Sam’s (Sam Trammell) romance with fellow shifter Luna was one of the more functional relationships in True Blood Season 5, even with a murderous ex-husband (who also happened to be a werewolf) tracking their every move. So it was totally devastating when Luna managed to escape from The Authority only to die soon after.

As True Blood’s resident nice guy, will Sam be getting any action this season, or will he simply be the guy in mourning trying to care for his dead girlfriend’s daughter?

According TVLine, Sam has a hot hookup with one of Season 6’s newcomers on the horizon! One fan wrote in to Matt Mitovich, asking whether the sexual tension between Sam and Vampire Unity Society rep Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) was real or just imagined.

Matt confirmed those sparks were indeed real, and True Blood Season 6, Episode 3 sets the beginnings of this romance into action. We’ll meet Nicole’s boyfriend, a fellow VUS member, but an unfortunate run-in with a pack of werewolves makes his screentime short lived. Plus, Sam decides to play the hero by coming to Nicole’s rescue after said werewolf attack.

Are you happy to see Sam move on, or is it too soon after Luna’s death? Sound off in the comments below!

Source: TVLine