Sookie: "Keepin' the flat screen though."
Pam, deadpan as usual: "Yes, of course, Fangtasia! is for everyone. Vampires, humans, men, women... Families. Pets. Everyone is welcome. Come on down. The blood is warm, and so is the service."
Interviewer: "And do human families have anything to fear with vampire-owned businesses in their community?"
Pam, scoffing imperceptibly: "No."
Interviewer: "...Can you elaborate on that?"
Pam, hilariously parroting: "Human families have nothin' to fear with vampire-owned businesses in their community."
Nan Flanagan realizes that there is no stopping Pam from being stopping -- and not even Pam is pretty enough to sell the message about which she so urgently gives zero amounts of a fuck -- so she's happy when Eric arrives (on Bill's orders?) to take over.
Nan: "She was fine, if you happen to be blind and deaf and an idiot."
Pam: "What's idiotic is that the AVL believes the public to be so naive."
Nan: "I have proof, scientific, that people are far dumber than they realize. It's a post-Russell Edgington world everyone, and we win back the human public one smile at a time."
If you thought at any time that the phrase, "Post-Russell Edgington World," was not used enough in your life, well, you are in luck. Eventually you will find yourself doodling it without even knowing that you're doing it. It's a fairly sly gloss on early '90s xenophobia and it makes me even happier that Russell did what he did -- essentially, in terms of the media, 9/11 For Vampires -- because of how they're playing it. Like we built this careful house of tolerant cards and maybe were getting somewhere and then some zealot asshole went and ruined the entire world for us and now we all have to factor it in, forever.
EVEN BETTER IS WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
Which is that Eric sits down to do his off-the-cuff Post-Russell interview, charming the shit out of the camera and working the intellectual liberal elite angle speaking for the oppressed. Meanwhile Bill's down in Bon Temps doing his best impression of Sarah Palin at some aw-shucksy Senior Citizen Center openin'. They're each looking for social capital, both for personal and political reasons, but attacking it in ways that are just mind-blowingly appropriate to them both. The music can't quite avoid letting us know how cute this scene is.