'True Blood' Season 5 Spoilers: Pam's Past, Russell's Return and More
'True Blood' Season 5 Spoilers: Pam's Past, Russell's Return and More
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
The True Blood season 5 premiere is right around the corner, and HBO has released the official synopses for the first three episodes that tell us a whole lot about what we're going to see.

The major plot points seem to involve Sookie trying to protect herself against Russell Edgington's return while Bill and Eric dealing with the Vampire Authority. Below you can find the full synopses for the first three episodes of True Blood season 5, but first here are the five coolest things from the descriptions.

-Jessica partying with local college kids! There's no way that won't be hilarious and awesome.

-Pam's backstory! Finally, we'll get to see flashbacks of Pam as a human when she ran a brothel, and it sounds like those memories play a big role in the season.

-Jason and a teacher! Something tells me he'll be back to sexing up the ladies in no time, and one of them will probably be his former teacher.

-Sookie gets a "home-protection system"! I don't know what it is, but I hope it involves fairy magic and glitter bombs.

-Andy's relationship with Holly "comes back to bite him in the butt"! That's an odd phrase, and I wonder if it's literal. Call me crazy, but I love Sheriff Andy's wacky comedy hijinx.

Here are the full synopses for the first three episodes of True Blood season 5, which premieres Sunday, June 10 at 9pm on HBO.

Season 5, Episode 1: "Turn! Turn! Turn!" (Sunday, June 10)

"Sookie and Lafayette struggle with the aftermath of Tara's shooting, while also cleaning up after Debbie Pelt. Meanwhile, Bill and Eric, cleaning up a mess of their own, are visited by the Vampire Authority, one of whom is Nora, a woman from Eric's past. In search of the missing Marcus, Alcide's werewolf pack comes after Sam. With Bill away, Jessica enjoys her new freedom by partying with local college kids; Jason is visited by the recently turned Rev. Steve Newlin; Terry's PTSD is reignited by Patrick Devins, an old Iraq War buddy; and Alcide turns up at Sookie's to warn her about the recently resurfaced Russell Edgington."

Season 5, Episode 2: "Authority Always Wins" (Sunday, June 17)

"At the Vampire Authority headquarters in New Orleans, Bill and Eric meet Salome and become acquainted with the Authority's interrogation techniques. Pam recalls her human life as the madam of the Comstock Brothel in San Francisco, and her first encounter with Eric. Werewolves J.D. and Rikki pay tribute to Marcus, but Alcide refuses to participate or take his rightful place as the new packmaster. Martha Bozeman shows up wanting to see her granddaughter, causing conflict for Sam and Luna. Fearing Russell's return, Sookie procures a home-protection system; Arlene tries to get to the bottom of Terry's erratic behavior; Steve Newlin stops by with an offer for Jessica; and Jason feels the brunt of his womanizing ways."

Season 5, Episode 3: "Whatever I Am, You Made Me" (Sunday, June 24)

"Bill and Eric barter for their lives with the Authority Chancellors and their leader, Roman. Salome and Roman enlist a new ally in the face of Russell's return. Sookie goes to Fangtasia to ask for help from Pam, who is still caught up in her memories of Eric and the strange murders at the Comstock Brothel. Andy's dalliance with Holly comes back to bite him in the butt; later, he's visited by Gordon and Barbara Pelt, who are searching for Debbie. Jason bumps into an old high school teacher, but their reunion brings up conflicting feelings."


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