Played by American starring actor Joe Manganiello , Alcide, also played by "Thunder" , in wolf form, and by American co-starring actor Blake Michael during flashbacks of a younger Alcide in the Season 5 episode " Everybody Wants to Rule the World ", made his debut on the episode " It Hurts Me Too " in the series' third season. A werewolf packmaster living in Shreveport, Louisiana , Alcide played a recurring role through the series' third, fourth , fifth , sixth and seventh seasons. Owning a construction company with his father, Jackson Herveaux in their hometown of Jackson, Mississippi , Alcide was one of Sookie Stackhouse's main love interests, until his untimely demise on the episode " Fire in the Hole " in the series' seventh, and final, season. Alcide was a loyal, respectful and decent man who displayed great loyalty toward his friends and family. Unlike many other werewolves , he was also adept at controlling his animalistic nature.