Month: March 2012

(Lafayette’s) Spoiler Rules

With Season 5 of True Blood just around the corner, spoiler season has begun. Alan Ball is notorious for limiting what the actors and crews on his television series can say publicly, but inevitably hints emerge. And it doesn’t end with the season premiere either. Spoiler season continues throughout the first run of the show.

Fortunately, several celebrities from a variety of popular series have come together to set down some rules regarding spoilers. Among these concerned and caring performers is True Blood‘s own Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette).

Truebies everywhere, but especially those living on the West Coast and outside the U.S. owe these talented men and women a debt of thanks for their help in ending spoilers.

Remember, we all like to talk about True Blood and many of us even tweet during the show. Although it can seem like a great big viewing party on Twitter every Sunday night, please remember, it isn’t. In other words, follow these simple guidelines, and don’t tweet spoilers! Thank you.

 

Unexpected Visit – Alcide

Janina Gavankar as Luna Garza

A wolf finally knocked on my door. After all this time, the ghostly glimpses, the chases and the almost fights, a knock came on the door last weekend. Now, I don’t know whether to be relieved or even more frightened than I was.

To be fair, Alcide didn’t just drop by unannounced. He called a few minutes before he arrived to let me know he was on his way. It wasn’t much, but it was enough warning for me to get Emma into her room with headphones on. I knew, instinctively, this was one conversation I didn’t want her overhearing.

Alcide wanted to talk about Marcus. Not about how Marcus had run the Pack, who he trusted and who he didn’t, which I really didn’t know much about, but about some recent sightings of him in New Orleans. There wasn’t much I could tell him that he didnt already know. Marcus is dead. He knew, and I knew, that there is no way, if Marcus was alive, he would leave Emma and me alone.

I don’t think Alcide knows I’m a skinwalker. He suspects something, i’m sure, especially since he knows Tommy could shift into Sam. Maybe laying a false trail was a bad idea but with no word from Alcide or the Pack, I didn’t know what else to do. All I wanted was some breathing room. I had to accept a certain amount of possessiveness from Marcus, but now that he was gone, I just wanted to be left alone to raise my daughter. Is that too much to ask for?

I didn’t realize Alcide felt guilty about killing Marcus. I don’t really understand that. It was Marcus’ night to die. By killing him, Alcide saved Sam. Marcus never did fight fair. The question I asked Alcide was a valid one: who should have killed Marcus if not Alcide? I was mad enough to do it, but it would have destroyed Emma. Sam would have, too, either to avenge his brother or maybe to protect us. Neither one of us could take over the Pack however. And a leaderless Pack is a very dangerous thing.

That’s another thing I don’t understand. Why does Alcide still feel like an outsider around the Pack? Isn’t he Pack Leader now that Marcus is dead?

I wish I knew what was going on. I tried to ask Alcide, but he couldn’t, or wouldn’t, say much more than that the Pack would be keeping an eye on Emma until she shifted for the first time. That’s not reassuring. It’s not like I have room to complain, though. I wasn’t exactly honest with him. Maybe I’m paranoid, but I just don’t think admitting I was the one mistaken for Marcus in New Orleans would solve anything.