Episode 8 of 12 within Season Two. Item 20 of 86 overall.
Production number 208.
Alexander Woo - Writer
John Dahl - Director
19 votes

Sookie’s captivity takes an unexpected turn when Eric arrives to do his master’s bidding on the eve of the Fellowship’s lockdown. In Bon Temps, Sam finds himself in hot water after making a gruesome discovery at Merlotte’s, and Andy proves no help in coming to his defense.

Sent home by Bill, Jessica and Hoyt learn that when it comes to sex, every time is the first time. Tara and Eggs devour a mysterious meal prepared by Maryann, with unexpected results. After Jason pays off his debt to the vampires, Godric looks to enlighten his more single-minded followers.

original airdate-August 09,2009   rating--4.43 million


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

  1. "Timebomb" by Beck
  2. "Dilruba (Junkie XL Remix)" by Niyaz
  3. "Hejran" by Niyaz
  4. "Rafiki (Rise Ashen Future-Tribal Mix)" by Bob Holroyd
  5. "The Longing" by Karsh Kale & Lalitya Munshaw


Trivia--While Lorena cries blood in this episode, both Jessica and Isabel also cry during this hour (Isabel even sniffles), but we do not see any blood stream down their cheeks.

Allusions--Sarah to Jason: "You're worse than Judas." Judas Iscariot was one of Jesus' original Twelve Apostles who is best known for his betrayal of Jesus to the Roman soldiers. Judas was given 30 silver pieces to show the Roman soldiers who Jesus was so they could arrest him.

Vampire Mythology--In this episode, we find out that older vampires may require very little blood to survive.


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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