Sam is watching his brother and when Dean’s face shifts upon hearing Crowley’s voice, Sam’s eyes go almost flat with anger. I knew Crowley’s promise didn’t cover anyone other than Dean and Sam. I thought it would be Bobby, though, honestly. This is worse. This is much worse.
Crowley: Hello, Dean. Fancy a chat?
I noticed with this episode how Dean says the demon’s name. His lips push out and he says it like Cr-OWE-lee. When I’m talking about the demon, I find myself saying CRAW-lee. Funny what you notice at the end.
Dean threatens to kill him if he doesn’t let them go. It’s standard Dean – helpless or not, he’s still going to promise death to those who do harm to ones he loves. And he’s going to do his level best to follow through. I kinda hope he still gets his chance, as much as I love that British demon.
Crowley: Let’s get to the bit about how this goes. Your chocolate’s been in my peanut butter for far too long.
Hee. I love how they write Crowley’s dialog. I actually remember those Reese’s commercials.
Crowley ignores Dean’s threats, though Dean is pacing like a caged tiger in Bobby’s study, oblivious to the worried eyes pinned to him, his whole focus on putting weight to the threat in his words. Sam never takes his eyes off Dean. Bobby’s eyes kinda dart between the two. Crowley tells Dean that he is keeping them until Dean backs the hell off.
Crowley: I won’t hurt them – provided you and Jolly Green stand down. Got it? Splendid. Kisses.
Dean’s face as he shuts down the cell phone puts a whole new spin on “spitting nails.” He’s kinda bowed, his shoulders curled in a bit, and he looks – and talks – like he can’t quite breathe right.
Dean: He said Lisa and Ben keep breathing as long as we sit on our thumbs.
Sam: Think Cas knows?
Dean: Gotta assume he does.
That hurt a bit, his assumption. But, honestly? I couldn’t blame him. They found out so much about Cas in the recent days that they never thought he’d be capable of doing…knowing he’s working with Crowley is enough to not put anything past him.
Sam: What are we gonna do?
Dean: I tell you what we’re NOT gonna do. I’m gonna get them.
Atta boy! That’s my hero.
Sam: I’m coming with you.
Dean halts like he runs into an invisible wall, half turns and tells Sam he and Bobby have to stay on the Lovecraft thing. Sam’s eyes go hot and he tells Dean he’s crazy if he thinks Sam’s letting him do this alone.
Atta boy! That’s the Sammy I love.
Dean (looking at Bobby): This is a big ball. We can’t drop it now.
Bobby: Fine. But how are you two gonna find Lisa and Ben?
So, with those words, the teams were decided. No further argument from Dean about Sam accompanying him. Bobby fires up the Charger (yay!) and heads out to follow up on the Lovecraft thing. Sam and Dean summon Balty to the classic car graveyard behind Bobby’s house.
Balty: I’m sorry, boys, but do I look like a man servant to you? No? Then quit ringing for me.
Dean: It’s important.
Balty: I was drinking a ’75 Dom out of a soprano’s navel when you called. That was important.
Dean gives him the eyebrow shrug that basically says yeah, okay, I’ll give you that. Hee.
Sam tells Balty that Crowley’s alive and Balty, totally smug, says that they’ve been scooped – Cas already told him. Dean wants to know if Cas also told him that he’s Crowley’s butt-buddy (his words, not mine). Balty flinches slightly, his eyebrows folding. Sam presses the advantage and said that Cas and Crowley are going halvsies on the souls in Purgatory. Balty falters saying that yes, he knew, but it’s obvious this is news to him.
Dean: Look, Crowley and Cas took two people who are very important to me.
Balty’s like, and I care because….
Dean appeals to any shred of decency the angel might have, asking for help to save these innocent people. Balty’s like, hummm…and then leaves. Dean’s son of a BITCH echoes through the lot.
Sam: Let’s just call Cas. Maybe he doesn’t know anything….
Dean (his voice hard and hollow): We are Not. Calling. Cas.
Sam: So what then?
Dean just gives a helpless shake of his head.
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