This episode begins with Eric getting shot when he jumps in front of the werewolf as Sookie as trying to shoot him. In the struggle, the werewolf thinks about Jackson. Eric kills him when he refuses to tell him who his master is, and then buries him in a graveyard. Eric tells Sookie that fresh graves are the best place to hide a body because no one notices that the earth has been disturbed and you can just place the body right on top. I found myself thinking, if only Jessica had realized that last week. Sookie tells Eric that she is going to Jackson to look for Bill despite his warning about how dangerous this is.
Vacant headed Jason decides that he has paramilitary training and would be perfect for the police force. Hoyt is quizzes him but he cannot seem to get a single question right (big surprise there). When Hoyt asks him what he thinks Jessica means "when she says its to late for them to be together", he is disturbed that his testing is being interrupted, thus once again proving that selfishness and arrogance is a family trait. Of course he knows the solutions to Hoyt’s problem. Are you ready for this? Jessica left Hoyt because she could not handle his heat. Yes, and this is the same person that thinks he should be given a gun and a badge.
Arlene is at a doctors office and she discovers that she is indeed pregnant. When she tells her doctor that she has not been together with her boyfriend for very long, the doctor informs her that she is between 9 and 10 weeks pregnant, meaning that Terry is NOT the father.
Back at Merlott's, Max Spencer calls Tara to tell her that Egg’s funeral is today. When she arrives, no one is there, because no one could find any of Egg’s family. Tara is saddened by this and when she asks who paid for this, Sookie shows up to announce that she did because she thought at the very least that Eggs deserved a real funeral (nice and condescending as usual). Sookie says that she doesn’t feel better, but she hopes that Tara feels better now she has a place to come when she wants to visit. She then asks Tara to come home and lets her know that she is going to Jackson for a couple days to find Bill and the service begins.
The camera flashes to the present day, and we see Jason hunched over a desk with a paper with illegible writing on it. He takes it up to Bud at the front and asks for another test paper. When Bud looks up, Jason sees a bullet hole in his head and everyone starts laughing. Jason is awoken from this nightmare by Lafyette who wants him to sign some paper work. Jason tries to make apologies for sleeping. He apologizes saying that he has a lot on his mind and Lafyette responds with, "that must be new. Try spending every moment mopping up your cousins tears and keeping her away from pointy objects. See how much sleep you get then. Suddenly there is a scream and a man announces that he has found a corpse with no hands.
Sam's family shows up at the bar and he tells them that he thought they agreed to "wait a piece before getting back together again". When his mom questions about his desire to see his family, his brother pipes in with "momma he does not to see us". Sam denies this and offers to buy them lunch.
Proper southern lady Sookie serves Alcee a cup of tea. He asks her if she can really read minds and hhe answers yes. He questions her relationship to Eric and she tells him that she is not his. Alcee tells her that because his father owes money to Eric and that he knows the pack she is sniffing around would not share information with her without the help of insider caused him to agree to become involved. He tells her that his ex is "banging their leader," and he feels that the pack is a danger to their kind because of the high rate of crime. Sookie does her best southern bell and responds with, "They took someone I love from me. I don’t know about you, but I was raised to fight back”. I am trying to see this as a moment of empowerment for her. When we look at traditional fairy tales, it is always the male going to save the female and this situation is the opposite of that.
He goes downstairs to find the King holding court. The werewolf announces that its been 24 hours and there is no sign of him or the waitress. (I am still trying to figure out who the "him" he referred to is) Lorena informs the king that this is the doing of Eric Northman. Bill enters the room and pledges his loyalty to the king and announces that they don’t need the girl anymore. Lorena is upset saying that the king gave her his word, and he tells her that he gave his word to Bill and itnends to keep it. It seems that Lorena still carries a huge grudge against Sookie.
Back at Merlotte's, Jason is trying to comfort Tara telling her that they are almost family because of her relationship with Sookie. He offers to be a friendly ear if she ever wants to talk, even though they have not been that close lately. Tara says thanks you are a good friend. Jason starts to stumble saying that he is sorry that he wasn’t there for her. His nervousness and stumbling causes Tara to tell him that he didn't do anything wrong. He sees a bullet hole in the center of Tara's head and abruptly ends the conversation and leaves.
In the scene that probably made me the angriest for the night Arlene tells Terry that she is pregnant. He jumps to the conclusion that he is father and tells her "thank you, I never dreamed in my life I could be so happy. Thank you for making my life mean something. I really like Terry's character and it seems to me like Arlene was happy when he made the wrong assumption. As hard as it may have been she should have stopped him and told him the truth.
The family renuion continues, and Sam sees that his father is feeding liquor to his younger brother who is underage. When he complains and asks what he is doing feeding him liquor, his father gets upset and stands up saying, "Don't talk to me like I'm some kind of drunk." Sam's mother stands up announcing that this is enough and tells him his father does not have a bad bone in him when he is sober. She tells him that they'll see him soon and turns to look as she goes out the door.
Back at Merlotte's, Sam's intruder alarm goes off and he gets out of bed to find the cause of the disturbance carrying a gun. He hears noise in another room and sees a bird fly out the window. His entire office has been ransacked and he realizes that this is his brothers doing when he sees a bird fly out the window and finds clothing of the floor.
Lincoln shows up at Sookie's and says good evening to Tara. He tells her that he got her name from an annoying baby vampire. Tara asks who he works for, and he asks to come in. Tara tells him hell no to which Lincoln responds that he he can get a hold of her anytime he wants. He looks deep into her eyes and glamor'a her, forcing her to invite him in.
Due to scheduling difficulties, Tami and I will be doing our podcast tonight at 6pm EST. You can find us here, on Blogtalkradio, and if you miss the show live, not to worry, I will post a player at the end of this post for your convenience.
As promised you will find this week's episode of Talking True Blood at Merlott's my podcast with Tami of What Tami Said.