On the other hand, between Jessica's need to rejigger her sexuality in light of her physical disabilities, resulting in a free exchange of penetration, sexual and otherwise, Hoyt choosing a socially liminal mate over a mini-Maxine, self-defined marriage and family, the fact that they'll have to adopt and all these different ways that the politics of hate intersect with their lives, and the simple fact that average human life is built to work a certain way that doesn't accommodate their particular lives, and so everything is harder and more complicated and more open to disaster, and more hard-won... Considering these things, really Hoyt and Jessica have a more realistic gay relationship than Jesus and Lafayette do. Or at least a more mature one.
Bill shows up and Sookie's not dying to talk to him but she invites him in, and he can't wait to immediately tell her that he killed not only Russell but Eric, which Sookie can't handle, of course, but here's Bill's sick little justification for everything. "Sookie, most vampires are not like me. Even if holding themselves back occurred to them, they would probably not be able to. I'm not taking any chances. I intend to bring the true death to all that have tasted you and know what you are. Russell, Eric, Pam, the Queen... And any who discover it in the future. I will do anything to keep you safe, even if it means me not being a part of your life. This I swear to you. I have never loved, nor will I ever love, as I have loved you."
There is nothing harder to shed than the White Knight complex, believe me. You can make everything work within that structure if you do it right. The worst abuses coming from the greatest places. He's the guy at the party that wants to hoard the coke, but he's selling it to himself as this paragon of virtue and self-control. Any time you have somebody telling you they are the only good person, get out of the room, because they are the worst person there. And it sucks because it's such an addict move, and he's so clearly an addict and always has been, but that doesn't invalidate the feelings at all. You know? They loved each other, they still love each other. But when it's tainted by this kind of thing, love is not enough.