HBO Has released the episode descriptions for the last few episodes of this season of True Blood, and they sound absolutely fantastic. For starters, what about having Eric playing hero this year? Much better than that love-struck puppy routine, that’s for sure. With humanity and the Authority at the brink of war, though, Eric certainly makes for an unlikely savior given his history on True Blood. Not that we should mistrust him, but his more mature stance through this whole crisis might have been the one good thing to come out of his relationship with Sookie. Is there hope for them after all?
Episode #59: ‘Sunset’
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 19 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 19 (11:00 p.m.), 22 (10:00 p.m.), 23 (11:00 p.m.) and 25 (9:30 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 20 (9:00 p.m.), 23 (8:00 p.m.), 24 (11:00 p.m.), 26 (4:05 p.m.) and 27 (8:00 p.m.)
Slipping further into religious fervor, Bill (Stephen Moyer) gives Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) an order she’s loath to carry out. Armed with a damning video of Russell (Denis O’Hare) and Steve (Michael McMillian), the military delivers an ultimatum to the Authority. Claude (Giles Matthey) and Maurella (Kristina Anapau) take Sookie (Anna Paquin) to meet the faerie elder, who may know something about an ancient family secret. Alcide (Joe Manganiello) reconnects with his father; Sam (Sam Trammell) and Luna (Janina Gavankar) hitch a rideinto the Authority.
Written by Angela Robinson; directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
Episode #60: ‘Save Yourself'(season finale)
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 26 (11:00 p.m.), 29 (10:00 p.m.) and 30 (11:00 p.m.), and Sept. 1 (1:45 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 27 (9:00 p.m.), 30 (8:00 p.m.) and 31 (11:00 p.m.), and Sept. 2 (3:15 p.m.)
Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) embarks on a final, desperate mission to overthrow the Authority � and save Bill from losing his humanity. Andy (Chris Bauer) faces the consequences of a light pact he made; Alcide readies for a second showdown with J.D. (Louis Herthum); Sam and Luna test their limits in trying to escape the Authority.
Written by Alan Ball; directed by Michael Lehmann.