Doing things a little differently this time.
I know I was big on the whole play-by-play recount of each ep sort of thing for years now but the truth is? It's tiring. I shouldn't dread watching a new episode because I have to take notes during it.
So this time I just watched the ep, all the way through, no note-taking at all. Surprise! Much more enjoyable! I'll still collect the quotes (thx SuperWiki & BuddyTV!) 'cause I love the quotes, but I just want to give a brief review and be done with it. Hope you all don't mind the change.
Great old-school ep, much in the same vein as "The Benders" way back in Season 1. This one did have the monsters bidding on human parts element though, which kept it more supernatural and not just sick, twisted humans. Loved all the creepiness with the settings, music, camera work, and acting.
Love me some kick-ass Donna! She was amazing! We got to see what a great interrogator and hunter she is. My favorite part was when Dean was all ready to take down Marlon the vampire and Donna just shoots him in the knee! Yeah!
Sadly, with the Episode Stills I already knew Clegg was the bad guy, but we never find out who the dude in the goggles was! I thought for sure we'd see Donna take off his mask and stuff, but no! Gah!!!! Dude was so utterly evil and psycho! Yikes!
Trucker!Dean = HOT
Nice that we got a lady trucker. She was cool! And I get that she didn't want to get involved and didn't stop for Wendy 'cause she was late. At least she finally spoke up about it and gave the boys a good lead.
A lot of people are talking about Sam being depressed. I wouldn't say depressed....stressed, troubled, down maybe. Even he's not saying that he's depressed! It is interesting how the roles of the boys have reversed now from the beginning of the season. Now Sam's resigned that they can't help anyone and Dean is the one trying to bolster his spirits. He even made him pancakes! But I do love that they have each other's support like that. And as usual, the therapy is to do the job and just keep going, something will spring up to turn things around.
Poor Doug! Learning about monsters and then suddenly being turned into a vampire. I sure hope Dean pulled the Impala over when the vamp cure kicked in and Doug started puking 'cause it was pretty messy when Dean took the cure. And I hope we see Doug again. He was so good for Donna!
I'm giving this ep a solid A grade. Bring on next week! Whoo-hoo!
Donna: I'm sorry for calling you guys, but Jody's got her hands full with the girls.
Dean: Hey, never apologize for calling us.
Dean: Breaker, breaker 1-9, this is 67, the Midnight Rider. Looking for the 4-1-1 on my Alice in Wonderland.
Sam: This isn't even our kind of case. And you know, with the real Feds here, we should back down.
Dean: You're joking, right?
Sam: We're still fugitives.
Dean: They think we're dead.
Sam: Do you really wanna get on the FBI's radar again?
Dean: Okay, so what do you wanna do? Hmm? Wanna call up Donna and say, 'Hey, sorry about your niece. These kinds of things happen. Later!' So you can go back to the Bunker and mope some more?
Sam: I'm not moping!
Dean: You got up at 10 a.m. this morning. 10 a.m. You. Mr. Rise and Freakin' Shine. And then you turn down pancakes.
Sam: I wasn't hungry.
Dean: They're pancakes. Y -- Look, I know you're in a dark place right now, okay? I mean we lost Jack and Mom is... I think about 'em, too. All the time. But you can't let it eat you up. Now look when I was -- when I was broken up, you were there for me. Well I'm here for you now. And I'm telling ya, the only way out of this is through. Now when everything goes to hell, what do we do? We put out heads down and do the work. We'll find Jack. We'll save Mom, we will. But right now, Donna needs our help.
Sam: Okay. Look. Obviously I'm here for Donna, all right? I wanna help.
Dean: I know you do. So let's find this son of a bitch.
Doug: I mean, she's barely talkin' to me, and we always talk. About the Vikes, about the Real Housewives, about everything. This is a tough time, I know, but I think she's hiding something from me. Anyhoo, forget it. It's probably nothing. I'm probably just spinning. It's nothing.
Marlon: Look, I see someone I think nobody's gonna miss, I send a message, I get paid.
Dean: And you feel good about that?
Marlon: No, but, you know, like you don't got bills?
Marlon: Shouldn't have been so rough with me. I hold a grudge.
Dean: Well. Bring it, Twilight.
Donna: Where's Clegg?
Marlon: I tell you, you'll kill me.
Donna: Oh, I'm killing ya either way. You just gotta decide if you want it fast or slow.
Sam: You. You're the Butterfly.
Clegg: And you're Sam Winchester. You and your brother are famous. Hell, soon as I saw that fancy car, I knew who you were. And knew you'd be trouble. Tried to give you that preacher, but you saw right through that. So now it's on to Plan B.
Sam: Why are you doin' this?
Clegg: Well somebody has to. How many monsters you think are out there, Sam? You know if you -- you had to guess.
Sam: Hundreds. Thousands.
Clegg: Ah. Add a zero. Actually, add two. See, those freaks that you and your brother chase, those are just the ones that can't pass, either because they're too mean or they're too stupid, or both. But most monsters hell, they could be your next door neighbor. They work a regular job, mow the lawns on a Saturday. And they need to eat, which is where I come in.
Sam: So you sell them people?
Clegg: I sell them people other people won't miss. And because I do that, I save lives. If my customers didn't have me, then all those hungry, hungry hippos would be out there, huntin' and killin'. And you couldn't stop them. No one could. You should be thanking me.
Sam: Yeah, alright. Go to hell.
Clegg: I'll see you there.
Dean: Listen, Doug I know it's been a day. But now you know what's out there. Be nice to have another good guy on our side.
Doug: I -- No. Maybe you all can live this life, but I can't. I just wanna go home.
Donna: So we'll go home.
Doug: And what? I'm a cop, 'cause I like helping folks. But, vampires? That's... I'm not.
Donna: Doug. I'm sorry I lied to you but I can't give this up.
Doug: I know. Donna, you kill monsters. You're a damn hero. But that's... it's not me. I'm sorry. I love you. I'm sorry.
Sam: Let him go. Donna, when you choose this life, anyone who gets too close, eventually, they get hurt, or worse. So let him go. He'll be safer that way.
Dean: You were a little tough on Donna back there.
Dean: Just sayin'.
Sam: Was I wrong? I mean, when has knowing us ever worked out for anyone?
Dean: We save people, Sam.
Sam: Yeah, we also get people killed, Dean. Kaia, for instance. She helped us and she died for it.
Dean: Hey, look I know you're in some sort of a-
Sam: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, don't -- don't You keep saying I'm in a dark place, but I'm not, Dean. Everything I'm saying is the truth. It's our lives. And I tried to pretend it didn't have to be. I tried to pretend we could have Mom back and Cas and -- and help Jack. But we can't. This ends one way for us, Dean. It ends bloody. It ends bad.