10.04 Paper Moon
|Episode #||Season 10, Episode 4|
|First aired||October 28, 2014|
|Directed by||Jeannot Szwarc|
|Written by||Adam Glass|
|On IMDB||Paper Moon|
|Outline||While Sam and Dean try to enjoy some downtime and recuperate after the ordeal of curing Dean, they get wind of a series of werewolf attacks. While investigating, they come across a familiar face.|
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At a biker bar, in Durham, Washington, a woman lures a man outside and then kills him in a very bloody manner.
Sam and Dean are sitting on the banks of a lake, drinking beer from the green cooler, and having some “we time.” The awkward silence is broken when Dean teases Sam about his elbow and his sling. They then proceed to discuss the three kills in the paper. Dean says he needs to work, and despite Sam's concern, the boys decide to work the case.
The boys arrive at the police station, pretending to be game wardens. The sheriff gives them an update about three dead bodies with missing hearts. He also tells them that there was only one witness, Tommy, who is not very reliable. The boys decide it sounds like a werewolf, and they go to the bar to question Tommy.
Sam and Dean head out to a farm where Tommy said he saw the girl that was with the victim from the bar. The boys split up and enter the barn from opposite directions. Dean approaches a woman from behind as she talks on the phone. The woman smells Dean and attempts to run, but she is caught by Sam. The boys are surprised to discover it is Kate, a werewolf they let live during a previous case.
Sam and Dean question Kate who is tied up. She claims to the be the killer, and Dean pulls his gun to kill her. Sam stops him because he is worried that Dean isn't ready for this, and so Sam volunteers to kill her. However, he is interrupted by a call from the Sheriff who tells him about another kill. The boys deduce that the killer can't be Kate. While Sam and Dean are talking, Kate manages to escape.
They use information from Kate's phone to track her to the Lincoln Motel. On the way to the motel, Dean questions Sam's lack of confidence in him and wonders if Sam is ready to get back to hunting after what Sam did to Lester. Neither of the boys want to “start” anything, but they nitpick at each other and try to blame each other for what happened to Lester. Sam bent a few rules because he had to find Dean, and the boys ride in uncomfortable silence.
At the motel, Sam and Dean follow a woman, who they think is Kate, into the woods. However, they find that they are tracking Kate's sister, Tasha, who is also a werewolf. Tasha attacks the boys, and Kate intercedes, saving their lives. Tasha escapes.
Sam and Dean take Kate to a restaurant to question her. She explains that her sister was dying from injuries sustained in a car accident. The only way to save her was to turn her into a werewolf. Kate tells them that she, Kate, has never killed anyone who hasn't deserved it and that she has never eaten human hearts. She says that she is prepared to kill herself if she becomes dangerous. However, Tasha has had problems controlling the urges. Dean, who wants to find Tasha, tells Kate that there is a cure, and so Kate agrees to take them to Tasha. Sam is not happy that Dean is tricking Kate, and they argue about what siblings are willing to do to save the other and if it is the right thing to do
On the way to the rendezvous point with Tasha, while Kate is sleeping, Sam and Dean talk. Sam admits that he did some things while looking for Dean. He watched Dean die, he carried Dean's dead body, and laid him on his bed. Dean can empathize. They discussed the note that Demon Dean left, and Dean admits to being embarrassed about what happened. Sam makes excuses for Dean, he was a demon after all. Dean criticizes himself for not saying thank you, but Sam assures Dean that he never has to say that to Sam.
When they get to the cabin where Tasha and Kate are supposed to meet, Dean admits to Kate that he intends to kill them. He cuffs Kate in the car, and the boys enter the cabin where Tasha is hiding. Sam confronts her, but Dean has been captured by another werewolf, and she forces Sam to drop his gun. Kate, who has managed to escape the cuffs, runs into the cabin and she stops Tasha from killing Sam. Tasha tells Kate that has turned two men into werewolves, and she wants to be the leader of a pack. The two male werewolves take Sam and Dean into another room, while Kate and Tasha talk. Sam and Dean, working as a team, complete with witty banter, attack the werewolves and kill them. Meanwhile, Kate kills Tasha, and then Kate escapes.
In the Impala, Sam and Dean discuss whether they should go after Kate. Again, the boys quibble. They admit that they jumped on the case too fast, and that they need to deal with everything they went through. Dean wants to get back in the saddle and do something good. Kate interrupts their conversation with a phone call. Sam thanks her for saving them and killing her sister, even though Kate admits that Tasha wasn't her sister. Dean tells her to keep her nose clean and keep moving, and they will leave her alone. Kate hopes to never see them again. She hangs up and walks out of town.
Dean finishes the conversation with Sam by saying that maybe Sam is right and that Dean is not ready to hunt. However, Dean just wants to do the right thing because he is tired of doing the wrong one.
- "Werewolves of London" by Warren Zevon
- (plays during the teaser)
- "Another Round" by Kenny Greenberg (Extreme Music)
- (playing in the bar when Sam and Dean question Tommy)