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.

Supernatural: Inside Man. The Return of My Blog! Ummm I Mean the Return of Bobby!

I’ve fallen behind and look like a slacker. I have perfectly good reasons that I missed two weeks, but in an effort to not be a Debbie Downer I will skip the excuses and go right to talking about some Supernatural.

Let me just start out that I’m so excited that “The Gambler” is now in the Supernatural soundtrack. It’s totally something that Bobby would be jamming out to in Heaven. It’s been a nice vacation for Bobby, but I wonder if he’ll be happy hanging out in Heaven now that he’s gotten back in the game. And now knows where his escape hatch is. BTW where is his wife?  Are you telling me Bobby is sitting around reading Tori and Dean, drinking whiskey and his wife is not hanging out with him baking pies?

We also get to see a BA Sam running around trying to protect Dean who turns out to be having some kind of Mark induced nightmare about killing Sam. Which was just pitiful to watch. Of course that just firms up Sam’s resolve to go through with his latest plan to get rid of the Mark. Let me mention once again that they just need a witch to make Dean as old as he was the day before he took the Mark and they’d be set. But, evidently I’m the only one that’s thought of that solution. Sam is now working an angle that will involve Metatron (cause that’s always a good idea).

Sam’s excuse to get away from Dean seemed a little transparent to me and I’m assuming Dean knew that he was up to something. He knows Sam hasn’t given up yet. Although a mime that thinks he’s a cockroach totally sounds like a French movie. Sam gets Cas reluctantly on board with the Metatron idea and they go to try to get him out for the day.

Crowley is still having an odd relationship with his mother (who is for some odd reason painting satanic symbols on her body– that’s always a good sign). I truly don’t understand that relationship. And seriously– Rowena would not date a Trent from Biggersons– she’s way more high maintenance then that.

We see Dean setting up pranks for Sam’s return and Castiel somehow flirting with Hannah– while she’s inside a rather hairy dude. Hannah shoots them down though and they work out a plan to break Metatron out of Heaven. This idea is getting more and more messed up.

Yeah– no sadness in those eyes

We next see Rowena and head switch board demon interact (which was kindly brought to us by Microsoft– in a fashion that made us seriously aware of it) and Rowena is trying to track down the Bunker. She manages to narrow it down to a small area and is going after Dean.

Dean quickly becomes bored with hanging out alone at the Bunker so does the obvious thing and goes out drinking. Cause Dean. Which quickly leads to him hustling pool. Cause Dean. This whole interaction was one of my favorite parts of the episode- Dean wise- because we see him doing what he knows how to do and has always done when they didn’t have a case. Yes Dean takes advantage of some bratty college kids, but they were definitely willing to take advantage of him so it all evens out. Deans sly smile right before he killed them in pool– it was priceless.

Back to Sam and Cas they have tracked down a psychic to help communicate with Bobby in an effort to break Metatron out of Heaven. This is a pretty smart move for a dude that can’t figure out the whole witch curse thing.  As expected he’s been living in seclusion to avoid listening to everyone’s thoughts (evidently he hadn’t read the Twilight series–I’m probably totally kidding). One of the best lines of the night:

Really the whole interaction with the mind reader was great. It allowed Sam to be intimidating without actually having to threaten. Plus the mind reader called Metatron a Hobbit– which is a pretty accurate description. You know he has hair on his toes that will never fall out.

So now we have Sam and Cas talking to Bobby explaining the situation while Rowena has tracked down Dean and turned the college kids on him with a spell.  Dean shows once again that he’s in control of the Mark. I get that Sam is seeing Dean while he’s asleep and vulnerable and it’s freaking him out, but I don’t think he’s giving him enough credit for not killing everything/one that attacks him. I’m impressed he didn’t kill those college boys– although a pool ball to the head probably isn’t going to help that one kid’s GPA. Dean is trying to hold onto control and yeah he’s losing it some (his black eyes in the mirror), but he’s holding on to it even more than I could have expected.

Bobby is now up to speed with everything and is up to doing whatever he can to help Sam and Cas get Metatron out. Which still seems like such a horrible idea up to this point.This small glimpse at Bobby makes me miss him even more though and I hope they keep him around. Surely he could help fix the Angel situation from the inside. Think about it, Bobby and all the other hunters could find a way to fix this situation if the angel’s would bring them in on it.

