True Blood: Season 1, Episode 6

Cold Ground (12 Oct. 2008)

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With her grandmother as the latest victim of the mysterious serial killer, Sookie has to deal with her emotions. She can't block out the thoughts of others and she knows many of the ... See full summary »

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With her grandmother as the latest victim of the mysterious serial killer, Sookie has to deal with her emotions. She can't block out the thoughts of others and she knows many of the townspeople blame her association with a vampire as the main reason her grandmother is now dead. She has a very clear message for them at the woman's funeral. Despite Sam and Bill's pleading, Sookie insists on staying in the house. She does however decide to spend the night with Bill to lose her virginity once and for all. Meanwhile, Jason wrestles with withdrawal symptoms from his 'V Juice' habit which leads him to lash out at Sookie when he hears about Gram Adele's murder, and he also punches Detective Andy. Also, Tara has a run in with her drunk of a mother, Lettie Mae, at Adele's funeral whom tells Tara some unsettling facts about herself. Tara then asks Sam to have sex with her at her motel room to look for "something right" between them, while Jason has his night with Randi Sue, and Sookie finally ... Written by garykmcd

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In the scene where Tara and Lafayette are cleaning up after the consolation party held at Sookie's house, Tara asks if she should check on Sookie sleeping upstairs, to which Lafayette replies "Trust me, that child is dead to the world right now." 'Dead to the World' is the title of the fourth installment of the Southern Vampire Mysteries written by Charlaine Harris, upon which "True Blood" is based. See more »

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When Sookie finds William's grave, the amount and placement of the dirt over the plaque changes between shots without her having made any movements that would alter its position. See more »

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Lafayette Reynolds: [looking at all of the food brought by the town] What the fuck is it with white people and jello? I don't understand.
Tara Thornton: [annoyed] What the hell we gonna do with all this?
Lafayette Reynolds: Toss it. Sookie don't need no bad juju cooking.
Tara Thornton: Bad juju?
Lafayette Reynolds: Way to a man's heart is through his stomach. That shit true as gold. You put some love in your food and folk can taste it.
[picks up the cornbread]
Lafayette Reynolds: Smell this. You can smell the-the fear and nastiness comin' off that cornbread.
Tara Thornton: [takes a bit] Tastes just fine to me.
Lafayette Reynolds: See bitch....
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13 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was one powerful episode as events take place around Gran's (Lois Smith) murder and funeral.

Tara (Rutina Wesley) is becoming a more powerful character and Wesley is showing herself to be one accomplished actress.

Jason (Ryan Kwanten) seems to be coming apart at the seems and I am not sure where he is going to end up.

Of course, the culmination of this episode is the sealing of the deal between Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Bill. Things have to go in a whole new direction now.

There are so many loose threads that this series just has to keep on getting better.


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