Bad Things ~ JACE EVERETT
Original air date: August 9, 2009 (Season 2, Episode 8)
Writer: Alexander Woo
Director: John Dahl
In the basement of the church, Sookie recovers from her attack. Godric has Gabe by the neck. He says, “Godric, it’s me.” In response, Godric snaps his neck.
Sookie senses a vampire approaching. She thinks it’s Bill, but it’s Eric. He kneels before his maker and apologizes for sending a human.
Eric asks Godric how long it’s been since he’s fed. He says he doesn’t need much these days.
An alarm goes off. Godric tells him to save Sookie and warns him to leave the humans in the church unharmed. Away they run.
Jason wakes up in the middle of the road. Not dead. He thinks God saved him, but Sarah sets him straight. She just shot him with paint balls.
Standing over him, she draws down with a paintball gun as she yells him for betraying her.
“You’re worse than Judas,” she cries.
“Why? What’d he do to you?” cries the Biblical scholar.
She shoots him again in the groin.
He apologizes under pain of paintball.
Jason says he wasn’t running from her, he was running from her husband and his crazy weapon collection. He asks how she knew, she says her husband told him. They pause for a moment of clarification.
She refers to a wolf in their hen house and says they have Sookie.
A light starts to dawn for Jason, veerrrry slowly.
Jason says Sookie has nothing to do with anything.
Sarah calls Sookie a “vampire f—–” and Jason grabs the gun, knocks her down, warns her not to talk about his sister, and drives off in the ATV.
An alarm goes off in the church during lock-in, warning them that brothers and sisters will provide stakes and silver.
Eric surveys the scene, trying to figure a way out. He says Bill couldn’t come because he’s irrational about her and might hurt people.
Sookie guesses that Godric is Eric’s maker.
Eric starts to leave and when Sookie tries to stop him, he tells her to trust him.
He saunters over, and in his best “human” (the pale wierdo in the back of the classroom in 3rd grade pickin his nose kinda voice) voice, telling the three guys manning the exit that he’ll take over guarding. They want to know where his stake is.
He glamors a guy for his as another guy creeps up behind him.
Sookie yells “stake!” and Eric fends off his attacker, but stops short of killing him. Eric and Sookie see an advancing mob outside and run through the sanctuary.
It appears empty, but then Steve appears on the altar, spewing vampire hate. The congregation floods in around them. Sookie and Eric are surrounded.
She makes a plea that no one has to die, but Steve is having none of it.
Steve’s ready to swap Eric out for Godric for their “grand celebration.” Eric looks at Sookie and says he’ll be fine.
Steve promises a holy bonfire at dawn, and giggles with glee.
Lorena holds Barry up by the neck. Bill senses something is wrong with Sookie. Lorena’s ready to feed, but Bill says he’s not hungry. He shouts at her to let Barry go.
Instead, she bites Barry, and Bill looks on helplessly.
She tastes something different in him.
As she’s pausing to contemplate the odd taste, Bill takes the moment to throw a chair at her. She’s knocked to the ground. He picks up Barry and bashes Lorena over the head with a TV, then again while shes laying on the ground HARD, and leaves.
Jessica and Hoyt enjoy sex for the very first time. At least until Bill walks in. As they sputter with embarrassment, he tells Hoyt to get her back to Bon Temps ASAP.
Lafayette reads tarot cards for Tara, telling her she’s going to have to make a sacrifice in matters of the heart.
Just then Eggs come in, upset and needing her help. Lafayette turns over another card: “Justice.”
Lafayette leaves and Eggs tells her he lost the last couple of hours. He was in his car and then woke up on the ground, with no memory of killing Daphne while under Maryann’s influence.
Jason drives up to the church in his buggy. He tells the rubes guarding the door that he’s a cadet with the Light of Day Institute. They bump honesty rings and let him in, briefing him on the fang banger (Sookie) with Steve.
When the rube notices Jason’s holding a paintball gun, Jason knocks him out cold.
Sam is jolted awake in his truck by his ringing phone. He’s holding a gun. Merlotte’s is calling. But whoever it is hangs up.
He drives to the bar to inspect. It appears dark and empty. The walk-in freezer is open. He finds Daphne dead inside, her heart ripped from her chest.
Sam finds black trash bags and starts to put her in one. He stops, freaked out. He dials 911.
But then he sees sirens and hears a knock at the door – seems the entire sheriff’s department is outside.
Maryann fixes up a meal of sauteed vegetables and human heart.
The congregation watches Eric, pinned to the altar by silver chains. He tells Steve he’s offering himself for Godric and Sookie. But Steve says Sookie’s just as culpable as she has betrayed her entire race.
There’s a noise from outside the sanctuary and Bill busts in. Steve pulls a gun and points it in Sookies face threatening to shoot her if he does anything, and Bill promises everyone in there will die if he does. Just then, Jason the paintball gunslinger shoots Steve in the hand knocking the gun free, then after a little spat pops him right between the eyes.
Bill grabs Sookie as the congregants grab Jason. Sookie frees Eric, who immediately grabs Steve and throws him down. Sookie yells at him not to kill him while Jason screams “kill the motherfucker!”
Then there’s another noise from the hallway and Stan and all his vampire storm in. He asks Steve if he expects them to stand by as his people are murdered. He says he’ll kill Steve, just like he did his father.
The vampires begin to attack, but before any humans are hurt, Godric appears and calls a halt.
He says they haven’t harmed him and they can coexist. He tells Steve he wants to set an example and leave them in peace. Steve says he won’t negotiate with “subhumans.”
