Arlene is still struggling with Rene's true identity. She is upset when she hears some people gossiping about him at Merlotte's. Terry Bellefleur comes to the rescue by throwing them out and comforting her.
Arlene begins a romance with Terry. Their relationship was almost ruined when they are both put under Maryann Forrester's influence. After failing to remember what they did during a party, Terry and Arlene were worried and dont speak to each other. Arlene even wonders if she accidentally date raped Terry.
When Maryann is killed by Sam Merlotte everything turns back to normal. Terry even bonds with Arlene's kids.