I've devoured my entire seasons 1-4 collection and I'm ready for season 6 which begins this Sunday, June 22. However, I've never subscribed to HBO - does HBO rerun past season episodes regularly? I've not seen season 5 (not yet released on dvd) so I'm not sure how much out of the loop I'd feel by going from 4 to 6. Also, I've read (from CNN?) that this final season will be split - 12 episodes shown during this summer/fall and 8 to be shown next spring (sounds like a season 6 and an encore 7). True? And why (really sounds like a mini-season 7)? Again, I've never subscribed to HBO and I'm still reluctant to do so - I'm not interested in the movie content, and S&tC is the only original series I'm familiar with. Just trying to find value and justify bucks spent. Any help is appreciated!