Only three episodes remain in “True Blood’s” fifth season, and things are heating up faster than an angry Ifrit.
If you’re just dying to know what’s in store for your favorite supes and humans, here are a few spoilers to tide you over until the mind-blowing final moments.
Grave Danger: In the preview shown at the end of the last episode, Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) is lying at the bottom of open grave, with Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) cuddling beside him. Are they just having a nap? Could Jason be, gulp, dead? Last time we saw a human and vampire sharing a grave, Tara (Rutina Wesley) was on her way to a “Toddlers & Tiaras”-style makeover and a new life as a bloodsucking pole dancer.
Puppy Love: Sam (Sam Trammell) and Luna head to the Authority to try to rescue were-puppy Emma, who was dognapped by Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare) and Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian). Unfortunately, the shape-shifters are captured themselves. (Even if Merlotte’s had Tru Blood in stock, is anyone there to serve it?) Meanwhile, Alcide (Joe Manganiello) is headed for a final showdown with J.D.
Armed and Dangerous: Sookie (Anna Paquin) is “tired of running” — so tired that she’s introducing someone to the business end of a rifle. We’ll have to wait to find out she’s packing ordinary ammunition or vamp-killing wooden bullets.
Tara Dies, for Real This Time: Just kidding. (If only wishing made it so…) But judging from the promo, her maker might be in trouble — Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) is knocked out on a table and Tara is hella mad about it.
The Chosen Son/Sun: Bill (Stephen Moyer) has gone off the deep end, swimming in Lilith’s blood and viewing the living as an all-you-can-eat buffet. Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) is willing to sacrifice himself, Godric style, if necessary to save humanity from his monomaniacal former VFF. So when Russell uplifts his arms and proclaims, “I will have the son,” does he mean he’s going after Bill? Or does a “damning video” of him and boy-toy Steve have him contemplating suicide by sun?
Finally. when Bill says, “I told you — vampires often turn on the ones they love the most,” whom is he threatening?
We’re afraid of the answer.
“True Blood” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO.