Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer

As True Blood starts charging towards the Season 4 finale, executive producer Alan Ball was on hand at HBO's summer TV session to dish out a few spoilers — and when we say few, we mean very few. Here is the transcript of our rapid-fire lightning round with the very cagey Ball:

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What will we see in the war between witches and vampires?
Ball:
It will go places that surprise you. It's not linear.

What can you say of the Bill-Sookie-Eric triangle?
Ball:
It's complicated.

Will Sookie (Anna Paquin) be able to forgive Bill (Stephen Moyer)?
Ball:
I believe forgiveness is possible for everybody for everything, but I'm a Buddist, so...

Were you careful with the relationship between Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) and Sookie because of Team Bill?
Ball:
I don't worry about Team Bill or Team Eric. I love [the fourth book] because I thought it was a great story, but I'm Team Sookie.

Because Jason (Ryan Kwanten) drank Jessica's (Deborah Ann Woll) blood, will his sex dreams continue?
Ball:
He's had her blood and he's already a very sexual person, but he's going to be attracted to her.

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What is the season building up to?
Ball:
The fate of vampires as a whole.

What's the big, bad villain for next season?
Ball:
We are just in the beginning of Season 5, so it's too early to say, but we're basing it on the books.

Do you feel pressure to top each villain?
Ball:
I don't think that way because that's only a recipe for trouble. I love my job, I enjoy doing it. I'm not going to put pressure on myself to top. I just want to tell the best story and the most fun story.

Why did the show really jump one year in the future this year?
Ball:
The root of that was how we get Jason to be a cop.

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Bonus non-True Blood question: Having created ABC's Oh, Grow Up and co-executive produced CBS' Cybill, would you ever consider doing another sitcom?
Ball:
No, no, no. I would rather drive rusty railroad spikes into my eyes.

True Blood airs Sundays at 9/8c on HBO.