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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


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

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

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