Apologies for the tardiness of the recap this week! I was out at Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights getting scared out of my mind. Though it's true I love this show, it's also true that I don't really like to be scared by people popping out at me in real life, which is definitely what garnered the most screams from me last night! Anyway! On to the show!
This week's episode found the brothers Winchester in a whole heap of trouble thanks to their old buddies the Leviathan. Though they managed to capture one last week thanks to Don the witch doing some kind of witchy thing to him, now that they've got him holed up in Bobby's cabin (or Rufus' old cabin, depending on how you look at it), they still aren't making any headway into figuring out how to hurt them, let alone kill them. And we also find out, which I'm not sure we knew before, that when they take on someone's form, they also download all of their memories and thoughts - including Cas'.
Their Leviathan in the basement is the least of their problems, however, because it turns out that two other Leviathan have turned themselves into none other than Sam and Dean themselves - and have gone on a robbery-murder rampage around the country. This rampage gets the boys on the national news, and rockets them straight up to the second most wanted men in the country in two days. Uh oh. And just how did the Leviathan manage to copy them? Turns out, they went to one of their old motels and got some hair from the shower drain. Just goes to show - don't leave hair in the drain! Not only will you get yourself a clog, some creepsters can start cloning you!
While Bobby is all for the boys laying low until they at least figure out how to do some damage to these things, they are determined to go after them, as now it's personal (they're even driving their very own Impala!). He makes them take a pit stop at this guy named Frank's place, who gives them advice on how to lay low - no more with the rock aliases, new phones, a new laptop, and, gulp, no more driving the Impala! At least for now. You know they'll be driving it again eventually. Right?!
At first, the pattern to the Leviathan mayhem seems to be random, but when Sam takes a look at where they've been hitting places on the map, realization dawns. They're hitting all of the places, in order, where the two of them had hunts after Sam left Stanford. It was kind of cool to see callbacks to those old hunts of yore from the pilot, Wendigo, Dead in the Water, Skin and Hook Man. They finally manage to track them down in the fourth place, but get grabbed themselves by the police instead. Whoops.
Meanwhile, one Sheriff Jody Mills has come to visit Bobby. She wants to thank him for saving her from the Leviathan a few weeks back. This happens to be a lucky occurrence for Bobby, not only because he and Jody have a certain chemistry a-buildin', but also because she happens to accidentally give him a way to hurt the Leviathan. Thanks to some leaky wood floor, some of the cleaning stuff she was using drips down onto the Leviathan in the basement, making him burn. The magic stuff? Borax. Is the secret message of tonight's episode to clean? Clean out your drains, clean your floors! Don't let Leviathan in your doors!
Back in the police station, the boys are separated. Dean manages to convince the local sheriff dude, played by BSG's Captain Saul Tigh aka Michael Hogan, to let him make a phone call. He gets the info from Bobby about how to slow these things down, but Mr. Sheriff is having none of it. At least until he tries to go back into the station and sees the Leviathan eating his other deputies, then morphing back into Sam and Dean. Yeah, that'll convince someone easily enough!
He lets Dean out just in time to face LeviaSam. They fight, Dean gets tossed around, and finally the Sheriff comes to the rescue with some borax. They borax him up and cut off his head. Ka-ching! Meanwhile, Sam's locked up in a holding room, and he gets a visit from LeviaDean, who decides rather than killing him straight off, to mess with his head some - and tells him about Dean killing Amy some weeks back. Uh oh. Brotherly angst, thy time has arrived. Dean busts in and takes out LeviaDean, then convinces the Sheriff to make it look as though they've been killed, but things have already gone rotten in the state of Denmark.
Back at the ranch, er, cabin, Bobby is saying goodbye to Jody. Though he did kiss her full on the lips earlier for her discovery of the borax solution, this time around he's just giving her a little peck on the cheek. Dang Bobby, girls do not like that kind of wishy washy mumbo-jumbo! I can tell you this from personal experience! The kiss on the cheek is so disconcerting - what does it all mean?! But Jody does leave with a smile on her face, and also the Leviathan head in a box, so it's not the last we've seen of her.
That just leaves one more scene for the brothers - our patented by the impa--uh, random car, chat. Dean can tell something is up with Sam, so he forces the issue. And because Sam does not let things fester and rot inside him, he tells Dean what LeviaDean told him about Amy. Sam is straight up pissed, grabs his stuff, and tells Dean he really can't deal with him right now.
Uh oh. It never ends well when you guys split up, you know. But judging from next week's preview, it's not going to last for long anyway!
Oh! And, I nearly forgot! There were a couple FBI guys tracking down the brothers, but it turned out that one of them was also a Leviathan. He is forced to inform his boss that the Winchesters have escaped again, yada yada. What really matters is that later, said boss guy gets a visit from our favorite King of Hell - Crowley. Crowley wants to join up with them, but Mr. Leviathan refuses, knowing the only reason he let them out was to get all of the souls. Ah, Crowley, always looking out for your own hide.
- I really enjoyed the diner scene with LeviaSam and LeviaDean. I honestly thought it was real Sam and Dean at first, but then got confused by the dialogue and was all - oh! Duh. I had to rewind it to get the full effect. Dean loves those hamburgers so much, he almost equates them to sex. Sam's noggin is so full of Lucifer, they don't understand how he's still walking. It was pretty fun to see their opinions of the boys.
- I was never one who particularly cared one way or the other about Jody before, but I'm liking her quite a bit now. Hopefully she doesn't get killed! The ladies are always getting killed!
- Dean singing along to the song and trying to hide it = hilarious! Loved it.
- I wonder if the borax works because it has some kind of drying out properties? How long does it keep them incapacitated before they regenerate again?
"Well if you're gonna be stupid, you might as well be smart about it." - Bobby
The usual? - Sam
Rhymes with sing songs. - Dean... who apparently means something called bing bongs instead of ding dongs?! Hahaha.
"Now who sent you - NSA, the Feebs... march of dimes?" - Frank
"Nobody puts baby in the corner!" - Dean, about the impala
You know, I had a brother with this many issues once. - LeviaSam
Yeah. - LeviaDean
You know what I did? - LeviaSam
Hm? - LeviaDean
I ate him. - LeviaSam
'Course you did. - LeviaDean
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