Supernatural 7.09 – How to Win Friends and Influence Monsters

Dean (voice shaking): They got him.

Sam: Dean, there are at least four Leviathans out there. We don’t know how to kill one.

Dean exhales a shaking breath, but then sees a van pull up below with ACME Industrial Cleaning on the side. Light bulb!

Dean: Gonna be quite a shock when we walk in through the front door, then, won’t it?

Sam = gulp.

Bobby wakes up in Dicks office, not tied to the chair he’s sitting in because Dick knows Bobby won’t get past him. There’s an exchange of words where Dick confidently tells Bobby that they can have anyone they want – even him if he was worth the effort.

Dick: It’s an us eat dog world.

He shows Bobby a case of beautiful, pearl-handled Colts and starts to load one saying he can imagine that Bobby appreciates guns. Bobby’s like, I’d appreciate one about now. Dick finds that amusing. I almost expected him to pat Bobby on the head. He says that he thinks humans have “spunk,” that Earth is like a planet of just the cutest little engines that could.

Dick: But, like the whores you kick out of the Presidential suite, cute don’t quite hack it, sugar.

Bobby wants him to cut to the chase and Dick’s all I’m gonna eat you, Bob. But he’s going to wait a bit because he’s pretty sure the boys are going to come after Bobby.

Bobby: They’re too smart. They know they don’t have the numbers. It would be suicide. I’ve run my race. Could die worse.

Just then, though, the boys burst into the warehouse below with power sprayers and tanks filled with borax. Whoever had that super-soaker idea a few Rambles ago? You weren’t far off! *grins* They spray all the Levi’s they see – including Edgar – and they’re all writhing in pain, their faces melting, smoking, all that jazz. Up in the office, Dick hears the screaming and goes to investigate, telling Bobby to stay in the chair.

As if.

Bobby gets up, looks through the files on the desk as fast as he can, loads the remaining Colt, has to pause to take a steadying breath – obviously terrified and dizzy from the adrenaline rush – then grabs the files and starts to head out. Susan the assistant stops him with a mighty back-hand at the door, knocking the files out of his hands. He shoots her in the face, buying him enough time to get past her and get out of the office.

Down in the warehouse, Sam uses the last of his spray on Dick’s face, but then is empty and throws the tank aside, backing into a corner, the fear on his face making him look about 10 years old.

Dick (calmly wiping the boraz from his melted features): Sam! That is not how we communicate from a place of yes.

Seriously can’t wait until they put this guy down. I want all the monsters in the world to band together with the Winchesters for one totally bizarre throw-down and melt him. *laughs at self*

Bobby shoots Dick in the back twice with the Colt he stole. Dick’s all, hey, that’s mine! And Dean uses his distraction to throw the last of his borax at Dick, yelling at Sam to go, go go! As Dick’s all, would you stop it with that stuff the boys run, get the van, pull it up to the door. Bobby gets blocked by a BIG Levi, shoots it with the Colt, runs out, jumps into the van while Dick follows – waaaay too calm for anything good to come of it.

Dick shoots at the van as Bobby slides the door shut and Dean peels off. And I knew. I know you knew, too.

Dean: Son of a bitch! Thank God you got in. Almost took your freakin’ head off, man!

Sam: Bobby, here’s your hat.

And then he sees and feels a bullet hole in the brim. Both turn, calling out Bobby’s name.

Sam: Bobby?

Dean: Oh, God. Bobby?

Screen goes black.

Dean’s totally desperate, panicked voice shouts, “Bobby!” one last time before the end.

*heart clutches*

The previews look like the next episode just might break my heart. Bobby’s always been one of my favorites. He’s been with them since season 1, and has meant so much to their stability and sense of family and home that I love the guy. I was crushed when they killed Ellen and Jo – we’re talking sobbing mess. I will be worse if they take Bobby from the boys – from Dean. The previews give us just enough to throw tons of question marks all over the place (and it almost sounded like Placebo’s Running Up That Hill was playing in the background, which has a personal significance for me, so guhhhh…).

Sam has his “crazy” under one umbrella and has himself on a good, healing road. Part of that has to do with the never-ending support and care he gets from his brother, and the reassurance that they have at least one ‘family’ member left. I’m not sure how he’d react to losing Bobby, honestly. I actually think he could be okay as long as he had Dean, but I could be waaaay off. It’s hard to gauge with how controlled he’s managed to become.

But it would destroy Dean, or Dean will destroy everything around him, one of the two. He’s already admitted that losing Cas has him unraveling, spinning and sinking with the weight of it. He’s already admitted that if the Levi’s had killed Bobby back at his house, he’d take Sam and drive off the end of a pier. He’s already admitted that he’s had it – and one “bootstraps” pep talk isn’t going to fix so many years of being hollowed out. If they lose Bobby, I fear for Dean. Just the brush with death is going to take his legs out from under him.

And that would be a prime moment for a Leviathan to attack, too. What a way to lead us into the mid-season hiatus, man. They really know how to turn the screws.

Before I depart, just a reminder that we’ve no epi next Friday the 25th due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the States. The next epi will air on Friday the 2nd – however, my Ramble will be late because that’s the same weekend the hubs and I head to Las Vegas to do the half-marathon. I’ll be back on the 5th, then watch and Ramble on the 6th. It’s killing me that I’ll have to wait so long to see what happens, but I hope you’ll all come back and share your own reactions and thoughts.

Thank you as always for reading and if you take a moment to share your thoughts, I appreciate it.



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 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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