True Blood Season 1 (2008)
|1×01 Strange Love First Aired: Sep. 07, 2008
In a society where humans and vampires co-exist, set in the small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, Sookie Stackhouse is a young woman who may have found a perfect boyfriend. Sookie is clairvoyant and constantly hears people’s thoughts so it makes dating a bit difficult since she tries to keep her ability a secret. When 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton walks into the Merlotte’s Bar & Grill where she works as a waitress, she realizes that she can’t “hear” what he’s thinking, thus giving away his origins since she can’t hear the thoughts of those whom are technically dead. Vampires “came out of the coffin” two years ago when the Japanese invented Tru Blood, a synthetic blood substitute. Sookie rescues Bill when a couple of lowlife rednecks, the Rattrays, try to steal his blood to sell on the black market, but she may have a price to pay for interfering. Meanwhile, Sookie’s younger brother, Jason, is a smooth-talking hustler and Lothario who works part-time with a construction crew, and who gets arrested after a local woman that he had a one-night stand with is found strangled. Tara Thornton is Sookie’s ill-tempered best friend whom finds her bad-boy brother irresistible. Sam Merlotte is the owner of Merlotte’s Bar, who keeps his romantic feelings for Sookie to himself. Lafayette Reynolds is Tara’s flamboyant gay cousin and the short-order cook at Merlotte’s as well as Jason’s co-worker at his construction day job who has more to offer than his gourmet foods. Arlene Fowler is a middle-aged divorcée and another of Sookie’s friends and co-workers at Merlotte’s looking for a new husband to help raise her two children. Andy Bellefleur is the local police detective working with the collaboration of the town sheriff, Bud Dearborn, whom thinks the town may have a killer in their mists as they investigate the strangulation case.
|1×02 The First Taste First Aired: Sep. 14, 2008
Mack and Denise Rattray get their revenge on Sookie but Bill steps in to save her. Subsequently, Sookie’s senses begin to undergo a transformation. She later learns that the Rattrays are dead and the police immediately suspect Bill. She also begins to wonder just how far vampires will go when a leading opponent of the Vampire Rights Act is killed in an accident. Bill agrees to visit Sookie and her grandmother and Tara and Jason invite themselves for the evening. Jason Stackhouse gets to see the video of his evening with Maudette Pickens. The police release him but his experience doesn’t dissuade him from sleeping with every woman who will have him.
|1×03 Mine First Aired: Sep. 21, 2008
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.
|1×04 Escape from Dragon House First Aired: Sep. 28, 2008
When a barmaid at Merlotte’s is found murdered, Jason becomes the lead suspect. Later, Bill introduces Sookie to Fangoria, the biggest vampire bar in Shreveport, and to Eric, the oldest vampire.
|1×05 Sparks Fly Out First Aired: Oct. 05, 2008
Bill is welcomed to speak about his previous life as a Confederate soldier while at the Descendants of the Glorious Dead meeting. One member shows Bill a tintype picture of the Compton family, causing more questions. Meanwhile, Sam, Sookie, Tara and Jason are all at the meeting too. Sookie deals with losing someone who she was close to, and Tara is noticed by Jason while high on vampire blood.
|1×06 Cold Ground First Aired: Oct. 12, 2008
Numbed by tragedy, Sookie looks for refuge from the cacophony of her friends’ and neighbors’ inner voices. After lashing out at his sister and decking Andy, Jason wrestles with withdrawal symptoms from his V juice habit. Tara resists the overtures of her mother Lettie Mae (Adina Porter), who’s trying to rid herself of a demon and needs her daughter’s help. Sam and Tara make a connection in their mutual search for “something real.”
|1×07 Burning House of Love First Aired: Oct. 19, 2008
After hearing a distressing recollection Sookie gave about her uncle, Bill takes action. Tara takes drastic measures in helping her mother. To satisfy his craving, Jason takes a road trip to Fangtasia. A group of vigilantes head to Merlotte to hunt for vampires who have made the scene there.
