|Actor||Kevin R. McNally|
|Dates||???? – 2012 (eaten by a Leviathan)|
|Episode(s)|| 7.06 Slash Fiction|
7.11 Adventures in Babysitting
7.14 Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie (by phone)
7.15 Repo Man (by phone)
7.16 Out with the Old
7.20 The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo (voice only)
You think it's easy to see this deep into what's real, and also be bi-polar with delusional ideation? There is no pill for my situation sweetie-pop, so yeah, best guess – the big mouths are onto me. Next question!
– Frank Devereaux, 7.11 Adventures in Babysitting
Frank is an expert in counterfeit documents and in avoiding government scrutiny. When he was 26, his wife and two children were killed. He knew Bobby Singer, who once saved his life in Port Huron. Frank lives in a run-down, electronics-filled house on a little-traveled street. He describes himself as "bi-polar with delusional ideation."
Sam and Dean enter Frank's house and he is waiting in the dark with a shotgun. He is prepared to shoot them, but because he owes Bobby he agrees to help them. Frank believes that Leviathan!Sam and Leviathan!Dean are clones created by the government.
Frank advises that the boys go into hiding, maybe even move to Cuba, but Dean says they need to go "further off the grid, but keep us on the board" so they can hunt down the Leviathans. Frank tells them that they need to keep a lower profile, avoid security cameras, and to get rid of their rock star aliases, which are too easy to track. He smashes Sam's laptop, gives him a new one, and demands $5,000 for it. He then takes their pictures for new IDs as Tom and John Smith and gives them a map of the towns their Leviathan doppelgängers have hit so far.
Finally, Frank tells the brothers to leave the Impala behind, as their doppelgangers are driving one, too.
Frank: I marked all the towns your stunt doubles hit so you can see the pattern.
Sam: Okay, great. What’s the pattern?
Frank: No clue man, I can’t see it.
Sam: Seems random.
Frank: Little tip from a pro. There is no such thing as a random series of robbery murders by your evil twins.
Dean has given Frank the numbers 48495, which Bobby wrote on Sam's hand before he died, and also asked him to research Dick Roman. Having not heard from him for a month, Dean returns to Frank's house to find it deserted. Frank confronts him, and they both have to shed some blood to prove to the other they are not a Leviathan.
Frank has moved all his equipment into an RV, feeling he was being watched after he started investigating Dick Roman. He tells Dean he has found nothing on Bobby's numbers, but then he tried combinations with adding a sixth number and realized they are coordinates to a field in Wisconsin, owned by Dick Roman.
Frank and Dean travel to the area and disguise themselves as phone company workers. They discover surveillance covering the area and retreat to Frank's RV to monitor it. They discover Amanda Willer, an employee of Dick Roman, surveying the site for construction. Frank challenges Dean about how he is running himself into the ground.
Dean: I'm not going to quit. It's not even an option. I am not going to walk out on my brother.
Frank: Okay then, fine. Do what I did.
Dean: What - go native? Stock up on C-rations?
Frank: No, cupcake. What I did when I was 26 and came home to find my wife and two kids gutted on the floor. Decide to be fine till the end of the week. Make yourself smile because you're alive and that's your job. And do it again the next week.
Dean: So fake it?
Frank: I call it being professional. Do it right, with a smile, or don't do it.
Frank talks with Dean by phone from his camper, updating Dean on Leviathan activity worldwide. He has no record of their activity in Portland, Oregon, where Sam and Dean are currently working, but Leviathans are there all the same. Frank discovers this when Dean asks him to investigate the company behind an odd realtor; the company links back to Dick Roman.
The Winchesters receive an e-mail from Frank alerting them that someone is attempting to hack into his hard drive, which has been stolen by Dick, and access information about them (new aliases, etc...). Charlie Bradbury, the IT employee assigned by Dick to crack the hard drive, eventually gets in and reads all of Frank's intel on the Leviathans even though she is warned not to read it. After seeing her boss Pete killed and replaced by a Leviathan, Charlie believes the truth of what she read in the files, and teams up with Sam and Dean to erase the drive and hack Dick Roman's emails to learn his plans. Charlie succeeds in wiping the Winchesters off of Frank's hard drive before Dick arrives to see what progress she's made with it.
- Due to actor Kevin McNally having booked a play in the UK, he became unavailable for the rest of season 7. The character of Charlie Bradbury was then created to take his place in 7.20 The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo.
- Supernatural’s depiction of mental illness: Frank Devereaux by ihavealittlefeminism (March 2012); archive link