Sam spots a deer, delicate and lovely, standing in the road. He weeps for her, for all of them, but wipes the tears away when Bill interrupts. He looks like a boy. Bill thanks him formally, and when Sam bristles he reminds him they both just wanted Sookie safe. "Well, she's family," Sam says lightly. "But they all are. If there was a way to save 'em, how could I say no?" That's been one of the loveliest (if not the most graceful) threads in this season: Watching Sam take ownership of the town, his place in it, the people that drive him crazy. Losing that stance of his that kept everybody so far away. Daphne was his Amy Burley, and will be remembered just as hatefully, but it is still good.
"I am grateful that you would reveal your gift for the sake of the town," Bill says, and Sam points out his final realization: "You suffer more hiding something than you do if you face up to it." Bill's face changes, suddenly: First shame for his secrets, and then something else, a recognition of the ways in which Sam is a better man than he is. He says goodbye, and when Sam turns back the deer is gone.
Eggs, washing his hands madly, goes back to the basics: "Where's Maryann? She's gotta know what happened." Tara knows that's over, and was never a good idea, but now's not the time. "We're okay. That's all that matters." Eggs points out that huge amounts of blood on his hands is hardly okay, and she remembers how Sookie helped her get some of her memories back, and assures him he doesn't want to know the real shit. "All that stuff's in the past. Why dwell on it? Can't we just start fresh?" (Dammit, Tara. No. Eat it and keep living.) He notices blood under his fingernails and goes back to the sink; Sookie appears and stares at him but Tara can't even talk about how weird he's getting.
Tara tearfully apologizes once again for fucking everything up, and -- not by way of excuse, just explanation -- tells her that Maryann centrally made her feel like part of a family. Sookie grabs her and the Adele song starts as she once again explains that Tara is part of a family, and lives in this house, and no longer needs to apologize for her existence. 364 more days and she'll believe you. They look at Mike Spencer -- still on the floor where Sookie bonked him -- and Tara says she'll take care of it before sending her up to bed. Everything else, they'll clean in the morning. Eggs stares at the window over the sink, and his reflection in it, and the darkness on the other side.