Supernatural: Slash Fiction
September 22, 2021 5:00 AM - Season 7, Episode 6 - Subscribe

Two leviathans impersonate Sam and Dean and go on a killing spree, making the Winchesters the most wanted criminals in the country.


1st Newscaster: The two men, who up until today were presumed dead, locked the doors and opened fire, leaving no survivors. Sam and Dean Winchester are now the subjects of a manhunt throughout the state of California.
Bobby: [to Sam and Dean] Busy morning, you two?

Bobby: If you're gonna be stupid, you might as well be smart about it.

Frank: Guy saves your life one time, and, what, you owe him the rest of yours?
Dean: That's usually how it works, yeah.

Frank: I'll be darned. Psycho Butch and Sundance. You're on CNN right now.
Sam: No, no, that's not us.
Frank: I know. Can't be. Unless you had a teleporter.... Do you have a teleporter?

Frank: First thing we got to do is wipe all your old aliases. No more rock shoutouts. It's Tom and John Smith from now on. And no plastic. Cash only. [tosses burner phones to Sam and Dean] And... change your phones on a very frequent non-schedule schedule, you understand?

Dean: You know, it's bad enough that they're ganking people, wearing our mugs, but now this? Have us driving around in this... caboodle... while Baby's on lockdown.
Sam: It's temporary, Dean.
Dean: [fuming] Nobody puts Baby in a corner!
Sam: You know that's a line from...
Dean: Swayze movie! Swayze always gets a pass!

Sam: [watching their doppelgangers] This is all sorts of wrong.
Dean: [sees they have their own Impala] Those are nice wheels. Tell you what, when this is over, I'm stealing those rims.

Leviathan Dean: [eating a burger] You know, he has one of these every day? And in his heart, he thinks they're almost as good as sex. [puts it down] This? Is disgusting.
Leviathan Sam: [looks at salad on his own plate] Dead plants with creamy goo. It's like eating self-righteousness.

Leviathan Sam: You know I had a brother with this many issues once.
Leviathan Dean: Yeah?
Leviathan Sam: You know what I did? I ate him.

Leviathan Sam: Idea... you want to trade? I mean, I'll take "Chuckles" over "Schizo".
Leviathan Dean: No, I like this one's hair better. You can stay in the big one.

Dean: Bobby, we got popped.
Bobby: Okay. I'll be there as soon as...
Dean: No, no, there's no time. Look, we saw them... they saw us. So, we are coming to get us.

Sam: Dean!
Leviathan Dean: I'm not your brother. But I am Dean adjacent.

Chet: [to Bobby] Tick tock, old man. I'm gonna really enjoy eating you, right down to that hat.

Chet: [to Sam and Dean] How are my two favorite meat-sicles?
Dean: Is he still sucking air?
Bobby: Greatest hits didn't do the trick. I'm down to B-sides and deep cuts.

Dean: How'd you find us?
Chet: It was easy. I used pattern-recognition software and a basic heuristic algorithm to track your known aliases.
Bobby: Great. Just what we need... a Mensa monster.

Leviathan Bobby: Does this skin make me look fat?
Bobby: Balls.

Leviathan Bobby: You know the thing about you, Bobby...
Bobby: Save it. I already know me, handsome.

Leviathan Bobby: [to Bobby] Your favourite singer is Joni friggin' Mitchell? Ah, Bobby. You are 10 pounds of sad in a 5-pound bag.

Bobby: You a Browning fan?
Leviathan Bobby: Come again?
Bobby: Robert Browning. Poet. You got that name rattling around up there with the rest of my thoughts and feelings?
Leviathan Bobby: Well, it's kind of hard to sift through all the drunken blackouts, but...
Bobby: "A man's reach should exceed his grasp."
Leviathan Bobby: I like that. That's actually lovely. Browning? After I eat you, I'm definitely going to hit the library.

