'True Blood': Key Moments of the First Three Seasons

Everything you need to know before Season Four starts on June 26th

blog comments powered by Disqus

Season One, Episode Five: Bill Compton Speaks at the Descendents of the Glorious Dead Meeting

In an effort to prove to his fellow Bon Temps citizens that vampires and humans can indeed coexist, Bill accepts Sookie's grandmother's invitation to speak at the local Descendants of the Glorious Dead meeting about his experiences as a soldier in the Confederate Army. Between his old-school charm and debunking the myth that crucifixes are anathema to vampires, he wins over the God-fearing crowd. But it's when he's presented with an archival photo of his wife and children that he starts to display his long-dormant emotional side – and it's not lost on Sookie, who is still conflicted over the idea of dating the undead. The evening also opens the floodgates of nostalgia for Bill, as we learn via flashback how his journey home to his family at the end of the Civil War was cut short by the malevolent Lorena (Mariana Klaveno) – his vampire maker. 

Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.