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True Blood Season 5
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#01 "Turn! Turn! Turn!"#07 "In the Beginning"
#02 "Authority Always Wins"#08 "Somebody That I Used to Know"
#03 "Whatever I Am, You Made Me"#09 "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
#04 "We’ll Meet Again"#10 "Gone, Gone, Gone"
#05 "Let's Boot and Rally"#11 "Sunset"
#06 "Hopeless"#12 "Save Yourself"
Season 5
Seaseon5 cast.jpg
No. of episodes 12
Original run June 10, 2012 to August 26, 2012
Premiere "Turn! Turn! Turn!"
Finale "Save Yourself"
DVD release May 21, 2013
Season Chronology
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Season 5 refers, collectively, to the 12 episodes that comprise the fifth season of the HBO original series True Blood. Debuting on Sunday, June 10, 2012 to a modest 5.2 million viewers, the season makes its appearance starting with the series' 49th episode overall, "Turn! Turn! Turn!". The series continued to acquire followers, as episodes aired on subsequent Sundays, airing over a duration of a 78 day period. The series' fifth season came to an end on Sunday, August 26, 2012, airing to a viewership of 5.05 million viewers, with the episode "Save Yourself". Ending in the anachronistic Hollywood stereotype of leaving the viewer in utter suspense, the chronicles of Sookie continue in the series' sixth season.

Loosely based on Dead as a Doornail, the fifth book in the The Southern Vampire Mysteries collection, a series of books written by award winning American author Charlaine Harris, the series chronicle the story of Sookie Stackhouse, a young telepathic waitress living in the small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana. As in the True Blood Season 5 written counterpart, Dead as a Doornail, Sookie is led through a world possessing an ever increasingly large amount of supernatural occurrences that have been happening since vampires have "come out of the coffin", mainstreaming with their human counterparts, due to the advent of Tru Blood, a synthesized version of human blood, that vampires can easily purchase, thus assuring the public that vampires are now safe to be around, and that they are no longer a threat to the human race.

The series' fifth season received an American DVD release on May 21, 2013.


# Image Title Airdate
01 TurnTurnTurnInfobox1.png "Turn! Turn! Turn!" June 10, 2012
Sookie and Lafayette clean up the Tara and Debbie Pelt mess; Bill and Eric are visited by the Vampire Authority; Sam and Alcide deal with an angry werewolf pack.
02 Roman and Salome.jpg "Authority Always Wins" June 17, 2012
Tara resurfaces in Bon Temps; Pam recalls her human life and first encounter with Eric; Bill and Eric meet Salome at the Vampire Authority headquarters
03 Vampire Tara 5x3.png "Whatever I Am, You Made Me" June 24, 2012
Bill and Eric barter for their lives with Roman, the head of the Authority; Jason reunites with his old high school teacher; Sookie searches for Tara.
04 Eric Pam We'll Meet Again.png "We’ll Meet Again" July 1, 2012
Eric and Bill fear for their lives; Lafayette puts Sookie’s life in danger; Roman and Salome root out a Council traitor.
05 Boot Rally Main.png "Let's Boot and Rally" July 8, 2012
Bill and Eric turn to Sookie for help with Russell’s whereabouts; Jason has a disturbing dream.
06 S05E06 Hopeless.png "Hopeless" July 15, 2012
Bill and Eric are retrieved by the Authority; Roman lays out his plans for Russell.
07 Russell Karoke.jpg "In the Beginning" July 22, 2012
Salome reveals her true allegiances; Sookie embraces her human side; Sam sniffs out some perps; Alcide braces for a fight.
08 Καταγραφή.JPG "Somebody That I Used to Know" July 29, 2012
The Authority revels in a new direction; Sookie and Jason visit the site of their parents’ deaths; Luna gets stuck on Sam.
09 Russell1Season 5.png "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" August 5, 2012
Salome and the Chancellors celebrate the start of the vampire holy war. Sookie gets a hint about her parents' murder but anti-supernatural enthusiasts put her in danger. Eric plans his escape. Andy and Jason are out looking for leads behind the shifter killings. Alcide remembers how he was initiated into his pack. Arlene is trapped between Terry and Patrick's clash. Steve gets a new pet.
10 Godric meets the True Death... again.png "Gone, Gone, Gone" August 12, 2012
With vampire-on-human attacks increasing, the Authority attempts to woo public favor. Meanwhile, Nora tries to convert Eric to Lilith's gospel. Jason finds a mysterious scroll; Elijah, the new vampire sheriff of Area 5, pushes Pam and Tara to obey a new mandate; Sam and Luna search for Emma; Russell seeks a higher calling.
11 Dead Faerie Main infobox.png "Sunset" August 19, 2012
Slipping further into religious fervor, Bill (Stephen Moyer) gives Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) an order she's loath to carry out. Armed with a damning video of Russell (Denis O'Hare) and Steve (Michael McMillian), the military delivers an ultimatum to the Authority. Claude (Giles Matthey) and Maurella (Kristina Anapau) take Sookie (Anna Paquin) to meet the faerie elder, who may know something about an ancient family secret. Alcide (Joe Manganiello) reconnects with his father; Sam (Sam Trammell) and Luna (Janina Gavankar) hitch a ride into the Authority
12 Eric Season 5 Finale.jpg "Save Yourself" August 26, 2012
Eric embarks on a final, desperate mission to overthrow the Authority – and save Bill from losing his humanity. Andy faces the consequences of the light pact he made; Alcide readies for a second showdown with J.D.; Sam and Luna test their limits in trying to escape the Authority. The Fay try to prevent Russell Edgington from entering their sanctuary.



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True Blood Season 5
<< Season 2<< Season 3<< Season 4Season 6 >>Season 7 >>
#01 "Turn! Turn! Turn!"#07 "In the Beginning"
#02 "Authority Always Wins"#08 "Somebody That I Used to Know"
#03 "Whatever I Am, You Made Me"#09 "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
#04 "We’ll Meet Again"#10 "Gone, Gone, Gone"
#05 "Let's Boot and Rally"#11 "Sunset"
#06 "Hopeless"#12 "Save Yourself"