True Blood (2008–2014): Season 2, Episode 5 - Never Let Me Go - full transcript

Still in Dallas with Bill and Jessica, Sookie is intent on keeping her part of the bargain and try to find the missing Godric despite the strange behavior of his cohorts. Eric tells Bill his true reason for wanting to find Godric. Sookie tries to learn more from the bellhop who has telepathic powers. Back in Bon Temps, most are still recovering from the effects of Tara's birthday party. Sam learns that he and Daphne have more in common that he could ever have imagined. Maryann announces that she is moving into Sookie's house and when told that she can't, casts a spell on Tara to get her to change her mind. Over at the Light of Day Institute, Jason continues to impress with his leadership skills. Fed up with husband Steve's lack of attention and respect however, Sarah Newlin decides to spend a little private time with Jason.

- What did you say?
- Oh, you heard me.

Come on. Keep up, slowpoke.

Well, hey, I don't know
what you're talking about.

You're so lonesome, Sam.

I saw it in your eyes
last night at the lake.

- What? It was dark. You did not.
- Did too.

You're carrying that secret
like a 2-ton sack of feed on your back.

And it doesn't have to be that way.

Secret? What secret?


I ain't in the mood tonight, little girl.


Well, hey.

Hey, your own self.

Jesus Christ!

Jesus Christ, you...
You... You... You're...

Shapeshifter, and proud of it.

How'd you...?
How'd you find out about me?

Last night in the woods...

...I watched a dog jump in the water
and it came up you.

Isn't this great?


Yeah, it's... It's pretty great.

You're not alone anymore.

- Oh, crap. Hand me my drawers.
- Yeah.

Hey, Terry.


Hey, Sam.

- Daphne.
- Hey.

Good party.


- Later, darling.
- Oh, wait. Wait.

It's in the air, I guess.

Yeah, looks like it.

See you at work.


Come on, special lady.



Oh, shit, she's following me.

Oh, shit, shit.
What the fuck?

Are you always so afraid?

I'm the last person
you should be afraid of.

Pleased to make your acquaintance.
Sookie Stackhouse.

Gotta go.

- We have to talk about this.
- We don't.

Have a good evening, sir.

Well, excuse you.

- Don't do that.
- He didn't hear.

He's glamoured, can't you tell? Listen.

His mind's full of fog and disco music.

By the way, they can't glamour me.
Can they glamour you?

No, but I fake it.

You everhear any vampire thoughts?

God, no.

- Don't even say that out loud.
- I didn't.

I don't know what little
fried corn-on-the-cob town...'re from, or what candy-ass
vampires you're with...

...but this is Dallas, baby.

You watch your tone.
Don't you call me "baby."

Dallas vamps are serious
and scary as shit.

Mine are too, thank you very much.

- I had to learn how to handle myself.
- Lf they knew, they would suck us dry.

They'd do worse than that.
You think I don't know?

We need to swap stories.
We can help each other.

I don't want any help.
Just forget about it.

You can't tell anybody about me, please.

Jessica, we discussed this.

All I did was order him off the menu.
You didn't say not to order off the menu.

I would no more allow you
to feed on that young man...

...than to watch pornography
on television.

- Porno?
- Jessica...

Hey, Sookie, there's dirty movies on TV.

I know, yuck.

To your room, please. Tru Blood.

You are going to be so sorry
when I get an eating disorder.

Private! Keep out!

Sookie, where have you been?

I was asking the bellboy
if there's a candy machine...

...what's a continental breakfast...

You cannot wander off on your own.

The situation here
is more complicated than we thought.

We don't know nearly enough
about the Dallas vampires.

They can't touch me. I'm yours.

Every single part of me.

Completely and totally yours.

I don't think it matters
to them, sweetheart.

As long as it matters to you.

Sookie. Sookie, Sookie.

Tell me you understand.

Promise me you'll do as I say,
not because I say it, but for your own sake.

Bill, I've known since the airport...

...that we're up to our necks
in a big old vampire mess again.

I don't want to get beat up or dead.
I'm not gonna do anything stupid.

Is this room secure, do you think?

I believe so, but one would...

Then, honey, for a little while,
let's not worry.

We have something to be happy about.

I don't think so.

Yes, we do.

We're in a vampire hotel.

It's light-tight.

