True Blood: Season 1, Episode 5

Sparks Fly Out (5 Oct. 2008)

TV Episode  |  TV-MA  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
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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' ... 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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When Lafayette uses the dropper to give Jason a 'safe' amount of V, he holds the dropper upright and the blood stays at the top near the opening. See more »

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Tolliver Humphries: My great-grandfather was in the 28th. I wonder if you might have known him. His name was Tolliver Humphries.
Bill Compton: Tolliver Humphries. Yes, I knew him very well. We fought together. Tolliver Humphries was my friend. He was a brave man, perhaps to a fault. I dare say it contributed to his death.
Tolliver Humphries: What happened? Were you there?
Bill Compton: I was.
[flashes back to a battle field with wounded and dying men]
Bill Compton: We were about twenty miles north of where I stand now. The federals outnumbered us 5 to 1 and they had better ...
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When Johnny come marching home
9 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is a lot of back-story in this episode about Bill (Stephen Moyer). Everyone else takes a backseat; even Jason (Ryan Kwanten) and his fooling around with V, which gets him into trouble with Tara (Rutina Wesley).

Bill talks about his family settling in the area and about the War (Civil). The old folks in town are enchanted to talk to someone who may have served with their relatives. Bill, of course, knows them all.

We also see a flashback to the War and how Bill managed to stumble into his fate.

Poor Gran (Lois Smith). Is she dead?


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