Played by: Nelsan Ellis
Occupation: Cook at Merlotte’s/V pusher/Speaker to the Dead
Who is Lafayette Reynolds?
Lafayette is the flamboyant gay cousin of Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley) and works as a cook at Merlotte’s. Lafayette also occasionally finds time to dabble in construction work, web porn, and illegal sales of V.
He was kidnapped by Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and chained in the basement of Fangtasia until Sookie (Anna Pacquin) rescued him. He then agreed to sell V on behalf of Eric to work off his debt to the vampire Sheriff for healing him from a gunshot wound, until The Magister discovered their plan and put a stop to it.
Lafayette’s life got a little brighter when he met his mother’s caretaker, Jesús Velásquez, a Brujo who helped him tap into his own mystical abilities — until wicked coven-leader Marnie took possession of Lafayette and murdered Jesús. After Marnie was expelled, Lafayette had to deal with the trauma of his boyfriend’s demise by his own hands.
Without time to recover, he quickly had to process Tara’s death and immediate resurrection as a vampire. Rage over losing two of the people he loved the most fuels his newly-acquired magical powers, causing him to try and harm people without him realizing it.
After escaping being slaughtered by Jesús’ evil Uncle and helping Terry Bellefleur (Todd Lowe) deal with his Ifrit problem, the tired cook just wants some time to relax and live a quiet life in Bon Temps … difficult, since his dead boyfriend’s ghost keeps appearing.
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- Wetpaint Entertainment Staff, Amie Simon