Tara holds Eggs on the couch, hurriedly explaining that both she and Arlene have blacked out recently, so maybe there's a gas leak or something. Eggs brings up the screaming testimony of Andy Bellefleur, about how they are all secretly devil worshippers, but she laughs that off because in the whole town he's the only one you know is nuts. "Tara, I got this sick feeling I did something real bad," Eggs says, terrified, and just like that Maryann appears.
"Hope I'm not interrupting!" They try to chill out, and offer a vague (but not vague enough) thing about how they're trying to piece the last couple days back together. Maryann nods sympathetically, and offers the theory that they need to chill out and lay off the partying for awhile. She puts forward this plan, nodding sharply, and then shrieks, clapping, "Hey! Snack's ready!" They sit at the table and she brings out a wildly delicious looking tart, which smells delightful it would seem, and sets it down on the table: a hunter's soufflé. Eggs wonders about that, but doesn't point out that it's nothing like a soufflé.
Maryann sits down to watch as Tara cuts into the tart, and blood pools around her knife marks. She serves a piece on Gran's best crystal, and he serves her a bite with his fork. "Goddamn!" she exclaims, with pleasure. "What is in there? Is that the rabbit you caught?" Well yes, among other things. Like Daphne! They gorge themselves, under her watchful eye, moving quickly beyond words until they're simply moaning and smiling, grateful, pointing at the delicious bloody meal while Maryann watches, laughing with them.
Party at Godric's nest! A random thanks him for returning, and then Stan is next in the receiving line, which is formal and kind of stressful, and then Jason, who apologizes for the Fellowship once again. Godric swallows several times, as Jason speaks, and his eyes travel along the length of him; when he turns to go Godric speaks up: "You helped save many lives today, Mr. Stackhouse. Please know you have friends in this area whenever you visit." Jason jokes that he will never fucking come back to Dallas, essentially, and though he means it in a friendly way Godric just watches him standing there, taking no offense.
In the middle of Godric's house is a fireplace, around which everything revolves. In one hallway, Jason runs into Eric, who's been waiting in the shadows. "Hail the conquering hero," Eric says, very still, not showing his jealousy enough for Jason to see it. "Aw, no. I'm no hero." Eric says that yes, in Area IX he most certainly is. "But in my Area we know you well: as a buyer and user of vampire blood. And that's a very grave offense."