'True Blood' Finale Week

True Blood Pilot Revisited: Bill's Big Lie and 17 More Unforgettable Moments

True Blood Series Finale

Oh, what a difference seven years make.

In honor of True Blood‘s series finale — now less than 80 hours away — TVLine is going back (way back!) to the magical night when it all began.

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While some things never change — after all this time, Sookie is still working as a waitress — other things, including Bill’s hair and Jason’s sexual aversion to the undead, seem unimaginable in 2014.

Click through our gallery of key pilot moments, then drop some comments: What do you miss about True Blood‘s early days — and how do you hope it’ll all end?

Bill Compton’s ridiculous hair invites you in…