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True Blood: Plaisir D'Amour

Bill's continuous concern for Sookie causes him to go against the vampire's code. Jason and Amy go to extremes to score "V". They kidnap a vampire to harvest his blood. Tara goes back to the exorcist, and Sam is put in charge to look after Sookie while Bill faces a hearing.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x9
Production Number: 109
Airdate: Sunday November 02nd, 2008

Alternate Airdates:

Poland Apr 04, 2009
UK (FOX) Sep 11, 2009

  • Currently 7.4/10
7.4/10 (32 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Aisha Hinds
As Miss Jeanette
Jessica Tuck
As Nan Flanagan
Patrick Gallagher
As Chow
Raoul Trujillo
As Longshadow

Co-Guest Stars
Caleb Moody
As Royce
Jeremy Denzlinger
As Wayne
Kanin J. Howell
As Chuck
Tara Buck
As Ginger
Main Cast
Adina Porter
As Lettie Mae Thornton
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
Michael Raymond-James
As Rene Lenier
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


The bartender is attacking Sookie and Bill has to take it into his own hands and stakes the bartender. He spews blood all over her until he falls into a pile. Ginger, the woman Sookie just questioned, throws up and continues to scream. Eric tells Bill that he doesn't understand what he sees in humans. Sookie looks at him clearly shaken from that experience. Sookie goes to the bathroom to clean herself and Ginger is on the floor trying to clean up the remains of the vampire. She is in great distress and Eric tells the ID woman to glamor her when she is finished. Eric offers a True Blood to Bill and he asks him how he can live off of that alone. Bill says he doesn't really think about it. He says all it really is is sustenance. Eric tells him that if he is the poster boy for the mainstreamers then they are in trouble. He says that True Blood keeps you alive but it will bore you to death. Eric tells him that he broke vampire law by killing a fellow vampire for a human. Bill asks what he wants to do about it and Eric says that he will take Sookie. Bill says no and then asks why he would want her if he can have anyone he wants. Eric asks Bill why he wants her. Eric asks if he is in love with her and Bill says that Sookie must be protected. Eric tries to get Bill to admit that he is in love with her. Bill evades the question by asking if he had not killed the bartender would Eric have let his disloyalty stand. Eric tells him that what he would have done would not have been in front of witnesses and especially not in front of vampire witnesses. He tells Bill that it wasn't smart at all...

Read the full recap
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Eric LindellLay Back Down 
Joan BaezPlaisir d'Amour 
The Legendary Shack ShakersSwampblood 
The Mother TruckersKaki's Song 
Rufus ThomasWalking the Dog 
Tina and Ike TurnerA Fool In Love 

Warning: True Blood season 1 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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