This is Season 5's information for Steve Newlin.
Jason refuses to let Steve into his house, or to look him in the eye in order to avoid being glamored. Steve explains to Jason that he was "turned" against his will by a female vampire who immediately abandoned him without teaching him how to glamor. Steve informs Jason that he has no one else to turn to, and that his legions of former followers will no doubt kill him when they discover what has become of him. Jason's pity gets the better of him and he looks Steve in the eye, who immediately reveals his deception, and glamors Jason into inviting him into his home. Once inside, he makes Jason sit down and tapes his mouth shut. Steve tells Jason that before he UN-tapes his mouth, he wishes to talk to him. Steve apologizes for his past, somewhat murderous behavior, and explains that he wasn't upset because he found out that his wife slept with Jason, but due to the fact that he wasn't able to have Jason himself. He then "comes out" as a gay Vampire-American, and declared his love for Jason.
After un-taping Jason's mouth, Jason tells Steve kindly that he's flattered but "doesn't bark that way". Steve grows angry that Jason will not return his affections and attempts to bite him. However, Jessica arrives in time to claim Jason as her own. Steve is enraged, but Jessica, being older and stronger easily subdues him. Jason then rescinds his invitation, forcing Steve to fly out the door, but not before declaring his love once again. ("Turn! Turn! Turn!")
- "Of course I've seen it, why do you think I'm offering $10,000?"
- ―Steve on Jason's butt.[src]
After the incident at Jason's house Steve gives a television interview, publicly revealing himself as a Christian-vampire, although he keeps his sexuality secret. He later crashes a party being hosted by Jessica. Steve offers Jessica $10,000 in exchange for Jason, and attacks Jessica when she mocks him. Jessica once again overpowers Steve, and evicts him from the premises. She warns him against returning, as her maker is the king, to which Steve smugly replies "not anymore". ("Authority Always Wins")
Roman informs Steve of Russell Edgington's continued existence, and explains that should Russell embark on another killing spree the Authority will need a friendly vampire face in the media; a task which Steve gladly accepts. ("Whatever I Am, You Made Me")
Salome stages a coup on behalf of the Sanguinista movement, releasing the recaptured Russell. Russell overpowers and kills Roman. ("Hopeless")
Steve is present at a ceremony orchestrated by Salome in the chambers of the Authority. He agrees to join the Sanguinista movement and drinks Lilith's blood along with the other members. Later he is seen in the city with the other vampires appearing to be "high" and they feed on a room of innocent humans. ("In the Beginning")
The vampires crazy night comes to an end. They return to the headquarters the majority of them still high and reveling in drinking Lilith's blood.
At a meeting of the new vampire hierarchy they decide how to start flexing their muscles. It is suggested they simply start killing mainstreaming vampires, but Bill thinks a better move would be destroying the True Blood factories. ("Somebody That I Used to Know")
The relationship between Russell and Steve develops a little more. They travel to Shreveport together and Russell tells Newlin some of his history with werewolves. Newlin says he's never had a pet. They walk into a barn and Russell greets JD and the entire pack. Russell bites his own wrist and the wolves flock to him for a drop or two. He notices Martha Bozeman, who is holding Emma Garza. When Martha says she'll never drink from Russell, he grabs Emma and gives her to Newlin as his first pet.("Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
The television news reports that the manufacturers of Tru Blood have promised to rebuild all the destroyed Tru Blood plants. Steve is interviewed; he claims that Homeland Security are looking for the people responsible for the destruction (despite his involvement).
The Authority has Molly brought before them; she is handcuffed and an i-Stake is attached to her chest. Salome gives Molly one last chance to join the Sanguinistas or face the True Death. Molly says that even if she accept their beliefs, they would kill her anyway. Bill admits that she is right; because she hacked their security systems the Chancellors agreed for the true death as punishment.
Molly flips off her judges and says that they are destroying the world because of a thousand year old bible. She says that their behavior is the opposite of evolved. Rosalyn says that Molly has been a good employee and they don't care when she dies. Bill executes Molly with her own creation, leaving a bloody mess. Steve overreacts as it is the first time that he has seen a vampire staked. The Chancellors bless Molly's remains. Russell asks if anyone is hungry and goes to leave with Steve. Salome objects because Steve has an important TV appearance the next day. Russell argues that the Book Of Lilith instructs them to hunt and feast, not sit around reading index cards. Rosalyn agrees that Russell and Steve should be allowed to have their fun.
Russell and Steve dance together amongst the bloody corpses of an entire fraternity. Russell suggests that they could walk in the light together. Steve asks Russell to take him along. Newlin and Congressman Finch argue over the purpose of the attack on the Tru Blood factories for their televised debate. Finch correctly suggests that an anti-mainstreaming vampire faction is responsible. Newlin claims that he is surviving on a personal stock of Tru Blood. Rosalyn watches off camera from the set.
Luna and Sam use their shifter abilities to infiltrate Steve's dressing room and are disappointed to learn that he has not brought Emma. They hide in his bag, ensuring that he takes them with him to his next destination.
Steve returns to the Vampire Authority and is met by Chelsea, the receptionist. She shows him that Emma has returned to her human form. He angrily admonishes her, telling her that he doesn't like it when she is human. Sam and Luna scurry out of his bag in mouse form.
The authority meet to discuss spreading their message. Russell brings up the possibility of day walking using the blood of faeries. He believes they should attempt to synthesize faerie blood just as they have done with human blood. Salome calls the suggestion blasphemy. Russell attacks her and announces his superiority over all of them, his native accent returning as he loses control of his emotions. He declares that they will not constrain him and speeds out of the room. ("Gone, Gone, Gone")
Obsessed with daywalking Russell travels to Bon Temps, with Steve in tow. They 'acquire' Jason Stackhouse and glamour him into taking them to Sookie. Arriving at Hot Wings, Russell can smell the fairies but can't see them. The crazed vampire threatens to kill Jason if Sookie doesn't come out. He is confronted by the faery elder who blasts Steve into the trees. Russell subdues the powerful fae and drains her dry. Now able to see all faeries present Russell moves to attack them. ("Sunset")
Russell is ambushed by Eric just as he is about to enter the nightclub. Eric takes advantage of the situation and manages to stake Russell bringing him the True Death, satisfying a long held lust for revenge. Steve looks on in horror as his boyfriend is staked and then runs off into the woods.