Should they kill Russell or not? Eric can't kill Russell now, because of something imaginary Ghost Godric said, but to reveal that would be to ruin the big surprise at the end of the episode, so instead he just acts cagey and weird and refuses to answer direct questions. Pam is especially wonderful in this scene, telling Eric to stop fucking around and rip off his fucking head. Russell loses a fang and Eric takes it, for the Authority; when Sookie gets close to Russell he fangs up and she's like, "Don't even think about it, bitch." He says he can't stop thinking about it but that will mean something different later too.
They make Sookie babysit the King, all chained up, while they take their vampire naps. At first she is unhappy, but then she remembers that she hates all of their asses and decides to yell at them some more. "Go crawl back into your holes, you creepy cold freaks!" Eric calls Alcide, which is always a good idea, and then goes to bed. Sookie grabs a magazine and a crucifix and settles in to watch the King.
The guy from the DEA that's been called down for the raid has coined the awkward neologism "blood-demic," thank you Alan Ball, and will be tossing that around a little bit. Andy doesn't like the idea of this being an epidemic, since it reflects so poorly on him, but hot DEA guy has a point: "Well, this here's blood enough for about a hundred doses. That's a lot of hard-ons, enhanced athletic performance, and spontaneous healing of physical infirmities for a town of... How many?" 2712, last count. 2712 people in Bon Temps Louisiana. About half of them are magic and the other half are on drugs. Most of them are on magic drugs.
Jason comes running in yelling about how he's a cop and whatever, so Andy pulls him back into the Sheriff's office and tells him not to warn the innocent inbred children of Hotshot. Jason has figured out a way through the moral quandary here as follows: "Well, if we stop 'em, somebody else is just gonna start up. Right?" Andy points out that he has just rationalized away the concept of law enforcement, and Jason doesn't know what that means, and they argue about saving Hotshot, and Jason has panther secrets so he runs off to save them, because he doesn't even really want to be a cop anymore.
Tara heads out from the trailer across the Merlotte's parking lot, and remembers everything bad that has ever happened to her in that parking lot, which is a lot of things, even for Tara who only has bad things happen to her. Miss Jeanette, dead and staring with no heart. Franklin, staked with a wooden bullet. Eggs, shot with a regular bullet. Tara cries and feels weirded out and sort of like how totally unfair it is that even her PTSD has PTSD at this point.