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True Blood Season 5 Episodes

12 Episodes 2012 - 2012

The fifth season of the adaptation of Charlaine Harris' Southern vampire novels picks up right where Season 4 left off, with Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) fearing for the life of Tara (Rutina Wesley), though there is also the matter of cleaning up Debbie Pelt's blood. Meanwhile, Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) face a new threat, but it's coming from their own kind as they find themselves at the mercy of the Vampire Authority under Roman (Christopher Meloni) and Salome (Valentina Cervi), who want answers about the fate of Russell Edgington (Denis O'Hare). Elsewhere, Sam (Sam Trammell) is pursued by a wolf pack after its leader disappears; Jason (Ryan Kwanten) has an unexpected reunion with Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian); and Terry (Todd Lowe) is haunted by visions of Iraq when war buddy Patrick (Scott Foley) shows up warning of repercussions from their tour of duty.

Episode 1

Turn! Turn! Turn!

Sun, Jun 10, 2012 60 mins

In the fifth-season premiere, Sookie and Lafayette are reeling from Tara's shooting, but there is also the matter of cleaning up Debbie Pelt's blood. Meanwhile, Bill and Eric face a new threat from the Authority; Marcus' disappearance sends his wolf pack after Sam; Jessica parties with her human peers; Jason has a reunion with Rev. Steve Newlin; a visit from Terry's war buddy brings back his PTSD; and Alcide warns Sookie about Russell Edgington's return.

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Episode 2

Authority Always Wins

Sun, Jun 17, 2012 60 mins

Eric and Bill try to keep their wits about them when they're put through the interrogation wringer at the Vampire Authority headquarters in New Orleans. Meanwhile, Pam recalls her first meeting with Eric in early 20th-century San Francisco; Alcide turns his back on Marcus' wolf pack; Emma's grandmother comes between Sam and Luna; Steve Newlin wants what he thinks belongs to Jessica; and Jason's womanizing comes back to haunt him.

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Episode 3

Whatever I Am, You Made Me

Sun, Jun 24, 2012 60 mins

The search for Debbie Pelt becomes official when her parents come to Bon Temps to ask Andy to look for her, but Sookie is afraid of what they—and Alcide—might find out. Meanwhile, Roman mulls Bill and Eric's proposal to do away with Russell Edgington, though Salome has her own separate vetting process; and Jason has an uneasy reunion with an influential teacher from high school.

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Episode 4

We'll Meet Again

Sun, Jul 1, 2012 60 mins

Pam tries to be a good maker for her new progeny, but wonders what's to become of the relationship with her own. Meanwhile, Bill and Eric try to find out who else knew about Russell Edgington's disposal; Roman searches for a traitor in his inner circle; Sam is visited by some old friends; Terry and Patrick hunt for a former comrade; Alcide breaks some bad news to the Pelts; and a judge takes Andy and Jason to an exclusive club.

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Episode 5

Let's Boot and Rally

Sun, Jul 8, 2012 60 mins

Jason is disturbed by a dream; Bill and Eric ask for Sookie's help in their search for Russell Edgington; Terry and Patrick have a tense reunion with an old war buddy; Sam delivers bad news to Luna; Lafayette asks Jesus' spirit for guidance; Jessica gives Tara advice on being a vampire.

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Episode 6


Sun, Jul 15, 2012 60 mins

The Authority comes for Bill and Eric; Roman maps out his strategy for dealing with Russell.

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Episode 7

In The Beginning

Sun, Jul 22, 2012 60 mins

Salome's true loyalties are revealed; Sam's sense of smell comes in handy; Alcide prepares for a fight; Sookie embraces her human side.

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Episode 8

Somebody That I Used to Know

Sun, Jul 29, 2012 60 mins

The Authority tacks a different course; Sookie and Jason visit the place where their parents died.

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Episode 9

Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Sun, Aug 5, 2012 60 mins

The start of the vampire holy war is a cause for celebration for Salome and the Chancellors, but Eric may decide to go AWOL; Sookie learns more about her parents' death from a deceased relative; Andy and Jason investigate the rise in shifter murders; Alcide recalls his induction into the pack; Arlene is drawn into Terry and Patrick's strange journey; Steve Newlin gets a new pet.

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Episode 10

Gone, Gone, Gone

Sun, Aug 12, 2012 60 mins

Bill launches a public-relations campaign about the rise in vampire violence that's favorable to the Authority, though Nora has a hard time selling it to Eric. Meanwhile, Jason discovers a mysterious scroll that could help explain his family's history; Pam and Tara contemplate orders from the new sheriff; Sam and Luna look for Emma; and Russell plans for his future.

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Episode 11


Sun, Aug 19, 2012 60 mins

Sookie probes an ancient family secret with help from a faerie elder; Jessica is an unwilling participant in Bill's ongoing religious conversion; Alcide reconnects with his father; the military uses a video of Russell and Steve Newlin as ammunition; Sam and Luna hitch a ride into the Authority.

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Episode 12

Save Yourself

Sun, Aug 26, 2012 60 mins

In the fifth-season finale, Eric makes one last attempt to thwart the Authority and save Bill from losing his humanity. Meanwhile, Alcide prepares for another battle with JD; Sam and Luna try to escape the Authority; and Andy deals with the fallout of a pact.

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