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Virgil was a minor character on the HBO original series True Blood. Played by American guest starring actor Austin Hébert, Virgil makes his debut on the episode "Spellbound" in the series' fourth season. A caucasian plantation owner living during the early 20th century, Virgil, although already married, had a bastard baby with a young African-American woman named Mavis. This situation made Virgil fear about anyone knowing about his affair, and because of it he killed her and their child. Virgil meets his demise on the subsequent episode, "Let's Get Out of Here", in the same season.
Not much is known about Virgil; by the time of Mavis' flashback he was already married. As Mavis lived in Bon Temps, he might lived there as well. At some point they met each other and later had at least one sexual encounter. She gave birth to a baby boy of mixed race, but Virgil considered it wouldn't be good if knowledge of his interracial affair or son would spread; he decided to hide the entire existence of the baby by killing him.
Mavis has haunted baby Mikey Bellefleur since he got the creepy doll Mavis once bought for her child, an event witnessed by medium Lafayette Reynolds, who later dreams about Mavis' former life. Within his vision, he discovers Virgil's extramarital affair with Mavis resulting in the birth of a mixed race son. Afraid of being shunned by his family and friends for breeding with a colored woman, Virgil killed his own son. When Mavis came back to her house, he explained this to her. He did not allow her to call a priest or plan a funeral, wanting to make sure no one would ever know of his affair, and he also could not allow Mavis to hold her baby one more time, as he had already buried it in her back yard. Lafayette then awakes and is possessed by Mavis, who later that night kidnaps Mikey. ("Spellbound")
The morning after the kidnap, Mavis returned to the house she once owned (now owned by Hoyt Fortenberry) and forces him out at gunpoint. Attempting to free Lafayette, Jesus Velasquez is able to calm Mavis down, helping her to relive her final moments on earth. It is revealed that she and Virgil had an altercation and Virgil ultimately killed her with a knife, burying her next to her child under the tree in the house's backyard. ("Let's Get Out of Here")
|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"|