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Summary

True Blood Season 5

Sookie Stackhouse and her supernatural cohorts have a disturbing new political power play to deal with in Season 5 -a growing war between the Vampire Authority and 'vampire fundamentalists'--and the outcome could decide the fate of human existence. 

In Season 5, the hit HBO series presents a whole new wave of otherworldly characters, including Vampire Guardian Roman (Emmy® - nominee Christopher Meloni) who seeks human-vampire co-existence; vampire zealot Salome (Valentina Cervi) who is intent on recreating the world in God's vampyric image; Authority Chancellor Nora (Lucy Griffiths) who shares the same maker as Sookie suitor Eric Northman; werewolves J.D. and Martha who want a reluctant Alcide to take his rightful place as packmaster; and more.

Episode guide

  1. 01 - Turn! Turn! Turn!

    As Eric cleans up the mess that was Nan Flanagan, Bill leaves a message for Jessica -- he will be away for a week. "My palace is your palace," he offers. Eric and Bill sense that Sookie is in danger and although Eric doesn't want to help, Bill heads for her place. Once they step outside, they are trapped by Authority soldiers and thrown into a car trunk.

    Pam shows up at Sookie's looking for Eric, but instead finds Sookie and Lafayette holding Tara's lifeless body. Pam refuses Lafayette's request to turn Tara, until she gets Sookie to agree that she will repair the rift between her and Eric, and an IOU for a future favor. Deal negotiated, Pam feeds Tara some of her blood and is buried with her.

    On Jason's doorstep, Reverend Newlin begs Jason to let him in, saying he has nowhere else to go. Although suspicious of Steve's fangs--he says "they're like twin hard-ons"--Jason is sympathetic and when he looks Steve in the eye... is immediately glamoured. Steve ties Jason up and confesses he's had feelings for him since they first met; his murderous streak was jealousy flaring. Although flattered, Jason tells Steve he's not gay, which only upsets Steve. Jessica enters and claims Jason as hers. As Jessica overpowers Steve, Jason revokes his invitation and Steve vacates, declaring "I love you!" as the door slams.

    Pursued by Marcus' wolf pack, Sam goes to Luna to tell her she and Emma need to run. Luna insists that Sam tell them it was Alcide who killed Marcus, but Sam feels he owes Alcide for what he did for Tommy. Werewolf Rikki tracks Sam to Luna's place, and when she threatens Emma, Sam willingly goes along with her. Marcus' pack beats Sam for information. Martha, Marcus's mother and Emma's grandmother, tells Sam they need her son's body to honor him properly. She promises Emma and Luna's safety, and Sam leads the pack to Marcus' remains. Alcide, accompanied by Luna, shows up and admits he's the real killer. Martha and other members of the pack shift into wolves and start gnawing on Marcus' remains.

    In the trunk of the car, Eric and Bill manipulate their bodies into position to use an umbrella to ignite the car's gas tank. As the Authority suit comes for them, he is staked by Nora, his female counterpart. Spotting Nora, Eric kisses her deeply. Nora is a chancellor of the Authority, but no one knows she and Eric share Godric as a maker. She is part of a faction that believes Eric and Bill should be rewarded, not punished, for protecting them from the necromancers. They prepare to go to ground as Nora's plan for freeing them is put into motion. Nora and Eric enter a shipping container to reacquaint themselves. "We fight like siblings, but we f*** like champions," he says after Bill complains about the noise. Eric takes a call from Alcide to relay the news of Russell Edgington's reemergence from the cement, while elsewhere, a man is dragged through an abandoned building and torn apart.

    Patrick joins Terry and his family for breakfast and assures Arlene's kids that Terry was a hero. He's startled to learn they're living in the Bellefleur mansion because their house burned down. At Merlotte's Patrick tells Terry that he too lost his home in a fire. In fact, four of the guys in their squad have been burned out of their homes, and it's because of what happened in Iraq. Terry throttles Patrick to shut him up until Arlene catches him in the act. Patrick tells Terry he suspected Terry was behind the fires, or that he'd want to help... now he's not so sure.

    Sookie cleans up Debbie's remains in the kitchen. She tells Lafayette that because she wanted to kill Debbie, she can't call the police and claim she acted in self-defense. The two of them also go back to Lafayette's house to take care of Jesus' body, but Lafayette freaks out when it's not there. Alcide shows up at Sookie's to warn her about Russell and insist she stay with him to be safe, but Sookie turns him down. As she tries to tell him about Debbie, Lafayette jumps in and tells the werewolf to "get the f*** outta our lives."

    Having been claimed by Jessica, Jason arrives at the Compton house and is surprised to see she's hosting a party. He hides hurt when she tells him she was only protecting him from Steve, and removes his badge and uniform as he joins the party. Jason tries to connect with Jessica as they play Guitar Hero, but her attentions are elsewhere, so Jason leaves with a sorority girl. In his squad car, Jason turns down the girl's overtures since he knows how their relationship will play out.

    A compatriot of Nora's hands Eric and Bill fake passports to start their new lives. Just as Eric kisses Nora goodbye, her team explodes in a hail of bullets. The three are surrounded by Authority soldiers.

    Sookie and Lafayette keep vigil by Tara's grave. Pam crawls out, complaining about how dirty she is. Sookie digs at Tara's remains and starts to cry when Tara's body remains still. Suddenly, newborn vampire Tara speeds her way out of the hole and lunges for Sookie.

  2. 02 - Authority Always Win

    A furious baby-vamp Tara sinks her teeth into Sookie until Pam pulls her off. To keep Lafayette and Sookie safe, Pam commands her not to hurt either of them--but doesn't stay for much longer. "She's your problem now," Pam says, leaving Sookie and Lafayette to deal with Tara's newfound speed and destructive strength. When other ploys fail, Lafayette slashes his arm so that Sookie can catch Tara while she feeds. They get her to ground before sunrise.

    Eric and Bill are transported to the Authority's subterranean headquarters in New Orleans. Nora tries to defend herself to Salome, a fellow chancellor, but Salome refuses to hear her out. The three are locked up in separate cells.

    Alcide tangles with the rest of the pack when he refuses to feed on Marcus. Martha reminds him of their laws--he's obligated to eat her son--but Alcide tells her he's not interested in being packmaster. Martha follows Luna home and after she declares that her granddaughter is a wolf, not a shifter, Luna cuts her out of Emma's life. Luna gets upset with Sam for crossing her about Emma's future, and orders him out too. Later, Luna hears noises in Emma's room and finds a wolf pup swimming in pjs.

    Arlene wakes up to find Terry flashing back to his Marine days, "We're all going to die," he says in his fog. She slaps him back to reality. Terry's flashbacks continue to plague him at work, but he refuses to explain anything to Arlene. Arlene goes to Patrick's motel room to talk about Terry's recent behavior. Terry finds her there, and after ordering her out, he confesses to Patrick that "Eller isn't dead-he's off the grid." The two make plans to visit him before he gets to them.

    Still waiting to hear from Eric, Pam returns to Fangtasia and remembers her days as a madam in San Francisco. They first met when Eric saved her from a killer one foggy night.

