“There is no family feeling in your soul.” – Maxine Fortenberry to Sam
Despite the sexual feelings between them, Sookie has developed a motherly feeling toward Eric as well during this crisis. Eric was also absent a “family” in his mind when Sookie finds him and gives him a home—- a “Family Feeling” has developed between them (and may possibly evolve into a husband/wife feeling in the future).
Pam would fight, lie, and die for her maker because of their “Family Feeling,” even in the face of a Ruthless Bill (who once hypocritically accused Eric of ruthlessness himself).
The desperate “Family Feeling” in Hotshot causes him to be set-up for a gang-rape by the clan. Despite the “Family Feeling” in one of the younger girls driving her to her own rape of Jason, she chooses to do the right thing and release Jason.
There is no “Family Feeling” in vampire politics/ the Authority—- only rules, responsibility and punishment.
Despite their own sexual attraction, Alcide and Sookie have developed their own “Family Feeling,” which drives Alcide to help Sookie.
“There is no family feeling in your soul.”
Maxine accuses Sam of lacking a “Family Feeling,” despite being hypocritical in saying this. Supposedly, her “Family Feeling” for Tommy drives her to utilize her ‘lioness instincts ‘ to help him despite disowning Hoyt.
The “Family Feeling” amongst the witches drives them to work together as a group to help each other. Tara and Lafayette’s literal “Family Feeling” drives Tara into helping him and the group, apart from the concern about herself.
Despite claiming a “Family Feeling,” and referring to the young girl as family, Felton seems to lack any of that feeling in reality by being sexual harassing to the girl.
Tommy still possesses a “Family Feeling” despite everything. He needs that “Family Feeling” so much that once rejected by Sam and feeling nothing real for Maxine, he goes back to the mother who allowed his abuse (literally embracing her).
Sam discovers a “Family Feeling” when he uncovers Luna’s daughter going to see her.
Sookie continues to show her “Family Feeling” for Eric by saving him and wrapping him in a blanket (in a motherly manner). Eric wants Sookie to stay with him and comfort him because of that “Family Feeling.”
Alcide and Sookie possess enough of a “Family Feeling” to tell the other ‘how-it-is’ in their eyes and still lovingly embrace each other/make-up in the end.
Crystal insists that Hotshot is the only place that will ‘accept’ Jason and give him that “Family Feeling.” She even lets him go, insisting that he will come back for that reason.
Portia brings Bill to meet her family. In this case, the “Family Feeling” Bill receives is rather unfortunate for him and Portia.
Luna explains the unwanted “Family Feelings” coming from her ex-boyfriend but Sam still embraces the “Family Feelings” that come with Luna’s daughter.
Debbie plays Alcide by seeming to be understanding of his “Family Feelings” toward Sookie, through this she makes Alcide trust her more by giving him “Family Feelings” about her.
Sookie and Eric get closer through the “Family Feelings” that coincide with the sexual attraction and almost kiss.
Sookie and Bill still possess the sexual attraction with one another but the “Family Feeling” between them is dissipating. However, the “Family Feeling” with Eric is again clearly present as she tries to do everything in her power to protect him ( if it was just about saving herself then she would make a deal with Bill, including saying she was afraid of Pam, to save her own skin rather than go out of her way to continue to protect him – SOOKIE LOVES ERIC!
Hoyt’s “Family Feelings” for Jason lead him to go as far as allowing Jessica to give him her blood in order to save him.
Tommy’s “Family Feelings” led him into the trap we all expected it would.
Terry’s “Family Feelings” toward Arlene and her baby are once again tested.
Pam’s “Family Feelings” for Eric led her to being disfigured by the possessed Marnie while trying to save him.
Bonus: “Eric’s love letter to Sookie” :
I would never harm you if I had a choice.
You might have been worried about my involvement in politics but now Bill is the real political animal- a politician and a King who can never retire.
I know you love me now. You even came to look for me when I lost by dragging Alcide along (in the same way you requested my help in saving Bill, even though I was also interested in you).
“Come play with me, it’s wonderful here (with me).”
You covered me with your love.
I don’t want you to ever leave me.
You protected me from the one you once loved, even when you could have sold me out to save yourself. You also look really worried about me Sookie!
Make me happy and you’ll be happy too. “It’s just a kiss.”