Friday, June 8, 2012

Season 5 Episode Guide (Updating)

Will keep updating as info gets released, I had this in other places but think it needs it's own link.
I see many of the videos are now marked Private or removed by users, don't know why that is but I am sorry for that. It ruins the whole purpose of cataloging the show for fans, especially newer ones who might want a look back or even us diehards who are rewatching or just want to read more during an hiatus. Below are the promos for the first part of season 5-

SUNDAY, JUNE 10, E1, “Turn! Turn! Turn!
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).

SUNDAY, JUNE 17, E2, Authority Always Wins
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.

SUNDAY, JUNE 24, E3, “Whatever I Am, You Made Me”
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.

Episode 4 “We’ll Meet Again” SUNDAY, JULY 1 
Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) and Bill (Stephen Moyer) have doubts they will survive the search for Russell (Denis O’Hare). Sookie (Anna Paquin) opens up to Alcide (Joe Manganiello). An irate Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) unwittingly puts Sookie’s life in danger. At Authority headquarters, Roman (Christopher Meloni) and Salome (Valentina Cervi) continue interrogating Nora (Lucy Griffiths) about the Sanguinistas – and a possible traitor within the Council. Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) forcesTara (Rutina Wesley) to toe the line; Andy (Chris Bauer) and Jason (Ryan Kwanten) go to a burlesque party; Sam’s (Sam Trammell) shifter friends invite him for a run; Terry (Todd Lowe) flashes back to a deadly night in Iraq; Hoyt (Jim Parrack) tests the fangbanger waters; Sookie drowns her sorrows.
Written by Alexander Woo; directed by Romeo Tirone.

Episode 5 : “Let’s Boot and Rally” SUNDAY, JULY 8 
With time running short, 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. Patrick Devins (Scott Foley) and Terry are held hostage in the bunker of their Iraq War buddy Brian Eller (Brian Geraghty). Jason wakes to a disturbing dream; Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) gives Tara advice on adjusting to vampire life; Sam visits Luna (Janina Gavankar)with bad news.
Written by Angela Robinson; directed by Michael Lehmann.

Episode 6: “Hopeless” SUNDAY, JULY 15 
The aftermath at the asylum leaves Sookie with an eerie sense of foreboding. At Fangtasia, Pam breaks up a vamp-girl fight, praising Tara for her tenacity. Lafayette visits Ruby Jean (Alfre Woodard), who also received a disturbing message from Jesus. Fearing for his family’s safety, Terry blames his curse for his troubles with Arlene (Carrie Preston). Alcide challenges J.D. (Louis Herthum); Sam offers to help Andy investigate the recent shootings; Roman lays out his plans to take out Russell.
Written by Alan Ball; directed by Dan Attias. Source

Special promo via True Blood News

Sunday July 22, E7, "In The Beginning"
 Salome reveals her true allegiances; Sookie embraces her human side; Sam sniffs out some perps; Alcide braces for a fight. (Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Michael Ruscio.)
Playdates: July 22, 25, 26 and 28  

Episode #55: “In the Beginning”
Bill and Eric get a powerful taste of sacred blood. A revelation at Hot Wings causes Sookie to wonder what her life would be like without faerie powers. Meanwhile, Sam sniffs out several shifter shooters; Hoyt finds camaraderie in a new group of friends; Alcide prepares for the worst in his face-off with J.D.; Andy attempts to reconnect with Bud; Lafayette finds an unlikely ally searching for Jesus’ body in Mexico; Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) pays Tara a visit; Arlene takes a sentimental journey as her concerns for Terry deepen. 

