The sixth season of the HBO supernatural drama series True Blood premiered on June 16, 2013. The season had an abbreviated run of ten episodes, as opposed to the usual twelve, partially to accommodate the pregnancy of lead actress Anna Paquin. It is also the first season not to be primarily based on the corresponding novel in The Southern Vampire Mysteries series, instead taking elements from multiple books in the series.
A group flees the Authority compound in the wake of Bill's reincarnation; Sam, Luna and Emma evade guards; Alcide learns about the packmaster job; Andy parents newborn human-faerie hybrids; Governor Truman Burrell vows open season on vampires.
Jason and Sookie meet a long-lost relative; Tara is victimized by a new government weapon; Eric attempts to thwart the governor's anti-vampire initiatives; Sookie is drawn to a stranger; Alcide and Martha confront Sam about Emma's future.
Eric is irate about Burrell's aggression towards vampires; Bill enlists an innovator to synthesize a new type of blood; Sookie begins to learn why Warlow is after her; Sam receives unexpected help from Nicole; Steve Newlin struggles with his past.
Sookie confronts her attraction to Ben; Eric battles Burrell's anti-vampire initiatives; Andy's daughters keep dangerous company; Sam and Nicole make a connection; Bill tasks Takahashi with synthesizing a new kind of blood.
Sookie asks Lafayette to summon her parents; Eric and Tara take drastic measures when Pam finds herself in dangerous territory; Sarah Newlin reconnects with Jason; Jessica seeks atonement.
Bill seeks advice from Lillith about the human-vampire crisis; Eric and others look into Vamp Camp; Sam makes a decision about Emma; Andy names his faerie daughter; Arlene has a solution.
Eric tries to save an ailing Nora; Sam ignores Alcide's warning and returns to Bon Temps; Jessica shows her gratitude to James; Sarah exacts a measure of revenge on Jason.
Sookie must make a decision about brokering a deal between Warlow and Bill; Jason gets to know Violet; Sarah goes to extremes to keep Tru Blood flowing; Alcide makes a decision that impacts Sam and Nicole.
Bill tries to get Warlow away from the faerie plain; Eric arrives at vamp camp; friends and family remember a fallen neighbor in Bon Temps; Bill feels the pull of Lilith's sirens.