HBO Releases Details About August Episodes of 'True Blood'

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July 23rd, 2012

via press note:

HBO has released summaries for the upcoming August episodes of True Blood.

Episode #57: “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”

Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 5 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: Aug. 5 (11:00 p.m.), 7 (midnight), 8 (10:00 p.m.), 9 (11:00 p.m.) and 11 (10:30 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Aug. 6 (9:00 p.m.), 7 (10:00 p.m.), 9 (8:00 p.m.), 10 (11:00 p.m.), 12 (5:00 p.m.) and 24 (9:00 p.m.)

As the Authority proceeds with Lilith’s plan, Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) plots his escape. Gran (Lois Smith) directs Sookie (Anna Paquin) to a clue to her parents’ murderer. Andy (Chris Bauer) and Jason (Ryan Kwanten) search for leads to the identities of the people behind the shifter killings. Alcide (Joe Manganiello) recalls his pack induction; Arlene (Carrie Preston) gets caught in Terry (Todd Lowe) and Patrick’s (Scott Foley) crossfire; Steve (Michael McMillian) gets a new pet.

Written by Raelle Tucker; directed by Dan Attias.


Episode #58: “Gone, Gone, Gone”

Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: Aug. 12 (11:00 p.m.), 14 (midnight), 15 (10:00 p.m.), 16 (11:00 p.m.) and 18 (11:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Aug. 13 (9:00 p.m.), 14 (10:00 p.m.), 16 (8:00 p.m.), 17 (11:00 p.m.), 19 (4:00 p.m.) and 24 (10:00 p.m.)

With vampire-on-human attacks increasing, the Authority attempts to woo public favor. Meanwhile, Nora (Lucy Griffiths) tries to convert Eric to Lilith’s gospel. Jason finds a mysterious scroll; Elijah (Keram Malicki-Sanchez), the new vampire sheriff of Area 5, pushes Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Tara (Rutina Wesley) to obey a new mandate; Sam (Sam Trammell) and Luna (Janina Gavankar) search for Emma (Chloe Noelle); Russell (Denis O’Hare) seeks a higher calling.

Written by Alexander Woo; directed by Scott Winant.


For more on the series, please visit and #trueblood.

TRUE BLOOD was created by Alan Ball; based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris; executive producers, Alan Ball and Gregg Fienberg; co-executive producers, Brian Buckner, Alexander Woo, Raelle Tucker, Mark Hudis and Angela Robinson; co-producers, Christina Jokanovich, Marlis Pujol and David Auge.


  • Feedback

    Worst season ever

  • r0ckmypants

    @Feedback – It really is.

    And why have the only released two of the four episode descriptions for August? It makes it seem like they’re only airing two episodes next month.

  • Alienware

    The last two episodes are on HBO schedule on their site, so I guess they just didn’t release all the synopsis.

  • r0ckmypants

    Yeah, I know… that’s what’s strange to me. I guess they’re too spoiler-y? Not that they could reveal much, nothing has really happened this season.

  • coolioni

    This season of True Blood has definatly been a bit slow.

    I still watch the show religously, but this season has definatly taken a turn for the worse.

    the overall story arch has been a bit boring.. I guess its all about bring Lillith back to Life (Life as a Vampire).

    Also I find it a bit too much like Supernatural how they have Nora (who played Ruby in Supernatural) working on raising Lillith from the dead, wqhen in supernatural the same actress got Sam to kill Lillith to bring on the Apocolypse!
    I think they copied a bit of Supernatural’s ideas for the whole Lillith story, but they just changed things up a bit..Nora get The Authority head killed to being Lillith back , and in Supernatural Ruby gets Sam to kill lillith so the lasy seal is broken to bring free Lucifer from his cage..

    I think there is just too much of a similarity here.

  • Melanie

    Nora is played by Lucy Griffiths, not Genevieve Cortese, who was Ruby on Supernatural.

    I agree — this season is a little slow for me – they’ve got, what? 5 or 6 subplots going on and only 2 of them are interesting.

  • AnneM

    They need to get Eric and Bill back to Bon Temps and back into the action. I think it’s a mistake to separate them from the rest of the gang. I was excited when they hired Christopher Meloni, but now I’m done with that whole storyline. They aren’t even trying to follow the books anymore, which is rather disappointing. I don’t care if they elaborate on plots or change things up somewhat (keeping Lafayette around, for example), but 90% of what they’re doing now has absolutely no connection to the books or characters that come from the books. As shocking as they’re trying to be, I actually think it’s become a bit boring.


    I though season one and season two where greatI didn’t care as much for seasons 3 and 4 but 5 has really re-vitalized my interest in True Blood. I would like to no more about the characters adn the ages of each vampire makes it a bit more exciting for me to know who’s stronger than whom. Witch plot and the military plots are kind of boring but other than that I am enkoying season five better than four.

  • doperedd

    this definetly the worst season of trueblood i ever seen….these writers suck …they lost the charecters humor …too much going is going on with lessor charecters …an they are dragging the main charecters story arc too sheer boredom ….if you gonna bring lilith back too do havoc on the known world why not do it so you guys can give this show a jolt ….if these writers continue on like this you guys are gonna loose viewers & ratings … come on writers step your A-GAME UP…..

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