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?

Supernatural: Angel Heart. Wait– there are even worse Angels?

This week we took a break from the search for the cure and were introduced to an even bigger scum bag of an Angel then we have seen previously. Well except for Metatron. This was a good solid episode where the boys aren’t just out killing everything in sight. They actually had to work through a case, do research and help an innocent.

Here are a few questions I have though:

Why can’t Cas find Claire?

I’ve never understood all the ins and outs of the angels falling. Cas can now heal people and has his Grace back soooo what else does that grant him? Does getting your Grace back just mean now that you’re a healer and that’s it? When the Angels were looking for Sam and Dean during the apocalypse they could find them through prophets and dreams. Why can’t they use Cas to help locate Claire?  I can buy that Claire’s mom Amelia (they really love that name don’t they) is somehow hidden because Angels and magic and stuff. Also did the fall of Heaven affect this rouge douchbag angel at all?

Why is everyone freaking out about Dean?

Ummmm I don’t think Dean beat that dude up because of the Mark. I’m pretty sure he would have done all that Mark or no Mark. The guy was a piece of crap that hurt a little girl. I’m pretty sure that’s a good enough reason in Sam or Dean’s book. Everyone keeps bringing up how out of control Dean is getting, but really since he went crazy and killed all those people the last time they saved Claire I haven’t seen anything out of the ordinary. Dean’s always been the one to shoot first and ask questions later.

I see nothing wrong with this.

I’m glad that Claire got to see the boys when they weren’t just killing people.

Yep Claire– pretty much everyone you meet in this world has a horrible back story too.

OK I know this isn’t a question about plot, but I’m glad that Claire got to see the boys and Cas in a different light. They aren’t always massacring huge groups of people or heavenly beings. Sam got to help Claire learn how to live out on her own and Dean helped her have a little fun in a scary and stressful time. The addition of Claire to Jody Mill’s household also makes me really hope there will be a spin off in that direction.

Is it just me or did Claire look proud when Dean told her Jimmy was a hero?

For all her hatred of Castiel I think she keeps coming back to him (even if she acts like she doesn’t want to) because she loved her father. So now she has confirmation that he really was the great man she remembers and not some jackass that left her and her mother for no reason. He did it to save not only her, but the world.

It was nice to see them show off their ability to survive– not just come in a slaughter.

Sam got knocked out– it looked bad for him, but we got to see him figure it out. He got out of a really bad situation and still helped save the day. And Dean figured out the guys needed help and instead of just rushing in to help he found out what he was facing and went in informed. Once again– I think Dean is doing great. Better now even than pre Mark of Cain.

Is there a reason Claire killed the angel and not Dean?

I know he’s trying to not hulk out, but would it have done something to the Mark if he’d killed an Angel? He’s killed them before– preMark, but I wondered if there was a reason Claire had the honors here. Or maybe it just gave her an opportunity to strike back against a group that tore apart her family. Metatron really wanted to make Dean kill him though so that leads me to believe that if Dean kills an Angel even if that angel is a total tool it will do something irreparable to Dean.

Is Amelia’s fake heaven that much different then her real one?

Did anyone else think it was super creepy that her fake heaven and her real heaven were so much alike? Is there something fundamentally messed up about Heaven too?  Or was that just her desires were finally real? I know one thing though– Misha killed it.

I’m sure that’s not the last we’ve seen of Claire or her stolen Angel Sword, and I will just be over here holding out hope for that Jody Mills spinoff.

Supernatural: The Executioner’s Song. The One Where I Was Sadly Proven Correct

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So a while back I made this prediction about Dean when he took on the Mark. This seems like a huge thing for everyone to be ignoring. The Mark of Cain came from one brother killing another so if Dean has the Mark. . .

However up to this point Cain gave Dean the Mark and then took a hike. Yeah they talk about him every now and then, but they’ve avoided this one huge point. We start this episode finally getting to see him again and we see him killing a horrible nasty murderer on death row. So far I don’t have many issues with that. Plus Cain looks pretty amazing. Life off the farm has done him well. His hair alone is pretty fabulous.

So we now have a mystery to solve, but more importantly we have a reason for Dean and Cain to meet up again.

