Creator of HBO's "", Alan Ball has confirmed that Maryann Forrester is up to no good. In an interview with SCI FI Wire, he revealed that back in Bon Temps, Maryann "begins stirring up all kinds of trouble" although she was portrayed in the first season as very saintly to Tara. "She's got an agenda, and it's not a good one," Alan said.
In the first season, Maryann first appeared in the middle of the road with a boar while Tara was driving home drunk. Thinking that she had hit the figure, Tara got out of the car only to find that there was nobody. Few days later, Maryann posing as a wealthy social worker, released Tara from jail and accommodated her. Toward the end, Maryann leaned on her mysterious side when it was known that she has a secret past involving Sam. She knew Sam could shape-shift to dog and they had an encounter when he was only 17.