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The father gives an â€œexcuse meâ€ so Sam changes the subject. â€œHave I seemed moody lately, withdrawn, any occult fixations?â€ The mother is surprised but Sam doesnâ€™t stop. â€œLet me guess, Iâ€™m amazing at Latin.â€ Oh yes. Well thatâ€™s one thing both Sam and Gary have in common. â€œAny of the neighborhood pets go missing recently?â€ Okay, Iâ€™m howling here. If my son started asking me this sort of stuff out of the blue Iâ€™d be throwing holy water on him. These poor clueless parents. Nah, forget poor. I really love how Sam doesnâ€™t seem to care. Then he asks if anyone has seen him with a book, an old book, big and leather bound. Judging by the alarmed look by the sister, she has. Sam sees the blank look on the parents and figures out heâ€™s probably hiding it. Then he eats a piece of his motherâ€™s toast. Oops, heâ€™s allergic to wheat gluten. Sure enough, Sam comes out of the bathroom looking mighty green. Heâ€™s that sensitive? Iâ€™ll skip the code word for now, but thatâ€™s suspicious. He runs into sister who wonders if heâ€™s crazy for bringing up that book in front of mom and dad. If they knew about it heâ€™d be grounded for a decade. Naturally, Sam wants to know where he keeps that book.
Dean and Gary are at Fishermanâ€™s Wharf and Dean mentions theyâ€™re working today. They have to go scour tombstones for Maggie Briggsâ€™ body since Sam couldnâ€™t find out where she was buried. Oh, but Gary knows exactly where sheâ€™s buried. In the basement at Isaiah Pickettâ€™s house. Heâ€™s spent a lot of time researching that legend. The real truth is she was carrying his illegitimate child so he killed her and buried her in the basement. What do you know, thatâ€™s the house theyâ€™re trying to get rid of the poltergeist. Wouldnâ€™t the basement be the first place they checked?? At least the second place after the attic? Bazinga! They climb into the car and Bob Segerâ€™s â€œRock and Roll Never Forgets,â€ comes on. Iâ€™m shocked this show doesnâ€™t do more Bob Seger since Kripke is from Toledo and Phil Sgriccia is from Michigan. The guy is legend in those parts. Gary loves the song and wants him to turn it up. Dean probably knows something is up now. The look says it all! His look isnâ€™t â€œcool.â€ Itâ€™s â€œwhat have you done with my brother?â€
Sam is at high school now leaving new messages for Dean. Heâ€™s also now wearing an ugly down vest to go with his awful striped hoodie. Anyone want to speculate how much Jared was laughing when he went into wardrobe and saw that outfit? He runs into two friends asking if heâ€™s alright. They heard about last night. First Sam says heâ€™s Gary and then goes â€œGary is okay.â€ They instantly notice heâ€™s talking about himself in the third person. Donâ€™t you hate it when people do that? Sam goes for the quick, â€œGot drunk, no big thing,â€ and wants to know his locker number. His friend asks if heâ€™s still drunk. â€œYeah, I see like three of you now,â€ Sam says. â€œNow whatâ€™s my locker number?â€ I love teenage Sam.
Sam goes to the locker, easily breaks into it and finds the giant witchcraft book. He notices this is a very bad book. This is where Iâ€™ve read some criticism over why did Sam stay in Garyâ€™s house and go to school? Itâ€™s my guess that since he had no idea where Dean was, looking for that book was the better option. It would at least tell him what was happening.
Dean and Gary go down to the basement and Gary is all smiles with his gun, again acting all goofy. Dean looks at him with worry now and asks â€œAre you alright?â€ Yeah, heâ€™s onto something. What do you know, they go down to the basement and see an area that looks like a body is buried there. Itâ€™s covered in Willow Moss, which grows on WITCHES GRAVES. No one noticed that before? Bazinga! Dean gets out a shovel and starts digging the fresh dirt with ease. Yeah, no settling of the ground there over the years. Gary stands in the back holding the gun. Except heâ€™s pointing it at Dean and looking nervous. After much hesitation he says â€œHey man, Iâ€™m really sorry about this.â€ Dean asks for what but doesnâ€™t look. Come one Dean, look! No matter, for Gary goes flying just as heâ€™s about to shoot.
Dean rushes over to help him, calling out â€œSam!â€ Aw, he still cares despite the nutty behavior. Gary is spooked now and wants to get out of there but Dean reminds him they have to burn the body. Then Dean goes flying. The ghost of Maggie Briggs appears and sheâ€™s pissed! She stares down Dean and rushes at him before disappearing in a burst of flames just as she gets to him. A stunned Dean looks over at Gary, whoâ€™s standing over the burning body with a huge grin on his face. â€œDude, that was sweet.â€ Do kids even say that anymore? Dean fakes enthusiasm and itâ€™s priceless!
Sam is walking away from the high school with the book in his hands. Heâ€™s so getting out of there. Except the two dweebs from earlier, Trevor and Nora, try to stop him. â€œIâ€™m just not feeling like myself, okay?â€ Sam says. Thatâ€™s an understatement. So Trevor plays up the â€œtalk to me friendâ€ stuff but Sam tells them heâ€™s got to go. Trevor calls out to him and â€œzap!â€ thereâ€™s a dart in Samâ€™s neck! Whoa, something finally got interesting! Nora is horrified and Trevor asks what else was he supposed to do? Of course Iâ€™m wondering how outside of a crowded high school no one notices a kid getting hit with a tranquilizer gun and dragged away, but for this one case since Iâ€™m curious Iâ€™ll dismiss. Sasquatch falls to the ground again and man, how does this sort of shit always happen to Sam?
Dean and Gary are in a bar and the waitress is serving them both shots of whiskey. This must be a dream for a 17 year old! Dean orders a cheeseburger with extra bacon, oh, and a fried egg on top. That on The Simpsons is called the â€œgood morning burger.â€ Homer Simpson would be drooling. Gary then says he wants one too. Dean should have pulled his gun right there. Instead, he does ask the proper question, â€œWho are you and what have you done with Sam?â€ Gary covers nicely, claiming that they are celebrating. Good thing Dean figures it out here or I would have had to apply hints with a sledgehammer.
Dean plays along, toasting too and telling him nice work today. Gary admits he had a really awesome day. Dean is really suspicious now. As Gary tries to recover from the punch of the liquor, Dean questions the â€œreally awesome dayâ€ part. It was a random, boring ghost hunt. For you maybe Deano! So Gary asks the question, â€œI canâ€™t be in a good mood?â€ NO YOU CANâ€™T! Youâ€™re Sam Winchester! Youâ€™re always brooding. Come on Dean, shoot him!
Dean at first does an â€œI guess â€ and then he realizes who is he kidding. â€œNo, actually, thatâ€™s really not your style Sam.â€ So Gary says the one thing that disturbs Dean the most. This is where I really really wish Jared was doing this scene instead, for I would have loved to have seen him say this. â€œWell then, itâ€™s a new me. Come on, why shouldnâ€™t I be happy. Iâ€™ve got a gun, Iâ€™m getting drunk, and I look like this.â€ He motions circles around his face with his fingers, and Dean is now really bothered.