Preface - Written over the winter hiatus so the secret about Sam has already been revealed. I am a wuss about all things gross so I have been dreading this recap. Plus, this episode bores me, I hate angel plot lines, and all the characters become douches. Yes, even the main ones. Needless to say, skip this recap if you're a fan. However, there is bright light in the future because next time I get to recap Weekend at Bobby's and I love me some Bobby!
Things turn pleasant as Lisa wakes Dean up. On first viewing I thought they really were going to merge both worlds, but alas big trucks wake Dean from his dream. In a montage, we see Sam work out while Dean stretches. Fans from both sides squee at half-naked Jensen AND Jared and it's only 4 minutes in. Sam's female companion interrupts the workout to compliment their earlier workout and almost forgets to get paid. Aww, Sam, what about in Sin City when you said you didn't pay.
Apparently, the prostitute was happy because she offers to see Sam again on her night off - she likes the silent, mysterious, well-built type. Sam's not interested and throws her number away. Dean calls Sam from the road but instead of meeting at Grandpa Creepy's (avoiding the CSA sounds good to me), Sam tells Dean to meet him in Easter, PA. So they are meeting in Easter and we have the return of the angels - great! I thought we dumped the religious overtones along with the angel-heavy plot. URGH!!! Dean wonders about the new case, but Sam "likes to work". And work out apparently. Sam tells Dean to get there. Dean: "Who died and made you boss?" Kind of like the role reversal since Dean tends to be more bossy than Sam.
At cop headquarters Dean's talking on the phone. "Ben, I know you're lying…Because I lie professionally. That's how. Now tell your mom you broke the damn thing and take it like a man." I like parental Dean. Basically he says I lie all the time so stop lying. Sam finds it funny too. "Wow…you, molding the minds of tomorrow." Sam asks about Lisa's reaction and Dean says "shockingly cool" which Sam and I think is a good thing. Dean takes a shot at Sam's Soulless Sedan - verbally unfortunately. Sam cites better gas mileage. Very true, very smart, and very, very sad, Sam. Sam exposits about the "mop job". Dean wants to know why they are in the morgue and I get another look at Boils Cop. Thanks folks! Dean cries witches but Sam can't find evidence to that effect. Dean: "Can I get a witness?" -again with the religious references - and we head to Not Near Freaked Out Enough Cop's house. Like Sam said, "He saw his partner go from a solid to a liquid." Once I stop dry heaving, I'll laugh at that.
[UPDATE] - I have since had a chance to rewatch many Supernatural episodes and feel certain I can say that The Third Man is on equal footing of suckage as Route 666. While nothing can touch Bugs still in terms of sheer ludicrousness or overall terribleness (even Route 666 had some humor), The Third Man leads the way in sheer boredom and bad pacing. I walk, he walks, they walk, ugh! Let's just say this episode does not get better by rewatching. In fact, it may be the first Supernatural episode that if I see in reruns, I will change the channel. (For full foreclosure, I turn the TV off when Bugs comes on and only watch the funny lines while multitasking in Route 666.)
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