In Prosperity, Sam, suited up as Agent Sambora (HA! Seriously? She didn’t pick up on Sambora?! *laugh*) is talking to Wendy Goodman’s sister and finding out that Wendy was beloved by all who knew her. Didn’t have an enemy. Volunteered at the church. All that jazz.
Dean is investigating the hair salon and discovers that basically what happened…couldn’t have happened. As he’s poking around, he finds a coin that, to me, looked like a doubloon. Leaving the salon he calls Sam, tells him about the coin.
Dean: Someone could have dropped it. There’s no pockets in those things they make you wear.
Sam: Didn’t realize you were such a spa expert.
Dean: Shut up. I observe with my eyes.
They determine it could be a hexed talisman and Sam tells Dean to pick him up. After some more Lance Armstrong jokes (Sam not-so-patiently pointing out that Lance is biking, not running) Dean agrees. After he ducks into a liquor store.
Gruesome Death #2 occurs at a construction site. Contractor wraps up his day, heads into a Johnny-On-The-Spot before heading out. Some kind of generator/motor (that’s not plugged in) turns on and a nail gun begins to float in midair. The door opens and the guy zips up quickly, all, WTH? He turns and bam bam bam bam. He’s pinned to the plastic wall, gasping helplessly as the floating nail gun drills him in both eyes.
Eww. And also? Couldn’t help but flash to Murtaugh in Lethal Weapon’s “Nailed ‘em both,” line.
Later, Dean’s at the site, investigating, peering at the body and finding out that the dead guy owned the biggest construction site in town. Upon poking around, Dean finds another coin in the john. Total, unrelated aside…if Sam’s Agent Sambora, I wonder what Dean’s alias is?
Dean heads into the construction trailer to find Sam poking around on the computer.
Dean: Another victim everyone likes; another physically impossible death.
Due to Sam’s stealthy internet/email-fu, they find out that all three dead peeps were working on a shopping center development and the only one in that deal left alive is the developer himself, Don Stark. They track Stark to a big, charity auction building thingy with banners advertising an Art Auction. Don has a bust out front – not a great likeness, you ask me – with dead flowers all around. As they’re standing there, trying to figure out where/what to do next, Dean starts to take a swig from a flask.
Sam: Really? From a friggin’ flask? What are you, Bad Santa?
Dean = Totally. Puzzled. Face.
Sam: On the job?
Dean: We’re always on the job.
And therein lies a significant part of the problem. There’s never a break. There’s just the time between jobs and how they survive it. So, Sam recognizes Dean’s leaning heavily on alcohol – maybe more than before, it’s hard to say, because, really, he’s been drinking a lot for awhile. Even when he was living with Lisa. As someone pointed out in last week’s comments, I wonder where they’re ultimately going to take this drinking thing. Intervention? Car accident? Something going wrong on a hunt?
The drinking is a symptom of Dean’s life eating him alive, haunting him awake and asleep. Take it away, and they better be prepared to deal with the monsters that won’t be dispersed by salt.
Bobby texts Sam and tells him that the symbols from the coin he sent over are Romanian Cyrillic from the 15th-19th century and the coin is called a ‘ducket.’ Which is pretty much the same as a doubloon…right? *shifty eyes*
As Sam’s reading this info off, Dean comments that he’s seen a bunch of dead plants all in one place before: a bench with Wendy Goodman’s picture on it.
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