True Blood is back this weekend with its fifth season, and there's plenty to look forward to in the new episodes. Not only is Russell back, but the Vampire Authority is also around. Then there are all the cliffhangers of season 4 to consider, plus the drama going on with everyone else.
Season 5 Spoilers
TVLine has some scoop about a few of the characters for season 5. Kristin Bauer van Straten has been perfect as Pam, and it sounds like that's going to continue. There's going to be "the origin stuff with Eric and her present-day storyline with [SPOILER]." One of the "Waiting Sucks" videos out (below) does tease Eric's distrust about Russell's return stretching to include Pam. He doesn't know who brought him back, and even Pam winds up in the crosshairs as a suspect. In fact, TVLine is ready to campaign for her for an Emmy in 2013 after seeing some of the new season, and that's no surprise. That means that fans should be pretty excited about seeing what's coming up, especially in the season 5 premiere, "Turn! Turn! Turn!" There's also a tease of something going on involving Walmart possibly in the premiere with "the folks at Walmart will probably beg to differ after they watch Sunday's premiere" when talking about how good Kristin Bauer van Straten is.
True Blood season 5 will also be bringing in the Vampire Authority, and that's where Tina Majorino's character comes into play. Her first episode is the third one of the season. When she's first seen, you can expect to also see "a shirtless Eric and a shirtless Bill." So far there have been teases of the Authority in the previews, and that's certainly one thing to be excited for in the fifth season.
Something else everyone is looking forward to is Russell's return, but is he back to get some revenge? According to Denis O'Hare, "Russell doesn't forget anything, but he's also smart enough to know when to let bygones be bygonesÂ—for tactical and political reasons. There may be a greater good." It is known so far that Russell is back, he wants blood (and that includes Sookie's specifically), and he's even going to have some love in his life. It does sound like there will be enough going on that Bill and Eric shouldn't worry about revenge from Russell in the very near future, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be worried about having him around.
What do you think of the latest True Blood season 5 spoilers?
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