Jemarcus Kessler was an Iraqi war veteran on the HBO original series True Blood. Played by American co-starring actor Lawrence Adimora, Jemarcus is first mentioned to have met an untimely demise, on the episode "Turn! Turn! Turn!", in the series' fifth season. Fighting in the Iraqi war in 2003, Jemarcus was a Marine, and the squad mate of Terry Bellefleur, Patrick Devins and Brian Eller. Making his debut in the Season 5 episode "We’ll Meet Again", Jemarcus appears only in flashbacks, and was last seen on the subsequent episode, "Let's Boot and Rally", in the same season.
Jemarcus joins the military as a Marine.
Patrick tells Terry that Todd and Jemarcus have both been killed in fires. ("Turn! Turn! Turn!")
Terry has flashbacks to their tour in Iraq. ("Authority Always Wins")
Terry recalls his squad being involved in killing innocent civilians during a firefight on 4 July 2003. The altercation was provoked by the squad using a prayer tower to party and Private Brian Eller killing a teenager who objected. ("We’ll Meet Again")
One of the civilians, Zaafira, was wounded and placed a curse on the soldiers before Patrick ordered Terry to kill her. She summoned the Ifrit that was responsible for the fire that killed Jemarcus. ("Let's Boot and Rally")
|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"||"Finally"||"Save Yourself"|