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Next is John, stunned that his youngest son is a ghost whisperer. "What do you mean you felt something?" Luckily, he's not yelling this time. Sam tries to explain it felt like Dean, like he was there out of eyeshot or something. That's because he was! Sam isn't sure if its his psychic thing or what and asks John if he thinks its possible. Gee Sam, how many spirits have you dealt with in your life? Wouldn't you say that makes it possible? John thinks it is, for what answer was Sam really expecting? You're effin nuts? Sam has a way to find out a goes to leave. He's got to pick something up. John stops him, promising he won't hunt the demon until they know Dean's okay. Liar! Sam doesn't seem to care either way and goes.
Dean and Tessa are walking and talking. Dean's impressed with the way she's taking this. Tessa admits she was freaked out at first but she's dealing now. Dean wonders if she's okay with dying. "No, of course not. I just think whatever's going to happen is going to happen. It's out of my control. It's just, fate." Dean looks at her rather blankly. "That's crap. You always have a choice you can roll over and die or you can fight-" His speech is interrupted by another emergency, and this time the voice on the intercom is calling for "Dr. Kripke." How funny! However, didn't they have beepers back then? Who uses the loudspeaker anymore?
Before I go on, I want to note how it's so much fun to see this conversation now after seeing these two in "Appointment In Samarra." Imagine if she had really gotten through to Dean here. I suppose if she did, the show would have ended right there and we wouldn't have had our gross amount of entertainment. Still, to ponder the possibilities. The things that wouldn't have happened! Sam would have stayed dead and, oh screw it, someone else would have ended the world.
Back to the drama. A little girl is dying. Dean runs off and tells Tessa to wait there. Silly Dean, now you have no chance to figure out Tessa is the reaper. Dean sees the ghostly figure from before reach out and touch the girl. Dean tries to stop it, but he's too late. The ghost disappears and the girl dies. The nurses are very accepting. "At least she's not suffering anymore." Yeah, but the ghost guy next to you isn't taking this well!
One of the items on my "to do" list is my top ten favorite scenes of Supernatural. Here's a sneak peek, this is one of them. Everything about it is so damned wonderful! An apprehensive Sam comes into Dean's room holding something in a paper bag. The full bright shot of his face really accents how much he looks like crap. Coma Dean is actually looking better. Sam lets out a huge sigh and starts talking. "Hey. I think maybe you're around and if you are, don't make fun of me for this, but "˜um, there's one way we can talk." Sam pulls out the contents in the bag. A Mystical Talking Board! I guess they had to avoid the common name, Ouija, since there's a trademark thing and likely money involved.
The camera pans to Sam's left as he gets the board out and spirit Dean is there. "Oh you've got to be kidding me," says spirit Dean. Yeah, he's making fun of Sam for that. Sam walks over to the floor, crosses those gigantor legs of his, and lays the board out on the floor. He looks very nervous. There's no sign of spirit Dean as he does this, hinting this is Sam's POV.
Sam is ready. While he asks "Dean, Dean are you here," the shot circles around him and to the other side of the room, ending up behind him. Now spirit Dean is standing opposite of him. "God, I feel like I'm at a slumber party." Dean reluctantly takes a seat on the floor across from Sam (showing off his nasty black feet), and the shot now moves to the two of them in the frame together with the board in the middle. Dean tells Sam this isn't going to work.
Sam has his hands on the little viewing glass eye thing on top of the board. Dean grabs it from the other side and slides it to "Yes." Sam is stunned and happily relieved. So is Dean. "I'll be damned," Dean says. Sam lets out a huge sigh of relief. "It's good to hear from you man. It hasn't been the same without you Dean." "Damn straight," Dean answers, and takes the viewer thing to send another message. The shot turns to Sam, who is surprised to feel the thing move. Camera pans to the right and now Dean is not there, only Sam holding the thing as it moves to letters. This is so cool, going back and forth between both their perspectives.
