9.13 The Purge
|Season 9, Episode 13
|February 4, 2014
| Eric Charmelo
|Sam and Dean go undercover at a spa to investigate the recent rash of deaths where people have had all the fat sucked from their bodies.
|A few days after 9.12 Sharp Teeth
| Stillwater, Minnesota
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At a hot dog eating contest in Stillwater, Minnesota, as the winner is announced, a heated argument breaks out between the winner and the runner-up who accuses the winner of cheating. The winner leaves and gets into his car, where he is attacked by an unseen monster, who sucks all the fat out him and kills him.
Dean is sitting in the kitchen of the bunker doing research when Sam comes in. Dean mentions that he was doing research all night and that he found a new case. After a few snarky comments by both boys about “not being brothers,” Sam and Dean decide to investigate.
At the police station in Stillwater, Sam and Dean pose as FBI agents to get the details about the victim, Wayne McNut, from Sheriff Donna Hanscum who shares her powdered sugar donuts with Dean. The boys then visit "Slim" Jim Morgan, the runner-up, and question him about the victim and their rivalry in the competitive eating circle. While there, Sam snoops around the bedroom and finds a Putsi bag that belongs to "Slim" Jim's wife.
Back at the motel, the boys examine the bag and do some research in which they determine that the bag can be used to curse someone. "Slim" Jim's wife, Mala arrives and explains that she was having an affair with Wayne and that the bag can also be used for blessings. This lead is a dead end.
Meanwhile, at the local health club, a woman finishes up her workout when she is attacked by unseen monster, and all the fat is sucked out of her which kills her.
Sam and Dean investigate at the health club where the discover that the second victim has a suction mark. Dean questions the health club employee while Sam leaves to examine the body of the first victim. The boys rendezvous back at the motel, where they compare notes. The first victim also had a suction mark, and Dean noticed that the health club employee did as well. Upon further questioning, Dean found out that the health club employee recently lost weight at Canyon Valley Spa. After watching a commercial for the spa which is a few hours away, the boys decide to investigate.
At Canyon Valley, Sam and (an overly-enthusiastic) Dean pose as personal trainers who are looking for jobs. Larry and Maritza, the owners of Canyon Valley, explain their background, and then they hire Sam as a trainer and Dean as a kitchen staffer.
Sheriff Hanscum is at Canyon Valley and she has a session with Maritza who tells her that she will be using a procedure called “cupping” that helps with weight loss. As the Sheriff falls asleep, Maritza sticks out her monster proboscis and begins to suck the fat out of the sheriff.
Meanwhile, Dean who is starving decides to sample the pudding, while Sam teaches a yoga class where he discovers that everyone has suction marks. After the class, Sam runs into Sheriff Hanscum and Larry. The sheriff blows Sam's cover with Larry when Dean calls Sam for help. A frantic Sam finds a drugged Dean next to the sweet potatoes, and then an angry Sam interrogates the chef where he learns that the “supplements” were added to the pudding per Larry and Maritza's direction.
Sam and Dean then question Sheriff Hanscum, who is happy because she lost 10 pounds on the first day at the spa. They discuss the case, particularly the suction marks, when she shows them her suction mark and told them that Maritza did the cupping procedure.
Maritza and Larry figure out that Sam and Dean are not personal trainers but hunters. They panic and decide to get rid of the evidence. Dean catches Maritza dumping tubs of fat into the garbage. The boys question her, and she explains that she is a pishtaco, a Peruvian fat-sucker. She doesn't want to kill people — she wants to help people and be able to feed. The one killing people is Alonso, Maritza's brother.
Larry confronts Alonso about the murders, and Alonso kills him. After Sam finds Larry's body, Maritza tells them that Alonso was having a hard time controlling his hunger and didn't know when to stop. She also tells Sam and Dean where to find Alonso and how to kill him.
Sam and Dean go in search of Alonso in the basement. The boys split up, and Sam finds him. A fight ensues, and Alonso traps Sam and tries to feed. Dean rescues Sam by cutting off Alonso's tongue, which kills him
Sam tries to comfort Maritza who is distraught over losing her family. Dean wants to kill Maritza because she is a monster. Sam disagrees. The boys discuss “the business”, and Sam questions whether he would have deserved to die when he was possessed by Gadreel. They decide to send Maritza back to Peru.
Back at the bunker, the boys have a heart-breaking conversation about Gadreel's possession of Sam. Dean tells Sam that he would do it all the same, if it meant it would save Sam, but Sam calls him on this and wants to know what the up side is to him being alive. Sam wants Dean to be honest about why Dean chose to save Sam — because Dean didn't want to be alone. Sam also confesses that, under the same circumstances, he would not have made the same choice. Sam walks away and leaves Dean standing in the kitchen.
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- Law Enforcement Officers
- Men of Letters Bunker
- Putsi Bag
- Star Wars
- Stephen King
- "Up Where We Belong" by Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
- (plays while the second victim is working out)
Trivia & References
Sides, Scripts & Transcripts
- Chan, Suzette. 2014. Supernatural Talk: Tarts talk about 9.13: The Purge. Sequential Tart, March 31; archive link
- Scott, Lyda. 2014. TV Review: 'Supernatural' - 'The Purge.' Blogcritics, February 6; archive link