Among the newcomers joining True Blood for the highly anticipated fifth season of the vampire drama series is Scott Foley, whom some may know from Grey's Anatomy or The Unit, but I will almost always associate with his role as Noel in Felicity… and sometimes with Roman Bridger from Scream 3, depending on my mood. Some pictures of Foley in True Blood have made their way online, along with details on the nature of his character.
With the high population of supernatural beings in Bon Temps, it's as fair to wonder "what" Foley is playing as it is to wonder who he's playing. From what he told TVLine, he's just playing a regular guy, believe it or not.:
“I’m not a vampire, I’m not a werewolf, I’m not a werepanther, I’m not a fairy, I’m not a shapeshifter. I’m just a guy coming into town trying to finish something he started back in Iraq.”
Here's one of the two pictures TV Line posted…
Foley's character Patrick is tied in with Terry's story. We know Terry is a war vet with a history that hasn't really been delved into on the show yet. It sounds like that's changing. In fact, this behind-the-scenes look at a scene being filmed for the series suggests that Terry's past coming back to find him may be a really bad thing…
While I truly hope Terry survives the season (Arlene's been through enough drama already, hasn't she?), I have to wonder if Patrick stands any chance of making it out of Bon Temps alive.
True Blood Season 5 premieres June 10th on HBO.