Created on Saturday, 27 October 2012 02:49
Last Updated on Sunday, 09 June 2013 22:44
Written by Robin Vogel
Season 8 Episode 4
Robin's Ramblings by Robin Vogel
Sam and Dean enter an off college campus house covered with blood, strewn with dead bodies. â€œâ€Whatâ€™s The Matterâ€ by Milo Green is playing in the background. Dean stops the music, checks upstairs and reports back downstairs to Sam that the rest of the place is clear. â€œNo ID on this oneâ€, says Sam, lifting up the sheet on the body, â€œAnd um, no clue who is painted on the wallsâ€. â€œWell whatever happened, looks like we missed itâ€™, says Dean. â€œYeah, rightâ€, Sam agrees then notices a computer with a Post-It note that says PLAY ME. â€œWhat the hell?â€ remarks Dean, and cues it up. THIS SHOULD HAVE NEVER ENDED THIS WAY, it reads, as the titles lights our screen.
Some kids are making a movie, and it's jerky and headache making. â€œIn a world where nothing is what it seemsâ€, says one kid, â€œOne brave, shockingly handsome, virile young man and his faithfulâ€¦â€ (His dark-haired friend makes faces), â€œâ€¦learning-disabled, robotic manservant, must battle through waves of cybernetic asshats in order to sexually liberate the women of. . .â€ His partner wrestles away the camera. â€œAw, pleaseâ€”I bet at least one of these girls would let you partake in their awkward guy experimental phaseâ€, the blonde teases his dark-haired friend. â€œWhat?--these girls?â€ The dark-haired guy says doubtfullyâ€”â€œHash-tag failsâ€â€”he labels each girl at the table through the camera lensâ€”â€œHome-schooledâ€¦secretly in love with her roommateâ€¦listens to country musicâ€¦oh, dude, 12 o'clockâ€ (about a stunning blonde with short hair). She heads their way, and the dark-haired guy, in panic, hands the camera to his blonde friend. â€œWere you just filming me?â€ She demands. â€œNoâ€, blondie lies. â€œI wouldn't do that.â€ She is filming him back, and asks, â€œDoes that have the new firmware?â€ â€œErr, yes, yes it doesâ€ he replies, smiling. â€œHow's it handle?â€ She asks, gazing at him through her lens. â€œYou tell me,â€ he says, handing her his camera. â€œWell, your settings are way offâ€ she says. â€œI like the way the colorsâ€¦.â€ the dark-haired guy says, â€œâ€¦.you probably don't care about that.â€ â€œYeah, so you werenâ€™t checking me out?â€ she says. â€œWell, I do have a thing for beautiful womenâ€ blondie admits. â€œWho respect their privacyâ€¦.â€ â€œI have a thing for guys with cool cameraâ€ she smiles.
Later, the two blondes Michael and Kate have gotten it on. Kate walks past Brian, the dark-haired kid, who, alone and forlorn, is working at the computer.
Later, at a bar, she's sitting across from someone saying she prefers the film Last Year At Marienbad
to another film, asking how he likes that lens. â€œIt's lighter for sure,â€ he says. â€œYou know, Michael knows nothing about cameras, right?â€ He asks. â€œYeahâ€ she smiles, â€œBut I'm teaching him.â€ â€œTeaching who?â€ Asks Michael, joining them. â€œMy boyfriendâ€ she says, â€œHe's ah, big, tall and handsome.â€ â€œSounds delishâ€ says Michael, sliding an arm around her. â€œYeahâ€ she agrees, â€œYou should totally meet him.â€ They kiss.
â€œLet's see, she says, five years from now, hopefully I'll pass the bar exam, practicing law, nothing corporateâ€”something, ah, something green, you know.â€ Kate's sitting on a sofa, Michael's head in her lap, Brian listening from his seat at the computer. â€œGreen is good,â€ says Brian, â€œHippyâ€ teases Michael. â€œSomething for HBOâ€ suggests Brian, â€œOr like Michael Moore would be cool?â€ Michael thinks that would be double hippy. â€œI will be on a boat in the middle of the oceanâ€ says Michael, â€œMy beautiful girl by my side.â€ â€œAwâ€¦sapâ€ says Kate. â€œAnd you can come, tooâ€ says Michael. â€œNice, see what he just did there, she points out. She kisses Michael, and we see how jealous Brian is.
