Looks like Natalie Abrams from TV Guide is getting all the True Blood scoop this year, as she also interviewed Ryan Kwanten about Jason Stackhouse and the final episodes of Season Five of True Blood. No specific mention of Bill, but from the sounds of things, most of the characters are going to merge in these final two episodes, setting the stage for an (per Ryan) “Oh, my God” cliffhanger. There are some spoilers in this interview, so unless you’re a spoiler junkie, read no further…
Any chance you can calm fans’ fears that you’re going to die in Sunday’s episode? Jason lying in a grave alongside Jessica doesn’t seem to bode well. Is it a mislead?
Ryan Kwanten: There’s actually not that much of a mislead there. The stakes are as high as it gets. I mean, the guy is not just fighting for his life, it looks like he’s dead and he’s surrounded by vampires, so his chance of survival does not look good. He’s just a mere mortal after all, or a mere Stackhouse, I should say.
Now that they know Sookie (Anna Paquin) is essentially promised to a centuries-old vampire in that contract, what will Jason do to protect her?
Kwanten: Anything. He’s willing to put the relationship with Jessica on hold, if not put it aside completely, for the only remaining member of his family, which I think is a noble thing for Jason. You really see the guy, even though he does ridiculously stupid things, there is a heart underneath it all and a big one, and he realizes that this is his last chance to keep the family together.
We see in the promos that Jason will interact with Russell (Denis O’Hare), who’s on the hunt for faerie blood. What part will Jason play in that?
Kwanten: Well, he’s the only one that knows where they are, so Russell needs Jason to get that elusive blood that he needs, the faerie blood, so he plays a very big part.
We miss the original trio of Tara (Rutina Wesley), Sookie and Jason. Will we get to see them together again in the final two episodes?
Kwanten: Yes, you will. As in most seasons, towards the end, most of the story lines come together and you will definitely see the three of us together. This particular season has one of the best cliff-hangers I think we’ve ever shot, which definitely involves Sookie, myself and Tara — perhaps we’re all working together.
What can you tell us about the season finale and what role Jason plays in it?
Kwanten: Well, a very big role. Like I said before, it’s his family he’s fighting for. It’s the town. It’s for the answers to his parents dying. It’s pretty much do or die for Jason. This finale actually takes us all the way up to a huge cliff-hanger in [the final episode] where you’re not quite sure who’s going to live and who’s going to die. In previous seasons, we had the so-called cliff-hanger in either Episode 10 or 11 and then, Episode 12 is answering that cliff-hanger and then setting up the new season, whereas this one very much leaves us on a big “Oh, my God,” moment.
Is there a lot of death in the final two episodes?
Kwanten: Yes. No one is safe. That’s the best way to put it.
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