|Season 2, Episode 06|
|Air date||26 Jul 2009|
|Written by||Brian Buckner|
|Directed by||Michael Lehmann|
"Never Let Me Go"
Godric’s minion, Isabel Beaumont, drops in on Bill and Sookie at the Hotel Carmilla with her human boyfriend, Hugo. He and Sookie bond over their mutual relationships with vampires as they prepare to infiltrate the Fellowship of the Sun. Eric, while feeding on a blood hooker he has ordered, has summoned Lorena to the hotel in order to drive Bill and Sookie apart. While there, Lorena ruminates on her and Bill’s violent past together when they viciously murdered a couple of socialites in the 1920s.
Sam and Daphne continue to grow closer, both physically and emotionally, while Maryann sends Tara and Eggs on an out-of-town errand. On the way there, Eggs senses something familiar about the environment even though he has never been there before and he eventually leads Tara to a spot in the woods where there are bloody clothes and rocks and the charred remains of a fire. Both of them suspect that something really gruesome and bad has happened there. Hoyt tells his mother that his girlfriend is a vampire after she cancels his phone service due to Jessica’s late night calls.
Andy interrogates Lafayette about his disappearance and threatens to lock him up on suspicion of the murder of Miss Jeanette based on Lafayette's apparent motives and uncharacteristically low-key demeanor. Lafayette then has horrible Post Traumatic Stress Disorder memories of being locked up and collapses into a ball. He is comforted by Andy’s cousin Terry. Luke and Jason are summoned to the Fellowship Church to build a crucifix platform for a ceremony called “meet the sun”, in which a vampire will be tied to the cross just before dawn and left to burn in the sun.
While talking with Luke, Jason somewhat hesitantly decides to practice abstinence. Sookie and Hugo are greeted at the church by Sarah who introduces them to Steve; it doesn’t take Sookie long to find out that the Newlins have a vampire locked in the basement. After meeting Gabe, the drill instructor, Sookie reads Steve’s thoughts and finds out that someone has tipped off the Fellowship about their mission; both Sookie and Hugo are captured and dragged into the basement with a teary-eyed Sarah watching on helplessly.
Sam and Daphne go on a shape-shifting run together with Daphne shifting into a pig. They are chased by Andy who thinks he recognizes the pig from one of Maryann’s parties. Lorena drops in on Bill who tries to resist her, sensing Sookie is in grave danger, but Lorena, also knowing that Sookie is in danger, overpowers him and prevents him from going to Sookie's aid. Hoyt drives all the way to Dallas to visit Jessica. Tara and Eggs return to Sookie’s house to find it trashed.
They follow a trail of clothes to the backyard where they find some of the townspeople taking part in an orgy while Maryann vibrates wildly. There is a bull’s head shaped mask on a log. At the church, Sarah turns to Jason for help. She tells him that Steve is not the man she thought he was and that he is planning on starting a war with the vampires. She tells Jason that they were meant to be together. Jason tries to resist, but she convinces him that it's God's will that they be together and they end up having sex on the balcony of the sanctuary in the church.
Daphne tries to lead Sam toward the orgy, but he is hesitant about the drum music. Two people jump out of the woods and grab Sam, dragging him to the orgy where he sees the ritual (which now includes Tara and Eggs, also in trance-induced sex) taking place. Daphne helps Maryann into the bull’s head mask, and Carl approaches with a sacrificial knife. Sam lets out a blood-curdling scream for help that ends the episode.
- The song that Bill plays on the piano in 1926 is the same one that he was practicing in season one's finale before Jessica was returned to him.
- Louise Innes was nominated by American Cinema Editors for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Non-Commercial Television
- Hard-Hearted Hannah: The title of the episode is also the title of the song that Bill sings in the first flashback scene. The song was first published in 1924 and has been sung by many performers such as the Ray Charles Singers, Ella Fitzgerald and Nancy Sinatra.
Bloopers and continuity errorsEdit
- Eric says that he hasn't seen his maker (Godric) in well over 70 years. However, in the Season 3 premiere, we see him and Godric together during World War II.
- "Dark Horse" - Extreme Music
- "Reflections" - Joel Evans & Friends
- "Real Love" - Von Daler & Low Pressure ft. Natasja
- "Hard Hearted Hannah (The Vamp From Savannah)" - Bill Compton
- “Two Angels” - Peter Case
- "Dead Flowers" - Rolling Stones
- "Gator Blues" - Willie Arons & Joey Peters
- "Walk First" - Steve O. McComb
- "Shakin’ All Over" - Eilen Jewel
- "Get You Back" - Son of Dave
- "So To Speak" - DJ Accucrack
- "Maenad’s Delight" - Bruno Coon
- "Hard Hearted Hannah" - Dolly Kay
Luke McDonald: (To Jason about Luke's belief on per-marital sex) "Right up there with incest and bestiality--all of them ain't half as bad as if you did it to a vampire, or to a dude, or a vampire dude. That's like cream de la cream of sins. Ain't no repentance for that. Straight to hell, baby."
Lorena: (Seething) "I haven't seen Bill Compton is over 70 years. Surely you can't think I have any pull over him whatsoever."
Eric: "I haven't seen my maker for much longer than that and yet, I am still loyal to him. Fiercely."
Lorena: "Shame I didn't turn you. Then again...you're not really my type."
Hugo: "I thought you were gonna let me do all the talking."
Sookie: "When I get nervous, sometimes I talk too much."
Pam: "Eric sent me with a request. (Holds up a small bottle of blood) You're back in business."
Lafayette: "Oh no I ain't. I'm outta that shit."
Pam: "So sorry, but you're very much back in this shit."
Lafayette: "You locked me up and tortured me for damn near three mother-fuckin' weeks 'cause you caught me selling V and now..."
Pam: "Now, what?"
Lafayette: "What the fuck is vampires doing selling V anyway?"
Pam: "We're not. You are. Get to work."
|True Blood Season 2|
|<< Season 1||Season 3 >> • Season 4 >> • Season 5 >>|
|#01 "Nothing but the Blood"||#07 "Release Me"|
|#02 "Keep This Party Going"||#08 "Timebomb"|
|#03 "Scratches"||#09 "I Will Rise Up"|
|#04 "Shake and Fingerpop"||#10 "New World in My View"|
|#05 "Never Let Me Go"||#11 "Frenzy"|
|#06 "Hard-Hearted Hannah"||#12 "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'"|