Official Synposes For First Three Episodes Of Season 3

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HBO has released the official descriptions for the first three episodes of True Blood season 3, including a name change for the premiere:

TRUE BLOOD: Based on the popular Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris, this hit drama series was created by Alan Ball, creator of HBO’s Emmy®-winning series “Six Feet Under.” The show tells the ongoing tale of Sookie (Golden Globe winner Anna Paquin), a waitress with telepathic gifts – and an irresistible attraction to 173-year old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) who went missing at the end of season two.

With the assistance (and often hindrance) of locals – including her newly inspired brother Jason (Ryan Kwanten), shape-shifting boss Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell), in-mourning pal Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley), Tara’s vamp-linked cousin Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis),
on-the-wagon detective Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer), vampire sheriff Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård) and teen vamp Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) – Sookie desperately tries to locate her fiancé as season three opens, ending up in a netherworld of human and undead interlopers, among them the Vampire King of Mississippi, Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare) and his followers, a pack of vicious werewolves who feed on vampire blood.

Episode #25: “Bad Blood” (aka 301)
Sookie turns to Eric for help finding Bill; Andy urges Jason to stay the course; Sam reconnects with his past; Tara seeks refuge from her grief. (Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Daniel Minahan.)
Playdates: June 13, 15, 16, 19 and 30

Episode #26: “Beautifully Broken” (aka 302)
Russell Edgington, 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 a shady vampire named Franklin Mott. (Written by Raelle Tucker; directed by Scott Winant.)
Playdates: June 20, 22, 23, 26 and 30

Episode #27: “It Hurts Me Too” (aka 303)

In search of Bill, Sookie heads to Jackson, Mississippi in the company of Alcide, a werewolf bodyguard assigned by Eric to protect her. Jason is distracted from his police exams; Bud reaches the end of his rope; Arlene copes with unexpected news; Franklin charms Tara, and gets Jessica out of a jam; Eric bequeaths a gift to Lafayette. Haunted by visions from his past, Bill makes a surprising pledge of allegiance. (Written by Alexander Woo; directed by Michael Lehmann.)
Playdates: June 27, 29 and 30

Fan of the Southern Vampire Mysteries since 2001, and co-admin of True-Blood.net since 2008. Team Sookie!

21 Comments

  1. Candee

    May 8, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Hmm…sounds pretty good so far, but I’m skeptical.

  2. Rosa-Alba

    May 8, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Sounds good especially the Eric flashback. But I live in the UK and as such I’m gonna have to wait even longer. Arrrgh I can’t stand it anymore…….
    Waiting definitely sucks.
    My Generation Kill and Seasons 1&2 dvds are gonna be worn out by the time season 3 gets here.

    • ann in uk

      May 17, 2010 at 6:13 pm

      When do we get to see helpppppppppppppppp

  3. Momma2Leos

    May 8, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    This sounds okay. I just hope there isn’t a Saint Bill link to it all. AB needs to go ahead and start following the books better. Team Eric!! :)

  4. mary

    May 8, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    it needs to be exactly like the books, they are so much better. im reading dead in the family right now! :)

    • ann in uk

      May 17, 2010 at 6:11 pm

      True True like True Blood

  5. Kelsey

    May 8, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    So excited! They should be fantastic. I love how the show isn’t following the books, so everyone will keep being surprised with the show! Great way to to keep viewers tuned in.

  6. J'Neia

    May 8, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    OhmyGod, I am too excited for this

  7. JannyM

    May 9, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Can not wait for this to start! Just finished reading all the books again! Love it!

  8. Sarah

    May 9, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Sounds real close to books. I am excited! Read a interview with AB that said for season 3 and 4 he was sticking closer to the book story lines…YEAH! This is good news for E-R-I-C fans.

    • Ashley

      May 13, 2010 at 10:27 pm

      OMG he said that….thats awesome..

  9. Prince Ruben

    May 9, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Hummana Hummana Hubba Hubba Whoo Hoo Awooooooooooooo !!!!! June 13th is still sooooo far away…. Does anyone know a vampire that can bite me into a coma untill then??

    • vamp***lover

      May 19, 2010 at 4:41 pm

      lmao ya that was good reading. i cant wait 4 the new season 2 come out already!

  10. Desiree J.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:20 am

    The new season is soooo close! My friend pre-ordered Dead in the Family and now I’m waiting to borrow it, argh. But at least she’s going to let me use hers. Anyways, I agree with the others on Alan Ball needing to go more with the storyline in the books. Don’t get me wrong, TrueBlood is still AHHHHMAZING but there is that one thing in season 3 that sets off the rest of the book series. June 13th needs to hurry and come already!!!!!

  11. Anna

    May 10, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Oooh. Sounds good. I can now see how it’ll work out. :D Buh-Bye Bill. At least hopefully. **crosses fingers & prays**

  12. Liz

    May 13, 2010 at 10:54 am

    A number of comments have been removed for being off-topic and for flaming. If you wish to discuss the books, we have a number of posts on the subject here. We also have a fan forum you may register in for all discussions.

  13. raquel

    May 13, 2010 at 11:58 am

    omg it sounds awesome!!! i can’t wait! hooray!!!

  14. GILL

    May 14, 2010 at 4:25 am

    I’M LOVING TRUE BLOOD BUT AS ROSA-ALBA I LIVE IN THE UK AND SEASON 2 FINALE IS TONIGHT.I’VE NOT READ ANY OF THE BOOKS YET BUT WILL DO WHILE I’M WAITING SEASON 3 TO START. JUST READ SYNOPSIS FOR SEASON 3 CAN’T WAIT FOR IT TO AIR HERE. I’M JUST LOVING ERIC HE’S MY KINDA GUY.

  15. Sasi

    May 17, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Who thinks that the gift Eric (my lOVER) bequeaths Lafayette is being his maker? I hope so :-)

  16. ann in uk

    May 17, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    When will we see True Blood 3 in the uk

  17. Greta from KY

    May 18, 2010 at 9:50 am

    I think I may die b4 season 3 starts! Sorry folks, but I am a (Bill) & Sookie girl, but for True Blood, I’ll adapt to any story line…..