Hey, Winchesters — the number one rule of scary movie survival is to never be caught alone. So when you’re stuck inside the endless scary movie of your life and you’re hunting the Mother of All evil and your brother needs to take a time-out outside, maybe you should stick by him?
In Friday’s “Supernatural,” “…And Then There Were None,” we meet a new monster — one we don’t even have a name for yet. “I’m new around here,” the creepy worm-thing says, while it’s stuck in Bobby’s (Jim Beaver) brain. “Eve cooked me up herself.”
Eve, by the way, is the name the Mother of All is going by from here on out. Her newest creation is a slug that creeps into peoples’ brains and possesses their bodies, turning them into murderous villains.
It was an all-hands on deck hunt. Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles), and Bobby were joined by Bobby’s old pal Rufus (Steven Williams), and later by Gwen (Jessica Heafy) and Grandpa Samuel (Mitch Pileggi), much to everyone’s chagrin. With so many cooks in the kitchen, the body count was staggering.
First, Dean was possessed by the worm — because everyone forgot that number one scary movie rule — and he shot and killed their cousin Gwen. It’s a shame, because we were sort of warming up to her.
Next up, Sam killed Grandpa Samuel while Samuel was infected by the worm. The impulsive kill shocked even Sam himself — Sam hadn’t had a chance to make certain that Grandpa was being piloted by a slug when he pulled the trigger. We have a feeling that Sam’s lack of finesse may come into play a little later, but we forgive him already. First of all, he was clearly totally freaked out… and second, we really hated that old guy.
The most tragic death, however, was Rufus’. Bobby explains that Rufus was the hunter who saved him when his wife was possessed, and after that, they paired up.
“I was just a job,” Bobby tells Sam and Dean over Rufus’ grave. “I was Joe Mechanic. My wife got possessed, went nuts on me — I stabbed her and that didn’t stop her. Next thing I knew this guy comes busting in, soaks her with holy water and sends that demon straight to hell so fast. I’d have gone away for killing her, but Rufus cleaned up everything. Taught me a thing or two about what’s really out there. Pretty soon we were riding together. Worked like that for years kind of like you two knuckleheads.”
A botch job in Omaha cost Rufus a loved one, and he never forgave Bobby for the misstep, which led to their estrangement before we met Rufus.
Dean is determined not to let that happen to him and Sam. “At the end of the day, you two are family. Life’s short. Ours are shorter than most. Something’s going to get us eventually and when my guts get ripped out, just so you two know, we’re good. Blanket apology for all the crap that everybody’s done all around.”
We don’t blame Sam for wanting a little clarification on that, considering all the demon blood drinking and gate opening and whatever else he’s done wrong since Dean picked him up from Stanford six years ago.
But Dean stands firm. “Clean slate,” he says.
And then we cried. We’re not proud of it, but sometimes this show really gets to your heartstrings.
“…And Then There Were None” has officially earned a place in the ranks of our favorite “Supernatural” episodes ever. It had all the things we love best about the show. Suspense, gore, a genuine horror-movie style scare factor… and of course, a post-game chat about feelings.
Now that the slate is clean… it’s time for a road trip! When “Supernatural” returns on April 15 we’re going back to the Old West. Stay tuned to Zap2it over the six-week hiatus. We’ve got some fun “Supernatural” goodies coming your way. In the meantime, sound off in the comments section about tonight’s episode. Did you love it as much as we did?