- "We honor Gaia, and seek the deepest relationship to her. By taking the blood of the night into our bodies we water the flowers of our souls. Nothing is real, Everything is permitted."
- ―Amy Burley, to Jason Stackhouse (before doing "V")[src]
Amy Burley was a fangbanger on the HBO original series True Blood. Played by American actress Lizzy Caplan, Amy made her debut on the episode "Burning House of Love" in the series' first season. Meeting Jason Stackhouse at Fangtasia, the vampire bar in Shreveport, Louisiana while Jason was looking for "V" (Vampire Blood), she eventually became his girlfriend, and more or less, his first love. Playing a recurring role through the series' first season, Amy met an untimely demise in the Season 1 episode "To Love Is to Bury", is seen as a corpse in the series' subsequent episode, "You'll Be the Death of Me", at the end of the series' first season, and appears throughout flashbacks in the series' second season. Amy was last seen in a flashback on the episode "I Smell a Rat", in the series' third season.
"Did you know that my sophomore year of college I walked away from a full academic scholarship so I could go to this poor Guatemalan village. Helped them build their very first irrigation system. So they could have a fresh water. Crops, that didn't give them dysentery. So don't you dare get morally superior on me. I am an organic vegan and my carbon footprint is miniscule."
Amy was shown as being very environmentally conscious. She talked at length about how everything was inter-connected and that all living things shared the same energy. This is how she justified tormenting and killing a vampire, claiming that they were not living creatures and were therefore wasting energy. Amy was a vibrant, articulated and somewhat of a systematic person, and was also a V addict, which involuntarily led to her death.
Amy Burley came to Bon Temps after dropping out of college to tour America, much to her parents dismay. Jason Stackhouse met her at Fangtasia while looking for a place to buy V. Amy overheard Jason asking about V and quickly took him out of the club before other vampires could hear him.
The two spoke and got to know each other and Jason took her back to his home where she taught him how to ingest V and how the effects can make you feel simply amazing. After a V-fueled evening with Jason, the two decided to start a relationship and Amy agreed to stay in Bon Temps. She was given Dawn's job at Merlotte's after spontaneously helping out waiting tables during a particularly poorly staffed evening.
Amy was addicted to V, as was Jason at the time. Amy drove Jason to help her kidnap Eddie Gauthier, the vampire from whom Lafayette was getting V. While holding him in captivity, she nearly starved Eddie, drinking his blood and keeping him painfully restrained with silver. She justified her treatment of the vampire by insisting that he was not a living being and didn't deserve the same rights as humans. Eddie started to warn Jason about the derangement of his girlfriend which led to Jason trying to free him.
This provoked Amy to stake Eddie, rationalizing her actions by saying that he would have killed them. However, Jason had bonded with Eddie and was saddened by his death. This strained his and Amy's relationship. Jason decided that he and Amy should give up V. Amy agreed as long as that they could get high one last time.
While on their final V trip, Drew Marshall entered Jason's house and strangled Amy while Jason was unconscious next to her.
|Season one appearances|
|"Strange Love"||"The First Taste"||"Mine"||"Escape from Dragon House"|
|"Sparks Fly Out"||"Cold Ground"||"Burning House of Love"||"The Fourth Man in the Fire"|
|"Plaisir D'Amour"||"I Don't Wanna Know"||"To Love Is to Bury"||"You'll Be the Death of Me"|
|Season two appearances|
|"Nothing but the Blood"||"Keep This Party Going"||"Scratches"||"Shake and Fingerpop"|
|"Never Let Me Go"||"Hard-Hearted Hannah"||"Release Me"||"Timebomb"|
|"I Will Rise Up"||"New World in My View"||"Frenzy"||"Beyond Here Lies Nothin'"|
|Season three appearances|
|"Bad Blood"||"Beautifully Broken"||"It Hurts Me Too"||"9 Crimes"|
|"Trouble"||"I Got a Right to Sing the Blues"||"Hitting the Ground"||"Night on the Sun"|
|"Everything Is Broken"||"I Smell a Rat"||"Fresh Blood"||"Evil is Going On"|