Back to Dean and Rowena– after Dean subdues all the guys Rowena casts a spell at Dean that should have killed him, but of course the Mark protects him and shocks Rowena in the process. It was very reminiscent of when Sam was attacked by Lilith.

Who’s with me that Katie Cassidy looked better as a demon than as the Black Canary?

Rowena then proceeds to cut herself up and try to blame it on Dean. Crowley then made me sooo happy. He finally decided to not buy what his mom was trying to sell him. Dean is right that Crowley has gotten weaker. He would have killed his mother before he had been tortured by Sam. I do find it amusing that Dean is the one giving Crowley a pep talk on how to be more evil. Whatever it takes though. I’m ready for Crowley to come back in force. This scene was the best talk through emotions that these guys have had in a long time. I’m glad Dean finally reminded Crowley that Dean is more family to him than his horrible mom. Favorite moment of this scene: Crowley’s drink. Least favorite: There were a lot of slurpy noises while they drank.

Really Crowley? I’m glad you’ve caught up with everyone else.

Bobby manages to open up the door to Heaven allowing Cas to sneak in and sneak out with Metatron. Metatron makes it out thinking that he has the upper hand and that he is going to figure out a way to run away. Well Crowley might no longer be in charge, but Cas sure knows what he’s doing. Cas steals his Grace and Sam shoots him in the leg. First question: Why did none of the other angels take away his grace before? That would have made keeping him prisoner much easier. Metatron’s claim that he still has some of Cas’ Grace makes me wonder if they’ll be able to fix Cas for good and fix Heaven.

Finally Crowley steps up to his mom and kicks her out and sets her straight. It’s a little scary that he let her leave to do whatever she wants, but I’m at least glad she’s not feeding him poisonous lies anymore. I’ll take the little victory.

We round this episode out with both the boys lying to each other and pretending that nothing big just happened. Of course we got a tear jerker moment getting to watch Sam read a letter from Bobby. Bobby of course speaks the truth and shows his common sense that Dean needs to know what’s going on. Even if he’s not going along with it they shouldn’t be lying to each other.

Yes Bobby, yes it is.

Questions: What are the Angels going to do to Bobby?

Problems: This season overall has been enjoyable to me, but I’m over this Angel story line how it’s going right now. Something needs to change. We need a big bad that’s not an Angel.

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

Cain

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: Halt and Catch Fire. The One Where They Forget How to Fix Dean.

There are many things I love about this episode and probably an equal number of things that frustrate me. Last week we found out how to cure Dean, but evidently no one but me picked up on that. Now the boys are still moodily trying to find a cure and hunting down Cain for help.

So other than the fact that they are ignoring the oblivious answer to fixing the Mark I thought this was a good monster of the week episode. After all we haven’t had a killer truck for a bunch of seasons!  And this one wasn’t even racist. We get to see the navigation system take over and kill the crappy boyfriend which kind of is my nightmare. Not really that my navigation system is going to kill me, but more that it will talk back to me one day. It doesn’t seem too thrilled when it has to recalculate.

The boys find the truck and make short order of it and since it happens so easily and quickly we know that’s totally not the bad guy.

Enter in basic white sorority girl that seems to be having fun screwing her way through college. We soon find out that someone is sending her messages online “I Know What You Did Last Summer” style which, of course, freaks her out. This chick reminds me of early 2000 Brittney Spears so I wasn’t too sad when her power cord came to life and strangled her.

It’s been a while since we had some comedy (other than Dean restraining himself around co-eds). Therefore we have a scene that informs Dean that deleting his Internet history isn’t doing what he thinks it’s doing. Plus he eats a lot of food. Then Sam who hasn’t seen the answer to their Mark problem somehow figures out what the random 810 message on sorority girl’s computer means. They just happen to be in front of the house with the address that has 810 in it to see a woman walk across the street to throw away a bunch of flowers on a telephone pole. Fun Fact: this woman is the same actress and the same name as the woman in season 9 that finds the invisible guy in the women’s locker room (remember the teddy bear doctor episode– if you don’t go watch it again now. It’s one of my favorites).

