For those who haven’t watched the premiere episode of True Blood Season 7 – this WILL contain MAJOR spoilers for you. You might want to look away now…or don’t. It’s up to you…
I know this isn’t Eric or Sookie related…but it’s a MAJOR spoiler that will have some effect on our favorite characters.
TV Guide talked to Rutina Wesley (Tara), who was the main character who died in the premiere. They confirm that Tara is really dead and gone (no play on words…honest).
Here’s their interview with Rutina.
When and how did you find out that Tara was going to die within the first five minutes of the final season?
Rutina Wesley: I found out over my hiatus that I was going to die, so I had to keep it in the whole time. It was kind of crazy. I was like, “Wow, OK!” But that’s what makes it True Blood. We’re in our final season. We have to keep it bloody. Somebody’s gotta go! I think they wanted to do that to get people right in there. I was OK with it. I’m sad. It’s kind of bittersweet because I’m going to miss everybody, but on to bigger and better things. It’s been a wild ride so far.
Does it bum you out that Tara had such a depressing run at things? She had terrible taste in men, a horrible relationship with her mother and a serious anger problem. She never really achieved happiness. Did you ever hope for more for her, like getting a happy ending or having a stable relationship?
Wesley: Yeah, I did. I ultimately wanted Tara to end up with Sam (Sam Trammell). That was always my ultimate fantasy for Tara. I think her and Sam would just be perfect together. But I was never really bummed about her journey because I always found it very interesting to see a young woman who has earned defenses and for you to try to figure out why she has those defenses. I enjoyed playing her and trying to figure her out and why she was the way she was. It’s been a lot of fun trying to pick her apart.
Talk about Tara’s evolution throughout the seasons. How do you think she’s changed from the woman we met in Season 1?
Wesley: She’s a vampire! [Laughs] She’s grown up a lot actually. It was very hard for her when she turned into a vampire. It was hard for her to swallow that, but once she did, she embraced herself and she was happy with that. Especially with Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten), she found a sense of happiness there to a certain degree.
Despite her death, will Tara return?
Wesley: She’s dead. I hate to say it, but she’s dead. I’m no longer.
There you have it. Tara’s dead dead. She goes on to say about Eric, Pam and Sookie…
How do you think Tara’s death will affect everyone, particularly Pam, who was looking for Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) when she died, and Sookie, who has been her best friend since childhood?
Wesley: They’re going to be deeply affected by it. Tara and Sookie and best friends. I think it’s going to affect her deeply. She’s going to miss her. Even though Tara has gone off and done her own thing, it’s still going to hurt like she’s died twice. She has. Who dies twice?! [Laughs] It’s going to hurt. For Pam, it’s going to be interesting to see how it affects her, to see if she shows any emotion at all. I’m curious to see myself actually.
If you want to read the entire interview, please click here.
Say what you will about Tara and whether or not you liked her…I found myself questioning whether or not Tara was truly dead, simply by the fact Pam didn’t react to her death AT ALL. You would think Pam would’ve felt when her progeny died…or is that going to be another big loophole in their storyline?
What do you think? Please share your thoughts below.