Hard-Hearted Hannah 2:6
Hard-Hearted Hannah ~ STACY KENT
Original air date: July 26, 2009 (Season 2, Episode 6)
Writer: Brian Buckner
Director: Michael Lehmann
We open with Eric “dining” on a brunette in the Dallas hotel bar. Lorena approaches and we learn he has invited her to town.
Isabel and her human boyfriend, Hugo, arrive at Bill and Sookie’s hotel room. The plan is for Hugo and Sookie to pretend to be a couple and infiltrate Light of Day.
Back in the bar Eric makes it clear that Bill is in the way of his getting to Sookie. As his maker, Eric is hoping she will have pull over Bill.
This leads to a 1926 flashback: Bill plays the piano while Lorena flirts with a Chicago couple. Lorena suggests swapping partners and they are interested.
Sam, who is falling head over heels for Daphne, asks about the scar on her back. She doesn’t know what exactly did it to her.
Tara and Eggs work on a broken hot water heater. An extremely grouchy Maryann is in need of a hot shower and finally lets them take her car to get a part.
Steve and Sarah have Jason and Luke start work on a platform. The stage is for a Meet the Sun ceremony, where a vampire is to be chained to the cross and allowed to burn in the morning sun.
As they discuss a gameplan for meeting Steve and Sarah, Hugo mentions that Isabel has not been receptive to turning him. Hugo is worried that 50 years from now Isabel won’t be able to love an aging mortal. Sookie admits to never having considered the option.
On the way to get the part, Eggs begins to recognize the landscape, despite never having been on the road before. He has Tara stop the car and walks into the woods.
Arlene tells Terry she has a surprise planned for him later that night. Andy shows up at Merlotte’s and questions Lafayette about where he was the previous weeks. As the questioning gets more intense, a terrified Lafayette begins to see Eric’s head on Andy’s shoulders and shrinks into the corner.
Terry pushes his cousin away and helps Lafayette relax. Hoyt approaches his mother, who is having dinner with another woman. She has shut off his cellular ‘phone and he is worried Jessica will think he’s not interested.
Sam suggests to Daphne that the two of them go for a run.
While working on the platform, Jason and Luke talk about abstinence, adultery and various levels of sinning. Hugo and Sookie ride up and are met by Sarah. Sookie and Hugo (using fake names) pretend to be engaged and tell Sarah and Steve their previous pastor was a vampire-sympathizer. They would like to get married at Light of Day. Sookie overhears Steve thinking about a vampire in the basement he is preparing to kill.
Back to the flashback: Lorena and Bill have turned the tables on the couple. Lorena forces the man to watch as Bill take a bite out of his wife. Lorena breaks the man’s neck and the vampire couple has sex on the blood-soaked bed next to the dying woman.
Though he doesn’t know why, Eggs takes Tara to a remote spot several miles into the woods. There are blood-soaked rocks in a circular formation. Eggs thinks he’s been there before but isn’t sure how that could be possible. He is overcome by emotion and Tara leads him away.
During a tour of the church Sookie hears that Steve and Sara clearly are aware what she and Hugo are up to. Steve summons Gabe (the drill sergeant from last episode) to join them.
Andy briefly chases the animal forms of Sam and Daphne. Sam is curious that Andy seemed to recognize Daphne in her pig form but she blows him off.
Pam surprises Lafayette in the kitchen. She tells the confused man that he now must go back to selling “V.”
Steve wants to take Sookie and Hugo to the basement, while Sarah suggest otherwise. Sookie knows what’s happening but can’t prevent Hugo and Gabe from dragging them downstairs.
Back in Dallas Bill senses that Sookie is in trouble. As he tries to get up from the bed Lorena overpowers him and holds him down, which, as his maker, she able to accomplish.
Tara and Eggs return home to find the place a mess. Clothes are strewn everywhere. They walk out into the backyard and find a massive orgy taking place with a vibrating Maryann at the center.
Jessica wakes up to find no word from Hoyt. She angrily starts dumping bottles of True Blood into the hotel sink when there is a knock on the door. It is Hoyt, who has driven to Dallas to tell her what happened with his phone. They embrace.
Jason finds a sobbing Sarah alone in the church. Steve is no longer the man she though he was, she says. Sarah tells Jason that Steve is planning to start a war, and not training an army for protection. She convinces him that she no longer married “in my heart” and that Jesus wants them to be together. They start ripping each other’s clothes off.
Still in the woods, Daphne takes Sam towards the sound of drums. Sam doesn’t like the idea. “Sorry, Sam,” Daphne says as two people pop out from behind trees and grab him. They pull him towards a full-blown Dionysian orgy, which now includes Tara and Eggs.
“It’s the end of the road,” Daphne tells Sam when he asks what sort of ritual they have come upon… the participants are transfixed, their eyes black like chunks of polished coal.