At Merlotte's, Sookie Stackhouse serves customers, walking around hearing their thoughts. She takes a deep breath and seems able to quiet them. While Lafayette, the sassy gay cook leads a raunchy sex talk with Sookie and other Merlotte's waitresses including Arlene Fowler.
Sookie is at the bar talking to her boss, Sam Merlotte, who has a crush on Sookie, and her best friend Tara Thornton when the lights dim and a mysterious stranger walks in and it is clear that the stranger is a Vampire. This excites Sookie because it is her first encounter with a vamp since they came out of the coffin two years earlier. While Sookie is taking his order a couple swoop in and start a conversation with the vampire.
Sookie hears the thoughts of the Mack and Denise Rattray planning to drain the vampire of blood. She wants to stop them, but they disappear with him.
She runs out after them. She grabs a length of chain from the back of a truck, vigilante waitress.
Outside the bar, the couple has pinned the vamp to the ground and is draining him. He sees Sookie coming up. She whacks the man with the chain and it wraps around his neck. She runs the woman off with a knife as she threatens to kill Sookie.
Sookie helps the vamp up and releases him of the small silver chain used by the Rattrays to restrain him and she realizes that the vampire is none to happy to have been rescued by a woman, but still he offers her his blood to drink or sell for helping him, Sookie declines the offer and gets excited once again when she realizes that she cannot read the vampires thoughts.
After a brief conversation Sookie learns that the Vampire's name is Bill and laughs at how normal that name is for a vampire.
She leaves Vampire Bill alone in the woods to return to work.
While Sookie was away Tara talks Sam into hiring her at Merlotte's even though he is worried that her quick temper and foul mouth will rub his customers the wrong way, Sam agrees to give her a chance so that they can both keep an eye on Sookie since she has now set her sights on a vampire.
Sookie's brother, Jason, enters the bar and Tara flirts with him but he ignores her and flirts with another waitress, Dawn, who he ends up following out of the bar.
Sookie goes home and tells her grandmother about the vampire that came into the bar. She goes to bed but wakes up in the middle of the night. She looks out the window and sees Bill standing on her lawn. She puts on a robe and goes out to see him, like any young girl would when finding a strange blood-sucker on her lawn. He's gone when she gets out there but then reappears behind her. She says hello and he starts undressing. She says she never thought she'd be having sex with him. "Who said anything about sex?" he says menacingly. And then she wakes up.
The next day, she's sunning on the lawn when her brother Jason walks up, having heard about what the Rattrays pulled last night. When he learns she was defending a vampire he warns her to stay away from their kind.
The next night while at work she turns around and sees Bill. In her head she hears Tara judge her, Sam thinking that he wants to protect her and customers mock her as she floats over to say "hi". He takes her hand and the voices silence. He asks her what she is. She tells him again, a waitress. But he says she's something more than human. He asks if he can call on her. She says she has a favor to ask for her grandmother. They make plans to meet after work. He scoots closer and asks if she realizes that every person in there is staring at them. She doesn't care what they think. He says he's going to make Bon Temps his home, so he cares. He walks away and the voices resume.
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