The Grim Reaper is Staying in Bon Temps

Season 6 of True Blood has seen its share of major deaths so far… and they aren’t stopping anytime soon. If you thought those two big deaths were it, you were gravely mistaken.

According to Rob Kazinsky, who plays Warlow, there are more deaths coming to Bon Temps and they are “going to greatly change the tone of the show.”

“I’ll let you in on a secret: There are multiple deaths this season,” he said. “Each is more shocking than the next and just when you think somebody just couldn’t bite the bullet, there they go.”

Michael McMillian, who plays Steve Newlin, also teased a major death that changes the show.

“I obviously can’t say who it is, but I was definitely surprised when I found out,” McMillian said.

Two deaths changed True Blood in the July 21 episode. Terry (Todd Lowe) and Governor Truman Burrell (Arliss Howard) are both dead and gone.. Lowe said Terry’s death will send Arlene (Carrie Preston) on the road to vengeance.

“She will seek vengeance. She’s going to try to figure it out. We leave it as a little bit of a mystery as to why she can’t seek vengeance. I think that will be justified,” Lowe said.

But that’s not all the news I have! At the True Blood Comic Con panel, new showrunner Brian Buckner said the show will be getting back to basics as Season 6 wraps up and move toward Season 7. “[We hope] you’re gonna feel that the show is going to return back to its roots and it’s going to be about this group of people living in Bon Temps … we’re going to condense the number of stories we’re telling and make it feel like we’re coming home,” he said.

THANK GOODNESS! Alan Ball gradually destroyed the show over the past few seasons. I hated the 689068409 million side stories and the constant new cast members. I’ve ranted about it quite a bit, so I am thrilled that Brian is going back to the basics and fixing Ball’s mess.

What are your thoughts on the deaths?

– Moonlight

By Moonlight

Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).


  1. Actually I am glad the Governor is dead. Bill could have made it more entertaining though. I would say turn him and then tie him outside to fry in the sun but vampires in True Blood take turning people very serious. As far as Terry’s death, I am sad about that. I wish Arlene would have known before had that he was going to have someone else off him because they would have found a way to stop it, possibly.

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  2. Very glad to hear that the show is going to try to be more grounded again! I’ve really started to lose interest lately. Hated to see Terry go, though. He was (ironically) a spot of normality in a show that was quickly going insane.

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