‘Supernatural’: It matters what you do

Supernatural
“The Big Empty”
November 2, 2017

THEN

Mandroids. Laser eyes.

NOW

Dean has a case – a man seemingly murdered by his dead wife. He’s surprised that Sam is interested. He wonders if they’re going to leave “Damien” in a circle of holy oil to Netflix and chill while they check it out. Sam says no, they’re going to bring EJ with. Dean balks. He calls it adventures in babysitting the Antichrist.

Writer Meredith Glynn seems to be having a contest with herself to see how many one-liners she can cram into this scene.

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‘Supernatural’: Patience

Supernatural
“Patience”
October 26, 2017

THEN

I went to Missouri and I learned the truth. Also,

spn dean pudding
PUDDING!

NOW

Several days have passed since the boys brought EJ home. Dean is holed up in his room drinking and blasting the Stones through his headphones. EJ has been keeping to himself as well. Sam brings him a laptop and the thumb drive with Kelly’s final message. Sam says he hopes that it can begin to answer some of EJ’s questions.

The boy seems both overwhelmed and comforted by his mother’s words. “It’s not fate. You are who you choose to be. And I know you’re going to be okay. You are going to be amazing.” She reminds him that he has an angel watching over him.

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‘Supernatural’: The rising son

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“The Rising Son”
October 19, 2017

THEN

Azazel was a fanatic.  Ramiel was a fisherman.  Dagon had her toys. Asmodeus has his hobbies.

NOW

The doors burst open. Blinding white light spills into Hell’s throne room. The light recedes to reveal a tall man with the fashion sensibilities of End!verse Lucifer (or a Kentucky colonel) and the accent of a True Blood vampire.

He strides to the dais and announces that he is Ahs-Moh-Deus, Prince of Hell, there to rule and restore fire and brimstone order until Lucifer & son return.

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‘Supernatural’: And nothing else matters

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“Lost and Found”
October 12, 2017

THE ROAD SO FAR

Mary came back. Lucifer came back. The Colt came back. The Colt was destroyed. Eileen Leahy came back. Eileen Leahy died because BuckLeming are bullshit. The grenade launcher came back. Jody and Claire are wayward AF. Cas almost died. Crowley brought him back. Floating Space Vagina happened. Bobby came back – sort of. Crowley died. Kelly died. Cas died. Lucifer and Mary fell through the Floating Space Vagina.

What doesn’t merit mention in the montage – at least directly – is the British Men of Letters. Because Show has looked at its life and looked at its choices and realized that the BMoL was a poorly executed bad idea.

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‘Supernatural’: So that happened

Supernatural
“Who We Are”
“All Along the Watchtower”
May 18, 2017

THEN: “Your bunker is an excellent fortress – and even better tomb.”

DAY ONE

The boys cast about for ways out of the Bunker. Lady Cardboard shoots down every idea, because even in this, she is the ruiner. The garage – doors warded, walls reinforced steel. Air vents – choke points in the ducts. Dean suggests killing Lady C to help buy them another day’s air. She counters that she’s their only hope for getting Mary back. She’s the only one who can undo the programming. They need her.

It feels like a lie, but one the boys are willing to buy it for the moment.

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‘Supernatural’: Let me tell you why that’s bullshit

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There’s Something About Mary
May 11, 2017

THEN: Racist ghost truck.  Dean’s daughter.  Annie Hawkins.  “Man’s Best Friend with Benefits.”  Rogue Reapers. A backdoor to Purgatory. Benny.  Human Cas LOL!consentKevinCharlieMetatronMind rape.

NOW:

Eileen Leahy is mauled to death by a hellhound controlled by Ketch, because writers Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming can’t just kill her, they have to kill her with a monster she can neither hear nor see.  Also, let’s not forget that a civilian was able to fight off the HBIC hellhound not five episodes ago.  But a seasoned and competent hunter isn’t even given the courtesy of making a heroic stand.

That is some bullshit. Shoshannah Stern and Eileen Leahy deserved better.

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‘Supernatural’: Just like that, it’s gone

Supernatural
“Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes”
May 4, 2017

THEN: “Dad’s on a hunting trip. And he hasn’t been home in a few days.”

NOW

Rock River, Wyoming. A wee little smart car pulls up to the Mountain Slumber boarding house. Tasha Banes is greeted by another guest when she steps into the lobby. The bitchy old broad is so clearly the monster she’s hunting that Tasha should just shoot, stab, and/or immolate her on the spot and be done.

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