7.22 There Will Be Blood

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Title There Will Be Blood
Episode # Season 7, Episode 22
First aired May 11, 2012
Directed by Guy Norman Bee
Written by Andrew Dabb
Daniel Loflin
On IMDB There Will Be Blood
Outline To defeat Dick Roman and the Leviathans, Sam and Dean must locate three key items that must be retrieved from Castiel, Crowley, and the Alpha Vampire.
Monster Leviathans
Crowley
Alpha Vampire
Timeline April 2012
Location(s) Hoople, North Dakota
Missoula, Montana
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Synopsis

Gloria Jane, a TV news reporter, is conducting an interview with Dick Roman, questioning him about his company's acquisition of SucroCorp and how Americans will be helped to live longer and healthier lives through the use of sucrose. Afterwards, Dick orders Susan to have a Leviathan replace Gloria and become their representative in the media while he examines the Word of God tablet. He then goes to see Kevin Tran, who he's holding prisoner, and tries to get him to translate the Word. After his bribe with a letter of recommendation to Princeton doesn't work, Dick has Edgar threaten to kill Kevin's mom whom they have also kidnapped. Kevin gets to work - again.

Meanwhile, the Winchesters are back at the cabin trying to figure out the meaning of the tablet. In the bathroom, Bobby reappears and tells Dean that the other two ingredients they need, besides the blood of a fallen angel, are Crowley's blood and blood from an alpha monster. He gets a bit angry and even cracks the mirror and slams a laptop's lid shut, but insists he's okay. The brothers decide to summon Crowley. Back at SucroCorp, Kevin has finished translating the Word and Edgar orders for his mom to be released. Dick, however, does not let Kevin go, but tells Edgar to pay an old friend of his a visit.

At the cabin, Crowley agrees to give Dean and Sam his blood, but only when they've got all the other components for the Leviathan-killing weapon. His reason: he doesn't want his enemies to get their hands on his blood. He also mentions that obtaining blood from an angel will probably be the hardest to acquire, unaware that Castiel is alive and that he gave his blood to the brothers already. Crowley disappears, leaving behind the location of the very much alive Alpha Vampire: Hoople, ND. While on their way there, Sam and Dean stop at a gas station for some food. They begin to discuss about Bobby's situation and start to notice that all of the people around them seem to be stoned. They realize that they're high from the corn syrup in the foods they're eating, just like the people who ate turducken sandwhiches in 7.09 How to Win Friends and Influence Monsters. Dean starts to freak out, asking Sam what he's supposed to eat from now on and Sam shows him bananas and water.

They finally reach the Alpha Vampire's lair and Bobby goes inside to do a little recon. He tells the brothers there's something they need to see: the bodies of a few dead vampires with burnt mouths. They also find a secret room hidden behind a wall and a young girl inside it. Her name is Emily, and she's says she was taken by the Alpha Vampire 12 years ago from a playground and has been kept pure all this time for the Alpha Vampire to feed on as a delicacy. She explains how the vampires, except for one who is now hunting animals, in the next room all died: they fed on some humans who didn't even put up a fight. Sam reasons that the Leviathan-tainted corn syrup is responsible. Emily also reveals that the Vampires have another retreat and offers to take the brothers there. Later, the sole-surviving vampire returns and discovers that Emily is gone. Edgar is there, however, and demands to know where the Alpha Vampire is. The vampire attacks Edgar, who easily subdues him and takes on his form and memories. Once he knows the alpha's location, Edgar kills the vampire.

The next day while the Winchesters are out shopping for fruits and veggies, Dean points out that they should get some contaminated blood from the people dosed by the corn syrup to use against the vampires rather than using dead man's blood which does not kill them. They take some blood with a syringe from a man on a bench and nobody, not even the man himself, really notices. Later that night, with some guidance from Emily, they find the alpha's hideout: a manor near a monastery. Vampires stand outside, guarding the place. Dean and Sam drop off Emily at a motel and leave Bobby's flask there as well, in a safe. When they open the door to leave, it slams shut. The bros. assure Emily that it was just the wind and leave, telling Bobby that they’ll be back soon. Once they're gone, Emily takes out a cell phone and calls somebody - the Alpha Vampire! She informs him that the Winchesters are coming for him and then leaves the room.