Cut to Crowley and Mom. Rowena is definitely trying to manipulate Crowley still. I don’t quite get her end game. She’s causing issues in his court, but if he is weakened she will also be weakened. She needs to die. . .soon, but I’ll come back to that later. She tries to get Crowley to kill her enemies for her and even though he sees through it he still seems like he’s going to do it. She also does her best to cause strife between the Winchesters and him. Which isn’t that hard since their working relationship has never been smooth sailing.

Meanwhile Sam and Dean have figured out that Cain is killing whole families and while they are telling that to Cas Cain shows up. Once again I really like Cain. He’s killing people like crazy, but unlike other crazed demons we’ve seen in seasons past he’s not killing because he’s enjoying it. He’s killing because he sees it as his duty. And he doesn’t want to kill people that aren’t on his list of descendants. BTW that would be so many people. That long ago his descendants would be a crazy amount of people. Which they touch on, but still— so many people. One might even say that he’s on a mission from God, Blues Brother’s Style.

Finally the boys figure out where Cain is headed next and they prepare for a battle between Dean and Cain. They do this by pulling Crowley in to help (and by lying to him in the process which just help’s out Rowena’s case) and by using some misdirection to trap him. Long story short he is trapped and Dean comes in to finish him off.

This is where it gets interesting. Cain puts up a good fight, but is it just me or does his heart not seem in it. I’m just saying with the power we’ve seen from Cain it seems like he should have been able to make short work of Dean. So maybe he just wanted to talk to Dean before getting him to take his life. Cain has lost his family, his love, and now his humanity again. The only way he can control himself is to live in isolation. I don’t blame him for wanting all of that to end. So even though the boys have won this fight I don’t think they were ever meant to lose it. Cain seems almost bored with this turn of events.

But what he revealed is what is most important. He finally said what I’ve worried about all this time. Dean taking on the Mark means that he will eventually kill Sam. What I found interesting is that Cain states that Dean will kill Crowley first, then Castiel, then finally Sam, So here’s my new prediction: Crowley is about to die. Once Dean kills him it will cause Dean to panic and really try to find a cure (which they already know if they would just think hard). Other reasons I think Crowley is about to dies are: the writers don’t seem to know what to do with Crowley these days. He’s not near the bad guy he used to be and with his control over demons that whole storyline has kind of fallen to the wayside.Also Rowena is undermining his power which will come to no good end.

As much as I don’t want Crowley to die it feels like the way things are moving.

Although I’m sure it was detrimental to Dean’s mental health to kill Cain I feel like it was more because he wanted to believe that he could keep the Mark under control and everything that happened up in that loft told him that he was doomed to go down the same horrible path that Cain had gone down.

Sam is really worried about Dean now so maybe he really does see the writing on the wall.  I know Sam will do everything he can to help Dean so hopefully he’ll get Rowena or Crowley to cast a less extreme age spell on Dean to get rid of this curse.

I can only hope.

What do you think? Will Dean kill Crowley? Will they finally put together the answer that is right in front of their face?

Supernatural: Stairway to Heaven. Yep, Dean is totally insane.

I’m not going to call this a recap so much as a list of all the bad signs that were thrown our way in this episode.

Let me just start with Dean saying he’s not tired after just 2 hours of rest.  Does that sound familiar?  Say, when Sam was souless and didn’t sleep?  Or when he was being hounded by Lucifer ?(Am I the only one that misses Lucifer?  He was great. Well in the Joffery Lannister sense of the word, “great.”) All I’m saying is that sleeplessness has never boded well for these boys.

Second thing is Gadreel questioning Metatron’s actions.  This isn’t so much bad for the boys as much as just a sign that not all is great in Team Metatron. Now that we know that Metatron’s “plan” to influence the other angels was to blow up the leader of this other group and blame it on Castiel the exchange between him and Gadreel is obviously manipulative.

Thirdly I found it a bad sign that Dean and Sam made so much progress tracking down the angel that was the suspected mole. The angels are somewhat idiotic, but should know how to track someone down.  This just very publicly led to embarrassment for Cas which wasn’t so helpful for his cause. Planting seeds of doubt for Metatron’s later accusations (so are there even more angel’s in Cas’s army working for Metatron by undermining Cas’s authority?)

