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Now its room loaded with Supernatural the book series posters and a woman is at the computer writing some very squeamish fanfic. As in slash. As in Sam caressing Dean's, ewww, I'm not going there. LALALALALA!!!! I'm not hearing this !!! I uncover my ears when a message comes in from Carver Edlund. She answers and Chuck appears on screen. Woman flips out. "You got my letters and my marzipan!" "Yeah, yeah," Chuck replies, "Yummy." When I was at the Chicago con last year, a volunteer for Creation got on the elevator with me hauling a luggage cart with tons of food and candy. He said that when people give gifts to Jared and Jensen, they keep the other stuff but aren't allowed to keep the food. Apparently that gets hauled upstairs into the volunteer's room. Next time I'll have to see how much marzipan is there.


She's Chuck's number one fan. "I'm Samlicker81. Webmistress at morethanbrothers.net." Oh come on Kripke, gross! We aren't that bad, are we? Scratch that, we probably are. Chuck admits he's being watched and needs her help. Becky is thrilled. He tells her he needs to get a message to Sam and Dean. Becky looks at him gently offended, not appreciating being mocked. These are only books and she knows the difference between fantasy and reality. Suddenly I realize this is an exact recreation of one of my favorite scenes in Galaxy Quest. I know what's coming next! "Becky, it's all real." "I knew it!" she exclaims. Yep, the exact words and delivery. Awesome.

 

Sam and Dean are back at the hotel, and Dean is watching someone on TV ask an expert how he can explain an earthquake, a hurricane and multiple tornadoes all at the same time. He blames it on carbon emissions. "Yeah, right wavy gravy." Ooh, does Dean have a think against environmentalists. Not that is matters, because he knows the real truth . There's a knock on the door. Sam answers and it's Becky. Oh, this has got to be interesting. Yeah, she's a fan girl alright, a Sam fan girl. How funny! She melts at the site of him, but doesn't hesitate to feel up those pecs of steel. "You're so firm!" Oh man, how did Jared get through this? Plus you have to wonder how often he actually gets greeted like that. She dreamily says he's Sam Winchester, and you're (looking at Dean), "not what I pictured." Ooh, no he didn't! Kripke is dissing the Dean girls. And the Sam girls with this over the top fan mauling. Either way, I'm loving it. I'm willing to forgive this girl for being a sicko slash writer. No, I'm not.

 

She storms in without invitation and introduces herself as Becky. " I've read all about you and even written a few"¦ " she gets embarrassed. You should be! You have these two, oh I can't go there. She gets to the point; she's delivering a message from Mr. Edlund who's being watched. "Angels! Nice changeup to the mythology by the way. The demon stuff was getting kind of old." Oh, now Kripke is smacking down those that hate the angels. No one is safe. Next he's probably going to take a jab at bloggers that give up their entire livelihoods to write daily articles overanalyzing the show. (Please Kripke?)

 

Okay, back to story. Chuck's latest vision tells them to find Michael's sword and comes with the cryptic clue of " in a castle on a hill made with 42 dogs. " They ask if she got the message right and she said it didn't make sense, but that's what he said. Of course by this point she's gone back to Sam pec groping. A very uncomfortable Sam says, "Becky, uh, can you quit touching me?" With her eyes closed her quick reply is "no." She gasps some more. I wouldn't be gasping if that were me. I'd have already gone thud on the floor by now.


Outside the no tell motel and it's the Impala! Oh, how I missed her. I saw some others over the summer, but none compare to her beauty. It's Bobby! I missed him too. That's twice now he's gotten to drive the Impala.

 

He gives both boys a hug as he comes into the motel room and Dean asks if he was followed. "You mean by angels, demons, or Sam's new super fan ? " Sam gives him an embarrassed smile. Those three never hesitate at a chance at poking fun at one another, do they? Bobby has book in hand and t hey talk about how Michael is the toughest angel there is, which we pretty much know from other episodes. "The guy looks like Cate Blanchett," Dean jokes. Considering what we find out later, I wouldn't joke about Michael's looks Dean.

Michael, as most of us know from Sunday school, is the archangel that defeat ed Lucifer and had him imprisoned. They have plenty of books to go through to try a make sense of Chuck's message. Sam goes to get some books and stops, becoming somewhat emotional . Bobby asks if he's alright and Sam says no. Sam painfully admits what he did. Dean tries to stop him, but Sam is too overwhelmed by guilt to listen. He tells Bobby Lilith was the final seal, he killed her and he set Lucifer free. He didn't listen to them, and it's all his fault. Bobby does not take this well. Actually, he's really freaking harsh. He yells at Sam. He calls him reckless, selfish, and arrogant, and starting Armageddon is not forgivable. Yikes! Poor Sam pulls out his sad trademark puppy dog look , which now comes with 50% more puppy since he's not hopped up on demon blood. "If by some miracle we pull this off, I want you to lose my number, understand me?" After Bobby is done completely crushing Sam, he maintains his composure with broken voice and offers to research at a nearby church.

 

This exchange is interesting in so many ways! For one, this is so out of character for Bobby, which right away tells us something's not right. T here's also the distraction of Dean standing in the background watching this. He"˜s shocked but at the same time lets Bobby go on because he doesn't think he's wrong. Either that or he's still harboring too much resentment of his own. That's a switch for Dean, who's always stepping in the middle to protect Sam, like the times when Sam and John were fighting. Then poor Sam, who swallows it all for now because he has to fix his mistake , quietly crumbles inside as seen in the next shot of him leaving the motel. Bobby's words really stung. I don't see how Sam hasn't had a nervous breakdown by now. Who knows, maybe that's coming.

