"You know, I lost a lot of people I love too," he says, awkwardly. "Loved a lot. And if you ever wanna talk or whatever... Because you and Sookie are like sisters, and Sookie is my sister, so we're like family. Even though we ain't been that close lately." She thanks him for his friendship, and he promises to do better. This lasts about five seconds and then he says something that makes her say he shouldn't blame himself for Eggs's death, which causes him to go into a mental tailspin that pours weirdly out of his mouth and propels him away from her, across the bar. But sooo many points for trying, Jason Stackhouse. I love you the most.
Lafayette is none too happy to see Eric outside his trailer, in a cute little convertible. I don't know where Lafayette gets this ability to not be cross-eyed in love with Eric, I guess he's been through enough shit that vampires are real for him in a way that they're really not for us (or Sookie) but it's exciting to watch him totally fight not only the blood-bond with Eric, but also the fact that Eric is his boss, and the fact that Eric seems to think he is fucking delightful. Well, there was that whole basement torture/crapping in bucket scenario. That got pretty grim, I won't deny it. But come on! It's Eric!
"Hello, sweetheart. Hop in!" Lafayette, terrified, immediately starts telling him he's trying his damnedest to sell the V -- seriously, whatever happened to Pussylover? -- but Eric tells him to chill, because the car is a gift and he's only there to deliver it. Satan in a Sunday hat, is what Lafayette is thinking. Eric apologizes for Pam's distinctly lacking sense of managerial noblesse oblige, pointing out the immense pressure she's currently under, and makes fun of Lafayette's "strange plywood hut," and Lafayette is searching the gift horse for other misplaced mouths he can look inside, but Eric's just loving this:
"You have great value, Lafayette. You're discreet, efficient, and you have a network of loyal customers with enormous disposable income. You could become quite wealthy if you wanted to." Lafayette is not interested in money, so much, these days. Eric doesn't get it, because he thought this was the way to Lafayette's soul, the way he always said it was. I wish I knew where this was going, because the Eric/Lafayette thing is intensely fucked up on like every level and I think this story could be major, like at the end of the season we'll be like, "WTF! It started with a car!" You know what I mean?