In a nutshell: Crowley sends the boys after a suspected werewolf to bag another Alpha, but it turns out to be a skinwalker instead.
Hope you enjoy the caps and my thoughts on the eighth episode of the season. :D
(===============) Signify commercial breaks.
Jensen does the voice over again. *g*
Then: Werewolves, Sam admits something's wrong with him. Sam's soul is gone, Alphas, Crowley.
Honeywagon Bar....hmmm....sounds familar...
Ooooh, bloody death in car.....
Was that filmed by the studio?
Oh, instant Crowley.
Crowley: Is that Bobby Singer? Give him a kiss for me.
Hee! Go, Dean Go!
Crowley: (to Sam) You'd sell your brother for a dollar right now if you really needed a soda.
Dean won't work for Crowley....but then Crowley hurts Sam....that's not cool, man. Owie!
Crowley: (to Dean) You need to stop thinking of this as some kind of deal. This is a hostage situation, you arrogant little thug. I own your brother, do you understand me?
Ok, I seriously loved it when Crowley called Dean an arrogant little thug. HeeHee! Mark Sheppard and his line delivery! *shivers*
He's sending them after a werewolf....which haven't been coming out according to the normal rules.
Crowley: Werewolves turning on the full moon -- so '09.
Dean does not like working for a demon....no surprise there.
Sam understands, that Dean doesn't trust him, but he's gonna prove himself to Dean. Awww....
Btw, this car scene? Total b*tch to cap. So friggin' dark!!!
Holt & Wilson...
Crime scene tech: What are the feds doing here?
Sam: Oh, we're specialists. They call us in to answer the questions of mouth-breathing dick monkeys.
LOL Even Dean gives Sam a weird look at that one.
Ooooh, sleeping Dean. :D
Dean: You didn't sleep. Cause you don't... sleep.
Dean: Yeah, that's not creepy at all.
Did you notice how easily Jensen caught that badge? *iz impressed*
Dean: "Let me get dressed, Robocop" Heehee!
Boys in suits!!!!
Did you notice Dean watch as Sam dug out his fake badge? Like he was wondering if he was going to pull out a weapon.
What's in the bowl?
The dude comes out sweating vodka....the dog isn't happy either.
Heh. Just following procedure...yeah.
Sam's all ready to bag the guy, but Dean wants to wait and make sure.
Sam: Bag him now?
Dean: No, we make sure.
Dean: Before we hand him over to a lifetime of demon rape? Yeah, really.
And the "demon rape" mention brings up an interesting question....was Dean speaking from experience? From his time in hell? Or was it just a casual thing? Hmmmm.....
Geez, does this dude even have a liver left?
Sam: Boy, Cal just doesn't know when to quit.
Dean: Three scuzzy bars, one scuzzy strip club, a chili dog joint, seven or eight nightcaps, and now scotches in the library. I'm getting cirrhosis just watching this.
The boys leave 'cause the sun is coming up....
Oh, the dude's dog is there....uh oh.....Cujo time.
Nice, more watching a woman while she sleeps. Nothing creepy about that.....Heh....nice doggie...
Yeah, Cal won't be coming home.
Pretty dog, btw.
Sam: "Masterful deduction, Sherlock" Hee! Jared got all the cool lines this time.
Lucky's owner spots some blood on his shoulder. LOL "Bad dog!" You have no idea, lady.
Boys, it's the dog! It's the DOG!!!!!!! He's right there!!!!!
Great, now they think she's the werewolf.
Down, Sammy boy.
Don't fight boys. :(
Heh....trust Sam....yeah, that's not so easy.
Btw, little filmmaking note about this scene by the car: You can see how overcast and rainy it was. You can also see (well, I noticed anyway) that they used lights on Jensen & Jared because it was getting so dark.
Creepy stalker Sam, watching from the playground. :P
Oh, Sam sees the dog change....
Sam's ready with the gun, but something's up....who's the other dude?
Uh, oh....Sam he smells you!
Run, run, run!!!!! The chase is on.
Ooops.....Car meet dog. And of course they took the dog....cute.
Aw, Dean....still thinking about Lisa. :(
Sam calls in: Ooooh...skinwalker! Cool!
Heh. The pooch is at the vet's.
Dean: "See, this? This is silver. Don't say I didn't warn you?"
Dean: Now, we can either do this the easy way [holds up clothes] or the hard way [holds up dog chain].
