True Blood: Season 2

True Blood: Season 2

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HBO's drama about vampires, sex, and the Deep South starring Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, created by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under) and based on the novels by Charlaine Harris.

2009USA
FantasyHorror

Episodes

EPISODE 2.1

Nothing But the Blood

A shocking murder outside Merlotte's has Bon Temps reeling. Meanwhile,... More Sookie's relationship with Bill is tested when she learns about 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. Two adversaries find themselves sharing a mysterious dungeon and, possibly, the same fate.

EPISODE 2.2

Keep This Party Going

Sookie is forced to babysits Jessica, as well as the... More romantic inconveniences the teen vampire's presence creates. At the Light of Day leadership conference, Jason makes an impression on its ambitious leaders, Steve and Sarah Newlin. While one of his fellow campers, Amanda Jane with her band, the God Rockets, livens the spirits at camp with their hit single, Jesus Asked Me Out Today. Maryann casts her spell on Merlotte's patrons.

EPISODE 2.3

Scratches

Bill and Eric team up to save Sookie from a... More mysterious creature. Jason has second thoughts about the Light of Day retreat anti-vampire agenda, but Sarah and Steve counter his doubts with flattery and promises. Sam leaves town after alienating everyone. Jessica heads over to Merlotte's, where a smitten Hoyt falls for her. Tara is attracted to Eggs but is rudely interrupted by a fog.

EPISODE 2.4

Shake and Fingerpop

Bill and Sookie travel to Dallas to carry out Eric's... More mission; Jason falls victim to a practical joke; Maryann throws a birthday party for Tara.

EPISODE 2.5

Never Let Me Go

While in Dallas, Sookie connects with one of her own;... More Jason is rewarded for his hard work at the Light of Day boot camp; Eric shares a secret about his past with Bill. Lafayette is given his job back.

EPISODE 2.6

Hard-Hearted Hannah

Sookie embarks on a dangerous mission to locate Godric. Bill... More is shocked when a vampire from his past resurfaces in Dallas and keeps him hostage. Jason makes some difficult decisions. Andy interrogates Lafayette about his disappearance, Terry intervenes.

EPISODE 2.7

Release Me

Drunken Andy helps Sam escape from Maryann's clasp. Sookie uncovers... More the traitor. Sam confront Daphne to discover Maryann is a Maenad. Jason gets caught fleeing the L.O.D. church by Sarah. Eric overhears Barry's message to Bill and goes to Sookie's aid.

EPISODE 2.8

Timebomb

Sookie's captivity takes an unexpected turn; Sam makes a gruesome... More discovery at Merlotte's; Tara and Eggs eat a mysterious meal prepared by Maryann; Jason pays off his debt to Eric.

EPISODE 2.9

I Will Rise Up

A wounded Eric plays Sookie for a sucker, to Bill’s... More dismay, and ends up getting inside her head. Later, Sookie and Jason bond over their recent adventures. Blaming Eggs for Tara’s bruises and bizarre behavior, Lafayette and Lettie Mae try to figure out a way to pry their kin from Maryann’s clutches. Hoyt defends his relationship with Jessica to Maxine, to no avail. Jailed by Bud along with a group of Bon Temps revelers, Sam looks for a way to escape and avoid capture by an increasingly obsessed Maryann. In Dallas, Eric and the vampires defend their recent actions to Nan Flanagan and are shocked when Godric decides to take the fall for their PR disaster.

EPISODE 2.10

New World in My View

Sookie, Bill and Jason return to a Bon Temps turned... More upside down by Maryann. Lured to Merlotte’s by Arlene, Sam and Andy find cold comfort in their refuge from a group of bloodthirsty revelers. Bill discovers that traditional vampire techniques don’t work on Maryann; Hoyt and Jessica try to keep a lid on Maxine’s madness; and Sookie tries to push through the darkness consuming Tara. With all hell breaking loose, Jason takes the bull by the horns to rescue Sam, at least for the moment.

EPISODE 2.11

Frenzy

With the crisis in Bon Temps careening out of control,... More Bill seeks out the advice of Sophie-Anne, the Vampire Queen of Louisiana, but must exercise patience before she gives him critical information. Meanwhile, Sookie and Lafayette find that protecting Tara from herself is more difficult than they anticipated; a desperate Sam turns to an unlikely source for assistance; and Jessica tests Hoyt’s allegiance to Maxine.

EPISODE 2.12

Beyond Here Lies Nothin'

Bon Temps reaches a fever pitch as Maryann prepares for... More her ultimate bestial sacrifice, conscripting Sookie to be Maid of Honor at the bloody nuptials. Meanwhile, Sophie-Anne warns Eric to keep the lid on Bill's inquisitiveness; Jason leads Andy into the heroic abyss; and Hoyt struggles with Maxine's endless stream of insults. Deliberating on what may be his final move to save Sookie and the town, Sam places his trust, and his life, in a most unlikely ally

True Blood: Season 2 | Reviews

89%18 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Salon

Salon

A little less cartoonish and over-the-top than it sometimes seems.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Ball has brushed up on his Buffy reruns, opening up the show's universe to far more devilish creatures and ideas...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

The series' greatest strength is the vampire quality of accepting fate and reveling in it.

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Vulture

Vulture

Addictively watchable, not so much a guilty pleasure as a binge food.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

I'd have an easier time taking True Blood less seriously if it could make up its mind as to how seriously it wants to be taken.

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True Blood: Season 2 | Release Details

True Blood: Season 2 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Neon.