- "I'm either a shifter like my mommy, or a werewolf like my daddy."
- ―Emma Garza, explaining her supernatural heritage.
Emma Garza is a werewolf on the HBO original series True Blood. Played by American child actress Chloe Noelle, Emma makes her debut on the episode "I'm Alive and on Fire" in the series' fourth season. A recurring character through the series' fourth, fifth, and sixth seasons, she is the daughter of Luna Garza and Marcus Bozeman. Growing into a werewolf on the episode "Authority Always Wins", in the series' fifth season, Emma was last seen in the Season 6 episode "Don't You Feel Me".
Emma seems very carefree and trusting of others, as she warms up to new people quickly.
Emma is first seen as Sam Merlotte pays a surprise visit to Luna's house. Though Sam was previously unaware of Emma's existence, he does not seem to be bothered by her, and even strikes up a conversation with her and offers to play dolls. Emma is taken by Sam and sits on the sofa between him and Luna. After Emma goes to bed, Luna tells Sam that Emma's father is Marcus Bozeman, a werewolf who is possessive of Luna, despite that they are no longer in a relationship. Luna is very devoted to Emma and tells Sam that she wants to raise her child right. ("I'm Alive and on Fire")
After an argument between Luna and Sam turns their relationship rocky, Sam tries to make things better with Luna, and visits her house. Emma is just as pleased to see Sam as she was before, and immediately pulls him into the house to play dolls again.
Later that evening, Emma's father shows up, and it is immediately made clear that Emma is afraid of him. He and Luna argue about Sam's presence at the house, then Luna takes Emma to bed. Though Sam tries to be polite to Marcus, the werewolf makes it clear that he claims possession of Luna and Emma, and does not want Sam seeing them. ("Spellbound")
Despite Marcus's threats, Sam takes Emma and Luna on a camping trip, which Emma enjoys immensely. There, Emma talks about her heritage, saying it shouldn't matter if she's a shapeshifter like her mother or a werewolf like her father. She also says she wants to someday be able to shift into a rabbit, cuing Sam to change form to a rabbit, delighting the young girl. ("Let's Get Out of Here")
Soon after, Marcus snatches Emma from school and takes her to Alcide Herveaux's house. He then leaves her alone in the house while he has sex with Alcide's girlfriend, Debbie Pelt. Emma calls Luna and tells her where she is, leading to Luna, Sam and Alcide coming to her rescue. Luna takes Emma outside while Sam and Alcide confront Marcus, eventually leading to the death of Marcus at the hands of Alcide. ("Soul of Fire")
After Marcus's death, the werewolves become hostile towards Sam, and he warns Luna that she and Emma may be in danger. ("Turn! Turn! Turn!")
Emma's grandmother, Martha Bozeman, visits Luna, begging for access to Emma and asserting that Emma is a werewolf and belongs with her father's pack. Luna refuses and is dismayed when she finds that Emma has transformed into a werewolf pup for the first time. ("Authority Always Wins")
A few days later, Emma hears gunshots outside of her house and races outside, where she sees that both her mother and Sam have been shot by men wearing masks. Sam yells at Emma to run, and she shifts into her werewolf form and escapes into the brush. ("Let's Boot and Rally")
As Luna and Sam are wheeled into a nearby hospital, Emma runs to her grandmother's house and yelps at the door. Martha picks up Emma, then heads to the hospital to find her daughter-in-law.
Martha takes Emma to see Luna at the hospital, where she declares that she doesn't want to compete with Luna or take Emma away from her mother, but just wants to be in her granddaughter's life. Luna tells Martha that someone is hunting shifters, and asks if she'll keep Emma safe, which Martha agrees to. ("Hopeless")
JD Carson, the new packmaster of the local werewolf pack is revealed to have had dealings with Russell Edgington, a powerful vampire. JD insists that every member of the pack drink the blood of Russell, which will cause them to experience super strength and a temporary high. JD tries to make Emma drink a vial of Russell's blood, despite the girl's protests, but is stopped short when Martha rips the vial out of the child's hand and carries her away. ("In the Beginning")
Later, Russell and fellow vampire Steve Newlin visit the pack and are taken by Emma's young appearance. Russell demands that JD give Emma to him, but JD initially refuses. After being attacked by Russell, JD gives in, and gifts the child werewolf to the vampires. ("Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
Emma is taken to the headquarters of the Authority, where she is forced to act as Steve's pet. Steve insists that Emma stay in her wolf form at all times, and chides her angrily when she shifts into her human appearance. Desperate to find her child, Luna and Sam break into the headquarters to retrieve Emma, and Emma is with Luna when her mother becomes ill from shapeshifting into the form of Steve Newlin. ("Gone, Gone, Gone")
Sam takes Emma to Merlotte's Bar and Grill and leaves her in the care of Lafayette Reynolds, who pities the girl for everything she's been through. While Sam leaves to get his affairs in order, Lafayette cooks for Emma and keeps her company. ("Who Are You, Really?").
Emma is later taken by Alcide Herveaux and Martha Bozeman, who believe that she belongs with a werewolf pack because is a werewolf. She is taken to the werewolf camp, where she is hidden from the police when Rikki Naylor frightens the child into shifting into her wolf form. That night, while the pack is distracted, Sam breaks into Martha's house and takes Emma to safety, fleeing with Lafayette. He, Emma and a young woman named Nicole Wright then go on the run, trying to escape the werewolves. ("Don't You Feel Me")
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Because of Emma's heritage as a werewolf, it is likely that she possesses enhanced senses and strength, though she has not exhibited these due to her young age. Emma has control over her shifting abilities, and can change from human to wolf at any time.
- In You're No Good, Emma is referred to as "Emma Bozeman" by Alcide. However, it would appear that her official last name is "Garza".
- A Siberian Husky is used to portray Emma's transformed wolf state.
|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"|
|Season five appearances|
|"Turn! Turn! Turn!"||"Authority Always Wins"||"Whatever I Am, You Made Me"||"We’ll Meet Again"|
|"Let's Boot and Rally"||"Hopeless"||"In the Beginning"||"Somebody That I Used to Know"|
|"Everybody Wants to Rule the World"||"Gone, Gone, Gone"||"Sunset"||"Save Yourself"|
|Season six appearances|
|"Who Are You, Really?"||"The Sun"||"You're No Good"||"At Last"|
|"F**k the Pain Away"||"Don't You Feel Me"||"In the Evening"||"Dead Meat"|