I’m almost tempted to just say “werewolves. Done” and then, perhaps, fill the rest of the post with pictures of Castiel. Because that pretty much sums up the entire episode in all its dull pointlessness and gimmicks. But, alas, I suppose a recap should follow.
We go straight into the gore with a room plastered with blood, one body reduced to shreds and another seemingly neat under a nearly clean sheet – just one little blood stain. Then Sam and Dean burst in, guns ready, check the room is clear and find a lap top with the words “play me” written on it. They do
And they get the story of Brian and Michael. Brian the film geek, Michael the more athletic, physical friend and room mate. They record everything hence the video. Including meeting Kate, another camera fan who quickly falls for Michael
There follows several clichéd college scenes – Kate and Michael becoming more lovey-dovey, their friendship, their lectures, one of their professors (complete with convoluted close up of his lapel badge), their plans for the future, how Michael stands up for Brian against bullies. Yada yada, still no reason to actually care about these people and all to the patented gimmick of the shaky handy cam because it’s totally authentic real guys.
Then there’s a murder, a college kid has been sliced and diced and his heart taken and eaten. The students gather and film it – including filming 2 FBI guys coming and asking questions – Sam and Dean. The witnesses to the attack heard a growl. More scenes of Michael saying he always has to back Brian because he has no-one else. And with a murderer on campus they have to go out at night to film stuff for Brian’s project
Out filming they catch a couple making out, he gets handsy and she pushes him away especially when he doesn’t take no for an answer. He notices them filming and chases them, separating them so they fun off into the trees. It’s then that we get a Blair Witch effect (honestly this gimmick is far too old) and something bites Michael.
Brian gets him home where *gasp* the bite disappears! Not a scratch on him! More scenes of concern and friendship and discovering Michael has super-strength… whooooa! They play around with that for a bit, having him lift Kate one handed and Brian having great fun filming it – calling it his film project, filming Michael’s superhero “origin story”
But Brian also wants to go out and get bitten himself. He’s tired of being the weakest of the group, tired of being in everyone’s shadow – he wants to have super strength too. Michael tries to reassure Brian he’s fine as he is and, as he pushes, loses his temper because he doesn’t want this.
Sam and Dean interview them to ask about the murder and ask if anyone has been bitten – naturally they deny. As they leave the students hear them talking about Mayan gods, which they joke about considerably.