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Dean walks into a bar and is on the phone with Sam. Neither have found what they're looking for. Dean tells Sam it's his turn to get dinner. Yep, Dean wants extra bacon. You know, this isn't a gripe, but have there been ANY times where Dean has gotten dinner? Don't count when they were kids in "A Very Supernatural Christmas" either. I guess the two disasters that happened when Sam was fetching food in "Born Under A Bad Sign" and "All Hell Breaks Loose Part I" have long passed over. The running gag continues.
Dean pulls the usual "Benjamin Franklin" bit on the bartender and I'm sniggering because I saw that episode of The Office the other day when Jim and Pam tried to convince Dwight that the Ben Franklin impersonator in the conference room was the real Ben Franklin. What's really funny is how it worked. I guess the bartender knows what the other real Ben Franklin is for he starts talking. The game is around back.
Dean walks there and surprise! Bobby comes out. Dean's shocked that Bobby found the game first. "Brains trumps legs apparently." Dean asks about the game and notices pretty quick Bobby isn't talking. Yep, he played and he lost. Well if he had won this would have been a really short episode. I love how Dean jumps into lecturing mode. Lecturing? He's pissed. Bobby doesn't appreciate his tone. Then Dean even calls him an idiot! He is mad. Bobby says they're his years and he can do what he wants with them. Dean wants to know how many years Bobby lost. 25. Then he starts aging a bit. A livid Dean tells him they're not done and goes into the game. Oh Dean, careful, going in there half cocked is what got Bobby in trouble.
A very good looking man with an Irish accent is in a bar talking to an older man. He's with a nice looking younger lady and it's obvious he's trying to be taken into playing. Dean interrupts and discretely shows the gun in his belt as motivation. Patrick plays along and excuses himself. They talk at a distant table and Dean apologizes for cutting short Patrick's conversation with "Mr. and Mrs. Easy Marks" over there. Oh Dean, overconfidence is your weakness! That and Sam, but we won't go there. Patrick says it wasn't a total loss and flashes a watch he lifted.
Dean pulls the gun under the table. Patrick tries to guess what this is about. "Look, I don't know what it is you think I did to your wife, girlfriend, mother or sister, but I just want to let you know my feelings were real." Gotta love the 900 year old con man. "That ain't my problem Manwitch." You'll notice Dean is handing out pet names left and right this episode. He tells Patrick he owes his friend some years. Patrick is sorry, but he lost, them's the breaks. You know, he may be a charlatan, but he does have a point. It's not like he puts guns to these people's heads. He preys on desperation. Dean cocks the gun and Patrick tells him to go ahead and shoot him if it makes him feel better. He could use a good tickle. So, this guy can't be killed easily.
I'll point out now I really like Patrick, and not because he has that oh so hot accent. He's smart and fun. The gist is, if Dean wants years, he's going to have to play for them. Bobby says no, so now Dean pulls the "They're my years and I do what I want," crap. Man, will these guys stop trying to out stubborn one another? On second thought, wait until older Dean goes away. The scenes they have together are funny! Bobby starts coughing and looking rather old, so Patrick rubs it in my offering a lozenge. "It's barely linted." Ooh, I see what he's doing. Trying to get Dean mad so he'll play in a tizzy and out of his head space. Dean is eager to do this. Patrick warns him of the terms. Dean accepts without fear.
Out come the chips and they're in a different place. They must have gone downstairs. Starting bet is 25 years. Dean asks for 50. Patrick does so with pleasure, while one ragged looking old Bobby watches. Patrick does some Gaelic mojo on the chips and they go all funny. Also, Patrick has this annoying toothpick habit. He'd be a trite sexier if he didn't have that, but I guess a poker player needs a prop. Dean pulls out 25 chips and says they go to Bobby. Bobby doesn't like it but like Dean's going to back down. Patrick asks if he's sure. Duh, do you see the look on his face?
Patrick throws out his hand, does another Gaelic spell, and the chips burst into flames. Everyone watches them burn for a few seconds like it's an awesome campfire and then Patrick puts it out. The ashes fly away and Bobby is restored. Patrick rubs it in that Dean has just "pissed away" 25 years and that he better win them back. Dean isn't worried and is all gung ho. Patrick smiles and proclaims this will be fun. For him anyway. He has Dean exactly where he wants him. We're 15 minutes into the episode, so you know this isn't going to go well.
Enter Sam, who dutifully has the food. "Hey Dean, did you find anything?" Um, you could say that. Actually, that's what Dean says. Old man Dean, who's now Chad Everett! He comes out in a robe, and sorry, but when did younger Dean ever wear a robe? I'm not saying older Dean shouldn't, I'm saying younger Dean should! Sam freaks out and pulls out a gun. "Who the Hell are you?" "Dude, relax, it's me." Sam gets it and now Dean has to explain himself. "Hi," he sheepishly says. Yeah, that explains a lot.
Also, we're at 16 minutes. Keep this in mind, for we don't see Jensen again until 46 minutes into the episode. Why am I telling you to keep that in mind? I'm sure everyone noticed. I'm not complaining, but I'm using that to assist all those that track screen time minutes.
Sam, rightfully so, wants to know what the Hell happened. Isn't that obvious? He found the game. "I thought you said you were good at poker," Sam asks. Dean says a lot of things Sam. "I am, shut up." Older Dean then asks if Sam was just going to shoot an old guy. "I don't know what you were. I mean have you seen you? You look like," Older Dean tries to finish the sentence. "The old chick in Titantic, I know, shut up." "I was going to say Emperor Palpatine." Hee! Star Wars humor. You really are a dork Sam.