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In the Beginning 

In the aftermath of Roman's death, Russell and the other followers of Lilith celebrate their victory. Bill and Eric don't quite know what it all means for them but a taste of Lilith's blood... See full summary »


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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
Alexander Skarsgård ... Eric Northman
Chris Bauer ... Andy Bellefleur
Kristin Bauer van Straten ... Pam De Beaufort
Lauren Bowles ... Holly Cleary
Valentina Cervi ... Salome Agrippa
Nelsan Ellis ... Lafayette Reynolds
Scott Foley ... Patrick Devins
Janina Gavankar ... Luna Garza
Lucy Griffiths ... Nora Gainesborough
Todd Lowe ... Terry Bellefleur


In the aftermath of Roman's death, Russell and the other followers of Lilith celebrate their victory. Bill and Eric don't quite know what it all means for them but a taste of Lilith's blood sends them on a rampaging lust for blood. Eric gets advice from someone from his past. Sookie learns from her new friends in the faerie bar that her powers may be finite. Hoyt's new friends are the vampire-haters who shot Sam and Luna. Hoyt decides to join them and they set their sights on their next target: Jessica. Alcide prepares to fight for the leadership of the pack. Lafayette travels to Mexico to face his nemesis. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

22 July 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Sam is visiting Luna in the hospital, a nurse is writing the last name "Wolf" on a dry erase board in the hall. Sam and Luna are actually discussing moving Emma out of the werewolves care at this time. See more »


Salome Agrippa: Russell Edgington was the only vampire I knew of powerful enough to take Roman Zimojic out.
Bill Compton: Power aside, you had unparalleled access to The Guardian. If you wanted him gone, wouldn't it have been easier to do it yourself?
Salome Agrippa: The Book is very clear on this subject. "The Guardian's blood is sacrosanct. He alone shall determine when His Essence shall flow." What happened tonight was inevitable. But I say this with the deepest regret.
Bill Compton: Bullshit. You can't play the grieving widow and the leader of a ...
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References First Blood (1982) See more »


You Light Up My Life
Written by Joseph Brooks
Sung by Annie Abrams and Denis O'Hare
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Something About This Really Rubs Me The Wrong Way!
11 September 2016 | by Dan1863SicklesSee all my reviews

I am a huge TRUE BLOOD fan, I loved the first season and I thought that Season Six was amazingly effective and a full-scale comeback. (I'm watching out of order because I'm poor and have to check DVD's out of the library.)

Well, after Six I went backwards to Five, and it wasn't nearly as good. Something just wasn't right. It wasn't just the way Tara, a strong black woman, becomes a groveling submissive the minute a pretty blonde starts giving her orders. And it wasn't just the way the werewolves are always, always being stereotyped as trailer park trash. And it wasn't even the disastrous Terry arc, which recycles all the most hateful Vietnam era stereotypes about the military, with kill-crazed Iraq vets being hunted by a "smoke monster."

No, the breaking point is where campy Russell Edgington and his vampire friends get hopped up on Lilith's blood, go out on a rampage, and murder an entire wedding party at some small hotel. And the entire scene is played . . . for laughs. For laughs!

How come when Russell and his friends kill people we're supposed to laugh, but when Terry and his Marine pals kill Iraqi civilians that's pure evil? Is it some kind of gay revenge fantasy? How come hate crimes are only wrong when it's those ignorant straight people doing it . . . and not civilized people "like us?"

TRUE BLOOD is a show that has really lost its way.

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