    Andy tells Jason that he recently had sex-but has been getting the cold shoulder from Holly. Jason assures him it's all for the best, and says he's equally comfortable with the casual arrangement he and Jessica have. Locating Debbie's abandoned Jeep, Andy finds a vial of V in the car. Andy hesitates, but hands it over to Jason.  At the sheriff's office, Andy asks his deputy Kevin to expunge the speeding ticket he gave to Judge Clemmons' son. A kid comes to the station looking for Jason and then decks him: The kid's parents are divorcing because his mom slept with Jason.

    Hooked up to an IV device that administers liquid silver, Bill is interrogated by Dieter Braun about Nora's treason. Dieter quizzes Bill about the Vampire Bible, the original testament, which states that the vampires were created in God's image and that humans were put on Earth to serve as nourishment. Dieter tells Bill he thinks Nora supports the literal interpretation of the text and asks if Bill does too. Bill says no and Dieter gives him the liquid silver to be sure. As the interrogation continues, Dieter tells Bill that Eric turned on him after five minutes and is walking free. In another cell, Salome questions Eric in the same manner and tells him Nora was punished with the True Death. Salome also tells him that Bill folded in exchange for retaining his title as king.

    Steve Newlin crashes Jessica's keg party, impressing the college kids, who treat him like a celebrity. In private, Steve offers Jessica $10,000 in cash if she surrenders Jason. Jessica ups the ante to $20,000--Jason's ass is worth it. After he agrees, Jessica then tells him she doesn't sell out her friends, and reminds Steve her father is the king. He breaks the news, "not anymore." Thrown, Jessica shuts the party down.

    Jason, feeling guilty, goes to the Fortenberry's and tells Hoyt he should stay at his place; Jason will move to Sookie's. Hoyt rejects Jason's charity, and as he leaves, Maxine makes a big show about all the grief he's caused, though out of Hoyt's earshot she whispers her thanks for breaking up her son and that "red-haired slut."

    Hearing Lafayette's thoughts, Sookie stops him from staking Tara while she sleeps. "Tara is in there," she reminds him. "We can make a life for her." But when she wakes, Tara says she'll never forgive Sookie and Lafayette for what they've done to her. She runs out into the night.

    Bill and Eric watch as the Guardian, Roman Zimojic, dispenses a drop of his own blood to his chancellors as communion. Accusing Nora of betrayal, Roman has her escorted out. He tells Eric and Bill they've been responsible for a series of fuck-ups: rocket launchers on Main Street, the public mess at the Festival of Tolerance, and now, killing Nan, a member of the Authority. He asks them if they're members of the Sanguinista movement, but both say no. Around the room, the chancellors debate whether they deserve the True Death, or if they should be rewarded for solving the necromancer problem. Roman declares, "Any threat to mainstreaming is a threat to us."

    As Roman prepares to deliver his sentence, Bill offers a trade: their lives for Russell Edgington, who was consigned to the ground, but not killed. "We felt the True Death was too good for him," they explain.

    Elsewhere, surrounded by drained corpses, Russell lies on a cot wheezing heavily.

  3. 03 - Whatever I Am, You Made Me

    In the woods, Tara spots a girl with car trouble and her fangs come out instinctively. After catching a glimpse of her vampire-self in the windshield's reflection, Tara stops short of feeding. She heads to Merlotte's where Sam feeds her a supply of Tru Blood. She makes him promise he won't tell Sookie or Lafayette where she is.

    Reeling from the news that Russell Edgington is still alive, the Authority's chancellors debate their options. Aware of the danger that Russell working with the Sanguinista movement presents, Roman instructs Bill and Eric bring him in. He has them harnessed with iStakes, a tool that will let the Authority track them at all times-and kill them remotely. After they leave, Roman meets with the new American Vampire League spokesman-Steve Newlin. Roman is unimpressed by Steve's arrogance, but Salome tells him that Steve will provide them with access to the Fellowship of the Sun. Roman tells Steve not to let him down.

    Sookie goes to Fangtasia to ask Pam for help with Tara. Pam refuses-she's more worried about not having heard from Eric, and as she points out to Sookie, she's already held up her end of the deal. Pam throws Sookie out, but Sookie has the last word when she unleashes her faerie light on her.

    Arlene asks Terry for an explanation for his recent behavior, but all she gets from Terry is that he and Patrick will be leaving town for an indefinite amount of time. Sookie and Lafayette search Merlotte's for Tara. Unable to hide his thoughts, Sam reveals that Tara is asleep in the walk-in freezer. Sookie admits that it was she and Lafayette who turned Tara-it was either that or death. Thinking about his brother, Sam tells Sookie he understands their decision to save Tara's life, "but it's up to her now what she wants to do with it."

    Pam remembers the time Eric patronized her brothel, and selected her as his choice. "A good merchant does not compete with her merchandise," she told him. Bill and Lorena were also there, to feed on one of Pam's girls. Eric put a stop to them, and nearly staked Bill, who was only saved by Lorena's pleading. And with Eric watching over her, Pam received an apology, as well as $500 for each girl they drained.

    Debbie's parents find out from Alcide their daughter was back to her old habits. Mr. Pelt refuses to believe it and gets angry with Alcide, but his wife takes a softer approach and begs him to be in touch if he hears anything. Andy questions Sookie about Debbie, but Sookie tells him she hasn't seen her in days and that Debbie could be "unpredictable." Although Lafayette is worried about what Andy knows, Sookie assures him that Andy is more concerned about his own rear end-Holly's kids have posted a photo of it online. Andy asks Holly to "go steady" and she says yes.

    Jessica goes shopping and cuts down a local boutique owner who tries to flaunt her previous relationship with Jason. When a young man enters the store to pick up an order, a partially-dressed Jessica leaves the dressing room and compliments him on the way he smells. After he runs out of the shop, she gives chase, ending up in an empty meadow. She runs to Jason to report what she just experienced and jumps all over him. Unable to reciprocate, Jason shares that he has a big hole that he's been filling with sex. Jessica offers to listen, and Jason reluctantly accepts her offer.

    Hoyt arrives at Fangtasia dressed like a fangbanger and reeking of desperation. Seeing him, Pam flashes back to a night she spent with Eric, when she asked him to turn her. Because Eric refused-"becoming a maker is an eternal commitment"-Pam slashed her wrists with his razor. "Let me walk the world with you," she implored him. "Or watch me die."

    Salome takes a walk with Bill and shares some of her story. She isn't the villainess that was depicted in the human Bible, just a girl "with a severely f***ed up family." Salome asks Bill if she can trust him, and the two have sex. Later, Eric goes to Salome's room to thank her for her support. Sitting him down, Salome tells him she was surprised he didn't fight for Nora-Godric once told her the two were related. Salome asks Eric how he could let his sister, her protégé, die? Sensing Eric is still hurt, she offers herself to him and Eric obliges.

    Nora endures an interrogation by Rosalyn who drips silver into her blood. But Nora folds when the chancellor offers to activate the iStakes Bill and Eric are sporting. "I believe mainstreaming is an abomination," she confesses as Rosalyn unleashes more silver into her. Salome finds out that Nora has confessed after reporting back to Roman that neither Bill nor Eric is Sanguinista. "Perhaps it's time to consider a change of course," she suggests. "The Sanguinista are organizing against you." Roman tells her not to worry about him and sweeps her into his arms.

