Supernatural: Hibbing 911. When is Jody getting her own show?

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Jody is back again!  Jody is one of the few good guys left. Bobby is gone, Garth is a werewolf, Jo and Ellen are dead, Ash is off controlling Heaven and Kevin Tran. . .well I’m not trying to cry today. Jody is a tie back to the time that they had a good support system.  Now when they need help they have Jody, Cas or Crowley. Sooooo yeah Cas isn’t the most stable and Crowley is the King of Hell so they aren’t exactly the best people to have back you up. Except Jody. Jody still sees things in Good vs Evil and yeah she’s open to converting evil (like adopting an ex-vampire as a daughter), but she’s not gone full dark side like the boys.

It refreshing to see the boys interact with her and with Donna and remember it’s not always demons and Knights of Hell and all that. Sometimes you just get to kill a vampire. The writers have done a great job setting up the potential for a spin off (which I feel like could have been done after the last Jody episode) and they could even bring Donna in on it and I wouldn’t complain. This feels natural unlike the attempted Bloodlines spin off. Of course I could be getting excited over nothing, but seriously this could be as smooth as Arrow and Flash with casual crossovers that don’t feel forced. Jody has plenty of experience fighting monsters, a sad love story (really two sad love stories) and a teenage daughter to help with the younger audience.

OK to move on from my fantasizing over this spin off that will probably never happen here are the top 5 moments from this episode:

5. Jody and the Winchester’s banter Jody is the closest thing they have to a mom right now. Jo filled that role for a little while, but after she was gone Jody stepped up to that role a little bit. She respects what the boys do, but isn’t cowed by the fact that they are Winchesters. Even with someone tearing people apart the boys seem more relaxed with her around.

That smile

4. Jody standing up for Donna At the start of the episode we see Donna getting trampled on by her ex-husband and even though Jody is uncomfortable she doesn’t do anything about it. Then we see it over and over again. He keeps making comments about her weight, her personality and is obviously trying to hook up with someone at the retreat. So it’s awesome to see Jody lay into him. Donna, of course, didn’t appreciate it at first, but I think after her moment witnessing a vampire for the first time she got over it. And became awesome.

Come on– we were all thinking it. And we’ve all known this guy.

3.  Donna standing up for herself. We saw her getting treated poorly the last episode she was on and then for over 30 minutes of this episode we saw her put up with more than any woman should ever put up with. So even though she wasn’t standing up to her ex it was glorious to see her stand up to Dean– and then get it done at the end of the episode.

and this this moment:

I really have grown to like her character– but that smile right there– she would have made a creepy villain.

2. Jody and Donna practically cosplaying Dean and Cas. Cause– I mean really:

Am I hallucinating or are they dressed like Dean and Cas?Am I hallucinating or are they dressed like Dean and Cas?

Am I hallucinating or are they dressed like Dean and Cas?

It’s mostly adorable.

1. Dean being so defensive of being an FBI agent. I literally laughed out loud. Which was impressive since I was laying in bed with strep feeling like crap. He was so angry at that cop mocking his job. This is what I love about this show. If it was just a straight up horror/monster show I don’t know that I would watch it. However moments of humor like this is what makes it for me.

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Overall this was a very solid episode and I hope with everything in me that Jody Mills gets a spin off show. I’m not holding my breath though.

From the look of next week’s midseason finale we will no longer be riding the love wave between the boys.  I really hope they end up supporting each other and aren’t back where they started. I’m also curious to see what Crowley has done with his mom. Plus I wonder if Crowley helped cure Dean because he wants him human to use the Blade. Maybe he’s too powerful to manipulate as a demon? We’ll see what is answered next week, but I’m sure we’ll have even more questions too.

Alex Annie Alexis Ann: Jody Mills shows off her BMF wallet and tells everyone to be cool Honey Bunny

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What’s Fonzie? Fonzie’s cool. I’m going to go ahead and say Jody is cool too. Jody has called the boys (and Bobby *sobs*) over the years for help, but she proved this episode that although she might not know all the details she’s definitely hunter material.  They were working as a team, not as a girl that needed the boys help. Yes she trusted the girl a little more than I would have, but also she’s not been as jaded as the boys are now.

Speaking of jaded, Sam loves to give Dean crap about how he’s lost touch with humanity, but both of them would have gotten what Jody was saying about how the girl needed to be saved from these vampires.  The boys however went into the situation perfectly fine with killing her.  It wasn’t that long ago both boys had issues with killing anything human.

This episode had so many of the things that I love about Supernatural in it.  We had our monster hunt, a gradual progression of the over arching storyline (the Mark of Cain and Sam’s issues between him and Dean) and the boys were getting along again.  Working as a team without the baggage they’ve been dealing with getting in the way.  Also it had humor which is always a plus.

The show definitely lacked in (good) humor last season so I’m glad to see that the writers are embracing this again.  Supernatural deals with overly dramatic topics so if it doesn’t have any humor thrown it it tends to take itself too seriously. I know I just said it, but seeing the boys work together and joke together was amazing to see.  I’ve been talking about how I feel like Sam is going to realize that he would do anything to save Dean sometime soon and I think he got a glimpse of that this episode.

Dean was lying there prone, obviously very hurt and Sam couldn’t do anything to stop it.

This is probably just the iceberg of Sam’s realization, but it was satisfying to watch. Yes, Sam you do still love your brother no matter how mad you are at him. Sam needs to figure out that fact before the Mark of Cain takes over Dean completely.  Did anyone else think that the vampire was surprised with Dean’s strength?  I wondered if that was another Mark of Cain side effect.

I don’t know that I agree with Sam that Dean is enjoying killing people as much as he just thinks that that’s how things have to be now.  The look of determination on Dean’s face was certainly scary/badass/sexy.  Also I’m glad I wasn’t the only one thinking this:

Haha– that photoset cracks me up more than it’s probably actually funny, but I love me some Jesse Pinkman.

Back to the main story though I’m glad that Jody has someone to take care of again and I’m also glad that the girl she put her faith in came through for her.  From the previews and from the tone of the show I was expecting Jody to not only get screwed, but perhaps also brutally murdered.  After all no one (OK very few) is safe and Jody’s character has had a much bigger role than I ever expected it to. I also think it reminded the boys what it felt like to save a human that needed saving again.

Will we see Jody again? (I hope so) Will we see Alex/Anne again? (I’m open to it). I look forward to seeing the development from here.

Next week we will see the Bloodlines back door pilot and I really hope that it’s good.  The preview makes it feel like it’s The Originals for Supernatural.  After all it’s a fight over a city and it’s about ancient families.  Originals is about a fight over New Orleans involving an ancient family.  Hmmm. . .I rate The Originals at about 4.5 out of 10 so I really hope that the preview is produced that way just to try to bring in some of that younger crowd, but is just as meaty as Supernatural.  No matter what I’m sure next week will be interesting to watch!