Supernatural Review – “Thin Lizzie” S11E5

It’s no secret that the writers of Supernatural may have totally doomed themselves by bringing in a villain like The Darkness, with it being the biggest baddest of all bads and like nothing they’ve ever faced before. For one, how the hell do you top that next season? Not to mention, the writers seem to be floundering a little bit from episode to episode, almost as if they too are still unsure of exactly they’ve unleased upon the world. At least that was certainly the case with episode 5, “Thin Lizzie.” It started in one place, and then ended up all the way across the room from where it began and I don’t think the twist they intended quite paid off.

Pros:

Len: That guy ruled. He was funny and quirky, while also being the one and only element that brought depth to this episode. He was an unlikely hero, and even after losing his soul he made a great sacrifice in order to do the right thing. He was well written and well-acted, and I thank him for making this episode that much better.

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It wasn’t the owners of the bed and breakfast: I’m not saying I’m thrilled with the episode ending up being about Amara (and some sad soulless girl) but I sure I am relieved that I was wrong when I thought I had the whole plot figured out in the first five minutes. To elaborate, I was pretty sure that the murders in the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast were either being committed by the son of the proprietor or by some ghoulie they summoned up in an attempt to increase business. To be fair, you know that sounds like a legit episode of Supernatural. Either way, it’s always nice to see that something was not as predictable as I thought.

Cons:

Amara: She sucks. I know that we are unaware of how powerful and awesome she may become, and with that I know that she may become an incredible foe. However, in this in between stage she’s just a poorly acted little brat who doesn’t succeed at being fearsome, evil or creepy.

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The completely missed opportunity with Lizzie Borden: WHY would you start an episode and make it seem like it was based on an infamous serial killer and then completely drop the idea 20 minutes in? And WHY would you then title said episode “Thin Lizzie” when in reality it will have nothing to do with her? On one hand, I’m glad they didn’t pursue the storyline out of fear they would “butcher” her history to meet their own needs. On the other hand, however, it just feels a lot more like they came up with an idea to base something on Lizzie, realized it wasn’t going to pan out, so they ditched it and went with an easy and not well thought out conclusion.

Predictions:

Time will keep on slipping, slipping, slipping…: As in I don’t think they are going to get to the point with Amara/The Darkness anytime soon. This season feels reminiscent of season 6, when they unleashed The Mother and had no idea what to do with her so they wasted time until she came and went with barely a spark. I’m sure The Darkness will be a bigger deal than that, but until they figure out that they’re doing I think we all need to sit tight and enjoy a lot of anticlimactic encounters.

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Random Musings and Questions Best Not Asked:

So what is this now about Sam’s never before mentioned serial killer fetish? You mean to tell me in eleven seasons and countless dark encounters it’s never once come up that Sammy has affection for serial killers?

Cas was binge watching The Wire. Ha! Nice shout out guys.

So when Sam and Dean were discussing who they debunked the haunting at the Bed and Breakfast did it really not seem appropriate to mention the creeper Dean saw outside taking old timey photos? How is that not noteworthy?

Sam finds a kid bound and gagged in a closet, in a house where clearly something nasty is afoot. So naturally he sets down his gun and leaves it behind himself, in someone else’s reach so it can be easily grabbed and used to hit him in the head. Is he new at this?

Where the hell is Crowley? Isn’t he Amara’s adoptive father or creepy uncle? Where the hell is he while she’s wandering around earth in her Bat Mitzvah dress sucking souls outside of haunted B&Bs and dive bars?

DID YOU GUYS SEE CONSTANTINE ON ARROW? THAT WAS SO FREAKING AMAZING!!


Hush gives “Thin Lizzie” a C for making a point, then missing said point and then not doing much else.

All images belong to The CW.

 

 

Supernatural Review – “The Bad Seed” S11E3

Last night’s episode of Supernatural…happened. It wasn’t necessarily a bad episode, but I don’t think I can quite say it was a good one either. Maybe it’ll make more sense once we break it down.

Pros:

Castiel is cured: Well that sure is a relief. Especially considering in the tenth season finale I had no idea the whole curse on Cas thing would stick around and become such a big deal. I’m glad it’s over with now for his sake, and for mine, because that issue had the makings to get really old, really fast.

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The Mega-Coven: This isn’t an actual pro, really, but watching Rowena say Mega-Coven and then be so crestfallen when everyone else thought it was a dumb name was funny and endearing. In an evil sort of way.

