Page 1 of 5Who hoo! I finally get around to sharing this. All it took was almost two weeks of nonstop demanding family activities, an intense project at work, and more systems problems (Microsoft and Dell are both on my crap list right now) to make me think there was a definite demon plot to prevent this recap from getting done. Anyway, enough griping on my part; letâ€™s just jump straight to the action. I should first note that my copy of the video is playing the last few seconds of The Vampire Diaries, which aired a really awesome episode before this one. The best one yet for that show by far and now the plot is kicking into action.
After another Now segment which reminds us in case we forgot that Sam started the apocalypse and Deanâ€™s pissed about it, thereâ€™s teenage girl looking ominously like this weekâ€™s red shirt, watching of all things a bad Herbie movie. She picks up her hairbrush and brushes her hair while entranced by the video. Iâ€™m sure the impression is that sheâ€™s possessed, but it turns out sheâ€™s just extremely easy to amuse. She hears some rustling in the closet and goes to check it out. The creepy score follows her and she opens the door! Itâ€™s a bratty little kid with an obvious pencil-through-the-head prop and ketchup playing dead. She doesnâ€™t fall for it. She sends the kid off, but he still has the nerve to ask if he could touch her boobs. What boobs? This chick doesnâ€™t have an ounce of fat on her and those things on her chest are tiny bumps.
She goes back to Herbie and itâ€™s a scene where the dog is attacking someone in the back seat. She hears something outside and goes to check it out by looking out the window. Oh, that usually never goes well. Fade to the next morning and thereâ€™s snow on the TV. Hey guys, the digital transition has been made. No more snow. The parents come home and babysitter is stretched out on the couch, but is unresponsive to the Dadâ€™s attempts to wake her. He sees the blood on her head. Then he rolls her over and her skull is mangled pretty good. Time to scream out to the wife. So, sheâ€™s going to take this well? Better than a man? Yeah, probably.
It should be noted my video feed messed up again, so I missed out on a few great potential screencaps. Iâ€™ve been hearing the complaint from others in this area too. It seems that ever since WWHO TV went digital (in June), their tuner now is worse than ever and has constant issues reaching areas like, well, North Columbus. You know, a massive chunk of their market. No wonder The CW is having affiliate issues. They donâ€™t care since theyâ€™re charging a fortune in retransmission fees to Time Warner Cable, Insight, Comcast, and DirectTV. We have to watch on the satellite now, which is fine for actual viewing but I canâ€™t get the videos off that tuner for my computer. So, anyone hoping for clips from me for season five is going to be somewhat disappointed. Only one episode is clip worthy so far.
Sam and Dean are showing off the badges. Agents Page and Plant again? Isnâ€™t this getting old? There are plenty of rock star aliases left. Thereâ€™s uh, and thereâ€™s um, Daltrey and Townsend? Entwistle and Moon? Beck and Stewart? I could go on. Anyway, theyâ€™re investigating the babysitterâ€™s death. The coroner is confused since he emailed the autopsy report that morning. â€œWe had server issues,â€ Sam says in an awesome cover. That is so true. My life is ruined by at least one to two server issues a day, not to mention all these damned PC issues plaguing my laptop. Even Dean is impressed by that quick thinking.
The coroner shows the body. The skull is still a huge mess, and how does an actress list that on her resume? â€œMangled body #1.â€ Sam gets queasy again. I get thatâ€™s a running gag, but come on Sam. Man up! They thought she was attacked by a wolf but the culprit is a press on nail. She clawed through her own skull? Eww, yuck. Apparently, such a thing is slow, hideously painful, but can be done. I kind of believe that. Lord knows Iâ€™ve wanted to scratch through my skull at work enough times. The corner speculates itâ€™s a phantom itch. An extreme case, but apparently all she has to do is think about it and canâ€™t stop scratching. He leaves, and suddenly Sam and Dean scratch themselves in the ways they often do, Sam under his necktie and Dean on his ear. Okay, I saw that coming, but it's still amusing.
Sam and Dean are talking with the now traumatized family and Sam is asking the usual strange questions about cold spots. Apparently heâ€™s immune to strange looks and embarrassing situations. Dean works on pencil-through-the-head boy and can tell he's hiding something. He tries to get the truth from him by relating to him about bad babysitters. Dean had a sitter that only cared about Dynasty and bedtime? Way to date yourself there Dean! Heck, Iâ€™ll top your Dynasty and raise you a Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour. The kid still claims he doesn't have any information to shareso Dean tells him he knowshe's lying. He pulls rank and threatens to take him downtown. That gets the kid to fess up! They come out of the house and Dean has the damning evidence. Itching powder. The boy had put it in the babysitterâ€™s brush. They of course know that itching powder canâ€™t do that considering its ground up maple seeds. No, but itâ€™s pretty funny when put in your shorts, huh Sam? Sam gets a call, and theyâ€™re off to another grisly scene.
They're in a hospital or nursing home and the same medical examiner is there? I guess this is a smaller town in Nebraska. Either that or they were short on extras on the set that day. A burned up corpse that was supposedly electrocuted was zipped up and taken away. Except that was one charred body and we all know that electrocutions aren't that elaborate. Right? No, Iâ€™m not going to prove it at home. Sam and Dean talk to the shaken elderly patient, who is muttering something about it only being a joke. "All I did was shake his hand." The man pulls out a harmless joy buzzer. The plot thickens.
Now, why someone like Dean, who pretty much throws caution to the wind constantly especially when ganking monsters, feels the need for safety goggles and long rubber gloves for his joy buzzer test is beyond me, but since it was obviously done for comedic effect, I'll let it slide. Just picture it. Dean in an elaborate getup like that with a raw ham on the table in front of him and Sam standing behind him a few feet away with his own safety goggles. Dean asks if Sam's ready, and Sam calls him â€œMr. Wizard." Isnâ€™t that reference really dated? Wouldnâ€™t Sam have been more of a â€œBill Nye Science Guyâ€ viewer? Dean gives the call to put glasses on and Sam actually does it. Way to play along with big brother there Sammy.
Might I take time to mention how I love the theme of this week's motel room, Old Glory? It's not anything I'd do in my home, but it strangely works for a story involving the Anti-Christ. I love that the room divider this week is either wooden or metal planks representing the stripes on the American flag. It's great to see that kind of creativity on the sets in season five. Later you see a tacky flag lamp and flag pillows. Not to mention the checkered table cloth.