Convalescing after her latest near-death trauma, Sookie envisions a world where there’s room for both Bill and Eric. Jesus tries to purge the restless spirit out of Lafayette; Marcus enlists Alcide to help him deal with the Sam situation; Bill and Nan Flanagan clash over their respective agendas; Hoyt asks Jason to make a delivery to Jessica.
Despite Tara and Holly’s misgivings, Marnie plots her next move against the vampires, during a “Festival of Tolerance” event at Shreveport.
original airdate--August 21,2011 rating--5.53 million
songs--Theme song-"Bad Things" by Jace Everett
Goof--When Lafayette is possessed by Mavis and shoots at the police, Jason and Andy run out of the house. In the wide-shot, Jason throws himself on the ground, and rolls around on Andy's right. In the following close-up, Jason lands on the ground again, this time on Andy's left.
In the near future, thanks to the Japanese invention of synthetic blood, vampires have "come out of the coffin" and are trying to peacefully co-exist with humanity. When a vampire moves into the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps, the tolerance of the locals is put to the test. Local waitress Sookie Stackhouse, unusual in her own right because she can read minds, finds herself drawn to the stranger whose mind is hidden from her.