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1[floatboxright: ²Previous: Recap/SupernaturalS07E18PartyOnGarth\²Next: Recap/SupernaturalS07E20TheGirlWithTheDungeonsAndDragonsTattoo]²²'''[[Recap/{{Supernatural}} Recap]] of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''''\²'''Season 7, Episode 19'''²²!Of Grave Importance²²Written by Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming.²²Directed by Tim Andrew.²²Air Date: April 20, 2012.²²Sam and Dean get a call from Annie Hawkins, an old hunter friend, asking for help on a case. When they arrive in town, they find that Annie has disappeared. They trace her last whereabouts to an old abandoned house that is haunted by a powerful ghost. Unbeknownst to them, the ghost of Bobby is following them around, having tied himself to his old flask that they carry. He finds the house populated by mostly mindless ghosts and the spirit of Whitman Van Ness. Bobby discovers the ghost of Annie and the two try to solve the murders.²²!!Body Count:²²For this episode = 5 humans and at least 10 ghosts.²²For the series so far = At least 801 humans (of which 6 were witches), 97 demons, 55 angels, 47 ghosts, 36 Jefferson Starships, 26 vampires, 19 zombies, 15 gods, 9 hellhounds, 7 skinwalkers, 6 changelings, 5 shapeshifters, 4 ghouls, 3 djinn, 3 dogs, 2 Amazons, 2 arachnes, 2 kitsunes, 2 Leviathan, 2 vetalas, 2 werewolves, 1 crocotta, 1 dragon, 1 fairy, 1 Khan worm, 1 lamia, the Mother of All, 1 okami, 1 phoenix, 1 Purgatory creature, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 reaper, 1 rugaru, 1 shojo, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 wendigo, 1 whore of Babylon, and 1 wraith.²²----²!!Tropes²²* AxCrazy: Whitman Van Ness is a sick bastard. He may hide it well at first glance, but the fact that he’s made a hobby out of killing people and trapping their ghosts in his house out of little more than pleasure, and the disconcerting SlasherSmile that he pulls when consuming O’Connell and while trying to kill Sam and Dean shows just how unhinged the man is.²* BaitAndSwitch: Dexter is actually trying to scare away potential victims before they're killed by Van Ness.²* BookcasePassage: Justified as the house was once a speakeasy.²* CallBack: Dean's line towards the end of the episode about how "everything has an end" stems from his day filling in for [[TheGrimReaper Death]] in the episode [[{{Recap/SupernaturalS06E11AppointmentInSamarra}} "Appointment in Samarra" (S06, E11)]], where he learned to respect the natural order of life and death.²* CessationOfExistence: Discussed. Bobby and Annie believe this is what happens to ghosts whose bodies are burned.²* CharacterDevelopment: Where Dean has previously resorted to resurrection and séances in past seasons, in this one he speaks to Bobby's spirit about the natural order of things after death, likely due to learning just how such imbalances can hurt others last season when making his deal with [[TheGrimReaper Death]].²* ChekhovsGun: Bobby removes his flask from Dean's pocket so the Winchesters won't remove him from the haunted house. Unfortunately Van Ness plants his door key in Dean's pocket so he can follow them out of the house, where Bobby and Anne can't.²* CondensationClue: Bobby is finally able to get the message across this way.²* DangerTakesABackSeat: Justified with a ghost.²* DramaticIrony: Bobby tells Dean and Sam they didn't "know" [[ReallyGetsAround Annie]] as well as he did. [[GetTheeToANunnery They did, actually]], and they share an awkward look.²* ElectromagneticGhosts²* EthicalSlut: Annie, apparently, who had slept with Bobby, Dean, ''and'' Sam at different times.²* FailedASpotCheck: Bobby gets annoyed over how the boys keep missing his signals.²* FateWorseThanDeath: Bobby and Annie discover that, after time, ghosts develop a kind of Alzheimer's and eventually [[DeaderThanDead disintegrate into nothing]]. [[JumpScare Loudly]]. They also speculate what occurs after spirits' bodies are salted and burned, concluding that it's [[TheNothingAfterDeath probably nothing]]. Though previous episodes may contradict this.²* GhostButler²* HauntedHouse: The Van Ness house.²* HomicideMachines²* InsistentTerminology: Victoria was a "fancy lady", ''not'' a "hooker".²* InvisibleMainCharacter: Bobby hasn't mastered the tricks of being a ghost, so he has difficulty alerting the Winchesters to his presence. This is extremely frustrating to him.²* ISeeDeadPeople:²** Bobby gets a shock when he enters the HauntedHouse and finds it full of ghosts staring at him.²** Bobby and Anne have to persuade Victoria to appear to the Winchesters to pass on a warning.²* LadyInRed: Victoria, given her profession.²* MarriedToTheJob: Anne, which explains why her relationships were all 'on the job'.²* MindOverMatter²* OneSteveLimit: Annie. There was already more than one character named Anna. ²* PhoneCallFromTheDead: Victoria tried to warn Anne on her mobile.²* ShoutOut: Numerous references to ''Film/{{Ghost}}''.²* SoulPower: Van Ness consumes ghosts to become more powerful. ²* SurroundedByIdiots:²-->'''Bobby:''' Give them a moment. They've gotten a little slower since I left.²* TerrorAtMakeoutPoint: The first two victims.²* WeHardlyKnewYe: Annie. Played with in that we meet and get to know her more after she dies.²* WhatTheHellHero: Dean to Bobby over him staying as a ghost. Bobby gets annoyed and vanishes.²* YouCanSeeMe: Bobby to the boys at the end of the episode.²----

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