Once in Pennsylvania, Sam hits the library and Dean takes the pub. The snitty librarian is not so snitty with Sam, perhaps sensing a kindred bibliophile. Dean, of course, is in his element with the eyewitnesses. "He was a nice old kook," says one of the young ladies from the night of the fire. "He was always talking about this secret war that nobody knew was going on," says another. They take turns explaining about how Rabbi Bass was obsessed with "special" Nazis. "You know, necromancers," one of them whispers conspiratorially. Dean notices a guy across the bar who seems to be flirting with him. Dean, caught off guard for some reason, struggles to remember what he was about to ask. "You... uh... sorry... You, uh, both saw the accident?" They say it seemed like the fire was alive. They both sound very peppy as they describe the horror of it.
Meanwhile, back at the library, Sam has just been given the case Rabbi Bass had requested. Instead of the ledger, Sam finds a book about birds. Sneaky rabbi!
Dean turns his attention next to the guy who was making eyes at him. ""Special Agent Bolan," he introduces himself. "Oh, I thought you were a headhunter," his would-be suitor lies. Dean has noticed this guy following him around all day and finds this very suspicious, because apparently Dean doesn't ever look at himself in a mirror. The guy says he thought they "had a thing" elsewhere on campus. "You know, a little eye magic moment?" He asks Dean out on a date, which sends Dean into a tizzy of panic. This is beyond dumb. He's 35. He's fought his way through Purgatory. He cannot be more afraid of catching The Gay from an innocuous flirtation than he is of being attacked by slavering monsters. Plus, the more Dean protests, the more he looks like he's kind of into it, which is probably not the show's intention. "It's a federal investigation," Dean finally explains. "Is that supposed to make you less interesting?" the guy asks. Luckily for Dean, his phone rings and he's able to flee the scene before he suddenly morphs into Liberace. He even knocks something over in his haste.