Dean: [glares at Sam]
Sam: What? Soul or not, that's funny.
LOL! Sam is funny in this ep, in that weird sorta way, of course.
Sam: Well, I gotta tell you, Lucky, you got us stumped. I mean, why shack up with a family? Is it a kinky thing? Do you like to play with your food? Roll over, Lucky. Speak!
Lucky: Go to hell.
Sam: Already been. Didn't agree with me.
Ah, Dean gets his reasons, that he was protecting his family....and wants to know about the guy he was talking to.
Geez, there's 30 of them???
Wow....they're waiting for word to turn the families they're with, a "sleeper cell".
LOL....Sam. So not helping....
Oh, baby...rifle time. :D
Oh Dean....he's not liking Sam the way he is...not at all.
Dean: You say you're "Just folks," Yeah? That -- that you like baseball and apple pie or whatever. But truth is, I don't know what you are - 'cause you're not Sam.
Sam: Dean, come on.
Dean: I mean, it's your gigantor body and and maybe your brain, but it's not you. So just...stop pretending. Do us both a favor.
Btw, I love the music for a lot of this episode, including this scene. Love the drums and the driving beats. Thank you Chris Lennertz!
Dean + rifle = pure hotness *guh*
Heh...Sam thinks the dude is gonna double-cross them.
Sam: I'd double-cross us.
Dean: Thanks, Dexter. That's reassuring.
Why is the scope-view green? Isn't that a night-vision thing?
Oh, crap....they brought Lucky's family.
Dean's look at Sam when he tells him to take the shot even though the woman's head is in the way. o_O
Damn....Dean missed taking the shot.
Sam: "So, plan B?"
Dean: "We got one?"
Heh. Oh, boys.
Oh, baldy is the boss....
Dean still with the rifle. Whoo!
Oh, man.....one of them changed....two....
Yes!!!!! Dean. :D
Lucky's still protecting his family....
Yes!!!!! Dean got him.
Aw, Sam, no!!!!! Don't shoot Lucky!
Phew! Lucky got away.
Aw, Lucky had to stop back in to see his family.
And she understandably orders him to go away. :(
Hee. Beef Barn for the boys....
Oh...Sam's coming clean....
Sam: I'm not your brother. I'm not Sam.
Sam: All that 'blah blah blah' about being the old me? Crap. Like, Lisa and Ben, right? I've been acting like I care about them, but I don't. I couldn't care less.
Dean: Is this supposed to make me feel better?
Sam: You wanted the real me. This is it. I don't care about them. I don't even really care about you, except that I need your help. And you're clearly not going to stick around for much longer unless I give it to you straight, so... I've done a lot worse than you know. I've killed innocent people, in the line of duty. But, I'm pretty sure it's not something the old me could've done. Maybe I should feel guilty. But I don't.
Dean: Sam, get to the punch line.
Sam: Look, I don't know if how I am is better or worse. It's different. You get the job done and nothing really hurts. That's not the worst thing, but...I've been thinking. I was that other Sam for a long time, and it was...it was kinda harder. But there are also things about it I remember that... Let's just say, I think I should probably go back to being him.
Dean: That's very interesting. It's a step.
Dean: We do what we gotta do. And we get my brother back.
Hitting the Highlights:
* Can we have Crowley in every episode? Mark Sheppard is just so awesome. :)
* Was it just me, or did Jensen look especially handsome in this eppy? His eyes in that last scene...they just sparkle!
* What's creepier than a skinwalker dog watching his owner sleep? Him watching her go into the shower. Bad dog!
* I'll say it again...Jensen holding any kind of gun is just the hottest thing ever. Been waiting for another rifle scene since S2's "Simon Said".
* Much like in "Monster Movie" I found myself liking and caring about the monster. Lucky might not have been a stand-out human, but he was loyal to his family as a skinwalker dog.
* It really hurts to think that Sam doesn't even care about his own brother. :(
* Gotta give some praise to Jared & the writers. All the while that I'm disliking Sam a little because he's cold, and uncaring and not really Sam, I'm also bemused by the awkwardness he has around people. He's saying things the old Sam would never say...and would even get on Dean's case for saying. It's an interesting combination and Jared is doing a great job of straddling that line.
I know some folks didn't like this one, but I did. They can't be epics all the time, and this was still a solid episode. :)