04:21 PM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 07/06/2014 11:55PM
True Blood fans may still be mourning the loss of Tara, but a few familiar faces returned to the HBO show on Sunday to make the grief a little more bearable – that is, until more people start dying.
Although she met the true death in season 4, the deliciously austere Nan Flanagan appears in a 1980s flashback that had the seemingly ever-nude Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) forced by a group of hit men to choose between saving the life of his beloved progeny, Pam, over his current human paramour.
In the present day, Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) uses the fact that the villainous Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) survived the season 6 finale to motivate Eric out of his Hep-V-infected funk and on a vindictive mission of revenge that ends with the former pastor's wife hiding in a wine cellar as her yogi (and bed partner) is murdered by the same hit men Eric met back in 1986.
And there is murder in Bon Temps as well.
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.
Originally posted 06/09/2014 12:15PM
"They're very, very, very different from each other – one is a little more outgoing then the other," The Fault in Our Stars star tells PEOPLE
Originally posted 04/02/2012 09:05AM
The new season 5 teaser for HBO's True Blood begins, appropriately enough, with an ending – a grave-digging scene, with Sookie (Anna Paquin) burying a body.
Is it the body of Tara (Rutina Wesley), last seen getting shot in the season 4 finale? That's just one of many questions raised by the quick flashes we get of the new season, which premieres in June.
It's not all doom and gloom, though. We also get glimpses of Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) kissing ... well, somebody. And Eric and Sam (Sam Trammell) shirtless.
Originally posted 08/11/2011 09:20AM
The True Blood twins have arrived.
Sam Trammell and longtime love Missy Yager welcomed "two healthy baby boys" on Tuesday, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.
After meeting in New York doing theater, the pair has been together for eight years.
Yager, 43, has appeared on Mad Men and Boston Public, while Trammell, 42, currently plays Sam Merlotte on the HBO vampire series.
Originally posted 03/07/2011 09:00AM
True Blood babies on the way.
Sam Trammell, 40, and longtime girlfriend Missy Yager are expecting twins, his rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.
"The couple is thrilled and excited," says a rep for Trammell.
After meeting in New York doing theater, the pair has been together for eight years. Yager has appeared on Mad Men and Boston Public, while Trammell resumes his role as Sam Merlotte in the HBO vampire series upon its return this summer.
Top 5 Most Voted Stories
Top 10 News Categories
The most buzzed about stars this minute!
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
More On PEOPLE.com
Got a News Tip?
Send it to our People.com editors!