TV Guide Magazine: Sam’s been pretty unlucky in relationships. Do he and Luna (Janina Gavankar) stand a chance?
Trammell: He does have trust issues — that irrational fight-or-flee impulse. But I think he’s found real love [with Luna], and he’s learning how to hold onto it. It’s about that moment when you know you want to pursue it in a serious way.
TV Guide Magazine: Think he still carries a torch for Sookie?
Trammell: Oh, sure. We’ve gotten pulled off in our different ways, but when you think about it, it’s only been about a year and a half or two since the action started. It seems almost like a reasonable thing for them to end up together.
TV Guide Magazine: How close-knit is your cast?
Trammell: Funny enough, none of us ever hang out. Most ensemble shows take place in the hospital or the law office…us, it’s all over the place. We all have separate story lines, so some of us never see each other. It feels like a lot of independent contractors. That’s part of the reason why we get along really well; we’re not with each other enough to dislike each other.
TV Guide Magazine: What’s the feeling about Alan Ball leaving after this season?
Trammell: We would prefer that he stayed, for sure. But he’s gonna be involved; he’s not going to be completely gone. Alan is that hand on the tiller. He’s made a lot of the choices that have made this show a success in the first place.