True Blood: Season 6 (2013)

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Season 6
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A major letdown coming off the end of season five, True Blood seems to be running out of steam and isn't aging as elegantly as its eternal vampires.

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Critic Ratings: 17

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Air date: Jun 16, 2013

The sixth season opens on Bill's messy reincarnation, but no one, including Sookie, Eric or Jessica, knows who or what he is, and they're not anxious to get close enough to find out. Meanwhile, Alcide takes over as pack master and discovers there are certain perks that come with the job; Andy deals with being a new father; the governor of Louisiana declares war on vampires; and Jason hitches a ride with a creepy stranger.

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Air date: Jun 23, 2013

Sam tries to tamp down the zealotry of a supernatural-rights advocate, but can't avoid a confrontation with Alcide and Martha over Emma's future. Meanwhile, Sookie and Jason learn about their family's history from a long-lost relative; Eric tries to reverse the governor's antivampire initiatives; Bill is shocked by the scope of his new powers; and Sookie meets a stranger who shares her abilities.

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Air date: Jun 30, 2013

Eric makes a risky move in response to Burrell's crackdown on vampires, but learns some valuable information from someone in the governor's inner circle. Meanwhile, Sookie begins to learn why Warlow is after her; Steve Newlin has an unexpected visit from a familiar face; and Bill sends Jessica on an important errand when he devises a solution to a current problem.

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Air date: Jul 7, 2013

Sookie confronts her attraction to Ben by inviting him to dinner; Eric counters Burrell's brutal anti-vampire initiatives by hitting him where it hurts the most; Andy's faerie daughters keep dangerous company; Bill gives Takahashi the task of synthesizing a new kind of blood.

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Air date: Jul 14, 2013

Sookie gets Lafayette to summon her dead parents; Warlow revisits some painful memories with Lillith; Eric and Tara resort to drastic measures to rescue Pam; Sarah reconnects with Jason; Andy picks up the pieces of his ravaged family; Jessica seeks atonement.

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Air date: Jul 21, 2013

Bill seeks Lilith's advice on the escalating crisis between humans and vampires; Eric, Pam, Nora, Jason and Jessica get an inside look at Vamp Camp; Sam tries to make the best decision for Emma's future; Andy names his faerie daughters; Eric discovers the truth about TruBlood's resumed production.

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Air date: Jul 28, 2013

Eric makes a last-ditch attempt to save Nora by pledging allegiance to Bill; Sam ignores Alcide's warning and returns to Bon Temps; Sarah vows to get revenge on Jason; Jessica shows her gratitude to a fellow prisoner.

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Air date: Aug 4, 2013

Jason gets to know Violet in vampire camp; Sarah is desperate to keep Tru Blood flowing; Sookie mulls brokering a deal between Warlow and Bill; Sam's and Nicole's futures depend on Alcide's decision.

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Air date: Aug 11, 2013

Sookie intervenes when Bill desperately tries to remove Warlow from the faerie plain; Eric plans to wreak havoc at the vampire camp; Bon Temps citizens remember a fallen friend.

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Air date: Aug 18, 2013

Bill discovers that salvation comes at a price, while Jason senses a vampire attraction and Sookie examines her future with Warlow. Elsewhere, Bon Temps braces itself when a new crisis threatens everyone.

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The sixth season of the adaptation of Charlaine Harris' Southern vampire novels opens on a messy reincarnation for Bill (Stephen Moyer), but no one, including Sookie (Anna Paquin), Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) or Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll), knows who or what he is, and they're not anxious to get close enough to find out. Meanwhile, Alcide (Joe Manganiello) takes over as pack master and discovers there are certain perks that come with the job; Andy (Chris Bauer) deals with being a new father; Louisiana governor Truman Burrell (Arliss Howard) declares war on vampires; and the Stackhouses receive a visit from a distant relative, Niall (Rutger Hauer), who arrives to share dire news about Warlow, the vampire who killed their parents?and is now coming after Sookie.

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Critic Reviews for True Blood Season 6

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (7)

While True Blood remains wildly and bloodily inventive -- and will certainly remain a huge HBO hit -- there's still an overwhelming sense that deja-vu-all-over-again has set in.

Jun 26, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Truly an object lesson in the consequences of removing all sense of jeopardy from a story in the interests of cynically stringing it out: events in 'True Blood' have become all but meaningless.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…
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There's nothing wrong with a little social relevance, but that's never been what made True Blood worthwhile - if the show isn't fast, funny, scary and sexy, it's nothing.

Jun 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Bloody hilarious.

Jun 22, 2018 | Full Review…

You know things are getting sad when True Blood's trademark nudity isn't sexy anymore.

Jun 12, 2013 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Given the last several seasons of the show, though, the turnaround was really immense, and has set up a decent final season.

Sep 9, 2020 | Full Review…

True Blood: Season 6 is a nonsensical and deliciously high camp return to form for the show.

Mar 22, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

True Blood returns true to form. [Full Review in Spanish]

Sep 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Blood is neglecting the potent subtext of vampire myth - forbidden sex and romance - in favor of political allegory. Isn't that what zombies are for?

