Jason: "Sookie, are you home? Oh, hey. Why are you covered in blood and hanging out in an armoire?"
Sookie: "Dude I am very busy right now."
Jason: "Okay, well you seemed concerned that I might turn into a panther..."
Sookie: "--Aw man, my bad. You totally aren't going to."
Jason: "Thanks for the memo on that. Listen, why are you covered in blood, though?"
Sookie: "I've been tying up Eric in silver, and I got some of him on me."
Jason: "...I have to go."
She explains about the Witch War and the spell and how everybody's about to commit suicide, and as the little gerbil in his head starts ramping up toward the Jessica part of this, the sun goes black and the wind comes up and Eric starts screaming. And if he couldn't already feel Jessica, out there across the cemetery, Sookie completes the circuit for him: "He saved my life, Jason... He's not gonna make it without somebody there for him." That's all it takes -- that and a few seconds to sink in, and then he's on his way, out through the crazy wind, toward the Princess.
Out in the world, everything is going crazy. Ginger rides Pam's pink coffin like a broncho, screaming every bit as loud as her charge. Eric shrieks for the sun, Jessica and Bill strain against their bonds. It's sad in the same way that Andy is sad: They're finally being offered the one thing they can never have. And it's going to kill them. Maxine sees her neighbor Beulah go screaming out into the day, and does't even turn the hose on her as she bursts into flame. Jason gets into a tussle with one of the SWAT guys on Bill's lawn, screaming Jessica's name.
Jessica rips herself free of her chains, shrieking and calling out for the guards, and when one of them arrives, Bucky, she snaps his neck and takes his keys. She lingers in their cell for a moment when Bill commands her, as her Maker, to... The pause lengthens as you watch her push and pull inside... Not to save herself, but to free him as well. She ignores his pleas, perhaps because she's desperate to get out, or perhaps because he released her a year or so ago, but it's the moment of pause that makes it so interesting. Then she's out, and off, heading for the door, squealing with joy. In love with light.
JACOB CLIFTON is a freelance writer and critic based in Austin, Texas. He currently recaps True Blood, Gossip Girl, and Pretty Little Liars 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, most recently A Friday Night Lights Companion.