Supernatural recap: Season 13, Episode 8, “The Scorpion and the Frog,” Aired Thursday, November, 30, 2017
Honestly, this was not one of my favorite filler episodes. That being said, there were some fun little moments in “The Scorpion and the Frog.” So, let’s just dive right in!
Right off the bat, we see what appears to be a National Treasure-esque type act of robbery going on. It’s pretty unclear what is was that was being stolen, but once the girl doing the stealing was caught, a demon left her body and entered the security guard’s. As completely inconspicuous as it is for a man to carry a purse outside, that is what the demon does. He is promptly met by another demon who seems extremely well put together and professional. The new demon kills the other one, and then calls Dean Winchester.
He meets the brothers and tells them that he is willing to make a trade. He will give them a spell that will help them find Jack (big surprise he’s still missing). All they have to do is…a heist. Why does he need the boys? Oh, they just need the blood of a man who’s been to Hell and back to get to the item. Does that sound familiar?
This has a very Baby Driver feel to the first meeting of the entire team. First, there’s a demon who can find anything they are looking for, his name is Grab. Then, there’s also a girl named Snatch that is amazing at cracking security. Unfortunately, later we find out that she is only doing the jobs for this guy because she made a deal with him previously and sold his soul. As long as she does jobs, he never collects. The item is in a house that belongs to a man who has a bad history with the heist leader.
Raider’s of the Lost Spell
There’s a bunch of fun sneaking around to get inside the grounds and then to actually find where the item is being hidden. We learn that Dean has an irrational fear of spiders. Really Dean, spiders? You’ve fought the devil himself and spiders get to you? Anyway, after he Indiana Jones’ a weird hole he has to stick his hand into, he and Snatch are led to this room that is extremely booby trapped.
Oh, and an Immortal
Where’s Sam during all of this fun you ask? Oh, he’s been distracting the guy that owns the house. After informing the guy that his basilisk fang isn’t real, he gets made. The kicker? The guy can’t die as long as he is on the house grounds. He goes outside where Dean and Snatch are, killing Grab along the way. Eventually, Sam shows up and they all team up against the immortal. Once he is tied up, they roll him through the booby trapped room, and Snatch unlocks the safe. Before they leave, they notice that the immortal has gotten away, but they try to run away quickly.
They make it barely off the grounds before the immortal stops them in their tracks. He informs them that the demon made a deal with him several years ago to save his son after he had gotten sick. Unfortunately, two years later, his son died in an accident anyway. So as leverage to keep him from collecting, he stole the item: the demon’s bones. About that time the demon shows up. He kills the immortal because, oopsie, they’re off the grounds. In a slick move, Snatch burns the bones and frees herself. Unfortunately, the demon burned with the spell to find Jack still in his hands. They put Snatch on a bus and call it a day.
Like I said, not one of my favorite episodes. And almost all of the new characters that were introduced were killed. Who knows, maybe Snatch will show up on Wayward Sisters one day. Other than that, tune in next week. There will be Jack, there will be Mary, there will be a lot going on!
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