Recap: Supernatural, Episode 7.05, Shut Up Dr. Phil

Boys pull up to the art auction, see the flashing lights, go in (flashing their badges in their street clothes), see the dead body and realize quickly that Maggie wouldn’t have done this to her own auction. It’s full-on War of the Roses. As they leave the auction, The Levi Hitman is watching, sees them – and what’s worse, sees the Impala. I wasn’t sure if the Levi’s knew about the Impala before, but they do now. Which has me nervous for our girl.

The boys are outside a house – I couldn’t tell if it was Maggie’s or Don’s, but I guess it didn’t matter. Maggie shows up, walks in and confronts Don. Boys follow carrying a bowl of…stuff. They Latinate a bit, Sam lights it on fire and…nothing. Maggie’s all, let me guess, chicken feet? Not chilled.

Don: You’re not leaving this room. Well, you area…just not alive.

Don and Maggie – working as one – start chanting in Romanian.

Sam: Okay, Plan B.

Dean: What’s Plan B?

Sam: Talking.

Dean: Now? Really?

Sam: Counsel them.

Dean: Uh…not my area.

But then he muscles forward, stopping their chanting momentarily. And here’s where things get a little interesting. Just about everything Dean and Sam say to the Starks to stop them from fighting and/or killing each other…they could have been saying to each other. About each other. It’s…weird, I know, to compare their relationship to a marriage. It’s not marriage. I get that. Fundamentally, though, I see similarities.

In a marriage, there are times you basically have to choose each day to make it through. You have to choose to make it work. You have to choose to make what you feel enough, knowing it’s not as much as you felt yesterday, knowing you will feel more tomorrow. You have to compromise and settle and know that your partner is doing the same thing. It’s good and it’s bad, easy and hard. And it’s only forever if you choose to make it so.

With siblings…no matter what you do, you’re connected. You can be best of friends, sharing in every aspect of each other’s lives. You can not speak for years. You can hate and scream and love and laugh, but you’re always connected. I have a sister I used to consider one of my best friends. A little over a year ago, we had a fight over a misunderstanding and haven’t spoken since. She hurt me, she hates me, and I may never speak to her again. But she’s still my sister.

These guys, though…they are like a…hybrid. They are always connected and at the same time, they choose to be together. They choose to stay next to each other, day in and day out. Secrets and lies, blood and death, trust and absolution. They are bonded by a connection that’s more than just blood. And because of that bond, they have to make choices. Every day. To make it work.

Okay, clearly, I’ve had too much time to think.

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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