May 22, 2012 1:27pm PT by Jethro Nededog
'True Blood' Releases Official Descriptions for Season 5's First Three Episodes
While waiting still sucks, those of you who enjoy any morsel on the upcoming fifth season of True Blood should be thrilled by HBO's latest release. The network has shared the official episode descriptions for the first three episodes, which begin airing June 10 at 9 p.m.
In typical True Blood fashion, much goes down during each episode. For example, the Vampire Authority and Eric’s (Alexander Skarsgard) vampire “sister,” Nora (Lucy Griffiths) make their debut on the premiere episode.
On the second and third episodes, we’ll watch as Pam (Kristin Bauer Van Straten) seems to be overwhelmed by her memories of her past life in a brothel and her first meeting with Eric. And the were pack closes in on Alcide (Joe Manganiello) and Sam (Sam Trammell) after they exacted their brutal revenge for Tommy’s death.
And on episode three, Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Eric find themselves at the mercy of the Vampire Authority and Roman (Chrisopher Meloni). Notably, the descriptions fail to tell us what Tara’s (Rutina Wesley) fate is after being shot last season, but all signs point to her return -- in what form we don't know.
Take a look at the official 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.
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