Tonight on True Blood: “Sunset”

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After trying out three different titles, tonight’s episode of True Blood ended up with the somewhat innocuous “Sunset” as its moniker. Compared to “Finally” and “Song of a Dead Faerie”, it’s not all that compelling. Or is it? Does the title refer to a plan the vampires have to attack at sunset? Or is someone about to see the sun set on their life? We’ll find out in this second to last episode of True Blood season 5, airing tonight at 9/8c on HBO.

True Blood - "Sunset" Cast: Anna Paquin, Ryan Kwanten Credit: John P. Johnson/HBO

Slipping further into religious fervor, Bill gives Jessica an order she’s loath to carry out. Armed with a damning video of Russell and Steve, the military delivers an ultimatum to the Authority. Claude and Maurella take Sookieto meet the faerie elder, who may know something about an ancient family secret. Alcide reconnects with his father; Sam and Luna hitch a ride into the Authority. Written by Angela Robinson; directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.

The eleventh episode of the season has traditionally been action-packed and included more than one jaw dropper; will tonight’s episode live up to its predecessors? Join us for the official live chat at 8:45/7:45c and check out these features in the meantime.

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  1. Michael Dunbar

    August 19, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Okay I keep seeing that Bill gives Jessica an order that she cant stand, dose no one remember that he released her?.

    • Madeleine

      August 20, 2012 at 1:31 am

      She didn’t accept it and apparently a progeny has to in order to be effectively released. We did remember that at the beginning of this season and discussed it.
      So, Vampire’s have no prerogative being crazy, gaerie elders are nut jobs too, good to know.
      I love Lilith, there’s practically no need to kill authority members, they go off at each other all on their own. Just wait and kill the last one standing.
      And what did I say? Tara f*cked it up for Pam …. *heavy sigh*

  2. Diane

    August 20, 2012 at 11:54 am

    The fairy elder was another piece of disappointing writing from the S05 writers. Pointless character talking about pop-music and lacking the knowledge to help Sookie or beat Russell. I expected a more epic battle.

  3. Jennifer

    August 20, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    In reference to Randy’s question in the room last night the actress who played the fairy elder was Erica Gimpel. In my opinion she was trying to recreate her role as Coco from when she was on the show Fame. Sorry but I feel that whole part of the show was a waste. We are no closer to knowing who Warlow is, but this maybe what they will concentrate on next season.

    I love this season but as others have said there are some parts that they could have just left out and concentrated more on other parts of the show.

    Next week should be a great show and a depressing one since it will be the last of the season.

    Mel and Liz thanks for this site and keeping us informed through out the season and during the down time. You both do a GREAT job !!!!!!

    • Liz

      August 20, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      Thanks Jennifer! We’re glad you stick with us in the off-season.