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Lost Cause 

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Exhausted from her recent travails, Sookie finds herself the unwilling host of a festive mainstreaming party in Bon Temps. In search of an elusive adversary, Eric and Pam head to Dallas and... 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 (credit only)
Alexander Skarsgård ... Eric Northman
Chris Bauer ... Andy Bellefleur
Kristin Bauer van Straten ... Pam De Beaufort
Amelia Rose Blaire ... Willa Burrell
Lauren Bowles ... Holly Cleary
Tara Buck ... Ginger
Anna Camp ... Sarah Newlin
Gregg Daniel ... Reverend Daniels
Nelsan Ellis ... Lafayette Reynolds
Aaron Christian Howles ... Rocky Cleary


Exhausted from her recent travails, Sookie finds herself the unwilling host of a festive mainstreaming party in Bon Temps. In search of an elusive adversary, Eric and Pam head to Dallas and attend a gala fundraiser. Andy makes a life-changing decision; Jessica and James reach a crossroads; Bill loses himself in remembrance of human days. Written by HBO

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Release Date:

20 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


In Bill Compton's antebellum flashback: Outside of a bar, Charles Dupont tells Bill President Lincoln has called his soldiers, thus declaring war, and all the local men are going to enlist in the Louisiana military. In the next scene, during a rally in the bar, Dupont declares it is Louisiana's sovereign right to secede from the Union, and how Fort Sumter was just the beginning. Chronologically, Louisiana seceded on 26 January 1861, more than a month before President Lincoln's inauguration (4 March), and two-and-a-half months before the fall of Fort Sumter (13 April). And it was due to South Carolina's attack on Fort Sumter that on 15 April President Lincoln first called up state militia to fight the rebellion. See more »


Ginger: I have been your sex slave for 15 years, Eric Northman, and we ain't never had sex, blowjob, handjob, nothin'. Do you know what a sex slave is without the sex?
Pam De Beaufort: A slave.
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References House Hunters (1999) See more »


Lost Cause
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22 July 2014 | by chcbleachersSee all my reviews

Honestly, this is one of the most uneventful, uninspired True Blood episodes in recent memory. It's as though the writer(s) are completely out of new ideas, only taking the opportunity for snarky political jabs in lieu of coming up with intelligent plot lines.

My wife summed it up best when she asked if this particular episode was more than the standard 55 minutes in length. No dear, it just seems a lot longer because it was poorly written and did nothing to advance the story.

This continues the trend of sloppy writing with this show. Case in point last season when Eric Northman referred to a dead vampires 'warm blood all over him.' Really folks? Since when do these characters have warm blood?

And that is why this show is in it's final season. Hopefully a different writing crew will do better as this series concludes.

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