‘True Blood’ season 7, episode 8 reaction: Writer on big Jessica – Jason moment

Jessica -For most of “True Blood” season 7, our feeling was that Jason and Jessica were going to be endgame for one another. After all, they had a simple, passionate existence in the time that they were together, and maybe the two of them could have something close to an ordinary life.

However, there is also something about Jason that still reads “hard guy to settle down with,” and that was always different with Hoyt. When Jason told Hoyt (who still has no idea about his history) that he and Jessica weren’t together, it was an eye-opening moment. Jason wasn’t possessive, and he also recognized the quality guy that Hoyt is to allow him to continue that relationship.

After the episode aired, show supervising producer / writer Kate Barnow explained some of what unfolded to Entertainment Weekly, and went in-depth on the meaning of that particular moment:

“He gives him permission, and he really lets go of Jessica in that moment. There’s a lot of big moments for Jason in this episode. It’s really sweet to watch them replay how they became bros to begin with. There was a beginning of their friendship, and we get to see it happen again.”

There was another interesting nugget in here that shows just how boss of a person Jim Parrick really is: This is a guy who came in on Mondays to film scenes, even though he was working the rest of the week on the “Of Mice and Men” stage version. If this is not commitment to a craft, what is? We still have to see where his story with Jessica goes, but it could be in an interesting direction.

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