SPOILERS: True Blood Stars Talk Season 3

June 13, 2010 by  

We now have only hours left in our wait for True Blood Season 3, and even more spoilers have been released. Be warned, if you don’t want to know for tonight, close this page now!

On to the spoilers for the rest of you! Let’s start with what has already been released in the past…

First, Season 3 begins right where the Season 2 finale left off, with Sookie wondering where Bill is, since she’s convinced that he’s been kidnapped, Tara’s in a bad place because of what happened to Eggs, and Jason is the same as Tara, but his reason is because he actually killed Eggs. It doesn’t stop there. As we know, there will be weres… Lots and lots of weres, as well as new vampires, like King Russell of Mississippi and Franklin Mott. But there’s more to everything than just what we see in the beginning.

Denis O’Hare, the man behind King Russell, described his character as an “old guy” and a “great assimilator” who doesn’t use his real accent because he’s 2,800 years old. This is a character who is very good at surviving and being unnoticeable, but also knows that in order to be king, one has to fight for the position, not be born into it. What else does Denis have to say about King Russell and how he’ll affect the season of True Blood?

“It’s a big character arc. A lot of things are going to happen. It was nice to start at a place where I’m sophisticated and gentile and then wind up going through a lot of pain and a lot of bloodshed.”

Brit Morgan also commented on the new season of True Blood about how her character, Debbie Pelt, will be important. According to her, we’ll see an instant dislike of Sookie by Debbie which will only be made worse when she sees Sookie with her ex, Alcide Herveaux. Also, be ready for Debbie to be absolutely passionate and crazy when we see her on True Blood.

Of course, the ball of insanity doesn’t stop with Debbie Pelt. It rolls down to continue with Lorena, who’s back with a vengeance. Of course, that doesn’t mean that everything Lorena goes through will be pleasant… Mariana Klaveno had this to say about Lorena during Season 3:

“The joke on set was that I was the ‘Kenny of South Park‘ this season. [In] every episode something atrocious is done to me and someone in the background screams out, ‘You killed Lorena. You bastards!’ Every episode.”

Mariana also said that she’s in a scene that will make everyone’s jaws drop and that she has a feeling it’ll be the watercooler moment of the episode it airs in, if not the whole season, so be prepared for that!

Sam isn’t in for the nicest season either. As we already know, he’s out to find his birth family. What he doesn’t count on, though, is their inability to let him leave because of his own status as a bar owner. This is especially going to be apparent with Tommy Mickens, Sam‘s little brother. He feels that thanks to Sam‘s education and wealth as the owner and proprietor of Merlotte‘s, he needs to be knocked down a few pegs. However, Tommy will be able to help Sam with some of the “rules” of shapeshifting, which Sam never learned because he was adopted by humans.

The spoilers go on with Jason… Whose Season 3 plot lines are probably familiar if you’ve read the Sookie Stackhouse novels. We may see a great physical change to go with the emotional changes brought on by Jason‘s getting over the fact that he killed Eggs at the end of last season. However, don’t be too sure of anything. As Ryan says,

“Expect the unexpected. That’s what I love about the show. Even if you’ve read the books you still can’t put your finger on exactly what’s going to happen. Because so many things have already happened that have broken the boundaries of the books.”

Of course, Lafayette and Pam both had things to add as well… Nelsan Ellis is excited that Lafayette has a new love interest this season in Jesus, the nurse for Lafayette‘s mother. Lafayette will not be caught up in the werewolf madness because he’ll be too focused on being with Jesus, his mother, and working for Eric selling V.

Kristin Bauer is also going to be seen more throughout Season 3. She says,

“We get more Pam this season, and more importantly we get more sides of Pam. Her relationship with Eric is really explored and it’s really fun. Because that relationship has within it, a father/daughter relationship, a love relationship from the past and it’s got her vulnerability, her toughness all wrapped up in it. And the way these writers show us these other sides of Pam and all the characters is so lovely and brilliant.”

Obviously, we have a LOT to look forward to, starting tonight when Season 3 of True Blood finally begins to air!


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