There are tragically only three episodes left in the fourth season of True Blood, the most outlandish and diverse season yet of the HBO drama. What once seemed to be a program simply about vampires has blossomed into a smorgasbord of shapeshifters, werewolves, faeries, werepanthers, witches, and mediums. Fret not, dear viewer, HBO has released the synopses of the last two episodes to hold you over, and season five will be here soon enough.
Episode eleven, Soul of Fire, will be airing on Sunday, September 4th. Here’s the description:
As the Wiccan-vampire standoff reaches a critical juncture, Sookie (Anna Paquin) summons her faerie powers to prevent Marnie (Fiona Shaw) from bewitching Bill (Stephen Moyer), Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) into a suicide march, while Jesus (Kevin Alejandro) casts a secret spell designed to un-bind Marnie/Antonia and break the witch’s deadly defenses. Sam (Sam Trammell) settles a score with Marcus (Dan Buran); Alcide (Joe Manganiello) confronts Debbie (Brit Morgan) about her allegiances; Andy (Chris Bauer) finds unexpected passion in the forest; Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) is consumed by the past.
It’s about time that Sookie used her faerie powers to help Eric and Bill, both of whom she allegedly loves despite the fact that she’s done nothing but silver one of them down when Marnie/Antonia tries to make him see the sun. And clearly, it’s no surprise that there will be Debbie-related drama.
Episode twelve, the season finale, And When I Die, will air on Sunday, September 11th. Description is as follows:
It’s Samhain, Wicca’s greatest holy day, and spirits of the dead surface in Bon Temps, giving Sookie valuable allies to combat Marnie’s newest incarnation. Lafayette’s latest medium encounter imperils his relationship with Jesus; Jason (Ryan Kwanten) finds confession good for the soul, but not the body; Alcide makes a heartfelt appeal to the woman he loves; Terry (Todd Lowe) receives an unexpected visitor at Merlotte’s; Sam and Luna (Janina Gavankar) envision a storybook ending, for once; Nan (Jessica Tuck) wears out her welcome with Bill and Eric. Debbie confronts Sookie and Tara (Rutina Wesley) with deadly consequences, and the denizens of Bon Temps brace for a new crisis with a familiar face.
Sounds like the holy witch day “Samhain” will be a perfect backdrop for the finale. Obviously the standout from this description is the last clause, “the denizens of Bon Temps brace for a new crisis with a familiar face.” Familiar face, huh? Well the serial killer from season one is dead, the maenad from season two is gone as well, but Russel Edgington (Denis O’Hare), the bad guy from season three, was only cased in cement. Not to mention the fact that writers have spoken about his return in the past…hmmm
Are you ready for the True Blood season finale?