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Burning House of Love 

After spending the night with Bill, Sookie is convinced that she has found the man of her dreams as the person who took her virginity. But Sookie's fellow workers and the customers at the ... See full summary »



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After spending the night with Bill, Sookie is convinced that she has found the man of her dreams as the person who took her virginity. But Sookie's fellow workers and the customers at the bar don't quite agree as rumors spread of her relationship with a vampire. Sookie's painful childhood revelation about her Uncle Bartlett spurs Bill into action. Meanwhile, Tara's alcoholic mother, Lettie Mae, is convinced that she needs an exorcism and when Tara refuses to pay, she tries to get a loan from the bank. Jason is desperate to get more vampire blood and visits Fangtasia where he meets a young woman, named Amy, who introduces himself to something altogether different. Sam Merlotte is seen by Andy and a few others running across the bayou... naked. The patrons at the bar are not too pleased when a group of Bill's one-time vampire friends, Malcolm, Liam, and Diane, show up. When they mention that they've bought a house locally, three of the redneck good old boys decide to do something about ... Written by garykmcd

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19 October 2008 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When Amy tells Jason "Nothing is real - everything is permitted.", she quotes Friedrich Nietzsche ('Thus Spoke Zarathustra'). A different translation of the same quote ("Nothing is true, everything is permitted.") is used as the eponymous creed in the video game franchise 'Assassin's Creed'. See more »


When Sookie is talking to Sam and Arlene about the three rednecks going to kill the vampires, the amount of beer in the two mugs on the counter changes back and forth between shots. See more »


Sookie Stackhouse: [describing her vampire experience] It felt like- It-it felt like every single care or worry or saddness I ever had was just flowin' out of me into him. And, yeah it hurt at first. But then when I relaxed, didn't hurt at all.
Lafayette Reynolds: [chagrined] I was always too scared to let 'em bite me. I don't know, Sook, I just think that when there's blood involved, a line been crossed.
Sookie Stackhouse: Oh, I definitely crossed a line but glad I did.
Lafayette Reynolds: Well you go ahead on, hooker with your badass. Good for you. It ain't possible to ...
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Referenced in House M.D.: The Tyrant (2009) See more »


Burning House of Love
Written by Exene Cervenka
Performed by The Knitters
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Things heat up
21 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the best episode yet.

Sookie and Bill's relationship heats up to the point where you think there is some magic there, but he acts strangely at a later point in the show. What is he up to? I think I can guess, and I bet I know who the 4th body is.

Jason is definitely getting himself into trouble. Maybe he needs to watch Blue Sunshine to see where this is all going to lead for him. In the meantime, he has hooked up with one hot hippie.

Tara is forced to face the face that her mom isn't the only one with problems. Another fine performance by Rutina Wesley, who, after Sookie, is the best actor on this show.

Everything is getting hotter and this show just keeps you glued to the set.

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