HBO Releases TRUE BLOOD Season Four August Episode Listing & Details
Published: July 18, 2011 - 4:02pm
As season four of HBO's hit vampire drama continues, Sookie must make important choices as stakes rise ever higher and conflicts reach their tumult.
Following the creation of synthetic blood, vampires have progressed from legendary monsters to fellow citizens overnight. Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) is a telepath and waitress at Merlotte's in the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps, owned by Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell), a shapeshifter—though this secret is kept hidden. One night, Sookie meets Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a handsome 173-year-old vampire who has returned to Bon Temps following the death of his last remaining relative.
Episode #43: “Cold Grey Light of Dawn”
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.)
Written by Alexander Woo; directed by Michael Ruscio.
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.
Episode #44: “Spellbound?”
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.)
Written by Alan Ball; directed by Daniel Minahan.
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.
Episode #45: “Run”
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.)
Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Romeo Tirone.
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.
Episode #46: “Burning Down the House”
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.)
Written by Nancy Oliver; directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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.
True Blood stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley, Deborah Ann Woll, Joe Manganiello, and Nelsan Ellis. Based on the book series by Charlaine Harris; the series is developed and executive produced by Alan Ball. For more True Blood spoiler highlights, click HERE.