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Mack Rattray

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"Evil is Going On" (flashback)
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Drug dealer/ Drainer
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Mack Rattray was a drug dealer on the HBO original series True Blood. Played by American actor James Parks, Mack makes his debut on the series' premiere episode, "Strange Love", in the series' first season. A drug dealer living in the small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, Mack specializes in Vampire Blood ("V"), and meets an untimely demise, together with his partner Denise, on the subsequent episode, "The First Taste". Serving as minor antagonist in the series' first season, Mack is seen one more time, in a flashback on the episode "Evil is Going On", at the end of the series' third season.




Mack and his wife are "drainers," V-dealers who kidnap vampires and drain them of their blood for consumption and profit. Like most drainers, he and his wife presumably kill their victims once they have no more use for them. Mack's excessive use of V has caused him to develop an addiction and he is already experiencing withdrawal symptoms when he is first seen.

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

"The First Taste"Edit

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"