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True Blood

IMDB Logo7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo69%
Drama Fantasy Rated: 18+ (TV-MA)2008 - 20147 SeasonsSeries EndedOn: HBO Prime Video Tags: Based on Books Vampire Supernatural 

True Blood is an American television drama series created and produced by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional, small town in northwestern Louisiana. The series centers on the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress with an otherworldly quality.True Blood featuring Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer has one or more episodes streaming on HBO, streaming with subscription on Prime Video, available for purchase on iTunes, and 7 others. It's a drama and fantasy show with 80 episodes over 7 seasons. True Blood is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a better than average Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 69% and a high IMDb audience rating of 7.9 (216,151 votes).

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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Strange Love

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Sep 8, 2008
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Strange Love Sep 8, 2008 Across the country, vampires have “come out of the coffin” following the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood. In Louisiana, Sookie Stack house, a waitress with telepathic abilities, falls under the spell of sexy, 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton whose thoughts she can’t read. After saving Bill from the Rat trays, a pair of ruthless “vampire drainers”, Sookie tests the limits of Bill’ s gratitude when the two are left alone in the dark. Meanwhile, Sookie’ s best friend Tara goes to work for Sam merlette at his bar and grill, while Sookie’ s roguish brother Jason finds himself in hot water when a “fang-banger” with whom he’s been intimate meets a tragic end.

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Season 01, Episode 02 The First Taste

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Sep 15, 2008
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The First Taste Sep 15, 2008 After Sookie gets saved by Bill she suffers a lot of injuries and Bill tries to save her "the Vampire way". The next day her brother is released from police custody and the bodies of Sookie's attackers are found. Later that day Bill goes to visit Sookie's family and gets a not so friendly welcome.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Mine

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Sep 22, 2008
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Mine Sep 22, 2008 Tara visits LaFayette seeking comfort from her woes, Sookie meets some of Bill's rowdy friends and saves them from harm from a human among them, and, Sookie and Hugo visit the Church of the Fellowship of the Sun.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Escape from Dragon House

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Sep 29, 2008
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Escape from Dragon House Sep 29, 2008 One of the barmaids from Merlotte's is murdered and all signs point to Jason as her killer. Also evident is the fact that she had been around vampires, and Sookie knows just where to go to find out who the girl had been with. Bill introduces Sookie to Fangtasia, the biggest vampire bar in Shreveport, and Eric, the oldest vampire in Shreveport. Her search could lead her into territory she never thought she'd cover.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Sparks Fly Out

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Oct 6, 2008
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Sparks Fly Out Oct 6, 2008 Bill wins over Adele's church group with his vivid recollections from the Civil War; Sam reveals his feelings to Sookie; Jason gives vampire blood another shot with the help of Lafayette, and hurts Tara in the process.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Cold Ground

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Oct 13, 2008
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Cold Ground Oct 13, 2008 Sookie seeks refuge from her friends' and neighbors' inner voices; Jason wrestles with withdrawal symptoms; Tara's mother needs her help; Sam and Tara make a connection.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Burning House of Love

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Oct 20, 2008
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Burning House of Love Oct 20, 2008 Sookie's painful childhood revelation spurs Bill into action; Tara agrees to pay for an exorcism for Lettie Mae; Jason travels to Fangtasia in search of V juice.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 Nothing But the Blood

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Jun 15, 2009
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Nothing But the Blood Jun 15, 2009 A shocking murder outside Merlotte's has Bon Temps reeling. Meanwhile, Sookie's relationship with Bill is tested when she learns about Jessica, and of his involvement in her uncle's death. Sam recalls a shape-shifting encounter he had with Maryann as a 17-year-old. Jason gets a sudden windfall that allows him to pay for a leadership retreat with the Fellowship of the Sun. Two adversaries find themselves sharing a mysterious dungeon and, possibly, the same fate.

