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Three
True Blood
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Season Premiere June 13th, 2010
Season Finale September 12th, 2010
Episode Count 13
Cast Anna Paquin; Stephen Moyer; Sam Trammell; Ryan Kwanten; Rutina Wesley; Chris Bauer; Kristin Bauer van Straten; Nelsan Ellis; Todd Lowe; Jim Parrack; Carrie Preston; Alexander Skarsgård; Deborah Ann Woll
Notable Episodes "Beautifully Broken"
"It Hurts Me Too" [1]
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Season Three of the supernatural drama series True Blood aired on HBO on Sunday evenings at 10:00 pm from June 13th, 2010 to September 12th, 2010, spanning a total of twelve episodes. Most of the season two main cast returned to reprise their roles for season three including Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse, Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton, Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte, Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse, Rutina Wesley as Tara Thornton, Chris Bauer as Andy Bellefleur, Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette Reynolds, Todd Lowe as Terry Bellefleur, Jim Parrack as Hoyt Fortenberry, Carrie Preston as Arlene Fowler, Alexander Skarsgård as Eric Northman, and Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica Hamby. Departing from the season two line-up is Michelle Forbes whose character, Maryann Forrester, was killed off in the season two finale, "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'". Actor William Sanderson, who had an opening bill role as Bud Dearborne in seasons one and two, is now relegated as a guest star, and only appears in a handful of episodes. Actress Kristin Bauer van Straten, a guest star in seasons one and two, is now added to the main cast line-up. Marshall Allman comes on board as a series regular as Sam Merlotte's troublesome shape-shifting brother, Tommy Mickens.

Season three introduces new characters, new creatures and new venues. Having previously established a world where vampires, shape-shifters, maenads and whatever the hell Sookie is (which is finally revealed at the end of the season), viewers now get to see how werewolves fit into the mix. Bill Compton finds himself uprooted from a romantic engagement dinner with his paramour Sookie and is now the unwilling house guest of Russell Edgington - a millenia-old vampire and the vampire King of Mississippi. Edgington has influence over a pack of werewolves, but a new ally emerges in the form of the hulking Alcide Herveaux. Back in Bon Temps, things are finally starting to quiet down after the Maryann business, but Sam Merlotte discovers new struggles in the form of his wayward brother, Tommy Mickens, who is a shape-shifter himself. Jason Stackhouse is suffering from post-traumatic stress after being forced to shoot Eggs Talley, and his life takes a surprising turn when he begins to form a friendship with the man who hates him more than anyone - Andy Bellefleur.

Episodes Edit

Episode Title Airdate
3x1 Bad Blood June 13th, 2010
3x2 Beautifully Broken June 20th, 2010
3x3 It Hurts Me Too June 27th, 2010
3x4 9 Crimes July 11th, 2010
3x5 Trouble July 18th, 2010
3x6 I Got a Right to Sing the Blues July 25th, 2010
3x7 Hitting the Ground August 1st, 2010
3x8 Night on the Sun August 8th, 2010
3x9 Everything Is Broken August 15th, 2010
3x10 I Smell a Rat August 22nd, 2010
3x11 Fresh Blood August 29th, 2010
3x12 Evil Is Going On September 12th, 2010

Cast Edit

Principal cast Edit

Actor Role
Anna Paquin Sookie Stackhouse
Stephen Moyer Bill Compton
Sam Trammell Sam Merlotte
Ryan Kwanten Jason Stackhouse
Rutina Wesley Tara Thornton
Chris Bauer Andy Bellefleur
Kristin Bauer van Straten Pam De Beaufort
Nelsan Ellis Lafayette Reynolds
Todd Lowe Terry Bellefleur
Mariana Klaveno Lorena Krasiki
Denis O'Hare Russell Edgington
Jim Parrack Hoyt Fortenberry
Carrie Preston Arlene Fowler
Lindsay Pulsipher Crystal Norris
William Sanderson Sheriff Bud Dearborne
Alexander Skarsgård Eric Northman
Deborah Ann Woll Jessica Hamby

Guest stars Edit

Actor Role
Adina Porter Lettie Mae Thornton
Alfre Woodard Ruby Jean Reynolds
Grant Bowler Cooter Johnson
Allan Hyde Godric
Tanya Wright Deputy Kenya Jones
James Frain Franklin Mott
Theo Alexander Talbot Angelis
J. Smith-Cameron Melinda Mickens
Cooper Huckabee Joe Lee Mickens
Gregory Sporleder Calvin Norris
John Rezig Deputy Kevin Ellis
Lara Pulver Claudine Crane
Don Swayze Gus

Crew Edit

Production Edit

Directors Edit

Writers Edit

Notable moments Edit

Notes & Trivia Edit

Home video Edit

See also Edit

External Links Edit

References Edit

  1. The literal climax of this episode is the infamous Bill Compton/Lorena Krasiki sex scene. It's a real head-turner!


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