Recap: Supernatural, Episode 7.13, “Slice Girls”

In a rather gore-filled, blood-cast-off attack, the man is thrown across the room, slamming into a wall, then his hands and feet are cut off – while he’s still alive – and a symbol is carved into his chest. Yowza.

When we first see our boys, Sam’s driving and Dean’s sleeping against the door on the passenger side. In fact, I think he’s even snoring a little bit. Hee. I couldn’t figure out what they were driving – and ya’ll know how I love my cars, so if you know, I’d be obliged if you shared with the class. I don’t think it was the Skylark – mainly because they hadn’t had that in the previous episode, so I figured they would be changing up on a regular basis (else why not just bring back the Impala…*misses the Impala*).

Dean wakes, wiping his mouth with the back of his hand, and immediately pulls out a flask. I think the lessening of drinking in the last episode was more due to the fact that he was busy traveling through time than anything else. Sam gives him what should be a copyrighted Little Brother Look Of Irritation And Worry and makes a comment on the fact that Dean’s drinking from Bobby’s flask. Interesting, I thought, because when they first discovered the flask, Dean sniffed it and put it back.

Dean claims that using Bobby’s flask is “grief therapy” – which, honestly, I can totally buy. Dean drinking as a coping mechanism is hardly new. He’s been doing it since Season 2. Dean holding articles of others close to him to keep them close and helps him feel less alone is his M.O. – John’s leather jacket, Sam’s amulet, the Impala…. A flask from Bobby – yep. Works for me.

However, Sam’s worry about Dean’s drinking, his not ‘dealing’ with things as he should, or just…the state of things in general has him calling attention to Dean’s drinking, and Dean’s auto-deflect mechanism has him pointing out that the hunt they’re on is a “wild goose chase.” Sam breaks it down for us – 4 guys in the last “X” days (I can’t remember) were killed just like the guy we saw at the start. Dean = *grumble, grumble, grumble* But they carry on.

They show up suited up at the morgue to check out dead guy #4 (the James VanDerbeek guy) and the M.E. comments on them working late. Dean cracks wise that the hours suck, but they have a “great benefits package” – especially the coverage for drugs. Not just generic, either, he says. Sam brings the conversation back to the body on the table in front of them and gets the 411: there was DNA at the scene and actually found on one or two bodies, but it didn’t match anything human.

As they leave, Dean concedes that it’s, “generally in the vicinity of the ballpark of our thing.” Hee.

Sam proposes the return to the hotel and break out the laptop part of the hunt, but Dean counters with a, “you do that, I’ll mingle with the locals.”

Sam: You’re going to a bar.

Dean: If you want to oversimplify it.

Sam gives him a look which I’m sure was supposed to be another one of irritated concern, but he uses it so much in this episode I started just thinking of it as more of a bitchface than anything else. However before you throw lost shoes at me, I will say I noticed something about their brotherly dynamic a bit later that had me dialing back my frown at Sam’s bitchfaciness. Which is a word I just made up.

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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