This episode had all the earmarks of being a crappy episode. They promo’d it like it was going to be a dragon episode and in my opinion the one dragon episode was enough for forever. It was one of my least favorite. However, I seriously laughed, hard, numerous times during this one. Sheriff Mills was a nice return. I enjoyed seeing her character again as I always thought she was a down to earth dose of reality every now and then. I did think there was something missing not having Bobby there to balance her out, but I think all of us miss having Bobby around. Always.
OK I try to not do a play by play recap so here are the things that stuck out to me:
Why haven’t they asked Cas to read the spell yet? They mention in the beginning of the episode that they wonder if Crowley is lying about the spell not being reversible. How about you ask the other person that you know that can read dead languages?? If it says it’s irreversible Cas isn’t going to be any worse off than he already is and they will know for sure. Really they don’t seem all that concerned with getting Cas’s grace back and getting the angels in heaven. Which doesn’t make sense to me unless Zeke is purposefully distracting them. (Don’t worry I’m coming back to our friendly parasite angel in a moment).
Also I miss Kevin. That is all.
Dean pretending to be ashamed that he wasn’t a virgin anymore was great (“I don’t think we can really unring that bell” and “So you just hit the virginity redo button and alls good with the man upstairs?”). I thought the scene in the abstinence support group was predictable, but it was still freaking hilarious. His enthusiasm throughout this whole episode was perfect. I like when Dean is happy Dean instead of brooding sad Dean (don’t get me wrong, brooding is fun too).
Nothing and I mean nothing in this episode was as funny as Dean figuring out who Susie from the support group was (although the description of the engaged couple’s sex was great). He was star struck. His meeting her in his world was to me like me getting to meet him in the real world. Except I wouldn’t have been so smooth. “That scene with the tacos.” I don’t think that even if he’d known that he was going to get locked in a dungeon he would have been able to stop himself.
They really drove home the point that Sam is still not OK. Between the nap at the beginning, Jodi bringing up that he looked like crap and then the big bad wondering out loud how he was still alive. Yeah I think that’s going to play a part in next week’s mid season finale.
And that brings us to Zeke (Imma call you Zeke)– he seriously freaked me out when he switched over as Dean was about to tell him what was up. It seemed less like he was protecting Sam and more like a threat to Dean. I can kinda see that he keeps saving people left and right and hasn’t had time to heal, but I also still worry that Zeke isn’t really healing Sam, but just being a parasite. I won’t lie. Next week’s preview has me thinking more and more that way. Of course the preview for this one was misleading so maybe Zeke is holding Dean back to protect him.
Lastly, they didn’t load Jodi’s car for her or help her with the doors? It’s not like she got stabbed by a goddess or anything. Oh wait. . .
Over all this was a solid episode. They moved the plot along, had a monster to defeat and still kept it funny. Maybe next week Sam will finally figure out Zeke is in him on his own and maybe we will get to see Kevin again. I can hope. I do think that the feels will abound.