5.12 Swap Meat
|Episode #||Season 5, Episode 12|
|First aired||January 28, 2010|
|Directed by||Robert Singer|
|Written by|| Teleplay:|
|On IMDB||Swap Meat|
|Outline||A group of teenagers decide to go after the demon bounty of Dean.|
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When nerdy teenager Gary and his two friends Trevor and Nora are playing with black magic, they come in contact with demons and are informed of a bounty out on Dean Winchester's head. When Dean and Sam arrive in town to exorcise a poltergeist, Maggie Briggs, haunting the home of their old babysitter and her family, Gary casts a spell which has him and Sam swapping bodies intending to hand Dean over to the demons.
Gary gets rid of all Dean's cell phones so Sam can't contact him and poses as him to accompany Dean on the case, where thanks to Maggie Briggs he misses an opportunity to kill him. Later he celebrates the ghosts' vanquish, enjoying getting drunk with Dean, and later getting picked up by and going home with a woman from the bar. When he comes back to the motel, set on killing Dean, Dean has worked out he is not Sam and confronts him.
As Sam struggles to work out what has happened, and deal with Gary's overbearing parents, he discovers Gary's spell book and his involvement in witchcraft. Trevor and Nora drug and capture Sam at school, knowing that it's him in Gary's body, and against his warning, Trevor summons a demon to hand over the brothers and claim their reward. The demon possesses Nora, kills Trevor and then takes off to claim Dean.
The demon tells Gary he will get his reward but he must meet with Lucifer first and say 'yes' to his question, intending to hand over Sam's body to be used as Lucifer's Vessel. Gary, regretting everything tries to exorcise the demon but it attacks him. Eventually, Gary and Dean team up and exorcise the demon together.
After Gary reverses the spell, Sam leaves him with a stern warning to stop using magic and that his life really isn't that bad.
- "Rock and Roll Never Forgets" by Bob Seger
- (the song Dean plays in the Impala, first with Gary/Sam in the car, and then Sam)
- "I Got More Bills Than I Got Pay" by Sonny Ellis
- (plays in the bar when Gary/Sam talks to Crystal, then later when Dean watches him leave with her; also played in episode 1.08 Bugs)
- Hazy Malaze - Got My Wings