June 22, 2011 12:00pm PT by Jethro Nededog
'True Blood' Spoilers: HBO Reveals First 6 Episodes of Season 4 (Video)
HBO released the episode descriptions for the first six episodes of True Blood Season 4 premiering Sunday at 9 p.m.
They give a good idea of just how quickly the witches begin to dominate Bon Temps and the vampires. It also seems as if many of the characters will begin exploring their supernatural tendencies in a much more purposeful way than they have in previous seasons.
Check out the episode descriptions below.
Episode #37 (S4, Ep. 1): "She's Not There," Sunday, June 26
Sookie (Anna Paquin) journeys away from Bon Temps; Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) and Bill (Stephen Moyer) try to win back the human public; Jason (Ryan Kwanten) learns that no good deed goes unpunished; Tara (Rutina Wesley) finds refuge in close quarters; Sam (Sam Trammell) bonds with his own; Hoyt (Jim Parrack) and Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) debate the dinner menu; Jesus (Kevin Alejandro) urges Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) to join a coven; and Terry (Todd Lowe) tries to alleviate Arlene's (Carrie Preston) fears about the baby.
Written by Alexander Woo; directed by Michael Lehmann.
Episode #38 (S4, Ep. 2): “You Smell Like Dinner, Sunday, July 3
Sookie (Anna Paquin) adjusts to Bon Temps’ new realities; Bill (Stephen Moyer) reveals pieces of his past; Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) crashes a witches’ meeting; Jason (Ryan Kwanten) gets his wounds licked; Andy (Chris Bauer) struggles with his addiction; Sam (Sam Trammell) learns of Luna’s (Janina Gavankar) special talents; Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) satisfies her blood cravings; and Arlene (Carrie Preston) witnesses strange behavior from her family.
Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Scott Winant.
Episode #39 (S4, Ep. 3): “If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin’?,” Sunday, July 10
Sookie makes a deal with Eric, and reconnects with Alcide (Joe Manganiello); Bill punishes an errant vampire and counsels a guilt-ridden Jessica; Jason is cast as a reluctant savior; Tommy (Marshall Allman) eyes a scam and alienates Sam; Marnie (Fiona Shaw) flexes her newfound powers; Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) delivers an ultimatum to Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis), Tara (Rutina Wesley) and Jesus (Kevin Alejandro); Eric spoils Sookie’s faerie reunion.
Written by Alan Ball; directed by David Petrarca.
Episode #40 (S4, Ep. 4): “I’m Alive and on Fire,” Sunday, July 17
Alcide helps Sookie hunt for Eric; Marnie searches for guidance to break a spell; Bill discovers a common bond with the Bellefleurs; Jason begs for liberation from Hotshot; Sam penetrates Luna’s inner circle; Arlene sees the writing on the wall; Tommy returns to his roots.
Written by Nancy Oliver; directed by Michael Lehmann.
Episode #41 (S4, Ep. 5): “I Hate You, I Love You,” Sunday, July 24
Sookie nurtures Eric; Bill gets involved personally in the necromancy crisis; Pam takes the veil; Sam becomes Tommy’s accomplice; Arlene and Terry look to religion to solve their problem; Jesus and Lafayette head to Mexico to harness a shaman’s power; Jason convalesces.
Written by Mark Hudis; directed by Daniel Minahan.
Episode #42 (S4, Ep. 6): “I Wish I Was the Moon,” Sunday, July 31
Sookie searches for Jason under a full moon; Marnie connects with spirits of the past; Arlene and Terry cope with a suspicious inferno; Debbie (Brit Morgan) urges Alcide to join a new werewolf community; Tommy trades places with Sam; Lafayette feels the spirit in Mexico; Eric surrenders to his King’s will.
Written by Raelle Tucker; directed by Jeremy Podeswa.
Also, the network released a few sexy new promos, including character-driven ones for Sookie and Eric. Watch them below.
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