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We can dance if we want to.....

We can dance if we want to…..

This is the sort of episode that makes my head hurt a bit. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Supernatural has always been willing to try something different, especially if it involves the fourth wall. And hey, if it involves bringing back one of my favorite supporting characters, I’m all for it.

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Sleepy Hollow: The Golem

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Um, I believe that was our ride. Does anyone perhaps have the fare for a hansom cab?

As is par for the course with this show, no time is wasted getting into the story.  Crane chops firewood, bitches about modern(and by modern in his frame of reference, we mean Victorian era) Christmas traditions, then has Henry Parrish, the sin eater, send him to Purgatory so he can demand some answers from Katrina about their son.  Then he gets chased out of Purgatory by  a golem, that ends up following him into his regular plane of existence.  And that’s all before the first commercial break.  Whew! (more…)

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Dean wonders if not having a soul makes one immune to fugly 70s motel rooms; he just woke up and this one makes his eyes hurt.

Okay, right off the top, I’ve gotta say…the Honey Wagon Bar?  Really?  Of course, being from a rural area, the phrase “honey wagon” has an entirely different meaning than they’re going for here.  If you are also from a rural area, you’ll know what I mean.  If you’re not from a rural area, well…you don’t wanna know.  The sign is more entertaining, though, than the annoying guy coming out of the dive, chattering baby talk into his phone to what would seem is his dog sitter.  Thankfully, he doesn’t last long, like most characters who appear before the title card.  He no more gets into his car than he’s viciously attacked, through the windshield, by some unseen growling creature.  Growl, crash, chomp, splatter.  The end.  Good riddance.  People who baby talk to their pets in private are one thing.  People who baby talk about their pets in public deserve what they get. (more…)

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Sam? Is that a....bunny costume???

When last we saw the Winchesters, Dean was beating the crap out of his brother, and Sam wasn’t raising so much as a finger to defend himself.  Interesting to note, there, that Sam didn’t even try to stop Dean; come to think of it, he never has raised a hand to Dean, has he?  Not when he was himself, unaffected by outside forces, anyway(crazy ghosts, sirens, demon blood, etc.).  And here, he can’t, as he’s tied to a chair when he awakes from that epic smackdown.  He’s still bloody and battered, and while Dean is barking orders, Castiel is frowning over him in a concerned fashion.  Through his direct, yet worried, questioning, he learns Sam hasn’t slept since before his trip to Hell and that he has a hard time defining how he feels emotionally.  Alarmed–trust me, this is alarmed for Castiel–he briefly warns Sam to brace himself, then shoves his hand into Sam’s torso to dig around for his soul.  Which he doesn’t find.  And he still has a better bedside manner than Dr. Jack Sheppard.

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The Puppy Dog Eyes of DOOOOOOOM

When we come upon the Winchesters this week, Sam is in the background buying lunch from a hot dog vendor while Dean is on the phone, freaking out at Bobby because There’s Something Wrong With Sam.  Again.  Because he‘s been here before, Bobby takes it in stride, and advises Dean to keep his gun in his pocket until he can do some research.  So a very unsettled Dean accepts his hot dog from Sam and skims the lead story in the local paper on a recent unusual rash of suicides.  They include a Biggerson’s waitress with self-esteem issues, a jilted girlfriend, a medical student, and best of all, a linguistics professor who claimed his great-great-great grandfather invented the question mark and was upset his family had never seen any royalties.  Oh, how I love the pause button.     (more…)

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Dean wonders exactly what the hell Grandpa put in his Alka Seltzer.

So.  Vampires.  All the rage these days.  But we haven’t seen them on Supernatural since “Monster Movie” a couple years ago.  And that was a shapeshifter pretending to be Dracula, so it doesn’t really count.  But this show does have a cool take on vampires; one that’s decidedly unromantic and non-angst, one that bucks the current trend.  Imagine my dismay when the first five minutes were devoted to introducing an angst-ridden, poetry-reading vampire meeting up with the teenage girl of his dreams.  Ugh.  God, that was a long five minutes.  Now imagine my glee when said angst-ridden, poetry-reading vampire led the girl down a dark alley, making “whatever” sounds in a decidedly more dangerous tone of voice.  Poor innocent naïve girl is shocked, shocked I tell you, to discover he–and his creepy friend–are actual vampires, and they don’t give a rat’s ass about her poetry.  Heh.  Take that, Twilight. (more…)

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Arranged by height: back from Hell, back from Heaven, back from Cicero, Indiana. Guess which one is working the most angst.

