True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season – Blu-ray/DVD Combo Edition

This is a series which shot out of the gates.  The show which deals with a small town in the southern part of the United States in which vampires live amongst the humans was hot, hot, hot. When the quality of the show went up and down in the first four season True Blood’s popularity ebbed and flowed. Longtime fans, I’m sure, were on the edge of their seats about season five. Would it be good or poor? Would HBO continue to fund the series?

Fans can relax as season five was of better quality than season four. It is a semi-return to form with the show being cheesy rather than ridiculous and less predictable. Lots of shaking up goes on in season five including some things related to major characters. This could be because it was the show’s creator Alan Ball’s final season. Who knows. All I can say is that those who watched benefitted.

Episode 1: Turn! Turn! Turn!: Sookie (played by Anna Paquin) and Lafayette (played by Nelsan Ellis) have to fight for Tara (played by Rutina Wesley). The Authority takes Bill (played by Stephen Moyer) and Eric (played by Alexander Skarsgard) as prisoners.

Episode 2: Authority Always Wins: Bill and Eric have to stand up and face the vampire Authority. Pam (played by Kristen Bauer van Straten) thinks back to when she was human.

Episode 3: Whatever I Am, You Made Me: Bill and Eric negotiate with the Authority in order to stay “alive”. Andy’s (played by Chris Bauer) hook up with Holly (played by Lauren Bowles) has consequences.

Episode 4: We’ll Meet Again: Pam adjusts to being Tara’s maker. Roman (played by Christopher Meloni) and Salome (played by Valentina Cervi) hunt for the traitor.

Episode 5: Let’s Boot and Rally: It seems like time is running out for Bill and Eric as they cannot find Russell (played by Denis O’Hare).  The desperate two turn to Sookie for help.

Episode 6: Hopeless: Pam acts after Tara’s behaviour leads to a fight. After what happened in the asylum Sookie is not feeling overly positive.

Episode 7: Sookie tries to adjust to life without her fairy powers. Salome shows what side she is on.

Episode 8: Somebody That I Used to Know: Bill starts having flashbacks. The Authority begins a celebration of its new direction.

Episode 9: Everybody Wants to Rule the World: Salome and the Chancellors welcome the beginning of a vampire holy war. Sookie finds out some things about her parents’ murder.

Episode 10: Gone, Gone, Gone: Vampire attack are on the rise. Bill starts a public relations campaign to win favour for his kind.

Episode 11: Sunset: Alcide (played by Joe Manganiello) reconnects with his father. Sam (played by Sam Trammell) and Luna (played by Janina Gavankar) hitch a ride to get to the Authority.

Episode 12: Save Yourself: Eric makes a desperate attempt to bring down the Authority. Alcide braces himself for another confrontation with JD (played by Louis Herthum).

Special Features: Digital Copy, Enhanced Viewing Mode, Inside the Episodes, Autopsy: True Blood Episode Six, True Blood Lines, Authority Confessions

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