Inside Eric & Pam's 'True'ly Emotional Moment
While I'm nowhere near the point of DVR Season Pass deletion, the fifth season of True Blood has been pretty damn underwhelming thus far ... save for any storyline involving Pam. She's not only resurrected Tara inside and outside of the show, but her backstory has been hypnotic (more please!) and this past Sunday, Pam's reunion with Eric provided the year's biggest emotional wallop.
On his quest to discover who excavated Russell Edgington from his concrete tomb, Eric realized that Pam was one of the few people who knew of the dangerous king's resting place. After pushing his progeny to her breaking point, both came to realize the only way to keep Pam safe in the weeks to come was for Eric to relinquish his hold as her master. Turns out, the reason this scene resonated so deeply with fans stems from how emotional it was for the actors as well.
"There was no acting in that scene as far as having to supplant personal feelings onto my Pam dialogue," Kristin Bauer Van Straten says. "I just kept crying through the whole thing. It felt like such a big loss, and it was so in me." A sentiment Alexander Skarsgard echoes. "I really felt that scene. It made it so real and kind of painful. It was a very sad scene to shoot. It's a beautiful moment but it was tough for both of us as actors because we're like, What's going to happen? What does this mean in the future? How much are we going to work together?"
While exactly what the remainder of season five has in store for Eric remains unclear, becoming a maker herself spells out a bit of Pam's journey this year -- and Rutina Wesley, who plays Pam's new progeny Tara, loves the idea of these two strong women teaming up. "I think Pam and Tara are a lot alike. They're very feisty, they say what's on their mind, they're very strong women. When you put those two heads together, there's bound to be some fire."