True Blood: Season 2 (2009)

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Season 2
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True Blood's second season is still mostly content with delivering pulpy escapism. but it's well acted, addictive, and packs a stronger and more focused punch than the first.

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Critic Ratings: 18

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User Ratings: 281

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Episodes

Air date: Jun 14, 2009

In the second-season premiere, the discovery of a body at Merlotte's has the citizens of Bon Temps worried about another murderer on the loose. Meanwhile, Sookie is irked by the presence of Bill's teen daughter Jessica, and his role in a death in the Stackhouse family, and Jason prays for a way to pay for a retreat with an antivampire group.

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Air date: Jun 21, 2009

Sookie goes a bit too far in her effort to help Jessica adjust to her new life; Maryann wields her influence at Merlotte's, much to Sam's dismay; Jason makes friends---and at least one foe---at the Light of Day leadership conference; Eric mulls the addition of another member to the ranks.

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Air date: Jun 28, 2009

A savage attack on Sookie by a strange creature catches Bill, Eric and the other vampires off guard; a shy Hoyt is drawn to Jessica on her first visit to Merlotte's; Sarah and Steve try to boost Jason's confidence in his calling; Sam considers a change of scenery; Tara is shocked by the revelry at Maryann's latest bacchanal.

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Air date: Jul 12, 2009

Bill, Sookie and Jessica fly to Dallas on a mission for Eric to find a missing vampire; Maryann corrals the locals for Tara's birthday party; Jason's new assignment at the Light of Day Institute inspires even more jealousy among his rivals; Lafayette receives an unlikely remedy for his injured leg; Sam finds a reason to delay his departure.

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Air date: Jul 19, 2009

Sookie tries to connect with a stranger in Dallas who shares her abilities, and also joins Bill and Eric for an important meeting convened to address Godric's disappearance. Meanwhile, Sarah rewards Jason's hard work at camp, and Maryann seeks to change Tara's moving plans.

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Air date: Jul 26, 2009

Sookie and Hugo, Isabel's human beau, set off on a risky mission to find the missing Godric; Bill encounters a face from his past in Dallas; Hoyt is still smitten with Jessica; Andy has questions for Lafayette about his recent disappearance; Jason faces a new series of tests at the Light of Day camp; Tara and Eggs take a road trip.

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Air date: Aug 2, 2009

Sookie desperately tries to contact Bill when her mission with Hugo hits a snag; Jason fears for his safety after running afoul of the Fellowship of the Sun's doctrine; Sam's contentious relationship with Maryann develops a new threat.

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Air date: Aug 9, 2009

Sookie's predicament changes with Eric's arrival; a shocking discovery at Merlotte's spells trouble for Sam; Jessica and Hoyt's courtship continues; Jason tries to put his checkered past behind him.

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Air date: Aug 16, 2009

Hoyt sticks up for Jessica and their unusual relationship; Lafayette and Lettie Mae try to figure out a way to end Maryann's influence on Tara; Nan Flanagan reacts to the events in Dallas, but the local vampires are surprised by Godric's decision.

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Air date: Aug 23, 2009

The return to a chaotic Bon Temps presents a series of challenges as Bill tries to get a handle on Maryann's powers, Sookie attempts to get through to Tara, and Jason sets his sights on helping Sam out of trouble.

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Just as things seem to have settled down for perky telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse and her vampire soulmate Bill Compton, some deadly new twists threaten to ratchet up the saga in Season Two of HBO's hit vampire series.

Cast

Anna Paquin
as Sookie Stackhouse
Stephen Moyer
as Bill Compton
Sam Trammell
as Sam Merlotte
Ryan Kwanten
as Jason Stackhouse
Rutina Wesley
as Tara Thornton
Chris Bauer
as Andy Bellefleur
Nelsan Ellis
as Lafayette Reynolds
Jim Parrack
as Hoyt Fortenberry
Carrie Preston
as Arlene Fowler
William Sanderson
as Bud Dearborne
Michelle Forbes
as Maryann Forrester
Michael McMillian
as Rev. Steve Newlin
Anna Camp
as Sarah Newlin
Mehcad Brooks
as Eggs 'Benedict' Talley
Todd Lowe
as Terry Bellefleur
John Billingsley
as Mike Spencer
Patricia Bethune
as Jane Bodehouse
Adina Porter
as Lettie Mae
Dale Raoul
as Maxine Fortenberry
Jessica Tuck
as Nan Flanagan
Aisha Hinds
as Miss Jeanette
Cheryl White
as Mrs. Hamby
George Gerdes
as Sid Matt Lancaster
Ben Lemon
as Mr. Hamby
Marcia de Rousse
as Dr. Ludwig
Betsy Rue
as Shawnelle
Ailsa Marshall
as Desk Clerk
Sarah Scott
as Frances
Christopher Shand
as Boy S.O.T.S.
Alice Ensor
as Customer #1
Leslie Stevens
as Saleswoman
Missy Doty
as Vonetta
Duane Shepard Sr.
as Customer #2
Price Carson
as Mean Looking Frenzier
Ryan Novak
as Dancer #2
Sharon Tay
as News Anchor
Valorie Hubbard
as Random Frenzier
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Critic Reviews for True Blood Season 2

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (13)

Silly, gross, soapy, mysterious, intriguing, exotic, erotic True Blood is fun. Even more fun this season.

