True Blood season 6 ended on a bit of a low note, with a couple of exciting storylines set up for season 7. Unfortunately, it wasn’t really enough to save the series with the fans, and unsurprisingly HBO and the showrunners knew when to put the show out of its misery. I mean, when you share space with Game of Thrones, you’ve gotta prove your worth even more.
If you’re like me and you hope to God that they end the season mercifully, check out the synopses for the first two episodes of the seventh season. Personally, I think that the first two episodes show promise because they are getting back to their roots. And when all else fails, add a vampire war for a little variety. Oh, and have no fear because it seems like our favorite viking vamp might just be alright after all. I am still skeptical, but I am hoping for the best for this season. Last season made me want to jump through the TV to kick Sookie in her neck.
Season seven cast members on TRUE BLOOD include: Sam Trammell as Sam, Ryan Kwanten as Jason, Rutina Wesley as Tara, Chris Bauer as Andy, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam, Amelia Rose Blaire as Willa, Lauren Bowles as Holly, Tara Buck as Ginger, Gregg Daniel as Rev. Daniels, Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette, Aaron Christian Howles as Rocky, Joe Manganiello as Alcide, Noah Matthews as Wade, Bailey Noble as Adilyn, Nathan Parsons as James (previously played by Luke Grimes), Adina Porter as Lettie Mae, Carrie Preston as Arlene, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Nicole, Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica, and Karolina Wydra as Violet.
Episode #71: “Jesus Gonna Be Here”
Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 22 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: June 22 (10:00 p.m., 11:30 p.m., 1:00 a.m.), 23 (11:00 p.m.), 24 (11:00 p.m.), 25 (8:00 p.m., 12:45 a.m.) and 27 (midnight)
HBO2 playdates: June 23 (9:00 p.m.), 26 (1:00 a.m.), 28 (9:00 p.m.) and 29 (8:00 p.m.), and July 10 (2:30 a.m.)
A band of rogue H-vamps crashes the vampire-human mixer at Bellefleur’s, with shocking results. As Sookie (Anna Paquin) seeks refuge from accusations that she’s somehow to blame for the chaos in Bon Temps, the “one vampire for every human” plan moves forward. In the face of a vigilante insurrection led by redneck Vince (Brett Rickaby), Bill (Stephen Moyer) receives aid from an unexpected source.
Written by Angela Robinson; directed by Stephen Moyer.
Episode #72: “I Found You”
Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 29 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: June 29 (11:45 p.m., 2:30 a.m.) and 30 (11:15 p.m.), and July 1 (12:15 a.m.), 2 (8:00 p.m., 12:30 a.m.) and 4 (midnight)
HBO2 playdates: June 30 (9:00 p.m.) and June 3 (3:35 a.m.), 5 (9:00 p.m.), 6 (8:00 p.m.) and 10 (3:25 a.m.)
A trio of hostages taken in the Bellefleur’s attack looks to a familiar face as a possible liberator from the H-vamps. Sookie and Jason (Ryan Kwanten) visit the neighboring town of Saint Alice, where a young woman’s diary offers clues to the potential fate of Bon Temps. Spurned by Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis), a desperate Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) turns to Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire) to channel her family past. Vince whips his fellow vigilantes into a dangerous frenzy. Pam’s (Kristin Bauer van Straten) search for her maker leads her to a very familiar place.
Written by Kate Barnow; directed by Howard Deutch.
Is it bad that I am praying these H-Vamps get super crunk in Bon Temps? Because Sookie and crew were boring the hell out of me, with the exception of Pam, Tara, and Lafayette. Oh, and what’s going on with Hoyt? Is life really that good in Alaska?
In the meantime, check out the promo images HBO released in case you missed them: