JD: "Okay cool, then I'm the Packmaster... And I'm still going to hunt this child through the forest! Haha, you hoser."
Nora: Acting all culty around the Lilith reliquary, like she probably does all night long now.
Eric: "Nora, you have become utterly insufferable. Remember how we love each other so much?"
Nora: "Yeah! That's why I got you into my cult. So we could chill."
Eric: "Lilith is not... A thing. You hallucinated her."
Eric: "It is not hogwash! Look, Godric was there and he told me you were being real gross. And I'm the big brother, I told him I'd take care of you."
She thinks about thinking about that, but her crazed head immediately tips to the side and all the thinking falls out.
Nora: "Eric, we both loved Godric. He gave us the most magnificent gift. And when he made us, he was as pure a vampire as I've ever known. Salome's strength and vision would have delighted him... But remember Godric at the end? When he'd lost his way? The Godric you say you saw last night was a perversion. In his final days, Godric was a blasphemer. A weak, disgusting apologist whom Lilith herself would have been overjoyed to stake."
Eric: "...The fuck?"
They tussle. It's sad and ugly and inevitable. But also, how did that even happen? "Brother, father, son, lover, it's been great hanging out with you for thousands of years and we've got a good thing going, but how about we get you a little sister?"
Nora: "Fuck Godric. Lilith will show you the way."
They both feel sorry for each other, but they both know it's over. ERIC! YOU HAVE TO GET OUT OF HERE! (I think of the relevant quote in that post -- it's about seven scroll-clicks down, if you actually clicked it -- about ten times a day and it's a particular sadness in my life that not once has it been an appropriate thing to scream out loud, but I scream it quietly a lot. I still feel like one day I will get to use it in a recap of this show. Seems likely.)
But also, let's revisit Godric. Of course, his meeting the sun was the high point of the series to date, that whole episode was genius, and he definitely was down with mainstreaming. Everybody, presumably including the Authority, loved him. He wasn't much, he didn't have official power, because he was becoming a saint. But also, he committed suicide. Tried more than once, actually. Because he was so far from Lilith that he went past mainstreaming and down to the other side, where vampires were a plague, and the only thing he could really do was immolate himself. (I didn't even mean to use that word, I meant "like a monk would," as a metaphor, but of course he actually did.)