After School Special Recap

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At Truman High School, the cheerleaders and jocks are gossiping about Taylor, and when she arrives tell her she can't sit with them. They accuse her of being a slut and she sits next to another girl, April. April tells Taylor to ignore them and she feels sorry, but Taylor calls her a fat ugly pig. April runs off in tears. The next day in the women's restroom, April grabs Taylor and slams her into the mirror, then drowns her in the toilet. April's eyes starts to ooze black liquid as she looks down at her victim. Sam impersonates an orderly and visits April at a mental institute. She claims she was possessed and couldn't stop what she was doing. He asks if she noticed any black smoke but she says she didn't notice any such thing. Outside, Sam meets with Dean and suggests that April was possessed. Dean is less than thrilled to go back to Truman High, where they attended once during their childhood.

1997

Dean drops Sam off at high school and Sam complains it's the third school they've been in. Dean tries to assure his brother without success. In the teachers introduce the brothers to their respective s. As Sam sits at his desk, a butterfly knife drops out and a couple of the students notice. Dean doesn't have any books and the teacher is less than thrilled, but an attractive blonde student, Amanda, notices. One boy, Barry Cook, introduces himself to Sam, who tells a bully to leave Barry alone. The bully, Dirk, threatens to take on Sam but then backs down when Sam offers to take him on.

The Present

Sam takes a job as a janitor while Dean works as gym teacher and shows the kids how to play dodgeball. Sam contacts him and admits he hasn't found any sulphur. In Home Ec a jock hits up another student for his homework. The student grabs his hand and shoves it into a cuisinart. As Sam comes in, the possessed boy collapses and starts leaking black liquid from the ear, with no memory of what happened. Sam figures a ghost is responsible and Dean checks the records. Only one student died, slitting his wrist in the girl's bathroom. The dead student is Barry Cook, and they think he's going after bullies. Sam admits that Barry had a hard time.

1997

Sam comes to Barry's help when another bully shoves him to the ground. Meanwhile, Dean is making out with Amanda in a closet and asks her out for a midnight movie. She says she has a curfew and Dean boasts he doesn't have one. He admits he'll only be in town for a couple of weeks, and she wonders if he misses his dad. In the hallway, the bully, Dirk, catches up to Sam and knocks him to the ground. The teacher warns him away before Sam can do anything.

The Present

The brothers go to the cemetery to salt and burn Barry's bones. Sam is less than happy and wonders if he could have helped if they'd stayed longer. Dean assures him it wasn't his fault and that he's glad they're leaving: he hated the school. Sam says that it wasn't all bad.

1997

Dean plans to get revenge on Dirk but Sam tells him he doesn't need his help. Sam explains he doesn't want to be a freak so he took a beating. Dean says that their dad is going to be another week. Dean notes that Amanda wants him to meet her parents, and he doesn't do parents. After Sam's teacher Mr. Wyatt talks to him. He's surprised about Sam submitting a non-fiction project about his family killing a werewolf. Mr. Wyatt gives him an A and asks about his family. He wonders if Sam wants to go into the family business and Sam notes no one has ever asked him that. Sam says he doesn't and Mr. Wyatt says he lived his own life and Sam should too.

The Present

The brothers go back to the high school so Sam can talk to Mr. Wyatt, who is still working there. A student asks him for directions and she smiles and calls him by name, then stabs him with a geometry compass. She kicks him in the groin and advances on him as black ooze drips from her mouth. He forces her to swallow salt and the ghost is expelled from her body. The brothers recoup out of town and figure they missed something. Dean reviews the student files and realizes that all the students rode the same bus. Sam wonders if the ghost can ride people miles from its haunt. They examine the bus but don't find any electromagnetic readings and there's no record anyone died on it. Dean checks the glove compartment and finds a new driving permit issued two weeks ago, to a Dirk MacGregor Sr. Sam remembers his son, Dirk.

1997

Dirk attacks Barry as he comes out of the school and Sam comes to his defense. Dirk shoves Sam to the ground and taunts him, and Sam gets up and easily takes him down. He calls the bully "Dirk the Jerk" and the students all taunt him as Dirk walks away.

The Present

Dean and Sam talk to Dirk Sr., who reveals Dirk Jr. died at age 18. He blames himself and admits Dirk had trouble in school. He says the kids picked on Dirk, calling him poor and stupid and "Dirk the Jerk." Dirk Sr. says his wife Jane died of cancer when Dirk was 13, and Dirk Jr. spent all of his time tending to her before her death. Sam apologizes and Dean asks where he's buried. Dirk Sr. reveals that his son was cremated, except for a lock of his hair. He reveals it's on his bus in his Bible. The school's team is driving to an event on the bus, unaware that the substitute driver, Eddie, has been possessed. Eddie starts accelerating and drives over a tire barrier. The bus goes off the road and Eddie walks out. Sam arrives with a shotgun and calls out to Dirk. Dean come up behind Eddie and ties him with a rope soaked in salt water. Dean can't find the Bible and "Eddie" says they'll never find it. He condemns them for being the bullies and says they're going to get what's coming to them. In response, Sam says Dirk wasn't evil and admits they took it out on each other. Sam regrets Dirk never seeing it but Dirk is unimpressed. He breaks the ropes and Dean shoots him with rock salt. The ghost leaps into one of the athletes and attacks Sam. Dean shoots him but Sam tells him to find the hair. Unable to find it, Dean searches Eddie's body and finds the hair. He burns it and Dirk bursts free of the athlete and disappears.

1997

Amanda discovers Dean kissing another girl in the closet. She admits she was wrong about Dean and figures it's just an act and he's a sad lonely kid. Dean angrily denies it, insisting he's a hero, but no one believes him. The students congratulate Sam for dealing with Dirk. Their father calls and Dean tells Sam that they're ready to leave. John pulls up in the Impala and Sam reluctantly gets in. He looks back and waves to Barry in the window.

The Present

Sam visits Mr. Wyatt, who remembers the "horror story" he wrote. Sam thanks him for his advice and taking an interest in him, even though he eventually had to assume adult responsibilities. Mr. Wyatt asks if he's happy and Sam considers the question.

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