzell .... assistant editor
Ray Miller .... on-line editor
Scott Klein .... final colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Patrick Belton .... uncredited
Eduardo Ponsdomenech .... music editor
Joel J. Richard .... music scoring mixer
 
Transportation Department
George Andrews .... driver (as George L. Andrews)
Anthony Ardito .... driver
Cecil Barba .... driver
Rich Bennetti .... transportation captain
Jesse Cartwright .... driver
Samuel Danielsen .... driver
Dre .... driver
Rose Echeverria .... driver (as Rose M. Escheverria)
John Falvey .... driver (as John O. Falvey)
Tim Fennel .... driver (as Timothy Fennel)
David Glavin .... driver (as Dave Glavin)
Virgie Haltman .... driver
Mark L. Hendrix .... driver (as Mark Hendrix)
Douglas Miller .... transportation coordinator (as Douglas G. Miller)
Tom Neal .... driver
Chris Neitzel .... driver
Charles Newland .... driver
Mark Scruton .... driver
Vicki Sousa .... driver
Jennifer Tabish .... driver (as Jen Tabish)
Paul Tumber .... driver (as Paul E. Tumber)
Toni E. Vanness .... driver (as Toni Vanness)
Bobby Williams .... driver
Don P. Williams .... driver (as Don Williams)
Melanie Williams .... driver
Jeff Woodward .... transportation co-captain
 
Other crew
Belinda Alarcon .... second assistant accountant
David Allsberry .... animal trainer (as David Allsbery)
Gary Arabia .... chef
Nathan Bailey .... stand-in (as Nate Bailey)
Kate Barnow .... script coordinator
Matt Belanger .... production assistant
Khadija Brockington .... production secretary (as Khadija A. Brockington)
Trevor Brunsink .... stand-in
Danika Brysha .... production assistant
Christina Denicola .... end titles
Kenneth Donaldson .... production assistant
Chris Edrington .... animal trainer
Adam Bjorn Fienberg .... production assistant (as Adam Björn Fienberg)
Elisabeth Finch .... writers assistant (as Elisabeth R. Finch)
Liz Forde .... stand-in
Susan Frontiera .... accounting clerk
Barbara Gaddy-Edrington .... animal trainer (as Bobi Edrington)
Brett Gantt .... controller
Alex Garcia .... set medic
Marc Garcia .... key medic
Sonny Grand .... production assistant
William Shane Grisco .... animal trainer (as William Grisco)
Tobin Hale .... set medic
Chris Hanson .... medical advisor
Mark Harden .... animal trainer
Mary Hastings .... payroll accountant
Benjamin Hayes .... production assistant
Amber Henley .... key assistant location manager
A.J. Hess .... production assistant
Cabriel Hobson .... production assistant
Cheri Kechely .... second payroll accountant
Daniel Kenneth .... production secretary
Otis Knighten .... animal trainer (as O.J. Knighten)
Christine Lakin .... choreographer
Jeff Lee .... animal trainer
Patrick Lenahan .... assistant: Mr. Fienberg
Mark Mallorca .... assistant: Ms. Paquin and Mr. Moyer
Lisa Maniker .... product placement
Scott Martin .... production assistant
Steve Martin .... animal wrangler
Don McNeill .... main title
Alvin Mears .... animal trainer
Nicole Moore .... accounting clerk
Kirsten Oglesby .... production assistant
Steve Peungraksa .... assistant craft service
Cindy Pinzon .... production assistant
Stephanie Quick .... production assistant
J.R. Regalado .... chef
Alex Reid .... location manager (as Alexander Reid)
Christopher A. Rojas .... assistant location manager
Leonardo Sciacci .... stand-in (as Leonardo Ciacci)
Jain Sekuler .... script supervisor (as Jain Riley Sekuler)
Gianna Sobol .... assistant: Mr. Ball
Elizabeth Speckman .... first assistant accountant
Kelly Stuart .... key assistant location manager
Christopher Tanks .... assistant: Mr. McNair (as Chris Tanks)
Josh Van Ermen .... craft service (as Joshua C. Van Ermen)
Katerina Vyssouli .... assistant: Mr. Dahl
Ben Waesche .... production coordinator
Shawn Weber .... animal trainer (as Shawn D. Weber)
Gelsey Weiss .... assistant choreographer (as Gelsey Mahanes)
Jeff Wickline .... production accountant
Rose Youmans .... production assistant
Shea E. Butler .... additional script supervisor (uncredited)
Kelley Carville .... network publicist (uncredited)
Michael G. Cruz .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Iran Kuykendall .... production assistant (uncredited)
Brandice Lawson .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Boone Narr .... animal supplier (uncredited)
Katie M. Roberts .... set medical advisor (uncredited)
Cameron West .... photo-double: Eric Northman (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
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Alan Ball  creator

