"Never Let Me Go"
Series True Blood
Season 2, Episode 5
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Air date July 19th, 2009
Writers Nancy Oliver
Director John Dahl
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
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"Never Let Me Go" is the fifth episode of season two of the supernatural drama series True Blood and the eighteenth episode of the series overall. It was directed by John Dahl with a script written by Nancy Oliver. It first aired on HBO on Sunday, July 19th, 2009 at 9:00 pm.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Cast[edit | edit source]

Principal Cast[edit | edit source]

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Crew[edit | edit source]

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

Episode notes[edit | edit source]

  • This episode is rated TV-MA.
  • Actor Chris Bauer is credited in this episode, but does not make an appearance.
  • Actor William Sanderson is credited in this episode, but does not make an appearance.

Story notes[edit | edit source]

  • The origin of Eric Northman is revealed in this episode. He was the son of a Viking chieftain in Sweden and was made a vampire by Godric in 930 AD.

Setting[edit | edit source]

  • A flashback scene in this episode takes place 1,000 years ago in the Scandinavian province of Sweden.

Allusions[edit | edit source]

  • The title of this episode is taken from the song "Never Let Me Go" by Katie Webster. The song plays during the closing credits of this episode.

Explicit content[edit | edit source]

  • Female rear nudity: Daphne Landry takes her clothes off revealing her buttocks.
  • Profanity: There is strong language used throughout this episode by most of the main characters.
  • Smoking: Arlene Fowler is seen smoking a cigarette in this episode. This is one of the few episodes of the series where Arlene is shown smoking.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • Sookie Stackhouse: If all I do in Dallas is shut up and take orders then I might as well be slingin' beers at Merlotte's. You're the one who told me I was more than a waitress.


  • Sam Merlotte: Where the fuck have you been? Couldn't pick up a damn phone?
  • Lafayette Reynolds: Sorry.
  • Sam Merlotte: Well "sorry"'s not good enough. Not only did you leave us high and dry, but there's people here who give a shit about you. We didn't know if you were alive or dead. You know, ordinarily right about now you'd be telling me to fuck off in some colorful and creative way. You wanna talk? Do some talking.
  • Lafayette Reynolds: Sam, all I wanna know is, can I have my job back?
  • Sam Merlotte: I ought to tell you to fuck off. All that pressure in the kitchen just about put Terry back in the V.A. hospital. Yeah... of course you can have your job back. Place ain't the same without you.
  • Lafayette Reynolds: Thank you, Sam.



  • Jessica Hamby: You are going to be so sorry when I get an eating disorder!

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Credited, but does not appear in this episode.
  2. Credited, but does not appear in this episode.
  3. TV Rage.com; True Blood, "Never Let Me Go"; Episode Info.

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