Bill: "Okay, one more thing though. Russell Edgington isn't dead. We buried him in concrete after killing his husband, and now he's... You know how he was already crazy? Well now he's super crazy."
Not to mention that if Bill and Eric don't get out of here, then they'll have no way of helping Sookie not get her entire Capri Sun of faerie blood slurped by the former King. So it's actually a fairly good plan, to offer himself as bait.
Bill: "Russell wants nothing more than anarchy. If you would like your entire mainstreaming agenda, and your administration with it, to be completely obliterated, then by all means ignore me. The only thing Russell wants more is to see us dead."
Guardian: "Okay but why is he even alive?"
Eric: "It's this whole thing with Godric, where I should have killed him but then my asshole nature came back to the fore. I'm kind of complicated."
Guardian: "Well. As long as it means I get to chow on yet more scenery in weeks to come."
Bill: "Ah offer this to you as a final gesture of solidarity. Ah, like you, believe that mainstreaming is possible and essential. But Russell must be stopped. Ah fully expect to meet the True Death, either way."
Oh, okay. So you're not really bargaining so much as... How very Bill Compton. Like you couldn't just let that be implicit and then later be like, "Don't kill me, I helped with the King!" You have to say right up front, "This is just a favor, you can still kill me if you feel like it."
Looking like Mr. Boogedy, but clearly somebody is feeding him people, so he should be right as rain pretty quick.
More Tara going nuts, presumably, and we see what old Hoyt's been up to the past few weeks. Jessica discovers Barry the Bellhop, I think, and Russell continues his recovery.
JACOB CLIFTON is a freelance writer and critic based in Austin, Texas. He currently recaps The Killing, Bunheads, Pretty Little Liars and True Blood for TWoP. Jacob can be found online at jacobclifton.com, on Twitter, and on Facebook. IRL work appears in BenBella's SmartPop series of anthologies, and novelette "The Commonplace Book" will appear on Tor.com in October 2012.