True Blood (2008–2014)
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Bill Compton's allure is diminished somewhat when Sookie visits him in his home and finds that several other rather nasty vampires has also dropped in for a visit. Bill protects her from ... 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
Chris Bauer ... Andy Bellefleur (credit only)
Nelsan Ellis ... Lafayette Reynolds
Jim Parrack ... Hoyt Fortenberry (credit only)
Adina Porter ... Lettie Mae Thornton
Carrie Preston ... Arlene Fowler (credit only)
Michael Raymond-James ... Rene Lenier (credit only)
William Sanderson ... Sheriff Bud Dearborne (credit only)
Lynn Collins ... Dawn Green
Lois Smith ... Adele Stackhouse
Andrew Rothenberg ... Malcolm


Bill Compton's allure is diminished somewhat when Sookie visits him in his home and finds that several other rather nasty vampires has also dropped in for a visit. Bill protects her from his one-time friends but she sees a nasty side of vampire life. Dawn Green spends the night with Sookie's brother Jason but she kicks him out after an argument. She is found strangled later that day. Tara walks out on her alcoholic mother and spends the night with her employer, bar owner Sam Merlotte. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

21 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


In this episode, Sookie reads the mind of one of the fang bangers at Bill Compton's house. Just before Bill bites him, Sookie announces he has Hep D. In Charlaine Harris's novels, this disease is called Sino-AIDS. See more »


When Sookie finds Dawn dead her neck is pulsing. See more »


Sookie Stackhouse: Hey, Gran. Do you think I should continue seeing Bill?
Adele 'Gran' Stackhouse: Sookie, can't tell you that. I can tell you that I think he is a smart, handsome, and very polite young man. But, of course, he's gonna show his best side to me so that I won't stand in the way of his courtin' you.
Sookie Stackhouse: He scares me.
Adele 'Gran' Stackhouse: Well, it is scary openin' your heart up to somebody.
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References Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) See more »


Lord, I Want to Be a Christian
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Tara gets laid
24 September 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

The series is picking up in excitement as Sookie(Anna Paquin) manages to escape from three evil vampires that continue to prey on humans. Her new "friend" Bill (Stephen Moyer) manages to convince the others that she belongs to him. How long that will last is anyone's guess.

In the meantime, Sookie is constantly plagued by thoughts and dreams that will likely lead up to an eventual union with Bill, but one can only guess how many episodes that will take.

At least Tara (Rutina Wesley) managed to get her needs taken care of after suffering for many months.

Hanging on to this one for as long as I can.

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