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.

Supernatural -- "Dark Dynasty" -- Image SN1023B_0005 -- Pictured (L-R): Ruth Connell as Rowena, Felicia Day as Charlie and Misha Collins as Castiel -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- �© 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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.