Director Guy Bee was back at the helm for the warm up for the finale of “Supernatural’s” seventh Season. If you’ve been keeping up with this season you know that things have, as usual, gone south for the Winchesters.
Not only does Dick Roman have Kevin Tran – marvelous prophet (Osric Chau) but he seems to know everything they’re going to do before they do it. Dick threatens Kevin and manages to get the young man to translate the tablet of God’s word. Wonder why he needs it?
Back at Rufus’ cabin Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are trying to unpuzzle God’s riddle about the Leviathan. Dean wants to charge in and try to kill Dick Roman (James Patrick Stuart) but Sam wants to hold back and try to figure out more of the translation. My vote? I’m not sure. Rushing in rarely works and planning things out rarely works – so in Winchester land I’m not sure there is a good choice.
While Bobby has been lurking around the flask and recharging his ghost battery he’s been thinking about the puzzle as well. The problem is that he’s also starting to become a little edgy. During a conversation with Dean – in the bathroom – the mirror frosts over and breaks. This isn’t a good sign for Bobby Singer (Jim Beaver).
The boys conjure themselves up a demon – namely Crowley (Mark Sheppard) and he is always a delight. He’s more than willing to give up some blood to make up a weapon for Dick – but he’s certainly not going to give the hunters his blood until they’ve gathered all the rest of the items on their list. Fortunately, he has a little tip for the Winchesters about the location of the Alpha Vamp.
With Bobby along as a reluctant back up, the boys head to the Apha’s mansion. They find evidence that the vampires are being poisoned by the Leviathan-tainted blood of humans! They look like they’ve been drinking acid. That’s got to be unpleasant even for Vampires.
The other thing that the hunters find at the Alpha’s lair is a young girl who is a permanent virgin snack. She remembers some details about her captor; and is able to try and lead the boys in the right direction as they head out on an Alpha hunt.
As always, there’s another problem for the Winchesters to face. Edgar (Benito Martinez) is also tracking the Alpha vampire. He makes it to the mansion shortly after the Hunters leave with Emily and bobby. While Dean is fretting about not being able to eat pie, Sam is stocking up on groceries and they come up with the idea of using contaminated human blood as a way to slow the alpha vamp down.
With “vamptonite” in hand the Winchester head out to try and get some blood from the Alpha. Bobby lets his displeasure be known and he’s acting more and more like a vengeful spirit by the moment. After the boys are gone – Emily reveals her true colors. Of course, she’s working for the Alpha. Bobby is there to hear her proclaim that she’s sending her Daddy “a present”. Bobby doesn’t seem focused on the safety of the Winchesters though. He gets angry watching Dick Roman on TV and hops a ride in a maid so he can get out of the motel room. Bad news Bobby.
The Winchesters are snatched by vampires, no thanks to Emily and shoved into a room with the Alpha Vampire (Rick Worthy). Sam’s idea was that they would talk to the positively-detectibly evil Alpha. Rick Worthy is such a lovely villain, a pleasure to see him back. There’s more bad news because the lovely Alpha has already met with Dick Roman. In fact, the vampire has been assured that he and his children will be safe and welcomed into the Leviathan world. No matter what the Winchesters say they can’t seem to convince the Alpha that they aren’t lying. He locks them away and consents to meet with Edgar.
Edgar is a bit too big for his britches these days. He confronts the vampire about Sam and Dean right off the mark and that doesn’t seem to sit well with him. I agree with Dean that the Alpha isn’t accustomed to having enemies. As luck would have it, Sam is talented enough to pick a door lock with a needle and when the vampire minions searched Dean they forgot to take a needle full of “vamptonite”.
The Alphas seems to suffer a bit of an eye-opener when he challenges Edgar. It looks for a few moments that he might even lose the fight until Sam and Dean team up to chop of Edgar’s head. As a thank you, the Alpha Vampires offers up some of his blood and the hunters are one step closer to building their weapon.
Best line of the episode? The Alpha vamp’s good-bye to the hunters: “See you next season.” I certainly hope we see him again.
The parting shot? Dick has conjured Crowley and wants to talk to him. That can’t be good.