    Alcide goes to Merlotte's to offer to protect Sookie, but she gives him the cold shoulder. As Sookie assures Alcide there's nothing wrong, Tara goes after Lafayette, and the whole restaurant finds out that Tara has been turned. Lafayette, possessed by a demon, pours bleach into his gumbo; he quickly pours it down the drain when he realizes what he has done. Sookie confesses to Alcide that she killed Debbie, and he is furious that she didn't tell him earlier.

    A distraught Tara breaks into a tanning salon and plans to commit suicide under the UV lights. At Fangtasia, Pam senses her progeny is in danger.

  4. 04 - We'll Meet Again

    Lafayette and Sookie argue in the parking lot of Merlotte's--Lafayette can't believe Sookie told Alcide about Debbie. Sookie tries to explain she's tired of the lies; Gran raised her better. Lafayette retorts that Sookie lands on her feet, but for everyone else, she's the "angel of death."

    Eric and Bill are released to hunt Russell and determine who broke him out--only four people knew where he was, the two of them, Pam and Alcide. Roman, concerned about the Sanguinistas infiltration of the Authority, wants to stop the "cancer in our midst" in a forceful way. He tells Salome to persuade Nora to talk or he'll publicly execute her.Pam stops Tara from killing herself by commanding her to stop. Returning to Fangtasia, Pam finds Eric and Bill waiting for her. Taking baby-vamp Tara aside, Bill tells her she'll get over the impulse to hurt herself. When he asks if Sookie's safe, Tara advises him to move on. Eric tries to determine if Pam told anyone about Russell, and although she hasn't, Pam can't understand why Eric has turned on her. "If I mean so little to you," she cries, "then release me."

    Sookie goes to Jason's to confess to killing Debbie Pelt and tells him about turning Tara as well. Jason reels from all the information Sookie has unloaded, and Jessica, who's still there, is just as shocked. At Merlotte's, Sookie has to retreat to Sam's office for a respite from hearing everybody's thoughts about her turning Tara. Still angry about Sookie's confession to Alcide, Lafayette is possessed by the brujo demon and attacks Sookie's car. Behind the wheel later on, Sookie is forced to jump out of her now possessed car when it goes out of control.

    Alcide goes to see the Pelts and tells them that Debbie is dead: She got mixed up with Marcus Bozeman and that got her killed. For that, Alcide killed Marcus. After the Pelts tell Andy they found what they were looking for, Andy is unsatisfied and tells Jason he wants to search the area around Debbie's car. Sensing Jason is in danger, Jessica materializes and glamours the Sheriff from pursuing the case.

     Patrick and Terry drive to Eller's ranch. During the ride, Terry flashes back to a July 4th celebration with his squad in a prayer tower in Iraq: When an Iraqi teen told them to leave the tower, Eller shot him dead. More villagers came out to see what the commotion was about and many of them were killed in the ensuing firefight. Arriving at Eller's home, Patrick and Terry locate an underground bunker. Exploring the room, they find flame-retardant materials, and a crazed Eller pointing a shotgun at them.

    Eric goes to Pam to tell her that he and Bill are in trouble--either the Authority or Russell will have his head. To protect her, he needs to release her--she's the only legacy he'll leave behind. Pam tearfully accepts his decision. Elsewhere, Bill is having his own paternal moment with Jessica. As they search their home for bugs, she asks, "You're still king, aren't you?" Bill assures her he is, but doesn't act on her suggestion to check in on Sookie. Realizing he might not see her again, he gives her a tender hug.

    Judge Clements takes Andy and Jason for a night out as a thank you for clearing his son's ticket. Blindfolded and accompanied by a trio of women, they're taken to a clearing in the woods and find themselves in a mysterious secret nightclub staffed by gyrating, half-naked faeries. Maurella, the faerie that had sex with Andy in the woods finds him and rekindles their spark. Jason spots his cousin Hadley working at the club. He's confused by Hadley's urgent concern about Sookie's safety--and Hadley's accidental revelation that vampires killed his parents. Before she can say more Hadley is separated from Jason, and when Jason and Andy struggle to find her, the two are thrown out of the club.

    Sam's shifter friends Suzanne and Emory invite him for a run for old time's sake. When he arrives at their home that night, he finds both of them shot in the head.

    Salome and Roman threaten Nora with the True Death, but she refuses to give up any names--until Roman says he'll trigger Bill and Eric's iStakes. Roman shows his chancellors a stake made from a branch of the tree on which Judas hanged himself, with a tip made from his 30 pieces of silver. After identifying the child-vampire Alexander as a traitor who has been circulating encrypted messages of solidarity to the Sanguinistas, Roman stakes him.

    Concerned about Tara's diet, Pam brings Tara a volunteer to feed on. When Tara refuses to bite, Pam commands her, and shows her how to do it safely. "This is who you are now," she encourages, "the top of the chain."

    Lafayette calls Sookie after finding the wreckage from her car, but she's safe at home getting drunk. Alcide arrives at her house before Lafayette can explain what happened. Alcide tells Sookie he told the Pelts a version of the truth to protect her. Grateful, Sookie mixes Alcide a drink. As the two get drunker and drunker, they start to kiss. Bill and Eric watch from outside--Bill plans to enlist Sookie to help them find Russel

  5. 05 - Let's Boot and Rally

    In the throes of passion, Sookie and Alcide retreat to the bedroom... where Sookie vomits on his shoes. The moment is further interrupted by Bill and Eric who have come to enlist her help. They need her to un-glamour Doug, Alcide's employee, who unwittingly helped free Russell Edgington.

    Lafayette looks into the mirror and finds the brujo demon looking back at him. Overwhelmed by its presence, he calls out to Jesus for help.

    A highly paranoid Eller ties up Terry and Patrick. "Maybe if I kill you, it will forgive me," he says, pointing his gun at Terry. Eller was at the other soldiers' houses when fires broke out in them, and he saw what at first seemed like a hallucination, but was actually an ifrit
    , a fire spirit, out for vengeance. With that, Terry remembers: The mother of the boy Eller shot was still alive and leveled a curse on them before Terry shot her dead on Patrick's orders.
    Jason finds himself in a dream, wearing He-Man pajamas and sitting down with his parents and sister for breakfast. His initial delight turns to horror when his mother starts bleeding - and propositioning him. A ringing phone returns him to the present day. In the Bellefleur mansion, Andy lies naked, oblivious to his own ringing phone until Arlene hustles him awake.

    Pam puts Tara to work at the bar at Fangtasia. When a girl offers herself up to Tara, Pam vamp-speeds over and forbids her from feeding in public. Jessica approaches Tara and shares stories of her own baby vamp days. "We can be girlfriends," she offers. Encouraged, Tara shares her own feelings. Jessica tells her it will take time, but it gets better: "The world is wide open to us."

    Sookie, Bill, Eric and Alcide go to see Doug. Sookie enters Doug's memory and retraces what happened: A female member of the Authority dug Russell out with her hands. Bill accuses Eric of sharing Russell's whereabouts to Nora, but he denies it.

