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True Blood: The First Taste

Bill saves Sookie from the Rattray's. Meanwhile, Tara must cope with family issues; and a new church threatens the vampire world. When Sookie visits Bill's home she is greeted by three unfriendly vampires, whom aren't interested in mainstreaming, like Bill.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x2
Production Number: 102
Airdate: Sunday September 14th, 2008

Director: Scott Winant
Writer: Alan Ball

Alternate Airdates:

Poland Feb 14, 2009
UK (FOX) Jul 24, 2009
NL (Fox Life) Sep 07, 2009


Guest Stars
Adina PorterAdina Porter
As Lettie Mae Thornton
Andrew RothenbergAndrew Rothenberg
As Malcolm
Aunjanue EllisAunjanue Ellis
As Diane
Danielle SapiaDanielle Sapia
As Maudette Pickens
Graham ShielsGraham Shiels
As Liam
James ParksJames Parks
As Mack Rattray
Jeffrey Nicholas-BrownJeffrey Nicholas-Brown
As Corbett Stackhouse
Jenni BlongJenni Blong
As Michelle Stackhouse
Jessica TuckJessica Tuck
As Nan Flanagan
John BillingsleyJohn Billingsley
As Mike Spencer
Karina LogueKarina Logue
As Denise Rattray
Patricia BethunePatricia Bethune
As Jane Bodehouse
Sharon TaySharon Tay
As News Show Moderator
Todd LoweTodd Lowe
As Terry Bellefleur
Barbara WhinneryBarbara Whinnery
As Child Psychologist
Randy OglesbyRandy Oglesby
As Rev. Theodore Newlin

Co-Guest Stars
Daniel Quentin RebertDaniel Quentin Rebert
As Puppeteer
Labon K. HesterLabon K. Hester
As Young Jason
Zenali TurnerZenali Turner
As Young Sookie
Eurlyre EperEurlyre Eper
As Woman in bar
Hallock BealsHallock Beals
As Jerk at Bar
Randy HallRandy Hall
As Man in Bar
Robert Parks-VallettaRobert Parks-Valletta
As Sookie's Date #2
Russ HuntRuss Hunt
As Sookie's Date #1
Main Cast
Lois SmithLois Smith
As Adele Hale Stackhouse
Nelsan EllisNelsan Ellis
As Lafayette Reynolds
Rutina WesleyRutina Wesley
As Tara Thornton
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 Rattrays are out for blood as they are brutally attacking Sookie behind the bar. They are beating her to a pulp when the local stray dog comes and starts barking. Mac Rattray pulls out a gun and points it at the dog. That is when Sookie grabs Mac Rattray by the ankle and throws him twenty plus feet clear across the lot into the woods against a tree. Bill comes along at a fast and mysterious speed killing Mac and then his wife Denise. Sookie watches but also goes in and out of consciousness...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Big Sandy and His Fly Rite BoysHonky Tonk Queen 
Blood What TrueSay Wat It Do? 
Coco MontoyaLove Gotcha 
Eleni MandellGirls 
Fiona AppleFirst Taste 
Gary Jeffries BandRose Thorn Bed 
Gary Jeffries BandTwo Wheels 
Greg LaswellHow the Day Sounds 
VallejoSnake In the Grass 

Episode Quotes
Tara: Did you own slaves?
Sookie: Tara!
Bill: I did not. But my father did.

Mike Spencer: Your grandmother lets you associate with a vampire?
Sookie: You can take that up with her Mike Spencer. I'm sure she'd just love to know that somebody thinks she's not takin' proper care of me.

Lafayette: Why come you won't call Jason Stackhouse?
Tara: You are a mean, nasty bitch.
Lafayette: And you need to move your sorry ass outcha momma house. Thas whatcha needs to do.
Tara: Yeah.
Lafayette: All right, all right. I is on my way. But you might got ta find your own ride home. Just in case I get lucky.
Tara: Whatchu mean if you get lucky? Your standards are so low you always get lucky.

Bill: Can I ask you a personal question.
Sookie: Bill, you were just lickin' blood outta my head. I don't think it gets much more personal than that.
Bill: How do you manage a social life with men your own age, their only thought must be...
Sookie: I don't date.

Sookie: I'm sorry I was such a bitch to you last night
Tara: I'm sorry, I've been acting like your mother.... I'm just worried about you Sookie, your basically my only friend.
(Jason storms in)

(Bill leaves the room room with Sookie)
Jason: Well, thanks for making me look like a fool in front of him gran.
Adele: Jason, you don't need any help looking like a fool.

Episode Goofs
The fang mark on Dawn's neck are located on her collarbone. Theres no major artery there, and it would be dificult even for a vampire to bite thru a bone.

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