SPOILERS: Episode Descriptions for True Blood 7.03-7.05
Well that was down to the wire! HBO waited until the last minute to release the synopses for July’s True Blood episodes, probably because they reveal more about Eric’s storyline. Let’s see what we can glean!
Episode 7.03: “Fire in the Hole”
Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Sookie (Anna Paquin) hatches a dangerous plan to take down the H-Vamps, even as Vince (Brett Rickaby) and his armed vigilantes pose an equally serious threat. Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) gets high with James (Nathan Parsons); Jason (Ryan Kwanten) eyes a family future with Violet (Karolina Wydra); Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire) is forced to find a new place to stay; Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) sheds her past. Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) offers Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) a compelling reason to return to Louisiana – and be the vampire he used to be.
Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Lee Rose.
Episode 7.04: “Death Is Not the End”
Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 13 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
In the aftermath of yet another bloodbath, Sam (Sam Trammell), Sookie and Jason find themselves the bearers of bad news in Bon Temps and beyond. Pam recalls the events that led her and Eric to Shreveport and Fangtasia. Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) get nourishment from unexpected sources. Following a new lead, Sookie enlists a band of vampires and humans to track down the H-Vamps.
Written by Daniel Kenneth; directed by Gregg Fienberg.
Episode 7.05: “Lost Cause”
Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Exhausted from her recent travails, Sookie finds herself the unwilling host of a festive mainstreaming party in Bon Temps. In search of an elusive adversary, Eric and Pam head to Dallas and attend a gala fundraiser. Andy (Chris Bauer) makes a life-changing decision; Jessica and James reach a crossroads; Bill loses himself in remembrance of human days.
Written by Craig Chester; directed by Howie Deutch.
Did you catch that in 7.04 we’ll get an Eric/Pam flashback? Yay! Bill has another flashback in 7.05, and it sounds like he may need a reminder to live in the present, a la Harry Potter and Dumbledore. Meanwhile, prepare yourselves for a bloodbath next week in episode 7.03. (Those worried about Sam after that shot in the preview for 7.03: note that he’s in the description for 7.04.)
And that takes us up to the week of Comic Con when we expect to see most of the main cast on stage for the last time.
Buckle up, Truebies!