We open in Rhode Island, one year ago, where Sam has obviously executed someone, while Samuel stood a few feet away. The two drive off, but are stopped by a cop, who thinks they’re feds. The deputy is complaining about not being able to contact Sheriff Dobbs. When he attempts to arrest them, Sam goes federal on his ass (ie. punchy). Samuel isn’t impressed.
In the present, the boys are in a hotel room, keeping in touch with Bobby about the Mother of All. Sam gets a mysterious text of coordinates and tracks them to Rhode Island, where three women have disappeared in the last week. Dean’s hesitant to go investigate, but Sam insists, and starts having flashbacks as he drives into town, but fails to tell Dean (argh! The boys are lying to each other again!).
They look into the missing women and find no link between them. While at a bar, Sam finds a woman who obviously recognizes him and remembers when he and Samuel were in town. As the woman leaves, Sam remembers having sex with her in the bathroom. I’m deeply disappointed it wasn’t in color (and longer).
Dean wants to leave, now knowing that Sam had definitely hunted in the town before. Sam isn’t so eager, thinking that he and Samuel obviously didn’t solve the case the last time they were there (when 5 men had disappeared). Sam wants to stay, because Soulless Sam obviously didn’t fix the problem before, but Dean is so concerned about cracking the wall.
While questioning the friend of one of the missing girls, Dean found one of Sam’s fake FBI business cards and starts to realize that Sam knew one of the missing girls.
The “Days of Our Lives” Amnesia Excuse
Sam, meanwhile, goes off to speaks to the cops, and promptly gets thrown into a cell by the deputy he had beaten up a year ago. He tries to explain that he doesn’t remember anything while the deputy accuses him of killing Sheriff Dobbs and the other missing people.
He’s then visited by the Sheriff’s wife (Brenna), who wants to know where her husband is. Sam flashes back to him and Samuel telling Brenna and the now missing Sheriff Roy Dobbs exactly what it is they do as hunters, and how they think something supernatural was abducting those men. In the present, Sam explains that he has some kind of amnesia, but the wife is very disbelieving. He asks for the opportunity to find out what happened to Dobbs. She agrees to stage a breakout for him.
Cut to the woman who Sam had previously met in the bar (and slept with a year ago), named Debbie, getting attacked while searching for more box wine in her basement. Classy.
The boys reunite at the abandoned shack they’re squatting in this week, and Dean goes off to respond to a police call about another missing person. Sam leaves too, despite Dean telling him to stay put. Dean leaves a message for Sam shortly thereafter, saying the one connection between all the women is him – they all slept with him. Dean thinks all of this is a trap for Sam.
After Dean left, Sam went to Brenna’s house. She think he’s responsible for Debbie’s disappearance. He asks for her a copy of the police files from a year ago.
Another flashback. Sam remembers discussing family with Brenna and Roy and how they slow you down.
After returning with the files, Brenna and Sam go through them, and Sam seems to flash back to seeing the victims. In the past, Samuel suggests that it’s a giant Greek spider (an arachne) who’s kidnapping the men.
After leaving Brenna’s house, Sam listens to Dean’s message and also sees a web on Brenna’s porch. Dean finds him and we see the boys from the spider’s point of view.
Back at the shack, Sam tells Dean it’s an arachne and he that he remembers a lot about the case, but tells Dean he still doesn’t remember Hell. Dean definitely wants to leave and doesn’t want Sam to keep scratching the wall, but Sam insists on it.
ARGH! Sam, SHUT UP!
Sam doesn’t listen to me. He’s staying and that’s that. But he wants his brother’s help.
The boys get to work, setting up a Michael Scofield wall from Prison Break, while Sam keeps having flashes. In the past, Sam set up a plan to use Roy to bait the arachne, but didn’t clue him in on the plan. Sam and Samuel watch as Roy waits for them in a park. That’s when Roy gets attacked by what looks like a woman and disappears. Samuel is eager to find him, but Sam says he can track Roy’s phone. Samuel is extremely disturbed by Sam’s lack of concern for Roy, calling him ‘extremely cold’.
Concluded on next page…