Sookie’s Coma Dream Analysis (and symbolism).



Wake up Sookie!

Sookie waking up literally means that Sookie is or will be “waking up”  from being “asleep” to the reality of what is going on around her and going on with her since she has been dating Bill Compton. She is or will be also “waking up” to the lies that Bill Compton has been keeping from her and Bill Compton’s “true nature” itself.

Sookie Reaches for an Empty Crystal/Glass Cup:

The empty cup represents an absence of the “light” in Sookie as well as the absence of true fulfillment in Sookie’s life, not just as a result of the attack by Bill she has just gone through but the influence of Bill’s presence in her life, including the influence of his blood.

If this cup is Crystal, there is a lot of symbolism behind Crystal: 1. It is considered a romantic stone. 2. It is a powerful stone 3. It is considered a healing stone. 4. It is used for meditation and can be considered magical (hence the crystal ball).

If the cup is crystal and it is empty, this can symbolize a lack of true romance in her life, a lack of control/power, a poor physical/mental state, a lack of reflection on her life, and/or possibly the absence of the magic she once had (maybe it is all of these or a combination of several of these).

Sookie walks on a combination of white, pink, and red flower (rose/carnation) petals:

The white petals of course represent innocence/purity and the red petals represent full fledged womanly passion! The pink petals represent her current transition from the innocent/naive side of her nature to the passionate, mature side of her nature and she is keen/ will be keen to follow that transition because she gets up herself and follows the trail of flowers.  The white carnation or rose petals may represent Sookie, the pink ones represent Bill, and the red ones represent Eric. White petals represent Sookie because they represent sweetness, innocence and pure love. Pink petals represent Bill because pink carnations represent someone that you will never forget (she will never forget Bill). Red petals represent someone that you “ache for” and someone that is passionate and that you are drawn to (this seems to describe her feelings for Eric and the side of her womanhood that he represents and red is eric’s favorite color).

Sookie meets Claudine before crossing into the “Fae world”:

“Oh dear, your cup is empty. We can’t have that, can we?” – Claudine to Sookie

Translation: Sookie your lacking true romantic  fufillment, lacking control of your life, your suffering from a poor mental/physical state, your not reflecting on your life enough, and your “magic” is gone!

We can’t have that, can we?

Claudine gives sookie some of the “magical” water from probably a crystal vase!:

“Ah, Claudine!” -S  “I know, it’s beautiful. Drink!”- C

All of those traits you once had were beautiful. Accept my gift of giving them back to you or atleast trying!

“Oh my god, it’s the most amazing thing i’ve ever tasted!” – S “You’ve had it before!” – C

Translation: you know potential romantic fufillment in Eric (you have literally tasted him) or Sam (*gag*), you once had control over your life, you were once “healthy as a horse” as you said, you questioned things, and your magic was present (during the rattray’s attack and after you got the “light hands” after taking Eric’s blood).

Sookie and Claudine talk after dancing:

“I guess i’m going to have to sit this one out. I guess I don’t have the endurance that you all have.” – S “Oh, not to worry, you will, one day.” – C “You promise?!” -S “I do” – C

This could either mean that Sookie herself will become a full fledged fairy herself one day or that Sookie will gain the strength she needs to reclaim her former self and find true fufillment in her life (as per the guidelines I mentioned).

“Oh Sookie, don’t go back! Come with us!” – C   “Come with you where?” – S   “Our home. It’s more beautiful than anything you can imagine!” – C 

Translation: However, considering the dangers you face at home, it might be better if you just come with me and just give up on your human life now. You can find some beauty and contentment with me and be out of danger.

Then ensues the rest of the dream, including the exchange about Sookie’s parents not dying from drowning, the darkness that is Bill Compton to Claudine and my thoughts on that can be found at this link:   or 2 entries back.

However, connecting that dialogue to this theory pertaining to the symbolism of the crystal cup and vase… I can also safely assume that she belives Bill Compton will take away that true romantic fufillment, any control she has over her own life, her physical/mental well being, her ability to realize anything going on around her/ his lies or any deception, and take away her “magic!” ALL OF THESE THINGS COMPOSE SOOKIE’S LIGHT (including her “magic” of course).

