Bill, Alcide, and Hoyt showed their loyalties. Sookie dug into the past. Luna walked a while in Sam's skin. Tara faced down a tormentor, and the Ifrit laid down the gauntlet. http://tvrecaps.ew.com/recap/true-blood-season-5-episode-8-recap/
All the plotlines are finally rolling forward and things are actually happening, instead of people sitting around and talking about things happening.
One shifter turns into another, and Jason and Sookie continue to search for their parents' killer on Sunday's episode.