Jun 22, 2018 | Full Review…
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As good as Paquin and company play it, this is another quality pay-cable show that does have a secret handshake. Or bite.

Jun 14, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"True Blood" is truly terrific.

Jun 14, 2009 | Full Review…

Ball has brushed up on his Buffy reruns, opening up the show's universe to far more devilish creatures and ideas, and it seems the further he steps away from the vamps, the closer he gets to the beating heart of the human.

Jun 14, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Addictively watchable, not so much a guilty pleasure as a binge food. Cable catnip, in other words.

Jun 14, 2009 | Full Review…

I'm happy to report that this season, there's More Blood! More Torture! More Killing! and More Intrigue! than last season.

Jun 14, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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.

Jun 14, 2009 | Full Review…

"True Blood" is a little less cartoonish and over-the-top than it sometimes seems. Or maybe we're too overwhelmed or distracted or disenchanted to recognize the true nature of this cartoonish, over-the-top, morally mixed-up world we're living in.

Jun 14, 2009 | Full Review…

Search me, but True Blood brings style, brio and some fiendish frissons to the old blood-sucker clichés.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…

The Season Two premiere, though, and previews of the season to come provide hope that Ball has found his stride and that, hopefully, it can stand on its own and not as part of the latest vampire cultural craze.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

True Blood will never be confused with the high-quality projects HBO has staked its reputation and brand on, but it can be an entertaining pop/pulp thriller with a fair amount of comedy sprinkled in.

Jun 14, 2009 | Full Review…

Sly and beguiling, it offers up desperate souls and sweaty bodies, hungry vampires and fearful humans.

Jun 14, 2009 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for True Blood: Season 2

  • Apr 05, 2015
    Season two took place mainly in the vicinity of a vampire hate group called the fellowship of the sun, Sookie and Bill are tasked to find a kidnapped vampire. At the same time, Bon Temps is threatened by a mysterious woman who made the folks become sex crazed. Season Two expanded the series by establishing some comedic elements and characters. Overall much stronger than first season and was able to have a better focus on the plot.
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  • Mar 30, 2019
    Any "subtext" is still on the nose, but it's always interesting.
  • Feb 11, 2019
    A seven season supernatural ride in the American landscape, delivered by an awesome cast & crew!! Truly imaginative storyline that takes the Vampire franchise in a new direction- a must see for fans of the genre!!
  • Nov 03, 2016
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  • Jul 08, 2016
    You may grow tired of Sookie and Bill, but it doesn't matter as the other characters really pick up and the main and side-stories are just as, if not more exciting.
  • Jan 28, 2015
    Was there an actual story somewhere in this higher paid porn production? I think not.
  • Nov 12, 2014
    The religious aspect takes True Blood's metaphors to a whole new blood type, leaving the silliness overshadowed.
  • Jul 27, 2014
    With even more well acted fun, True Blood's second season is the show at it's best.
  • Jun 29, 2014
    Bill: "I will do anything for Sookie". This season is more crazy and more weird but in a good way. The cast all do fine jobs and the main villain was sexy and so enjoyable to watch.
  • Jun 17, 2014
    for 2009: the 2nd season of the hit TV series raises the stakes in a manner of speaking Alan Ball creates an even bigger and more deadly world with not just vampires but also maenads, komodo dragons and religion after the terrifying Season 1 finale a new evil is residing in Bon Temps and taking the hearts of its victims the writers also insert a religious confrontation for the vampire population to contend with called Fellowship of the Sun the members you could say establish a certain kind of training ground and stocking on weapons to eradicate them however possible new supporting characters join the ranks such as Eric, Pam, Godric, Jessica, Marella and even royalty like the Vampire Queen the romance between Sookie and Bill is also tested like never before as Sookie contemplates to either stay human or live forever to keep her from losing Bill Sam also has a dark secret that changes everything even to encountering someone just like him but also drawing death to everyone the writing is better, the characters are fleshing out even more, the gore factor rises, the steaminess intensifies, and the creators keep bringing fresh ideas to the table want a reason to watch TV? True Blood is that reason ;)

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