TVLine are reporting today that we will be seeing yet more of Godric in season 4 of True Blood.
TVLine has exclusively learned that Allan Hyde will reprise his role as Eric’s late, forever young-looking maker when the HBO drama resumes this summer.
The duration and exact timing of his stint are unknown. It’s also unclear what form the onetime vampire sheriff of Area 9 will take given that he succumbed to the worst sunburn in history during season 2. (He returned briefly from the great beyond in the season 3 finale to deliver a message to Eric.)
Alan Ball isn’t offering too many clues, except to say that fans will see “a different side of Godric.”
A different side of Godric huh? Well, I’m all for that, since the side we saw in Season 3 made me want to dress him in his Sunday best and take him to church.
When we feel the need to do that with a vampire, SOMETHING ISN’T RIGHT.
Godric wasn’t always the peace loving, suicidal vampire we first met in Season 2 – “A vampire is never at the mercy of his emotions – he dominates them.” And Eric has made more than one indirect reference to their history together. The DVD extras state that Godric and Eric hunted around battlefields, feeding on the dead and dying. Some flashbacks in this vein would make for an illuminating contrast to Bill and Lorena’s Chicago bloodbath flashbacks in season 2, no?
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