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This is set in a parallel world where vampires not only exist, but have come out of the closet and are openly acknowledged.
Sookie is a waitress in a redneck diner down in Dixie-land. She has the psychic ability to read peoples' minds. Human minds, that is - as she discovers when she meets her first ever vamp!
Sookie's brother Jason (Ryan Kwanten - Tru Calling )is something of a babe-hound, which gets him into trouble ...
With all the graphic sex and violence introduced in the first episode, we now get onto character development. Sookie gets to know her vampire friend a bit better, but everyone else's love life is in limbo.
Sookie meets some of Bill's vamp buddies, and learns more about vampire society.
Sookie gets Bill to take her to the Fang-Banger club. It's a bit tame compared to Blade II , but it's nice to get a glimpse at the wider world that this series is set in.
Meanwhile, Jason and Tara's friendship takes another step.
Bill gives the townsfolk a lecture on his service in the US Civil War. We also get a flashback to how he became a vampire.
Sookie tries to cope with the repercussions of the discovery at the end of the previous ep. But Jason starts to suffer withdrawl symptoms, so he's no help. A split develops between the siblings.
Bill and Sookie consummate their semi-forbidden love.
Tara takes her crazy mom to the exorcist.
Jason goes looking for some V-juice.
Bill's vamp pals are in town again, and they want him to join them. They appear at the bar, looking for trouble. No wonder the rednecks don't like them!
The rednecks get their revenge on the vamps. Bill is believed to have perished in the process.
Tara's mom seems to be getting better, and even ditches her Devil-Juice.
The bar owner, has been spotted running naked through the woods. He denies it, of course. Is his sidekick (the unhinged war veteran) delusional, or is he hiding a dangerous secret?
Jason wakes up with his new girl after the best V-blood sex ever. She actually seems to be the perfect woman for him. But their craving for V gets ever stronger ...
The Vamp Sheriff summons Sookie. Someone stole from him, and he wants her to use her mind-reading powers to find the thief.
Jason and his new GF settle down, and everything seems fine. Of course, this is the calm before the storm. She's a V-Blood junkie, and it's only a matter of time before Jason learns how bad things are.
Sookie learns her boss's secret.
Jason and his new GF try to control their new source of V-Blood.
Tara gets her exorcism.
Bill is taken before the Vampires' inquisitor (Zelko Ivanek - Hannibal ) to be tried and punished for his crime.
The serial killer claims another victim.
Bill struggles to train his annoying teenage charge.
Sookie discovers a clue to the killer's identity.
Tara gets arrested for a DUI.
Jason's in jail, but worst of all - he finds religion!
Sookie thinks she knows who the real killer is. But he's closing in on her ...
Tara joins up with self-taught Life Coach Michelle Forbes.
One major character may not be back next Season ...
Sookie and Bill are shacked up together, nice and cosy. But Bill's teenage spawn threatens to ruin everything.
Jason wants to go to Summer Camp with the Xian Fundamentalists. Will he find enough money to pay for it?
The chef has survived, but is now being held by the Vamp Sheriff for selling V-Blood.
The voodoo woman is murdered. Is there another serial killer in town?
Jason goes to Summer Camp with the Xian Fundamentalists. As well as bible class, they also do anti-Vamp seminars. And they all wear silver rings. Will abstinence agree with Jason?
Sookie has to babysit the teenage vamp girl.
The chef tries to escape.
Mary-Anne ( Michelle Phillips ) visits Sam's bar, and works her magicks there ...
Sookie gets attacked by a strange monster in the woods. The Vamps help her, but at a price.
Jason has doubts about the Xian camp he's attending. But they seem to have plans for him ...
Mary-Anne ( Michelle Phillips ) holds another party, this time at her mansion. Tara twigs that something's wrong.
The teenage Vamp girl gets a BF.
Bill and Sookie take the Teen Vamp to Texas, as Eric ordered. It turns out the abduction was by an extremist group.
Mary-Anne has yet ANOTHER party. This one's the biggest so far.
Eric goes looking for the V-dealer. He's got plans and motivations that have yet to be explained.
Sookie meets a fellow mind-reader.
