DETAILS

Writers: Sera Gamble
Director: Kim Manners
First aired: First Aired: Thursday November 15th, 2007

Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) capture a female vampire named Lucy (guest star Mercedes McNab) who claims to have no knowledge of how she became a vampire. The guys discover Dixon (guest star Matthew Humphreys), a male vampire, is giving out human blood to unsuspecting females in bars, offering it up as the “latest drug” and turning them all into vampires.

Meanwhile, Gordon (guest star Sterling K. Brown) escapes from jail and goes after Sam. However, Dixon intercepts Gordon and turns him into a vampire, which makes Gordon more powerful than before and a much bigger threat to Sam.

Kim Manners directed the episode written by Sera Gamble.

RECAP/REVIEW

Recap by smallville-29

Fresh Blood

Intro “Then” featuring clips from “Crossroad Blues” “Bad Day at Black Rock” and a recap of “Bloodlust” .. “Now” Bella is about to get into her car when Gordon shows up. He knows who Bella is and she knows who he is, He has her gun and is aiming it at her cause he wants to know where Sam and Dean are…. She wont tell him, Unless he offers her something. He offers her 3,000 but she says nope… But he has a “Mojo Bag” (priceless object) And he gives it to her… She picks up her phone and calls Dean.

“Supernatural Opening Titles”

Sam and Dean are on a hunt, They see some blood on the ground and find a guy who’s neck is bleeding, Dean ask “Where’d she go” and the guy points Dean in the right direction… Dean goes and can’t find anyone, He slits his arm open and yells “Smell that? Come and get it” She appears in front of him.. It’s a vampire. He drops the knife and she runs at him, He stops her and injects her with holy water. Sam comes in and sees Dean standing there with the vamp on the ground.

There at the hotel room, The girl vampire is tied to the chair and there trying to find out where her nest is. They learn that her names Lucy and she was at a club called “Spider” a guy was buying her drinks and he was a dealer with a new drug… So she let him slip some into her drink. It was vampire blood. She tells them how shes so hungry and it wont wear off… She can hear heart beats, Lights are bad etc.. They tell her how shes killed some people but she wont believe it. Dean and Sam go to talk and they know that the only choice is to kill her, Dean goes in and cuts her head off.

Vampire victim (the one who pointed Dean in the right way) is in the hospital, Gordon and his partner Kubrick find out that no vampire blood entered his body so he is safe.

Dean and Sam enter club Spider and they come in right when a guy is taking a blond out back… They follow and find out he’s about to slip her some vampire blood, They break it up and start to chase him… They turn around a corner and Gordon and Kubrick are standing right there… They start to walk at them.

Commercial #1

It’s a all out gun fight, Sam and Dean vs Gordan and Kubrick, Dean runs out and Kubrick follows him…. Gordon looks for Sam but the head vampire that Sam and Dean just tried to stop jumps down and knocks out Gordon. Sam is back at the hotel room waiting to find out if Dean is ok… Dean walks in and Sam goes a little nuts wondering what happened to him and why he just ran out as a distraction… Dean says that “what can i say…I’m a bad a**”… They figure out that Bella’s the only one who could have lead Gordon to them… Dean calls her up and she tell him that “Gordon Walker paid me to tell him where you were” Dean gets super mad and tells her that is him and Sam make it out alive that he’s is going to come and kill her.. Bella is kinda nervous.

Gordon wakes up on a bed and sees two girls with there hands tied up, The head vampire is making them drink blood…. He says he has to make new vampires because vampires are dying…. And thats partly because of Gordon. He plans to make Gordon lunch for his new vampire “daughters”. Gordon starts to tell him how wrong it is to make normal human beings into vampires.. They head vampire changes his mind and decides to make Gordon one of them.

Sam and Dean are getting ready for Gordon… They both know that they might have to kill him, Dean is surprised that Sam is going along with it. Bella calls and says that she doesn’t want Dean to come and kill her so she used a talking board to contact the other side, and she knows that Gordon’s in a warehouse.. She says that the spirits say “Leave town, Run like hell… And whatever you do don’t go after Gordon”

Gordon wakes us, He is hooked up to some chins next to the two girls.. He sees a lighted sign and it burns his eyes. He pulls down and he breaks the chains… The girls want help. Gordon’s outside and all light is hurting him, He sees a guy working on his car.. And he grows some fangs. The guy gets in his car and Gordon’s in the back seat. He’s dead. Gordon Killed him.

