Jessica asks Pam about the rhythm method of not killing people when you suck their blood, explaining that Bill is strictly teaching her abstinence-only, which again hearkens back to her whole life story and her stupid parents, and again to how Bill is also her stupid parents. "It's in the heartbeat," Pam explains, while Jessica watches her reapply her lip liner: "You feel it in the blood." Jessica loves talk like this. So then you stop. Right, right, but that's not the question, the question is, how do you stop? Jessica doesn't know any sports statistics. "I think about crying children with soggy diapers," Pam says, after a condescending grin. "Also maggots."
Pam can barely keep from laughing in Jessica's face as she turns from this parasexual birds & bees talk to the Secret Life Of The American Vampire: But what if you didn't stop in time, didn't get it all over your dress like a White House intern, if you didn't abstain, if you were a dirty whore and went all the way, without meaning to? What if -- and thanks for the tips -- you didn't quite pull out in time? What would you do about the inevitable consequences? What would you do when it started to show?
Outside the bathroom (which by the way is brilliant, covered in spooky hand-painted fairytale girls doing bad, bad things -- Alice smoking a Caterpillar's joint, Dorothy with a bottle of hooch, Red Riding Hood lying slatternly along the top of a divan), Sookie makes the unfortunate parallel to last year's search for Godric. Essentially, "I helped you find your boyfriend last year, so now you have to find mine." Eric is totally offended about that, but Sookie starts crying anyway, so Sookie wins. "Please don't do that. It makes me feel disturbingly human."
Please don't say shit like that. It makes you seem disturbingly like a pussy.
Sookie keeps the waterworks going, playing the role of a woman who still has her pride goddammit, and says that even if the whole boyfriend parallel was wrong (not to mention totally offensive!), at least she risked her life trying to find Godric, so asking Eric just to do some research and pull a bit on his infinite resources with no risk to himself is basically a bargain. Jessica and Pam come back out then, because Jessica's gotta be back in Bon Temps before dawn. But the second Sookie's back is to Eric -- rewind it and see -- those waterworks shut down like they were never there.
Eric remembers the brand, though, and we flash back to a German mission with Godric in 1945, when they were both dressed as SS officers tracking a werewolf bitch who surprised an American soldier, and fed on him. They jumped in, once he was dead, and pinned her to the wall with a bayonet, demanding to know who she served. Taking in their Nazi gear, she laughed, but the Werwolf brand on her neck proved she wasn't pretending. (Also, she calls them "fools" but it sure sounds like she says "Juden," and a thing I don't know much about is German language or Nazi stuff, so I could just be filling in the blanks.) Eric crumples the coaster with the Werwolf symbol and feels all kinds of feelings or something.