Some clever editing work makes Short Lip's head jump forward and backward, her eyes turn demon black, Sam's voice is raised in the background, and as he finishes, Short Lip thrusts her head back and a plume of black smoke exits her mouth. For a really long time. And then even a little bit longer. Short Lip's head hangs forward as the men stand around gawking. Then she starts wheezing, blood dripping out of her mouth. Dean tells Bobby to call 911 and get water and blankets. Sam and Dean lift her out of the chair and lay her on the ground. She continues wheezing and bleeding out her face. She whispers, "A year. It's been a year. I've been awake for some of it. I couldn't move my own body. The things I did, it's a nightmare." Dean gets to the point, and asks if what the demon said about John is true. Sam thinks this is, like, so gauche. Short Lip confirms that John is alive and also that "they want you to come for him." The always-useful Bobby arrives with the blankets and Short Lip takes a sip of water. Yes, water always helps to heal a body a few months after sustaining a seven-story fall. Short Lip tells Sam that "other demons" (not The Demon) are guarding John, and that they are keeping him by the river. Her breathing gets more and more labored and she says one last word, "Sunrise" before dying with her eyes open. Pan in, individually, on everyone's faces, repeatedly. By which I mean, over and over again. Not one of these shots shows anything particularly surprising or elucidating in their expressions. Oh well, it's not like Stella Adler just died in their arms.Commercials. We return to Bobby's House of Auto Salvage and Demon Disposal, where Bobby slams the hood of this episode shut, having done his best to get the old clunker back in puttering condition. He tells Sam and Dean to skedaddle, and that he'll handle the cops when they show up for Short Lip's body. He hands Sam the Big Book O' Protective Circles and wishes them well, looking concerned all the while. Bye, Bobby!
The Metallicar drives and transitions us to some random parking lot where the boys stand around in the sunshine and look worried. Dean loads the weapons in the trunk, Sam peruses the book Bobby gave them. Sam grabs his handy white grease pencil (WTF?), dusts some of the grime off the Metallicar's trunk, and starts drawing a symbol on the car. Dean freaks out, Sam explains he's drawing a "Devil's Trap," which will prevent demons from getting into the trunk. His plan is to keep the No Longer Guaranteed to Kill Anything Gun in the trunk. Dean thinks they should bring the NLGTKAG with them. Sam says they can't waste any more bullets on "just any demon. We have to kill The Demon." Dean reminds him that they are trying to save their father's life. Sam doesn't much care, and for once I'm with him. Sam gets rhetorically sneaky, claiming that their father would be pissed if they wasted a bullet. Dean counters that Sam's never cared what John wanted before. So Sam gets whiny again and blah diddy blahs about Dean having dragged him into this whole situation in the first place, and all he wants to do is finish it. Dean, "the tough guy," is vulnerable about John, Sam "the unlikely hero" hides his obsession behind an affected unwillingness to be on this journey. Ding ding ding ding ding! Congratulations, everybody! We have now officially seen this same scene one million times!