|1×08 The Fourth Man in the Fire First Aired: Oct. 26, 2008
Oh, Sookie… After the fire destroyed the house, Sookie believes Bill to be dead. Jason and Amy seem perfect for each other after their night of passion sans penetration. Bill survived somehow by burrowing beneath the earth only to surprise Sookie after a most touching moment. Police question Sam about his nude runs, and decide to do a follow up on his story only to lead to more questions. Bill is ordered by Eric to bring Sookie into Fangtasia to question humans about missing money…only to find out that a vampire hired them.
|1×09 Plaisir D’Amour First Aired: Nov. 02, 2008
Bill’s continuous concern for Sookie causes him to go against the vampire’s code. Jason and Amy go to extremes to score “V”, Tara goes back to the exorcist, and Sam is put in charge to look after Sookie while Bill faces a hearing.
|1×10 I Don’t Wanna Know First Aired: Nov. 02, 2008
Bill faces the vampire tribunal, and is ordered to do something that goes against his beliefs. Tara finds out the exorcists’ true intentions. Amy makes a rash decision which changes Jason’s and Amy’s lives. Sam reveals a secret to Sookie.
|1×11 To Love Is to Bury First Aired: Nov. 16, 2008
Bill goes through with his punishment; a good Samaritan comes to the aid of Tara when she cries for help; Lafayette has a surprise for a two-faced state senator on the campaign trail; Jason finds himself once again in trouble with the law; and Sookie struggles for an explanation of what her latest vision means.
|1×12 You’ll Be the Death of Me First Aired: Nov. 23, 2008
With Jason in jail for Amy’s murder, he tries to prove his innocence, while Sookie thinks that the killer is someone that they are close with. Meanwhile, Marryann bails Tara out of jail and lets her stay at her posh mansion. Tara is wary about trusting Maryann, but enjoys living in her luxurious home. Tara likes it even more when she meets a temporary resident, Benedict Talley, whom is nicknamed Eggs. But it is secretly revealed that Maryann and Sam Merlotte have a connection. The identity of the serial killer is finally revealed as Arlene’s fiancée Rene, who now sets his sights on Sookie to kill her for her association with Bill. The charming Rene, formerly known as Drew Marshall, is actually a psychopath bigot whom kills women whom have ever associated themselves with vampires and he ends up chasing Sookie to the local graveyard near Bill’s house. After hearing her screams, Bill risks his life by going out into the sunlight to rescue her, while Sam turns into his dog form to help. While in jail, Jason is approached by a representative of the Fellowship of the Sun, the anti-vampire church, and he gets a new view on life.
True Blood Season 2 (2009-2010)
|2×01 Nothing But The Blood First Aired: Jun. 14, 2009
Two weeks later. Sookie and the staff at Merlotte’s Bar & Grill are on edge when they find the dead body of a woman, who turns out to be Tara’s fake exorcist Miss Jeanette, in a parked car with her heart torn out. Detective Andy and the sheriff investigate and apparently the town of Bon Temps has a new serial killer in their mists. Now that Bill has turned the not-so-innocent Jessica Hamby into a vampire, she is living with him at his mansion and he is trying to teach her their own unique code of ethics. Sookie isn’t too sure she likes the fact that Bill has this young, attractive woman living him, but their own relationship and emotions are too strong to set aside. Meanwhile, Tara is still living in Maryann’s luxurious home and she continues flirting with Eggs who is also living there. Maryann has a few choice words for Tara’s mother, Lettie Mae, when they meet. It also turns out that Sam Merlotte and Maryann have quite a history together and Sam tries to make amends, but Maryann has her own ideas. Also, Jason Stackhouse, who found religion while temporarily in jail, now considers going off to Texas for a Church-run leadership seminar for the Fellowship of the Sun. Elsewhere, after Lafayette threatens to go public with the news about him and Eric Northman’s romance in order to expose the hypocrite that Eric is, the crooked politician has Lafayette taken to his house where he imprisons him in his basement to keep him quiet.
