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Bobby denies and Sam and Dean have a "busted!" look on their faces. "Bullcrap," the sheriff says and hangs up. "So uh, you know Bobby Singer?" Sam says, realizing they aren't getting out of this one. Dean finds it a fun coincidence. Apparently the sheriff knows Bobby a little too well. "Here's what I know about Bobby Singer. He's a menace around here, ass full of drunk and disorderlies and mail fraud, understanding me?" They sheepishly do. Whatever the three of them are planning, it ends now. Sam and Dean completely understand while squirming in their seats. Ooh, I love it when the show brings on tough smart broads.
Sam and Dean are now at Bobby's house and wondering why he didn't answer their calls. "I've been playing Murderball." I look up the reference in Google and what do you know. It is a 2005 documentary film about a bunch of paraplegics in Australia that take up full contact Rugby. Oh, that makes sense now. I notice something immediately isn't right. Bobby's house is clean and straightened up! Seriously! Plus Bobby looks clean and well groomed. Dean asks if he cleaned and Bobby replies sharply, "What are you, my mother. Bite me!"
Sam wants to know seriously. Bobby claims he's been working, trying to find a way to stop the Devil. Dean asks if he did"¦of course not. Sam tries to explain there's a case less than five miles from his house, but I'm too distracted by the wide shot now of this ridiculously clean and straightened up house. Even Dean is looking around perplexed. I bet the set decorators giggled the entire time during set up.
Bobby is shocked they're talking about the Benny Sutton thing. Bobby checked into it already, it's nothing. Sam asks about the witness and Bobby can't believe they're buying the story from Digger Wells, the town drunk. Sam then asks about the lightning storms, but Bobby claims that's normal for South Dakota in February. It's storm season. It is? I thought it would be snow season. Then again, I'm not from THAT part of the Midwest. They ask who did kill Benny Sutton then and Bobby thinks anyone could have done it. He was a "grade A" son of a bitch. "There's a list of the living a year long that wouldn't mind putting a cap in his ass." Sam and Dean reluctantly take his word.
The Impala drives at night and passes by the cemetery. Dean pulls over and I can tell this is stock footage because there's no passenger. Suddenly, the shot does a close up inside and Sam is there. He wants to know that Dean is doing. Dean says the cemetery is there. Sam is still sticking to what Bobby said but Dean is trusting that good ole fashioned instinct. He knows Bobby has been wrong before. They'll a peek and hit the road.
They find Clay Thompson's grave site and the dirt is fresh. They brought shovels? How is that "taking a peek?" Next Sam is deep in the grave digging while Dean takes watch. It's been a while since we've seen that happen. I also notice the unique overhead shot which is cool, but keep in mind, Sam/Jared is 6'4". That hole is below waist high on him. So in South Dakota, graves are only 3 feet deep? Go figure. That makes it way easier on the boys. There's a hole in the top of the coffin and opening it up only confirms no body. They know now something's up.
Sam and Dean next break into a nice house and split up searching. During the suspenseful look around, Dean is attacked by a half dead dude with a baseball bat. He ducks and takes out the guy with one punch. Sam arrives and the guy begs them not to shoot. He tells them the money is in the safe. Sam takes the opportunity to confirm that he's Clay Thompson and then identifies themselves as FBI. Clay, not missing a beat, realizes this is about Benny. He uses the plea that Benny killed him, he's supposed to let him get away with that? Wow, how would that stand up in a court of law? Can you convict the undead? Clay will go with them quietly, just don't wake his kids. Sam and Dean aren't sure where he'll go with them. Why jail of course! NOW Dean has to point out the absurdity of this. "Wait a second, you're Clay Thompson and you died five years ago (yes) and three days ago you climbed out of your grave and killed Benny Sutton (yes). So, you are in fact a dead guy." He really doesn't know what he is. Oh yeah, when something bothers Dean, he's lost control of the situation.
Clay's wife comes in and says she called 911. Clay tells her it's okay, they're the FBI and are there about Benny. Time to go. They walk outside and Dean pulls out his gun ready to cap the dude, but Sam gives him the moral face of objection. "He's a monster," Dean defends. Sam was never one to go with the monster thing. "He's a soccer dad." Before they decide what to do, the sheriff and her deputy show up. They have their guns pointed at Sam and Dean though. Dean explains they've found the murderer. "And?" The sheriff asks. "And?" Dean is not understanding the sheriff's reaction. "And you're welcome, for catching the undead killer zombie."
The sheriff isn't pleased, lecturing that whatever he is, that doesn't give him the right to shoot him in the middle of the street. She and the deputy put the cuffs on Sam and Dean. She tells Mr. Thompson he's free to go and Dean can't believe it. Mr. Thompson is mad that Dean was going to kill him. "You're a zombie," Dean says. "I'm a taxpayer," Mr. Thompson defends before going inside. No, this is definitely not Dawn of The Dead. Although, it does resemble the offbeat humor of Shaun of The Dead.
Sam and Dean are in jail and I call me shallow (like I haven't been this way before), but there's something about Winchesters being behind parts that so"¦hot. Danger vibe maybe? I don't know, but here's some gratuitous shots for fun.
Ahh, excuse me? Oh, recap. Fine. Dean asks if the sheriff's on the take. "Yeah, the zombies are paying her off," Sam replies. The main door opens and they're shocked to see Bobby there having a casual conversation with the sheriff. They're shocked because Bobby and the sheriff don't like each another. They leave with Bobby, Sam taking the wheelchair pushing duties. It's because he's taller. Sam clarifies with Bobby that the sheriff hated him. "She did, until five days ago." Dean must know what happened five days ago. "The dead started rising all over town." Oh, that explains things.
Sam and Dean are exasperated that Bobby knew about this. Bobby says yes, so Dean clarifies. "I think what Sam meant to say is, "˜You lied to us?'" There's that disconnect between Sam and Dean again on lying. Bobby takes control of the wheelchair and pulls authority. He told them there was nothing there, not for them. Dean mentions there are zombies there. "There are zombies, and then there are zombies," Bobby says. "Come with me." He leaves and Sam and Dean band together for another confused stare. They've been doing a lot of that so far.