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All clues point to a lumber mill. I swear I’ve seen this place used on just about every show shot in Vancouver. The X-Files anyway. Dean’s scared out of his wit, and Sam diplomatically pulls the “I need backup” card. I don’t think he’s going to be much help here. Dean chugs whiskey while Sam looks at him like he’s insane, which he is. Dean finds an ounce of courage and opens the trunk. Sam goes for the weapons, gives Dean his, who refuses to take it. ”It might go off.” Sam is ready to kill him, but Dean cements his role. ”I’ll man flashlight.” Sam switches to humoring mode (more bitchfaces!) and they go on.

Sam with shotgun, Dean with flashlight check out the dark and dusty place. EMF goes off, but it’s Dean again, frustrated Sam to no end now. They find Frank’s wedding ring, so he’s been there. They never reveal what prompted Frank to go there recently, but I suppose I’m not dying to know either. Sam and Dean step carefully down the dark hall and hear rustling in a locker. Dean looks like he’s going to pee his pants. Sam goes for the locker, and quietly gives the cue. 

One-two-three! Sam opens the door, cute kitten pops out, and Dean lets out a high pitched squeal that’s better than any screaming teenage girl in a Freddie Krueger film. He shrieks a few times, and the look on his face is better than the scream. Girly man! Sam’s really disturbed now, and while Dean recovers (that was scary!), Sam in full bitchface walks quickly off the camera. I suspect it’s because Jared had to get leave fast because he was having trouble holding back laughter. He looked like he was going to crack at any second. This was also the moment that thousands of DVRs everywhere started going back and forth countless times, triggering much peril from an overload of hysterics. 
 
Next room and Dean accidently rips a picture of Jessie. Equipment randomly starts, ghost appears, who we know since Sam just found his id is Luther Garland. Dean freaks out at the sight, Sam raises gun, and turns to see Dean running like the cowardly lion. Another Wizard of Oz reference! Sam shakes his head in disbelief, fires the shotgun, ghost goes poof. Dean’s at the back of the Impala chugging the rest of the whiskey. Sam joins him and announces they have the right place, but Dean isn’t happy about that. They might actually have to k..kk”¦killthe ghost! (Yes, that’s the worst written Shaggy impersonation ever).
 

Back at the sheriff’s office in the suits and their ties are reversed! Sam looks oh so pretty in blue, while the red striped one does nothing for Dean. No matter, for the deputy notices Dean weaving and asks if he’s drunk. Watching Dean in the background plastered is so amusing we don’t pay attention to what important questions Sam’s asking. Dean in a slurred voice tells the deputy he’s awesome, and we see Sam reach in from outside the frame and drag him away. Next is the sheriff, steel wool, and bloody flesh. Yeah, not the combination I wanted to see.  

 At an assisted living center, Dean is paranoid about lying that they’re FBI guys. Sam really should have left Dean behind by now. They show their ids, and Dean acts as guilty as a lying two year old while Sam uses the clearing of the throat and the foot stomp to get him to shut up. This scene is one of the weaker spots of the episode, for it involves the long drawn out telling of tragic tale. They did this in “Route 666” and man did it suck. This didn’t suck as bad, but the anvil like comparisons can’t be avoided. 

Comments  

Tigershire
# Tigershire 2008-10-28 22:49
OK, here is a bit on the Buruburu for you (you were close). http://theshadowlands.net/ghost/japanese.html

I too found the combination of calm, cool and collected Bobby and Sam a bit...unusual. The lack of urgency was quite noticable to me.

Also, I had a thought about the ghost sickness. In a few other sites, some folks said they didn't believe that Dean would act the way he did, even frightened that much. Perhaps so but he was actually haunted by the ghost sickness - so perhaps some of that was actually Luthor?? Like Dean was haunted by Luthor himself in total freak out mode?

Anyhow, It was a very entertaining episode all the way around - I loved it.

Cheers
Tigershire
Tigershire
# Tigershire 2008-10-28 22:49
OK, here is a bit on the Buruburu for you (you were close). http://theshadowlands.net/ghost/japanese.html

I too found the combination of calm, cool and collected Bobby and Sam a bit...unusual. The lack of urgency was quite noticable to me.

Also, I had a thought about the ghost sickness. In a few other sites, some folks said they didn't believe that Dean would act the way he did, even frightened that much. Perhaps so but he was actually haunted by the ghost sickness - so perhaps some of that was actually Luthor?? Like Dean was haunted by Luthor himself in total freak out mode?

Anyhow, It was a very entertaining episode all the way around - I loved it.

Cheers
Tigershire
Alice
# Alice 2008-10-29 00:04
Thank you! I wondered about that, but the time for research was limited this week. I was hoping someone would educate on this. Unfortunately, my Japanese is a little rusty! :D
Sydney2011
# Sydney2011 2008-11-18 05:18
Great fun! Does anyone know what the music is that Dean is running from the cute dog at the start? They've used it before in all the seasons but only ever the guitar riff bit. It's driving me crazy!
Flamboyant
# Flamboyant 2009-10-11 10:35
So, Alice, I want to know - why was Dean picked instead of Sam? Because of what he had done in Hell? :ugeek:
Flamboyant
# Flamboyant 2009-10-11 10:35
So, Alice, I want to know - why was Dean picked instead of Sam? Because of what he had done in Hell? :ugeek: