Sarah Compton-Harris is a recurring character in the first and fifth seasons. She is played by guest star Deborah Puette in flashbacks in the fifth season episode "Somebody That I Used to Know". She was the daughter of Bill and Caroline Compton.
Little is known about Sarah Compton. Her first sighting came as Bill gave a speech at the Descendants of the Glorious Dead. The mayor handed him an old photo he had of Bill and his family. Later that evening he had a flashback of his life. After being turned vampire by Lorena Krasiki, she lets him return to his house and spy on his family from a distance. He sees his wife and children sitting on the porch. Lorena tells him that he can never return, and forces him to leave with her. ("Sparks Fly Out")
The next mention of Sarah was when Bill had another flashback of his previous life, returning home once more in 1868. Bill was met at the door by his distraught wife holding a shotgun. Shocked, but happy to see him, Caroline took Bill into the house where he found his son, Thomas, lying in a coffin dead from the (pox). Bill asked Caroline where Sarah was, and she told him that she had sent her to Tennessee to save her from contracting the (pox). ("It Hurts Me Too")
Bill recalls visiting Sarah in 1910, when she was dying from cancer. She was stunned to see him alive and begged him to make her into vampire, so that she would survive.
|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"|