True Blood

2008 • HBO
9.39K reviews
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Season 5 episodes (12)

1 Turn! Turn! Turn!
Season 5 Premiere. Sookie and Lafayette struggle with what to do about Tara; Bill and Eric are visited by the Vampire Authority; Terry's PTSD is reignited; Alcide warns Sookie about the recently resurfaced Russell Edgington.
2 Authority Always Wins
Tara resurfaces in Bon Temps. Bill and Eric meet Salome. Pam recalls her human life, and her first encounter with Eric. Werewolves J.D. and Rikki pay tribute to Marcus, but Alcide refuses to participate or to take his rightful place as the new packmaster.
3 Whatever I Am, You Made Me
Bill and Eric barter for their lives. Salome and Roman enlist Steve Newlin to be the friendly face of vampirism in the face of Russell's return. After Tara bolts, Sookie goes to Fangtasia for help. Andy's dalliance with Holly comes back to bite him.
4 We'll Meet Again
Eric and Bill have doubts they will survive the search for Russell. Sookie opens up to Alcide. Lafayette unwittingly puts Sookie's life in danger. Roman and Salome continue their interrogation of Nora--and find a possible traitor within the Council.
5 Let's Boot and Rally
Bill and Eric enlist Sookie to probe for clues on Russell's hiding place. Unable to deal with the demon magic inside him, Lafayette calls out to Jesus' spirit for help. Jason wakes to a disturbing dream; Jessica advises Tara on adjusting to vampire life.
6 Hopeless
The aftermath at the asylum leaves Sookie with an eerie sense of foreboding. At Fangtasia, Pam breaks up a vamp-girl fight. Lafayette visits Ruby Jean. Alcide challenges JD; Roman lays out his plans to take out Russell.
7 In the Beginning
Salome reveals her true allegiances; Sam sniffs out several shifter shooters; Hoyt finds new friends; Alcide prepares to face-off with J.D.; Andy attempts to reconnect with Bud; Lafayette finds an unlikely ally; and Arlene takes a sentimental journey.
8 Somebody That I Used to Know
At the Authority, the Chancellors revel in the afterglow of Lilith-induced carnage; Sookie and Jason visit the site of their parents' deaths, with shocking results; Lafayette leads a seance; J.D. ups the stakes of his fight with Alcide.
9 Everybody Wants to Rule the World
As the Authority proceeds with Lilith's plan, Eric plots his escape. Gran directs Sookie to a clue to her parents' murderer. Andy and Jason search for leads to the identities of the people behind the shifter killings. Alcide recalls his pack induction.
10 Gone, Gone, Gone
Bill spins rising vampire violence in the Authority's favor. Meanwhile, Nora tries to convert Eric to Lilith's gospel; Jason finds a mysterious scroll; and new Vampire Sheriff of Area 5 Elijah pushes Pam and Tara to obey a new mandate.
11 Sunset
Bill slips further into religious fervor; the military delivers an ultimatum to the Authority. Claude and Maurella take Sookie to meet the faerie Elder, who may know something about an ancient family secret. Alcide reconnects with his father.
12 Save Yourself
Season Five finale. Eric embarks on a final, desperate mission to overthrow the Authority--and save Bill from losing his humanity. Andy faces the consequences of a Light Pact he made; Alcide readies for a second showdown with J.D.

About this show

HBO's hit drama series created by Alan Ball ('Six Feet Under') and based on the best-selling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris about a perky telepathic waitress (Anna Paquin) in a near-future in which vampires live among us.

Ratings and reviews

9.39K reviews
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June 12, 2021
Never understood much about Pay TV series until 2008. HBO must have had 25 - 50 clips of True Blood they played a few new one's each week spring 08' prior to summer 08' launch. Yes I watched all of OZ & Soprano's but had to play catch up 1 or 2 years in on each. Which are both s minimum of 4.5 Stars. But True Blood, I drove family & friends nuts about it before S1 E1 even showed that first Sunday night. The writer of the book, the Executive Producer & these two who got married & have a not so young family anymore were & are so brilliant but without these 3, True Blood would have never made it 7 season's & if Bill wasn't killed off it would have #1: Either came back for a season or two about 3 Years ago or #2: Made a Motion Picture. Thank you all for bringing a little happiness into my life a decade after I lost my wife 12/17/95 & a year before I lost my son. 09/02/08. Great Job Everybody!
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Rayya SC
October 10, 2014
Really mixed feelings. Watched because I got the first and second season for like 10-15 dollars. Continued watching because all the seasons, before this last one, was on HBO Go and so I binge-watched. Not an Anna Paquin fan and i thought there were too many instances of overacting and/or plain ole bad acting. I did cry at the end of the series though so...
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Jennifer Boyd
February 14, 2015
This show is so addictive. I do not get HBO so I have not been able to watch it from the beginning. I'm glad bc now, seeing how addicted I got to it, I wouldn't have been able to stand the suspense of what will happen next for a whole week while waiting for it to air again. I was just bored one night and was browsing Amazon Prime and came across it. I remembered that my cousin had said that she loved it so I started watching it. That was 7 days ago. I have watched a season a day for the past week.
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