Which is pretty great. I mean, this is what he's wanted to be for Bon Temps since Maryann. Actually, since he accused himself of being the Strangler, even. He wanted to protect the town and save the world, it's why he joined the Fellowship, it's why he gets so weird around men. And there's not really a way for him to get that story finished, get what he wants, because he's still just Jason Stackhouse. And the last straw was when he realized how deep the corruption goes back home, like, why would you want to save Bon Temps when it's so excited about damning itself. But he can get to be in charge of a pretend town, an approximate community, of people that actually are... I mean, in the Country of the Blind, you know?
So the former hotshot gives up his girl and his job and his entire life, essentially, to save an awful shitty town nobody likes called Hotshot. The boy who invented Perfect From Now On is suddenly choosing to make do with this nasty thing, the boy who used to lie so well he believed them himself, telling Tara the truth. I just think that's marvelous. Jason rules.
Tara heads over to say goodbye to her mom -- because a visit to Lettie Mae's hardly ever ends in abuse and tragedy! -- but her mom's getting plowed by the good Reverend Daniels. Old schizophrenic alcoholics getting fucked, what's more fun to think about than that? Maybe her wig coming off in the middle of it. They lie and stutter and make no sense, and Tara leaves. Lettie Mae does the whole desperate "he's going to leave his wife any day now" bullshitty thing, it's barely even sad anymore because she's so reliably shitty, and Tara's like, "I'm not even judging you, I just can't believe you're like this."
"I am changing," Lettie Mae promises. "I'm gonna be a minister's wife. I'm gonna be happy at last." At this point, it does get sad, because that was a bunch of kinds of crazy at once. And in fact, it's really sort of beautiful to watch Tara look at her mother and somehow be released, by this. The last shapeshifter. She just doesn't know what to say for a while and finally is like, "You know what? Good luck with that." So that when she hugs her mom goodbye there's nothing in it but love.