Rowena: I’ve got to hand it to her, she brings lively dialogue and drama to every scene she’s in. Of course she’s evil, and yet still not even that terrifying of a big bad but she adds layers to what she’s involved in and I think Supernatural benefits from her presence.

Ya know, we’re not so different after all: The best scene in last night’s episode was hands down the demon and angel sharing a drink. It was such a charming moment. The dialogue was well written and witty, and while the scene added comedic relief and a touch of lightheartedness the overall driving point landed hard. The Darkness is such a fearsome foe that the forces of heaven and hell are left terrified and confused, and maybe even considering a team up?

Cons:

Nothing really happened: Sam and Dean found Rowena, she lifted the curse on Cas and then escaped – episode over. I just don’t feel like there was any story development whatsoever in “The Bad Seed”. The Winchester’s are no closer to find Amara, even though Dean called Crowley’s cell – about an unrelated matter. Don’t be dumb guys, you know Crowley ran off with her. But hey, on the plus side it was at least mentioned that the hunters three will need Metatron’s insight on fighting the Darkness – because ya know, he’s been so helpful and not full of lies before.

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And Crowley is an idiot: Despite his best efforts, I’ve never thought Crowley was all that cunning in the first place. If he really thinks he has the upper hand with Amara he’s even dumber than I thought. She has no loyalty to him and it is so obvious! She liked her nanny more than Crowley and she still ate her! He has to know that no mere King of Hell can control something like the Darkness and there is no way she will ever follow his lead.

And Amara kind of sucks: Seriously though, fuck her. At this point she is a pretty piss poor big bad. I’m not afraid of her, even though the show is totally trying to do the creepy evil little girl thing with her (flashback to season three when we did that already with Lilith) and it’s not landing at all. I don’t believe anything about her, she doesn’t seem powerful, fearsome, compassionate or tragic. She honestly just seems like a dumb/confused little brat. And I’m so not into it.

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Predictions:

Stuff will happen: I’m sorry guys, I’m not trying to be shitty but last night’s episode really didn’t give me much to draw from. Amara will continue to grow up whilst eating souls, Rowena is on the loose and a steady secondary evil and that’s about it. Oh, and Sam, Dean and Castiel will track down Metatron so he can deceive them while they think he’s giving them a solid lead on how to stop the Darkness. Frankly I don’t want to have to think about that writer’s conundrum anymore than I have to so I’m just going to leave it at that.

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Hush Comics gives “The Bad Seed” a C for spending a whole lot of time doing nothing, devoting no time to good characters and for zero story development.

Supernatural Review – “Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire” S11E1

Guys! GUYS! Supernatural is back! Last night’s season premiere, “Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire” hit audiences hard with a few answers, even more questions and a healthy serving of fear.

Pros:

Supernatural is back!: It may not seem like a legitimate pro simply that this episode aired on television, but trust me, it is. It’s been a long summer and Supernatural is finally back. Count it.

And off to such a strong start!: Sometimes Supernatural season premieres move a little slower, mostly because of whatever amount of time was supposed to have passed since the finale. But not this time. The premiere picked up maybe 5-10 minutes from where we left off and kept a steady pace throughout. “Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire” is one of the best premieres I’ve seen from Supernatural because while it acknowledged the grief and turmoil between Sam and Dean considering all they’d just been through it wasted no time throwing them back into terrifying action and getting the audience ready for another hell of a season.

Supernatural -- "Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire" -- Image SN1102B_0221.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Jensen Ackles as Dean, Jared Padalecki as Sam and Laci J. Mailey as Jenna Nickerson -- Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW -- © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Supernatural — “Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire” — Image SN1102B_0221.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Jensen Ackles as Dean, Jared Padalecki as Sam and Laci J. Mailey as Jenna Nickerson — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The season long storyline seems like it’ll be really good: We were all left shocked and confused when season 10 came to a close – what is the Darkness? What happens when you kill Death? Did Cas just kill Crowley?! Where the hell is Rowena going and what is she up to? Not all of our questions were answered, but what was established in this first episode has the makings of an incredible season. I don’t understand the Darkness yet, as I’m not supposed to, but the havoc it wreaked so far makes it look like one of the scariest season long monsters we’ve ever seen. The idea of the Darkness infecting people and turning them into 28 Days Later-esque rage zombies is something completely new for the series, and the fact that the rage is a communicable disease makes it all the better.

And let’s not forget that Sam has already been infected which means a cure has to be coming soon. Sam is special, so he’ll probably be able to fight the transformation longer than other people, but either way the sense of urgency will add some great drama and conflict to his relationship with Dean.