|2×02 Keep This Party Going First Aired: Jun. 21, 2009
Having kissed and made up, Sookie and Bill’s relationship seems stronger than ever. Bill still has the problem of Jessica, who is proving to be just a bit of a wild child. Clan leader Eric Northman again wants to use Sookie’s services. Feeling guilty about her role in having Jessica made into a vampire, Sookie agrees to take her to her home where she promises she just want to see her parents and sister one more time. Things get out of hand when she jumps out of the car and she and Sookie are soon paying a visit. It’s left to an outraged Bill to resolve everything. Jason attends the leadership seminar run by the Church of the Sun and makes quite a first impression. Maryann visits Sam Merlotte’s bar with interesting effects. She also reminds Sam of just who is the most powerful between them. Lafayette manages to escape from Eric’s dungeon but, unable to get away completely, suggests an alternate way out to his captors.
|2×03 Scratches First Aired: Jun. 28, 2009
An outraged Bill tells Sookie in no uncertain terms that she committed a grave error in letting Jessica visit her family. Hurt and upset, Sookie decides to walk the 20 miles home but doesn’t get very far when she is attacked by a half-bull, half-man beast leaving huge gashes on her back. When his blood is unable to revive her, Bill turns to Eric for assistance and it’s determined she has somehow been poisoned. Both of them are puzzled however by the beast that attacked her and have no idea what they may be up against. Once recovered, Sookie makes a deal for Lafayette’s release. Maryann throws a big party but it’s all a little too wild for Tara. Sam Merlotte wants to pack it in for a while and leave town. Wild child Jessica goes to Merlotte’s bar where she meets Hoyt Fortenberry and they immediately hit it off. New waitress Daphne decides to go for a midnight swim with Sam and reveals something quite interesting.
|2×04 Shake and Fingerpop First Aired: Jul. 12, 2009
As per her deal with Eric, Sookie and Bill travel to Dallas to help find the missing head of the local vampire community. They take Jessica along but on arrival, the driver meeting them attempts to abduct Sookie. Maryann throws a party for Tara who has now moved into Sookie’s house. A lot of people show up and once again she weaves her magic, revealing something interesting about herself in the process. Sam Merlotte isn’t sure starting a relationship with Daphne is a good idea but she tells him she knows his secret. Lafayette is still recovering from his wounds when Eric makes him a proposition. Jason is still making an impression at Church camp and is asked to move in with Sarah and Steve Newlin.
|2×05 Never Let Me Go First Aired: Jul. 19, 2009
Still in Dallas with Bill and Jessica, Sookie is intent on keeping her part of the bargain and try to find the missing Godric despite the strange behavior of his cohorts. Eric tells Bill his true reason for wanting to find Godric. Sookie tries to learn more from the bellhop who has telepathic powers. Back in Bon Temps, most are still recovering from the effects of Tara’s birthday party. Sam learns that he and Daphne have more in common that he could ever have imagined. Maryann announces that she is moving into Sookie’s house and when told that she can’t, casts a spell on Tara to get her to change her mind. Over at the Light of Day Institute, Jason continues to impress with his leadership skills. Fed up with husband Steve’s lack of attention and respect however, Sarah Newlin decides to spend a little private time with Jason.
|2×06 Friend is Four Letter Word First Aired: Jul. 26, 2009
Tara and Eggs are driving down the highway when he suddenly realizes he has memories of having been there before. As he explores the nearby woods, he realizes it is an evil place. Sam and Daphne are having a good time and go frolicking in the woods. She has a surprise for him that is not welcome. Eric is out to take possession of Sookie and has Bill’s old girlfriend, who has not seen him for 70 years, come to town. We learn that Bill was not always the gentle, mild-mannered vampire he is today. In Dallas, Sookie is partnered with Hugo – another human who is dating a vampire – for their visit to the Light of Day Institute. Posing as an engaged couple looking for a church to wed, they meet the Newlins and have a tour of the church – but Steve also has a surprise for them. Jason is asked to build a scaffold for a sunrise ceremony where a vampire will be exposed to the dawn sun before the entire congregation. Jason is having serious doubts about whether he wants to be part of this group.
