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True Blood: Authority Always Wins

Eric and Bill try to keep their wits about them when they're put through the interrogation wringer at the Vampire Authority headquarters in New Orleans. Meanwhile, Pam recalls her first meeting with Eric in early 20th-century San Francisco; Alcide turns his back on Marcus' wolf pack; Emma's grandmother comes between Sam and Luna; Steve Newlin wants what he thinks belongs to Jessica; and Jason's womanizing comes back to haunt him.

Source: HBO

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x2
Airdate: Sunday June 17th, 2012

Director: Michael Lehmann
Writer: Mark Hudis

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Sep 24, 2012

  • Currently 8.9/10
8.9/10 (13 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Dale Raoul
As Maxine Fortenberry
Tara Buck
As Ginger
Dale Dickey
As Martha (Martha Bozeman)
Kelly Overton
As Rikki
Brian Geraghty
As Brian Eller
Louis Herthum
Christopher Heyerdahl
As Dieter Braun
Carolyn Hennesy
As Rosalyn Harris
Peter Mensah
As Kibwe
Jacob Hopkins
As Alexander Drew
John Rezig
As Kevin (Deputy Kevin Ellis)
Henri Lubatti
As Nigel Beckford
Cherilyn Wilson
As Cammy
Todd Giebenhain
As Junior / Clerk

Co-Guest Stars
Brendan McCarthy (1)
As Nate
Marque Richardson, II
As Kenneth
Jamie Gray Hyder
As Danielle
Ken Luckey
As Zander
Jonathan Kowalsky
As Todd Jeffries
Mike Akrawi
As Iraqi Man
Anna Khaja
As Iraqi Woman (Zaafira)
Rachel Sterling
As Sorority Girl
Anastasia Roark
As Christine Van Heusen
Erin Alexis
As Washcloth Helen
Main Cast
Valentina Cervi
As Salome Agrippa
Lucy Griffiths
As Nora Gainesborough
Christopher Meloni
As Roman Zimojic
Scott Foley
As Patrick Devins
Michael McMillian
As Steve Newlin
Joe Manganiello
As Alcide Herveaux
Janina Gavankar
As Luna Garza
Denis O'Hare
As Russell Edgington
Deborah Ann Woll
As Jessica Hamby
Todd Lowe
As Terry Bellefleur
Kristin Bauer van Straten
As Pamela Swynford De Beaufort
Carrie Preston
As Arlene Fowler
Chris Bauer
As Andy Bellefleur
Nelsan Ellis
As Lafayette Reynolds
Rutina Wesley
As Tara Thornton
Jim Parrack
As Hoyt Fortenberry
Stephen Moyer
As Bill Compton
Alexander Skarsgård
As Eric Northman
Sam Trammell
As Sam Merlotte
Ryan Kwanten
As Jason Stackhouse
Anna Paquin
As Sookie Stackhouse


The scene opens with Tara going after Sookie and grabbing her by the neck. Lafayette tries to come to her aide, but is pushed back. He looks to Pam for help and she says that she is. Tara bites Sookie and Pam goes up to her and tells Tara to leave Sookie and Lafayette alone. She takes Tara inside and tells her to stay inside. Sookie looks to Pam for help to heal her wound. She does and tells them that she is leaving now. Lafayette looks to Sookie and they realize that taking care of Tara is going to be harder than they thought. Meanwhile, Eric, Bill and Nora are being escorted into the Authority’s and Salome, another chancellor, comes up and tells her that she is disappointed in her. She welcomes Bill and Eric to the Authority and Nora tries to defend herself. However, Salome slaps her. She leads them down into the reception and to their cells. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Big Band JohnsShort Cut Down a Long RoadJason & Andy talk in the squad car
Bosco Del RayThe Authority Songend credits
Grant LangstonComing for YouTerry ignites a grease fire in the kitchen
The Ting TingsHang It UpRev Newlin crashes Jessica's party

Warning: True Blood season 5 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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