Will she allow Bill to steal that “light” that Claudine is trying to replinish and allow Sookie to reclaim? Will someone else (hopefully Eric) bring that “light” back into her life or will she be able reclaim it herself?  Will she be forced to die (go to fairy heaven) in order to reclaim it or will she or someone else be able to help her reclaim it before death (movement into her “next life”)?


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  1. #1 by Freyja on August 3, 2010 - 7:21 am

    THIS is exactly what is wrong in Sookies life:

    A very good analysis of the dream TTB! Sookie has def lost her light to Bill since he fed her his blood the first time. And after near draining her, she was in need of dire warning from Claudine, who must have suspected that Bill would be giving her his blood again and thus keep the control! I’m just hoping that Sookie wont forget the dream!

    I really hope that she wakes up and finds her true self! I thought the lack of compassion for Lorena and Sookies words that Lorena wouldn’t know love if it kicked her in the face very disturbing! It was so far from her true self! The Sookie we saw on the rooftop with Godric and Eric. Her inability for compassion this season and last has been disturbing to see. The only time we have seen Sookies true nature was in her dreams and Erics fantasy, the rooftop scene and Fangtasia/porch/graveyard scene. Everything else we’ve seen of her, is Sookie without her light and fuel by Bills blood!

    I think what Claudine wants is for Sookie to take control of her spirit and life, and fight the influence of Bills blood in her body! She needs to fight for herself, for her identity and not let somebody else take control or safe her. Now is her big chance!

    Off topic a little:
    I’m thinking about the second time Sookie had Bills blood in Scratches. Erics look when Bill was feeding her his blood, it was probably a worried look. He must have been worried about her! If anybody knows the good and bad affects of bloodgiving it must be a 1000 yo vampire!

    • #2 by talktrueblood on August 3, 2010 - 7:38 am

      Sookie has not only lost out on who she is…she has lost out on things in around her that could possibly be a lot more fufilling then Bill (her friends, family, and Eric and possibly alcide *gag*) too. She has lost everything worthwhile about who she is and who she could be. I am hoping Sookie won’t forget either!

      I noticed how she hesitated before she staked Lorena. I actually think for a split second she saw her blind love for Bill through Lorena and snapped in that split second because she didn’t like what she saw!

      I am so sick of Bill. I really am. I frankly don’t care about anything he does ( including making up with Jessica) unless it makes him look bad to Sookie or makes the plot more interesting in Eric’s favor. I hope I am right about Bill kidnapping Sookie for RE to save Jessica…really I hope I am right about anything other than Bill being the supposed hero after we just winessed Bill participate in the most disturbing scene in TB history or the books ( the trunk scene). I have noticed that Bill has been in just about all of my top three disturbing scenes in TB thus far…Ann the stripper’s murder and Lorena’s head twist and then that!
      I am thinking Sookie might rescind Bill’s invitation which would be awesome.

      I think Claudine wants Sookie to be herself again too and she realizes she may need help though (especially if she herself is trying to help).

      I also got the impression that Eric was a little scared about the amount of blood Bill was feeding her…not just because he was jealous or anything, but because of how it would affect her!

    • #3 by patty barrow on August 4, 2010 - 4:44 am

      I enjoyed reading this very much … I had thought Sookie to be something like a Fae but it didn’t fit in with the Vampires and this season, Werewolves, which not to offend anyone, I am not fond of. I never cared for Werewolf movies.

      I love fairies.. I am sad that Bill is not what he seemed. I was shocked at his mauling Sookie.

      The ‘dream’ does for me confirm she is a fae and Bill is the bad guy stealing her light. I will have to get used to Sookie and Eric when it happens.

      A wonderful blog and comments on a wonderful series.

      • #4 by talktrueblood on August 4, 2010 - 6:07 am

        Thank you and welcome to my blog Patty!

        I don’t care much for the werewolves either or Alcide.

