I really liked this episode for the somewhat different format, with Sam and Dean trying to figure out their own mystery. It was very Memento-ish. At least I think it was. I’ve never actually seen that movie but I still like to reference it like I have, much like I like to say, “I drink your milkshake! I drink it up!”
Anyway, just to cut right to the chase, Sam is all covered in blood and killed a hunter, but it wasn’t actually him, it was a demon. And it wasn’t just ANY demon, it was MEG. And she locked herself in Sam’s body by burning a binding symbol on his arm. It looked pretty painful, but it did lead to Bobby giving the boys anti-possession charms and … doesn’t it seem like he could’ve given those to them sooner? If he just had them laying around the house, you know? So not on the ball there, Bobby.
Anyway, Meg keeps basically trying as Sam, to get Dean to kill Sam. For a long time, I was like, why doesn’t Sam just kill his own damn self? But finding out that Meg was testing Dean made more sense. Dean says he’s tried his whole life to keep Sam safe and he just can’t do it. He’d rather die. And then Sam tells Dean he’d live to regret this and knocks him out and bails.
And where does he go? To Duluth, to a bar, where who is the bartender but … JO! Yay! Any chance to see Jo is one that I’m excited about. Sam (correctly) accuses Jo of carrying a torch for Dean, and then promptly crushes her by saying that Dean likes her in a little sister sort of way. And that is some cold shit, even for a demon. Somehow demon Sam thinks this is a good pickup line, and puts the moves on Jo. The end up fighting, he knocks her out, and at least she has the good sense to know that he’s not really Sam.
He gets her, by threatening to cut her eyeball out, to tell him what went down between their dads. Basically, John used her dad as bait, got too eager, exposed him, and a hellspawn killed him. Demon Sam gives Jo way too much graphic detail and then says that John shot her dad in the head to put him out of his misery. And then he says Jo is bait. Dean shows up, right on cue, throws holy water on Sam and confirms he’s possessed.
The demon says Dean can’t hurt him without hurting Sam but Dean actually can by using holy water. The demon is on a mission to kill hunters, and does actually shoot Dean but does a shitty job of it and gets him in the arm. I mean, really, demons? That’s all ya got? Pretty bush.
Anyway, Jo finds Dean, tells him not to be a baby while she performs ghetto surgery on him (GOD I love those two), and asks if demons sometimes tell the truth. Dean says sometimes, if they know it’ll mess with you. He leaves to go after Sam and tries to come but Dean won’t let her because he doesn’t want her blood on his hands, but he says he’ll call Jo later and leaves. She looks at the door and says to the empty room, “No you won’t.” Kills me every time.
Demon Sam goes to Bobby’s, and Bobby is no dummy, and spikes Sam’s beer with holy water. He gets Sam in a devil’s trap and again, Dean shows up right on cue. Demon Sam/Meg tells Dean that him coming back from the dead is getting to be a regular thing (ha!), and that he’s like a cockroach. Dean says he’ll kill all the demons before he lets them get Sam. Meg is all, bitch, please–it’s not about Sam. She doesn’t really say what it IS about, but she says that hell is awful, even for demons so she climbed back out. I mean … what kind of security do they have down there, anyway?
So Meg is pissed at Dean for sending him back there but she says nothing she can do to Dean is as bad as what he does to himself, and she rubs it in his face that he couldn’t save John and he can’t save Sam, and they’d be better off without him. Thankfully, Bobby burns that symbol off of Sam and he comes back, and Dean punches him in the face, which seems supremely uncool.
Bobby pointedly asks the boys if they know anything about the dead hunter and Sam kind of tries to tell but Dean is like, “NOPE.” Bobby clearly knows what’s up and is like, good, keep it that way, because other hunters will be looking for his killer. They get in the car and drive off, where Sam once again bitches Dean out for being unwilling to kill him. Dean says that John told him to kill Sam only if he couldn’t save him, and Dean says if it’s the last thing he does, he WILL save Sam.
But what’s the most important part of this episode? Duh, the Supernatural Cuss Count! We go up by two son of a bitches, bringing us to …
- Ass: 24
- Bitch: 8
- Son of a bitch/sons of bitches: 20
- Bastard: 3
- Dick: 1
Although it has come to my attention that I may be a little off, so I might try to look into it this weekend … although that would mean revisiting creepy dolls and … I dunno.
What did you guys think of this episode, though? Favorite moments? Quotes? Things I somehow missed? Comment time!