I mean, how timely. This was one of the two honest shockers of the episode -- I was very surprised but not entirely shocked by the Jesus thing -- but I did not expect to see him at all, even though they've mentioned him like a dozen times. And I guess turning the leader of the FoS is ironic in a way vampires would enjoy. I like that it allows him to embrace his sexuality, which was always an interesting note in the character. But somehow adding those things to the idea of a self-hating vampire at the head of an evangelical anti-vampire movement... I mean, he can't run for Congress because they meet often during the daytime, eliminating the most obvious cliché, but there are still several ways it could go, and most of them are pretty on the nose. I'm just happy to see him.
SPEAKING OF AWESOME OLD FRIENDS
Alcide's employee has been glamoured, so he doesn't really remember what happened, but the old crazy music of crazy old Russell Edgington starts playing the second he shows him the hole and the silver chains that were left behind. Yay!
What do you think that's about? How did he get out? What if Pam left him out? What if he is in league with Newlin? What will the post-Russell Edgington world do with Russell Edgington? How can the public possibly deal with that, especially with the radical shift in vampire politics that we're about to learn slash not really learn about?
Nan shows up with some gay stormtroopers to tell Bill and Eric that, Marnie or not, things are dire. The Sheriff steps up as usual, but Nan sees through his Bill loyalty and explains that the "litany of bullshit" she's dealing with is much larger than their smalltown witch infestation, or even the "backwoods kingdom" of Louisiana period. Which makes the conversations surrounding the Tolerance Thing even weirder, because Bill's whole grudge was that she blew off the witches and he dealt with it -- valid -- except he dealt with it, and Nan dealt with the blowback from the Tolerance Thing... I don't know. It probably makes more sense than I think it does.
The facts are these: Nan has quit as spokesperson of the AVL and been fired from the Authority, for reasons, and Bill and Eric are both under bounty at this time. In fact, her last job was supposed to be killing them both, and then presumably dying herself. Instead, she's decided to mutiny against the American Vampire League and the Authority, and she's inviting Louisiana and Area Five along.