- "Werewolves are pack people, and when our packmaster dies there's certain things we have to do to honor him."
- ―Martha to Sam[src]
Martha Bozeman is a recurring character in the fifth season. She is played by guest star Dale Dickey and debuts in "Turn! Turn! Turn!". She is the mother of Marcus Bozeman and also a werewolf. She is powerful and respected within the werewolf pack of Shreveport, Louisiana due to her late son's position and that of her late husband, Marcus' father. She is in a relationship with fellow Shreveport werewolf JD Carson. She is also grandmother to Emma, Marcus and Luna's daughter.
Martha walks into a barn where Marcus' pack is torturing Sam, believing him to have been the one to kill Marcus. Martha asked Sam to show her where he buried the body saying she wishes to perform a particular ritual in honor of the packmaster. Sam assumes that once he tells her about where the body is she'll promise to let him go. But instead she tells him no, but she will promise that Emma and Luna won't be harmed, being that is what Marcus would've wanted. So Sam then agrees to show her where Marcus' body was buried. When Sam reaches the site where he and Alcide buried Marcus two werewolves begin to dig up his body. Eventually Marcus' body is dug up and Alcide and Luna arrive to tell the pack Sam didn't kill Marcus, Alcide did. An older werewolf goes up to Alcide and bows to him addressing him as pack master but Martha instantly tells him not to and says Alcide shouldn't be pack master. Alcide tells them Marcus deserved it and also says he doesn't wish to be pack master anyway. Martha then begins to mourn her son's death then shifts and begins eating Marcus' corpse. The older male werewolf, J.D., shifts as well. ("Turn! Turn! Turn!")
The wolfpack wants Alcide to eat Marcus and now become the packmaster. Alcide doesn't want any part of it however. J.D. and Alcide have more words, before Alcide leaves. Martha says it is his obligation to eat, however he has no interest. He states he doesn't care about the laws and to find someone else. ("Authority Always Wins")
Luna takes Sam home and cleans up his injuries. While Luna goes to check on Emma Martha arrives at her home. Sam tells her that Luna doesn't want to see her. Luna arrives back into the room and sees her, telling her to leave. Martha asks what will happen when Emma "turns". Martha states that she "feels" Emma is a werewolf, not a shifter. Luna refuses to allow Martha to see Emma and sends her away. ("Authority Always Wins")
Luna Garza and Sam Merlotte are shot by a gang of masked gunmen. They are wheeled into the hospital - both alive. Emma runs to Marhtha's house in wolf pup form and yelps at the door. Martha opens it and takes her in.
Sam visits Luna's bedside, just as Martha brings Emma to the hospital. Martha tells Luna that she doesn't want to compete with her or take Emma away, 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. Martha agrees. ("Hopeless")
When Alcide decides to face J.D. for to take the leadershhip of the pack of Shreveport, he suspects this last one of setting of V to increase his strength, Martha walks in and tells Alcide that JD denied taking V. She tells Alcide that it is "JD's turn" to be alpha for J.D had enough respect to allow Marcus to be alpha after Marcus' father died. However her trust in J.D. is shaken when she finds this last one proposing V of to her granddaughter. She says "I don't know you anymore" and takes Emma out of there. ("In the Beginning")
Martha realizes that J.D. has become corrupt when he kidnaps a young man with the aim of chasing him as a game, with the pack. Alcide intervenes to save the human being and fights against J.D. J.D. and Alcide fight, and J.D., under the influence of vampire blood, is able to overtake Alcide. J.D. stands over Alcide with a rock, ready to kill him, when Martha ends the fight, by assuring J.D. that he has the leadership. ("Somebody That I Used to Know")
When Russell Edgington and Steve Newlin congratulate J.D. for his becoming packmaster, Russell bites his own wrist and the wolves flock to him to drink his blood. Martha refuses to go and drink his blood, staying back behind the others. He notes Martha, who is holding her granddaughter. When Martha says she' ll never drink from Russell, he grabs Emma and gives her to Steve to have as his first pet. Martha is horrified and panicked. ("Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
Martha tries to help Rikki after she is forced to drink an overdose of V by JD. She takes her to Alcide and his father, Jackson, in Mississippi. Jackson gives her a colloidal silver remedy to force the blood out. Alcide wants to fight JD again to oust him as pack master. His father suggests that they even the playing field by drinking his stash of high quality V.
The Shreveport werewolf pack torture a captured vampire and drain his blood. Alcide, Jackson and Martha confront them. JD tells Alcide that he is abjured but Alcide attacks and beats him to death while the pack looks on. With JD dead, Alcide pronounces himself pack master and lays down the law to his pack. ("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"||"Finally"||"Save Yourself"|