        We have all been speculating since season 2 (well I did after the Lorena flashback in episode 2×06 ) that Bill wasn’t what he seemed ) but it was definitely made clear to the audience as a whole in this episode. Only the most diehard Bill fans can deny that. I think more people will like Eric and begin to see that he is a vampire that does whatever he can to make the best out of a situation (even if he gets absolutely no credit for it) and is brave and loyal to those he cares for and care for him.

        This is a definitely a dream about that and I think Bill will realize that she is of the fae too when he has his vision. I am wondering if QSA told Bill exactly what she was…maybe not..before she sent him in to get her.

        And thank you again!

  2. #5 by Freyja on August 3, 2010 - 7:23 am

    A part of what I wanted to point out didn’t show in top post…

    THIS is exactly what is wrong in Sookies life:

    ‘ “Oh dear, your cup is empty. We can’t have that, can we?” – Claudine to Sookie

    Translation: Sookie your lacking true romantic fufillment, control of your life, your suffering from a poor mental/physical state, your not reflecting on your life enough, and your “magic” is gone! ‘

    • #6 by talktrueblood on August 3, 2010 - 7:49 am

      Thank you..
      Oh yes and it is all explained in that empty crystal cup…
      a point that can really be easily missed when we get that exciting ending about Sookie’s parents and “the dark approaches” as Bill comes up.

  3. #7 by Bobsgran on August 3, 2010 - 10:26 am

    Absolutely love your pov on the dream. Going back to S1 recently, it is obvious now, that she was starting to loose her magic so very early after having Bill’s blood. A toxic relationship can make any person, male or female loose the magic in their lives even in real life.

    • #8 by talktrueblood on August 3, 2010 - 3:24 pm

      Oh yeah, though Sookie loses her magic liiterally and metaphorically…everyone can lose their magic metaphorically.

  4. #9 by anna on August 3, 2010 - 1:42 pm

    Are the meanings more or less the same if they are rose petals not carnations?

  5. #11 by Hime on August 3, 2010 - 2:27 pm

    TTB, very insightful, particularly the metaphors of the rose petals and of the crystal cup.
    I admit that I HATED how this vision was portrayed. It was frankly ridiculous.

    … thanks to it, we have another prove that Bill is killing Sookie’s light.
    I loved that Claudine was specifically referring to “him” and not to vampires in general, even though of course she, as a fairy, has every right to fear and despise them as a whole. But she was referring to him, singular, as a dark presence who will “steal her light”. Maybe stealing literally: according to the theories about Sookie’s blood as an elixir to protect vampires from sunlight (which are now very likely to be correct), Bill could use Sookie for his personal gain or maybe was sent to procure her by someone far worse and dangerous than crazy, spoiled Sophie Anne who looks more and more like a rag doll than a true queen. Maybe the Authority, as you suggested.
    If that would be the case, I’m wondering if QSA knows about Bill’s involvement with the Authority, or if she is totally unaware that his beloved underling is in fact double playing. While Bill was pretending to procure Sookie for QSA, he was actually doing it for the Authority’s benefit. Could it be?
    I thought that his reaction after having almost drained Sookie and being kicked out of the truck, not to mention his irritated “Damn!” were utterly suspicious, like he had to think fast about a Plan B about Sookie.

    • #12 by talktrueblood on August 8, 2010 - 7:08 am

      THank you for your encouragement. I thought the crystal was VERY striking.

      It was a cheesy dream but it was very informative.
      I think he manipulated QSA’s trust and resources for a larger, personal benefit.

      That Damn was very damning. I agree.

  6. #13 by just an opinionated hack on August 3, 2010 - 4:43 pm

    Wow this kinda reeks of PDOOMA. Why do you always try to insinuate that Bill himself is evil? Why can’t you admit that maybe he’s working for something more evil than we can ever know? It sounds like partisan ranting when you constantly give these articles that give Bill NO CREDIT for trying to do anything to help Sookie.

    The better question is: Who wants what Sookie has? Who wants to benefit from what she is able to do? I don’t know yet, and I know for a fact you don’t either. Don’t be so quick to judge Bill.

    • #14 by Hime on August 3, 2010 - 5:26 pm

      I don’t think Bill is evil.
      I do think that he’s an hypocrite and that’s exactly why I dislike him and don’t want him with Sookie anymore (apart from the fact that I never bought their “love” and I find them really annoying as a couple ;)).
      However, it could really be that Bill is working for something really evil. But does that excuse him? I don’t know.

