You know, I'm really loving this season. I mean LOVING this season.
I was a big fan of the early years, and I've said it before, it REALLY feels like they writers are bringing us back to the beginning.
It starts out with a seance gone very, very wrong.
Dean hears about the odd deaths of two psychics in Lily Dale (which is a real town full of psychics, by the way!) after he boosts a shabby-looking Impala. He must really miss his baby. ;)
Dean investigates the most recent death and finds that the psychic was a sham, with recording devices and buttons that mimic the ghostly happenings.
At a local cafe, Dean runs into...SURPRISE!....his brother, Sam!
Sam is still pretty pissed, but the boys agree to work together on this case.
As they're looking at the crime photos, they get their first lead. They realize that both victims were wearing the same necklace. The track it down through the granddaughter of victim #2 and discover it's a fake.
Flash to Nikolai, a spoon-bender the boys met at the cafe. He's working with his utensils when suddenly the room grows cold.
He's then lifted by an unseen force and impaled on the utensils. Ouch!
Sam and Dean have a look at the crime scene and the police chief mentions that Nikolai said he'd had a vision of his death.
Melanie, victim # 2's granddaughter, calls Dean. Apparently she'd just checked her voicemail and her granny had left a message foretelling her own death.
The boys realize they're dealing with an actual ghost and they confess to Melanie that they're not actually FBI agents.
Flash to Melanie's friend, Camille. After reading bones for a client, she suddenly has a vision of her death.
Dean accompanies Melanie to talk with Camille. He checks a hidden camera in Camille's house and the footage reveals the ghost.
Melanie says she recognizes the ghost from an old photo in the museum.
The boys head there and learn about the Fox sisters, who were among the founders of Lily Dale.
Kate was able to foretell one's death and levitate objects. The older sister, Margaret, was not a psychic.
The brothers find out they were buried in the cemetery.
As they're leaving, the curator takes Dean aside. He has a message from Ellen. Ah, Ellen. We miss you!
The curator tells Dean Ellen's message, "If you don't tell someone how bad it really is, she'll kick your ass from beyond."
Outside the museum, Dean confronts Sam. He apologizes for killing Amy but he knows it was the right thing to do.
The boys go to the cemetery to dig up Kate's bones. As they're about to burn them, Kate appears and pleads with Dean to listen to her.
Of course, THAT'S not going to happen and Sam burns the bones.
Dean calls Melanie to tell her it's safe and Melanie and Camille go to Camille's place. Her vision starts to happen and Melanie calls Dean back in a panic.
Dean tells her how to keep the ghost at bay, but in the end the ghost kills Camille.
In the morning, the Winchesters go to Margaret's grave and find her bones missing, which means that someone has bound them and is using Margaret to kill.
With Melanie's help, the boys discover that she's next on the ghost's list of 'people-that-need-to-die-a-horrible-death'.
Sam visits the emporium to try to find out who bought the ingredients for the binding spell. Jimmy, the emporium owner, sends him on a wild goose chase, and Sam realizes Jimmy is the killer.
At Melanie's, Margaret has shown up and Dean is trying to keep her busy until Same can find and burn the bones.
Sam goes to the address listed on Jimmy's card and breaks in. Jimmy explains that he and Margaret were both the real deal and he's tired of not getting the recognition he deserves.
When Jimmy lets his guard down, Sam shoots him dead and finds Margaret's bones in Jimmy's bed. He burns them in the nick of time, just as Margaret is about to kill Melanie.
The next day, Melanie thanks Dean for saving her life.
Dean meets up with Sam, who's putting his stuff in the trunk of Dean's stolen car.
Sam admits Dean was right to kill Amy, but calls Dean on his drinking and nightmares.
Dean finally opens up to his brother and tells Sam that he's had a hard time trusting anyone since Cas, and that he was having nightmares because he'd been lying to Sam.
After making up, the boys drive off together.
So! A fun episode that resolved some of the tension between the brothers. I enjoyed it!
What questions do we have after this episode?
-Is Dean holding anything back from Sam? I think there's more to his drinking than he's saying.
-Where are the Leviathans?
-Is Sam still hallucinating?
"You are a verile manesfestation of the divine." -Cafe server to Dean.
"He broke my spoon" -Sam
"There's fake woo woo crap, then there's real woo woo crap." -Dean
"This could be looking like a needle in a stack of fake needles." -Dean
"Psychic ghost bitch on a leash." -Dean
Radio- "You’re listening to The Morning Chaos with me, Bananas Foster."
Dean- "The Hell I am, ass-hat."
Sam- "We gotta find those bones."
Dean- "So we gotta find the bonehead."
“Ugh. I can’t believe he was boning her." -Dean
“If you affirmate me, I’m going to punch you in the face.” -Dean
And lastly, I LOVED the nod to Buffy/Angel! The necklace was the Orb of Thesulah, which was used by the gypsies to restore Angel's soul. ;)
So, what did you think of this episode? As always, comments are welcome!