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True Blood: Save Yourself

In the fifth-season finale, Eric makes one last attempt to thwart the Authority and save Bill from losing his humanity. Meanwhile, Alcide prepares for another battle with JD; Sam and Luna try to escape the Authority; and Andy deals with the fallout of a pact.

Source: HBO

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x12
Airdate: Sunday August 26th, 2012

Director: Michael Lehmann
Writer: Alan Ball

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Dec 03, 2012

  • Currently 9.1/10
9.1/10 (16 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Robert PatrickRobert Patrick
As Jackson Herveaux
Carolyn HennesyCarolyn Hennesy
As Rosalyn (Rosalyn Harris)
Kristina AnapauKristina Anapau
As Maurella
Kelly OvertonKelly Overton
As Rikki
Patricia BethunePatricia Bethune
As Jane Bodehouse
Dale DickeyDale Dickey
As Martha (Martha Bozeman)
Louis HerthumLouis Herthum
Giles MattheyGiles Matthey
As Claude
Camilla LuddingtonCamilla Luddington
As Claudette
Jeffrey Nicholas-BrownJeffrey Nicholas-Brown
As Corbett Stackhouse
Jenni BlongJenni Blong
As Michelle Stackhouse
Brianna BrownBrianna Brown
As Leda
David J. WrightDavid J. Wright
As Authority Gate Guard

Co-Guest Stars
Suzanne RicoSuzanne Rico
As Herself
Skyler ValloSkyler Vallo
As Chelsea
Helen SadlerHelen Sadler
As Claudija
Jamie Gray HyderJamie Gray Hyder
As Danielle
Marque Richardson, IIMarque Richardson, II
As Kenneth
Charlotta MohlinCharlotta Mohlin
As Authority Guard Captain
Jason E. KelleyJason E. Kelley
As AHQ Guard #1
Main Cast
Valentina Cervi
As Salome Agrippa
Lucy Griffiths
As Nora Gainesborough
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
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
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 the fairies and Sookie trying to hold Russell Edgington back. He says that it tickles. As he gets closer, Eric comes up behind and stakes him. He explodes and Eric says that he has always wondered what that felt like. Steve sees this and runs off. Sookie rushes to Jason’s aide and Nora smells her and runs up to her. However, Eric stops her and tells her that Sookie is someone who saved his life many times and that she is not to feed on her. She swears on Godrick that she won’t. Sookie slaps Jason awake and he sees his mom. Sookie asks what he is talking about and he has a glazed look on his face and a piece of grass in his mouth. At the Authority, Sam comes in and Bill tells them that he is a Shifter and Sam says that he just came for Emma. Bill says that he knows too much and shows his fangs. Sam morphs into a fly. He flies into the vents. Bill tells the security detail that they have a breach. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
BrickDazzLafayette makes cocktails
Stabbing WestwardSave Yourselfend credits

Warning: True Blood season 5 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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