True Blood S6:E6’s Major Character Death Shocker [Spoiler Warning]

Last night’s True Blood Season 6 Episode Six (titled Don’t You Feel Me?) was a fan-shocker, and not just because of the weird light sex scene at the end involving two unexpected characters and raising more questions than answers.

If you didn’t catch Episode Six of this season’s True Blood, close this page right now. Surf over to a non-social site, and avoid spoilers — and especially avoid this post, because it contains massive spoilers. You’ve been warned.

Spoiler alert!

Oh, True Blood: How you break our hearts time and again by killing off our favorite characters — and this time one we’ve known and loved from the beginning, one of the most outright lovable and missable men on our roster of vamp and human eye candy.

To recap, as of last night, Eric, Pam, Tara, Jessica, and Baby Vamp Willa had been taken in by the State Of Louisiana’s evil governor’s own legion “gay stormtroopers” and are being held in the terrifying vamp experimentation camps — where they’re exposed to evil mad science, forced “copulation,” rape, light shower rooms, and constant risk of the “true death.”

The governor gets his when Billith arrives on scene, daywalking and juice up with not only Lillith’s blood but also that of daywalking vamp/fairy hybrid Warlow, but that plot development was cast in shadow by the loss of a far more important character.

It looked for a minute like Terry Bellefleur’s death wish and suicidal ideation had been subverted due to a brilliant plan suggested by Andy Bellefleur’s on and off again girlfriend and witch Holly and Terry’s wife and Merlotte’s waitress Arlene.

A hasty call to a vamp friend after Terry’s alarming visit to Lafayette to “drop off a key” seemed to relieve the traumatized soldier of his PTSD and guilt over killing his best buddy via a well-placed glamoring — but fate stepped in and his plan came to sad fruition.

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Now that the cat’s out of the bag, actor Todd Lowe dished on how he learned Terry was marked for a final write-off — and he says of getting the bad news:

“A couple weeks went by and then they changed showrunners and then Brian Buckner took me out for a drink and said, ‘Look listen, this is how we’re going to do it. It has nothing to do with your performance or anything. We just feel like there’s a lot of people on this show, and no one ever really truly dies, and we feel that with killing Terry, he has a lot of sympathy, so I think we can get a lot of dramatic and emotional mileage out of it.’ I said, ‘Ok, write me an aria if you can — a big scene.’ And he did. It’s a nice way to go out, very poignant.”

What did you think of “True Blood” Season 6, Episode 6? Were you shocked that Terry’s reprieve didn’t last?