Before Tara can even process the what-the-fuckiness of that, much less what it means that even Sam can sometimes lose his cool, who should appear and drag her behind Merlotte's but, of course, Franklin Mott. His head is back to looking normal, and he requests that she not scream: "It's an ugly, ugly sound." They discuss how she killed him and he says that it was emotionally pretty rough on him, getting killed by somebody who loves him. She says she doesn't love him, but he says this is also not true.
"You wanna know what hurts the most? You didn't mourn. If you had a shred of love in your heart for me, you would have mourned me. I love you so much." Tara gives him the speech she's been so looking forward to giving him that she's been giving it to Sookie and anybody else who will listen: "You don't love anything. You can't. Because you are a psychopath. You violated me and terrorized me, because that's what vampires do. And you are calling that love."
Franklin says that he is capable of love, insofar as he will be sad to his "very marrow" about totally murdering her right now, and see, this is not being an ambassador for vampires when you do this. Tara has had negative experiences in the past with vampires, and you are only adding to the list. Don't be a Talbot. Finally she just starts screaming at him to go ahead and fucking kill her already, just to shut him up. "It's the only thing y'all can feel, the destruction of life, because you ain't got none in you! You sick motherfucker, I won't give you the satisfaction!" Why the death wish? ("I hate it when you make me hit you!") Because it's finally not a death wish: "The second I'm gone, I'll be rid of you forever. I'll be free. And you'll have nothing!"
There is some Franklin romance -- "Your heart is beating so fast! I want to feel it stop!" -- and then who should appear but Mr. Jason Stackhouse, trusty gun in hand. They face off for awhile and Tara smartly keeps her trap shut, and then before you know it Jason has blown Franklin into a big old soppy mess, because he was packing his FoS wood-tipped bullets the whole time. Thirty years later, he's still protecting her when it counts.
Sookie's been calling Bill for hours, and now it's nearly midnight, and it's not like he's a full calendar of stuff to do, but honestly he can't account for his time in the Garden. "You mean you overslept?" He tries to tell her about what he just learned, but of course the one time he's being honest and actually trying to tell her something, she is off on a whole tangent. Was he visiting the Queen of Louisiana? And if so, why? And how do they know each other? And what about Hadley and Russell? And is there a fatwa on Garden people suddenly or is Hadley just being paranoid? And why won't Sookie shut up? Finally she does, and Bill's like, "I went to a crazy place, I don't know how but probably it's from that time I murdered you a couple of days ago, I don't know if you remember that, but anyway I went to a place and here's the kicker: I actually know what you are."