Bobby: [gives Sheriff Mills the leviathans severed head in a box] Don't open it. Even if it starts talking. Especially if it starts talking.

Crowley: A token.
Richard Roman: You shouldn't have. I love a muffin.
Crowley: 100% organic baby uvulas. Gluten-free.
Richard Roman: So considerate.

Crowley: I'll cut to the chase, Mr. Roman.
Richard Roman: Please. Dick.
Crowley: Dick, you and I control large interests that I feel strongly could meld, to the benefit of all.
Richard Roman: You think?
Crowley: I know. Straight talk, we should be friends, you and I.
Richard Roman: Why? Why in the world would we be?
Crowley: Well, I brought you here, Dick. I found the way to open the door to Purgatory.
Richard Roman: To steal every last soul, you mean. You and that angel friend of yours. Don't roofie me and call it romance.
Crowley: I think you've got me wrong.
Richard Roman: Now it's your turn to listen. I'd sooner swim through hot garbage than shake hands with a bottom-feeding mutation like you. You demons are ugly, lazy, gold-digging whores. You're less than humans, and they're not good for much 'til you dip 'em in garlic sauce. I'd never work with you, Crowley. In fact, if I wasn't busy with better things, I might actively wipe your kind from the face of the universe. And you'd deserve it. Are we clear?
Crowley: ...
Crowley: You can keep the muffins. [vanishes]


In the first of the diner scenes, the camera moves towards Leviathan Sam and Dean but along the way, the camera passes by a woman sitting at the counter talking to a man. This woman is played by Jensen Ackles' sister, MacKenzie, and the person she is talking to is her real life husband.

When Sheriff Mills arrives at Bobby's she takes off a brown leather jacket, but at the end of the episode she puts on a completely different jacket before leaving.

The Outsiders author S.E. Hinton is a huge fan of Supernatural and made a cameo in this episode.

Bobby refers to captive Chet as "Chatty Cathy". From 1959 to 1965 Chatty Cathy, a pull-string talking doll, was second only to Barbie in sales. The doll had maybe a dozen lines it could recite. Pulling on the string powered a vinyl-disc-and-needle phonograph in the doll's torso. In the 1963 The Twilight Zone episode "Living Doll" the voice of the increasingly homicidal "Talky Tina" was done by the same actress who voiced Chatty Cathy.

This episode claims the best burger in St. Louis is at Connor's Diner. Many people in St. Louis say the city's best burger can be found at O'Connell's Pub.

Frank lines up Sam and Dean for new photos and says, "Let's blue steel you up some new ID's." He is referring to the signature modeling look of the title character from Zoolander. In "The French Mistake" (ep. 6.15), Dean said, "Nice blue steel, Sammy," when pointing out a magazine cover featuring them both. In "Folsom Prison Blues" (ep. 2.19), when Dean has his mug shot taken, he puts on a sultry pout for the camera and tells the prison photographer he calls the look blue steel.
posted by orange swan (6 comments total)
The first time I saw this episode, when Bobby got fed up with the mouthy and apparently indestructible Chet, took a machete to him out of sheer frustration, and Chet's head fell off, I said out loud, "Well, that's something," and then Bobby said, "Well, that's somethin'." Heh.

Mackenzie Ackles doesn't look at all like her brother, but then siblings often don't resemble each other much.

The whole "rock star aliases" thing was way too much of a giveaway and I'm amazed that Dean and Sam have been doing it this long.

Something almost happened between Jody and Bobby... but he decided not to go for it for some reason. Which is a head scratcher, because if anything, she's too good for him. Bobby is a good man, but he's an alcoholic.
posted by orange swan at 5:09 AM on September 22, 2021 [1 favorite]

I love the line about the wheels. I can't tell you how many (mostly online) conversations I've witnessed that involved people admiring other driver's wheels--especially when they drive the same model. (The answer is actually "way too many" and "I never want to experience another one of those.)

