Beverleen, a kind and gentle Wiccan, was a recurring character on the HBO original series True Blood. Played by American guest starring actress Dendrie Taylor, Beverleen makes her debut on the episode "She's Not There" in the series' fourth season. A member of the powerful witch Marnie Stonebrook's coven, she was a recurring character through the same season, until her untimely death in the Season 4 episode "Spellbound".
At the next meeting the witches buzz what they've achieved. Someone asks Marnie what they're going to bring back next, and with a twisted smile on her face, Marnie answers that they're going to bring back a person. The coven is shocked and Tara Thornton decides she's going to wait outside.
Eric Northman arrives at the coven's meeting and asks Marnie to identify herself. She steps forward and Eric politely thanks her. He informs her that the coven is disbanded, adding: "Before you think of agreeing and meeting behind my back, know this: There is no behind my back."
Marnie asks what's in it for her, and Eric grows angry. Lafayette tells her that Eric does not negotiate, and urges Marnie to accept. Tara comes inside to see what's going on and seeing Eric there, she groans, "I hate this place."
Marnie considers for a moment, then quickly says, "Join hands." But Eric is faster. He grabs Marnie and sinks his fangs into her neck. Horrified, Holly begins to lead the coven in chanting a protection spell. Everyone joins hands but Lafayette, who is too scared to participate. Tara runs up behind Eric with a stake. Eric quickly throws Marnie down and seizes Tara by the neck. He smiles. "What have we here?"
Seeing Tara in danger, Lafayette joins the circle, and Marnie rises off of the floor as the room goes dark. She is possessed by a spirit and chants an incantation in Latin. Eric drops Tara and suddenly looks very afraid. His fangs retract, his gaze goes blank, and he flees the magic shop. ("You Smell Like Dinner")
Marnie Stonebrook awakens unable to remember cursing Eric. Lafayette Reynolds tells the coven that they need to make amends, or Eric will kill them all for what they have done. The coven members decide that they need to fight back to preserve their freedom of religion. ("If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?")
Beverleen agrees to help Marnie/Antonia in her attempt to extinguish the vampire race. She introduces her sister-in-law Luellen to the group as they gather at the Moon Goddess Emporium. They cast a spell intended to summon all nearby vampires to meet the sun. ("Cold Grey Light of Dawn")
Beverleen accompanies Marnie and the coven to a negotiation with the vampires at the Bon Temps graveyard. She is killed by Eric Northman, who rips out her throat provoking a battle between the two groups. ("Spellbound")
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Beverleen is a Wiccan who is mainly interested in doing benign witchcraft and living the Wiccan lifestyle, but was forced into a darker kind of craft. Beverleen didn't show any real magical capabilities, but aided Marnie Stonebrook in her attempt to kill all the vampires in Bon Temps by making them, against their will, walk out into the sunlight.
|Season four appearances|
|"She's Not There"||"You Smell Like Dinner"||"If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?"||"I'm Alive and on Fire"|
|"Me and the Devil"||"I Wish I Was the Moon"||"Cold Grey Light of Dawn"||"Spellbound"|
|"Let's Get Out of Here"||"Burning Down the House"||"Soul of Fire"||"And When I Die"|