Alan Ball confirmed at Comic Con recently that the character of Hallow – a major character in Dead to the Word – will play a big role in Season 4 of True Blood.
Ball has elaborated on his plans for Hallow in this little spoiler unleashed today by Ausiello:
Series creator Alan Ball reveals that he’ll be introducing Hallow Stonebrook, the were-sorceress from Charlaine Harris’ fourth Sookie novel, Dead to the World. Preferring to refer to the character as a necromancer, the boss man says she’s “actually a medium. She communicates with the dead, and she’s interested in developing further powers.”
Among other things, a necromancer can communicate with and sometimes raise the dead. How this ability will play into the plot line for season 4 – and whether or not it will be tied to Eric’s inevitable amnesia episode – remains to be seen.
Random speculation: According to Denis O’Hare, Russell is sticking around for at least some of season 4. Perhaps Hallow’s introduction is an attempt by Russell to raise Talbot – he’s carting him around in a jar and TALKING TO HIM after all. Maybe it’s just me…but this behaviour is probably a huge red flag that dude is going to have some problems “letting go”.
Eric’s amnesia may be instigated by Hallow on Russell’s behalf, as retribution for the staking of his beloved.
That’s today’s theory, anyway!
What do you think about Hallow’s extra powers, and how do you see season 4 playing out?
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