For the very first time... don't have to leave me
alone in bed at dawn.

I forgot about that.

I didn't.

My only desire is to keep you safe.

Your only desire?


You're talking to the man.

Hoyt? Hoyt Fortenberry?

Yeah. Who's this?

Jessica Hamby.

- Maybe you don't remember me.
- Jessica.

Oh, my Lord.

I remember you, all right.

I can't stop thinking about you.


I mean, "really" really?

"Really" really and then some more.

- Hoyt!
- Can you hang on?

Who the heck is calling you
at this time of night?

It's a girl, isn't it? I know it's a girl.

Well, you tell her it's not decent
or ladylike to...

How dare you lock the door on me
in my own house.

So where were we?

Well, you were telling me how
you couldn't stop thinking about me...

...and, well,
I can't stop thinking about you.

I'm all bored here in Dallas.

You want to watch TV together

Or I could tell you about my comic book.

Well, we could do both.

I mean, I would just love that.


So it's called Space Tomb.

This time
they're on the planet Astoria...

...and sea leopards
are just pitching a fit.

Get up! Get up! Get up!

- I said get up. Put on your sweats.
- What's happening?

Come on, let's haul your butt outside,
you pansy fangbanger.

- Let's go!
- God.

My God, that's right.
Rise and shine for God!

Come on, let's go. Move, move, move!

Stand up straight.

Make a line you can be proud of.

Let's go. You're supposed to be
leadership material.

Mrs. Newlin.

I know you're wondering
what this is all about.

Well, God needs your obedience.
God needs your will and your faith.

And in due time,
all will be revealed to you.

Could somebody reveal a bathroom?
Because I really need one.

Sorry, not till you've earned it.

Jumping jacks, everyone. Let's go.
Maximum effort.

Too good for this, Stackhouse?

I'm telling you,
I wanna see a change in your attitude.

I wanna see command presence.

You gonna do the Lord's work?

You feel like walking away, go ahead.

You stay, you drop and give me 30.

I said, give me 30!

I'll tell you when you can laugh,
you pissant little sinner.

Give me 50.

Start pushing.

Anyone else?

That the best you ladies can do?

You disgust me, all of you. Pitiful!

I pray Jesus isn't watching
this crap today.

Hey, come back.

I'm here.

I'm right here with you.

I was just thinking about
Sookie's gran.

She was like my real mom.

Such a good person.

Truly good, through and through.

What would she think of me?

Oh, she'd like you.

She did appreciate a handsome man.

- I wish I could've met her.
- Me too.

She made this house
the one place in the world I felt safe.

And now I'm gonna live here.

Happy day after your birthday.

It's the only good one I ever had,
because of you.

It's the first of many, Tara Mae.

This is a continental breakfast?

What's wrong with it?

I just thought
it would be more continental.

Well, the Danishes are Danish.

- And they're free.
- Free?

I didn't know that.
Would it be all right if l...?

Yeah, whatever.

- Now, Barry, let's get to it.
- Why won't you just leave me alone?

Because I've never met
another telepath. Have you?

No. And don't say that word.

It's what you are.

Nobody else knows what it's like to be us.
We need to stick together.

It's nothing to be ashamed of.

Yes, it is. My life is shit.

I can't do anything normal people do.

If I'm not around vampires, I can't think.

I used to feel exactly the same.

- Like I had a disability.
- More like a curse.

But lately, since I met my boyfriend... seems like telepathy
can come in handy sometimes.

You can even make a little money.

I'm starting to see it
in a whole new way.

Then you're even crazier than I am.

Brazilian wax.

Feels like that bitch ripped out
my female organs.

Get a vamp to pay for laser.
Somebody, bite me.

Concentrate. You can shut it out.

Concentrate so hard your hair hurts.
Everything goes quiet. Concentrate...


Do you know if Hotel Carmilla is hiring?
There wasn't anybody at the desk.

We're fully staffed, but you can fill out
an application. We'll keep it on file.

Come with me.

You can control it.

I wish it was true.

Barry, it is.

I can teach you how.

There's enough people
in my brain already.

You're on your own.

Right this way.

I dreamed you were gone.

You did?

That's funny, because I was.


It was only for a few minutes.

I had to.

Bill, it's the most amazing thing.

I met another telepath.

