Mixing up the content a bit, HBO has released a behind-the-scenes featurette for next Sunday’s episode of “True Blood”, “Hopeless”, that goes in depth with the cats and crew of the popular vampire/werewolf/fairy series.
Here’s the plot crunch for Episode #54 (5.06): “Hopeless”: “The aftermath at the asylum leaves Sookie (Anna Paquin) with an eerie sense of foreboding. At Fangtasia, Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) breaks up a vamp-girl fight, praising Tara (Rutina Wesley) for her tenacity. Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) visits Ruby Jean (Alfre Woodard), who also received a disturbing message from Jesus (Kevin Alejandro). Fearing for his family’s safety, Terry (Todd Lowe) blames his curse for his troubles with Arlene (Carrie Preston). Alcide (Joe Manganiello) challenges J.D. (Louis Herthum); Sam (Sam Trammell) offers to help Andy (Chris Bauer) investigate the recent shootings; Roman (Chris Meloni) lays out his plans to take out Russell (Denis O’Hare).” (Written by Alan Ball; directed by Dan Attias.) Playdates: July 15, 18, 19 and 21