It was an emotional scene on Sunday night’s episode of “True Blood”, titled “Gone Gone Gone”. Hoyt Fortenberry, played by Jim Parrack, announced to his former best friend Jason Stackhouse and his first love Jessica Hamby, that he was leaving Bon Temps for good. He had suffered betrayal at their hands and wanted to be released from all of the pain. In a meeting at Merlotte’s, Hoyt asked Jessica to glamour him so that he could finally forget them both and be able to move to Alaska with a clean slate. It was said, but is this the end of the road for one of our favorite characters on the show?
When asked if this is really the end for Hoyt, Jim revealed, “I mean, the real honesty is that I don’t know. I know that Alan Ball told me that they didn’t want to kill him, that Hoyt’s going away because Hoyt’s had enough. But Alan was adamant that one of the reasons they wanted to do that was to leave him the option to have a return.”
He went on to say, “I think that if it did end this way and Hoyt never came back, it would be good storytelling because it’s just a complete journey from somebody who was utterly dependent upon other people, never stuck for himself, or got to think for himself and then to fall in love and all the betrayal and hardships and him saying, ‘You know what, I’ve got to take care of myself.’ I think it told a whole story.”
With regard to the emotional scene where Hoyt asks Jessica to glamour him, he was asked if it was hard for all three of the actors. He said, “It was tough for all of us. Those were my two best friends on the show. When I found out, when Alan called me to tell me what was going to happen, I didn’t want to tell everybody right off. I pulled Ryan [Kwanten] and Deborah [Ann Woll] aside and they both got emotional and I got emotional. The day that we shot the scene, which I haven’t seen it yet, it felt good. I think it was easy enough for all of us because there were parallels there. What was happening in the imaginary situation was us saying goodbye and the three of us were also saying goodbye.”
Are you going to miss Hoyt? Let’s hope that they bring him back to Bon Temps — perhaps in the future, for his wedding or a visit to his mother’s house.