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June 26, 2011 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"True Blood's" fourth season opens Sunday night with Sam Trammell returning to HBO's racy vampire drama as Sam Merlotte, a cafe owner and shape-shifter who can turn into any animal he likes and back again. Offstage, Trammell, 40, is also preparing for his debut as the father of twins with his longtime girlfriend, actress Missy Yager. Tell me about Sam Merlotte's adventures in the new season. I understand you have a new love interest. Yeah, I do. Last season, Sam sort of excommunicated his biological family, and he gains a new family in a sense because he meets this person who's also a shape-shifter, named Luna [Janina Gavankar]
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August 12, 2013 | By Alan Eyerly
With the “true death” about to strike down all the inmates at notorious Vamp Camp, rivals Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) come to the rescue in “Life Matters,” Episode 69 of HBO's “True Blood.” In the previous episode, Eric drained nearly all the blood from Warlow (Rob Kazinsky), an ancient faerie/vampire who can walk the earth day or night. Now vampire Bill wants what's left of that blood to save his imprisoned subjects. But that's a nonstarter for Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin)
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August 5, 2013 | By Alan Eyerly
Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) wrestles with an incredibly huge decision in “Dead Meat,” Episode 68 of HBO's “True Blood.” If Sookie persuades faerie/vampire Warlow (Rob Kazinsky) to donate his sunlight-resistant blood, her imprisoned vamp friends will escape a fiery “true death.” But in exchange for Warlow's cooperation, Sookie must marry him and lose her mortal self. "If I do this, I want you to be mine -- forever,” insists Warlow, who's loved Sookie for nearly 6,000 years and understandably can't wait much longer to tie the knot.
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August 5, 2013 | By Alan Eyerly
Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) wrestles with an incredibly huge decision in “Dead Meat,” Episode 68 of HBO's “True Blood.” If Sookie persuades faerie/vampire Warlow (Rob Kazinsky) to donate his sunlight-resistant blood, her imprisoned vamp friends will escape a fiery “true death.” But in exchange for Warlow's cooperation, Sookie must marry him and lose her mortal self. "If I do this, I want you to be mine -- forever,” insists Warlow, who's loved Sookie for nearly 6,000 years and understandably can't wait much longer to tie the knot.
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August 12, 2013 | By Alan Eyerly
With the “true death” about to strike down all the inmates at notorious Vamp Camp, rivals Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) come to the rescue in “Life Matters,” Episode 69 of HBO's “True Blood.” In the previous episode, Eric drained nearly all the blood from Warlow (Rob Kazinsky), an ancient faerie/vampire who can walk the earth day or night. Now vampire Bill wants what's left of that blood to save his imprisoned subjects. But that's a nonstarter for Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin)
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July 1, 2013 | By Alan Eyerly
Louisiana's violent crackdown on vampires grows nastier in “True Blood” Episode 63, “You're No Good.” The state has plenty of resources - including lethal new weapons - but the undead are fighting back. To that end, vampire Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) interrogates the Governor's daughter Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire) and learns about “the camp,” a secret prison/research facility where “sick, sick, sick” experiments are performed on supernaturals. Willa also reveals her mother had an affair with a vampire, partially explaining the Governor's vendetta.
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June 24, 2011 | By Gina McIntyre, Los Angeles Times
God knows it's not easy being Sookie Stackhouse. The telepathic barmaid at the center of so many supernatural occurrences in the sleepy burg of Bon Temps, La., seems to spend most of her time fending off murderous attackers or the romantic advances of vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters and the like. These days, things might even be more complicated for Sookie, who stars not only in bestselling author Charlaine Harris' successful series but also in HBO's hit show "True Blood," which returns for its fourth season Sunday.
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June 17, 2013 | By Alan Eyerly
Remember how “True Blood” ended last August? The Vampire Authority compound is in flames. Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) drinks all the sacred blood supposedly preserved from Lilith (Jessica Clark), the mother of all vampires. Then Bill gruesomely dies the “true death” and reincarnates as a far-more-powerful version of who knows what. Has he become a god? A devil? That's the burning question as Season 6 of the popular HBO series launches with Episode 61: “Who are You, Really?
