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True Blood: In the Beginning

Salome reveals her true allegiances while Bill and Eric get a powerful taste of sacred blood. A revelation at Hot Wings causes Sookie to wonder what her life would be like without faerie powers. Meanwhile, Sam sniffs out several shifter shooters; Hoyt finds camaraderie in a new group of friends; Alcide prepares for the worst in his face-off with J.D.; Andy attempts to reconnect with Bud; Lafayette finds an unlikely ally searching for Jesus’ body in Mexico; Lettie Mae pays Tara a visit; and Arlene takes a sentimental journey as her concerns towards Terry deepen.

Source: HBO

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x7
Airdate: Sunday July 22nd, 2012

Director: Michael Ruscio
Writer: Brian Buckner

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Oct 29, 2012


Special Guest Stars
William SandersonWilliam Sanderson
As Sheriff Bud Dearborne
Adina PorterAdina Porter
As Lettie Mae Thornton
Kevin AlejandroKevin Alejandro
As Jesus (Jesus Velasquez)

Guest Stars
Allan HydeAllan Hyde
As Godric
John BillingsleyJohn Billingsley
As Mike Spencer
Dale DickeyDale Dickey
As Martha (Martha Bozeman)
Kelly OvertonKelly Overton
As Rikki
Christopher HeyerdahlChristopher Heyerdahl
As Dieter Braun
Carolyn HennesyCarolyn Hennesy
As Rosalyn (Rosalyn Harris)
Peter MensahPeter Mensah
As Kibwe
Henri LubattiHenri Lubatti
As Nigel (Nigel Beckford)
Louis HerthumLouis Herthum
Tina MajorinoTina Majorino
As Molly
John RezigJohn Rezig
As Kevin (Deputy Kevin Ellis)
Tanya WrightTanya Wright
As Kenya (Deputy Kenya Jones)
Del ZamoraDel Zamora
As Don Bartolo
Giles MattheyGiles Matthey
As Claude
Emma GreenwellEmma Greenwell
As Claudia
Ted WelchTed Welch
As Joe Bob
James Jordan (1)James Jordan (1)
As Ray
Johnny Ray GillJohnny Ray Gill
As Tyrese
Jennifer HastyJennifer Hasty
As Sweetie
Jessica ClarkJessica Clark
As Lilith

Co-Guest Stars
Chloe NoelleChloe Noelle
As Emma
Valenzia AlgarinValenzia Algarin
As Maria
Jamie Gray HyderJamie Gray Hyder
As Danielle
Marque Richardson, IIMarque Richardson, II
As Kenneth
David BickfordDavid Bickford
As Reverend Skinner
Kiva JumpKiva Jump
As Nurse Hastigan
Charlotta MohlinCharlotta Mohlin
As Black Ops Vamp / Authority Guard
Annie AbramsAnnie Abrams
As Nola Bride To Be
Heather LeeHeather Lee
As Nola Groom's Mother
Chris Jai AlexChris Jai Alex
As Security Guard / AKA Officer Trap
Main Cast
Valentina CerviValentina Cervi
As Salome Agrippa
Lucy GriffithsLucy Griffiths
As Nora Gainesborough
Scott FoleyScott Foley
As Patrick Devins
Michael McMillianMichael McMillian
As Steve Newlin
Joe ManganielloJoe Manganiello
As Alcide Herveaux
Janina GavankarJanina Gavankar
As Luna Garza
Lauren BowlesLauren Bowles
As Holly Cleary
Denis ODenis O'Hare
As Russell Edgington
Deborah Ann WollDeborah Ann Woll
As Jessica Hamby
Todd LoweTodd Lowe
As Terry Bellefleur
Kristin Bauer van StratenKristin Bauer van Straten
As Pamela Swynford De Beaufort
Carrie PrestonCarrie Preston
As Arlene Fowler
Chris BauerChris Bauer
As Andy Bellefleur
Nelsan EllisNelsan Ellis
As Lafayette Reynolds
Rutina WesleyRutina Wesley
As Tara Thornton
Jim ParrackJim Parrack
As Hoyt Fortenberry
Stephen MoyerStephen Moyer
As Bill Compton
Alexander SkarsgårdAlexander Skarsgård
As Eric Northman
Sam TrammellSam Trammell
As Sam Merlotte
Ryan KwantenRyan Kwanten
As Jason Stackhouse
Anna PaquinAnna Paquin
As Sookie Stackhouse


The scene opens and Russell Edgington pins down Eric. The other Chancellors tell one another to assume Protocol Number One, which means that they are going to get shocked with UV Light as the team comes in. Nora is in her cell praying to Lilith as she is burned with the UV Light. It is dark and Bill is screaming out Eric’s name. The team takes down Russell with a silver net. Eric is hanging by his neck, but is unharmed. Meanwhile, Jason waits as Claude and Claudette help Sookie come back to consciousness from being shot with the light. Jason is told that they are restoring her luminescence. Jason asks him to speak in simpler terms. Sookie wakes up and she is told that she is depleting. She is asks if she has been having disturbances. She is told that she will run out of her magic and become normal. She thanks them for the night and they leave. Jason hears that there is more things that Sookie can do. She says that they are going to say goodbye to Hadley before they go. Andy is getting questioned and Coroner Spencer comes in and tells them about his wild erotic night. They say that is just too much information. Andy gets interrogated and is told that his basic training tells them that they watch where they are. Sam sniffs out the masks that the killers were wearing. He gets on the floor and rolls around. He says that there are 5 of them. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The JezabelsNobody NowhereTara's mother arrives at Fangtasia
K'naanIn the Beginningend credits
Willie Aron and Joey PetersI Can't Help Falling In LoveArlene watches her wedding video
Willie Aron and Joey PetersYou Light Up My Lifebride sings karaoke; Russell Edgington shows up

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