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“True Blood”: Season four premieres Sunday on HBO; second episode airs immediately after on and exclusively

Melissa Hayer Published: June 23, 2011
From left, Alexander Skarsgard, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer of "True Blood" - HBO Photo by Art Streiber
From left, Alexander Skarsgard, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer of "True Blood" - HBO Photo by Art Streiber


The fourth season of “True Blood” debuts at 8 p.m. Sunday on HBO, and fans of the show who subscribe to HBO on Comcast can exclusively go to and to view the next episode a week earlier than its airdate, according to a news release.

The season four premiere will be available there as well.

Episode two will also be accessible on the XFINITY TV app and On Demand to Comcast HBO customers. recently talked to “True Blood” Executive Producer Alan Ball and quizzed him for his list of essential episodes worth re-watching to get viewers up to speed.

His list, provided by, is as follows:


1. Season 1, Episode 2: “This is the first time Sookie (Anna Paquin) drank Bill’s (Stephen Moyer) blood, and the first time they kissed.”

2. Season 1, Episode 5: “This has the Civil War flashback and told how Bill was made. Also, it’s where Gran was found dead.”

3. Season 2, Episode 4: “In this episode, Maryann (Michelle Forbes) threw Tara a (Rutina Wesley) birthday party and you finally got a sense of what she was up to.”

4. Season 2, Episode 9: “The key moment was when Eric’s maker, Godric (Allan Hyde) went into the sun.”

5. Season 2, Episode 12:“When Maryann was summoning Dionysus, that set the stage for a lot of what has happened since.”

6. Episode 3, Season 3: “Bill had hate sex with his maker, Lorena (Mariana Klaveno), and breaks her neck. We found out that that’s just really good sex for a vampire.”

7. Season 3, Episode 5: “This one featured the moment where Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) realized Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare) is the man who killed his family. We had a lot of fun with the flashbacks to Eric and the Vikings.”

8. Season 3, Episode 9: “Eric killed Russell’s lover in this episode. Meanwhile, Sookie and Debbie Pelt (Brit Morgan) had their big fight scene, which was great. And Sookie and Bill came together here.”

9.  Season 3, Episode 12: “We had the reveal that Jesus (Kevin Alejandro) is a brujo (a witch). He and Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) had already had their V trip, which is also important to remember for this season.”

To find out more information, or to watch these episodes (Comcast subscribers only), click here.