Mine ~ BING CROSBY & JUDY GARLAND
Original Air Date: September 21, 2008 (Season 1, Episode 3)
Writer: Alan Ball
Director: John Dahl
Last episode’s fang-baring at Bill’s front door continues and the three salivating vampires tell Sookie to come inside. She surprises them by asking if they’re trying to glamour her. When the dark-haired male vampire admits they are, she tells them it doesn’t work on her. They’re taken aback; a voice from inside calls them off.
There are two other people lounging around on couches inside Bill’s house. One, a woman who looks like she’s been fed on (we find out later shes called Janella), and a shirtless man named Jerry. Bill is sitting in a shadowed corner.
Dianne, a vampire that Malcolm (the dark-haired vampire) mentions once had sex with Bill, says Sookie smells like a virgin, and virgins have the best tasting blood. After babies, adds Liam (the tattooed vampire from Maudettes sex tape).
They’re about to bite into her neck when Bill shouts for them to stop. “Sookie’s mine.”
The male vampires start engaging with their sex/blood slaves. Malcolm offers Bill some of Jerry. Bill is closing in to bite Jerry, when Sookie hears Jerry’s thoughts. He’s daring Bill to take a gulp and catch his “Hep D.” She stops Bill just in time. Dianne asks if shes the only one who wants to know how Sookie knew about Jerry’s infection, but before she’s answered, Bill runs them off.
Bill tells Sookie he’s sorry she had to see that.
Sookie asks what Hep D is. Bill explains that its a hepatitis mutation that makes vampires weak for a month, which puts them at greater risk for getting staked.
Sookie’s offended that Bill claimed her as his. He explains that he did it to protect her. If he hadn’t, they would have seen her as fair game and he wouldn’t have been able to fight them off, especially Malcolm, who is much older than Bill. So, sort of chivalrous.
Sookies grossed out that Bill had sex with Dianne. He says it was back in the 1930s, just after Dianne was turned.
Bill tells Sookie the three vampires are mean and vicious because they live together in a nest. Vampires that live alone, like him, are more likely to retain some amount of humanity.
He asks to kiss her good-night and she immediately says, “No! I couldn’t stand it after them.”
At the bar, Tara stays after and talks to Sam. She tells him about Bill stopping by last night. She tells him he’s only got himself to blame for not initiating a romantic relationship with Sookie. Sam asks Tara why she never started anything with Jason, but Tara changes the subject back to Sam.
When Sam tells Tara that Sookie told him that she can’t hear Bill’s thoughts, Tara suddenly understands his appeal and tells Sam that, unfortunately, he doesn’t stand a chance.
Dawn goes home, eager to untie Jason. But he’s not on the bed. A masked man grabs her from behind and growls at her. She starts to freak out as he paws at her, but then she gets into it when she thinks it’s a vampire. He says he drained the guy she left tied up and thanks her for it, while he gropes her some more. Then the man takes the stocking off of his face, revealing himself to be Jason. Dawn’s mad at first, but quickly forgives him and shows him – using her lady parts.
Sookie drives home, freaked out and sad.
She walks up to her porch and Bill appears. She yells at him for popping up again. He says he just wanted to make sure she was safe.
She asks him why she can’t hear her thoughts. He guesses it’s because he doesn’t have brainwaves and then talks about the magic that keeps him alive.
Sookie says they should stop seeing each other. When Bill asks why she says because his friends tried to eat her, and vampires killed the preacher and his family. He says that Sookie will never find a human man she can be herself with. She turns and goes inside.
Tara hangs out at Sams house, not wanting to go home to her passed-out drunk mother. They bond over booze. She asks him why he doesn’t have a girlfriend. Sam says he has a hard time opening up. Tara starts quizzing him about sex. They trade “how long it’s been” stories. He goes for more drinks and she takes her hair down and follows him inside. She matter-of-factly suggests they have sex. Sam says no, that it’s a terrible idea. She’s his employee. Then he thinks about it
He tells her if things got weird he’d have to fire her. Tara’s fine with that. It’s a deal.
Back to Jason and Dawn – doing what they do best. Jason is romping away like crazy when he suddenly pictures Liam beneath him. The mood is killed. He tells Dawn he’s creeped out that she had sex with a vampire. She’s not ashamed, but he thinks she should be. She says it was the best sex she ever had. Jason’s clearly jealous.
