Screen cap courtesy of Alexander Skarsgard Fans.
OMG! I do believe you’ve got it, on both counts.
If she dies at the beginning of the season for the white alchemical stage, there may be another vampire death later in the season to complete the second cycle.
I decided to keep this banner before I saw the new posters. I’m glad I did since there wasn’t one with the whole cast this year and I’m not particularly fond of the one with Sookie and her suitors.