So obviously Mariann is somehow connected with the creature. It looks like she might even be able to turn into one. I'm leaning more towards that she can control it though. Whatever she's doing, her powers seem to increase with the lust of the people around her. On a slightly different topic, I wasn't surprised that Mariann removed the present from Tara's mom, but I think that Tara will find it eventually. Mariann is definitely trying to separate Tara from her mother, probably to keep Tara more vulnerable.
It is clear now that Jason has completely bought into the Newlands' bull. I am convinced that they are setting him up to take the fall for their latest scheme, which most likely has something to with Godric's disappearance. If this is the case, Sookie is going to find Jason in the middle of the danger. I only hope that Sookie will be able to make him see reason. The Fellowship of the Sun is much more dangerous than I thought.
I still don't understand Daphne. What is her role in all of this? What is her connection to the creature? Does she turn into one? Did she witness Sam transform when he jumped in the lake or did she find out about him some other way?
Eric seems to have some other plans for Lafayette, who's doing much better after drinking Eric's somewhat potent blood. ;-) I'm not sure what they are, but maybe he's looking for another way to control Sookie, since he knows she cares about him.
I'm excited that Sookie found someone who can read minds just like her. I think that is going to be fun and interesting. I bet Barry will end up helping Sookie with solving the mystery.
On a completely different note, I just love how Hoyt calls Bill "Vampire Bill". I just think its awesome.