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True Blood Recap: An Old Friend Returns

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It’s always nice to see old friends come home again.

Warning: True Blood Spoilers Ahead.

After receiving the news that his mother had been killed by a vampire, Bon Temps’ own Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack) returns from Alaska on Sunday’s episode.

Upon hearing of Hoyt’s arrival, Jason (Ryan Kwanten) eagerly stops his shirtless vacuuming to meet up with his lifelong friend, despite the fact that Hoyt had all memory of Jason glamoured out of him before he left town. But when “Officer Stackhouse” joins Hoyt for a meal at Bellefleur’s, Jason finds himself in familiar territory – trying not to fall for his best bud’s girlfriend.

Hoyt’s new girlfriend doesn’t make it easy. She joins in for a long group hug after Jason lies to Hoyt about his mother being “one of the good guys,” who was not a member of the vampire-hating mob.

And if the shirtless vacuuming wasn’t enough naked Jason for fans, the chiseled blonde appears half-naked once again in the episode – but this time in a delusional vision.

On the run from the Japanese businessmen who blame her for ruining their True Blood business, and Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) finds that the pressure is beginning to get to her. The former pastor’s wife is plagued by visions of Jason, her dead ex-husband and her recently killed boyfriend, who all tell her she is “going to die tonight.”

But that’s not actually the businessmen’s plan. Mr. Gus (Will Yun Lee) has teamed up with Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) and Pam (Kristin Bauer Van Straten) to try to capture Sarah in hopes of synthesizing her blood so they can create (and sell) a cure for Hep-V called “New Blood.”

Deborah Ann Woll and Stephen Moyer
Using the best of Tokyo’s technology, Mr. Gus and his new vampire business partners locate Sarah and corner her in an abandoned building formerly used by the Fellowship of the Sun.

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Back in Bon Temps, Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) is contemplating leaving town to join his pregnant girlfriend, Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), who left to escape the supernatural craziness that only seems to happen in their Louisiana parish.

Arlene (Carrie Preston) tells Sam that being with the ones you love is the most important thing. And it looks like the mother of three may have found just one more reason to stay in Bon Temps – a vampire named Keith (Riley Smith). Arlene warns Keith that she is Hep-V positive, and therefore could never be intimate with him, but Keith is happy just to dance with his new lady.

Elsewhere, Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer) and Holly (Lauren Bowles) continue to search for his daughter, Adilyn (Bailey Noble), and her son, Wade (Noah Matthews), who have run off because their newly engaged parents do not approve of their borderline incestuous relationship.

Andy and Holly go looking for the teens at Holly’s ex-husband’s lake house in Oklahoma, but Adilyn and Wade have taken refuge with Jason’s ex-girlfriend Violet (Karolina Wydra), a vampire who seems more interested in Adilyn’s fairy blood than she is about the couple’s well-being. After Adilyn and Wade have consummated their relationship for the first time, Violet enters the room and throws Wade to the ground before handcuffing a screaming Adilyn to the bed.

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Over at Bill Compton’s, Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) are contemplating life without their favorite vampire, whose Hep-V infection is continuing to advance at an accelerated rate.

Refusing to give up hope, Sookie first turns to a doctor who confirms their suspicions that the acceleration of the disease is due to Sookie’s half-fairy blood. Next, Sookie calls upon the patriarch of her fairy lineage Niall Brigant (Rutger Hauer), who looks quite good for someone who is more than 5,000 years old, but ultimately he’s unable to heal Bill (Stephen Moyer).

Faced with her ex-boyfriend’s mortality, Sookie does something she has not done for a long, long time. She kisses him. And it doesn’t stop there. With death around the corner, the two rekindle the passionate love affair they started six seasons ago.

But with just two more episodes before the series finale, will Sookie and Bill get a happy ending?

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