Commercial #2

Sam and Dean enter the warehouse guns drawn… They find the head vampire there looking at the dead girls. (Gordon killed them)
The head vampire is sad because all his family members are dead and he feels alone. He and Dean relate for a second when he says “I was desprete, I’ve lost everyone I’ve ever loved and I’m staring down eternity alone” he then says “Do you know what it’s like when you just don’t give a d**n? It’s like being dead already” Sam and Dean find out about Gordon being a vampire.

Kubrick is in a trailer when Gordon shows up.. Gordon tells him that he’s a vampire and he knows he needs to die. But first he wants to kill Sam Winchester… He wants something good to come out of his being a vampire. Kubrick says he can’t let him walk out the door.
But Gordon wants to do “one last good thing for the world”.. Gordon hears Kubrick’s heart beat rise and Kubrick tries to stab Gordon, Gordon turns around just it time and he kills Kubrick.

Sam looking online and Deans looking through buildings but they couldn’t find him during the day. Sam takes Deans phone and they get rid of them so Gordon can’t track them. Dean wants to go after Gordon at night, But Sam wont let him. Sam tells him “Stop acting like you’re not afraid, And you may as well drop it cause i can see right through you.. Your scared cause your years running out and you still going to hell… And this is exactly how you act when your terrified… And i wish you would just drop the show and be my big brother again” Dean tells him they will just stay there then, Cover there scent and wait it out. Dean gets a call on a phone he’s had for 2hrs.. Gordon found his scent in the store, Gordon has a girl tied up.. He’s using her as bait to get Dean and Sam to come to him.

Commercial #3

Dean and Sam go to the place Gordon told them about, They untie her and start to run.. Dean is carrying the girl and they go threw a door way and a door closes… Sam’s trapped on that other side. In the dark Gordon can see Sam fine, But Sam can’t see Gordon at all.
Dean is trying to get in, When the girl he was helping out attacks him… Gordon made her a vampire and Dean uses the colt on her. Shes dead. Gordon is still talking to Sam, telling him about how he is really evil, etc. Gordon tackles Sam through a wall… Dean shows up and Gordon throws him against a wall, Gordon goes back after Sam and the two start to fight… Sam gets a wire off the ground and gets it around Gordon’s neck… He start to strangle him. Gordon is looking right at him and Sam is just pulling harder. Gordon’s dead.
His blood is all over Sam, Dean wakes up and sees Gordon dead. The two of them walk out together. “You just charged a super amped out Gordon with no weapon, Thats a little reckless don’t ya think” Dean says.

Commercial #

Sam’s drinking a beer and Dean is working on the car… Dean asks Sam to come help him find out whats wrong, Sam doesn’t believe that Dean will let him help out with the car but Deans says “Isn’t that my job? Show my little brother the ropes?” Sam starts to work on the car and Dean sits down and has a beer.

The End

Review by Gaelic

3.07: Fresh Blood

This show, man. I tell you. I looked over the last 6 reviews that I’d rambled on about and each one I gush and I see layers peel back and this episode had that in spades. There is just so much to sucker-punch us each time — tiny little moments, reveals that pull the air from the room, and the looks… the looks between these two brothers. Besides the pretty–and there is so much pretty–there are subtle layers, lines that come back to haunt us with different meaning, bad guys teaching lessons through their demise… it’s more than just a horror show, kids. So. Much. More.

I’ve always been fascinated by vampire lore. It’s seductive and scary and powerful and sad. This time it was no different. Starting from Harmony-Lucy’s confession all the way to Gordon’s death. And YAY about that… in a way. I mean… I think I’m happy he’s dead… Okay, confusion later, impressions first.

Bella, dear, you are intriguing. She is skating on thin ice, but for some reason I’m liking her. Not in the “gosh I want to see her hook up with Dean” kind of liking her — more of a “that character that has some moxie, some depth, and a little more than the standard pretty girl aura about her” kind of liking her. She is a mercenary and she has yet to give way to honor. Seeing her eyes light up when she saw the mojo bag on Gordon’s hip told us all we needed to know about Bella’s next move. She totally called Gordon’s I’m gonna shoot you bluff. I mean, he wouldn’t have come to her if he had anywhere else to go… the one thing I will say about her, though… the girl does NOT have a poker face. When Dean told her he was going to kill her — and meant it — if they lived through it, she was scared and (dare I say) a little disheartened. Good.

And Dean… what was your deal telling her where you were in the first place… should have known better. He needs to take a lesson from Mulder: trust no one. Except Sam, of course.