Wow, time is flying.  We’re already four episodes in, and here I am, finally getting around to writing about it.  I’m going to have a go at all four in this entry, so welcome to the lightning round.  What have we learned so far? (more…)

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Next on "Trading Spaces": Dean just KNEW Lucifer would hate the rustic look the designer insisted upon.

Was that awesome or what? I know, there are quite a few fans, a surprising number to me, who would choose “or what.” And that’s as valid a response as any. With such an emotionally charged episode that defied just about everyone’s expectations, it’s bound to engender some charged reactions. The keys here are “emotionally charged” and “defied expectations.” It was a hell of a roller coaster ride, particularly for a fan base as passionate as Supernatural’s. And no one figured Kripke would actually separate Sam and Dean in such a permanent way. To have one die and the other muddle through without even trying to save his brother, promise or not, is damn near unforgivable.

I didn’t consider this while watching, but now I wonder if this had been the series finale instead of the season finale, if we wouldn’t have seen Dean accept Michael; and the epic smack down resulting in Dean/Michael being pulled into the pit with Sam/Lucifer instead of Adam. The guys would’ve accomplished their goal and gone down together. But with a sixth season on the horizon, Kripke and Co. decided to do the unthinkable and leave the guys apart until fall. But, as Chuck writes in the last five minutes, “Endings are hard. Any chapped-ass monkey with a keyboard can poop out a beginning; but endings are impossible. You try to tie up every loose end, but you never can. The fans are always gonna bitch, there’s always gonna be holes, and since it’s the ending it’s all supposed to add up to something–I’m telling you, they’re a raging pain in the ass.” So I’m gonna take a stab in the dark and guess this was no easier for Kripke to write than it was for us to watch. But, let’s move on to the episode itself, shall we?

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Gabriel---the Archangel of Snark

Here’s something we haven’t seen in a while–an episode with minimal Winchester angst. Instead, Sam and Dean spend most of their time freaked out and floundering, in way over their heads. Which is entertaining, too, and a nice break. For those of you who require a little angst in your Supernatural viewing, you get angels this time around.

And we’re off to Muncie, Indiana, where for some reason, a security guard is pulling up to the rightfully condemned Elysian Fields Hotel. The place is literally falling down, and half-buried in manmade and natural debris. Thunder rumbles ominously, as it is wont to do at times like this, as he enters. There’s a clanking sound further in, and aha, it appears he’s been led here for a particular reason. Since we’re still preceding the title card, I’d venture he’s been led here to die by some nefarious personage. Because that’s the way this show rolls. As the doomed security guard shines his flashlight across the assorted crap, he passes a dead potted plant at the check-in counter; which unnoticed by him, suddenly revives. He does, however, catch sight of a heavily cracked mirror eerily mending itself, then turns to find himself face to face with a very tidily dressed man who greets him with a “Hiya.” This tidily dressed man conversationally informs the poor sap that he’s there to get the place ready for the soon-to-be-arriving guests. And that the poor sap is on the menu.

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Supernatural: Sympathy for the Devil

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Aaand we’re back! It’s Season Five of Supernatural, and it’s about damn time.  “The Road So Far” gives us a quick reminder of what happened last season to the strains of AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” and ends with Sam and Dean witnessing Lucifer begin his ascent from Hell.  Which is precisely where the episode itself picks up.  Before they can escape that tiny little convent in Ilchester, MD, however, the force of Lucifer’s approach blocks the doors.  The room fills with blinding white light and that high-pitched screech that means an angel is talking, although Lucifer’s voice has an underlying growl that Castiel’s doesn’t have.  The guys exchange a “this is it, this is how we’re gonna die” look before falling to their knees, hands clapped over their ears.  The light grows and grows, enveloping them, until they risk looking up one last time to see… (more…)

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