"The First Taste
" is the second episode of the first season of the HBO television series True Blood
. It was written by series creator/executive producer Alan Ball
and directed by Scott Winant
. It originally aired on September 14
About 2.4 million viewers tuned into the episode, with 1.6 million coming from the original 9 p.m. broadcast and an additional 800,000 viewers from a 10:30 p.m. rebroadcast.
Sookie is being beaten up viciously by the Rattrays, when the mysterious colie and then Bill comes to her rescue. Next is the sex tape of Jason and Maudette, he's watching at the sheriff's department and he finds that he didn't murder her at all. Back with Sookie, Bill heals her with his blood.
The series' second episode was generally received more favorably by critics than the premiere episode. Paste magazine's Josh Jackson said that "First Taste" "is better than the first.