HBO has released two fan-made blood-and-white posters for True Blood, which kicks off Season 5 Sunday, June 10 at 9 PM ET with Episode 5.01: Turn! Turn! Turn!. We also have a gallery of behind-the-scenes photos, which were taken in The French Quarter of New Orleans. The network has released plot descriptions for the season premiere, Episode 5.02: Authority Always Wins, and Episode 5.03: Whatever I Am, You Made Me. Check out the posters below, and click on the set photos to access our gallery. Read on at your own risk, since the episode rundowns contain plot details about Christopher Meloni's new vampire character, the aftermath of Tara's (Rutina Wesley) shooting, and the return of a fan favorite.
"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
"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
) 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 Alciderefuses 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 hiswomanizing ways."
"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."
True Blood episode 5.1, "Turn! Turn! Turn!" stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Alexander Skarsgård, Chris Bauer, Kristin Bauer van Straten and is directed by Daniel Minahan.
True Blood episode 5.2, "Authority Always Wins" stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Alexander Skarsgård, Christopher Meloni, Chris Bauer and is directed by Michael Lehmann.
True Blood episode 5.3, "Whatever I Am, You Made Me" stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Alexander Skarsgård, Christopher Meloni, Chris Bauer and is directed by David Petrarca.
Do you like this story?