Supernatural Review: Captives: Another Round of Feels Please.

This post is even later than usual because besides being a mom, a seamstress and going back to the office part time I’ve also decided to become a band manager on the side.  Cause I go to bars?  Or maybe because I’m good at telling other people what to do.  Yep.  That’d be it.  Now back to it:

There are really two stories going on here so we’ll talk about them one at a time.  Let’s talk about Kevin first. Maybe it was all the extra stuff I’ve taken on, but I was completely taken by surprise with Kevin coming back.  Not having time to Google spoilers was quite fantastic in this instance.  So this was me:


and I have stated how messed up I was when Kevin died so I was pretty happy we had some closure on this subject.  Well as much closure as we can have about Kevin still being dead and proving that he was right and they should have gone and looked for him mom sooner. Cause maybe if they’d listened to Kevin for once he would have been able to find his mom before he died. Just sayin’. 

I also see this whole episode as a reminder that Crowley is not good.  Yes he helps the boys out periodically, but he is still, at his core, the King of Hell.  Dean needs this reminder more than any of us right now. I have to say I find it interesting that the same person that was once destined to be Michael’s vessel now has the Mark of Cain and is leaving desperate messages on the King of Hell’s voice mail.  He even defended Crowley to Sam about keeping Mrs. Tran and the others captive (btw– what about the 3rd captive?!) 

Sam and Dean are still on rocky ground and I really think Sam needs to watch out because Dean is going to be faced with killing Sam.  At least that’s my theory.  This time around it won’t be for some noble reason like during the apocalypse.  I was actually kinda thinking that Dean was going to bust out with some new Mark of Cain power or strength when he was being held captive by Crowley’s lackey.  I’m biding my time though because there can’t be some big development like taking on the Mark of Cain without some repercussions and some rewards.  

Yes, they made contact with Kevin, saved Mrs. Tran, killed some low level demon (which way to go Mrs. Tran), and reunited Kevin with his mom until he can cross over (and inexplicably ignored the 3rd.)

So many feels all around and all that, but all my sappy emotions were overshadowed by Sam acting like a 5 year old.  Really Sam?  You can’t make any overtures to mend things between you and Dean?


And what is Sam’s response to the ghost of the person that he technically killed?


He stormed out of the room.  He’s so mature or I’ve never wanted to slap such a handsome man so much in my life.  One or the other.


Now on to Castiel.  We see Cas still on his mission to find Metatron and fix what he messed up.  I was kind of surprised with the speed he was captured by Bartholomew’s guys and I was also surprised that he didn’t have a spare Angel Blade hidden in his coat.  Honestly I was more invested in the Kevin storyline than the Cas one, but I feel like what happened with Cas is going to be really important.   I mean besides the fact that he killed the head evil Angel, he now has followers.  Will he be able to redeem himself after all the things he’s messed up? (Leviathan, killing a ton of Angel’s previously, and then closing Heaven to name a few).  I really hope so.  I love Cas and he is the hero that Heaven needs.  

I think that Cas now has the experience and the restraint to actually be the perfect leader for Heaven.  Using the show’s logic perhaps God was testing Cas this whole time, leading him to this moment.  In real life that’s a horrible idea, but in Supernatural world it makes me excited to see how much Cas has developed since his introduction years ago.


I’ll end this by answering a question that my little brother asked.  Or at least answering it according to Tumblr.  The pink and black iPod (knockoff) that Dean was jamming to at the end with his Beatz by Dre?  You remember that kinda odd random moment?  Tumblr people have theorized that that is Charlie’s iPod and that’s why it’s pink.  I can accept this logic.



Shirley Temple: Saying Goodbye to an Icon

I am saddened by the news that we have lost this great star.  While other kids were crazy about the latest band or teen actor I was watching old black and white movies.  My biggest hero was Shirley Temple.     I have written about her before and even dressed my daughter up as her for a photo shoot.  She as a person has shown the world that not only can you make it through life under the microscope of worldwide fame, but you can do it with grace, class and intelligence.

There are a million articles today listing all of her great achievements, but this is not going to be one of those. Shirley’s movies helped me connect with a grandparent that wasn’t always the easiest to bond with and for that I will be forever grateful.  If you don’t know her accomplishments you should read about her, but today I’m going to reflect on her ability to make people smile and laugh during hard times.  Below are some of my favorite scenes from her movies.  Enjoy.

This next video was groundbreaking in an era where whites and blacks rarely shared scenes in movies, much less danced together

She definitely grew up amazingly:

And lastly from what I think is the saddest movie ever:

Thank you Shirley Temple.

The GREATEST “A Song of Ice and Fire” Thread Ever.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything about ASoIaF, but have you ever been part of a conversation that just needed to be shared with the world?


Previously I posted this about some of my theories:



I have since expanded that theory to say that Jon Snow not only was calling out to Ghost, Wun Wun, the boar, but also to his dragon.  Because Viserion is totally his dragon.  And I’m really serious about the kitten thing.  Princess Rhaenys has to be super crazy by now, but how awesome would it be if she figured out how to warg back into a human?  If only she had warged into Cercei before her fall.  Then a Targaryen would have been pretty much ruling Westeros again and that would have been awesome.

