SPOILERS: We’ve Got a Mother of a Scoop!

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Well they sure kept this a secret! Guess who’s returning to Bon Temps this season?  Mama Reynolds! EW reports that Alfre Woodard will reprise her role as Lafayette’s schizophrenic mother, Ruby Jean, in at least two episodes of True Blood this season. HBO confirmed that she’ll appear in episodes 5.05 and 5.06, then dangled the “and possibly more” carrot.

We last saw Ruby Jean in season 3 when she was in a mental hospital under the care of Jesus, who later became Lala’s boyfriend and was killed at the end of season 4. Does his death have something to do with Ruby Jean’s return this season?

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  1. aqh45

    May 31, 2012 at 3:05 am

    LOVE-LOVE-LOVE me some Ruby Jean! this is great news! can’t wait to see her again…her son will need her. LaLa is going to be emotionally vulnerable after losing what might have been the love of his life.

  2. venus

    May 31, 2012 at 7:59 am

    I did not care for her that much. Be careful true blood don’t have to many characters coming back, or you get over crowed.

  3. Liz

    May 31, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I loved Ruby Jean. For a crazy lady, she had some pretty wise words. I think she will again. I think she’ll be very helpful to Lafayette.

    Besides, who doesn’t LOVE Alfre Woodard?! Seriously!

  4. jacamo

    June 1, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Bad news everyone!