“Trubies” across the nation are going into preemptive withdrawal as season 3 of HBO’s phenomenally successful and beloved vampire satire True Blood comes to a close.  The HBO marketing department does a tremendous job of stoking the fires of fan fervor while keeping the cliffhangers, hanging. Today’s clip and preview releases are no exception to that rule. They provide just enough information to get fans speculating on what the finale will reveal and how the show will lay the groundwork for next summer’s season 4.

Please note this preview does contain some potential spoiler elements.

From the looks of the trailer, HBO is continuing to stroke the fires of panic amongst “Team Eric” players. Though all can rest assured that Alexander Skarsgard will be returning as vampire sheriff and rake extraordinaire next season; the trailer is (understandably) cut to heighten the tension created at the conclusion of last week’s episode. A ghostly visage of Eric’s maker Godric, along with a shot of Sookie running from the entrance of Fangtasia with a silver chain, indicates some combined ghostly and fey intervention. This week brings back the otherwise mostly MIA Queen Sophie Ann (who is now the sole beneficiary of Russell’s Mississippi Kingdom), and escalates the Sookie le Fey storyline. Rene’s specter continues to haunt Arlene and the “Hot Shot”/Waco raid appears to be coming to a heated head.

True Blood Season Three Finale Evil Is Going On Preview:

Sookie runs towards her linage and is called back to her present by her “dark lover” Bill in the clip below.

Sookie Runs Through The Forest:

Sam contemplates opening the door to his secrets and past to Tara over bacon greased flap jacks in the second preview clip.

Sam Cooks Tara Breakfast:

One of my new favorite teams of hilarity Mrs. Fortenbenny and “Ms. Biscuits” herself Summer, join forces to perform a “blood lust intervention” on Hoyt in the third and final clip.

Hoyt Arrives At Work:

True Blood season three’s conclusion promises to be full of all the blood, sex, guns, magic and mayhem that we have grown to love and expect from the series.

Source: HBO

The True Blood season finale Evil Is Going On will air this Sunday on HBO at 9PM/8C.

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