With less than a month until the premiere of the third season of True Blood, HBO has released descriptions of the first three episodes.
For the first time, with the exception of the official trailers, True Blood fans are now able to sink their teeth into something more than teaser posters, collectible posters, teaser clips and minisodes that HBO has been assaulting us with these past couple of months.
In the first three episodes, viewers will see Sam seeking out his birth parents, Tara getting involved with a “shady vampire,” Jason attempting to become a police officer, Eric assigning Alcide the werewolf to protect Sookie and the Vampire King of Mississippi consolidating this power – yeah, I don’t know what that means either.
As always, it wouldn’t be True Blood if Jessica wasn’t getting herself in trouble or if Arlene wasn’t forced to deal with “unexpected news.” Fans can look forward to both occurring in the month of June.
While this may appear to be spoilers to some, if you’ve read the books or our previous True Blood spoiler post, this is nothing new.
Take a look at the episode descriptions below [Read at your own risk]:
Episode #1: “Pack of Wolves”
Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Daniel Minahan.
Sookie (Anna Paquin) turns to Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) for help in finding Bill (Stephen Moyer); Andy (Chris Bauer) urges Jason (Ryan Kwanten) to stay the course; Sam (Sam Trammell) reconnects with his past; Tara (Rutina Wesley) seeks refuge from her grief.
Episode #2: “Beautifully Broken”
Written by Raelle Tucker; directed by Scott Winant.
Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare), the Vampire King of Mississippi, concocts a plan to consolidate his power; Eric remembers his past; Sam tests the strength of his family bonds; Tara finds an ally in shady vampire Franklin Mott (James Frain).
Episode #3: “It Hurts Me Too”
Written by Alexander Woo; directed by Michael Lehmann.
In search of Bill, Sookie heads to Jackson, Miss. in the company of Alcide (Joe Manganiello), a werewolf bodyguard assigned by Eric to protect her. Jason is distracted from his police exams; Bud (William Sanderson) reaches the end of his rope; Arlene (Carrie Preston) copes with unexpected news; Franklin charms Tara, and gets Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) out of a jam; Eric bequeaths a gift to Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis). Haunted by visions from his past, Bill (Stephen Moyer) makes a surprising pledge of allegiance.
To be honest, I have started to ignore the barrage of promotion that HBO has been putting out for the third season of True Blood. Thankfully, these episode descriptions have helped to reinvigorate my excitement. Hopefully, that excitement will only grow as we come closer to the third season premiere.
What do you think of the episode descriptions? Are you excited about what’s to come? What are you looking forward to seeing in the third season?
The third season of True Blood premieres Sunday, June 13, on HBO
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