Denise Rattray

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Denise Rattray was a drug dealer on the HBO original series True Blood. Played by American actress Karina Logue, Denise makes her debut on the series' premiere episode, "Strange Love", in the series' first season. Living in the small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, Denise and her husband, Mack, specialized in the sale and distribution of Vampire Blood ("V"). Serving as a minor antagonist through Season 1, Denise met an untimely demise on the subsequent episode, "The First Taste", in the same season.


Denise is a mean-spirited person



Denise and her husband are "drainers," V-dealers who kidnap vampires and drain them of their blood for consumption and profit. Like most drainers, the two presumably kill their victims once they have no more use for them. They operate out of Bon Temps, Louisiana.

Season 1Edit

"Strange Love"Edit

In an attempt to drain Bill Compton of his blood to sell, the Rattrays were stopped by a chain-wielding Sookie in the parking lot of Merlotte's. ("Strange Love")

"The First Taste"Edit

Having sworn revenge, the Rattrays returned the following night and began to mercilessly beat Sookie outside Merlotte's.

Bill came to her rescue and killed the Rattrays, saving Sookie from what would have been a fatal beating. The following day, the Rattrays were mysteriously found crushed to death by their trailer supposedly having been hit by a tornado. Bill later admitted to Sookie that he fed on and crushed them. ("The First Taste")

Season 3Edit

"Evil is Going On"Edit

At the end of season 3, Eric reveals to Sookie that Bill purposely allowed the Rattrays to beat her to a point of near death, just so he could give her some of his blood. Bill admits that this is true, prompting Sookie to rescind both Bill's and Eric's invitation into her house. ("Evil is Going On")


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"
Season three appearances
"Bad Blood" "Beautifully Broken" "It Hurts Me Too" "9 Crimes"
"Trouble" "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues" "Hitting the Ground" "Night on the Sun"
"Everything Is Broken" "I Smell a Rat" "Fresh Blood" "Evil is Going On"