Recap: Supernatural, Episode 7.16 – Out With the Old

After a ballerina is found dead from dancing herself to death, Sam and Dean look into the case and discover the ballet slippers she wore were cursed. When Dean accidentally touches the shoes the power of the curse starts to take hold of him. John Showalter directed the episode written by Robert Singer & Jenny Klein.
The Ramble

In the immortal words of Inigo Montoya…I hate waiting. The road so far has been a good one, but it feels as if so much is still to happen. *bites lip*

So THEN there were curse boxes and coordinates and Sam let Hallucifer in. NOW, though, we seem to be slowly getting somewhere with the Leviathans. Only that didn’t appear to be the case at first. This is the interesting thing about how this season is rolling out. For awhile there, I couldn’t figure out if there was really a path or if we were just…in the Wild West with our boys, going up against baddies, one town after another.

But it looks like there may actually be an end game. The interesting thing is, the Winchester brothers might not have stumbled across it at all if the Leviathans hadn’t been so arrogant. Basically, here’s the gist of the episode – though it took the full hour to figure this all out.

The Dick Roman Empire is world-wide. According to Frank’s intel, they’re opening fisheries in Jakarta and a factory in Saudi Arabia, and funding some kind of architectural dig somewhere else. Annnddd…they’re buying up all the buildings in downtown Portland, OR, so that they can build a research center. Researching what? Well, I’ll get to that. It’s this real estate strafing maneuver that gets the boys involved.

One of the buildings involved in this juggernaught is an antique store called Out With the Old. My mom owns an antique store back in my hometown; it’s a pretty clever name for such a business.  Right after the owner of the antique store sold her business, she was killed in a car accident and her son began to sell off all her stuff…including the items inside boxes marked with protection symbols stored inside a safe also marked with protection symbols.

Cursed items.


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.


  1. I’d like to see more of George in the future. Him helping Sam and Dean tells me that there’s a lot of drama within the ranks of the Leviathans. And that could be good story telling.

    • Well, the fact that we didn’t actually see them kill George leads to the possibility of his return when they truly are able to go after the Leviathans. That, or, the mere fact that there was dissidence within the ranks could resurface. I agree that it would be good storytelling to show that the Levis aren’t all Stepford and have some independent thinkers out there.

      Thanks for reading!

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