Sookie and Bill are in Texas, where they are joined by the Sheriff. We get to see a flashback to the Sheriff's making as a vamp. Sookie is more interested in finding the elusive bellboy.
Sookie's idiot brother is having a crisis of faith in the Xian camp. The preacher's wife seems to be tempting him on purpose ...
Sookie's best buddy has Michelle Philips and her coven camp out at Sookie's house.
Sookie goes undercover at the Church.
Jason gets to find out how the Pastor's wife really feels about him.
Erik has a plan to distract Bill from Sookie.
Sookie discovers who the traitor is. And she gets ever closer to finding out what happened to the Sheriff.
Jason ends up in a lot of trouble, and it's not really his fault!
Bill is cornered by his sociopathic sire.
Back in Louisiana, we discover what Michelle Philips really is.
The vampires and the Xian Fundamentalists finally face off against each other. Godric seems to be the voice of reason!
Back home, Michelle Philips has framed the barman for murder. The police don't bother investigating the town drunk's claims of a satanic coven, even though the local folk (including pathologist John Billingsly!) are being rounded up for having sex in public (with a tree, in Billingsly's case)!
The Army of Light try one desperate last-ditch attack on the vamps. But everyone suffers as a result.
Godric is the voice of reason and compromise among the Dallas Vamps, but even he has superiors to answer to. And since the situation with the Xians gets worse, he has to carry the blame for it all.
Sookie, Bill and Jason return to Louisiana. But this is no place like home ...
Jason goes to save the Shifter from being sacrificed. The shell-shocked Barman actually seems better while possessed. But despite Jason being himself, his Army of Light training means that he actually succeeds. Most awesome rescue ever!
Sookie and Bill help Lafayette give Tara her intervention. Even with combined mind-reading and vampiric compulsion, can they succeed?
Bill visits the Vamp Queen of Louisiana. She knows a lot about Mary-Anne's kind ... but she doesn't care enough to interfere.
Tara wants to go back to Mary-Anne's place (it used to be Sookie's place, but it's been vandalised) ... Of course, Sookie and Lafayette have to go after her. And Lafayette is still shell-shocked from getting shot, tortured - worse, since he tasted Erik's blood he has visions!
Jason and Detective Andy decide to go after Mary-Anne. The barman goes to get help from Erik.
Sookie and the rescue team discover they are out of their depth against Mary-Anne and her followers.
Bill decides the only way to save Sookie is to exchange her for Sam.
Eric plays Yahtze with the Vampire Queen of Louisiana.
The Season Arc is dealt with quite swiftly, leaving half the ep dedicated to tying up loose ends. We also get a cliffhanger that leads into the next Season.
Bill is kidnapped, but manages to break free from the kidnappers. This leaves him naked, alone in the forest, hunted by ferocious killers.
Jason tries to get over the Eggs situation by having sex with a couple of girls. Unfortunately he keeps seeing them with bullet holes, and he finds this off-putting.
Sam Merlotte goes hunting for clues about his birth family.
Tara is suicidal. Luckily Lafayette understands this.
Bill is taken into custody by the Vampire King of Missisippi, who apparently knows a lot more about the werewolves.
Sookie asks Eric for help. It turns out that Eric and Godric have been secretly hunting the Nazi werewolves for decades.
Jason tries to help Detective Andy get over the Eggs situation.
Sam Merlotte discovers his birth family.
Lafayette takes Tara to a hospital. Alfre Woodward is his misbegotten mother.
Sookie discovers that Bill is being held across the State Line in Mississippi. She decides to go looking - she can read werewolves' minds, of course. Eric can't go with her, although he doesn't bother explaining Vampire politics. At least he gives her a bodyguard - a tame (-ish) werewolf.
Bill has flashbacks to what happened to his family after he became a vampire. Despite what Eric's sire ordered in the previous season, Bill's sire is still obsessed with him.
Bill involves himself more deeply in the Missisippi plan.
Sookie goes undercover at the Werewolf club.
Erik has problems with untrustworthy drug-dealers. Worse, the Magister (Zelko Ivanek - Hannibal ) is back.
Sam tries to sort things out with his family.
