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True Blood: Bad Blood

Sookie turns to Eric for help in finding Bill; Andy urges Jason to stay the course; Sam reconnects with his past; Tara seeks refuge from her grief.

Source: HBO

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x1
Airdate: Sunday June 13th, 2010

Director: Dan Minahan
Writer: Brian Buckner

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Jan 14, 2011

  • Currently 8.9/10
8.9/10 (45 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Adina Porter
As Lettie Mae Thornton
Evan Rachel Wood
As Queen Sophie-Anne

Guest Stars
Don Swayze
As Gus
Grant Bowler
As Cooter
Gregg Daniel
As Reverend Daniels
John Hillard
As Hank
Natasha Alam
As Yvetta
Tanya Wright
As Deputy Kenya Jones
Zeljko Ivanek
As Magister

Co-Guest Stars
Bryan Becker
As Louie
Jeanne Baron
As Hostess
Monte Perlin
As Jimmy
Main Cast
Deborah Ann Woll
As Jessica Hamby
Todd Lowe
As Terry Bellefleur
Kristin Bauer van Straten
As Pamela Swynford De Beaufort
Marshall Allman
As Tommy Mickens
Carrie Preston
As Arlene Fowler
Chris Bauer
As Andy Bellefleur
William Sanderson
As Bud Dearborne
Nelsan Ellis
As Lafayette Reynolds
Rutina Wesley
As Tara Thornton
Jim Parrack
As Hoyt Fortenberry
Stephen Moyer
As Bill Compton
Alexander Skarsgård
As Eric Northman
Sam Trammell
As Sam Merlotte
Ryan Kwanten
As Jason Stackhouse
Anna Paquin
As Sookie Stackhouse


Sookie goes running out and screams for Bill. A woman who speaks French, possibly a worker at the place they are dining at, runs up to her and asks her what is wrong. She says that Bill is missing and then the woman runs off because "vampires always cause shit". Sam is driving and it seems he is on his way to his birth parent's home. Jason has driven home and is drinking some beer panicking and having flashbacks to having to shoot Eggs. Tara is crying over Eggs' body while Lafayette brings her something to wrap around her arms. Jessica has come home to find flowers from Hoyt and then remembers that she has brought her leftovers (the trucker from the last episode of last season) home with her...

Read the full recap
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Acumen NationPistol Whip Me Back Into Your Arms 
Agona HarisonHere in This Nowhere Town 
BeckBad Blood 
Billy SquireEverybody Wants You 
Hank Williams IIIICrazed Country Rebel 
HorrorfallNecroplasm Fix 
John Lincoln WrightOn the Horizon 
PowersoloGood Behavior 
Sean Patrick McGrawA Drink with Hank 
Steve McCombNo One But the Dawg 
Stoll VaughnBetween You and I 

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAlan Ball
Executive ProducerAlan Ball  |  Gregg Fienberg
Co-Executive ProducerBrian Buckner  |  Nancy Oliver  |  Alexander Woo
Supervising ProducerRaelle Tucker
ProducerMark McNair
Co-ProducerBruce Dunn
Associate ProducerLuis M. Patiño  |  Christina Jokanovich
Production DesignerSuzuki Ingerslev
EditorMichael Ruscio
CastingLibby Goldstein  |  Junie Lowry-Johnson
Unit Production ManagerGregg Fienberg
First Assistant DirectorSunday Stevens
Second Assistant DirectorMark Trapenberg
MusicNathan Barr
Music EditorEduardo Ponsdomenech
Music SupervisorGary Calamar
Costume DesignerAudrey Fisher
Key GripWalter Bud Scott, Jr.
Set DecoratorLaura Richarz
Location ManagerAlex Reid (4)
Transportation CoordinatorDouglas G. Miller
Property MasterJohn Harrington
Construction CoordinatorMike Wells
Script SupervisorJain Sekuler
Production CoordinatorBen Waesche
Script CoordinatorKate Barnow
Assistant EditorMark Hartzell
Post Production SupervisorGwyn W. Shovelski
Supervising Sound EditorJohn Benson
Re-Recording MixerKevin Roache  |  Elmo Ponsdomenech
LeadmanDaniel Dupont
Director of PhotographyMatthew Jensen
StuntsJeff Danoff  |  Brian Patrick Collins (1)  |  Ann Scott  |  Patrick Statham  |  Justin Sundquist  |  Carl Paoli
Stunt CoordinatorBen Scott
Production SupervisorMarlis Pujol  |  David Auge
Production SecretaryKhadija A. Brockington  |  Daniel Kenneth
Art DirectorCatherine Smith (1)
Post Production CoordinatorTimothy Stormer
Sound MixerRoger V. Stevenson
Based On The Works OfCharlaine Harris
Costume SupervisorDebra Beebe (1)  |  Philip Hayman
Key Makeup ArtistLana Horochowski
Visual Effects CoordinatorSean Tompkins
Visual Effects SupervisorJon Massey
Production AccountantJeff Wickline
Extras CastingLisa S. Beasley
Chief Lighting TechnicianEvans Brown
Transportation CaptainRich Bennetti
"A" Camera OperatorSimon Jayes
Department Head HairSharisse Fine
Casting AssociateLisa Soltau
Visual Effects ProducerBarbara Genicoff
Key HairstylistAngela Gurule
Department Head Make-upBrigette A. Myre
Music CoordinatorAlyson Vidoli
Special Effects CoordinatorMichael Gaspar
ADR MixerJeremy Balko
Sound Effects EditorStuart Martin
Best Boy GripDana Harlow
Dialogue EditorJason Krane
"B" Camera OperatorIan Dodd
Additional Makeup ArtistLesa Nielson Duff
ADR EditorJason Krane
Transportation Co-captainJeff Woodward
RecordistLaura Schmadel
3d SupervisorAndrew Orloff
Additional Second Assistant DirectorKyle Allen Hollingsworth
Make-up EffectsDaniel Quentin Rebert  |  Todd Masters
Second Second Assistant DirectorClark Credle
Special Effects ForemanMichael N. Arbogast
Additional HairstylistNorma Lee
2d SupervisorSteve Meyer
Warning: True Blood season 3 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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