Got blood? Well if you don’t there is surely a lot to go around as HBO’s original series “True Blood” returns for its sixth season. Are you excited?
Season 5 Recap: The season follows Bill and Eric being captured by the Vampire Authority after the disappearance of Nan Flanagan. The two are almost sentenced to death by the Guardian, Roman, before revealing that Russell Edgington is alive and free after being released by a mysterious vampire. With the help of Sookie the team discovers his hiding place and brings him in. Alcide deals with his troubled rise to pack-master, and Terry learns he is death-cursed after committing a terrible crime during the war in Iraq. Meanwhile, Sookie learns that her powers are limited and contemplates having a normal life, just as Tara learns to deal with her newly given life as Pam’s progeny. Jason and Sookie discover their parents were murdered by a vampire and vow to find out who is responsible. Hoyt gets involved with a hate group, then decides to leave for Alaska, just as Andy heads towards life as family man, and Lafayette tries to deal with the powers given to him by Jesus. Russell and his new vampire-companion Steve Newlin, along with Salome and Eric’s vampire sister Nora, redefine the values of the Authority and view humans as nothing more than food: just as Lilith of the Vampire bible wanted. The season ends with the Authority leadership being wiped out during the True Blood crisis, and Bill drinking all of the sacred vial of Lilith in front of Sookie and Eric. He soon meets the “true death”, but shortly after, he “rises from the blood”, as an even more powerful vampire reincarnation of Lilith (“Billith”).
There were a lot of weird turns in Season Five and as I might have said in one of these kind of posts in the not too distant past, if you are interested in the storyline and HAVE NOT seen the up to the date stuff that you should close this window or click back to read another posting. I will spoil some of the S5 occurrences starting now. Alright, they left, so now you had to expect that Tara would be turned to the Vamp side and for those who felt that we dispatched Russell Edgington far too easily will be pleased as punch to have found him back for some sinister action. He gets his just desserts soon enough and I admit that the Ifrit storyline regarding Terry’s past as a marine was unique but maybe a tad too slow in delivering. Personally I also felt that The Vampire Authority was like something out of The X-Men based on the weapons and devices that they were using. It was like watching something only previously thought of in the comics page. We met up with Lilith, the Mother of all Vampires and she is a nasty one, but what did her blood end up doing to Bill Compton as the series closed up? Well, it appeared to make him something right out of a nightmare and that brings us to S6. Whew.
Now having watched the series since it began can say that it has its up and down moments. Somethings take a little too long to play out while others are finished right quick. I wonder where they will go with Bill becoming the physical presence of Lilith on this plane and how it shall affect the other vamps around him and the humans, werewolves and other things that go bump in the night that encounter him. What are your thoughts on the show so far? Still with it or cannot stand it anymore? I am always curious. Fill me in. Oh yes, and here is the main cast and also the guest stars. Thanks Wikipedia for having them all listed nice and neat for me to put in front of you.
The Main Cast:
Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse
Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton
Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte
Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse
Rutina Wesley as Tara Thornton
Alexander Skarsgård as Eric Northman
Chris Bauer as Andy Bellefleur
Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam De Beaufort
Lauren Bowles as Holly Cleary (7 episodes)
Anna Camp as Sarah Newlin (7 episodes)
Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette Reynolds
Lucy Griffiths as Nora Gainesborough (6 episodes)
Rutger Hauer as Niall Brigant (5 episodes)
Arliss Howard as Truman Burrell (6 episodes)
Rob Kazinsky as Ben Flynn / Macklyn Warlow (9 episodes)
Todd Lowe as Terry Bellefleur (6 episodes)
Joe Manganiello as Alcide Herveaux
Michael McMillian as Steve Newlin (5 episodes)
Kelly Overton as Rikki Naylor (5 episodes)
Robert Patrick as Jackson Herveaux (6 episodes)
Carrie Preston as Arlene Fowler (9 episodes)
Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Nicole Wright (9 episodes)
Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica Hamby
Guest Cast Stars:Janina Gavankar, Dale Dickey, Adina Porter, Jamie Gray Hyder, Chloe Noelle, Tamlyn Tomita, Marque Richardson, Amelia Rose Blaire, Jessica Clark, Luke Grimes, Karolina Wydra, Matt Cook, Shaun Brown, Jessy Hodges, Tara Buck, John Fleck, Keone Young, John Rezig, Giles Matthey, Claude Crane, Bailey Noble, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Jeffrey Nicholas Brown, Jenni Blong, Courtney Ford, Hal Ozsan, John Prosky, Valarie Pettiford, Noah Matthews, Aaron Howles, Helen Slayton-Hughes, Gregg Daniel, Dale Raoul, Patricia Bethune
Official Series Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_Blood
The previous five seasons are all available for your purchase, and I’ve embedded the complete season DVD sets for you to peruse.