|Air date||June 28th, 2009|
|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|
"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]
- True Blood was created by Alan Ball. It is based on the "Sookie Stackhouse" series of novels by author Charlaine Harris.
- Series based on "The Southern Vampire Mysteries" series of novels written by Charlaine Harris. This episode adapts material from the second book in the series, Living Dead in Dallas.
- This episode is rated TV-MA.
- "TB: Scratches" redirects to this page.
- This episode is included on disc one of the True Blood: The Complete Second Season DVD and Blu-ray collections.
- 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.
- This is the third episode of True Blood directed by Scott Winant. It is his first episode from season two of the series. He directs thirteen episodes of the show in total, and two episodes from season two. He previously directed "I Don't Wanna Know". His next episode is "I Will Rise Up".
- This is the third episode of True Blood written by Raelle Tucker, and her first episode from season two. She previously wrote "You'll Be the Death of Me". Her next episode is "Release Me".
- This is the first appearance of Doctor Ludwig. She appears next in "Cold Grey Light of Dawn".
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.
- Eric Northman makes reference to Longshadow in this episode. Longshadow is the former vampire bartender at Fangtasia. He was killed by Bill Compton after Longshadow attempted to kill Sookie Stackhouse.
- Arlene Fowler makes reference to America's Next Top Model in this episode. This is a challenge competition television series that began airing in 2003. It was created by Halloween: Resurrection actress Tyra Banks.
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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- Credited, but does not appear in this episode.
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