"Yes. God is love. He's the force of love. But how do we respond to forces that block, undermine and destroy love?" (Um, tear out their hearts as tribute? Just a thought.) Steve Newlin sits in his beautiful house, wearing a soft cream sweater over his shoulders, explaining things to Jason. "Well, you cannot love evil. You have to hate it. So hating evil is really... Loving good." Jason parrots it back, once: "...Good."
"Hate isn't just natural, Jason. We need it in order to survive. My father dedicated his life to God. To protecting the human race. They murdered him, his wife, and my baby sister in cold blood." Steve's eyes are wet, and he's shaking. Jason's drawn in. "They're baby-killers. That's what they're capable of. Now, if I didn't hate vampires, and do everything in my power to avenge my family's death, what kind of man would I be?"
Well, according to the conversation Jason had with himself on the porch earlier, a pretty bad one. Like Jason is. "And what's going on out there is a war," Steve continues, and of course Jason jumps in his chair and turns toward the French doors. "Not right now, Jason," and I'm impressed with Steve's ability to not slap him in his little face for that one, "But in general. And we've all got to choose sides. Now, you're either on the side of darkness, or the side of light." Jason parrots it back again: "...Light."
There's no in-between. Sarah enters with the banana pudding, and Steve slavers over it, calling it a "little slice of heaven," and she giggles and tells him not to brag in front of company, and he tells her to stop being "such an angel" and he will, and they laugh, and Jason grins because they're so totally queer, and he loves it. He's like a little boy with them. He's like Tara. Sarah goes for whipped cream, and he watches her ass as he leaves. He's like that, too. He shakes his head at himself. "Whoo," Steve goes, "My wife must think you're pretty special. Sarah doesn't whip out her pudding for just anybody!" Jason doesn't know what to do with that one, and it's awesome. Steven sips his wine and shifts into preacher mode, asking Jason if he can feel all the great things God has in store for him. And suddenly, Jason can.