True Blood episode summaries surfaced today for episode 5.01, 5.02 and 5.03. The fifth season is set to premiere on 6/10/12
Details and my thoughts below the “More” line.
– Episode #49 (5.1): “Turn! Turn! Turn!”: Sookie and Lafayette clean up the Tara and Debbie Pelt mess; Bill and Eric are visited by the Vampire Authority; Sam and Alcide deal with an angry werewolf pack. (Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Daniel Minahan) (TV-MA) [AC, AL, V, N] ESP Playdates: 10, 13, 14 and 16
My thoughts: This ties in with the promo clip where Sookie and Lafayette are burying somebody in Sookie’s yard — but who? I’m still thinking they bury Pam and Tara for rising, but what do they do with Debbie Pelt’s body? And does Bill and Eric being ‘visited’ by the Authority translate into ‘arrested’? Lots of casting calls for various vampire guards out there.
– Episode #50: “Authority Always Wins”: Tara resurfaces in Bon Temps; Pam recalls her human life and first encounter with Eric; Bill and Eric meet Salome at the Vampire Authority headquarters. (Written by Mark Hudis; directed by Michael Lehmann.) (TV-MA) [AC, AL, V, N] ESP Playdates: 17, 20, 21 and 23
My thoughts: Tara “resurfaces” — haha! Very punny. Clearly she has been turned and I still think Pam is going to be her Maker, which is why we have the flashback to Pam meeting Eric. I am surprised to find that Salome would be involved with The Authority, because I had speculated that she was somehow tied in with Russell Edgington. There have also been recent spoilers in which Salome and Nora are described as “close.” Are they both members of the Authority? Because I recalled Nora being described as having dedicated herself to the mission of working for the Authority to promote mainstreaming.
– Episode #51: “Whatever I Am, You Made Me”: Bill and Eric barter for their lives with Roman, the head of the Authority; Jason reunites with his old high school teacher; Sookie searches for Tara. (Written by Raelle Tucker; directed by David Petrarca.) (TV-MA) [AC, AL, V, N] ESP Playdates: 24, 27, 28 and 30
My thoughts: What can Bill and Eric offer Roman? Hopefully not Sookie. Given how grim Eric is at the moment, my biggest fear is that he might try to bargain with the Authority to give up Sookie, although I think that is unlikely.
Thanks to Skarsgardfans