- "I'm sorry to break it to you, baby, but you are not my only source for a good time."
- ―Dawn to Jason[src]
Dawn is first seen in the background after Sookie Stackhouse reads Sweetie Des Arts mind. After Sookie talks on the phone with Tara Thornton, Dawn informs Sookie that Mack and Denise Rattray are about to sit down in Sookie's section. When Sookie walks away Dawn requests two drinks from Sam.
When Merlotte's is closing Sookie's brother, Jason Stackhouse a love interest of Dawn enters. She pretends they're going to make out, but explains he isn't her only source for a good time. Dawn leaves saying goodnight to Tara. The next day Dawn and Lafayette apologize to Sookie for Jason getting arrested by Andy Bellefleur and Bud Dearbourne. ("Strange Love")
Jason knocks at Dawn's door and comes in uninvited. They engage in energetic sex. Afterwards Jason finds bite marks under her collarbone. Dawn ties Jason up and leaves for work. Four friends of Dawn's enter Merlotte's and greet her. Dawn and Tara discuss Dawn and Jason getting back together. ("The First Taste")
Dawn returns home and is attacked by a masked man revealed to be Jason. He just played a trick on her and they make out. Sookie later comes to Dawn's house in search of Jason. Instead she discovers Dawn dead in her bedroom and screams for help. ("Mine")
As Sookie covers her body with her blanket, Dawn's neighbor Faye Lebvre runs inside. She blames Jason for Dawn's death. Outside, people including Maxine Fortenberry, Hoyt Fortenberry, Arlene, and Rene Lenier discuss their opinion of her death. Sookie goes to Fangtasia with Bill Compton and it is discover a 1,000 year old vampire named Eric Northman was the one responsible for the bite marks on Dawn's body. ("Escape from Dragon House")
|Season one appearances|
|"Strange Love"||"The First Taste"||"Mine"||"Escape from Dragon House"|
|"Sparks Fly Out"||"Cold Ground"||"Burning House of Love"||"Fourth Man in the Fire"|
|"Plaisir D'Amour"||"I Don't Wanna Know"||"To Love Is to Bury"||"You'll Be the Death of Me"|