This blog has been moved to: http://tvfanaticview.com/blog/
In anticipation of the return of True Blood (Season 3 premieres June 13, 2010), I thought I would revisit the finest (or not so finest) moments of season 1. True Blood is one of my favourite television shows and I think it is fitting that this be the topic of my first blog post. I think that this is also a good summary of all that happened is season 1. Favorite moments from season 2 will be posted soon.
WARNING: SPOILERS FOR SEASON 1 AHEAD
In the season 1 opener, Bill the vampire enters Sam’s bar and meets Sookie Stackhouse for the first time.
Sookie is smitten and of course, her friends warn her about Bill and his vampire-ness. Sookie uses her telepathic abilities to save Bill from a couple of hicks trying to drain his blood. I guess Sookie ain’t no dim-witted blonde after all. Oh my stars!
After having some kinky sex with Jason Stackhouse (Sookie’s brother), Maudette tricks Jason into thinking that he had accidentally choked her to death. Being the moron that he is, Jason panics and leaves. After seeing the video that Maudette had taken of them two doing the nasty, Jason realizes that it was not him who murdered Maudette.
For those who do not remember, Dawn was that waitress who worked at Sam’s bar (Jason also has sex with her). After not showing up to work, Sam asks Sookie to stop by her house to find out what was going on. Apparently, Dawn was hanging out on her bed….dead.
What I especially enjoyed about this scene is Sookie’s delayed reaction. After entering Dawn’s bedroom and discovering her corpse, Sookie calls out “Dawn? Dawn? “, stares at her dead body for a minute and then screams. Maybe Sookie was having a stroke?
Sookie meets Eric for the first time at Fangtasia, a skanky vampire bar that probably smells like sex. We all know that Eric becomes a big part of season 2, but this is the first episode he appears in. Eric becomes interested in Sookie after he discovers that Sookie is not 100% human. We also learn that vampires speak Swedish.
Bill was on his way home from war and stumbles into a woman living in a house. Hungry, Bill asks for food from the innocent-looking woman. She then jumps on Bill and commences to eat him. Then, she makes Bill drink her blood.
And that, folks, is how Bill became vampire!
To me, it wasn’t surprising because she was kind of useless. After coming home from a date with Sam, Sookie discovers her dead grandmother lying in a pool of her own blood. How many people has Sookie discovered dead so far?
Sookie realizes that everybody in the town blames her for her grandmother’s death and of course, it is.
After paying a large amount of money, Tara’s mother receives an “exorcism” from an “exorcist”.
Then, convinced that the exorcism worked on her mother, Tara gets her own exorcism after being told that she too had a demon inside her. Later we all find out that she had only drugged her mother and that the exorcism was a hoax and the exorcist was nothing more than a drug store employee.
**SPOILER ALERT for CLOVERFIELD movie**
Jason meets that girl from Cloverfield. You know, the one who’s head blows up in the tent. After taking some V together, Jason and Cloverfield girl (Amy) have sex.
Jason introduces the hippie to Sookie and their friends and she starts working at Sam’s bar (apparently, all the young women from Bon Temps work there). The hippie and Jason track down a vampire, kidnap him and drain him of his blood. Against the hippie’s request, Jason befriends the vampire. This all ends in a messy way when Amy kills the vampire. Soon after, Amy gets killed as well.
Sam was dog, dog was Sam. After discovering a naked Sam on her bed, Sam finally tells Sookie that he is a Shapeshifter (one who has the ability to turn into an animal).
This is when we discover that Sam was actually that dog that followed Sookie around throughout season 1. Don’t remember the dog? Let’s revisit the clues:
The final episode of the season finally answered our questions about the identity of the killer. If you are not a devoted True Blood watcher, it is very acceptable for you to ask: who the heck is Rene? Well, he is the hard-to-spot boyfriend of Arlene (the red-headed waitress). Some of you may need proof that that this Rene fellow actually appeared in episodes other than the season finale.
Sookie discovers Rene to be the killer by reading his mind. After failed attempts at shooting him, Rene chases Sookie into the cemetary. Sensing that Sookie is in trouble, Bill moronically exits his house in the daylight, thinking that he would be able to do something other than fry in the sunlight. In an almost equally moronic fasion, Sam tries to save Sookie by shapeshifting into a dog and attempting to maul Rene from behind. Of course, both of Sookie’s men fail horribly, so Sookie takes matters into her own hands and decapitates Rene with a shovel.
Marianne pays Tara’s bail after Tara’s public display of drunkeness at a party. This is the start of a major story arc in Season 2.
We all remember Jessica from Season 2. Well, in episode 10 of season 1, Bill turns Jessica into vampire.