He's not very nice,
and he's not very good at it...

...but, oh, it's wonderful knowing
there's somebody besides me.

You made him aware of your gift
after everything I've said?

Not on purpose.

We were in each other's heads
before we knew it.

I thought you'd be happy for me.

The more people know what you do,
the harder it is for me to protect you.

He can't even admit it to himself.
He's not gonna do any talking about me.

- You can't be sure.
- Yes, I can.

I'm good at this.

Look, if all I'm supposed to do in Dallas
is shut up and take orders...

...I might as well be slinging beers
at Merlotte's.

You're the one who told me
I was more than a waitress.

You are.

- But...
- What?

Never mind.

Talk to me.

Lean on me. I've leaned on you plenty.

Well, here I am,
responsible for you and Jessica...

...and yet no decisions are mine.
And it makes me feel...

Like a human?

Like a waitress.

You're walking in my shoes,
and it's giving you blisters.

Eric is strangely intense about all this.

It's not like him.

I don't trust it.

Don't you worry about Eric.

We'll do the job and go home.

A deal's a deal.

Sookie, you know what he's like.

What's it to him to break
a contract with a girl?

A woman.

He needs me.

He won't want to make me mad.

I can't lose you.

You never will.

Hope you're enjoying
that Co-Cola, Arlene.

Well, thank you, Daphne, I am.

Because unlike you, I actually did
my closing prep last night.

I'd appreciate it if you gave me
a hand, just for today.

Then you'll never learn.

Now, some people around here
might let you slide on by...

...but I'm thinking about
your future as a server.

That's real generous.

Don't forget to make the iced tea.

Hey, good-looking.

Hey, you.

Terry, could you make
the iced tea for me, please?

- Don't you do it.
- Please?

You better not.

Why the hell are y'all...

...putting me through this crap?
- See what you did?

Mean old freckle-faced
redheaded witch.

Good morning, Daphne.

Back at you, boss.

Hey, why'd you take off last night?

I looked everywhere for you.

I just went for a little run.

You know, I always seem
to need one after a shift.

Hey, me too.

I reckon you had all you could handle
for one night anyway.

I reckon you underestimate me.

- Guess we'll find out.
- When?

- Soon.
- Better be.


Terry, Lafayette's back.

Thank God, brother. Thank God.

Can we talk?

Where the fuck have you been?

Couldn't pick up a damn phone?


Well, sorry's not good enough.
Not only did you leave us high and dry...

...but there are people here
who give a shit about you.

We didn't know if you were alive or dead.

Wait, ordinarily, right about now,
you'd be telling me to fuck off... some colorful and creative way.

Well, you want to talk, do some talking.


...all I want to know is,
can I have my job back?

I ought to tell you to fuck off.

All that pressure in the kitchen just about
put Terry back in the VA hospital.

Yeah, of course
you can have your job back.

The place ain't the same without you.

Thank you, Sam.


What happened to you?

It's midnight. You're out of ammo.

You got five hungry vampires
snapping at your ass.

What are you gonna do?

- What are you gonna do?
- Run.

Run fast.

Whoa, whoa, get up.

You gotta keep going, Guy.

Five hungry,
snapping vampires.

Fuck it, I hate this. I just
want to be a bank teller again.

That's fine, dude.
Let the vampires chew you up.

You're not good enough
to lead for the Lord.

That's how you do it, Stackhouse.

You better pace yourself.

This is my pace.


Are you still here?
Or did you come back?

Karl and I slept over.
Don't you remember?

Maybe not. You were having
a very nice time.

Maybe not. What's all this?

Oh, looks like we need a place to stay.

Stay today? Stay tonight?

Little while.

But you have your own home.

That's not mine.

- What?
- It belongs to one of my clients.

He was out of the country,
but he's back this morning.

I'm sure I told you, no?

No. You... You didn't.

Look, I hate to tell you this,
but this isn't gonna work.

But I assumed...

I mean, we've all been so happy
living together.

- That you'd want to have us close.

Maryann, I'm a guest here myself.

I can't be having a house full of people
Sookie doesn't even know.

She wouldn't mind.

You explain how much we mean to you.

Don't get me wrong, I couldn't be
more grateful for everything you've done.

But I don't feel right about this.

You can't move in. I'm sorry.

