Supernatural: The Slice Girls
September 29, 2021 4:44 AM - Season 7, Episode 13 - Subscribe

Sam and Dean investigate a series of murders and learn that a band of Amazons is responsible... and that one of the young Amazons is Dean's daughter.


Sam: Four guys murdered in two weeks, hands and feet cut off.
Dean: Well, some guy with a foot fetish run amuck.

Sam: Neighbour said the vic's wife caught him cheating.
Dean: Yeah, but we're not thinking it's the wife.
Sam: Not unless she benches 350 and did the other guys as a warm-up.

Dean: I know Bobby's got a Grecian encyclopedia of weird in here. I saw it last time I was looking through this stupid.... Would it kill him to have a system?
Sam: He had a system. His files are set up like his brain.

Sam: Bobby was right. Your head's not in it, man. When Cass died you were wobbly, but now...
Dean: Now what? Oh, what, you're dealing with this so perfect? Yeah! News flash, pal. You're just as screwed up as I am! You're just... bigger.
Sam: ... What?

Professor Morrison: Is the FBI offering suitable remuneration?
Sam: The respect of a grateful nation.
Dean: And a good word with the I.R.S.

Professor Morrison: The FBI isn't paying me enough for this.
Sam: All right. I'll sweeten the deal. We'll remove your wiretap.

Professor Morrison: Wherever did you get it?
Sam: Uh, uh, uh a crazy drunk old genius.
Professor Morrison: Yeah, they always have the good stuff.

Professor Morrison: Fascinating. Truly. And actually, rather accomplished draftsmanship.
Dean: Yeah, if you get past the fact that it was carved into a guy's body.

Dean: I'll go undercover, go mingle amongst the locals, and see what kind of clues bubble to the surface.
Sam: You're going to a bar.
Dean: Wow. If you want to oversimplify it.

Dean: I was at her place, man. There was no playpens, no blankets, no rubber ducks.
Sam: Right. Like you would have been focused on that kind of thing.
Dean: Hey, dude, that's the first thing you notice. Red flags.

Dean: Why hasn't she called?
Sam: Who? Lydia? Wait, so some girl's actually dumping *you* the morning after?
Dean: I think you're enjoying this a little more than you need to.

Sam: It makes sense why the Amazons all want to hook up with decent-looking, successful guys.
Dean: Oh, they're picky about the gene pool?
Sam: Right. So... What was Lydia doing with you?
Dean: Well, she may or may not have thought I was a rich investment banker.

Dean: Lydia's handing this kid who's calling her mommy over to these two women, right? But this is not a baby. No, no, this kid's got to be 5. And same name -- Emma.
Sam: You know, George Foreman named all his sons George.
Dean: Are you deliberately messing with me?

Dean: I have been eating at the buffet of strange all afternoon.


The song playing when Dean goes to the bar is "Worlds Collide" by Louden Swain, real-life band of Rob Benedict, the actor who plays Chuck.

Alexia Fast, who plays grown-up Emma, also played Missy in the first season's "The Benders" (ep. 1.15).

The episode title is a play on the name of the 1990's group The Spice Girls.

The organ chart on the wall behind Sam at the crime lab is upside down.
posted by orange swan (8 comments total)
Sam and Dean are still referring to Bobby in the present tense. It happens sometimes when you're talking about someone who has recently died.

How would Lydia have managed to get pregnant? It sounds like Dean used a condom. Was there a procedure done involving the used condom and a syringe? Speaking of condoms, I commented in an earlier thread that we never hear any mention of Dean buying or using condoms, but I do believe he does. He's neither ignorant of the facts of life nor irresponsible, especially in matters involving children, and there is no way he would want a bunch of little Deans or Deanies out there that he wasn't supporting and raising. There's also the issue of STDs.

I've got to think that kind of rapid fetal/child growth would have left major stretch marks on both mother and child.

I don't think Dean would have ultimately let Emma walk. He would have realized that it wasn't safe to let her go, and he would have shot her, or shot her immediately if she'd tried to kill him. He was just hesitant to do so, which is understandable.
posted by orange swan at 4:50 AM on September 29, 2021

Did Dean leave Bobby's flask at Lydia's place on purpose because he liked her and wanted to see her again? There was that time he claimed to have lost his wallet in order to get Sam back in the same room with a woman he had seemed interested in, so it seems like the kind of thing he might do.
posted by orange swan at 4:59 AM on September 29, 2021

This is one of the worst episodes for me because I cannot believe that Dean to whom family is everything (shut up Adam) moves on so fast about Emma. I wish fiercely they'd brought her back in the later Purgatory arc. Everytime I think about this episode I want to chew on glass.
posted by dorothyisunderwood at 6:27 AM on September 29, 2021 [3 favorites]

Wow Memory is a strange thing. I did not recognise this recap at all, even though I know that I saw this entire season.

Turns out I was mostly hate watching at this point so that might explain why I have utterly forgotten this stinker of an ep.

Still this was the season that introduced the character of Charlie so it wasn't all bad, but woo boy - the Levianthan over arching thing was kaka.

Can't believe I kept watching until all the end of season 11 ..
posted by Faintdreams at 6:39 AM on September 29, 2021 [1 favorite]

Once again, family means squat. This is a seriously bad episode and puts the boys in a terrible light. Even the idea that he had fathered the girl repulses Dean. What an ass.
posted by sardonyx at 9:15 AM on September 29, 2021

I'm surprised that people are being so hard on Dean for his attitude towards Emma. Emma wasn't a human being who deserved love and care, but a monster, a dangerously sociopathic supernatural being who had been deliberately and illicitly created without his consent or knowledge and despite his having taken responsible precautions to prevent conception. I can't blame him for being repulsed, and for not knowing how to respond to such a terrible and unnatural situation. I would not have handled it any better or any differently than he did.
posted by orange swan at 10:43 AM on September 29, 2021 [2 favorites]

This show maybe wants to slow its roll on accusing others of “silly perversions.”

This is not a good episode and I did not enjoy watching it, but I was a little startled by how ready they both were to kill this kid, does it ever even come up again? I wonder if Sam would’ve had the same reaction if Amy wasn’t such a raw nerve.

I think the family question goes back to what exactly family means to Dean, because I really do think he means SOMETHING when he says it, but that definition didn’t include the Campbells or Adam or Emma in the same way it includes Sam or John, and that one line of him saying that family has to be earned is making that whole thing gel more and more for me. I don’t think Dean would say that a child has to *earn* the right to her parents, but in this situation he’d think that Emma doesn’t have a claim on him as his child and he doesn’t have any real tie or obligation to her as her biological parent. I don’t totally get it, but I don’t get a lot of things about these people.

Among its sins, this was also a waste of the limited resource that is uses of You Shook Me All Night Long on TV.
posted by jameaterblues at 12:31 PM on September 29, 2021

I don't even remember this episode, but I concur with orange swan.
posted by jenfullmoon at 4:46 PM on October 15, 2021

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