|2×07 Release Me First Aired: Aug. 02, 2009
Still being held in the basement at the Church, it becomes obvious to Sookie that Steve knew they were coming, but is not sure why. That tells her there is a spy among them. She tries to get a message to Bill, but he is being held prisoner by his maker, who refuses to let him go after the woman he loves. In flashbacks, Bill’s conversion to a less violent lifestyle is revealed. When Steve learns Sookie’s true identity, he makes the connection with Jason and assumes he’s a spy. As they begin to wreak their vengeance, Sookie is saved by someone she has yet to meet. Back at the hotel Jessica and Hoyt decide to sleep together. In Bon Temps, Sam manages to escape, courtesy of a drunken Andy Bellefleur. Any plans he may have had for getting even with Daphne are overtaken by Maryann who has her own plans for her acolyte. The rest of the revelers have no memory of what happened the night before.
|2×08 Timebomb First Aired: Aug. 09, 2009
Having saved Sookie, Godric orders Eric to leave the premises with her – and to do so peacefully. Unfortunately, Steve Newlin and his followers are waiting for them in the Church and he isn’t too choosy as to which vampire they use for their sunrise ceremony. Godric tries a different approach and hopes to make peace with Steve, who adamantly opposes any such possibility. Safely returned to their lair, Godric’s peaceful approach and lack of desire for revenge doesn’t sit well with some of his followers. Steve also has a surprise for him. In Bon Temps, Eggs tells Tara that he’s blacked out again and they try to piece together where he’s been. Maryann prepares a special dish for them. Sam Merlotte finds himself under arrest when Daphne’s body is found in the restaurant freezer. Having finally slept together, Jessica and Hoyt discover a disadvantage to Jessica being a vampire.
|2×09 I Will Rise Up First Aired: Aug. 16, 2009
Vampires and humans clean up in the aftermath of the explosion. Eric tricks Sookie into drinking some of his blood, much to Bill’s dismay. As a result of the lapse in security, Godric’s leadership falls under review but his response surprises everyone, especially Eric, who begs him not to go through with his plan. In Bon Temps, Maryann is out to find Sam Merlotte and complete the ritual sacrifice. She casts a spell on everyone in Sam’s bar to get them to look for him. Lafayette and Tara’s mother forcibly remove her from Sookie’s house. Hoyt and Jessica get used to their situation and Hoyt decides it’s time to introduce his true love to his vampire-hating mother.
|2×10 New World in My View First Aired: Aug. 23, 2009
Sookie, Jason and Bill return to Bon Temps only to find the town looking like a disaster area. Everyone is under Maryann’s spell and looking for Sam Merlotte who has been shape shifting to avoid capture. At Bill’s house, they find that Hoyt Fortenberry’s mother Maxine is in residence, also under the spell and driving Jessica to the breaking point. At Sookie’s house they find Maryann in firm control. Bill has a nasty experience with her but Sookie seems to have a strange power that hasn’t been seen before. At Lafayette’s house, they find Tara who is in a deep trance. No one, even Bill, has seen anything quite like this but he knows someone who may be able to explain everything.
|2×11 Frenzy First Aired: Aug. 30, 2009
Bill visits the vampire Queen of Louisiana to see what he can learn about Maryann and how they might be able to defeat her. The Queen isn’t too preoccupied with Bill’s requirements but does eventually tell him what has to be done. Back in Bon Temps, those who are not under Maryann’s control plan their next moves. Sam Merlotte decides they need help and visits Eric who reluctantly agrees to see what he can do. Sookie and Lafayette have to try and rescue Tara yet again after she escapes and returns to Sookie’s house in an attempt to save Eggs. Hoyt storms out of Bill’s house after he and Jessica have a big fight over his mother. His mother reveals a few truths about his father.
|2×12 Beyond Here Lies Nothin First Aired: Sep. 13, 2009
The mayhem in Bon Temps reaches a fever pitch as Maryann prepares for her ultimate bestial sacrifice, conscripting Sookie to be Maid of Honor at the bloody nuptials. Meanwhile, Sophie-Anne warns Eric to keep the lid on Bill’s inquisitiveness; Jason leads Andy into the heroic abyss; and Hoyt has a hard time swallowing Maxine’s endless stream of insults. Deliberating on what may be his final move to save Sookie and the town, Sam is forced to put his trust, and his life, in a most unlikely ally.
|TV Special: Eric & Pam First Aired: Apr. 24, 2010
First of six minisodes written by Alan Ball that air after each episode of True Blood Season 2 encore. The episodes are original & will not be a part of Season 3.