I see. Okay.

Did you know Maryann wants us all
to be roommates here?

Cool. I guess that other guy
came back from Peru.

No, not cool. Not gonna happen.
I just moved in.

Okay, fine, we can go somewhere else,
if that's how you feel.

That's all you got to say?

Relax. It's no big deal.

What are you, nomads?
Fucking Bedouins?

We move around.
Nothing wrong with that.

Nothing except I didn't know.
You could've told me.

Who cares? What matters is
being with the people you love.

Other things matter too.

Like knowing the truth
about the people you love.

So while we're on the subject,
what exactly is your thing with Maryann?

When I was ready to lay down and die,
she lifted me up, same as you.

You follow her wherever she goes?

I'm not her dog,
if that's what you're trying to say.

Why all of a sudden are you
so paranoid about Maryann?

- Because I'm trying not to be a fool.
- You know what this is really about?

Your history is so fucked up,
you have no clue what family is.

That's not fair.

I do have a clue.

Sort of.

Kind of.

Who gives a damn about a house?

Maryann, Karl and me,
we take care of each other.

We took care of you.

That's family, Tara.

How are we gonna work on
our defensive tactics...

...if we can't even climb a fence?

Let's go. Next, come on.

- Go on.
- Come on.

Get up there, get up there.
Let's go, come on.

- Come on.
- See? You should have paced yourself.

If you're laying down, you better be dead.

Stand up.

Come on.

Why do you embarrass me?

Why do you straight-out embarrass me?

What's your name, failure?

Luke. It's Luke.

Well, Luke, your entire family
has been ambushed by vampires...

...and they're bleeding to death
on the other side of this fence.

- No.
- Yeah. Yeah, they are.

Your mama and daddy are drowning
in buckets of their own blood...

...calling your name.
It's gonna be over in 30 seconds.

Let's go.

Nice work, Luke.

They're gone. Massacred.

You'll never see them again,
and it's your own damn fault.

- Stay right there.
- I tried.

Now what are you gonna do?

He's a big fat loser.

He's brought shame on himself,
shame on you, and shame on his religion.

What's a real leader gonna do?

Just get rid of me.

Just leave me.

Up to you.

Luke, look at me. Hey.

It's only a damn fence. Come on.

Come on.

I got you, brother.

It's not too late.

You're gonna save your family.

Now that's a fricking soldier of God.

- Good job.
- Good job, Jason.

Praise his light.

Good work.

- Next. Let's go, let's go.
- Come on, guys.

You should have told me
Eric hired a fucking human, Isabel.

Now, wait just a minute.

- Respect her.
- Thank you.

I couldn't tell you, Stan.
You've been off on your own for days.

Are you certain Godric was abducted
by the Fellowship?

- Yes.
- No.

They're the only ones
with the organization and manpower.

But they're amateurs.
It doesn't make any sense.

This is Godric we're talking about,
2000 years old.

- Old don't make you smart.
- Two thousand?

Besides, there's no proof.

If they've got him, I'll hear it.
That's my job.

There's no reason to wait.

We need to take these fanatics down.
Full-out attack.

Exterminate them like the vermin they are,
leave no trace.

Vampire-hating church annihilated.
Wonder who did it?

Fucking brilliant.

The king wouldn't approve
the destruction...

...of our international political agenda.

Fuck that.

The Great Revelation is the biggest mistake
we ever made.

Don't use Godric to make
your own little power play.

You're completely incompetent.

What's happened to Godric
that he surrounds himself with clowns?

We invited you as a courtesy.

This is not your territory.
You have no voice here.

Yeah, sheriff.

Why don't you run on back to Louisiana?
We don't need you or your puppets.

- Oh, I'm not going anywhere.
- And I'm nobody's puppet.

What we need is a plan.

I have a plan.

It's not a plan, it's a movie.

It's not a movie, it's a war.


- I'm in the middle of something.
- I know.

You can't come in here
when I'm in front of my people.

I wanna talk to you about it.

- How can I get them to respect me?
- We are supposed to be partners.

- We are partners.
- Why does Gabe know more than I do?

- I don't have time for this.
- You mean you don't have time for me.

This is very valuable information, Gabe.
It's excellent work.

I told both of you I don't care for this.

You're going too darn far.