Lecture Hall â€“ Brian is filming Kate attempting to awaken Michael. The professor is ordering everyone to take notes. They are discussing â€œLord Of The Fliesâ€. Afterward, Michael asks what he missed, and Kate says, â€œJust another pitch-perfect lecture from Professor Ludenskyâ€”did you know Simon was a Christ figure?â€ â€œYup. . .noâ€ says Michaelâ€”and to Brianâ€”â€œPlease tell me you taped it.â€ â€œWho loves ya?â€ Brian asks. â€œI wish I could quit you,â€ teases Michael. â€œYeah, right, yeahâ€ says Brian, who is knocked to the ground by a passing student. It looks like Michael is going to get into it with the guy, but he doesn't.
They come across a murder on campus; Brian asks Kate to shoot some of it for his movie. Kate isn't sure that's legal, but she's concerned this is two blocks from where they live. Sam and Dean pull up in the Impala, and Brian dubs them Starsky and Hutch, while Michael dubs them Rizzoli and Isles. They introduce themselves as Agents Rose and Hudson. A woman upstairs, not too reliable, heard an attack, a growl like a coyote and came down and found her neighbor, Jacob Carter.
â€œSo, the FBI is here,â€ says Kate, looking over the footage they shot, â€œYour neighbor got murdered, but you're totally cool.â€ Toothbrush in his mouth, Brian points out that if the FBI is here, that's good, right? â€œThat is SO annoyingly logical,â€ she says. Michael puts a song on for Kateâ€”it was playing when they first met, he says. â€œYou are so disgustingly sweet,â€ she says, kissing him. But she's annoyed that Brian wants him to come out and test the new camerasâ€”and she knows they're going out to shoot scenes for Jackass
. â€œWe both know he has nobody else to do this withâ€ says Michael softlyâ€”â€œRain check.â€ â€œWhatever, you're dead to me,â€ she teases, smooching him again.
Outside, Michael urges Brian to â€œDo something cool.â€ Brian wants to hang upside down in a tree, which Brian thinks cool, and Michael Dumb and Dumber 3
, but when they spot Sam and Dean, Brian asks Michael to help him down. They listen in on them. â€œAlright, there is not a case here,â€ insists Sam. â€œThere IS a case here, you're rusty,â€ insists Dean, â€œWe just got to dig a little deeper.â€ â€œIs it just me, or are you getting a workplace romance vibe from those two?â€ Michael asks. They come across a couple and film them. â€œD-bags, mating in the wildâ€ quips Michael. The girl ends up shoving the guy away, however. â€œStrike three, yer a dick! --this is gonna look great on YouTube!â€ Then the guy spots them. â€œOh crap.â€ â€œWhat the hell!â€ Demands the guy, chasing them. They run, laughing. Michael yells, â€œBrian, meet me at Scott's mother's house! Come on, I played it fair and square, man! Thanks for a great night out, Bri.â€ Above him, there is growling. â€œHello? Hello! Scott, cut it out, man!â€ He runs, breathless, calling, â€œGod!â€ He is crawling, something after him. Something gets him, and he screams. â€œHey Michael, you can come out now, dudeâ€”Scott looked for us for a while but bailed.â€ He finds a camera on the ground. â€œMike? Mike?â€ He hears heavy breathing. â€œDude? My God, dude! Michael, you okay, man?â€ He finds him. â€œI'm okay?â€ â€œWhat happened?â€ â€œI dunno, I dunno.â€ There is a deep gash in his body. â€œOh, God!â€ Brian helps him back to the house. Kate runs over. â€œBaby, what happened?â€ She is about to call 911, but the bite mark is completely gone! â€œIt's okayâ€ Kate assures him, but Michael is still gasping for breath.
Later, it's daylight â€“ â€œDoctor said he was gonna be fine, you heard himâ€ Brian tells Kate, â€œâ€¦literally not a scratch on the kid.â€ â€œIf anything happens to Michaelâ€ she says, â€œI don't know what. . . â€œ He shushes her. â€œIt's okayâ€ he assures her. Michael pulls the door OFF the hinges. â€œDid you just pull that OFF?â€ Kate asks. Laughing, Michael holds Kate over his head while Brian films, then catches and kisses her. Researching, she suggests maybe he got bit by an alien. â€œOr maybe a mutant bit you!â€ suggests Brian. â€œAm I a superhero now?â€ wonders Michael.
