Of course, Jess' feeding frenzy only just beat Sookie's honey trap for effectiveness. When the liquid silver had no effect, it looked for all the world that she was just going to do a Sookie and lay down for the latest vamp to be invited in. Congratulations dear girl, you've finally become a grown up. And not a moment too soon either – if she hadn't found her brain when she did, it would have tipped the story too far in to the realms of fantasy. That may sound a moot point, given that this is a show about shifters, weres, faeries and vamps, but Sookie is mostly human, so thank God the writers are letting her mature a little.
Sadly, someone who won't be doing any more growing up – in the conventional sense anyway – is little Willa the Governor's daughter. Just when you think Eric has completely Anne Riced himself out of the picture, his big badness rears up and turns the girl into a vamp. Never let it be said that he doesn't have a sense of humour. Hilarious practical jokes aside, there's no way Eric turned her to get the Governor to reverse his position – the Sheriff wants war, and her turning was the shot that will make that war inevitable. Given that Pam is now serving at the Governor's pleasure, it seems that so far, Bileth's prediction of the true death for them all looks far more likely. Let's hope that s/he comes up with something concrete soon, before Eric gets them all killed. Although, as Jess is now basically a daywalker, perhaps she'll get the chance to attempt to redeem herself.
Jason however, probably isn't going to get any such chance. If he's no idea what he's been part of, there's no way he make amends. Aside from the erotic dreams – hell, gay is the only thing that Jason hasn't tried – it does seem a shame that, as always, Jason Stackhouse is a pawn in everyone's game but his own. Allowing Ben to drain and then banish his faery grandfather to another dimension is classic Jason, but as Niall looks more and more like Phil Spector on a particularly heinous acid trip, perhaps it was for the best. If the man couldn't tell that there was a vampire standing next to him for two days, he most likely wouldn't have been much use anyway. Maybe a spell in an evil dimension will sharpen his senses a tad.
Which leaves us with just enough time to talk about the enormous do-gooder killing dick that is Alcide Herveaux. More worried about his position then the fact that his ridiculous pack has just killed a bunch of humans, and now on the hunt for Sam and Emma, it seems that Mona's prediction about power and its affect on men has entirely come to fruition. While Alcide was never known for his intellectual prowess, the mark of a man's character is mercy, not violence. If you need proof, see Jason Stackhouse. That boy has more reason than most to have become a dick, and yet he remains the sweetest, nicest, dumbest man on TV. With any luck, someone, hopefully Jason, will domesticate and neuter that alpha male asshole in the very near future.