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In the Beginning 

In the aftermath of Roman's death, Russell and the other followers of Lilith celebrate their victory. Bill and Eric don't quite know what it all means for them but a taste of Lilith's blood... See full summary »


Michael Ruscio


Alan Ball (creator), Charlaine Harris ("Sookie Stackhouse" novels by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Paquin ... Sookie Stackhouse
Stephen Moyer ... Bill Compton
Sam Trammell ... Sam Merlotte
Ryan Kwanten ... Jason Stackhouse
Rutina Wesley ... Tara Thornton
Alexander Skarsgård ... Eric Northman
Chris Bauer ... Andy Bellefleur
Kristin Bauer van Straten ... Pam De Beaufort
Lauren Bowles ... Holly Cleary
Valentina Cervi ... Salome Agrippa
Nelsan Ellis ... Lafayette Reynolds
Scott Foley ... Patrick Devins
Janina Gavankar ... Luna Garza
Lucy Griffiths ... Nora Gainesborough
Todd Lowe ... Terry Bellefleur


In the aftermath of Roman's death, Russell and the other followers of Lilith celebrate their victory. Bill and Eric don't quite know what it all means for them but a taste of Lilith's blood sends them on a rampaging lust for blood. Eric gets advice from someone from his past. Sookie learns from her new friends in the faerie bar that her powers may be finite. Hoyt's new friends are the vampire-haters who shot Sam and Luna. Hoyt decides to join them and they set their sights on their next target: Jessica. Alcide prepares to fight for the leadership of the pack. Lafayette travels to Mexico to face his nemesis. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

22 July 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Sheriff Dearborn calls his lady friend "Sweetie," it is a reference to her name in the fifth book. See more »


Jason Stackhouse: You're supposed to be helping her, not zapping her again.
Claude Crane: We *are* helping her. We're testing her luminescence.
Jason Stackhouse: All right, listen. I ain't been to med school, or fairy school or nothing. So if you can put it in terms a "laid man" can understand, I'd appreciate it.
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References First Blood (1982) See more »


Bad Things
by Jace Everett
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Something About This Really Rubs Me The Wrong Way!
11 September 2016 | by Dan1863SicklesSee all my reviews

I am a huge TRUE BLOOD fan, I loved the first season and I thought that Season Six was amazingly effective and a full-scale comeback. (I'm watching out of order because I'm poor and have to check DVD's out of the library.)

Well, after Six I went backwards to Five, and it wasn't nearly as good. Something just wasn't right. It wasn't just the way Tara, a strong black woman, becomes a groveling submissive the minute a pretty blonde starts giving her orders. And it wasn't just the way the werewolves are always, always being stereotyped as trailer park trash. And it wasn't even the disastrous Terry arc, which recycles all the most hateful Vietnam era stereotypes about the military, with kill-crazed Iraq vets being hunted by a "smoke monster."

No, the breaking point is where campy Russell Edgington and his vampire friends get hopped up on Lilith's blood, go out on a rampage, and murder an entire wedding party at some small hotel. And the entire scene is played . . . for laughs. For laughs!

How come when Russell and his friends kill people we're supposed to laugh, but when Terry and his Marine pals kill Iraqi civilians that's pure evil? Is it some kind of gay revenge fantasy? How come hate crimes are only wrong when it's those ignorant straight people doing it . . . and not civilized people "like us?"

TRUE BLOOD is a show that has really lost its way.

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