"Is it just me, or is he really dull? I mean, isn't moral anarchy kind of the point? I can't think of anything more depressing than living by the law, forever." Eric can't get a word in edgewise, but she knows damn well she's talking over him until she feels like stopping: "Your Highness. Forgive me, but I don't feel the same sense of relief you do." Because obviously he didn't believe them for a hot minute, because they were acting like the commedia dell'arte and practically pulling out marionettes for his benefit.
Therefore, Eric needs to sell "everything [he has] as soon as possible." (Which confused some of us, but it soon becomes clear she's talking about drugs, not assets.) He needs to get rid of the blood as quickly as possible, to clear the decks but also to solve her problem, which it turns out is "the pigs at the IRS" are "breathing down [her] neck." I still wonder if that's the whole point, although I would kind of love it if it were: "Damn, I need some money fast! If only I produced out of my own body a powerfully addictive drug that would earn me tons of profit and is also a renewable resource... Wait, I just got the best idea. Genius. You guys, oh my God! Listen to this you guys!" Sophie-Anne tells him to sell it half-price if he has to -- which lends credence to my theory as well -- but whatever, just finish up and cover their tracks. Eric offers that she has not considered all the angles, and that's when the boners start flying.
She shrieks, huge fangs out, and shoves his ass against a pillar, one tiny hand on his neck like a vise and the other heading for his nuts. For a second she's a wild beast, it's actually authentically super scary. (I'm still not convinced this isn't one of those Mira Sorvino performances that's so brilliant it sucks -- because even speaking as a huge long-time fan I can admit ERW is into those this decade -- but this part ruled.) "All due respect, Mr. Northman, I'm due a lot more respect than that. And I'm sorry to compromise your manhood like this, but hell hath no fury like a vampire queen broke." (Dumb line, helped not one bit by the Queen's fangs and general preoccupation with her own acting, but she's a character, this one.) "Move the blood," she says, and finally lets go of his junk, dropping to the floor with another high gasp.
He hisses at her, but eventually puts 'em away, and finally tells her about Bill's vanishment, even though you can tell he really doesn't feel like it. Surprisingly, the Queen could give a shit about that, even after he reminds her that Bill knows about the scheme, and she finally just takes off, bored: "Let him rot." About this, I have no idea. And until this episode, I would have said the same, but he's just so fucking awesome this entire episode that I can't anymore.