True Blood: Is the “Real” Season 6 Major Death Still to Come?

August 12, 2013

Will We See One More Death in the Finale?:

True Blood's Anna Paquin

Credit: HBO

With the Season 6 Finale of True Blood less than a week away, there is the lingering possibility that the Season 6 major character death is still to come.  Fans watched with awe and sadness in Episode 6, when the lovable and tormented Terry Bellefleur(Todd Lowe) set the wheels in motion to put an end to his tortured life.  We knew almost immediately that Terry would be the “major” character death of Season 6. Episode 7 confirmed our feelings, and yet the death of Terry Bellefleur for some was a little anti-climatic.  Yes Terry has been in the series since the beginning, but Terry? The major character death?

I would like to propose another twist that the major character death is still to come in the Season 6 Finale which aires next Sunday August 18 on HBO. The major character death could in fact be none other than Bon Temps favourite telepath, Sookie Stackhouse(Anna Paquin).

What we know:

1) Sookie has promised to become Warlow(Rob Kazinsky’s) faerie vampire bride, this can only be achieved with the “death” of Sookie. Sookie reconfirmed her promise to Warlow in Episode 9.

2) Sookie does not want to die and be buried next to her parents for all of eternity.

3) Sookie’s “death” would not mean the end of her time on the show True Blood, it would mark the beginning of a very interesting storyline.

It has been said in an interview that the finale brings “game changer” status to True Blood. Having Sookie become a vampire would definitely be a game changer, since we have spent the past 5 seasons listening to her say that she would never turn into a vampire…

So Truebies what do you think? Will Sookie go through with the faerie vampire wedding, marking the “real” major character death of the season?

(Photo Credit) HBO

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Todd Lowe Talks About Terry Bellefleur’s Death in True Blood Season 6

July 25, 2013

Now That the Dust Has Settled, Let’s See What Todd Lowe Has to Say:

Arlene Fowler (Carrie Preston) comforts Terry Bellefleur (Todd Lowe) in HBO's True Blood Season 6 Episode 6, entitled 'Don't You Feel Me?'We all knew it was coming; that big awful death of a True Blood character. And while many people are now saying that HBO played it safe with killing off a long time character, rather than a major character (it was no red wedding after all), it was still a tragic moment.

It’s been a few days now, we’ve had some time to reflect and take in the whole scenario surrounding the self-ordered hit, the glamor and the ultimate tragedy of Terry Bellefleur (played by Todd Lowe) dying not long after he was freed from this inner demons. Now lets hear what the actor himself had to say about it all.

Firstly, let’s start with that round table read – the one where everyone started crying:

Yeah. We were on location on this ranch in Malibu, and we were all crammed in this lunch truck, and we got to that scene, and we played it out, and there was about five minutes of applause afterwards. It was the biggest ovation I’d ever gotten in my life. Even thinking about it now, it tears me up.

Lowe found out about his demise at the start of this year, with Brian Buckner taking him aside and assuring the actor that it wasn’t because of anything Lowe had done, it was just time to shake up things. This also ties in with the fact that Buckner wants to streamline the story lines in True Blood Season 6 and beyond.

Many people have wondered why someone didn’t come up with the idea of glamoring Terry earlier on in the show, since he really only had a scene or two of being happy Terry before he died. Personally, this is what makes it more tragic. He was happy, he was ‘fixed’, yet he had no idea he needed to let Justin know the hit was off. When asked if vampires would make good therapists (being able to glamor the pain away and all), Lowe had this caution:

It’s a philosophical discussion. It seems kind of unethical, because if they erase part of your brain, it takes away a bit of your personality.

When it came to filming Terry’s demise, Todd Lowe had many reasons for finding the death scene challenging:

It was tough. I had an injury. I had injured my rotator cuff and I couldn’t really move my right arm too well. So I was in actual physical pain while having to do all this emotional pain. So I think it kind of helped.

Although, he was quick to add that Carrie Preston (who plays his wife, Arlene Fowler), was the one who really suffered through the scenes, all he had to do was lie there and play dead while Arlene was left having to deal with the untimely death of her spouse.

