Yes, it was overall a bit dull other than seeing Sheriff Jody again. I guess the sidekick is for a future episode featuring these two? She was leaning heavily on Fargo for her character inspiration.
The season still doesn’t have a real story arc other than perhaps Dean still having the Mark of Cain, but they aren’t making much of that. I also was a bit disappointed that in the episode previous to this one they got rid of revenge guy who was stalking Dean. Yet another story arc that never really went anywhere, just like Dean the Demon didn’t go anywhere.