Oh, and the Darkness has already taken a reincarnated form, in the shape of the newborn baby girl Amara that Sam and Dean were so determined to save.Supernatural11-2

Not to mention that Castiel is still under Rowena’s spell, which is likely trying to kill him from the inside out and the last we saw him his angel (dicks) brethren were putting a black bag over his head and taking him away to god knows what.

Holy strong season premiere, Batman!

The return of Lucifer?: I don’t know if this will really happen, but I sure am excited that it was at least mentioned. Lucifer and Michael are still trapped in the cage, and barely anyone acknowledges that anymore. Crowley is only in charge because Lucifer is absent and something tells me Satan himself will not be too happy what what the little old King of the Crossroads has done to his Kingdom.

 

Cons:

The Darkness, herself: Or at least the dialogue between her and Dean. It felt unnatural and oddly sexual in a way that didn’t work for me.Supernatural11-4

Predictions:

More angel bullshit (those guys are dicks): Man I hate those guys, but as long as there is no resolution in Heaven we can’t do away with the angels. Also Cas did pray to them for help so naturally he just invited them back into the plot in the worst possible way. Metatron (that ass) will be back since he ran off with the tablet, but I hope that doesn’t happen for awhile as I’m way more into what’s currently happening. Maybe, maybe God will show back up since the Darkness is free and then the angels will have to answer for all the shit they’ve pulled the last few years. And it will be awesome.

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Amara will be the most heartbreaking villain yet: Oh man, please don’t let them kill a baby. I mean, I know they won’t, Amara will probably grow at an accelerated rate if there is to be a showdown between her and the Winchester’s but still. I really don’t know where things are going to go with Amara, all I know is she has the same Mark of Cain that the adult Darkness had and that in the preview for next week’s episode Crowley said she eats souls. For now though she is just a newborn baby, and chances are her journey will be a sad one.

 

Hush Comics gives “Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire” an A+ for wasting no time getting a very well written story going and reminding the fans why we love this show so freaking much.

Supernatural Fans Hold Up Candles for Touching Comic Con Moment

A touching moment graced the Supernatural panel at San Diego Comic Con this weekend, leaving fans and cast alike touched.

Several months ago, Padalecki started a campaign called “Always Keep Fighting” to benefit “To Write Love On Her Arms,” a charity which helps people struggling with depression, self harm, addiction and suicide. Jensen Ackles later joined the campaign and together they have sold over 70,000 t-shirts that read either “Always Keep Fighting” or “Moose and Squirrel Say Always Keep Fighting” through Represent.com. From there, fans started buying up the design left and right, even starting campaigns to help fans who couldn’t afford to buy one themselves. Soon there were “Always Keep Fighting” support groups and the hashtag #AlwaysKeepFighting was trending on social media.

First T-Shirt Campaign
First T-Shirt Campaign
Second T-Shirt Campaign
Second T-Shirt Campaign

This campaign came out of Padalecki’s own struggle with depression. “Maybe a lot of people don’t know this, but Season 3, we were shooting an episode, and I went back to my trailer to get changed and just kind of broke down,” Padalecki told Variety. “A doctor came to set and talked to me for about 30 minutes or 45 minutes and said: ‘Jared, I think you’re clinically depressed. I think I should write you a note and we can shut down production for five days and then we can take it from there.’ ”

“These characters that we play on ‘Supernatural,’ Sam and Dean, are always dealing with something greater than themselves, and I’ve sort of learned from the two of them that they get through it with each other, and with help and with support,” Padalecki said to Variety.

Earlier this year, Padalecki canceled his appearance at two conventions due to his need for time with his family. He was exhausted and needed the time off. Many fans believe this was at least partly due to a bout of depression Padalecki had been struggling with lately. He reached out to fans for support, asking them to write to him.

Not long after, thousands of tweets, messages, letters, and fan art came rolling in, all of them expressing how much the actor meant to his fans and how Supernatural had helped them through their own battles with mental illness. Days later, Padalecki thanked his fans and after several weeks of rest, seems to be doing well.

The Supernatural fandom decided to show Padalecki just a little more how much they cared. San Diego Comic Con was the first time Padalecki had been to a convention since his Twitter outreach and fans wanted to do something special. In the line for the panel, a group of fans were passing out little bags with electric candles and a note. The note revealed that once a cue was given, fans were to turn their candles on and hold them up in the air.

