Authority Always Wins
Episode 2 of 12 within Season Five. Item 57 of 78 overall.
Production number S5-E002.
Mark Hudis - Writer
Michael Lehmann - Director
7.58
4 votes

At the Vampire Authority headquarters in New Orleans, Bill and Eric meet Salome and become acquainted with the Authority’s interrogation techniques. Pam recalls her human life as the madam of the Comstock Brothel in San Francisco, and her first encounter with Eric. Werewolves J.D. and Rikki pay tribute to Marcus, but Alciderefuses to participate or take his rightful place as the new packmaster.

Martha Bozeman shows up wanting to see her granddaughter, causing conflict for Sam and Luna. Fearing Russell’s return, Sookie procures a home-protection system; Arlene tries to get to the bottom of Terry’s erratic behavior; Steve Newlin stops by with an offer for Jessica; and Jason feels the brunt of his womanizing ways. 

original airdate--June 17,2012                           rating--4.42 million

songs--Theme song-Bad Things by Jace Everett

  1. “Coming for You” by Grant Langston
  2. “Hang It Up” by The Ting Tings 
  3. “The Authority Song” by Bosco del Ray
  4. "Short Cut Down a Long Road" by Big Band Johns

Flashback

  1. San Francisco 1905, we first see Pam sitting at bar at her brothel. She is apparently a madam, and realizing one of her girls has not returned, she goes into the room to find her dead/slain. Later at night she is walking and almost mugged. The attacker puts a knife to her, and Eric swoops in and slashes his throat.
  2. Terry has two separate flashbacks of war-time in Iraq.

Goofs-- When Roman is addressing Bill and Eric, as he says, "To meet under these circumstances", his lips don't move until he says the word "circumstances".

 

  • When Hoyt is talking to Jason while fixing Maxine's kitchen sink, as Hoyt says, "Why do you care anyway?", Jason has his hand on the edge of the worktop/counter. In the next shot, his hand is resting on the dishwasher, below the counter.

 

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Previous episode :
056 Turn! Turn! Turn!
Next episode :
058 Whatever I Am, You Made Me

regional titles

Dutch
Autoriteit wint altijd
English
Authority Always Wins
French
Autorité gagne toujours
German
Behörde gewinnt immer
Irish
Údarás Buann gcónaí
Italian
Autorità vince sempre
Spanish
Autoridad siempre gana