True Blood (2008–2014)
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Cold Ground 

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 »

Director:

Nick Gomez

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
Carrie Preston ... Arlene Fowler
Michael Raymond-James ... Rene Lenier
William Sanderson ... Sheriff Bud Dearborne
Alexander Skarsgård ... Eric Northman (credit only)
Lois Smith ... Adele Stackhouse
Todd Lowe ... Terry Bellefleur
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Storyline

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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The Capital "M"s in the "BON TEMPS CEMETERY" sign are installed backwards with the wide stroke to the left. On "M"s and "A"s the wide stroke should be to the right. See more »

Quotes

Lettie Mae Thornton: [at the funeral] I got somethin' to say.
Lafayette Reynolds: What is she doing?
Tara Thornton: [trying to stop her] No, Mama!
Lettie Mae Thornton: Oh, my fuckin' God. Girl, this about to get ugly.
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Connections

References WWE Smackdown! (1999) See more »

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Bad Things
(uncredited)
Written by Jace Everett
Performed by Jace Everett
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You're all I got.
13 October 2008 | by lastliberalSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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