Apparently abandoning her quest to take him to the doctor, she gets him her laptop and they look up The Nite Owl – it’s two towns over.
Girl: You think you’re staying in this town?
Girl: Maybe you’re a hooker.
Sam thanks her and tries to go. She says she’s coming with him. Sam’s like I could be anybody; you’re nuts, but she pulls the whole I can’t in good conscience let you go alone, I’d worry too much, etc. If this were fanfic, I’d peg her for a love interest, but since it’s Show I was thinking demon or other not-to-be-trusted being. Darn you, Show. You make me so suspicious.
So, they drive to The Nite Owl and Sam says he’s staying in a ground floor, corner room, nearest the fire escape. Quickest get-away. She’s eyeballing him with more worry for herself than concern for him at this point. They get to the room – room 107 if you’re curious – and Sam knocks, then tries the knob. Locked. He asks her for a credit card and she’s all are we checking in? *snickers*
He uses the credit card to jimmy the lock.
Girl: Dude, who are you?
Sam (equally worried): Good question.
They enter into a room filled with articles and maps and pictures all pinned and/or taped to the wall. Lines and strings connect a number of dots. They both gape at the amount of information on the walls.
Girl: I like what you’ve done with the place. It’s very…Beautiful Mind meets…Se7en.
She finds a stack of IDs with his picture on them for Jimmy Page, Neal Hurt, Angus Young and she starts to get really freaked out. It was around this point that I began to suspect we were trapped in Sam’s dream somehow, but I hadn’t really pinned it yet. Just then, Sam sees a newspaper article about a missing professor and it’s Visiak’s picture. The image of Visiak sends him to the ground in pain as more images slam into him.
And suddenly, through Sam’s memory, we’re in an alley with Sam, Dean, and Bobby and they’re trying to find Visiak who’d called Bobby for help and said she’d meet them there. Bobby calls her again and they hear her cell phone and track the sound until they find her slumped behind a crate next to a dumpster. She’s obviously wounded – shows them a huge, growing spot of blood on her side beneath her coat.
Visiak: They took me. I got away.
Bobby: Oh, Ellie, what have they done to you?
Visiak: Everything. The demon I coulda handled. But when the angel stepped in….
*gulp* I know that to Cas she was a monster from Purgatory, but hearing her say that turned me a bit cold and gave me the feeling that Cas was no longer the angel who’d sought to explain himself to his Father two episodes ago. Lacking an answer, lacking assurance, lacking absolution, he’d done just what he said he would: whatever he must.
Bobby glances back at the boys, his eyes angry. Visiak tells Bobby that she gave up Purgatory to them. That they needed virgin blood – which was a milkrun for them – and they needed blood of a Purgatory native, which they have plenty of now.
Dean: Have they opened it yet?
Visiak: Tomorrow. Moon. Eclipse. Sorry, Bobby.
Bobby cradles her head and asks her where they are, but it’s too late. She’s gone. And suddenly Cas is behind them. Dean looks surprised and uncertain – understandable considering the back and forth he’s been with his friend in the last couple of episodes. But Bobby is pissed. He lunges at Cas when Cas says that he’s sorry this had to happen – that Crowley got carried away. Dean and Sam hold Bobby back.
Dean (to Cas): You don’t even see it, do you? How totally off the rails you are?
Cas (almost tiredly): Enough. I don’t care what you think. I’ve tried to make you understand, but you won’t listen. So, let me make this simple. Please go home and let me stop Raphael. I won’t ask again.
Dean: Good, ‘cause I think you already know the answer.
Cas: I wish it hadn’t come to this. Rest assured, when this is all over, I will save Sam, but only if you stand down.
Dean (with a confused flinch of his eyes): Save Sam from what?
And just like that, Cas is behind Sam. He touches his head and we’re immediately back in Room 107 of the Nite Owl. Sam is on the floor, gasping for breath and he looks up at the Girl who is hovering over him, uncertain.
Sam: Sam. My name is Sam.
Okay, between ya’ll and the wall, I understand why Cas did what he did – in fact I’m a little surprised he didn’t do it sooner because the one thing that might, might keep Dean tethered is putting Sam in danger. It was the only reason he ever worked for a demon, it would be the only reason he’d let Castiel alone to do the same. But I’m glad it was more like a last-ditch effort than the first thing Cas did, that’s for sure.
But I wonder…how could he promise to fix him? Did he just mean he’d replace the wall? Because if he’d had the power to truly fix him…why didn’t he do it back when they were all friends? Just…has me wondering.
The girl asks him what he remembers and Sam pulls himself shakily to his feet.
Sam: It’s spotty. I was with two guys – one was a male-model-type (HA!) and the other was an older guy named…Bobby.
At first I was surprised he remembered Bobby’s name and not Dean’s until I realized that Visiak said Bobby’s name out loud and that’s why he knew it. He casts about the room and finds an address book. Flipping through it he finds Bobby Singer in Sioux Falls, SD, and says he has to go there. The girl is like, I’m really sorry, but this is where I have to get off. Guess South Dakota was a little too crazy for her.
Sam’s totally understanding about it – says she’s done too much for him as it is. She asks how he’ll get there and he looks over and sees keys.
Sam: Guess I’ll take…my car.
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