‘True Blood’ returns to HBO this Sunday night at 9 pm.  But if you were tuning in to watch  the finale of ‘Game of Thrones,’ HBO aired a sneak peek of the first eight minutes of the Season 4 premiere.

Season 4 picks up where the previous one left off.  Sookie (Anna Paquin) finds herself in Faery, the land where fairies reside. Upon her arrival she’s given a proper introduction to her fairy godmother Claudine, and also is surprised to run into Barry the bellboy and his fairy godmother (couldn’t they say “godfather?”) Lloyd.  As she looks around, Sookie sees everyone indulging in these glowing pieces of fruit called lumieres, including Sookie’s Granddaddy Earl (Gary Cole).

Just like the casino scene in “Percy Jackson.’ the fruit makes everyone forget their lives and lose all track of time. When Queen Mab tries to force her to eat the fruit, Sookie uses her powers to reveal the true ugliness of Queen Mab, the head fairy and shows that Faery is not what it seems. She runs into some friendly fairies, who promise they can help Sookie and Earl to return to Bon Temps.

It was pretty exciting!  I’ll be honest, when I saw the land of the fairies and the introduction of fairy godmothers I was like, “…Really?”  But it was awesome.  Lots of action, and already a strong story line – can’t beat that!

Don’t miss this Sunday’s premiere of ‘True Blood’ – it’s airing at 9 pm on HBO!