7.9
16,727 votes
True Blood

True Blood

HBO 2008

True Blood is an American television drama series created and produced by Alan Ball. It 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, a telepathic waitress with an otherworldly quality.

HBO Trakt: Popular TV Shows HBO Max Exclusive & Original Content rarbg Shows HBO Horror TV "Weird" Movies & Tv-shows HBO SuperNatural Shows Rotten Tomatoes Best Horror TV Shows of All Time

The 10 Best Episodes of True Blood

True Blood - S5E12

#1 - Save Yourself

8.42

Season 5 - Episode 12

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.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of True Blood from 918 votes.

True Blood - S6E4

#2 - At Last

8.25

Season 6 - Episode 4

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.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of True Blood from 1454 votes.

True Blood - S4E7

#3 - Cold Grey Light of Dawn

8.23

Season 4 - Episode 7

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.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of True Blood from 753 votes.

True Blood - S4E12

#4 - And When I Die

8.23

Season 4 - Episode 12

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.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of True Blood from 773 votes.

True Blood - S2E9

#5 - I Will Rise Up

8.20

Season 2 - Episode 9

A wounded Eric plays Sookie for a sucker, to Bill’s dismay, and ends up getting inside her head. Later, Sookie and Jason bond over their recent adventures. Blaming Eggs for Tara’s bruises and bizarre behavior, Lafayette and Lettie Mae try to figure out a way to pry their kin from Maryann’s clutches. Hoyt defends his relationship with Jessica to Maxine, to no avail. Jailed by Bud along with a group of Bon Temps revelers, Sam looks for a way to escape and avoid capture by an increasingly obsessed Maryann. In Dallas, Eric and the vampires defend their recent actions to Nan Flanagan and are shocked when Godric decides to take the fall for their PR disaster.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of True Blood from 763 votes.

True Blood - S4E11

#6 - Soul of Fire

8.19

Season 4 - Episode 11

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.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of True Blood from 760 votes.

True Blood - S5E6

#7 - Hopeless

8.19

Season 5 - Episode 6

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.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of True Blood from 870 votes.

True Blood - S4E10

#8 - Burning Down the House

8.18

Season 4 - Episode 10

Bill needs Sookie to use her powers which results in breaking a spell. Jessica is implored to glamour Jason. Terry tries to help Andy with an intervention. Alcide reassesses his loyalties. Bill organizes the vampires to attack Marnie's Moon Goddess Emporium while Jesus, Lafayette, Sookie and Jason attempt to free Tara and Holly.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of True Blood from 773 votes.

True Blood - S5E9

#9 - Everybody Wants to Rule the World

8.18

Season 5 - Episode 9

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.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of True Blood from 850 votes.

True Blood - S5E5

#10 - Let's Boot and Rally

8.17

Season 5 - Episode 5

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.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of True Blood from 862 votes.

True Blood - S6E9
#11 - Life Matters
8.16
Season 6 - Episode 9

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.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of True Blood from 1401 votes.

True Blood - S6E5
#12 - Fuck the Pain Away
8.16
Season 6 - Episode 5

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.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of True Blood from 1409 votes.

True Blood - S2E12
#13 - Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
8.16
Season 2 - Episode 12

Bon Temps reaches a fever pitch as Maryann prepares for her ultimate bestial sacrifice, conscripting Sookie to be Maid of Honor at the bloody nuptials. Meanwhile, Sophie-Anne warns Eric to keep the lid on Bill's inquisitiveness; Jason leads Andy into the heroic abyss; and Hoyt struggles with Maxine's endless stream of insults. Deliberating on what may be his final move to save Sookie and the town, Sam places his trust, and his life, in a most unlikely ally

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of True Blood from 692 votes.

True Blood - S3E9
#14 - Everything Is Broken
8.16
Season 3 - Episode 9

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.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of True Blood from 702 votes.

True Blood - S1E12
#15 - You'll Be the Death of Me
8.15
Season 1 - Episode 12

Sookie finds a link to the string of killings in Bon Temps; Tara wants to make the most of her second chance; Jason finds a new calling; Bill tempts fate; Sam is upset by an encounter with an old acquaintance.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of True Blood from 791 votes.

True Blood - S4E8
#16 - Spellbound
8.14
Season 4 - Episode 8

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.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of True Blood from 757 votes.

True Blood - S3E11
#17 - Fresh Blood
8.13
Season 3 - Episode 11

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.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of True Blood from 693 votes.

True Blood - S6E6
#18 - Don't You Feel Me?
8.11
Season 6 - Episode 6

Bill seeks advice from Lillith about the human-vampire crisis; Eric and others look into Vamp Camp; Sam makes a decision about Emma; Andy names his faerie daughter; Arlene has a solution.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of True Blood from 1404 votes.

True Blood - S2E10
#19 - New World In My View
8.11
Season 2 - Episode 10

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.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of True Blood from 723 votes.

True Blood - S5E11
#20 - Sunset
8.11
Season 5 - Episode 11

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.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of True Blood from 847 votes.

Last updated: apr 18, 2021

Comments

avatar

I couldnt care less about this show anymore it lost its apeal YEARS ago; and thats coming from a dude that used to watch this show religiously!

avatar

I used to love this show but now I am extremely bored with it...

avatar

This show has certainly been going downhill for a while now. Im not sure what season 7 can bring to the table that we havent seen before in previous seasons. But one thing is for sure, the show has grown tired and predictable at this point and for one just dont care anymore... Just let it end already..

avatar

I am having an extremely hard time trying to watch the final season. It's really terrible.

avatar

Sadly season 7 has gone to shit :(

avatar

Ture blood is back! I love this serie.

avatar

I really tried to give this a chance because I think American Beauty and Six Feet Under are both works of genius. This show is godawful though. It is so corny and predictable, full of cliches. It is never suspenseful or funny or anything other than disappointing. The acting is really bad. I was rolling my eyes every five minutes. I watched almost the entire first season hoping it would get better but it was hopeless.

avatar

God, I already miss Nelsan Ellis so much. Thank you for this amazing character that you brought to life. Rest in Peace.

avatar

I don't know what all these other whiny bitches are complaining about but I love this show and have enjoyed all seasons. Once the initial excitement for something "new" wore off the show got comfortable in its mythology and got more exciting and fun. Some people just can't be satisfied no matter how great the show is.

avatar

I miss this show! <3

Search for TV shows...

About Me

I am Sophie and this is my website.

A little about me 👋 I am a marketing student in Paris. I love spending afternoons with friends in a cafe or a park.

But more than anything else, I love watching (.. binging…) series on my computer on rainy Sundays or any sunny day for that matter 🙈

I must have watched hundreds of shows by now, from romance to science-fiction series. Often I like to go back to a show I enjoyed. But I don’t feel like watching it all over again…

I created this website so myself and others could find the best episodes of our favourite shows. As of today, I have about 1,000 shows on the website with votes and rating coming from fans.

Hopefully, you can join me from your sofa and enjoy some nice TV!

- Sophie ☕️🍰