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Back to Jimmy on the front porch, and something tells me this reunion won't be joyous. He rings the doorbell, wife answers, pretty blown away. â€œWe stopped looking for you.” He apologizes, and she admits they’d given him up for dead. They’re in the living room, the daughter comes down, but mom sends her to her room. I guess Jimmy isn’t allowed to see her yet. We also find that out when he asks to see her and the wife says no. She’s a little mad that he at least didn’t let his daughter know he was okay. Yeah, well, that concept is a little lost on angels.     
 
Jimmy lies that he's been in a mental institution all year and wanted to get himself straight before seeing them. I suppose the “I was a vessel for an angel” explanation wouldn’t have gone over well. It's all over now, and this next line is so good. As this show does so well, the line delivered is the honest truth, even though the context isn’t. â€œI was confused Amelia. I was completely delusional. And I thought God was calling me to something and I thought that it was important, and I was wrong, I was such an idiot. Heaven, Hell, none of that matters. The only thing that’s important to me is you and Claire. And I can’t undo what I’ve done. But I just want to come home again.” Oh man, I’m getting teary here. Misha is killing me!  

 
Amelia isn’t convinced though and tells him she can't let him do that. Man, does everything Castiel touch turn to shit? This man was duped! Oh, but Jimmy is a persistent man too. He pours on those gorgeous blue eyes of charm and suggests they start small. Like dinner. 

 
Next is a quick shot of Sam and Dean, for those if us who forgot they're on this show. Sam is inside the gas station on his cell phone while Dean is outside gassing up the Impala. Sam is very agitated, breathing heavily, and pacing back and forth over the fact that Ruby isn't answering her phone. "Where the Hell are you Ruby? This isn’t funny anymore. I'm all out," he frantically says into the phone. â€œStop whatever you’re doing, call me. I need more.” Aww Sam what's the matter, getting shafted by your blood dealer? Customer service just isn't what it used to be these days. 

 
Back to Jimmy, who gets a huge welcome home hug from his forgiving daughter. He's so happy, he's ready to cry. Oh, look at that. Misha can pull off the endearing happy smile too. Not like Castiel ever does that. They stand around the table and share an awkward moment of silence, before sitting down in their regular places at the table to their modest meal of sandwiches. Jimmy takes a sandwich, and darling little Claire asks why he isn't praying. I'll tell you why dear, because angels are dicks with wings. He gets a little emotional, and then Claire asks why he’s crying. â€œBecause I’m happy.” Since this is Supernatural, it won’t last.
 
Ha! I’m right. This is where the slower back story is done, and the plot kicks into high gear. Dinner is interrupted by a visitor, smiling neighbor and dear old friend Roger. He noticed Jimmy at the door a half hour ago. Jimmy comes over after wiping tears from his eyes, gives his friend a big hug and they go to the living room. Roger in that folksy neighbor way says he scared the Hell out of a lot of people and asks where he's been. Geez Roger, it's not like he took a business trip. He's been gone A YEAR. Jimmy brushes it off. “Honestly, worst year of my life and you wouldn’t believe a word of it, but it’s all okay now. I swear.” Roger points out it isn’t. He states he's going to gut Jimmy's daughter while he watches. His eyes roll black.
 
Amelia arrives with a beer, which is distraction enough for Jimmy to quickly grab some hammer like object (probably a hammer) and beat Roger down several times. "He's a demon! Run!" Jimmy yells. It seems he learned from Castiel after all. Amelia stands there, thinking he's lost it. 
 
Jimmy takes Amelia and Claire into the pantry and puts down a salt line. Amelia shouts he's still nuts while Jimmy tries to explain in a frantic way that Roger is a demon and this is very, very real. Amelia stupidly wrestles with Jimmy while Claire runs away, thus ruining that plan. Jimmy runs after her with Amelia following but oops, Roger has a blade to Claire's throat. 
 
Roger claims he would let her go, but the Mrs. has other ideas. Suddenly Jimmy is jumped by Roger's wife, who has black eyes too. Amelia starts believing Jimmy now. Then, out of nowhere, a demon killing ginsu comes along! Roger's neck is sliced and he sputters yellow light. It’s Dean! The cavalry has arrived! Sam throws out his hand at demon wife, which is enough to keep her occupied while the family runs away, but nothing happens as Sam teeters back and forth, looking ready to pass out.  "Can't get it up, can you Sam?" Dean yells he can, but the black smoke escapes before he can stab her.
 
Dean helps a woozy Sam and they rush outside, and Jimmy and Claire are waiting. "Where's your wife?" Dean asks. "Right here," she says, coming from nowhere. They get in the Impala and peel out of there. Uh, guys, wouldn't it be wise to see if any of them are possessed, especially the disappearing than re-appearing wife? Especially when the demon got away? This has burned you guys before. Even I saw this coming a mile away.
 
They find someplace safe (a parking garage?) and the three men talk outside while the shell-shocked girls stay in the back seat. Jimmy admits they were right, and he doesn’t get it because he doesn’t know anything. Dean doesn’t think the demons believe him and Sam points out since he’s a vessel, they’ll want to know what makes him tick. He’s putting his family in danger, and he has to come with them.  Come on Jimmy, millions of us would go with them in a heartbeat. 
 
“How long?” Jimmy asks, and tells Sam not to give him that “we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it crap.” Sam, whose grumpiness over demon blood withdrawal is turning him into a dick without wings, spells it out for Jimmy pretty harshly. â€œDon’t you get it? Forever. Demons will never stop. You can never be with your family. So either you get as far away from them as possible or you put a bullet in your head, and that’s how you keep your family safe, but there’s no getting out and there’s no going home.” Dean raises his eyebrows over Sam’s blunt delivery. â€œWell don’t sugarcoat it Sam.” 




 

Comments  

Lynne
# Lynne 2009-05-07 14:04
I love your reviews, Alice!
Tigershire
# Tigershire 2009-05-08 01:28
A very, very long summer. Especially since I'm writing this after watching the new episode.

Shell shocked is my current state. I can hardly wait for your and Elle2's reviews.

So, I didn't get the fishing reference but I did get the Pulp Fiction one. :-)

Now it's time to process....
Bethany
# Bethany 2009-05-08 17:56
like Tigershire I'm reading this after seeing yeserdays episode and i'm still stunned. I watched it before I went to work and was distracted and upset all day. In the rapture - i liked the elements that foreshadowed the future, the change in cas since he met dean and how he's changed since he got back. what did they do to you? but it was also interesting to see another family and how they got caught up and ripped apart in this war. sam and dean aren't the only ones who've given up everything and i think it's good for them to see that.
and yes it's going to be a long week let alone a long summer