‘True Blood’ Season 5 kicks off this Sunday and for those of you worrying that it won’t be as intense as promised, you have nothing to worry about. Alan Ball is proving that he’s going out with a bang, and the first four episodes are very intense. There’s a couple of very very light spoilers so stop here if you don’t want to know anything.
Plenty of ‘True Blood‘ fans complained about last season, but I thought it was fun, but Season 5 gets very serious and intense…and we finally get to know what Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) is all about. Giving this season a sense of urgency, it picks right up where things left off last season. I was still shocked and surprised with Tara’s death along with Lafayette killing his man Jesus (Kevin Alejandro) while possessed by Marnie. Thankfully, Lafayette is a medium so we know Jesus will be back to visit this season. The first four episodes of this season take place in just one week so you know they’re stirring the pot hard down in Bon Temps.
For everyone wondering what will come of Tara, since the show picks right up after she took that shotgun blast to the head, you’ll get your answers. We’ve reported already what happens, but I don’t want to put any major spoilers in here. Alan Ball is great with flashback scenes, and we get to see the young Sookie and Tara being just as hardcore and kickass as we’ve always seen. It shows how strong their bond’s always been and why what happens next happens. It’ll satisfy all ‘True Blood’ fans who were pissed that she got killed off.
As we already showed, the newly vamped Reverend Steve Newlin is back for this season and the first episode is a funny as hell scene with Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) that’ll easily make the YouTube rounds quickly. Newlin is back with a vengeance, and he’ll be making some marks this season. As with everything on ‘True Blood’, sometimes you have wait for what you’re really wanting and Christopher Meloni’s entrance as Roman and Russell’s return from the cement grave will be on the second episode. Trust me, you’ll enjoy this Sunday’s so much, you won’t mind the extra week of waiting.
Tina Majorino (Veronica Mars) will have some fans feeling envious as her first appearance is with a shirtless Bill (Steven Moyer) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard), but better is her character will play a pretty key member as the Vampire Authority support staff. Don’t piss off your Administrative Assistant! I’m looking forward to seeing Jacob Hopkins make his appearance as the 9-year old vampire who gets to taunt the other vampires and humans. Kids playing vampires are always creepy and dangerous and from the interview we did with Hopkins, I think we’ll be getting both!
From what we’ve gathered, everyone is expecting Russell to immediately go after Eric and Bill, but he’s smart enough to know when to hold off on vengeance since he’s got forever to exact revenge. Don’t be surprised if he joins forces with the dynamic duo to fight off the Authority. Remember, he wasn’t too hot on them to begin with.
So you’ll be getting plenty of sex, action, violence, and ‘True Blood’ nudity this season, and just from judging the first four episodes, this one will be a memorable one!