True Blood Season 5 August Episode GuideSeason five of True Blood has delved into vampire politics and religious beliefs in a big way, has the local werewolf pack fighting over who should be the pack leader, and has introduced more of the fairy world while supplying details on Sookie’s light-blasting fairy power. How will it all end? Your guess is as good as mine, as this season – even more so than the past four seasons – has taken very little (other than character names and basic details) from the Charlaine Harris books that inspired it.
True Blood August 2012 Episodes
Episode #57: “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 5 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 5 (11:00 p.m.), 7 (midnight), 8 (10:00 p.m.), 9 (11:00 p.m.) and 11 (10:30 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 6 (9:00 p.m.), 7 (10:00 p.m.), 9 (8:00 p.m.), 10 (11:00 p.m.), 12 (5:00 p.m.) and 24 (9:00 p.m.)
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.)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 12 (11:00 p.m.), 14 (midnight), 15 (10:00 p.m.), 16 (11:00 p.m.) and 18 (11:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 13 (9:00 p.m.), 14 (10:00 p.m.), 16 (8:00 p.m.), 17 (11:00 p.m.), 19 (4:00 p.m.) and 24 (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.