The episode begins with a man who gets a phone call from a woman that he is clearly having an affair. After he pulls the phone out of the wall in frustration, the phone rings again. The man then kills himself, making him Sam and Dean’s next case.
During the course of an argument, it comes out that Ruby told Dean that she can’t save him.
Sam and Dean talk to the widow of the man who shot himself, and find out he was talking to someone named Linda, who turns out to be the man’s dead girlfriend. They had both been in a car accident when they were hit by a drunk driver. She was killed and she survived. It turns out she was cremated.
When they get Linda’s number run by the phone company, it turns out that her number has made many calls to different houses. The tech doesn’t know where the calls are coming from, but gives the brothers a list of where they are going. Sam talks to a girl who has been talking to her mother, who died three years ago. She tells Sam it started a week ago. (Was it me, or did Jared look particularly good in this scene?)
After they learn that dead people are calling people all over town, Dean gets a call from John. He calls again and tells Dean that the demon who holds his contract is right there.
The daughter of the man who killed himself, Lanie, gets freaked out when her mother instant messages her and is basically asking her to kill herself, typing ‘come to me,’ over and over. She tells Sam that her mother said that, and the specific phrase makes him realize that isn’t her mother on the phone, which means Dean isn’t talking to their father. Dean has already left the motel, but Sam calls him and tells him it’s a crocotta.
The phone company was dirty and Sam goes there thinking the crochet is the phone tech they spoke to earlier. When Sam confronts him, another man, Clark, knocks Sam out from behind and ties both of them up. He then calls a man posing as his dead daughter and tells him that Dean is waiting at their house to kill him, and that he is the one who murdered her, creating a situation where the man would kill Dean or force Dean to kill him.
Sam fights the demon while Dean fights the man. Sam is able to kill the demon and when Dean realizes the man isn’t the demon, the man gives up when he realizes Dean didn’t kill his daughter. Then Sam and Dean have a heart to heart conversation.
Character & Story Analysis:
This episode brings up a lot of Sam and Dean’s issues, and kind of presses them until they break. When Dean gets the phone call from John, he’s ready to believe it, basically no questions asked, while Sam is rather negative about it, especially considering that at the beginning of the episode he didn’t even want to take the case, considering figuring out a way to save Dean to be their case.
By their conversation at the end of the episode, Dean is finally ready to admit to Sam that he’s scared. But, Dean being Dean, he has to turn the serious moment into comedy and picks on Sam’s response. The camera then pans to Dean holding up two beers, one for each of them. Despite their differing opinions, especially when it comes to their father, Sam and Dean are always a team.
Dean is eating a hot dog from a hot dog stand when he tells Sam about the new case.
Sam and Dean have a beer in the last scene.
Notable Guest Star:
The voice of Jeffrey Dean Morgan as John Winchester.
State of the Week:
“We were actually talking about our feelings and then our favorite boy bands.” – Dean
“Dude, stiffs are calling people all over town…I just talked to an 84-year old grandmother who’s having phone sex with her husband – who died in Korea. Completely rocked my understanding of the word ‘necrophilia’.” – Dean
“Oh good, yeah. You go hang out with jailbait. Just watch out for Chris Hansen.” – Dean
“Dean, it’s not Dad.” – Sam
“What is it?” – Dean
“A crocotta.” – Sam
“Is that sandwich?” – Dean
“I’m scared, Sam. I’m really scared.” – Dean
“The only person that can get me out of this thing is me.” – Dean
“And me.” – Sam
“‘And me?'” – Dean
“What?” – Sam
“Deep revelation, having a real moment here, that’s what you come back with – ‘and me?'” – Dean
“Do you want a poem?” – Sam
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