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True Blood Season 3 Episodes

12 Episodes 2010 - 2010

Season 3 of the adaptation of Charlaine Harris' Southern vampire novels begins with another body in Merlotte's parking lot, which sends Tara (Rutina Wesley) down an even darker path than before and Andy (Chris Bauer) covering for the deadeye Jason (Ryan Kwanten). All the carnage outside his restaurant must be getting to Sam (Sam Trammell), who takes off to find out more about his past, and winds up taking in his kid brother, Tommy (Marshall Allman). Meanwhile, Sookie (Anna Paquin) gets a werewolf bodyguard named Alcide (Joe Manganiello) in her search for Bill (Stephen Moyer), who's been summoned to the court of Russell Edgington (Denis O'Hare), the eccentric vampire king of Mississippi; Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) finds an unlikely suitor in Hoyt (Jim Parrack); and Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) discovers he has more in common with his mother's nurse, Jesus (Kevin Alejandro), than just a mutual attraction.

Episode 1

Bad Blood

Sun, Jun 13, 2010 60 mins

In the third-season premiere, Sookie gets little cooperation from Eric in her frantic search for a missing Bill. Meanwhile, Andy persuades Jason to keep quiet about Eggs' death, which leaves Tara beside herself with grief and Lafayette with the difficult task of consoling his cousin.

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Episode 2

Beautifully Broken

Sun, Jun 20, 2010 60 mins

A new crisis causes Eric to reflect on an old mission; Lafayette uses fear to prove a point to Tara; Sookie may be an unwitting pawn in a plot by Russell Edgington, the Vampire King of Mississippi, to expand his influence; Jason rides shotgun with Andy on a drug bust.

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Episode 3

It Hurts Me Too

Sun, Jun 27, 2010 60 mins

Sookie's search for Bill takes her to Mississippi after Eric enlists a werewolf to protect her; Jason struggles to focus on his police exams; Arlene shares a surprise with Terry; Lafayette reluctantly accepts a gift from a benefactor; Franklin uses his powers of persuasion on Jessica and Tara; Bud sours on law enforcement after yet another gruesome discovery.

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Episode 4

9 Crimes

Sun, Jul 11, 2010 60 mins

Sookie goes to an engagement party for Alcide's ex (Brit Morgan); Tara takes a road trip with Franklin; Eric's search for Bill takes on a sense of urgency; Andy gets a promotion; Sam comes to an agreement with the Mickens; Bill does a favor for Russell and Lorena.

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Episode 5


Sun, Jul 18, 2010 60 mins

Sookie and Alcide seek counsel from an expert to counter Russell's werewolves; Tara mulls an offer from Franklin; Joe Lee lets Sam and Tommy down; Lafayette learns a lesson from Jesus; Eric's zest for revenge intensifies with a reminder of his past.

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Episode 6

I Got a Right to Sing the Blues

Sun, Jul 25, 2010 60 mins

Russell goes to Louisiana to take the next step in his quest for power; Sookie worries what Lorena has in store for Bill; Jason and Lafayette face obstacles in their respective romances; Jessica starts practicing what Pam's been preaching; Tara goes to extremes to resist Franklin's charms; Tommy has trouble breaking out on his own.

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Episode 7

Hitting the Ground

Sun, Aug 1, 2010 60 mins

Sam intervenes when Melinda and Joe Lee rope Tommy into a dogfighting ring; Eric hatches a plan to get information from Sophie-Anne; Sookie makes a last-ditch attempt to rescue Bill; Jason searches for clues about Crystal; Debbie vows to get even with Alcide; Russell turns his back on the Magister.

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Episode 8

Night on the Sun

Sun, Aug 8, 2010 60 mins

Alcide's family emergency leaves Sookie unprotected; Lafayette is surprised by a visit from his mom (Alfre Woodard); Sam has his hands full with Tommy; Jessica and Bill patch up their differences; Sophie-Anne moves into a new home; Jason makes a desperate move to save Crystal.

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Episode 9

Everything Is Broken

Sun, Aug 15, 2010 60 mins

Nan Flanagan goes to Fangtasia for answers about the Magister's whereabouts; Bill gets to the bottom of Sookie's real identity; Jason finds an unlikely ally in his feud with Felton and Calvin; Arlene has a pessimistic view of her future; Sookie meets another family member; Russell vows to get back at his enemies.

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Episode 10

I Smell a Rat

Sun, Aug 22, 2010 60 mins

Sookie gets a dire warning from Bill; Sam's emotional outburst takes him on an unpleasant trip down memory lane; Arlene asks Holly for help with a dilemma; Jessica faces a romantic conundrum; Russell vows revenge on his foes; Jesus changes his opinion of a certain mind-altering substance.

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Episode 11

Fresh Blood

Sun, Aug 29, 2010 60 mins

Eric proceeds with caution in his quest for revenge; Jessica and Hoyt's romance intensifies; Bill's attempt to win back Sookie's trust backfires; Arlene's future depends on divine intervention; Jason struggles to understand Crystal's revelation; Lafayette receives a rude welcome back to reality after a "V" trip.

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Episode 12

Evil Is Going On

Sun, Sep 12, 2010 60 mins

In the third-season finale, Eric's overwhelming thirst for revenge against Russell presents a moral dilemma. Meanwhile, a frustrated Sookie gives serious consideration to a life without vampires; Hoyt ignores his mother's pleas to stick with Summer; Lafayette's bond with Jesus grows stronger; Tommy's latest screwup gets on Sam's last nerve; and Jason thinks about yet another new career.

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