Kate catches Brian setting up cameras around the house. â€œWhat are you doing?â€ she asks. â€œFinally found my movieâ€ he exults. â€œWhat?--Michael?â€ she saysâ€”â€œMichael is not your movieâ€”we don't even know what happened to him.â€ â€œExactlyâ€ says Brianâ€”â€œI'm going to get Michaelâ€™s origin story on camera!â€
Later, Michael, making a sandwich, complains that Brian is creeping him outâ€”â€œNothing superheroic to see her, just a delicious bagel.â€ â€œI have this idea,â€ says Brian, â€œDon't laughâ€”I really want to be able to do what you doâ€”so I think maybe we could go back out there, get that thing to bite me, and we can both be superheroes.â€ â€œStop!â€ Michael orders, â€œWhat, are you serious?â€ â€œYou can't keep this to yourselfâ€ Brian insists. â€œKeep what to myself?â€ says Michael, â€œWe don't even know what this thing is, why the hell would you want it?â€ â€œI don't want to be Piggy anymore manâ€ says Brian, gently touching his friend. â€œYou're not a pig manâ€ says Michael, pulling away, â€œListen to me, there's nothing wrong with you, you just gotta figure out what it is you want and go after itâ€”I'm telling you, you don't want this.â€ Standing, Brian is angryâ€”â€œRight, because I don't wanna be super-strong!--or have a prayer of getting any ass this year!--or. . .please. . .please!â€ â€œNO, man!â€ Michael criesâ€”â€œNo!â€ He tosses the plate and exits the room.
Later, Brian works on the film; Kate and Michael are sitting on the sofa together. Someone knocks, the latter two yell NOT IT! Muttering â€œChildren,â€ Brian answers the door. He whispers, â€œDudes, it's the FBI!â€ They hastily hide the bong. Special Agents Rose and Hudson want to ask a few questions about the murder that occurred a few blocks away. Sam asks Brian if he knew the victim. â€œNot reallyâ€ Brian responds. Dean asks if he remembers anything unusual about that night. â€œNot that I recallâ€ replies Brian. â€œHeard about anyone in the neighborhood getting ahh, getting bit?â€ questions Samâ€”â€œHumor me.â€ â€œI don't think soâ€ lies Brian. â€œAll right, no worriesâ€ says Sam, handing over a card, â€œHow about thisâ€”if you hear anything strange, call us, no matter how lateâ€”thanks.â€ Brian accepts the card and closes the door. â€œSo, what do you think?â€ Dean asks his brother. â€œBased on what we've got so far, we could be dealing with another Mayan Godâ€ says Sam. â€œThat's fantasticâ€ says Dean, â€œBecause the other one was such a joy!â€ â€œCanvas dormitories?â€ Sam suggests. â€œYeahâ€ agrees Dean.
â€œThe FBI are looking for what bit youâ€ reports Brian to Michael, who is holding the bongâ€”â€œAre you an X-File?â€ â€œNo, not an X-Fileâ€ says Kate, â€œListenâ€â€”she plays back the part about the Mayan God. â€œI'm a golden God!â€ Michael exults standing on a chair. They all whoop at that.
In the middle of the night, Michael awakens, leaving Kate asleep in bed. He takes the camera with him, filming himself in the mirror. â€œI am a golden Godâ€ he saysâ€”â€œI am a God.â€ Then his pupils grow larger and smaller. He grows enormous fangs, and his fingernails elongate into sharp points. He punches the mirror. He returns to Kate and caresses her face with a long-nailed hand. He goes to the kitchen and chows down on leftover foodâ€”Chinese, whatever, and beer. He's ravenous. He takes the car keys and leaves the apartment.
