"I ain't worried. I've never been so not worried. This is what normal people do, Sam. They fall in love. They make each other laugh, and they move in together. They raise kids. They fight over money. They get old and fat together, and it's normal. And it's happening to me."
I have nothing to add to that. Either you understand how intense that is, or you don't. But you will. (And meanwhile, say hello to Todd Lowe's new career high. That was fucking genius work.) Sam tells him he deserves happiness and normalcy, and Arlene comes out having barfed the day away, and she acts all weird, and sends Terry in with some stuff -- having done nothing to prepare for his arrival, because of the barfing -- and Sam commiserates and congratulates, and she cutely calls herself "a hurtin' gator," which causes Sam -- caught in a sort of emotional/guilt crossfire -- to offer Joe Lee a job as his on-site handyman. Which, to be fair, is a tradition of pedophile alcoholics that goes all the way back to the invention of rent, back in Shakespeare's spoon-stealing heyday. Arlene -- who, I think, has never looked lovelier or more loveable -- is very into that idea, and Melinda is steely-eyed grateful, and then it's time to take Tommy to Merlotte's for the workday. Joe Lee tries for once to be sweet, but Sam watches him in slow-mo for a second and the music is like, "By the pricking of my thumb, shit is never going to stop getting weirder and grosser with that dude."
While Tara risks Talbot's eternal wrath by gnawing at her restraints, Sookie is painting her toenails in a werewolf's guest bedroom and listening in on his werewolf thoughts -- as one does. When he says he's going out to do errands, what he's really doing is meeting with the packmaster Col. Flood, so he can take this whole Edgington mess and make it personal and fuck everything up for everybody. (I see Sookie is rubbing off on him!) Of course she wants to go along, and there's a funny moment where he realizes her non-sequiturs are coming from reading his mind, and he stomps out an aggrieved little Goddamn it! It's cute, which is funny if you think about what that would actually be like, but also has come to define some of the best qualities of their quirky little relationship.