A late night Jogger is happily running his way down a track when he is lapped by another jogger, apparently in worse shape. At the end of the track, he concedes the other jogger is faster than him – and that other jogger rips his heart out. Nice
Sam drags Dean around a farmer’s market while Dean gripes again about Sam quitting the family business for a year, in particular he notices a case in Minneapolis of people getting their heart ripped out – and there’s a pattern of hearts being removed every 6 months. Dean thinks Sam dropped the ball ignoring this and isn’t happy that people are dying while Sam concentrates on produce. Sam wants to concentrate on finding Kevin and it’s clear that he looks upon this as the last act. Hunting this monster isn’t just a distraction from finding Kevin but also dragging him back to being a full time hunter, which he’s trying to avoid.
Time for a trip to the police where it’s clear that they never considered Paul, the overweight man, a genuine suspect because of the difference in fitness between himself and the victim (which seems silly, even if you buy the idea that fat people are inherently unhealthy, surely no-one can deny that it’s quite possible to be fat and strong). They go to interview Paul and find him a happy man who, after a health scare a year ago, is very much into healthy lifestyles, he seems fairly harmless.
Meanwhile, another heart is taken in Iowa which causes a quick change of scenery. Interviewing the police they find that the victim was a pizza delivery man – he delivered pizza to Arthur Swinson, an exemplary cop, and was found outside his house with his heart ripped out. The police man was crumbled in a corner, crying and covered in blood. Checking the timing they find he was in court when the murder in Minneapolis took place – and Paul was being questioned by police when this murder took place.
They go to see Arthur in a secure cell and find he’s babbling incomprehensibly in a language they don’t understand, repeating the same line over and over and utterly non-responsive to stimulus. Holy water proves he isn’t a demon. They also draw attention to the fact Swinson’s eyes are different colours.
That night, while still chanting, Swinson rips a metal bar out of his bed and carves out his eye.
Sam listens to the recording and they run it through Dean’s translating app that doesn’t recognise it – thinking it could be a dead language, Sam sends the recording of the chanting to their anthropology professor they previously consulted on ancient Greek legends. At the hospital they interview the doctor caring for Swinson and learn he cut out an eye that he got a year ago in a transplant. Remembering Paul’s health scare, Sam checks his records and finds he also had a transplant – a kidney transplant.