Sam and Dean arrive at the manor and attempt to get inside. Unfortunately, they're jumped by the vampires. Meanwhile, back at the motel room, Bobby suddenly becomes very enraged after seeing Gloria's interview with Dick on the TV. He tries to open the safe and gets really frustrated when he can't, causing everything in the room to shake. The maid, Louise, comes in and Bobby possesses her. He then realizes that the safe combination is his Birthday and opens it, taking the flask and leaving to go after Dick. At the manor, the brothers try to talk with the Alpha Vamp about the corn syrup that is capable of making humans stoned and killing vampires, but he says he is on good terms with the leviathans. Sam tries to get him to understand that the leviathans are not their friends and that they are making humans poisonous to vampires. A young boy named Allan comes in and tells the Alpha that Edgar is here to see him. He orders his vampires to lock the brothers up in the study without their weapons. Edgar show up and immediately senses that the Winchester are there.

Sam figures that the Alpha is giving the leviathans the benefit of the doubt. Dean points out that Edgar will just most likely get rid of him. He also reveals that he has hidden a syringe of corn syrup tainted blood in his shoe and hands Sam a needle to pick the lock on the door. When they get out, they're attacked by a vampire, who they easily kill with the contaminated blood. In the meantime, Edgar tells the Alpha that his vampires being killed by the food additive was a mistake. The alpha wants to know why he hasn't seen Dick in a while and Edgar gives him the truth: the food additive will kill any monster that feeds on humans except for Leviathan, which is exactly what they want. The Alpha Vamp pushes Edgar, who pushes back, then throws borax in his face. Edgar, however, recovers, knocks the vampire to the floor, and tries to take all his blood. Just then, Dean arrives and distracts him long enough for Sam to sneak up behind and decapitate him. The Alpha Vampire gives the brothers his blood as thanks for stopping Edgar and even releases Allen, too. He taunts them, saying they hate to leave unfinished business, but Dean promises they'll meet up again and kill him.

They return Allen to his parents and go back to the motel to find out that Bobby is gone, along with his flask, with no idea how to track him down. Dean points out sadly, that they've got no allies now, save for Crowley. Unfortunately, however, Crowley is summoned into a devil's trap by Dick Roman.

Characters

Definitions

Music

  • "Why Can't We Be Friends?" by War
(plays in the police car while Sam and Dean are taking blood from the guy drinking the "Mushy Slushy")

Quotes

Dean: A little FYI. Bobby's officing out of the john these days.
Sam: Ahh - awkward.
Emily: What is that?
Dean: That - that is Sam's douche tracker.
Dean: I can't do this, man. I can't live on rabbit food. I'm a warrior!
Dean: Alright Sam - tap the keg.

Sam: Here?

Dean: Yeah Sam, look around; it's freaking Woodstock, everyone's hopped up on the brown acid. We don't need the song and dance. Give him a little prick.
Sam: Could've been a monastery. Monks get up at 4am to pray.
Dean: Ohh - Can't get laid, can't sleep in. That's a freaking tragedy... Okay, so alpha's camping next to a monkey house *grins*
Gloria Jane: In this hour we'll go behind the scenes and answer the question everyone's been asking for months. What makes Dick so hard to beat?
Edgar: Mankind's a limited resource, after all.

Alpha Vampire: There are seven billion of them.

Edgar: Only seven.
Alpha Vampire: We come from you.

Edgar: Barely.
Alpha Vampire: I am the son of Eve!