When the moment came, the candles switched on and at first the panelists were confused. Jensen Ackles noticed the lights and his fellow panelists turning to take selfies with them and stopped mid-sentence to figure out what they were. “What’s happening right now?!” he asked. “I think you’re supposed sing Freebird,” joked one of the moderators. It then became clear as fans began shouting, “ALWAYS KEEP FIGHTING!” Touched, the cast applauded them, several giving a standing ovation to their fans for the gesture.

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Candles in the crowd. Taken from Flicks And the City video.

“I’m holding the candle in my pocket right now, I can’t let go of it,” Padelecki tearfully told E! News. He felt incredibly humbled. “At first I didn’t know what it was. I thought people were holding up their iPhones or something. And then someone handed me the note explaining it and I found out what was really going on. It took everything in my power not to cry.”

“Everyone is given a candle that burns just for them,” The note said. “When your flame flickers and you fear it will go out, know not even the strongest wind lasts forever; and there are other lights to guide you even in the Darkness…And when your candle burns bright, you can ignite the hearts of others and hope will spread like wildfire…Always Keep Fighting, and you’ll never fight alone.”

“I thought there was like a rock band about to come out that I didn’t know about,” Ackles also told E! News. “I was like, ‘What is going on? What is happening right now?’ But it’s just this continuing thing. I’m astonished at the support that these fans give Jared and give us on the show, day in and day out.”

The cast’s relationship to their fans really is like a family. They catch each other when they fall. They collaborate with each other on projects like Misha Collins’ scavenger hunt G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S. and through his charity “Random Acts.” The cast goes above and beyond for their fans and this weekend just proved once again how far the fans will go for their favorite actors and the story that changed their lives.

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“I am beyond moved. I feel so blessed, and grateful, and honored to be a part of the magical Supernatural Family,” Jared said later on Facebook next to a photo of him with one of the candles. “From the very bottom of my heart and my soul, thank you so much. I will never forget this day. I will never forget the love that I felt and still feel. And to everybody who held a light for me, please know that I hold my light for you. Though I happened to be the one sitting on stage, I am but one small light in a sea of thousands. TOGETHER we can and will make a difference!”

If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

See the full panel here: (candles from 33:00 to 35:11.)

Feature photo by Jared Padalecki.

Supernatural Review – “Brother’s Keeper” S10E23

Supernatural season 10 packed more drama into the second half of their season than ever before. This finale is left us all with a giant “screw you” of a cliffhanger, possibly the biggest one in the series. While the final moments were intense, the overall episode took a more familiar path than I was expecting. Everything was lined up for the events to happen, but the preceding episodes have all had such shocking moments, I was a little let down that the finale lacked that pop I was hoping for.

Pros:

Sam pleading Dean back to his humanity: Did you tear up? I did. There was something about Dean looking down at those pictures of him with his mom, and the look of defeat, despair, and acceptance on Sam’s face that was so moving. The brothers have had more than their share of heart to heart moments, but this one really got me. They’ve both had so much brushes with death (and they’ve both died a handful of times) but this one stood out because it wasn’t in the face of danger per se. This one hit deeper because Dean killing Sam was argued to the point of reason, not rage. There is a scary truth behind his arguments, that the Winchesters may in fact be the ones who are evil.

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Death: I love Death. I can’t imagine better casting or writing for the character. He is extremely fearsome, and almost completely neutral to human mortality. And yet, he has such affection for junk food. I always love when he pops up in episodes and I really hope he’s not actually dead. How do you kill death? More on that later.

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Rowena: If you are a Rowena hater you may be reading the wrong blog. She’s amazing! Of course I know she is exceptionally evil. She clearly demonstrated that when she killed Oscar; the only thing she’s ever loved. The reason she’s a pro is because of that decision though. Without even a second thought she stabbed Oscar in the neck, with tears in her eyes. Crowley thought he would get the best of her and she would be heartbroken, but instead her plan worked out perfectly. The spell worked, she is free, and Castiel and Crowley both seem pretty damn scared of her power now. I can’t wait to see what she does next season, hopefully she’ll stick around as a series regular.

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The Darkness: That was so freaking cool! Seriously, the way The Darkness came on screen as something tangible was downright bone chilling. I was in love with all of the angels falling to earth in the season eight finale, but I think this was actually more awe inspiring imagery. Dean and Sam were terrified, and frankly, so was I.

Cons:

Death’s Death: I didn’t like this one bit. First of all, Death has always been kind of an ally for the brothers. He’s helped them on more than one occasion and while he’s creepy he’s still been kind of a friend. Second, you can’t just kill death, at least not without some SERIOUS repercussions. They tried this once before; people weren’t dying in season five because the reapers were being kidnapped. It was a pretty big problem. Now they’ve created a world where no one can or will die? I have no idea how that is going to work out well. This is going to be a hard one for them to write themselves out of.

