Spoiler Alert: True Blood Turns Straight Character Gay... But Which One?

True Blood has turned people into vampires, vampires into piles of gore, assorted wildlife into people, and Michelle Forbes into the ultimate party ghoul. But perhaps no transformation in the show’s colorful history will come as quite as great a shock as the one that we find out about during the HBO hit’s ferociously anticipated fourth season, premiering June 26: A major character, heretofore heterosexual, will be involved in a same-sex romance.

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I’m not going to reveal any more clues about the character — who may or may not be featured in the above image — so as not to risk getting fanged by series creator Alan Ball. However, I will say that, having witnessed the big reveal, it doesn’t feel gimmicky. In fact, after the initial shock wears off, I imagine you will do what I did and go, “Yeah. Makes total sense.”

By the way, this is sort of related to the even bigger twist I teased in Ask Ausiello last week.

True Blood has never shied away from exploring its characters’ fluid sexuality. Last season alone found Sam fantasizing about a roll in the hay with Bill, and a hidden agenda motive prompted Eric to seduce Talbot (before whacking him). And, of course, there’s resident bisexual Pam and openly gay Lafayette, the latter of whom is now settled down with Jesus.

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So, who do you think discovers his/her True identity? Hit the comments with your theories. In other words, if you happen to know, keep it to yourself. Don’t ruin our fun little game!

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  1. Pearl says:

    i remember ausiello saying that there was a hint in the trailer of mr. Eric giving declarations. Jessica is going by the crowd, to where is PAm, so i think thats the hint

  2. blackbella says:

    i know this is prolly not noone would ever think, but i think its gonna be terry..dont know why but when i read carrie preston’s interview..i got the feeling that terry and his old army buddy patrick (scott foley) is gonna have some sort of secret romance and he comes back to tell terry how he feels about him

  3. angellebuv says:

    if it’s female my vote is Tara
    if it’s a male I say Andy it makes sense cuz he is never with anyone

  4. Jake says:

    Okay lets put characters and scenarios together. If this “outing” makes sense then lets use logical approaches.

    Tara, has trouble with men in the past, departures Bon Temp to start a “new” life. Word has it she befriends a cage-fighter named Naomi who is lesbian.

    Hoyt, has only been with Jessica and no-one else. In season 2, he said that he was waiting for the right one and women thought he was bi/gay and he adds that he has no problem with gay people. However, at the end of that very statement, he says he is not.

    Alcide, had his heart broken by Debbie, the were-bitch. When it comes to getting to know Sookie, he agreed in the end that it should of been them who should have been together at the start of it all.

    Jason, he knows how to woo women left and right. His heart is placed on Crystal. When Felton decides to make Jason a Were-panther, to force Crystal not like Jason anymore, Jason’s fate remains undecided.

    Andy Bellefleur, we have not seen him with any love interest. There are no indications that he has been married. Maybe V could help him out, if he could handle the addiction.

    Sam, he has a history of being with women whom ended up dead, except for Tara. Now, he gets it on with Luna, but there is more than meets the eye about that gal. His weird dreams of Bill totally freaks him out.

    Sookie, done with vampires, She broke up with Bill, learns that he just full of secrets. She begins to invest in helping and maybe even falling in love with Amnesia Eric. Sookie and Alcide have a palpable love but will Alcide force the idea on her. This love rhombus is just beginning to heat up.

    Okay now when it comes to Pam, Eric, Bill, and Nan, its conclusive that sexuality becomes universal due to the paradox philosophy of Talbot, “There’s nothing new, except someone new”

    Okay, now the what if…

    If it was Tara, would it be Tara + Pam, Tara hates vampires, Pam hates humans, makes a wonderful pair. OR Tara + Naomi, the cage-fighter. Tara needs to be strong, Naomi can show her the way, fireworks blast of woman empowerment, makes total sense.

    If it was Hoyt, Alcide, Jason, or Bellefleur then who do you think they would be with? Their candidates would have to be close to if not equal to their personality, sensibility, or endeavors. Polar opposites would not agree to making sense at all.

    If it was Sam, it would only be with Bill because of him feeding on his blood and revelation that he needs a good companion.

    If it was Sookie, she would need the person to be open, understanding, and have exploration added to her life. Most definitely has to be supernatural to meet her standards, high-guess would be part-fey like herself.

    So there is my bloody spiel. God save True Blood and its vanity :) If you thought this was pure BS, let me know and I will you leave you all alone forever. But you all can agree that you are dying to see the premiere this Sunday! Enjoy.

  5. Lori says:

    Eric can neck rape me anytime…. and I hope he is not the new gay character…

    It is just a show about vampires, all in good fun… yeah for vampire neck rape! hehe

  6. imdonewithTB says:

    Of course its the African American they are all portrayed as freaks. Imsick of every AA character being gay or drunk or a thug. In 2011 people still can’t fathom there are AA that are great people.

  7. Nevaeh says:

    Well I been watchin tru blood every since it aired , and I was really obsessed with bill nd sookie still is ‘ so with that being said I hope they will get back together at some point after all she do have more memories with bill than or alcide . . . And not to mention bill did take sookie’s virginity

    P.S sookie nd eric thing dont last very long either cause at some point eric will betray her , nd she still got love fr bill so im hoping they get back together

  8. bobbyjus says:

    love the show but too much sex and cursing. I read all the Sookie books and HBO has veered way off course. Will finish the season but will never like it as well as the books.