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"Well, when this thing blows over you can go out and not get laid all you want to. But for now, you gotta be the Jason Stackhouse everybody knows. So conscience off, dick on. And everything's gonna be alright."
Andy Bellefleur
"Bad Blood"
Series True Blood
Season 3, Episode 1
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Air date June 13th, 2010
Writers Brian Buckner
Director Daniel Minahan
Producers Bruce Dunn; Mark McNair; Raelle Tucker; Alexander Woo; Nancy Oliver; Brian Buckner; Alan Ball; Gregg Fienberg; Christina Jokanovich; Luis M. Patiño
Starring Anna Paquin; Stephen Moyer; Sam Trammell; Ryan Kwanten; Rutina Wesley; Marshall Allman; Chris Bauer; Kristin Bauer van Straten; Nelsan Ellis; Todd Lowe; Jim Parrack; Carrie Preston; William Sanderson; Alexander Skarsgård; Deborah Ann Woll
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"Bad Blood" is the first episode of season three of the vampire television series True Blood and the twnety-fifth episode of the series overall. It was directed by Daniel Minahan and written by Brian Buckner. The episode first aired on HBO on Sunday, June 13th, 2010. In this episode, Jason Stackhouse is haunted over having to kill Eggs Talley. Andy Bellefleur helps him to maintain a cover-up, encouraging him to continue living the life the way he is used to - which means having lots of indiscriminate sex. Sookie Stackhouse suffers her own sense of loss as her husband-to-be, Bill Compton, has mysteriously vanished. Pam De Beaufort continues to have Lafayette Reynolds move V, but Lafayette doesn't care for Pam's business sense. At the Compton residence, Jessica Hamby struggle to find an effective means of disposing of a dead body. Meanwhile, Sam Merlotte tries to reconnect with his past by finding his long-lost brother, Tommy Mickens.



Principal Cast

Guest Starring



Notes & Trivia

  • This episode is rated TV-MA.
  • The original title to this episode was "Pack of Wolves".
  • Actress Evan Rachel Wood is given a "Special Guest Star" credit in this episode.
  • Actress Adina Porter is given a "Special Guest Star" credit in this episode.
  • This is the second appearance of the Magister. He appeared last in the season one episode "I Don't Wanna Know".
  • This episode reveals that vampires have the ability to mentally summon their progeny.

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2010s; Andy Bellefleur; Arkansas; Arlene Fowler; Bill Compton; Bud Dearborne; Compton residence; Cooter Johnson; Deputy; Dreams; Eggs Talley; Eric Northman; Fangtasia; Glamour; Hoyt Fortenberry; Hypnosis; Jason Stackhouse; Jessica Hamby; Kenya Jones; Lafayette Reynolds; Lettie Mae Thornton; Louisiana; Maenads; Maison de Paris; Male rear nudity; Maryann Forrester; Merlotte's Bar and Grill; Mississippi; Operation Werewolf; Pam De Beaufort; Profanity; Renard Parish; Rene Lenier; Reverend; Reverend Daniels; Sam Merlotte; Shape-shifters; Sheriff; Sookie Stackhouse; Sophie-Anne Leclerq; Stackhouse residence; Tara Thornton; Terry Bellefleur; Tommy Mickens; Tru-Blood; Vampires; V-juice; Weres; Werewolves; Wolves

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