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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

  • Currently 8.6/10
8.6/10 (7 Votes cast)


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

Guest Stars
Allan Hyde
As Godric
John Billingsley
As Mike Spencer
Dale Dickey
As Martha (Martha Bozeman)
Kelly Overton
As Rikki
Christopher Heyerdahl
As Dieter Braun
Carolyn Hennesy
As Rosalyn (Rosalyn Harris)
Peter Mensah
As Kibwe
Henri Lubatti
As Nigel (Nigel Beckford)
Louis Herthum
Tina Majorino
As Molly
John Rezig
As Kevin (Deputy Kevin Ellis)
Tanya Wright
As Kenya (Deputy Kenya Jones)
Del Zamora
As Don Bartolo
Giles Matthey
As Claude
Emma Greenwell
As Claudia
Ted Welch
As Joe Bob
James Jordan (1)
As Ray
Johnny Ray Gill
As Tyrese
Jennifer Hasty
As Sweetie
Jessica Clark
As Lilith

Co-Guest Stars
Chloe Noelle
As Emma
Valenzia Algarin
As Maria
Jamie Gray Hyder
As Danielle
Marque Richardson, II
As Kenneth
David Bickford
As Reverend Skinner
Kiva Jump
As Nurse Hastigan
Charlotta Mohlin
As Black Ops Vamp / Authority Guard
Annie Abrams
As Nola Bride To Be
Heather Lee
As Nola Groom's Mother
Chris Jai Alex
As Security Guard / AKA Officer Trap
Main Cast
Valentina Cervi
As Salome Agrippa
Lucy Griffiths
As Nora Gainesborough
Scott Foley
As Patrick Devins
Michael McMillian
As Steve Newlin
Joe Manganiello
As Alcide Herveaux
Janina Gavankar
As Luna Garza
Lauren Bowles
As Holly Cleary
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 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. ..

Read the full recap
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

Warning: True Blood season 5 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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