Thank you, Reverend Newlin.
I'll put things in motion.


- You don't listen to me at all anymore.
- What?


- You wanted me?
- Yes. You were fantastic today.

Steve, he was such a warrior.

So you said. I'm impressed.

You're rising to the next level, recruit.

I am? Well, what's that?

Come take a little walk with me.

- I'll go too.
- We got it, honey.

I'm going to show you something
that very few people have seen.

Man to man?
Sometimes I almost understand...

...why some people believe in divorce.

- But you got Sarah.
- Yeah.

I got her even when I don't want her.

Oh, you know I'm just kidding.

- All right, you ready?
- Yes, sir.

Light of Day Institute
Research and Development.

Holy sh...


Yeah. We're not exactly sure yet
of all the ways to take them out.

At first, we just focused on the guns...

...but then we thought,
"Well, hey, what's a wooden arrow?"

Well, it's an itty-bitty stake.

That's right, Jason.

An itty-bitty stake to drive through
a vampire's dead, rotten heart... 324 feet per second.

And that's all she wrote.

I got silver bullets...

...silver bullets with holy water,
wooden bullets.

- We talked about those.
- Yes, sir.

- A flamethrower.
- Whoa, man.

Silver throwing stars.

Now, that I wouldn't have thought of.

Decapitation might work... we got a guillotine on order,
just in case.

- What...?
- Oh, that's a machine like a giant razor.

Cuts the heads right off.

Yeah, I bet that'd do it, all right.

There's one good thing about
having these hell beasts among us:

We'll find better ways to kill them.

- Amen.
- Amen.

Keep it running. We're not going in.

You wanna give me your orders, please?

We gave our orders
to that other girl, twice.

Sorry, she sucks.

And what's with that fool bartender?
Where's our beers?


You don't need any beers.
Your butt's as big as a barn.

Well, you look like you're pregnant.

- Nice of you to show up for work tonight.
- I said I was sorry.

I would have got fired.
Lucky you slept with the boss.

- Arlene.
- Tara, step up your game.

We're way behind.

Arlene, don't make me fire you
for talking trash.

You be nice to her, Sam.
It's Tara's fault.

- What's my fault?
- Sleeping where you eat.

Jesus Christ, Terry,
what'd I ever do to you?

You leave him alone.
And give me my beers.

You know what? Here they are.

- Fuck you very much.
- Fuck you too.

Okay. I'm gonna go just get my...

- Son of a...
- Go, Daphne.

- Bitch!

Congratulations, Arlene.
You're Merlotte's best waitress.

Frankly, I aim a little higher.

Well, aim the plates for the tables.
That's all I ask.

Hope I'm nicer to people
when I'm your age.

Tara, how freaking long
do I have to wait...

...for my 7 and 7, diet and rum,
two Scotches and a screwdriver?

- You never gave me that.
- I was here. You weren't paying attention.

- No, you weren't, and yes, I was.
- What's the holdup on my tequila?

- You never asked me for tequi...
- You know, I think Tara's on drugs.

Tara, you high?

I wish I was,
the way everybody's dogging me.

- Tara.
- Tara.


Fuck all of y'all!

Lafayette, get out my way.

We're done.

Get on out of here. Bathtub's occupied.

I know.


Did I stay too long?

Do you want me to leave?

Please don't.

I'll help you.

Mary Magdalene washed
the feet of Jesus...

...and dried them with her hair.

Isn't that lovely?


But wasn't she, like, a hooker?

She was not.

Everybody thinks so...

...but that's not in the Bible.

She admired Jesus.

She loved him.

And she wanted to show him.


You don't mean it.

No, I don't, but I ought to.

Do you know what I think?

I think that after all your trials...

...heartache and pain...

...God wants you to have a reward.

Are you sure?

Let me reward you, Jason.

Let me help you find your way
back to joy.

We take them all out at once.
Pre-emptive strike.

Of course, so the federal government
can bomb us back into the Middle Ages.

Things were better then.

Then go to Romania and live
in a cave, you ranchero poser.

Godric has protected you...

...made you rich, and you stand here
spitting and scratching like infants.

Don't you care
that there's a traitor in your midst?

- No.
- Impossible.

Somebody tried to kidnap me
from the airport.

You were the only ones
that knew she was coming.


- Unless it was you.
- Unless it was you.

