SPEAKING OF MARNIE
It's the saddest thing. She's at Moongoddess, I think, or in her sad efficiency, and doing a ritual so that the spirit of the face will come back and be in her body full-time. It's gross, like, as gross as Tara killing the little girl, or Sookie forcing her mind open, or what Jessica did. It's a crime to yourself, to X yourself out like this and say, "I am worthless and I don't want to be alive anymore, so come be me instead because I feel so powerless." It reminds me of activists that turn off everything else until they are just one thing. So it makes sense that her sacrifice involves cutting down, not across. This is the saddest part:
"All my entire life, I have been looking for my gift to mean somethin'. Just to know, once and for all, why I was born with one foot in another world."
The fact that Marnie knows how bad she sucks has always been the saddest part of Marnie, and also the suckiest part. But to hear her say it -- that she knows damn well she's a crazy weirdo that people are scared of -- I don't know. Poor Marnie. Poor just everybody. Poor Marcus Bachmann. This episode is so, so good but so, so harsh. You can talk about victimless crime or whatever but I definitely am much more bothered by the ones you do to yourself.
A BOY & HIS HOTSHOT
When Jason comes to Crystal's fucking his Viagra dick and behind her are all the ladies of Hotshot waiting their turn. It's sad to see him betrayed like this, by his body and by the town he cared for so decently and tenderly, and see him unable to do anything about it, but at least we know he will never, ever love her. And the little one that hangs out with Timbo, Peggy or Loofah or whatever, Brobee, she's starry-eyed enough that you can already see where this one's going but not necessarily whether Tinky-Winky will survive Jason's imminent escape.
Maybe he can take Timbo with him and teach him the ways of men, and it can be like Tommy Merlotte, but with a happier and more adorable ending. Timbo Stackhouse, you let that pigeon go immediately! It's sweet of you but I would prefer a card, or something handmade!
Arrives to get Sookie the fuck on up out of there, even though she's the one who helped her brother get Sookie back to Earth in the first place, so I don't know, something's changed. Or actually, this is fun, maybe nothing's actually changed and it just took Claudine this long to get here, because of how time is. She reminds Sookie about the chain in the first ever episode, how it wrapped around Rattray's neck like its own creature, and maybe there were other times too but we don't get to hear them because Eric appears out of nowhere and drinks Claudine's entire blood until she explodes in light.