- "Oh, I'm not leavin'. You are going to invite me in, so I can protect you or have passionate, primal sex with you. How about both? So, are you going to invite me in?"
- ―Eric Northman
Season 3, Episode 2
|Airdate||June 20th, 2010|
|Producer||Alan Ball; Brian Buckner; Bruce Dunn; Gregg Fienberg; Christina Jokanovich; Mark McNair; Nancy Oliver; Luis Patiño; Raelle Tucker; Alexander Woo|
|Starring||Anna Paquin; Stephen Moyer; Sam Trammell; Ryan Kwanten; Rutina Wesley; Chris Bauer; Kristin Bauer van Straten; Nelsan Ellis; Todd Lowe; Jim Parrack; Carrie Preston; Alexander Skarsgård; Deborah Ann Woll|
|Next||"It Hurts Me Too"|
"Beautifully Broken" is the second episode of season three of the supernatural horror series True Blood and the twenty-sixth episode of the series overall. It was directed by Scott Winant and written by Raelle Tucker. It first aired on HBO on Sunday, June 20th, 2010.
In this episode, Bill Compton fends off an attack by a group of werewolves, only to encounter Russell Edgington - the vampire King of Mississippi. Russell invites Bill to his home and simply will not take "no" for an answer. Sookie Stackhouse is forced to entreat the aid of Eric Northman in order to find Bill and learns about the existence of werewolves. Sam Merlotte has a surprising and uncomfortable family reunion with his birth parents and Lafayette tries to keep his tortured cousin Tara from continued efforts to take her own life.
Principal Cast Edit
Guest Stars Edit
|Adina Porter||Lettie Mae Thornton|
|Alfre Woodard||Ruby Jean Reynolds|
|Grant Bowler||Cooter Johnson|
|Tanya Wright||Deputy Kenya Jones|
|James Frain||Franklin Mott|
|Theo Alexander||Talbot Angelis|
|J. Smith-Cameron||Melinda Mickens|
|Cooper Huckabee||Joe Lee Mickens|
|Gregory Sporleder||Calvin Norris|
|James Royce Edwards||Sergeant Kinney|
|Andy Mackenzie||Creepy biker|
|Tess Alexandra Parker||Rosie|
|John Rezig||Deputy Kevin Ellis|
|Anne Mannal||Female reporter|
|Ted Nichelson||Vampire harpist|
|Ethan Stone||Vampire server|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- This episode aired on the same evening as the pilot episode of ABC's The Gates; a show that also deals with the subject of vampires and werewolves, but with a lot less profanity and scattered ass.
- Beautifully Broken was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series.
- Denis O'Hare, Mariana Klaveno and Lindsay Pulsipher are added to the opening credit lineup for the season beginning with this episode.
- First appearance of Crystal Norris.
- First appearance of Calvin Norris.
- This episode establishes that Sam Merlotte is thirty-four years-old.
- This is the first appearance of Edgington Manor.
- The title for this episode is taken from the song "Beautifully Broken" by Gov't Mule, and is featured in this episode.
- Godric: A vampire is never at the mercy of his emotions. He dominates them.
- Sookie Stackhouse: He's... everything to me. (Begins crying.)
- Eric Northman: Please don't do that. It makes me feel... disturbingly human.
- Terry Bellefleur: Uh, I've always liked you, and I'd miss you if you got killed. Just so you know.
- Jason Stackhouse: There's werewolves?
- Sookie Stackhouse: Yes.
- Jason Stackhouse: Shit. Bigfoot, is he real too?
- Sookie Stackhouse: I dunno, I guess it's possible.
- Jason Stackhouse: Santa?
- Sookie Stackhouse: Jason, focus.
Home Video Edit
See also Edit
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