Crazed religious fanatic Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) has seized control of the Vamp Camp prison/laboratory, meaning war between mortals and supernaturals is racing to a carnage-filled climax on HBO's "True Blood."
In Episode 67 ("In the Evening"), Sarah finds the severed head of Governor Truman Burrell (Arliss Howard), a horrific discovery that stiffens her resolve to eradicate all vampires.
"Know that your death was not in vain," Sarah vows, "for it will galvanize the forces against the evil we fight."
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Not wanting the soft-on-supernaturals lieutenant governor to run Louisiana, Sarah convinces a senator to delay announcing Truman's murder until a poisoned supply of TruBlood is consumed by the undead. Then Sarah takes charge "of all matters vampire."
Her first dirty deed is exacting revenge on former lover Jason (Ryan Kwanten) for having an affair with redheaded vamp Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll). Sarah orders a camp guard to cut Jason's arm and feed him to blood-thirsty vampires.
A frenzy ensues until alpha female Violet (Karolina Wydra) asserts her authority.
"He's mine," she snarls.
Escaping the camp are vamp siblings Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) and Nora (Lucy Griffiths), who's dying from an injection of hepatitis V. Praying that super blood from vampire Bill (Stephen Moyer) heals Nora, Eric promises to do anything – even attempt a near-suicidal raid on the camp.
But Bill's blood can't save poor Nora, who tenderly recalls when she first met Eric: 1665 in plague-ridden London. A courtesan of King James II, Nora was near death when Eric arrived. He brought her to his maker, Godric, who turned Nora into a vampire.
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"You will live fully and forever, I promise," Eric assured her many centuries ago.
"And so we end as we began," says Nora in present day. "I only asked to live fully. You saw to that." Eric sobs uncontrollably, clutching his dear sister as she disintegrates into the "true death."
Back at Vamp Camp, Jessica thanks fellow inmate James (Luke Grimes) for refusing to ravage her in a cruel copulation experiment. Not that Jessica is opposed to copulation – especially when she believes her life is almost over.
"I've never been with a vampire," Jessica says with a coy smile. "I always wondered what all the fuss was about."
Getting it on behind bars is lusty Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten), who seduces vampire-curious psychiatrist Finn (Pruitt Taylor Vince).
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"When I say I'm not hungry because I'm horny, you get it," Pam purrs. "So you want inside my head?"
Getting it on in a graveyard are Sookie (Anna Paquin) and her new lover, faerie/vampire Warlow (Rob Kazinsky). Interrupting their post-coital bliss are cries from Arlene (Carrie Preston), whose husband Terry was cured of PTSD only to be killed by a sniper.
"I got a glimmer of what it was going to be like" married to a joyful man, sobs Arlene.
And what's in Terry's safe deposit box? It's a life insurance policy leaving Arlene a large sum of money. Terry planned his death, Sookie and Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) realize, abandoning his loved ones but securing their financial future.
Getting it on in a motel shower are Sam (Sam Trammel) and Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), who were banned from Bon Temps by werewolf packmaster Alcide (Joe Manganiello). When Sam learns of Terry's demise, however, he risks death by heading home.
"My friend died," Sam says. "Not being there is not an option."
Alcide tells his pack that he killed Sam and Nicole. But girlfriend Rikki (Kelly Overton) and the other wolves know it's a lie because they've captured Nicole and her mom, Mary (Valerie Pettiford).
Not taking kindly to deception, the pack angrily closes in. Is Alcide about to become wolf meat?