Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, as Sookie Stackhouse and Bill Compton on True Blood
With Sunday's season premiere
of True Blood
, fans are eagerly set to anticipate the fate of heroine Sookie Stackhouse – particularly where her love life will lead her.
As played by Anna Paquin
, Sookie spent the first two seasons of the HBO hit engaging in some of TV's most explicit, lusty romps with her vampire lover Bill Compton, portrayed by Paquin's real-life husband
, Stephen Moyer.
At the end of season 3, Sookie learned the heartbreaking secret
that Bill had been sent on a mission to woo her by the Queen of Louisiana – putting into question everything about the relationship between the two.
Was their entire romance a sham, or did he truly fall in love with Sookie? Could she ever trust him again?
Meanwhile, lean and mean vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard
) – the big, fanged mouth who revealed Bill's secret mission to Sookie – also has made clear his lustful leanings, as well as some possibly genuine tender feelings, for the Bon Temps waitress.
Not that Sookie has been lonely. She's been spending time with True Blood
's newest hunk
, werewolf Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello). While the two were never romantic, he is
sexy, single – and, unlike Sookie's vampire suitors, alive
, just not human.
Then there's Sookie's on-and-off flirtation with her hunky boss and close friend, the shape-shifter Sam Merlotte
(Sam Trammell). Not only are they close pals, but Sam is extremely protective of Sookie.
So as the new season gets underway, tell us: