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In Bon Temps, everyone has something to hide. But when new threats emerge, no one can conceal the secrets of their past. After Sookie discovers Bill was kidnapped, she heads to Mississippi, where she becomes entangled in a world ruled by werewolves and a powerful Vampire King. Eric is also drawn to the King’s domain to settle an old score; Jason falls for a mysterious woman; Lafayette can’t avoid love or demons; and Sam uncovers the truth about his birth family. It all leads up to the revelation of the series…Sookie’s true identity.
The 12 episodes composing True Blood: The Complete Third Season are either the best yet or the most ridiculous, depending on one's opinion of the increasing number of monsters entering the scene. As last season saw an onslaught of pagan and ancient Greek-derived "supernaturals," as they're called by Bon Temps' citizens, this season welcomes everything from werewolves, to vampire royalty, to that surprise-being that Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) finally discovers she shares genes with. While the first two seasons centered on the spicy love affair between Sookie and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), this season branches out once again from the vampire-human cultural blender. From the first episode, "Bad Blood," when Bill is whisked off to meet the King of Mississippi, Russell Edgington (Denis O'Hare), whose villainous scheme will inform all ensuing episodes, one gets less of Sookie and Bill, and more of everything else.
For example, Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) reveals himself this time around, starting in the episodes "Beautifully Broken" and "It Hurts Me Too," in which he tracks down members of his past and in turn meets some new family, like his mischievous brother, Tommy Mickens (Marshall Allman). Following up on Eggs's death at the end of season two, Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer) and Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) have multiple police dramas, especially in later episodes like "I Smell a Rat" and "Fresh Blood." This season, too, presents some of life's greatest challenges to Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley), as if she hadn't suffered enough after her 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 hurdles to jump over simply to continue dating. While all of these dramas make the characters in Bon Temps come alive like never before, the silliest of the plots continues on, unfortunately, as Queen Sophie-Anne Leclerq (Evan Rachel Wood) has to battle King Edgington for Vamp-Blood sales territory. On the up side of that chess-game narrative, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård) and his femme fatale, Pam De Beaufort (Kristin Bauer), play much larger roles this season, and in the finale, "Evil Is Going On," Eric not only discovers his deep past history but struggles through his rockiest present dangers thus far.
Interestingly, though Sookie is still the protagonist, True Blood appears to be shifting to a wider view, emphasizing the overall community and the effects supernatural warfare has on Bon Temps collectively. Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis), still one of the most charming 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 realizations of future callings will allow for this excellent series to carry on into infinity, as magical creatures continue to grace this setting enriched with full-fledged characters. Vampires were, as the cast confirms this time around, only the beginning. --Trinie Dalton
It's one of the better seasons, finally revealing information about the background of certain characters.Published 6 hours ago by JK
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|Sookie of the book series, or Sookie of True Blood?||
Totally agree with soozeq54! I just think they're different enough for me to see them as seperate things. I like both for different reasons; with the books, you can read her thoughts and reasonings and her inner struggles, but in the show, it's more veiled, but I think you get more back story... Read More
Jan 20, 2011 by Ashley Ryan | See all 8 posts
that's the DVD version
Dec 26, 2011 by M. Pillai | See all 2 posts
Looking at the release dates of the past two seasons, May 19th for the 1st season and May 25th for the 2nd I would guess May 24 for season 3. They were all released in the third or fourth week of May. I have noticed most shows are released on DVD in the same month the past season were. I buy alot... Read More
Jan 19, 2011 by Destiny | See all 26 posts
|True Blood Season 3 Blu-Ray $34.99 @ Target 05/29 - 06/03, 2011||
Target also has special covers for the same price - three different covers that feature either Sookie, Eric or Bill and a copy of the actor's signature.
May 29, 2011 by Retro Cat | See all 6 posts
|Anyone else get TB Season 3 digital copies in Standard Def???||
Supposedly this is a mistake. Someone on the Macrumors forums contacted HBO and was told a fix is in the works.
Nov 26, 2012 by Cameron | See all 2 posts
|Where, o where, have the Marketplace listings all gone?||Be the first to reply|