Bill and Eric barter for their lives with the Authority Chancellors and their leader, Roman. Salome and Roman enlist Steve Newlin to be the "friendly face" of vampirism in the face of Russell's return. After Tara bolts into the night, Sookie goes to Fangtasia to ask for help from Pam, who is still caught up in her memories of Eric and the strange murders at the Comstock Brothel. Andy's dalliance with Holly comes back to bite him in the butt; later, he's visited by Gordon and Barbara Pelt, who are searching for Debbie. Jason bumps into an old high school teacher, but their reunion brings up conflicting feelings.