Recap: Supernatural Episode 7.03, The Girl Next Door

Dean is following Sam’s tracks, suited up at the morgue and looking down at drug dealer body (cool shot with fading off of Sam blacking out and the up on Dean looking down on someone — could have been Sam). He finds out from the coroner about the missing pituitary gland and mutters, “Son of a bitch.” He calls Bobby.

Apparently, the ’98 Kitsuni hunt didn’t make their highlight reel, making Dean wonder even more about Sam’s Houdini act, and is even more determined to catch up.

Amy’s packing and Sam shows up. Followed some note she dropped. She’s using the name Amy Pond. I had to google it. The Dr. Who fans probably got a kick out of that.

Sam sees by the blood on her hand that she’s killed again. She says she’s done, that he knows the kind of person she is, trying to convince him that she’s the kind of monster who is a killer with a heart of gold.

Back to that first kiss in ’98. YoungSam drops the can and spills soda. Amy cleans it up quickly because her mom has a temper. Sam says his dad does, too. “You don’t want to see him when he’s drinking.” Ouch. I didn’t like to hear that. I mean, he’s 15, and Sam has always tended toward the more dramatic, emotional spectrum, but still…the way he said that made it sound abusive. *sad*

Of course, with the whole, ‘two people can look at the same picture and one sees a dog while the other sees a wolf’ perspective, two sons can remember their complicated parent very, very differently. *shrugs*

Amy says her mom’s not a good person – and she doesn’t think she’s a good person either. YoungSam says she is – he’s been around enough bad to know good when he sees it. *pets him*

Amy says her mom has a plan for her, but she doesn’t want to be like her. YoungSam’s like, well, I don’t want to be like my dad either.

Back in the now, Sam has his knife out, held at the ready. Amy is tense, scared, practically trembling.

Sam: Tell me what’s going on.

Amy: Drop the knife and I’ll show you.

Sam: Show me, and I’ll drop the knife.

Amy – warning him not to move – goes to open door. I knew what was going to be back there about two seconds before Sam looks in to see kid. Jacob. Her son.

This just got a lot more complicated.

So, it turns out that the way she’s managing the fact that she and Jacob need a steady diet of pituitary glands to survive is by being a mortician. She only feeds on the dead. (Ack!) But, Jacob got sick. He needed “fresh meat” to heal. Amy tells Sam he can walk away from this. Says, “After what I did for you….”

In flashback, Amy’s mom comes home, Amy hides YoungSam in the coat closet. Mom is in a rush, saying, “They caught up – those pros in that piece of crap Impala.”

Hearing this, YoungSam flinches, gets out a knife. Amy deflects her mom’s attention, lets YoungSam out, but he’s looking at her like he’s going to be sick, then sees the brain on table. He raises his knife.

Sam: “It’s my dad and brother in the Impala. You’re a monster.”

Amy says she’s never killed anyone and doesn’t want to hurt him. He doesn’t want to hurt her, she lets him go – if mom finds him, she’ll kill him. So, Sam grabs bag, hides knife, and goes to leave.

Back at motel, a downtrodden Sam is returning to his room. He opens the door and BAM! Dean lays him flat. I did NOT see that coming. Dean looks down on him all, Howdy, Sam.

Maaaaannnn is he pissed. And for good reason, you ask me.

Dean: New rule, you steal my baby, you get punched. (he’s still limping) What were you thinking running off like that? For all I know, Satan could have been calling your plays.

Sam puts cold beer against his head, saying he’s fine. So, this whole ‘managing it’ schtick they’ve got with him, overlaying the lesson with Amy…I hope they’re not going back down the “save your brother or kill him” route. I don’t know where the writers might going with this — if anywhere. Because Sam’s not a monster. He’s a human. But he’s also not the same as Dean. He’s been changed, possessed, drank demon blood, acted as Lucifer’s vessel, was soulless. There are things about him that are decidedly…un-human like. Nothing that he can control or change now, but i just…I’m thinking out loud, really.

Anyway, understandably so, Dean’s not buying it. “Right, you’re the poster boy for mental health. You have any kind of idea what kind of horror stories I had going on in my head?”

He makes me hurt for him.

Sam’s all, I left you a note, there was a job in town. ERF. (Still. Not. Happy. About. Note.)

Dean knows it’s a Kitsuni. Wants to know why Sam’s been dodging phone calls. Sam says he took care of it, but there is no body because he let her go. Dean’s all, ummm…? So, Sam comes clean about Amy.

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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