Recap: Supernatural, Episode 7.06 – Slash Fiction

Sheriff Mills says she wanted to thank Bobby but they don’t exactly make cards that say, “thanks for not letting me getting eaten alive by my monster doctor.” Hallmark really dropped the ball on that one.

Bobby: Just doing my job. Which nobody pays me for.

Mills: How you doin’, Bobby?

Bobby: Fine. Every day’s a gift.

Good Lord, he and Dean are cut from the same cloth. That concept is driven home further a little later, but this whole exchange had me thinking of how Dean reacts when confronted by someone who shows him compassion.

Mills: Your house burned down. Let someone be nice to you!

Bobby relents a bit – Not too nice…can’t go soft – but her comment had me thinking about that very significant event in his life. His house burned down. All his hunting stuff, sure, but what about everything else – any keepsakes and/or memories he had of his wife? The security of having some place to go to. All those phone lines that hunters used when they got in a bind with the law. Gone. We never really saw him react to that – we never really saw him react to much of anything. Not the fact that the boys thought he was dead, not Dean’s VM (which we can only assume he heard), none of it.

I suppose that could have taken place in that three week jump in time (making me want t write a missing scene even more), but even so, it would help if we saw some kind of reaction from Bobby. If Bobby allowed himself to show how this uprooted life has affected him, maybe the boys might be able to breathe through their own tangle of emotions a bit. I mean, I know Bobby pressed Dean to react to the fact that he lost his best friend and his brother is hanging on by a very thin thread, but if no one around him – except perhaps the person he’s supposed to take care of – is reacting honestly and with true emotion, how can Dean allow himself to?

All I could figure is that the only way Bobby could hold it together – for the sake of the boys, mainly – was to shove it down, just like Dean does. Bury the loss and instead focus on the various copies of journals/books he had stashed around, focus on the job, focus on the boys. It’s the only way I could justify Bobby just rolling with it.

Sheriff Mills wants to cook him something. Straighten up the place. Just…take care of him a little. Which is such a womanly thing to do. I liked it. Bobby lets her do her thing and heads back down to the Leviathan only to see that it’s re-headed itself. So, Bobby cuts off its head again. Heh.

The boys are leaving Frank’s in what totally looks like a Rabbit. The soccer mom mini-van was bad enough, but this? *laughs* To make matters worse, there’s a yellow, horsey, squeak toy hanging from the rear-view mirror. Dean pulls out his knife and cut’s the toy off, throwing it in the back seat. Heh. I know someone who was probably pretty happy with that scene.

Sam (looking askance at his brother): You okay?

Dean (lips pushed out in angry grimace, face lined and tense with frustration): It’s bad enough they’re ganking people while wearing our mugs (one too many episodes of Boardwalk Empire for you, there, Dean), but we’re driving around in this…caboodle while Baby’s on lockdown.

Sam (just short of a little-brother eye-roll): It’s temporary.

I swear to you, I was two seconds from saying this very same line when Dean beat me to it. My laugh had my dogs jumping in surprise.

Dean: Nobody puts Baby in a corner.

Sam starts to call him on quoting Dirty Dancing, but Dean, with the Finger of Silence raised, declares that it’s a Swayze movie and Swayze always gets a pass. Atta boy.

Sam, taking sympathy on his poor brother, asks if he wants some tunes, knowing what always calms him down. Now, I know, there are much bigger issues at hand in the grand scheme of the episode, and we still must talk about the ending and all of that, but for a moment, I just want to once more enjoy the scene that had me guffawing so much even the hubs grinned.

Sam turns on the radio and Air Supply’s All Out Of Love starts playing. I swear, cheesy as they are, Air Supply has some pretty darn singable songs. I know every friggin’ word to Making Love Out of Nothing At All and sing it loudly. You just…you can’t help yourself!

So, the music comes on, Sam offers to turn the stations and Dean’s all, Nah, just leave it…probably the only thing on. OMG, I’m laughing right now just thinking about it. Sam looks down at the map and Dean starts to lip sync the words, I’m all outta love…I’m so lost without you…I know you were right, believing for so long….

Poor Impala on lockdown. Dean misses you. *giggles*

Sam gives Dean a sidelong, incredulous look and Dean closes his mouth with a click, looking off to the side, trying to hide, but as soon as Sam looks down again, he starts to lip sync once more, as if the song is compelling him to sing. IT TOTALLY DOES THAT! I swear! There are some songs you can’t NOT sing!

Stop laughing at me. You know it’s true. *narrows eyes good naturedly*

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.

2 Comments:

  1. I liked this episode, though I’m still not on board with Supernatural right now. Wish Kripke was still captain of the ship.

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