Recap: Supernatural Episode 7.02, Hello Cruel World

Bobby is breathless from his narrow escape and tells them about LeviDoc at Sioux Falls Gen Hosp and they agree to meet at Bobby’s house to make a plan. Back in the Impala (the real Impala) the boys agree to not say anything to Bobby about Sam nearly killing Dean. Dean gives Sam a semi-brave smile and tells him to take baby steps. But then….you guys.

The bad guys…? They BURNED DOWN BOBBY’S HOUSE.

So, the Impala has been smushed and rebuilt –twice over– but now they’ve taken away the only home home these boys have ever had. My heart. It was crushed. And Dean’s horrified, “Oh no….” as he saw it…I just knew he was seeing flashbacks to the Roadhouse and finding Ash’s body all broken and burned inside.

The boys rush through the hull of the burned-out house, the books…the hundreds and hundreds of books on all the baddies out there…gone. Bobby is nowhere to be found. The garage is okay, but Bobby’s not there, either. Sam heads off to the scrap yard, calling Bobby’s name and Dean…well, Dean proceeds to take the last pieces of my heart that were left after that brother moment and smash them to smithereens.

Dean calls Bobby’s “hot line” and gets voicemail, leaving this heartbreaking message, “You can’t be in that crater back there. I can’t…. (his voice breaks and he grabs control quickly) If you’re gone? I am gonna strap my Beautiful Mind brother in the car and I’m gonna drive us off a pier. You asked me how I was doing? Not. Good. (he pauses, swallowing hard, looking everywhere and nowhere at the same time) You said you’d be here. Where are you?”

*rubs heart*

Sam calls for Bobby. Dean calls for Bobby. And suddenly, standing in the middle of the scrapyard, is Edgar, the Leviathan’s 2nd in command (I’m guessing).

Edgar: Apparently you two are competent enough to warrant annihilating.

Dean appears from nowhere and shoots Edgar in the head…which unfortunately only succeeds in pissing him off. He grabs Dean and flings him against a car windshield where he hit hard enough to get a bloody compound fracture in his leg. They actually BROKE HIS LEG. After the way he’s been thrown around these last two episodes, it’s honestly about time he broke something. And I say that without hurt/comfort writer hat on. Sorta. But still!

Gasping in pain, Dean pulls his body away as Sam, foolish brave boy, hits Edgar. As he does, he sees a car suspended on one of those gigantic magnets directly above Edgar. Dean sees it at the same time and pulls himself toward the controls. Sam yells to Dean to hit the controls, which he does, but not before Edgar whacks Sam but good across the head with some kind of pipe…thing.

I literally gasped. I did not see that coming. Heck, I didn’t see anything from the moment Dean said baby steps coming.

Sam goes flying back and down just as Dean drops a Chevy on the guy, smushing him but good, black ooze spreading out and away from the bottom of the car.

Weakly, Dean drags himself over to Sam, who is out. He tries to get Sam to respond, to wake up, saying, “I’m the one with the broken leg! You gotta carry me! Sam!”

And guh, when Dean yells his brother’s name like that, my heart flips over.

Helpless and wounded, Dean calls 911 and then we see them in an ambulance, Dean strapped down, covered with a blanket, the EMT working on Sam. I had this chilling flash to that heartbreaking scene from Charlie St. Cloud when Dean called out, “Sam! You stay with me, you hear?”

The EMT is saying something about intracranial pressure when Sam opens his eyes and sees Hallucifer sitting at the foot of his stretcher, admitting that he’s not real…but he still ain’t going anywhere. Sam begins to seize and the EMT says they’re a few minutes out of Sioux Falls Gen Hosp. Upon hearing this, Dean freaks out. Not there. Anywhere but there.

And as the boys are taken to LeviHospital, we see the black ooze scooting back under the dropped Chevy.

*has to take a breath*

Gaelicspirit

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

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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