True Blood

The BEST episodes of True Blood

Every episode of True Blood ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of True Blood!

Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill Compton, a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire.

Last Updated: 7/15/2022Network: HBO
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Save Yourself
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8.01
4268 votes

#1 - Save Yourself

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/26/2012

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.

Directors: Michael Lehmann
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Hopeless
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7.95
4681 votes

#2 - Hopeless

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/15/2012

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.

Directors: Daniel Attias
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Cold Grey Light of Dawn
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7.95
5344 votes

#3 - Cold Grey Light of Dawn

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/7/2011

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.

Directors: Michael Ruscio
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And When I Die
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7.94
6054 votes

#4 - And When I Die

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/11/2011

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.

Directors: Scott Winant
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Everything Is Broken
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7.93
6391 votes

#5 - Everything Is Broken

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/15/2010

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.

Directors: Scott Winant
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At Last
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7.92
3751 votes

#6 - At Last

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/7/2013

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.

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Let's Boot and Rally
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7.86
4793 votes

#7 - Let's Boot and Rally

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/8/2012

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.

Directors: Michael Lehmann
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Sunset
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7.86
4428 votes

#8 - Sunset

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/19/2012

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.

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Soul of Fire
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7.86
5755 votes

#9 - Soul of Fire

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/4/2011

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.

Directors: Michael Lehmann
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Trouble
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7.83
5885 votes

#10 - Trouble

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/18/2010

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.

Directors: Scott Winant
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Life Matters
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7.82
3636 votes

#11 - Life Matters

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/11/2013

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.

Directors: Romeo Tirone
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Fuck the Pain Away
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7.82
3700 votes

#12 - Fuck the Pain Away

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/14/2013

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.

Directors: Michael Ruscio
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Love Is to Die
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7.79
2867 votes

#13 - Love Is to Die

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/17/2014

Sookie retreats in confusion; Sam makes a choice; Jason exercises restraint; Eric faces a dilemma.

Directors: Howard Deutch
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Everybody Wants to Rule the World
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7.79
4723 votes

#14 - Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/5/2012

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.

Directors: Daniel Attias
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New World In My View
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7.78
4185 votes

#15 - New World In My View

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/23/2009

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.

Directors: Adam Davidson
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Timebomb
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7.77
4256 votes

#16 - Timebomb

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/9/2009

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.

Directors: John Dahl
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Gone, Gone, Gone
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7.77
4539 votes

#17 - Gone, Gone, Gone

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/12/2012

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.

Directors: Scott Winant
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Spellbound
star
7.76
5606 votes

#18 - Spellbound

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/14/2011

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.

Directors: Dan Minahan
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Fresh Blood
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7.76
5718 votes

#19 - Fresh Blood

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/29/2010

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.

Directors: Daniel Minahan
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Somebody That I Used to Know
star
7.76
4652 votes

#20 - Somebody That I Used to Know

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/29/2012

The Authority revels in a new direction; Sookie and Jason visit the site of their parents’ deaths; Luna gets stuck on Sam.

Directors: Stephen Moyer
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Let's Get Out of Here
star
7.76
5548 votes

#21 - Let's Get Out of Here

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/21/2011

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.

Directors: Romeo Tirone
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In the Beginning
star
7.76
4640 votes

#22 - In the Beginning

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/22/2012

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.

Directors: Michael Ruscio
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I Wish I Was the Moon
star
7.75
5908 votes

#23 - I Wish I Was the Moon

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/31/2011

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.

Directors: Jeremy Podeswa
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Night on the Sun
star
7.75
6491 votes

#24 - Night on the Sun

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/8/2010

While Sookie must rethink her relationship with Bill, he reconciles with Jessica. As Russell decides what he's going to do next, Sophie-Anne relocates her residence. Jason offers a challenge to save Crystal while Ruby Jean pays Lafayette a surprise visit. A new waitress starts at Merlotte. Eric's allegiance to Russell is proven. Alcide's family emergency puts Sookie in a vulnerable position.

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Evil Is Going On
star
7.74
6124 votes

#25 - Evil Is Going On

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/12/2010

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.

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