‘True Blood’ Recap: Season 5 Finale ‘Save Yourself’ 8/26/12

'True Blood' Recap: Season 5 Finale 'Save Yourself' 8/25/12

Tonight on HBO is an all new episode of True Blood called ‘Save Yourself.’  Tonight is the Season 5 finale of True Blood can you believe the season is over already? It sure does suck! On tonight’s season 5 finale episode Eric embarks on a final, desperate mission to overthrow The Authority — and save Bill from losing his humanity.  He tries to enlist Sookie’s help, because he thinks she is the only one who can get through to him.  If you missed last week’s show called ‘Sunset’ we have a full and detailed recap here for you here!

True Blood Season 5 Finale ‘Save Yourself’ REVIEW

Spoiler alert: If you’re one of those people who doesn’t like spoilers, stop reading now! We have some juicy spoilers for you about the season 5 episode 12 Finale of HBO’s “True Blood”

On last week’s episode it certainly looked like Bill is going off the deep end.  It seems Bill is convinced he is the chosen one by Lilith.  We also saw Russell completely take down the Fairy Elder, who was BTW one of my favorite minor characters the show has ever brought in.  Sookie appeared before her to get some answers about the vampire out to eat her, but she struggled with getting coherent answers.

Official HBO synopsis of True Blood Season 5 Finale: Eric is going to embark on a final, desperate mission to overthrow the Authority and save Bill from losing his humanity. Andy is going to face the consequences of a light pact he made.  Alcide will get ready for a second showdown with JD. Sam and Luna are going to test their limits in trying to escape the Authority.

On tonight’s show with the season coming to an end and we at Celeb Dirty Laundry are sad.  The season was jam packed full of crazy, blood sucking action.  In the preview for this week’s show it looks like Bill may hurt Sam.  Bill tells Sam he should never have come to The Vampire Authority Headquarters.  Apparently Sam knows too much now and he cannot trust him.  If Bill hurts Sam, Sookie is not going to be pleased!  Will Salome and Bill have a showdown, an epic battle between Chosen Ones? No doubt. Who will be victorious?

'True Blood' Recap: Season 5 Finale 'Save Yourself' 8/25/12

Eric, Nora and Tara show up at Sookie’s house.  Eric wants Sookie to come to the Vampire Authority’s Headquarters to talk some sense into Bill.  Eric tells Sookie they have Jessica and Pam, Tara pipes in that Sookie owes Pam.  Jason is there and he lets the three musketeers know that he is not letting his sister go anywhere with them.  Jason tells Sookie she has to tell the Fangers they should go back to the Hell that created them.  Eric tells Sookie that it is Bill who has engineered blowing the True Blood factories up.  He informs Sookie that he thinks she is the only person who will be able to get through to Bill.  Can Sookie save Bill?

'True Blood' Recap: Season 5 Finale 'Save Yourself' 8/25/12

It looks like things may not go well for Russell Edgington tonight.   The government has a video of Russell and Steve eviscerating 22 fraternity brothers at the local fraternity and they are not pleased.  Meanwhile Russell not one to stop there has decided he wants a Sookie meal.  The faeries band together and gear up for a fight and send lots of faery light at Russell.  Russell is mocking them telling them he cannot even feel it!  Russell isn’t your run-of-the-mill villain so I’m betting on the fact that they won’t stake him quite yet. They put a lot of effort into his comeback and, depending on whether or not he gets his fill of fairy blood (chances are he will), there’ll be a whole new story line for the show to play with next season: daywalkers.

'True Blood' Recap: Season 5 Finale 'Save Yourself' 8/25/12

On tonight’s show nearly every character is in a sticky situation, one that could very easily result in a vampire explosion, fairy explosion, shapeshifter explosion, or plain ol’ boring human explosion. Regardless, there’s going to be blood.  It also seems likely there is going to be a huge cliffhanger!

Tonight’s episode is going to be another bloody exciting one, which you won’t want to miss. So be sure to tune in for our live coverage of HBO’s True Blood — tonight at 9PM EST!  While you wait for our recap, hit the comments and let us know what you thought of True Blood season 5!

Tonight’s recap: Tonight’s show opens with the faeries blasting Russell with faerie light.  Russell mocks the faeries and asks them if that is the best they can do.  He walks toward the faeries but Eric comes and grabs him by the neck and kills him.  Rev. Steve is watching and runs away sobbing.  When Eric kills Russell he says, “That felt even better than I thought it would.”

Sookie runs out of the faerie hideout to look for Jason and as she runs by Nora asks Eric what that amazing smell is.  Eric grabs Nora and tells her she cannot touch Sookie because Sookie has saved him many times.  Eric makes Nora swear on Godrick she will not hurt Sookie.

