Recap: Supernatural, Episode 7.14, “Plucky Pennywhistle’s Magical Menagerie”

The M.E. says that it’s obviously the result of a freak fetish and that someone created the hickie marks and then bled they guy out by a hole on his neck. As they leave, Dean asks Sam if the bite mark looked a little vampy to him.

Sam: No question.

Dean: Octovamp? Vamptopus?

Sam: That’s crazy even for us, right?

With the Leviathans out there oozing all over the place and making those who misbehave bib themselves, I don’t know if they can really rule anything out these days. Still, they’re used to the “normal” crazies – and this is definitely to the left of normal. They decide to go talk to the dead guy’s widow.

They go with routine questions. For them. Did the house feel different? Any cold spots? Smell anything weird? Sulfury? Nope, none of that. When they ask about skeletons in the closet, though, the wife’s eyes go hard and she tells them to talk to Stacy if they want to know what her husband has been up to lately. Turns out Stacy is the nanny. As they leave, we see a little girl watching them with creepy eyes from the top of the stairs – making me immediately suspect the girl. I was all about jumping to conclusions with this one, folks.

Dean comments on how a mom/dad/nanny situation was a love triangle right out of Casa Erotica (which made Sam smile a bit, hee!) but that the jealous wife has to channel her feelings more productively. Sam can’t wrap his mind around why an octovamp, though. Seems a bit…extreme and unnecessary. Dean says one of them needs to talk to the naughty nanny while the other stakes out the house.

Sam: I’m on the nanny.

Dean: No, I’m on the nanny.

Sam: Thought you said no hot chicks.

Dean: We don’t know that she’s hot.

He’s got a point. Still, it was funny that he had to go with the nanny. Just…’cause. *grins* I thought the nanny looked a little like a young Cassie. Dean refrained from looking lecherously interested, though, his eyes just watching her for clues rather than appraising her finer attributes.

She tells him that she had more interaction with the mom and that there was nothing going on with the dad, but that yesterday was Kelly’s (the daughter) birthday, the mom was out of town, and they had a birthday party for Kelly that the dad only showed up for five minutes of. The party was at Plucky Pennywhistles – a name Dean finds vaguely familiar.

Stacy tells him it’s a place for kids – then comments that it’s more for lazy parents. I’ve never been to a birthday party at one of those places, but I can tell you that just going to them for “fun” with your kiddo is not for the lazy. We keep our daughter in our sight at all times and with all the noise and the kids and the random adults…sheesh. It’s exhausting.

As they’re talking, Dean tries to find out if anything weird happened lately and Stacy tells him that Kelly’s afraid of a monster in her closet. Dean’s jaw clenches and he swallows. He leaves, calling Sam, and tells his brother not to watch the mom, watch the kid. Sam says he can see her right now. Dean asks if he can get to her without tripping the Amber alert. Good point.

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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