    • #15 by talktrueblood on August 3, 2010 - 5:28 pm

      Bill must be atleast bad in some ways if he is willing to kidnap girls for financial/status gain AS HIS CAREER, and have seemingly no remorse for it and if he is willing to propose to some girl that doesn’t know the first thing about him because she won’t say yes when she hears the whole story (for obvious reasons)…not to mention his hypocrisy as Hime pointed out.

    • #16 by Sarah on August 3, 2010 - 9:49 pm

      If you work for someone evil you can also do evil things without being guilty because you only followed orders of an evil mastermind? Sorry, but this logic is a bit too sophistic to me.
      Concerning Bill: I guess he loves Sookie but sometimes love is not enough and can even be bad and harmful for the beloved person. Why do I think that this is the case in the Sookie-Bill relationship?
      (1) Bill has unsolved issues. He has a really dark side but instead of dealing with his personal darkness he prefers to blame others (Lorena, RE) for his deeds.
      (2) The relationship is built on lies: There are strong hints that Bill came to BT with a rather sinister plan, for further details we have to wait a bit. But we have already seen Bill lying or concealing facts for example the “birth” of Jessica, the murder of Uncle B., the whole Hadley thing, his not so glorious past and so on. I don´t think that you have to know every little secret of your partner but honestly Sookie does not know anything about Bill.
      (3) Bill tries to form Sookie according his female ideal. He transformed the kick ass Sookie from S1ep1 into an annoying, whining dependend damsel in distress. He does not give her information that could save her life. I suppose that Sookie could have dogded the situation in Edington´s villa better if she had more knowledge about the vampire world, the hierarchy and the possibilities to kill a vampire.

      Maybe Bill really wants to save Sookie. However I was shocked that after nearly draining his fiancée and geting removed from the truck his only comment was “damn”. This does not sound like deep concern, does it?
      His attempts to save Sookie in the Edington house on the other side were so ridiculous that I can give him hardly credit for it. His effort to kill the 3000 years old Edington was as promising as an try of mine to kill Mike Tyson with a feather

      • #17 by talktrueblood on August 4, 2010 - 2:42 am

        THank you Sarah!
        I loved this response…it was fun reading this!

      • #18 by Freyja on August 4, 2010 - 9:58 am

        I agree with everything you said Sarah! I just wanted to add to the ‘rescue mission’ that Bill made. He attacked Cooter in the mansion, ran out into the night and straight to Alcides apartment! This reeked of a setup from Russell and Cooter from the start, rile Bill up and make him jealous of Alcide enough to escape and lead them to Sookie. Why didn’t he call her on the telephone? He did that before when he called to dump her! But no, he rushes to Alcides apartament, the king and his minions follow. Sookie is dragged into the mansion full of vampires, most of them older than Bill. What does he do? He kills a guard and monkey jumps a 3000 yo king! Irrational and impulsive as always, no foresight what so ever!
        What Eric did might seem cold and harsh, but that is done to keep her alive! He has to put on the act, he can’t and he won’t attack a creature 2000 years older than him!

      • #19 by talktrueblood on August 4, 2010 - 4:57 pm

        Like I said…reckless white night versus the silent diplomat. The reckless white knight gets all the credit for saving her even if his actions could have killed them both because he killed the prison guard and got her out himself and the silent diplomat does not get credit because he might have bribed/seduced/bargained with the prision guard for her release because she didn’t actually see him do it and she got offended when he said she would have to wait to be released even if his strategy kept both of them safe for sure.

      • #20 by Sarah on August 4, 2010 - 11:19 am

        hey Freya
        Thanks for mentioning this! To me Bill Compton has too many flaws to remember them all 🙂
        I actually prefer Eric over Bill because i like the way he tinks rationally. Admittingly I have a great liking for intelligent men but Eric furthermore can also use his brain in exhausting situations without being derailed by his temper like Bill.
        Maybe I am as romantic as a stone but if i was in great danger I would be disturbed by a boyfriend like Bill who has this whole “I will die for you happily” attitude. Unlike him, Eric would try to find a solution who enables everyone on his side to come out alive and without being injured. Without Bill´s stupid actions many people (Lorena, Coot, the were guard, Sookie) maybe still could have been alive or healthy.

