"I spent my whole life either running away from people or pinning my hopes on somebody I can't have. I'm done with that."
Sam Trammell
"Plaisir d'amour"
Series True Blood
Season 1, Episode 9
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Air date November 2nd, 2008
Writers Brian Buckner
Director Anthony M. Hemingway
Producers Raelle Tucker; Alexander Woo; Nancy Oliver; Brian Buckner; Carol Dunn Trussell; Alan Ball; Bruce Dunn; Christina Jokanovich
Starring Anna Paquin; Stephen Moyer; Sam Trammell; Ryan Kwanten; Rutina Wesley; Chris Bauer; Nelsan Ellis; Jim Parrack; Adina Porter; Carrie Preston; Michael Raymond-James; William Sanderson; Alexander Skarsgård; Lizzy Caplan; Stephen Root
Episode guide
"The Fourth Man in the Fire"
"I Don't Wanna Know"

"Plaisir d'amour" is the ninth episode of season one of the horror-themed vampire television series True Blood. It was directed by Anthony M. Hemingway and written by Brian Buckner. It first aired on HBO on Sunday, November 2nd, 2008. In this episode, the vampire Bill Compton breaks a vampire taboo in his decision to safeguard Sookie Stackhouse and must pay a steep price as a result. Meanwhile, Sookie's brother Jason and his new girlfriend Amy Burley break their own taboo by kidnapping a vampire named Eddie Gauthier to harvest his blood. With Lettie Mae Thornton apparently cured of her "demons", her skeptical daughter Tara consults with Miss Jeanette about exorcising her own inner demons.

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  • First episode of the series directed by Anthony Hemingway. He next directs the season 3 episode "Evil Is Going On".
  • Final appearance of Longshadow. Dies in this episode.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • Eric Northman: Tru-Blood, it keeps you alive, but it will bore you to death.
  • Eric Northman: Humans... honestly, Bill. I don't know what you see in them.


  • Eric Northman: When Ginger is finished, glamour her for me
  • Pam: Are you sure? She's been glamoured one too many times already. Who's knows how much of her is left.
  • Eric Northman: It's either that or turn her. You want her?
  • Pam: Please! I'm not that desperate. Glamour it is.


  • Amy Burley: Look, I know what you must think of him, and I get why you're mad at him, I do. But he loves you. You still got people around you who love you. And all I can hope is that maybe one day I can be counted in among those people.
  • Sookie Stackhouse: You are way too good for him. You know that, right?
  • Amy Burley: Of course, I know that. I'm not stupid.


  • Lettie Mae Thornton: Sam Merlotte's here to see you. You ain't sleepin' with him, are you?
  • Tara Thornton: Now what makes you jump to that conclusion?
  • Lettie Mae Thornton: Cause he brung flowers with him. And men only bring flowers if they already slept with you and lookin' to again. That especially goes for white men as black men are less prone to grovel.

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  1. Credited, but does not appear in this episode.

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