He gives her enough grief that Dawn tells him to leave. When he refuses, she goes in the other room for a cigarette but comes back with a gun. She runs Jason off, pants half-on, by shooting at her floor.
A neighbor sees Jason leave.
At Bill’s house, someone sneaks up behind him and he whirls around, fangs bared. It’s Sookie.
She confesses awkwardly that she’s never been with a man before but feels drawn to him and even though it might be a mistake she wants to get it out of the way so she can relax and get some sleep. “Just don’t bite me, OK?” she says. Bill kisses her and starts to take her clothes off.
Sookie wakes up, alone, in her own bed.
Jason comes home and chugs a beer. He turns on the TV and everything is vampire programming.
Dianne, Liam, and Malcolm are hanging out at their nest, plotting their next feeding. Bill knocks at the door. He tells them to stay away from him and Sookie. They tell him not everyone wants to play human. “Honey, if we can’t kill people, what’s the point of being a vampire?”, says Malcolm, the elder of the group.
Bill threatens to go to a higher power, someone (named Eric) who outranks Malcolm [also mentioned is an as-yet unnamed female vampire who outranks Eric]. He warns them again and leaves.
Sam wakes up alone.
Tara walks in her house and gets whacked on the back of the head by a Bible-wielding drunk mother who scolds her for staying out all night. Tara insults her mom and then feels bad, moving in to help her off the floor. Her mom whacks her again, this time with a liquor bottle.
Tara tells her she’s on her own and leaves.
Sookie takes her pent-up frustrations out on the lawn, pushing the mower. Her grandmother brings her some fresh-squeezed lemonade. Sensing Sookies feeling anxious, Gran asks her if the vampire did something untoward. Sookie tells her grandmother how shes feeling in her head, versus her loin. From the edge of the yard, the dog watches over Sookie.
Tara goes to Lafayette’s house. Inspecting her head wound, he doesn’t think she needs stitches. He gives her two Vicodin, a shot of liquor, and some weed to take the pain away. Lafayette’s date, a scrawny white dude who tries to pull off the name “Duke,” leaves, vaguely saying he left the money on the nightstand. “He’s a state senator,” Lafayette says after the man leaves.
Tara tells Lafayette she slept with Sam, and that Sam barks in his sleep.
On his front porch, Sam is reading the paper and discovers that Marthaville is getting a Starbucks. He wonders out loud if he should buy a cappuccino machine as the dog runs up to him. He tells the dog what he really wants in Marthaville is a vampire killer to take care of Mr. Bill Compton.
In Gran’s kitchen, Sookie also reads in the paper that Marthaville is getting a Starbucks. She asks her grandmother if she should keep seeing Bill. Gran says he’s polite and handsome. Sookie says he scares her. Not that he’d hurt her, but that she doesn’t know what he’s thinking.
Gran tells Sookie her grandfather used to know things about people, personal things, that they would have never told anyone. She tells Sookie about him stopping his brother from killing himself, somehow knowing what the brother was about to do. Then Sookie remembers her great-uncle did kill himself, with a shotgun. Gran waves the statement off, saying that was years later.
Jason visits Lafayette, in search of Viagra. Lafayette says he doesn’t have any (Viagra’s legal), but he does have something that would have the same effect, only better. Unlike Viagra, Lafayettes impotency-fighter is $600 for a ¼ of an ounce. It’s vampire blood (a.k.a. V or V-juice). Lafayette explains he has a deal with a vampire, trading booty for blood.
Lafayette warns Jason not to take more than a drop at a time or it’ll be too intense. Jason asks if he can just bring the money later, as he gets up to leave. Lafayette grabs Jason and tells him theres nothing free. Apparently in trade for the V, we see Jason dancing around for Lafayette’s video camera wearing only his underpants and a Laura Bush mask. Tara, clearly shocked, watches from another room.
Sookie goes to Bill’s house during the daytime. She walks around a bit and finally sits on his front steps. All the colors in the trees seem very intense and, apparently, turn her on. Her cell phone rings, shaking her back to reality. It’s Sam asking her to go by Dawn’s and wake her up. Dawn’s late for her shift and Sam thinks she probably overslept.
Sookie goes to Dawn’s, walking in when no one answers the door. Inside, the alarm clock is going off. Sookie finds Dawn is in bed, clearly dead. Sookie screams.
SOURCE: Pictures courtesy of HBO, Synopsis from IMDb