I forgot to mention – they’re driving an old-school TransAm/Camero looking thing. I could never tell those apart. Black, though. I think it’s cute that, for the most part, the cars they boost end up being ‘70’s model muscle cars or some other badassery. They do have a rep to uphold after all.
They pull up to the neighborhood where the antique store is and Dean has a total WTH look on his face. He turns slightly to look in the backseat – and the shoes are there.
Dean: Didn’t you put those in the trunk?
Sam (horrified): How…how did they…?
Dean: Cursed object, Sam.
Sam: Do they look like they’re your size?
Dean (tightly): Shut up, Sam.
Sam (worried): Are you…?
Dean (scared/guilty-looking): Getting a strong urge to Prince Sigfried myself into oblivion? Yes.
Sam (worried anger): You had to see Black Swan.
Dean half shrugs, half nods, helplessly, his expression sheepish.
Then we go to a seemingly unconnected scene – which actually is the glue that holds the whole episode together – of Joyce Bicklesbee and her long-suffering assistant, George, trying to get the hardware store owner to sell his store. Basically the most I got out of this scene was that Joyce is a witch with a ‘b’ and that I was not going to like her. At all.
Boys head into the antique store with the slippers held out before Sam, bomb-style. Sam asks the owner – a young guy – if he sold the slippers. Guys says yeah – his mom had them in a box. Sam sets the shoes down (dude! WTH!) and goes to get the box. Dean, unable to help himself apparently, goes over to the shoes and picks them up, entranced. Sam sees him, yells at him, and comes over with the curse box, using Dean’s hands to shove the shoes into the box and close the lid. Dean blinks a bit, coming out of it.
Sam: You okay there, Baryshnikov?
Dean: Yeah…I’m…pas de “done”.
Okay, so maybe he paid attention to the dancing in Black Swan the second time around. Heh. The antique owner – Scott Freeman – is like WTF? So the guys kinda break it down for him. Stuff in safe? Was there for a reason. Sam feels a smidge bad about raking him over the coals, though, when he finds out that the guy’s mom died last week. Plus, why would Scott assume that the weird symbols actually meant something, y’know? Anyone who doesn’t live the life probably just thought his mom was a little…’off’. Made total sense to me that he’d starts selling off the stuff.
Dean’s in the back, finding a bunch of empty curse boxes. Not good.
And then the death that actually had me exclaiming “omgeww” out loud. One of the cursed objects is a teapot. And a woman is getting dinner ready, cutting, chopping, mixing, etc. Out of the blue, the teapot goes off. The woman picks it up with her bare hands – burning them – and (gah, I don’t even want to write it) proceeds to pour the boiling water down her throat, face, and chest. GAAAAH.
*total aside: preview for Hunger Games! Awesome!*
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