Meanwhile…Sam is suited up and standing over a body on a morgue table getting the deets from the M.E. (I presume). The body (the “john” that we saw in the first part of the episode) was found in a ditch, 5 pints low, with bite marks on his carotid and femoral arteries. Sam’s like, “Animal attack?” M.E. comes back with, “Or vampires.” Sam gives him nothing. The M.E. pouts, “That usually gets at least a chuckle.”
Usually? They see a lot of bloodless bodies in that area? Sam gives him a tight smile, then leaves, calling Dean. Dean tells Sam about the coordinates and that he and Frank are going there to set up surveillance and Sam’s like, umm…is that such a good idea?
Dean: Relax. It’s a field, not the Death Star.
Hee. Just like Beggars Canyon back home, huh, Dean?
Dean says he knows that Dick is busy doing…something I didn’t catch. Whatever it is, it was all over The Huffington Post.
Sam: Since when do you read?
Dean: Know your enemy, Sam.
Sam tells him about the 3 missing truckers and one blood-free body and Dean’s all, “Good times. Keep me posted.” It was a bit strange – the knee-jerk reaction I had was don’t split up, this is going to go badly but then I thought about the reality of their situation and that if they are going to 1) keep hunting, 2) stay alive long enough to defeat the Leviathans, and 3) kick Dick Roman’s ass back to Purgatory, they couldn’t be working the same things, side-by-side all the time. They had to trust each other and stay in touch. So, I pushed my instinctive reaction down and went with it.
Frank sticks his head out of the RV and tells Dean to “get your costume on” so they can get going. I lost track of where Frank was living, but they reach the field in Wisconsin pretty quickly. I wonder just how small fans from other countries think the U.S. is based on how quickly the boys are able to drive from one place to another.
Disguised as “WIStel” techs, they go about figuring out how/where to set up surveillance equipment. Frank makes Dean get up in the cherrypicker – mainly because Frank’s “costume” says manager while Dean’s says technician – and the brief moments Dean is up in that thing are the most amusing of the show. He clicks his safety harness, but still moves on it like it’s coated with ice, and his little “AH!” when he first gets the thing moving, followed by a hurried glance around to see if anyone heard that, was hilarious. He manages to get the thing all the way to the top of a telephone pole when Frank calls him back down.
Apparently there are cameras mounted all over the field. Dean’s frustrated – hard to set up surveillance when there’s already surveillance. But Frank’s all – we’ll just tap into theirs! It’s cake!
So, back in Frank’s RV, Dean’s in a chair and Frank’s in front of a monitor. Dean’s voice is low, rough and completely exhausted as he says, “Now what?”
Frank: You look horrific. When’s the last time you really slept?
Dean = eye roll. “Let’s just work.”
Frank says they have to wait and watch. He suggests they do so in shifts because he doesn’t think Dean can keep his eyes open – no sooner does he say that then Dean’s asleep in the chair…and well on his way to a wicked neck cramp. His phone rings, but he doesn’t hear it. He’s out.
It’s Sam, of course. Calling to tell Dean that he’s figured out that Chambers was hunting a vetala and that John had one in this journal. Says that a silver knife to the heart, with a twist, and it’s done. He tells Dean that the vetala are maladjusted, loner types that knock a guy out, drag him home, and feed slow, so he thinks Krissy’s dad could still be alive.
Sam: It would it be nice to get this girl’s dad back home to her.
*rubs heart* Aw, Sammy. His whole quest to find this girl and get her father back and do this hunt wasn’t just so that he could keep busy – that was part of it, but you could also see how he just really needed what they were doing to matter, to have something that showed him all the pain he lived with and survived was truly worth it. That what they were doing made a difference, even if just in one life.
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