Who is attached to the foot with the red painted toenails that sticks out of Andy Bellefleur’s car in the season finale?
The readers of Charlaine Harris’ books however know that Lafayette left this world in an unfortunate manner and to sustain that theory in episode 11 we see Lafayette painting his toenails red while watching “his” senator on tv.
But if Lafayette is indeed dead, then why was Nelsan Ellis on the season 2 set? And why is his name mentioned in the casting call for a Nikki character for episode 2.10?
[NIKKI] A clueless, 20-something sorority girl with her name on her T-shirt, she shows up at Lafayette’s looking to score some V so she can get through her finals. Despite evidence that it’s not a good time for her to be there, she announces that she won’t leave until he helps her.
There have been rumors of Lafayette appearing in flashbacks, but TV Guide gives us a little spoiler that indicates that our favorite short cook/V-dealer might still be with us.
TV Guide: “Since the season premiere picks up right where we left off, the victim’s identity is revealed in short order. As you might have already guessed, Season 2′s first casualty is related to Tara, but not in a way that you will guess. At first blush, the significance of said death will not be apparent, but just wait! Also, a minor character’s drinking problem will resurface — hilariously.”
The dead body with the red toenails is related to Tara, but not in a way that you will guess. That pretty much rules out Lafayette. It could be Tara’s mother, Lettie Mae, but she is the minor character with the drinking problem that will resurface.
The only other african-american related to Tara is Miss Jeanette. They are not related in the sense that they are family, but Miss Jeanette is partly responsible for the Tara’s current situation.