"Release Me"
Series True Blood
Season 2, Episode 7
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Air date August 2nd, 2009
Writers Raelle Tucker
Director Michael Ruscio
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
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"Release Me" is the seventh episode of season two of the supernatural drama series True Blood and the twentieth episode of the series overall. It was directed by Michael Ruscio with a script written by Raelle Tucker. It first aired on HBO on Sunday, August 2nd, 2009 at 9:00 pm.

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Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This episode is rated TV-MA.
  • All eighteen regular cast members on the series appear in this episode.
  • Daphne Landry is identified only as Daphne in the end-title sequence of this episode.
  • Isabel Beaumont is identified only as Isabel in the end-title sequence of this episode.
  • Stan Baker is identified only as Stan in the end-title sequence of this episode.
  • Barry Horowitz is identified only as Barry in the end-title sequence of this episode.
  • This is the first and only appearance of Frances.

Allusions[edit | edit source]

  • The title of this episode is taken from the song "Release Me" by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn. It is played during the end-title sequence of this episode. The title also relates to Bill Compton's request to Lorena Krasiki to "release him" from the vampire bond that is shared between maker and progeny.
  • The book that Bill Compton is reading in the 1935 flashback is Gods & Monsters of Ancient Greece.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • Bill Compton: You have lost your humanity and you have stolen mine.



  • Arlene Fowler: Thank Jesus Christ, Santa Clause, and Hare Krishna.



  • Lorena Krasiki: It's true. You're in love with a human. That's so tragic, it's funny.


  • Eric Northman: Tell me, what is that you find so fulfilling about human companionship?
  • Isabel Beaumont: They feel much more strongly than we do. Everything is urgent, exciting. Maybe because their lives are so temporary.
  • Eric Northman: Yes, they certainly don't keep well. Do you have the prospect of him growing old, sickly, crippled somewhat repulsive?
  • Isabel Beaumont: No, I find it curious, like a science project.


  • Sarah Newlin: Jason, I thought I loved Steve, but I never even knew what love was until you just showed me.
  • Jason Stackhouse: Wow, that's uh... intense.



  • Eric Northman: If Godric is gone, nothing will bring back what I have lost.


  • Hoyt Fortenberry: I got these from the gift store downstairs. They're blood scented. To me they just smell like soup.



  • Tara Thornton: Are you telling me you date raped Terry Bellefleur? How's that even possible?

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