There’s so much to look forward to when True Blood returns for its sophomore season. The first season ended with so many mysteries and cliffhangers, leaving me even more curious and wanting more. But before I can sink my teeth into new episodes, I still have to endure nearly five months of waiting. Luckily, I’ve stumbled upon an article that hints on what season 2 has to offer.
Warning: Reading this article may ruin your enjoyment of watching what might be a bloody good second season.
With several actors already on board for season 2, it’s inevitable that a lot of hook-ups are in the works. Series creator Alan Ball hinted that there’s going to be “new romances for Tara, Jason and Sara, while Bill and Sookie have a lot of issues to sort out, including having made a new teenage vampire that’s living in their house.”
Tara’s story is quite predictable. The minute Eggs was introduced to the picture, it became apparent that sparks were about to fly between these two sooner or later. Jason, on the other hand, has always been the gullible playboy so it’s hard not to picture him without a love interest. As for Sara, she’s a character who shows up in one of the books so it will be interesting to see what’s in the cards for her.
I’m not a fan of TV romance especially when it becomes too cheesy. Somehow, I find myself drawn to relationships between vampires and humans. Perhaps it’s because these forbidden and confusing loves are even more complicated than the whole blood-sucking issue. Then there’s that desire and lust that runs through their veins, and fortunately, True Blood tackles these cravings head-on.
It’s also a good thing that season 2 won’t just be all about new romances. Ball reveals, “There’s a new creature in town that is unlike any other. Nobody knows what this creature is, I’m not sure if it will be entirely explained in the show.” One thing’s for sure, though, it’s not a werewolf. One might think that Ball is referring to the mysterious “social worker” Maryann, who, according to the books, is a maenad, a character in Greek mythology who worships the god of wine. But there’s also some speculation that it might be Terry, who seems to be starting up a relationship with Arlene if the season finale was any indication. There seems to be more to Terry’s character than meets the eye and there were a lot of indications throughout the season. There’s an episode in which Sookie says to Terry that he shouldn’t worry about any nasty surprises or something like that and Terry kind of blushes and looks down and says, “Well that’s because you don’t know me that well.” I think Terry has a dark secret which might explain why he didn’t care about Sam running naked in the woods. Towards the end of the season, he also mentioned that everyone should listen to him because he knows things.
If these predictions are wrong, I’d still like to see more of Terry in the coming episodes. I think the writers could do a lot of running jokes with this eccentric character who doesn’t seem to have a prejudiced bone in his body.
The next season on True Blood is slated to air in May.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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