Supernatural 7.09 – How to Win Friends and Influence Monsters

Dean is in the background, rubbing his eyes as Sam talks. I actually took note of this director (thank you, Twitter) and I have to say that Guy Bee is one of my favorites in the way he has the action happening everywhere, not just on the people the camera and action is focused on. While Sam and Bobby are in the foreground bringing us up to speed on the hunt, Dean is in the background still telling us a story, only his is more personal and subtle. This happens more than once in this episode and I like it. It’s not like I haven’t noticed it before; I’m just remembering to talk about it this time.

Dean: When’s the last time you saw a bear string up its own piñata?

Bobby: We’re going honest-to-goodness wilderness hunting. Haven’t used my .30-30 in awhile.

Hee. Kinda dig that they’re using Winchester rifles.

Dean: Okay, Davy Crockett. But this is gonna wait until tomorrow and after our suit and tie dance. Wanna make sure it’s not just some backwoods crack head who likes to roll glampers.

Me: Roll what now?

Bobby: What the hell’s a glamper?

Me: Thanks, Bobby.

Sam (small grin shrugging up the corners of his mouth): High-end campers. Back to nature, zero inconvenience.

Bobby (looking horrified): That’s idiotic.

Sam (looking a tinge sad): Yeah. Some people just don’t know how to live.

Next day, boys are at a Biggerson’s, dancing the suit & tie dance with a local ranger – Ranger Rick. The Ranger is eating a sandwich and looking like he doesn’t have a care in the world, even though people in his town are being eaten up about as fast as he’s noshing on his sammich. As the boys watch him, expressions an even split between horrified and bemused, he tells them he knows the ‘human burrito’ wasn’t a rogue brown, but that he’s got no idea what’s out there.

Ranger Rick: Respect Mother Nature or she’ll string you up and eat your ass right through the gortex.

Yeah…not really bumper sticker material, that. He tells them that his “Assistant Chief Ranger” Phil and he have been finding leftovers out in the woods for weeks now…and come to think of it, he hasn’t seen Phil for a few days.

Ranger Rick: I should probably report that.

Bobby walks in, suited up as well, and they bid adieu to Ranger Rick to see what Bobby found out at the morgue.

Bobby: Got a look at the body. Not a happy camper.

Bu-dum-ching. Dean rolls his eyes good-naturedly as Bobby continues. He says the bite marks are too small to be Leviathans, heart is still there, so no werewolf. Bobby’s got no precedence for the Jersey Devil – since until now he thought it was made up and all. They all agree they’re hungry and Dean snags “Brandon,” a waiter, who, despite his excellent use of flair, does not like his job. When Dean asks for a table, Brandon calls him a douchewad and says the hostess will seat them.

Brandon: Do I look like a freakin’ hostess?

Dean: Do you want to look like a hostess?

HA! I thought it was a decent threat, but Sam laughs as Brandon stomps off saying he didn’t think what Dean said made sense. It’s actually a really cute laugh made funnier by Dean’s totally puzzlement at Brandon’s behavior.

Dean: What the hell was that?

Bobby: Sure hope we don’t get Brandon’s section.

They do.

Brandon delivers their food, calling Sam “Big Bird,” Dean “Ken Doll,” and Bobby “Creepy Uncle.” Niiiice.

Dean: What is your problem?

Brandon (yelling): YOU’RE my problem.

Bobby: Brandon’s got his flair up in a bunch.

Heh – for some reason the thought of Bobby watching Office Space totally cracks me up.

Sam (grinning): There goes his 18%.

I had a brief flash to Jensen’s Alec in an episode of Dark Angel telling Max, “You just lost your tip.”

Dean (turning back around and picking up his sandwich): ANYWAY. Chief Ranger Rick doesn’t believe in the Jersey Devil.

Sam: Did he seem a little stoned to you?

Dean: Definitely growing his own in the back 40 and smoking all the profits.

Bobby is eating a salad with chopsticks. That kinda cracked me up, too. I mean, I get that it was a Chinese chicken salad or whatever but…, yeah. It’s a Biggersons. Anyway, he starts talking but Dean breaks in exclaiming that his sandwich is AWESOME. I mean, we know Dean loves food, but he is loving this sandwich. In the background, though…Brandon quits with a rather eloquent exclamation of up yours to his boss. Okay, then.

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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