Small-town waitress Sookie Stackhousewho feels like an outsider because she can hear people's thoughtsfinds herself drawn to Bon Temps' newest resident, vampire Bill Compton. The fact that she can't read his mind makes him even more appealing. (Oh, ladies, when will we learn?)
The Big Bad: Rene, Arlene's seemingly kind Cajun fiancé, who is murdering ''Fangbangers.''
WTF Moment (Good): At Eric's bar Fangtasia, Bill saves Sookie's life by staking vampire Longshadow, who projectile-vomits blood all over her.
WTF Moment (Bad): Sookie and Jason's Gran is killed!
Freeze-Frame Alert: Jason and Amy have trippy sex while high on V in episode 9.
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