True Blood 6 Seasons 2012

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Season 5
(741) IMDb 7.8/10
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7. In the Beginning TV-MA CC

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.

Runtime:
58 minutes
Original air date:
July 22, 2012

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In the Beginning

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Season 5
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    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.

    TV-MA 53min June 10, 2012
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    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.

    TV-MA 56min June 17, 2012
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    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.

    TV-MA 1h 0min June 24, 2012
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    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.

    TV-MA 57min July 1, 2012
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    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.

    TV-MA 48min July 8, 2012
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    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.

    TV-MA 52min July 15, 2012
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    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.

    TV-MA 58min July 22, 2012
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    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.

    TV-MA 54min July 29, 2012
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    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.

    TV-MA 58min August 5, 2012
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    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.

    TV-MA 49min August 12, 2012
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    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.

    TV-MA 51min August 19, 2012
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    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.

    TV-MA 54min August 26, 2012
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    TV-MA 4min May 28, 2012
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    TV-14 6min June 18, 2012

Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Drama, Thriller, Romance, Mystery
Director Michael Ruscio
Supporting actors Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Alexander Skarsgård, Chris Bauer, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Lauren Bowles, Valentina Cervi, Nelsan Ellis, Scott Foley, Janina Gavankar, Lucy Griffiths, Todd Lowe, Joe Manganiello, Michael McMillian, Denis O'Hare, Jim Parrack, Carrie Preston
Season year 2012
Network HBO
Executive Producer David Auge
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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174 of 181 people found the following review helpful By w.s. on January 1, 2013
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The Bon Temps gang returns for the fifth season of HBO's "True Blood". I am a colossal fan of the show, having seen every episode since the pilot. Like every show, "True Blood" has had a few ups and downs in terms of writing. Seasons one and two were the show at its best, in my opinion. Season three was a lot of fun, but suffered from cluttered storylines and tonal problems. But, season four -- although it still can't top season one or two -- was a solid return to form (and I can't understand the bashing it regularly receives on here from other fans).

So, how does season five compare? I found this year to be even better than the last; the most compelling reason for this is the fundamental shaking up of all things comfortable and familiar on the show. All of the close relationships have been compromised or changed or they've grown apart: Sookie/Bill/Eric, Sookie/Tara, Pam/Eric, Jason/Hoyt, Tara/Lafayette, etc. This was the year of the Break Up (friendships as well as romances). But, the interesting thing is how this made way for all sorts of new and compelling bonds to form: Bill/Eric, Pam/Tara, Jason/Jessica.

Season five was definitely a game-changer (probably because it was creator Alan Ball's farewell season). There isn't even a clear-cut Big Bad this year. The villain could be seen as The Authority and through our infiltration of the system this year, we get the sense of just how ambiguous the concepts of right and wrong, good and bad really are to the vampires of the True Blood 'verse. The most compelling part about this story is finally getting to see the inner workings of the Authority and how fundamentally it changes both Bill and Eric (especially toward the latter half of the season). The members of the Authority themselves, though, are a mixed bag.
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51 of 63 people found the following review helpful By word and song on December 27, 2012
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I've been a fan of True Blood since the beginning, but this past season has begun to test my loyalty. The seasonal villain is too far-fetched. I know the characters are vampires, but it would be nice to see even one of them maintain a successful relationship. If this keeps up, we're going to need a flow chart just to keep up with who is sleeping with whom and who is now a vampire and who is still human. I still have hopes for the new season, but I'm only cautiously optimistic.
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56 of 76 people found the following review helpful By VampFan on November 30, 2012
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True Blood started as everyone saying you have to see this and me grudgingly taking Season 1 from a friend. I now own all the seasons, know each character by name with background story and am humbly awaiting the release of season five. Its addicting, dont' say I didn't warn you
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Courtney M Roepke on March 18, 2014
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I have all the other season but just needed this one so to find this at a great price is a big plus in a fans book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Grzeszak on February 21, 2014
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Man, this season proved to be EXCITING!!! From the first episode it had you on your toes wondering who was playing who and who was about to meet the True death!!! Lots of action, sexy bodies and attitude!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 18, 2014
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Such a good series! If you have yet to get started on the True Blood sereis...where have you been?! Definitely not something for the young adult to be watching but us adults sure can watch and watch and watch!! I won't dare miss an episode and sometimes find that I will watch the new episode 2-3 times the first night it airs! Really good series just wish there were more episodes to each season and I HATE that this coming season (in 2014) will be the final season! Now that really sucks!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bethany on February 12, 2014
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im a true blood addict lol cant wait to buy the next season! i watch entire seasons in two days!!!!!!!
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54 of 76 people found the following review helpful By James Donnelly VINE VOICE on October 31, 2012
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Oh, dear. Poor Sookie. After the great ending of the last season with Debbie blasting Tara, and in turn Sookie blowing Debbie's head off, I was so happy. It was going to guarantee that this season would A: Open with a moral dilemma for Sookie cold-bloodedly murdering someone, and B: Do away with the most annoying character this program has (Tara). And it was going to have Christopher Meloni, who stagnated far too long on SVU, to finally play a character that would allow him to have fun. Also, with Bill and Eric playing fugitive, that had some good character conflict set up immediately as well. This had all the earmarks of a very good start.

Alas, none of these things were to be.

The fact that I watched every episode of the season was something befuddling to me, because other than one of the episodes directed by Michael Lehmann, this was an even more confusing and increasingly frustrating season with just some flat-out ham-fisted story arcs.

The main arc of the season was a not-bold-at-all-but-trying-to-be satire of rising fundamentalism and political and religious division in the United States where the Vampire Council slowly start to convert to a more fundamentalist belief that humans are their food, and they should not try to integrate at all but rather feed and kill at will according to the teachings of The Vampiric Bible and Lilith, the god of all vampires. On the human side of the spectrum, you have human groups in Bon Temps going around killing vampires and assorted "freaks", promoting the superiority of humans in the world. And then there's Sookie caught in the middle of everything, as per usual.
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