Burning Down the House
Episode 10 of 12 within Season Four. Item 53 of 86 overall.
Production number S4E10.
Nancy Oliver - Writer
Lesli Linka Glatter - Director
7 votes

As all hell breaks loose in Shreveport, Sookie summons her most potent powers yet to save Bill, in the process breaking a spell and leading Marnie/Antonia to re-evaluate her mission. Jason urges Jessica to glamour him for Hoyt’s sake; Terry drags Andy to “Fort Bellefleur” for an intervention.

Alcide reconsiders his allegiances after Marcus’ fight with Tommy; Jesus, accompanied by Sookie, Lafayette and Jason, tries to breach the Moongoddess Emporium’s defenses to liberate Tara and Holly, while Bill leads a brigade of vampires committed to blowing the place to kingdom come.

original airdate: August 28,2011    rating--5.53 million


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

  1. "Superstition" by The Kills
  2. "Lawd Have Mercy" by El Camino
  3. "Burning Down The House" by The Used


Goof: When Terry drives away from Fort Bellefleur, leaving Andy to walk home on his own, you can see the red tail lights when the actor stops behind the trees.


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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052 Let's Get Out of Here
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054 Soul of Fire

regional titles

Burning Down the House
Burning Down the House
Feu à la maison
Burning Down the House
Dó Síos ar an Teach
Brucia in casa
Quemar la casa