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.