Thursday, July 28, 2011

True Blood - August Episode descriptions

Episode #43:  “Cold Grey Light of Dawn” ( S4.07)
Debut:  SUNDAY, AUG. 7 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates:  Aug. 7 (11:00 p.m.), 9 (11:30 p.m.), 10 (9:00 p.m.), 13 (10:00 p.m.) and 26 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates:  Aug. 8 (9:00 p.m.), 11 (10:00 p.m.), 12 (midnight) and 14 (5:00 p.m.)
With  Marnie (Fiona Shaw) empowered by spirits of the dead, Bill (Stephen  Moyer) issues an unpopular order to save vampires from the light.  Eric  (Alexander Skarsgård) embraces his amnesia; Luna (Janina Gavankar)  discovers Sam (Sam Trammell) is not the man she thought he was;  Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) expands his consciousness; Pam (Kristin Bauer  van Straten) gets a body peel; Andy’s (Chris Bauer) date with Holly  (Lauren Bowles) doesn’t go as planned; Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) has  doubts about her future with Hoyt (Jim Parrack); Alcide (Joe  Manganiello) and Debbie (Brit Morgan) join a new pack.
Written by Alexander Woo; directed by Michael Ruscio.

Episode #44:  “Spellbound?” (S4.08)
Debut:  SUNDAY, AUG. 14 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 14 (11:00 p.m.), 16 (11:30 p.m.), 17 (9:00 p.m.), 20 (9:45 p.m.) and 26 (9:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates:  Aug. 15 (9:00 p.m.), 18 (10:00 p.m.), 19 (1:15 a.m.) and 21 (5:00 p.m.)
As  Bill and Marnie brace for a dangerous midnight faceoff, Sookie (Anna  Paquin) and Eric pledge their allegiance to the King.  Jason (Ryan  Kwanten) is torn between friendship and passion, and Jessica is spurned  from two homes; Lafayette becomes the pawn of a tormented spirit; Tommy  (Marshall Allman) takes a walk in someone else’s shoes; Sam contends  with yet another adversary in Marcus (Dan Buran), Luna’s ex and the  leader of Alcide’s new pack.
Written by Alan Ball; directed by Daniel Minahan.

Episode #45:  “Run” (S4.09)
Debut:  SUNDAY, AUG. 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates:  Aug. 21 (11:00 p.m.), 23 (11:30 p.m.), 24 (9:00 p.m.), 26 (10:00 p.m.) and 27 (2:00 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates:  Aug. 22 (9:00 p.m.), 25 (10:00 p.m.), 26 (1:15 a.m.), and 28 (4:30 p.m.)
Convalescing  after her latest near-death trauma, Sookie envisions a world where  there’s room for both Bill and Eric.  Jesus (Kevin Alejandro) tries to  purge The Restless  spirit out of Lafayette; Marcus enlists Alcide to help him deal with  the Sam situation; Bill and Nan Flanagan (Jessica Tuck) clash over their  agendas; Hoyt asks Jason to make a delivery to Jessica; despite Tara  (Rutina Wesley) and Holly’s misgivings, Marnie plots her next move  against the vampires, during a “Festival of Tolerance” event at  Shreveport.
Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Romeo Tirone.

Episode #46:  “Burning Down the House” (S4.10)
Debut:  SUNDAY, AUG. 28 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
HBO playdates:  Aug. 28 (11:00 p.m.), 30 (11:30 p.m.) and 31 (9:00 p.m.), and Sept. 3 (1:30 a.m.) and 7 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdate:  Aug. 29 (10:00 p.m.)
As  all hell breaks loose in Shreveport, Sookie summons her most potent  powers yet to save Bill, in the process breaking a spell and leading  Marnie/Antonia to re-evaluate her mission.  Jason urges Jessica to  glamour him for Hoyt’s sake; Terry (Todd Lowe) drags Andy to “Fort  Bellefleur” for an intervention; Alcide reconsiders his allegiances  after Marcus’ fight with Tommy; Jesus, accompanied by Sookie, Lafayette  and Jason, tries to breach the Moongoddess Emporium’s defenses to  liberate Tara and Holly, while Bill leads a brigade of vampires  committed to blowing the place to kingdom come.
Written by Nancy Oliver; directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
TRUE  BLOOD was created by Alan Ball; based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels  by Charlaine Harris; executive producers, Alan Ball and Gregg Fienberg;  co-executive producers, Brian Buckner, Mark Hudis, Raelle Tucker, Nancy  Oliver and Alexander Woo; associate producer, Christina Jokanovich