|Boring Production Crap|
Original Air Date: 1/17/2006
|What Time Is It?|
|After Scarecrow so technically should be after April 2006- When Dean is hurt he's in a hospital for three days before checking himself out. |
|Now, Which One Was That?|
|The episode opens with Dean and Sam in the middle of a hunt, (where? Never mentioned) preparing to kill a creature named a rawhead. They have electric shock guns. During the hunt Dean gets shocked with the gun and receives severe damage to his heart. The doctors tell Sam that there isn’t anything they can do and that Dean is dying. Sam refuses to accept this and goes through all the contacts in John’s journal in an attempt to find a cure for Dean. One of John’s contacts, Joshua, tells Sam about a faith healer in Nebraska. |
Nebraska: The boys go to a 'faith healer' named Roy Le Grange who claims to heal people with the power of God and prayer. On their way to the service, they meet a young woman named Layla Rohr and her mother. Once inside the tent Dean is called up to be healed by Roy. During the healing process, Dean sees an old man, some kind of spirit. Even though he's healed completely, Dean somehow feels that his healing was 'wrong'. He and Sam investigate and discover that Roy is using a 'Reaper' to trade one person's life for another. Around the same time, Dean disovers that Layla is dying of an inoperable brain tumour. While trying to figure out how they can stop Roy without killing him, they discover that it's actually Roy's wife, Sue Ann, who is controlling the Reaper and directing it to take the lives of those she feels are amoral.
Sam and Dean manage to stop Sue Ann from killing a man (unfortunately this is right when Layla is about to be healed)- but they can't stop her altogether yet. Dean feels incredibly guilty about Layla. When they go back in the evening to finally stop Sue Ann, Sam finds her Black Altar and discovers that Sue Ann is planning on having the reaper go after Dean next. While Roy is attempting to 'heal' Layla, the reaper comes after Dean and Dean doesn't try to fight it- probably because he feels that Layla's life is worth more than his own. But Sam manages to smash Sue Ann's cross (which controls the reaper) and it goes after her and kills her instead of Dean.
At the end of the episode, as Sam and Dean are preparing to leave, Layla stops by to visit and reassures Dean that she's 'okay' about not being healed. Dean tells her that he'll pray for her and Layla responds that that's a miracle right there.
|All the Niggling Little Details|
|Where'd That Myth Come From?|
|What's in a Name?|
|What Did You Just Say?|
Dean: You're not gonna let me die in peace, are you?
Sam: I'm not gonna let you die at all.
Dean: That fabric softener teddy bear...ooh....I wanna hunt that little bitch down...
Dean: I'm not gonna die in a hospital where the nurses aren't even hot.
Dean: You gotta take care of that car, or I swear I'll haunt your ass.
Sam: That's not funny
Dean: Come on...it's a little funny
Dean: God save us from half the people who think they're doing God's work.
Dean: It must be rough, to believe in something so much and have it disappoint you like that.
Layla: You wanna hear something weird? I'm okay, really. I guess if you're going to have faith you can't just have it when the miracles happen, you have to have it when they don't.
Dean: So what now?
Layla: God works in mysterious ways. Goodbye Dean.
Dean: Hey, um, you know, I'm not much of the praying type. But I'm gonna pray for you.
Layla: Well, there's a miracle right there.
|Counting the Cost|
|Pain Quotient: |
Collateral Damage: - All the people that died when Sue Ann sent the reaper after them.
- The guy, Marshall -- who died to save Dean's life.
- Although it doesn't happen onscreen, Layla is likely to die in the next few months.
The Bad, the Ugly, and the Dead:
Metallicar Watch: She's fine! (Except for a lot of Nebraska mud!)
Zippo Count: None. :(
Sacrificed on the Altar of Whoops!
|Driver Picks the Music|
|Only one this episode and it's a classic. Blue Oyster Cult's 'Don't Fear the Reaper'|
|What Did They Just Say?|
|Official Heavy Metas|
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