We begin with some guy running from a car. The car vanishes, finds him again, then he runs into a building and into an apartment. The guy thinks he’s safe but sure enough the car appears in the apartment and runs him into a wall (holy crap… um, wtf?)
Cut to Sam and Dean arriving on the scene in the impala (and wtf is up with Sam’s sideburns? Elvis much?). The check the scene out, find some weird red powder (spectral powder) and discuss whether or not they think it’s a ghost that did it “(a ghost) With a license? … License to KILL!” (I love random pop culture references.) Dean and Sam do some digging and discover that the guy had accidently backed over a girl coming out of his driveway. They also find out that he had been 10 years sober. Maybe he stopped drinking after he killed the girl? Dean finds out that the guy had paid three years in advance to keep flowers being delivered to someone. Turns out to be the dead girls grave and the Winchester boys burn the bones, thinking that that’s that.
Cut to another guy being chased by a dog. He runs into a dinner, and locks himself in the bathroom. The dog magically appears and rips the guy to shreds. Meep. Cue Sam and Dean showing up yet again. Nobody at the scene had heard or seen anything, just some random dude running into the diner. They find more spectral dirt which turns out came from an apple farm. And the brothers are off!
On the way to the farm another random guy runs in front of the Impala and the brothers stop just in time. They take him back to their hotel room and the guy tells them that he had just gotten out of prison for killing two people 20 years ago. He said that he had gone to a bar and next thing he knows he’s on trial at a barn in the apple farm and he’s sentenced to death. Dean goes off to the barn, Sam makes the guy sit in a chair with a salt ring around him (in case it is, ya know… a ghost) and heads off to the apple farm.
While at the bar, Dean is hitting on (and getting hit on) by the bleached blonde bar tender (and can you blame her. Dean is totally sexy)while some creeper guy listens in from the other side of the bar. Dean goes outside to calm his nerves “You’re Dean Winchester, this is what you do.” When he is attacked from behind and drops his phone (and it’s an old POS phone too. Dude, Dean, UPGRADE!)
Sam gets a call from Bobby. Boom! Answer: Osiris, Egyptian god who weighs peoples guilt and if it weighs more than a feather, you’re toast. So who do we know that’s always weighed down with guilt? Dean… crap. Sam tries calling Dean a bunch of times, finally the bartender that Dean had agreed to meet up with answers the phone saying that she found the phone. Sam rushes over, deduces that Osiris now has Dean and heads back over to the farm.
Cut to Dean tied to a chair and Osiris (who it turns out is the creeper that was listening in at the bar). He says that Dean is on trial and then asks if Sam is just going to wait outside all night. Enter Sam. Sam fills Dean in on the situation (Osiris – Egyptian God, weighs guilt.. uh oh). Osiris tries to start the trial, Sam interjects saying that it isn’t fair and is going to represent Dean in his trial. Osiris says fine, and that he is going to make this simple by only calling three witnesses.
First witness: Jo! (holy crap!): Osiris asks her a bunch of questions about Dean’s fathers involvement in her father’s death, and how if it wasn’t for Dean that she wouldn’t have died and at this point I find myself irritated. None of these things are directly Dean’s fault so why should he feel freakin guilty about any of this? Sam get’s his turn and asks Jo whether it was because of Dean that she wanted to be a hunter or because of Daddy issues. She says Daddy issues definitely.
Second witness: Sam. Osiris asks Sam how he got back into the hunting game and tells him (basically) that if Sam hadn’t have taken off, then maybe Jess wouldn’t have died. He also tells Sam that Dean would rather put Sam in danger than go on these hunting trips alone. Sam vehemently disagrees saying that it was his destiny and that he would’ve gone back to doing it eventually anyway.
Sam then calls on Dean. Sam asks Dean if he felt guilty for Jo’s death or if he was just sad that she was dead. Dean says sad. Sam also asks him if he knew that Jess would die if Sam left. Dean says of course not. So why would he have felt guilty for any of these things? (EXACTLY!) Osiris says that he likes Sam’s style, but then looks at Dean asking him if he wanted him to call the next witness. Dean knows exactly who he’s talking about: Amy, the girl that was killed on last week’s episode. The one that Sam asked him not to kill. Dean says, just drop the hammer, but Osiris doesn’t have to, and finds Dean guilty. He is sentenced to death. Crap.
They go back to the hotel room. Sam is flipping his lid, trying to come up with a way to stop Osiris, Dean is resigned thinking that he’s going to die, and he knows that Jo (or the ghost of Jo) is going to be the one to do it. Sam goes to call Bobby, Dean encases himself in a circle of salt and says “You can come out now.” Enter Jo.
Bobby tells Sam that there is a way to stop Osiris, not to kill him, for a couple of centuries: stab him with a Rams Horn. Sam goes to find one
Meanwhile, Jo is talking to Dean. Telling him that it’s not his fault. Dean claims it is, and that she deserved better than to die the way she did (ya know, the whole attacked by hell hounds and then getting blown up thing). Ya, it blew. She says that it’s time. She was a hunter, she knows all the tricks, so she blows up the window which then lets in a breeze that ruins the salt circle that Dean had encased himself in. She had turned the gas on on the stove, so the apartment is filling with gas. She then goes over to Dean and…
Cut to Sam, who is outside the bar that Dean had been kidnapped from. He finds Osiris stalking his next victim, pulls out the Rams horn that he had found and stabs Osiris in the back and…
Cut back to Dean. Jo has reached in Dean’s breast pocket and found his lighter, she pulls it out and flips the lid open. She presses her hand to Dean’s cheek and Dean closes his eyes (one of the sweetest scenes that I have ever seen on this show. You can totally see the pain on Dean’s face.) and Jo disappears.
Next we see Sam and Dean are outside of the Impala having a beer. Sam asks Dean who the third witness would have been, Dean says he doesn’t know, it could have been anyone. END.
Dean: “I gave up AA for lent.”
Cop: “Welcome to crazy town. Population, one dead guy.”
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Grade: B. I liked the episode, but I’m getting tired of the whole “Dean feels guilty for everything” storyline. We know, he’s upset and sad, but I mean, there is so much other stuff going on that the brothers could be dealing with. And, is it weird that I kind of miss the Devil? He’s a cool character and the actor who plays him is fantastic.
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