Eric and Pam are trying out new dancers for Fangtasia. One in particular, Yvetta catches Eric’s eye, and Pam’s as well. But Eric is less than willing to share with his ancient friend.
|TV Special: Jessica First Aired: May. 03, 2010
Second of six minisodes written by Alan Ball that air after each episode of True Blood Season 2 encore. The episodes are original & will not be a part of Season 3.
Jessica is on the hunt in a local haunt when she is set upon by a man who begins preaching the word of God to her.
|TV Special: Sookie, Tara & Lafayette First Aired: May. 11, 2010
Third of six minisodes written by Alan Ball that air after each episode of True Blood Season 2 encore. The episodes are original & will not be a part of Season 3.
Sookie and Tara get into an argument on the dangers of dating a vampire when Tara wonders where Bill’s money comes from. Lafayette intervenes when the argument turns heated.
|TV Special: Sam First Aired: May. 18, 2010
Forth of six minisodes written by Alan Ball that air after each episode of True Blood Season 2 encore. The episodes are original & will not be a part of Season 3.
In the beginning of this minisode we see Sam taking it out on the bull’s head.
Sam feels the need to mark their territory by destroying “the God Who Comes”.
|TV Special: Bill First Aired: May. 25, 2010
Fifth of six mini episodes written by Alan Ball that air after each episode of True Blood Season 2 encore. The episodes are original & will not be a part of Season 3.
While getting ready to meet Sookie for their date, Bill gets a visit from a jewelry saleswoman (Beth Grant) who makes an indecent proposition.
|TV Special: Jason First Aired: Jun. 02, 2010
Sixth of six mini episodes written by Alan Ball that air after each episode of True Blood Season 2 encore. The episodes are original & will not be a part of Season 3.
Jason begs the help of Jesus, God, Mary Magdalene, Buddha, Allah, Scientology and aliens.
True Blood Season 3 (2010)
|3×01 Bad Blood First Aired: Jun. 13, 2010
Sookie turns to Eric for help in finding Bill; Andy urges Jason to stay the course; Sam reconnects with his past; Tara seeks refuge from her grief.
|3×02 Beautifully Broken First Aired: Jun. 20, 2010
Russell Edgington, the Vampire King of Mississippi, concocts a plan to consolidate his power; Eric remembers his past; Sam tests the strength of his family bonds; Tara finds an ally in shady vampire Franklin Mott.
|3×03 It Hurts Me Too First Aired: Jun. 27, 2010
Searching for Bill, Sookie heads to Jackson, Miss. in the company of Alcide, a werewolf bodyguard assigned by Eric to protect her. Jason is distracted from his police exams; Bud reaches the end of his rope; Arlene copes with unexpected news; Franklin charms Tara, and gets Jessica out of a jam; Eric bequeaths a gift to Lafayette. Haunted by visions from his past, Bill makes a surprising pledge of allegiance.
|3×04 9 Crimes First Aired: Jul. 11, 2010
Sookie joins Alcide at a raucous engagement party for his former fiancee, Debbie Pelt. Bill “procures” dinner for Russell and Lorena. Sam brokers a deal with Tommy and his parents. Andy gets a promotion and draws Jason’s attention. Arlene is irked by Jessica’s arrival at Merlotte’s. Eric is given a deadline to locate Bill. Franklin takes Tara on a road trip.
|3×05 Trouble First Aired: Jul. 18, 2010
Sookie and Alcide turn to an alpha-wolf “packmaster” for advice on how to deal with Russell’s minions. Jason meets his match in a mysterious girl named Crystal. Tara considers a proposal from Franklin, who’s completed his mission for Russell. Lafayette learns the meaning of patience from Jesus, his mother’s orderly. An heirloom reminds Eric of his past and his ongoing thirst for vengeance. Joe Lee breaks his promise to Sam and Tommy.
