She's all, "In times of trouble a mama's the only person her baby can turn to," which Lafayette knows is not true in any way, especially in their family, and "Thank you God for this opportunity to heal my baby," which offends him on a whole over level: "None of that. Do everybody a solid and instead of looking up you need to keep your eyes on your fucking daughter." Because, note, "She ain't right to be alone." If Lafayette tells you somebody's on the brink, you fucking pay attention, because even if he's not a Guide anymore, the brink is still where he lives. He says he'll be home by midnight, and she apologizes for shooting at him that time, and he tells her once more to suck it as he's driving off.
Sookie, fresh from a few hours' rest, is back at it. The recipient of her stomping and screaming this time? Bud Dearborn, who has fucking had it with vampires and their constant tornado of bullshit: "How the hell could [Kenya file a missing persons report] when the person that's missing ain't even a real person?" I questioned this -- seems more like something Old Andy would have said and Bud would have been naggy or depressed about it -- but I think Maryann broke something in Bud, same as in Arlene. I think he has turned from being uneasy with the supernatural, and the Other, to being downright against it, same as her. Meaning, I think that line is supposed to weird you out, because it's slightly out of character just enough to make you reevaluate him.
Not Sookie, though. She just folds that tiny racism into her larger point: "Okay, tell me you did not just say that, because if you did, I might have to forget that I was brought up to respect my elders. We are all supposed to respect our elders, and since Bill Compton's got about a hundred years on you, I think he deserves at least a hint of your respect." Having said that, Sookie gets back to business as though it never happened, talking about Lorena and how she is the suspect in Sookie's investigation and things of this nature, and finally Bud lays it out: "You have to understand, Sookie. I got dead bodies piling up on me -- dead human bodies -- so I can't be spending this department's limited resources following up on hunches about vampire-nappings." Valid points. But have you met Sookie Stackhouse? "See, I don't think I should have to understand that. Because I love Bill just like you love your wife and your children and your grandbabies. So to my mind, that makes him worth following up on." Never going to get more honest than that: What's the big deal about this guy? Sookie says. Well hell, why didn't you say so?