Thursday, March 10, 2011

Episode Review: Born Under A Bad Sign (2X14)

Seeing as how Supernatural is on yet another break, we are once again reviewing old episodes. I picked 'Born Under A Bad Sign'. Why? Because Evil Sam is just too freaking hot. Here goes:

Dean's on the phone with Ellen, standing against his car and looking nearly desperate. He's looking for Sam, but apparently it's hard, because he even compares it to the insane quest for John Winchester. During the conversation, Dean gets another incoming call and what do you know, it's Sammy.

Sam appears to be in a daze as he hangs up the phone and we can clearly see the blood on his hands. Dean hurries down there (Twin Lakes) and is pretty frantic from what we can see, quickly checking the numbers on the doors and then banging on the one from room 109, calling out his brother's name.

Sam's shirt is covered in blood as he numbly sits on the bed and he doesn't remember anything.

What'd you find out?

You checked in two days ago under the name Richard Sambora. Of course, I think the scariest part about this whole thing is the fact that you're a Bon Jovi fan.

Dean decides to 'retrace' Sam's steps in the hope that Sam's memory will come back. They go to a storage lock-up first, where they find a car. Blood and an equally bloody knife is what they find. And then there's a pack of sigarettes...That couldn't be Sam's, right? Sam doesn't smoke. But then the guy at the gas station says Sam's a chimney. What the hell is going on?

You. Outta here now, I'm calling the cops.

You talking to him?

Yeah, I'm talking to him. Jerk comes in yesterday, stinking drunk, grabs a forty from the fridge, starts chugging it.

This guy? You're drinking malt liquor?

Not after he whipped the friggin' bottle at my head.

This guy?

What, am I speaking Urdu?

Look, I'm really sorry if I did anything,

Tell your story walkin', pal. Po-po will be here in five.

Wait, wait, put the phone down. Sam, go wait in the car.

But Dean,

Go wait in the car!
(SAM sighs, leaves)
Okay, look, man. I just want to talk to you, that's it. Okay?
(The clerk hangs up)
Now, when he took off yesterday, where did he go?

Why don't you ask him?

'Cause I'm asking you. Now please, you'd be doing me a huge favor.

Oh, do you a favor? Well, that is what I live for. You know, your buddy didn't pay for the booze. Okay? Or the smokes, which he also illegally lit up.

You saw him smoking?

Yeah. Guy's a chimney.

The guy does finally say which way Sam headed, and so they head that way. Sam recognizes a street and tells Dean to make a turn there, and it leads straight to a hunter's house. A dead hunter's house.

Sam looks pretty torn up about it when the security footage shows that he was the one to kill Steve Wandell. The guy had a daughter and seemed to be a really good person. Dean, however, is still trying to keep Sam safe. He gets rid of all the evidence that might point to his brother, just in case another hunter would come across it.

Back at the hotel, Sam tries to convince Dean to kill him. He even plays the guilt-card, saying Dean promised him. But the older brother isn't going for it. That's when Sam finally reveals his evil stripes, knocking Dean out and saying he will live to regret it.

Dean's awoken by the hotel manager banging on the door. He charges Dean extra and nearly kicks him out so a hooker and her client can take up the room. Well, isn't that classy?

Tracking Sam's cell phone, Dean discovers Sam is in Duluth, Minnesota.

Hi, uh, so sorry to bother you, but uh, my son snuck out of the house last night and, uh, went to a Justin Timberlake concert.
What? Yeah. No, Justin is quite the triple threat. Uh, anyway, he's not back yet, and, and I'm just, I'm starting to worry.
Right. Yeah, boys will be boys. But see, Sammy is a diabetic, and uh, if he doesn't get his insulin, I just, I have to find him. Please, I'm begging you. Yeah, no, no, no, I"m on the web site right now, I just need to activate the GDS in his cell phone.
(entering a password)
Yeah, right there. Duluth, Minnesota. Yeah, that is a long way to go for a concert. I appreciate your help.

In the meantime, Sam has found Jo in a bar. At first, Sam seems nice enough, although we all know better. He crushes all of Jo's hunter dreams about Dean, nearly rapes her and then ties her up so she can be bait to lure Dean, but not before screwing with her head a little more. "My daddy shot your daddy in the head." I love that line...Evil Sam is hot as hell.

A segment:

Well, Dean's more like my father than I am, but . . .
(off JO'S look)
Boy. You're really carrying a torch for him, aren't you?
(JO scoffs, uncomfortably)
I'll take that as a yes. It's too bad. 'Cause see, Dean, he likes you, sure, but not in the way you'd want. I mean, maybe as kind of a . . . a little sister, you know? But romance — that's just out of the question, he
he kind of thinks you're a schoolgirl, you know?
I'm not trying to hurt you, Jo, I, I'm telling you because I care.

Just as Sam finishes gagging poor Jo, Dean busts in. He's not the knight in shining armor Jo wanted him to be, because he can't gank his -more than obvious- evil brother. He does have something up his sleeve though and splashing some holy water into his brother's face, confirms his suspicions.

Dean frees the tied up Jo, while the possessed Sam takes off. Dean quickly chases after him and a short mouse and cat game ensues. Unfortunately, the game ends with Dean getting shot.

Now, don't get your panties in a bunch. Yes, he got shot, but he's not dead!
Ringing Dean's phone, Jo discovers his 'living' body in the water and pulls him out. She tends to his wounds, and then he's off in the sunset again.

Thanks. I'll call you later, okay?

(to herself, after DEAN is gone)
No you won't.

Dean tries to warn Bobby, but he's too late. So when the hunter opens the door for Sam, he still doesn't know anything about him being possessed. The cut phone line made sure Bobby stayed in the dark about these recent developments.

But Bobby is awesome as ever and is onto Sam instantly.
"Don't try to con a con man."
A little bit of holy water in a random bottle of beer does the trick and it's time to knock out Demonic Sammy.

When Evil Sam wakes up, Dean's already there, ready to take it out on his ass. But then the damn exorcism doesn't work, and the demon shows off some new tricks that leave Bobby and Dean shellshocked.
What the hell?

This isn't going like I pictured! What's going on, Bobby?

(seeing the burn mark on SAM'S forearm)
It's a binding link! It's like a lock! He's locked himself inside Sam's body!

What the hell do we do?

I don't know!

Evil Sam beats the shit out of Dean, while teaching him some things about what Hell's like. And then we finally have a name...Meg! Yes, it's the demon bitch from season one, and she has been dying to crawl back up to get her revenge.

Bobby burns the mark that creates the binding link and instantly Meg gives up, smoking out and disappearing down the fireplace. And Sam? Well, he's adorable as ever of course.
"Did I miss anything?" *facepalms*

A warning from Bobby to keep quiet about Sam's murderous streak, and a little present for both the Winchesters (charms) and our favorite guys are back on the road.
With some awesome classic rock playing in the background, the brothers have a little emo-chat, before Dean says the most epic line of this entire episode.
"Dude, you like, full-on had a girl inside of you for like a whole week. That's pretty naughty."

And that concludes my episode review. I hope you all enjoyed it! And here is an amazing Evil!Sam vid for all you lovers out there.

See you guys soon!!

Shirley Out!

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