Trapping Lucy… wow. When Dean pulled out that knife and cut his arm the sick little fanficer in me did a wee dance. And when she jumped him and he cut it so close with the DMB injection, I was panting right along with Sam’s “cutting it a little close” comment… Lucy’s bewilderment and confession made me sad. It’s the tragedy of being this monster — more often than not, you don’t choose this fate. It’s thrust upon you. And this poor girl didn’t even know that’s why she could hear Dean’s blood, or hear a heart beating a mile away… Sam’s sad eyes made me think they might find a way, but leave it to Dean to do what had to be done. I liked watching Sam wince when Dean went back and took care of it. How horrible would that have to have been, though — she wasn’t even vamped out.

I had a moment of thinking that maybe they could have convinced her to live like Lenore (I mean… after all, they were on the same show once… ahem), but I quickly dismissed that notion when Dean beheaded her. If Dean said they had no choice, I’m okay with that. Dean attacking Dixon in the alley was toe-curling… as was Sam’s instinct to check on his brother (Dean’s groan and gasp that he was okay… nicely done) before running after the bad guy…

Running into Kubrick and Gordon in the alley had me gasping once more. I didn’t think they’d find them so fast. I loved Dean’s distraction and Sam’s incensed “are you crazy” – and then Sam leaping over tall buildings in a single bound right behind Gordon. When Gordon got himself jumped by the vamp, I will admit to a brief fist pump of joy.

I have to wonder why Sam had mattresses blocking the windows… but nothing blocking the door while he waited for Dean. That puzzled me a bit… His relief at seeing Dean walk in safe and sound made me want to smack Dean for the “stopped by for a slice” comment. I felt in that moment that something was going to break us… something was going to be revealed in this episode that would fold my heart in half. I think that was when I curled into the ball that I stayed in for the rest of the episode.

When Gordon was tied to the bed, I have to admit, his brashness and comments reminded me a lot of Dean. I could see our boy reacting the same way if (and, well, he has) faced by his mortal enemy–a demon. I could see him snarking to the end just like Gordon. And I have to say, when Gordon realized what the vamp was going to do, I felt for him. I couldn’t imagine a worse hell — becoming the thing I’d devoted my life to eliminating… the thing that had taken my life, my sister, my freedom from me. His guttural scream of denial was a bit heart wrenching to me because all I could see was what might happen to our boys if one pawn in the chess game of life is moved the wrong way.

Gordon’s turn was pretty cool for me, too — the effect of the lights, the “smearing” of the taillights and the brightness of the neon sign, the sounds of the heartbeat… very tension-inducing. I knew the flat tire guy was toast, but I clutched the pillow tighter anyway, waiting for it. Nicely played.

When the boys found the lair, I loved their silent communication. The way the work as a unit, as two halves of the same coin, when their synchronized like that is fantastic. But when the vamp started in on his desperation… on how he didn’t care anymore… asking Dean if he’d ever felt that way… the cracks worked deeper, the layers peeled back. The way Dean’s eyes flinched, how he held the knife at the ready, but couldn’t attack, how he was compelled to listen because the vamp was speaking the words his heart had screamed as he stood at that crossroads… *whimper*

And then I felt the break. When they returned to the hotel room, and Dean continued his brash, bad ass attitude, telling Sam he was going to take care of it because he was already dead… my heart climbed in my throat. Sam’s plea finally made sense to me. He finally stopped yelling at his brother, demanding that Dean feel as Sam wants him to feel, demanding that Dean react the way Sam expects him to react. He finally just told him what he saw — what he knew. That Dean was scared. Why? Because he’d been following him around his whole life. Because he’d been looking up to him since he was four. Because he worshiped his big brother and he knows him better than he knows himself and he knows how he acts when he’s terrified.

We just saw Dean’s profile – that’s all – and it was all we needed. He carried a wealth of emotions in that one glance, in the softening of his eyes. When Sam said he wanted him to drop the act and be his brother again, tears welling in his eyes, I knew he’d won. He didn’t do it to win — he was bearing his heart, pleading with Dean to not shut him out. They didn’t have much time left and Sam wasn’t ready for Dean to be already dead. And Dean heard him. His facial reaction was beautiful. I was so glad to hear the call to hole up and wait out the night.

Using the girl was a dirty trick–and as Dean carried her out of there I chewed on my lip because I didn’t believe Gordon would just let her go. Cutting Sam off from Dean with that garage door thingy actually made me cover my mouth with a “yipe!” And Gordon in the dark… Creep. Eee. He has this smooth, whiskey-coated voice that you would not want coming at you in the dark, darting from side to side, telling you that you were a monster just like him… that he was going to kill you… and that, oh, by the way, he’s left your brother with a killer that he thinks he’s rescuing. Poor Sam.

