"Well, sometimes you need to destroy something to save it." Sam stares; I just wish somebody would tell the interventionists at Chez Lafayette so they'd let her deal with her life. "That's in the Bible. Or the Constitution..." It should be in both. They should nail that over the door so the next time we start pointing fingers we can remember what fertile, broken ground we're standing on, and stop being so afraid all the time.
Sam hears little kids at the window, looking for Arlene, and runs out into the woods calling for them, on the off chance that they're just little kids and not some new horrible danger he can rush into faster than Sookie Stackhouse on a three-day V binge, but they're not horrible dangers, just Arlene's obnoxious kids. They are happy to learn that Arlene is not in the vicinity, which is kind of sad, and when they ask for food you can see from their grody faces they've apparently started eating dirt sometime in the last couple days. Sam offers them refuge and lunch, and the glimmer of a thought that Sam Merlotte taking care of kids is like going swimming in an ocean of hugs and sunlight.
But then, he was already doing that: Jason and Andy head off to the police station to "arm themselves," against Sam's level-headed protests, and Jason yells about how he's had paramilitary training now and thus can handle it, and then in the middle of yelling at Sam for being ungrateful for his total stupidity, he walks into a tree and sputters to himself. Andy's like, "That is my entire life."
Sookie asks the staring and wigged-out Lafayette to sit down, and then gets a very exciting Bill text... From five hours ago. "Dammit. I'm getting a new phone as soon as Eric pays me." Lafayette asks if she's seriously working for Eric, and instead of being ashamed or explaining that it's nominally because of Lafayette's endungeonment, she's just like, "Yeah, mm-hmm. Oh, let me read you this text from my boyfriend." Sadly, Bill isn't coming back tonight, which means they have to save themselves. Which honestly, isn't that pretty much how it always goes down anyway?