Cold Ground 1:6
Half of You ~ CAT POWER
Original Air Date: October 12, 2008 (Season 1, Episode 6)
Writer: Raelle Tucker
Director: Nick Gomez
Gran is clearly dead, glassy-eyed and covered in blood on the kitchen floor. Sookie stands, barefoot, in shock. Bill comes up behind her and grabs her, trying to calm her. As he holds onto her, someone enters the front of the house. It’s Sam. Bill grabs him by the throat. He says he was making sure Sookie got home safe, the door was open. He sees the blood and asks what happened.
Sam puts a blanket around her shoulders and suggests she go upstairs and lie down. Sookie hears Andy Bellefleur with the other police from the kitchen, disturbed and saying the Stackhouse kids, while crazy, didn’t deserve this. He thinks they have a serial killer.
Sookie goes outside for air. Sam follows her and sits next to her on the porch. She hears him saying he’s so, so sorry in a way that sounds more like lust than sympathy. She tells him some other time and asks what happened to Bill.
Sam goes to get him from inside.
Sam tells Bill to stay away from her. Bill says Sookie doesn’t take kindly to people telling her what to do. Sam says he doesn’t need Bill to tell him about her; he’s known her a long, long time.
Sam says Gran would be alive if it weren’t for Bill. He tells Bill if anything ever happens to Sookie, he’ll stake him.
Bill notices the screen in the window is slashed.
Down in the kitchen, the coroner notes Gran put up a hell of a fight. Andy thinks Jason might have done it. The sheriff thinks Gran might have upset someone by having “Vampire Bill” in the church.
The sheriff has questions for Bill. He got there right after Sookie found the body. He heard a car from his place.
Bill thinks whoever did this is targeting women who associate with vampires. He doesn’t think Adele was the intended victim.
Outside, Sookie realizes she should call Jason. Sam volunteers to do it for her. Jason’s cell phone rings as he sleeps in bed with his latest conquest. He partially awakens and groggily hurls the phone through the window.
The coroner brings out the body. Sookie says she’s staying in the house. She hears the thoughts of the coroner’s young assistant, hoping that she doesn’t recognize him from the vampire bar. The sheriff thinks she’s lucky it wasn’t her and that she’s next.
Bill has to leave. It’s almost dawn.
Sookie sends Sam for the mop so she can clean up. She wipes up her grandmothers blood, on her hands and knees in the kitchen.
The next day neighbors come with food and gossip. Mrs. Fortenberry brings tuna and cheese casserole and Sookie hears that she’s disappointed to have missed seeing the blood.
A few moments later, Sookie snaps at her when she sees Mrs. Fortenberry moving a pie Gran made. Everyone judges Sookie, some thinking she did it and most thinking she’s crazy.
Tara and Lafayette take her upstairs for some quiet. Sookie doesn’t know what shes going to do. She’s numb. Tara tells her to quit worrying about being appropriate.
Sookie can’t block the voices out. Lafayette gives her a valium for later.
Jason drives to work, late. He’s still feeling the after-effects of the V. Rene and Hoyt realize he doesn’t know.
Sookie talks to Tara about Bill, and how she got through last night because of him.
Enter Jason who angrily storms up the stairs and busts into Sookies room, slapping her across the face. He says it should have been Sookie and it’s her fault because she’s sleeping with a vampire.
Tara intervenes, yelling at him and shoving him out of the room.
Andy stops Jason outside, asking him where he was last night. People gather on the porch to watch. When Jason realizes what Andy’s accusing him of, he shoves him into his truck, with V-juiced super strength. The gossiping resumes downstairs and Tara comes down to run everyone off, including Sam.
Tara and Lafayette eat leftovers downstairs while Sookie rests upstairs.
She wakes up with hands around her throat, strangling her. She cries out for Bill, who wakes up, hearing her. But he can’t come for her because it’s daylight. When it’s night, he busts into her house and runs upstairs, shaking her. She wakes up. She’s fine.
He promises he’ll watch over her. He stands outside on the lawn, drinking Tru Blood. The friendly dog strolls up and joins him.
At Adele’s funeral, Jason sits next to Sookie and the town people listen. Sookie sees an elderly man being wheeled up by Jason. It’s her Uncle Bartlett. Sookie asks him what he’s doing there, saying he hasn’t been part of the family for a long time. Jason tells her to give him a break.
Sookie says a few words about her grandmother, who she describes as everything to her. The gathered masses judge her, saying it’s her fault Adele is dead and it should be her. As the voices continue Sookie yells at them, telling them to “shut the f— up!” This doesn’t exactly stop the noise. Sookie runs off.
Tara’s drunk mother gets up to say something. Tara worries, but she holds it together and says Adele took care of Tara when she couldn’t.
Jason catches up with Sookie. He apologizes, but Sookie is furious Jason invited Uncle Bartlett. He says whatever his problems were, family forgives each other. She says he has no idea what he’s talking about. He says they’re all each other has. She says they have nothing.
Tara accosts her mother after the service. She doesn’t seem to remember beating Tara with a bottle. Tara says she had no right to speak for Adele. She reminds her mom of all the bad things she’s done, her mom says it wasn’t her, but her demon. Tara laughs at her. Her mother begs for a second chance, she wants to get the demon out of her, but it’s expensive. Tara walks away.
Sookie strolls through the gravestones and finds one marked William Thomas Compton.
Jason, sweating and disturbed, tries to hold it together as the mourners leave. He gets in his truck and takes out another square of V. He throws it out the window, then thinks twice and gets out to look for it. He can’t find it.
Sookie watches Adele’s coffin as it’s lowered into the ground. Sam joins her. He says he liked the part of her speech where she told the whole town to shut the F*** up. He offers to walk her home.
At her house she suggest she take a bath while he finds them a movie to watch. She tells him she needs to be alone.
As he walks away he runs into Tara coming up the drive. Neither of them want to be alone.
In her kitchen, Sookie takes out her grandmother’s pecan pie. She mourns as she eats it, crying over each pecan bite.
Tara takes Sam to the motel where she’s staying. She offers him a warm beer. He tries to talk to her, but she is rude and snide. He gets up to leave but she asks him to stay. He says he wants something real in his life. “If we do this, we really did this,” he tells her. They kiss.
At Sookie’s, the pie is gone.
When it’s dark out she runs out of her house in her nightgown. Bill opens his door, sensing her coming. They run to each other and start kissing.
Tara and Sam finish and the afterglow lasts for mere seconds before Tara jumps up, dresses, and says she has to go.
Meanwhile, Jason is being ridden by some woman, who says she loves him. This is how he mourns. He starts to cry.
At Bill’s, with candles lit, they sit on the floor and go slowly. She brings out the vampire in him as his fangs emerge, but she pulls him close to kiss her.
Tara goes to see her mother.