Written by Shae
THIS IS THE EMERGENCY SPOILER ALERT SYSTEM...YOU ARE ADVISED TO READ AT YOUR OWN RISK...
Well, we won't be hearing "Carry On My Wayward Son" tonight, but it is the mid season finale of the show that has consumed my life to a slightly unhealthy level. With teaser trailers showing us tidbits of what we're going to see tonight, let's take a trip down memory lane and remember the horrible things that keep happening to my Moose.
Okay, nothing physically happened to Sam, but that's not the point. Sheriff Jody Mills is back and being forced to go to some retreat...for other sheriffs. She's there against her will, but leave it to Jody to have worse luck than the Winchesters. Our good friend Donna is back from season 9. And while we heard a lot about her ex, we finally get to meet him. Boy, was he every bit as douchey as we thought he'd be or what? The passive-aggressive mean spirited jokes he makes at Donna's expense are not going over well. Still, Donna laughs them off and decides Jody is to be her weekend partner. Because, as I said, Jody has worse luck than the Winchesters this episode. Or maybe better luck. Seems during this little get together, a gruesome murder has taken place. All that's left of the victim is his head and part of his shoulders, the rest is just bone....
Jody calls the boys to see if they've any ideas on what it could be, but they've got nothing. Dean decides he's bored and they should go help Jody. Well, what Dean wants, Dean gets. They Fed it up and make their way to the Sheriff convention, Jody's happy to see them, but a little bitter about being stuck with Donna still. She does offer to keep Donna distracted while Sam and Dean can snoop around. After all, two people are dead and it's not a coincidence anymore. It's actually Donna who finds out what kind of creature is killing these people. After a fight with Jody, she storms off and finds the main sheriff who put this whole thing together, standing over a dead officer. That doesn't seem too odd, but the sharp sets of fangs do. Seems our sheriff is a vampire. It doesn't explain the state the bodies are left in, but it's good enough!
Some snooping gets them the address of where the vamp might have gone. Donna is a bit shocked, but oddly taking things well. The whole thing seems to be a tiff between the sheriff and the underlings he'd turned several decades ago. While he wanted to stop killing people and only feast on bagged blood, they wanted their little family of murderers together. Of course, they kill him and the resulting blood bath that happens doesn't go well. Dean kills most of the offenders while Donna saves Jody's life. In the end, it seems the two cops might just have a friendship.
Dean might be trying to cover how hard he's been struggling. He tells Sam this was the first hunt where he didn't feel like the Mark was controlling him. Clearly, he's lying. Is there a way to save Dean? Can they remove the Mark of Cain? It's hard to tell, but Dean might be making back-up plans with Castiel and they don't look good....