First off, know that computer-utilizing HBO subscribers get an extra hour of “True Blood” this weekend.
As soon as this weekend's season premiere, “She’s Not There,” concludes at 10 p.m. Sunday, the season’s second episode, “You Smell Like Dinner,” will be available on HBO GO. This will permit fans to more fully enjoy their July 4 weekend.
Bill punishes an errant vampire!! Jason begs for liberation from Hotshot! Eric surrenders to his king’s will! HBO tells us what happens in the season’s first six episodes:
“She’s Not There”
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.
“You Smell Like Dinner”
Sookie (Anna Paquin) adjusts to Bon Temps’ new realities; Bill (Stephen Moyer) reveals pieces of his past; Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) 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.
“If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin’?”
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.
“I’m Alive and on Fire”
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.
“I Hate You, I Love You”
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.
“I Wish I Was the Moon”
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.
What happens in the season’s first eight minutes:
9 p.m. Sunday. HBO.