True Blood (2008–2014)
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The First Taste 

Mack and Denise Rattray get their revenge on Sookie but Bill steps in to save her. Subsequently, Sookie's senses begin to undergo a transformation. She later learns that the Rattrays are ... See full summary »

Director:

Scott Winant

Writers:

Alan Ball (creator), Charlaine Harris ("Sookie Stackhouse" novels by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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
Nelsan Ellis ... Lafayette Reynolds
Jim Parrack ... Hoyt Fortenberry (credit only)
Carrie Preston ... Arlene Fowler
Michael Raymond-James ... Rene Lenier
William Sanderson ... Sheriff Bud Dearborne
Lynn Collins ... Dawn Green
Lois Smith ... Adele Stackhouse
James Parks ... Mack Rattray
Karina Logue ... Denise Rattray
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Storyline

Mack and Denise Rattray get their revenge on Sookie but Bill steps in to save her. Subsequently, Sookie's senses begin to undergo a transformation. She later learns that the Rattrays are dead and the police immediately suspect Bill. She also begins to wonder just how far vampires will go when a leading opponent of the Vampire Rights Act is killed in an accident. Bill agrees to visit Sookie and her grandmother and Tara and Jason invite themselves for the evening. Jason Stackhouse gets to see the video of his evening with Maudette Pickens. The police release him but his experience doesn't dissuade him from sleeping with every woman who will have him. Written by garykmcd

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Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Aunjanue Ellis and Adina Porter worked together previously on True Blood. See more »

Goofs

When Jason is having sex with Dawn and looks at himself in the mirror, you can clearly see in the mirror he's wearing underwear. A moment before he was naked. See more »

Quotes

Diane: [opening the door] Well, hey there, little human chick.
Sookie Stackhouse: Hi. I'm-I'm here to drop off some information about an electrician for Bill Compton. Is he here?
Diane: Maybe.
Malcolm: [inhaling] She smells fresh.
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Connections

References Jarhead (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad Things
(uncredited)
Written by Jace Everett
Performed by Jace Everett
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Things start to heat up
14 September 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

There are a couple of really interesting bits in the film that have nothing to do with the story, but make it worth watching.

Many are familiar with the "God hates fags" signs and website. To see the "God hates fangs" sign was a small indication of how this fight for vampire acceptance mirrors the fight for gay acceptance.

I also found the supermarket rag on the table with the headline "Angelina to adopt vampire baby" to be hilarious.

The persona that Anna Paquin puts forth is just so sweet and sensual that anyone would want to eat her up - not just a vampire.

Ryan Kwanten is just too much as Jason. You just can't wait to see what he will do next.

The action is getting more intense, and the relationship between Sookie and Bill (Stephen Moyer) is really heating up.


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