Supernatural: Dark Dynasty. Why {Spoiler} Had to Die.

So things are looking iffy for the boys at the beginning of this episode. Sam is lying to Dean, Dean is tying to not kill everyone and some creepy doctor is scooping a chick’s eyeballs out. Rowena is manipulating Sam and can’t figure out how to use the Codex. Nobody is doing well.

We are also introduced to a new family that has spent a very long time evidently controlling the world and profiting off of it. The boys can’t find anything on them after they look back to the 1800’s and Dean thinks he’s found a connection to a case in Omaha. So now Sam has to work a case with Dean, involving the very people that are after the book he’s trying to hide. So many lies and deceptions– I’m sure this is going to be great.

Sam brings Charlie into this citing that Dean is getting worse and gets her to help Rowena break the code and figure out how to break the curse. He’s also brought in Cas to babysit them all. They are such a happy little family. Or something.

Sam gives a moving speech that makes it sound like he has a reason for lying so much to Dean. Yep– still hasn’t convinced me. But never the less they are working together for a common cause.

Sam now has to go off and work this case with Dean and they get a lucky break with some crazy high def security footage. Sam also gets plenty of awkward lies he gets to tell while trying to hide Cas’ phone calls. Dean becomes more and more suspicious of what is going on with Sam and Castiel and Charlie get more and more fed up with Rowena. Rowena finally pushes Charlie to try to get out and have some time to think alone. Even though both Sam and Castiel tell her not to leave, she runs out while Cas is distracted with Rowena.

I know people love her, but I hope Sam decides to kill her instead of Crowley.

Sam brings up the elephant in the room between him and Dean. Well, maybe not the only elephant, but one of them. Once again I will express my opinion that Dean actually seems to be doing great. Better I think then when he returned from Hell.

How is this different than normal?

Then– like everyone predicted– Castiel is a horrible liar to Dean and he becomes even more convinced that something is up. This is followed up by a bad lie from Sam to top it off.

So smooth Cas.

Dean goes out on a pizza run and gets cornered by two of the Stein boys which as we all knew ended poorly for them. Dean kills one of them and captures the other (the one that was popping out eyeballs earlier) and I have to say my one regret for this episode is that Dean didn’t torture this dude. He just spilled the beans mostly and then ripped his own arm off. I might would be more worried about Dean if we’d seen him tap into the things he learned in Hell combined with his Mark issue. However he just threatened the dude a little and then let him escape.

I’d have like to have seen it Dean.

This family reminds me of the dude they killed a while ago that was taking people’s body parts to stay immortal. I guess they’ve figured out how to do it without looking like a patchwork quilt. I was disappointed on how he pronounced Frankenstein though.

If you have not watched Young Frankenstein stop what you are doing and go watch it now.

Little Frankenstein did spill the beans that the book is impossible to destroy and that clued Dean into what Sam had been hiding.

Castiel lets Sam know that Charlie has run off and then Charlie calls Sam for help. Both boys warn Charlie to hand over all her stuff to psycho dude so he doesn’t kill her and she uploads all her info and states she can’t do that. Charlie knows what that book will do and will do anything to keep it out of their hands. The writers do throw out a tease to all you Destiel shippers out there– sooo close. . .

Cas loves you too. . .I know you were dying to have him say it.

Let me just say that my cable decided to cut out RIGHT after Charlie confronts dude in the bathroom so I didn’t know what happened. Then it came back on for the previews for next week showing the funeral. Thanks Dish Network.

The boys enter the crappy hotel room and see the blood leading into the bathroom. Not a good sign at any time, but Charlie is tough so I still held out hope (or I would have if Dish hadn’t ruined it for me) that she’d stabbed the dude in the throat. However we see Sam look like he’s going to be sick and we see Dean not handling it well either.

I’m not sure why Sam is so sick looking though. I’m pretty sure he’s done worse to others. I know he knew and loved Charlie, but I feel like anger should have been the better emotion here.

Dean proclaims that he will kill the person who did this and will destroy everything they’ve ever loved and I’m gonna say I believe him. He looks serious about this and it looks like the Mark is finally going to be let loose. Maybe now I’ll see what everyone has been scared of. I think (hope) there is a reason that Charlie had to die, but I do think the boys are really going to take this hard over all.

But now we have Charlie in Heaven with Bobby (and Ash and Jo and Ellen) and I really really would love to see them all get together and work this thing out from up there. Ash has figured out Heaven, Bobby now knows how to leave his Heaven and Charlie knows all the ins and outs of what is going on. I just think it would be awesome if this was fixed by Charlie and the only way she was able to fix it was because she died. That would make all this worth it. What do you think? Am I grasping as straws with that?

