Bill keeps telling Jessica over and over to leave the house but he won't say why, and finally she's like, fuck it. "No, you listen to me. I drained someone... I was hungry and I was sad and it was an accident, but I didn't know how to control myself. Because you never taught me. I need you. You are the only maker I've got." Bill cries and admits that he is totally useless both in this pursuit but also generally, and that he's trying to save her life, but it's like he is trying to talk without using the letter "e" and so of course none of it makes any sense.
What does make sense is Jessica standing her ground, dropping and weeping on that couch in the parlor, and him finally running to her side because he loves her. She curls into his side, and he wraps his arms around her, and she begs him not to leave her alone again. It is very sweet indeed, and something I didn't know we were waiting for so hard until it happened: Bill needs Jessica exactly as much as she needs him. I hope their story starts now.
Alcide has compromised with the Nation of Shirts, to the extent of wearing a wifebeater. Not so bad as compromises go. He doesn't want to leave Sookie alone in Bon Temps because of the army of junkie Nazi werewolves coming for her, and -- even though we know privately that this doesn't particularly bother her, because she is bonkers -- she offers to let him stay in her guest room upstairs. Given that he's probably not going to be getting the Key to the City back in Jackson right now, and all. He calls her "tougher than a one-eared alley cat" and it sounds exactly as dorky as you think, and gives her some unwanted advice about Bill ("Someday it won't hurt so bad") that she immediately turns around on him: "Is that what you keep telling yourself about Debbie?"
(Sookie! How come it's always about you, until it's actually about you, and then it's not? Stop being so defensive. Yes, you have this thing in common. But he's being nice, so stop being a dick. Just kidding, she only did that so he would back off, because he was saying that while stroking her hair, which is a bit of code for how once this whole mess settles down, maybe they can do it. Anyway, it does the trick and he lays off.)
Before Alcide can look even more wounded, if that's even possible, Andy and Jason come running in with some half-assed legal ideas about pressing charges on Bill for murdering her that time, and Sookie doesn't even have the energy to tell them to shut up. As far as she's concerned, breaking up with Bill was punishment enough. ("I was the retard that locked myself in that van with him" is not something she's going to say, but it's sort of there on the table to think about.) Anyway, since Sookie doesn't know about how Jason killed Eggs the other day, she doesn't understand the intensity of Jason's need to be a hero, so she just thinks he's being dumb, and when he threatens to kill Bill she tells him he's no killer.