Hot on the heels of the True Blood episode 5.02 title reveal, we have the casting call for this episode. Now that True Blood season 5 is in production, we ought to be getting a bunch of spoilers and casting updates to get us through the hiatus. Yay!
As you may have guessed from the title, “Authority Always Wins” will focus on The Authority. We’ll meet Kibwe, a slender, middle-aged African gentleman vampire. He’s an Authority council member who believes in rehabilitation for prisoners over stricter punishment. Fellow council member Rosalyn Harris, a Texan with ”hair high enough to interfere with air traffic”, contributes to the discussion with homespun wisdom and a firm hand. In what ought to be a hilarious role, we meet council member Alexander, an impetuous young vampire who was turned at the age of 9, who loves cigarettes and razzing his fellow council members.
Dieter Braun is mature and self-possessed, calm and authoritative, with a piercing gaze. He’s a vampire of average build who is nevertheless extremely intimidating, and he uses innovative methods to torture a prisoner during an interrogation. Presumably his prisoner is Nigel, a grotesque, scarred, burned and deformed vampire being punished for his predilection for eating babies. *shudder*
Jason has to deal with some hurt feelings when he gets punched out by Ellis, a member of Jason’s former road crew, for sleeping with his wife. An unnamed gets in on the action, too, angry that Jason broke up his family by sleeping with his mother. Whether the boy’s mother was Ellis’ wife or someone else altogether remains to be seen.
Christine Van Heusen is a cute brunette newscaster for a CNN-type program who conducts a high-profile, in-depth interview on TV. Could this be Russell Edgington’s big comeback?
We’ll also be meeting the clerk at The Stake House, a home protection store that sells weapons designed to hurt vampires. Clever name.
Flashback time! It’s 1905, San Francisco. We meet Washcloth Helen, a hooker who snorts cocaine and an unnamed man who is pleasant, well-dressed, and seemingly non-threatening but is actually quite dangerous. Which main character’s past are we flashing back to?