Episode 26: Into The Fire

By Dean5339

Part One

INT. SEWERS

The camera tracks through the sewers. Green slimes runs underneath. We begin to hear splashing noises coming from the other end of the tunnel. Dean and Sam run through the tunnel, towards the screen, from the opposite end. We track with them. Their flashlights the only source of light.

DEAN
Explain to me again, what we’re doing down here…

SAM
All of the victims had one thing in common. They were all found in or around sewer grates.

DEAN
Yeah, so?

SAM
Don’t you find that at least a little bit peculiar?

Dean thinks it through- nothing…

SAM
Whatever it is, whatever is killing these people, it comes from the sewers. It’s down here, not up there.

Dean and Sam continue to walk through the sewers. We hear splashing noises, loud, sounds like stomping.

DEAN
Easy there, tiger, no reason to go stomping around like the big friendly giant.

SAM
It’s not me.

DEAN
Yeah, sure it’s not.

SAM
Seriously, Dean, it’s not me.

Dean and Sam stop moving and look around. The splashing continues.

DEAN
See, I told you it was in the sewers.

Sam snickers and shakes his head no.

POV. DEAN
We look down the sewers. All of a sudden we see a figure walk past the screen on two legs! Humanoid, but something definitely is off.

Dean glances towards Sam.

DEAN
Dude, you see that?

Sam nods. They cautiously walk further down the sewers. We finally come to an intersection in the sewers. Dean turns to his left.

DEAN
Went this way.

He takes out his gun and loads it. They walk further into the sewers. We begin to hear heavy breathing noises.

SAM
Do you hear that?

Dean nods, Sam takes out his gun. Quiet. Too… a blur of a figure jumps down from above, TACKLING Dean to the ground. Sam approaches it. BANG! The creature throws its arm back and Sam HURTLES through the air. BANG! BANG! BANG! Bullets bounce off of the reptilian hide. Dean reaches into his pocket and pulls out a Bowie Knife he stabs it into the reptilian flesh of the creature. ZAP!!! The creatures ROARS in agony and runs off. Dean gets up, patting himself down. Sam approaches Dean from afar and takes a deep breath.

DEAN
Thanks for your help back there, really appreciate it.

Sam sighs and shakes his head no.

SAM
If you didn’t notice, whatever that was- sent me flying like a rag doll.

DEAN
Out of practice, need to get into shape.

SAM
Oh yeah? It tackled you to the ground.

DEAN
(taking defense)
That’s entirely different.

SAM
Yeah, how?

Dean shrugs, matter of factly…

DEAN
Took me by surprise.

Sam chuckles

SAM
So, did you get a good look at that thing?

DEAN
Yeah, you?

Sam nods

DEAN
Definitely gives alligators in the sewers a whole new meaning- doesn’t it?

Sam laughs.

SAM
So… it’s gone.

DEAN
Actually…

Sam looks towards Dean, curious. Dean yanks out another homemade device. Looks like a walkie-talkie with a compass inside of it. Sam raises his eyebrow.

SAM
What’s that thing?

DEAN
A tracker.

Sam rolls his eyes and laughs.

DEAN
What?

SAM
(sarcastic)
Nothing- just looks really… complicated.

DEAN
Trust me. It works.

Sam looks at the device and back towards Dean.

DEAN
Man, can you stop looking at me like I’m five years old?

Sam shrugs.

LATER:

Dean and Sam waddle through the sewer. Dean glances at the device, the compass arrow points forward.

SAM
Are you sure you know where it is?

DEAN
Positive…

Dean glances down towards the arrow. He shrugs, it has to be right.

DEAN
I think…

ROAR!!! Dean nods and shrugs

DEAN
I’m positive.

Dean and Sam proceed further down into the sewers.

SAM
There.

Dean glances over. We see it, two cold reptilian eyes staring towards them from the darkness.

SAM
How do we kill it?

Dean takes out his dagger, runs his hands over the blade and stares back towards the creature of the sewers.

DEAN
Slice its throat.

Dean makes the notion of slicing a throat with the dagger.

DEAN
Only thing that works on this son of a bitch…

Dean slowly approaches the creature in the distance.

DEAN
SSDD… stay right where you are, stay…

The creature runs off into the darkness.

DEAN
Couldn’t make this easy could you?!

Dean runs after it. Sam follows close behind. They come to a dead end.

SAM
Where is it?

DEAN
I don’t know Sam, alright…

Dean glances down towards the device. He raises his eyebrows confused.

SAM
What is it?