    Salome and Dieter watch as the UV lights hit Nora, who doesn't veer from her convictions, despite the immense pain. Salome finds Roman mourning Chancellor Drew's betrayal next to a relic holding what is believed to be Lilith's blood. Salome warns Roman that it would be a mistake to underestimate the Sanguinistas; he needs to deliver a message to his followers.

    Jason and Andy report to the crime scene at Suzanne's, Sam's shifter friend. Jason has a vision of his parents in the same positions as Emory and Suzanne, only with bite marks instead of bullet holes. Jason and Andy trade memories about what happened at the nightclub and Jason breaks the news to Andy - everyone there was a faerie. Reeling from the news that he "f***ed a faerie," Andy vows not to go back; he's got a good thing going with Holly. Interrogating Sam about the murders, he finds out that they're all shifters. Jason and Andy find wooden bullets with silver cores, but Sam tells them standard bullets would have worked on shifters - someone is targeting the supernatural. Digesting everything, Jason realizes that death has always been around them because "the supes have been killin' people and making it look all natural." Later, he goes to visit his parents' grave.

    Outside of Fangtasia, Tara spots Hoyt decked out like a 'banger. "People change," he points out before offering himself to her. As Tara feeds hungrily on Hoyt in the bathroom, she is discovered by Jessica, who overhears them from the next stall. Jessica tears Tara off of him and the two young vamps fight.

    Terry tells Eller he saw the ifrit
     too and convinces him they need to be untied: The ifrit
     wants them all together. Once Patrick is untied, he clocks Eller and praises Terry for his quick thinking - but Terry insists he wasn't lying: "We killed those people and now we got to pay." Terry and Patrick leave the bunker, but Patrick refuses to believe in the hallucination. Imprisoned in the bunker, Eller is visited by the ifrit

    Lafayette wakes up to find Jesus' disembodied head trying to speak to him - but his lips have been sewn together. In her room, Ruby Jean wakes up to find the same head and interpreting its mumbles, begins to shout for her son.

    Sam goes to Luna's to let her know about Emory and Suzanne. The two grieve, but when she hears sounds from Emma's room, Luna hustles Sam out. On the porch, he's shot by masked gunmen in a pickup truck. Luna is shot when she goes to see what has happened, and bullets fly again when Emma goes for her mother. Sam tells Emma to run and, as she does, she shifts into a wolf-pup.

    Roman gathers his chancellors and another assortment of dignitaries to remind them that mainstreaming is the answer. "If we let our lust for power surpass our common decency" he says, "we doom our souls to damnation." The group kneels before Lilith's remains.

    Bill and Eric continue to argue about Nora until Molly calls to inform them that their iStakes have been triggered for dawn. At the asylum where Doug had taken Russell, Sookie refuses to stay outside, aware that she might be their only source of protection. Inside, the group finds rats crawling all over bloodless bodies and terrified prisoners hanging from the ceilings in straitjackets. They finally locate Russell, who welcomes them weakly, "Give it your best shot." Just then, Alcide is pulled from the room.

  6. 06 - Hopeless

    Inside the abandoned asylum, wolves emerge and one, J.D., pulls Alcide from the room. Left alone with Sookie, Russell heads for her, but she turns her faerie fingers on him. When Eric prepares to stake the weakened Russell, Bill stops him from doing so--"He dies, we die." Kibwe arrives and takes Russell into Authority custody.

    Pam watches Tara and Jessica continue their fight and then breaks it up. Pulling Tara outside, Pam reminds her she's just an employee-but that she's proud, "the way a human is proud of a well-trained dog."

    Patrick and Terry run from the bunker when the ifrit attacks. Terry blames Patrick for Eller's death, and as they drive back, he flips out about the target Patrick has put on their backs.

    Alcide stands over the bodies of two wolves, now in human form; J.D. escaped. Kibwe criticizes Bill and Eric for involving humans and wolves, but Bill explains that Doug was a necessary part of their search. To appease Kibwe, Bill glamours Sookie and Eric takes care of Alcide. Eric instructs Alcide to forget what happened, to protect Sookie--and to be repulsed by her. Pretending to glamour Sookie, Bill wishes her the life that she's meant to live: "in the sun" with other humans.

    When Bill seems too on-board with Kibwe about Lilith's omnipotence, Bill assures Eric he's just covering his ass. Kibwe rounds up the surviving prisoners for interrogation and promises they will be glamoured after questioning. Later, Kibwe offers them his apologies for the inconvenience...and then kills them all.

    Martha brings Emma, back in human form, to the hospital to see Luna and Sam. Although hesitant, Luna agrees that Martha can be a part of Emma's life and asks her to watch her until they can figure out who's been killing shifters.

    Hoyt tells Jessica he knows that she was fighting for him because she still cares about him. When she says they're truly over, he offers to let her do anything she wants, no matter how depraved, "Just please do it with me." Jessica turns him down again.

    Because Alcide can't remember the night's events, Sookie revives his memory about the V-addicted wolves working for Russell.

    Lafayette rushes to see his mother--he was told she was having a seizure. Ruby Jean tells him that she has a message from Jesus. Amazed at his mother's skills, Lafayette realizes that Jesus is with Don Bartolo.

    Sam meets with Andy and confides that he thinks supes are being hunted. He offers his help to Andy, who worries about encouraging vigilantism. Sam warns him that either he helps Andy, or he'll proceed alone.

    Dreaming again about his parents, Jason swears he will find the vampires that killed them. He goes to tell Sookie what Hadley told him, emphasizing that they both know vamps can cover their tracks. Sookie, suspicious of well-meaning faeries, asks Jason to show her the nightclub. In the field, Sookie hears noises-and then disappears, before she pulls Jason in too.

    Alcide enters the Shreveport Wolf Pack clubhouse and challenges J.D. for the title of packmaster. Tired of J.D.'s behavior, Rikki seconds Alcide's nomination.

    Back at Authority HQ, Bill and Eric are hailed as heroes; Russell has been intravenously silvered so he poses less of a threat. Salome refuses to let Eric see Nora--she's confessed to being a Sanguinista. Roman arrives with a special bottle of blood, that of an 18th century hemophiliac, and tells the two he is convinced that they are on the same page. When Salome tries to leave and interrogate Russell, Roman tells her there's no need: He's going to be executed. Roman grants Eric access to Nora upon learning they are related, and he gets Eric and Bill to promise they'll be at the execution.

    Now home, Terry explains the curse to Arlene. "You gotta cut me out of your life," he tells her. Arlene, suspecting Terry is off his meds, tries to talk him into staying, but she finally agrees to let him leave.

    Andy goes to the Stake House to question Junior, the clerk, about his clientele and merchandise. When Sam enters a few minutes later, Junior keeps his eye on him. Junior offers to show Andy the wooden bullets they stock, and Sam sensing danger, unleashes a crossbow on him. Junior goes down, gun in his hand.

    As a vamp feeds on Hoyt behind Fangtasia, a van pulls up and shoots the vampire dead. A masked man runs from the man, and recognizing Hoyt, pulls him into the van.

