Season Two

Episode Five: Showdown At The Oakley Corral

By LazyCalm

Act One

 

EXT. ROAD-NIGHT

Music cue - “Never Say Die” by Black Sabbath

We open to a dark highway, the Impala comes driving towards us, headlights beaming out, then it passes us, out of frame

INT. IMPALA

Surprisingly it's not Dean but Sam who is in the driving seat! Dean sits in the passenger's side, sleeping blissfully

Sam glances over at Dean then glances down to the stereo. A quick look at the road ahead then he begins to discretely change the station

Music cue “The Killing Moon” by Echo & The Bunnymen begins playing.

Sam smiles, this is more his style.

DEAN (O.S.)
I was listening to that.

SAM
(surprised)
I thought you were asleep?

DEAN
(eyes still closed)
I was.

Sam shakes his head, ticked off.

SAM
What happened to “driver picks the music”?

DEAN
(quiet for a beat)
It's my car...bitch.

Sam rolls his eyes and silently changes the station back. Black Sabbath resumes playing

DEAN
Oh yeah..
(drifting back off)
That's the good stuff.

Sam looks up ahead and sees a garish sign for a cowboy-themed diner at the next exit.

POV. SAM

The sign reads: “Next exit-Stop on in for the finest steak at the Oakley Corral Diner.”

SAM
Dean, you hungry?

Dean doesn't answer. Sam looks over to see that his brother has gone back to sleep. Sam changes the station and “The Killing Moon” resumes playing.

DEAN
(stirring)
Hey!

SAM
Now that I have you attention, there's a diner up ahead, you want to grab a bite to eat?

DEAN
(grins)
As if you need to ask.

Sam smiles.

EXT. HIGHWAY

We pull back to see the Impala turn off the highway at the next exit.

DEAN (O.S.)
Hey, change it back.

SAM (O.S.)
Screw you, bitch.

From the apt sounds of Echo & The Bunnymen we angle up to the moon itself...

We angle back down to see a desolate car parked in the woods, next to a crudely written sign “Lover's Leap.” The car frantically rocking back and forth. The windows are steamed up and we CLOSE UP to see a hand press up against the inside of the window.

Clearly somebody is having a good time...

Just then blood splats over the main window and the door opens.

From a low angle we see a pair of boots and tight denim jeans as we PAN UP past a sexy tight black t-shirt inside a short denim jacket. We pan up further, past a cross dangling from a neck chain and finally we see that this is none other than KATE! The vampire who fled the Winchesters after her mate, Luthor was killed by John.

Kate smiles and looks back in the car.

KATE
Wow, you guys were right, that was fun!

We angle in on the car to see two bodies: a young man and a young woman, both lying limp and lifeless in their seats, their throats still oozing blood onto their half-removed clothes.

Kate steps out of the car, seductively rubbing her stomach and wiping some of the blood off her mouth.

KATE
Only trouble with a threesome...
(she belches, very un-ladylike)
Always gives me indigestion.

She walks to the rear of the vehicle and begins to push the car towards the edge of the cliff.

From a wide angle we see the car tumble over the cliff hitting the water below with an almighty crash!

KATE
(looking over the edge)
“Lover's leap”, never gets old.

As she walks back towards the woods, she stops, takes a sharp sudden sniff of the air. She's caught the scent of something...

She turns and looks back, smiles...

KATE
I know that scent!

DISSOLVE TO:

The Impala cruising along the dark road.

DISSOLVE TO:

Kate stands smiling as she recognizes the scent.

She licks her bloodied lips with delight and then looks to the moon up above, the moonlight reflecting the silver flare in her own vampiric eyes.

KATE
Tonight, is a good night for a bloodbath!

“SHOWDOWN AT THE OAKLEY CORRAL”

FADE IN:

EXT. OAKLEY CORRAL DINER

The Impala pulls up to the diner, a hokey, blue collar little joint with rather crude cowboy/wild west overtones, mainly the neon cowboy sign waving a flashing lasso over a neon herd of cattle.

DEAN
(grinning)
Nice.

SAM
Man, I hope the food isn't as tasteless as the décor.

DEAN
Only one way to find out. Come on.

Dean gets out of the Impala and heads to the entrance, Sam follows behind.

INT. OAKLEY CORRAL DINER

Dean and Sam enter the main door. Inside the diner is pretty small but functional, a few wild west trinkets and trappings here and there but nothing to rival the dodgy sign outside. Behind the counter we can see the kitchen where the chefs are busy cooking the food. The aroma is palpable...

SAM
Well, this ain't so bad-

Just then a waitress dressed in revealing cowgirl attire (complete with stetson and pigtails) appears in front of them. She has an appalling over the top (fake) cowgirl accent. She's in her early twenties.

WAITRESS
Hi, mah name's Wendy and welcome to tha' Oakley Corral. If y'all follow me right this way, I'll show ya' to ya' booth.

SAM
(to himself)
Never mind...

Dean is quite taken with the young lady and happily plays along.