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Season 02, Episode 02 Keep This Party Going

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Jun 22, 2009
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Keep This Party Going Jun 22, 2009 Sookie is forced to babysits Jessica, as well as the romantic inconveniences the teen vampire's presence creates. At the Light of Day leadership conference, Jason makes an impression on its ambitious leaders, Steve and Sarah Newlin. While one of his fellow campers, Amanda Jane with her band, the God Rockets, livens the spirits at camp with their hit single, Jesus Asked Me Out Today. Maryann casts her spell on Merlotte's patrons.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Scratches

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Jun 29, 2009
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Scratches Jun 29, 2009 Bill and Eric team up to save Sookie from a mysterious creature. Jason has second thoughts about the Light of Day retreat anti-vampire agenda, but Sarah and Steve counter his doubts with flattery and promises. Sam leaves town after alienating everyone. Jessica heads over to Merlotte's, where a smitten Hoyt falls for her. Tara is attracted to Eggs but is rudely interrupted by a fog.

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Season 02, Episode 04 Shake and Fingerpop

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Jul 13, 2009
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Shake and Fingerpop Jul 13, 2009 Bill and Sookie travel to Dallas to carry out Eric's mission; Jason falls victim to a practical joke; Maryann throws a birthday party for Tara.

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Season 02, Episode 05 Never Let Me Go

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Jul 20, 2009
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Never Let Me Go Jul 20, 2009 While in Dallas, Sookie connects with one of her own; Jason is rewarded for his hard work at the Light of Day boot camp; Eric shares a secret about his past with Bill. Lafayette is given his job back.

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Season 02, Episode 06 Hard-Hearted Hannah

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Jul 27, 2009
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Hard-Hearted Hannah Jul 27, 2009 Sookie embarks on a dangerous mission to locate Godric. Bill is shocked when a vampire from his past resurfaces in Dallas and keeps him hostage. Jason makes some difficult decisions. Andy interrogates Lafayette about his disappearance, Terry intervenes.

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Season 02, Episode 07 Release Me

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Aug 3, 2009
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Release Me Aug 3, 2009 Drunken Andy helps Sam escape from Maryann's clasp. Sookie uncovers the traitor. Sam confront Daphne to discover Maryann is a Maenad. Jason gets caught fleeing the L.O.D. church by Sarah. Eric overhears Barry's message to Bill and goes to Sookie's aid.

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Season 3

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Season 03, Episode 01 Bad Blood

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Jun 14, 2010
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Bad Blood Jun 14, 2010 Sookie turns to Eric for help finding Bill; Andy urges Jason to stay the course; Sam reconnects with his past; Tara seeks refuge from her grief.

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Season 03, Episode 02 Beautifully Broken

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Jun 21, 2010
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Beautifully Broken Jun 21, 2010 Russell Edgington, the Vampire King of Mississippi, concocts a plan to consolidate his power. Eric remembers his past; Sam tests the strength of his family bonds; Tara finds an ally in a shady vampire named Franklin Mott.

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Season 03, Episode 03 It Hurts Me Too

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Jun 28, 2010
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It Hurts Me Too Jun 28, 2010 In search of Bill, Sookie heads to Mississippi in the company of Alcide, a werewolf bodyguard. Haunted by visions from his past, Bill makes a surprising pledge of allegiance.

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Season 03, Episode 04 9 Crimes

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Jul 12, 2010
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9 Crimes Jul 12, 2010 Sookie joins Alcide at a raucous engagement party for his former fiancee. Bill "procures" dinner for Russell and Lorena. Sam brokers a deal with Tommy and his parents. Andy gets a promotion and draws Jason's attention. Arlene is irked by Jessica's arrival at Merlotte's. Eric is given a deadline to locate Bill. Franklin takes Tara on a road trip.

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Season 03, Episode 05 Trouble

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Jul 19, 2010
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Trouble Jul 19, 2010 Alcide and Sookie turn to an alpha-wolf "packmaster" for advice on how to deal with Russell's minions. Tara considers a proposal from Franklin, who's completed his mission for Russell; Joe Lee breaks his promise to Sam and Tommy; Lafayette learns the meaning of patience from Jesus, his mother's orderly; Jason meets his match in a mysterious girl named Crystal. An heirloom reminds Eric of his past and his ongoing thirst for vengeance.

