‘True Blood’ finale spoilers: Is this the new team?

We have our first photo from Sunday night’s season 5 finale to “True Blood,” and it already is promising something exciting to us — the opportunity to see some characters spend time together who typically do not do so.

In the image to the left, you can see the group of Nora, Eric, Tara, and Jason banding together in what is likely an attempt to take down the Vampire Authority. The idea of seeing Jason and Eric (who probably has thought the guy to be rather useless) working together is pretty exciting, especially when you put Tara into the mix given her lengthy past with Sookie’s brother. Eric and Nora have some extensive knowledge of the Authority … but will this actually help them figure out how to stop all of the evil that lies within? That much is still unclear, since they have enemies coming at them from all sides including Russell (who is more or less an agent acting on his own) and the two new “chosen ones” in Bill and Salome.

Out of the characters that we mentioned, it’s possible that we are going to have the opportunity to see at least one of them die before the end of this season. Executive producer Alan Ball has already referred to this episode as a “bloodbath,” and the body count will be high — we just don’t know at the moment if this tally is going to include some major players from Bon Temps or more recurring characters that we have come to know over the past few months.

Considering that this episode is set to be the last for Ball as the primary showrunner, you know that he is going to want to end his tenure with a bang.

What are you the most excited to see in this episode? Be sure and share your thoughts below! To check out the first promo from this finale, be sure and hit up the link here.

Photo: HBO

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