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Michelle Stackhouse (née Turner), born in 1961, is the mother of protagonist Sookie Stackhouse on the HBO original series True Blood. Played by American guest starring actress Jenni Blong, Michelle makes her debut on the episode "The First Taste" in the series' first season. The wife of Corbett Stackhouse, and mother of Sookie and Jason Stackhouse, Michelle and Corbett discovered that Sookie inherited telepathy from Corbett's father, Earl Stackhouse. Not wanting to accept this fact, Sookie was sent to teachers and doctors, who diagnosed Sookie as being able to read body language. Michelle simply thought her daughter was insane. Playing a recurring role through the series' first, fifth, and sixth seasons, Michelle met an untimely demise in the 1990s, along with her husband Corbett, purportedly killed in a flash flood. On the episode "We’ll Meet Again", in the series' fifth season, however, Hadley Hale tells Jason that his parents were killed by vampires, instead. Sookie learns later that it wasn't vampires, however, it was a fairy-vampire hybrid named Warlow, who killed her parents. Appearing only in flashbacks, Michelle was last seen in the Season 6 episode "F**k the Pain Away".
Jason has visions of his parents after being told they were murdered by vampires. He visits their grave, his grief rekindled by the new information. ("Let's Boot and Rally")
Jason seemingly awakens from a nap to see his father. He reminisces about his mother and father, remembering that his father always used to call him "champ," and that it made him feel good. His father smiles and listens as Jason says "I swear to God, and to you both, I'm going to find that vampire that killed you, and make him pay for what he did you our family." Jason's father nods and says, "The only thing you have to fear, is..." Jason truly wakes up before his father can finish, alone. ("Hopeless")
Sookie attempts to connect with her mother the night she was killed to help to figure out who was responsible. She becomes her mother, watching as a vampire breaks into the car and kills her father. But then she starts seeing the event from the vampires point of view, as he kills her mother and then finds the band-aid with Sookie's blood in the backseat. Claudine shows up and drives the vampire away. Sookie is knocked off her feet (as the vampire was) and the vision ends. ("Somebody That I Used to Know")
After sustaining a head injury Jason hallucinates the he is seeing his parents urging him to hate vampires. During his mission to infiltrate the Authority Headquarters with Sookie they congratulate him on destroying several vampires. ("Save Yourself")
|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 five appearances|
|"Turn! Turn! Turn!"||"Authority Always Wins"||"Whatever I Am, You Made Me"||"We’ll Meet Again"|
|"Let's Boot and Rally"||"Hopeless"||"In the Beginning"||"Somebody That I Used to Know"|
|"Everybody Wants to Rule the World"||"Gone, Gone, Gone"||"Finally"||"Save Yourself"|
|Season six appearances|
|"Who Are You, Really?"||"The Sun"||"You're No Good"||"At Last"|
|"F**k the Pain Away"||"Don't You Feel Me"||"In the Evening"||"Dead Meat"|