“The Hero’s Journey”
January 23, 2020
“The hero may have to be brought back from his supernatural adventure by assistance from without. That is to say, the world may have to come and get him … The returning hero, to complete his adventure, must survive the impact of the world. Many failures attest to the difficulties of this life-affirmative threshold. The first problem of the returning hero is to accept as real, after an experience of the soul-satisfying vision of fulfillment, the passing joys and sorrows, banalities and noisy obscenities of life.”
Am I high? Am I on drugs right now? What even is this episode?
Continue reading “‘Supernatural’: What is happening right now?”
November 14, 2019
Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but the LORD tests the heart.
Black Forest, Colorado. Three identical blonde girls toast to their annual camping trip. Seriously, are they sisters? Cousins? Clones? Ashley startles at the sound of rustling coming from outside the tent. After mocking Ashley for being an unemployable philosophy major, Julie goes outside to prove there’s nothing there. And also get more rum.
She is promptly murdered.
Continue reading “‘Supernatural’: One kind of ending”
November 7, 2019
THEN: “Becky, it’s all real.”
“I KNEW IT!”
Continue reading “‘Supernatural’: I don’t feel free”
October 24, 2019
“It’s given me clarity. It’s shown me that everything I did before. For wealth. For Magic. For myself… meant nothing. And it took everything from me. Everyone I loved. My family. Oskar… My son… I’m a flawed, petty, evil creature, Samuel. I don’t know if I can be redeemed. But I have to try. And I do wish there was another way. ”
Continue reading “‘Supernatural’: That’s my boy”
October 17, 2019
“This isn’t just a story; IT’S OUR LIVES.”
Harlan, Kansas. A woman enters the quarantine zone under cover of darkness. A figure looms out of the shadows, but it’s cool, it’s just Rob. Nan tells him she snuck back to get Debbie’s allergy medication. She says that with everything going on, her daughter is most worried about the school spelling bee being canceled. Does Rob think they’ll cancel the spelling bee?
In answer, Rob pulls a knife from the pocket of his bathrobe and stabs Nan several times.
Continue reading “‘Supernatural’: What about all of this is real?”
“Back and to the Future”
October 10, 2019
THE ROAD SO FAR
Bob Seger gently nudges open the door on the final season with the painfully on the nose “The Famous Final Scene.”
Just let it wash over you. Just take it in …
Continue reading “‘Supernatural’: We’ve Got Work To Do”
April 25, 2019
“Up against good, evil, angels, devils, destiny, and God himself, they made their own choice. They chose family. And, well… isn’t that kinda the whole point?”
THE ROAD SO FAR
Y’all. This is the penultimate “Carry On.” Let’s just take a moment, shall we?
Continue reading “‘Supernatural’: God was never on your side”
“Jack in the Box’
April 18, 2019
THEN: “They’re never going to trust you again. And you can never trust them.”
Y’all. What even is this episode?
Continue reading “‘Supernatural’: Every now and then I fall apart”
April 11, 2019
THEN: “She’s fine. Everything’s going to be fine.”
Continue reading “‘Supernatural’: Mary Winchester is complete”
April 5, 2019
THEN: “You can burn.”
It’s family game night at the Bunker. Mary’s idea. She thought it would be nice to stay in for a change. HAHAHAHA oh, that’s not a joke. Huh. For the purposes of this episode, Mary is being written as someone who isn’t itching to ditch her family at the drop of a hat.
I have a bad feeling about this …
Continue reading “‘Supernatural’: Tell me it’s okay”