"I do know that I'm meant to do somethin' important with my life and as soon as I find out what that is, I ain't gonna fuck it up."
Jason Stackhouse
"You'll Be the Death of Me"
Series True Blood
Season 1, Episode 12
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Air date November 23rd, 2008
Writers Raelle Tucker
Director Alan Ball
Producers Raelle Tucker; Alexander Woo; Nancy Oliver; Brian Buckner; Carol Dunn Trussell; Alan Ball; Bruce Dunn; Christina Jokanovich
Starring Anna Paquin; Stephen Moyer; Sam Trammell; Ryan Kwanten; Rutina Wesley; Chris Bauer; Nelsan Ellis; Jim Parrack; Adina Porter; Carrie Preston; Michael Raymond-James; William Sanderson; Alexander Skarsgård; Lynn Collins; Lizzy Caplan; Lois Smith
Episode guide
"To Love Is to Bury"
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"You'll be the Death of Me" is the twelfth episode of season one of the horror-themed vampire television series True Blood. It was directed by series creator Alan Ball and written by Raelle Tucker. It first aired on HBO on Sunday, November 23rd, 2008. In the season finale, Sookie Stackhouse finds the link to the string of murders in Bon Temps - and winds up directly in the killer's crosshairs. Bill Compton tempts fate... and his life in a desperate effort to save Sookie. Tara Thornton decides to make the most of her "second chance" with Maryann Forrester. Meanwhile, Sookie's brother Jason Stackhouse finds a new calling after an anti-vampire zealot named Orry visits him in jail. Sam Merlotte is bothered by an encounter with an old acquaintance, and Lafayette finds himself at the wrong place at the right time.

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  • This episode is rated TV-MA. It is suggested for mature viewers. It contains violence, nudity, adult language and sexual content.
  • Final episode of season one.
  • This episode wraps up the "Bon Temps Slayer" story-arc as well as sets the stage for three storylines that will be explored in season three; Jason's new calling as a religious anti-vampire zealot, Tara's growing relationship with the mysterious Maryann, and the dark future that awaits Lafayette.
  • Final appearance of René Marshall as a living person. However, he will make subsequent appearances in season four in flashbacks and dreams sequences.
  • The tombstone that Sookie falls upon belongs to Sophia Gibbons Bellefleur (1897-1972). Presumably this is the grandmother to either Andy Bellefleur or Terry Bellefleur.

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  • The title to this episode is taken from the song "You'll Be the Death of Me" by Johnny Winter, which is featured in this episode.

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  • Lafayette Reynolds: Well, I'm goin' to head on over to the bar. Make sure Terry's not PTSD'ing all over my clam chowder.
  • Tara Thornton: You know you're about as subtle as a flying brick. Maryann says if you want some thing, you don't wait for it to come to you. You demand it.
  • Terry Bellefleur: People disappear all the time, but they're never really gone. The good parts of them always stay put.
  • René Lenier: Ain't like you went and killed a bunch of 'innocent' women. They were fangbangers! If you hadn't done it, just a matter of time...
  • Sookie Stackhouse: Sam, you need to let people see the real you. 'Cause you're kind and brave. There's nothin there not to love.
  • Drew Marshall: I'm gonna rip your throat out and fuck your dead face.

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