Turn! Turn! Turn!
Episode 1 of 12 within Season Five. Item 56 of 78 overall.
Production number S5-E01.
Brian Buckner - Writer
Daniel Minahan - Director
4 votes

“As the dust settles in Bon Temps, Sam and Luna’s plans for a fresh start are interrupted by a new arrival, hell-bent on revenge.

Meanwhile: Sookie’s vow for a life without vampires is put to the test; Lafayette struggles with his latest acquisition; Patrick calls in a favor from Terry, that will put his relationship with Arlene under pressure; Jessica takes a backseat, while Jason caters for an unwelcome house guest; Pam tries to make amends, and Bill and Eric plan their escape from the forces now pursuing them, but are soon drawn into a plot that will shatter the very foundations of the vampire hierarchy, and bring them face to face with their deadliest enemy”

original airdate--June 10,2012                            rating--5.2 million

songs--Theme song--"Bad Things" by Jace Everett

  1. "Turn, Turn, Turn" - The Byrds - covered by My Morning Jacket
  2. "Feels Like The First Time" - Foreigner
  3. "Cherry Bomb" - The Runaways
  4. "MDV Serenade" - Blee
  5. "The Soul Train's a Comin'" - eBlues Highway
  6. "You're So Mean" - Biff Scarborough
  7. "Silly Love Songs" - Paul McCartney & Wings
  8. "Devil In Me" by Ken Will Morton & the Wholly Ghosts

Note--On a social media level the premiere broke all records by generating nearly 242,000 comments on Facebook and Twitter on Sunday night, making it the most talked about premium cable season premiere ever. The episode’s performance surpasses showings for premium cable premieres of Game of Thrones (58,845 comments), Dexter (23,935), Eastbound & Down (13,672) and Boardwalk Empire (13,616)


  1. Lafayette flashes back to seeing Jesus' body in a chair within his living room.
  2. Sookie remembers being bullied as a pre-teen and Tara coming to her aid by punching a playground bully.



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Previous episode :
055 And When I Die (season finale)
Next episode :
057 Authority Always Wins

regional titles

Draai! Draai! Draai!
Turn! Turn! Turn!
Tournez! Tournez! Tournez!
Schalten Sie! Schalten Sie! Schalten Sie!
Cas! Cas! Cas!
Girare! Girare! Girare!
Turn! Turn! Turn!