‘True Blood’ Season 5 Spoilers: What’s Coming up in Episodes 1-3

True Blood season 5 premieres on June 10 at 9PM on HBO, and after the cliffhangers from season 4, fans are eager to see what’s coming next—especially with Russell Edgington’s upcoming return.

Season 5 Episodes 1-3 Episode Synopses

True Blood 2008 logoHBO issued a press release Tuesday that included not only episode descriptions for those airing in June but also character news as well. Among the new characters are Patrick (Scott Foley), Terry’s army buddy who showed up at the end of season 4, and three members of the Vampire Authority: Roman (Christopher Meloni), the Guardian, and two Chancellors, Salome (Valentina Cervi) and Nora (Lucy Griffiths).

The True Blood season 5 premiere is “Turn! Turn! Turn!” and is going to be showing what happens next after all those cliffhangers from season 4. There’s going to be some cleaning that needs to be done—and some grave digging, as previews have shown. It’s bound to be an emotional time for Sookie and Lafayette, but will they be able to stay clear of the drama everyone else will be facing in the premiere? There’s whatever’s going to be going on with Sam, which is very well likely what was teased in one of the “Waiting Sucks” videos, which had him attacked by something after he left Luna. This episode will also be introducing the Authority, whom fans have been looking forward to seeing ever since it was announced they were coming—and who would be playing these roles. So far there have only been glimpses of the Authority in the previews, so it should be exciting to see what happens when the premiere airs.

“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 SkarsgÃ¥rd), 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).”

Next, airing on June 17, is season 5 episode 2 “Authority Always Wins.” This could end up being a bit of a gruesome episode, considering the “interrogation techniques” of the Authority are mentioned in the episode description. Of course one of the best parts of this upcoming episode could very well be the flashbacks for Pam, especially to how she met Eric. There’s also going to be some wolf pack politics that could come into play with Alcide refusing to become the new leader of the pack. Then there’s the anticipation of Russell’s return, something fans are looking forward to seeing but the characters are obviously dreading. What kind of “home-protection system” will Sookie come up with that will protect her? Will it be enough? What about whatever’s going on with Terry? The previews do show him being a bit creepy standing over Arlene in bed. Will she be able to figure out what’s going on with him?

“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.”

The final June episode, airing on June 24, is episode 3, “Whatever I Am, You Made Me.” Will this be the episode where Bill and Eric offer to track down Russell in exchange for their lives to the Authority? Will Pam be the one to help out Sookie, or will she be too “caught up in her memories” to be much use? It looks like Bon Temps could be in store for a lot of trouble with the Pelts looking for Debbie. What will they tell them happened to her? Will Jason have a new love interest in this episode, or will something get in his way (which seems likely in this town)?

“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.”

Yes, “Waiting Sucks,” as those videos have stated, but the wait is almost over. More and more spoilers (and videos) will be coming up as HBO gets ready for the season 5 premiere. What do you think of the latest True Blood season 5 spoilers?

© Meredith Jacobs 2012

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