True Blood Sunday Presents: In Memorium (Part 1)
SPOILERS! Duh. If you haven’t seen both seasons yet, don’t read this. It will ruin it for you. But uh… be sure to Tweet it anyway.
Over the last two seasons of True Blood, we’ve seen quite a few great, –and terrible, characters die. Some of them we expected to see for a much longer stretch of episodes, while the others, we couldn’t wait to see die a horrible, agonizing death. Either way, True Blood has left a lot of casualties in its wake, and we’ve got them listed below. If we forgot anyone, well, I guess they weren’t important enough.
Amy Burley ‘She came, she went… finally.”
One of the most annoying characters I think I’ve ever seen in the entire history of the show; if you’ve read my synopses, then you’re probably aware of just how much this girl annoyed me. Although I was a bit sorry for Jason when she died, I still wasn’t very sorry that she died.
Maryann Forrester “Here lies a smelly puddle of unrequited love.”
MaryAnn was the main villain of season 2, and most of her waking energy was spent on a devious plan to bring Pan, Bacchus, whatever, to the surface world, in order to marry him. Marriage in this case is a violent ritual that means her inevitable demise. Seems like a pointless endeavor, but hey, we don’t judge religious beliefs here…
Eddie Gauthier “Rest in squishy, squishy pieces.”
Eddie Gauthier was a victim of Jason’s ignorance, of Amy’s prejudice, and greed, and of the couple’s combined addiction to V. Eddie struggled with his sexuality, then struggled with vampirism, and eventually, struggled with the trauma of being kidnapped by white trash drug addicts. We just hope he’s in a better place now.
Godric “Made the world believe it could live forever.”
Godric was the oldest vampire we’ve met so far, capable of incredible feats of strength, though he was just a boy. In the series, he was Eric’s maker; and in the last few days of his life, he was kind, sweet, and just, but it was easy to see that scratching the surface would reveal centuries of remorseless cruelty. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house the night Godric died.
Rene Lenier/Drew Marshall “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned…”
Rene or Drew, obviously had issues with his sister first, who, before becoming embroiled in the vampire culture, was a good girl. Eventually, she became a ‘fangbanger’ and possibly a V-addict. Drew strangled her in a rage, then moved on to change his identity to Rene Lenier in Bon Temps, where he began exterminating more fangbangers… until Sookie cuts his head off.
Daphne Landry “…Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned…”
Daphne from the start was playing Sam for an idiot, though he was already in emotional shambles after being led around by Sookie and Tara. Sam jumped into a romantic relationship headfirst, because Daphne was a fellow shapeshifter. But when Sam finds out she’s really a psychopath, it’s a different story. Eventually, she has her heart, literally ripped from her chest, by Maryann.
Luke McDonald “Blew himself to bits, but not for 42 virgins.”
Luke McDonald is a sweet, brainwashed member of the Fellowship of the Sun’s camp for crazies. Though a cute, home-grown country boy, he is easily manipulated into going on a suicide mission to Godric’s home, where he blows himself to pieces, along with a few vampires and fangbangers.
“Come blooming youths, as you pass by,
And on these lines do cast an eye.
As you are now, so once was I;
As I am now, so must you be;
Prepare for death and follow me.”
Sookie’s grandmother, kind, fair, always supportive and understanding, never judgmental. One of the saddest and most grisly deaths so far in True Blood.
Benedict ‘Eggs’ Talley “A hard life, ended early with a hard death.”
Eggs was Tara’s main squeeze for most of season 2 until Jason Stackhouse shoots him, believing that he’s saving Andy Bellefleur’s life. Andy, in a complete 180, tells Jason to run away, and Andy claims to have shot Eggs as he was attacking him. Eggs led a hard life and got mixed up with Maryann, who turns him into a murderer and an emotional wreck.