OK I’m going to take a moment to talk about Dean’s ogling of girls in this episode. I’ve seen a lot of complaining about how this is out of character for Dean or how they are just trying to cram down our throats that Dean is straight. OK seriously people when this season started out Dean was sleeping with some chick he’d met in a nasty bar and just last episode he was trying to pick up Tina. He didn’t hit on her after she became a teen, but she was a teen! I don’t care that he was a teen for a moment too because he was still thinking as an adult and would have seen that she looked like a young girl. Also as much as I enjoy some Destiel fun it’s not real. We have made all that crap up in our heads. So don’t get mad when Dean doesn’t act like he’s pining away for Cas.

OK back to this episode:

The wife talks about her husband’s horrific death and the acts confused when Sam questions her about anything odd. So obviously this totally has something to do with what’s going on.

Switch back to some more college kids talking about their big secret. Boy wants to keep the secret and Girl (basic white girl’s roommate) wants to come clean before they get in more trouble. Boy is a super douche and shortly gets his brain liquefied by his loud music (cause that is totally a normal way to kill someone). Still no big loss yet.

Delilah (last standing sorority girl) finally breaks down and tells the boys what happened and what exactly 810 means. Turns out that a few months ago all the victims and her had been driving around while texting and checking Facebook which caused another car to crash into a telephone pole. Instead of stopping to help the guy they drive off afraid of the consequences of driving in a suspended licence. While driving away they see that a power line fell on the car catching it on fire and killing the guy inside. OK I totally believe that would happen. College kids are idiots. She has been wracked with guilt since the incidence and feels relieved at actually being able to admit what she was a part of.

The boys go to work trying to figure out how to vanquish this ghost who has been cremated and they can’t figure out how he’s holding on. Sam goes off to try to figure it out while Dean stays to protect Delilah. It comes to light that the telephone pole was connected to an Internet tower and so the ghost is travelling through wifi.

While Sam is working Dean and Delilah have  a hear to heart chat about how to cope with doing bad things. Dean is somehow both horrible and great at this.

 Way to go Dean, recommend excessive drinking and repression. It seems to be working for him right now though. This is the happiest I’ve seen Dean in a long time. Well after this interlude of feels Sam realizes that they need to get away from all wireless signals to protect Delilah. So yeah about that. . .there’s a lot of wireless devices. When the image of the dead man starts showing up on all her devices Dean does the calm rational thing– and hits them all with his crowbar. He evidently had never heard of unplugging and removing the batteries. Then $4000 in damage later they abandon her room to hide out in the basement only to be cornered by a cell phone that had been lost in the couch cushions.

Never fear!  Sam is to the rescue with a short talk with the widow of the ghost he gets her to talk to her dead husband– Facetime style– saving Dean just in time and allowing her husband to move on.

The big thing that I don’t understand is the wife’s openness to meet with Delilah at the end of the episode. I know that Delilah was feeling bad, but I don’t know that I could be nice to the chick that caved to peer pressure instead of saving my husband. Of course having my husband go psycho killer ghost might help with the healing process.

The boys round out the episode with a heart to heart in the Impala about how Dean wants to stop looking for a cure and he just wants to live his life. Pretty sure you’ve already figured out a cure a hell of a lot easier than finding Cain, but sure whatever. I am glad that Dean seems to be coping and happy.

I would have found this so much more touching if the obvious solution wasn’t right in front of their faces.

Next week: Cain is back!  And makes Dean look super sane and well adjusted.

Supernatural: About a Boy– The One Where We Figured Out How to Fix Dean.

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I feel like I have done nothing but praise this season, but it deserves it. Season 7 had some issues and with the exception of Kevin Tran Season 8 was sketchy. So I was happy when Season 9 looked to be turning it around, but remained slightly skeptical. Had this show gone on too long? Had they killed all the bad guys and needed to call it quits? OK don’t leave me on that statement. I love this show– maybe a little too much, but shows deserve to have an ending to work towards. I would rather a show end earlier than I’d like and end well than drag out and become a farce (ahem– Charmed and Suits I’m looking at you). As much as I didn’t want this show to end I hated that the show seemed to be losing it’s way.