    Sookie finds Hadley inside the faerie nightclub and warns her that the faeries are not what they seem. Sookie doesn't remember Claude, so he explains he helped her escape from Queen Mab; he looks different now because faeries adjust their appearance to their environment. Claude tells Sookie they left Mab before the portal closed. Anxious to learn about her parents, Sookie questions Hadley and Claude. She finds out her parents were ambushed by a vampire who smelled her faerie blood on a Band-Aid.

    Russell is removed from the prison and fitted with an iStake. Nora, excited, tells Eric that means God's plan is going into motion--and that Lilith made it possible. Eric realizes then that Nora didn't reveal Russell's location. Before the Guardian and his chancellors, Russell announces he answers to no one--he does what he does because it's fun. Having condemned Russell, Roman triggers the iStake, but it fails to work. Instead, Russell vamp-speeds to Roman and stakes him. "Peace is for pussies," he says

  7. 07 - In The Beginning

    In the chaos after Roman's death, Eric, Bill and the chancellors are impaired by bright blinding lights. Russell is silvered by Authority guards--but not before he suspends Eric from a tall column.

    The faeries examine Sookie and deliver their diagnosis:  Being part-fae, her magic is finite, and she's running low. Claudia and her brother Claude encourage her to trust them and come to her with questions--she's capable of even more than she knows. Sookie hurries from the club when she realizes losing her powers would make her normal.

    At the Stake House, Andy, Kevin and coroner Mike Spencer go over the night's events. Sam sniffs over Junior's storage room and locates a box full of Obama masks.

    Elsewhere, in the supe-haters hangout, Hoyt commiserates with his former classmate Joe-Bob, and Joe-Bob's friends Ray and Tyrese about how normals no longer register. Hoyt tells them about Jessica and the guys assure him he did nothing wrong: "It was date rape." Answering a call, Joe-Bob finds out that Junior has been killed with a crossbow.

    Back in their cell, Bill and Eric debate how Russell maintained his strength despite the intravenous silvering. Kibwe escorts them to Salome... and Russell. Russell and Eric declare a tentative truce, and Russell points out that he could have killed Eric earlier, but he's turned the other cheek--he's pro-Lilith now. Salome admits to having dug up Russell so he could stop Roman and his blasphemy. Nora asks Eric and Bill to join them: Eric refuses outright and Bill isn't ready to give up on mainstreaming.

    Alcide trains with Rikki to take on J.D. but prepares her for the possibility of defeat--there's no way he can overpower a J.D. juiced up on V. The two of them start to give into their attraction for each other when Martha arrives. Martha tells Alcide that J.D. swore he wasn't on V, and she believes him--J.D. deserves to be packmaster.

    Arlene watches her wedding video with Holly, remembering happier days, before Terry went crazy. Holly reminds Arlene that "there's all kinds of things out there," and that maybe, Terry is speaking the truth. Patrick and Terry sit in an open field and ruminate about their situation. The ifrit manifests, but only laughs at them. Frustrated, Terry takes Patrick's gun to kill himself. Patrick talks him down--the others would have wanted him to die fighting.

    Jason takes care of Sookie by preparing breakfast in bed. Aware she is feeling guilty, he is adamant that their parents' death was not her fault. Andy goes to Bud Dearborne for a pep talk but the former sheriff is uninterested in his problems. "The wife's outta town, the hot tub's just right, and I've got an experimental male enhancement," says Bud before slamming the door.

    Lafayette arrives in Mexico and finds Jesus' decapitated head in Don Bartolo's house, but is caught by Don Bartolo. Stitching up Lafayette's lips, Don Bartolo prepares to reclaim his family's magic from him to pass it on to his unborn child, but is stopped by his wife. Maria clocks Don Bartolo and then stabs him. Approaching Lafayette with the knife, she cuts his stitches off.

    Lettie-Mae goes to Fangtasia to tell her vampire daughter she's dead to her. In response, Tara drops her fangs on her mother, and makes as if she doesn't care. Pam finds Tara in her office and offers her some comfort: In 100 years, Tara won't even remember Lettie-Mae. When Tara goes in for her hug, Pam awkwardly reciprocates.

    aving gathered everyone for a small ceremony around Lilith's blood shrine, Salome informs them they will drink the blood. When Dieter protests, he is killed. Rosalyn, Nigel, Steve, Nora and Salome take eager sips, while Eric reasons to Bill, "It's vampire blood; we're vampires." Although the two assume that it will have no effect on them, the entire gang makes their way down Bourbon Street riding an unexpected high.

    J.D. addresses his pack--a vampire has told him the "end of days" is coming--and drinking his blood will seal them to him. As pack members start drinking down the V, J.D. offers some to Emma, but Martha catches him and leads Emma out.

    Recovering in the hospital after the attack on him and Luna, Sam picks up a scent and finds Joe-Bob, working as an orderly.

    Jason goes to Jessica's to share what he has learned about his parents' death. When Jessica tries to comfort him, Jason spots the blood on her face, and realizes she was feeding on someone when he arrived. Since Jessica can't name the person she was feeding on, the two argue and ultimately, Jason shoots her in the head. Although it heals instantly, Jessica orders him out.

    Sookie roams the area around her house and begins discharging her faerie powers to permanently rid herself of them. Tossed out of Jessica's, Jason spots light bursts coming from Sookie's.

    The vampire pack crashes a karaoke bar, where Russell is recognized by attendees of a rehearsal dinner. As the guests scream in terror, the vamps block the entrance and feed hungrily on them all. Their night takes a stranger turn when a woman appears out of a pool of blood, wearing nothing but her fangs. The group is awed by Lilith, except Eric, who is the only one who sees Godric. "This is wrong," his maker warns him

  8. 08 - Seombody That I Used To Know

    A furious baby-vamp Tara sinks her teeth into Sookie until Pam pulls her off. To keep Lafayette and Sookie safe, Pam commands her not to hurt either of them--but doesn't stay for much longer. "She's your problem now," Pam says, leaving Sookie and Lafayette to deal with Tara's newfound speed and destructive strength. When other ploys fail, Lafayette slashes his arm so that Sookie can catch Tara while she feeds. They get her to ground before sunrise.

    Eric and Bill are transported to the Authority's subterranean headquarters in New Orleans. Nora tries to defend herself to Salome, a fellow chancellor, but Salome refuses to hear her out. The three are locked up in separate cells.

    Alcide tangles with the rest of the pack when he refuses to feed on Marcus. Martha reminds him of their laws--he's obligated to eat her son--but Alcide tells her he's not interested in being packmaster. Martha follows Luna home and after she declares that her granddaughter is a wolf, not a shifter, Luna cuts her out of Emma's life. Luna gets upset with Sam for crossing her about Emma's future, and orders him out too. Later, Luna hears noises in Emma's room and finds a wolf pup swimming in pjs.

    Arlene wakes up to find Terry flashing back to his Marine days, "We're all going to die," he says in his fog. She slaps him back to reality. Terry's flashbacks continue to plague him at work, but he refuses to explain anything to Arlene. Arlene goes to Patrick's motel room to talk about Terry's recent behavior. Terry finds her there, and after ordering her out, he confesses to Patrick that "Eller isn't dead-he's off the grid." The two make plans to visit him before he gets to them.