Speaking of, there are plenty of people in Bon Temps who are close to Terry Bellefleur: friends, colleagues, relatives. How will they be affected? It seems that Terry’s death will cause a ripple effect throughout Bon Temps. Lowe even suggesting this is why Terry died the way he did:

They’re going to have to deal with the funeral, and that’s a good plot device to bring people back to Bon Temps. And then if everybody is congregated in Bon Temps, hmm… what could happen?

So what happens when a long term character dies on True Blood? Is there a party, a send off of any type? It turns out there is, and Todd was very happy with his:

They surprised me with a red-velvet armadillo cake because my character has a pet armadillo. I don’t know who the baker was that made it, but it was incredibly realistic-looking. Unappetizing to the eye, but delicious.

If you want to read more on what Todd Lowe had to say about Terry Bellefleur’s death, then please click on the links in the sources below to view the full interviews.

Are you sad that Terry Bellefleur has left Bon Temps for good? Were you surprised it was him? And do you think there is more death and distruction to come to the good folk in Bon Temps? Let us know by commenting below!

Sources: Today.com – ‘True Blood’ star: ‘It was the right time’ for Terry to die

Vulture.com – True Blood’s Todd Lowe on Terry Bellefleur’s Fate

RollingStone.com – Q&A: ‘True Blood’ Actor Todd Lowe on Terry Bellefleur’s Tragic Death

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)

 

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R.I.P to True Blood’s Terry Bellefleur

July 22, 2013

R.I.P to True Blood's Terry Bellefleur (played by Todd Lowe)

Terry Bellefleur Will Be Sorely Missed:

We’ve been awaiting this episode for the entire season: the one in which one of our beloved True Blood characters dies.

And what a heart-wrenching way for it to occur – right after Terry (played by Todd Lowe) has the memory of his hideous war scars removed  via glamour. It seemed like such a good idea at the time, when Holly Cleary (Lauren Bowles) convinced Arlene Fowler (Carrie Preston) that her vampire buddy could remove all evidence of Terry’s traumas from his mind.

Except that was the point when us, the TV viewer, realised without a doubt, that Terry would be the Bon Temps regular we were about to lose.

So we watched, and we waited, for that fateful moment to occur.

And it did.

And it was just as sad and poignant as we expected. Rest In Peace Terry Bellefleur. At least you got to see the world from a happy place – even if it was only for a while…

Find out what the rest of the cast had to say about Terry’s demise:

Source: Zap2It – ‘True Blood’ cast talks about episode 6 death

(Photo Credit: Rachel Tsoumbakos/HBO Inc.)

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True Blood’s Todd Lowe Opens Up on Season 6

June 26, 2013

Todd Lowe Lets True Blood Fans know what to Expect in Season 6:

True Blood's Todd Lowe

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Todd Lowe, who plays Terry Bellefleur on HBO’s Hit show True Blood, opens up to The Warp in an exclusive interview on what to expect in the upcoming Season 6 of True Blood!

The hype of Season 6 has been focused on the death of “a major” character to be expected at some point during Season 6…Todd’s response to the reaction of the cast was :

“I know we were sad to see it coming. I can’t say too much more. It was a bit of a surprise and it was kind of an emotional moment – we’ve been together as a cast since the first season”.

You can check out the full interview at:

http://www.thewrap.com/tv/article/true-bloods-todd-lowe-shows-big-death-it-was-bit-surprise-99246

You can also check out the below trailer on what to expect in the upcoming season!
Source: The Warp-‘True Blood’s’ Todd Lowe on Show’s Big Death: ‘It was a Bit of a Surprise’

(Photo Credit) IMDb-Todd Lowe

(Video) You Tube- True Blood 6: Weeks Ahead Trailer

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True Blood Season 6: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Terry Bellefleur

June 21, 2013

Todd Lowe Spills The Beans on Terry Bellefleur:

Todd Lowe stars as Terry Bellefleur in HBO's True Blood season 6Recently Todd Lowe spoke to WetPaint about True Blood’s Season 6. There were plenty of juicy titbits to bite into but I bet you didn’t know:

  • Terry and Arlene (Carrie Preston) will always have tough times ahead of them in HBO’s True Blood:

It’s never going to be simple times. We wouldn’t have good television, if it was. It would be a reality show.

