Meanwhile Tara's at the police station in that fucked up dress and her hair still all a mess, having this convo with Lettie Mae: "Mama, please don't cry. It was only a little accident and I didn't get hurt much. Well, no, I... I wasn't drunk, but they think I was. Mama, quit yelling, all I need is bail money and a ride home, there's no reason to cry..."
Jason begs and begs for Hoyt and Rene to spend time with him tonight so that he doesn't have to deal with the situation at home. Get rid of Amy, that's provisional and something he would never actually do, but it stays on the to-do list because it's technically possible. Go home and pretend everything's okay -- that he doesn't hate her for killing Eddie, just like Eddie said -- that's going to itch in a whole different way. Go home and stay off the V, that's going to itch worst of all, especially if she's there, looking down on his dumb ass, both cut off from the only way they can connect. Go home and she's gone, and everything falls apart. Therefore, Jason has decided without admitting it, the best option is to not go home at all, so that something else can make up his mind for him. Stay out of his house until he just has to go back, maybe with a girl in tow, and see what the world's been doing while he was out. But Rene and Hoyt won't play.
Hoyt, because he's adorably and unself-consciously excited about taking his horrible night-blind mother Maxine to a baby shower in Shreveport ("I wanna go... The food's good, the games are fun. You know, like Pass the Orange? And, if the ladies start screaming like they always do, I'll just go for a little walk.") Notably, Hoyt very clearly calls him Jay, which was previously off-limits when Jason's doors were too far open. Rene won't play along because he's taking Arlene dancing, and even though Jason begs to come along -- to be the Eddie in the basement -- Rene's not having it. Hoyt asks why he's so intent on luring them out when he's got Amy, and Jason gets sad.
"Alright, I'm gonna tell you something, but you can't say nothing to nobody. You got that? Amy likes V." They're unbelieving; Hoyt immediately tells Jason he has to help her quit; that's what love does. Rene asks if she fucks vampires too -- remember, Rene doesn't hate vampires any more than Sam does, but he sure gets weird when pretty white girls fuck them -- and Jason says, "She says she never did, but these days, it's hard to find a woman who ain't been bit." And that's how Amy Burley died.