So, while Dean refills his flask, Sam looks up Shojo – Japanese booze monster, according to Dean – and finds out that one can harness the will of it so that you basically have a spiritual attack dog. Since Jim and Randy had taken the business away from Dale (his “baby”), Dale decided to take their family away from them. Nasty. Luckily it’s also killable, this Shojo. You just need a Samurai sword that has been consecrated by a Shinto blessing. No big deal. *laughs*
They figure the Shojo (the spirit formerly known as Creepy Girl) would be going after Marie – last kid standing from the McMann clan. While they’re plotting and planning, Garth “drops” Dean’s EMF and it turns on, lighting up. He says he’s sorry, “Unless I have nothing to be sorry for…?”
Dean’s all shut it, but Sam wants to know what’s going on. So, Garth tells him that he thinks Bobby’s haunting them. Sam reluctantly reveals that he tried the talking board after the beer disappeared – without Dean, a fact that Dean Does Not Like – and got nothing. The flinch around Dean’s eyes had my heart hitch a bit. It was like someone casually mentioning the name of a lost loved one in conversation, not realizing they were gone.
So, see? We weren’t seeing things, we observant fans. We knew something was going on! Even if the talking board didn’t talk back.
Dean tells Sam they’ll talk about all of that later, his eyes holding onto that wounded look. They head out, Dean going after the Samurai sword, Sam babysitting Marie. Randy wakes up and Garth heads over to the hot tub, pulling the sheet off of him. He channels his inner Columbo and through some deductive reasoning and google-fu reveals that he knows Randy actually does have a kid.
He calls Randy on giving the slacker janitor at the beginning three tries when typically he’s the axe man – the one to fire ‘em. Garth found out that the kid – Lee, I think – is the son of the woman who’d been Randy’s secretary way back when, only Randy was still married. Randy doesn’t deny it and says that things didn’t end well with Lee’s mom and she told him never to tell Lee the truth.
Garth is all it doesn’t matter if anyone else knows, that thing knows he’s your kid and is going after him! He tosses the handcuff keys to Randy, grabs all the mini-liquor bottles in the kitchenette and heads out of there. I will admit, for a brief moment there, I had a bad feeling about Garth’s fate. I don’t trust our show when it comes to killing off people I like – even if they did have to grow on me. I’m still crossing my fingers that Sheriff Mills makes it out of it all alive.
Meanwhile, Lee is working the graveyard shift at the brewery (a fact Garth knew after overhearing the dressing-down the kid got at the beginning). He’s spraying the windows with cleaner and as he squeegies them clean, we see the Shojo standing on the other side of the window.
At first I was like, wait, what? He’s cleaning while drunk? Then I realized that he couldn’t see her – only we could see her. Maybe we were drunk. I swear, I only had one beer…. *shifty eyes*
Dean has a Samurai sword (which still had the tags on it) and a bottle of water and takes both to the sushi chef so that he can consecrate it (under a flowing spring…hence the bottle of water *smirk*). When he’s done, Dean heads to his car and gets a call from Garth.
Garth: Baxter had a secret love child!
Dean: Slow down….
Garth: I’m trying to save lives here!
Dean: Are you drunk?
Garth is trying to pick the lock at the brewery while holding the phone and that…just doesn’t work well. He drops the phone and Dean’s on the other end all, Helllooo? He guesses that Garth dropped the phone and sighs, waiting patiently for Garth to get himself collected.
Garth: Sorry sorry sorry….
He gets into the brewery and his vision is all bleary and he sees Lee working with the Shojo behind him and whispers into the phone (in a total, non-quiet, stage whisper), “Dean! It’s here!”
He hangs up, rushing over to Lee (who has earbuds in while he works, so he’s heard none of Garth’s break-in noise), and grabs his arm, scaring the crap out of the guy.
Garth: Come with me if you want to live!
*love it!* That’s one of my favorite hero-lines ever! *grins*
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