True Blood was created by Alan Ball and follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse, who can hear people’s thoughts, vampire Bill Compton and vampire Eric Northman as they go about their daily lives. The drama series features a large main cast which includes Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Alexander Skarsgård, Christopher Meloni, 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 and Deborah Ann Woll.
The show’s 12 episode fifth season picks up shortly after the events of the season 4 finale, in which Sookie summoned all her resources for a climactic encounter with Marnie and emerged triumphant. But her showdown with Debbie may have had fatal consequences for Tara. In the opening episode of the fifth season, titled Turn! Turn! Turn!, Sookie and Lafayette struggle with the aftermath of Tara’s shooting, while also cleaning up after Debbie Pelt. Meanwhile, Bill and Eric, cleaning up a mess of their own, are visited by the Vampire Authority, one of whom is Nora, a woman from Eric’s past. In search of the missing Marcus, Alcide’s werewolf pack comes after Sam. With Bill away, Jessica enjoys her new freedom by partying with local college kids; Jason is visited by the recently turned Rev. Steve Newlin; Terry’s PTSD is reignited by Patrick Devin, an old Iraq War buddy; and Alcide turns up at Sookie’s to warn her about the recently resurfaced Russell Edgington.
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