Anyway, even after figuring out that Dean probably-definitely fathered an Amazon, Sam heads off to get more intel from the Professor, leaving Dean with the equivalent of, “Lock the door and hope they don’t have blasters.” I honestly don’t get why Dean didn’t just go with him – leaving Dean behind at this moment was just…illogical. And a convenient writing tool to amp up the drama and what happened next.
Sam barges into the Prof’s office and takes the Greek paper that “somehow” fluffed up to the top of the pile and asks him to translate it. The Prof is hesitant because the gov’t isn’t paying him enough.
Sam: I’ll sweeten the deal. We’ll remove your wire tap.
HA! I love conniving Sam. *grins*
Back at the hotel, there’s a knock at the door. Dean cautiously goes to open it – and he does that thing where he licks his lower lip as he’s centering himself…*love* — and on the other side of the door is Emma. She looks at him pleadingly and asks for his help, saying she doesn’t want to be like the others and she knew he would help her because…he’s her father.
(Gaelic mentally inserts image of Dean replaying Luke Skywalker’s devastated NOOOOOOO!!!)
Here’s something I found interesting at this point – the other Babyzons went right to their rich daddy’s houses and without remorse or discussion took them out. They ate their “offering” without being prodded and didn’t wince when branded. Emma is the child of a hunter – a hunter who was at one time tagged as Michael’s sword, even – and she was a bit difficult. She still goes for the kill at the end, but goes about it decidedly differently.
To me, it just showed how unique Dean is, period. Even his monster offspring rebels against the norm. He may live his life as a battle-weary warrior, thinking he’s not really worth anything because of what he does or what he’s done (which he basically reiterates as he’s talking to Emma), but when it comes down to it, he and his brother are unique. And the universe in which they live would not exist were it not for them. End of story.
Dean lets Emma and her little pink suitcase into the room and she says that her mother told her Dean was a good man. Dean says he seriously doubts that is true. Emma says she believes he’s a good man.
Dean: If you knew me, you would seriously doubt that’s true.
Emma tries to go into the whole “I know you don’t want me, but…” and Dean (rightly so) tells her this is not even close to a normal situation – it has nothing to do with Dean not wanting her (or, by a broader definition, wanting a child).
Meanwhile, Sam’s back with the Prof trying to figure out what’s on the paper.
Prof: Where did you get this?
Sam: A crazy, drunk old genius.
Prof: They always have the best stuff.
So, basically, the paper reveals that it’s the kid who has to kill the father, not the Amazon mama – which I kinda already knew, but maybe it wasn’t that obvious…? Sam runs out, but the blonde female cop is there, stops him by telling him she knows he’s a fake and we see the scar of her Amazon brand. She goes all freaky-red-eyes and throws Sam down some stairs, but he rolls over, gun up, and shoots her. It surprised me that act took her out. Maybe they were like…silver bullets or something. I just expected the Amazons to be harder to kill for some reason. *shrug*
Back with Dean, Emma’s looking sad and vulnerable so Dean goes to the fridge to get her some food. His back to her, he’s peering into the nearly-empty fridge giving options of cheese or a leftover burrito when Emma stands up and a gigantic knife drops down from her sleeve. Dean doesn’t see her, but he senses the danger because he turns around, pulling his gun up fast in one smooth motion.
I totally dig it when he does that. *Toe. Curl.*
Sam’s booking it home – realizing that Dean’s ‘accident’ is on her way to kill his brother—and in the hotel room, Dean’s got his gun on Emma, his face impassive as he tells her that he figured she’d chat him up, catch him off-guard and it almost worked because he was expecting her mother. Emma says this is hard for her, but she looks pretty dead-eyed about it. A lot like her alter-ego Missy Bender, you ask me.
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