Release Me
Episode 7 of 12 within Season Two. Item 19 of 86 overall.
Production number 207.
Raelle Tucker - Writer
Michael Ruscio - Director
18 votes
Betrayed by Daphne, Sam finds himself in an unenviable predicament at the hands of Maryann and her wild-eyed minions. Imprisoned with Hugo in the F.O.T.S. church, Sookie uses her telepathic powers to reach out to Bill, who’s being detained at the hotel by a stubbornly obsessive Lorena.

Meanwhile;after crossing a line with the Newlins, a fearful Jason tries to sever his ties with the Fellowship of the Sun, but gets plenty of resistance from Steve and his enforcer Gabe.

original airdate-August 02,2009   rating--4.27 million


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

  1. "Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis
  2. "Day Too Soon" by Sia
  3. "Death Trip" by Bad Livers
  4. "Release Me" by Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn
  5. "Sadie Don't Throw Me Over" by James Combs
  6. "There Ought to be a Moonlight Savings Time" by Guy Lombardo


Trivia--The black and white movie that Tara and Eggs watch at Sookie's house is the 1958 film The Screaming Skull. The b-movie is best known for having appeared on Mystery Science Theatre 3000.

Flashback--1935, Los Angeles California: Lorena brings a young dancer to Bill. Bill refuses to drink the girl and says he is done with Lorena and her evil lifestyle. He then threatens to stake himself if she does not let him leave. He tells her "I'm not the one who is afraid to be alone". She 'releases him', allowing him to leave her and no longer having any control over his life. He leaves and the couple parts ways.

Allusion--Daphne: "People think she's Lilith, Gaia, Isis." Lilith is a storm demon in Mesopotamian mythology. She is thought to control the wind and is the bearer of disease, illness and death. Gaia is believed to be the earth mother. Belief in Gaia began in Greek mythology, but has since spread to many other civilizations. Isis is the Egyptian goddess of motherhood and fertility. She was seen as the ideal mother and as the keeper of nature and magic. She was also connected with the funeral rites of dead pharaohs.


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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