by Billie Doux
Dean: "Shouldn't she have asked for my permission or something?"
Sam: "You mean you want her to ask for my hand?"
Obsessed fans pay big bucks to go to conventions, where they are herded about like goats and wait in lines for many, many hours just to talk to their favorite actors for ten seconds. It isn't much of a surprise that Becky would go a lot further, since she's the one and only rabid Supernatural fan who knows the boys are real.
I loved Chuck and Becky from the meta episodes, although I'll be the first to admit that Becky isn't quite as much fun without Chuck, so I enjoyed seeing Becky again. Emily Perkins got to do more than "crazed fan" this time, and even though she went way too far, her heart was sorta kinda in the right place. She knew all about crossroads deals, so I never once thought she'd go through with it, even though she was clearly tempted. (Imagine poor Sam chained to Becky for the next twenty-five years. Horrors.)
And at least she didn't have sex with him. Good for Sam. Maybe a little sad for Becky. How realistic was that, though? What couple madly in love (even with artificial assistance) wouldn't hit the sheets on their wedding night? I like to think that it was Becky subconsciously realizing how unfair that would be to Sam, even though Guy told her that Sam really did love her, deep down.
Becky not only knew all the hunter lore right down to the episode titles, she trapped Guy the crossroads demon and killed Guy's evil intern. And Garth, the wonderful "temp" hunter that Bobby sent to help Dean, may have been needy and weird, but he was also a competent hunter. Can't you see Becky and Garth as hunting partners? They're like the comic relief version of Sam and Dean, not anywhere as silly as the Ghostfacers.
At this point, Dean and Sam arguing about Amy feels a bit like a joke that has gone on too long. Get some couples therapy, you two, and move on to the next case that might very well kill you. That said, I liked the way they reconnected at the end of the episode. Dean has always taken care of Sam, since John put that baby in his arms. Sam doesn't realize that Dean still feels compelled to take care of him. That was sort of sweet.
All in all, fun was had. I especially loved Crowley showing up in the nick of time, and it was a cool reveal that he's been helping the Winchesters just by keeping demons off their backs. Couldn't he have left them with a leviathan-battling weapon or something? Why aren't the boys laying siege to Leviathan Central armed with fire hoses full of borax-y water, already?
Bits and pieces:
-- The "previously on" heavily featured Becky, which pretty much spoiled who was under the wedding veil. But I loved the special credits with the exploding cake and the tiny plastic couple on the top plummeting to the ground.
-- "Wear fed suit". :)
-- Dean again had a girl lined up and lost his opportunity because of Sam. She told Dean she was in grad school. In fact, I worked with exotic dancers once (no, I wasn't one myself) and a couple of them were indeed doing it to pay for school.
-- I really liked Guy the crossroads demon (Leslie Odom Jr.). Fun and charming. Poor guy.
-- Loved Dean bringing Sam and Becky a waffle iron, the most useless of wedding gifts.
-- Tying Sam to the bed was an obvious homage to Misery.
-- Death by batting machine. Ew. The second time through an episode, I often fast forward through the gore scenes. Does this surprise you?
-- Becky's Twitter account exists, of course, and all of the tweets from the episode are there. Just like what Misha Collins did during "The French Mistake." http://twitter.com/superbeckyrosen
-- Several mentions of Chuck. I'm a bit disappointed that we still don't have an official version of what happened to him.
-- This week: the sacred "annual pilgrimage to Vegas", and Pike Creek, Delaware. We've never been to Vegas before, have we? The pastel stained glass and checkered floor of the Little White Chapel looked familiar, though. Where have I seen it before?
-- Becky's apartment (number seven, for season seven) was orange and green, with Supernatural posters on the walls. Loved the neat little girl handwriting on her hunter wall of weird.
Becky: "Guy is a really good friend. We met in the erotic horror section of the Novel Hovel."
Becky: "His and hers fake IDs?"
Garth: "He said you'd be all surly and premenstrual working with me."
Sam: (re: Garth) "What's with scrawny guy?"
Garth: "You'll be living with a tri-racial paraplegic sniper 'til this all blows over, okay?"
I'm sort of sorry we didn't meet Garth's cousin. Maybe after they spin off the Garth and Becky show, huh?
Guy: "You're so pathetic it actually loops back around again to cute."
Garth: "Blueberry vodka. The answer to all life's problems."
Loved the alcoholic Devil's trap activated by a lighter.
Crowley: "This isn't Wall Street. This is Hell. We have a little something called integrity."
And Supernatural can be politically timely.
Three out of four bottles of blueberry vodka,