Sunday July 29, E8 "Somebody That I Used to Know"
 The Authority revels in a new direction; Sookie and Jason visit the site of their parents’ deaths; Luna gets stuck on Sam. (Written by Mark Hudis; directed by Stephen Moyer.)
Playdates: July 29 and 31 
Episode #56: “Somebody That I Used To Know”
At Authority headquarters, the Chancellors revel in the afterglow of recent events; Eric gets a message from Godric; Bill is shaken by a distant memory. Helped by Claude (Giles Matthey) and his sisters, Sookie and Jason visit the site of their parents’ deaths, with shocking results. An emotional Luna tries to walk in Sam’s shoes. Hoyt’s new pals bring him a present; Lafayette leads a séance to purge a curse; J.D. ups the stakes of 

Updates for E7 and E8 from HighlightHollywood
UPDATE 7/11& 7/13 

From Spoiler TV-
Sunday Aug. 5, Episode 5.09 - Everybody Wants to Rule the World- Vampires celebrate the start of the holy war; anti-supernatural zealots put Sookie in danger.Sunday Aug. 12 Sunday Aug 12, Episode 5.10 - Gone, Gone, Gone
Bill puts a spin on the rising vampire violence; Jason uncovers a mysterious scroll.

Sunday Aug. 19, Episode 5.11 - Song of the Dead Faerie 
Bill slips into religious fervor; Sookie seeks insight from the faerie Elder.
Sunday Aug. 26, Episode 5.12 - Save Yourself 
In the Season 5 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 and Alcide readies for a second showdown with J.D. Sam and Luna test their limits in trying to escape the Authority. Directed by Michael Lehman

According to the schedule that HBO sent to media outlets in May, new True Blood episodes will air on all 5 Sundays in July. It makes sense, because the 4th is in the middle of the week, but it's good to have confirmation anyway. That means season 5 of True Blood should finish up on August 26.
Gary Calamar talks about this season's music with Fresh102.7, so no speculation needed on what the tunes will be -The season premiere featured a couple of classic songs and one new take on a timeless hit. “Turn! Turn! Turn!” played as the credits rolled, but it wasn’t the iconic version by The Byrds. Instead, it was a new version recorded by Kentucky rock band My Morning Jacket. Music supervisor Gary Calamar, who has been nominated for a Grammy twice for True Blood‘s soundtracks, says that they almost weren’t able to get the song cleared for the show. “The Byrds made the song famous, but this arrangement was written by Pete Seeger,” he explained in an exclusive interview with CBS Local. So, the legendary folk singer would have to approve of their usage. “Pete Seeger’s publicist was overly cautious, and didn’t know if his classic song would be right for this bloody, sexy vampire show.” At first they were turned down. “But I used my secret weapon – begging – and got them to change their minds. ”Early in the episode, two of the characters – vampires Bill Compton  and Eric Northman  -have been captured by their enemies. As they’re being transported in the trunk of a car, Paul McCartney’s “Silly Love Songs” plays on the stereo.Later on, another vampire – Jessica Hamby the red headed vampire is seen leading her new pals through a rendition of The Runaways’ “Cherry Bomb” on Guitar Hero, while her (sometime) love interest Jason Stackhouse  plays the plastic axe.  At the end of “Cherry Bomb,” a lovesick Jason leaves the party with a girl he’s just picked up, Jessica launches into yet another classic: Foreigner’s “Feels Like The First Time.”As for the rest of the season, Calamar reveals a few musical secrets. Next week’s episode, “Authority Always Wins,” features a cover of John Mellencamp’s “Authority Song” by New York rockabilly singer Bosco Delrey. 
Later in the season, Iggy Pop duets with Bethany Cosentino from indie pop group Best Coast on a new song called “Boot And Rally” for an episode of the same name. That project was a particular thrill for Calamar: “When we watched the show, there was a song that the writers kind of penciled in that didn’t really work,” he says. “And we were thinking should we change the title. I suggested we have someone write a new song called ‘Boot and Rally.’” That “someone” turned out to be Calamar himself, who worked on the song with another writer named James Combs. But how did they get the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer on the song? Pop’s people reached out to the True Blood team early in the season, to offer the services of the Stooges frontman, who counts himself among the show’s faithful. A huge fan of the punk rock legend, Calamar says “It was a major thrill! I can barely believe it, it’s amazing.”This season will also feature a new song by much-buzzed about newcomers Alabama Shakes, a previously released cover of Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” by New York punk/pop group Care Bears On Fire, and Los Lobos covering the World War II era hit “We’ll Meet Again.”

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