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Darkness Falls: Season Two of HBO's "True Blood" Approaches

With only a few weeks to go until the start of Season Two of vampire drama True Blood on HBO, the pay cabler has officially released the description of the first three episodes of Season Two, which will kick off on June 14th at 9 pm ET/PT.

But beware: there are SPOILERS below for the first three episodes, so only read them if you dare...

June 14th: "Nothing But the Blood" (Written by Alexander Woo; directed by Daniel Minahan)

A shocking murder outside Merlotteʼs has Bon Temps reeling. Meanwhile, Sookieʼs (Anna Paquin) relationship with Bill (Stephen Moyer) is tested when she learns about Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll), and of his involvement in her uncleʼs death. Sam (Sam Trammell) recalls a shape-shifting encounter he had with Maryann (Michelle Forbes) as a 17-year-old. Jason (Ryan Kwanten) gets a sudden windfall that allows him to pay for a leadership retreat with the Fellowship of the Sun. Two adversaries find themselves sharing a mysterious dungeon and, possibly, the same fate.

June 21st: “Keep This Party Going” (Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Michael Lehmann)

Sookie is forced to cope with Billʼs obligations to Jessica, as well as the romantic
inconveniences the teen vampireʼs presence creates. At the Light of Day leadership conference, Jason makes a favorable impression on its ambitious leaders, Steve (Michael McMillian) and Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp), though not on his jealous roommate Luke (Wes Brown). Maryann casts her spell on Merlotteʼs patrons, and Sam proves helpless to stop the revelry.

June 28th: “Scratches” (Written by Raelle Tucker; directed by Scott Winant)

When Sookie is attacked by a mysterious creature, Bill must enlist Ericʼs (Alexander Skarsgård) help to save her. At the Light of Day retreat, Jason has second thoughts about the sectʼs anti-vampire agenda, but Sarah and Steve counter his doubts with flattery and promises. After snapping at Tara (Rutina Wesley) and new employee Daphne (Ashley Jones), Sam decides to cut and run. A bored Jessica heads over to Merlotteʼs, where a smitten Hoyt (Jim Parrack) falls under her spell. At another Maryann-hosted party, Tara finds her attraction to Eggs (Mehcad Brooks) interrupted by a swirling,
aphrodisiac fog.

The full press release from HBO about True Blood's second season--and a look at the cliffhanger ending of Season One--can be found below.

HIT HBO SERIES TRUE BLOOD KICKS OFF SECOND SEASON JUNE 14

In the backwoods Louisiana town of Bon Temps, the mystery surrounding the serial killer has finally been solved. But just as things are settling down, deadly new twists threaten Sookie Stackhouse and everyone around her.

TRUE BLOOD kicks off its 12-episode second season SUNDAY, JUNE 14 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, followed by other new episodes on subsequent Sundays at the same time. Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, the show takes place in the not-too-distant future, when vampires have come out of the coffin, thanks to the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood that means they no longer need humans as a nutritional source. The show follows the romance between waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear peopleʼs thoughts, and her soul mate, 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). Alan Ball (creator of the Emmy®-winning HBO series Six Feet Under) created and executive produces the show, which is based on the best-selling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.

Other cast regulars on TRUE BLOOD include: Ryan Kwanten as Sookieʼs brother Jason; Rutina Wesley as her best friend Tara Thornton; Sam Trammell as Sookieʼs good-hearted boss Sam Merlotte; Carrie Preston as Sookieʼs fellow waitress Arlene Fowler; William Sanderson as Sheriff Bud Dearborne; Chris Bauer as Detective Andy Bellefleur; Todd Lowe as Terry Bellefleur; Michelle Forbes as Maryann Forrester; Alexander Skarsgård as Eric, a Nordic vampire; Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica, a new vampire under Billʼs supervision; Mehcad Brooks as Eggs “Benedict” Talley; Michael McMillian as Rev. Steve Newlin; Mariana Kloveno as Lorena; Anna Camp as Sarah Newlin; and Jim Parrack as Hoyt Fortenberry.

Meanwhile, for those of you who need a refresher on the True Blood Season One finale's cliffhanger ending, look no further than the below:



True Blood's second season kicks off on Sunday, June 14th at 9 pm ET/PT on HBO.

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