True Blood

Season 5 Episode 7

In the Beginning

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jul 22, 2012 on HBO
out of 10
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    True Blood: Like a Hole in the Head

    "In the Beginning" was as insane as it was entertaining.

  • Episode Summary

    As Sookie embraces her human side, she considers a life without her faerie powers. Salome shows just where her true allegiance rests. Sam uses his sense of smell to locate the shooters. Alcide gets ready for a fight. Lafayette searches for Jesus' body. Hoyt finds himself a new group of friends.


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    • In the Beginning

      It is hard to gauge what the show is doing right now. Alcide is on too much, but they don't even have a clear story for him. I don't like Sam being the focus of a lot of the episode either. He's about as lifeless a character as you can imagine.
    • Worst episode of True Blood to date..

      Just about everything about this episode was either silly or boring, or both. There were a few moments here and there where I felt intrigued or interested but they were few and far between. The werewolf training scene was ridiculous, as was the one where Jason and Sookie were talking to the other fairies. That entire storyline is finally starting to annoy me just as it has to many others since a while back. The one thing about this season that I was really getting into was the vampire counsel and Russel Edgington and all that. But now even that has taken a turn for the worse! They killed the guardian and I thought his character could have developed into something great. How did they suddenly end up where they're all sorta intoxicated from "Lilith's" blood strutting down the street like a bunch of jokers? Get outta here!

      I was very optimistic about this season in spite of the fact that's own staff had put it through severe scrutiny since the premiere giving it relatively bad reviews. The writing has gone sloppy, but it only started really showing in THIS particular episode.

      Here's to hoping it's just a filler episode and they'll dig themselves out of this hole and give us something better in the second half of the season!moreless
    • Why are the screenwriters doing this to us?

      After excellent midseason episode (I am refering to the episode "Hopeless") this one is somekind of a monster. Basically the whole fundaments of the great story and plot created by Alan Ball last week has been wasted. For a very long time the stories of individual characters were developed with a sense making you interested what's going to be next. But this episode proved my thinking wrong. Vampires feeding on vampires' blood getting on high? Rebirth of Lilith who is and is not? Come on, since season 4 I knew that "True Blood" won't ever be the same but this is too much. Screenwriters should have really thought it through because it looks like they didn't. It's a pity because since the beginning of season 5 it wasn't too bad and up to episode 6 which was the breaking point it could serve as a huge comeback. This episode ruined everything...moreless
    • In the Beginning was unexpected

      In the Beginning was a superb episode of True Blood. It was awesome to watch as Bill and Eric are taken to Nora and Salome only to be surprised by Russell who has been born again! This episode had it all from the quirky and funny to the serious and scary. The various story lines were developed well and there was plenty of dram and intrigue as well. It was interesting to see how Salome, Nora and Russell took control and took steps towards a new future. Jason and Jessica have a fight that ends in blood while Tara was visited by her mother to be disowned. The New Vampire Authority tripping on Lilith's blood was awesome and fun to watch. I certainly look forward to watching what happens next!!!!!!!moreless
    • Why writers? Why?

      True Blood has become the worst tv show i have ever see, my god what's the deal with the fairy burlesque house? Why a damn fairy would need a club? And the Authority's just so boring, predictable, and simply not good.

      The Irak's fire-ghost plot is pathetic, and that head of Jesus's with the mouth full of stitches...i'm wordless.

      It's a different tv show now, a lame one. It should been ended in the second season.moreless
    Peter Mensah

    Peter Mensah


    Guest Star

    Christopher Heyerdahl

    Christopher Heyerdahl

    Dieter Braun

    Guest Star

    Tina Majorino

    Tina Majorino


    Guest Star

    Kevin Alejandro

    Kevin Alejandro

    Jesus Velasquez

    Recurring Role

    Tanya Wright

    Tanya Wright

    Deputy Kenya Jones

    Recurring Role

    Allan Hyde

    Allan Hyde


    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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    • NOTES (2)

      • Original International Air Dates:
        United Kingdom - October 29, 2012 on FX/FX HD
        Czech Republic - November 13, 2012 on HBO

      • Featured Music:
        "I Can't Help Falling In Love" by Willie Aron and Joey Peters (Arlene watches her wedding video)
        "Nobody Nowhere" by The Jezabels (Tara's mother arrives at Fangtasia)
        "You Light Up My Life" by Willie Aron and Joey Peters (bride sings to the groom, Russell Edgington shows up)
        "In the Beginning" by K'naan (end credits)

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