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Season 03, Episode 06 I Got a Right to Sing the Blues

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Jul 26, 2010
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I Got a Right to Sing the Blues Jul 26, 2010 Spurned by Eric, Sookie fears the worst for Bill, whose fate now lies in Lorena's hands. Fueled by a night of bloody passion, Tara executes a desperate plan to stave off Franklin's advances. In Bon Temps, Tommy finds it difficult to leave the family nest; Jessica gets her fix from a Merlotte's customer; and Jason's romance with Crystal hits a snag, as does Lafayette's with Jesus. After revealing his master plan to Eric, Russell pays a visit to Louisiana in order to start executing it.

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Season 03, Episode 07 Hitting the Ground

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Aug 2, 2010
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Hitting the Ground Aug 2, 2010 Sookie's attempt to rescue Bill has unforseen consequences. Meanwhile, Jason seeks the truth about Crystal. Sam must step in when Tommy gets involved in a dog fighting ring, all thanks to Melinda and Joe Lee's quest for money. Eric figures out how to get the information he wants from Sophie-Anne. Debbie plans to get even with Alcide while Russell ignores the Magister.

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Season 4

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Season 04, Episode 01 She's Not There

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Jun 27, 2011
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She's Not There Jun 27, 2011 Sookie journeys away from Bon Temps; Eric and Bill try to win back the human public; Jason learns that no good deed goes unpunished; Tara finds refuge in close quarters; Sam bonds with his own; Hoyt and Jessica debate the dinner menu; Jesus urges Lafayette to join a coven; and Terry tries to alleviate Arlene’s fears about the baby.

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Season 04, Episode 02 You Smell Like Dinner

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Jul 4, 2011
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You Smell Like Dinner Jul 4, 2011 Sookie adjusts to Bon Temps' new realities; Bill reveals pieces of his past; Eric crashes a witches' meeting; Jason gets his wounds licked; Andy struggles with his addiction; Sam learns of Luna's special talents; Jessica satisfies her blood cravings; and Arlene witnesses strange behavior from her family.

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Season 04, Episode 03 If You Love Me, Why am I Dyin'?

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Jul 11, 2011
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If You Love Me, Why am I Dyin'? Jul 11, 2011 Sookie makes a deal with Eric and reconnects with Alcide; Bill punishes an errant vampire and counsels a guilt-ridden Jessica; Jason is cast as a reluctant savior; Tommy eyes a scam and alienates Sam; Marnie flexes her newfound powers; Pam delivers an ultimatum to Lafayette, Tara and Jesus; Eric spoils Sookie's faerie reunion.

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Season 04, Episode 04 I'm Alive and On Fire

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Jul 18, 2011
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I'm Alive and On Fire Jul 18, 2011 Alcide helps Sookie hunt for Eric; Marnie searches for guidance to break a spell; Bill discovers a common bond with the Bellefleurs; Jason begs for liberation from Hotshot; Sam penetrates Luna's inner circle; Arlene sees the writing on the wall; Tommy returns to his roots.

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Season 04, Episode 05 Me and the Devil

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Jul 25, 2011
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Me and the Devil Jul 25, 2011 Sookie nurtures Eric; Bill gets involved personally in the necromancy crisis; Pam takes the veil; Sam becomes Tommy's accomplice; Arlene and Terry look to religion to solve their problem; Jesus and Lafayette head to Mexico to harness a shaman's power; Jason convalesces.

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Season 04, Episode 06 I Wish I Was the Moon

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Aug 1, 2011
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I Wish I Was the Moon Aug 1, 2011 Sookie searches for Jason under a full moon; Marnie connects with spirits of the past; Arlene and Terry cope with a suspicious inferno; Debbie urges Alcide to join a new werewolf community; Tommy trades places with Sam; Lafayette feels the spirit in Mexico; Eric surrenders to his King's will.

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Season 04, Episode 07 Cold Grey Light of Dawn

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Aug 8, 2011
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Cold Grey Light of Dawn Aug 8, 2011 With Marnie empowered by spirits of the dead, Bill issues an unpopular order to save vampires from the light. Eric embraces his amnesia; Luna discovers Sam’s not the man she thought he was; Lafayette expands his consciousness; Pam gets a body peel; Andy’s date with Holly doesn’t go as planned; Jessica has doubts about her future with Hoyt; Alcide and Debbie join a new pack.

