True Blood"'s three July episodes and they hint at some bloody bad news. Would we expect anything less? When you see hints that involve a "dangerous plan," "bloodbath," "bearers of bad news" and (ugh) "Sarah Newlin," you know this final season is amping up for a big finish.
Check out the episode titles and descriptions below, including the air times...
Episode #73: “Fire in the Hole”
Debut: Sunday, July 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: July 6 (11:30 p.m., 2:00 a.m.), 7 (11:30 p.m.), 8 (12:15 a.m.), 9 (8:00 p.m., 12:35 a.m.) and 11 (midnight)
HBO2 playdates: July 7 (9:00 p.m.), 10 (4:20 a.m.), 12 (9:00 p.m.) and 13 (8:00 p.m.)
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 #74: “Death Is Not the End”
Debut: Sunday, July 13 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: July 13 (11:30 p.m., 2:00 a.m.), 14 (11:15 p.m.), 15 (12:15 a.m.), 16 (8:00 p.m., 12:30 a.m.) and 18 (midnight)
HBO2 playdates: July 14 (9:00 p.m.), 17 (3:40 a.m.), 19 (9:00 p.m.), 20 (8:00 p.m.) and 31 (3:00 a.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 #75: “Lost Cause”
Debut: Sunday, July 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: July 20 (11:30 p.m., 2:00 a.m.), 21 (10:30 p.m.), 22 (midnight), 23 (8:00 p.m., 12:30 a.m.) and 25 (midnight)
HBO2 playdates: July 21 (9:00 p.m.), 24 (2:00 a.m.), 26 (9:00 p.m.), 27 (8:00 p.m.) and 31 (4:00 a.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.