The thing I noticed, though… Sam never really contradicted Gordon’s accusations that he wasn’t even human. I wonder how much of this Sam worries about himself… how much he wonders if he isn’t quite human. He still hasn’t told Dean about the demon blood when he was a baby — and if a drop or two of vamp blood can turn a human into a vamp… I’m just saying… I wonder. I don’t believe Sam is evil… any more than any of us are… but I wonder what that added “oomph” of demon blood has done to him aside from allowing him to be susceptible to the YED’s “vision” influence…

The end fight was fantastic. Chaos and pain. Loved it — Sam going through the wall, getting thrown aside, Dean attacking, getting BIT (tingle), Sam simply reacting to his brother’s pain, his brother’s danger and launching himself at Gordon while Dean was down for the count… and twisting off Gordon’s head with that razor wire thingy… Holy. Crap. That took some muscle. And was nicely disgusting. I loved their weak, bloody, stumble away from the fight — Dean tossing Sam’s “reckless” line back at him.

Enter my confusion on my reaction to Gordon’s death. The man tried to shoot and blow up Sam. In that order. He beat up our boy, tortured him with the idea that Sam was dead. He sent crazy “mission from God” hunters after them. He was not right in the head… but Sam killing him… I don’t know. For some reason, I would have been happier had it been Dean (even though Dean had taken out the first vamp). Dean’s surprise (masked by teasing) that Sam was okay with having to kill Gordon made me want Sam to not have to be the one… and the similarities I saw in Gordon and Dean when Gordon was turned… Anyway. Chalk that up to Gaelic thinking too much.

When I realized that it was Sam uncapping the beer, I knew where they were going, and my throat closed up. First, gotta say, what an incredible sexy guy thing to be working on the car. To keep their home in order. That just curled my toes right there. And when Dean paused with the wrench in his hand, I actually uttered “oh”… teaching Sam about the car, what a father-son, big brother-little brother moment. That was so meaningful, and the foreshadowing there broke my heart a little. Dean’s “put your shoulder into it” made me smile. Sounded a bit like a dad, there, too. Having to make sure Sam was ready for what was to come… confessing with his eyes that Sam was right… but it wasn’t like they had an answer. Maybe he wasn’t ready to die. Maybe he was scared. But until or unless they figure a way out of it, it’s still going to happen. And until then, Dean knows he has to do everything he can to get Sam ready for him not being around anymore.

*heart breaks*

I know I’ve rambled way too much as it is, but I just have to say one last thing. There are moments in our lives that mark us. We all have them, right? We may not always remember the details of the moment, be we do know that afterwards, we were never the same. These brothers have had many significant moments that followers of the show could name without blinking — Mary, Stanford, John missing, Lawrence again, finding John, car wreck, John’s deal, John dying, Sam missing, Sam dying, Dean’s deal… but I think it’s moments like fixing the car, moments like Sam pleading for Dean to just be his brother again… those kinds of moments that are going to shape the future of their relationship. I think it’s going to be moments like those that save them when the darkness licking at their heels threatens to swamp them. When Dean’s fear becomes too big to ignore. When Sam’s secrets become too heavy to carry.

I only hope we get enough time to see how the story is supposed to play out… because I have a feeling that as the layers peel back, the core that will be revealed will impact us all.

GUEST STARS

Recurring Role:
Sterling K. Brown (Gordon Walker)
Lauren Cohan (Bela Talbot)
Guest Star:
Matthew Humphreys (Dixon)
Michael Massee (Kubrick)
Mercedes McNab (Lucy)
Clare Elliott (Women at Bar)
Katie Chapman (Gordon’s Victim)
Jonathan Kralt (Driver w/Flat Tire)
Natalia Minuta (Hanging Victim)
Daniella Evangelista (Hanging Victim)
Damon Johnson (Lucy’s Victim)

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TRAILER/CLIPS

MUSIC

Crazy Circles by Bad Company

Played in the last scene of the episode. While Dean & Sam were fixing the Impala.

Seven Minutes in Heaven by Dave Feldstein

QUOTES

Dean: (to Sam) You just charged a super-vamped-out Gordon with no weapon. That’s a little reckless, don’t you think?

Gordon: (to Sam) You got a lot of people fooled, but see, I know the truth. I know what it’s like. We’re the same now, you and me. I know how it is walking around with something evil inside you. It’s just too bad you won’t do the right thing and kill yourself. I’m gonna… as soon as I’m done with you. Two last good deeds. Killing you and killing myself.

