'True Blood' Season 5 Spoilers: Descriptions for the First 3 Episodes
Is it June 10 yet? No? Well, then I guess we're still waiting for the season 5 premiere of "True Blood," aren't we?
If the trailers and preview clips aren't enough for you, then here's something else to hold you over: plot descriptions of the first three episodes! Now, obviously there will be some SPOILERS ahead, and at this point it's tough to tell how major they will be. But these are the descriptions released by HBO, so they're bound to not give too much away.
So, with that spoiler alert in place, let's continue.
What can we learn from these episode descriptions? Firstly, it looks like our bad guys will be showing up very early: the Vampire Authority meets up with Bill and Eric in the first episode, and Alcide goes to warn Sookie that Russell is back in the premiere as well.
Speaking of the Vampire Authority, they're clearly not very nice to Bill and Eric, as the two "become acquainted with the Authority's interrogation techniques" in the second episode, and have to "barter for their lives" with the Authority in the third episode.
It looks like we'll also get to see Pam's origin and her background with Eric, as the second episode sounds like it might have a flashback or two back to her human life.
The big question that isn't revealed is what happened to Tara, as the first episode mentions that Sookie and Lafayette "struggle with the aftermath" of the shooting. Will Tara return this season? And if so, how?
Read all three episode descriptions below:
Episode #49: “Turn! Turn! Turn!”
Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 10 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) struggle with the aftermath of Tara’s (Rutina Wesley) shooting, while also cleaning up after Debbie Pelt. Meanwhile, Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgård), cleaning up a mess of their own, are visited by the Vampire Authority, one of whom is Nora (Lucy Griffiths), a woman from Eric’s past. In search of the missing Marcus, Alcide’s (Joe Manganiello) werewolf pack comes after Sam (Sam Trammell). With Bill away, Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) enjoys her new freedom by partying with local college kids; Jason (Ryan Kwanten) is visited by the recently turned Rev. Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian); Terry’s (Todd Lowe) PTSD is reignited by Patrick Devins (Scott Foley), an old Iraq War buddy; and Alcide turns up at Sookie’s to warn her about the recently resurfaced Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare). Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Daniel Minahan.
Episode #50: “Authority Always Wins”
Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 17 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
At the Vampire Authority headquarters in New Orleans, Bill and Eric meet Salome (Valentina Cervi) and become acquainted with the Authority’s interrogation techniques. Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) recalls her human life as the madam of the Comstock Brothel in San Francisco, and her first encounter with Eric. Werewolves J.D. (Louis Herthum) and Rikki (Kelly Overton) pay tribute to Marcus, but Alcide refuses to participate or take his rightful place as the new packmaster. Martha Bozeman (Dale Dickey) shows up wanting to see her granddaughter, causing conflict for Sam and Luna (Janina Gavankar). Fearing Russell’s return, Sookie procures a home-protection system; Arlene (Carrie Preston) tries to get to the bottom of Terry’s erratic behavior; Steve Newlin stops by with an offer for Jessica; and Jason feels the brunt of his womanizing ways. Written by Mark Hudis; directed by Michael Lehmann.
Episode #51: “Whatever I Am, You Made Me”
Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Bill and Eric barter for their lives with the Authority Chancellors and their leader, Roman (Christopher Meloni). Salome and Roman enlist a new ally in the face of Russell’s return. Sookie goes to Fangtasia to ask for help from Pam, who is still caught up in her memories of Eric and the strange murders at the Comstock Brothel. Andy’s dalliance with Holly (Lauren Bowles) comes back to bite him in the butt; later, he’s visited by Gordon (Steve Rankin) and Barbara Pelt (Linda Purl), who are searching for Debbie. Jason bumps into an old high school teacher, but their reunion brings up conflicting feelings. Written by Raelle Tucker; directed by David Petrarca.