Shocking Truebies is hard. Death, sex, nudity, and violence has become commonplace on True Blood. So to really surprise fans, the show had to do something we couldn’t possibly see coming. Roman’s (Christopher Meloni) death was the thing to do it which is why it made Rolling Stone’s 10 Most Shocking Television Deaths of 2012 list.
The day after Meloni appeared with True Blood cast members at SDCC 2012, his character was staked right through the heart by Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare). Here’s what Rolling Stone had to say about shocking TV death #10:
“Deaths on True Blood are so commonplace, the only way to shock the fans at this point is to kill off a major character as soon as he or she is introduced. That’s exactly what happened to megalomaniac vampire Roman Zimojic, whose storyline came to a screeching halt after just five episodes at the hands of the diabolical Russell Edgington – proving once again that no character, however powerful, is safe on this show. This rule of thumb re-emerged at the season’s end, when we bade a blood-teared adieu to Russell himself (staked by Eric Northman, settling a 1,000-year grudge), and when, after downing a vial of vampire goddess Lilith’s blood, Bill Compton was reborn an indeterminate hybrid the interwebs have unofficially dubbed “Billith.”
Source: Rolling Stone.com- “‘True Blood’: Russell Edgington Stakes Roman Zimojic (Season Five, Episode Six)”
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