ANYWAY! Back to the research, Dean on computer, Sam looking through John’s journal.
Dean: “Dad never wrote anything about dragons. I promise. I’d remember if I read The Neverending Story in there.”
HA! Atreyu!! Artax!! ROCK BITER!
Sam’s looking troubled, though, at something sketched in the margin on one page.
Sam: “Did we hunt a skinwalker lately?”
Okay, first, I find it interesting how he asked that question. Up to that point, Sam thought he’d been dead for a year and a half. SO, the last hunt he would have been on with Dean would have been pre-almost-apocalypse. Not very “lately”…y’know? I think it was that subconcsious ‘slip’ that had Dean flinching first and covering poorly later.
He tells Sam that no, they hadn’t, and Sam’s all, “Huh. Déjà vu. Are you sure?”
Dean: “Your eggs are still a little scrambled.”
He’s saved from further covering by Bobby’s call telling him to contact Dr. Visiak at SFU. So, Dean says he’s going there to find out how to kill a dragon and tells Sam to stay there to find out where they’re holed up. Sam’s like, don’t suppose Bobby had any tips on that. Big nope, brother.
Sam: “Great. Back to the lore.”
Dean: “Which says what, they live in Middle Earth?”
Sam: “No. Caves.”
Dean pauses, looks at him, then sighs and shakes his head. “You’re such a nerd.”
Sam, however, has a worried face. Again. And I don’t blame him. He just feels that things aren’t right. And I kinda didn’t want Dean to leave him—especially since he didn’t want him finding out anything. I mean, sure, for Dean he’d been around a version of Sam for 6 months and leaving him to work the case made sense. But from Sam’s perspective, he’d been gone for a year and a half, and was still a little sketchy on things…I was just thinking that Dean might’ve wanted to keep a closer eye on him.
But, he didn’t, and they needed to find the thing to kill a dragon and find out where the dragon was, so what can you do, right?
We cut to two or three scared girls in a cage underground, slightly beat up, crying, just…a mess. A winged man (which surprised me–that it was human-like) flies in carrying another girl, breaks her hand/arm to control her (gah!) and tosses her in the cage, welding it shut with a super-heated touch.
Dean pulls up to a big, ramshackle house and rings the bell marked Visiak. A woman answers through a speaker and tells him when office hours are. He drops Bobby Singer’s name and after a few moments a classy-looking, pretty blonde opens the door to let him in. She tells Dean that the next time he sees Bobby he should, “kick him in the jewels.”
Dean: “No love lost between you two?”
Visiak: “Quite the opposite. But that’s his story. He’s the idiot.”
Huh. I like a character with layers. *smile*
Dean drops the dragon facts on her and she’s all, they disappeared over 700 years ago. Dean tells her one just landed stateside. She sputters a bit with the how and why.
Dean: “Banner crop of crazy all around these days, Doc.”
You can say that again.
Visiak gets right down to business telling him that to kill a dragon he needs a blade that was forged with dragon’s blood. There are only 5 or 6 around (including Excalibur, apparently) and…she has one. It only took her two decades, countless hours, and some really bad sex with an Eastern European ambassador, but she has one. So, they go down to the basement and…there’s a sword sticking out of a stone. Not Excalibur, though.
Visiak: “The Sword of Brusnvick. Love of my life.”
She tells Dean that binding the sword in stone used to be all the rage—to protect the blade. And only a brave knight who is willing to kill the beast can get it out. Dean’s all…gotcha. He’s not exactly a knight, but he’s sure as hell willing to kill the beast. Without hesitation, he walks up to the sword, climbs up on the rock, tugs, tugs, tugs…the facial expressions in this scene were priceless.
Needless to say, he doesn’t get it the first time. But he’s nothing if not determined. So, he tries again. And practically gives himself an aneurism.
Dean (breathless): “Sonuvabitch that’s really on there.”
He tells Visiak he has another idea, but she’s not going to like it. And I have to say, it’s pure Dean. Grassroots, blue collar, get the job done, Dean.
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