Series True Blood
Season 2, Episode 3
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Air date June 28th, 2009
Writers Raelle Tucker
Director Scott Winant
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
"Keep This Party Going"
"Shake and Fingerpop"

"Scratches" is the third episode of season two of the supernatural drama series True Blood and the sixteenth episode of the series overall. It was directed by Scott Winant with a script written by Raelle Tucker. It first aired on HBO on Sunday, June 28th, 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]

  • This episode is rated TV-MA.
  • Actor William Sanderson is credited in this episode, but does not make an appearance.
  • Actor Stephen Root receives an "And" credit at the end of the episode.
  • Daphne Landry is identified only as Daphne in the end-title credits to this episode.
  • Luke McDonald is identified only as Luke in the end-title credits to this episode.
  • Eddie Gauthier is identified only as Eddie in the end-title credits to this episode.

Allusions[edit | edit source]

  • The title of this episode is taken from the song "Scratches" by Debbie Davis. It is heard during the end-title sequence of this episode.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • Bill Compton: I don't want to move her.
  • Eric Northman: Of course not. I'll make sure she's taken care of.
  • Bill Compton: I'm not leaving her.
  • Eric Northman: Longshadow kept a coffin in back. He liked to feed before resting so it might be a bit messy. But you're welcome to it. (turns and starts walking away)
  • Bill Compton: I want to thank you for your hospitality...and for saving Sookie's life.
  • Eric Northman: I'm sure there's a way she can repay me.


  • Hoyt Fortenberry: You should try the chicken fried steak. It's like a chicken and a steak got together and made a baby. A delicious, crispy baby.


  • Jason Stackhouse: Dear God: You gotta help me out cuz I don't know what's right or wrong no more. Maybe I never did. Just... God please, please give me another sign. Cuz I'm lost. I'm so fucking lost.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Credited, but does not appear in this episode.

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