Well Season 10 has been everything I could have hoped. Are there still storylines that I don’t like? Yes, but there are so many more things that I love so I can overlook the fact that Metatron hasn’t had his spine ripped out yet.

So back to this week’s episode– when I saw the preview I was slightly skeptical of how they would work out Dean being a teenager again, but Dylan Everett delivered the goods once again. I spoke my praises of him before and I stand by those. Dylan IS a young Dean. Yeah he looks like Jensen, but that’s not all he becomes Dean.

In this episode we see big boy Dean struggling with the Mark and what he did to Charlie. He’s obsessed (as he likes to be) and is trying to find a way to remove the Mark. It’s obviously not going well and Sam finds a case to help distract him. Can I say once again how glad I am that the boys are working together again and not hiding things or angry with each other?  Cause it’s awesome to see them bicker and fight like brothers instead of really tearing each other apart.

As someone with 4 brothers this is real life. Nothing is ever forgotten– especially if it’s embarrassing.

Dean reluctantly agrees to work the case– and begins to pick up a chick of course (a woman that obviously doesn’t belong in that dive bar. I’ve been in bars like that (for research purposes of course) and women that hang out in bars like that during the day have a more rode hard and put up wet look).  Thinking he was washing out in the bar he is about to leave when he realizes said girl is about to get abducted herself and of course tries to save her. Yeah that doesn’t turn out so well.

Turns out the bad guys aren’t killing the people they take (right away), but turning them into little kids and locking them up in a scary basement. Enter Dylan Everett.

After some witty remarks between little Dean and Tina we switch back to Sam’s search for Dean. Here’s probably my favorite moment of this episode. We get a glimpse at Scary Sam that I’ve kinda missed here lately. Sam struggled with the darkness inside of himself for so long and has finally gotten it so under control that it’s easy to forget that he was once a demon blood drinking psycho. But here’s my boy:

Sam, who is an ask questions first kill later, kinda guy doesn’t waste time with this guy and goes straight to the knocking skulls mode. I love Scary Sam (when it comes to protecting family).

Of course Dean escapes and finds Sam and hilarity ensues. As well as some dramatic tension of course.

 

Which is all hilarious, but we did learn this one super important thing:

OK so the problem’s fixed!  The Mark is gone. Obviously even though Dylan is doing an amazing job as Dean they aren’t going to replace Jensen so we know this fix isn’t going to last, but just remember this huge plot development for later.

Next they arrive at the scary witch’s house and this happens:

OK sorry that has nothing to do with major plot development, but come on that’s funny. And totally what guys would say to each other no matter how serious the situation.

They corner the creepy dude that is nabbing the people and he plays the “the witch is controlling me card” and the guys think he’s on their side. So of course after they find out how to get Dean back to his real age they go in guns blazing to save Tina and kill the witch. Which goes well.

The witch, who is played by Lesley Nicol (Downton Abbey), turns out to be Gretel (as in Hansel and Gretel and as in the sister of creepy dude that they thought was on their side) and plans to eat them all. During her bad guy tirade she lets it drop that she’s in America to take care of Rowena for the Grand Coven. Dean’s knowledge of Rowena throws her off her game which gives the boys the opening that they were looking for.

Sam attacks Hansel and then moves on to the witch while Dean tussles with Hansel. During the fight Dean manages to grab the hex bag that was around Hansel’s neck (which turned him young) and turns himself back into an adult. Then, as you do, he shoved the bag into Gretel’s mouth and shoved her in the fire to burn alive. Yay, the guys have saved the day, saved the girl (who looks forward to being able to get a do over on life) and sends her on her way with some cash.

But wait lets go back to that Grand Coven thing.

So we know now that the Grand Coven wants Rowena, we know where to find Rowena and we know that there is a witchy fix for Dean’s problem. Throwing Dean back into his 14 year old body got rid of the Mark so if Dean can just got back to his body from right before he got the Mark then he will still (mostly) be the same age and be Mark free. Done! No trials, no need to ever see Metatron again and minimal working with the bad guys to fix this.

So now they just need to find the Grand Coven and make a deal. Yeah that’s fraught with issues of it’s own, but I’d rather work with witches than demons or angels at this point. They’ve made a couple witch friends so they might can even skirt the Grand Coven, but they probably won’t go that route. Now I’m just wondering how long before they put all this together on the show (hopefully just next week).

