Sam immediately launches into the new case but Dean interrupts him, saying that "I think we need to take a little shore leave. I'm so in the door with this one." Sam snottily asks what they're supposed to be this time, "Rock stars? Army rangers?" Dean chuckles and responds, "Reality TV scouts looking for people with special skills. I mean, hey, it's not that far off, right?" Dean mentions that Brandi has a friend, but Sam is busy boiling himself in eight quarts of salted water until he's al dente. The Wet Noodle declares he can get his own dates, Dean retorts that maybe he can but he doesn't, Sam asks what that means, Dean declines to answer, they both go, "I know you are but what am I? I know you are but what am I?" Not really that last part. Sam finally gets down to business and tells Dean about the couple from the opening scene, the Telescas. Dean, of course, suggests it might just be a "garden-variety murder." ARRGHGHGH! Sam responds that he found three murders in the same area of "upstate NY" (New Paltz? Upstate? That's pushing it, city-boy writers) with "the same m.o." Dean is surprisingly quick to be convinced, and for a second Sam seems to be happily "well, I sure did just wow my big brother with my superior research skills!" until Jensen Ackles follows up with a nicely timed, "We can't pick this up 'til first thing, right?" -- pause -- "Good," and gets up to rejoin Brandi and her friend Peach Schnapps.
Daytime, and the Metallicar is parked outside a pretty old house. We pan down to find Dean slumped over in the passenger seat, wearing sunglasses and snoring. Sam comes around the side, reaches in the open window, and honks the horn. Dean jolts awake, Sam does that weird little cackle of his, and gets in the driver's seat to go over his research with his brother while doing a little winkwinknudgenudge about Dean's rough night (Dean: "Ah...good times"). It comes out that not only is the house clean of supernatural energy, but it's also literally cleaned out. All the furniture is gone. Dean wonders aloud, "Where'd all their stuff go?"