Warlow on 'True Blood': The villain's identity is revealed

Warlow, a 'True Blood' villain, had been a mysterious figure for the most recent seasons of the HBO show. However, viewers met Warlow on 'True Blood' during the show's newest episode.

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Warlow, a 'True Blood' villain, was recently revealed on the HBO show. 'True Blood' stars (from l. to r.) Alexander Skarsgard, Anna Paquin, and Stephen Moyer.

Who is Warlow on “True Blood”? The identity of a villain on the HBO show was revealed on the newest episode, which aired July 8. 

(Spoilers for the episode follow, so beware if you haven’t seen it yet.)

It turns out Warlow, a vampire who killed heroine Sookie Stackhouse’s parents, is actually a man the audience has already met. He’d originally told Sookie his name is Ben Flynn and that he is both faerie and human, but he's apparently a faerie and a vampire, perhaps the first creature to be both.

Viewers had been hearing a lot about the character, but it wasn’t until the most recent episode that it became clear the villain was someone the audience already knew.

Actor Rob Kazinsky, who plays Ben/Warlow, told Access Hollywood it was nice to finally be able to discuss his character’s true identity.

“Ben has always seemed like a very bland character because you [couldn't] show the fact that Ben was Warlow, otherwise it gives away the whole season's secret,” he said. “This is actually the first conversation I've been able to have where I say, 'I'm Warlow.'”

Kazinsky said that while Ben’s real identity is out, viewers should believe that his character really does have romantic feelings for Sookie.

“Everything that Ben says to Sookie in the previous three episodes is true,” the actor said. “He is not faking how he feels... However, coming and meeting a woman and saying, 'Hi! We're meant to get married. I killed your parents. I'm a vampire,' is not gonna go down as planned.”

“True Blood” is currently airing its sixth season on HBO and stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, and Alexander Skarsgard. It’s (loosely) based on the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris, who recently released what is (reportedly) the last book in the series.

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