Somebody I Used to Know
Episode 8 of 12 within Season Five. Item 63 of 86 overall.
Production number 508.
Mark Hudis - Writer
Stephen Moyer - Director
4 votes

At Authority headquarters, the Chancellors revel in the afterglow of recent events; Eric gets a message from Godric; Bill is shaken by a distant memory. Helped by Claudeand his sisters, Sookie and Jason visit the site of their parents’ deaths, with shocking results.

Meanwhile, an emotional Luna tries to walk in Sam’s shoes. Hoyt’s new pals bring him a present; Lafayette leads a séance to purge a curse; J.D. ups the stakes of his fight with Alcide.

original airdate--July 29,2012   rating--4.60 million


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

  1. "Beneath Contempt" by Flesh Field
  2. "Smokestack Lightnin'" by Howlin' Wolf
  3. "Die Slow" by HEALTH
  4. "Electronica Black" by Danny McCarthy
  5. "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Elliott Smith


flashback: to 1910, where we met Bill's daughter Sarah, who was dying from cancer.

Goof--When a "naked" Alcide throws Rikki onto the bed, the "modesty pouch" covering Joe Manganiello's genitals is clearly visible.


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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062 In the Beginning
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064 Everybody Wants to Rule the World

regional titles

Iemand die ik gebruikt om te weten
Somebody I Used to Know
Quelqu'un que je connaissais
Jemand den ich kannte
Somebody Úsáidte liom a fhios
Qualcuno che conoscevo
Alguien que conocía