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'True Blood': Key Moments of the First Three Seasons

Everything you need to know before Season Four starts on June 26th
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When we last checked in with telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), she had discovered that she was part faerie and had been betrayed by her 173-year-old vampire paramour, Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). What's a girl to do? Instead of tumbling into bed with perennially waiting-in-the-wings Nordic bloodsucker Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård), Sookie banished both immortals from her home and opted to join her new faerie friend Claudine – exchanging Bon Temps, Louisiana, for a more ethereal, hedonistic dimension. 

With HBO's smash series returning for a fourth season on Sunday, June 26th, we've put together a cheat sheet of True Blood's most essential moments that will be helpful even if you know what a maenad or “glamouring” is.

By Sarene Leeds

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