Prediction Grade Book:

Here are the predictions I made throughout the second half of the season. Let’s see which ones I was right about-

  • Rowena will remove The Mark, and unleash something WAY worse: Right
  • The Mark will cause a brother vs. brother battle: Right, although it wasn’t as epic as I thought it would be.
  • Crowley will die: Wrong
  • Rowena will become the Queen of Hell: Wrong
  • The season finale will be amazing: Right. It was!

Season 11 Predictions:

The Darkness: While I would love it if this was actually just going to be the band known for “I believe in a Thing Called Love” I doubt that such an evil force would end up being so hilarious. Right now I’m imagining this a lot like The First Evil from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. An evil that predates god is bound to be a terrifying thing like nothing anyone has seen before. Perhaps there will be an angels/Winchester team up to fight it, but I hope not. Other than Castiel, I’ve had it with the damn angels for now.

Crowley vs. Castiel: Don’t worry guys, Cas didn’t kill Crowley. If he did it would have played out in “Brother’s Keeper”. Something will come up. He will either be able to move or Castiel will fight off Rowena’s spell.

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Hush Comics gives “Brother’s Keeper” an A for being a solid finale, and tying up some loose ends while also revealing the next big chapter.

All images belong to The CW.

Supernatural Review – “The Prisoner” S10E22

Pros:

Dean: Dammit I love how amazing Dean was in “The Prisoner.” He was cold and heartless and slaughtered people without a second thought. Charlie was a fan favorite, so I can’t be the only one who was rooting him on to kill the Styne family. The most interesting part is that I was expecting him to go all Deanmon during his rampage but he didn’t. He’s still Dean, and he is an incredibly scary version of himself. I was cheering him on most of the time, but by the end I was terrified of him. He went through a really great transformation in last night’s episode I am very excited to see where that takes us in the finale.

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Take that, Sam: Maybe I’m just mad at Sam because of his all his bullshit this season, but I kind of enjoyed seeing Crowley throw him around. First, it means that Crowley is not just the weak ass he’s acted like this season, and second Sam deserved to have everything blow up in his face. Now, not only has he gotten Charlie killed, but he’s fallen off his pedestal and realized that maybe killing the King of Hell isn’t that easy of a task. Perhaps he should have thought something, anything through, before making a deal with Rowena.

Castiel vs. Dean: Cas stood up to Dean in a way he hasn’t in a long time. He played the martyr card but he still contributed to the most powerful scene in the episode. Dean killing Cyrus had a great impact, but his beating the shit out of Castiel stood out more. I cannot understand why the hell Cas didn’t fight back, what with the grace and all, but the outcome wouldn’t have been the same if he had. It was hard to watch, and to be honest, I really thought Dean did kill Castiel at the end because it this point it seems like he is that far gone. It was the peak climax moment in Dean’s journey with The Mark and there was so much drama and power behind it.

Cons:

Dean’s rampage was kind of anti-climactic: Of course I’m happy he went on the rampage, but he dealt with all the Styne’s so very easily. The ease in which he was able to do away with an entire family surely was a testament to where his head and heart were but there was just something unsatisfying about it all. I was expecting him to go all Deanmon and rip people limb from limb, so my thirst for carnage to avenge Charlie was not quite quenched.

Sam: Oh poor baby Sam. It must be so hard being manipulative and having everyone be mad at you because you got someone killed and really set the King of Hell on the warpath in the process. He’s so concerned with justifying his actions that he’s not even really considering what he’s done and who he’s hurt. Frankly I don’t understand why he and Castiel were so anti rampage. Why is Dean the only one who wants to destroy the people who killed a member of their family?

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The arm swap: Okay, when a person goes missing, the police typically tell people to look for distinctive markings to find the person in question, like say maybe a giant horribly bad tattoo. It was just so cheesy that Eldon took the obviously fake tattooed arm of the college bully and started sporting it as his own. People would notice that. People who knew the victim would notice that. And Eldon doesn’t strike me as the type who would want to sport a flaming skull tat. I get what they were going for, but instead of creepy it was campy.

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Predictions:

So I may have been wrong about Rowena: I didn’t expect Crowley to come back into the game and be so powerful. Perhaps both I and his mother underestimated him. Either way, the writers are obviously trying to reestablish him as an evil force to be reckoned with and I think I may have been wrong about the possibility of his mortality. Rowena is obviously afraid of him and she’s currently in chains. I’m not sure she’ll die in the finale, but it’s more likely to be her than Crowley at this point.

