Let us make a case against Bill’s supposed “humanity” based on Body Language Alone, shall we?:
Wow, Bill certainly seems quite dangerous there and has certainly cleaned up his act since then. Even a Bill fan that I personally know said during this scene, “Well he certainly looks like he up to something!” Now why would someone think that the first time they saw Bill, our supposed hero? Bill certainly indicates interest/desire (steady gaze of eyes, head titled slightly forward) but he also indicates anxiety(closed lips with squinted eyes and eyebrow ridges downward). Why would he be experiencing anxiety on the first meeting? Maybe because he knew his motivations BEFORE he arrived? Bill’s desire also seems to be more like he is stalking his prey rather than pure sexual desire (you could say it’s because he is a vampire but Eric had a certain humor, naturalness to his first flirtation with Sookie that is clearly lacking here). It seems that Bill may be trying to cover up his anxiety with his hardcore flirtation. Why would he be trying to cover up anything? Maybe because it’s an act. But why have an act on the first meeting? hmmmm
Even Back in Episode 1×03, Bill had an annoying habit of showing one facial expression to Sookie and then showing a completely different one as soon as Sookie walks away. Why would he do this? Maybe because he is putting on an act, once again. When Sookie is speaking to him, even during arguments sometimes (like these), Bill keeps a very neutral relaxed face with Sookie (indicating a reasonable and understanding demeanor) then as soon as he believes she isn’t looking he reveals a gaze that can almost be considered the other bill angry/evil (angry clenched eyesbrows, tight lips or hanging parted lips with a lowered jaw, hard, steady gaze). Bill’s act just keeps getting better….
What could be more revealing than what is on Bill’s face? How about what is not on Bill’s face? Somehow Bill keeps a neutral relaxed face and shows no emotions (as he talks about not being able to resist any body full of blood with Andy and Bud in the first picture OR right after he has killed Sookie’s creepy but helpless Uncle, in fact Bill’s face is almost bored as he kills Uncle Bartlett as if it is just routine w/ a generally immobile face). Pretty cold heh? Actually he seems amused as he talks about draining fresh bodies,he almost reveals a creepy smile but is pretty relaxed all the same.
Though Bill seems remorseful for having to turn Jessica while begging for the silver coffin, the only thing his face conveys is worry (curved eyebrows, wide eyes, tight facial muscles), which could just be worry for himself and the prospect of having to be bothered by raising a child. However, we don’t see any hesitation or regret as Bill feeds from Jessica, in fact he seems to enjoy the whole experience (turning into the same “pig monster” the blogger Sunnynala.wordpress.com refers to that we also see later on). No analysis needed when it’s plain to see Bill is certainly enjoying this meal and the screams from Jessica (his noble disguise is removed in that moment).
Bill Compton is a Liar.
Seductive Bill the predator seducing his prey once again (up close and personal in the face again glamour or no glamour):
We will have more Bill Compton double face speak within the next two episodes as they talk more and as his lies are exposed…that I am sure of!
The patterns stay the same, so clearly Bill is staying the same and not improving himself as many Bill fans claim, in fact these patterns appear to be getting worse. He is a liar, uses his sexuality to manipulate his prey, is physically violent with women, keeps on a different persona for Sookie (essentially another lie), emotionless about the pain of anyone besides himself/Sookie even if he murders someone else on a pure pleasure impulse, probably has ulterior motives concerning Sookie (based on the body language alone in the beginning and throughout), clearly a hypocrite (we see these images as he tells Sookie he is on a strict diet of True Blood and Sookie snacks), and thoroughly enjoys feeding on the unwilling when he can(all of this determined through body language alone):
You could use the excuse that Bill HAD TO feed off them on those occasions but seems to be SADISTICALLY ENJOYING IT, POMPOUS ABOUT IT and is happy about it for the reasons I have described above.
This is the REAL BILL COMPTON! Everything else is a disguise for Sookie. The extent of that disguise and the extent of what he is covering up remains to be seen, but he is clearly WEARING A DISGUISE…
And it just keeps getting better!
**(just one more question Bill, not body language related…How did you know you couldn’t stop draining her when supposedly you don’t even remember the event? NICE ONE)