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

Down in the boiler room, Dean pulls his gun and starts poking around. It doesn’t take him long to find the sigil painted in the middle of the floor with what looks like a trashcan in the middle of it, a fire burning brightly inside.

Dean: Well. That’s perfectly normal.

He sees drawings on the wall – not placemat drawings, just little kid drawings. It’s of water and stick figures and what looks like someone drowning. He sees a book of rites and sigils sitting on top of Tyler’s drawing and next to it some clown statues. Suddenly, on the other side of the burning barrel, Ticket Guy shows up. I knew he was too friendly to be normal.

Dean is pretty calm as he walks through what the Ticket Guy is doing – though he says that the sigils and stuff in the book aren’t powerful enough to kill these people. Ticket Guy says that he has to have something of the person he’s going after and that there’s power in fear – some of that power goes into the paper when the kid draws what they’re afraid of. Dean throws the book at Ticket Guy, distracting him for a moment and then tears up Tyler’s picture saying, “No picture, no Iron Giant.”

But then Ticket Guy says he has a plan ‘B’ and someone else to go after – like Dean’s FBI friend. He had Sam’s business card and there’s something he noticed about Sam’s fear of clowns, so he picked something form his own personal collection.

Dean looks a bit panicked and his eyes do that darting thing where he’s weighing all the angles and trying to figure out the best one – Run after Sam and help him fight the clowns? Stop this guy and possibly stop the clowns in the process? Which one is faster? Which one will work? Which one will save Sam?

Sam is outside of Libby’s house, watching them go inside. He gets out of the car, starts to head in, and that’s when Freaky Clown #1 shows up.

And then it literally says: RIGHT FRIGGIN’ NOW at the bottom of the screen, as time and events have caught up. I laughed at that.

Sam is fighting the clowns and they are still beating the hell out of him. It’s not going any better, really.

Dean finds a Plucky doll on the table behind him and sizes up the drawings, figuring out a bit about Ticket Guy in a few second’s time. Ticket Guy is yammering on about how the people he killed were bad parents and he was thinking of the kids and Dean is firing back with incredulity about how making a little girl see her father get killed by the monster in her closet is so far from thinking of the kids it’s not funny.

Ticket Guy says all he wanted was to take care of the kids, but was passed over as manager (shocker) and figures out from what he’s saying and from the pictures that Ticket Guy’s brother drowned and Ticket Guy yells that he tried to tell his parents and his parents wouldn’t listen and it’s his parents fault…. It was actually a bit sad and a tad confusing – because it wasn’t clear if Ticket Guy killed his parents, too, or if he was just so traumatized by his brother’s death that being passed over as a manager made him snap and the reason it was falling in our boys’ lap instead of the local police is because the guy somehow found some book with sigils and spells and such and decided to do his serial killing in a bit of an imaginative way.

Dean throws one of Ticket Guy’s pictures and the Plucky statue (something of Ticket Guy’s) into the fire and Ticket Guy shoots at Dean, causing Dean to duck and cover, diving for his own gun. But he doesn’t have to shoot the guy because the dead brother shows up and touches Ticket Guy (who’s pleading that his death wasn’t his fault) and makes Ticket Guy drown.

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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