Commercials. Bus station. Short Lip tells Sam that their bus is waiting. Sam tells her he has to get to Dean because he isn't answering his phone. Short Lip tries desperately to get Sam to change his mind, but it doesn't work, not even with Emoting Piano Plinks in the background.Back in the cellar, Emily says she doesn't understand. "They're gonna kill us?" Dean clarifies, "Sacrifice us. Which is, I don't know, classier, I guess?" Heh. Great line. Turns out that Emily didn't know anything about her town's evil pastime. Dean tells her that they have to find and destroy the sacred tree, but they have to find it first. Emily describes an apple tree that "the immigrants brought over" and that is called "The First Tree." Oh, maybe -- just maybe! -- that's what we're after! What, was everyone out with the stomach flu the day they were supposed to come up with a resolution to this episode? The cellar door creaks open, and Dean and Emily are told "it's time."
The Fearsome Four -- Mom and Pop, Sheriff Chad, and Scotty -- tie Dean and Emily to a couple of birch, oops, I mean "apple" trees. Mom is being a real bitch, telling Emily that "there's just nobody else but you" and then telling her that's "what sacrifice means. Giving up something you love for the greater good." Uh, mah gah. As The Fossilized Four leave, Dean calls after them, "Hope your apple pie is freaking WORTH IT!" When Emily asks what the plan is, Dean tells her he's "working on it."
Fade back in to Dean and Emily, still tied up. It's night now, and Emily realizes, "You don't have a plan, do you?" Dean replies, "I'm working on it." Dean tells her to look and see if the scarecrow is moving yet. She cranes her neck, and we begin to hear footsteps. She exclaims, "Oh my god! Oh my god!" and the strings start ratcheting up, but surprise! It's just Sammy. I'm wondering: how did Sam find this "apple" orchard? He unties Dean and Emily, and when Dean asks how he got there, Sam says, "Oh, I, ah, stole a car," much to Dean's delight. Not to Dean's delight is when Sam says he doesn't see any scarecrow to keep an eye on. And the incredibly punctilious ending to this episode is underway!
Commercials. The three run through the orchard looking for the blah blah blah sacred tree, but run into the Fabulously Bothersome Foursome, who hold them all up via gun and flashlight.