I have to wonder what it feels like to be an actor who get typecast mainly because of their looks. I bring this up because I know James Patrick Stuart, who plays Dick Roman, from his work in "All My Children" as Will Cortlandt. Will was not the nicest of guys.

Since then, I don't think I've ever seen the actor play the nice guy or the hero. I'm not saying I've seen everything he has ever done--far from it--but when he does pop onto my radar, it's always playing somebody more than a tiny bit evil or sleazy or sly. I see he was also a regular on General Hospital. While I wasn't a fan, I suspect he wasn't exactly Mr. Nice Guy on it either, based on the character's last name.

I'm doubt it's just his acting ability that gets him those roles, I'm sure there is something about the way he looks that keeps landing him as the villain (or at least in roles that are villain-adjacent). And it's not that he's bad looking. He isn't.

I have no idea what he's like in person. He might be the sweetest guy around who knits sweaters for puppies in his spare time. I just have to wonder what it does to a person's psyche or self-identity when people constantly look at you and think: evil bastard. Especially when you then have to play into that stereotype.
posted by sardonyx at 11:23 AM on September 22, 2021

Really enjoyed Jim Beaver playing against himself.

I'm getting a Patrick Bateman (American Psycho) vibe from James Patrick Stuart.
posted by porpoise at 8:50 PM on September 22, 2021

I like to imagine there's someone out there in the world watching Supernatural who's as fucking bewildered by the words "slash fiction" as I was at the words "Mannequin 3: The Reckoning", and that the internet has room for us both.

I can kind of picture Bobby deciding, for whatever set of reasons, that Jody is better off without him, regardless of what Jody's vote might have been.
posted by jameaterblues at 10:35 PM on September 22, 2021 [2 favorites]

Now that you bring it up - where is Mills' coming from to want to hook up with Bobby?

Has she's (finally) seen enough shit that broke above her threshold for shit, and be so isolated by her experiences from the 'squares' that she's reaching out to a (technically criminal, and a substance misuser) sub rosa (and straight up telling him not to let her know that he's currently actively committing what is technically a crime)?

If so, what broke her shit threshold's back?

Enough to 1) attempt seduction and 2) scrub Bobby's floor?

WTF. I get that it's there for moving the plot forward*, but.

This behaviour screams someone who is used to being being confident in their abilities and judgement and had just acknowledged (to themselves, at a minimum) that they're overwhelmed and in an acute crisis. To date, she hasn't been written as someone who shies to being circumspect, though.

I like Mills as written so far, so this seems kind of gross of the writers. I get where Bobby's coming from (literally an "I could kiss you!" moment arising from surprise crisis resolution, and he does and coming to his senses, a chaste let-down of Mills in an extremely indirect "I'm not good enough for you" kind of way - without letting her know his thinking and feelings behind his choice of action.

If I was Mills, I'd be pissed. Upset at first, for sure, but pissed after having time to think about it. Combined with being overwhelmed, I'd be expecting a impulsive, and possibly radical, acting out even from her.

*borate is kinda neat, as a chemical. The ball&stick chemical model is a triskelion (3 armed swastika). Borax is not homogeneous borate, but usually a(n undefined) mixture of borate and tetraborate salts (but tetraborates can decompose in acidic environments into borate).

Boron, the element, is also kind of an oddball. Glass with boron (Borosilicate) is very premium glass, the best of Pyrex (which these days might not even be borosilicate anymore unless specifically labeled as borosilicate).

Borax is insecticidal - but it needs to be ingested and reach the insect equivalent of a stomach - to melt the insect equivalent of a stomach in similar mechanisms of action as a detergent.
posted by porpoise at 11:32 PM on September 22, 2021 [1 favorite]

I love the line about the wheels.

lol, yeah, Dean being jealous and wanting to gank steal the Leviathans' Baby impersonator's rims for Baby herself.
posted by porpoise at 11:34 PM on September 22, 2021 [1 favorite]

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