True Blood

Season 2 Episode 8


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Aug 09, 2009 on HBO



  • Trivia

    • Goof: Lorena cries blood in this episode. When Jessica and Isabel cry there isn't any blood streaming down their cheeks.

    • Based on what happened to Jessica, we can surmise that whatever state a person's body is in when they are turned is the state that their body will return to whenever they are injured.

    • Vampire Mythology

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

  • Quotes

    • Godric: (to Steve) I daresay my faith in humankind is stronger than yours.

    • Jason: (About Steve) That sonuvabitch. It's like he sucked out my brain and planted all his own babies there.

    • Godric: Let's be honest, we are frightening. After thousands of years we haven't evolved. We've only grown more brutal. More predatory. I don't see the dangers of treating humans as equals.

    • Godric: (asks the congregation while holding Rev. Steve) Good people, who of you is willing to die for this man's madness?

    • Godric: (To a simpering Eric Northman) You are a fool for sending humans ahh-fter me.
      Eric: I am not leaving your side

    • Godric: (To Lorena) I could snap you like a twig.

    • Lorena: (To Sookie) Did you know your boyfriend hit me over the head with a 52 inch plasma television earlier tonight? Everyone says they're so thin and light, but let me tell you, when wielded properly, they're quite a weapon.

    • (After Bill catches Hoyt and Jessica in bed)
      Hoyt: I don't know what you heard but those were screams of pleasure. (Turns to Jessica) Right?

    • Eric: I don't like being touched.
      Bill: Oh believe me I do not like touching you.

    • Steve: On the final day of reckoning we'll find out who goes to heaven and who goes to hell.
      Jason: I reckon I've already been to heaven...inside your wife.

    • Steve: Jesus will protect me.
      Godric: I am actually older than your Jesus. I wish I could have known him but I missed it.

    • Lorena: She's like an alarm clock you can't turn off. Blah blah blah blah. And then 10 minutes later blah.

    • Sookie: (Speaking about Godric) He's your maker isn't he?
      Eric: Don't use words you don't understand.
      Sookie: You have a lot of love for him.
      Eric: Don't use words I don't understand.

    • Sarah: You're worse than Judas!
      Jason: Why? What he'd do to you?

  • Notes

    • Featured Music:
      "Dilruba (Junkie XL Remix" by Niyaz (Godric in his lair; Jason runs into Eric)
      "Rafiki (Rise Ashen Future - Tribal Mix)" by Bob Holroyd (Jason apologizes to Bill outside Godric's lair)
      "The Longing" by Karsh Kale featuring Lalitya Munshaw (Godric's party is in full swing; Bill and Eric have a talk; Isabel brings Hugo in)
      "Hejran" by Niyaz (Lorena and Sookie meet and get into a fight)
      "Timebomb" by Beck (end credits)

    • Although credited, Todd Lowe (Terry Bellefleur) and Carrie Preston (Arlene Fowler) do not appear in this episode. Ashley Jones (Daphne) appears but has no lines.

    • Original International Airdates:
      -Latin America: September 6, 2009 on HBO Latinoamerica Este.
      -Czech Republic: January 5, 2010 on HBO.
      -Germany: March 6, 2010 on 13th Street.
      -United Kingdom: April 16, 2010 on FX.
      -Sweden: April 21, 2010 on SVT1

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Časovaná bomba (Timed Bomb)

  • 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.