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Authority Always Wins 

Bill and Eric face the Vampire Authority.


Michael Lehmann


Alan Ball (creator), Charlaine Harris ("Sookie Stackhouse" novels by) | 1 more credit »

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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
Alexander Skarsgård ... Eric Northman
Christopher Meloni ... Roman Zimojic
Chris Bauer ... Andy Bellefleur
Kristin Bauer van Straten ... Pam De Beaufort
Lauren Bowles ... Holly Cleary (credit only)
Valentina Cervi ... Salome Agrippa
Nelsan Ellis ... Lafayette Reynolds
Scott Foley ... Patrick Devins
Janina Gavankar ... Luna Garza
Lucy Griffiths ... Nora Gainesborough


Tara is having more than a little difficulty accommodating herself to being a vampire. Sookie takes special measures but Lafayette is at his wits end. Reverend Newlin visits Jessica in the hopes that she will let him go after Jason. Terry Bellefleur continues to walk in his sleep and display violent reactions to the simplest things. Arlene has just about had it. Jason tries to make peace with Hoyt Fortenberry but he won't have anything to with him. Alcide takes responsibility for killing the pack leader but refuses to take on the leadership himself. Luna has something of a surprise at home. Eric and Bill are imprisoned at the Authority headquarters. They are tortured and questioned but neither of them will break. It appears they will both be killed but Bill has a proposition for them. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

17 June 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The story of Lilith and her connection to vampires begins thousands of years ago. The Hebrew word in Isaiah ("lylyth") sometimes translated as Lilith does not refers to any single entity but a type of demon. The earliest reference to a Lilith dates from 2400 BCE. A list of Sumerian kings identifies a "lillu"-demon (or incubus) as the father (not the mother) of Gilgamesh. The feminine form was "lilitu", a class of demoness figures which included "ardat lili" (handmaidens of Lilith) and "Irdu Lili" (thought to mate with men at night). The vampiric qualities of the "lillu" and "lilitu" are that they were believed to "drain" their victims, albeit not their victims' blood. In later Jewish traditions, the figure of Lilith solidified. In the Talmud (BT Sabbath 151b) she is said to be responsible for men's erotic dreams. More importantly, the Rabbinic commentary on Genesis and its account of Eve's creation includes remarks (cf. Midrash Rabbah 18:4) about two "Eves" in an apparent attempt to correct what was perceived as the implication of two creations in the Hebrew text. Later, in medieval writings such as the Zohar and the Chronicles of Jerahmeel, Lilith is said to have mated with Adam and produced a demonic offspring of some kind. The combination of Jewish folklore or legendary accounts and the vampiric quality of the demon Lilith whom (according to these accounts) Adam mated along with the resulting "demonic" offspring enabled the modern conceptions of Lilith as the original creator of vampires. See more »


Junior: What can I do for ya? I
Sookie Stackhouse: I got a real powerful vampire who's just itching to sink his fangs into me.
Junior: You got a vamp problem, you need a colloidal silver mister. "Knock, knock. 'Who's there?' 'It's me, a vampire.' Pffft. 'Oh, it burns, it burns. I'm gonna leave you alone, go eat your neighbor.'"
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