2:30 pm EDT, June 22, 2014

‘True Blood’ season 7 premieres tonight! Here’s what we know

The final season of True Blood begins tonight with season 7, episode 1! But before that, let’s catch you up on what we know.

Last year’s True Blood finale concluded with one big question for longtime fans of the series: Is Eric gone for good? Was this one of the big character deaths that they had teased all season? The answer, we quickly learned, is no. Eric will be back (in some form) during season 7, which is a huge relief to True Blood’s followers.

True Blood season 7, episode 1 is titled “Jesus Gonna Be Here” (which probably is not a reference to the Jesus character we all miss) and airs Sunday, June 22 at 9 p.m. eastern/pacific on HBO. In an official synopsis we get a preview of what’s to come in the season 7 opener:

“A band of rogue H-vamps crashes the vampire-human mixer at Bellefleur’s, with shocking results,” the synopsis says. “As Sookie (Anna Paquin) seeks refuge from accusations that she’s somehow to blame for the chaos in Bon Temps, the ‘one vampire for every human’ plan moves forward. In the face of a vigilante insurrection led by redneck Vince (Brett Rickaby), Bill (Stephen Moyer) receives aid from an unexpected source.”

One of our readers pointed out earlier this week that Bill’s “unexpected source” could be the werewolves since they’ve been at odds in the past. In theory, Sookie could ask Alcide for some assistance. Considering this is the final season, an interesting twist like this would certainly be a fitting character arc!

Check out this trailer for the final season, in which a sense of closure is in the air:

Watch ‘True Blood’ season 7 online

New episodes of True Blood season 7 will be released each Sunday night on HBO Go. Those who are subscribers to HBO through their digital cable provider will be able to watch the new episode online at around 9 p.m. eastern/6 p.m. pacific.

After tonight’s episode airs, return to Hypable for our recap of what went down!

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