Episode 3 of 12 within Season Two. Item 15 of 86 overall.
Production number 203.
Raelle Tucker - Writer
Scott Winant - Director
19 votes
When Sookie is attacked by a mysterious creature, Bill must enlist Eric’s help to save her. At the Light of Day retreat, Jason has second thoughts about the sect’s anti-vampire agenda, but Sarah and Steve counter his doubts with flattery and promises.

After snapping at Tara and new employee Daphne, Sam decides to cut and run. A bored Jessica heads over to Merlotte’s, where a smitten Hoyt falls under her spell. At another Maryann-hosted party, Tara finds her attraction to Eggs interrupted by a swirling, aphrodisiac fog.

original airdate-June 28,2009   rating--3.70 million


songs--Theme song-"Bad Things" by Jace Everett

  1. "Spell of Wheels" by Peter Case
  2. "Shooting the Rapids" by 5 Alarm
  3. "Me Caí" by Pacifika
  4. "Willin' to Crawl" by Johnny Neel
  5. "What's a Man to Do" by The Mule Newman Band
  6. "Sex and Candy" by Marcy Playground
  7. "When The Fire Starts To Burn" by Black Toast
  8. "Iced Ages" by DJ? Acucrack
  9. "Power (Voodoo Version)" by King Britt
  10. "Destiny Complete" by The Angel
  11. "Scratches" by Debbie Davis


Goofs-- When Lafayette unlocks the door to let Tara into his house, you can see that he barely touches the lock, and is merely pretending to turn an already unlocked deadbolt.

  • When Jason is in his bunk house at the Light of Day institute at the beginning of the episode, as he takes off his tie one of the buttons of his shirt is undone. A couple of shots later, his shirt magically buttons itself back up.


In the near future, thanks to the Japanese invention of synthetic blood, vampires have "come out of the coffin" and are trying to peacefully co-exist with humanity. When a vampire moves into the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps, the tolerance of the locals is put to the test. Local waitress Sookie Stackhouse, unusual in her own right because she can read minds, finds herself drawn to the stranger whose mind is hidden from her.

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Also known as - Southern Vampire

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