Episode 301

“Bad Blood”
Original airdate: June 13, 2010

Gallery: Promotional Photos | Screencaps

Official Description – added 05.08.10

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.)

Note: This episode was originally called “Pack of Wolves”.

Casting Call – added 10.27.2009

Tommy Mickens, Sam’s long lost younger brother. He has a scar on his face from

ear to cheek, works at a tire store in Arkansas, and a family with a bad reputation. He doesn’t know who Sam is when Sam finds him. Sounds like we’ll also being seeing Tommy nude; the casting call specifies that the role involves “backside nudity”. Another shapeshifter in the family?

During the course of looking for his family, Sam encounters Betty and Marvin, an African-American couple who live on a rundown street in Arkansas. Marvin dislikes the Mickens, but Betty – impressed by Sam’s ability to quiet her pitbull – helps him find Tommy.

Olivia, an elderly woman who uses a walker and an oxygen tank, might be under Jesus Velasquez’s care. She sees Bill and mistakes him for her son. Could he be her ancestor?

Those who have read the books will be familiar with Franklin Mott. Described as “sexy, sexy, sexy, sexy”, this vampire is tall, dark , handsome and has an instant connection with Tara. When she faces down some racist rednecks, he rushes to her aid. Is he too good to be true?

Tara also encounters Reverend Daniels, the pastor at Lettie Mae’s church who tries to bring Tara comfort and reconciliation with her mother. It sounds like Lettie Mae has developed an infatuation with her pastor as well.

In what sounds like a challenging storyline for Bill Compton, True Blood is casting a biker gang called the F*ck You Crew who take turns stabbing and feeding on Bill. Cooter (aka Coot) is the gang’s leader, Louie, Jimmy, and Gus are his subordinates high on V. These are recurring roles.

Jason Stackhouse tries to get it on with Jen and Missy, recent NYU grads who are studying to become vets, but keeps seeing them with bullet holes in their heads. Sounds like Terry isn’t the only one suffering from PTSD.

Yvetta is Eric’s new dancer at Fangtasia, and his lover. She a gorgeous Eastern European who speaks Czech. Although she’s currently only slated for one episode, there’s the option she’ll become a recurring character.