Sookie tries to make Jason wake up.  Jason comes to but he sees his mother and not Sookie.

Back at the Vampire Headquarters Sam is brought to Bill and he says, “Good Breakfast.”  He tells the guards that what they have brought is a shifter.

Sam tells Bill he only came to save his friends daughter, Bill tells him he cannot trust him and the fangs come out.  Sam turns into a fly and gets away.

Nora and Eric walk into Fangtasia and she asks Eric how she could never have known a faerie smells so good.  Tara tells Eric that Pam has been talking to the Vampire Authority.  Eric is going to go and get her and Nora cannot believe it.

Sookie is talking to Jason she wants to take him to the hospital, meanwhile Jason sees his father sitting next to Sookie on the couch.  All of a sudden Eric, Nora and Tara show up.  Eric wants Sookie to go to the Vampire Authority to try to save Bill.  Jason tells them his sister is not going.  Sookie knows that vampires have been blowing up the True Blood factories.  Eric tells her it is Bill and she is the only one who can get through to him.  Tara tells Sookie she owes Pam.

Sookie agrees to go and Jason tells them if Sookie goes so does he.

Bill is telling the Vampire Authority guards that they have been breached and he is pissed.  He orders them to search the building for any flies, rats or anything.

Bill tells Salome that Lilith appeared to him and told him that Salome was the chosen and the prophet and Bill has to serve her.  Salome is thrilled.

Down in the basement of The Vampire Authority Headquarters Luna, Emma and many other people are there naked.  Sam un-shifts and wants Luna to leave with him.  Sam tells Luna that Emma is safe because she is a pet.

Pam and Jessica are in a cell in the basement of the VAH and Jessica tells Pam that Bill and Eric are in a cult.  She tells Pam that they do not care how many people get hurt.

Jessica just cannot believe that Bill did not want to warn Sookie about Russell coming after her.

Alcide is with his Dad and his father is telling Alcide life is not fair because the bad don’t get punished and the good do not get rewarded.  Hmm – guess that explains Kim Kardashian.

Emma’s grandmother drives up and she tells Alcide she has Ricky in the car.  J.D. forced her to drink V and she thinks she may be overdosing.  Ricky is ranting and saying crazy things.

Sookie and Jason head to get some equipment to protect themselves when they go into the Vampire Authority Headquarters.  Sookie tries to convince Jason that Eric, Tara and Nora are trying to help everyone.  Jason tells Sookie every fanger is fair game.

Ricky is lying on the coach at Alcide’s father and she is in pain.  Alcide is upset and asks Ricky what happened.  Ricky tells Alcide that J.D. called a pack meeting and when she went there they held her down and forced V down her throat.  Alcide wants to kill him but he tells his father that the last time he fought J.D. he almost killed him.  His father tells him he has to fight J.D. on his own terms.

His father goes to the fridge and tells Alcide the V J.D. is talking is sub-quality.  His father has premiere V and wants Alcide to drink it.

Lafayette makes drinks for Arlene and Holly.  Holly tells him the drink is amazing.  Arlene tells him the drink is like candy.  Lafayette, Holly and Arlene drink and dance.  Gosh, Lafayette is cute!

Andy brings the pregnant faerie into Merlottes and he asks her to wait until he talks to his friends.  She asks for some salt and takes the box of salt and downs it.

Andy asks Holly if they can talk alone.  Andy tells Holly that he really cares about her, and Holly asks him how many times has he cheated on her.  Andy admits twice and the girl is pregnant.  All of a sudden Mirella the faerie starts screaming and she tells Andy, her light has broken.

Salome and Bill are in bed and Bill calls her his, “Beautiful prophet.”

Sookie tells Jason that Bill is not evil.  Meanwhile Jason sees his father and hears him talking.  Jason’s father basically tells Jason that Sookie is disillusional.

Sookie tells Jason that she knows life has been hard for him but he cannot let it tear him down.  While Jason and Sookie are driving a head pops in the car and tells them to pull over.

Mirella is having her baby and Holly is delivering the baby.  Mirella tells Holly it is the 72 time she has given birth.  Mirella is basically doing contractions while delivering the baby.  Something explodes and a baby is there.  Holly says, “It’s a girl with no umbilical cord.”

Holly tells Andy he better be good to his daughter.  Mirella starts screaming again and Holly tells everyone they are not done.

Steve comes down to the cells where everyone is to get Emma.  Steve tells Emma he has her and he is never letting her god.  He whispers to her not to shift because Steve wants to get her past the guards.

As Steve comes out the secretary stops him and he tells her he is taking Emma for a walk and she offers to get someone to help him.  Steve tells her no he wants to take Emma for a walk.  The secretary keeps talking to Steve and he wants to get out of there.  As he goes to put the code in to get out Roslyn walks in and tells Steve she needs him for damage control.

