Episode #43: "Cold Grey Light of Dawn"
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 7 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 7 (11:00 p.m.), 9 (11:30
p.m.), 10 (9:00 p.m.), 13 (10:00 p.m.) and 26 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 8 (9:00 p.m.), 11 (10:00 p.m.),
12 (midnight) and 14 (5:00 p.m.)
With Marnie (Fiona Shaw) empowered by spirits of the
dead, Bill (Stephen Moyer) issues an unpopular order to save vampires
from the light. Eric (Alexander Skarsgrd) embraces his amnesia; Luna
(Janina Gavankar) discovers Sam (Sam Trammell) is not the man she
thought he was; Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) expands his consciousness;
Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) gets a body peel; Andy's (Chris Bauer)
date with Holly (Lauren Bowles) doesn't go as planned; Jessica
(Deborah Ann Woll) has doubts about her future with Hoyt (Jim
Parrack); Alcide (Joe Manganiello) and Debbie (Brit Morgan) join a new
Written by Alexander Woo; directed by Michael Ruscio.
Episode #44: "Spellbound?"
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 14 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 14 (11:00 p.m.), 16 (11:30
p.m.), 17 (9:00 p.m.), 20 (9:45 p.m.) and 26 (9:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 15 (9:00 p.m.), 18 (10:00 p.m.),
19 (1:15 a.m.) and 21 (5:00 p.m.)
As Bill and Marnie brace for a dangerous midnight
faceoff, Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Eric pledge their allegiance to the
King. Jason (Ryan Kwanten) is torn between friendship and passion,
and Jessica is spurned from two homes; Lafayette becomes the pawn of a
tormented spirit; Tommy (Marshall Allman) takes a walk in someone
else's shoes; Sam contends with yet another adversary in Marcus (Dan
Buran), Luna's ex and the leader of Alcide's new pack.
Written by Alan Ball; directed by Daniel Minahan.
Episode #45: "Run"
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 21 (11:00 p.m.), 23 (11:30
p.m.), 24 (9:00 p.m.), 26 (10:00 p.m.) and 27 (2:00 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 22 (9:00 p.m.), 25 (10:00 p.m.),
26 (1:15 a.m.), and 28 (4:30 p.m.)
Convalescing after her latest near-death trauma,
Sookie envisions a world where there's room for both Bill and Eric.
Jesus (Kevin Alejandro) tries to purge the restless spirit out of
Lafayette; Marcus enlists Alcide to help him deal with the Sam
situation; Bill and Nan Flanagan (Jessica Tuck) clash over their
agendas; Hoyt asks Jason to make a delivery to Jessica; despite Tara
(Rutina Wesley) and Holly's misgivings, Marnie plots her next move
against the vampires, during a "Festival of Tolerance" event at
Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Romeo Tirone.
Episode #46: "Burning Down the House"
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 28 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
HBO playdates: Aug. 28 (11:00 p.m.), 30 (11:30 p.m.)
and 31 (9:00 p.m.), and Sept. 3 (1:30 a.m.) and 7 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdate: Aug. 29 (10:00 p.m.)
As all hell breaks loose in Shreveport, Sookie summons
her most potent powers yet to save Bill, in the process breaking a
spell and leading Marnie/Antonia to re-evaluate her mission. Jason
urges Jessica to glamour him for Hoyt's sake; Terry (Todd Lowe) drags
Andy to "Fort Bellefleur" for an intervention; Alcide reconsiders his
allegiances after Marcus' fight with Tommy; Jesus, accompanied by
Sookie, Lafayette and Jason, tries to breach the Moongoddess
Emporium's defenses to liberate Tara and Holly, while Bill leads a
brigade of vampires committed to blowing the place to kingdom come.
Written by Nancy Oliver; directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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, Raelle Tucker, Nancy Oliver and Alexander Woo; associate
producer, Christina Jokanovich.