True Blood Season 5: Recap #52 VIDEO:
True Blood Season 5: Boot and Rally Alley Promo VIDEO and Extended
SUNDAY, JULY 8 “Boot and RallyAlley” Episode #53 (5.05):
With time running short, Bill and Eric enlist Sookie to probe for clues on Russell’s hiding place. Unable to deal with the demon magic inside him, Lafayette calls out to Jesus’ spirit for help. Patrick Devins (Scott Foley) and Terry are held hostage in a bunker belonging to their Iraq War buddy Brian Eller (Brian Geraghty). Jason wakes to a disturbing dream; Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) gives Tara advice on adjusting to vampire life; Sam visits Luna (Janina Gavankar) with bad news. ALSO: Episode #53 (5.05): “Let’s Boot and Rally”: Bill and Eric turn to Sookie for help with Russell’s whereabouts; Jason has a disturbing dream. (Written by Angela Robinson; directed by Michael Lehmann.)
TRUE BLOOD Episode #52 (July 1) RECAP:
Can someone please tell me where the heck TRUE BLOOD season 5 is going?
Episode #52 opened more story-lines up while others are being rendered seemingly pointless:
Debbie Pelt's parents served to give Alcide (Joe Manganiello) more screen time and to give him an excuse to see Sookie (Anna Paquin) repeatedly...and then blammo! Jessica (Deborah-Ann Woll) mindwipes Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer) who was 'on the case', as they say, and Alcide tells the Pelts that the now-dead packmaster killed Debbie and tah-dah! --Sookie's Debbie problem goes away.
Sam (Sam Trammell) & Luna's (Janina Gavankar) shifter friends from last season show up wanting to 'go for a run,' having gone to Luna first and having her refuse them, they 'pick' Sam. Sam shows up at the appointed place to find both shifters with bullet holes in their heads. It was made clear that Sam had no contact with them whatsoever prior so the immediate suspicion of wolf-pack intimidation makes no sense whatsoever...
Nora (Lucy Griffiths) rats out the child Authority chancellor vampire and Roman (Chris Meloni) makes a speech about the pretty stake-in-a-box with it's point made from Judas's melted-down silver coins. Then Roman stakes the kid--though they showed none of the kill. True Blood won't stake a kid vamp on HBO? Russell Edgington would consider that pretty spineless though I'm sure there will be no one mourning the loss of that snarky little fanger. Frankly, I'm finding the lot of the Authority tedious and that includes Meloni.
Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) is still turning into the blue demon every time he gets really angry; this time he cursed Sookie's car (will this be a final goodbye to the '81 Honda?) causing it to accelerate coupled with brake failure. Sookie bailed when it was going 60 mph and escaped unscathed(!)
Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) are still at the mercy of the Authority though they are (for now) set free to pursue Russell. They end up staring in Sookie's window, where a drunk Sookie is on the sofa making out with Alcide. It appears that they are about to engage in some faery/telepath-werewolf interruptus.
Pam and Tara (Rutina Wesley) bonded after Pam retrieved Tara from self-immoliation by tanning bed. Kristen Bauer van Straten as Pam is still the most compelling reason to keep watching season 5.
Because he believes he's going to meet the true death, Eric made up with Pam and then released her.
Bill believes he 'did well' with Jessica though he did not reveal to her that he too, will probably meet the true death.
Terry (Todd Lowe) and Patrick (Scott Foley) found their former military buddy in a hideout underground; he appears to be more batshit than even Terry due to their shared traumatic war experience.
I have no idea why but Jason (Ryan Kwanten) and Andy were blindfolded and willingly accompanied a bunch of faeries and that geriatric judge with questionable ethics to a faeryland nightclub complete with circus-like performances. The judge claimed he went there every weekend. Andy and Jason were none the wiser and things seemed to be rolling right along until Sookie & Jason's cousin Hadley, who has taken refuge in faeryland, saw Jason and begged him to bring Sookie there for her safety. There was a kerfuffle and Jason and Andy were booted out, where they landed in the field where Jessica chased Claude the faery, the guy that smelled really delicious in the previous episode, and both promptly got zapped by the bouncers, presumably to mindwipe them.
Check out the #53 promo video and screencaps from next week's episode as well as the video recap of episode #52 (above) and Inside the Episode (below).
Go inside the episode with Writer and Director of episode #52, Alexander Woo and Romeo Tirone.
True Blood Season 5: Inside the Episode #52