Jun 22, 2018 | Full Review…

In general, this season of True Blood was one of the best in recent memory. The last few episodes picked up the pace and gave our characters plenty to do while effectively thinning the herd, and the show is finally fun again.

Sep 21, 2013 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Does anyone else remember when True Blood was fun?

Jun 25, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Suspense, surprises and crackling dialogue: True Blood is pumping strong again.

Jun 13, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for True Blood: Season 6

  • Apr 05, 2015
    After the events in season 5, humans now decided to fight back against the vampiric threat, how? By putting them into a concentration camp. The premise was silly but it was fun most of the time.
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  • May 26, 2020
    I wanted to fast forward through the boring parts in season six, episode 9, but there were too many. The flashbacks during the funeral were totally unnecessary, as was the funeral itself.
  • May 21, 2020
    Sex scenes and Bill Compton . The nightmare continues , literally .
  • Jul 02, 2019
    I mean... It was honestly hard to feel bad for the vampires because this whole season was pointless. Everyone was living in peace, and then the vampires drank lilith's blood and went bat shit crazy and then when the humans fought back, suddenly they are racist and prejudiced and it's all poor vampires when THEY started the whole mess? Like do you understand what I am saying? what was the point of Lilith being a prophet when it was her blood that made them act crazy? and then she was saying it would be Warlow who would be the one to fix her fuck up. Like it was so pointless. What was the point of Lilith. You'd think with her being a godless god she would have realized when the vampire race would be threatened and made sure her blood was destroyed. not flipping egg people to drink it. What a disappointment. And Warlow... My sweet Warlow...I would have loved to be his Faerie Vampire Blood... Too Bad...
  • Jun 07, 2019
    True Bloody awful... The series, which continues to deliver on interesting ideas and concepts consistently fails to live up to its hype and season six is no different. The series relies heavily on nudity and poor special effects to keep its audience interested whilst altering minor details to rehash the same stories season in, season out. Other than lead vampire Bill Compton, the characters lack development and seem tired of the same old stories coming back again and again with different masks on. This is even referenced several times in dialogue as humans, vampires, witches, werewolves et al admit their fatigue at fighting the same battles with different supernatural beings. This show could have been brilliant given a grown-up writing team and time to breathe but the pace, the obsession with sex and story running on fumes proves this was a miss altogether.
  • Feb 11, 2019
    A seven season supernatural ride in the American landscape, delivered by an awesome cast & crew!! Truly imaginative storyline that takes the Vampire franchise in a new direction- a must see for fans of the genre!!
  • Jul 27, 2014
    Season 6 is clearly an example of a show that has run out of ideas, and while there were some standout episodes, the overall feeling wasn't much better than that of season 5.
  • Jul 25, 2014
    The shawshank with vampires. This season was hated by some people and I know it's they opinions, but I liked this season more then the firth season. Eric, Jason and bill are the highlights of this season. Sookie and Tara still get's on my nerves for some reason, I don't know why but every episode I see those two I get a headache.
  • Jun 21, 2014
    for 2013: it really is the weakest season of the show somewhere along the line the writers kinda lost their focus but I still like watching what's happening regardless after Bill takes Lillith's blood he is 'reborn' as an ultimate source of divine power he looks normal but has gained a sort of wisdom and higher calling as a result from the vampire religion however, he has distanced himself from everyone including Sookie and along with some of his newly gained powers he has a premonition of all of his fellow vampires meeting a terrible fate the humans have also retaliated by declaring open season on all vampires in order to preserve the human race it's sort of a metaphor for the victims of the Holocaust having the vampires rounded up and being put in concentration camps or Vamp Camp as its called to the humans they treat it as sort of a recovery process to study and analyze but also poke and probe vampires in order to break them down completely in more ways than one Andy also having had a chance encounter with another Faire now has the responsibility of raising children albeit supernatural ones Terry also deals with the guilt of killing his fellow army buddy in order to keep the witch's curse from continuing to consume them both and asks the unthinkable and just to make things even more complicated Warlow returns from a prison he was sentenced to after murdering the Stackhouse parents and Sookie, Jason, and their Faire grandfather are gearing up to take him out the new subplots and characters still seem to work this time around it's just that the narrative loses its way on more than one occasion it's not as compelling or as enthralling as the previous seasons there was a much more sense of danger and urgency but here everything just seems to happen without it mattering too much that doesn't mean though that Alan Ball has lost his touch though, he still makes the drama pretty well-intentioned and killing off two supporting characters always manages to ring some emotion out of some pesky territory there's still the gore, the plot twists, the philosophical side of things, the human condition, and the spiritual sense of immortality, power, birthright, rebirth, renewal, self-righteousness I guess we'll just have to see if the next and very last season can close everything up, tie up the loose ends, and bring proper closure to every being in Bon Temps human or vampire: can one side live superior or be the less-evolved species? who will go, who will stay? the final fight is upon everyone now....
  • May 26, 2014
    No tan buena como las anteriores temporadas y me parece q algunas cosas cosas (Warlow, aunque me encanta Rob) se sintio forzado falto algo mas alli. Aun asi es True Blood y me encanta :D

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