"Jessica was brought to me as a condition of my punishment. I had to create a vampire as reparation for the one I destroyed to save you."
Bill Compton
"Nothing But the Blood"
Series True Blood
Season 2, Episode 1
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Air date June 14th, 2009
Writers Alexander Woo
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; Chris Bauer; Mehcad Brooks; Anna Camp; Nelsan Ellis; Michelle Forbes; Todd Lowe; Michael McMillian; Jim Parrack; Carrie Preston; William Sanderson; Alexander Skarsgård; Deborah Ann Woll
Episode guide
"You'll Be the Death of Me"
"Keep This Party Going"

"Nothing But the Blood" is the premiere episode of season 2 of the HBO television series True Blood and the thirteenth episode of the series overall. It was directed by Daniel Minahan and written by series producer Alexander Woo. It first aired on Sunday evening on June 14th, 2009. A shocking murder outside Merlotte's has Bon Temps reeling. Meanwhile, Sookie's relationship with Bill is tested when she learns of his siring of Jessica, and of his involvement in her uncle's death. Sam recalls a shape-shifting encounter he had with Maryann as a 17-year-old. Jason gets a sudden windfall that allows him to pay for a leadership retreat with the Fellowship of the Sun.

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  • This is the second episode of the series directed by Daniel Minahan. He previously directed season one's "Sparks Fly Out". His next episode if "Frenzy".
  • Actress Adina Porter is given a "Special Guest Star" credit in this episode.
  • Behind-the-scenes appearance of Portia Bellefleur, Andy's sister. She is seen in the beginning of the episode, shadowed-out behind the wheel of a car. Portia will make her first actual appearance in the season 4 premiere, "She's Not There".
  • Archive footage of Amy Burley appears in flashback sequences.
  • Miss Jeanette's real name is revealed as Nancy LeGuare in this episode.

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