True Blood: Season 1, Episode 6

Cold Ground (12 Oct. 2008)

TV Episode  |  TV-MA  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
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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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On two occasions Bill enters Sookie's home without being invited inside. The first is when she has found her grandmother on the floor and he appears in the kitchen behind her. The second is when he rushes in, startling Tara and Laffayette downstairs. He is then found upstairs attempting to wake Sookie in her bed. In an earlier episode Bill clearly states he can not enter a human home without an invitation. However, this is consistent with standard vampire lore in that, once given permission, a vampire may enter one's home at any time until that permission is revoked. At the time of the two examples above, permission to enter the home had not been revoked. See more »

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Tara Thornton: Maybe I should go check on Sookie.
Lafayette Reynolds: Trust me, that child is dead to the world right now.
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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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