Using herself as bait, Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) risks her life to save Bon Temps from a band of rogue vampires on “Fire in the Hole,” Episode 73 of HBO’s “True Blood.”
For the dangerous plan to work, vampires infected with the hepatitis V virus must capture Sookie and take her to their hiding place, where they imprison humans and slaughter them for food.
Vampire Bill Compton (
Waiting nervously for the H-vamps to appear, Bill and Sookie gradually rekindle their romantic bond -- even though she’s living with werewolf Alcide Herveaux (
“I’m afraid that I don’t love him as much as he loves me,” Sookie confesses. “I don’t know how much longer I can take it.”
Sookie’s concerns soon become irrelevant.
For just as the H-vamps pounce on Sookie, Alcide and other rescuers rush onto the scene, along with supernatural-hating vigilantes. All the H-vamps die in the firefight. And, sadly, Alcide as well.
Speaking of the vigilantes, they’re armed, dangerous and itching to kill “anyone and anything that’s different than they are,” warns Adilyn (Bailey Noble), the half-faerie daughter of Sheriff Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer).
Shape-shifting Mayor Sam Merlotte (
“You tricked the fine men and women of Bon Temps into thinking they were voting for a human being, when the truth is they were voting for the devil,” insurgency leader Vince (Brett Rickaby) yells at Sam.
The mob quickly turns violent, killing Matt and forcing Sam to escape by turning into an owl.
Caught later in the roadblock are Sheriff Andy, accompanied by Deputy Jason Stackhouse (
Vigilante Maxine Fortenberry (Dale Raoul) angrily shoots Jessica in the shoulder. It was an act of payback because Jessica once dated Maxine’s son Hoyt (Jim Parrack) and broke his heart.