Supernatural Review – “The Prisoner” S10E22


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.

Supernatural -- "The Prisoner" -- Image SN1021B_0296 -- Pictured: Jensen Ackles as Dean -- Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW -- © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Supernatural — “The Prisoner” — Image SN1021B_0296 — Pictured: Jensen Ackles as Dean — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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.


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?


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.



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.



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.