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Is There a Cure for Hep-V on True Blood?

Is There a Cure for Hep-V on True Blood?

Originally posted 07/28/2014 01:45AM

Dealing with lawyers can be quite frustrating – even when you're a vampire.

Warning: True Blood Spoilers Ahead.

Facing mortality for the first time in over 100 years, Bill (Stephen Moyer) has quickly accepted his Hep-V positive status and makes the practical decision to update his last will and testament before his deadly condition worsens.

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True Blood Recap: A Steamy Sex Scene, Plus Pam's Search for Eric Ends

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True Blood Recap: Pam's Search for Eric Comes to an End

Originally posted 06/29/2014 11:45PM

Spoiler Alert: Things in Bon Temps, Louisiana, are going from bad to worse.

After last week's episode of True Blood – where a peaceful town barbecue ravaged by an unknown band of diseased vamps left many dead, including Rutina Wesley's formidable character, Tara – the show picks up in the eerie aftermath.

Dazed and confused, citizens gather at the local church, where Mayor Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) instructs them all to go and help clean up the mess the previous day's massacre left behind, while he and the police set out to find the culprits.

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True Blood's Chris Bauer Reveals His Drug and Alcohol Past

True Blood's Chris Bauer Reveals His Drug and Alcohol Past

Originally posted 06/22/2014 06:05PM

His TV alter ego, Sheriff Andy Bellefleur on HBO's True Blood, has seen his share of mysterious pasts. But in real life, Chris Bauer has been harboring a dark secret of his own.

The actor, 47, has been sober for seven years, following a decades-long battle with drugs and alcohol.

"It was a slow-motion catastrophe," Bauer tells PEOPLE. "I wasn't just out of control, I was 100 percent off my path."

Finally choosing to reveal his story is "intuitive and spontaneous," Bauer says. "I got sober right after I shot the pilot for True Blood. Now that it's winding down, I'm in touch with how much my life has changed from getting my act together."

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