True Blood

Season 2 Episode 7

Release Me

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Aug 02, 2009 on HBO



  • Trivia

    • The title refers to the fact that, in flashbacks, Bill keeps asking Lorena to release him.

    • 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 Theater 3000.

    • In this episode, it is revealed that Maryann is a Maenad. As correctly stated in the episode, a Maenad is a female follower of Dionysus, the god of wine and the inspirer of ecstasy.

  • Quotes

    • Sarah: Jason, I thought I loved Steve, but I never even knew what love was until you just showed me.
      Jason: Wow, that's uh... intense.

    • Eric: Tell me, what is that you find so fulfilling about human companionship?
      Isabella: They feel much more strongly than we do. Everything is urgent, exciting. Maybe because their lives are so temporary.
      Eric: Yes, they certainly don't keep well. Do you have the prospect of him growing old, sickly, crippled somewhat repulsive?
      Isbaella: No, I find it curious, like a science project.

    • Bill: You have lost your humanity and you have stolen mine.

    • Eric: If Godric is gone, nothing will bring back what I have lost.

    • Hoyt: I've never done it...with a girl I mean.
      Jessica: What have you done it with?

    • Hoyt: (Talking about the candles he put around the room) I got these from the gift store downstairs. They're blood scented. To me they just smell like soup.

    • Eggs: I'm Eggs.
      Lafayette: Tara's Eggs?
      Tara: That just doesn't sound right.

    • Tara: Are you telling me you date raped Terry Bellefleur? How's that even possible?

    • Sam: What is she?
      Daphne: She's god dumb-dumb.

    • Steve: I know who you're working for.
      Jason: The road crew?

  • Notes

    • Featured Music:
      "(There Ought To Be A) Moonlight Savings Time" by Guy Lombardo (flashback where Bill blames Lorena for his loss of humanity)
      "Day Too Soon" by Sia (Jessica and Hoyt make a pact at the Hotel Camilla)
      "Release Me" by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn (Lafayette is back in business at Merlotte's)
      "Sadie Don't Throw Me Over" by James Combs (Andy calls everyone devil zombies; Lafayette meets Eggs)
      "Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis (Jessica awakens to Hoyt decorating the room with candles)
      "Death Trip" by Bad Livers (end credits)

    • Original International airdates:
      -Latin America: August 30, 2009 on HBO Latinoamerica Este.
      -Australia: October 27, 2009 on Showcase.
      -Czech Republic: December 29, 2009 on HBO.
      -Germany: March 6, 2010 on 13th Street.
      -United Kingdom: April 9, 2010 on FX.
      -Sweden: April 14, 2010 on SVT1

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Propusť mě (Release Me)

  • Allusions

    • Daphne: People think she's Lilith, Gaia, Isis.

      Liltih 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 civiliztions.

      Isis is the Egyptian goddess of motherhood and fertility. She was seen as the ideal mother, and the keeper of nature and magic. She was also connected with the funeral rites of dead pharaohs.