Bela: Gordon Walker paid me to tell him where you were.
Dean: Excuse me?
Bela: Well, he had a gun on me. What else was I supposed to do?
Dean: I don’t know, maybe pick up the phone and tell us that a raging psychopath was dropping by?
Bela: I did fully intend to call. I just got a bit sidetracked.
Dean: He tried to kill us!
Bela: I’m sorry. I didn’t realize it was such a big deal. After all, there are two of you and one of him.
Dean: There were two of them.

Sam: Vampire’s still out there, Dean.
Dean: First things first.
Sam: Gordon.
Dean: About that, when we find him or if he finds us.
Sam: Yeah?
Dean: Well I’m just saying he’s not giving us a whole lot of options.
Sam: Yeah I know…we gotta kill him.
Dean: Really? Just like that? I thought you would have been like; “No we can’t, he’s a human, it’s wrong.”
Sam: No I’m done. I mean Gordon’s not gonna stop until we’re dead… or until he is.

Gordon: Sam Winchester’s the antichrist.
Bela: Ooh. I’d heard something about that…
Gordon: It’s true.
Bela: …from the Easter Bunny. Who heard it from the Tooth Fairy.

Gordon: I can wrangle up three grand.
Bela: I don’t get out of bed for three grand.

Dean: It’s just another day at the office. It’s a massively dangerous day at the office.

Dean: What do you want me to do, Sam, huh? Sit around all day writing sad poems about how I’m going to die? You know what, I’ve got one. Let’s see, what rhymes with “Shut up, Sam”?

Sam: Drop the attitude, Dean. Quit turning everything into a punchline. And you know something else? Stop trying to act like you’re not afraid.
Dean: I’m not!
Sam: You’re lying! And you may as well drop it cause I can see right through you.
Dean: You got no idea what you’re talking about.
Sam: Yeah, I do. You’re scared Dean. You’re scared because your year is running out and you’re still going to hell, and you’re freaked.
Dean: And how do you know that?
Sam: Because I know you!
Dean: Really?
Sam: Yeah because I’ve been following you around my entire life! I mean I’ve been looking up to you since I was four, Dean. Studying you, trying to be just like my big brother. So yeah, I know you. Better that anyone else in the entire world. And this.. Is exactly how you act when you’re terrified. And I mean I can’t blame you. It’s just…
Dean: What?
Sam: It’s just I wish you would drop the show and be my brother again. Cause.. just cause.

Dixon: You’re a big part of why my people are nearly extinct, Gordon.
Gordon: Your “people” are going extinct because you’re a bunch of mindless, bloodthirsty animals.

Sam: You know what, man? I’m sick and tired of your old stupid kamikaze trick.
Dean: Whoa, whoa. Kamikaze? I’m more like a ninja.
Sam: That’s not funny.
Dean: It’s a little funny.
Sam: No, it’s not.

Sam: What’s with the auto shop?
(Dean extends tool to Sam to fix the Impala)
Sam: You don’t mean, you want…
Dean: Yeah, I do. You fix it.
Sam: Dean, you barely let me drive this thing.
Dean: Well, it’s time. You should know how to fix it. You’re going to need to know these things for the future. And besides, it’s my job, right. Show my little brother the ropes.

Gordon: (to Sam, in the dark) You have no idea what I’ve faced to get here. I lost everything.. my life. But it’s worth it. I’m hunting the most dangerous thing I’ve ever hunted. You’re not human, Sam.

Gordon: They turned me.
Kubrick: You know what this means.
Gordon: It means you have to kill me. But not yet.
Kubrick: What do you mean?
Gordon: You have to let me do one last thing first.
Kubrick: What?
Gordon: Kill Sam Winchester.
Kubrick: Gordon.
Gordon: It’s the only… it is the one good thing to come out of this nightmare. I’m strong, I’m faster. I can finish him.

Dean: Bela, if we make it out of this alive, the first thing I’m gonna do is kill you.
Bela: You’re not serious.
Dean: Listen to my voice, and tell me if I’m serious.

Bela: You make me an offer and you’ll find me highly cooperative.
Gordon: Hmm. How about you tell me where they are, or I shoot you?

Dean: It’s like a giant haystack and Gordon’s a deadly needle.

Dixon: Can you think of a worse hell?
Dean: Well, there’s Hell.

Dean: Well, what can I say? I’m a badass.

TRIVIA

  • Gordon says that Bela was in Massachusetts, and with the Winchesters. In the last episode she was with the Winchesters and this episode clearly follows directly after it. However, in that episode local resident Steve Warren had Rhode Island license plates.

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