Sammy: "Dear Audience, your concerns have been noted. Pandering and winking at you like this is something that, having reached the fourth season, all shows get comfortable doing. Soon, each episode will contain the following. One (1) reference to the ridiculous amount of creatures, storylines and characters. One (1) reference to what a fucking dork Bill is and has always been. And finally, one (1) reference to Sookie's total entitlement. Next season you can look forward to us making fun of each of Sam's past storylines, the prodigious amounts of rape this season, and possibly bringing back Michelle Forbes for just a split-second purely to make you shit your pants. You are welcome."
Sookie: "Great. Now that that's out of the way, can I have my job back?"
Music: [Something about being a "brand new man," because subtlety.]
Sammy: "Hey, y'all! I'm sexy Sam! I am your boss! I say boss things! I hit on ladies!"
Sammy spots Maxine, and heads over to be sweet to her because he misses her and her absolute loneliness and desperation that calls out so clearly to his own and the ways their lives fit together perfectly for one second, and she responds by giving him the dozens about what a stupid fucking creep Tommy is. First it makes him sad because he needs a replacement mommy more than ever, and then it makes him sad because she's never sounded quite so much like Joe Lee Mickens, but on a purely plot-related level it really just takes us the obligatory next stage of the way to Tommy trading his self-slapping self-hatred for the pride of being somebody good that you are not.
But hmm, because now you've got Sam in financial trouble possibly, and Maxine grinding the last of Tommy's gratitude out of him, so I wonder if the whole thing will come back around. My assumption was that Tommy would use his powers to get the scam accomplished by himself, but it's a lot more interesting if Sam's the only conflicted one and they end up doing it together. God knows Maxine's the worst either way.
I'M ONLY PUMAN
Sookie: "I got off work today, so I thought I'd come bother you about how my one boyfriend stole my other boyfriend."
Jason: "Sook, get out of my house. I am going through things."
Sookie: "Why are you handcuffed to the bed? Kink just means you're bad at sex."
Jason: "It's because I might turn into a panther."
Sookie: "Well, sure."