The boys head back to the motel and they’re digging through the boxes of books that Sheriff Mills retrieved from Bobby’s storage locker. And, query. Didn’t Bobby say that he had copies of his books hidden everywhere? I don’t know about you, but when he said that, I pictured like…reams of paper or something, not actual book-copies. These boxes are filled with a bunch of ancient-looking, dusty books.
Logistically speaking, it’s going to be hell for the boys to keep boosting different cars and then filling the new cars with the boxes of books. I personally think they should go back to Buffalo and get into John’s storage locker and add Bobby’s books to the collection there. And I also think they should use the Impala to do that. I’m just saying….
ANYWAY, Dean’s digging through the boxes looking for some “Grecian encyclopedia of weird” that he’s sure Bobby has somewhere. Sam’s continued research (the guy was relentless with the whole ‘getting to the bottom of this’ search) turns up another side to Harmonia’s Amazons – where a deal they made with her turned them into a race of monsters. Here’s where I realized that all the poking Sam’s been doing to Dean on the one-night-stand and drinking was being turned right back around by Dean in demanding Sam feed him more information.
It’s just another layer of their relationship that highlights (for me) how very realistic their sibling connection is.
As Sam is rattling off how the Amazons continue their race – find a successful, powerful male, ‘mate’ with him, then they have a baby the next day and the baby grows into a teen in three days time – the penny is dropping for Dean. The look of horror on his face would be slightly humorous if it weren’t so heartbreaking that he has a child – but that child is literally a monster.
Sam’s coming to the same conclusion and reacts first with denial, then with incredulity that Dean could “let this happen.” I actually hadn’t gone there until Sam did – figuring that Dean’s done this enough he wouldn’t be so stupid to not use protection. Dean’s reply is simply that accidents happen; he’s not brain dead. And as Ross and Rachel can attest, condoms are only 97% effective. It says it right on the box. *grins*
Elsewhere in the Convent of Weird, the now-teenaged girls are doing some kind of weird Skulls-like ceremony where that symbol that’s been carved on the chest of the dead guys is being branded onto their wrists. Emma winces and Morticia is again with the “pain is an honor” schtick. Yeouch. The actress who is playing 16 year-old Emma looked familiar to me and lovinjackson confirmed that she’s the same actress who played young Missy Bender five years ago. Gotta say, that wins the Most Creepy Recycle of an Actress Award in my book.
Back with the boys, Sam wants to know why Lydia – an Amazon – would have hooked up with Dean if they’re so picky about their gene pool.
Dean: She may or may not have thought I was a rich investment banker.
As they’re talking, though, there’s a sound like a sigh and Dean looks over on the bed saying that the papers moved. Frowning, Sam gets out the EMF and it redlines. He walks all around the room, redline going wacko, then says that there are power lines outside the open window – completely dispelling the possibility of a helpful ghost in his mind. But, not necessarily Dean’s.
The paper that moved was a piece with a bunch of Greek writing on it that neither of them can read…’cause…it’s Greek to them. Heh. They don’t know if it’s helpful because it’s in the pile of stuff that might be helpful.
Dean, holding the flask he’d finally rescued from Lydia’s house, supposes with a look of hesitantly awed wonder that it could be Bobby. Sam’s face closes down on that possibility – their body language once again telling a bigger story than the actual dialog. Dean’s shoulders are back, down, relaxed almost. His eyes are rounded with a small tinge of hope. Sam’s shoulders are square, his body tight, his face lined. He says that they cremated Bobby, and it can’t be him basically because they want it to be.
Dean pulls in on himself when confronted by Sam’s denial, but Sam’s words kinda broke my heart a bit. It’s so sad to see how they are forced to accept a life where they don’t even get the smallest chance of a break.
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