I agree with the overall meh assessment. Nothing really happened! It was a filler ep in the beginning of the final season.
I was pretty excited about Sookie hooking up with Alcide, for.. uh.. reasons, but so far I'm pretty disappointed with their relationship, given their chemistry in the previous seasons.
Happened off screen? Check.
No one except the character who mistreated Tara her whole life and just started to re-connect with her being phased? Check.
Pam, her maker, not sensing her death? Check.
I'm going to guess that she isn't actually dead.