Instead, Bill goes upstairs and Lorena follows, still doing that pathetic post-breakup thing every single person alive can be caught doing where you're like, "So we're back together, right? Because you were really nice to me at that party the other night," and the person has to go, "I was clearly drunk, and grooving on life." This will not, in fact, disrupt Lorena's belief that they are boyfriend and girlfriend and that soon they will wed, because poor Lorena.
So for services rendered, Russell -- still just covered in stripper blood -- will be making a payment into Franklin's trust account -- not cash, because I don't know if you noticed this but Franklin has a little thing with impulse control. Like, last time Russell gave him a lump sum he went to Biloxi and killed a bunch of old ladies for hogging the slots. Also, why is Franklin dragging "another" girl around? He's a sloppy mess and Russell always cleans up his abductee/gambling murder messes. Franklin, hinting at awesomeness to come: "She's such a fucking disaster! We could be twins!"
It somehow makes it easier to bear the constant million burdens of Tara when they just come out and admit that she is crazier than everybody else put together. Like she gets to own it. Remember when she put on her prom dress that time, and wrecked shop on every single person in the show, and it only took her like five minutes? That was incandescent. "Franklin, you're a huge freak, but I like your work." The vibe with Russell is like Franklin is his personal Mark Ruffalo and what are you going to do?
The truth is that William Thomas Compton is a huge liar, because why did Franklin find a dossier on innocent Sookie Stackhouse that also included her family tree? "Sophie Anne's overstated perfume is all over this," he says, which of all the bonehead things Bill constantly does that's the one that bugged me the most. But I guess if Sookie Stackhouse is just a concept to you at this point you wouldn't realize that the entire universe revolves around her. Wait until Russell meets her! She'll probably spit in his face and stomp on his foot and then ask him for a favor or to perform her wedding ceremony with Bill and he'll be like, "I liked you better as a concept."
Anyway, it was unsatisfying that Sookie shot that werewolf that was trying to kidnap her -- back when the plan was to let Lorena kill her in front of Bill, or at least the threat of same -- but Franklin, who should not be allowed to look down on anybody, looks down on werewolves. Russell muses that he should send Franklin back to Bon Temps for her, but Franklin smiles impossibly wide, so wide that in the blackness of his crazy mouth you can see one million laughing faces of Franklin and so on, because Sookie is: Already in Jackson, the place not the person. Russell giggles and for one moment goes completely wonderful, as he sometimes does.