True Blood's Latest Season 5 Trailer: Welcome Back, Russell (VIDEO)

The fifth season of True Blood is less than two weeks away, and HBO would like to remind you of that with this new trailer, which debuted over the weekend. There's still no word on whether Tara made it out of the Season 4 finale alive, but someone else is back from the dead!

Yep, Season 5 will see the return of Russell Edgington (played fantastically by Denis O'Hare), the super bad dude from Season 3 who was buried in cement because he's bad and stuff! Somehow he escaped his concrete coffin and is ready to get some payback on Sookie.

I kind of got lost on True Blood sometime around Sookie ending up in a fairy world with fireball-throwing backup dancers, but as is the case with all True Blood trailers, this one makes the series look good. Ugh. I guess I have to catch up on Season 4 now, unless you all tell me otherwise


True Blood's fifth season debuts June 10 at 9pm on HBO.

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Kind of gory at times but what the heck keep bringing the hotties and you forget about the rest.

"True Blood" rules!!!!!
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why doesn't eric trust pam??? I love that rusell is back!!
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Really looks like Tara is gone for good. But that is okay with me if her character was going the way it was during all of season four. I really liked her in seasons one-three though. She will be missed... This season looks awesome! I like the new characters like Chris Meloni and Scott Foley. I can't wait for 6/10/2012!!!!
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I love this show beyond words! I know what ya'll are saying about season 4, but I still loved it, and love the show more than any other! Frankly though, I would probably love this show no matter how crappy it ever even got! (not saying that it has ever at all been crappy or anywhere near!) Wish we didnt have to wait basically a year in between each damn season though!!!
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its awsome!
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Season 4 the weakest BUT the last 6 min of the finale and the scene in wich Eric rips out a dude's heart and uses it's aorta as a straw are highly recommended.

You can probably get that on youtube, Tim.(I hope so)

True Blood is still my guilty pleasure nr 1 so I'm excited for seas 5 to start and Russel Edgington's speech to the nation live on TV is one of my most beloved scenes ever and now he's back - f*** great.
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"A 3000-year-old vampire wants to suck on my blood... Must be Thursday!" - BRILLIANT :')
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It's true that true blood jumped the shark a bit, mainly with the fairy thing and bringing in werewolves, but it started as soon as season two when the main villain was a bloody God. All these things constantly happening bothers me about true blood not to mention Sookie becoming a bit of a whore (not trying to be mean but it's true, she started the series as a virgin and now she's banging ever supernatural thing see meets), Jessica hooking up with Jason, Tara become one of the most annoying characters on television, and Lafayette dating some sort of super witch it's always been mid-jump, the series has constantly been hanging in the air and it won't land until the series ends. I just wish it didn't get so ridiculous, especially so fast. However that is true blood so if you like it (which I do, but the more I write about it the more I hate it) then the over the top stuff is par for the course.
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"I guess I have to catch up on Season 4 now, unless you all tell me otherwise "



This is me, telling you otherwise. The trailers always make it look more interesting (and less convoluted) than it turns out to be.
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That's the case with any trailer really, though I didn't think the trailers for last season were that good. It was just a reminder that we were going to put up with the same shit that the season 3 finale failed to resolve.
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Didn't expect Russel to be back! Too bad Goddrick isn't still around.. Between Bill, Eric and him they would be almost unstoppable.
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Looks like it will be good, I can't wait!
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finally video of russell! i was worried he was gonna be dead or something stupid because they never showed him in the first trailer.
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You're right. You wont lose much in teh way of main story arc if you skip season 4 altogether, but even then it's still worth watching in it's own right. Best to watch it after it's all out because now you won't be stuck for a week with the unfulfilled feeling that a number of the previous seasons episodes left you with and you can just get one massive jolt of vampiric carnal goodness.
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The trashiest show I keep coming back for...
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No Tara please. Her character just sucked so much ass.



Last season was above average. I have a lot more faith in this season, especially with that guest cast.
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spoiler alert



Still can't believe this show is gonna continue without Tara. Or maybe it will?
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Yes Tara will be back, but how is being kept secret but the brief synopsis in ep 2 is "Tara mysteriously returns to Bon Temps" and she will continue on being a regular. My guess is that either Bill or Eric or some vampire will get to her in time to turn her despite having been shot in the head. Or since it looks like we will return to the fairy story line one of them will step in and bring Tara back in order to sway Sookie to their side
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There was a rumor I heard awhile back that Tara would only return for a couple episodes. Also, if you watch the Waiting Sucks clip featuring Alcide and Sookie, Lafayette sounds alot more like Tara than himself. I see someone being possessed.
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I can't wait for the new season. Especially now Chris Meloni has been added to the cast. Complete perfection.
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I never understood the whole burying Russell in concrete thing. Everyone knew that's not how you kill a vampire.
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Eric thought it would've been too nice to simply kill Russell, so he stuck in the ground to make him suffer more. Eric being too vengeful at the time is going to come back and bite him in the ass.
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Well, I could see that one coming a mile away, right? I mean, that's how it usually plays out. "I should do this, but noooo, I'mma do tht, because I'm my own mind and will do things differently, just because I KNOW IT'S GONNA COME BACK TO HAUNT ME." Yeah, Russel is gonna come back, DUH.
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You can probably skip season 4. Basically nothing happened that actually matters. Every single character went in a circle.
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Yep. I love this show, but season 4 truly sucked! (sorry for the pun)
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Tim, if your curious about this season, then you don't need to watch season 4. The only time I was ever really engaged that whole season was the last 5 minutes of the finale, so at least watch the finale or at least the last 5 minutes. This season looks so much better than the other seasons. We got Russell coming back, Steve Newlin back as a vampire, the vampire authority headed by Roman (Meloni), and more. Just watch the finale of last season and you'll be set for this season.
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You should watch it... I thought it was great, AND JUST LOOK AT THIS TRAILER.
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love this show Don't know why but I do :-)
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You can skip it. I watched the entire season and honestly can't remember a thing that happened. A bunch of witch stuff, and some sexy time between Sookie and Eric. That was pretty much it.
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I liked when Nan tried to execute/burn Bill + Eric and they got super snarky with her. Only part of last season I care to remember.
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Still love the show (though of course the books are still better). Plus, Christopher Meloni. Going to be awesome.
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