  • Andy Bellefleur’s (Chris Bauer)  faery children will have an effect on Terry in Season 6 – whether this is a magical one or not is yet to be been! This impact will become more apparent in the second half of Season 6.
  • Terry still has unresolved residual feelings about killing Patrick (Scott Foley) in Season 5.
  • Speaking of Patrick – that Ifrit story line may just not be completely done with yet…it may be dead, but there is no simple life ahead for Terry.
  • Arlene is the best-looking redhead Terry has ever seen – and possibly she is the best thing for him too!
Source: WetPaint – True Blood’s Todd Lowe Talks Terry’s Guilt and Weird Fairy Children — Exclusive!

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)

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Video: True Blood’s Todd Lowe on Terry and Season 5

June 24, 2012

Todd Lowe Answers Fan Questions About Season 5:

Todd Lowe as Terry BellefleurRecently, Bon Temps’ resident Army vet answered some fan questions on Uinterview.com. One fan asked what he thinks is going to happen with Terry and Arlene‘s relationship. According to Lowe, while he can’t predict the future since that is up to the writers, he believes “in his heart that Terry loves Arlene and he’s going to hold her as close as he can.” Aww! That Terry is so sweet!

Another fan asked if Lowe has had to play Terry differently since he’s started a family with Arlene. Lowe indicates that since meeting Arlene and starting a family, the “storm in his mind” has passed, but “maybe we’re just in the eye of the hurricane.” Hmm, foreshadowing much? Watch the video below to see his answers to these and other fan questions!

Source: Uinterview.com

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Video: HBO Keeps True Blood Fans Eager For Season 5 with Teaser Clips

May 29, 2012

Waiting Sucks and HBO Keeps Fans Wanting More:

Season 5 poster RomanEarly in the life of its series True Blood, HBO hit upon the simple but clever tag line of ‘Waiting Sucks’. Now, as anticipation over the June 10th premiere of Season 5 grows, fans find that they ‘Crave More’. HBO has fueled the excitement with titillating teaser videos; some provide glimpses behind the scenes, while others are simply humorous promotion.

Two recently released teasers provide peeks into two separate story lines. Both videos give hints as to what to expect from characters and plot, while still managing to raise additional questions that make fans eager to tune in to the show.

One of these two recent videos features Sam (Sam Trammell) and Luna (Janina Gavankar). Sitting on a sofa, Luna cries while Sam tries to lend comfort. The dialog tells fans that someone has died mysteriously. An unexpected, unidentified sound captures their attention just as the scene ends on a menacing note. Who died? How did they die? Are Sam and Luna in danger, too? What was that sound?

What do you think?

Another recent teaser video has Terry (Todd Lowe) and Patrick (Scott Foley) being held at gunpoint and handcuffed. They know this person, but fans don’t – yet. The scene ends with the unknown character asking if anything had followed them there. Who is the new character? Why is he cuffing Patrick and Terry? What is it that might have followed them?

Any guesses?

HBO also uses humor in its teaser videos. ‘Don’t Cry, It’s Back’ uses bloody tears and scenes of character anguish to promote Season 5. The video is a montage of True Blood characters crying. The clips are assembled in a way that makes it seem they are sad over the lack of new True Blood episodes.

Which one is your favorite?

Sources: HBO.com  and YouTube

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Scott Foley’s Top Secret True Blood Mission Does Not Involve Getting Naked

May 29, 2012

It Gets Physical, But It’s Not What You Think:

Scott Foley and Carrie Preston on True Blood New to the cast of HBO’s True Blood for the upcoming season 5 is Scott Foley (Felicity, Grey’s Anatomy). Foley plays Patrick, former platoon commander of Terry Bellefleur (Todd Lowe). The two embark on a storyline that has them tracking down former members of the platoon in order to resolve a mysterious event that took place in Iraq, and continues to haunt Terry.

Whatever that mission is, Foley says it does not involve nudity or sexual adventures for either Patrick or Terry. While the storyline requires a great deal of physicality – running, jumping and fighting – it’s all done completely clothed.

“Something happened between the two of them in Iraq that needs to be dealt with. I can’t say what it is. It has nothing to do with vampires or werewolves. But there is a mission that they need to complete.”

