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Supernatural Episode: "Repo Man"

Season 7, Episode 15
Episode Synopsis: A demon that once murdered women in a small town resurfaces and embarks on another killing spree. Sam and Dean visit a man once possessed by the demon to see if he can remember any of the demonic beast's plans.
Original Air Date: Feb 17, 2012
Guest Cast Nicole Oliver: Nora Russell Sams: Jeffrey
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Season 7, Episode 15
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Length: 42:15
Aired: 2/17/2012
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Supernatural Episode Recap: "Repo Man" Season 7, Episode 15

Sam and Dean are in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, the site of a former case. It was a case that took place four years ago and, apparently, we were never shown. But, at the heart of this latest mystery, is a demon. In fact, this episode involves a good old-fashioned demon possession that turns into a "monsters I get, but people are crazy" type of thing. And speaking of crazy, we're also, once again, made aware of Sam's hellucinations and just what he goes through on a daily basis. By the end of "Repo Man," the youngest Winchester is in deep you-know-what.

Ben Edlund wrote this intense, creepy, fast-paced hour of television. Before I knew it, the episode was almost over and I immediately wished it wouldn't end. Two of the guest stars gave us some great performances:

Russell Sams -- He was Jeffrey, the "poor" bloke that was the meat suit for a demon four years ago. That's when Sam and Dean pretty much tortured him in order to get some intel. By the time Dean dropped him off at the hospital, he had a myriad of injuries that made life hard for him afterwards. This guy was just so good at making us think he was this innocent, when Jeffrey was really a creepy-scary serial killer. He wasn't a victim at all; he was only acting like one. In reality, he was a predator. He was a sick and twisted individual who preyed on women and then let a demon show him how to kill them. He enjoyed every bit of his possession. So fascinating.

It was Jeffrey's plan to lure Sam and Dean back to Coeur d'Alene in order to reconnect with the demon. He paved the way with more brutal killings. I totally fell for it. Consider me shocked when he drugged/kidnapped Dean and bled him for the demon-summoning ritual. In order to bring back his hellacious partner-in-crime, he needed the blood of the one that exorcised him. Russell Sams was simply fantastic.

Mark Pellegrino -- Even though Sam having these extended hellucinations isn't my favorite story line, that really doesn't matter. I will take them any day in any episode of any week if it means we get a great guest-star turn from Mark Pellegrino like we got in "Repo Man." He was so good at needling Sam and trying to get him to cave and acknowledge him. Pellegrino gave Edlund's deliciously irreverent dialogue his own spin. He was hilarious. However, his presence also made me feel so incredibly bad for Sam. I don't know how he puts up with these mind games 24/7. Lucifer acts like this petulant child just wanting some attention. For the longest time, Sam was so damn good at ignoring him or using tools to make him disappear. That, of course, comes to an end.

Pellegrino is one of my favorite guest stars working on TV today. Anytime he makes an appearance on a series I know that episode will be awesome. I hope he gets his own successful series soon. But, before that, I hope he makes tons more appearances on Supernatural. Call me selfish, but I don't want him to go away anytime in the near future.

Standout Moments

-The flashback with the possession is so creepy. And then it's just painful to watch because Sam and Dean go to town beating up Jeffrey as they try to get info out of the demon.

-Sam and Lucifer in the library. First, Luci tries to block Sam's view of the woman he's staking out. He can be annoying can't he? But then he takes things up a notch when all of a sudden we see everyone banging their heads bloody on the library desks. Gross. Scary. How Sam doesn't completely lose it here is beyond me.

-When the demon "talent scout" was summoned, he entered the body of the college student Jeffrey had captured (Nora's son). The demon-soaked kid was easily able to break through his ropes and thanked Jeffrey for bringing him back with a hug. And then they proceeded to dance around the warehouse in what was a bizarre moment. Dean didn't know what to make of it. I didn't know what to make of it. How does Edlund come up with these things?

-At one point, Lucifer stuck his forked tongue out. It was quick but so childishly sinister.

-Sam and Dean showed up at the latest scene of the crime and one of the cops recognized them from four years ago. He called them the "drummer boys" because their aliases were Agent Bonham (as in Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham); and Agent Watts (as in Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts). Rock aliases — something missing from most of this season. It was good to have them back even though these fake names were old. So much better than Agent Smith, don't you guys think?

