Synopses For The Final Episodes Of Season 5
Episode #59: “Sunset”
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 19 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
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 rideinto the Authority.
Written by Angela Robinson; directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
Episode #60: “Save Yourself”
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) embarks on a final, desperate mission to overthrow the Authority – and save Bill from losing his humanity. Andy (Chris Bauer) faces the consequences of a light pact he made; Alcide readies for a second showdown with J.D. (Louis Herthum); Sam and Luna test their limits in trying to escape the Authority.
Written by Alan Ball; directed by Michael Lehmann.
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Episode #57: “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 5 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
“As the Authority proceeds with Lilith’s plan, Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) plots his escape. Gran (Lois Smith) directs Sookie (Anna Paquin) to a clue to her parents’ murderer. Andy (Chris Bauer) and Jason (Ryan Kwanten) search for leads to the identities of the people behind the shifter killings. Alcide (Joe Manganiello) recalls his pack induction; Arlene (Carrie Preston) gets caught in Terry (Todd Lowe) and Patrick’s (Scott Foley) crossfire; Steve (Michael McMillian) gets a new pet.”
Written by Raelle Tucker; directed by Dan Attias.
Episode #58: “Gone, Gone, Gone”
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
“With vampire-on-human attacks increasing, the Authority attempts to woo public favor. Meanwhile, Nora (Lucy Griffiths) tries to convert Eric to Lilith’s gospel. Jason finds a mysterious scroll; Elijah (Keram Malicki-Sanchez), the new vampire sheriff of Area 5, pushes Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Tara (Rutina Wesley) to obey a new mandate; Sam (Sam Trammell) and Luna (Janina Gavankar) search for Emma (Chloe Noelle); Russell (Denis O’Hare) seeks a higher calling.”
Written by Alexander Woo; directed by Scott Winant.
Lucy Griffiths talks Nora, Salome and her “brother” Eric.
How did you come to be a part of True Blood this season? Were you actively looking to do American television?
LUCY GRIFFITHS: Well, yes and no. I’ve had American representation for a few years now, so it’s always been a possibility. It was just that the right audition came along and I was right for it, so I got it.
When you auditioned, how secretive were they with you? Did they tell you anything about the character at all?
GRIFFITHS: The first I knew of the character was in the auditioning sides that I had. I knew that she was Eric’s sister and that she was a Chancellor in the Vampire Authority. Further than that, I didn’t know anything. She’d not been featured in previous seasons which I’d watched, so I had no idea what to expect. But really, you don’t have any idea what to expect, script to script. You don’t get told before the series starts what your character arc is going to be, so it’s always a surprise. I guess it’s good to start off not knowing anything ‘cause that’s how it continues.
Had you been a fan of the show, or did you have to catch up before filming?
GRIFFITHS: I had to catch up, but I was very glad I had to because I really love it. I really enjoyed catching up. I wasn’t a fan before my audition, no, but I am now.
Since you can’t be a very menacing vampire, if you have a lisp, how challenging is it to learn to talk properly with the teeth?
GRIFFITHS: I know this sounds funny, but I think it depends on how your mouth is shaped. I don’t know whether mine was built for fangs or what, but I didn’t have too much of a problem. I did get the giggles the first day I put them in, but they’re okay.
How do you see Nora, as a character? Do you think she’s loyal to Eric?
GRIFFITHS: She certainly has loyalty to Eric. I think she’s actually a very loyal character, but some of her loyalties and trusts are misplaced. She’s selfish in the way that beings are selfish, but she’s not in it for what she can get, to the detriment of people around her. There are characters like that this season, but she’s not one of them. She is excited by the prospect of the power that her faith will bring her. She’s actually not a very selfish character. She’s very loyal to her brother, and she’s loyal to her friend and colleague, Salome.
How would you describe the relationship between Nora and Eric?
GRIFFITHS: They’re very excited to see each other. He didn’t know she was coming, so he’s very surprised. They’re just overjoyed to be in each other’s company again. I think they have a sibling rivalry, certainly, but they basically love each other.
Why Pam isn’t the biggest Bill Compton fan. [Spoilers]
Want to know which vampire is getting a new job? How far back do Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Bill’s (Stephen Moyer) sniping comments go? And whichMad Menstar is coming toTrue Blood? Find out now:
The New Nan Flanagan: Reverend Newlin (Michael McMillian) isn’t just showing up in Bon Temps to make himself an unwanted party crasher, he’ll have a whole new role at the Authority. He’s the best person to take over the old face of the Vampire Authority now that he’s a vampireanda smooth-talking religious
No Biting the Merchandise:As you will soon learn Lorena (Mariana Klaveno), Bill, Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) and Pam have a very long, sordid and interesting history. Bill and Lorena were out sowing their wild oats when he and Eric clashed before. This fun flashback also explains why Pam isn’t the biggest Bill Compton fan.
Sex Ed Teacher: If you watch Mad Men you might recognize Jason’s (Ryan Kwanten) former teacher as the first Mrs. Draper (Melinda Page Hamilton). We find out that this is the woman who sent Jason down a sordid sexual path. The gist of this big reveal is that Jason has so much baggage he’d need a whole cargo truck to go on vacation. Did we know that already?
guess who’s killing the prostitutes? shocking uh? ;)
i knew it! typical Bill’s modus operandi!
Spoiler Party: A ‘True Blood’ Death
The first few episodes of True Blood‘s fifth season offer up a parade of new characters, but viewers should be careful not to get attached to any of them too quickly. Someone we first encounter on the June 17 episode meets his untimely end a few weeks later. (Oops! Did I sayhis? Crap, I always do that.)
i’m quite sure Roman will meet his true death and Eric will lead the Authority. I think Salome is fascinated by him as a leader, for his charisma. And Nora “would do anything to make him happy, and she thinks she knows what would make him happy, and it may or may not be right.” as Lucy said. My 2 cents.
I would love for this to happen. Maybe it’s a temporary role while they search for someone to take the leadership but it will put Eric in a superior position with Bill and i like it :)
True Blood Scoop: What Is Tara's Fate?
“Tara is still a part of the show,” creator Alan Ball told TVGuide.com at the True Blood Season 5 premiere party on Wednesday. “I’m sure fans have a lot of different ideas of how that could be possible, and one of those ideas is correct.”
One theory is that vampires Bill and Eric would…