We are back! With an actual good episode filled with vampirates and Purgatory! Yippee!
And we get some back story on Benny and how he and Dean cut their Survivor:Purgatory alliance.
Seems Benny’s deal, now that he’s back in the real world, is he is tracking down his maker. They keep calling him “Old Man” so I am already expecting him to look like Mr Burns. Benny is on the docks (which look suspiciously like the docks in “Born Under a Bad Sign” – one of the best episodes ever!) and runs into Quentin, the dandy man. Oh, Quentin held Benny down while his head got chopped off. Bad Quentin! That fool Quentin won’t tell Benny where the Old Man is and he and his goons want to fight. Ass kicking and head chopping off ensues. It’s kind of cool. Benny kills them all but at a price. He is pretty badly wounded and has to call Dean.
Meanwhile, Sam and Dean are tracking Kevin Tran. Unsuccessfully. They squabble a bit, just like old times, until Dean gets Benny’s distress call. He needs Dean to bring him buckets of blood. Sam doesn’t know who Dean is running to or what the deal is, just that Dean is out. Dean has his own grown up personal crap to take care of. I loved this whole exchange. Perfection.
Purgatory flashback porn! Oh the joy and beauty of it! Bloody Dean and slow mo fighting and it’s so much fabulousness I can’t stand it! Benny and Dean are doing that back to back fighting style and Benny whistles. Who can tell me what song that it? It’s driving me crazy. I bet it’s from a Clint Eastwood movie.
Sam is looking for
Kevin stalking Amelia on the internet when there is a weird noise in the other room. I am sure we are supposed to think it’s Kevin hiding in the ceiling but it’s really the poop fan in the bathroom making clogged up fan noises. The sight of which gives Sam some of his own summer fun flashbacks. Seems he was the handyman at the motel he stayed at while Dean was in Purgatory. As was Amelia. (has anyone ever known a hot handyman IRL? Because mine is NOT hot and is actually somewhat cross eyed and has summer teeth)
Dean finds Benny and feeds him is cooler of blood bags. Benny drinks blood not people. What a nice vampire.
So Benny heals pretty damn fast and tells Dean about hunting down his maker for killing him and killing his true love Andrea. Benny is pissed. This is where the Vampirates come in. Seems the Old Man’s deal is he targets rich people on nice boats and the nest attacks them at sea and eats them then sinks the ship.
More Purgatory flashbacks with Cas! Benny and Cas do not get along. I think Dean might be the only one who likes Benny. They are discussing getting out and how Purgatory doesn’t want Dean all up in it and Benny used to be a human so he can hitch a ride on Dean but Cas is fucked. I really can’t wait to see how Cas gets out. It’s going to be good ya’ll, I know it. As they are walking thorough the woods, the Leviathan attack and it’s black ooze city. Like bombs going off and becoming nasties. The trio manages to win with Bennie saving Cas. Which now totally explains why Dean is friends with Benny. Although there is an odd little question that Benny asks Dean “why did you resurrect me?” which leads me to believe Dean had a choice as to if he brought Benny out with him. Hmmmmm.
So Dean and Benny invade the Old Man’s house and Benny gets caught (naturally) and he finds out that Andrea is not only NOT dead but she is the Old Man’s 2nd in command. She sends the minions off to fetch and stuff so she can talk to Benny and give him a knife to kill the Old Man with and the keys to the handcuffs that strap him to a chair. The minions take Benny to see the Old Man who turns out to be a somewhat pretty dandy in a cable knit sweater. He is also pretty douchey. There is alot of talking and posturing but Benny kills the fucker. Yeah! Because all douches need to die. During all this Dean is picking off the minions in the hall and fighting with Sam on the phone which I found to be HILARIOUS. Now, you think that Benny and Andrea will sail off into the sunset together and live happily ever after but it’s not to be. She wants to still be a vampirate and Benny is not down with that. She is not the woman he loved anymore. So Dean chops off her head. Because he’s that kind of friend.
Sam gets to briefly meet Benny and is NOT a happy camper.
Can I just say, I think there might be an interesting back story on Amelia. I am intrigued.
Quotes and Random:
Amelia’s last name is Richardson – the city both Jensen and I grew up in. My parents still live there. She was also born on 4/20. Which just makes me laugh. Because, well, 4/20.
Benny “And this is the crazy aunt you want me to take on the road?” Cas “I am NOT your aunt.” Dean “Oh, you two are killing me!”
Amelia “I knew there was something off about you with your creepy Army/Navy and your sideburns” to Sam when she finds him in her room fixing the sink. (she might not have said “sideburns” but I say she did)
“Vampirates” Dean to Benny about what his nest was. Come on. Brilliant.
The exchange about Dean working with a “friend” – “What? What friend? You don’t have any! All your friends are dead!” Sam to Dean on the phone.
Sam called his dog “Dog”. Such a guy thing to do.
That shot of Dean on the front of the boat with his legs over the bow? It’s dark and quick but dreamy.
The fighting/stunts this season seem to have been stepped up. Or is it just the direction of Guy Norman Bee? The episode was beautiful.
So what did you think? Did it wash the nasty taste of “Bitten” off your tongue? I know it did mine. I love these real vampire episodes. I just love vampires. Next week, we get more of what Sam did last summer. It’s also the return of Garth.