The episode opens up with a series of calls. Sookie calls Alcide's father to tell him he's passed. "He loved the fuck out of you" Jackson tells her. Jason calls Hoyt to tell him about his mom, and clearly still struggles with Jessica glamouring him in season 5.
Sookie checks in with Arlene's kids, Kobe and Lisa (holy crap, they've grown up!) and uses her mind reading to help Holly remember where she came from. They narrow down Fangtasia. Sam and Jason now know Kevin is dead from Holly's memories, so they go to tell his wife Rosie. This is going to seriously bite them in the ass later.
We were treated to a series of flashback of Pam and Eric in this episode. Eric tells the pilot of the private jet they are flying to go to Shreveport to get Willa, and we find out how they ended up there in the first place. Turns out, Fangtasia wasn't always a bar. It was a video store and the Magister forced them to own it in 1986. They also mention there's a secret tunnel underneath it. Flash foward to 1996, we see them meeting bar maid Ginger, who was then just a vampire film fan in college. She sees Eric for the first time, in a complete 90's slow mo scene, cheesy music bad hair and all, and immediately asks for a job application. Then we jump to 2006, where Ginger brings Eric's famous throne chair to the store, and pitches the entire idea of Fangtasia to Pam, who glamours her into thinking it was all Pam's idea. As she's telling Eric this story, their exchange goes:
Eric: "You bitch."
Pam: "I know. You still love me, right?"
Back at Bill's house, Jessica and James fight about her not eating. Turns out she hasn't fed in over 2 months. Bill is staging an intervention for her when Sookie comes in. She offers to talk to Jess. (Sookie is playing therapist in this episode) and basically tells her to shut the fuck up and eat. Jess said she will, but she won't drink Sookie's blood. Queue them calling Lafayette's sassy ass in to feed Jess. "Step aside, Hookah" he tells James. Sookie also lets Bill feed from her while I roll my eyes.
While Bill, Sookie, Jason, Violet, James, Jess, Sam, etc are meeting at his house, discussing vampires they can call to help them take Fangtasia, the doorbell rings. It's Eric: "Pam tells me you wrote a book in which you claim not to be an asshole anymore?" Bill see's Eric's Hep V veins and legitimately looks sad about it.
Sookie runs to hug Eric immediately, and when she notices his veins, they go to talk privately. Pam isn't pleased. She hates Sookie and her precious fairy vagina. Eric tells Sookie how he traveled the world, how an avalanche saved him from burning alive. (and took out an entire ski village in the process) He asks her what kind of trouble she's gotten herself in as she begs "don't die on me." Alcide who?
playing with her hair? awww
Eric and Pam are going to help Sookie's group get into Fangtasia through said tunnel the Magister mentioned in the flashback. Eric also summons Willa who's PISSED at him for leaving her.
Sam shifts into a rat and gets into Fangtasia's basement. I forgot Arlene doesn't know Sam's a shifter. She freaks at the sight of him. "Please don't turn into a rat again..oh god. He did."
Eric is trying to bust down a wall out back, but is too weak to do so. Bill does it instead, and I'm instantly pissed because Bill should never be shown to be stronger than Eric. I don't care if he's sick.
Arlene is taken upstairs and nearly drained by the time they all make it in. Remember how I mentioned Sam and Jason talking to Rosie earlier? Well, she told them about their plan to go to Fangtasia, so now the anti vamp mob is on their way to fuck everything up. All hells breaks lose, a lot of vampires die. Bill finally kills that asshole mayor guy who's name I'm too lazy to look up. Eric goes to find a healthy vampire to feed Arlene, she's seeing Terry since she's so close to death, but he tells her to stay. She and Sookie hug as Eric watches on. Jason goes "Jesus Christ, that was intense."