Farmhouse of Darkness. Cassie sits at a desk, "working" in yet another skin-tight sweater with lacy camisole peeking out. A knock at the door, and we see her get up to open it. Not only is this a skin-tight sweater, but we see that it is actually a skin-tight cardigan sweater that she's just barely been able to button. Poor girl, still stuck wearing her clothes from seventh grade. She opens the door to find Dean. He slides past her and asks whether she's busy. She is apparently working on a newspaper tribute to Dead Guy Jimmie. Her father has been dead a whole three days now. Dean leans against the archway leading into the large room while Cassie goes on, "For years, this family owned the paper, the Dorians. They had a whites-only staff policy. After they sold it Jimmie became the first black reporter. He didn't stop 'til he became editor." And I just now put together the fact that Dead Guy Jimmie is the same dude from the earlier scene in the newsroom with Whitey. Thanks for making me have any interest whatsoever in who anybody in this episode is, which might have made me give a half shit when one of them dies. They were so obviously working backwards from, "Okay, this guy dies, so let's put him in a scene for 20 seconds a few scenes earlier," rather than, "Okay, let's create a character so that someone might care when he kicks the bucket." Argh. Dean and Cassie are now leaning into opposite sides of the archway, in a cutely middle-school-dance kind of way. Cassie asks where Sam is and Dean shortly replies, "Not here."So they continue talking, Dean pretending that he wants to figure out the connection between the three victims. Dean then asks Cassie why she wanted to know where Sam was, and wonders aloud if it was because with Sam there, things would be a little "easier." Cassie narrows her eyes (seriously, get Lipton on the line!) and says that's not how she meant it. Then the fight takes the same turn every cookie-cutter ex-lover television fight takes. When Dean backs off his attempt to talk seriously, Cassie decides to pursue it. Haven't these people ever heard of letting it drop in order to seethe in self-righteous indignation? Cassie is mad that whenever they get "anywhere in the neighborhood of emotional vulnerability," he closes up. Dean thinks she's full of it, and reminds her that she "took that big, final door and slammed it. I'm not the one who took the key and buried it." What is he talking about? Real estate? I'm so confused. Cassie anticipates my confusion and remarks, "Are we done with this metaphor?" and again I ask, why refer to the crappiness of the writing without trying to fix said crappiness? During this "heated" conversation, Cassie and Dean have been inching closer together, and this is now the least believable lover's quarrel in the history of lover's quarrels. Cassie reminds Dean that he told her that he "pops ghosts for a living" and asks -- reasonably enough, I guess -- how he expected her to act. Then she claims that she didn't believe his ghost hunter story, that "back then I just thought you wanted to dump me." They've continued to move closer together, and I'm thinking we may be getting close to the part where Cassie says something terse, and Dean replies just as tersely, only to have Cassie retort with a hint of vulnerability, and then Dean to shortly exclaim something revealing his hurt feelings, and then they fall together and kissy kiss kiss. Annnnd.....a ha! Cassie: "I thought it was what you wanted!" Dean: "Well, it wasn't." Cassie: "I didn't mean to hurt you." Dean: "Well, you did." Cassie: "I'm sorry." Dean: "Yeah, me too." Kissy kiss kiss. Drunken Bee: "Vomit."
Episode Report CardDrunken Bee: C- | 1677 USERS: C+
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