‘Supernatural’: Miss me?

Supernatural
“Devil’s Bargain”
February 8, 2018

THEN

Wait, did Cas just kill Lucifer?

NOW

No, no he did not. Because despite being stabbed in the heart, Lucifer somehow survived? And still had enough juice to wing himself from Hell’s Winter White House in Massachusetts to a small town in Missouri? Where he steals the grace of, and then rips the heart from, a perfectly lovely cupid? Who wears a nice suit and a cunning peach overcoat and is not a naked, huggie, man-baby?

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‘Supernatural’: I can’t be helpless again

Supernatural
“Various & Sundry Villains”
February 1, 2018

THEN

“I hate witches. They’re always spewing their bodily fluids everywhere…It’s creepy, y’know, it’s downright unsanitary!”

NOW

Cas and Lucifer spend the episode cooling their heels in warded cells and jawing at each other.  It’s mostly filler but for the part when Cas tells Lucifer that his son is a good, kind, and thoughtful boy who doesn’t look anything like his father.

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‘Supernatural’: But that’s not me

Supernatural
“Breakdown”
January 25, 2018

THEN

“What the cuss?!? A vampire??”

NOW

Oshkosh, Nebraska. A car pulls in to Mann-burned out Y-’s Truck Stop Cafe to fill up. The driver’s credit card is declined at the pump, so the young woman goes inside to pay. The room stills and all eyes turn to her when she walks in. The energy is not friendly. The cashier is downright slimy. After gassing up and declining a gaunt Manson looking dude’s offer to wash her windows, the woman drives away.

Some distance down the road she pulls over with a flat tire. I would drive on the rims before I stopped on a dark murder road. I HAVE driven on the rims rather than stopping on a dark murder road. She tries to flag down a passing semi, but the truck roars past.

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‘Supernatural’: Welcome to the family

Supernatural
“Wayward Sisters”
January 18, 2018

“Something bad’s coming.”

Something badass, you mean. Let’s just take a moment to enjoy, shall we?

Five seconds of THEN and I’m already in my feels.

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‘Supernatural’: Welcome to Jurassic Park

Supernatural
“The Bad Place”
December 7, 2017

THEN

“If you ever need someone to talk to, someplace to go … my door’s always open.”

NOW

An artist is expecting a prospective buyer. His expectations are low. Studio visits rarely end in a sale. The door bell buzzes and there’s Jack. Hello!

He always seems so pleased to meet new people.

SPN_Smiling Happy jack

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‘Supernatural’: Just keep working

Supernatural
“The Scorpion and the Frog”
September 30, 2017

THEN

“I’ve got this.”

NOW

Jack is still off the grid and Ketch has gone to ground, so Dean sits in the Bunker’s kitchen cleaning his gun. I really only mention it as an excuse for this:

Mmmm … Dean cleaning guns …

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‘Supernatural’: Ugh. This guy again.

Supernatural
“War of the Worlds”
November 23, 2017

THEN

“If I plan to do anything else stupid I will let you know.”

NOW

Jack is still at liberty and in the wind.  Castiel worries that the absence of signs or leads means Jack has been dragged to Hell by Rock Me Asmodeus or spirited to Heaven.  So he resolves to go and politely ask one of his angelic brethren if they have the kid.

Solid plan.  What could possibly go wrong?

SPN_sarcasm-cas

Dean tells his angel not to do anything stupid.  It’s how Team Free Will says, “I love you.”

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