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S5-E11 Sunset

S5-E11 Sunset

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Review

Time to sit back and contemplate Denis O’Hare’s performance this series as Russell Edgington. Portraying a psychopathic megalomaniac in his flaming final days is a job for a big actor with mettle to spare – if the madman’s a 2,800-year-old vampire declaring war on humanity, it could very easily become tiresome and silly. But while O’Hare has definitely given it the full Caligula – his on-air evisceration of a newscaster must go down as True Blood’s greatest ever scene – Russell’s insanity feels real, and thus tragic and frightening.

Tonight, Eric approaches the monster, trying to buy himself another day with a cock-a-maimie story, knowing Russell could rip him up at any instant. The tension there is exquisite and later on, the cliffhanger is painful.

Summary

Eric devises a plan to capture Russell by offering him the vampire's ultimate fantasy - the ability to survive exposure to daylight. However, his plot involves asking Bill to place Sookie in further danger. Meanwhile, Jason struggles to understand the latest revelation about Crystal, and Arlene asks the wiccan Holly to help come up with a way to end her pregnancy.

Cast & Crew

Bill Compton Stephen Moyer
Sookie Stackhouse Anna Paquin
Sam Merlotte Sam Trammell
Jason Stackhouse Ryan Kwanten
Tara Thornton Rutina Wesley
Eric Northman Alexander Skarsgard
Jessica Hamby Deborah Ann Woll
Pam De Beaufort Kristin Bauer Van Straten
Russell Edgington Denis O'Hare
Nora Gainesborough Lucy Griffiths
Salome Agrippa Valentina Cervi
Steve Newlin Michael McMillian
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