- "Right up there with incest and bestiality--all of them ain't half as bad as if you did it to a vampire, or to a dude, or a vampire dude. That's like cream de la cream of sins. Ain't no repentance for that. Straight to hell, baby."
- ―Luke McDonald[src]
Luke McDonald was a member of the Soldiers of the Sun on the HBO original series True Blood. Played by American co-starring actor Wes Brown, Luke makes his debut on the episode "Keep This Party Going" in the series' second season. Jason Stackhouse's new roommate at The Fellowship of the Sun Leadership Camp, Luke plays a recurring role through the same season, and, killing himself with a suicide bomb, meets an untimely demise in the Season 2 episode "Timebomb". He was seen once more, in a flashback on the subsequent episode, "I Will Rise Up", in the same season.
Luke is a dedicated fanatic member of the Fellowship of the Sun.
Desperate to please and to come out on top, he becomes viciously jealous of Jason Stackhouse.
He meets Jason on the bus to the Light of Day Institute. Luke found himself lost after having a career ending injury during a football game at his college Texas A&M. While, being lost he believed he heard a calling from God. Luke explains he has been studying and training for the past two years to come to this camp. Needless to say, he's a bit shocked when Jason admits he only decided to come to the Light of Day Institute a couple of days ago. They quickly bond and become friends on the bus, but when Jason defeats him in a game, Luke becomes jealous. His bitterness only grows as Jason is then chosen to act out a scene in front of everyone and gets cheered.
Luke warns Jason that he's going to come out on top, but after a few days Jason continues receiving praise. As Jason's public adoration grows, so does Luke's bitterness.
Jason and Luke become friends again while training. They work together on building a platform for the Fellowship of the Sun when Luke admits he was jealous and even advises Jason to become celibate. They both come up with a rhyme to go along with the burning of the vampire.
After the confrontation between the vampires and the Fellowship of the Sun, Godric allows all the humans to depart, but Luke is reluctant to leave. Later that night, Luke goes to the vampire nest wearing a silver bomb strapped to his chest. He detonates the bomb and blows up the house (killing himself in the process) while attempting to kill as many vampires as possible in the name of God and the Fellowship. He succeeds in killing three vampires, including Stan, and two humans. ("Timebomb")
|Season two appearances|
|"Nothing but the Blood"||"Keep This Party Going"||"Scratches"||"Shake and Fingerpop"|
|"Never Let Me Go"||"Hard-Hearted Hannah"||"Release Me"||"Timebomb"|
|"I Will Rise Up"||"New World in My View"||"Frenzy"||"Beyond Here Lies Nothin'"|