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The Acadian motors on (how???) and Sam is manning speakerphone. Chopping off the head is a development. It won't kill them, but it'll slow them down. BTW, in the first shot of this scene, there's a profile of Sam's face and man, the sideburns are very noticeable here. He's close to full blown mutton chops! They have a perfect point too. That's some careful sculpting. I'm surprised that Dean hasn't made a cruel joke about them right now.
Bobby is talking in the cabin while Jody is making a sandwich. Dean thanks Bobby just in time to hear Sheriff Jody ask if he takes mayo. Oh, Dean is running with this. "Are you even working Richard Gere?" Ah, now we're up to 80"˜s male sex symbols. Look, smiles on Sam and Dean's faces. They can do that! Bobby changes the subject by asking where are they off to next. St. Louis. Nope, they've already hit that. "Pumpkin and Hunny Bunny hit a diner there." Ooh, I LOVE cutesy nicknames. I'm still waiting for someone to call Dean "Pookie." Speaking of Dean, he's upset they hit Conner's diner. No awesome burger for him. Time to go to lame Ankeny, Iowa instead. Home of "Hookman"? Ugh, I hope Sam doesn't run into Lori again. She had the personality of wood.
I'm going to gloss over this next scene, because it's the FBI tools investigating the bloody diner in St. Louis and watching the gut-wrenching video of Sam and Dean slaughtering everyone, and then announcing with evil smirks they're going to Iowa next.
It's definitely got a Natural Born Killers vibe. I hate that movie.
Bobby is gonna try the car battery on Chet next. Oh Bobby, that's just desperate. Stupid too, for his arm touches Chet. Way to go, now Chet gets to be evil Bobby. "Balls" is right! However, this is a great opportunity to learn a bit more about Bobby's backstory. Chet is fascinated how dark Bobby's life is. "High school dropout, a drunk like your daddy before ya, oh, you and Dad, that's a can of scorpions, your favorite singer is Joni friggin Mitchell, oh Bobby, you're ten pounds of sad in a five pound bag." So we've moved onto 70's female folk singers. As long as it wasn't Helen Reddy. Carole King would have been cooler though.
Sam and Dean, because they are the stupidest fugitives in America, decide to walk down the main street of Ankeny, Iowa in broad daylight. Oh yeah, especially when every cop in Iowa was looking for them. I'm shocked they didn't run into the entire Hawkeye militia waiting to gun them down in an ambush (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid reference there). They see Leviathan!Sam and Dean pull in an Impala that's looking sharper than theirs. I noticed the cool rims right away. "Oh no, this is all sorts of wrong," Sam says. Dean has a better perspective. "Oh, those are nice wheels. I'll tell you what when this is over, I'm stealing those rims." Take the car too! It never hurts to have a spare.
Since Leviathan!Sam and Dean aren't stupid enough to be standing in open view on the main street sidewalk in a state where cops are waiting for them, guess who gets popped first? They get off a call to Bobby first. "It's like looking at a funhouse mirror." Bobby says he knows the feeling, and I love the shot of Chet!Bobby behind him. Everyone is getting squeezed. Then, as we all suspected, the sheriff and his team pull up, all guns pointed on Sam and Dean. They try to get the sheriff to look at their evil twins behind him, but this guy ain't stupid. He's not falling for that. So as Sam and Dean get cuffed and frisked, their evil twins smirk. Leviathan!Dean even winks at them. Yes, I'm sure that thud you heard was every single Dean girl falling to the floor. Dean is so ready to kill some doppleganger scum.
Back to Chet!Bobby taunting Bobby as he's pouring through the books for another solution. It's fun hearing Chet's smart mouth coming from Bobby. "Seen more death than an electric chair, ready to die with your boots on, but you know deep down inside you're no cynic. You still hope. You even got a thing for that lady upstairs. Tiny part of you thinks maybe when after this is done you and the sheriff can make your own little cabin in the woods."
Chet!Bobby gives his diabolical evil laugh and wonders why Bobby bothers. Bobby grabs the sword and asks his evil twin if he's a Browning fan. Robert Browning, the poet. Chet!Bobby can't recall that. Bobby reminds him. "A man's reach should exceed his grasp." Chet!Bobby likes that. "After I eat you I'm definitely going to hit the library." Bobby is about to chop the head off, when a drip comes from the ceiling. It hits Chet!Bobby and his skin begins to burn away. He starts screaming like a fool, "Get it off!" over and over again. A breakthrough!!
Bobby races upstairs to find Sheriff Jody washing the floor with a soapy bucket. She apparently had a mishap and was cleaning it up. Bobby races over to her and plants her a big wet one on the lips! Oh yeah, he's happy about this. Hell, I'm happy about this too! Jody's a bit stunned. "Okay, I wasn't expecting that reaction." Bobby asks what was in the bucket. Now Jody is really confused.
