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Sam is lonely and Tara needs a release from her mother's alcoholism, so they both agree to have sex with no strings attached. Tara heads to Lafayette in order to relax. Dawn returns home to see if Jason is still tied up. Meanwhile, Sookie meets some of Bill's friends.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 103
Airdate: Sunday September 21st, 2008

Director: John Dahl
Writer: Alan Ball

Alternate Airdates:

Poland Feb 21, 2009
UK (FOX) Jul 31, 2009


Guest Stars
Adina PorterAdina Porter
As Lettie Mae Thornton
Andrew RothenbergAndrew Rothenberg
As Malcolm
Aunjanue EllisAunjanue Ellis
As Diane
Graham ShielsGraham Shiels
As Liam
John ProskyJohn Prosky
As David Finch
Melanie MacQueenMelanie MacQueen
As Faye Lebvre (Dawn's Neighbour)
Michael McMillianMichael McMillian
As Steve Newlin

Co-Guest Stars
David RuprechtDavid Ruprecht
As Televangelist
Kelli MaroneyKelli Maroney
As Televangelist
Roberta OrlandiRoberta Orlandi
As Janella
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


Standing on the porch with three vampires giving her a hard time, Sookie asks them if they are trying to glamor her. They say yes and she says that it doesn't work on her. When she says that it is like the record stops. They are perplexed by it and ask why not. She says that she doesn't know, it just doesn't. One of the three vampires is the vampire that Maudette Pickings had recorded herself having sex with. He asks that they let her in and so they do. He is sitting in the dark and there are two other people in there that use to feed on. The three original vampires are still messing with Sookie. They tell her that virgin blood is the best blood there is besides baby's blood. The vampire in the sex video grabs Sookie and tells her that he gets hard just thinking about it. They decide that they are going to feed on her and when they are about to Bill tells them to stop and that Sookie is his. For some reason, the other vampires seem to be either scared or have a good amount of respect for Bill. ..

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Episode Quotes
Tara: She's not gonna make the first move
Sam: Do I have to remind you that I am your boss
Tara: Come on Sam, don't even try to pull that 'work for the man' shit. You should have said something and you know it, how come you never have
Sam: How come you don't say anything to Jason
Tara: Because I am comfortable with him being right where he is, which is unattainable, it's part of my whole fucked up thing.

Gran: Well why don't you come inside, and I'll make you something to eat. If you gonna be here working like a horse, you outta atleast have something in you stumach.
Sookie: Oh, no thanks, I'm not hungry
Gran: I did now ask if you were hungry

Tara: You can't even stand up, you ugly bitch

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