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True Blood: Strange Love

One random night while Sookie is working the night shift at her local bar, a mysterious man walks in. Immediately she knows something is different about him, because she cannot get any sort of mental reading off him. But when he orders blood, Sookie realizes that she has finally met her first vampire.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 101
Airdate: Sunday September 07th, 2008

Director: Alan Ball
Writer: Alan Ball

Alternate Airdates:

Poland Feb 07, 2009
UK (FOX) Jul 17, 2009
NL (Fox Life) Sep 07, 2009

  • Currently 6.7/10
6.7/10 (33 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Danielle Sapia
As Maudette Pickens
Graham Shiels
As Liam
James Parks
As Mack Rattray
Jessica Tuck
As Nan Flanagan
Karina Logue
As Denise Rattray
Bill Maher
As Himself
Jessica Stroup
As Sorority Girl
Josh Kelly
As Frat Boy
Lorna Scott
As Sav-A-Bunch Shopper
P.J. O'Rourke
As Himself

Co-Guest Stars
Brendan Patrick Connor
As Man with Beer
Jennifer Hasty
As Woman with Fries
Lorin McCraley
As Grabbit Quik Clerk
David Lewis (2)
As Teenage Customer
John F. Schaffer
As Sav-A-Bunch Manager
John Henry Canavan
As Good Old Boy Vampire
Larry Udy
As Man at Bar
Main Cast
William Sanderson
As Bud Dearborne
Lois Smith
As Adele Hale Stackhouse
Nelsan Ellis
As Lafayette Reynolds
Rutina Wesley
As Tara Thornton
Michael Raymond-James
As Rene Lenier
Stephen Moyer
As Bill Compton
Sam Trammell
As Sam Merlotte
Ryan Kwanten
As Jason Stackhouse
Anna Paquin
As Sookie Stackhouse


The first episode of True Blood opens with a couple in a car. The male is falling asleep and the woman who is driving gets bored. So, she decides to start pleasing him in no uncertain times while she is driving him. They see a sign outside of a local liquor store that says "we have tru blood" and the male demands the woman pulls over. ..

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Episode Notes
Pilot episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
C.C. AdcockY'all Think She'd Be Good 2 Me 
DishwallaUntil I Wake Up 
Jace EverettBad Things 
Jesse Sykes and the Sweet HereafterThe Dreaming Dead 
Joseph ArthurStumble and Pain 
Josh RitterStill Beating 
Kim LenzDang Good Stuff 
Little Big TownBones 
Lucinda WilliamsLake Charles 
Robbie FulksGoodbye, Good Lookin' 
Slim HarpoStrange Love 
Southern Culture on the SkidsSoulful Garage 

Warning: True Blood season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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