‘Supernatural’: Let it go

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“Nightmare Logic”
November 8, 2018

THEN: “It was just a wish. I wished for Mom to live. That Mom never died, we never went hunting and you and me just never uh… you know.”

NOW

Dean pauses in the doorway of the Bunker library where Sam is holding a morning briefing with the AV Clubbers.  Dean seems amused; Sam seems embarrassed and quickly breaks up the meeting.  It feels at first like Dean is busting chops, but it’s not like he can just come right out and tell Sam that he’s proud of him.  Approval is something they each got so rarely from John that they don’t know what to do with it.  So Dean has to tease.

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‘Supernatural’: Time to slice and dice

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“Mint Condition”
November 1, 2018

THEN: We’ve got slicing and dicing, scream queens and killing machines … and racist ghost trucks. Never forget.

NOW

Dean is in his room, living his best surrounded by empties and snacks wrappers sprawled out on his bed eating cold pizza horror movie marathon life.  He’s been holed up for a week. Cas is busy with Jack.  Kaia Ren is in the wind.  They have no clue where Michael is, and—not that he’s complaining—the house is full of strangers.

I would hide, too.

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‘Supernatural’: And it’s all on me

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“The Scar”
October 25, 2018

THEN: “I only go to one place– the Bad Place. It’s just… blood and death and monsters.”

NOW

Dean is back, back in the safety of his family and the Bunker, but struggles to overcome a horror that still confronts him.  Like a nightmare, it’s always just there.  Watching …

Sam’s Grief Beard.

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‘Supernatural’: Enjoy the ride

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“Gods and Monsters”
October 18, 2018

THEN: “We had a deal!”

NOW

“Who goes to Duluth in October?”

Michael, apparently.  At least that’s the intel that Sister Jo/Anael provides.  Angels aren’t known for their veracity – no offense, Cas – so Sam does his due diligence.  He discovers a police report of a pile of bodies found in Duluth, all with neck wounds and their eyes BURNED OUT OF THEIR FOOL SKULLS.

Cas breathlessly says, “So, Michael!”

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‘Supernatural’: Because that’s what we do

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“Stranger in a Strange Land”
October 11, 2018

THE ROAD SO FAR

Jack the nephilim emerged fully grown from his mother’s exploding vagina. Asmodeus was a thing and then he wasn’t. Donatello came back and was killed for no good reason.  Missouri came back and was killed FOR NO GOOD GODDAMNED REASON. The Empty was a thing and then it wasn’t. Billie came back. Cas came back. Kevin came back and was killed for no good reason. Ketch came back and lived for no good reason. The Wayward Sisters were briefly, gloriously a thing and then they weren’t. Rowena came back. Sister Jo was a thing and then she wasn’t. Scoobynatural was a thing and it was magnificent. Gabriel came back and was killed for no good reason.  Heaven closing up shop was a thing and then it wasn’t. Charlie was a thing and then she wasn’t. Sam was killed and then came back. Dean said yes. Crouching tiger, flying squirrel was a thing and will never be spoken of again.  Lucifer finally, finally died.  

“Thanks for the suit.”

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‘Supernatural’: Miss me?

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“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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