TRUE BLOOD “Nothing But the Blood” Review (Season 2 Episode 1)

Anna Paquin, Rutina Wesley, Sam Trammell - True Blood

After what seems to have been the longest wait ever, TRUE BLOOD is finally back on our screens for its season 2, this Sunday, June 14 at 9pm on HBO.

Now before I tell you all about the first episode “Nothing But the Blood,” I have to let you know that I have been sworn to secrecy about the fate of a certain character, so my lips are tied.

The season 2 premiere starts off right where we left off after the season 1 finale. Sam hears Sookie and Tara screaming and runs over there to find out what happened. Drunk Andy looks into what is in his car and we find out that… come on you didn’t think I was going to tell you what happens next did you? I told you my lips are sealed.

Moving on to what I can talk about. I have one word for the first episode of True Blood: Wow! I mean, wow.

Not only does the show continue in its greatness, I think it goes beyond it and sets up what is going to be a pretty amazing second season. And the end will leave you speechless. Remember how True Blood loves to leave you on some kind of cliffhanger at the end of each episode, well they’re doing it again this season.

So I’m sure you’re all wondering what happens to your favorite characters, so how about I give you a quick preview of what’s coming up:

Bill & Sookie

I am happy to report that these two are still going strong in this first episode. And you’ll be glad to hear that we get quite a few sweet moments between the two and one hot sex scene. But I have a feelings things will not stay too perfect for too long.


The first human that Bill turned after a century had to be a pain in the butt, didn’t she? But that’s why we love her. I’m excited that Jessica is back in the first episode, and it’s quite fun seeing Bill trying to deal with her and teach her how to be a “good vampire.” We actually find out that Bill recylces (bottles go in the blue bin and paper goes in the white). There is also a pretty funny scene between her and Bill where they try to figure out how to mix different blood types of Tru Blood to her liking. Oh and of course let’s not forget that Sookie finally finds out about her, but you’ll have to tune in to find out how she reacts it.


Dear old Jason is still… well Jason. After his crazy adventures last season, he now decides to turn to Jesus. He joins the anti-vampire church, Fellowship of the Sun, and apparently decides to change some of his old habits. But of course Jason being Jason, I have a feeling all his resolutions are not going to last very long.


Tara is still trying to figure out where she fits, and also wonders what Maryann’s real intentions are. Because let’s face it, when something seems too good to be true, it usually is.


I have a soft spot for Sam and I really do enjoy his storylines. I have a feeling there is so much we don’t know about him yet and I really want to find out what it is all about. In this episode, we learn how he first met Maryann, which plays a part in this episode’s storyline.


Eric is back people and badder than ever. There is one particular scene that will leave you looking at him in a very different way. Let’s just say that I knew vampires were scary, but I didn’t know they could be that scary. But weirdly enough, that makes me like his character even more… go figure.

Overall, I think it’s clear that Alan Ball and his team of writers have done it again and continue to bring us the best show on television. So don’t miss season 2 of True Blood when it returns Sunday at 9pm on HBO.