Supernatural: Season 2
This episode has a fun twist…
The episode opens with a couple that are lost in the rain in the dark and arguing over whether to stop and ask directions. As they are arguing, there is suddenly a man standing in the middle of the road. They swerve very suddenly to avoid him, causing the car to go off the road and down a hill, crashing into a tree. The woman wakes up to find the passenger door open and her husband gone. She sees a house with a light on and walks over and knocks on the door. The man in the house is the man who was standing in the middle of the road. He looks to be holding a heart and then turns into a demon.
The woman runs away and sees a car coming down the road. She runs in front of it and lucky for her, it happens to be Dean’s car. Sam and Dean get out to help her and Sam says they have to get out of there because Greely (the guy she hit) could show up at any minute. They are going to take her to the police station and as they are driving, the radio comes on all by itself, and its “House of the Rising Sun”, the same song that was playing when the couple crashed.
After the car dies, Sam and Dean end up telling Molly the truth, that they are there to hunt ghosts. She freaks out at first, but then can’t really deny what she saw. She takes the brothers to the cabin where she saw Greeley.
Greeley shows up again and they follow the road he was on back to his house. They are trying to find something that tells them where his body is buried. While they are looking, Molly finds a love letter that Greeley wrote to his wife.
Dean finds something behind the wall. He knocks it down and climbs into a crawl space where he finds a female corpse. Sam insists on cutting the corpse down and burying her.
Molly keeps talking about her husband and how she has to see him again. Sam tells Dean they have to tell her, and Dean thinks it’s better for her if she doesn’t know until after. Unfortunately, Molly walks up behind them and overhears the end of the brothers’ conversation. Before they can say anything else, the song starts playing again. Dean finds the radio, but the wire is cut and the song is still playing anyway. While he’s in the room, the words, “She’s mine” appears on the glass.
Sam and Dean are looking around to find out where Greeley might be buried to save Molly and they find a picture of Greeley and his wife. Sam realizes that there’s a tree in that spot now. It’s an old country custom to plant a tree as a grave marker.
After they burn the bones, Molly demands to know what happened to her husband. The brothers tell her that he’s alive and that they will take her to him. They take her to a house and tell her that her husband David is in it. She is confused. They get out of the car and Molly sees David in the house, but he is older. Then a woman comes in and kisses him. They tell her that’s his wife. Molly and David hit Greeley with their car 15 years ago. David survived and she was killed. Two spirits haunt the highway, not one. Molly has trouble accepting it and repeats the details of the accident, but she thinks it’s 1992. Dean tells her it’s 2007.
Flashback to the beginning of the episode: Sam and Dean are driving in the car and Sam is telling Dean the details of the case. Sam reads that witnesses saw the same thing every year – a woman running into the road being chased by a man, covered in blood. Dean asks if there are two ghosts. They go to the library and find a newspaper article from the night of the first accident and it lists the two victims as Molly McNamara and Jonah Greeley and includes their pictures. They then went to visit David to find out where Molly was buried and he tells them she was cremated. They wonder what is keeping her here, which brings them to the accident scene that the show opened with, only this time we see it from the brothers’ point of view. Sam tells Dean he doesn’t think Molly knows that she’s dead.
As they are driving, the man appears in the street. Knowing what he is, Dean says to hold on and floors it as he drives through the man, who just disappears. They think they’re clear, but then the car stops working.
While Sam and Molly are waiting for Dean to investigate after the song starts playing, Greeley suddenly breaks the glass behind Molly and pulls her out of the building.
Dean goes to help Molly while Sam starts digging for Greeley’s body. He shoots him once to make him disappear, but then he reappears and uses his ghost powers to cut Dean across the face and then throw him against the wall. Dean yells for Sam to hurry up as Greeley gets a hunting knife from the wall and is trying to stab Dean with it. Sam is able to burn the bones and Greeley disappears.
Molly wants to go talk to David, and the brothers tell her she can but that it’s not the best idea and will really freak him out. The camera has some extreme close ups on Sam and Dean during this scene and it seems like the words they are saying to Molly could apply to them as well. Why is it that they spend all of their time hunting ghosts and demons if it’s not because they haven’t moved on from the death of their mother? The difference is they know that.
Molly is able to finally walk into the light. I was waiting for some sort of Roma Downey comment from Dean. Instead we got Haley Joel. I’m satisfied.
State of the Week:
“House of the Rising Sun” by the Animals
“About as nuts as a vanishing guy with his guts spilling out. You know what you saw.” – Dean
“Obviously, that didn’t go too well with farmer road kill.” – Dean
“So we can dig up the corpse and salt and burn it.” – Dean
“Naturally.” – Molly
“You know, just once, I’d like to round the corner and see a nice house.” – Dean
“It smells like old lady in here.” – Dean, who then sees the body, “That explains it.”
“You’re like a walking encyclopedia of weirdness.” – Dean
“Thank god.” – Molly
“Call me Dean.” – Dean
“It doesn’t really matter, Dean. Hope’s kind of the whole point.” – Sam
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