Pam's like, "Oh, speaking of killing Talbot, why did you kill Talbot?" Because of Viking things. She's like, "Why didn't you ever tell me the sad Viking story? At least then I would have had something to think about while you ran all over the country acting gay with Russell. At least I would know you were going to fuck him up at some point. But now you're telling me this is the preeminent fact of your entire life and you didn't feel like sharing it with me?"
Get this, the reason Eric didn't tell her the secret truth about his family is not -- as you may think -- because Alan Ball just thought of it, but because it's simply too sad. It would have hurt Pam's feelings too much to know that some Vikings got killed by werewolves a thousand years ago. He acts stoic and whatever some more, and she's like, "And now we're just going to die? That sucks." He agrees. But also, when he takes the fall, he wants her to go and have a new son or daughter and continue their line, because they are the only vampires worth a goddamn as far as I can tell, and it would be a shame not to keep that going.
Hoyt stupidly/shittily goes to Merlotte's with Summer, I guess hoping once again to make Jessica jealous and now worried that she's dating not only poor glamoured Chip but also sexy little Tommy Merlotte. Jessica -- who was comfortable and happy and adorable a second ago, and is now sad and more than a little pissed -- points out how tacky it is for him to even come, when he could just as easily schedule his visits during the day, and he says that she was the one that dumped him anyway, so shut up. She agrees and says she doesn't care, but then when she is formally introduced to Summer, her fangs pop out and she runs away. It's totally embarrassing, but of course Hoyt tries to apologize on her behalf and then watches Jessica try to pull it together while Summer gives him a real southern succotash of a speech:
"I love vampires as much as anyone else, but they have no life in them... Look how sad she is without you! She pulled you into the night. I'm just so thankful you chose to come back with me. Can't do much antiquing after dark, can we?" Hoyt realizes, the more she talks, that Summer is kind of a monster, and even if that's not true, maybe he is, and it becomes quite clear that he has made a horrible decision.
While she worries about being labeled a snitch by T-Dub, Jason proudly informs Crystal that her cousin-brethren are going to be raided quite soon anyhow. Firstly, I still don't see how Jason waltzing into Hotshot and telling them that he and Crystal are in love did not connect the dots on this one already. Of course she's at Jason's. Everybody knows that now. And of course Felton went straight there, which is how Crystal knows they know that now. And of course they beat him up and called the cops, because that is the right thing to do. The air of mystery surrounding this sequence of events still makes no sense to me.