Previously: Dean worried, Lisa was awesome, Dean vamped and killed, Sam smiled (yep, still as creepy as last week), Ben got pushed, Dean drank and vomited Kool-Aid, and Dean knew Sam lied.
Dean and Bobby discuss the Sam-Thing. Dean cries Lucifer, but Jim Beaver, after guesting on Law & Order: LA goes into full lawyer mode. Monsters have rights too and Dean needs watch and collect evidence, not just shoot. Dean tries to protect the precious Impala from monster cooties, but Bobby says get over it. Sam-Thing gives Dean a hotdog and they do the liars dance. Hey, that concerned face looks almost right, Sam-Thing. Maybe a few more hours practicing it in the mirror. The brothers have a case. No-Call Lisa makes me sad.
And we are at the dentist. I grab my pillow in anticipation of the gore to come. The tools have me flashing back to the Alastair torture fest. Dr. Paul calms down his patient friend and I wonder why the news is on when all that does is depress people. (For the record - I had no idea what was going on at this point.) How about ocean scenes, Paul? The close-up shot makes me queasy. The patient ticks me off and although I know he's under the truth spell I have no sympathy. Novocain please kick in and shut him up! Whoah! Didn't expect pedophilia . There are no words. Ick, sqwick. You deserve what you got.
Commercial break - Jessica Biel, I will not buy Just Bitten lipstick. Let's behead the vampire craze!
Bobby has no answers. (Hope you at least got breakfast.) Dean, honey, I love you but remember what happened the last time you were ungrateful. You're not 16 anymore. Watch that tone before Bobby tears you a new one. Dean worst cases, "Satan is my co-pilot" but Bobby trumps with "Maybe it's just Sam." Dean can't handle that truth and neither can I. The Sam-Thing cannot be Sam. It just can't. Bobby has one day and then Dean will "handle" it. Time for a miracle Bobby because I can't "handle" Dean-guilt if he harms Sam. Dean calls Lisa but telling her what happened is another truth Dean can't handle. Remember when you told Ben to "man up." Take your own advice.
Sam-Thing checks out the morgue and learns the bodies are missing. Dean checks out the local bar. Dean should get a doctor to check out his liver too with all the drinking he's doing. Well what do you know? It's the same newscaster, and I'm finally on the board. Sam-Thing calls; APG was not the first. Sam-Thing wants Dean to join him at first girl's place. Dean needs another drink. Bartender: "I thought you were working." Dean: "I'm working up to it." Bartender gives him a drink on the house and asks Dean if he needs anything else. Dean responds, "I'd just like the freaking truth." (Apparently, the cameraman is a Jensen Ackles fan. Last week we got the eye close-up. Today we zoom in on his lips and then several face close-ups.)
Anyone surprised the bartender bares her oxy-loving soul. Anyone…? Didn't think so. Humor is back. I've missed you. Boob job: "I'm sitting like this so you will look at my breasts. I just bought them. I need a lot of attention." Dean: "Good luck with that." Dean bemusedly walks away. Um, Dean, that was Fun. You remember Fun? And ….he's back. Dean ogles Boob Job, raising her self-esteem, but doesn't cheat on Lisa. Fence walking works for me. Checking out his new theory, he calls Bobby. Tori and Dean…really Bobby? I'm disappointed. At least it wasn't Jersey Shore. Bwah! Bobby gets his toes done. Hilarious, but Dean's "scarred for life." It's like finding things about your parents' sex life. Just no. "I've never told anyone that. Why am I telling you? Maybe because you're my favorite." Dean is so proud, except Sam-Thing is a better hunter now. Dean tells Bobby he's cursed. Bobby: "How is it that half the time you clean a mess, you end up dirty?" That's not the question Bobby. How come 90% of the time Dean gets Djinn-jacked, knocked out, vamped, cursed, kidnapped by (oops…no spoilers here), etc.? It's like in order to prove Sam-Thing is a superior hunter they've turned Dean into a novice. It's just as tedious as the Bad Sam plot. MOVE ON!!! Anyway, Dean glass-half-fulls the truth curse. Bobby disagrees: "Dean, what damn fool move are you about to.." Dean cuts him short but not short enough. Bobby I really don't want to know about your first girlfriend. Please. (Jensen Ackles and Jim Beaver are awesome in this scene like normal.)
Dean examines Corey's cat's skull and determines she was crazy. Sam determines she was summoning Veritas, the goddess of truth. Veritas "slams" you with truth until you kill yourself and then takes your body as a snack. Nice. Apparently Veritas hates dogs and is "an attention whore", leading Dean to guess newscaster. Dean pays off a security guard to get old news tapes, and they watch all night while Dean eats a lot. Sam finds a tape with dogs and Dean notices her creepy eyes. They tail her home. Her house "looks pretty normal " but Dean's "sure inside it's chock full of creep." Well fabulous! Now Sam-Thing is killing puppies. I want answers RIGHT NOW! This episode is about truth but we haven't been getting it. There's 10 minutes left. You are running out of time, Sera.
Veritas throws in a Natural Born Killers reference and it's Sam-Thing's turn. Sorry Sam-Thing, but Veritas has a bull-meter and she knows you're lying. Veritas: "You're not human." Dean: "What?" Veritas: "You didn't know that. Now that I believe." Sam-Thing breaks free and tosses Dean the knife. Veritas chokes Sam (nice consistency) but Dean distracts her by stabbing her (nice cat face) so Sam-Thing plunges the dog-blood knife into her. Not complaining, but she seemed easier to take down than other gods. Anyway, score one for Veritas because she gave us a kind-of answer, maybe. Still not enough.
Next week - Spoke too soon since now Sam-Thing is soulless. And we've got a theory winner. Congrats to everyone who voted Soul Jacked Up. However, I'm still skeptical because it raises far more questions than answers. Including, why didn't Cas know sooner since in the third episode they found out someone was stealing souls? It would seem prudent to keep an eye out for that and Sam-Thing was standing right next to him. Guess we have to wait until next week.
Screencaps by Kaidi at FanPop