"Hard-Hearted Hannah"
Series True Blood
Season 2, Episode 6
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Air date July 26th, 2009
Writers Brian Buckner
Director Michael Lehmann
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; Chris Bauer; Mehcad Brooks; Anna Camp; Nelsan Ellis; Michelle Forbes; Mariana Klaveno; Todd Lowe; Michael McMillian; Jim Parrack; Carrie Preston; William Sanderson; Alexander Skarsgard; Deborah Ann Woll
Episode guide
"Never Let Me Go"
"Release Me"

"Hard-Hearted Hannah" is the sixth episode of season two of the supernatural drama series True Blood and the nineteenth episode of the series overall. It was directed by Michael Lehmann with a script written by Brian Buckner. It first aired on HBO on Sunday, July 26th, 2009 at 9:00 pm.

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Cast[edit | edit source]

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Crew[edit | edit source]

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This episode is rated TV-MA.
  • Actor William Sanderson is credited in this episode, but does not make an appearance.
  • The character of Daphne Landry is identified only as Daphne in the end-title credits.
  • The character of Pam De Beaufort is identified only as Pam in the end-title credits.
  • The character of Luke McDonald is identified only as Luke in the end-title credits.
  • The character of Isabel Beaumont is identified only as Isabel in the end-title credits.
  • The character of Bonita Lou Morris is identified only as Bonita Lou in the end-title credits.

Allusions[edit | edit source]

  • The title of this episode is taken from the 1924 song "Hard Hearted Hannah (The Vamp of Savannah)", which tells the tale of a woman who gets her thrills by making men suffer. This could be an allusion to Lorena Krasiki, who is Bill Compton's maker, and has known to torment at length over the years.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • Eric Northman: I was beginning to think you weren't going to accept my invitation, Lorena.
  • Lorena Krasiki: For a vampire, you're a terrible liar.


  • Sam Merlotte: Jesus. Where were you?
  • Daphne Landry: In the woods. Running. And then whatever it was, it was on me. It slashed me. And then I was sick, real sick, for weeks. The doctors couldn't figure it out. What it was. They told me I was lucky to be alive and I should count my blessings. And I still do, every single day of my life.


  • Daphne Landry: The way I look at it, if you're gonna take the danger out of getting to know someone, you might as well not bother with 'em at all. You got to share this life with people. It's what we were put on this big ol' round ball to do. And people, they need to know you. You're just too damned special for 'em not to.


  • Maryann Forrester: Tara. You may not know this about me, but without a hot shower in the morning, I have no tolerance for sarcasm.


  • Luke McDonald: Well, if it's what I read about on the internet, meeting the sun is when you take a vampire and you chain him on the cross before dawn. And when the sun comes up, the congregation gets to watch from the bleachers as the vampire ignites and is sent to his fiery grave once and for all.
  • Jason Stackhouse: Jesus Christ!
  • Steve Newlin: Well, yes, him, but the sun too. Good work, boys.


  • Maxine Fortenberry: Maybe it's for the best. Lately if you're too good a waitress around here, someone's gonna come along and kill you.


  • Terry Bellefleur: What the hell, Andy? Back when we were kids playing cops and robbers in Me-maw and Pa-po's backyard, you always used to make your arrests with dignity. This ain't the kind of cop you set out to be. And by the way, everybody know that you ain't even a cop anymore. Get the hell out of here.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Credited, but does not appear in this episode.
  2. TV Rage.com; True Blood, "Hard-Hearted Hannah"; Episode Info.

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