HBO has been teasing us brutally with images and trailers from the upcoming season of “True Blood.” We’ve drooled over the thought of seeing Vampires Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) again. We’ve wondered how Tara (Rutina Wesley) will be brought back into the show. We just can’t wait.
The cable network has just released the story lines for the first three episodes, and we’ve got them right here for you. New characters, old enemies and lots of blood. We’re also getting a look at Pam’s (Kristen Bauer van Straten) first meeting with Eric.
Check out the plot lines below and let us know which episode you’re looking forward to most. “True Blood” returns to HBO on June 10.
Episode #49: “Turn! Turn! Turn!”
Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 10 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) struggle with the
aftermath of Tara’s (Rutina Wesley) shooting, while also cleaning up
after Debbie Pelt. Meanwhile, Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Eric (Alexander
Skarsg�rd), cleaning up a mess of their own, are visited by the Vampire
Authority, one of whom is Nora (Lucy Griffiths), a woman from Eric’s
past. In search of the missing Marcus, Alcide’s (Joe Manganiello)
werewolf pack comes after Sam (Sam Trammell). With Bill away, Jessica
(Deborah Ann Woll) enjoys her new freedom by partying with local college
kids; Jason (Ryan Kwanten) is visited by the recently turned Rev. Steve
Newlin (Michael McMillian); Terry’s (Todd Lowe) PTSD is reignited by
Patrick Devins (Scott Foley), an old Iraq War buddy; and Alcide turns up
at Sookie’s to warn her about the recently resurfaced Russell Edgington
(Denis O’Hare). Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Daniel Minahan.
Episode #50: “Authority Always Wins”
Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 17 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
At the Vampire Authority headquarters in New Orleans, Bill and Eric
meet Salome (Valentina Cervi) and become acquainted with the Authority’s
interrogation techniques. Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) recalls her
human life as the madam of the Comstock Brothel in San Francisco, and
her first encounter with Eric. Werewolves J.D. (Louis Herthum) and Rikki
(Kelly Overton) pay tribute to Marcus, but Alcide refuses to
participate or take his rightful place as the new packmaster. Martha
Bozeman (Dale Dickey) shows up wanting to see her granddaughter, causing
conflict for Sam and Luna (Janina Gavankar). Fearing Russell’s return,
Sookie procures a home-protection system; Arlene (Carrie Preston) tries
to get to the bottom of Terry’s erratic behavior; Steve Newlin stops by
with an offer for Jessica; and Jason feels the brunt of his womanizing
ways. Written by Mark Hudis; directed by Michael Lehmann.
Episode #51: “Whatever I Am, You Made Me”
Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Bill and Eric barter for their lives with the Authority Chancellors and
their leader, Roman (Christopher Meloni). Salome and Roman enlist a new
ally in the face of Russell’s return. Sookie goes to Fangtasia to ask
for help from Pam, who is still caught up in her memories of Eric and
the strange murders at the Comstock Brothel. Andy’s dalliance with Holly
(Lauren Bowles) comes back to bite him in the butt; later, he’s visited
by Gordon (Steve Rankin) and Barbara Pelt (Linda Purl), who are
searching for Debbie. Jason bumps into an old high school teacher, but
their reunion brings up conflicting feelings. Written by Raelle Tucker;
directed by David Petrarca.