The camera circles behind Sam and it spells out "H-U-N". Sam wonders what "hunt" means. The shot completes it's full circle around Sam, showing just him with the board, asking Dean what he's hunting. The view circles around to the side again and Dean is back. "One question at a time dude." Dean starts spelling out "R-E-A-P". "I don't think its killing people. I think it's taking them. You know, their time is just up." "A reaper," Sam says before Dean finishes, and now he's not looking too good again. "Dean, is it after you?" Dean sadly moves the thingy to "Yes."
Sam knows exactly what that means and his quiet devastation kills me. "If its here naturally, there's no way to stop it." "Yeah, you can't kill Death," Dean answers. Sam looks sick. "Man, you're uh-" "I'm screwed Sam," Dean says finishing the sentence. I absolutely love how they're having this conversation when only Dean can hear it. Sam is now taking the situation just like Dean is by not accepting it. Sam gets up proclaiming there has to be a way and suddenly Dean isn't across from him anymore. Have I said how brilliantly these shifts in perspective are done? Sam leaves, claiming Dad will know what to do. Yes, he does, but you're not gonna like it! Sure enough, Sam goes to John's room and he's gone.
Next we see John in the boiler room. He finds an open area, and draws a sigil on the ground.
Sam is back with coma Dean while spirit Dean is standing next to the window. Sam tells coma Dean Dad wasn't in his room and spirit Dean wants to know where he is. You're the ghost, go find him! Sam has the journal and is hoping there's something in there. Spirit Dean comes over and looks at his brother earnestly while Sam is flipping through the pages. "Thanks for not giving up on me Sammy." Oh, that just gets you right in the center, doesn't it? Both these guys are really working us over. Plus John and Bobby! Sam finds and page on reapers and Dean sees something. "Son of a bitch," and he goes tearing off. I guess there was some good info in there, huh?
Dean goes into Tessa's room and she's not a coma patient anymore. She's sitting on the edge of the bed in an outfit of black. "You know, you read the most interesting things. For example, did you know that reapers could alter human perception?" Tessa looks back at him blankly, indicating she's heard it all before. Dean sure didn't. He knows they can appear however they want, like say, a pretty girl. He tells her she's a lot prettier than the last reaper he met. That's for sure! Season one's reaper wuz fugly!
Tessa was wondering when he'd figure it out. Dean is livid and goes through the whole ploy, the body, the mother, etc. "It's my sandbox, I can make you see whatever I want." Dean is not happy over her toying with him but she claims he didn't give her much choice. "You saw my true form and you flipped out. Kind of hurts a girl's feelings." Yeah, I'm sure you're really smarting there Tessa. Basically, this was the only way she could get him to talk to her. A snippy Dean gives her a chance to speak. What does she want to talk about? "How Death is nothing to fear. It's your time to go Dean." She touches him and he shudders (his reaction gives me chills!) "You're living on borrowed time already." Just wait lady until you see how long he pushes that borrowed time thing.
John has the whole nine yards going now. The sigil, the candles, the cauldron with some sort of flashy powder stuff, and of course the knife so he can draw his own blood on the palm of his hand. He's latinating (Sam still does it better, sorry John fans) and he lights the cauldron. "Poof!" He stands up and waits. No one is there...until the janitor shows up. He pulls the whole "explain it to security" act but John sees through it. He pulls the colt out and aims. "Hey, how stupid do you think I am?" The janitor smiles and shows the yellow eyes. Gold star for you John! "You really want an honest answer to that?" Two goons join Yellow Eyes and take their places behind John. John maintains his steely disposition, because after all he is a bad ass Winchester.
"You conjuring me John, I'm surprised. I took you for a lot of things, but suicidally reckless wasn't one of them." John with a wicked smile tells him he could still shoot him. "You could always miss," Yellow Eyes taunts by showing a quick reflex. He's done it before! "And you've only got one try, don't ya?" Yellow eyes can't believe John would think he could trap him. "Oh, I don't want to trap you. I want to make a deal." That certainly sparks Yellow Eyes' interest!