The most revealing tidbit provided by Alan Ball and crew at the San Diego Comic-Con 2010 True Blood panel was that Ball and his writing crew are currently breaking stories for season 4. Ball dropped a huge hint as to what may be in store for True Blood fans with one word: Hallow. Fans of the books know exactly where this is going, thankfully for the less literate fans of the series their book-loving brethren can’t spoiler toooo much since Ball likes to play fast and loose with Charlaine Harris’s True Blood mythos. The breakdown goes like this:
Hallow Stonebrook is the lead witch of a coven that causes a lot of problems for Sookie and crew. The wiki page for “Dead To the World,” The True Blood book that most prominently features Hallow and her crew, describes a fairly epic confrontation between the denizens of Bon Temps and the wicked witches of the bayou.
Hallow, and her brother threatened Eric that they would curse him by turning Fangtasia’s alcoholic drinks bad, and cause patrons to trip over the dance floor and sue them, which would badly affect Fangtasia’s revenues. Pam tells Sookie that a witch had come with a message from Hallow saying that Hallow lusted for Eric and asked him if he would entertain her for seven nights, she would only demand a fifth of his business, rather than half. Eric had refused and suddenly vanished from the office where they were discussing this offer. Eric says he does not remember anything and that he was born the moment he was running down the road. Pam and Chow asked Sookie to keep Eric safe while they solve the problem with the witches. Later Sookie learns through Holly Clearly (another waitress at Merlotte’s) that this coven of witches have a lot of power that they are willing to use for evil, that they drink vampire blood and that they are werewolves as well. Holly also tells Sookie that this new coven has called all local witches and Wiccans to join them. Furthermore, Sookie learns that her brother, Jason, is missing and starts looking for him. Sookie informs Alcide Herveaux of the existence of this werewolves-witch coven in Shreveport and heads to Hotshot to speak to Crystal Norris (a were-panther) as she was the last person Jason was seen with.
Wait a minute. Did they say Crystal was a… were-panther? I really need to visit the library more often.