6.04 Weekend at Bobby's
|Title||Weekend at Bobby's|
|Episode #||Season 6, Episode 4|
|First aired||October 15, 2010|
|Directed by||Jensen Ackles|
|Written by|| Andrew Dabb|
|On IMDB||Weekend at Bobby's|
|Outline||After Bobby discovers Crowley has no intentions of returning his soul, the hunter takes matters into his own hands.|
|Location(s)|| Sioux Falls, South Dakota|
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One year ago and shortly after trapping Lucifer and Michael in Lucifer's Cage, Bobby summons Crowley and demands the return of his soul. Crowley refuses and smugly quotes his contract, which states that he only has to "make best efforts" to give Bobby his soul back. He agrees to give Bobby ten years of life, but that is all. Bobby then reveals he has trapped Crowley in a devil's trap made with black light paint, but Crowley threatens him with his hellhound until Bobby releases him.
In the present day, Sam and Dean are in Wisconsin on the trail of a monster that cracks open the bodies of its victims. It leaves a large black claw in the chest cavity of the latest victim, and they call Bobby for help. Even though Bobby says that he's busy, he spends hours researching, going so far as to break into a University library to find a book that he needs. It's early morning the next day when he calls Dean to tell him that they're hunting a lamia. Usually only found in Greece, a lamia "juices hearts and chugs the blood." He tells them it can be killed by a silver knife blessed by a priest. After he's off the phone, Bobby goes down to his basement, where he has a crossroads demon tied up and caught in a devil's trap. He wants to know Crowley's true name - the name he had as a human before he died and became a demon in Hell - so he tortures the demon by using a blowtorch to singe its bones. Finally, she admits that Crowley, who is now the King of Hell, was a Scottish man named Fergus MacLeod in life. The other demons call him "Lucky the Leprechaun" behind his back. Once Bobby has the information he needs, he burns the demon's bones, killing it and its host.
After killing the demon, Bobby answers phones and backs up other hunters posing as various law enforcement officials until Rufus knocks on his door. Rufus has the police on his tail and needs Bobby's help burying the body of an okami, a monster usually only seen in Japan. They bury the body on Bobby's property and Rufus leaves just before Sheriff Jody Mills shows up with an FBI agent, Agent Adams. Agent Adams is looking for Rufus. Dean calls while the FBI agent is there and asks for help killing the lamia because they couldn't kill it with a silver knife blessed by a priest. Bobby tells him to find salt and rosemary and "blend the herbs, sauté over a high heat, and cook well," and hangs up when Dean kills the lamia. Agent Adams is persistent, and Sheriff Jody Mills tries to distract him, but Adams finds the spot where the okami was buried. Fortunately, there is no longer any evidence of a crime because the okami is gone. Unfortunately, Rufus didn't stab it enough times to kill it, and it has been feeding on single white females while they sleep.
While Bobby was interrogating the crossroads demon, Marcy Ward rang his doorbell with a homemade peach cobbler. She has been his neighbor for six months now, and seems to be interested in him romantically, asking him over for dinner and a movie and then, when he seemed hesitant, asking him to come over and take a look at her wood chipper, which has broken down. When he learns that the okami might be after her, he breaks down her door with a shotgun, scaring her, but drawing out the okami, which had been waiting in her bedroom to kill her. When the okami is killed in Marcy's (obviously functioning) wood chipper, she is covered in blood. Bobby still tries to salvage a relationship with her, but she turns him down.
Rufus thanks Bobby for helping him with the okami, and tells him what his contacts in Scotland have learned about Fergus MacLeod, aka Crowley. Crowley had a son named Gavin MacLeod, whose signet ring is now on display in a maritime museum in Andover, Massachusetts. Rufus is already there willing to steal the ring for Bobby.
Dean calls to talk about Sam and how he's changed in the past year, but when Bobby puts him on hold to talk to Rufus (who is fleeing law enforcement after stealing the ring), Dean accuses him of being selfish. Bobby asks for Sam and he yells at the brothers over speakerphone, calling them "whiny, self-absorbed, sons-of-bitches" that he does everything for without a word of thanks. He reminds them Crowley still has his soul and tells them to "sack up" and help him for once. Sam says all Bobby had to do was ask.
As a favor to Bobby, Sheriff Mills extradites Rufus and allows him to "escape custody" so that Rufus can deliver the signet ring to Bobby. Bobby uses the ring to summon Gavin's ghost, and they "have a chat." He then summons Crowley, who arrives and discovers he is trapped in another devil's trap. Crowley repeats his position that he won't give Bobby his soul, but Bobby counters by revealing his son Gavin's ghost. Fergus, aka Crowley, and Gavin hated each other so Gavin is useless as a bargaining chip, but he gave Bobby all the information he wanted about Crowley, including where his bones were buried.
Bobby then hands Crowley the phone so that he can talk to Dean, who tells him that he and Sam are standing over Crowley's bones in Scotland. Bobby makes Crowley an offer: his bones in exchange for Bobby's soul, and Crowley agrees. Bobby makes sure that he will still have the use of his legs before releasing him from the devil's trap. Crowley appears in Scotland moments later, where Sam and Dean are still standing over his bones. Dean threatens to burn the bones anyway, but Sam tells him to stand down, saying "a deal's a deal." Crowley picks up his bones and disappears, and Bobby thanks Sam and Dean for flying to Scotland and helping him get his soul back.
- "The Gambler" by Kenny Rogers
- (plays during the montage of Bobby doing research for Sam and Dean)
Bobby: Bite me.
Crowley: If that's your thing. That swan dive of Sam's was a thing of beauty. Tens all the way round. Standing ov from the Romanian judge. You should be proud, Bobby. As deaths go, it wasn’t too shabby. Cheer up, mate, we just saved the sodding world together. Me, I've been celebrating.
