AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE TARA
Eric: "I sound really really bad when she describes me that way. Is it all true?"
Sookie: "Yeah, but don't worry about it. I get myself into more shit than that without even leaving my place of employment on any given day."
Eric: "But I love you and it makes me sad that I made you sad."
Sookie: "There's more to you than your worst self."
Sookie explains further that she had an inkling of his decency, but he says a hidden spark of decency is irrelevant, because he has shown himself to be capable of extreme cruelty, and I mean, can you not see where this is going? Eric Northman, finding out there are parts of his heart he doesn't know yet? Sookie, who honestly believes that people can change? When he becomes cruel again, it will be worse because he will have chosen it. And on some level, I think, Eric knows that now.
Eric, zooming away into the night: "There's a light in you. It's beautiful. I couldn't bear it if I snuffed it out."
Which is when Sookie calls him back, touched, and runs out onto the porch so they are almost the same height, and the music has a grand mal seizure, and they finally kiss.
If that's their theme, I like it. It's faster than the Bill song, and newer, and it sounds a little northern and it sounds a little faerie and it sounds like maybe it's going a little too fast for its own good. It's a lot to take in -- as color on the scene of them finally kissing -- but considered as the basis of a motif I presume we're going to be hearing a lot? Pretty effective.
Bill has summoned his four remaining Sheriffs, which include Olivier from Spain Time, a lady, another dude, and a hot young fellow named Blackburn. They all laugh at Bill for being afraid of witches, and he does some alpha-male stuff to get them under control, and then Olivier tells them the whole story of 1610 Spain, and it turns out it is a kind of cool story.
Basically, when it was Antonia's turn at the stake, she used that spell -- from the first time Marnie time-travelled or remote-viewed or whatever -- to pull every vampire within twenty miles around out of their sleep and into the sunlight. Priests, nuns, Olivier's Maker, all of them. Just walked out, their bodies were not their own, they met the sun, and that's why Bill sent Eric to MoonGoddess, and that's the thing that Eric and Nan ignored.
Bill: "Vampires have often found it advantageous to maintain a hidden presence in humanity's most powerful institutions. And in the 1600's that was the Catholic Church. And today, as you all know, it's Google and Fox News."