I love how optimistic Dean is and I love how much Sam just wanted his big brother back.

Of course I can’t write all of this without mentioning the thing that Dean admitted to that is a dirty little secret in so many of our own lives. That dirty, filthy secret is: it’s hard to not jam out to some Taylor Swift these days.

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: The Hunter Games. Which characters are coming back and which ones need to leave.

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Well we’ve had a lengthy break so of course this episode involves a lot of set up for the rest of the season. What we got was a tease for who might be coming back, who already surprisingly is back, and I also was reminded of people I want to die already.

Who’s back

Metatron. OK he also classifies as someone that I’m ready to die.  He’s back right now in all his horrible glory. I’m a little unclear on why they’ve been keeping him alive. I also can’t help but think that he had Dean bring back the First Blade, not to remove the Mark ,but to corrupt him more. It definitely looked like he was trying to get Dean to kill him or at least seriously hurt him to make the Mark’s influence grow even more. I second Dean’s motion though. All in favor say aye

Aren’t they dead already?

Rowena. Why is Crowley keeping her around? This relationship is confusing me. He seems to see right through her crap, yet allows her access to the underworld and plays right into her traps. I’m guessing she’ll be around for a while messing with Crowley and trying to take him down. Although I can’t understand her motivation for that either. If he’s no longer in charge she will be made vulnerable. Why can’t she hang out with Dean for a while? That’d end amazingly.

My only thought could be that he’s looking for a reason that she left him. But really I think the answer is easy. She’s heartless and never cared about him. Finally why would he tell the boys where his bones are? For the story I know Rowena needed to know, but that seems like something that Crowley won’t share with anyone after Bobby tried to burn his bones.

Shouldn’t she run away again?

Claire. OK I get that she’s a misunderstood teen that has had a crappy life, but I’m done with her whining. She’s trying to manipulate everyone around her and can’t figure out that Castiel is trying to help her. I know that Castiel’s advent into her life was the end of all that is normal and can see why she is bitter. Still doesn’t make me not tired of her character. I think I would have liked her more if she had joined them in the bunker and was fighting evil with them. Right now all she’s managed to do is distract everyone and almost get people killed. And evidently air all their dirty laundry to nasty hobos. How were those weirdos not scared by her story about Randy and her dad?

She does speak some truth here though.

Who’s coming back

Charlie. OK we know for sure that Charlie will be back next episode. Assuming this isn’t some dream or hallucination that means that she’s back from Oz and for some reason wants to hurt Dean. Obviously hurting Dean right now is a bad idea all around. First of all it doesn’t help Dean trying to get rid of the Mark and secondly he might accidentally kill Charlie with all the emotions from the Mark running through him. I’m interested to see where this is going.

Cain? I really hope so. I love the actor that plays Cain (Timothy Omundson who played Detective Lassiter in Psych) and I want to see him come back. Sam brings up valid points though that Cain has been living in the woods eating corn for years without going on killing sprees so it is possible to live with it. My thoughts are though that Dean is not really going to be able to be a hunter AND have the Mark. If this was the last season I might would think that this was their way to end the series without killing them off.  I also wonder why they haven’t gone to talk to Cain yet. Surely he makes more sense to talk to over Metatron.

I’ll have to just let the image of Cas texting to hold me over until next week.

The Most Heart Wrenching Moments of Supernatural: The Things We Left Behind.

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Well we knew that a midseason finale wouldn’t be an easy watch, but that doesn’t mean that the writers didn’t try to make us think we might have a chance.

The writers slowly hacked away at our hearts throughout this episode starting with this:

A Happy Dean

After a flash back/ dream about mass murder we see Dean laughing to some Three Stooges while Sam brings him a sandwich. We see the two of them together, happy, and they even throw in a little moodiness for Sam to make it feel real. This is what life should be. Even as hunters they should just be dealing with the next monster and then celebrating over a beer. Instead we’ve seen horrible things from both brothers and times where they couldn’t even talk to each other. It feels great to be right again. Which is just further proof the writers are messing with us.

