Cube Mate Guy finds Charlie dozing at her desk the next morning, realizes that she’s been there all night. He offers to get her coffee — laced with crack. Ah, so that’s how it’s done, eh? He returns with her Wonder Woman mug and his Batman mug, both wondering where Totally Freaked Out Boss went…which we see. Down in the parking garage, Dick and a henchman confront him, basically tell him he’s totally replaceable, clone him, and then eat him. Buh-bye boss man.
Charlie finally hacks the hard drive, sees a Dick Roman file, channels her inner Hermione and opens it.
Charlie: What the frak’s a Leviathan?
First — that’s my go-to swear word when little ears are listening and second — she finds out all she could possibly want to know about Levi’s thanks to Frank’s meticulous record keeping. Understandably freaked out, she heads home to…get stuff (I was unclear on that front), gets a call from her boss and blames her absence on a “lady thing” — HA! As she’s getting ready to go, she notices her Darth Vader bobble head bouncing, hurries for the door, but Dean suddenly stops her, saying he isn’t going to hurt her. She grabs a replica sword (not sure what it’s a replica of, but I’m guessing a Lord of the Rings thing) that she had on display and calls him a shapeshifter.
Sam basically materializes out of nowhere, saying they’re not shapeshifters and she hits him with the sword, breaking it. Whoops. Dean — apparently guessing she read Frank’s file — proves that they’re not Levi’s by pouring Borax over their hands, then makes her do the same. Okay, so everyone’s human. They sit down and tell her who they are — which she summarizes down into Monster Hunters…not really wanting to know what other monsters are out there. That is a bit much to swallow all at once.
She wants to know how they found her, so Sam shows her that Frank hacked her webcam with the same code that sent the email. I’m not really clear on how that showed them where she lived, but I didn’t really focus on that point, chalking it up to Hacker Stuff That I Don’t Understand And Just Go With For The Sake Of The Story (I need to pick a different title for that category). They tell her what the Levi’s plan is and that they need to hack into Dick Roman’s email to find out why he’s looking for at these archeological digs.
And if I may go a bit surfacey for a moment? Dean’s face after he says, “…and we’re the meat”…. UNF. I need a screen cap of that. Please? Someone?
Charlie laments that “everything was coming up me” before the Winchesters happened to her life, and she goes to her laptop (with its Arwen from Lord of the Rings wallpaper) and tries to hack into the email only to realize it’s on a separate server. D’oh! That’s about when the boys break it to her that she’s never going back to her old life. Either she’s toast, or she’s on the run, because Dick Roman has his sights on her and that? Ain’t good.
Charlie: These things are going to eat everyone I know. What kind of douchebag stands by for that?
Atta girl. So, the boys sit down with her to plot and scheme a break in to Roman’s office while ghost!Bobby watches from the unseen shadows. A bit later, we see the boys in a van (reminiscent of The Van from White Collar) looking at Charlie’s laptop with four squares of video feed — which Sam can loop to give Charlie 15 minutes of security. Charlie, apparently, told Sam that if she can’t hack into Roman’s laptop in 15 minutes, she deserved to be eaten. Heh.
Dean’s commenting how much he likes Charlie, and then his expression changes and he utters a low son of a bitch! He and Sam peer at the screen and see Bobby’s flask in Charlie’s bag.
Dean: The hell’s he thinkin’?
He gets on the phone with Charlie (who has a BluTooth in her ear) and hears her singing “Walking on Sunshine” really softly.
Charlie: I sing when I’m nervous! Don’t judge me!
Dean: Judgment-free zone.
He tells her about the flask, which she pulls out and takes a swig from, thanking him for his good idea. Ha. Dean says that it’s a family heirloom and a good luck charm…so don’t lose it. Oh, Bobby.
Charlie says she’s ready to go, but is having a hard time moving. Sam, bless him, grabs the phone from Dean.
Sam: Who is your favorite Harry Potter character?
Charlie (slightly surprised): Hermione.
Sam: Did Hermione run when Sirius Black was in trouble? Or when Voldemort attacked Hogwarts?
Aside (I warned you)? I’m currently reading HP7 for the 4th time. I recently discovered I could download them on my Kindle and it was too tempting!
Dean (giving Sam a look only an older sibling can get away with): Seriously?!
Charlie: Of course not!
Sam (totally ignoring Dean): What did she do?
Charlie: She kicked ass! She actually saved Harry in pretty much every book (totally true, that) and then she ends up with the wrong—
Sam: Stay on track. She kicked ass, right? So what are you gonna do?
Charlie (with a grin): I’m gonna kick it in the ass.
*LOVE* I loved the Kim Manners shout-out with that line.
Sam: Good girl.
Dean: You go, Dumbledork.
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