Well, I guess Eric finally figured out that he has been edging up to the edge for awhile and now has edged right over it. Was this his great plan? It seems like there were a lot of moving parts but really it was just him covering his ass? Well, I guess it makes sense: He needed to save Pam and he was willing to do whatever it took with Russell and Sophie-Anne. Then he figured out about the crown, and once Pam was safe he dealt with that issue. So it seems Eric's story was, just like Talbot's, less complex than we might have hoped. Although I'm still confused about why he dicked Bill around so much the whole time. I think I'm still missing something.
Anyway, Eric camera-zooms into the Fangtasia! offices and tells Pam they need somewhere to hide. Pam immediately steps over that whole paragraph up there, because she knows that Eric doesn't hide from anything, so obviously it's a big deal. What's the big deal? He killed Talbot. She's like, "Are you insane?" This is because Pam never met Talbot, or else she would just applaud.
Pam immediately thinks of running to Sookie's house, but in a very Pam way: "We've both been invited into Sookie's," she says. Not "I'm sure Sookie would love to help us" or "Perhaps Sookie can forgive you for whatever she was yelling about that one time, she seems reasonable," but: Who cares if the bitch wants us there, we're vampires and it's a place we can go. Eric, of course, wants Sookie safe -- and probably also doesn't want her screaming at him in front of Pam -- so he's like, no way. Pam returns to freaking out about the fact and very idea that Eric is freaking out. Should she be panicking?
More to the point: What on earth would Pam panicking even look like? How could you even tell? Her jokes would be slightly less funny and mean? Maybe she would quiver a bit?
Ginger's dumb ass comes in looking a great deal less busted than usual, but before Eric can wangle an invite into her no-doubt five-star accommodations, she alerts them to the "V-Feds" coming in the front door as we speak: Darth Flanagan, accompanied by about ten stormtroopers and an air of total meanness. Eric shivers and tells her the bar's closed, and Nan party-line lies about how she only drinks TruBlood, which makes Pam roll her eyes both for the hypocrisy and for the fact that she's just being rude with her implications. Like Claudine before her, she asks if it's even possible for him to stay out of trouble.
"The VRA is two states away from ratification, I should be kissing asses in Oregon, not cleaning up after you in ... fucking Louisiana." He says there's nothing going on -- even though he still has not officially fixed either the drug problem or the Bill disappearance, and it's not like the Magister called to tell her as he was dying ("Oh, and while I've got you on the phone, send some wedding gifts to Louisiana and Mississippi, I think they're registered at Bloodbath & Beyond") -- but she's like, "Also the Magister has vanished." So then she tells Alejandro and the rest of her Lady Gaga backup stormtroopers to silver Eric, so then you got screaming Eric on top of everything else. Oh, and screaming Ginger, but you knew that was coming the second she showed up.