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True Blood Season 3 Villain Poll

Who Is the Most Entertaining Villain of True Blood Season 3?

The third season of True Blood comes to an end on Sept. 12, and I'm on the edge of my seat to see how it will wrap up (luckily these new photos are holding me over). Perhaps the biggest question on my mind is the cliffhanger that the most recent episode left us with. What will happen with Russell and Eric when we see them again, roasting in the sun?

I'm rooting for Russell to meet the true death, but I have to say that actor Denis O'Hare has made him a wildly compelling character. In fact, all the big baddies of season three — Lorena, Franklin, and Debbie — have only added to a spectacular season. Lorena is deliciously evil in her undying love for Bill, Franklin is hilariously psycho, and Debbie's delivery of "bitch please" won me over. Of all the entertaining villains of the season, who is your favorite?

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fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 6 years
franklin mott FTW. a bit disappointed by the "sudden" death though. wish they kept him a little bit longer.
jultritz jultritz 6 years
James Frain was genious. "You don't know how you hurt me, Tara, it's like I'm being staked!" Russell has been given some great lines and Dennis O'Hare is really, really good but I think that James Frain's Franklin is the best performance. I find Debbie really irritating and am super glad that Lorena is gone. She was so pathetic I could barely stand it.
Akasha Akasha 6 years
I have to go with Franklin for all of the reasons above. Although Russell is brilliant I feel like James Frain brought something psychotically special to Franklin. Plus, as someone who read the books Franklin doesn't deviate so far from how he was written.
alikat07 alikat07 6 years
Franklin! Speed texting and all the weeping had me giggling. Russell is also fantastic. Lorena was also pretty great as well. It really has been a great year for villains.
white-rabbit149683 white-rabbit149683 6 years
Russel.Franklin is a close second.But yeah Russel's speech after killing the anchorman makes me wish he doesn't get sunburned in the end.Great acting.
Renees3 Renees3 6 years
I love Russell (and talbot!)! I liked Franklin, but after a while, he wasn't very surprising or new. You pretty much knew what he was going to do. I do agree though that I love how the actor played him, that everything he did was normal and OK. Psycho! But Russell, man that newscaster scene was simply amazing. I loved it! On a PS - I can't stand Lorena. She was whiny and lame. She just reminded me of a spoiled brat. And Deb has been good so far, although I didn't think of her Quite so trashy in the books so I was a little taken back by her meth whore look. But it's grown on me, haha
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
^ I totally agree with that! Russell is an amazing character, but James Frain pulled Franklin off so wonderfully and Franklin really thought there was nothing wrong with what he was doing, haha. He certainly fits the bill for "Most Entertaining Villain".
khameel khameel 6 years
I voted for Franklin because, even though Russell is crazy, I feel like Denis O'Hare is playing him as "crazy," where I feel that James Frain is playing Franklin as "sane" in Franklin's world. Meaning, Russell knows what he's doing is insane, but Franklin thinks kidnapping Tara, or murdering a church group that wouldn't give him a turn at a casino, is completely normal and acceptable in society. That is why I feel James Frain needs an Emmy nomination next year. He's brilliantly psychotic, and I LOVED it!
bellakaoru bellakaoru 6 years
I absolutely agree, Russell is a fantastic character! So compelling, so funny!
tammibree tammibree 6 years
Russell's speech after offing the news anchorman was priceless. However, so was Debbie's line "THEY KILLED MY COOTER!"
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
Franklin had me cracking up. Russell is a close second, though.
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