He drinks, Sophie won't spill, and finally Hadley gets scared enough that she tells him: Based on the Queen's confidences, but mostly based on her own relation to Sookie -- "Tell me, tell me," he whispers in that way of his, caressing her breast as she begins to white out -- their family... Something we don't get to hear. It's shocking to Eric, in a funny way, but not as shocking as what he does next, which is give his wrist to Hadley to feed. Which is fucked up no matter what, because A) Hadley is Hers, and you don't feed the Queen's people; B) If she just died a second ago, he's Making her, which, don't do that to the Queen's people; and C) Eric has now just literally done every possible thing -- specifically every male thing, from forcing her to accept marriage on her knees to molesting and possibly sex-murdering her lover -- to break Sophie-Anne. In her realm.
Essentially, Eric has ridden an ATV into Lilith Fair and begun jerking off on the ladies. That's just bad poker, babe.
A somewhat Bubba-sexy dude notes the pitbull of Sam approaching, and amongst talk about his giant dog-balls, puts a leash around his sweet little neck; he notes that Sam-Dog will not last long in the ring with such good manners. This is the truth of Sam.
Sookie cannot wake Bill, even for a moment to tell her he's all right. Their love theme quivers and stares, wonders at her, shakes until it's sick. She grabs a small handsaw from Alcide's racks and cuts into her flesh: "If you make it through this, you owe me." At first he drinks, and she weeps with relief, thanking God aloud. Then the fangs come out, and he bites into her arm. Once, twice, again. She almost laughs at first, but quickly it is too much to bear. "Oh, my God," she gasps (best line reading of the night) and slaps at him, telling him to cut it out. Then it's gone too far. He hits her, flips her over, covers her mouth, and feeds.
(Leaving aside the first line of the next scene -- "You need to try and relax" -- though, we should discuss. Now, first rule is don't ever use the word rape unless you're talking about rape. And in the books, we got through this part of the day with a scene that managed to be more complex and multivalent in a lot of ways, but also more brutal. I am glad what happens, happens. But we just went from a scene in which pretty much this exact thing happened, in order to break a woman's strength in the very realm of her feminine power. So we're getting there, and it's not even really a metaphor.