Salome: "I'm afraid Mr. Compton doesn't have your backbone. He's been freed. And in return for your cooperation, he'll be reinstated as King. In light of that, is there... Anything you'd like to say?"
Eric, grinning: "Long live the King."
I love it. Not even really bravery, just that inability to stop shooting authority the bird. As long as you're calling bullshit, might as well just keep saying it.
Poor old Jessica's still having her dorky party when Steve Newlin shows up, dances past her -- he's got moves, I'll say it -- and into the kegger, where they all go bonkers because he's both a vampire and a celebrity. I'm getting tired of the college kids, I think, a little. Not entirely, though:
Chick: "Can I just say, before you became a vampire, you were a massive dick."
Steve: "I know!"
A little one-on-one in Bill's scrubbed-down office reveals a contrite Steve Newlin, who's more than willing to make amends... And also a deal for Jason's bod. Now obviously this isn't how things work, but Steve's pretty clueless, so Jessica strings him along for a gross little while before eventually laughing in his face, and then they fight and pull each other's hair, and it's a little problematic on the gay stuff so we'll just keep moving, and finally she's like, "My Dad's the King!" and Steve, once again indicating he's more on the ball than he's letting anybody know, just laughs at her about that. Then she imperiously throws the college kids out of the house, which considering they've been in those exact same positions for the last two or three nights, is probably best for everybody.
Arlene: "Hey, nice motel room. Listen, do you have PTSD nightmares about fire where you physically attack your pretty significant other or anything? It's just for a survey."
Patrick: "I don't know what you're talking about."
Arlene: "The thing is, though, that I'm not actually as stupid as I come off. So..."
Terry: "Dang it Arlene, why are you in this motel?"
Patrick: "I think we all might have something to discuss. She's onto us and our weird secret."
Terry: "Fine. The guy you're looking for, Eller, he's in hiding."
Patrick: "That is the question I've been asking, yes. Thanks."
Terry: "Not finished. You know how I'm crazy as shit and can't even focus or act normal for like one minute?"