She puts in the code and the door opens and Steve follows her into the elevator with Emma.

Roslyn asks Steve what he and Russell were thinking off?

Mirella delivers another baby and it is another girl.  He brings it over to the table and we find out she has given birth to 4 daughters.  Mirella says goodbye to Andy, it is his job to raise the girls.

Alcide and his Dad are heading through the woods and J.D. has a vampire tied to a tree and he is draining him and drinking his blood.

Alcide tells J.D. it is enough and Alcide and J.D. start fighting.  Other members of the pack try to jump in and Alcide’s father stops them.  Emma’s grandmother comes with a bow and arrow and tells everyone the fight is between Alcide and J.D.

Alcide breaks J.D.’s neck, he tells the pack that they are wolves and this stops now they do not prey on the week.  He tells them this is how it will be in this pack and if anyone does not like it they can leave the pack.  They have 24 hrs to leave.

Eric and Nora come to the entrance to the Vampire Authority Headquarters, they have Sookie, Tara and Jason in the backseat.  They ask to be granted access and the guard calls Bill who tells them to admit him.

Bill looks at the camera to see who Eric has in the car and he sees Sookie and looks upset.

Steve is being prepared to go on TV for the AVL (American Vampire League) meanwhile Roslyn is holding Emma for him.

As Steve starts talking on the television he starts to vomit and Luna appears it seems she was shifted into Steve.  Luna tells everyone humans are being held so vampires can feed on them in an underground cell.  Roslyn knocks the TV cameras over.  Sam as a fly, kills Roslyn.  Luna falls over.

Salome is praying to Lilith and thanks her for the honor she has given her and Salome promises that vampires will rule the earth.

Meanwhile Tara, Eric, Jason and Eric are on there way in the elevator. Jason shoots the receptionist when the doors open and starts shooting everything in site.

Level 2 protocol is being initiated at the vampire authority.

The guards are in the room and Nora jumps up and stakes them all.  Eric says, “See what you have been missing working for the authority.”

Tara comes down to the cell and Pam asks what she is doing there.  Tara tells her she is there to save her.

Meanwhile Jason is still shooting everything.

Sookie and Tara open the cells for Pam and Jessica.  Tara goes over and starts kissing Pam.  Jessica smiles and says, “I knew it!”

Bill comes in and sees Salome all dressed up.  Bill tells her she is setting a real tone.  Salome tells Bills she is sorry, but Lilith chose her.

Bill tells Salome that she has to be careful she does not know what will happen if she drinks all Lilith’s blood.  Salome takes the blood and drinks the whole vial down because she tells Bill she is stronger.

Bill closes his eyes.

Jason is in the entrance to the Vampire Authority and there is blood splattered everywhere.   Sookie, Tara, Pam and Jessica come in.  Jessica embraces Jason and tells him she loves him, Jason tells her he could never love a vampire.  The elevator opens and they all get in but Eric says he is staying to save Bill.  Sookie decides to stay too.

Salome is vomiting on the floor and Bill tells her she is so conceited and arrogant she did not smell the silver Bill put in the blood.  Salome cannot believe that he put silver in the mother’s blood.  Bill laughs and shows her another vial and tells Salome that he would never desecrate the holy vial.  Salome tells Bill, “Lilith chose wisely.”  He stakes Salome.

Bill takes the vial and goes to drink.  Eric and Sookie come into the room.  Eric tells Bill that Lilith is a terrible god.  Sookie tells Bill this is not him but Bill tells Sookie she is an abomination.  Sookie fights back and tells Bill he is unique among all the vampires.

Bill tells Sookie he has lived his whole life apologizing and he does not want to do that anymore.  He starts quoting Lilith’s scripture.

Sookie asks him if she ever meant anything to him.  Bill tells Sookie he told her the first night, vampires often turn on those they love.

Bill downs all Lilith’s blood and he explodes in a pool of blood.  Sookie sobs and Eric watches the blood and says, Sookie.  Out of the pool of blood a vampire rises and the fangs come out.  Eric screams, ‘RUN…’

The End!



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  • Drewsifer

    Jesus with the cliff hangers already, bills now a god, Alecides now a pack master , Andy is a fairie father (again with the homosexual allusions), and Pam and Tara totally destroyed the much better mother/daughter story line for I guess a semi interesting lover story line. What in the fuck!?

  • http://twitter.com/quietandtired ken kleck

    i loved how lafayette and jane bodehouse were watching everything happen in merlotte’s and were completely bombed

  • Luc

    Did anyone notice that the writing on the wall in the authority seems the same as the fairy scroll Sookie found underneath her bed?