A Broken Claire

We see Claire abandoned. Father dead, Mother gone, Grandmother also dead. So now she’s a troubled teen who shoplifts for a creep. Not just any creep, but a manipulating creep that doesn’t care what happens to her. Claire has perhaps lost the most in this situation. She was young when Jimmy invited Castiel in and she was safe. She had a mom who cared for her and a dad who cared about her. She was fed, clothed. and looked after. She then got shoved out on her own knowing that there was an angel out there somewhere that had taken her dad from her without a second thought about what that did to her world. Even though we know that Castiel really wants to help her we get why she is mad at him and why she doesn’t want to trust him. Hell I know his motives and I still don’t trust that he will do what’s right for her. He can’t give her the home she wants and if he drags her along for the ride with the Winchesters that’s a whole other evil.

Castiel in a tie

We finally see Castiel in his tie again. Well in a tie at least. I’m surprised at how much I have missed it. The absence of the tie seems to symbolize the lack of a purpose. His other tieless moments have mostly involved him being insane. We get to see a glimpse of his old self this episode. I mentioned that the writers were wanting to break us down right?

Sam and Dean’s apathy with the Claire situation

Dean’s never been one to care about personal issues, but seeing Sam tell Cas “so what” about the Claire situation shows how far from doing good no matter what they’ve come. Yes they are right. What good with Castiel do for this girl? He’s more likely to harm her than help her, but that wouldn’t have stopped Sam in the past. He would have wanted to make sure that Claire was safe whether she wanted to be or not.

Dean asking Cas to take him out 

When Cas questions Dean about the Mark messing with him he responses by asking Cas to kill him if he goes dark again. I don’t think that Cas is the one to do this for him, but he knows Sam won’t do it. I wonder if Cas really will. Destiel or no Cas does care about Dean and he knows that on the most basic level Dean wants to do good. He wants to help and protect people from the forces of evil. He just doesn’t know how to protect people from himself.

Crowley getting played by his mom

Watching Crowley complain about his mom was hilarious (Nobody cares Gerald), but we see yet another family with issues. Crowley may be the King of Hell, but he was a little boy once. A little boy that was almost sold for some pigs and was abandoned to figure things out for himself at age 8. The boys attempted cure comes back to bite him again as he is manipulated by his mother. She plays him like an expert and gets what she wants in the end. I wanted to scream at him through the TV telling him to not trust her. Of course don’t trust her– really?? Crowley should know better– demon cure or no.

Castiel finally stepping up

Castiel finally figures out that he needs to become more active to find and help Claire. He is wracked by guilt over taking her dad from her. He at least stops her from robbing a store, but gets pushed away again. Of course he takes her at her word about not wanting his help again and has to have sense talked into him by Sam and Dean. I was so thrilled to see him get it done during the final rescue sequence. We saw for a moment again that powerful/scary angel from past seasons. And it was glorious.

Sam and Dean talking about John

They tell this messed up story about Dean sneaking out to a club underage and getting drunk. He gets caught by his dad and embarrassed and proclaims his everlasting hatred to his dad. His dad that we all know he spent most of his life idolizing. This is yet another moment of sweet sadness. It’s been a long time since we’ve heard the boys talk about their dad much less tell a story about him that didn’t involve killing something. Dean ends the story by commenting on how his dad raised him right. I wonder what his dad would think of everything that has happened to the boys since his death.

Claire getting sold

Claire’s realization of Randy’s betrayal is just another sad moment in a long list of sad moments. She has stuck by this creep the whole episode rejecting Castiel. She finally sees that Castiel really is trying to help her and that Randy just sees her as an income stream.

Dean going Alpha on everyone

Dean lingers a little too long during the exit from Randy’s house and– ooooops– just happens to slice everyone to pieces. You know how that can happen. I wasn’t so much surprised by his actions but by his reaction. He knew as soon as he saw what he had done that he had done something horrible. His look of complete shock and sorrow said it all. However, Sam’s reaction was 10 times worse. All he wanted to hear was a reason to rationalize away Dean’s actions and that isn’t at all what he got.

How will the boys handle this? Will Cas try to fulfill his promise to Dean? What are they going to do with Claire? Will Sam deal with this better than Dean dealt with Sam’s demon blood problem? So many questions and over a month until we find out.

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.