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Sparks Fly Out 

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 »

Director:

Daniel Minahan

Writers:

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

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
Chris Bauer ... Andy Bellefleur
Nelsan Ellis ... Lafayette Reynolds
Jim Parrack ... Hoyt Fortenberry
Adina Porter ... Lettie Mae Thornton (credit only)
Carrie Preston ... Arlene Fowler
Michael Raymond-James ... Rene Lenier
William Sanderson ... Sheriff Bud Dearborne
Alexander Skarsgård ... Eric Northman (credit only)
Lois Smith ... Adele Stackhouse
Mariana Klaveno ... Lorena Krasiki
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Storyline

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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Trivia

Shot after episode 6. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Sam Merlotte: Sookie, you have no future with a vampire!
Sookie Stackhouse: They don't die. I've got nothing but a future with one.
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Connections

Referenced in Marco Polo: The Heavenly and Primal (2014) See more »

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It's Alright
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Written by Phil Phillips
Performed by Phil Phillips
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When Johnny come marching home
9 October 2008 | by lastliberalSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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