We meet a group of local kids patrolling for the animal who killed a local citizen, making sure the streets are safe for all â€œYou fine honeys out thereâ€”let's fan out, boys!â€ One of them, Scotty, runs into Michael, heading home with groceries. â€œBack off, douchewill?â€ Michael orders. â€œOooh, I'm so scared,â€ says Scotty, â€œListen, what the. . .â€ Michael is abruptly gone, bags dropped on the ground. Spotting him running away, Scotty pursues Michaelâ€”â€œI've got you now, you piece of. . .why don't you come take your beating like a man?--if you won't come out and play, I'll go visit that little piece of yours!--Kate?--yeah, I'll go visit Katie's, show her what a real man----Michael?â€ He searches through the trees for his preyâ€”â€œDude, do you think this is funny?--come on!--cut it out!â€ Growling. Scotty runs into something, and the screen goes black as he screams.
Aiming the camera at Kate, Brian asks, â€œCan I ask you something about him, with everything that's happenedâ€”are you afraid of him?â€ â€œAt first, yeahâ€ she admits, â€œâ€¦it was pretty scary, but then, to be totally honest, it's actually been pretty hot.â€ â€œO.M.Gâ€ Brian says just as Michael, face and shirt covered in blood, enters. Kate screams. Later, when Michael is showering, she says, â€œBaby, just. . .can you tell us what happened?â€ â€œI ahh I ran into Scott, he chased me and I think I killed himâ€ Michael says as water and blood pour down the drain. â€œWhat?â€ Brian says. â€œTurn it offâ€ Kate ordersâ€”â€œOFF!â€ There is a quick shot of the blood in the bathtub. Then, Michael confessing he saw red, then, he was running home. Kate is pacing. Brian asks, â€œOn the video, what were those things on your hands?--claws?â€ â€œDid anybody see you?â€ Kate asks. â€œKate, you're not trying to justifyâ€¦â€ begins Brian. â€œWe don't know what happened!â€ Kate insists, â€œWhat, he can't defend himself?!â€ She grabs the camera.
Crime scene, Sam and Dean are accusing the cops of not doing their job. The cop says the same thing that killed the Carter kid got Mr. Parker. â€œThe same â€œthingâ€?â€ repeats Sam. â€œI'm only the local yokel here, says the cop, but this kid was shredded by an animal. His heart was found by a patrolman up the way there, eaten, mostly.â€ â€œShow usâ€ remarks Dean. Brian is up front, filming it all. Back home, Brian shakes Michael awake, even though Kate tries to stop him. â€œDid you eat a human heart?â€ Brian asks his friend. â€œWhat are you talkin' about?â€ Michael demands. â€œScott's deadâ€ Brian tells him, â€œHe was shredded and his heart's gone.â€ â€œIt doesn't mean that Michael...â€ insists Kate. â€œWhat do you think happened to it?â€ Brian asksâ€”â€œWhat happened to it?â€ â€œI don't remember what happenedâ€ Michael says, pushing Brian away. Brian pushes himâ€”â€œDon't LIE TO ME!â€ â€œBrian, calm down!â€ Kate pleads, â€œLook, there's gotta be an explanation for thisâ€ â€œReally?â€ says Brian. â€œIt was self-defenseâ€ Kate says, standing between them. â€œEating a heart is self-defense,â€ says Brian in disbelief, â€œKat who are you trying to convince, me or yourself?â€ â€œYou need to back off!â€ orders Michael. â€œWhyâ€”you gonna eat my heart, too?â€ Brian demands. Michael punches his friend in the stomach, sending him flying across the room and over the kitchen table. â€œMICHAEL!â€ Kate screams.
Kate holds Michael in her arms. â€œI don't know what's happening to meâ€ he agonizes, â€œI don'tknow who I am anymore.â€ â€œYou're Michael Wheelerâ€ she assures him, â€œAnd you're mine, okay, you hear me?â€
Sitting at the computer, Brian insists to Kate they must call the policeâ€”she has to see what's going on here, whatever he is, it's not good for her. â€œMichael didn't mean to hurt you,â€ she reminds him. â€œObviously he did, Kate?â€ Brian insists. â€œYou don't get it, do youâ€”you've never been in love,â€ points out Kateâ€”â€œWhat we need are answers.â€
Kate and Michael are trying to listen in on Dean and Sam. A woman is telling Dean the biggest animal in the county is a raccoon. Dean asks Sam if he wants to put out an APB on Rocky Raccoon. Sam had to pick through the written county records; â€œ10 years ago there was a similar unsolved murderâ€”check it out.â€ â€œDeath by claws and lack of heartâ€¦so weâ€™re talking aâ€¦?â€ Dean asks. â€œNo, not that time of the monthâ€ says Sam. â€œAwesome. Time to hit the booksâ€ says Deanâ€”â€œFeed the monsterâ€ he pats his tummy.
