Waiting sucks, even when it's just between Sundays. Heading into the penultimate episode of the season, we're looking for any clues about what comes next on True Blood. Fortunately, the promo for Season 6, Episode 9: "Life Matters" (August 11) is rife with hints about what's coming up.

We've taken a close look at the promo. Here's what we've learned.

Eric is back with a vengeance. This clip opens with a blood-stained Eric returning to Vamp Camp to wreak havoc, the bloody results of which we see at :17.

Warlow is alive. In case you were worried Eric had killed Sookie's potential forever-love, this preview makes it clear he's still alive  — but in no shape to help to save the day. We see Sookie try to defend him, but Bill snaps, "I couldn't give a sh*t what kind of shape he's in." Is it wrong that we love Bill this season?

Will it be Eric vs. Bill? At :21 Bill looks at the slaughter at Vamp Camp and says, "Eric" in an upset voice. Will we see these two face off, or will they overcome their anger at each other to team up and rescue their friends at Vamp Camp?

Terry's funeral. At :22 we see Terry's funeral, complete with a gun salute that Arlene clearly does not appreciate.

Eric vs. the therapist. Pam's therapist "friend" has a run it with Eric that we see at :24.

Fire! At :24 we see what appears to be the bloody, flaming mess of a vampire. It's probably related to the vamp on fire we see at :30.

Pam gets her fangs on. Well, it looks like Pam, at least, might get free of the sun room, since we see her baring bloody fangs at :26.

What about his soul? At :28 we see Jessica shout, "Bill," and then hear her say, "What will become of your soul?!" What is he thinking of doing that has her so worried?

Jason vs. Sarah. At :30 we see what looks like Jason holding a gun to Sarah Newlin.

Check it out yourself below.

Credit: YouTube Photo: True Blood Season 6, Episode 9 Preview: "Life Matters"

Catch the next episode of True Blood on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.