    Still waiting to hear from Eric, Pam returns to Fangtasia and remembers her days as a madam in San Francisco. They first met when Eric saved her from a killer one foggy night.

    Andy tells Jason that he recently had sex-but has been getting the cold shoulder from Holly. Jason assures him it's all for the best, and says he's equally comfortable with the casual arrangement he and Jessica have. Locating Debbie's abandoned Jeep, Andy finds a vial of V in the car. Andy hesitates, but hands it over to Jason.  At the sheriff's office, Andy asks his deputy Kevin to expunge the speeding ticket he gave to Judge Clemmons' son. A kid comes to the station looking for Jason and then decks him: The kid's parents are divorcing because his mom slept with Jason.

    Hooked up to an IV device that administers liquid silver, Bill is interrogated by Dieter Braun about Nora's treason. Dieter quizzes Bill about the Vampire Bible, the original testament, which states that the vampires were created in God's image and that humans were put on Earth to serve as nourishment. Dieter tells Bill he thinks Nora supports the literal interpretation of the text and asks if Bill does too. Bill says no and Dieter gives him the liquid silver to be sure. As the interrogation continues, Dieter tells Bill that Eric turned on him after five minutes and is walking free. In another cell, Salome questions Eric in the same manner and tells him Nora was punished with the True Death. Salome also tells him that Bill folded in exchange for retaining his title as king.

    Steve Newlin crashes Jessica's keg party, impressing the college kids, who treat him like a celebrity. In private, Steve offers Jessica $10,000 in cash if she surrenders Jason. Jessica ups the ante to $20,000--Jason's ass is worth it. After he agrees, Jessica then tells him she doesn't sell out her friends, and reminds Steve her father is the king. He breaks the news, "not anymore." Thrown, Jessica shuts the party down.

    Jason, feeling guilty, goes to the Fortenberry's and tells Hoyt he should stay at his place; Jason will move to Sookie's. Hoyt rejects Jason's charity, and as he leaves, Maxine makes a big show about all the grief he's caused, though out of Hoyt's earshot she whispers her thanks for breaking up her son and that "red-haired slut."

    Hearing Lafayette's thoughts, Sookie stops him from staking Tara while she sleeps. "Tara is in there," she reminds him. "We can make a life for her." But when she wakes, Tara says she'll never forgive Sookie and Lafayette for what they've done to her. She runs out into the night.

    Bill and Eric watch as the Guardian, Roman Zimojic, dispenses a drop of his own blood to his chancellors as communion. Accusing Nora of betrayal, Roman has her escorted out. He tells Eric and Bill they've been responsible for a series of fuck-ups: rocket launchers on Main Street, the public mess at the Festival of Tolerance, and now, killing Nan, a member of the Authority. He asks them if they're members of the Sanguinista movement, but both say no. Around the room, the chancellors debate whether they deserve the True Death, or if they should be rewarded for solving the necromancer problem. Roman declares, "Any threat to mainstreaming is a threat to us."

    As Roman prepares to deliver his sentence, Bill offers a trade: their lives for Russell Edgington, who was consigned to the ground, but not killed. "We felt the True Death was too good for him," they explain.

    Elsewhere, surrounded by drained corpses, Russell lies on a cot wheezing heavily.

  9. 09 - Everybody Wants To Rule The World

    Lafayette inspects Sookie's mirror to find the source of the disembodied voice that threatened her, but he fails to sense anything unusual. The two commiserate that Tara still isn't speaking to them. Just then, Lafayette begins to hear voices-including Gran's. She tells them Sookie is "sleeping on top of" what they're looking for. They go through a box of memorabilia from under her bed and share a giggle over a framed report card, a celebration of Jason's only B, given to him by Lynn Dearborne, the sheriff's wife. Sookie re-reads her parents' obituary and realizes Bud Dearborne found their bodies.

    In response to questioning from the Bon Temps sheriff's department, Jessica refuses to implicate Hoyt as a member of the hate group. She tells Jason she's worried: she can't tell if Hoyt's in danger. Jason assures Jessica he will find Hoyt and then sends her home with Bill's guards. Deputy Kevin finds a website that Joe-Bob visited regularly: www.keepamericahuman.com. When they watch a video on the site, they realize that the hate group has also been exposing vampires to the sun for "the Dragon." Andy and Jason beat Joe-Bob, but he refuses to reveal the Dragon's identity.

    Feeling better, Luna refuses to rest and insists on joining Sam in their hunt for the anti-supe group. When Sam says he's only trying to protect someone he loves, Luna says she loves him too-but she's coming with him. Sam and Luna report to Andy they picked up a pig scent in the hate group's basement. With the station crawling with reporters, Andy tells Sam and Luna to lay low, so the two secretly shift into flies. Andy re-watches the hate group video and realizes that a masked hater is wearing the boots they gave Sheriff Dearborne on his retirement.

    At Fangtasia, Tara and Pam realize whoever is responsible for the factory bombings wants the vampires to begin feeding on humans. Aware that Pam is worried about Eric, Tara offers a sympathetic ear, but Pam tells her they're not "Oprah and Gayle."

    ric tells Bill to tone it down; it was the drug, not Lilith, talking. Bill admits he doesn't know what to believe. Because Molly can't provide any tech help, Eric asks Bill to get some of Salome's blood-they'll need it to escape. Eric works on Nora for her blood, under the guise of wanting to believe in Lilith too.

    Arlene reports to work and is taken hostage by Patrick. When Terry arrives, Patrick takes him hostage too-his wife is pregnant, he promised her he'd come home. As Patrick takes aim, Arlene grabs the pencil holding up her hair and stabs him with it. After a struggle, Arlene ends up with Patrick's gun. Patrick tries to talk Terry out of killing him, while Arlene eggs on Terry to shoot him "for your family!" Zaafira, the Iraqi mother, appears before Terry and gives him a nod to do what's right. After Terry kills Patrick, Zaafira removes the curse.

    Sookie comes to in a pigsty where she spots Hoyt, drugged into submission. She's unable to conjure enough of her faerie powers to free her hands. Bud tries to explain to her he was just trying to protect people. Sweetie, dressed in a short silk robe with a dragon embroidered on it, elaborates: The next world war will be fought for humanity. Searching through Sweetie's memory, Sookie learns her husband left her for a shifter. Furious, Sweetie instructs Bud to knock Sookie out with soda laced with Oxycontin

    Andy and Jason raid Sheriff Dearborne's house but it's empty. Inside, Jason remembers-Lynn Dearborne's family had a pig farm.

    The haters toss a drugged Sookie into the sty for the pigs to feed upon. One of the pigs shifts into Sam, who moves her to safety before taking on the other haters. At that moment, the Bon Temps Sheriff's Department arrives. Andy instructs Bud to stop, and when he doesn't, Andy shoots his mentor. Jason spots Hoyt and tries to revive him. Sweetie is chased by a dog-who turns into Luna. Luna beats up Sweetie.

    Salome seduces Bill with a dance and her conviction: "Lilith has chosen you as my Adam," she says. Bill makes love to her, but she is transformed first into Sookie, whom he drains, and then Lilith. In the moment, Bill realizes he has some of Salome's blood on him.

