Another fun episode of Supernatural starting with this:
Phil Sgriccia’s idea, executive producer and the gag reel guy for the show. We learned new Supernatural info this ep: Las Vegas is like Shark Week, happens same time every year, Becky Rosen is sneaky smart and DJ Qualls really needs to come back for more hunting! We begin with Dean in a bar, talking to a stripper.
“I’ve got this friend..” shares Dean, which WE all know is code for “I’m talking about me.” He laments how Sam dumped him during their Vegas week to trek through the desert. We’ve heard things about Vegas but had no clue there was a “Vegas week.” The wise stripper sums the show up with “we all need to face ourselves sometime,” talking about Dean. He gets a text from Sam telling him to wear his Fed suit and to meet him, four blocks down the street. Dean arrives and when the lights flicker, pulls his gun expecting monsters. Instead we get Sam, jovial, tuxed out and getting married. The entire scene plays perfectly with Dean not believing what he is hearing but finally responding with “What? Superfan number 99?” Sam’s points out that life is short, gotta seize happiness when we find it which was my exact thought from last week! Evidently Becky knew that the boys would be in Vegas and found Sam. Sam realizes that he loves her(!) and next thing we know, the two get married. Dean’s best line is “Doesn’t she need to ask for my permission or something?” This is the crux of the show.
Becky runs by her ten-year reunion to RSVP with Sam in tow. We get a glimpse of Becky’s motivation here with being called “Yucky Becky”. Becky meets her bestie Guy in the parking lot. My hinky radar went up when Guy shakes hands with “honor to meet you Sam.” Becky mentions Wiccan while getting an elixir from Guy so we learn the how of Sam’s happiness and willingness to marry Becky!
A guy taking batting practise gets whacked and splattered by a baseball due to the obvious demon killer in the stands. Dean shows up at the newlyweds with a waffle iron to smooth things over but this blows up quickly when he sees that Sam is working with Becky on a job. Dean lays into Sam about how dreams are coming true in the town with death following right behind. Pointing out that Sam is Becky’s dream scares Dean more than anything else. Dean leaves and calls Bobby for backup. Bobby is busy but sends another hunter to help, Garth(DJ Qualls). Please note here that DJ was way under utilized! He played his role well and could have had more.
Both hunting teams show up at the next possible victim’s business. Dean wearing a vested suit which sent the fandom swooning. Sam is with Becky who glares at Dean as they leave. The clothing itself is not a big deal but they represent changes in Dean which are a big deal. Dean is smooth as a reporter but Garth just starts in with words like nefarious, black magic, hoodoo.They conclude that people are making deals with a crossroads demon but are being killed quickly for their souls. Dean tries to warn the wife but comes across as a threat which Garth says “cause it sounded exactly like a threat dude.” Dean saves the wife from a falling chandelier. Garth then takes charge leaving wifey in his cousin’s hands who just happens to be a tri-racial paraplegic sniper. And he said it with a straight face.
Sam gets woozi and realizes that something is not right. He starts to call Dean but Becky whacks him on the head first. Sam is then hog tied to the bed with no pants on which is some of Becky’s dream honeymoon. Sam hears and sees who Becky is conferring with about the love potion number 9. Becky tries to explain herself but Sam slams her with “you rooffied me!” Gagging Sam so that Becky can’t hear what he saying, Jared gets in a “big boy” word that he and Jensen talked about at ChiCon. He says *f* you when gagged. Go back and listen!
Becky meets with Guy who ends up not giving away anymore elixir but will do business with Becky, a one day deal only. Twenty five years for her soul. Becky seems to contemplate this but later shows up for the agreement, using Dean’s lighter to fire up Guy in a devils trap. The boys have their game faces on when Guy’s intern attacks them all and lets Guy out of the trap. Guy says “oh crap” and Dean hears Crowley with the same “oh crap” sentiment. Crowley tells Guy, “we’re not Wall St., we are hell, we have some integrity.” We find out that this demon made deals and his intern then killed the suckers thereafter, having fast access to the souls. Crowley takes Guy. Becky signs the annulment papers and gets an affirming speech from Sam. Dean tells Garth he doesn’t suck which is the “best thing anyone has ever said” to Garth. Garth exits after hugging it out with Dean.
Most of the fandom wanted Becky DEAD: for giving Sam drugs, whacking him on the head and tying him up. Becky is the absolute Supernatural superfan. She loves the series. Knows everything about Sam and Dean Winchester and just so wants that romantic life. Becky says that the only place people understand her is on the message boards. They are grumpy and overly literal but at least they share a common passion. Mmmmm, the fandom from these writers eyes. She did wrong but in the end made the right decision. I hope to see Becky and Garth hook up as hunters, the geek hunting dream team!
Our brotherly moment happens not over the hood but leaning against the trunk with the boys looking mighty fine. Sam does need Dean to watch his back. Dean knows that Sam is grownup. What I saw in this episode are the brothers coming to terms with being apart and being OK. Dean is not ok with Sam taking a walk about during their Vegas pilgrimage. Sam can handle being away from Dean but like Sam said, “You’ve taken care of me your whole life. Take care of yourself now.” But what we know and what Dean realizes, is that Dean’s identity is all about taking care of “Sammie”. Who is he without Sam? Let me know what you think. As always…. stay supernatural!