Casting Department
Anne Massey .... casting: New Orleans (2007)
 
Transportation Department
Beverly Reeves .... driver (2007) (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
47 min
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Goofs:
Continuity: At the beginning of the episode, you can see that Sookie is wearing white shoes as she grabs a stake, but right as she stakes Lorena it shows Sookie as barefoot. She didn't have any time to take her shoes off.See more »
Quotes:
Pam:[to the Magister about the earrings] How'd you know I was a Tiffany's girl?See more »
Soundtrack:
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5 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Hitting the ground? This episode couldn't hit the broadside of a barn!, 27 August 2010
Author: s k from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

TB continues...to disappoint. Suh-keh stakes Lorena, and with Tara and Alcide's help manages to rescue a bloody Beeel from Russell's "Kingdom". (This is one of the most over-the-top "acting" jobs by AP so far -- and it's quite enervating.) Sam checks out the local dog fighting scene where Tommy is fighting and eventually rescues him.

This series, quite unfortunately, has slowly but surely devolved into little more than a really bad soap opera. (i.e. Alcide to Debbie: "You loved me once. I know you did." Debbie to Alcide, while she's pointing a gun at his head: "I'd a given up everything for you. But you wouldn't even give me a baby". Please...somebody call General Hospital...STAT...I think I'm a gonna be seeeeck.) And...needless to say...Debbie lost her Cooter in this merry-go-round of an episode.

From the mouths of babes...Jason: "I never thought I was smart enough to get depressed...but here I am." Summer professes her like for Hoyt, and she puts her oven where his mouth is...by bringing over some warm, freshly baked biscuits. (To be honest...Jason seemed more interested in her biscuits than Hoyt.) Eric threatens to harm Hadley unless Sophie-Anne tells him what she knows about Sookie. Beeel gets a bit carried away feeding on Sookie, bringing her to the point of death. Tara does her best Dawn from BtVS/"GET OUT!!!!!!" imitation as she kicks Bill out of the van into broad daylight, where it appears as if Sookie's blood helped prevent him from turning into a toasted marshmallow on a stick.

On the flip side...Sookie has no known blood type and it's making transfusing her difficult, leaving her in a coma. But not to worry... Beeel later saves the day....Zzzzzzzzzzzzz...Russell gives "The Magister" a lesson on authority, and allows him to go to the head of the class. (the ONLY saving grace in this otherwise boring episode) And Sookie turns out to be a fairy? Hmmmmmmmmmm....and all this time...I thought it would be Lafayette...

(So far...the only merciful thing about this episode is that they didn't show Melinda Mickens naked after a shape shift.)

Aside from a brief tease of Townes Van Zandt's "Waitin 'Round To Die", the music that once energized this series is all but non-existent in this episode. In its place is some cheesy "Dark Shadows"-like soundtrack. The only good thing I can say about it is that it matches the cheesy acting, writing, and directing. TB is going to need some serious "V" in order to get its heart pumping again.

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