The search for the Word of God becomes more difficult in Supernatural season 8’s second episode, “What’s Up, Tiger Mommy?” when Plutus, the god of wealth, puts the tablet on the auction block, forcing the Winchester’s and Kevin Tran, the Prophet, to outbid their competition.
Picking up from the Supernatural season 8 premiere, Sam and Dean find themselves with an unhappy Prophet on their hands. After his ex-girlfriend, Channing, was killed by Crowley while they were escaping, Kevin wants to make sure that his mother is safe from demons. Once at Mrs. Tran’s house, the Winchester brothers can see that Kevin’s mother is still safe – but not for long.
Although everything in the neighborhood is seemingly safe and quiet, Dean quickly notices that both the mailman and gardener have been taken over by demons who are now watching her every move. With familiar knife in hand, Dean takes care of the demons guarding her house, allowing Kevin to reunite with his mother. Mrs. Tran, surprisingly unfazed by the news of her son being a Prophet, joins the Winchester’s in their search for the tablet containing the Word of God.
Unfortunately their search doesn’t go as planned, thanks to a criminal looting the lockers where Kevin had previously stashed the tablet. The Winchester brothers, always with a suit in hand, head over to the local police station to interview the criminal charged with the crime. During the interrogation Dean flashes back to his time in Purgatory, where he is seen questioning a monster on the whereabouts of Castiel, who is/was still missing. Finally getting the information he wants, Dean brutally stabs the monster in the head.
Returning to the interrogation room, we find out that Dean did not follow that same path with his human victim, instead using a neck tie to threaten him for information. Although the criminal didn’t have any useful information, the Winchester’s are approached by a man named by Bob outside their motel room and are given an invitation to an other-worldly auction of the tablet. To help force their hand, Bob, revealing himself to be the right hand of Plutus, promises that the auction is the safest place for Kevin.
With a plan for Kevin to simply memorize the tablet, Sam and Dean have their “Plan A” for the auction ready to go. Once at the auction they can see that someone has covered the tablet, making it impossible to see, let alone memorize. Fortunately for the world the Winchester’s have a “Plan B” ready to go, and this plan is all about pooling money, credit cards and Costco memberships. If they can’t steal or memorize the tablet they’ll simply purchase it. After all, it is an auction, right?
Nope, not this time. Like the items they’re auctioning, the currency to buy them is equally as unique. Though Sam and Dean have some money collected, they’re going to have to come up with much more to top the bids of dwarf gold and virgin pieces the other items have been receiving. Eventually the Word of God comes up for auction, and Crowley promptly bids $3 billion for it. Still not enough for the tablet, the auction is incentivized when Bob couples Kevin with the tablet. While everyone was struggling with what to do next, Kevin’s mother bids her soul for the tablet, winning the auction.
As Kevin’s mother waits for her soul to be taken, an angel who had attended the auction speaks to her, offering his assistance in protecting her son. Kevin’s mother ultimately chooses Sam and Dean over the angels, but not before Crowley takes over her body to secretly obtain the tablet. While the final transaction is occurring, Crowley reveals himself to everyone, killing Plutus and his guards, taking the tablet for himself, and leaving Kevin’s mom comatose. Now all alone and without the tablet, Sam and Dean give Kevin a few too many moments with his mother, allowing them to escape from the protection of the Winchester brothers (somehow).
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