Supernatural: Fresh Blood
July 3, 2021 4:38 AM - Season 3, Episode 7 - Subscribe

Gordon Walker is out of prison and out for Sam's blood, and pays Bela to reveal their location. Meanwhile, the Winchesters are hot on the trail of a vampire named Dixon, who in turn has a beef with Gordon.


Dean: What do you want me to do, Sam? Sit around all day writing sad poems about how I'm going to die. Well, hey I got one. What rhymes with SHUT UP SAM!

Sam: How the hell did he know where to find us? ...That bitch. [pulls out phone and dials]
Dean: Hi Bela.
Bela: Hello Dean.
Dean: Question for you -- when you called me yesterday, it wasn't to thank me for saving your ass, was it?
Bela: No. Gordon Walker paid me to tell him where you were.
Dean: Excuse me?
Bela: Well, he had a gun on me. What else was I supposed to do?
Dean: I don't know, maybe pick up the phone and tell us that a raging psychopath was dropping by!
Bela: I did fully intend to call; I just got a bit side-tracked.
posted by orange swan (9 comments total)
I found I didn't remember what happened to Gordon from my first run through the series. Sam killed him in a particularly brutal way -- not that Gordon, who was a vampire on top of being a hunter and thought Sam was the antichrist, gave him any choice. I suppose at least Sam doesn't have to worry about either Gordon or Kubrick coming after him now.

Bela's no coward, but she certainly is greedy.

Dean's taking stupid risks, and Sam was right to call him out for them.
posted by orange swan at 4:41 AM on July 3, 2021

Oh crap, I messed up the formatting on the quote above. It's Sam who asks how Gordon found them, and then Dean who figures out who it was and who calls Bela.
posted by orange swan at 4:56 AM on July 3, 2021

Sam: This guy, what's he look like?
Baby Vamp: He was old, like 30. He had brown hair...

This Walker character is pretty deranged - willing to sacrifice his humanity just for a shot to take down Sam. Ugh, religion induced certainty, but then turning vamp probably bars one from heaven, no?

It has always bugged me when people cut themselves for blood - anything deep enough to get enough blood is going to scar pretty bad. Even with the convenient rags that Sam managed to magically use as handles on that length of razor wire, that's going to leave a mark (although they did show him bleeding).

He's not going to be using a ratchet wrench anytime soon.

Although they did show him chopping off a length of it from the spool first. The decapitation was probably to stay PG-13 instead of having a much more expensive effect showing a messy mangled neck.

SPN has sometimes been ok showing injuries over episodes, but they forgot to even put a bandaid on Dean's neck this time.
posted by porpoise at 9:47 PM on July 3, 2021

What gets me is the way people cut the palms of their hands to get blood. Don't do that! You've probably just severed tendons!
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:30 PM on July 3, 2021 [3 favorites]

A 20 gauge needle in the median cubital vein will do the job swell. If you really want to be macho about it, you can butcher yourself with a 16 ga.

I'll put a 20 ga in myself every other day for a month on a lark*, but I'd need a lot better reason to stick a 16 ga in myself.

*ouat I was an immunology grad student, we needed human white blood cells to refine our hands and experiments, before testing "real"/ clinical samples, and of course we needed control/ validated samples for every "real" experiment - so we traded our blood amongst ourselves on the regular; I got real gud at phlebotomy

I'm vascular - big easy puppy dog veins - so everyone trained on me including a couple of highschool volunteers (they did fine). I've gushed on people with fumblefingers a bunch of times; I just calmly told them that its ok, it's fine, slowly let go and step back. I might gush a bit more while I deal with it, then cottonball

there are people who faint at the sight of their own blood, and there are people who faint at the sight of other people's blood - nbd, its an involuntary physiological response

I was cool with these oopsies, meant that I could bow out of donating for a week or two (I'd draw lefty and do my other arm myself if I needed some for myself, drawing your own blood in a controlled manner is mechanistically trivial)

posted by porpoise at 11:12 PM on July 3, 2021 [1 favorite]

Very tidy looking engine bay Baby's got.
posted by sardonyx at 5:07 PM on July 4, 2021

I really love Sam, I do not wish Sam had gotten killed halfway through season three, and we don't ever find out exactly what Gordon knows or how he came to know it. But he's technically not wrong in some significant ways and if this show were about the Walkers instead of the Winchesters, that whole dynamic would look really really different. Vampirism>being decapitated by barbed wire is a fucked up way to go.

I can't tell if the vampire guy was supposed to seem sympathetic but he was effective at being very gross.
posted by jameaterblues at 6:52 PM on July 4, 2021

Yes, he was specifically turning young, attractive women, and then claiming they were "family". Gross.
posted by orange swan at 8:33 PM on July 4, 2021

I was excited to see Mercedes McNab in this episode, though she's effectively another version of Harmony.
posted by lilac girl at 4:44 PM on July 22, 2021

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