|3×06 I Got a Right to Sing the Blues First Aired: Jul. 25, 2010
Spurned by Eric, Sookie fears the worst for Bill, whose fate now lies in Lorena’s hands. Jason’s romance with Crystal hits a snag, as does Lafayette’s with Jesus. Fueled by a night of passion, Tara executes a desperate plan to stave off Franklin’s advances. After revealing his master plan to Eric, Russell pays a visit to Louisiana in order to start executing it. In Bon Temps, Tommy finds it difficult to leave the family nest. Jessica gets her fix from a Merlotte’s customer.
|3×07 Hitting the Ground First Aired: Aug. 01, 2010
Sookie is in some trouble. So is Bill. Tara has attempted to move on from Franklin. Lafayette deals with some Jesus issues.
|3×08 Night on the Sun First Aired: Aug. 08, 2010
While Sookie must rethink her relationship with Bill, he reconciles with Jessica. As Russell decides what he’s going to do next, Sophie-Anne relocates her residence. Jason offers a challenge to save Crystal while Ruby Jean pays Lafayette a surprise visit. A new waitress starts at Merlotte’s. Eric’s allegiance to Russell is proven. Alcide’s family emergency puts Sookie in a vulnerable position.
|3×09 Everything is Broken First Aired: Aug. 15, 2010
The Vampire Rights Amendment is close to being ratified so Nan confronts Eric at Fangtasia about the whereabouts of the Magister. Russell vows revenge against all his vampire and human adversaries. Bill discovers the truth about Sookie’s true identity. Unexpected help arrives as Jason goes up against Felton and Calvin. Arlene is overcome by a sense of futility about her future while Tara meets up with a new ally and with someone who caused her pain in the past. Sookie meets a new family member. Hoyt addresses his real feelings head on.
|3×10 I Smell a Rat First Aired: Aug. 22, 2010
Sookie is warned about the dangers she will have to deal with. Dark memories surface for Sam. Arlene must ask Holly for help while Jason faces unexpected dealings with Tara and Crystal. Jesus’ interest in V’s qualities is aroused. Arlene seeks out Holly for help. Russell vows to inflict punishment on his enemies. After precautions, Eric satisfies a wish.
|3×11 Fresh Blood First Aired: Aug. 29, 2010
Bill wants to earn back Sookie’s trust but once again brings her close to danger. Eric tempts Russell with “ultimate vampire dream”. Jason tries to comprehend what he’s learned about Crystal. Sam alienates everyone but Tara. Jessica and Hoyt take their romance up a notch. Lafayette struggles with new demons.
|3×12 Evil is Going On First Aired: Sep. 12, 2010
Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) grapples with his conscience while plotting his perfect revenge against Russell (Denis O’Hare). Fed up with being “vampire crack,” Sookie (Anna Paquin) considers a new life without Bill (Stephen Moyer) – or any other vampire. Tara (Rutina Wesley) discovers some surprising news about Sam (Sam Trammell), whose rage resurfaces upon learning of Tommy’s (Marshall Allman) latest transgression. Jason (Ryan Kwanten) finds a new calling after warning Crystal’s (Lindsay Pulsipher) family about an impending drug raid. Plagued by visions, Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) turns to Jesus (Kevin Alejandro) for help, and learns his boyfriend has more to offer than companionship. Hoyt (Jim Parrack) hopes for a future with Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll), spurning Maxine’s (Dale Raoul) pleas to wed Summer (Melissa Rauch).
True Blood Season 4 (2011)
|4×01 She’s Not There||Jun. 26, 2011|
|4×02 You Smell Like Dinner||Jul. 03, 2011|
|4×03 Season 4, Episode 3||Jul. 10, 2011|
|4×04 Season 4, Episode 4||Jul. 17, 2011|
|4×05 Season 4, Episode 5||Jul. 24, 2011|
|4×06 Season 4, Episode 6||Jul. 31, 2011|
|4×07 Season 4, Episode 7||Aug. 07, 2011|
|4×08 Season 4, Episode 8||Aug. 14, 2011|
|4×09 Season 4, Episode 9||Aug. 21, 2011|
|4×10 Season 4, Episode 10||Aug. 28, 2011|
|4×11 Season 4, Episode 11||Sep. 04, 2011|
|4×12 Season 4, Episode 12||Sep. 11, 2011|