They put together that both of the guys that snapped worked at the cannery and decide to head there and do some sleuthing. They meet up with the boys and Sam, Dean, and Rufus are grins all around about seeing each other again. It’s actually a really cute moment where Sam looks like a kid with his dimples showing, Dean genuinely grinning, and Rufus giving Bobby a good-natured hard time.
Bobby: Why don’t you three get a room?
Dean’s like, “Let’s see what we can see,” and they head into the cannery loaded for bear. Or…y’know. Something.
They ride an elevator up to what appears to be the main working floor of the cannery—and was it me, or did it look like the place was basically abandoned?—and start searching around, flashlights cutting through the murky darkness. They hear a noise and all four draw their weapons, training it on the direction of the sound.
It’s Gwen. She’s standing on the other side of a door with a wire-mesh frame over the window, staring back at them in total surprise. She says Dean’s name, her voice totally framed with question marks.
As soon as I found out she was in this episode, I figured she was a goner. Even without really knowing what the episode was about. She’s had the you’re it syndrome since Cousin Mark was killed. I can’t believe she’s lasted this long, actually. I just would never have guessed how she died.
Anyway, right behind her is Samuel. Dean’s face when he sees that man was dangerous. He goes marching through the doors, zero hesitation, and raises his gun, pointing it right at Samuel’s head.
Dean: Welcome to next time.
Everything else that happened aside? That moment was one of those holy sh*t moments where you realize why this person is not to be screwed with. He was amazingly bad-ass and I had to bite my lip to keep from whimpering a bit. Again, don’t judge me.
However, Sam is on Dean’s heels the moment Dean slams through the doors and he puts his arm across Dean’s, lowering his brother’s weapon. Sam’s got his back toward Samuel and is facing Dean when he says, “Stop.”
Dean: I said I’d kill him!
Sam: Just a second!
Dean. Looks. Pissed. Samuel just stares at him, his eyes flat, his face almost expressionless except for a tiny bit of challenging contempt that made me just want to smack him. Bobby and Rufus followed Sam in and are watching this exchange. Gwen, meanwhile, is like a shadow on the wall; she’s being so quiet and still.
Rufus: I take it you know each other?
Dean: He’s our grandfather.
Rufus: Ow. Somebody needs a hug.
I really like Rufus. *frowny face* I mean, liked.
Bobby (to Samuel): Why are you here?
Samuel (still staring at Dean): We’re working. You?
Dean: NONE OF YOUR DAMN BUSINESS.
The guy is pissed. His face is tight, his eyes hot, and the only thing keeping him from leaping on Samuel and ripping his head off is Sam’s arm positioned carefully between them.
Bobby: Sam—take Dean for a walk.
Heh. I liked that, actually. Take care of your brother—he’s the only one here who remembers what happened last time you tangled with this man and he’s about to do something he might regret. Watch out for him.
Dean (eyes sliding aside to address Bobby): You gotta be kidding me.
Sam: Dean, it’s fine.
Dean looks at Sam—angry: How?
Sam edges him back, guiding him out of the room. And did you see Sam’s dimples flash there, too? When he is trying to push Dean away without actually having to push him? Only this time it was due to tucking his lips back from effort, not laughter.
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