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- "If someone had told me I’d die sober in a bar..."
- ―Jane Bodehouse[src]
Jane Bodehouse is a minor character on the HBO original series True Blood. Played by American actress Patricia Bethune, Jane was a middle-aged woman who usually stayed drunk. Making her debut on the episode "The First Taste" in the series' first season, most of Jane's free time was spent at Merlotte's Bar and Grill, drinking until she reached a state in which bartender Tara Thornton would have to call Jane's son to come and pick her up. She had also found herself under Maryann Forrester's evil possession. Maryann took control of Jane, and Jane became so possessed, in fact, that she cut off one of her own fingers. Jane played a recurring role through the series' first, second, fifth, sixth, and seventh seasons. Jane was last seen living happily with her new vampire suitor, as of the series' finale episode, "Thank You", in the series' seventh, and final, season.
Jane Bodehouse is a middle-aged woman who loves to drink.
Jane is drinking at the bar at Merlotte's, having cheap drinks. ("The First Taste")
Jane is again drinking at the bar at Merlotte's, trying to flirt with Eggs Benedict. Later that evening she is the first person we see who is caught under Maryann Forrester's spell. ("Keep This Party Going")
At the end of season 2, she was in Sookie's house, which had also been occupied by Maryann, and was under Maryann's influence. When Sookie was trying to sneak into her home unnoticed, she found Jane in the kitchen cutting off one of her fingers. ("Frenzy")
Jane is at Merlotte's telling people about how her finger was cut off. She doesn't remember the real version of it. Andy Bellefleur tells her she cut it off herself, and she laughs, claiming he is drunk.
Jane (like most of Bon Temps) was often a victim of Maryann Forrester's influence. She participated in many of Maryann's ritual orgies and drinking. Jane was arrested with many other Bon Temps citizens and spent a night in jail.
Jane was also one of Maryann's bridesmaids, helping her prepare for her "wedding". After Maryann's death, Jane like the rest of the townspeople, had no recollection of the events that occurred and was taken to the hospital to treat her hand injury. ("Beyond Here Lies Nothin'")
Jane is sitting at the bar at Merlotte's. She tells Andy Bellefleur she thinks they once slept with each other at some point. (Referring to Season 2)
Jane is caught by one of the Hep-V infected vampires. Later that night she is held in the basement of Fangtasia along with Arlene Bellefleur, Holly Cleary, Nicole Wright and Kevin Ellis. ("Jesus Gonna Be Here")
Jane is seated at Sookie's Thanksgiving dinner in 2014. The man seated next to her appears to be her boyfriend or husband. He has his arm around her and is drinking New Blood. So the series ends with Jane Bodehouse involved with a vampire. ("Thank You")
|Season one appearances|
|"Strange Love"||"The First Taste"||"Mine"||"Escape from Dragon House"|
|"Sparks Fly Out"||"Cold Ground"||"Burning House of Love"||"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 five appearances|
|"Turn! Turn! Turn!"||"Authority Always Wins"||"Whatever I Am, You Made Me"||"We’ll Meet Again"|
|"Let's Boot and Rally"||"Hopeless"||"In the Beginning"||"Somebody That I Used to Know"|
|"Everybody Wants to Rule the World"||"Gone, Gone, Gone"||"Finally"||"Save Yourself"|
|Season six appearances|
|"Who Are You, Really?"||"The Sun"||"You're No Good"||"At Last"|
|"F**k the Pain Away"||"Don't You Feel Me"||"In the Evening"||"Dead Meat"|
|Season seven appearances|
|"Jesus Gonna Be Here"||"I Found You"||"Fire in the Hole"||"Death is Not the End"|
|"Lost Cause"||"Karma"||"May be the Last Time"||"Almost home"|
|"Love is to Die"||"Thank You"|