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True Blood: I Will Rise Up

A wounded Eric plays Sookie for a sucker, to Bill’s 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.

Source: HBO

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x9
Production Number: 209
Airdate: Sunday August 16th, 2009

Director: Scott Winant
Writer: Nancy Oliver

Alternate Airdates:

Poland Jan 23, 2010
UK (FOX) Apr 23, 2010

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (23 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Adina PorterAdina Porter
As Lettie Mae Thornton

Guest Stars
Allan HydeAllan Hyde
As Godric
Patricia BethunePatricia Bethune
As Jane Bodehouse
John BillingsleyJohn Billingsley
As Mike Spencer
Valerie CruzValerie Cruz
As Isabel
Wes BrownWes Brown
As Luke
Jessica TuckJessica Tuck
As Nan Flanagan
Dale RaoulDale Raoul
As Maxine Fortenberry
Kelly FrazierKelly Frazier
As Female Prisoner

Co-Guest Stars
Price CarsonPrice Carson
As Mean Looking Frenzier
Valorie HubbardValorie Hubbard
As Random Frenzier
Christopher ShandChristopher Shand
As Boy Soldier of the Sun
Alice EnsorAlice Ensor
As Customer #1
Duane R. Shepard, Sr.Duane R. Shepard, Sr.
As Customer #2 (as Duane Shepard Sr)
Main Cast
Michael McMillian
As Steve Newlin
Michelle Forbes
As Maryann Forrester
Anna Camp
As Sarah Newlin
Mehcad Brooks
As "Eggs" Benedict Talley
Mariana Klaveno
As Lorena Krasiki
Deborah Ann Woll
As Jessica Hamby
Todd Lowe
As Terry Bellefleur
Carrie Preston
As Arlene Fowler
Chris Bauer
As Andy Bellefleur
William Sanderson
As Bud Dearborne
Nelsan Ellis
As Lafayette Reynolds
Rutina Wesley
As Tara Thornton
Jim Parrack
As Hoyt Fortenberry
Stephen Moyer
As Bill Compton
Alexander Skarsgård
As Eric Northman
Sam Trammell
As Sam Merlotte
Ryan Kwanten
As Jason Stackhouse
Anna Paquin
As Sookie Stackhouse


Luke has blown himself and the nest up in the name of the Church of the Light. Bill runs in after having told Lorena she is dead to him. Eric had shielded Sookie and told him to get the humans. Bill runs out after the rest of the people that were there with Luke. He feeds on one of them after he tells him that he didn't think he really would do it. Bill tells him that it is too late. Godric and Isabel go in to see what happened and check the damage. Sookie pushes Eric off of her and says he weighs a ton. She calls for Jason and realizes that he is okay. Eric tells her that he is dying and there is silver in it. He tells her to suck it out because he is "dying". Bill tells the man he fed on that he should tell his Reverend that sends children to fight his battles that the vampires had compassion when he had none and the guy runs off. Back in the nest, Godric asks who is dead and Isabel tells him that Stan, Paulo, Katherine, and two human companions are dead. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
13th Floor ElevatorsYou're Gonna Miss Me 
Los InfernosLucky Few 
Lyle LovettI Will Rise Up 
Marty RobbinsDevil Woman 
The Zac Brown BandWhiskey's Gone 
Zombie Ghost TrainDeadcat Rumble 

Warning: True Blood season 2 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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