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Season 5

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Season 05, Episode 01 Turn! Turn! Turn!

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Jun 11, 2012
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Turn! Turn! Turn! Jun 11, 2012 Sookie and Lafayette clean up the mess. Bill and Eric have a visit from the Vampire authority. Sam and Alcide come to terms with an angry pack.

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Season 05, Episode 02 Authority Always Wins

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Jun 18, 2012
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Authority Always Wins Jun 18, 2012 Tara resurfaces in Bom Temps. Pam recalls her human life when she met Eric.

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Season 05, Episode 03 Whatever I Am, You Made Me

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Jun 25, 2012
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Whatever I Am, You Made Me Jun 25, 2012 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.

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Season 05, Episode 04 We'll Meet Again

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Jul 2, 2012
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We'll Meet Again Jul 2, 2012 Eric and Bill fear for their lives; Lafayette puts Sookie’s life in danger; Roman and Salome root out a Council traitor.

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Season 05, Episode 05 Let's Boot and Rally

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Jul 9, 2012
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Let's Boot and Rally Jul 9, 2012 Bill and Eric turn to Sookie for help with Russell’s whereabouts; Jason has a disturbing dream.

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Season 05, Episode 06 Hopeless

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Jul 16, 2012
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Hopeless Jul 16, 2012 Hopeless is the sixth episode of the fifth season of HBO's original series True Blood and the 54th episode overall. It was first shown on TV on July 15, 2012 and was directed by Dan Attias and written by Alan Ball, creator of the series. The episodes of the series are based on the Charlaine Harris books, The Sookie Stackhouse novels whereas the episodes of the season are based on the fifth book in the series Dead As a Doornail which follows the Shifters being murdered whereas in the season fang bangers and shifters are being hunted. Even so, the plot of the book is only one of the minor subplots. The episode primarily follows Bill and Eric who must now face Russell again after Roman is killed by him; Sookie and Jason go to a faery club where their family's dark history and greatest secrets are revealed to them. Meanwhile, Sam volunteers to assist Andy with a case. The episode was precceeded by Let's Boot and Rally and was followed by In the Beginning, which picks up the events of Hopeless. The episode received fair reviews from critics. The episode ended several minutes earlier than the timeslot filled, as it was about 50 minutes or so, which notably also happened in Let's Boot and Rally. Stephen Moyer will pick up the events of In the Beginning . As of 2012 the episode has received the most ratings only behind by the season premiere episode Turn, Turn, Turn!

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Season 05, Episode 07 In the Beginning

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Jul 23, 2012
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In the Beginning Jul 23, 2012 Salome reveals her true allegiances; Sookie embraces her human side; Sam sniffs out some perps; Alcide braces for a fight.

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Season 6

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Season 06, Episode 01 Who Are You, Really?

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Jun 17, 2013
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Who Are You, Really? Jun 17, 2013 A group flees the Authority compound in the wake of Bill's reincarnation; Sam, Luna and Emma evade guards; Alcide learns about the packmaster job; Andy parents newborn human-faerie hybrids; Governor Truman Burrell vows open season on vampires.

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Season 06, Episode 02 The Sun

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Jun 24, 2013
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The Sun Jun 24, 2013 Jason and Sookie meet a long-lost relative; Tara is victimized by a new government weapon; Eric attempts to thwart the governor's anti-vampire initiatives; Sookie is drawn to a stranger; Alcide and Martha confront Sam about Emma's future.

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Season 06, Episode 03 You're No Good

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Jul 1, 2013
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You're No Good Jul 1, 2013 Eric is irate about Burrell's aggression towards vampires; Bill enlists an innovator to synthesize a new type of blood; Sookie begins to learn why Warlow is after her; Sam receives unexpected help from Nicole; Steve Newlin struggles with his past.

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Season 06, Episode 04 At Last

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Jul 8, 2013
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At Last Jul 8, 2013 Sookie confronts her growing attraction to the mysterious Ben. Eric counters Burrell’s brutal anti-vampire initiatives by hitting his nemesis where it hurts the most. Growing up all too quickly, Andy’s faerie daughters end up keeping dangerous company. Sam and Nicole make a connection. Bill tasks Takahashi to synthesize a new kind of blood.

