At the worksite, Jason's still not feeling normal enough. He wants something normal, to tell him that he's okay, and for Jason that means sex. Dawn's shaving her legs on the side of the tub when he calls, and she teases him a while before inviting him over. Seeing the cop cars coming for him, he hangs up and yells a friendly hello. It's Sherriff Bud Dearborn, a jerk, and Andy Bellefleur, a detective. Jason slaps Andy on the shoulder; Lafayette watches from afar. I love how Lafayette works everywhere in the entire world -- because I love Lafayette -- but I think that if you had beef with Lafayette, you would not go places very often. So Andy and Bud do the whole thing where like, "Do you know Maudette?" No, but okay yes, "Do you go over there?" No, but okay except for last night, "Do you fuck Maudette?" No, but yes, "Did you know she was killed?" No, but wait yes, my Gran just told me that, "Why are you lying about everything?" So you won't think I killed her, "But like obviously now we do, so say goodbye to your little friends." Well played, Stackhouse. Hoyt and Rene and Lafayette watch, worried, as they put Jason in the car and take him away.
Sookie's putting on her makeup -- her face, to hide who she is; the costume, to help her remember to be stupid -- when Adele enters. "I was just wondering how old you think the vampire is. The one you met last night." Why? "You think he might remember the War?" As in, the Civil War? That's awesome. "If he does, I would love to have him come speak to the Descendants of the Glorious Dead. You think he might want to?" Sookie points out that Bill Compton -- a vampire -- might have difficulties showing up at the public library come Thursday noon. Gran suggests a special meeting at night, or a one-on-one in which she could "tape his recollections." She laughs loudly with the joy of her idea: "I am sure the other members would find it so interesting!" They giggle, and Sookie kisses her cheek, promising to try. Should she ever see Bill again, which of course she's going to.
Hoyt, Rene and Arlene are hanging out at Merlotte's; Tara's sitting at the bar reading a book as a large bubba customer approaches from the front and Lafayette approaches from the back, excitedly: "Hey, hooker! How you doing, what are you doing here?" He has real trouble believing she works there ("The hell you don't") and she returns the serve: "Oh yes the hell I do too, you ugly bitch. You need to make peace with that." Okay, for some reason watching them bitch each other out is the most charming thing so far in this show. How -- how -- is Lafayette so awesome? If you made a list of things I can't deal with and then crushed that list into a fine paste and made it into a person it would be this person, and yet? I think it's the actor, in great part, but also the way the character's written, he's like this ... serious force, at the middle of the storm, issuing these statements and things and still being a person. The whole Kenneth Anger component is heightened when he's around, even just chatting. "Shit. Sam must have lost his damn mind, because you should not be allowed to work in no situation where you actually got to interact with people." Oh, and BTW? Lafayette is punctuating every line in this entire scene by pouring straight vodka into his coffee mug, swigging it, and pouring it again; also, trying to fuck the good old boy across the bar without actually touching him.