For example, Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) reveals himself this time around, beginning in the episodes "Beautifully Broken" and "It Hurts Me Too," where he locates members of his past and in turn fulfills some brand-new family, like his naughty bro, Tommy Mickens (Marshall Allman). Following up on Eggs's death at the end of season 2, Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer) and Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) have multiple cops dramas, particularly in later episodes like "I Smell a Rat" and "Fresh Blood." This season, too, provides some of life's biggest challenges to Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley), as if she hadn't suffered enough after her brand-new love Eggs was shot. Hoyt (Jim Parrack) and Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll), as a foil couple to Sookie and Bill's vampire-human coupling, have enormous obstacles to jump over just to continue dating. While all of these dramas make the characters in Bon Temps come alive like never previously, the silliest of the plots continues on, sadly, as Queen Sophie-Anne Leclerq (Evan Rachel Wood) needs to fight King Edgington for Vamp-Blood sales territory. On the up side of that chess-game story, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård) and his femme fatale, Pam De Beaufort (Kristin Bauer), play much bigger functions this season, and in the ending, "Evil Is Going On," Eric not just discovers his deep past history but copes his rockiest present threats thus far.
Surprisingly, though Sookie is still the lead character, True Blood appears to be shifting to a broader view, emphasizing the general community and the effects supernatural warfare carries Bon Temps collectively. Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis), still one of the most captivating characters, discovers more about his past, thanks to nurse Jesus Velasquez (Kevin Alejandro), and Jason too discovers a new calling, thanks to Crystal Norris (Lindsay Pulsipher). If anything, this season of past recollections and the awareness of future callings will certainly permit this exceptional series to carry on into infinity, as enchanting creatures continue to grace this setting enriched with full-fledged characters. Vampires were, as the cast verifies this time around, just the beginning.--Trinie Dalton