They knew something, Kate tells Michael, they should follow them. But before they can continue, they're surprised to see that Brian, camera in hand, has followed them. â€œHowâ€™d you find us?â€ Michael asks. â€œThe GPS in your phonesâ€ their friend revealsâ€”â€œDuh.â€ â€œYou're starting to creep me outâ€ accuses Michael. â€œFeeling's mutual, dudeâ€ says Brian, Kateâ€™s filming from her camera. â€œWhat else can you hack into Brian?â€ Kate asks. â€œAnythingâ€ Brian admits.
They spy on Sam and Dean at some eatery. Michael puts on a ballcap to hide his appearance, takes a camera to do the actual filming and enters the restaurant while the other two hide in a car. Sam makes mention of Dean's double burger. â€œClear eyes and clogged arteries, canâ€™t loseâ€ Dean retorts, and digs in. Sam eats a salad. Dean reads, â€œWerewolves that are turned up to four generations from pure bloodâ€”do you think he means Alpha?--are less feral and can transform before, during and after the lunar cycleâ€”boom!â€ â€œPure-bloods don't black out during the transformationâ€ reads Sam, â€œThey control themselves, some have been able to subsist off of animal hearts--so what, we're hunting a werewolf with a pedigree?â€ â€œAwesomeâ€”let's hope he has his papersâ€ says Dean. â€œAnd that silver can kill himâ€ says Samâ€”â€œSo, whatâ€”best in show, comes here 10 years ago, ganks some poor woman, the dust settles, everything's in the clear, he sets up shop?â€ â€œComes for a human heart, stays for the coedsâ€ says Dean. â€œThen everything's wine and rosesâ€ says Sam, â€œAnd animal tickers, but he gets a hankering for human again.â€ â€œI told you there was a case here,â€ says Dean, â€œNow we just gotta find and kill it.â€
Back at the house, the three kids watch the footage. â€œI'm a werewolfâ€ realizes Michael. Kate urges him to calm down. He again reminds her what he is, and they babble at once. Kate is sure FBI agents don't say â€œawesomeâ€ that much, and definitely don't hunt and kill college kids. â€œDid they say anything else?â€ Michael asks. â€œThey just sat and talked about how they've been apart for a yearâ€ says Brian, â€œYou're probably right about that office romance thingâ€ â€œI'm screwedâ€ laments Michael. Kate reminds him he's missing the big pictureâ€”they don't know about himâ€”â€œThey're looking for whomever whatever bit you in the first placeâ€”that gives us some time to figure it out.â€ â€œSo that's the plan?â€ Michael asks, throwing somethingâ€”gotta eat chicken hearts for my life?â€ He leaves, Kate rushes after him, going, â€œBaby. . .â€
While Kate and Michael arguing in the bedroom, Brian goes over some footage and calls them in, but Kate closes the door on him. Brian leaves the apartment holding a photo he took from the footage and comes across what looks like a Greek letter. He goes to see one of their professors. â€œI know what you are,â€ Brian tells him.
Brian finds Kate packing. We're leaving in the morning, she tells himâ€”those guys they might find Michael. You don't have to worry about that or anything, Brian assures her, I took care of it. Took care of what? Michael asks, entering the room. What did you do? Kate asks.
