A knock comes at the door. "Don't talk politics," Amelia reminds Sam. "Don't say anything bad about the Cowboys, and whatever you do, don't use the words 'moist' or 'irregardless.'" With this warning firmly in place, she throws open the door. There's a 50-something guy in a plaid shirt. "Hi, Dad!" They laugh and hug and he scoops her up off the ground. So, when Sam talked about her having "no one at all," she just, what, forgot about her dad? "So, who's this handsome fella?" her dad asks. Sam smiles goofily, like, "Yay! He thinks I'm handsome!" But, of course, he's talking about the dog, on whom he lavishes lots of cooing and belly rubs while Sam stands around looking awkward. "Stan Thompson, this is Sam Winchester," Amelia says. It seems a bit odd that he'd use his real name, doesn't it? A casual Googling would turn up some very interesting tidbits from his past. Anyway, Stan and Sam shake hands and Stan seems kind of friendly on the surface, but he's also sizing up his daughter's boyfriend. (It takes a while because Sam is 15 feet tall.) Then he starts in with the passive-aggressive critiques, like saying the lawn needs mowing and needling Sam about his motel job. He thinks it's weird that a guy who went to Stanford is a maintenance man. When Amelia goes to fetch them drinks, Sam is left to squirm under Stan's judgmental scrutiny all alone.
The fog lifts and we return to the present day. Dean interviews Gary's widow at her home. Or, rather, he tries to interview her, but Castiel interrupts. "I'll handle this," he says to Dean. "I've done research. I can crack her." Donning his best Lieutenant Columbo voice, he turns his attention to the crying woman. "Now, Miss Freeling, I don't wanna bother you, I really don't, but I do have just one question for you." He's got the bumbling politeness down pat, but then, without warning, he slaps the table and explodes, "WHY DID YOU KILL YOUR HUSBAND?!" Sam, Dean and the widow all jump back. Dean pulls him aside. "Agent Stills, may I have a word with you?" Now that they're a threesome, they've decided to call themselves Agents Crosby, Stills and Nash, like nobody is going to think that's a little bit odd. "I was being 'bad cop,'" Castiel whispers to Dean, delighted with himself. "You were being bad everything," Dean tells him. Sam takes over the interview. He tries to ask if Gary was having an affair without saying those exact words. His subtlety is all for naught, though, as Olivia arrives at that moment and Castiel blurts out that Gary was sleeping with her. This is not a surprise to the widow. "Gary and I, we had an arrangement," she says. "He was seeing Olivia and I was spending some time with our neighbor P.J." Castiel is rather puzzled by it all, but Dean pronounces the widow the "best wife ever!" "But what killed her husband?" Castiel muses. Dean smirks. "Who gives a -- "