Somewhere, Steve Newlin's spirit shed a tear as Eric made his return on True Blood Season 7 Episode 2 ... via Jason's steamy dream.
Having been brought back from the brink of death by everyone's favorite Viking, Jason's subconscious showed it was still under the influence of Eric's blood.
Jason: But I can't get you out of my head. You probably hear that a lot don't you.
Eric: For a thousand years, only twice have I felt it in return.