The Best and Worst Moments of Supernatural: Book of The Damned

So much happened this episode and instead of breaking it down bit by bit, here’s my best and worst lists:

Best:

1. Charlie calling creeper that was following her Gambit. Gambit is my favorite– and if Gambit turns out like this dude (style wise) in the next X-Men movie I’m cool with that.

2. Dean finally told Sam (most) of the truth about what happened while Sam was out freeing Metatron. Dean seems to finally be making some smart moves– well a little.

3. Charlie– she is showing her genius is first of all getting the book, running with it as well as she has, and then calling the boys for help when she needed it. Don’t worry they all become idiots soon.

4. Dean’s foresight in grabbing a lead lined box to put the book in so they can’t track it anymore. Followed closely by “Boys Are Back In Town” as the best song for that moment. With Dean’s admissions earlier it looks like they really might be working together– honestly and openly. Yeah.

5. The book itself. The book is super creepy. Made of human skin written in blood is 100% gross. The scene where we hear Sam and Charlie discussing the book and it looks like Sam is holding the book, but then we see that Dean has it and is standing across the room– it’s perfect. It truly scares me more than the grisly makeup of the book itself. Obviously the book is evil and The Mark is excited about that fact.

Supernatural 10x18 Book of the DamnedDean’s first look at the book. I just loved  this scene (however much you can love something that destroys you). I mean, he’s not even aware that he has the book, he’s just zoned out, flipping through the pages, listening to it, and he’s so confused and lost once he realizes that he has the book?! Ugh, Dean :(Supernatural 10x18 Book of the DamnedDean’s first look at the book. I just loved  this scene (however much you can love something that destroys you). I mean, he’s not even aware that he has the book, he’s just zoned out, flipping through the pages, listening to it, and he’s so confused and lost once he realizes that he has the book?! Ugh, Dean :(

Supernatural 10x18 Book of the DamnedDean’s first look at the book. I just loved  this scene (however much you can love something that destroys you). I mean, he’s not even aware that he has the book, he’s just zoned out, flipping through the pages, listening to it, and he’s so confused and lost once he realizes that he has the book?! Ugh, Dean :(Supernatural 10x18 Book of the DamnedDean’s first look at the book. I just loved  this scene (however much you can love something that destroys you). I mean, he’s not even aware that he has the book, he’s just zoned out, flipping through the pages, listening to it, and he’s so confused and lost once he realizes that he has the book?! Ugh, Dean :(

Supernatural 10x18 Book of the DamnedDean’s first look at the book. I just loved  this scene (however much you can love something that destroys you). I mean, he’s not even aware that he has the book, he’s just zoned out, flipping through the pages, listening to it, and he’s so confused and lost once he realizes that he has the book?! Ugh, Dean :(Supernatural 10x18 Book of the DamnedDean’s first look at the book. I just loved  this scene (however much you can love something that destroys you). I mean, he’s not even aware that he has the book, he’s just zoned out, flipping through the pages, listening to it, and he’s so confused and lost once he realizes that he has the book?! Ugh, Dean :(

6. Dean calling Sam out for being a hypocrite.

7. Sam admission that he loves this life. He love the hunt and he loves being with Dean. Bad choices were made throughout this episode (see below), but this makes me forgive him a little bit. That and his eyes at the end of this episode.

8. Dean being a BAMF in the convenience store. Cause Dean. Plus the Stein dude calling the Mark a “gift”? Yeah he’s a bad guy.

Worst

1. Metatron– just really everything that has to do with Metatron. The fact that he likes “Ironic”, he’s a total mouth breather, and he made soooo much noise while eating that waffle. I wanted to stab him in the face with his fork.

Yes– do it now.

2. The boys run off to meet Charlie to help her out, but they don’t immediately put the thing in the lead lined box.  They know it’s being tracked– they should assume it was being tracked right up to the point it was put in the box so the bad guys can probably find Bobby’s cabin (btw how was he able to afford so many cabins?). So how about you throw the thing in the box, take it back to the bunker, and then read the thing in the confines of the lead lined bunker? Also during this whole time it was never brought up that maybe Cas could read the writing?

3. Sam with all his concern about Dean never thinks that maybe they shouldn’t be studying this book around Dean– it’s like if Dean had been going through stores of demon blood in front of Sam back in his blood drinking days. How about we do that in another room or hey!  In a lead lined room INSIDE of the bunker!  Just sayin. . .

We should totes keep it then!

4. Cas not seeing that Metatron was totally playing him at the library. He saw through the attempt at manipulation earlier so I was slightly disappointed he didn’t see this coming. At least Cas is an Angel again though– even if his wings look super jacked up.

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5. Sam’s decision to keep the Book of the Damned. Even Dean thinks they should destroy it and it becomes obvious when the big bad guys show up that they will do anything to get it, but still Sam keeps it. Will Dean notice it later when Sam brings it out to study again? Or when Rowena begins using it? That is the worst decision ever. Rowena is less trustworthy than my dog around pizza. Come on Sam.

