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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 »


While talking with Andy in Merlotte's, Jason sticks his fork backwards into his sandwich. In subsequent shots, the fork disappears and reappears. See more »


Tara Thornton: [sobbing] If you take me to the hospital, they're gonna lock me in a padded room and pump me full of drugs. And force me to tell them what happened! If I tell them about Eggs and MaryAnn, they'll throw away the key.
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References Let's Make a Deal (2009) See more »


Evil Ways
Written by Clarence "Sonny" Henry
Performed by The Hampton String Quartet
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
25 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bill apparently was a much better match for the werewolves than they were for him. Then...riding in on his white horse and red riding His Majesty...The Vampire King of Mississippi. HUH?!! That opening scene with "His Majesty" arriving on such a clichéd white horse...was just flat out -- well, clichéd.

Oh...and we're also introduced to Cooter. Cooter? (If this were an NFL would definitely earn a big Shannon Sharpe "C'MON, MAN!!!!!!!")

And contrary to the reviewer who said that this episode marked a turn away from the soap opera direction TB had taken in season 2, I think the scene with Sookie and Eric where she's all weepy about her the epitome of a soap opera; and a bad one at that. Any time I feel like laughing when some actor is crying -- when it's not supposed to be funny -- I know that is one p i s s poor actor, or script, or both.

Adding to the soap opera atmosphere...Lafayette saves Tara from killing herself (and to think...I really used to LIKE Lafayette). And Hoyt and Jessica toss another log to the soap opera fire. This show is just disintegrating right before our very eyes.

Lafayette takes Tara to meet his mother, Ruby Jean, who's in a mental institution, where an aide, Jesus, is trying, unsuccessfully to feed her. (His plan was to scare her straight.) Sam goes out for a run with his shape shifter brother, Tommy (who shifted into a really nice pit bull, BTW).

His Majesty tells Bill that he wants to marry Sophie-Anne, and he wants Bill to give him the inside scoop on her. He then makes some disparaging remarks about Sookie, and Bill responds angrily. (If Beeeel isn't the most Sookie-whipped vampire to ever roam the earth, I don't know who is.) Talbot appears at Merlotte's and talks to Tara for a bit, then drains a True Blood.

Jessica rents a chain saw to do Tool Time number on the trucker she killed, but when she opens the door to where she sleeps, he's gone.

Jason helps Andy catch a crystal meth dealer who's running away from a bust. (And speaking of crystal...this scene is also the first time viewers get a glimpse of Crystal Norris.) Lorena shows up at the dinner with Bill and His Majesty...and while Bill no longer carries the torch for her, she is clearly on fire for (or because of) him.

Franklin comes to the aid of Tara who's gotten into a hassle with 2 drunk rednecks outside of Merlotte's.

Eric goes to Sookie's to protect her from a werewolf. Sookie shoots at a werewolf inside her house just as Eric and the werewolf lunge at each other.

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