...The Afterlife Emporium, where Our Imaginary Heroes are back to arguing about Chuck Norris and Jet Li again. Post-Death Bobby plods into the kitchen to fetch his aggravating houseguests a couple of beers from the fridge, and on the way, he runs into his friendly neighborhood Reaper. "Nice move, waking up like that," Bobby's Reaper allows with a small smile on his face. "Motivation's a mother," Post-Death Bobby grunts by way of reply, and with those initial pleasantries out of the way, Bobby's Reaper gets down to business. Again. "You know why it's dark out there, don't you?" Bobby's Reaper asks, referring to the all-consuming gloom now enveloping The Afterlife Emporium. "This house," he notes, "is your last island -- everything else melted by that bullet." "Gone," he adds for emphasis before reminding Post-Death Bobby, "This is your last chance to come with me and move on." "For your own good," he urges, "let go -- they'll be okay without you." Post-Death Bobby takes a moment to glance at the endlessly bickering Imaginary Sam And Dean over in the parlor, then eyebrows, "Last memory, huh?" Bobby's Reaper nods. "Glad I saved the best for last," Bobby smiles, and with that, he pretty much flounces back into the parlor, where Our Imaginary Heroes have moved on and are now squabbling about snacks, and if this is Bobby's best memory, I'm amazed he didn't kill himself years ago. Post-Death Bobby gazes at them fondly until they, too, disappear, and when they're gone, his Reaper materializes at his side with one final question: "Stay, or go -- what's it gonna be?" Post-Death Bobby doesn't answer.
You know, as much as I wasn't into it at all this week, I've got to admit that was a pretty damn good episode for Jim Beaver. This show is going to blow without him.
Next up: A very brief winter hiatus before Supernatural returns with new episodes on January 6th. With any luck, I'll be able to coax that damn lizard back to the TV by then. Happy holidays, everyone!
Demian can't believe they actually got rid of their last regular supporting cast member. Raoul has actually been hidden away in his den this entire time, weeping about it. "Oh, cruel fate! Woe! WOE!" You may reach the former at firstname.lastname@example.org. The latter is an imaginary gay dragon on the Internet.