The good decisions almost outweighed the bad this week. We’re getting closer to the boys working together and I feel like if they worked together they could figure out this issue without Rowena and without the Book. Evidently they aren’t allowed to make good decisions at the same time during a season. Dean seems to have his head on right so Sam’s doing his best to screw it up.

I’ll leave you with Charlie’s expression when she was getting healed:

 

It’s nice having that power back.

The Top Truths Revealed in Supernatural: There’s No Place Like Home.

I’m not going to throw out catchy phrases like, “We’re not in Kansas anymore” or any comments on Oz in general. Truth be told I thought in Oz storyline was an odd addition and was actually happy that it appeared that Charlie’s story was over. I felt her story was becoming a little forced, but after this episode I take it all back. Charlie was back and brought with her all the things I loved about her in the beginning– plus some.

Here are the most truthful, beautiful moments of this episode:

Dark Charlie — I thought Dark Charlie was perfect. Yeah she was a crazy psycho who like to kill, but the boys kinda are too and I love them too. Dark Charlie and Mark Of Cain Dean were pretty much made for each other. It made me pretty nervous when they were somewhat hanging out together. I was afraid that he was going to accept his dark side and run off with her (not romantically– but I like to kill people too kinda way). They somewhat surprised me by actually needing the key to fix her. I kinda expected the good and bad Charlies to combine after good Charlie killed someone. Even though it was a good act– killing is still damaging to the soul.

There were some awesome one liners — Wouldn’t hurt a Hobbit. Should have known Rocket and Groot would track me down. I even got my own little sword. Blah, blah, blah repressed feelings, blah, blah blah passive aggression.

Let’s just say the writers were golden this time around.

For Dean, the struggle is real— seriously he almost loses it numerous times. With the DA that Charlie has tortured, with the shot in the bar, when he was fighting outside with Dark Charlie. I’m over him being evil so I was so proud of Dean for holding it together. I’m happy that it looks like they are actually working together to find a solution to their problems. I think seeing Dark Charlie actually helped Dean realize how much it hurts others when someone you love is out of control. I’m also glad that it looks like Charlie will be hanging around trying to help. Maybe now they’ll be able to get somewhere with Charlie, Cas, Dean AND Sam all looking for the fix.

Dean on a diet is just like me on a diet— I have friends that drink protein shakes and haven’t looked at a burger and a coke in years. Well I’m proud of them, but any time I’m eating healthy food I’m just thinking about how good a bbq bacon cheeseburger with a large Dr. Pepper would be. Cause delicious is what it is. I know in real life Jensen Ackles is probably on a strict diet and exercise regime, but I love that fictional Dean struggles like anyone else. You can tell me that kale is delicious– but I’m sorry– it smells like a fart.

Charlie stealing Baby was a thing of beauty— If there is anything that would push Dean to the edge it’s someone messing with his car. So of course that’s what she did. Of course.

So now we get to wait until we see what goodness the rest of the season will bring. And it looks like Charlie will be right there helping them.

Supernatural: Slumber Party!

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OK this is way late. I’m going to blame it on Halloween, but I did get to watch Tuesday night and do have some opinions so here we go:

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I have mixed feelings about the Charlie episodes. I really like Felicia Day, and really enjoyed her first episode where she helped the boys defeat Dick Roman. That made sense. Felicia is a nerd, she does computer stuff, ergo she plays a convincing hacker. I thought she was a cool guest star and all was cool. However, I’ve not been crazy about her subsequent appearances. Yeah I can see her LARPing, but I didn’t like that episode much, mostly because it was mixed in with the horrible story arc of season 8. I admit that she makes sense coming and checking out this computer system in the bat cave. I don’t buy her as a hunter though.

To stay on a positive note, she has great one liners and I love the whole Supernatural book series jab and it reminded me of the ache in my heart that was filled with Chuck.  I still hope that Chuck/God will show back up someday.  I also loved Dorothy in this episode.  She was just the right mix of tough girl and cheeky 30’s style one liners.  The exchange between Crowley and the Wicked Witch– amazing.  Of course everything Mark Sheppard does is amazing.  This is the stuff I love about Supernatural.  Yes Crowley is evil, but all I want is him to get out of that trap and DO SOMETHING!  This exchange at least helped out with my Crowley need.  The exchange with the boys helped too.  They totally are the Scarecrow and Tin Man.

