At Merlotte's, the community throws a retirement party for Bud, who passes the law-enforcement torch to Andy. From the bar, Jason angrily eyes Kitch Maynard - the high school QB who's about to break Jason's record - and when the kid shows no respect during Bud's speech, Jason gets in his face. Across the room, Arlene complains to Sam that she needs another waitress to help her out, but later that night when he brings Jessica on to work as a hostess, Arlene isn't happy about having another redhead to compete with.
Lafayette takes a cooler full of V to the trailer-trash town of Hot Shot to make a business contact with Calvin Norris, a local dealer. Calvin's not interested, though, and when Lafayette catches some of the locals stripping his SV9 outside, things go downhill fast. Just as Lafayette finds himself surrounded, Eric swoops in to save him - and close the deal. But Eric's victory is short-lived. Pam calls to tell him that Fangtasia is being raided by the Magister, and he's found their stock of V. When Eric arrives at his bar, he finds the Magister torturing Pam and demanding answers.
Sam finally finds Tommy sleeping naked in the woods and when he offers to let his little brother come live with him, Tommy balks, saying he could never abandon his parents - no matter how screwed up they are. Sam understands and tries to help by allowing the whole family to live in his rental property...as long as they can quit drinking and stealing.
Sookie - made over convincingly as a rocker chick - arrives at Lou Pine's with Alcide and quickly splits with him to do shots with some bikers at the bar. But when Debbie strides up and threatens Sookie, Alcide steps between them. Soon Alcide and Coot are facing off, but before they can get into a fight, the whole bar quiets down as Russell appears onstage. Speaking in German, he thanks the wolves for their support - then opens a vein to pour his blood into shot glasses. The bikers drink greedily as Russell departs, and Debbie is branded with the Operation Werewolf sigil. Everyone in the bar starts to shift, including Alcide, who barks at Sookie to escape while she can.
Russell leaves Lou Pine's to meet up with Bill and Lorena outside a strip club in his limousine. Bill has glamoured a girl so broken that she has lost her will to live, the closest he can find to a willing participant in what's about to take place. Still, when all three vampires bite into the woman, she shrieks in pain and horror.
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