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Deborah Ann Woll seemed like a breakout star in the making
Deborah Ann Woll's Jessica arrived late in Season 1 and the so-called "baby vamp" offered the possibility of an entirely different vampire sensibility on the show. Jessica was still learning her powers and her limitations and, as a result, the character had potential for both humor, but also refreshing sadness. She produced an interesting familial dynamic with Bill and her relationship with Hoyt was sweetly doomed. The Baby Vamp Jessica vblog started off clever, but ultimately became frustrating because it was a much better showcase for Woll's comic timing and ample charm than anything the show gave her to do. What once should have been a launching pad for Woll has become a career dead-end and the writers have forgotten everything that made Jessica distinctive. The liberation of Deborah Ann Woll is surely one of the 10 best things to come from the end of "True Blood."
- Daniel Fienberg