Recap: Supernatural Episode 7.03, The Girl Next Door

THEN: Pretty much the last two weeks.

NOW: GAH!

On a purely base level, I say without shame, that the first part of this episode — prior to the title card — was my favorite. Not because of anything other than…well, Dean. Pretty much. I’m enough of a storyteller that I quickly moved past the initial ‘unf’…but it was good ‘unf.’ Especially with the black T-shirt. And the blood. Yes, okay! I’m sorry! Moving on!

We open on blurry vision of a hospital ER light, a very woozy Dean — forehead and left ear bloody — looking around confused and in pain. There are people all around his bed and we hear a countdown before CRACK! They set leg. Dean literally sits up, screaming. And then there’s a tangle of orders and questions, with Dean in the middle, lost.

Dean: Where am I?

Sioux Falls general.

Dean (voice breaking, rough): Where’s my brother? We gotta go.”

Aside — I frakking love how he says m’brother. I loved it when he said it in Bobby’s scrap yard back in Season 2 trying to defend why he sold his soul. I loved it here.

They’re injecting him with something. A nurse (doctor?) tells him that Sam bashed his head, going up for MRI.

Dean: I gotta go.

Doc: You’re not going anywhere on this leg, buddy.

Dean gets very woozy, eyes-rolling, passes out. Guuuuhhhhhh.

Next thing we know, Dean’s waking up, dry mouthed, blinking, in hospital gown, looking around, confused. There’s no one in room with him, but he can see “Sioux Falls General Hospital” on a sign and he’s aware enough to know that is Not Good. He sits up, sees his IV, pulls it out (okay, OUCH!). He’s clearly not with it, tries to get out of bed, ends up falling on his rear by weight of cast.

That made me chuckle. I’ve been in the ‘just waking up’ space of awareness where you literally feel no pain and are completely like, seriously, where the hell am I? But…question. Wouldn’t his leg have been suspended or something? The EMT was saying ‘compound tibia fracture’? Eh…not worrying about it. *hand waves*

There’s a huge cast on leg. And then? Bobby walks in, suited up, staring at Dean.

*LETS OUT RELIEVED BREATH*

I mean, I didn’t doubt it. Really. But they’ve messed with us before. And so…I was just really happy to see Bobby. HOWEVER! I have a bone to pick with them. Why, I ask you, couldn’t they have told us where Bobby was when the Levi’s were busy torching his house? A quick one-liner would have sufficed. Sure, it’s possible that it will come up later on in another episode, but I wanted to know!

Y’know what else I wanted to now? If Bobby heard Dean’s VM. I really wanted to know that. But, those things weren’t the focus of this episode. I get it, and it’s okay. But…I wanted to know.

ANYway. This isn’t about me.

Dean, staring up at Bobby from the ground, looks shell-shocked. And bewildered. And damn sexy.

Dean: Bobby, you’re alive.

Bobby: ‘Course I am. Why are you on the floor?

Dean (blinking, still trying to get a grip): They gave me morphine. A lot. A monster broke my leg.

Hee! And also, awwww.

Bobby helps him up in bed – and I’m glad he was in an actual hospital gown…the kind that awkwardly ties in the back. I’ve yet to see a hospital where the patients wear those sexy, V-neck T-shirts he’s usually in.

Dean: The house. We thought you were dead.

Bobby: I ain’t. Not yet. But we’ve gotta run. This place ain’t safe. Where’s Sam?

He hands Dean clothes. He’s moving really fast, closing blinds, speaking quickly. Dean is still reeling a little, gaping open-mouthed at Bobby.

Dean: Uh…head scan. I think.

Bobby: Meet me at the ambulance bay. STAT.

Dean: Wait, where? Bobby…I’m a gimp.

Bobby hands him crutches (that were conveniently against the wall), pats his cheek and gives him this adorable, I’m proud of you grin. For the briefest of moments, I had this tight, suspicious feeling in chest and may have murmured a quick: pleaseletthisbeRealBobby. It was, but…for just a second there…I wasn’t sure.

Gaelicspirit

Gaelicspirit is a storyteller. She is a recent addition to Whedonverse Network, but has been writing and posting recap/reviews of Supernatural on LiveJournal since 2007. She works as a freelance writer and consultant in the real world, and is ever-connected to the six-degrees of Joss Whedon.

Gaelicspirit

Gaelicspirit is a storyteller. She is a recent addition to Whedonverse Network, but has been writing and posting recap/reviews of Supernatural on LiveJournal since 2007. She works as a freelance writer and consultant in the real world, and is ever-connected to the six-degrees of Joss Whedon.

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