Jess, still flying high, finds Tara at the prison camp and the two sit together as Jess fills Tara in on all the faerie murdering she's done. Later, Tara sees Willa being brought in and calls her name. The guard informs Tara that Willa is VIP and won't be mingling with Gen Pop. Willa is brought to what seems to be solitary confinement. Welcome to vamp camp, Willa Burrell!
Where's Papa Burrell? He, Sarah and Steve Newlin (back to suck-up-to-whomever-is-in-control form) are in a room with the therapist, looking into a vampire experiment chamber where Eric stands. Eric and the governor have a contentious conversation wherein Eric learns that Willa has been interned at the camp. Then Sarah Newlin gives the "cue the stake" command and Eric is handed a wooden stake. Pam enters the chamber, also holding a stake. The therapist reminds Pam that Eric means nothing to her as Sarah Newlin orders the two to fight it out, gladiator-style.
By the end of "F--- the Pain Away," every Bon Temp vampire is locked up and in trouble at Governor Burrell's prison except for Bill.
This week, Bill is seeming far more Lilith than Bill Compton. After he leaves Sookie's house with Warlow, he brings Warlow back to the lab-meets-prison that he's set up for Professor Takahashi. Warlow is having a hard time believing that Bill is his maker, seeing as his maker was Lilith.
Flash back to 3500 BC. A buff, long-haired and nearly nude Warlow wanders off from his faerie village to fetch water, and encounters (a completely naked) Lilith. The gods spoke to her of a creature like Warlow who would save vampire-kind, so she rapes and turns him. Years later, he returns home to his faerie village and is shunned for being part-vampire. So he freaks out and kills them all (except little Niall/FFG).
Back in the present day, Billith reiterates that Warlow will save all of the vampires as he extracts Warlow's blood for the professor to synthesize. Warlow responds that he wishes vampires would just go extinct. Turns out he's already vanquished Lilith once before, and is pretty upset she didn't stay dead.
Sookie in peril
Sookie wants to know the truth about her parents and Warlow, and she goes to Lafayette for help finding it. They return to Casa Stackhouse and hold a seance. Lafayette summons Sookie's parents' spirits, who seem awfully angry.
Sookie asks her parents if they tried to kill her, and Lafayette has a vision in which Warlow tells Sookie's parents that he is a prince and is destined to make Sookie his (vampire-faerie) princess. Sookie's dad won’t have that; he'd rather stuff little Sookie into the trunk of his car and take her away to be murdered. Looks like Warlow wasn't lying -- Sookie's parents were trying to kill her when he came along and killed them instead.
Things spiral out of control when the spirit of Sookie's dad enters Lafayette. He tells Sookie that he did love her, and still does love her, and he won't let her fall for Warlow. He then proceeds to reenact (using Lafayette's body) stuffing a now-adult Sookie into the trunk of a car to "save" her. The last shot of the episode is Lafayette as Corbett Stackhouse shoving a struggling Sookie down into the river and under the water.
The rest of it
Sheriff Andy, usually kind of clueless, puts together mighty fast that Bill was the only vampire who knew about his faerie babies and might want to suck their sweet blood. He shows up at the Compton manor, and as a horrified Jess watches from the closet, finds his slaughtered daughters. As he's about to lose it, he hears a whimper -- one of the faeries survived Jess' feeding frenzy.
Alcide travels to the backwoods and pays his daddy's favorite bar a visit, looking for Sam and Emma. Instead, he gets into a fight with his father and storms out.
We see Nicole and Sam after their drunken romp in the motel room. When Nicole ventures outside to try and call her parents (Sam stops her), Alcide's father spots the pair.
Terry calls up an old army buddy to kill him, since he can't pull the trigger on himself. He needs to pay for his sins, like Patrick did. The old army buddy is down with Terry's proposal, and I'm hoping that they go through with the plan. (While he's at it, maybe he can put Alcide and Sam out of their misery too?
Despite the fact that Alcide, Sam and Terry are all still alive and boring us all with their completely irrelevant side plots, this week's episode of "True Blood" was pretty great. It took half the season, but I'm finally feeling entertained.
Will Pam and Eric be forced to battle to the death? How will Sookie get her head back above water? And when will Bill stop worrying about Lilith and remember that all of his friends are about to be fried?
At long last, I'm excited for next week's episode.