    Pam spots a new vampire in Eric's throne feeding in public. When she tells him off, he breaks the bad news: It's now legal to feed in public, Eric is gone, and she's talking to the new sheriff. He then encourages the crowd to grab a human-drinks are on him.

    Russell takes Steve to the Shreveport wolf pack meeting. The wolves hail Russell and feed hungrily from his wrist. Only Martha, embracing were-pup Emma, stands back. Unable to change her mind, Russell grabs Emma and presents her to Steve as his new pet. J.D. tries to intervene, but Russell overpowers him. The two vampires leave with Martha's granddaughter.

    Driving to Jackson, Mississippi, Alcide remembers being initiated into his first pack as a teenager. It was his father, Jackson, who taught him and a teenage Debbie what it meant to belong. Arriving at his father's house, Alcide tells Jackson that he's been abjured. His father remarks he's just like his old man.

    Eric lures Nora to the lobby and extracts some of her blood. Bill appears at the last minute-but with Salome and soldiers hiding in the elevator. When Eric calls him a traitor, Bill tells him it's what Lilith wanted.

  10. 10 - Gone Gone Gone

    Sookie watches news reports of the vampire crisis; it's been two days since the TruBlood factory bombings. When coroner Mike Spencer knocks on her door, she invites him in--but it turns out he's now a hungry baby vampire. Sookie stakes him with a nearby set of chopsticks. Andy arrives to scoop up the remains and mourns Mike's dedication... before revealing the coroner's foot-related perversions.

    Strapped to an iStake, Molly refuses to accept Lilith. She points out that following a thousand-year old text hardly means that vampires have evolved. After she's staked, Russell and Steve attack a frat house, violating Salome's wishes. During a romantic slow dance, Russell promises his new love they will walk in the sun together.

    With business down at Fangtasia, Sheriff Elijah suggests Pam and Tara get creative: Repurposing peepshow booths and charging vampires to suck humans. As further insult, he tells them a new Procreation Mandate will require them to up their vampire numbers by year's end. Elijah warns he can seize Pam's assets-and progeny-if they fail to comply. Pam seethes and tells Tara they might need to leave.

    A badly beaten Eric is brought in before Nora and Bill. Although Eric protests, Bill feeds him and Nora drops of Lilith's blood. A vision appears, but it's Godric, not Lilith. "Lilith is a godless god," says Godric. As the two watch in horror, Lilith appears and tears open Godric's neck. From afar, Bill watches their reactions and although can't see her, he's pleased that Lilith has triumphed.

    Sam and Lafayette stop local customers from taking out Jessica at Merlotte's. Jason arrives shortly after and finds Jessica without her retinue-her guards split when Bill stopped paying them. The two realize they're both there to meet Hoyt. Hoyt sits them down and tells them he's off to Alaska--there's nothing for him there. Hoyt insists Jessica glamour him as a going-away gift: "I wanna go to sleep at night and never dream about you." Jessica hesitates but tearfully does what he asks.

    As Sookie packs her things, Jason reels from the sorrow of losing Hoyt and his parents' unsolved murder. Insistent that Sookie wasn't thorough in her search, he looks under her bed again and finds a hiding place under a floorboard. There, they find a parchment with gibberish written all over it. Jason and Sookie go to the local college for help with a translation but the professor thinks they're pulling a prank on him: He's never seen a human language like it.

    Luna is convinced that Steve Newlin has her daughter. Sam shows her a promo for a debate that night in New Orleans featuring Steve. On TV, Steve dismisses the concerns of Mortal Rights advocate Congressman David Finch as conspiracy theories: The bombings were not vampire-led, no one wants to return to the old ways, and there is no shadow government leading them. Finch, noticing how healthy Steve looks, refuses to believe he is suffering. Disguised as mice, Sam and Luna search Steve's briefcase for clues about Emma. When he arrives at headquarters, Steve is unhappy that Emma has shifted back to human form and calls her a bad puppy. Still in mouse-form, Sam and Luna sneak out of Steve's bag.

    Bill sends guards to fetch Jessica and bring her to Authority headquarters. He tries to calm his angry progeny by explaining she's no longer safe in Bon Temps. Bill gives Jessica the full tour and a copy of the book of Lilith. When he tells her he has been chosen, Jessica is skeptical of his conviction: "This is feeling a lot like the Bible study my parents made me do."

    Tara lures Elijah to Fangtasia by claiming she accidentally drained Ginger. With Elijah leaning over Ginger, Tara decapitates him. When Pam sees the carnage, Tara tells her that no one f---s with them in their house.

    Eric apologizes to the Authority members for failing to believe in Lilith to begin with. He forgives Russell, his old nemesis, for the murder of his family and is welcomed in to the fold. The chancellors convene to debate how to bring the Book of Lilith to the masses. Russell argues that so long as they fear the daylight, they will never ascend to the top of the hierarchy. He pitches they go after the faeries. When Salome says no-faeries are an abomination, Russell throws her across the room and reminds everyone that he is the oldest and strongest vampire. "I will have the sun," he proclaims and leaves.

    Sookie and Jason confer with the faeries about the parchment. Because none of them can read it, they turn to the 500-year-old Maurella, now in an advanced state of pregnancy. Maurella runs her hands over it and translates: It's a contract that promises the first fae-bearing Stackhouse--Sookie--to Warlow.

  11. 11 - Sunset

    Bill hears a voice drawing him into the Blood Shrine. Lilith appears and commands him to drink all the blood; he has been chosen. Spooked, Bill leaves the room but in turning back, spots a bloody handprint on the glass case.

    Bill catches Jessica trying to use his cell phone to call and warn Jason about Steve Newlin. Bill is adamant: The inhabitants of Bon Temps are not their concern. Desperate, Jessica offers to make Jason a vampire, but Bill calls her bluff. He orders two guards to take Jessica and watch her sire Jason.

    Nora goes to Eric for sex and forgiveness.

    The Authority chancellors welcome US Military General Cavanaugh to their headquarters. Cavanaugh ignores their overtures and demands to know why their agreement has been breached. Upon learning that Roman is gone, the general warns them he has a video of Russell and Steve eviscerating a fraternity, to be released should anything happen to him. Furthermore, the government has prepared for this very moment and armed itself. "We own the day, he says."Vampires don't stand a fucking chance." Undeterred, Eric kills the general. After his death, the chancellors move to control the damage; Eric and Nora leave to find the remaining copies of the video. On the road, the two stake the guards traveling with them.

    In Bon Temps Jessica hesitates, but the guards push her to turn Jason--or else they will. Begging him to trust her, she bites into him. Having faked unconsciousness, Jason swings into action when Jessica alerts him that he guards have relaxed, and he shoots them with wooden bullets. Jessica updates Jason: Sookie is in danger and no one is trying to save her. Jessica adds that she would have been happy to spend eternity with Jason, but he is in no mood to listen.

    Pam schools Tara about the Authority: Killing a sheriff will not go over well. She forbids Tara from ever mentioning Elijah. Jessica comes looking for sanctuary, but Pam refuses until Jessica offers information about Eric.

