Sunday July 22, E7, "In The Beginning" E#55
Salome reveals her true allegiances; Sookie embraces her human side; Sam sniffs out some perps; Alcide braces for a fight.
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. (Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Michael Ruscio.) Playdates: July 22, 25, 26 and 28
Sunday July 29, E8 "Somebody That I Used to Know" E#56
The Authority revels in a new direction; Sookie and Jason visit the site of their parents’ deaths; Luna gets stuck on Sam.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 the pack master challenge. (Written by Mark Hudis; directed by Stephen Moyer.)Playdates: July 29 and 31
Updates for E7 and E8 from HighlightHollywood, TVOvermind
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Sunday Aug. 5, Episode 5.09 #57- Everybody Wants to Rule the World-
Sunday Aug. 5, Episode 5.09 #57- Everybody Wants to Rule the World-
Vampires celebrate the start of the holy war; anti-supernatural zealots put Sookie in danger.
As the Authority proceeds with Lilith’s plan, Eric plots his escape. Gran (Lois Smith) directs Sookie to a clue to her parents’ murderer. Andy and Jason search for leads to the identities of the people behind the shifter killings. Alcide recalls his pack induction; Arlene gets caught in Terry (Todd Lowe) and Patrick’s crossfire; Steve gets a new pet. Written by Raelle Tucker; directed by Dan Attias.
End of The Season Promo
Sunday Aug 12, Episode 5.10 - Gone, Gone, GoneBill puts a spin on the rising vampire violence; Jason uncovers a mysterious scroll.
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Sunday Aug. 19, Episode 5.11 -
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 19 (11:00 p.m.), 22 (10:00 p.m.), 23 (11:00 p.m.) and 25 (9:30 p.m.)
Slipping further into religious fervor, Bill (Stephen Moyer) gives Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) an order she’s loath to carry out. Armed with a damning video of Russell (Denis O’Hare) and Steve (Michael McMillian), the military delivers an ultimatum to the Authority. Claude (Giles Matthey) and Maurella (Kristina Anapau) take Sookie (Anna Paquin) to meet the faerie elder, who may know something about an ancient family secret. Alcide (Joe Manganiello) reconnects with his father; Sam (Sam Trammell) and Luna (Janina Gavankar) hitch a rideinto the Authority.
Written by Angela Robinson; directed by Lesli Linka Glatter. Highlighthollywood
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
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Peek at next season, or is it?
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.”
Complete Recap of Season 5 to finish off the thread-