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Supernaturalâ€™s Best Geek Ever, Part 2
5. Ed Brewer
Claim to geekdom: Heâ€™s a twitchy projectionist who likes to play the Casio and will never score a date with Jamie, no matter how many twenties he tips her. She seems to prefer a certain fake G-man. He does a mean vampire impression, though.
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Why heâ€™s #5: Edâ€™s one of the funniest parts of a really funny episode, right down to his weirdly appropriate name (hehâ€”I didnâ€™t get it until Randal pointed it out), all the more impressive considering he had so little screen time. Much credit to actor Michael Eklund, the director, and the writer, for whom my regard is truly reaching epic proportionsâ€”just look at this list!
Favorite quote: â€œItâ€™s supposed to come offâ€”â€œ
â€œNo, itâ€™s NOT!â€
4. Ronald Resnick
Claim to geekdom: Things are bound to get weird in a Ben Edlund episode, and when the floodlights hit the brothersâ€™ eyes, you know the moment has arrived. Judging by his walls, Ron is a believer whoâ€™d do Fox Mulder proud. His paranoia and uncanny sense for the uncanny lead him to make some pretty incisive conclusions about the nature of a recent string of crimes and what happened to his friend Juan. Deanâ€™s impressed, despite the mandroid theory, but Sam shuts him down quick and remands the tapes he copied. Poor Ronâ€”he just wanted someone to take him seriously.
Sam has good intentionsâ€”keep Ron in the dark, and keep him alive, but when Ron decides to take matters into his own hands, everything hits the fan and the results are disastrous. Hindsightâ€™s always 20/20, but do you wonder, had the Winchesters had been straight with him, would Ron still be alive?
Fringe science: The actual May 2006 cover of Fortean Times. Unlike the
Weekly World News, itâ€™s still in circulation.
Why heâ€™s #4: Granted, even after he realizes heâ€™s with a couple of guys who know what theyâ€™re doing, Ronald doesnâ€™t exactly go hide in the vault. Heâ€™s in way over his head, but is determined to help take the thing on. Enthusiastically inquisitive, he slips in shifter goo, then examines the stuff with a sniff (ewww, Ron!). His earnest, clumsy bravado makes Ron all the more endearing, and his death emotionally bruising for the brothers and for us.
â€œI knew it. As soon as you two left. You ain't FBI. Who are you? Who are you working for, huh? The Men in Black? You working for the mandroid?!â€
â€œWeâ€™re not working for the mandroid!â€
â€œYou shut up!! I ainâ€™t talking to you, I donâ€™t like you!â€