Episode #77: “May Be the Last Time”

Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 3 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: Aug. 3 (11:30 p.m.2:00 a.m.), 4 (midnight), 5 (midnight), 6 (9:00 p.m.12:30 a.m.), 8 (1:00 a.m.) and 9 (10:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Aug. 4 (9:00 p.m.), 7 (2:45 a.m.), 9 (9:00 p.m.), 10 (8:00 p.m.), 21 (1:00 a.m.) and 24 (6:00 p.m.)

Eric (Alexander Skarsgård), Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Mr. Gus (Will Yun Lee) close in on Sarah (Anna Camp) in Dallas. Adilyn (Bailey Noble) and Wade (Noah Matthews) find a temporary haven, and unexpected hospitality. Refusing to accept the inevitable, a desperate Sookie (Anna Paquin) turns to unexpected resources in search of a miracle. Bill (Stephen Moyer) recalls the inexorable forces that led him to his marriage 170 years earlier. A familiar face resurfaces in Bon Temps. Sam (Sam Trammell) faces a quandary.

Written by Craig Chester; directed by Simon Jayes.

Episode #78: “Almost Home”

Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 10 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: Aug. 10 (11:30 p.m.,2:00 a.m.), 11 (11:35 p.m.), 12 (midnight), 13 (8:00 p.m.12:30 a.m.) and 15 (midnight)

HBO2 playdates: Aug. 11 (8:00 p.m.), 14 (3:25 a.m.), 16 (noon9:00 pm.), 17 (8:00 p.m.), 21 (2:00 a.m.) and 24 (7:00 p.m.)

With his prey in sight, Eric reconsiders his end-game strategies against Sarah. Sookie puts her life at risk in hopes of saving Bill. Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) and Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) urge Reverend Daniels (Gregg Daniel) to join them in their V-fueled search for Tara (Rutina Wesley). Violet (Karolina Wydra) eyes payback against those who betrayed her, while an old love is reborn for others.

Written by Kate Barnow; directed by Jesse Warn.


TRUE BLOOD was created by Alan Ball; based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris; executive producers, Alan Ball, Brian Buckner, Gregg Fienberg and Angela Robinson; co-executive producer, Howard Deutch; supervising producer, Kate Barnow; producers, David Auge and Bruce Dunn; co-producers, Christina Jokanovich, Ronald Cosmo Vecchiarelli andSunday Stevens.