'True Blood' - 'Let's Boot and Rally': Welcome back, Russell!

stephen-moyer-alexander-skarsgard-joe-manganiello-true-blood.jpgThe bodies are really piling up on "True Blood" this season.

And no, we're not just talking about the heap of rat-infested limbs and heads -- aka Russell Edgington's meal scraps -- Sookie & Co. found while searching for the ancient vampire king.

A hate crime spree is also targeting some Bon Temps supes, with tragic results.

Spoilers ahead...

Sam ( Sam Trammell) and Luna ( Janina Gavankar), our favorite shape-shifting couple, were both gunned down by a gang of masked gunmen using shapeshifters (like Emory and Suzanne) as target practice. While Sam will likely survive, Luna, sprawled beside her boyfriend on the grass, appears to draw her last breath...while her daughter, Emma, escapes -- as a werewolf cub.

Meanwhile, Sookie's ( Anna Paquin) love quadrangle finds Russell ( Denis O'Hare) in an abandoned lunatic asylum. You see, instead of hooking up with Alcide ( Joe Manganiello), Sookie puked on his feet just as Bill ( Stephen Moyer) and Eric ( Alexander Skarsgard) barged in. Sookie got empathic on a dude glamoured into helping an unknown female Authority dig up Russell, who led them to his apropos hideout. But as Eric was about to "finish what they started," Alcide was apparently attacked by another werewolf. Ruh-roh!

Back at Fangtasia, Tara ( Rutina Wesley) arrives for her first bartending shift looking like she got a makeover from a "Toddlers & Tiaras" pageant mom. It seemed like she and Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) were becoming VFFs...until the redhead caught Tara drinking Hoyt in the bathroom.

Jesus does his best to respond to Lafayette's call for help, but boyfriend's lips are sealed. And he isn't exactly able to gesture, either.

Finally, Terry ( Todd Lowe) and Patrick ( Scott Foley) enjoy a PTSD reunion with their crazy war buddy Eller ( Brian Geraghty). Turns out that one of their civilian victims in Iraq cursed them with a fire monster -- the "ifrit" -- before Terry followed orders and killed her. Patrick doesn't buy it, but he will when they find a crispy fried Keller in the bunker.

Last Laughs
"You guys are back in my house and a 3,000-year-old vampire wants to suck my blood. Must be Thursday!" --Sookie on her unwelcome reunion with Bill and Eric

"If I wanted to look like a drag queen I would've raided Lafayette's closet. " --Tara, not appreciating the "truly exquisite clothes" Pam lent her

"The morgue. How convenient." --Bill, on approaching Russell's lair

Do you think Luna really died? Are the shapeshifters victims of Marcus' werewolf pack, or another group of haters?
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