As much as Sookie and Lafayette dishing about their Eric dreams is wonderful/terrible, that's how terrible/wonderful it is to see Lettie-Mae Thornton rolling out onto the porch, yowling like a cat. Lafayette is like, "Christ, what now." She informs them that Tara is breaking her heart and that she can't handle it anymore. I don't know how old she is, but she has been rode hard and looks about a hundred; she can't have much of a liver left; she's never been anything approaching stable: Girlfriend has a point. Maybe the unflappable Sookie could take guard? "She can't hurt you like she's hurtin' me," Lettie Mae says, characteristically assuming that nobody has ever suffered like her, and Sookie's like, "I beg to differ." The line reading is really smart here, because you can hear in her voice that she understands her intervention role and has not yet been wounded by Tara's bullshit, but knows the next one will hit twice as hard, and she's not interested in losing/killing Tara herself on top of everything else.
Lafayette asks if she can handle the gun, and there's a nice beat where Lettie Mae reminds him that she was the one who taught him to shoot, when he was little and being bullied. I feel like we've thought about this before, and I know it comes up again in a second, but I really like the idea of young freaky Lafayette having only the town drunk to turn to, and her being so low she couldn't even judge him. Knowing for a fact that she gave him more love and acceptance than his own mother -- speaking of a bitch I'd like to meet one day -- already puts an even neater spin on their team-up the last couple episodes. And makes this even better/worse: he hands her the gun, and she points it at him.