This IS Bon Temps. Even the dead are never truly dead. Rutina Wesley tells E! Online, "[I'm] definitely coming back, just can't tell you quite how."
Considering the gravity of the injury, the only way she could survive is if a vampire turned her, right? Or if she's a ghost?
Rutina isn't spilling, but she did tease, "The interesting thing, for me, is the fans watching Tara recover. She kind of becomes a new woman. The journey she's about to embark on is out of control."
Tara = vampire. We're calling it!
Source: E! Online