The BEST Episodes of True Blood
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 15, 2020
True Blood is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional, small town in northwestern Louisiana. The series centers on the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a telepathic waitress with an otherworldly quality.
#1 - Save Yourself
Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 26, 2012
Eric makes one last attempt to thwart the Authority and save Bill from losing his humanity. Meanwhile, Alcide prepares for another battle with JD; Sam and Luna try to escape the Authority; and Andy deals with the fallout of a pact.
#2 - Hopeless
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 15, 2012
The aftermath at the asylum leaves Sookie with an eerie sense of foreboding. At Fangtasia, Pam breaks up a vamp-girl fight, praising Tara for her tenacity. Lafayette visits Ruby Jean, who also received a disturbing message from Jesus. Fearing for his family’s safety, Terry blames his curse for his troubles with Arlene. Alcide challenges J.D.; Sam offers to help Andy investigate the recent shootings; Roman lays out his plans to take out Russell.
#3 - Cold Grey Light of Dawn
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 7, 2011
With Marnie empowered by spirits of the dead, Bill issues an unpopular order to save vampires from the light. Eric embraces his amnesia; Luna discovers Sam’s not the man she thought he was; Lafayette expands his consciousness; Pam gets a body peel; Andy’s date with Holly doesn’t go as planned; Jessica has doubts about her future with Hoyt; Alcide and Debbie join a new pack.
#4 - And When I Die
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 11, 2011
The souls of the dead rise up in Bon Temps. Sookie makes some important associations. Jesus and Lafayette's connection is imperiled. Sam and Luna imagine a happy and perfect future. Sookie and Tara are confronted by Debbie.
#5 - Everything Is Broken
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 15, 2010
The Vampire Rights Amendment is close to being ratified so Nan confronts Eric at Fangtasia about the whereabouts of the Magister. Russell vows revenge against all his vampire and human adversaries. Bill discovers the truth about Sookie's true identity. Unexpected help arrives as Jason goes up against Felton and Calvin. Arlene is overcome by a sense of futility about her future while Tara meets up with a new ally and with someone who caused her pain in the past. Sookie meets a new family member. Hoyt addresses his real feelings head on.
#6 - At Last
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 7, 2013
Sookie confronts her attraction to Ben; Eric battles Burrell's anti-vampire initiatives; Andy's daughters keep dangerous company; Sam and Nicole make a connection; Bill tasks Takahashi with synthesizing a new kind of blood.
#7 - Let's Boot and Rally
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 8, 2012
With time running short, Bill and Eric enlist Sookie to probe for clues on Russell's hiding place. Unable to deal with the demon magic inside him, Lafayette calls out to Jesus’ spirit for help. Patrick Devins and Terry are held hostage in the bunker of their Iraq War buddy Brian Eller. Jason wakes to a disturbing dream; Jessica gives Tara advice on adjusting to vampire life; Sam visits Luna with bad news.
#8 - Sunset
Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 19, 2012
Sookie probes an ancient family secret with help from a faerie elder; Jessica is an unwilling participant in Bill's ongoing religious conversion; Alcide reconnects with his father; the military uses a video of Russell and Steve Newlin as ammunition; Sam and Luna hitch a ride into the Authority.
#9 - Soul of Fire
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 4, 2011
It's up to Sookie and her powers to keep Bill, Eric and Pam from harm. While Jesus casts a spell, Lafayette is totally absorbed by the past. Sams gets even with Marcus and Alcide deals with Debbie head on. Andy's foray into the forest is filled with deep, overwhelming emotion.
#10 - Trouble
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 18, 2010
Alcide and Sookie turn to an alpha-wolf "packmaster" for advice on how to deal with Russell's minions. Tara considers a proposal from Franklin, who's completed his mission for Russell; Joe Lee breaks his promise to Sam and Tommy; Lafayette learns the meaning of patience from Jesus, his mother's orderly; Jason meets his match in a mysterious girl named Crystal. An heirloom reminds Eric of his past and his ongoing thirst for vengeance.
#11 - Life Matters
Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 11, 2013
Bill tries to get Warlow away from the faerie plain; Eric arrives at vamp camp; friends and family remember a fallen neighbor in Bon Temps; Bill feels the pull of Lilith's sirens.
#12 - Fuck the Pain Away
Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 14, 2013
Sookie asks Lafayette to summon her parents; Eric and Tara take drastic measures when Pam finds herself in dangerous territory; Sarah Newlin reconnects with Jason; Jessica seeks atonement.
#13 - Love Is to Die
Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 17, 2014
Sookie retreats in confusion; Sam makes a choice; Jason exercises restraint; Eric faces a dilemma.