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Now did I think everything was hunky dory in this episode?  No.  Obviously this is a filler episode and I would have loved it hands down if they had left out the whole Oz thing and left it with a witch from another world and a vintage hunter that had been hunting her.  You would still have the key, still have the witch, still have Dorothy, but lose all the cheesiness.  I also totally didn’t buy that Charlie killed the wicked witch with the ruby slipper.  Do you know how much strength and follow through it would take to jab a shoe heel into someone’s head??  Yeah, maybe if she’d been fighting the witch and adrenaline could have been used as an excuse, but she sneaked up on her and stabbed her.  I call crap.  Also those shoes were really new looking to have been sitting in a motorcycle bag for 75 years.

How long until Sam figures out about Zeke by the way?  He remembered this time Dean calling Zeke’s name out (speaking of which did Zeke not have enough juice to wipe Sam’s memory?  Or was this slip on purpose?) and Dean had to cover with another bad lie.  I give it two more episodes before Sam is in full out “something’s wrong” mode.  I also feel like the writers are wanting us to dwell on the fact that Sam hasn’t moved in yet.  I was satisfied with his explanation that every time he has made a home something horrible happens.  He has a point there.

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So overall I give this a pretty good rating.  As far as filler goes it was good.  Once again the thing that would have made this great would have been to drop the whole “Wizard of Oz” thing.  If I wanted to watch fairytale crossovers I would watch Once Upon a Time.  I’m curious to see how next week’s Dean/ Dog situation goes.

Supernatural Review: I’m No Angel

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I love love love Human Cas. I love that he would be dead if it wasn’t for his living outside the lines with the boys. I love that he calls himself Clarence (let me cry a little for Meg). I love that he’s having to deal with things that he’s always been confused by, like hunger, sleep, cleanliness and other bodily functions (do you ever get tired of urinating?) I also love that he’s still naive.  I mean seriously who else would believe that a nice girl would bring home a bum, clean his knife wounds, give him a massage (along with a happy ending) and something not be up? Especially he knows the other angels are after him.  However I buy it because it is so very Cas to trust this sweet looking girl just because.

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Yeah how did that work out Cas?

How about Dean’s lines this season?  Holy crap he’s hilarious.  Well, a very funny guy that is going to get caught lying very soon. His satisfied smirk after he tells a really good lie isn’t helping matters.  Sam isn’t going to keep buying that he got knocked out and Dean made it happen very quickly.  I’m surprised he’s believed it this long.  Surely he suspects that something is up now.  Now that brings us up to Sangel healing Cas.  I really think the only reason Zeke did this was because he saw Dean breaking down looking at Cas’ body and wants to keep him on his side to achieve whatever crazy thing he’s using Dean for.  I still believe that Zeke really does need Sam’s body to heal and that he’s helping Sam by being in there, I also think he set himself back by fixing Cas.

That being said I definitely think that something is up with Zeke.  Yes everyone is after Cas, but if he’s just hanging out in the bunker there is no way that he can get caught.  If Reapers could find people in the bunker then they would have found Kevin Tran by now.  I find his reason to make Cas leave crap and I’m dying for Dean to call him on it.  However, I’m afraid he’s too worried that Zeke is going to leave Sam high and dry and will actually follow through with the Cas eviction.  OK so here’s my big question,  You have the KING OF HELL in your dungeon!  How about getting his help with Sam?? Not necessarily go through with it, but see if he’ll deal and then let Zeke know that if he doesn’t stick to the original plan he has someone else to fix everything.  Granted Kevin probably isn’t going to be cool with it, but Kevin isn’t cool with anything to do with Crowley.  How about seriously figure out any better plan than this one.  Angels are bad news.  Period. You know this Dean.

Other things about this episode:

  • There was a serious lack of Kevin Tran although reading @OsricChau ‘s tweets almost made up for that
  • Cas was shirtless quite a bit and although that isn’t Sam shirtless– it’s still awesome
  • The televangelist was so creepy.  Well maybe creepy isn’t the right term, sleazy? slimy? Hmmm I say creepy because he seriously thought he was helping people and then rationalized away seeing that girl explode like it was nothing.
  • The angels seem to just want to reverse what Metatron and Cas did, and I know I should understand that and support it, except they are psycho.
  • Jared Padalecki did an amazing job switching between Sam and Zeke.  There was enough of a difference to know what was up even before Dean did, but it wasn’t crazy obvious.
  • I may have cried at the look on Cas’ face when Dean told him he had to leave.  He just got to a home and now is getting kicked out.  Not only kicked out, but kicked out by the one person that always backs him up.
  • And finally– I think Sam took my advice and had a hair cut.

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Look at that hair toss.

Did I miss any other red flags?  I’m worried about Cas, I’m worried about Dean, oh and Sam. And Kevin. And Crowley.  Hmmm I guess the only person I’m not horribly concerned about is Charlie which is the only reason I can think of that I’m not as excited as I thought I would be that Felicia Day is coming back next week.  The previews for that seem like it’s going to be a weird episode too.  We shall see.