 

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Amanda P.
# Amanda P. 2009-09-16 00:23
Thanks, i got to see it thanks to itunes but it was great to skim through it here.
Sam dies again had my dying. Poor guy.
elle
# elle 2009-09-16 00:28
I am so glad that recaps are back! Thanks for these Alice, I love them so.
BTW: the "cram it with walnuts, ugly!" is a line Homer Simpson has used. I love the way references sneak in. During my rewatch of Lucifer Rising, though, I have to wonder when Sam and Dean find the time to watch as much TV as they seem to I mean, how *does* Dean know about the Suite Life? (Still one of my top ten favourite Deanisms ever!)
Narcissus
# Narcissus 2009-09-16 00:56
I apologize deeply in advance, but I'm probably going to end up double posting again because I am too full of squee and I just wanna say a couple of things before I move on to the second page of the recap.

1. Red smoke? Hmm..I assumed it was blood, because it looks like swirling liquid to me. But I dunno.

2. Google-Fu tells me that 16 Celsius is equals 60.8 Fahrenheit, and 24 Celsius is 75.2 Fahrenheit. I was born and raised in a tropical country where the temperature averages around late 20s to early 30s in Celsius (30++ in cities). To me, 16 is COLD.
Narcissus
# Narcissus 2009-09-16 04:38
Hi..It's me again (sorry). I think I'll proceed in point form (again).

-Chuck is getting more awesome.
-Bobby is absolutely amazing. Bar none. Period.
-I don't get the Soul Plane reference (?)
-First a Cate Blanchett lookalike, and now Dean? Micheal has a thing for the pretties doesn't he?
-Cas finally kicks ass *woot, woot*
-Whatever divine detox plan Sam might be on, it seems to be amping his puppy-power. Puppy-eyes-of-d oom are really packing more of a punch now!
-Becky...yes, I think her character is gross. Do I mind? No. Kripke is having some harmless fun..he's the one who made us all batshit crazy anyway, so he's entitled to it. I can't figure why some people are so offended by the existence of Becky.
-Lucifer..I can't wait to see all the wonderful ways he'ss torture our boys.
-Dean walking away from Sam in the parking lot, and the little half-turn he did..I think a part of me died. Oh BOYS!!!
Suze
# Suze 2009-09-16 11:17
Don't fret, they will get it together again and sooner rather than later, I hope, as the Dean-stoney-gla re-of-unforgivi ngness and Sam's kicked puppy face could get tedious after a while ( say a year or two, anyway! )

I love Becky, just thinking about the hotel room scene cracks me up ... I reckon that Poor Old Chuck's shadow army of sleazy fangurrls are a fabulous idea, they're sort of like the anti-ghostfacer s ... who in turn are the anti-winchester s, and ... er ... well, you get my drift ... I'm so pleased they're back! :D
Marleen
# Marleen 2009-09-16 11:30
Thanks for the recap, Alice. I really had trouble with some of the words in that episode. Meg’s comment about ‘icing’ Lucifer for instance. Even after I played it back a few times , I still could not understand her. :cry::

I have read all the comments posted about the show, and no one mentioned Dean's 'troubled' look at Sam just before the two of them ran for the door at the very beginning. Dean pulled Sam to go, and Sam didn’t move. Sam just stared at the light….the look was one of complete awe! I thought ‘OMG Sam is completely controlled by the demon. He wants Lucifer out’. They showed Dean’s reaction to Sam for more than a second, so I have to think it was supposed to indicate some point in the story. ….maybe some hint of future demon-Sam. Sam’s look changed though to one of complete fear when he realized Lucifer WAS coming. Then he was ready to go.

Look forward to tomorrow nights episode! The clips show Sam’s ‘puppy-dog’ eyes are in full force!
BagginsDVM
# BagginsDVM 2009-09-16 13:27
Awesome recap! I look forward to these so much! And the needlepoint idea? Inspired! Sam's puppy dog eyes & Dean's reaction to being mauled by Meg were highlights for me. I needed Kleenex too for Bobby's words to Sam (both times) & the end scene between the boys.
Randal
# Randal 2009-09-16 15:08
Great, great recap. I'm surprised myself that Sam hasn't had a trip to straitjacket land. And good catch on the 375 hours of driving in 8 minutes. Maybe there's a jet engine in the trunk. And I prefer my weepy moments to come later in the season. First episode? At least they didn't toss Beethoven's 7th over that last scene or I'd have been crying on the bus to work the following morning.
Bethany
# Bethany 2009-09-16 18:19
great recap! so lets summerise - bobby is awesome, cas is awesome, chuck is awesome, a defiant dean is awesome, sam is breaking our hearts - and the boys finally get honest with each other. I keep saying it but i think it's a good thing, only once everything is out in the open can you work out the problem and then work to fix it. Although painful and awkward and brutal at times it's better than the lies and the denial of last season.

Also Lucifer is brilliant, hypnotic and persausive, creepy and cruel..... I can't wait for him to come into play!

oh and Dean's never going to get over that fear of flying is he?
Emily H.
# Emily H. 2012-01-01 15:19
I don't know about any other references, but "Cram it with walnuts, ugly" was a line from a Simpsons episode. One of the Itchy & Scratchy ones. Did Kripke ever work on the Simpsons as a writer?