Elsewhere, Ava wants very much to remain in Lafayette to help Sammy rescue Dean, but gentlemanly Sam insists she return to Peoria, where she'll be safe with her fiancÃ©. It takes a little bit of convincing, but Ava finally motors off in her blue Volkswagen bug, after eliciting a promise from Sam that the latter will call the minute he and his brother are safe.
Crack Shack, and dear God. Gordon's speechifying. Again. "My husband Jack Bauer doesn't waste time with mere words," Raoul would like to remind everyone. Raoul, your "husband Jack Bauer" is a fake person on the television set. Get a grip! "See? Words. Words just like those. My husband Jack Bauer doesn't waste time with mere words like those." Sigh. I must confess, I really hope tomorrow night's 24 episodes aren't quite as gore-tastic as tonight's were. I'm afraid we'll lose Raoul for good if they are. Anyway. Recap. Crack Shack. Speechifying. BOREDOM. The only amusing bit comes when Dean discovers Gordon ended up killing a teenaged girl in Louisiana as a result of the torture he inflicted upon the demon possessing her, and...I haven't even finished the set-up, and already it's not funny anymore. Long story short, Dean calls Gordon a son of a bitch for letting the girl die, and Gordon promptly whaps Dean upside the head before calmly reminding his captive, "That's my mother you're talking about." See? Not so funny once I've typed it all out. And by the by, I've got nothing against Sterling K. Brown at all -- he's been doing a stellar job with Gordon's off-kilter mellow-yet-psychotic version of menace since he first appeared on the Supernatural screen three months ago -- but I just wish Gordon would stop talking already.
Anyway, before he snuffed out the life of the demon's host, Gordon managed to learn both of The Coming War and of The Ceiling Demon's plans to transform Sammy and the other special children into his very own foot soldiers. Gordon then claims he confirmed the demon's accusations with a little research of his own -- "You got your Roadhouse connections, I got mine" is the way he puts it -- which led him first to poor Dead Scott, and thence on to Sammy himself. There's a lot more yammering after that, but the upshot of it all is that Gordon's actually setting two tripwires, just to make sure he gets the job done when Sam tries to sneak into the Crack Shack through the back door. Oh, and Gordon still has his own blood caked onto his chin! Ew! "Pffft," Raoul snorts. "Did you see that deep gouge in my husband Jack Bauer's shoulder? And the gruesome mass of scar tissue just covering my husband Jack Bauer's left hand?" Yeah, Raoul, riddle me this: How in hell did your husband Jack Bauer manage to scrape off two years' worth of Chinese grime and unruly facial hair in a minute and a half using nothing more than a bowl of lukewarm water in an airplane hangar? Answer me that, huh? "Again, you just don't understand true love." Good Lord. Is this scene over yet? What? I missed the METAL TEETH CHOMP!? Thanks for nothing, Raoul!