While they’re paying their bill and getting up to leave, Dean sees a freaky-looking man in a red stocking cap staring at him through the window. Sam doesn’t see him, though, and then he’s gone, so Dean shakes it off and they go research UFOs. Dean’s at the motel on the laptop and Sam’s at the library. Where there are endless books (with punctuation) on the subject of UFOs. Hee.
In the background of the motel room Major Tom is playing—either from a website on the laptop or the radio, I couldn’t be sure—and the lights begin to flicker. Dean’s like…not again. A bright light shines outside and the door is suddenly blasted open and in comes….a tiny flashing light. Dean dodges it a bit and then peers closer, eyes going wide in disbelief.
The faerie basically starts smacking him around—using super-special faerie strength to knock him across the room a few times. He manages to trap her in the microwave, shuts the door, turns it on and…well, you can guess the rest. No more faerie.
When Sam gets there, Dean tries to show him, but Sam sees nothing. No blood, no echk (as Dean put it).
Sam: What was it?
Dean: It was a…little…naked lady. A little, glowy…hot…naked chick with nipples. And she…hit me.
Sam: I’m not supposed to laugh, right?
Dean pounds the counter, his jaw flexing as he looks incensed at not being taken seriously.
Hey, I laughed. Dean couldn’t growl at me.
Sam: Did she have wings?
Dean: How did you….
Sam: This is what Crazy Chrystal Lady was yammering about.
He goes to the laptop and they sit across from each other at the little table and what the hell was up with that forest mural backdrop?? *laughs* All I could think about was DALDOM when Dean was trapped in that room before encountering his demon self. It was distracting! This show and its motel rooms, I tell ya.
Anyway, Sam pulls up a website with a picture labeled Faerie Feast and says, “They used to call them—“
Sam points out that it’s basically a straight line between this faerie stuff all of the UFO “lore.” Dean is still doubtful.
Sam: You’re the one who pizza-rolled Tinkerbell.
Hee. I chuckled a lot in this episode come to think of it.
So, Sam says they have a lead and it takes them directly to Crazy Chrystal Lady’s abode. She sits them down for tea and starts to tell them about all of the different little people—leprechauns, goblins, gnomes, brownies…they’re all part of the faerie realm.
The boys are watching her, faces schooled in acceptance, though Sam looks like he’s either sitting on a pinecone or is trying to suppress a cough. Dean’s eyes stay on CCL’s face, but his jaw line is tense. CCL tells them that only people who have been to the faerie realm and back can see them—and the faeries only take the first born sons. Guess Sam shoulda checked out the crop circle instead, huh?
She says that the abductees are taken to service Oberon, King of the Faeries.
Clearly trying to keep from laughing, Sam looks at Dean, his lips quivering around the words, and says, “Did you have to service Oberon?”
Dean ignores him and asks CCL how they can forcefully interact with the faeries, illustrating exactly what he meant by showing empathy ala Dean Winchester. Don’t come right out and say you want every last one of those creatures to encounter Death By Microwave. Instead, gently probe for weaknesses. Which are: cream (they love it), iron (they hate it), silver (burns), and no matter how powerful they are, they must count every grain of salt or sugar if it’s spilled in front of them.
Which explains why they spit Dean back, what, with his silver bladed knife wielding and gun blasting away presumably iron bullets.
Armed with that intel, they try to leave but CCL insists they finish their tea. So, they hilariously attempt to drink from her dainty china with the big, clumsy man hands, Sam finally giving in and asking, “Do you have bigger cups?”
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