At this year's Comic-Con, True Blood creator Alan Ball revealed that "we will lose a handful of major characters toward the end of the season, unfortunately." I don't know about "major" or "unfortunately," but so far we've lost the following recurring characters: Tommy (scoff), Marcus (hardly a major character), Witch Man (heart was DRANKED), and Marnie (in body, at least). With the suggestive title "And When I Die," and a Halloween setting, Sunday's Season 4 finale is almost certain to drop another mother cold. Here's the promo, in case you haven't seen it yet:
Who do you think won't live to see Season 5? A little informal bet-placing is in order, so here are our odds on the top five contenders for "Most Murdered" in Bon Temps…
1:20 ODDS IN FAVOR
The season finale episode promo showed a glimpse of what appeared to be Lafayette's turquoise gown with Jesus' demon head. It's hard to imagine he could channel this ancient Mayan demon without first killing the Brujo it's bound to. As much as I love Kevin Alejandro, his time on the show might be coming to a close, leaving Lafayette and Toni/Tara to edge even closer to complete emotional detachment.
1:10 ODDS IN FAVOR
Tweaking on V, abjured by Alcide, and convinced Alcide cheated on her with Sookie, Debbie has every mixed-up reason to come after Sookie right now. And since Sookie has two vampires willing to die for her and laser guns for hands, things might not end well for Shreveport's Ke$ha lookalike.
2:5 ODDS IN FAVOR
She's really pushed things into a "If Bill goes I go" situation, and she's never made out with Sookie, so bye Nan! Nice knowing you. I'm less certain about whether it will be Pam or Bill who kills her.
1:1 EVEN ODDS
Once the witch arc is done, there won't be much reason to keep this character in play, and also she'll be running around with vampires while dressed up like a fairy for Halloween (see promo), which is the equivalent of dressing up like a jumbo bucket of crispy fried chicken around me. She's gotten enough screen time this season for it to be mildly shocking if she's killed off, and she's also got that pesky day job over on Curb Your Enthusiasm. Doesn't look good for Holly.
5:1 ODDS AGAINST
Here's my theory: Chris Bauer has been a hot mess this season because he was told early on it was his last, so he's been doing a particularly bad job in order to spite both the fans and Alan Ball. Also, Fairy STDs.
… Who do you think will be killed in the finale, if anyone?
… Care to make it interesting, or does even asking that mean I'll get "thrown in the slammer"?
… How will Season 4 end?