Episode #38: "You Smell Like Dinner"
Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 3 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: July 3 (11:30 p.m.), 5 (11:30
p.m.), 6 (10:00 p.m.), 9 (12:15 a.m.) and 14 (9:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: July 4 (9:00 p.m.), 7 (10:00 p.m.), 8
(12:30 a.m.) and 10 (2:00 p.m.)
Sookie (Anna Paquin) adjusts to Bon Temps' new
realities; Bill (Stephen Moyer) reveals pieces of his past; Eric
(Alexander Skarsgrd) crashes a witches' meeting; Jason (Ryan Kwanten)
gets his wounds licked; Andy (Chris Bauer) struggles with his
addiction; Sam (Sam Trammell) learns of Luna's (Janina Gavankar)
special talents; Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) satisfies her blood
cravings; and Arlene (Carrie Preston) witnesses strange behavior from
Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Scott Winant.
Episode #39: "If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?"
Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 10 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: July 10 (11:05 p.m.), 12 (11:00
p.m.), 13 (10:30 p.m.), 14 (10:00 p.m.) and 16 (10:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: July 11 (9:00 p.m.), 15 (10:00 p.m.)
and 17 (4:00 p.m.)
Sookie makes a deal with Eric, and reconnects with
Alcide (Joe Manganiello); Bill punishes an errant vampire and counsels
a guilt-ridden Jessica; Jason is cast as a reluctant savior; Tommy
(Marshall Allman) eyes a scam and alienates Sam; Marnie (Fiona Shaw)
flexes her newfound powers; Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) delivers
an ultimatum to Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis), Tara (Rutina Wesley) and
Jesus (Kevin Alejandro); Eric spoils Sookie's faerie reunion.
Written by Alan Ball; directed by David Petrarca.
Episode #40: "I'm Alive and on Fire"
Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 17 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: July 17 (11:05 p.m.), 19 (11:00
p.m.), 20 (10:00 p.m.) and 23 (11:30 p.m. ET/10:30 p.m. PT), and Aug.
3 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: July 18 (9:00 p.m.), 21 (10:00 p.m.),
22 (11:00 p.m.), and 24 (4:00 p.m.)
Alcide helps Sookie hunt for Eric; Marnie searches for
guidance to break a spell; Bill discovers a common bond with the
Bellefleurs; Jason begs for liberation from Hotshot; Sam penetrates
Luna's inner circle; Arlene sees the writing on the wall; Tommy
returns to his roots.
Written by Nancy Oliver; directed by Michael Lehmann.
Episode #41: "I Hate You, I Love You"
Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
HBO playdates: July 24 (11:05 p.m.), 26 (11:35 p.m.), 27 (10:00
p.m.) and 30 (10:15 p.m.), and Aug. 3 (9:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: July 25 (9:00 p.m.), 28 (10:00 p.m.),
29 (11:00 p.m.) and 31 (4:00 p.m.)
Sookie nurtures Eric; Bill gets involved personally in
the necromancy crisis; Pam takes the veil; Sam becomes Tommy's
accomplice; Arlene and Terry look to religion to solve their problem;
Jesus and Lafayette head to Mexico to harness a shaman's power; Jason
Written by Mark Hudis; directed by Daniel Minahan.
Episode #42: "I Wish I Was the Moon"
Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 31 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: July 31 (11:00 p.m.) and Aug. 2
(11:30 p.m.), 3 (10:00 p.m.) and 6 (12:15 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 1 (9:00 p.m.), 4 (10:00 p.m.), 5
(12:05 a.m.) and 7 (6:00 p.m.)
Sookie searches for Jason under a full moon; Marnie
connects with spirits of the past; Arlene and Terry cope with a
suspicious inferno; Debbie (Brit Morgan) urges Alcide to join a new
werewolf community; Tommy trades places with Sam; Lafayette feels the
spirit in Mexico; Eric surrenders to his King's will.
Written by Raelle Tucker; directed by Jeremy Podeswa.
TRUE BLOOD was created by Alan Ball; based on the
Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris; executive producers,
Alan Ball and Gregg Fienberg; co-executive producers, Brian Buckner,
Mark Hudis, Nancy Oliver, Raelle Tucker and Alexander Woo;
co-producer, Christina Jokanovich.