True Blood

Season 1 Episode 3


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Sep 21, 2008 on HBO
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Episode Summary

Bill introduces Sookie to some of his vampire friends while Tara is still troubled by her family and tries to find comfort at Lafayette's.

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  • Sookie's Mine...

    After a creepy encounter with Bill's vampire "friends" she begins to doubt her relationship with him. Sam and Tara set up arrangement with each other after learning it's been months since either has had sex. Dawn and Jason's explosive sex leads to an explosive fight. Tara's mom is a drunk. Another girl dies.

    I thought this was a great episode. It was very well acted by the cast, with very cool special effects, and a good story. This episode was a very important plot building episode, it really showed you want the main character's are made of, and their imperfections, from the townspeople being excited by the murder, to Jason's addictive and stupid personality, to how far Bill will go to protect Sookie. I thought this was a great 3rd episode with a great cliffhanger.moreless
  • Snookie meets the other vampires, and she doesn't know whether she wants to be with Bill or not. Dawn and Jason have a fight, which could get him into a lot of trouble. Tara and Sam have a one night stand.moreless

    The starting scenes where Snookie meets the other vampires was really intense, and I thought that started the episode off really well. It was also interesting to hear about Snookie's grandmother tell her about her grandfather's special abilities as well.

    For a change, I also thought Jason was really funny, especially his scenes with Lafayette. I like Sam and Tara as friends so I thought it was a little too awkward to see them get together. I thought the scenes with Tara and her mother were very interesting though, it was kinda creepy when her mother hit Tara in the head with a bottle. It is a little sad to see Dawn being killed like that. They could have done much more with that character. Overall, I thought this was a good episode, and am looking forward to the next one.moreless
  • A-W-E-S-O-M-E

    Bill introduces Sookie to some of his vampire friends while Tara is still troubled by her family, so she spends a night with her boss and tries to find comfort at LaFayette's. Wow - I loved this episode. For me, it is my favourite episode so far - just my opinion! The starting was awesome where Sookie is in Bill's house and the other vampires are there - a really intense moment. The storyline for this show is awesome, so far it's very consistant - which is always great for a show. I'm obsessed already, because I have read the books and because the way the actors play their characters it so interesting! So far my favourite character is Bill, I think everyone will know why (HOT) and also a very good actor who plays an awesome character. I also loved the Tara and Sam scenes, I can't wait to watch the next episode.moreless
  • Say hello to my friends, or is it possible to live here?

    As Sookie confronts Bill with the information she has recovered she inadvertently runs into a few other vamps there who are his acquaintances and he declares that she is "his" which is a spoken verbal contract meaning that other vamps can't touch Sookie except for Bill or without his permission. Tara after discovering her feelings for Jason, moves in with Lafayette and his overly sexed up apartment and gives off an off sort of feel to it. Jason continues to see his waitress friend at the bar and Gran instructs Sookie on the importance of what it's like to respect uniqueness like Bill and herself should know.moreless
  • True Blood

    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. The best episode yet I'm really starting to like this tv Show, it is very consistant in its quality and very enterianing.moreless
Stephen Moyer

Stephen Moyer

Bill Compton

Ryan Kwanten

Ryan Kwanten

Jason Stackhouse

Sam Trammell

Sam Trammell

Sam Merlotte

Rutina Wesley

Rutina Wesley

Tara Thornton

Chris Bauer

Chris Bauer

Detective Andy Bellefleur

Nelsan Ellis

Nelsan Ellis

Lafayette Reynolds

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Vampire mythology:
      - Hepatitis D is a Hepatitis mutation relatively harmless to humans, and is the only blood-born pathogen vampires are susceptible to. It makes vampires weak for around a month. The real danger is being captured and staked during this time.
      - Vampires' bodies have no electrical impulses. No brain waves, no heart beat, no need to breathe. They are dead.
      - When vampires live in nests, the vampires become more cruel and more vicious.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Bill: What animates you no longer animates me.
      Sookie: What does animate you, then? Blood? How do you digest it if nothing works?
      Bill: Magic.
      Sookie: Oh, come on, Bill. I may look naive, but I'm not. And you, you need to remember that.
      Bill: You think that it's not magic that keeps you alive? Just 'cause you understand the mechanics of how something works doesn't make it any less of a miracle. Which is just another word for magic. We're all kept alive by magic, Sookie. My magic's just a little different from yours, that's all.

    • Sookie: Bill, night before last I had to bury my bloody clothes because I didn't want my grandmother to know I was almost killed and tonight I was almost killed again! Why on earth would I continue seeing you?
      Bill: Because you will never find a human man you can be yourself with.

    • Sookie: And... you and Diane dated?
      Bill: We had sex once, just after she was made a vampire in the late 1930's.
      Sookie: What? Gross. Bill, she so... they're all so...
      Bill: Evil. Yes, they are. They share a nest and when vampires share a nest, they become more cruel, more vicious. They become laws unto themselves. Whereas vampires such as I, who live alone are much more likely to hang on to some semblance of our former humanity.

    • Bill: Hepatitis D is the only blood born pathogen to which we are susceptible. Malcolm must be furious.
      Sookie: Hepatitis?
      Bill: A mutation. Relatively harmless to human, oddly enough.
      Sookie: I've never even heard of it.
      Bill: That's because we've kept it out of the media.
      Sookie: And it makes you sick for a year?
      Bill: No. It just makes us weak for about a month or so. The biggest danger to us from Hep-D is being captured and staked during that time.

    • Sookie: Are you trying to glamor me?
      Malcolm: (Malcolm is shocked that she notices) Yes.
      Sookie: That doesn't work on me.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Adina Porter (Lettie Mae Thornton) was added to the main credits in this episode.

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Je moje (Is Mine)

    • Although credited, Chris Bauer (Detective Andy Bellefleur), Jim Parrack (Hoyt Fortenberry), Carrie Preston (Arlene Fowler), Michael Raymond-James (Rene Lenier) & William Sanderson (Sheriff Bud Dearborne) do not appear in this episode.

    • International airdates:
      -Latin America: February 1, 2009 on HBO Latinoamerica.
      -Czech Republic: February 17, 2009 on HBO.
      -Australia: February 24, 2009 on Showcase.
      -Italy: May 11, 2009 on Fox.
      -Germany: May 18, 2009 on 13th Street.
      -Russia: June 19, 2009 on Fox Life.
      -United Kingdom: July 31, 2009 on FX.

    • Featured Music:

      -Snake in the Grass by Vallejo
      -Free Fall by Pitch Black
      -Downtown by Alex Chilton
      -Far Far Away by Wilco
      -From a Whisper to a Scream by Allen Toussaint
      -Mine by Bing Crosby and Judy Garland
      -Red Eyes and Tears by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
      -Belly Disco by Karminsky Experiment
      -Soccer Practice by Jonny McGovern
      -Good Times by Charlie Robison