My oldest brother finished the 5th book yesterday (he was late to the game, but he’s all important doing smart stuff so I guess I’ll let it slide) and he posted this today which led to the best thread ever.

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OK it starts out pretty tame– I think everyone agrees that he’s Lyann’s and Rhaegar’s son (if you don’t please post who you think is and why.  I would seriously love to know).  Let’s continue:

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I pretty much agree with everything Patrick is saying here except for the Bran riding a dragon part.  I see him living out his life growing into a tree watching through the eyes of crows and weirwoods.  I’m also going to be seriously disappointed if Jon Snow ends up being someone totally normal.  And then there is “There must always be a Stork at Waterfall.” Yes.

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If Rickon shows back up in the fashion that Daniel suggests that would just be. . .amazingly wonderful.

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Patrick hits some good points again although I think Tyrion has a better likelihood of being a Targaryen then Jamie and Cercei.  One think I hadn’t thought about was what if Arya gets one of the dragons? She’s definitely a strong person and is learning all kinds of magic-y stuff.

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Soooo many subplots going on– I need to reread once again to remember them all and perhaps imagine even more theories.  I do love this thought of if you could pick a castle/area which one would it be (don’t worry I’m sure Buzzfeed is creating a quiz as we speak.  There already is one if you count this one)

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Seriously Patrick– we have never met, but agree on so much. Robert so should have been shoved out the moon door with his crazy mother.


Don’t worry, there are even more puns to come.

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Yes, yes I would take Sunspear.

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I told you the puns just kept coming.  My brothers have a very sharp wit.  Also I should explain: watchlings = people who only watch the series and haven’t read the books.

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Who do you think Coldhands is?  As soon as I make up my mind something comes along to change it again. Follow up: Do you think Benjen is dead?

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Any conspiracy theories about the obsidian?

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There was even more to this thread, but I’m going to stop here.  Do you think Eddard was/could have been a warg too?  Or was this just something the kids had?  I think he probably just didn’t know he could, because not only do all of Ned’s children have this ability, but so does Jon Snow.  If I’m right about Lyanna and Rhaegar and also right about how dragon’s are controlled then that would explain how powerful a warg Jon Snow is.  Jonathan pointed out the obvious hole in my theory: the dragon horn.  If dragons are controlled by wargs then why is there a dragon horn.

My answer?

Option 1.  The horn is just a magical device used for someone who doesn’t have the warging ability, but needs to control a dragon (like dragonfyre when you don’t have a dragon).  This method really sucks for whoever they make blow the horn though.

Option 2. It doesn’t really work. It’s a cursed object that people want to possess and ends up killing them.

I lean towards option 1.

Also there’s always this explanation:

Weigh in if you have a theory you want to share or if you disagree with something that we’ve thrown out.



Supernatural: The Purge aka The One Where Sam is Mean

“I was just being honest”– Sam, being a douche.

Seriously Sam was nicer when he didn’t have a soul.  He keeps bringing up the fact that he doesn’t want to treat Dean like family anymore and is ignoring all of Dean’s friendly overtures.  I know Dean messed up and even though I don’t think Dean realizes how bad he messed up Sam is totally ignoring the fact that he is coping by drinking too much and not sleeping.  While I think that Dean needs to come to terms with what he’s done Sam just being mean is not the answer.  How can Sam not respond to this:

Dean Puppy eyes


Look at those eyes.  At that sadness.  See Sam was nicer soulless than post- Gadreel.


As far as this episode goes I’m not a huge fan.  The monster is a little odd (although it’d be an awesome monster to have around.  I’d take her home with me like that monster Clark the kids found in the park, in the dark, she would grow and grow) and there was a little more slapstick comedy than I usually go for (remember I’ve said here that do I enjoy the funny episodes).  It was trying to be instead of just being funny and there was a definite lack of badassedness (that’s a word right?) from the boys.  The fight scene in the basement was suspenseful, but the dim light and flashlights distracted me.  My favorite moment from the episode was by far this moment:

The other redeeming scene in this episode was when they finally had a real conversation about Sam’s anger at Dean.  It makes me think that Sam being mean is not only based on the fact that Dean messed up, but also Sam acting out like a little brother that is upset and angry so therefor wants to hurt Dean because he knows he can.  This is a time we really need Bobby to kick some sense into both of them.  And maybe to give Dean a hug.

Cause he needs one.

No matter how many times Sam says he can’t be brothers with Dean anymore (which totally sounds like a playground argument–“You’re not going to be my brother anymore!!”) I don’t believe him.  If it was just a job he wouldn’t have reacted like this when he found Dean passed out:

Sam can say he wouldn’t save Dean and possibly he wouldn’t, but I find it hard to believe that he would turn his back on his brother when it comes down to it.  His brother who went to Hell to save him, his brother who has always been there for him, his brother who I think he sometimes takes for granted.  His brother who I think he will have to save from the Mark of Cain soon.

Another great moment that needs to be mentioned:

Dean eats a mean donut.

Questions that need to be answered:

Where is Castiel and why in the world is Snooki on next week’s episode?