Godric grabs Steve and asks his followers who is willing to die for Steve. No one answers. Godric tells them to go home. They do.
Eric checks on Sookie before he leaves and Bill growls that she’s fine.
Jason rushes to his sister and asks for her forgiveness. He says it’s like they brainwashed him.
Steve lays on a little more blather about God’s wrath and Jason says he’s already been to Heaven — inside his wife Sarah. (Boy has a way with words!) The he punches Steve, tosses his honesty ring and leaves.
Steve is left alone, paint splattered on his forehead.
Sam talks to two deputies, trying to explain that if he’d killed Daphne he wouldn’t have left her in his fridge. Sam tries to reason with Bud that they “know him,” but is countered when Bud says nothing about his past is recorded in any way and that he is a mystery to everyone.
Andy runs in to Sam’s defense. He tells them they’ve got the wrong guy, he saw Sam nearly get killed last night by “the bull” in a dress, with claws, saying Sam is the victim of a group of people who were trying to sacrifice Sam.
Andy looks to Sam for confirmation, but when Sam asks him if he’d believe that story if he was saying it, Andy realizes no one’s buying it and looks completely lost as what to do or say now.
Tara and Eggs try to figure out why he’s blacking out, and Tara comforts him by saying it’s happened her and others, maybe there’s a gas leak? He has a sick feeling he did something bad. Just then, Maryann comes in. And hey, guess what, dinner is served. It’s “hunter’s souffle,” she says. Dig in. (And here, at home, you pause to barf.)
Tara cuts into it and it practically bleeds. She likes it and feeds some to Eggs. Delicious!
They’re ravenous, stuffing their faces, devouring it.
Back on safe ground, Jason apologizes to Godric. He tells Jason he has friends in the area if he ever wants to visit, Jason replies that’s not likely to ever happen, to a slightly hurt-looking Godric. Awkward exit.
Eric stops Jason, saying given the events of the night, he’s willing to forget Jason’s offense of using vampire blood. They’ll call it even.
Privately, Sookie asks Bill where he was for two days. He tells her he was held. She guesses by Eric.
Eric interrupts. Sookie calls him out for letting her walk into a trap. He tells her he had to because Godric was involved and the bond between a vampire and his maker is stronger than she can imagine, but perhaps she will find that out later. Bill gives him the evil eye.
Hoyt and Jessica pick up where they left off, going at it in Bill’s house. They seem to have taken to things quite naturally, but they stop when it hurts Jessica again. She realizes that everything heals on a vampire. Everything. She’s going to be a virgin forever.
At the vampire gathering, Bill tells Eric not to see Sookie again and says that calling in his maker was low. Bill tells him that Sookie will never be his.
Isabel busts in with Hugo, presenting him as the one who betrayed them.
She presents him to Godric for a ruling. As everyone watches. Godric asks Isabel if she still loves him. He can tell that she does. He tells Hugo he’s free to go. Stan can’t believe it.
Sookie gets Bill alone again, still wanting to know who kidnapped him. Jason interrupts. He has something to say to Bill.
In jail, Sam tries to convince Bud he’s innocent. The coroner’s in there, too… for sodomizing a pine tree.
Jason talks to Bill outside, telling him he needs Bill to forgive him. Bill thanks him for helping to rescue Sookie. It’s an awkward man moment, which Jason compounds by going in for the full body hug.
Eric reports back to Godric, telling him he’s got Hugo on his way to Mexico. He also has an AB blood type human lined up for him. Godric tells Eric he’d be shocked how ordinary the fellowship was. Godric says vampires are frightening. He sees nothing wrong with treating humans as equals, the fellowship arose because they didn’t. He says he could have killed them all, but what would that have proved?
Tara and Eggs bask in their extraordinary meal afterglow. Eggs feels invincible. Maryann watches as they stumble around, heart-drunk. Tara thinks she can hurt him and socks Eggs hard, laughing. His eyes black over and he slaps her.
She tells him to do it again. He wallops her and for some reason this turns her on. Then she kicks him hard, in the groin, and this turns them BOTH on. They have some black-eyed floor sex.
Outside the vampire house, a figure approaches in boots.
Then inside, Lorena comes in, in a full length evening dress. She walks over and introduces herself to Sookie, who has no idea what’s going on.
As Lorena is telling Sookie she practically made Bill, he comes over.
He tells Sookie that she was holding him prisoner.
When Lorena reaches out to touch Bill, Sookie grabs her hand. She tells Lorena that Bill doesn’t love her and she should leave, she lost this one. As all the vampires look on aghast, even Bill tries to tell Sookie to back off. But she doesn’t, piling on with names and telling Lorena to leave. Lorena picks Sookie up by the throat and throws her down on the table.
As she’s preparing to go in for a drink, Godric pulls her up by the throat.
He makes her retract her fangs and sits her down. He doesn’t know or care who she is, but tells her he’s in charge.
Godric tells Lorena that Sookie has been a loyal friend to them. He notes that she’s treating her like a plaything, it’s no wonder humans hate them.
He points out that he could snap her like a twig, but has chosen not to. He calls her a savage, and tells Bill to escort her out.
Outside she tells Bill she can’t help it that she still loves him and it’s become a constant humiliation. She cries blood and asks when they’ll see each other again.
Never, he says.
The figure who was outside before comes down from upstairs. It’s Luke. He’s walking very carefully. He tells Jason to get away. He calls the room to attention, saying he has a message from Steve. He opens his jacket to reveal a bomb, wrapped in silver chains, strapped to his chest.