At first it seemed like Bon Temps was just a one vampire town. In the first episode of True Blood, Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) gets involved in the scandal in the small Louisiana community. His relationship with Sookie (Anna Paquin) is the biggest gossip, and the townsfolk slurp up with all the enthusiasm of a starving vampire. It doesn’t take long, however, before Bon Temps becomes host to various supernatural creatures. Christina Moore represents one of those rare breeds known as Shifters. Unlike werewolves, shapeshifters can transform into any animal of their choosing.
But just like vampires, shifters experience the same amount of prejudice from humans as their undead brethren. These social issues are woven into the show’s DNA, as Kristin Bauer van Straten discovered to The Advocate. Moore was an integral part of this story, starring as Suzanne McKittrick, one of Sam’s (Sam Trammell) shifter friends.
After the audience gets to know her, Suzanne becomes the victim of a supernatural hate group. She and her colleague Emory (Chris Butler) are killed in a coordinated attack. But for the short time we did spend with her, Moore brought with her the light and humor she was known for on That ’70s Show. Suzanne encouraged Sam to accept his true nature and be proud of it, and was one of the supercharacters who had no qualms about her identity.