Brian apparently gives Professor Ludensky back his talisman, which the professor had been looking forâ€”â€œWhere did you find it?â€ Asks the prof. â€œIn the woods, where you bit my friendâ€ accuses Brian, who tells him he's filming all of this and has a hidden camera in here, too, feeding back to his laptop at home, â€œSo if anything happens to meâ€¦â€ â€œNOTHING will happen to youâ€ his prof assures him, â€œYou need to calm down.â€ Brian attacks him with something made of silver, but the prof tells him, â€œI'm not what you think I am.â€ â€œI don't care what you are,â€ says Brian, â€œI just want you to turn me.â€ We hear the professor turn into the creature, but he says he doesn't want to hurt Brian. â€œYou're not going toâ€ promises Brian, â€œâ€˜cos if you do, all of this winds up on CNN.â€ (Later) Brian is talking to the professor, â€œSo you stumbled on Carterâ€ says Brian, â€œWolfed out, then whatâ€”got a taste for hearts again?â€ â€œYou never lose the taste if you're stupid enough to have oneâ€ his prof saysâ€”â€œOnce you have a human heart, it's almost impossible to control the monster insideâ€”but I didâ€”until last week when I fell off the wagon, as they say--you have no idea how hard it isâ€”I'd trained myself not to hurt anyoneâ€”I'd trained myself to choke down those other hearts.â€ â€œAnimal heartsâ€ says Brian. â€œAnd I had been cleanâ€ says the prof, â€œThen I saw Carter, alone, and he looked so weakâ€”it's harder to cover things up nowadaysâ€”I knew a hunter would catch wind of this sooner or later.â€ â€œYou needed a patsy,â€ says Brian, â€œMichael.â€ â€œYesâ€ says the prof, â€œThe young man who sleeps through most of my lecturesâ€”who would miss him?â€ â€œMEâ€ says Brian. â€œWhy are you doing this?â€ The prof demands. â€œI wanna see what you guys see,â€ Brian answers, â€œDo what you do, I'm sick of being Piggyâ€”I wanna be Ralph.â€ â€œWe don't get to choose who we are,â€ the prof says bitterly. Brian reveals a giant bite under a bandage and says, â€œI did.â€
Brian reveals to Kate and Michael what heâ€™s done. They are horrified, and Michael proclaims him insane. â€œYou're welcome, for saving your assâ€ Brian says, and shows them their professor tossing a chair in his office on the screen, Sam and Dean beating the crap out of him, Dean shooting him, presumably with a silver bullet. â€œThank youâ€¦â€ The professor whispers before dying. â€œI've never killed a pureblood before,â€ says Dean. Then Sam and Dean notice the camera filming everything. â€œSee?â€ exults Brian, â€œProblem solvedâ€”they killed the pure-blood, they're moving on, and we're in the clear, just like you said.â€ â€œI never saidâ€¦â€ Kate insists. â€œI did this to protect you!â€ Brian tells her, and to Michael, â€œI did what you couldn't.â€ â€œThey saw the camera, Briâ€ Michael reminds him, â€œYou don't think they'll trace that back to you?--what the hell's wrong with you?â€ â€œNothing's wrong with meâ€ says Brian, picking up the camera to film his friends, â€œYou told me thatâ€”I just finally figured out what I wantâ€”and now I'm going after itâ€”you thought I was hiding behind this?â€ (the camera) â€œI was hiding behind YOUâ€”I am DONE living in your shadowâ€”I have ALWAYS lived in your shadow, but now we're equalsâ€”anything you can do, right?â€ â€œYou think this is a game?â€ Michael demandsâ€”â€œDo you have any idea what you've done to yourself?â€ â€œWell you wouldn't bite me, accuses Brian, so I askedâ€¦â€ â€œYou ASKED him to?â€ Kate criesâ€”â€œHe asked you to bite him?â€ she turns to Michael, â€œI DIDN'T, okay?â€ says Michael, and to Brian, â€œI didn't want to hurt youâ€”I would never hurt you, Brian, this thing inside of me, you don't want this!â€ â€œIt's too late for that nowâ€ laughs Brian. â€œI remember attacking Scottâ€ says Michael, â€œI remember ripping his beating heart out of his chestâ€”I remember the look in his dead eyes when I bit into that heart, Brian!--and above all, I remember how sweet, how delicious it tastedâ€”ever since I've tasted it, I've felt more powerful and more out of control!â€ â€œMore weakâ€ sneers Brian, turning to Kateâ€”â€œYou don't need someone like Michael, â€œYou need someone who can take care of you.â€ â€œI can take care of myselfâ€ she retorts. Brian grabs hold of her. â€œLet her go!â€ orders Michael. â€œOr WHAT?â€ smirks Brianâ€”â€œGonna cry some more?â€ Michael's fangs emerge; he attacks Brian viciously, and pushes away Kate when she tries to intervene. When they finally separate, Kate is begging Michael, â€œPlease don't die!â€ â€œI love you, babyâ€ gasps Michael. â€œI love youâ€ she replies. Brian crawls across the floor to the other side of the room. Michael dies. Kate cries his name.
