'True Blood' preview: Give Alcide a were-welcome


We've already met so many new friends (and enemies) in the first two episodes of this season of " True Blood." Now, we finally get to meet the were, Alcide ("One Tree Hill's" Joe Manganiello)

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In the next episode, Sookie ( Anna Paquin) heads to Jackson, Mississippi in the company of Alcide, a werewolf bodyguard assigned by Eric ( Alexander Skarsgard) to protect her. With Nazi weres running around, it still remains to be seen if he's truly friend or foe. 

Meanwhile, the vamps are kicking up dirt, too. Franklin ( James Frain) charms (or is the right term "glamours") Tara ( Rutina Wesley), and makes his presence known to Jessica ( Deborah Ann Woll). Eric has a new plan for Lafayette ( Nelsan Ellis). And Bill ( Stephen Moyer) may have run out of options in his "negotiations" with Russell ( Denis O'Hare) .

"True Blood" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.

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