Ding dong! The Guardian is dead!
True Blood bid farewell to Christopher Meloni on Sunday after Russell Edgington (Denis O'Hare) turned the tables on Vampire Authority Guardian Roman, staking him in the heart and seemingly driving a nail in the coffin of the mainstreaming movement, which has seen centuries-old vampires assimilate into the human world on the HBO series.
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How will Roman's death affect the war between the mainstreamers led by the supposedly devoted Authority and the ruthless Sanguinistas, who wouldn't hesitate to rip out your spine on live television and drink your blood for sport (Hello, Russell!)?
To get the scoop, TVGuide.com turned to Deborah Ann Woll, who plays teenage vamp Jessica, who says Roman's death and the arrival of original vampire Lilith will impact the rest of the season. Plus: How will Jason (Ryan Kwanten) feel towards Jessica now that he knows vampires were the cause of his parents' death?
True Blood had quite an action-packed Season 4 finale: Sookie renounced Bill and Eric. They killed a Vampire Authority member. Tara took a bullet for Sookie, who shot Debbie Pelt in the head. Alcide murdered the packmaster. Lafayette killed Jesus. Jason revealed to Hoyt that he slept with Jessica. Steve Newlin showed up as a vampire. And Russell Edgington escaped. All caught up?
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If your head is still spinning from all that, then Sunday's fifth season premiere (10/9c, HBO) won't make it slow down anytime soon. We're sworn to secrecy from revealing just about anything from Season 5... but the cast isn't! Creator Alan Ball, stars Anna Paquin, Joe Manganiello and more open up about what's in store, including new romance, Tara's fate and the return of the most dangerous vampire on earth: Russell Edgington (Denis O'Hare). Get the scoop:
1. Sookie's future: As if the Stackhouse home hasn't seen enough damage...
Forbidden romance at a prison never looked so sweet.
In this week's episode of Alcatraz we learned that Hauser (Sam Neill) and Lucy (Parminder Nagra), known then as Lucille, did know each other prior to the great disappearance of 1963. Hauser previously worked for the SFPD prior to his time on the island, transporting prisoners to Alcatraz.
Hauser delivered the newest occupant to Alcatraz: Paxton Petty, a war vet tried for bombing the city. Lucille initially turned down Hauser's offer of a ride back to the mainland, but Paxton's case brought them together. She showed up at his station so he could ask her out to dinner, and that's where he likely made the promise to his new friend to find out where Paxton's fourth and final bomb was planted. Their past relationship is just one of the new mysteries that Alcatraz introduced this week. Let's take a look at the others:
Finally, an Alcatraz guard has returned!
In this week's episode of Alcatraz, prison guard Guy Hastings (True Blood's Jim Parrack) appeared in the present day with one mission: Hunt down Tommy Madsen (David Hoflin). Hastings enlists — OK, kidnaps — former guard Ray Archer (Robert Forster) to help find Tommy. But wait, Archer is actually Rebecca's great uncle? Because Tommy and Ray are really... brothers!? That's just one of the new mysteries that Alcatraz introduced this week. Let's take a look at the others:
True Blood's Tommy Mickens (Marshall Allman) has finally found a family this season — albeit an unconventional one. Unfortunately, Maxine Fortenberry's tendency to treat Tommy as a substitute Hoyt (Jim Parrack) will bring on a new set of problems in Season 4.
"What he wants deep down is a family," Allman tells TVGuide.com. "He wants to be loved, so that relationship just serves both of their needs. Max feels abandoned by Hoyt, and Tommy, even though he left his mom, feels abandoned by his mom because she chose her husband, my dad, over me."
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Though Max provides a roof over his head, early on Tommy will...