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'Supernatural' recap season 7 episode 9: Will Bobby die?

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I’m trying to be sensitive to those who haven’t watched, so please forgive this word-padding as I attempt to not spoil the ending of tonight’s Supernatural for anyone and work up the courage to ask what I need to. Big breath. Here it goes… [Don’t read on if you haven’t seen the episode, obviously.]

Do y’all think Bobby is going to die?

I can’t believe I just typed those words because right now because the idea seems preposterous. But considering where we left off this week, with Bobby being shot (apparently) in the head, it had to be asked.

Admittedly, I felt like something big was coming the entire episode — but I never would have guessed it would be this. At the beginning, the episode seemed like a case-of-the-week — and a funny one at that. People in town were turning into cannibal creatures and preying on each other after chowing down on highly addictive sandwich being served at a local diner. And, as luck would have it, it was a sandwich that Dean had quickly taken a liking to (which was to be expected because I don’t think Dean’s ever met a sandwich he didn’t like).

But despite the hilarious moments (Dean high on turducken!) and the obvious gross-out moments (monster autopsy), something felt…purposely off about the episode. The most glaring example of this were the two heart-to-heart talks Bobby had with the boys in the van during the stake out at the meat factory, in which he told Sam that he had to learn how to live his life and told Dean that he had to find a reason to believe in hunting again. They were wonderful moments and…dare I say…too wonderful. When Bobby told Dean, “If you die before me, I’ll kill you,” my blood went a little cold. It was foreshadowing, I told myself. Then another part of me told that part of myself to stop being a morbid freak and take a hike. Well, as it turned out, I was right the first time.

After learning that the Leviathan were behind the monster meat tainting, the trio did recon, but Bobby ended up getting captured. Dean and Sam, of course, staged a rescue mission — that almost succeeded. But when Robo-CEO (how shady was this guy?) chased them out of the building, he ended up taking a number of shots at the get away van, and a bullet got Bobby.

I always knew that if Bobby died I’d cry. But I was surprised how quickly I was reduced to whimpers when Sam offered Bobby (who had hopped in the back seat of the van in the last seconds of the escape) his hat and Bobby didn’t take it. If you have a good eye, you may have also noticed that the hat had a hole in it.

Readers, these boys can’t take more tragedy, which makes me think the Supernatural overlords are going to kill Bobby. I hope I’m wrong. Dear Chuck, I hope I’m wrong. (Mini spoiler alert: the preview for next week looks wrenching.) But what do you think? Will Bobby die? What will you do if Bobby dies? And can someone hold me…

Discuss.

(I’m a little too sad to do quotables right now. But if a line made you laugh, let me know in comments and maybe I’ll comb through and add it here.)

Follow Sandra on Twitter: @EWSandraG

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