Now we’ve moved on to Dean’s anger.  I don’t think anyone believed that Dean walked off and left the First Blade in the bunker. Cas seems to know something a little more about the Mark and the First Blade then we do. We are getting longer and longer glimpses at the amount of power and anger that Dean has bottled up inside him these days and it ain’t pretty,

I think Tessa’s death/suicide shocked Dean a little bit though. Tessa reminded him of a time in his life that was both painful and special to him.  He met Tessa when he was dying (the first time) and when his family was finally moving in the right direction (until suddenly it wasn’t). I had hope for a minute that this would snap Dean out of it, but then. . . nope. The look on his face was disturbing right after he killed her.  He definitely got something out of it and it looks like we’ll learn more about that next week.

I really really liked Tessa’s character so I’m sad to see her killed off in this way.  Also Reapers weren’t straight up angels were they?  I can kinda buy that they were affected by the spell since Heaven is closed now, but I wish that they would have addressed this a little.

 

Now Cas is set up perfectly for his fall. Metatron tells enough of the truth to make all the lies about Cas seem legit, he’s asked to kill Dean (which we know would never happen), and he’s been framed for some really heinous acts. Brown headed angel seems super shady to me. She seems to support Cas throughout the episode, but she’s the first one to suggest killing someone to prove his innocence.  That just seems counter-intuitive. To the point that I think she was Metatron’s plant all along.

Which brings us to the most perfect moment of the show.  Yes Castiel. Yes, the three of you will be enough.  Of course they’ve had Bobby helping them in the past, but I’m sure they’ll figure it out this time around. The three of them are the only ones they can trust so that’s the safest bet anyway.

Oh yeah– about just the three of them.  So Dean is seriously having control issues when it comes to who he should try to kill or not.  Maybe Gadreel wasn’t who he needed to cut at that moment.  Of course he also saw Gadreel’s murder of Kevin as his own fault so he justifiably has anger issues concerning Gadreel. The anger and the craziness on Dean’s face here is intense.

A few loose ends:

Dean’s declaration that he is now running a dictatorship also doesn’t bode well for his storyline at the moment.  He needs to have a talk with Rick about how that works out.

Will Castiel be the one to save Dean after all?  I’ve thought it was going to be Sam this whole time, but maybe it will be Cas.

I’ve questioned the whole Mark of Cain thing and how it will affect Sam since the beginning.  We see in the previews Sam getting between Dean and someone he’s trying to kill which could potentially be bad news for Sam. I guess we’ll find out soon.

 

Well next week is it!  The season finale is quickly approaching which hopefully means we will get some answers then as well.

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!

Supernatural “Blade Runners” and “Mother’s Little Helper”

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I know, I know, I’m falling behind.  Besides being a mom, and a seamstress, and a property manager, oh and a band manager I’m also the volunteer coordinator for some area beer festivals.  So I’ve been knee deep in festival organization lately and although I’ve gotten to watch I haven’t had the time to write anything.  So here’s my catch up article.

“Blade Runners” accomplished many things plot wise.  First off we finally got to see Crowley get back in action. His struggle with his human nature is interesting, but not as interesting as Dean becoming increasingly disturbed.  Crowley’s desire for approval from Dean and Sam throughout the episode was slightly pitiful to watch.  However I didn’t blame him at all for taking the first blade away at the end of the episode and threatening the boys.  Here’s my question though:  Why kill Crowley?  Abaddon has shown what the other options look like for the ruler of Hell so why not stick with the Devil you know?  Is Crowley a bad guy?  Yes.  But aren’t the other options worse? Why not accept the King of Hell that you can actually work with every now and then?

Also Magnus proved to me definitively that The Men of Letters are just as big of douches as the Angels. I am not sad that Dean chopped off his head even if it did speed along his crazy that much faster.

He just has a head meant for chopping off.

Sam doing everything he could to get into save Dean tells me that he’s moving towards the realization that he needs to forgive Dean for saving him with Gadreel.  I can now officially call crap on his act that Dean is just a partner to work with and nothing more.  That was panic on his face when he got thrown out of the house.

Now to move on to “Mother’s Little Helper.”  There is so much I love about this episode.  On the basic level I loved that the “monster of the week” played into the main plot.  The middle seasons did this the best and I love it when this works out.  It feels more cohesive that way.  After all if they are searching for the big bad it makes sense that pieces of the big bad would cross their path.  Some of my favorite episodes have the boys doing their thing and then having issues with a part of the big bad of the season (When the meet War when the go help the other hunters, all the manipulation they encountered while going against Yellow Eyes, etc.)

