Recap: Supernatural Episode 7.02, Hello Cruel World

Okay, so in Stockville, KS, (yikes, apparently I live in a bit of an epicenter of evil), the black ooze gets into the pool and some LeviTeens take out the whole swimteam. Or most of them, anyway. Up in Sioux Falls, SD (these Leviathans sure can travel far fast!) Sheriff Jodi Mills in is the hospital for an appendectomy and her silver fox of a doc reassures her that she did great and with some good meds, she’ll be home tomorrow — which is good for Sheriff Mills as she has a bit of a…quirky…roommate.

Back at Bobby’s, Dean’s coming in carrying groceries and Sam tells him that they have some bad news for once. He found out about the swim team and says it sounds Leviathan-y. Dean’s all…ummm…, but Sam insists that Dean should go. Bobby’s the hub, Sam’s 51/50, which leaves Dean as the hunter. Dean doesn’t want to leave Sam alone in the middle of a psychotic break (good idea!) and Bobby’s all, hello? Chopped liver speaking!

So, with Bobby’s insistence, Dean agrees to go. And this is where things start to go very, very wrong.

Somewhere in the US — I’ve ceased trying to keep track because I originally thought that LeviGirl was in Kansas for some reason, but then she shows up at Sioux Falls Gen Hosp, so what do I know — LeviGirl and Edgar the Demo Man meet up on a swingset, both agreeing the swim team massacre was a bad idea, but they know they’re hungry. What I got out of this exchange was that there are quite a few Leviathans around — and there is a “boss.” Edgar seems to be the main dude in charge of a section of Leviathans, but he reports to someone. Now, whether that’s a Big Daddy Leviathan, or some other Big Bad (Father of All?? kidding…), I don’t know. But there’s definitely some kind of ‘boss’ involved who has a specific plan for how things should go.

Anyway, the LeviGirl has an idea for how to solve their hunger problem–an idea she got from the ever-helpful Dr. Sexy M.D. She shows up at Sioux Falls Gen Hosp, lures Dr. Silver Fox into a room, tells him she wants to be a surgeon when she grows up…and she wants to grow up now. Somehow, she takes on the doc’s appearance and then…eats him. Crunch.

At Stockton High School, Dean is suited up and introduces himself as Agent Ian Anderson (as in Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson…hee). The younger guy inside — CSI? M.E.? Dunno — tells him to watch his step because there’s “NC17 shiznickle everywhere.” Ha!

It takes Dean all of a minute to find the smudge of black ooze. Back at the hospital. LeviDoc puts Sheriff Mills’ humorous roomie to sleep, then wheels her out of the room. As it’s the night before roomie’s scheduled surgery (seriously, who checks in the night before surgery anymore?) Sheriff Mills calls it like she sees it and follows the doc out of the room and down the hall.

Back at Bobby’s, Sam’s phone rings. Hallucifer is there, reading the paper, chatting Sam up. It’s like Sam has an imaginary friend. Who can kill him. Dean tells Sam that the Leviathans were definitely at the school and that they’ll track it from Bobby’s. He asks how Sam’s doing, and Sam basically chooses to be a lying liar who lies over telling his brother a truth  he can do nothing about from the road, saying he’s okay. Oy.

Sherriff Mills is busy tracking the doctor to a side room (because she is bad-ass…and total aside? She and I have nearly the same haircut. Only mine has blue in it.). There she sees LeviDoc cut out roomie’s liver and chow down. Understandably, she faints before she can get help and/or get back to her room. When she wakes up, she’s in her bed and LeviDoc is there (wiping his mouth…gah). She tries to explain away why she was out of bed and a nurse gives her something in her IV to help her sleep. I may have yelled at the TV, “Pull out your IV!”

She did (good girl) but it wasn’t soon enough. Some of the stuff got into her system, so she can’t get away away. Just slumps onto the floor.

Back at Bobby’s, Hallucifer is turning up the heat with the taunts at Sam prompting Sam to challenge him to just end it. Hallucifer is like, Why? This is my only fun. Basically, he says, it only ends when Sam can’t take it anymore.

Hallicufer: I think that’s why we’re cleaning our guns.


Gaelic: *cold feeling in gut*

Bobby: Sam? You having a little bag lady moment?

Sam is tearful as he turns to apologize to Bobby. I really felt for the guy. He’s made some questionable choices in his past, but, much like our favorite wayward angel, he was trying to do what he thought was the right thing. And as we know, he was kind of destined to follow the demon blood path. And the demon blood path led to his being the perfect vessel for Lucifer, which led to his sacrifice, which led to the Cage, which led to Castiel trying to save him as he’d saved Dean, which led to a year and half of soulless maraudering, which led to a wall, which led to Cas breaking that wall, which led to this. And this? Is rather heart wrenchingly terrifying.

Bobby hands him a beer and is trying to be reassuring, having followed the same path we just did and knowing that if he could, Sam would take the wall and the amnesia back in a second, if just to feel ‘normal’ again.

Bobby: You beat the Devil before, kid. You’ll get a handle on this. You’re not in Hell anymore. You’re here. With us.

As Sam is listening, he’s looking terrified over Bobby’s shoulder as Hallucifer shows up behind the older hunter with a fireplace poker…which he then shoves through Bobby’s chest. I gasped. Sam jerked back in shock. Bobby…just smiled and said, “You hear me, Sam?”

Good grief. These hallucinations are brutal. I hope they find a way to wrap this soon–mainly because they’re rather mentally disturbing. I can’t imagine not knowing if what I was seeing was real when it looked exactly like real looked. Messes with your head. Or maybe that’s just me, I don’t know.

Also? I thought it was interesting that Sam’s head had someone stabbing Bobby. Again. Sam did it once when it was Trickster!Bobby…he tried again when he was Robo!Sam to try to keep his soul out…and now Hallucifer (a manifestation of Sam’s internal haunting) does it again. Hmm.

Unaffected by the imagined chest wound, Bobby goes to answer his local line. It’s Sheriff Mills (who identifies herself as “Jodi Mills” and Bobby has no idea who that is until she says “Sheriff”…funny) and she’s all, Help! Monster Doc! You’re the zombie-killer! Get over here and save my ass!

So, Bobby leaves Sam. That? I didn’t get. I mean…why couldn’t he take Sam with him and tell Dean where to meet them? Leaving Sam alone is not a good idea.


Gaelicspirit is a storyteller. She is a recent addition to Whedonverse Network, but has been writing and posting recap/reviews of Supernatural on LiveJournal since 2007. She works as a freelance writer and consultant in the real world, and is ever-connected to the six-degrees of Joss Whedon.


Gaelicspirit is a storyteller. She is a recent addition to Whedonverse Network, but has been writing and posting recap/reviews of Supernatural on LiveJournal since 2007. She works as a freelance writer and consultant in the real world, and is ever-connected to the six-degrees of Joss Whedon.

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