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Oh God, another really gross scene to recap. Did Jeremy Carver and Ben Edlund start wagering bets as to who could top the other? Fine, I'll do it, but anyone ever wonder why most gross scenes belong to Sam? Is it because Jared keeps asking for this type of punishment? One too many pranks I think. Before I get into the gory detail, the beginning of this scene shows the different style of our guest director. The shot is from the ground, looking up at one tall Sam reading the list with the house fully in the background. What's really great is the top of Jared's head is blocking the top of the house. So cool! A director that wants to use the height of his freakishly tall actor in an interesting way.

Sam goes to the front door and knocks. No answer. He sees a drop of blood and that's the only invitation he needs to walk right in. Don't do it Sam!  Right, he never listens to me.  He walks cautiously through this pig sty. I still wonder to this day how people live like that. It defies all logic. There he finds the woman he's looking for on a bed in the living room. She's coughing, has all sorts of open sores on her face, and looks as dead as she should be. Sam doesn't quite know what to say. "Ezra Jones?" He manages to say with apprehension. She coughs, chokes on something like a nice chunk of phlegm and waves him closer.   Sam naturally is squirming now and his look of unease is hilarious. She coughs some more and Sam only takes a few steps before stopping. "What is it?" She motions him close harder this time. "You think maybe you can tell me from here?" She waves him over again. "Yeah, I'm going to regret this." You most certainly are!

Sam takes in a deep breath and moves closer. Ezra keeps coughing, and her eyes are pretty darned cloudy. Not to mention her face looks like a bunch of rats chewed it half off. She starts drooling white foam and Sam is really grossed out. That is when I would have ran in the other direction. "Catch you later, bye!" Sam only winces and moves closer. She waves, he moves. He gets really close so she coughs on him. His look is precious! This is a guy that can cut off heads with wire with his bare hands but can't take this? 

Ezra tries to talk, then screams and pushes Sam across the room onto the floor. That's when Sam spots a dead man on the floor with his innards missing. Ezra jumps on top of Sam and oh yuck, how did he film this without barfing? This is worse than any blood spatter imaginable. Ezra's thick white drool starts drizzling all over Sam's face. I don't know but I'm ready to call the advantage to Carver here. Amidst all this, Sam has the faculties to pull out his gun from his back and blow Ezra's head off. Lucky for him, her wide open mouth made for the perfect clean shot. She falls on her dead husband and Sam wipes off that thick, milky white drool, completely disgusted. You aren't the only one Sam.

Back at Bobby's and no doubt Sam has shared his story with the others. They go into the library and Bobby is concerned about them waking Karen who is upstairs. Apparently Ezra was the first one to come out. Sam points out she's the first one to go bad. Bobby claims she's always been nutty. "Nutty how, like she ate her husband's stomach? Is that how nutty she was in real life?" Bobby stares Dean while answering no, not appreciating his sarcastic tone this time. Dean, who's still in pissed off mode, points out what Bobby probably already knows, he isn't exactly seeing this straight.


Bobby wheels away while Sam and Dean tag team that they're going to have to stop all of them. Bobby turns around to face them, pulls out his archaic colt, and I'm wondering how that gun will take out both of them quickly. Sam already knows Bobby won't shoot. Call his bluff! "Time to go," Bobby says.   Dean asks "What?" in complete shock. Bobby clarifies, off his property. Sam kind of does call his bluff, asking if he'd actually shoot. Bobby sternly warns that if Karen turns, he'll take care of it, his way. You know guys, he's right. He's a grown hunter, he can take care of himself and his personal matters. Dean says it's dangerous. Duh, that's the occupational hazard. "I'm not telling you twice," Bobby says. Actually, you kind of are, but we won't split hairs here.   Dean stares at the gun, Sam stares at Bobby, and they leave. 

Outside the Impala pulls outside of the compound and stops. Sam defends it's his wife and Dean doesn't care. "We're his family Sam." Sam points out there's bigger fish, like a town that needs to be saved. Dean doesn't care, for Bobby is alone in the house with one of them. "So?" Sam asks. "I'm going to have to go back there and kill her," Dean says like he has no option. You aren't thinking clearly either Dean. What happened to defending the greater good? Sam obviously took Bobby's threat seriously, for he tells Dean that if Bobby sees him he's a dead man. Dean doesn't care since he has the Michael card going for him. Except he doesn't bring that up, going for another angle. He'll have to make sure Bobby doesn't see him. I like the "I can't be killed" argument better. 

Sam nods in frustration, realizing he isn't getting anywhere. "Okay. I'll head to town and rescue everyone "“ should be easy." He points out the obvious, he's going to need some help. Dean suggests the sheriff. Sam knows that's she's still pro zombie so might not be much help. Dean tells him he'll have to convince her. Yeah Sam, use the puppy dog eyes. Those always work. 

Actually, those might not be needed. The sheriff is at her house and she's nursing her sick undead son. He keeps saying he's hungry. Big fat warning sign there Jodie. I get that these people are blinded by having their loved ones back, but a sick and hungry zombie warrants some form of precaution. So dad calls the doctor? Talk about not thinking straight. Was he expecting the antibiotic that would help the undead get better?   No wonder this guy ended up being zombie food. Dad takes in the soup and that's the last we see of him with a stomach. The sheriff continues the insane conversation with the doctor. 