Dean jonesing for the First Blade is remarkably similar to Sam’s hunger for demon blood.  That being said I hope that Sam can empathize with Dean’s struggle instead of being all judgey like Dean himself was.  Sam is also getting a taste of how much it sucks for your brother to be all douchey.  The exchange between Sam and Dean when Sam leaves to go on a hunt was satisfying.  I really think Sam thought he could pitch a fit, ignore Dean and then finally see Dean crawl back apologizing.  But of course in reality what we are seeing is that while Sam was on his period Dean accepted the Mark of Cain and pretty much agreed to become a monster himself (I wonder if he’ll ask Sam to kill him because of this? After all he usually takes a hard line on monsters).

I know it’s all very deliberate, but it will be interesting to watch now that the shoe is on the other foot.  Dean loves control and I wonder how he’s going to react while losing it.

The new Dean/Crowley friendship is enjoyable as well.  Dean seems to know that working with Crowley is a bad idea, but his actions seem to show that he’s enjoying teaming up with him as much as I am watching it.  I wonder how Cas will react when he shows back up in the next episode and sees them working together.  I mean that as in an angel seeing Dean work with a demon, not in a Destiel way.  Although there is that aspect too.

I’m glad Crowley finally seems to be playing his own game.  As much as I hate seeing Dean manipulated Crowley needs to be on his A game to get rid of Abaddon.  Especially with the revelation that Abaddon is creating an army of new demons everyone needs to be focusing on that small task.  Maybe Dean and channel all that rage and love of killing into killing demons.  Maybe.  Hopefully.

I think the biggest unasked questions so far are:  Once Dean kills Abaddon how will Dean get rid of the Mark?  Will he be able to?  I’m assuming the actual Cain isn’t dying to get it back and if he doesn’t take it who will?  Does Crowley want it? Is that part of his end game at this point?  That would be a lot of power for the King of Hell to have.  And does the original Cain have an ulterior motive?

Supernatural: Thinman. Return of the GHOSTFACERS!!

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I have been looking forward to this episode ever since I found out that the Ghostfacers were coming back.  Every Ghostfacer episode is on my list of favorites (Hell House, Ghostfacers, and It’s a Terrible Life).  They are wonderful.  Just serious enough to not be completely goofy, but crazy enough to be a caricature of the ghost hunters on reality TV.

So maybe it’s because I was looking forward to this episode so much that I was a little disappointed in it.  Some of the interactions just felt forced.  The scene at the diner didn’t seem threatening to me, I didn’t buy that Dean wouldn’t have followed through with some of his threat of what he’d do if they didn’t leave, and the conversations between the ‘facers just seemed to scream “HEY LOOK AT US WE ARE HAVING THE SAME FIGHT SAM AND DEAN ARE HAVING!!”

There were a few great moments and lines.  So here are some of the awesome moments of the episode.  Let’s glory in the great moments before I get nit picky.

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This is what I love about the Ghostfacers.  They are passionate about what they do and want to become famous doing what they love.

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I totally pronounce GIF’s JIF– like the peanut butter so Ed can call it whatever he wants.

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I include this because Tumblr exploded with this line.  Now there is a GIF for this emotion too!  Haha, seriously though even though this is totally just meant for people who make GIF’s I can’t help but loving it too,

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OK THIS.  This scene right here was the best thing out of the whole episode.  Yes they reminded us over and over that the problems that the Ghostfacers were having had great parallels with the issues that Sam and Dean are having, but this moment reminded us of the relationship they used to have.  I miss season 1-6 brotherly love.  I hope Sam took away from this what I did too.  This is a cute story about Sam following Dean’s lead even though it was a terrible idea, but look deeper.  Dean took Sam to the ER alone, on his handlebars, because at age 9 and 5 their dad was out hunting monsters instead of taking care of his family.  As a mother of a 6 and 4 year old I can’t imagine leaving my kids alone to fend for themselves.  They’ve touched on this before, but this is another huge reminder of what a huge loser douchebag John Winchester was.  Sure he was out there saving lives and killing monsters, but what was he doing to his kids in the process?  How can Sam shut Dean out after this reminder?  Sam is all that Dean has and yes he was ready to die, but how could he be surprised that Dean wouldn’t allow that.

