10.06 Ask Jeeves
|Episode #||Season 10, Episode 6|
|First aired||November 18, 2014|
|Directed by||John MacCarthy|
|Written by|| Eric Charmelo|
|On IMDB||Ask Jeeves|
|Outline||When Dean and Sam discover that Bobby is the beneficiary of a deceased heiress, they pose as Bobby's next of kin and become embroiled in a whodunit murder mystery.|
|Location(s)||New Canaan, Connecticut|
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A butler is talking to two maids, one named Colette and the other Olivia. Their employer, Bunny LaCroix, has just passed, and her family will soon be arriving at the manor for the funeral and the reading of the will. The butler, Phillip, sets them to work, asking Colette to select Bunny's attire for the burial. As Colette does this, she tries on a pearl necklace of Bunny's and admires it. Suddenly, Bunny herself appears and stalks towards the girl. Colette steps back, unknowingly edging towards a balcony. Bunny grabs the necklace and rips it from Colette's neck, causing the girl to fall over the balcony and land, dead, in the foyer. Phillip arrives at the commotion, and looks up from Colette's body to Bunny's figure in horror. He asks her "What have you done?"
Meanwhile, Dean and Sam are at a motel. Dean is fixing the Impala's turn indicator when Sam exits holding two tiny cups. After commenting about the cups' size, Dean suggests that, since there is literally no monster activity on their radar, they should take a detour to Connecticut, where a friend of Bobby's has died and his (or his next of kin's) presence is requested. When they arrive, they are met by a group of Bunny's proud, haughty family members who have no idea who Bobby is. Two of the women, however, instantly take a liking to Sam, and ask them to stay -- the funeral is over, but the will is being read tomorrow.
Phillip then takes the boys aside and privately gives them what was bequeathed to Bobby, as the family, dubbed WASPs by Sam, are greedy vultures in Phillip's opinion, and would no doubt try to stake claim to the object. When the boys open it, they realize it is a pendant inset with rubies and diamonds. However, when they get it examined, the jewels are revealed to be fake, and the pendant a key. The boys return to the manor to find out what it is a key for. Unbeknownst to them, one of the family - Bunny's brother, Stanton - has been beheaded by Lance, Bunny's late husband, after he insulted a portrait of her in his room. His "child bride," Amber, witnessed the whole thing and is convinced it was a ghost.
Sam and Dean are under suspicion by the resident police officer, and are forbidden from leaving the house. Dean suspects a vengeful spirit after they question Amber, and goes to investigate the house while Sam questions other family members. In his investigation, Dean discovers a book on a shelf whose spine matches the pendant's shape. He pulls it to reveal a locked door. Using the key, he enters, seeing, among several other objects, a lead pipe and a length of rope. He picks up the pipe and ascends the stairway to find a dusty room that appears to have been lived in by a child. He also finds Olivia, who tells him that Phillip locked her and Colette away so she wouldn't have to lie to the police, and that Colette's body (also in the attic) was hidden here. Dean asks if Colette was also killed by Lance's ghost, and Olivia tells him it was Bunny's.
Downstairs, Dean and Olivia join Sam (who is playing cards with the two older women, Beverley and Heddy). Dean tells Sam that they are Hunting two ghosts, and suggests they talk to Phillip, since he is the only one who truly knows what is going on. They ponder why Bunny would want Bobby to have a key to her attic, and why Phillip is covering the ghost-Bunny's murder. They split up, Dean going to question Phillip and Sam to investigate the Manor, during which Beverley propositions him. Meanwhile, Dean questions Phillip about his actions, not before picking up a wrench to arm himself. Little does he know, Sam is also investigating the house. He picks up a knife and finds Phillip's body, a knife in his back. Phillip admits to Dean that he did hide Colette's body, out of loyalty to his former employer. Dean then receives a text from Sam, stating that he has found Phillip, who is dead. Before he can ask the fake Phillip what is going on, Dean is suddenly attacked by the fake Phillip, and thrown across the room. When he recovers to try and pursue him, Dean finds shapeshifter skin in Phillip's suit. They are not hunting ghosts, but a shifter.