Might I interject also, yay, a win! It's about friggin time. A fun win too. Ooh, I can't wait to see how this plays out.
Meanwhile, back in Iowa, Sam is trying to tell the sheriff that he's making a mistake. The real killers are back at the diner. Dean just wants his phone call. Oh, there will be a call, to the FBI. Dean is going to cell #1, Sam the interview room. Here's another shoutout of sorts. Remember "Hookman?" Sam was arrested in that episode too. So this is his second visit to the Ankeny jail. I guess he's not fondly reminiscing.
The two cops that helped are told they can go home, so they leave. Uh oh, who's waiting outside but Leviathan!Dean and Sam. These cops aren't going home for dinner, they are dinner. They come back into the squad room, and it's pretty easy to say they aren't them. The wide mouth, many teeth, and two squiggly tongues tip us off to that!
The sheriff visits Dean in the cell. Dean is demanding his right to his phone call. The sheriff isn't concerned about his rights given how many people he's killed in the last few days, so Dean turns on his own version of the puppy dog and pleads. It works! Dean calls Bobby, who is looking over the carnage of a burnt and headless Chet!Bobby. Dean tells him they've been popped, and there's no time for Bobby to get there. "We saw them, they saw us, so we are coming to get us." Brain teasers are always interesting on this show, aren't they? He asks if Bobby has anything. Yep, sodium borate. "Okay, let me get Mr. Wizard on speed dial," Dean jokes. He's always got one no matter how desperate the situation! God love him.
Bobby explains its found industrial cleaners, soaps, and laundry powder. Anything with borax. "You want me to Desperate Housewife these mothers?" Stop! This scene is moving too fast for me to laugh. Bobby tells him to trust him, it burns them bad enough to slow them down. It's the new holy water! Once they douse them in borax, chop the heads off and keep them separate. The sheriff hangs up the phone before Dean can rave on how much of a genius Bobby is. He's a bit disgusted by all this talk. "What kind of sickos are you and your friends?" Dean tells him if he doesn't round up what they need they're all gonna die. Nope, doesn't believe him. Until...
I'm so glad they didn't waste much time with the sheriff finding out. He walks around the corner and sees his supposed gone for the day deputy snacking on another officer. Not normal. The other deputy comes in berating him for having lunch now. There's no time. They morph back into Sam and Dean and are ready for some eating of their twins. The sheriff is clever to hide while seeing all this. Oh yeah, Dean's making sense now. He goes back to Dean quite stunned. "I uh, it's just, I don't know what I saw." He unlocks the cage and lets Dean out. Dean tells him to find anything that says borax on it. The sheriff does so without argument.
Time to switch to poor sitting duck Sammy, who's handcuffed to the table in the interrogation room. He sees Dean walk in and wonders why Dean isn't helping him out of the cuffs. Because it's Leviathan!Dean. "I'm not your brother, but I am Dean adjacent." Not good.
Back to Dean (yep, a lot of back and forth) in the main room. He grabs a gun and sees Sam. "Sammy." Then it hits him when he gets the evil stink eye. "Not Sammy." Dean shoots him which doesn't do a thing but piss him off. Leviathan!Sam slams him into the trophy case hard, glass shattering all over him. Ouch! That's gotta hurt. What is it with Dean and a glass shower anyway? That's a small shoutout to "Lazarus Rising." Very small. It could also be a small shoutout to "Swan Song" when Lucifer!Sam threw him into the Impala windshield. Again, very small.
Leviathan!Dean is taunting Sam a bit first, you know, because they're all about the giggles. "I just want you to let you know how much I've really grown to hate you and your brother since we've been wearing you. I just don't get it. You could be anything. You're strong, you're uninhibited, you're smart enough believe it or not, but you're so caught up in being good and taking care of each other." "What do you care?" Asks Sam. "Because it pisses me off! You're wasting a perfectly good opportunity to subjugate the weak." You gotta admit, watching evil Dean is pretty fun. Plus, there is some truth there, Sam would be pretty dangerous if he ever went rogue.
Back to Dean and Leviathan!Sam. Dean gets up, smashes a glass case and pulls out an axe. Shoutout to "Sex and Violence." Leviathan!Sam, who sadly has no time for monologuing, isn't bothered. "Cute. Do you really think you can get close enough to use it?" "Not until you're burning," Dean answers. Then the sheriff splashes a bucket of cleaner on him. Leviathan!Sam starts smoking and WHACK! Dean slices off the head in one swoop. You can see the hair flopping as the decapitated head falls. Wicked! Next is the shot of headless Leviathan!Sam on the floor oozing black. Again, this must have been Jared and Jensen's dream scene.