A slew of new characters are coming to Bon Temps in the upcoming third season of "True Blood," including Talbot (Theo Alexander, pictured), the sexy vampire boyfriend of the Vampire King of Mississippi, Russell Edgington (Denis O'Hare).
But the 700-year-old relationship between Russell and Talbot isn't as rock solid as one would think, as Alexander recently revealed to TV Guide Magazine that his character will cheat on Russell in order to prove a point. "Sometimes I have to straighten him out and take drastic measures to save the marriage," the actor said of Talbot.
Now, here's where things get very interesting — Talbot's secret lover is one of the following four fan favorite characters: Vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), Shape-Shifting Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell), Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) or Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård)!
So which one is it? We've weighed in with some odds after the jump!
Bill's Odds — 20-1:
It's a solid bet that Bill is Talbot's lover, though you might consider our reasoning to be a bit of a spoiler. Knowledge of the "Sookie Stackhouse" novels and preview images from the upcoming "True Blood" season indicate that Bill is under King Edgington's captivity, indicating that he's in the closest proximity to Talbot for a steamy relationship.
Sam's Odds — 40:1
Of the group, Sam seems the least likely to have an affair with Talbot. We already know that he's off searching for his shape-shifting family, presumably taking him far away from Talbot's storyline. Besides, previous reports suggest that Sam has strange feelings for Bill as a residual side effect of drinking the vampire's blood at the end of last season — if he's going to get in bed with anyone, it's going to be Bill.
Jason's Odds — 25:1
The dim-witted Stackhouse brother is already a firmly established sex addict and seems to draw plenty of attention from unwanted suitors — why should a sexy Greek vampire be off limits? We could see Jason falling under Talbot's spell and waking up feeling all icky without any memory of the night before. That's a classic Jason moment in the making!
Eric's Odds — 10:1
TV Guide Magazine indicates that of the group, the person that Talbot cheats on Russell with is "the one most of you are hoping for." No disrespect intended to any of the other contenders, but there's no question that Alexander Skarsgård is the most talked about man on "True Blood" — and with good reason! How could anyone, even a 700-year-old vampire like Talbot, resist Eric's charms? Our money is on the Swedish vampire!
Bill, Sam, Jason And Eric — All At Once!
Yeah, in your dreams!
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