If y'all argue anymore,
I'll fall asleep or scream... this is what we're gonna do:

I'll infiltrate the Fellowship of the Sun.

Absolutely not.

Let her speak.

Bill glamoured the kidnapper,
no one knows who I am.

I'll join the church,
check out their thoughts.

No. During the day,
none of us can help you.

It'll only take a little while.
Really, Bill. It's simple.

Waste of time...

...when we could drink them all.

I want no part of this.

There's no easier way to find out
if they're involved.

If it leads us to Godric, we'll do it.

The decision is made.

A few words.

So tell me, how goes your
human-vampire relationship?

You knew it would come to this.

She was just clawed and poisoned... a creature we don't know
and we can't find...

...and now, in Dallas,
you're playing with her life.

It's no game to me.

All this for a colleague?

For the sheriff of Area 9?


Go on.

I'm finished.

Go on.


Eric... saved our lives a hundred times.

We won't leave you to be eaten by wolves.

We'll wait for the end by your side.

We'll give you a hero's farewell.

The gods wait for you in Valhalla.

There will be a party with meat...

...and gold and beer.

And women? Will there be women?

Wherever I am...

...there will always be women.

All will be well.

Don't be afraid.

I'm not afraid.

I'm pissed off.

Who's there?

Show yourself!

Are you Death?

I am.

But you're just a little boy.

I'm not.

My men...


You swine.

I watched you on the battlefield last night.

I never saw anyone fight like you.

I would fight you now if I could.

I know.

It's beautiful.

What are you waiting for?

Kill me.

Could you be a companion of Death?

Could you walk with me
through the world...

...through the dark?

I'll teach you all I know.

I'll be your father...

...your brother, your child.

What's in it for me?

What you love most: Life.


Godric is my maker.

Thanks for helping me close.

Oh, yeah.

I broke a lot of things today.
It's the least I can do.

Well, I'm sure you'll make it up to me.

I'm sure I will.

Nice. You run a little hot.


Everybody else is 98.6,
but I'm always around 100, 101.

Me too. It's a shifter thing.

Yeah? I never knew.

I can't believe I'm the first one
you've ever met.

I mean, we're not common,
but we are out there.

Ran into a few werewolves...

...but nobody like us.

What's it feel like when you change?

Like sparks running all over my skin.

Used to scare the shit out of me.

Me too.

But now it just feels awesome.

Yeah, and there's...
There's sort of a build... a pressure.

Where does it start?


Maybe...? Maybe here?

Probably here, isn't it?

That's where it hits me.

Yeah, that's it, right about there.

Sparks start flying inside too.

And you feel all lit up
like a broke power cable.

Or a Christmas tree.

And you just explode.

Well, are you gonna say it or should I?

Say what?

Nice rack.

Nice balls.

I have to ask a question. Human stuff.

I'll wait for you at the elevator.

Excuse me,
is Barry the bellboy working tonight?

No, I'm sorry. Barry quit today.


Oh, shoot.


Are you waiting up for me?

I guess I am.

Rough night?

Really rough.

We looked at houses today.
We didn't find anything...

...but don't worry,
we'll be out by morning.

I filled the fridge with your favorite things,
and I made you dinner.

Don't go.

I'll call Sookie. I want you to stay.

You're so good to me.

You know why I'm good to you?

Because you need it so much.

And because it makes you bloom
like a flower.

Look at you.

King of Sheba.

Hey, baby.

You saw them in the lair tonight.


Vicious, petty, vile creatures.

You're different.

You're not like them.

Bill, you're not.

You have a heart,
whether it beats or not.

You can love.

There wasn't one other vampire there
that could say the same.

Let's slip away
back to Bon Temps right now.

Let them devour each other
and leave us alone.

You know we can't do that.

Stan's as nutty as a fruitcake,
and I gave my word to Eric.

If anything happens to you
in that church, l...

Don't say it.

Don't even think it.

I'll be in and out, easy-peasy.

Oh, Bill.

It's been a long night.

Don't feel like you have to.

Quit talking crazy.

I just meant that I'd be satisfied
to simply hold you.

Well, I would not be satisfied.

Not one bit.

Then what do you want, Sookie?

Say it.

I want you.

Every which way.

I just want you.

Oh, Bill.