-Did I see Dean wearing his amulet in the flashback? The one he threw out at the end of Season 5's "Dark Side of the Moon?" The amulet needs to make a comeback in a big and bad way. I don't care what anyone on this show says. Seeing it again was kind of a painful reminder. Just saying. We also saw the Impala. Bring that back too, please.

-Dean speaking Latin. Awesome.

-How utterly sad is it that Sam was no longer able to keep Lucifer at bay? He had his ways of making the devil disappear. But, finally, it took being desperate to find his brother to let the hellucinations take over. It started with a "shut up" in the library. When he finally turned to Luci and asked him a question, I was crushed for Sam. But he had to do what he had to do. Ultimately, that meant having to turn to the Lucifer in his mind for help in tracking down Dean. Then at the end of the episode, when Sam tried to wish him away once again, nothing happened. By acknowledging his hellucinations, he let them in. There's no amount of pressing the scar on his hand that's going to tame what's going on in his head. Sam's in trouble. It doesn't take a look at the preview for the next episode to realize he's in a world of hurt.

Random Thoughts

-I like how after a brush with the Winchesters back in the day, Nora studied up on all things demons and demon-banishing. She was the one who exorcised the demon out of her son. Good for her.

-Fun Fact: When I looked up Russell Sams to see if I knew him from one of his previous roles, I found something interesting. He once starred in a horror movie called Driftwood. His character's name? Dean Forrester. Who did Jared play on Gilmore Girls? Dean Forester. Crazy coincidence.

-I love the title of this episode -- "Repo Man." Repo = repossession. Jeffrey wanted the demon to repossess him. Sam's hellucinations have reclaimed him too.

-Four years ago means we were knee-deep in Season 3 when Dean had a death sentence hanging over him (or should I say a "hell" sentence). In our reality, Supernatural only aired 16 episodes due to the Writers' Strike. So it makes sense that we never got to see this case.

-I love that Jeffrey's plan didn't quite work out the way he wanted it to work out. The demon didn't want him back. He was just glad he was out of hell. He wanted to find new pupils to help go postal. Thankfully, his ass was sent back to hell. As for Jeffrey, I'm OK with the fact Dean killed him. He was a human monster.

-Before the demon was re-exorcised, he said: "We'll be back, you know, back in black." What does that mean (besides referencing an AC/DC album)? Sam and Dean won't just have Leviathans to contend with? And when Jeffrey was analyzing Dean, he talks about how it kills Dean that he can't stop people from getting hurt. Then he says "Or should I say it killed you?" What does he mean there? That Dean died four years ago? How does he know? Does it mean he's not feeling much of anything these days? Inquiring minds want to know.

-I know that Frank is searching for all things Dick Roman. But it's kind of odd that he's not coming up with anything so far. I know it's so we can have these standalones but, really, the Leviathan action needs to pick back up soon.

-Did they get Sam and Dean's four-years-ago hair right? I'm going to have to dig out my Season 3 DVD.

-Misha Collins!!!!! Our first Cas sighting since "Hello, Cruel World" has happened (the sneak peek). Look for Collins on the Feb. 21 episode of the CW's Ringer before he reappears on Supernatural.

-Next new episode is March 9. Boo.

Some Favorite Lines (Writer: Ben Edlund)

"Yeah your uh scooping days are over, Gomer."

[Dean's voice mail message] "Leave your name, number and nightmare at the tone."

"It's nice. Kind of like a men's room with beds. Hmm...avocado grime. Takes years to build up a patina like this."

"No, I don't care that they've infiltrated the luxury boat industry, Frank. Great. Call Kanye."

"And your number is not working by the way." "Right uh we uh...we've had some technical difficulties...phone issues." "It's a monster problem, really."

"Do you even listen to yourself?" (Sam starts to press on the scar) "Oh, don't bother." (Lucifer disappears)

"He said 'Shut up' to me."

"That's what I'm talking about, Sam. Real interaction again — I miss that — the rapier wit; the wittier rape."

"Ay caramba, Mi cabeza!"

What are some other great lines from "Repo Man?"

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Sam and Dean are in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, the site of a former case. It was a case that took place four years ago and, apparently, we were never shown. But, at the heart of this latest mystery, is a demon. In fact, this episode involves a good old-fashioned demon possession that turns into a "monsters I get, but people are crazy" type of thing. And speaking of crazy, we're also, once again, made aware of Sam's hellucinations and just what he goes through on a daily basis. By the end of "Repo Man," the youngest Winchester is in deep you-know-what.

Ben Edlund wrote this intense, creepy, fast-paced hour of television. Before... read more

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