It’s the first time we see Maggie and Don (nee Cordy and Spike) and they face off like a couple who are extremely pissed with each other. It was nicely played. Though, I will say, the fact that they were Charisma Carpenter and James Marsters made them more interesting to watch then if they’d been…random guest star witches. Which, I suppose, was kinda the point.
Don tells Maggie that enough is enough.
Maggie (looking and sounding very much like her familiar alter-ego): Not even close.
She tells Don she was edged out of his life. There were three people in their marriage: Maggie, Don, and Don’s ego. Don tells her about the FBI agents and she’s like, hello, they were hunters.
Maggie: I can see you’re terribly concerned for my safety, but don’t worry. I’ll take care of it.
Don: This stops as of now.
He walks off and she gives him that cocked-eyebrow, lip-quirked non-grin and says, “You’re so cute when you try to tell me what to do.”
Don walks outside just as the boys pull up and all three of them see his commemorative bust tremble, shake, and the face break off. Yikes. Dean thinks Maggie’s just being nasty and Sam points out that she’ll take out the whole town. Bobby calls and says he has a spell to take out Maggie. There’s a little amusing part where Dean’s all, no, I can remember, and closes his eyes to listen to Bobby…then changes his mind and signals for something to write on.
I thought for a minute they were going to have the spell not work because Dean thought he could remember but didn’t – signaling his hunter skills not as sharp as they were or something – but no. It was just a funny interlude with Bobby and Dean (only not really Bobby because he’s not even a voice on the phone, just Dean playing off ‘Bobby on the phone’).
Back at the art auction, Maggie is practicing her speech and Sue is looking on adoringly. She applauds Maggie and says that everything is perfect. Looking down at Sue’s hand on her shoulder, Maggie’s like, I have to check the finger sandwiches. After the cupcake incident, I had a brief mental image of actual finger sandwiches.
In the hotel, Dean’s digging into a meringue pie with a look of adoration that rivals’ Sue’s when Sam comes in with a bag of warm, evidently extremely smelly, chicken feet. Apparently the power all over town is wonky and the guy at the butcher shop is losing a lot of product. Neither of them want the bag o’feet near them. It’s a little funny, considering all they go through to do spells that get rid of baddies.
Don pulls up in front of the art auction, watching the building. Inside, Maggie brings Sue a martini to celebrate the work they did. I saw it coming about two beats too late. Sue picks up her olive skewer and there’s an eyeball on it. Never find out whose. Sue screams, drops the glass and we swing back to Don…and Don’s very Spike-like, twisted-lip grin.
I did NOT see that coming. He’s a witch (witch? Warlock?) too! Inside Maggie’s looking at her paintings and they’re all melting. She knows it’s Don, knows he did it to hurt her. Sue hurries over (eyeball forgotten) and tries to reassure her.
Sue: I told you. He’s a dick. We’ll get through this. People love you, and he can’t take that away from you.
Just then, Gruesome Death #3. Sue is decapitated by a silver tray right in front of Maggie.
Maggie: Fine, Donald. It’s war.
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