DEAN
Why, thank ya ma'm. You just lead tha' way an' me and ma' brother will be right behind ya'.

WENDY
(smiles)
Okay, right this way.

Sam shoots Dean a look and Dean looks back confused, mouthing to Sam “she's hot!” Sam shakes his head walks past Dean.

They follow Wendy over to the booth and sit at opposite ends of the table.

WENDY
If ya'll are ready to order I'll bring ya a menu...

DEAN
(cuts straight in)
Sure thing, sweetheart. I'd like a T-bone steak, nice and bloody, a side of fries, bowl of onion rings, a quarter pounder burger and a large coke.
(beat)
No ice.

WENDY
Ah...
(giggles)
Man with an appetite.

DEAN
Yes ma'm.
(beat)
Make that a diet coke?

Dean winks.

WENDY
(winks back)
You got it.
(to Sam)
Are you ready to order, Sugar?

SAM
Just a bowl of fries and a glass of water, thanks.

WENDY
Sure thing. Well ya'll just sit tight, I'll fetch your drinks and your food'll be ready before ya' know it.

DEAN
Cheers, darlin'.

Wendy giggles and heads to the counter.

POV. DEAN

Watching Wendy's rear as she struts over to the counter.

DEAN
Damn, now she's the reason it's called the “Reverse cowgirl.”

SAM
Dean!

DEAN
What?

SAM
People are trying to eat.

Dean looks around and sees an old woman sat in the booth behind him, glaring disapprovingly.

Dean gives a little wave, then turns back to Sam.

DEAN
Ah, she's probably just repressed.

SAM
(laughs)
Yeah, probably.

Dean smiles at Sam.

DEAN
This...this is nice.

SAM
What is?

DEAN
Just, you know...kicking back for a bit, enjoying some down time.
(beat)
You and me.

SAM
I suppose, hadn't really thought about it.

DEAN
(a bit hurt)
Really?

SAM
No, we've always been so busy, hunting.
(beat)
And, besides, didn't we cover all this back in Remington?

DEAN
We were on a job there, nothing to discuss except that damn ship. Here it's a chance for the two of us to just...talk, you know, brother to brother.

SAM
(feeling uneasy)
I..uh...need to use the bathroom.

Sam gets up to leave, Dean tries to hide his frustration at Sam's avoidance tactics.

DEAN
I'll be right here, Sammy.

Sam looks back at Dean, knows he's right.

Dean watches as Sam disappears into the restroom.

WENDY (O.S.)
Here ya' go.

Dean's gaze is broken by the sound of Wendy's voice, who is stood over him carrying their drinks on a tray.

DEAN
Oh, thanks.

As she leans forward to put the drinks on the table Dean notices her rather revealing low cut top, he nervously shifts his gaze to the window.

WENDY
You need anythin', Hun' you just holla', ya' hear?

DEAN
Oh, I will.

Dean turns back to watch her stroll back to the counter and catches eyes with the old lady, again!

The old Lady glares at Dean a second time.

Dean grins back and slowly turns back round to the table.

DEAN
...Yikes!

EXT. WOODS-NIGHT

We angle down on an old wooden barn, candle light can be seen emanating from the loft window and from underneath the main door.

KATE (O.S.)
Here's how it goes-

INT. BARN

We see Kate addressing a group of five vampires seated on a moth-eaten couch, some downing whiskey. One of the couples are busy groping each other, but all listening to what their leader has to say.

KATE
These Winchesters are scum, they killed my man, Luthor and took out half of my gang. I'm sure some of you remember.

She looks at DANA, the girl who escaped with her last time.

KATE
Now I've still got his scent, so he's pretty close by, he's probably stopped at that crappy little diner out off the highway.
(beat)
He doesn't know it but right now he'll be sitting down to his last meal.
(angry)
You understand? I want this son of a bitch to suffer!

DANA
Come on, Kate. Can't we just let this lie?

KATE
Let it lie?
(screams)
LET IT LIE?!

Dana jumps back in her seat, nervous.

Kate walks over to Dana, all calm and quiet.

KATE
(acting concerned)
Are you scared of him, Dana, you scared 'cos he's a hunter? Is that it?

DANA
...no I just-

Kate grabs Dana violently by the jaw.

KATE
(seething)
They're just humans, all of them! They're a step below us on the damn food chain!

DANA
(struggling)
Kate....you're hurting me..

Kate lets go and turns to the others.

KATE
How many of you are afraid of a few humans? Huh? Deeks?

DEEKS
Hell no!

KATE
Jade?

JADE
(shakes head)
No way?

KATE
Lester? Leon...

The last two shake their heads.

KATE
Guess it's just you, Dana. No one else is going to run crying.
(beat)
So, you in?

Dana hesitates, then nods her head.

DANA
I'm in.

KATE
(smiles)
Good girl.

Kate turns her attention back to the gang.

KATE
Alright, who wants to eat at the diner tonight?
(grins)
My treat.

Continue...

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