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'True Blood' RECAP - 'I Found You' [Spoilers]

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I want to begin this week by thanking the man or woman responsible for somehow sneaking in my Eric (Alexander Skarsgård)-Jason (Ryan Kwanten) slash-fiction into the True Blood writers’ room. It made no sense and was completely unnecessary (just a dream sequence), but I certainly wasn’t complaining.

In addition to that scene, there were enough holes in tonight’s episode (plotholes! get your mind out of the gutter!) to remind viewers that this is True Blood, after all, and it’s best not to think too hard about it. 

Let's relive some of this week's insanity, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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'True Blood' RECAP - 'Jesus Gonna Be Here' [Spoilers]

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BY BOBBY HANKINSON

Welcome back, True Blood! The seventh and final season of HBO's off-the-rails vampire horror soap opera featured a town under siege and at least one character death that's sure to bring a smile to the face of many viewers.

We can all agree that sometimes this show is a total pile of garbage, but tonight's premiere showed some promise. It's definitely not the taut thriller it was in its first season, but, so far, the show's chaos feels contained to the Hep V spread we saw introduced last season. Let's hope it can maintain its focus. Regardless, we'll be chronicling the good, the bad and the utterly ridiculous all season with our weekly recaps.

Get up to speed on what went down this week, and share your thoughts on the premiere, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Everything You Need To Know For The Return of 'True Blood'

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HBO’s long-running vampire series True Blood is sort of like the little girl in that Longfellow poem: When it’s good, it’s very, very good, and when it’s bad it’s horrid.

After six wildly uneven seasons, the faeries, vampires, witches, mediums, shifters, werewolves and who-knows-what-else of Bon Temps are back for one last hurrah. The seventh and final season of the show premieres Sunday at 9 p.m.

Though True Blood hasn’t always maintained consistent quality, it’s at least stayed compulsively watchable. The perfect frothy summer viewing, it doesn’t shy away from gross-out horror, melodramatic romance or lots and lots of gratuitous sex. It’s amassed a sizable gay following not only because the central conceit positions vampires as a loose allegory for the LGBT community, but also for showcasing several same-sex couplings and enough hunky man-flesh to rival most Channing Tatum movies.

In case you need a refresher on True Blood’s myriad characters and storylines ahead of Sunday’s premiere, we’ve got a quick reminder of where we left some of our favorites, AFTER THE JUMP

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The Men Of Joe Manganiello's 'La Bare' Show Us How To Body Roll: VIDEO

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Looking to bring a little Magic Mike into your life? Let the male dancers of La Bare in Dallas, Texas, show you how to roll your body like a pro.

The guys are the subject of a new documentary hitting theaters June 27. Produced and directed by True Blood and Magic Mike hunk Joe Manganiello, the film sheds light on the dancers' lives on and off the stage.

Check out their short, shirtless dance lesson, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Joe Manganiello Directs 'La Bare' Male Stripper Documentary - VIDEO

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Capitalizing off of his role in the successful male stripper film Magic Mike, True Blood man-wolf Joe Manganiello has directed a male stripper documentary called La Bare which follows the performers and fans of the ladies’ strip club La Bare in Dallas, Texas.

Manganiello told Vulture:

“Soon after filming, there were the bands that had pulled their songs from the film despite the protests of their record label, the ban of our art/posters on bus stops and billboards due to it being too risqué ... And then came the wait for the MPAA rating ... And with that, the realization that I indeed had found something new, something fresh, something shocking to show the general public.”

“With Magic Mike, we scratched the surface, and with La Bare, I had the opportunity to plumb the depths of this strange and provocative world hidden in plain sight. Shocking, hilarious, and heartfelt, the film explores every level of the profession in three vivid dimensions."

Plus, it’ll help tide you over until the Magic Mike sequel and musical stage adaptation.

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See the red-band trailer AFTER THE JUMP…

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Here's What it's Like to Wake Up Next to Shirtless Joe Manganiello: PHOTO

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W Magazine has put together a (partly work-unfriendly) gallery of 'Pillow Tweets' photographed by Mert and Marcus.

Two more of their selections, AFTER THE JUMP...

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