True Blood

Season 5 Episode 12

Save Yourself

24
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Aug 26, 2012 on HBO
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  • GOOD LUCK, SEASON 6!

    True Blood's Season 5 Finale: All Hail Billith

    "Save Yourself" left nearly every character in a crisis moment.

  • Episode Summary

    Eric makes a final and desperate attempt to bring down the Authority and, at the same time, save Bill from losing his humanity. Alcide gets ready for a second confrontation with JD. Sam and Luna must use all their resources in order to escape from the Authority. Andy must deal with the consequences of a deal he made.

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    • Save Yourself

      5.5
      A really boring season finale. The ending will leave us guessing and intrigued for a year, but it just did not have a lot of good storylines building up to it and resolved here. A mediocre season concluded the just way: with a mediocre finale.
    • GREAT

      9.5
      I thought as always true blood stuck to shocking us. leaving us guessing. its sticking to its roots which most shows don't. true bloods season finale was great full of death drama love hurt action guessing smiling and what the heck... like always true blood rocks and can't go wrong.. keep staying true to the roots...
    • Decent Finale for a So-So Season

      9.0
      I caught True Blood finale after a stressful Anatomy exam. I was really excited for this season to end since it felt like this season dragged forever with no solid story.



      Killing Russell is inevitable but I really hoped that they kept him longer since he is terrifying and arguably the strongest villain to visit Bon Temps. But I could not complain more since Eric really did a good job for slaughtering this beast.



      This episode might have cemented Eric's character as the lead in favor of Bill. He looks so masculine and strong on screen and catch myself with a lot of awww when he is on. It's just that the Nora thing, she is too plain. Reminds me of Kristen Stewart but Nora is supposed to be an old vampire but it does not translate on screen.



      Pam, she is adorable. I love the sarcasm from episode 1 and did anyone noticed her clothes this season? The stylist should get a raise. She wore really edgy outfits and her make up made he looked like 10 years younger. Tara, finally coming to terms with her feelings with Pam saved her miserable character at least. At the back of my head last season, I was relieved by the thought she might have died but well at least this one worked out.



      LaFayette and Arlene's banter while Maurella is giving birth is funny at least. I hoped for a stronger subplot for him in the coming season. The gang at Merlotte's provided a homey feeling that people will go there when they are hungry or in trouble. And Sam Merlotte gets the award for the most kick-ass kill for the finale.



      Alcide's plot is really forgettable and may I ask why does he hook up with these trashy looking girls? Does Alcide own a mirror and see how good he looks?



      Lastly, I clapped when I thought Bill had died. He is an example of a horribly written character from the beginning. I do not know if its the actor playing Bill or the writers. If he will be an antagonist please let him be but make his character stronger and not another puppy eyed vampire because we already have Vampire Diaries vamps for that.



      Overall, this season has no solid story whatsoever but something came out of this at least, that there is a story more than vamps sleeping with Sookie. I'm relieved with that idea.moreless
    • Very strange finale

      5.0
      Strange finale leaves me with the question where is this show going to. Frankly speaking, I don't know. On one hand it is good that somehow they managed to release themselves from the misery of the 4th season but somehow it is for me hard to understand why this show is still aired. The plot twist by the end of this episode is a real mystery how they are going to continue the show.moreless
    • The Rise of the Supernatural Crusade.

      10
      Lilith finally chooses the strongest one. Ironic how she ends up being the one thing that provides Bill with purpose. Proving this show is not childish Twillight, the sanguinistas crusade forces shifters to warn humans on national TV, perhaps the last sacrifice of Luna as skinwalker. Alcide finally steps up as werepeople's natural leader chosing pack over every man for himself, Andy takes charge of 4 half-fae babies and Sheriff Northman of his grandprogeny and extended family as they race to save Pam from, what has grown to be, his closest friend.



      Using all the expertise he gathered from the Fellowship of the Sun (season 2), his deputy training (seasn 3-4) and, lets face it, being Sookie's big brother (seasons 1 to present day), Jason helps to rescue baby vampires Pam & Jessica and thus is trusted with Sookie's & Eric's family for nothing can convince Bill to release them, or himself, from Lilith's grip other than Sookie ...or so Eric would think. In the ultimate twist of events, Bill abjures everything that ever made him feel inadquate, finding the inner peace he always wanted, by drinking Lilith's blood and leading the supernatural crusade all by himself.moreless
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    Claudette

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    Helen Sadler

    Claudija

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    Skyler Vallo

    Chelsea

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    Carolyn Hennesy

    Carolyn Hennesy

    Rosalyn Harris

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    Giles Matthey

    Giles Matthey

    Claude

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    Kelly Overton

    Kelly Overton

    Rikki

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