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Just like I want Sam to stop pouting and fighting with Dean I also want Dean to realize how much he hurt Sam and apologize!  I predict that Dean will get sick, almost die or whatever and Sam will be faced with a similar decision and suddenly understand again what Dean was thinking.  I also think that Dean is going to have to apologize before any progress can be made between the two of them.

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I’m wondering if the ease with which Dean killed the Thinman is side effect of the Mark of Cain or if he just doesn’t feel any remorse with killing humans anymore.  I could see it either way and am even a little surprised that Sam brought it up.  They’ve both done their fair share of killing and this instance was completely warranted.  So I guess I’m going to go with the fact that both boys are crazy messed up in the head.

Overall this episode gave both Dean and Sam a lot to think about.  They saw two friends ripped apart by lies and pretty much saw their last argument repeated word for word right in front of them.  I’m going to call bs on a little of this though. Yeah Ed lied to Harry about the Thinman and broke up him and his fiance, but Dean saved Sam’s life!  He trusted an angel that Cas vouched for.  Dean wasn’t trying to break up Sam from a girlfriend because he wanted to hang out with him more.  He was saving him from being killed by a failed mission. Rule #1 is that Dean loves Sam more than his own life.  Period.  Sam once went to crazy lengths too to try to save Dean, but he seems to have forgotten all about that.

So yeah some of the plot felt forced, it wasn’t as scary as I think it could have been (I miss the episodes like Ghostfacer and even the webseries.  Those episodes had the creepy factor not just the prerequisite monster), and they drilled into us the similarities between the ‘facers and the boys instead of keeping it subtle.  However, when it’s all said and done, this was a solid episode and I can’t help but feel that we are moving towards something big.  My hope is that once we get to that something big that we’ll be able to understand these last few episodes a little more.

Supernatural: Sharp Teeth. Has Everything Changed?

Sharp Teeth was on the surface a filler episode.  Yeah we had Garth show up and had a twist in his story, but as much as I love Garth I don’t count him as a real main character.  He’s the comic relief of the show. Heaven knows they need some comic relief.  Just 2 seasons ago they were able to spread that around between Bobby, Garth, Cas, Meg, Crowley and Kevin.  Out of that cast they have Cas and Crowley left (sorry, Garth’s episode felt like a goodbye.  I just don’t see a werewolf staying a hunter).  That’s a big burden to put on those actors so I predict a new character to help with said comic relief.  At least I hope so.  Perhaps Cain (and Able?) will provide some dark comedy?

Now if we dig a little deeper I think there are a lot of subtle clues about some big changes going on with Dean.  Dean and Sam have both been losing their humanity bit by bit for seasons now, but Dean took another big step forward.  He is flat out lying to Sam now, not for his own good, but just because he is working alone as much as possible.  Next, did anyone else notice how Dean got it done killing wise.  Knife thrown through the heart? NBD.  Killing a bunch of other werewolves?  It’s all good.

 

Now don’t get me wrong.  Dean has always been a killing machine, but he seemed especially on point this episode.  My theory is that the Mark of Cain is helping him out.  Maybe I’m reading too much into this, but Sam’s no slouch as a hunter.  Yet in comparison to Dean Sam looked almost inexperienced.  This almost reminds me of Sam back in his demon blood days.  Cold, calculating, and a killer through and through.

 

 

Now the monster story in the background (OK maybe foreground) of this episode was interesting, but if Garth hadn’t been involved it would have been just another monster of the week story.  This episode brought the boys back together, said goodbye to Garth (once again– I’m not trying to get rid of Garth, it just seemed like a goodbye episode), and we saw Dean as a confident killer.

What was the most heartbreaking moment of the episode though?  You might think I would say Garth revealing his werewolf issue, but no.  It was this moment:

No one is over Kevin’s death.  Not Sam, or Dean, or me.  Seriously I was depressed for days and still get weepy thinking about it.

Second most feels filled moment:

Sam saying that all their issues have stemmed from them being family broke Dean’s (and my) heart.  Of course Dean had said all this to Sam in the past (not the family stuff, but that he didn’t know who Sam was and couldn’t trust him).

The boys are brothers and no matter how much they try to “just work” that’s not going to happen, but I do hope that perhaps putting all the emotions to the side for a brief moment might allow them to finally move on.  Move on from some of the baggage left over from the bad decisions they have both made over the years.  Was this a game changer episode in disguise as a routine monster of the week episode? Hey, a girl can hope.