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‘True Blood’ Season 6 Premiere Recap: Luna Dies, Tara Gets Shot

‘True Blood’ Season 6 Premiere Recap: Luna Dies, Tara Gets Shot


True Blood's season six premiere picked up where the season five finale left off, with Bill’s (Stephen Moyer) rebirth as the reincarnation as Lilith – the first vampire – as Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) watch on with terror etched on their faces.

As Bill begins to ravage the Vampire Authority Complex, Eric and Sookie take off in an attempt to evade his wrath, and soon meet up with Jason (Ryan Kwanten), Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll), Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten), Lucy (Nora Gainesborough) and Tara (Rutina Wesley).

Meanwhile, Luna (Janina Gavankar) is weakening by the minute, still suffering from shifting into Steve Newlin at the end of last season. Sam (Sam Trammell) tries vainly to nurse her back to health, as Luna makes him promise to take care of her shape-shifting daughter Emma when she inevitably passes. She dies shorting after her deathbed request, leaving Emma in Sam’s charge.

The group that watched Bill’s frightening transformation tries to figure out what to do with him. Nora is of the mind that any reincarnation of Lilith needs to be killed, but Jessica, who’s “called” by Bill disagrees. Sookie, Eric and Nora all go with Jessica to find Bill. When they confront him, Eric and Nora attack, leading the now stronger Bill to nearly kill Eric – but Sookie saves him with a stake through Bill’s back. Bill’s new powers, which include stopping things from falling with his mind and hearing Lilith’s voice, also include immunity to death by a stake to the chest. Bill then claims he isn’t a danger to any of them, but that he’s just a more powerful version of his former self.

After the excitement with Bill, Nora and Sookie are approached by Jason, who’s searching for the vampire who killed his parents. Jason thinks that Nora might know something about the vampire named Warlow and puts a gun to her ahead. Once again, Sookie comes to the rescue and sends Jason running. Eventually, Jason gets into a car with a stranger who ends up being somehow connected to Warlow. Before Jason can use him in any way, the man disappears and the car begins to head off the road.

Bill may be a threat to the vampires of Bon Temps, but he’s not the only one. Louisiana’s Governor Burrell announces that in the aftermath of the demolishing of the Tru Blood factories, vampires will now have a curfew that will require them to be inside at sundown and their business will be shut down.

In the Woods, Alcide (Joe Manganiello) takes a bite out of the corpse of the dead packmaster in order to take the position for himself. He then comes across two female werewolves who first fight for his affection, but then concede to a threesome.

While Alcide has his fun in the woods, Pam is feeling the pain of no longer having Eric’s attentions. Tara tries to soothe her as they had back to Fangtasia to no avail – all she wants is Eric. Unfortunately for Pam, her love life is the least of her concerns, as she soon gets notice from police that her business will have to close. Tara gets shot trying to defend Pam and Fangtasia.

True Blood will return next Sunday on HBO at 9/8c.

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