HBO just released the official titles and (somewhat spoilery) loglines for the first three episodes of Season 3 (bowing June 13). Read at your own risk!
Episode #25: “Pack of Wolves”
Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 13 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Sookie (Anna Paquin) turns to Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) for help in finding Bill (Stephen Moyer); Andy (Chris Bauer) urges Jason (Ryan Kwanten) to stay the course; Sam (Sam Trammell) reconnects with his past; Tara (Rutina Wesley) seeks refuge from her grief.
Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Daniel Minahan.
Episode #26: “Beautifully Broken”
Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare), the Vampire King of Mississippi, concocts a plan to consolidate his power; Eric remembers his past; Sam tests the strength of his family bonds; Tara finds an ally in shady vampire Franklin Mott (James Frain).
Written by Raelle Tucker; directed by Scott Winant.
Episode #27: “It Hurts Me Too”
Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 27 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
In search of Bill, Sookie heads to Jackson, Miss. in the company of Alcide (Joe Manganiello), a werewolf bodyguard assigned by Eric to protect her. Jason is distracted from his police exams; Bud (William Sanderson) reaches the end of his rope; Arlene (Carrie Preston) copes with unexpected news; Franklin charms Tara, and gets Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) out of a jam; Eric bequeaths a gift to Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis). Haunted by visions from his past, Bill (Stephen Moyer) makes a surprising pledge of allegiance.
Written by Alexander Woo; directed by Michael Lehmann.