Last week on "True Blood," Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) received unexpected help from Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and her lover, the amnesic Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) who vowed to follow him into battle against the deadly witch, Antonia (Fiona Shaw), who has seemingly taken over Marnie's body for good. And Sookie was shocked to find that her best friend, Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley) had joined the coven to fight the vampires.
Antonia quickly proved to be too powerful for the vampires, as she seemingly enslaved Eric as Sookie was struck down by a bullet while Bill was overcome by the coven. Only Alcide Hervaux's (Joe Manganiello) intervention may have saved Sookie's life, but in doing so he betrayed his increasingly paranoid girlfriend, Debbie Pelt (Brit Morgan).
HBO is being unusually coy about Sookie's fate this week, so the first preview clip features Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) as she anguishes over her current relationship woes with Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack) and Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten); which has an unintended affect on Nan Flanagan (Jessica Tuck).
In our second clip, Hoyt gets an unexpected visitor in the form of Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis), who happens to be possessed by the gun wielding ghost of a girl named Mavis (Nondumiso Tembe).
And finally, Marcus Bozeman (Daniel Buran), the packmaster of the Shreveport werewolves drops by Merlotte's to deliver a threat to Sam over his courtship with Marcus' ex-wife, Luna (Janina Gavankar). Surprisingly, Sam's estranged brother, Tommy (Marshall Allman) is there to take the message.
HBO has also released a synopsis for the upcoming episode and a brief teaser trailer.
Sookie tries to figure out how to fit both Bill and Eric into her life. Lafayette needs Jesus' help to rid him of the spirit that has taken over. Alcide is called upon by Marcus to help render assistance. Opposing ideas bring Bill into direct conflict with Nan. Marnie secretly plans out the strategy for her next step against the vampires in spite of Tara and Holly's apprehension about the outcome.
Don't miss the new episode of "True Blood" this Sunday on HBO!