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Beautifully Broken 

Russell Edgington, the Vampire King of Mississippi, concocts a plan to consolidate his power; Eric remembers his past; Sam tests the strength of his family bonds; Tara finds an ally in shady vampire Franklin Mott.



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Bill comes face to face with his kidnappers and the vampire King of Mississippi, who has an interesting proposition for him. Bill is not keen on the proposal but refusing may put Sookie in danger. Back in Bon Temps, Sookie learns more about the symbol she saw on the neck of one of Bill's kidnappers and subsequently sees a rather ominous looking figure lurking around. Eric offers to protect her, but he clearly wants something else from her. Tara survives her suicide attempt and meets a new vampire at Merlotte's bar. Sam meanwhile has tracked down his biological family who confirm what he already suspected. Jason is growing irritated at the amount of publicity Andy Bellefleur is receiving over shooting Eggs. Jessica meanwhile turns to Pam for advice on being a vampire and on how to dispose of a body. Written by garykmcd

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20 June 2010 (USA)  »

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The exterior of Russell Edgington's mansion is actually the antebellum estate Longwood (aka Nutt's Folly) in Nachez, Mississippi. The estate, which is built in the shape of an octagon, was commissioned for cotton planter Dr. Haller Nutt in 1859 and designed by Samuel Sloan, but work was halted by the Civil War and then by Nutt's death in 1864. Only nine of the 32 planned rooms in the residence were completed. See more »


When Sookie shows Eric the Operation Wolf symbol on a coaster. Eric throws it down, and it makes a heavy noise, but later has changed to paper when he crushes it after his flashback. See more »


Russell Edgington: [to Cooter about Bill] I said escort him. Not hunt him like an animal.
Cooter: [transforming] He is a god-damned animal! He killed three of us. Ripped off Louie's ear.
[to Bill]
Cooter: You're about to get deader.
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References Beaches (1988) See more »


Beautifully Broken
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Werewolves working for vampires!
21 September 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As season three continues we learn more about Bill's abductors; they may have been werewolves but they are working for a vampire; the King of Mississippi. He offers Bill a job as one of his sheriffs... of course he wants something in return and won't take no for an answer. Back in Bon Temps Jessica is worrying about how to get rid of the body of the man she killed and Sookie is asking Eric about the werewolves.

This was an interesting episode; last week I was sure that the werewolves were going to be this season's villains but already it looks as if this isn't the case as they are just the lackeys of another vampire. It will be interesting to see whether the King of Mississippi turns out to be good or bad. Jessica's scenes provided the laughs this week; I laughed out loud when she was discussing the purchase of a chainsaw on the phone! Deborah Ann Woll does a good job in the role. It will be interesting to see if anything happens between Sookie and Eric; it is clear that he is hoping that something will. This being True Blood there were a few other story lines including Lafayette trying to help Tara after her suicide attempt, Sam meeting his natural family and Jason Stackhouse helping arrest a drug dealer which produced a good laugh.

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