When it comes to True Blood anything is possible. Many characters on the show have been “killed” in one way or another but their story continues on the show. Along the way, we have lost some incredible characters that we sorely miss.
Franklin Mott (James Frain)
Yes, Franklin had his issues and he was a little crazy. Okay, he was insane but he did have his good points. He wore his heart on his sleeve, when it came to his love for Tara. He brought humor to dark situations and his texting skills were off the charts. James Frain portrayed Franklin with such charisma; we were actually rooting for a psychotic vampire to find happiness. Franklin lovers are still waiting for that day, when he turns up on someone’s doorstep with an invite to Shoney’s.
Jesus Velasquez (Kevin Alejandro)
Jesus was Lafayette’s boyfriend, a nurse and a brujo (a Spanish word for sorcerer). Since Jesus was killed in season four, we really haven’t had time to miss him… but he is already missed. Jesus was a loveable character whose calm demeanor was a good counterbalance to the feisty attitude of Lafayette. He made Lafayette happy. He lost his life in order to save Lafayette. In the end of season four we saw Jesus, in spirit form, comforting Lafayette. Their love has transcended death. So maybe we will get to see more of his spirit, in the future and our love for Jesus will live on as well. We will have to stay tuned to find out.
Sheriff Bud Dearborne (William Sanderson)
The Sheriff was a simple man who spoke few words but the words he did speak were often funny. Sheriff Dearborne worked with Andy Bellefleur and they made a great comedy duo. After the Sheriff retired, we haven’t seen him since.
Gran: Adele Hale Stackhouse (Lois Smith)
Adele Hale Stackhouse was the beloved Grandmother of Sookie and Jason Stackhouse. When she wasn’t busy setting up a local historical club called the “Descendants of the Glorious Dead”, she would be in her kitchen, cooking breakfast and sharing her wisdom with her grandchildren. Unfortunately, she fell victim to a serial killer in season one. It was nice to catch a glimpse of her in season four but a painful reminder of how the comforting presence of Gran will always be missed.
Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare)
Russell Edgington was also known as the former Vampire King of Mississippi. We were first introduced to Russell Edgington in season three. From all outside appearances he seemed to be a polite gentleman, a little power hungry and a bit quirky. After the loss of his husband Talbot, the downward spiral began and he lost his sanity along the way. This culminated in an unforgettable rant on live TV. Yes, he was insane but he was an unforgettable character.