‘True Blood’ Season 3 ‘Waiting Sucks’ Teaser: Sam Trammell Is Startled

It’s 9:01 in the morning on a hot and sunny day. Film crews are working on their second take of the sixteenth scene of an undisclosed episode of “True Blood” — and poor Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) has seen better days.

Continuing last week’s launch of a series of “True Blood” teasers entitled “Waiting Sucks,” HBO has just debuted yet another preview offering fans a brief taste of events to come during the show’s upcoming third season. While last week’s teaser focused on a bloodied Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård) angrily interrogating an unidentified assailant, this week’s centers on everybody’s favorite shape-shifter Sam and an unknown gunman.

Beware of possible spoilers after the jump!

In the scene, Sam is asleep at the wheel of his truck. The sun is shining brightly, so clearly Sam has slept through his alarm — but that’s not to say he’s without a rude awakening, as Sam is jolted from his slumber thanks to a rifle pointed directly at his face.

“Don’t move,” an unseen gunman whispers. “Get out of the car.”

“Which is it,” a sarcastic Sam retorts. “Don’t move, or get out of the car?”

The footage shifts to a behind-the-scenes glimpse at camera crews filming the scene, revealing a young man holding a rifle directly at Sam. Given that a significant portion of this season’s plot is said to focus on Sam’s journey to reconnect with his shape-shifting family, and considering the size and appearance of the gunman, I’m betting that the gunman is Sam’s estranged younger brother Tommy, set to be played by former “Prison Break” star Marshall Allman.

But that’s just one fan’s opinion — what do you think of the teaser?

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