Official Description – added 05.08.10
In search of Bill, Sookie heads to Jackson, Mississippi in the company of Alcide, a werewolf bodyguard assigned by Eric to protect her. Jason is distracted from his police exams; Bud reaches the end of his rope; Arlene copes with unexpected news; Franklin charms Tara, and gets Jessica out of a jam; Eric bequeaths a gift to Lafayette. Haunted by visions from his past, Bill makes a surprising pledge of allegiance. (Written by Alexander Woo; directed by Michael Lehmann.)
Casting Call – added 12.12.2009
One of True Blood season 3′s most hotly anticipated characters is being cast: Alcide Herveaux is described as a good looking, rough looking but articulate and basically decent man is not what he seems. He’s a heroic type and he and Sookie get along really well with the possibility of sparks flying between the two. That’s a pretty vague physical description “good looking, rough looking”, which certainly expands the possibilities for casting. Expect an announcement on this role before Christmas.
Other characters being cast for this episode include Hollis, an African-American male in his 40s who is a bouncer at a bar. He’s a nice guy who knows Alcide well (though he’s suspicious of Alcide’s guest, Sookie). When Alcide is getting the crap beaten out of him, Hollis jumps to his defense. He also delivers some bad news to Alcide about his fiancee, Debbie Pelt. Also at the bar is a man named Turk who taunts Sookie. Probably not a wise move.
Focusing on other storylines for a moment, they’re casting a Pastor to preside over Eggs’ funeral and give a eulogy. They’re also casting Dr. Robideaux, a kindly, old-school gynecologist/obstetrician examines Arlene with an ultrasound. AH HA!