‘True Blood’ Season Finale Preview: How Far Will Bill Go for Lilith? (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

By: Jethro Nededog / August 25, 2012

'True Blood': Russell Rules
The ancient vampire has found his way to the faeries.
'True Blood': Heads Up
Unexpected departures and decapitations on the HBO show.
HBO’s True Blood has been careening toward two big events all season: A deadly Authority Coup and a standoff between the faeries and vampires. That’s what fans have to look forward to on Sunday’s season finale.

The network released a preview and new photos that set the stage for both conflicts. On the season finale sneak peek above, Sam (Sam Trammell) comes face to face with old friend – well, OK, acquaintance — Bill (Stephen Moyer). And he’ll find out just how different the formerly pacifist vampire has become since their last meeting.

What else is going down on Sunday’s season finale, “Save Yourself”?

When we last left Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare), he was at the door of the faerie hideout and ready to pounce. Can Sookie (Anna Paquin) find the strength to help fight him off?

Here’s the official description for the Season 5 finale:

Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) 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 (Joe Manganiello) readies for a second showdown with J.D. (Louis Herthum); Sam and Luna (Janina Gavankar) test their limits in trying to escape the Authority.

Watch the sneak peek above and take a look at the finale photos.

True Blood’s Season 5 finale airs Sunday at 9 PM on HBO.

Who are you rooting for: Eric or Bill? And do you think Russell will triumph over the faeries? Tell us your theories below!