With Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård), Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley), Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) and Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis) all getting new love interests this season, it's not unreasonable to wonder where the romantic action is heading for less-discussed characters like vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and shape-shifter Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell).
As it turns out, however, there is romance in the future for both characters ... possibly with each other. "True Blood" creator Alan Ball spoke with Entertainment Weekly to reveal that an "erotic connection" is in the works for Sam and Bill, two of Sookie's most prominent suitors.
According to Alan, the reasons for the newfound chemistry stem from Bill's season two decision to heal Sam with a healthy dose of his own vampire blood. As a result, a connection between the two characters arises, one that is "not just any connection, but an erotic connection."
The specifics of the new relationship between the characters and how far it will actually go remains unknown at this time, but Alan's words are certainly provocative nonetheless.
Alan was more forthcoming when talking about the other major same-sex couple in "True Blood" season three — namely the aforementioned Lafayette and his new boyfriend Jesus (Kevin Alejandro).
"[Lafayette] is very guarded and Jesus is a guy [is] willing to knock down some of those guards," said Ball. "[Though] it's not an easy relationship, they have a lot in common. They're both shamans of sorts, healers, so there's a reason they get brought together."
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