After their encounter with the racist policeman, Sookie tells Bill that she won't be seeing him anymore. The next day, Bill keeps his promise to Sookie's grandmother, Adele 'Gran' ... See full summary »



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After their encounter with the racist policeman, Sookie tells Bill that she won't be seeing him anymore. The next day, Bill keeps his promise to Sookie's grandmother, Adele 'Gran' Stackhouse, to speak at the monthly meeting of the Descendents of the Glorious Dead. Bill becomes very popular when he reminiscences about the Civil War and the Mayor gives him an old photo he found in the archives. Bill also recalls the circumstances of how he became a vampire. Meanwhile, Sam asks Sookie out on a date, but things don't go as he planned for she tells him that she is not ready to commit. A little later, Sookie is shocked by what she finds when she gets home. Elsewhere, Jason gets more vampire blood from Lafayette, and he also takes an interest in Tara after he hears she has a thing for him. But Jason instead sets his sights on a local woman, named Randi Sue, as his latest sexual conquest. Written by garykmcd

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5 October 2008 (USA)  »

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Ghosts from the Past
20 September 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Sookie breaks with Bill after the incident on the road with the patrolman. However Bill goes to the church as he had promised to Adele to present a lecture about his recollection of the American Civil War and Sookie goes with Sam. Bill's testimony is very touching and his popularity increases with the locals; the Major gives a picture of Bill and his family that he had found in the archives of Bon Temps. Bill also recalls Lorena, a lonely woman that welcomed him in his way back home after the war that became the siren who had transformed him in a vampire.

The dramatic "Sparks Fly Out" is so far the best episode of "True Blood" centered in Bill with a great development of this character. His sad recollection from the period when he was transformed in a vampire and consequently separated from his family is excellent. Unfortunately it seems that my favorite character, Adele Stackhouse, is gone and if that is true, I regret the loss of the wise grandmother. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "As Chamas Voam" ("The Sparks Fly Out")

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