Back to the hotel, where Sookie gets ready for Bothering Bellboy Barry Part III, but the girl at the front desk tells her Barry quit earlier. Which makes Sookie incredibly sad, if you look closely, because again: she's been looking for Barry her whole life, and not only did he diss her, but she threw his game significantly enough that the one place where he could even eke out an approximation of real life was no longer a safe place for him. Which is sad, but still sadder for lonely Sookie, because like, fuck me for even trying. You know?
Tara comes home after the worst day EVER, and Maryann is at her kitchen table doing a record number of fucked-up things at once, reading Heartsick, which continues the heart theme in this season and particularly this episode, but is about a serial killer who poses as a therapist to manipulate and eventually subsume the weak, and wearing Gran's dress, with a lace dickie and the whole thing, and Adele's song starts playing, and she gets all tender and shit, like, "Even though you're kicking me out and I'm the only person who will ever truly love you, that is so totally cool that I cooked all your favorite foods and stocked the fridge because I love you so, so much, in this house, wearing this dress, lurking around."
Tara tells her not to go, and Maryann is truly touched, and tells her she is good to Tara because she needs it so much, and because it makes her bloom like a flower, and Tara tries to believe that and bloom like a flower despite everybody in her Merlotte's family turning on her simultaneously, and goes upstairs and climbs in bed with Eggs, who despite having been thrown out of the house six hours ago has decided to lounge about reading a novel shirtless in some leather pants on the off chance that Maryann would beguile Tara into letting them stay. It's always fun when terrible shit happens to Sookie because you can see her asking for it from a mile away, but man, Tara. Get a fucking clue already.
Even though Sookie's going to join a paramilitary cult in the morning as a double agent in the war between vampires and humans, Bill still manages to make it about himself and his many many torments. Tonight's round is about how shitty "they" (meaning Stan essentially, although Fuck Eric is probably a factor in there again) were being -- "Despicable, vicious, petty, vile creatures" -- but once again, that's all in Bill's mind: They were trying to put their family back together. Just like everybody else.