Kate, screaming, attacks Brian with a silver letter opener. â€œKate, listen to meâ€ he pleadsâ€”â€œI love youâ€”you'll understandâ€”you just need to see what I seeâ€”after I bite you, you'll understand!â€ She tries to run from him, but he is there, fangs bared, growling. She tries to run again, but he grabs her, bites her shoulder, and she screams. She locks herself in the bathroom. Brian bangs at the door, begging her to let him in, promising to fix this. She goes berserk, knocking in the glass shower doors, breaking the porcelain sink. Holding up the camera, filming, she announces that she's coming out. â€œI see it nowâ€ she says, â€œI understand.â€ He's waiting, smiling. â€œI told you it would be all right,â€ he says. â€œYeah, it will beâ€ she agreesâ€”â€œHere.â€ She hands him the camera, then, fangs bared, attacks and kills him. She covers Michaelâ€™s body with a sheet, then sits before the computer and says, â€œI didn't finish Brian's movie to justify what happenedâ€”to be totally honest, I'm not even sure I understand it all. I just wanted you to know that Michael wasn't always a monsterâ€”none of us were.â€
We go back over the threesome's original hopes and dreams, sad, sad, sad.
â€œI'm leaving,â€ says Kate, â€œAnd you'll never hear from me ever, ever again. Look, I know that there's another wayâ€”I can eat animal heartsâ€”I've never hurt anyoneâ€”nobody human, anywayâ€”I didn't choose thisâ€”please, please give me a chance.â€
After watching the pitiful film, the brothers identify Brian and Michael. Sam figures she's got a half-day jump on them. â€œYou all right?â€ Sam asks his brother. â€œMmm-hmmâ€ answers Dean. â€œLookâ€ says Sam, â€œKate's right, she hasn't hurt anybody, well, anybody human, at least.â€ â€œShe didn't choose this,â€ says Deanâ€”â€œLet's give her a shot.â€ â€œSeriously?â€ Sam asks. â€œYeahâ€ Dean agrees. "If Kate pops back up,â€ says Sam, â€œIf she strays, no questions asked, we do what we gotta do, we take her down.â€ He gathers up all the film. â€œHey Sam...â€ Dean starts, â€œYeah?â€ â€œDo I really say awesome a lot?â€ Dean asks. â€œNo, no not at allâ€ shrugs Sam. Dean gazes at a poster of the pretty Kate. â€œAwesome.â€ He slips the music back on. â€œWhat's the Matterâ€ by Milo Green plays, as it has several times during the episode.
Kate waves to a ride she just hitched, and walks along the railroad tracks.
Remarks â€“ What can you say about a college threesome friendship that goes horribly, horribly wrong? It was sad. It was well-written and a terrific tale about with great power comes great responsibility. I felt awful for all threeâ€”stupid Michael, Kate and Brianâ€”and wished they had made different choices. You know what else I wished? They had made their choices in a different TV show.
I don't LIKE it when Sam and Dean (or Jensen and Jared, who saw this script and probably were thrilled at how little they appeared in it and made plans to go home or Italy, England or wherever) are barely in their own show!
That being said, I liked this episode for what it was, a decidedly Sam and Dean lite episode. It reminded me of the â€œGhostfacersâ€ episode, where we saw them from a point of view we rarely see them. I missed them. Don't get me wrong; I was engrossed in the sad story of Kate, Michael and Brian, even if it was a clichÃ© with a werewolf addition. I just missed seeing Sam and Dean more.
Here are your questions for this episode:
1. Yay or nay? I say nay because I don't like eps that don't have more Sam and Dean. I give this one only a five.
2. How stupid was Brian? Do you think he was justified in what he did, even a little?
3. How did you feel about the professor? His decision to frame poor, dumb Michael because he slept in his classâ€”what was up with that?
4. Kate. - Do you really think she was going to be able to stop herself from chowing down on human hearts? The others didn't.
5. Sam and Dean let her go too easily, I was really surprised at them. They dealt with the rugaru, who couldn't stop himself from going after that first taste of...what was the expression for man meat?
6. This was a sad story, wasn't it? The three college kids, living together, friends, two guys loving one pretty girl. Introduce a supernatural element; it goes downhill into something ugly. What would have happened without the werewolf element, do you think? Would Kate and Michael have gotten married?