    At the faerie club, Sookie reels from the news that she was promised 300 years ago to the vampire Warlow. The faeries take her to meet an elder, but her spaciness--the result of having traveled through so many realms and holding eons worth of data--startles Sookie. The elder tells her that their destinies are intertwined with Warlow's so they will need to hold on to their light. The faeries hear Jason searching the meadow for the club. Pulling him in, they get the bad news: Russell and Steve are hunting her, and Bill and Eric don't care. The elder freaks when she learns Russell lives. As the other faeries debate whether they are still bound to protect Sookie, she and the elder agree they need to fight him together. Jason and Sookie share a teary goodbye.

    Alcide is building a silver chain-link fence for his father when a neighbor warns him that baby vamps are on the prowl. After Jackson tosses the man off his land, Alcide asks his father to admit that he was abjured because he stole from his own pack. Jackson retorts, "The Pack can go fuck themselves." When baby vamps approach Jackson's trailer, they are repelled by the fence, so they move on to a neighbor's. Alcide tries to take them out, but it's Jackson, armed with a bow and arrow, who saves the day.

    Arlene and Terry share a loving moment at Merlotte's prompting Andy to ask them for relationship advice. Arlene tells him it starts with trust... but the conversation ends when a very pregnant Maurella approaches Andy and tells him he needs to help protect the fruit of their union.

    Pam and Tara shelter Jessica in Fangtasia. Hearing Jessica's report, Pam explains that vampires that nest and feed together can start going crazy. After she leaves, Tara expresses admiration for Pam, but denies having feelings for her. Rosalyn arrives at Fangtasia in search of her progeny Elijah and accuses Tara of killing him. Pam confesses to the crime and is taken away, as is Jessica once Rosalyn spots her.

    Luna and Sam (still in mouse form) locate wolf-pup Emma in a holding pen. They shift back into humans to take her, but when guards spot them, Luna refuses to shift and leave her daughter. The two are tossed into the cells. A guard comes to fetch Bill's breakfast and Sam volunteers to be it.

    Lilith visits Bill again and commands him to drink. When he goes to the shrine, he is surprised to find Kibwe there declaring himself chosen. Bill immediately decapitates him. Brought before Bill, Jessica tries to defend herself: It's the nest that's making him crazy. Bill smacks his progeny and tells her he has been chosen. Meanwhile, Lilith visits Salome and tells her she has been chosen.

    Keeping guard at home, Jason is outmaneuvered by Steve and Russell. Russell glamours Jason for Sookie's whereabouts and he escorts them to the faerie field. Once there, Steve and Russell begin to sniff hungrily, but can't locate the faeries. The faerie elder steps out to put a stop to Russell with her fingers, but he uses Jason as a shield, startling her. Russell then outspeeds the elder and drains her. High on her blood, he spies the rest of the faeries cowering in the nightclub.

  12. 12 - Save Yourself

    Unfazed by their fingers, Russell taunts the faeries outside of the club... until Eric appears and stakes him. "That felt even better than I thought it would," he says after killing his centuries-long adversary. Steve Newlin disappears into the night.

    Sookie runs out to help Jason. Catching a whiff, Nora tries to taste Sookie but Eric stops her. He explains he sensed Sookie was in danger and thanks her for letting him settle an ancient debt. When Eric and Nora return to Fangtasia, Tara tells them the Authority has Pam. Eric goes to his basement hiding place and removes a fortune in cash.

    Bill is surprised to be presented Sam for breakfast. Concerned that Sam knows too much, he moves toward him, but Sam shifts into a fly and disappears. Furious, Bill tightens the building's security.

    Back home, Sookie tends to Jason, who stares into space. Unbeknownst to her, Jason is listening to their parents. When Tara, Eric and Nora arrive, their father Corbett is upset to learn Eric owns the family homestead. The vamps ask Sookie to join their rescue of Bill, Pam and Jessica, but Jason forbids it. Eric pushes: Bill masterminded the factory bombings. The world needs them. Jason refuses to join in until Corbett points out he can kill more vampires.

    Bill gathers the Authority soldiers and commands them to kill any vermin they find and determine if it's a shifter. When Salome asks about Kibwe, Bill confesses to killing him. He tells her Lilith appeared and told him to serve and protect Salome, her chosen one.

    Sam returns to the prisoner pens and shifts back. He tells Luna that Bill is beyond reason. Sam leaves to figure out an escape while Luna remains with wolf-pup Emma. When Sam returns again, he whispers his plan to Luna.

    Martha interrupts Alcide and Jackson's father-son bonding. She pulls a delirious Rikki from her car; J.D. force-fed the pack V. Jackson administers colloidal silver so she can sweat out the blood faster. Jackson tells his son the only way to take down J.D. is to play by his rules-and he keeps high-quality V around for emergencies.

    With Eric, Nora and Tara secured in coffins in the back of Jason's truck, Sookie and Jason load up on weapons at the Stake House. Jason continues his conversation with his parents and within earshot of Sookie, says the time for tolerance is over. At nightfall, Eric appears and asks them to pull over. He takes the wheel so he and Nora can enter headquarters and make it look as if the others are their prisoners.

    Andy reels from the news that he's to be a father. Maurella warns him that dishonoring her will be interpreted as an act of war. He takes her to Merlotte's so he can talk to Holly. As Andy confesses to his infidelity, Maurella's light breaks and she goes into labor. Holly unhappily steps in as midwife, ultimately delivering four girls. Once it's over, Maurella tells Andy it is his duty to raise at least half of them into adulthood-and then leaves the babies with the new father.

    Luna shifts into Steve Newlin and pulls Emma from the holding cell. Steve-Luna is stopped by Rosalyn, who tells him he needs to go on air right away to do damage control for the fraternity killings. Live on the air, he reads from the teleprompter, but begins to heave violently before shifting back to Luna in front of the cameras. Back in her own body, Luna hurriedly reports that humans are being harvested as food in an underground bunker in New Orleans. Rosalyn heads for Luna, but Sam, disguised as a fly, flies into her mouth and shifts back while still inside her, killing her. Luna passes out.

    Aided by the V, Alcide takes out J.D. by snapping his neck. The other wolves kneel down before him and Alcide lays out his rules. "We choose pack," he tells them, adding those who don't should leave.

    Sookie, Jason, Eric, Nora and Tara enter the Authority building heavily armed. Splitting up, they start taking down guards and cameras. Eric and Nora override the computer systems while Sookie and Tara free Jessica and Pam. Reuniting, Tara and Pam share a long kiss, prompting an "I knew it!" from Jessica. When Jessica finds Jason, she declares her love for him, but he tells her it'll never happen. Eric and Sookie branch off to find Bill while the others continue on.

    Bill enters Salome's room and finds her holding the vial of Lilith's blood. Salome offers her condolences that it was she that Lilith selected and drinks the entire vial despite Bill's warnings that doing so might have adverse effects. When Salome gets sick, Bill reveals that he switched Lilith's blood into a different vial and spiked the one she drank with silver. Moments before Bill finishes her off with a stake, Salome agrees Lilith chose wisely.

    As Bill readies to drink the remaining blood, Eric and Sookie arrive. When Sookie tells Bill this isn't him, he calls her an abomination. Draining the vial, he is liquefied into a pool of blood-and then re-emerges as a primal and bloody version of himself.