CLOSE UP on the arrow pointing backwards.

DEAN
Um…

SAM
It’s behind us, isn’t it?

DEAN
Yeah.

Sam and Dean slowly turn around to come face to face with the lizard man.

DEAN
Hi there.

The lizard man ROARS in their face, strong gusts of wind. CLOSE UP on Dean gripping onto the dagger.

DEAN
Did anyone ever tell you how bad your breath is?

SLICE! The Lizard Man plummets. Dead. Dean glances towards Sam. RING… RING… RING… Dean and Sam both check their cell phones.

DEAN
Dean Winchester.

MAN (O.S.)
Dean. Great. Do you know how long I’ve been trying to reach you?

DEAN
Who is this?

MAN (O.S.)
Easy there partner, we're on the same team. De-Kaz... called your dad, he told me… well, his voice mail told me… to call you if we have a problem.

DEAN
And?

MAN (O.S.)
We have a problem. I’ll meet you in Jose’s Bar, in 3 nights, Chicago. We have a lot to talk about.

The man hangs up.

SAM
Who was that?

DEAN
An old friend of dad’s.

SAM
So…

Dean nods

DEAN
Yeah. Chicago.

SUPERNATURAL: INTO THE FIRE

EXT. JOSE’S BAR (SHIPPING UP TO BOSTON BY DROPKICK MURPHYS)

ESTABLISHING SHOT of Jose’s Bar. The sun sets just behind it, creating a beautiful- yet eerie- red sky.

INT. JOSE’S BAR

Dean and Sam walk through the bar.

DEAN
Jose’s Bar.
(beat)
Where the hell is he?

We see a handsome guy, late twenties, wearing a black bomber jacket and jeans approach them. This is RYAN.

RYAN
Dean. Sam. Wondered how long it would take you guys to get here.

Dean and Sam turn around.

DEAN
You’re the one that called me?

RYAN
You sound surprised.

DEAN
Well, I was expecting someone…

RYAN
Older? Yeah. I tend to get that a lot.

Ryan nods and extends his hand

RYAN
Name’s Ryan, my last name sucks- so let’s just leave it at that, shall we?

They approach the bar.

DEAN
You said you knew our father.

RYAN
Knew?
(beat)
I wish!!! No, I heard about your father. My old man and John hunted a couple of times back in the day. Said John was the best hunter he ever knew, a modern day folk hero.

DEAN
Sorry to disappoint. But, we’re not heroes- we’re just hunters.

RYAN
Don’t be too modest Dean, I heard you’re quite the hero yourself.
(to bartender)
Louie, three rounds.

LOUIE nods as he sets to work and passes them three beers.

SAM
You said you needed our help?

RYAN
Alright, no small chit-chat? I get the picture… anyways…

Ryan hands them a newspaper article.

SAM
Last night Doug Kelling, father of two, died of a bizarre case of spontaneous combustion.

RYAN
And there you have it.

SAM
It’s strange, but it happens.

RYAN
Strange? Yes. Widespread academic? I think not.

DEAN
Widespread?

RYAN
Yeah. That’s the tenth death like that all week. I don’t know what it is, but something’s happening here.

Sam nods.

SAM
Any visible point of attack? Location. Family. Anything?

RYAN
Not that I was able put together, at least not yet… just like the fire it’s…

DEAN
Spontaneous?

Ryan nods and shrugs

RYAN
Figured you two could help me find out what exactly has been happening here for the past couple of days.

Ryan hands Dean and Sam a disk.

DEAN
What’s this?

RYAN
A virus… no, actually it’s just files of the case. Everything you need to know is on that disk.

DEAN
That’s convenient.

RYAN
Quite… so, I already got the motel reservations for the Red Robin just down the street. Free of charge. Call it my way of thanking you for coming all the way out here.
(beat)
And on such short notice as well.

Dean and Sam nod

RYAN
Well, it’s getting late. Have to go burn the midnight oil. I’ll call you first thing tomorrow.

They exit the bar.

EXT. JOSE’S BAR

Ryan approaches his Pontiac GTO.

DEAN
That’s your car?

Ryan takes out his keys, tosses them up into the air and catches them.

RYAN
You’re damn well right this is my car.

Ryan pats the Pontiac on the top.

DEAN
You’ve got good taste.

RYAN
What car do you drive?

DEAN
Chevy Impala 67’.

RYAN
Sweet ride.

Dean nods.

RYAN
So, I’m off…

Ryan gets into the car. REVVS the engine and drives away.

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