Removing the Masks (via @llmorgan7)
The differences in their demeanor are so stark. There’s a sadness in Eric as he speaks of her. We see the regret. Meanwhile, Bill is steely and unfettered by any semblance of emotion. Not giving Sookie a choice has been Bill’s modus operandi from the moment he lured her out to “save him”, when he let the Rattrays beat her within an inch of her life, and with all of the lies he told her in an effort to manipulate and control her.
Masks have been removed and now we see the real faces of Eric and Bill.