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May 18, 2010 | By Sarah Smith, Special to the Los Angeles Times
There's never a dull moment in Sookie Stackhouse's hometown of Bon Temps, La. Vampires are trying to live among humans, and now the weres are following them — werewolves, werefoxes and werepanthers, including Sookie's brother, Jason. Sookie's vampire boyfriend/husband, Eric Northman, is being threatened by his maker, the Roman Appius Livius Ocella. Veterans of the recent Fae War are still around, and they're not happy with Sookie. Claude, Sookie's sizzlingly sexy fairy cousin, has decided she needs protection, so he announces that he's moving in. Fairy socks in the living room, an overcrowded vampire guest room in the cellar and a Tabasco-dash of supernatural Southern politics: It's another delicious installment of Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire Mysteries.
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August 19, 2013 | By Alan Eyerly
Mysterious faerie/vampire Warlow (Rob Kazinsky) reveals his monstrous self -- and eventually gets staked in the heart -- on “Radioactive,” the sexy, gory, action-packed Season 6 finale of HBO's “True Blood.” Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) breaks the news to Warlow that she's not ready to go vampire and spend eternity together. Her vamp friends are safe, no longer needing Warlow's sun-resistant blood, so maybe dating is better than nuptials. As for her undead friends, they're dancing in the daylight, stripping off their Vamp Camp prison garb and engaging in orgiastic sex. They also want to play croquet and volleyball.
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July 1, 2013 | By Alan Eyerly
Louisiana's violent crackdown on vampires grows nastier in “True Blood” Episode 63, “You're No Good.” The state has plenty of resources - including lethal new weapons - but the undead are fighting back. To that end, vampire Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) interrogates the Governor's daughter Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire) and learns about “the camp,” a secret prison/research facility where “sick, sick, sick” experiments are performed on supernaturals. Willa also reveals her mother had an affair with a vampire, partially explaining the Governor's vendetta.
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June 17, 2013 | By Alan Eyerly
Remember how “True Blood” ended last August? The Vampire Authority compound is in flames. Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) drinks all the sacred blood supposedly preserved from Lilith (Jessica Clark), the mother of all vampires. Then Bill gruesomely dies the “true death” and reincarnates as a far-more-powerful version of who knows what. Has he become a god? A devil? That's the burning question as Season 6 of the popular HBO series launches with Episode 61: “Who are You, Really?
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June 26, 2011 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"True Blood's" fourth season opens Sunday night with Sam Trammell returning to HBO's racy vampire drama as Sam Merlotte, a cafe owner and shape-shifter who can turn into any animal he likes and back again. Offstage, Trammell, 40, is also preparing for his debut as the father of twins with his longtime girlfriend, actress Missy Yager. Tell me about Sam Merlotte's adventures in the new season. I understand you have a new love interest. Yeah, I do. Last season, Sam sort of excommunicated his biological family, and he gains a new family in a sense because he meets this person who's also a shape-shifter, named Luna [Janina Gavankar]
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June 24, 2011 | By Gina McIntyre, Los Angeles Times
God knows it's not easy being Sookie Stackhouse. The telepathic barmaid at the center of so many supernatural occurrences in the sleepy burg of Bon Temps, La., seems to spend most of her time fending off murderous attackers or the romantic advances of vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters and the like. These days, things might even be more complicated for Sookie, who stars not only in bestselling author Charlaine Harris' successful series but also in HBO's hit show "True Blood," which returns for its fourth season Sunday.
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July 8, 2013 | By Alan Eyerly
Warlow revealed! Andy's faerie kids dead? Governor's daughter goes vampire! Sam gets a new girlfriend - and a human one at that? So much to recap in “True Blood” Episode 64. Ironically titled “At Last,” referring to the Etta James love song, the latest episode reveals that Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) has no love for Ben Flynn (Rob Kazinsky). That's because she knows Ben isn't a faerie/human hybrid like he claims. Instead, he's an unholy faerie/vampire mix. What's more, he's the dreaded Warlow, perhaps the world's oldest vampire.
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