Edgar: A pathetic mutt! Hardly one of us. I knew Eve... and honestly, your mommy was a whore.
Alpha Vampire: Right, right, your flesh is crawling. All you want to do is kill me now. You hate having to wait and come back, and try again...

Dean: Pretty much. I wouldn't leave that head to close to that body for too long.
Alpha Vampire: See you next season.

Dean: Looking forward to it.
Sam: But Dean, we gave up all our vamptonite.

Trivia & References

The title of the episode is based on the 2007 movie There Will Be Blood.
Susan: What do you want me to do with the corpse?

Dick: Call Chef Fieri - I feel like BBQ.

Guy Fieri is a chef who is well known for his shows on The Food Network. He is also a collector of classic cars including a number of late '60s Chevys.
Dick: You know I checked Kevin. Number one in your class, winner of the Chad Kennedy Top Young Scientist prize. All that on top of being keeper of the Word - you're a clever young man.
Tweeting during the episode, director Guy Bee said that Chad Kennedy was a reference to a Warner Bros. executive of the same name who is a big fan of the show.
See here for all of Guy's tweets during the episode.
Dean: Okay man I have read this more times than the Playboy I found in Dad's duffle.

Sam: Anna Nicole?
Dean: Anna Nicole. Ah, the good they die young, huh?

Anna Nicole Smith was a model and actress who died at the age of 40 in 2007. She appeared in Playboy in 1992 and was the 1993 Playmate of the year. In 1992 Dean was 13 and Sam was 9.
Dean: Three weeks ago you were saying this could work, and now you want to go Kevorkian on his ass.
Dean is referring to Jack Kevorkin, a right-to-die activist who has assisted people in committing suicide.
In the Gas-n-Sip in Hoople, the clerk is called Mott. Mott the Hoople was an English band popular in the '70s.
Dean: What about Paula Deen?
Paula Deen is a chef and TV personality.
When Sam is looking for a lever to open the room where Emily is kept, he picks up a book titled To Serve Man. This is a reference to a famous episode of The Twilight Zone of the same name. In the episode, aliens make contact with Earth. They seem to have benign intentions, reinforced by the title of a book they leave behind which translates as To Serve Man. It is only at the end of the episode that the book is revealed to be - a cookbook!
Emily: What now:

Dean: We get you somewhere safe, circle back and Ginsu these leeches.

Ginsu are a type of kitchen knife.
Emily: What's a Kardashian?

Dean: Just another blood-sucking leech.

The Kardashians are a family made famous through the reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Dean: Wow you get a trophy in Stockholm Syndrome.
Stockholm Syndrome is a condition that can arise where a person is held against their will, but they develop a sympathetic bond with their captor.
Dean: I think anyway you slice it we've got Pac-Man and True Blood in the same room.
Pac-Man (referring to the Leviathan Edgar) was the little munchy creature in the classic arcade game of the same name. True Blood refers to the vampire series on HBO based on the Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mystery novels.
Alpha Vampire: See you next season.
This is an example of breaking the fourth wall, indicating that the series, and the Alpha Vampire, will return in season 8. For similar references in other episodes, see Meta Episodes.

Minutiae

When Sam is researching SucroCorp online line, he shows Dean an article written by Jenny Klein staff reporter. Jenny Klein is a writer on Supernatural.
The man Sam and Dean take blood from is wearing a Plucky Pennywhistle t-shirt from the food chain that featured in 7.14 Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie and sitting on a bench advertising Biggerson's Restaurant.
In the Alpha Vampire's mansion, at the entrance to the dining room can be seen the painting St. Michael slaying the dragon by Josse Lieferinxe which was also seen in the angel's Green Room in 4.22 Lucifer Rising.
In this episode Dean is wearing a new leather jacket. For the first five seasons Dean wore a distinctive leather jacket which originally belonged to his father. It was last seen folded in a box in 6.01 Exile on Main St.. In reality, the jacket was stolen when it was flown to L.A. for a season 6 promotional photoshoot.

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