Episode Title: Save Yourself
Air Date: August 26, 2012
In the fifth-season finale, Eric makes one last attempt to thwart the Authority and save Bill from losing his humanity. Meanwhile, Alcide prepares for another battle with JD; Sam and Luna try to escape the Authority; and Andy deals with the fallout of a pact.
Episode Title: Gone, Gone, Gone
Air Date: August 12, 2012
With vampire-on-human attacks increasing, the Authority attempts to woo public favor. Meanwhile, Nora tries to convert Eric to Lilith’s gospel. Jason finds a mysterious scroll; Elijah, the new vampire sheriff of Area 5, pushes Pam and Tara to obey a new mandate; Sam and Luna search for Emma; Russell seeks a higher calling.
Episode Title: Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Air Date: August 5, 2012
Episode Title: In The Beginning
Air Date: July 22, 2012
Salome reveals her true allegiances while 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 pays Tara a visit; and Arlene takes a sentimental journey as her concerns towards Terry deepen.
Episode Title: Let’s Boot and Rally
Airdate: July 8, 2012
With time running short, Bill and Eric enlist Sookie to probe for clues on Russell’s hiding place. Unable to deal with the demon magic inside him, Lafayette calls out to Jesus’ spirit for help. Patrick Devins and Terry are held hostage in the bunker of their Iraq War buddy Brian Eller. Jason wakes to a disturbing dream; Jessica gives Tara advice on adjusting to vampire life; Sam visits Luna with bad news.
Episode Title: We’ll Meet Again
Airdate: July 1, 2012
Pam tries to be a good maker for her new progeny, but wonders what’s to become of the relationship with her own. Meanwhile, Bill and Eric try to find out who else knew about Russell Edgington’s disposal; Roman searches for a traitor in his inner circle; Sam is visited by some old friends; Terry and Patrick hunt for a former comrade; Alcide breaks some bad news to the Pelts; and a judge takes Andy and Jason to an exclusive club.
Episode Title: Whatever I Am, You Made Me
Airdate: June 24, 2012
The search for Debbie Pelt becomes official when her parents come to Bon Temps to ask Andy to look for her, but Sookie is afraid of what they—and Alcide—might find out. Meanwhile, Roman mulls Bill and Eric’s proposal to do away with Russell Edgington, though Salome has her own separate vetting process; and Jason has an uneasy reunion with an influential teacher from high school.
Episode Title: Authority Always Wins
Airdate June 17, 2012
Eric and Bill try to keep their wits about them when they’re put through the interrogation wringer at the Vampire Authority headquarters in New Orleans. Meanwhile, Pam recalls her first meeting with Eric in early 20th-century San Francisco; Alcide turns his back on Marcus’ wolf pack; Emma’s grandmother comes between Sam and Luna; Steve Newlin wants what he thinks belongs to Jessica; and Jason’s womanizing comes back to haunt him.
Episode Title: Turn! Turn! Turn!
Airdate June 10, 2012
Sookie and Lafayette are reeling from Tara’s shooting, but there is also the matter of cleaning up Debbie Pelt’s blood. Meanwhile, Bill and Eric face a new threat from the Authority; Marcus’ disappearance sends his wolf pack after Sam; Jessica parties with her human peers; Jason has a reunion with Rev. Steve Newlin; a visit from Terry’s war buddy brings back his PTSD; and Alcide warns Sookie about Russell Edgington’s return.