#14 - Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 5, 2012
The start of the vampire holy war is a cause for celebration for Salome and the Chancellors, but Eric may decide to go AWOL; Sookie learns more about her parents' death from a deceased relative; Andy and Jason investigate the rise in shifter murders; Alcide recalls his induction into the pack; Arlene is drawn into Terry and Patrick's strange journey; Steve Newlin gets a new pet.
#15 - New World In My View
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 23, 2009
Sookie, Bill and Jason return to a Bon Temps turned upside down by Maryann. Lured to Merlotte’s by Arlene, Sam and Andy find cold comfort in their refuge from a group of bloodthirsty revelers. Bill discovers that traditional vampire techniques don’t work on Maryann; Hoyt and Jessica try to keep a lid on Maxine’s madness; and Sookie tries to push through the darkness consuming Tara. With all hell breaking loose, Jason takes the bull by the horns to rescue Sam, at least for the moment.
#16 - Timebomb
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 9, 2009
Sookie's captivity takes an unexpected turn; Sam makes a gruesome discovery at Merlotte's; Tara and Eggs eat a mysterious meal prepared by Maryann; Jason pays off his debt to Eric.
#17 - Gone, Gone, Gone
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 12, 2012
With vampire-on-human attacks increasing, the Authority attempts to woo public favor. Meanwhile, Nora tries to convert Eric to Lilith’s gospel. Jason finds a mysterious scroll; Elijah, the new vampire sheriff of Area 5, pushes Pam and Tara to obey a new mandate; Sam and Luna search for Emma; Russell seeks a higher calling.
#18 - Somebody That I Used to Know
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 29, 2012
The Authority revels in a new direction; Sookie and Jason visit the site of their parents’ deaths; Luna gets stuck on Sam.
#19 - Spellbound
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 14, 2011
Bill and Marnie get ready for an open confrontation. The King secures the loyalty of Sookie and Eric. Jason is conflicted emotionally. A spirit manipulates Lafayette for its own purposes. Sam must deal with Marcus who just happens to be Luna's ex.
#20 - In the Beginning
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 22, 2012
Salome reveals her true allegiances while Bill and Eric get a powerful taste of sacred blood; Sookie to wonders what her life would be like without faerie powers; Sam sniffs out several shifter shooters; Hoyt finds camaraderie in a new group of friends; Alcide prepares for the worst in his face-off with J.D.; Andy attempts to reconnect with Bud; Lafayette finds an unlikely ally searching for Jesus’ body in Mexico; Lettie Mae pays Tara a visit; and Arlene takes a sentimental journey as her concerns towards Terry deepen.
#21 - Let's Get Out of Here
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 21, 2011
Sookie tries to figure out how to fit both Bill and Eric into her life. Lafayette needs Jesus' help to rid him of the spirit that has taken over. Alcide is called upon by Marcus to help render assistance. Opposing ideas bring Bill into direct conflict with Nan. Marnie secretly plans out the strategy for her next step against the vampires in spite of Tara and Holly's apprehension about the outcome.
#22 - Fresh Blood
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 29, 2010
Bill wants to earn back Sookie's trust but once again brings her close to danger. Eric tempts Russell with "ultimate vampire dream". Jason tries to comprehend what he's learned about Crystal. Sam alienates everyone but Tara. Jessica and Hoyt take their romance up a notch. Lafayette struggles with new demons.
#23 - I Wish I Was the Moon
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 31, 2011
Sookie searches for Jason under a full moon; Marnie connects with spirits of the past; Arlene and Terry cope with a suspicious inferno; Debbie urges Alcide to join a new werewolf community; Tommy trades places with Sam; Lafayette feels the spirit in Mexico; Eric surrenders to his King's will.
#24 - I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 25, 2010
Spurned by Eric, Sookie fears the worst for Bill, whose fate now lies in Lorena's hands. Fueled by a night of bloody passion, Tara executes a desperate plan to stave off Franklin's advances. In Bon Temps, Tommy finds it difficult to leave the family nest; Jessica gets her fix from a Merlotte's customer; and Jason's romance with Crystal hits a snag, as does Lafayette's with Jesus. After revealing his master plan to Eric, Russell pays a visit to Louisiana in order to start executing it.
#25 - Evil Is Going On
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 12, 2010
Eric plots his revenge against Russell; Sookie considers a new life without Bill; Tara discovers some surprising news about Sam; Jason finds a new calling; Lafayette turns to Jesus for help; Hoyt hopes for a future with Jessica.