True Blood returns for its seventh and final season Sunday (9/8c, HBO) and picks up just moments after most of the townspeople of Bon Temps gathered in support of the "One Vampire-One Human" movement that paired people up in exchange for clean blood and protection. But a horde of Hep-V-infected vamps were about to close in and surely cause chaos in the little backwoods parish. Sadly, you shouldn't expect everyone to survive the inevitable clash. It is the final season, after all!
So, what's in store for Sookie & Co. before the HBO fantasy drama meets its true death? TVGuide.com offers up this quick refresher on where we left off and a juicy tease about what to expect in the final season:
Ryan Kwanten, Anna Paquin
True Blood left fans with their jaws dropped last Sunday as progeny met maker in a fight to the death. Kristin Bauer van Straten was on hand at Saturday's Comic-Con panel to talk about Pam's role in the death match, but Alexander Skarsgard was not. Before you freak out about what that means, know that upcoming footage screened at the beginning of the panel did include Skarsgard, which should give Eric fans some hope.
In the same week that the Supreme Court ruled to make same-sex marriage legal in California and to make federal benefits available to same-sex spouses and when both New York and San Francisco are celebrating Pride weekend, it seems appropriate to check in on the not-exactly-subtle symbolic journey of True Blood. From the very first episode, when vampires were encouraged to "come out of the coffin," the show hasn't made it a secret that it aims to tell a story about civil rights, specifically gay rights.
Rutina Wesley, Anna Paquin, Lucy Griffiths
Billith has risen!
True Blood returns for its sixth season Sunday (9/8c, HBO), picking up just moments after Bill (Stephen Moyer) drank the blood of original vampire Lilith (Jessica Clark), exploded and then resurrected from a pool of blood. Totally normal, right? But Billith will be the least of everyone's worries this season as Louisiana declares war on vampires. Not to mention, the mysterious Warlow is also coming after Sookie (Anna Paquin). With so much in store, TVGuide.com caught up with the cast of HBO's hit series to get the low down: