Sookie follows Bill to the door, and just when you think she's going to fuck it up yet again, Eric thankfully shows up and just starts laying it out. Bill tries to apologize or explain it but there's no way, and Eric just keeps saying worse and worse true shit. Like the Edict of the Queen to procure Sookie for her own, although he didn't know why it was, and then once he got to know her (and got addicted/fell in love) he did all he could to keep Sookie away from her (and everybody else/for himself).
Okay, but how about the first time, when she first tasted his blood that we keep mentioning this season, when the Rattrays beat her almost to death. The thing -- tears pouring down his face now -- that she's wondered all the time, if she can really love him without the blood being a part of it. And what they're saying now is that she never had the chance to know that. She orders him out the door and he holds onto the doorframe like Sylvester the Cat, feet in the air, weightless.
"Don't ever come here. Don't ever call me. Don't ever talk to me. Ever. You manipulated me into falling in love with you." Bill swears that he is actually really in love with her, and she screams and ugly-cries about how he doesn't even get to use that word love, and wills him out into the dirt. Eric too. He promises, before leaving, that he wouldn't really have given her to Russell, and apologizes for telling her those last little tidbits. "I'm sorry to see you suffer like this, but I thought you had the right to know." She calls him a dead piece of shit and he flies away.
Tara drives past Merlotte's one more time and smiles, listening to their voices. The place isn't dirty anymore. It's just another place that used to be home. Then she's gone.
Pam, having washed the cement out of her hair while Eric was at Sookie's, asks if Eric killed Bill or what. Eric says that what he did to Bill was way worse than that, and those two beautiful sons of bitches go right back to being their usual awesome selves: "Ruben tried to kill me, by the way. I took him out," Pam explains, to Eric's protests. "I have zero patience with that shit."
Sam chases Tommy through the forest and threatens him with a gun and just keeps demanding his money back. Tommy makes the very good point that Sam, for his own White Knight reasons, basically destroyed his life. It was shitty and exploitative and full of Joe Lee's dingus, but it was the sum total of things he knew. Like, he can't even read. So Sam has made that mistake of trying to help and then doing it half-assed, and won't even admit it. He just wants his money. Tommy tells him to suck a dick and takes off into the woods, and then I guess Sam shoots his brother dead. No idea. If he did, that sucks. Love Tommy.