True Blood

Season 2 Episode 11


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Aug 30, 2009 on HBO



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Bill: I need to know how to kill a maenad.
      : A maenad? In Bon Temps? That's random.
      : Yes. She seems to have caused some sort of mass hypnosis. The whole town has devolved to a primitive state in a matter of days.
      : Oh, my, she's an old one. Well, they're all old. Relics.
      : Ancient Greece, correct?
      Sophie-Anne: Before that even. Orgies, sacrifice?
      Bill: Yes.
      : Cannibalism?
      : We suspect.
      : Oh, fun.

    • Eric:: (to Sam, Coby and Lisa) I'll walk you out.
      : (in Swedish) Thanks. Get these pesky things out of here. It will stink for a week. (Eric laughs)

    • Andy: ...and women do just throw themselves at you. You don't even have to do anything
      Jason: Actually I do. I work out like a motherf**ker and I watch a lot of porn to learn stuff.

    • Sophie-Anne: Never underestimate the power of blind faith. It can manifest itself in ways that bend the laws of physics or break them entirely.

    • Jason: Hey, you think Sam has ever turned into a dog and had sex with a lady dog?
      Andy: Jesus, Jason! You're talking about beastiality.
      Jason: No, it ain't beastiality if there ain't a human involved. Then it's just...nature.
      Andy: Sure don't seem like nature to me.

    • Jason: You think Sam would turn into a chicken and lay his own egg? Wouldn't that be weird, eating something that just came out of you?
      : What kind of a perverted brain would even think of something like that?

    • Bill: That was really quite desperate of you. Tricking her into drinking your blood, so that she'd become attracted to you.
      : Unlike you, who fed her your own blood the very night you met…
      Bill: How do you know that?
      Eric: So you're not denying it?
      Bill: I was saving her life.
      : Isn't that convenient...

    • Sophie-Anne: Maenads are sad, silly things... the world changed centuries ago and they're still waiting for the God who comes.
      Bill: Does he ever come?
      : Of course not. Gods never actually show up, they only exist in humans' minds, like money and morality.

    • Eric: (to Lisa and Coby Fowler) Good night, tiny humans.

    • Eric: Don't you like vampires, little girl?
      : Eric!
      Lisa: Our almost stepdaddy hated vampires, but we don't.
      Coby: He went on a vacation with Jesus.
      : You make me so happy I never had any of you.
      Eric: Oh, come on, Pam. They're funny. They're like humans, but miniature. Teacup humans.
      Pam: (in Swedish) I hate them. They are stupid.
      Eric: (in Swedish) But delicious.

    • Sam: You can't shoot anybody else. These are our friends. This is our town.
      Jason: Sometimes you need to destroy something to save it. That's in the Bible or the Constitution.

    • Sophie-Anne: I haven't enjoyed sex with men since the Eisenhower administration.

    • (On Eric upsetting Bill)

      Sophie-Anne: All this alpha-male posturing. Why don't the two of you just f**k each other and get it over with? I could watch.

    • Sophie-Anne: Surely you know that everything that exists imagined itself into existence.

    • Tara: We have to go get him, (Tara pleads with Sookie) Eggs needs to get out now! How many times have you put yourself in danger for the man you love? How come you get that option and I don't? I finally found a strong, beautiful man who loves me, and y'all wanna keep me from rescuing him because you're afraid I might get hurt? How hurt do you think I'm gonna be if we wait and something happens to him!

  • Notes

    • Special billing was given to Evan Rachel Wood (Special Guest Star) for this episode.

    • International Air Dates:
      -Latin America: September 27, 2009 on HBO Latinoamerica Este
      -Czech Republic: January 26, 2010 on HBO
      -Germany: March 20, 2010 on 13th Street
      -United Kingdom: May 7, 2010 on FX
      -Sweden: May 12, 2010 on SVT1.

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Šílenství (Frenzy)

    • Featured Music:
      "You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)" by Harry James (Bill visits Sophie-Ann and asks her how to destroy Maryann)
      "Save Me Tonight" by Sonny Ellis (in Jason's truck)
      "Frenzy" by Screamin' Jay Hawkins (Jason and Andy at the sheriff's office with Rosie at the reception desk)
      "Pick Up a Doodle" sung by Sheriff Dearborne (Bud, under a spell, does a square dance call as Andy takes his gun)
      "Elective Surgical Strike" by DJ? Acucrack (at Fangtasia where Sam with Arlene's kids asks Eric for help)
      "The Good Life" by Ann-Margret (Sophie-Ann and Bill lounge at the pool)
      "Softblow Glow" courtesy of Extreme Music (Sophie-Ann and Bill play Yahtzee)
      "Set Em' Up Joe" courtesy of Extreme Music (Sophie-Ann and Bill play Yahtzee)
      "Frenzy" by Screamin' Jay Hawkins (end credits)

  • Allusions