On the August 2 episode, Maryann is spreading out her trouble and catching her bait is Sam.
Next week on "True Blood", Sam along with Tara are held captive. Betrayed by Daphne, Sam finds himself in an unenviable predicament at the hands of Maryann and her zombie minions.
During the Saturday, July 25 panel of San Diego Comic Con, Sam Trammell who plays Sam Merlotte in the series said that he "gets a little bit lucky with Daphne". On his character's development in the second season, Sam said, "Sam's a real magnet for abuse this year in a lot of ways. I'm just trying to survive this year. But Sam's journey in this year, and hopefully years to come, is really sort of sparked by Daphne and what she teaches him, and whether he grows from that or regrets it, we'll have to see."
Also in the August 2 episode, imprisoned with Hugo at the Light of Day camp, Sookie uses her telepathic powers to reach out to Bill, who's being detained at the hotel by an adamantly obsessive Lorena. After crossing a church line, a fearful Jason tries to sever his ties with the Fellowship of the Sun, but gets plenty of resistance from Steve and his lackey, Gabe.