The boys tell Scott they’re going to ‘fix the mess he started’ and track down all the people who bought cursed objects. They head to teakettle lady’s house first and just…walk right in. (?!) They find the dead woman and the teapot. Dean picks up the teapot with a rubber glove and Sam calls 911 to report the accident, identifying himself as Bruce Hornsby. *laugh*
Next up is a gramophone and a vintage gentleman’s magazine sold to a “Peter Yankit.” Okay, the lack of sleep has to be getting to me or I’m channeling my inner 14 year-old-boy because I cracked up at that one more than I should have.
They split up and Sam goes after the gramophone while Dean “handles” the “old rag” – only without actually ‘handling’ it.
Dean: I wonder how old porn kills you.
Sam: Pretty sure you don’t want to know.
Freaky (almost) death number three – mom and kid are in a living room and the mom starts playing the gramophone while the kid plays on his iPad. Or something. Mom takes laundry upstairs and the kid hears the gramophone whisper, “Timmy. I have a secret for you.” Totally creepy, right? And yet? Timmy goes closer. *facepalm*
Meanwhile, Sam’s walking along the sidewalk toward the house looking totally exhausted. Stick a fork in him, he’s done. I can relate. I’ve not had Lucifer yelling at me when I close my eyes, but I haven’t slept more than 4 hours a night in a long while and this traveling…oy. I’ve discovered the day after the day after I return from international travel is when the jet lag really hits. Omgsotired.
Anyway, whatever the gramophone whispers to Timmy has him going to the kitchen, pulling out a knife, and creeping up behind his mom. Just before the kid stabs his mom to death, Sam bursts in (does no one lock their doors in this town?!) and stops him, scaring the bejeezus out of the mom. Sam demands to know where the gramophone is and the mom, completely gobsmacked at this suited giant man who just stopped her beloved baby boy from filleting her, points toward the cursed object.
Sam goes to the thing and starts to collect it using rubber gloves when Timmy breaks in all, hey, that’s mine.
Sam: Kid. This would be a really good time for a lesson in gratitude. Lucky for you, I’m too tired.
*has thought that exact thing before*
Dean calls him, has the porn – got it just in time and, yeah, apparently, we don’t want to know – and tells him that they’ll put everything back in the safe. Dean heads to the antique store and finds out that Scott is feeling pretty guilty about pushing his mom to sell the store. She resisted and resisted, then this real estate agent comes by and mom changes her mind and then the very next day she dies in a car accident. Didn’t even get to enjoy the money.
Scott: I keep thinking if I hadn’t pushed her….
Dean: A little tip. Feeling guilty ain’t gonna bring her back. Best you can do is live your life the way you think would make her proud. Or at least not embarrass the crap out of her.
*rubs heart* If anyone knows about loss and guilt, it’s him. But…it’s a lot easier to give advice than take it. Says me.
Dean tells him not to touch anything he’s not supposed to, then heads out. Once outside, he sees real estate signs with Bicklesbee’s face all over the block. Not good.
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