Leda is a telepathic faerie on the HBO original series True Blood. Played by American guest starring actress Brianna Brown, Leda makes her debut on the episode "We’ll Meet Again" in the series' fifth season. A dancer at the faerie nightclub Hot Wings, Leda plays a recurring role through the same season. She is radiant and beautiful, with just a hint of sadness, and was last seen on the episode "Save Yourself" at the end of the series' fifth season.
Leda seduces Jason Stackhouse when he attends Hot Wings as a guest of Judge Clements. Jason is making out with Leda in Hot Wings. She stops and says that he's thinking about someone else - a vampire. Jason wonders how she read his mind and asks where he is. He is surprised to see his cousin Hadley. They happily greet one another. Jason tells her that Sookie is alive. Hadley asks if Jason is a refugee from vampires. He says no, then deduces that he's in a faerie refuge from vampires. Hadley says that Sookie needs to be there with them. Jason disagrees, noting that Sookie suffered the last time she got mixed up with faeries. Jason believes that she is better off staying with vampires. Hadley says that they should get Sookie to safety before she is killed by vampires, just like Jason and Sookie's parents were. Leda is angry with Hadley for speaking out of turn. Jason says that his parents were killed in a flood, but starts to wonder if what he was told is true. Hadley mutters that she's said too much and leaves. Jason tries to catch up to her, but other faeries separate them. Andy intervenes and tries to help Jason. They are thrown out of the faerie safehouse. ("We’ll Meet Again")
Leda is present when Russell Edgington attacks the fae sanctuary. The elder tries to fight Russell, using her photokinesis to throw Steve across the field. She accidentally hits Jason too. However, Russell is too quick for her and drains her. Having consumed her blood, he is able to see into the faeries sanctuary. He sees Sookie with the faeries and moves to attack them. ("Sunset")
Having drained the Faery Elder, Russell can see the fae hideout and moves to attack. The faeries use their combined power to hold him back. Sookie has to pause several times as her dwindling powers leave her unable to sustain the attack. Russell's advance is slowed by their blasts, but he believes that their light has no further effect on him. As the Faeries continue their attempt to keep him at bay, Russell is ambushed by Eric just as he is about to enter the nightclub. Eric takes advantage of the situation and manages to stake Russell bringing him the True Death, satisfying a long held lust for revenge. Steve Newlin looks on in horror as his boyfriend is staked and then runs off into the woods. The faeries are relieved to be out of immediate danger. ("Save Yourself")
|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"|