Scott Foley on True Blood - first lookFoley suspects that at least part of the reason he gets to keep his clothes on, is that both Patrick and Terry are completely human; not a common condition for characters in True Blood. Because of the large number of supernatural beings that are in the popular HBO show, Foley says that the first thing he’s asked when he discusses his role is what his character is. He assures us that Patrick is indeed, 100% human.

“I’m not a vampire, I’m not a werewolf, I’m not a werepanther, I’m not a fairy, I’m not a shapeshifter. I’m just a guy coming into town trying to finish something he started back in Iraq.”

What do you think, Trubies? What could this mysterious mission be? Just under two weeks until the Season 5 premiere!

Source: TVLINE

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True Blood’s Todd Lowe and The LA Hootenanny

November 2, 2011

A Truebie Encounter with Todd Lowe:

Our friend @ArleneFowler shares her recent experience with us:

This past week, I went to see Todd Lowe in ‘Day Drinkers’ at the Odyssey Theatre in LA, and was fortunate enough to catch him alone in the lobby after the show.  He was quite personable and graciously chatted with me and my friends.  In the course of the conversation, he told us he had a ‘gig’ that night.  Well, we already knew that and told him we planned to follow him to Villains Tavern on Palmetto Street where The LA Hootenanny would be playing on the first of a two-night ‘Dark Halloween Party’.

So off we went to make our way through some pretty bad traffic to a rather seedy part of downtown Los Angeles.  After getting lost a few times, and almost ready to give up, we stumbled upon a kind LA policeman who offered to escort us to the right street.  The stage is open-air, and we could hear Todd singing as we approached from several blocks away.

I must say that I didn’t expect Todd Lowe and The LA Hootenanny to be as good as they were.  They were wicked awesome!  Todd plays guitar and did most of the vocals; he was dressed for the occasion in a black Halloween jacket with pumpkins on the lapel and guess what… no zombie make-up!  The show was an absolute ‘hoot’.  Apparently the band consists of a revolving group of musicians but frankly, all I cared about was seeing Todd Lowe from True Blood.   (He’s almost as handsome as @TerryBellefle! *wink, wink*)

The whole evening was pretty awesome!  Being there for a Halloween party with Todd Lowe and The LA Hootenanny was a blast and a really good time.

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Many thanks to @ArleneFowler for the submission! Remember Truebies, if you have any True Blood related news, send it our way!

Source and photos: @ArleneFowler

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True Blood’s Todd Lowe in New Play, “Day Drinkers”

September 15, 2011

Romance, Comedy, and Alcohol – a Winning Combination:

Day Drinkers, a play featuring Todd LoweTruebies in the Southern California area, you’re in luck!  We have a special offer for you: discount tickets to see True Blood’s Todd Lowe, otherwise known as Terry Bellefleur, in a new comedic play!  Written by Justin Tanner, the play is titled Day Drinkers.  It centers on a dive bar in downtown Los Angeles, and the love lives (or lack thereof) of its patrons and owners. According to reviews, it really delivers — you’ll have an excellent time watching the stories unfold, and get plenty of laughs.  Les Spindle of Backstage says Lowe plays his role “excellently”, and Steven Leigh Morris of LA Weekly calls the play Tanner’s “best comedy in years”.  The show opened August 27, 2011, at the Odyssey Theater in Los Angeles.

Here’s the official blurb:

Playwright Justin Tanner, whose work has been a favorite of L.A.’s theater audiences since the ’90s, is regrouping his troupe of actors for his new comedy Day Drinkers. Nine a.m. is happy hour at the dive bar that Daniel has inherited from his father. As the family of bleary-eyed regulars arrive and morning slouches into day — and cocktail after cocktail is served — secrets are spilled, fights erupt, and hearts are broken and repaired. Love is in the air.
Performances:

Runs through the end of October 2011

Wednesday (9/21 & 10/5 only)

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.

Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Todd Lowe (Terry Bellefleur) in Day Drinkers

TrueBloodNet.com readers can get tickets for $15 (regular price is $25-$30), but you must call the box office for tickets, you cannot order them online.  Call this number: 310-477-2055 ext 2 and give them your code: TRUEBLOOD.

Click here for a good review, or on the source links below.

Sources: Backstage.com – Day Drinkers

LAWeekly.com – Justin Tanner’s Day Drinkers and Cody Henderson’s Wonderlust 

(Photo: Ed Krieger)

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