Bill's childe takes a job as a waitress at Sam's bar. she discovers that her Ex is now dating Brigitte from Big Bang Theory.
Erik visits Mississippi, and befriends the King.
Jason gets a new love interest, but is as stupid as ever.
Bill, Sookie and Tara are all guests in the King's house, each with a different yet horrible fate lined up.
Erik plays along with the King, because he has his own agenda.
Sam the barman discovers what his family's dark secret is.
Lafayette has a new love interest, but his drug-dealing problems catch up with him.
Jason finds out that his new love interest has a family.
Sookie rescues Bill, but naturally it dosn't go the way she expected. She ends up in the ICU, the first time she's ever been hospitalised. The doctors discover she has no blood type, while Sookie wakes up in a garden full of nymphs.
Sam tries to rescue his brother from the dog-fights.
The King confronts the Magister, the only one with the legal power to marry him to the Queen.
Sookie is home. But the Vamp King and his minions are after her. Luckily, Bill and Jessica are around.
Erik starts his plan for revenge on the King.
Erik gets home, but has to explain himself to the Vampire Authority.
Sookie discovers that her cousin told their family history to Queen Sophie.
Jason tries to sort out his GF's cousin-cum-fiance. But the violent SOB means trouble for the Deputies, so Jason tells Sheriff Andy about the drugs link.
Bill and Sookie discuss her family history. Faeries were wiped out by vamps.
Sam remembers his past, as a con-man working with femme fatale Arielle Kebble . Naturally it all ended in tears, though Sam got enough money to buy himself a bar.
Russell is being hunted by the authorities. The Church of the Sun is still around, using the opportunity to preach hatred towards vamps.
Erik tries to control Sookie through her dreams. She hates him for abandoning her in Russell's house, which is what Bill Compton did to Tara. But Russell is coming to get them all ...
Jason confesses his guilty secret. He also discovers his GF's secret.
Lafayette and his Shaman BF use v-blood for time-travel.
Sam Merlotte gets drunk and insults everyone in the bar.
Eric and Russell explore Sookie's abilities.
Jason finds a V-Blood conspiracy.
Lafayette is still recovering from the V-blood.
The DEA are in town. Jason tries to save the hillbillies.
Sam Merlotte's younger brother decides to take the money and run. How far will Sam go to get his money back?
Russell Edgington gets his comeuppance. Sookie turns out to be a sadistic bitch.
Bill starts to even the score with Russell and others.
Sookie is in Faerie Land, and meets get grandpa (Gary - Lucas Buck in American Gothic ). But all is not as nice as it seems, and she has to return to Earth ...
A year has passed, and everyone seems better off without Sookie. They have all found cliques of their own, and prospered. Well, Bill's Ward is settled down with her BF but they don't have domestic bliss. And Tara is a lesbian wrestler in New Orleans.
Bill and Eric have both bettered their situations. However, for Sookie only a few hours have passed, so she has yet to forgive either of them.
Lafayette and his BF are involved with the local coven of witches. Sam Merlotte is part of a Shifter group therapy session.
The Panther folk have plans for Sookie's brother.
Bill sends Eric to deal with the witches, before their necromancy becomes a problem. But Lafayette and Tara are present, which adds to the situation.
Sookie takes Eric home.
Jason Stackhouse makes his break for it.
Eric is still hiding out with Sookie. She gets the wolf-guy from last Season to help.
Pam demands the Wiccans restore Eric. But the spell was not theirs - it was from the spirit of the vamp-hating Spanish Witch they accidentally awakened.
King Bill takes direct action against the witches. He convenes a meeting of his 4 remaining sheriffs. One was actually present at the Inquisition event in 1610.
The waitress and the chef call over the Baptist minister and his wife (Tara's mom) for an exorcism of their devil baby.
Sam Merlotte helps his kid brother cover up his misdeeds. But Sheriff Andy decides to get nosy as well as high.
Sookie is warned by her grandmother that Eric's state is only temporary. But she still falls for his charms.
Jason recovers from his puma-woman ordeal. But he starts having dreams about his rescuers ... And the full moon is tomorrow night.
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