"Save Yourself"
Series True Blood
Season 5, Episode 12
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Airdate August 26th, 2012
Writer Alan Ball
Director Michael Lehmann
Producer Bruce Dunn; David Auge; Marlis Pujol; Angela Robinson; Mark Hudis; Raelle Tucker; Alexander Woo; Brian Buckner; Alan Ball; Gregg Fienberg; Christina Jokanovich; Luis M. Patiño
Starring Anna Paquin; Stephen Moyer; Sam Trammell; Ryan Kwanten; Rutina Wesley; Alexander Skarsgård; Chris Bauer; Kristin Bauer van Straten; Lauren Bowles; Valentina Cervi; Nelsan Ellis; Scott Foley; Janina Gavankar; Lucy Griffiths; Todd Lowe; Joe Manganiello; Michael McMillian; Denis O'Hare; Jim Parrack; Carrie Preston; Deborah Ann Woll
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"Save Yourself" is the twelfth episode of season five of the vampire television series True Blood and the sixty-first episode of the series overall. It was directed by Michael Lehmann with a script written by Alan Ball. The episode first aired on HBO on Sunday, August 26th, 2012 at 9:00 pm.

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Notes & Trivia Edit

  • This episode is rated TV-MA.
  • Actor Todd Lowe is credited in this episode, but does not make an appearance.
  • Apparent death of Bill Compton. He will however return to un-life after a brief stint in "Billith" form.
  • First living appearance of Lilith (assuming Bill Compton's form).
  • Final appearance of Salome Agrippa. She meets the True Death in this episode.
  • Final appearance of Rosalyn Harris. She meets the True Death in this episode.
  • Final appearance of J.D. Carson; dies in this episode.
  • Final appearance of Chelsea; dies in this episode.
  • This is the final appearance of Maurella - the Fae woman who gives birth to Andy's babies. What becomes of her following the events of this episode is unclear.

Allusions Edit

  • The title of this episode is taken from the song "Save Yourself" by Stabbing Westward, which is played at the end of this episode.

Quotes Edit

  • Russell Edgington: Is that the best you can do?! Can't feel a thing... except a very slight... ooh!... tickling sensation! Which, unfortunately for you little pixies, only whets my appetite!
  • Arlene Fowler: Who knew watching an alien give birth could be so comforting?
  • Lafayette Reynolds: Are you kidding me? It's always the weird stuff that's the best.


  • Jason Stackhouse: If I wanna be a fool, then I will be a fool. That is my God-given right as an American.


  • Bill Compton: I've spent my entire life as a vampire apologizing.




  • Bill Compton: I told you, the first night we met: Vampires often turn on those they love the most.

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References Edit

  1. Credited, but does not appear in this episode.
  2.; True Blood, "Save Yourself"; Original international air dates.

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