7.13 The Slice Girls

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Title The Slice Girls
Episode # Season 7, Episode 13
First aired February 3, 2012
Directed by Jerry Wanek
Written by Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming
On IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1995106/
Outline
Monster Amazons
Timeline
Location(s) Seattle, Washington
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Synopsis

Sam has found a case in Seattle, Washington, in which four men have been killed in two weeks. They were thrown into walls with massive strength and then their hands and feet were cut off. Dean is reluctant to check it out because he wants to focus on Dick Roman, but Sam, who is driving their car of the week, reminds him that they don't have any leads and that they may as well stay busy.

When they arrive in Seattle, they examine the latest victim's body. His hands and feet were cut off while he was still alive, and then a strange symbol was carved in his chest. Eddie, the coroner's assistant, tells them that the DNA found at the crime scenes aren't like anything they've ever seen: it doesn't seem human. As they leave the morgue, tells Dean that he's going to do some research. Dean tells him that he's going to go under cover and "mingle amongst the locals," aka go to a bar. He ends up at the Cobalt Room, where he meets a forward woman named Lydia. As they chat each other up, he tells her that he's a successful investment banker and that he can speak Japanese. She seems impressed, and they head back to her house and have sex.

The next morning there is a new victim, and Sam and Dean go to check it out. Eddie introduces them to the lead detective on the case, Charlene Penn, and she tells them that the murder is just like the others. All of the victims so far have been good-looking, successful men in their thirties. As they talk, Sam notices a man standing outside the crime scene and goes to question him. A friend and neighbor of the victim, he tells Sam that Jerry's wife just left him a few days ago because he had a fling with another woman.

As they leave the scene, Dean realizes that he no longer has Bobby's flask, a keepsake that he's attached to. He calls Lydia, assuming that he left it at her house, but she tells him that she hasn't seen it and that she's very busy. Sam thinks it's amusing that Dean is being blown off, but Dean isn't amused.

Lydia is busy, it turns out. Although she wasn't pregnant the night before, she gives birth to a baby girl that night, surrounded by a group of women that, before calling for the "next woman," tell her the baby's name will be Emma.

The next morning, Dean and Sam go to the University to see a Professor Morrison in the Anthropology department. They ask the meaning of the symbol carved into all four victims' chests, and he tells them that it will take him time to research it. They convince him to hurry it along by promising to get his housekeeper a green card, and Dean expresses his displeasure to Sam as they leave. Sam tells him that they don't have any other options: Bobby is dead and they have to settle.

Dean leaves Sam and heads over to Lydia's to get his flask. She is surprised to see him and appears anxious, but tells him that she found the flask and that she'll get it for him. He follows her inside, where he sees a toddler in a crib. When he finds out that it's her kid, he goes over to greet her and learns that her name is Emma. Sam calls while he's there and he goes into the next room to talk. Sam tells him that they need to go to the crime lab, but Dean is distracted when he hears a high-pitched voice in the other room. He looks around the corner and sees Lydia hushing Emma, who's talking like a pre-teen instead of a toddler, and he hangs up on Sam.

Characters

Definitions

Music

  • Words Collide by Louden Swain, the band fronted by Rob Benedict who played Chuck, plays when Dean and Lydia are at The Cobalt Lounge.
  • You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC plays during the sex/murder scene.

Quotes

Dean: Anyway, I--I left the flask over here the other night.

Lydia: Yes, I found it. It was so beat up and old, I almost tossed it.

Dean: Yeah, well, the guy it belonged to was beat-up and old, too. But I was very close with him and I'd hate to lose it.
Dean: I'll admit, it could be in the general vicinity of the ballpark of our kind of thing.
Sam: Yeah, uh, "didn't match anything human" usually seals the deal for me.
Dean: I know Bobby's got a Grecian encyclopedia of weird in here. I saw it last time I was looking through this stupid... Would it kill him to have a system?
Sam: He has a system. His files are set up like his brain.
Morrison: Wherever did you get it?

Sam: Uh, uh, uh crazy drunk old genius.

Morrison: Yeah, they always have the good stuff.
Emma: You're a good man. My mother told me that.
Dean: I seriously doubt she said that. And if you knew me you would seriously doubt it's true.
Dean: You're just as screwed up as I am, you're just...bigger.
Sam: Dean, the thing is, tonight... It almost got you killed. Now, I don't care how you deal. I really, really don't. But just don't -- don't get killed. Dean: I'll do what I can.

Trivia & References

The episode title plays off the movie 2009 movie Splice and the 90s UK girl pop band The Spice Girls. Splice was the tale of two scientists who mix human DNA with animal to create a hybrid which matures rapidly.
This episode was directed by first time director, Supernatural's Production designer Jerry Wanek
Alexia Fast who plays Emma, also appeared six years ago in 1.15 The Benders as Missy Bender.
The first murder scene in the teaser was more graphic but had to be edited to comply with broadcast standards Source.
Lydia: ...dinner and a movie, which sounded fine, except the movie was Human Centipede.


Human Centipede is a 2010 Dutch horror movie about a mad scientist who kidnaps three tourists and sews them together mouth to anus to make a human centipede.
Dean: There was no playpens, no blankets, no rubber ducks.


Possibly a reference to Duck Nation
Sam: You know, George Foreman named all his sons George.


George Foreman is a former boxer and creator of the George Foreman Grill. He has five sons, all of them named George: George Jr, George III, IV, V and VI.
Dean: This morning, Emma was a baby. By sunset, she's Hannah Montana. Early years.


Hannah Montana is Miley Cyrus' character's stage name in the TV show of the same name, about a teenage girl who is secretly a pop star. The show debuted in 2006 when Miley was 14.
Dean: Arigatou.


This is Japanese for "thank you" and is spelled ありがとう. It was noted in 4.06 Yellow Fever that Bobby spoke Japanese.
You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC was also played in the "The Road So Far" segment of 4.01 Lazarus Rising. In this episode, while the song plays, the scene goes back and forth from Dean and Lydia having sex to a man being killed by his Amazon daughter. There was an episode in season 4 called 4.14 Sex And Violence.
Dean: Like Wonder Woman?


Adrianne Palicki who played Jessica Moore was cast as Wonder Woman in 2011, but the project was canceled.
The scene where the Amazon girls are branded while being forced to remain silent is very similar to a scene from the movie The Skulls II. In the movie, several college students have been chosen to join an elite group known as The Skulls. As the final part of their initiation, The Skulls' symbol is branded onto their wrists during which they are not allowed to show pain.
In the sex scene with Lydia, Dean does not have Castiel's handprint on his shoulder (as first seen in 4.01 Lazarus Rising). He also did not bear the mark in his dream about making love to Lisa in 6.03 The Third Man.

Minutiae

It was during the filming of this episode in the UBC Chemistry Building (standing in for the Anthropology Department, on 1st December 2011, that Jared and Jensen filmed their (pantless) encouragement to fans to keep voting in the People's Choice Awards.
Dean: Here's the mother ship. Let's get this done.
According to Jim Michaels "The Mothership is what we always call the LA Office when we call for Phone Conferences -- First coined by 1st AD Kevin "Parksapedia" Parks". Source

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