Dean stakes out Bobby's place outside, shotgun in hand. Back inside, Bobby knows better. "Karen, stay away from the windows." She is, because she's on the ground in the kitchen. Not good. She coughs and pulls herself up, claiming she's okay. She's having some trouble, saying she got dizzy. Bobby feels that she's burning up. "I'm okay, I just need something to eat." Babe, you are NOT okay. She coughs a la Ezra and Bobby is freaking out on the inside. Poor man!

The sheriff is still on the phone with the doctor, very delusional that she'll get somewhere. Her frustration is apparent, but wow, what is she expecting?  She's better off talking with the local mortician or psychic. This is their sort of thing. Doctors can only help THE LIVING. Too late, for she hears a noise and drops the phone in panic. She runs to the other room and there's no sign of her husband or son, just blood all over the blanket. She cautiously steps forward, stunned over the trail of blood going behind the couch. Then the massive pool of blood. Yeah, I think she's getting it now. Then, the worse happens. She sees her son is eating the entrails of her husband, prompting an "Oh my God." Um, not really. Her son creepily looks up with his zombie stare and face covered in blood like Sam getting a demon blood fix. The kid shuffles toward her like a normal zombie and she steps back slowly, too stunned to get the flock out of there.  


# Tigershire 2010-04-05 02:43
Ah, Alice. I love the way you recap an episode.

I mentioned this before somewhere on this site, but I'm gonna do it again. The actress who plays Bobby's wife is NOT the same actress as Dream a Little Dream of Me, however, she was in a previous episode, namely, In My Time of Dying - she was the nurse, dying on the floor.

She also happened to attend MY high school. Not the same year as me, but I still think it's cool.

And, I know it was a long time ago, and it wasn't for very long, but Dean did in face fall in love with someone. He loved Cassie enough to tell her about his life. That's something. Right?
# Maria 2010-04-05 05:05
I just wanted to ask what the "Must be Thursday" quote means. :D
# Julie 2010-04-05 09:49
Alice I love your recaps. Thank you.
The episode where they broke Bobby. This was just so painful to watch, but wasn`t Jim just wonderful in it. I think he broke all our hearts, the scene with the humming in the kitchen, the totally shattered look when he killed his wife again,and then the end!!!
I just loved the scene in the scrap yard with the `zombie invasion` great use of background music there too I thought.
I have to agree with you, I too think that Mr.Edlund was out grossed here (never thought I would type that!) I have eaten through every episode, the maggots in the sandwich, I ate along with Dean through the description of Doc Bentons escapades, but I will never attempt it through our meeting with Ezra, know it`s not real but how they even filmed that God only knows,poor Jared!
I am there with Dany too,suprise suprise , in that I would like to thank you for providing my new screensaver!
# Sablegreen 2010-04-05 09:53
Wow, Alice Superb! As for Sam bitch face at Dean eating zombie pie, I always remember when Sam kept Dean from eating food from the Winter pagan gods in AVSC. Like the idea of Sam feeling bad because he just eats salads. That never occured to me. I have be thinking one of two ways, he wants Dean to eat healthier, or he's afraid their might be some king of nasty stuff in it. Just trying to protect his brother. Either is sweet..

Thanks for the screencap of Dean and the impala! Love it.
# Ardeospina 2010-04-05 13:44
Great recap, as usual, Alice! That scene with the Ezra zombie was totally gross, but I for one think you should still include that stuff in your recaps. I mean, it happens in the episode, so it should probably be in there. Maybe just put that stuff in its own paragraph with a warning to skip ahead if you don't want to read the gross parts?

And poor, poor Bobby. It just killed me when he said that line about "how many times do I gotta kill her?" I really hope he can recover enough to provide support for the boys because I have a feeling they're going to need it before the end.

And I have to agree with Sablegreen: Dean does lounge very attractively. He must practice leaning up against things.

Looking forward to the Dark Side of the Moon recap!
# Bevie 2010-04-05 14:39
Love your recaps Alice!

And please don't cut out the gross. As suggested, just put them in with a warning and they don't have to be read if not wanted.

Also love the lounging Dean pic. He is a beautiful lounger indeed. ;-)
# Jasminka 2010-04-06 14:38
You don't sound like a romance novel, at all, Alice, this recap is as moving as it gets... Love it,hate it, love the episode, hate the episode, My heart breaks for Bobby.
I will always remember it, though, as the one episode I watched live in L.A.. No one can spoil that for me.

THanks for this, love Jas
# Randal 2010-04-06 15:36
Another fine recap (you are the master) but heartbreaking? This episode was a lighthearted, gay romp through verdant meadows pocked with yellow flowers.

Oh, you can't ever cut out the gross, ever. That would be a crime punishable by forced watching of C-Span. :D

Down with salads! Up with burgers and fries!
# Starfish 2010-04-29 01:29
Loved your recap (as per usual, of course) and thought I could clear up the Buffy reference. It's just like this one, really--Buffy aired on Tuesdays like this airs on Thursdays and, in talking about her little sister, she said, "Dawn's in trouble. Must be Tuesday."
# ADADF 2012-10-30 20:34
Just real quick, I don't know if it's been mentioned or not, and it is very late in mentioning this. But I used to live in Sioux Falls, and it's actually not a small town. It's the largest in SD (which isn't saying much), but at least I can say not everyone would know everyone and it's not too small. About 150,000 people live in Sioux Falls
# Mayflowergirl 2014-05-15 14:00
My favorite line is Dean: What's that smell? Is that soap??