Bobby: I'd hate to see what you call celebrating.
[Bobby hangs up the phone, and picks up another one]
Bobby: That's the son of a bitch's name.
Bobby: Wood chipper.
Dean: Bobby –
Bobby: Do I sound like I'm done? Now look. I know you've got issues. God knows I know. But I got a news flash for you. You ain't the center of the universe! Now, it may have slipped your mind... that Crowley owns my soul! And the meter is running! And I will be damned if I'm going to sit around and–and be damned! So how about you two sack up and help me for once?
Sam: Bobby, all – all you got to do is ask.
Dean: You know, now that I think about it, maybe I'll just... napalm your ass anyhow.
Sam: Dean, he's a dick, but a deal’s a deal.
Sam: You were right, Bobby. We take you for granted.
Dean: You've been cleaning up our messes for years, Bobby. Without you, I don't even want to think about where me and Sam would’ve ended up.
Trivia & References
- Dateline, or Dateline NBC, is broadcast by NBC and is a U.S. weekly television news magazine that has done investigative stories that involve using black lights to reveal suspicious stains in hotel rooms.
- Alpo is an American brand of dog food marketed and manufactured by the Purina Petcare subsidiary of Nestlé.
- A catchphrase of the late 1980s and early 1990s popular culture based upon a line from a U.S-based television commercial for a medical alarm and protection company called LifeCall.
- Wang was a brand of PC and also a suite of software incorporating email that was basically out-of-business by 2007.
- Bo Derek is an American film actress and model. There is an iconic poster of Bo Derek from the movie "10" on the wall of Bobby's panic room.
Dean: Looks like this freak is immigrating and snacking on cheeseheads.
- Cheesehead is a nickname for a person from Wisconsin, the state where Sam and Dean are hunting the lamia at the beginning of the episode.
- Drag Me to Hell is a 2009 American horror film involving a lamia, a creature which Sam and Dean are coincidentally hunting in the episode. It is directed by Sam Raimi and the screenplay is by Sam Raimi and Ivan Raimi.
Bobby: MacLeod's Scottish, Einstein.
- Lucky the Leprechaun is the animated spokescharacter for the General Mills cereal Lucky Charms.
- Luther Vandross was a R&B and soul singer-songwriter, winner of eight Grammy Awards. Ruben Studdard is an R&B, pop, and gospel singer and won the second season of American Idol.
Bobby: Put her down.
- In the television game show Let's Make a Deal, deals are offered to members of the audience by the host. The contestants usually have to weigh the possibility of an offer "behind door number 2" being a more valuable prize than the one that they've already earned.
- Jacques-Yves Cousteau was a French naval officer, explorer, ecologist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author, and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the aqua-lung.
- A line from the Kenny Rogers song "The Gambler," which was played earlier in the episode.
- A Trade journal is a periodical, magazine, or publication printed with the intention of target marketing to a specific industry or type of trade/business. Many trade publications can also be considered news magazines with a very specific topical focus.
- Crowley's "two-headed puppies" reference is likely drawn from Cerberus, the dog that guarded the entrance to the Underworld in Greek mythology. It has been variously depicted as having two or three heads.
Bobby: They're demons.
Crowley: Exactly. Evil lying prats. The whole lot of them. And stupid. Try to show them a – a new way, a better way. And what do you get? Bugger all. You know, there's days that I think Lucifer's whole 'Spike anything with black eyes' plan wasn't half bad. Hmm. Feels good to get it off my chest. We should make this a thing.
Bobby: Do I look like Dr. Phil to you?
- A reference to TV host and psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw.
Crowley: Just trying to hit double digits. So, you got a glimpse behind the curtain. And?
- The average erect penis is five to six inches long; flaccid, somewhat shorter.
- "a glimpse behind the curtain" could be a reference to the The Wizard of Oz film and the character of the wizard, who creates a godlike persona to impress the subjects of Oz but is actually just a man behind a curtain.
- Bic is a brand of disposable lighter.
- Punk'd is an American hidden camera practical joke television series that first aired on MTV in 2003 and was produced and hosted by Ashton Kutcher.
Dean: Oh yeah, no, definitely. We are. I hear they have an Olive Garden.
- Olive Garden is a casual dining Italian restaurant chain. Olive Garden has no chains in Scotland.
- The local "exotic" grub Bobby is referring to could be Haggis, a traditional Scottish dish containing sheep's heart, liver, and lungs minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, and usually cooked encased in the animal's stomach.
- The Season 6 DVD and Blu-Ray included a featurette entitled "Jensen Ackles: A Director’s Journey". You can watch it here.
On set picture, and tweet 1, 2, 3, 4
Tweets from the set throughout filming by Jim Beaver:
- Bobby was introduced into the supernatural when his wife Karen Singer was possessed by a demon who forced Bobby to stab her in self-defense before Rufus exorcised her, killing Karen in the aftermath of the dispossession.
Sides, Scripts & Transcripts
- Episode Title from SpoilerTV
- Character Spoiler from Ask Ausiello
- Casting and Character Spoiler from Ask Ausiello
- Behind the Scenes Pics
- Sneak Peek
- Ardeospina. 2010. A Visual Review -- Weekend at Bobby’s. The Winchester Family Business, October 24; archive link
- 6.04 Weekend At Bobby’s: Story Of My Life by bardicvoice (October 2010)
- Bond, Silvia. 2010. Back When You Were Good: "Weekend at Bobby's" Season 6, Episode 4. Pink Raygun, October 19; archive link, spn-heavymeta
- Chan, Suzette. 2010. Supernatural Talk: Tarts talk about 6.04: Weekend at Bobby’s. Sequential Tart, November 29; archive link, spn-heavymeta