Sam + Castiel vs. Dean(The Mark of Cain) x Crowley vs. Rowena = Possibly the best season finale in years.

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Random Musings and Questions Not to be Asked:

Sorry guys but this week my snarkiness must take a backseat. Other than Eldon’s new tattooed arm there was nothing in this episode for me to lovingly poke fun at. “The Prisoner” was all drama, and no comedy, so I’ll be a respectful person and keep my smart mouth shut. This week.


 

Hush Comics gives “The Prisoner” an A for adding drama and successfully building up to the finale’s climax.

All images belong to The CW and are credited to Diyah Pera.

Supernatural Review – “Dark Dynasty” S10E21

Pros:

Dean FINALLY Figures out What’s Up: And it’s about damn time. Dean is not nearly as naïve is they’ve portrayed him this season so it was a huge relief to see him begin to act suspicious and question what the hell was going on around him.

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RIP Charlie: In no way am I happy that she died. I loved Charlie and she brought such cute and sweet femininity to the team. Not to mention this show has been known to lack strong, smart female characters that either aren’t actually monsters or get banged by one of the Winchesters. She was a welcome element to the team and she will be missed. Why is her death a pro then, you may be asking yourself? Because Charlie was a hero in her last moments, she cracked the code and made sure it would get to the Winchesters, she gave her life for that very purpose. Not only was her sacrifice heartbreaking, but maybe now Sam will understand how reckless he’s been and that this is basically all his fault. This will be good forward action for the show and I can’t even imagine the rift it will create between Sam and Dean.

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The Frankenstein Family: Supernatural has been incorporating more common lore and pop culture into its beasties the last few seasons. Some have been misses (Oz, god dammit) but I think creating the Frankenstein Family will be a hit. It’s a cool way to account for the pseudo superhuman abilities the Styne Family members have had so far, but it’s also believable and the way the made it real in their realm was seamless.

The Plot Thickened…: There is so much drama in the season at this point. Dean still has The Mark, Sam has been lying to him this whole time and Castiel is in on it, they are both working with Rowena on a cursed book that has catastrophic fallout when used, and now one of their own has died because of it all. Don’t mind me, I’ll just be on the edge of my seat for the next two weeks until the season wraps up.

Cons:

Sam is the WORST (Liar): I mean that as in Sam is the worst liar, and right now Sam is just the worst. He is the least believable liar I’ve ever seen, my two year old is more believable when he’s covered in dirt and tells me he hasn’t been in the houseplants. Sam has become self-righteous in his desperation to save Dean and at this point I don’t think he even cares who he takes down in the name of his mission.

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For Dean: Instead of being cheesiest line of the week this one is going to go ahead and be a full on con. Sam’s little “Do It For Dean” speech to Charlie and Castiel was so freaking cheesy and overall unnatural. I’m surprised they don’t put their hands and do a “For Dean! Go Team!” If Sam was trying to inspire the troops, he failed and instead just made me laugh.

Predictions:

RAMPAGE: It’s obvious from next week’s preview that Dean plans to eviscerate anyone who had anything to do with Charlie dying, except for Sam. I’m not sure how many Styne family members he’ll kill, but I’m pretty sure if something is going to send him over the edge with The Mark, it’ll be avenging Charlie’s death. I have a feeling that Dean will not come out of this rage unscathed, but I don’t think he’ll be full on Deanmon. Chances are he’ll kill a bunch of people and then find out that he’s still furious because Sam is the one he truly blames, leading to an all-out brother brawl.

This is going to be good: In other words, I don’t even know but I’m excited!

Random Musings and Questions Best Not Asked:

If Eldon was sent back to clean up his mess why kill the landlord? How is adding another body cleaning up?

Charlie reads Saga.

Crowley’s conversation with a hamster was great. And I love that they put a tiny little necklace on that hamster, it’s too cute to be evil. But why wouldn’t Crowley just turn that witch back to her human form?

I loved the Sam Raimi-esque three close ups on Eldon’s severed arm hanging from the ceiling with the ominous “Dun-dun-dun” music.

I so badly wanted Eldon to bang on Charlie’s door with his bloody arm stump, and then he did. And it was great.


 

Hush Comics gives “Dark Dynasty” an A for adding drama and successfully building up to the finale’s climax.

All images belong to The CW and are credited to Katie Yu.