True Blood (2008–2014)
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Bill visits the vampire Queen of Louisiana to see what he can learn about Maryann and how they might be able to defeat her. The Queen isn't too preoccupied with Bill's requirements but does... See full summary »


Daniel Minahan


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




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
Mehcad Brooks ... Eggs
Nelsan Ellis ... Lafayette Reynolds
Michelle Forbes ... Maryann Forrester
Todd Lowe ... Terry Bellefleur
Jim Parrack ... Hoyt Fortenberry
Carrie Preston ... Arlene Fowler
William Sanderson ... Sheriff Bud Dearborne
Alexander Skarsgård ... Eric Northman
Deborah Ann Woll ... Jessica Hamby


Bill visits the vampire Queen of Louisiana to see what he can learn about Maryann and how they might be able to defeat her. The Queen isn't too preoccupied with Bill's requirements but does eventually tell him what has to be done. Back in Bon Temps, those who are not under Maryann's control plan their next moves. Sam Merlotte decides they need help and visits Eric who reluctantly agrees to see what he can do. Sookie and Lafayette have to try and rescue Tara yet again after she escapes and returns to Sookie's house in an attempt to save Eggs. Hoyt storms out of Bill's house after he and Jessica have a big fight over his mother. His mother reveals a few truths about his father. Written by garykmcd

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English | Swedish

Release Date:

30 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Jason mentions that he read about these events in a book and then states that "this is the oral history of the zombie war." He is most likely referring to World War Z, by Max Brooks. See more »


When Tara is talking to her mother her blouse straps start up, then change positions, most noticeably her left which is down in some cuts, but up again in others. Since Tara is handcuffed to the table there isn't even the slight chance that she adjusted them and they slipped off again. See more »


Sookie Stackhouse: [in the trees, looking at her home] My gran lived and died in that house and now it's like people who were the exact opposite of everything she was... are defiling her... I almost got raped in Dallas, but this is so much worse.
Lafayette Reynolds: Don't take it personal, Sook. They ain't themselves and they're not doin' it on purpose.
Sookie Stackhouse: First time I met Maryann I knew there was somethin' seriously off about her. She was thinkin' creepy foreign stuff and I could tell it wasn't good.
Lafayette Reynolds: You couldn't have stopped this.
Sookie Stackhouse: How...
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References Psycho (1960) See more »


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Worst True Blood episode ever!
30 August 2009 | by airynsSee all my reviews

'Frenzy' was the worst episode I have ever seen. The directing was laughable - the writing elementary - and the acting? The Queen was horrible! I couldn't believe what a terrible actress she was -- so I came here to see if she was like the daughter of the director or something. It was Evan Rachel Wood - ugh - why is she famous - she is bad bad bad. My only thought is that perhaps this was an episode to try and get new people interested in the series -- this could be why they explained things like soap opera characters do. Definitely had to be different director and writer than previous True Blood episodes because this show is usually brilliant - but this mess was not.

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