This week's episode of True Blood just overflows with revelations—and not just from this generation, but even delving back into ancestral histories. These multi-generational insights come largely from drugged trances (including Bill's Sookie-stoned dream): one of the most promising discoveries is that Jesus's grandparents are both magic workers and his sorcerer grandfather had some unspecified (but definitely creepy) "big plans" for him. Lafayette's ancestors worked magic as well, but it seemed to be benign and focused on survival during slavery. Jesus's grandfather's magic seemed far less benign, and I strongly suspect that the creepy evil-faced monster in the preview for next week's episode was sent by him (though I'd hedge about a 20 percent chance that it is a bizarre alien-fairy third cousin of Sookie's, based on Bill's revelation about her genealogy).
On the topic of alien-fairy ancestors: it doesn't seem like it should be that hard to specify the difference between aliens and fairies—they're nothing like synonyms. Just tell us, did Sookie's great-great-rapist-grandfather come from a different planet or not? That should have been Sookie's first question. Her second should be pertaining to her powers and limitations, and her third should be to ask what actually killed her parents, because that has been bugging me since the episode when Claudine touched on the subject. If not from mere curiosity (and filial devotion, etc), it would be a good idea just to make sure whatever got the parents isn't coming for the kids. Since Claudine said it wasn't the water that killed them, we can probably assume Sookie isn't going to have to do battle with King Neptune any time soon, but that's about the only deity or supernatural being we can rule out.