Recap: Supernatural Episode 7.07 – The Mentalists

As they leave Mel’s, Dean comments that this is not your average spirit – it’s boogying all over town. Sam’s like, “I’m not surprised. How many crystal balls do you think are in Lily Dale?”

Dean: Somewhere between 50 and…all of them.

Ha! He makes me chuckle even when I’m tense.

They talk over the top of the Charger that crystal balls are basically like ghost satellite dishes and that this place is packed with people calling spirits.

Dean: It’s like looking for a needle in a stack of fake needles.

Sam: Some of these guys have real juice, too. Enough to make it complicated.

The thing I was noticing, though, wasn’t that they were going to have to find the right medium who is controlling the ghost – it was that they were having a real conversation. For a moment.

Dean suggests they go hit up all the ‘Miss Cleo’s’ in town, but Sam says they should split up and canvass – then leaves before Dean can protest. Dean’s face is basically a myriad of confusion, disappointment, and acceptance as he gets into the car.

Elsewhere, Camille Tribideaux is reading bones (yes, bones) and using a Cajun-ish accent to tell her customer that her brother is turning jail into a habit. As the woman looks disappointed, Camille says, “Family is a pain in the ass, anyhow.”

Yes, well. They certainly can be.

After her customer leaves, however, Camille has a vision of her own death – the cuckoo clock strikes 2 and she’s strangled. Moments later (it seemed), her doorbell rings and Dean and Melanie are standing on the porch.

Camille: Phony lawman, huh?

Dean tosses a brick at her glass house, saying, “’Cause nobody can relate to phony around here….”

She’s basically like, if you can help, you can call yourself The Pope for all I care. She tells them about her vision, and is clearly rattled. Dean reassures her, then starts looking around with Shawn Spencer-like observation skills. He sees a creepy tribal mask with a camera for an eye on the wall and asks her if there’s any chance “good lookin’” was watching. They take the mask down and watch the feed on a computer, seeing, suddenly, a woman in a black dress behind Camille, touching her head when she had the vision.

Creepy. I’m easily influenced, but…that was creepy.

Melanie says she thinks she saw the ghost in a photo at the museum. So, the boys head to the museum. They’re looking around when a tour comes through and listen briefly as the “guide” shows people some ectoplasm. Sam rolls his eyes and leaves the room. Dean follows and in the background you can hear the guide saying, “And we’re walking, we’re walking.” *laughs*

They boys end up in a room filled with pics of “sibling acts.” Without warning, the guide shows up and gives them some unsolicited (but very helpful) intel on the pics. He says that it never ended well for the siblings. Either the strain of working together or being around each other so much tore them apart. I found that interesting. In my reply to a comment to last week’s Ramble, I said this:

“[Sam and Dean] are with each other All. The. Time. The only person I’m around that much is my husband and I only share 12 years of experiences with him. I have no secrets from him now, but he didn’t know me for the first 25 years of my life. I’ve told him the stories, but they’re just stories to him. My interpretation.

My siblings, whom I don’t spend time around, know all those early stories intimately. They lived them. And now I am desperate to keep secrets from them. I cling to the identity I’ve created for myself that rolls those stories inside of it, but isn’t defined bythose stories.Sam and Dean know each other’s stories and are STILL side by side, now. 28 years of togetherness. No chance for redefining identities, for rolling who they were into who they are but not being defined by previous actions.Maybe this current rash of secret keeping in their adult years is just their way of trying to find who they are while living in each other’s pockets.”

I thought about that when the guide was speaking. Then he continues on to say that the one sibling act that worked was the Campbell brothers. Just when I thought they were going to go into the boys’ genealogy in some way – hearkening back to Mary’s blood line and Sam’s Azaezel-given powers – the guide reveals that the Campbell’s got along so well because they weren’t really siblings. It was a cover to hide their “alternate lifestyle.”

I wonder why they used the name ‘Campbell’ though. *frowns…shrugs* Ah, well.

The boys have twin “uh….huh” expression as the guide finishes speaking. Then Sam points out the picture of two sisters – one of whom was the ghost. I thought it was funny that Sami pointed it out as he wasn’t the one to see the ghost on the vid, but whatever.

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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