Meanwhile, Sam’s at a bar, drinking, and keeping an eye on Marie – who’s sitting with a bunch of friends and laughing as if three of her family haven’t been recently eviscerated, which is odd but not worth dwelling on. Dean calls him.
Dean: You good to drive?
Dean: Get a ride. It’s at the brewery.There’s another kid.
Sam pauses, looks at Marie, confused.
Dean: Don’t think. Move.
Okay, I loved that line a little bit.
Sam drunk-runs out of the bar and snags a cab from an older couple citing National Security and flashing his FBI badge (luckily right side up). He gets into the cab and sees that the Oldest Cab Driver In The World is behind the wheel.
Back at the brewery, Garth is having trouble getting Lee to follow him – mainly because he’s rip-roaring drunk. So, he cuts to the chase and lays it out for the guy. Lee doesn’t believe him until the Shojo shows up and throws Garth through a huge glass window and into a pile of…grain bags? I think. Ouch.
That convinces Lee and he takes off, but he can’t see what he’s running from. The Shojo boxes him in (and does that creepy, invisible claws along the wall thing). As Lee is trying to figure out another escape, Sam bursts into the room looking a bit frazzled. He yells at Lee, asking where Garth is and Lee tells him he got knocked out. Sam sees the Shojo and shoves Lee behind him.
Lee: You can see it? Are you –
Sam: Yeah. I’m skunked.
Ha! You wear it well, son.
Sam sees the fire exit and whispers to Lee that they’re going to head that direc—whoops, wait, that won’t work since the Shojo just slammed the door shut. The Shojo appears in front of Sam, picks him up and throws him against the wall where he slumps, unconscious. Just then Dean shows up, grabbing Lee on the shoulder and scaring him half to death.
He moves Lee out of the way and waves the sword in the air – obviously not drunk. He can’t see what he’s aiming for. The Shojo hits him and sends him sprawling across the floor, knocking the sword out of his hands. Dean looks wildly back over his shoulder at Sam’s unconscious form, a line of worry bisecting his brow. He looks back at the sword…and just then, the weapon Obi-Wan’s itself right into his grip.
He struggles to his feet and Sam comes to, sitting up, groggy.
Dean: Where is it?!
Sam: Sw-swing right!
Sam: My right!
Dean swings, trying to move around Lee.
Sam: 3 o’clock, Dean!
Sam: 6 o’clock!
Dean turns, facing Lee. Lee ducks, and Dean shoves the sword forward, catching the Shojo mid-chest. For a moment all they see is the sword balanced in mid-air and then the Shojo appears briefly before falling back and shattering into nothing. Whew! And YAY! Dean killed the baddie!! *does mini dance*
Dean checks on Sam, then tells them to go find Garth before bending down and picking up the sword – and it cracks me up that the thing still has the price tag hanging from it. Nice touch, that. Sam and Lee run to the front just as Garth sits up in the middle of the rubble all, What’d I miss?
Dean, though, can’t quite leave the scene of the battle. He’s looking around the empty room, his eyes heavy with grief he won’t let himself feel, face tight with an unspoken need and a myriad of questions.
Dean (looking at the sword): This thing moved…. (Looks up, around, eyes pleading) Bobby? Are you here? (Pauses, waiting, whole body practically shimmering with hope) C’mon, do something.
When nothing happens, pain flashes across his face so potent it looks almost physical, but so quickly it’s obviously not. *rubs heart* As his shoulders sag a bit, the camera widens and we can see Sam peering around the corner, his expression sad as it’s obvious he’s heard his brother.
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