Eric/Sookie Body Language Flashback! Part Three!

During the off season, in honor of my most popular blog entries ever… “Eric/Sookie Body Language Flashback Parts One and Two,” (E/S BLF PART ONE) and (E/S BLF PART TWO), I have decided to make a new article exclusively for the last two episodes of  Season Three, which were pivotal episodes of course,  even if this will be a very short article. Enjoy!


Episode 3×11:

Sookie stares into Eric's eyes and he gently rubs her face while she does so.


Gulping can symbolize deep attraction or pain/fear; in my opinion, Eric’s gulping here symbolized both his deep attraction/love for Sookie and his pain and fear over what he was doing.  Rubbing her with the back of his hand indicates his sympathy toward her as well as well as actualy desire to show gentleness toward her.  Also, when Sookie allows Eric to touch her face in such a manner, she is allowing for a huge amount of intimacy between this before he bites her.  Arms and outer limbs are considered much safer areas to touch someone, the face is a very vulnerable are and it indicates her trust in him despite the action he is about to have to perform with Russell.   Once again, they shamelessly share their pattern of using a “lover’s gaze” with one another and this indicates their trust as well as their passion for another.


Eric gently touches Sookie's hair while forced to bite her.

The head is again a vulnerable area of the body and Eric continues to show sympathy and his actual desired gentleness in reaction to Sookie’s fear by stroking the vulnerable head area.


(as I mentioned in the general Eric Northman body language articles, the biting scene parallels the scene in which Eric comforts Pam. Eric touches Sookie hair and rubs her face in an attempt to comfort her. Eric clearly loves Sookie with the purity that he loves Pam with, albeit with the added passion of a current sexual connection).


Episode 3×12:

Sookie gently places her wrist across his fangs and looks down upon Eric with a titled neck while saving him with her blood.

 Despite her trauma healing Bill not long before, Sookie indicates affection and trust for Eric in all ways in this moment. She tilts the vulnerable neck area to the side which obviously indicates her trust in Eric (this is also especially symbolic because Eric and Bill are both vampires and that is the area Bill fed from and almost killed her feeding from).  Kneeling close to Eric in such a manner also indicates her trust because she is feeding him from the wrist in her arm and doesnt need to be that close to him in order to feed him.


Sookie asks Bill to watch Eric while she is feeding him.

Sookie looks at Bill in disgust ( slight scowl on her lips, tense facial muscles, slanted eyebrows, etc _as she brings up her trauma to her while asking him to watch Eric. This, of course, contrasts the gentle look her face just a moment ago while looking at Eric. A look of disgust is bad news for Bill because this emotion often correlates with a human survival instinct (mentioned in the dream with Eric in 3×10) to protect oneself from “contamination” or “harm.”


Eric begins feeding more aggressively by grabbing her wrist when he gains strength…

...but Sookie continues to look back at him gently despite Bill's obvious concern.

Again, this gentle on Sookie indicates her trust even as Eric shows slightly more aggressive feeding by grabbing her wrist and sucking harder (which again contrasts the look of disgust on her face she showed Bill). For example, her tense facial muscles have become relaxed.

Sookie and Bill speak with Eric about Russell from across the room.

Though Sookie is obviously concerned and disgusted with Eric’s decision to save Russell but her open arms contrast Bill’s closed arms beside her. Her open body language indicates she is literally “open to Eric” and trusting of him despite this decision, while Bill is “not open to Eric” and is completely distrusting of him (which is of course clearly shown when he tries to kill Eric rather than team with him willingly later on).

Sookie and Alcide sit together and talk (ill explain why this is relevant to Eric and Sookie)

Why is this important?  This scene contrasts the scene with Eric and Sookie back in episode 3×02 when Sookie goes to Fangtasia to ask Eric for help.  Alcide  is clearly interested in Sookie sexually ( crotch display and “open display” with his uncrossed arms, open body, relaxed hands and arms)!  However, Sookie keeps her legs tightly closed, her legs do not lean toward him, and her arms are crossed. She is acting anything but like somebody that is sexually attracted to, or open and trusting of the person across from there. Sure, she is attentive and indicates slight trust by keeping and mainting eye contact but this indicates the behavior of a good friend on her side and not much more. I discuss the contrasting scene in the first Eric and Sookie body language article (link above), but here is the the contrasting picture right below this):

Sookie sits across Eric in 3x02


Eric stares into Sookie's eyes after he tells her the truth about Bill......and Sookie states back into Eric's eyes despite her shock,anger, and sadness about the truth.

Again, they share a “lover’s gaze” and despite learning that Bill deceived her in such a manner. Sookie keeps continued eye contact with Eric, keeps her body language open, and allows Eric to stand close to her without backing away. Sure, she is standing in the home that he cannot enter but if her trust in Eric had been shaken at all she would have instinctively moved by a little bit……… Despite everything and telling Eric off afterward, she clearly does still trust him a lot.


This trust has will continue to build their mutual attraction to true love!


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  1. #1 by Anonymous on June 9, 2011 - 12:46 pm

    Your articles are always interesting, but so few and far between. I hope you haven’t lost many readers.

    • #2 by Kat on June 9, 2011 - 1:36 pm

      First of all, thank you for reading, leaving a comment and for your support and concern; i sincerely mean that. The articles are not really few and far between when the season is in full swing, as I definitely want to keep it moving no matter what when the most people are reading and new material is coming in. I prided myself last season on usually being one of the first people out with a recap and/or analysis after each episode. In addition, I personally had a terrible time in my personal life the last 7 months and so that hindered the number of articles as well; that of course saddened me………………..Also, since this blog is currently non-profit and purely meant as a way to reach out to other fans at present time, sometimes the amount of time I can spend on it can limited. I am debating on whether to put small ads on the page as a means of spending more time on it and making it a competitive blog in the True Blood world.

  2. #3 by Anonymous on June 9, 2011 - 3:37 pm

    If adding a few ads brings more articles, I am all for it! 🙂 Guess I’m just getting antsy…we’re so close to the new season. It’s excruciating! Reading your thoughtful articles really helps get through the slow times.

    • #4 by Kat on June 12, 2011 - 9:48 am

      THank you so much……Well I can still continue what I am doing now with greater speed without ads but I think if I want it to be a competitive blog in the future then I may have to begin doing that.

  3. #5 by anna on June 12, 2011 - 7:27 am

    Glad you’re back! Your articles are always full of insight and I’m looking forward to all your recaps and analysis.

    • #6 by Kat on June 12, 2011 - 10:37 am

      THANK YOU. You are one of my first readers Anna and I appreciate your continued support.

  4. #7 by bobsgran on June 12, 2011 - 8:16 am

    Great stuff as always.

    I remember my reaction the first time I saw ep. 3:11 seeing Eric caress her face before he bit her. My heart lurched and my stomach fell. It was such an intimate action. I also remember Bill’s reaction. When Russell bit her, nothing!
    When Eric bit her you could see the hate written large on his face.

    Even though there have been complaints by us bookies that the relationship between Eric and Sookie has not progressed as far as the books to this point, the clues that it has have been more subtle in TB, but they are there.
    We just have to look a little harder.

    • #8 by Kat on June 12, 2011 - 10:39 am

      To me, that was the most beautiful moment of the show…..of course, until Sookie saved him in return 🙂

      That’s the beauty of their relationship……the hidden treasure, the clues, the buildup, the discovery….

  5. #9 by eriklover on June 26, 2011 - 1:51 pm

    just checking in .. preparing 4 the winning of a fangtasa glass.

    • #10 by Kat on June 26, 2011 - 11:46 pm

      Yeaaa and welcome back! Im so excited for this season!

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