Sam arrives at the scene, shortly before Olivia, who freaks out. The boys swear they didn't kill Phillip, and ask if there is any silver. Olivia gives them silver butter knives, and all three of them handle them to prove they are not shifters. Sam goes to test Beverley and Heddy, and ends up sitting between them, being forced to flirt with them in order to test their skin with the butter knives in his sleeves. Dean, meanwhile, hears noise coming from a cupboard, and, after picking up a candlestick to use as a weapon, opens the cupboard to find Stanton's widow, Amber, and Bunny's great-nephew, Dash, kissing. He tests them with the silver and, after neither of them burn, they all return to the main living room, where Sam eagerly jumps up away from Beverley and Heddy, who are still fawning over him. He shudders as Dean says no one was burned, and then they remember they didn't test the policeman who arrived to investigate Stanton's murder. Suddenly, they hear Olivia's scream and rush to find the policeman's body - he was drowned in a toilet. Amber and Dash announce their love, and after suspicion is batted about between family members, they begin to suspect that Sam and Dean are the murderers, as no one has died at their family functions before, even though they can barely stand each other. Dean tries to explain, but Dash grabs a revolver from the dead policeman's holster and threatens the boys. He locks them in an office.
The brothers try to break out, Dean trying to force the door open with the butter knife, in which they discover that the knives are fake silver, and that's why no one was burned. Meanwhile, the family is arguing again as they wait for the cops to arrive, and they come to the conclusion that Sam and Dean are gay murderers, "Like Leopold and Loeb...only hotter". Olivia enters the room, and Heddy orders her to call the police. Olivia refuses, and reveals herself to be the killer. Sam and Dean, in the office, see on the CCTV feed that Olivia is holding the family at gunpoint with the policeman's revolver. She reveals herself as Bunny's illegitimate daughter, and states that she loved Bunny dearly, as Bunny loved her. She also explains that she lived in the attic, that Phillip was the only one who knew, and he let her out of her attic room after Bunny died. She admits that Colette's death was accidental, she just wanted to scare the girl because she had been stealing, and that she killed Phillip because "he turned on [her]" by locking her up again after she killed Stanton. She then says that, lucky for her, the "cute dumb one" (Dean) let her out.
Meanwhile, after frantically searching the office, the brothers find a hidden arsenal, complete with guns, and they shoot the door of the office. The family hears the shot, as does Olivia. Sam enters the room with a gun of his own, and Olivia shoots at him. They run to the kitchen and take shots at each other. As they hide from each other, Olivia states that killing Sam is the next best thing to killing Bobby, and she tells Sam that Bobby killed her father, a shifter, after the shifter killed Lance. Only because Bunny begged for Olivia's life did Bobby not kill Olivia too, and he only spared her on the condition that she be locked away. Bobby also agreed to take care of Olivia after Bunny died, and that was why he was given the pendant-key. Sam says that being a monster is a choice, to which Olivia replies that choice was made for her a long time ago.
By this point, Sam has a clear shot, but does not take it. Olivia gloats, saying he has no silver bullets. But then Dean shows up and shoots her dead. After she falls to the ground, clearly dead, Dean still takes seven extra shots. Later, the family calls the police, leaving the manor. Dash tells them that, aside from the pendant, Bunny left everything to Olivia. Dean then gives Dash the pendant. Dash says Bobby must have meant a lot to his Aunt Bunny, he asks how he can repay the brothers. They reply that the best thing to do is forget them.
As they drive off in the Impala, Sam asks Dean why he took so many extra shots at Olivia, after she was clearly dead. He is concerned that it is the work of the Mark of Cain, but Dean insists that it was just because Olivia was his first kill since being cured from his demon-ness, and he was anxious. Before Sam can protest, Dean switches on his music, loudly, preventing conversation. Nothing more is said as they drive off into the night.
- Sam Winchester
- Dean Winchester
- Bobby Singer
- Detective Howard
- Bunny LaCroix
- Acting in Unison
- Mark of Cain
- Silver Bullets
- "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
- (plays when Sam and Dean ring the door bell at Bunny LaCroix's manor)
- Arabeske in C major, Op. 18 by Robert Schumann
- (playing as Sam and Dean meet Bunny's family)
- "Bust a Moby" by Robert de Fresnes (Reliable Source Music)
- (plays as Sam & Dean get in the Impala and leave the LaCroix estate)
- "Travelin' Man" by Bob Seger
- (plays at the end of the episode)