      • #21 by talktrueblood on August 4, 2010 - 4:59 pm

        I like intelligent men too which is one of the main reasons I like Eric besides his hotness of course! haha.
        Bill always wants “sookie credit” for his actions and right now she is so blinded by the reckless white knight attitude
        that she wouldn’t recognize a “silent strategy” even if it is far more intelligent like you said. But she will see that.

    • #22 by Melody on August 3, 2010 - 10:18 pm

      Nazi regime criminals also used the excuse “I was just following orders.” during the trials against them after WWII.

      I’m not giving them a free pass and I also won’t let that count as a defense in favor of Bill. Actually, it only underlines spineless character more than anything else.

      • #23 by Sarah on August 3, 2010 - 10:29 pm

        Come on, I so wanted to be nice today and thus avoided the Nazi parallel. But honestly I thought about exactly the same thing.

      • #24 by talktrueblood on August 4, 2010 - 2:25 am

        Well said Melody!

  7. #25 by anna on August 3, 2010 - 11:12 pm

    Me too, glad someone else said it though.

  8. #26 by Osterby on August 3, 2010 - 11:54 pm

    FYI-The crystal glass is Waterford, the pattern is Lismore. It is an Iced Beverage glass. iced beverage.

    • #27 by talktrueblood on August 4, 2010 - 2:25 am

      thank you Osterby! im looking at it now

    • #28 by talktrueblood on August 4, 2010 - 2:39 am

      Thank you Osterby…that was nice…confirmation it was crystal…I knew it ! haha

      • #29 by Osterby on August 4, 2010 - 11:11 pm

        With a Mother who’s maiden name is O’Hagan…well any self respecting Irishman….I collect that pattern…I knew it when I saw it…

      • #30 by talktrueblood on August 5, 2010 - 12:00 am

        Thank you. That is awesome. I’m glad you were able to point it out for me.

  9. #31 by artermis on August 4, 2010 - 7:35 am

    You all will probably think I’m a dork, but the people in the “Adventures of Sookie in Fairyland” scene totally reminds me of a particular Star Trek: Next Generation episode. You can see a clip of it here on YouTube, jump ahead in the video to the 2:55 timestamp and then again to 7:00 to see what I mean:

    • #32 by talktrueblood on August 4, 2010 - 4:33 pm

      LMAO thank you for posting this! hilarious! I guess beautiful and blessed light people just want to wear white and dance.

  10. #33 by Tori on August 4, 2010 - 4:26 pm

    back for more LOVE your analysis of these scenes!!!

    • #34 by talktrueblood on August 4, 2010 - 4:46 pm

      Thank you for the ecouragement. I am glad you like them.

  11. #35 by karin on August 8, 2010 - 6:29 am

    I adore book bill and tv bill. seems like most on this page adore eric. to each his own and to each his own opinion of what something means.

    • #36 by talktrueblood on August 8, 2010 - 7:04 am

      well thanks for taking the time to read another’s opinion. sometimes I try to read opinions from Bill fans. It’s good to get a whole other perspective sometimes.

  12. #37 by Lost Soul on August 8, 2010 - 6:50 pm

    What a shame. Yet another analysis from a purely Eric/Sookie centric point of view and with every aspect of negativity attributed to Bill’s character. How deeply disappointing and unoriginal.

    • #38 by talktrueblood on August 9, 2010 - 12:05 am

      Your entitled to your opinion but plenty of people like it and see the truth in it.

  13. #39 by princess251000 on June 11, 2011 - 1:58 pm

    Finally!!I thought I was the only one who noticed Sookie didnt get her microwave fingers until after she drank Eric’s blood. I was starting think I was going crazy lol. Anyway I’ve been reading your blogs for a while now and I love them. You point out things I notice but dont really register. Cant wait until Season 4 starts so I can read some more 🙂

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