“Who We Are”
“All Along the Watchtower”
May 18, 2017
THEN: “Your bunker is an excellent fortress – and even better tomb.”
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.
Continue reading “‘Supernatural’: So that happened”
“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!consent. Kevin. Charlie. Metatron. Mind rape.
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.
Continue reading “‘Supernatural’: Let me tell you why that’s bullshit”
“Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes”
May 4, 2017
THEN: “Dad’s on a hunting trip. And he hasn’t been home in a few days.”
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.
Continue reading “‘Supernatural’: Just like that, it’s gone”
April 27, 2017
THEN: “I’m saying don’t…Just ’cause. I’m asking you not to. That’s it.”
“Hold my beer.”
Kelly is chained to a cot in the basement. Dagon has stopped playing nice now that she’s proven herself a flight risk. For her part, Kelly has stopped eating and bathing. There doesn’t seem much point when her baby is going to kill her.
Continue reading “‘Supernatural’: Or lift it to its feet”
“The Memory Remains”
April 13, 2017
THEN: “These hunters are out of control. Exterminate them.”
Well if that’s not reason enough to stay out of the woods, I don’t know what is.
Continue reading “‘Supernatural’: At least we’re not psycho goat people”
“The British Invasion”
April 6, 2017
THEN: “Who you gonna call? Douchebusters!”
The boys walk into the Bunker to find Mick sitting in the library waiting for them. He invites them to come and have a drink with him. They boys are like, this place is supposed to warded against every evil. How did you get in? Mick is a Man of Letters. Their fortaleza is his fortaleza. Also, did they know their key opens every Chapterhouse in the world?
These boys need to change the locks. Now.
Continue reading “‘Supernatural’: No one cares”
“Ladies Drink Free”
March 30, 2017
THEN: “I solemnly swear not to hunt like a dumbass.”
Sam and Dean are waiting in the BMoL’s ops room. By their expressions, they’ve been waiting a while. Dean checks his watch and turns for the door. He says getting jobs from these Richards is one thing, but he didn’t sign up for the reporting for duty crap. Especially when they’re late.
Mick walks in with apologies. He and Dean hiss and spit at each other until Sam steers them back to the case. A brother and sister were attacked in the woods in Wisconsin. The girl, Hayden, is in the hospital. Her brother Ben had his heart ripped out.
Continue reading “‘Supernatural’: Things aren’t just black and white”