We all know the hiatus between seasons normally drags from the closing credits of a season finale till the recap starts ringing in the new season. This year its a bit different… especially since we know that we are heading into the final season of True Blood.
But before we face down the final season, let’s have some fun and remember how we got here. You game?
True Blood was first aired on September 7, 2008… and our lives have not been the same since.
Over the next few days, we here at ESL are setting up a tournament and will be asking you to make a “blood” donation… virtually of course… by helping us rank the episodes with your “drops of blood”. You will score each episode per season on a scale of 1 through 10… 10 being best and 1 being worst. So, how much blood are you willing to spill?
Here are the synopsises (from HBOGo and the Season 1 DVD) for the first season of True Blood
1.1 ~ Strange Love
Across the country, vampires have come ‘out of the coffin’ after the invention of synthetic blood. Sookie falls under the spell of vampire Bill Compton. Tara begins work at Merlotte’s. Jason visits a “fangbanger”.
1.2 ~ The First Taste
Bill returns Sookie’s favor by rescuing her from the Ratray’s revenge. Blood thirsty vampires great Sookie at Bill’s house
1.3 ~ Mine
Vampires Malcolm, Diane, and Liam retreat after Bill lays claim to Sookie. Sam seeks a remedy to his loneliness and Tara looks for respite from her mother’s alcoholic rage.
1.4 ~ Escape from Dragon House
To help her brother Jason who is a suspect for murder, Sookie uses her telepathy to try to help him. And heads to Fangtasia.
1.5 ~ Sparks Fly Out
Spurned by Sookie, Bill wins over Adele’s church audience with vivid recollections from the Civil War. Sam tries to get closer to Sookie. Sookie makes a sad discovery at home.
1.6 ~ Cold Ground
Numbed by grief at Gran’s death, Sookie seeks refuge from her mindreading.
1.7 ~ Burning House of Love
Sookie’s painful past spurs Bill into action. Jason meets an adventurous woman at Fangtasia. Meanwhile Tara pays for an exorcism to purge a demon out of Lettie Mae.
1.8 ~ The Fourth Man in the Fire
Sookie uses her powers to catch a thief at Fangtasia. Jason’s new girlfriend Amy shows her dark side.
1.9 ~ Plaisir D’amour
Bill must pay a price for protecting Sookie. Jason and Amy kidnap a vampire for his blood.
1.10 ~ I Don’t Wanna Know
Sam shares a secret with Sookie, while Tara is shocked by Miss Jeanette’s true intentions.
1.11 ~ To Love Is To Bury
Bill fulfills the conditions of his sentence, although Jessica doesn’t turn (out) as expected. Jason is arrested. Tara is “rescued” by Maryanne.
1.12 ~ You’ll Be the Death of Me
Sookie finds a link to the murders in Bon Temps… and ends up in the killer’s crosshairs.
For a bit more indepth recaps, check out what they have over at imdb.
Make your “drops” count… I will stop accepting votes through 9/16.