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Escape from Dragon House 

With the town's second murder in a week, Jason is again the number one suspect, but Tara provides him with an alibi. Knowing that both Maudette and Dawn had frequented the Fangtasia vampire... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Paquin ... Sookie Stackhouse
Stephen Moyer ... Bill Compton
Sam Trammell ... Sam Merlotte
Ryan Kwanten ... Jason Stackhouse
Rutina Wesley ... Tara Thornton
Chris Bauer ... Andy Bellefleur
Nelsan Ellis ... Lafayette Reynolds
Jim Parrack ... Hoyt Fortenberry
Adina Porter ... Lettie Mae Thornton
Carrie Preston ... Arlene Fowler
Michael Raymond-James ... Rene Lenier
William Sanderson ... Sheriff Bud Dearborne
Alexander Skarsgård ... Eric Northman
Lynn Collins ... Dawn Green
Lois Smith ... Adele Stackhouse


With the town's second murder in a week, Jason is again the number one suspect, but Tara provides him with an alibi. Knowing that both Maudette and Dawn had frequented the Fangtasia vampire club, Sookie asks Bill to take her there as she tries to find evidence that will clear her brother. Both of the dead girls were well known at the club and Sookie meets Eric, the vampire elder. Sam Merlotte seems to have a few eccentricities of his own. Jason buys vampire blood - an aphrodisiac - from Tara's cousin Lafayette and despite clear instructions to never take more than one or two drop at any one time, downs the entire vial with somewhat painful results. Written by garykmcd

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English | Swedish

Release Date:

28 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hawthorne, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Bill says that puns used to be the highest form of humor he is referring to a similar statement made by Alfred Hitchcock in a 1972 interview ("Puns are the highest form of literature"). See more »


The "Young Jason" has blue eyes while the the adult Jason has brown eyes. However, the scene is when Tara flashes back to when she was a child running away from her mother and seeking sanctuary with Sookie and her grandmother so it is possible that this is an indication of how Tara remembers the scene rather than being presented as an accurate version of what Jason was like. See more »


Eric Northman: So, Bill. Are you quite attached to your friend.
Bill Compton: She is mine!
Sookie Stackhouse: Yes. I am his.
Eric Northman: Well, what a pitty... for me.
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References The Addams Family (1964) See more »


Don't Fear The Reaper
Written by Donald Roeser
Performed by Heaven 17
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Life can be very hard for a stud.
30 September 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

When in the world are Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Bill (Stephen Moyer) going to kiss? It almost happened in this episode if it hadn't been for that redneck cop. Maybe next time.

We finally got a visit to Fangtasia. It really seems like a cool place to go except for the fact that it is in Shreveport. I can assure you there are bloodsuckers in Shreveport. I spent a week there and used several cans of deet to keep them off me.

Ir really like the fact that Tara (Rutina Wesley) is getting meatier roles. She has a certain je ne se quoi that makes her fun to watch. She really has a thing for Jason (Ryan Kwanten), who has managed to get himself in trouble again after another girl dies. He swallowed a whole vial of V (a veiled reference to Viagra?) in the arrest process, and has that thing they warn you about in the Cialis commercials. Those that might think that an erection lasting several hours is a blessing would do well to see this episode.

We learn that Tara and Jason go way back to their childhood. It appears that Captain Morgan is not just fun and parties.

Can't wait for the next episode.

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