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Season 06, Episode 05 F**k the Pain Away

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Jul 15, 2013
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F**k the Pain Away Jul 15, 2013 Wanting to finally learn the truth about her past Sookie recruits Lafayette to summon her parents while Warlow relives the events that led him back to Lilith after thousands of years, Eric and Tara attempt to rescue Pam.

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Season 06, Episode 06 Don't You Feel Me

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Jul 22, 2013
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Don't You Feel Me Jul 22, 2013 Sookie escapes to a Fae land where Bill cannot influence her. Bill decides to seek Lillith's advice. Eric, Pam, Nora, Jason and Jessica are in danger.

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Season 06, Episode 07 In the Evening

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Jul 29, 2013
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In the Evening Jul 29, 2013 Eric pledges loyalty to Bill as a last resort to save Nora. A tragedy close to home forces Sam to ignore the warnings of Alcide and return to Bon Temps. Jessica shows her gratitude to James, a prisoner.

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Season 7

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Season 07, Episode 01 Jesus Gonna Be Here

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Jun 23, 2014
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Jesus Gonna Be Here Jun 23, 2014 A band of rogue H-vamps crashes the vampire-human mixer at Bellefleur’s, with shocking results. As Sookie seeks refuge from accusations that she’s somehow to blame for the chaos in Bon Temps, the “one vampire for every human” plan moves forward. In the face of a vigilante insurrection led by redneck Vince, Bill receives aid from an unexpected source.

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Season 07, Episode 02 I Found You

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Jun 30, 2014
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I Found You Jun 30, 2014 A trio of hostages taken in the Bellefleur’s attack looks to a familiar face as a possible liberator from the H-vamps. Sookie and Jason visit the neighboring town of Saint Alice, where a young woman’s diary offers clues to the potential fate of Bon Temps. Spurned by Lafayette, a desperate Lettie Mae turns to Willa to channel her family past. Vince whips his fellow vigilantes into a dangerous frenzy. Pam’s search for her maker leads her to a very familiar place.

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Season 07, Episode 03 Fire in the Hole

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Jul 7, 2014
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Fire in the Hole Jul 7, 2014 Sookie hatches a dangerous plan to take down the H-Vamps, even as Vince and his armed vigilantes pose an equally serious threat. Lafayette gets high with James; Jason eyes a family future with Violet; Willa is forced to find a new place to stay; Sarah Newlin sheds her past. Pam offers Eric a compelling reason to return to Louisiana – and be the vampire he used to be.

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Season 07, Episode 04 Death is Not the End

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Jul 14, 2014
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Death is Not the End Jul 14, 2014 In the aftermath of yet another bloodbath, Sam, Sookie and Jason find themselves the bearers of bad news in Bon Temps and beyond. Pam recalls the events that led her and Eric to Shreveport and Fangtasia. Bill and Jessica get nourishment from unexpected sources. Following a new lead, Sookie enlists a band of vampires and humans to track down the H-Vamps.

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Season 07, Episode 05 Return to Oz

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Jul 21, 2014
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Return to Oz Jul 21, 2014 Exhausted from her recent travails, Sookie finds herself the unwilling host of a festive mainstreaming party in Bon Temps. In search of an elusive adversary, Eric and Pam head to Dallas and attend a gala fundraiser. Andy makes a life-changing decision; Jessica and James reach a crossroads; Bill loses himself in remembrance of human days.

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Season 07, Episode 06 Karma

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Jul 28, 2014
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Karma Jul 28, 2014 Eric and Pam find a new ally in their search for a common enemy; Sookie makes a startling discovery that forces her to rethink her recent involvement with Bill; Lafayette shares a vision with Lettie Mae; Jason realizes how he really feels about Violet; Sam isn't sure what to do about Nicole.

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Season 07, Episode 07 May Be the Last Time

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Aug 4, 2014
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May Be the Last Time Aug 4, 2014 Sookie looks for a miracle; Eric and Pam zero in on Sarah Newlin; Adilyn and Wade seek protection from Violet.

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