Though this year saw plenty of drama and intrigue as tensions between the faeries and vampires reach an all-time high, fans also saw plenty of skin as two of the show’s hottest characters — Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Alcide (Joe Manganiello) — deal with their new single statuses. Though they failed to, um, seal the deal in the end, fans were still thanking their TV gods when Alcide ditched his shirt for their short-lived but oh-so-steamy romp.
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Titled “Save Yourself,” the season’s finale also boasts to be teeming with nail-biting action.
We were last left with Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare) at the door of the faerie hideout and ready to pounce. Can Sookie find the strength to fight him off?
Meanwhile, all signs suggest that a deadly Authority coup is likely to happen in the finale — but will it work?
Here’s the official description for Season 5’s finale episode:
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 readies for a second showdown with J.D. (Louis Herthum); Sam and Luna (Janina Gavankar) test their limits in trying to escape the Authority.
True Blood’s Season 5 finale airs Sunday at 9 PM on HBO.