by Billie Doux
I don't have anything profound to say about the deeper meaning of this episode. It was well-written, nerdy fun; the boys needed a break, and I think the fans needed to see them take one, too, especially after the state of funk they were in in the last episode. And Felicia Day's Charlie Bradbury fits into the Supernaturalverse as if it were written for her. No small thing, since this series can't hang on to a good female character to save its life.
The Moondoor participants were delightfully nerdy while still managing to be practical, and they also defied stereotype by hooking up with great frequency. The gorgeous fairy was a bit more benign (and bigger) than the ones in the fight the fairies episode, even though her initial skull costume was pretty creepy; poor Gilda so clearly didn't want to do what her master made her do. This episode would have been fun from beginning to end if we hadn't had an opening dismemberment and a LARPer exploding at the police station.
Eight years and no one ever noticed the details on the fake badges before. Loved that it was a nerd (our villain, Baltar) who finally noticed. Was his name a tiny homage to Battlestar Galactica, perhaps? And was "Moondoor" an homage to Endor?
Bits and pieces, and ew:
-- Charlie's latest alias was Carrie Heinlein. I'm assuming the "Carrie" was a tribute to Stephen King's first book? And of course, Robert A. Heinlein. I fantasize about reviewing every book Heinlein ever wrote someday. Maybe when I retire.
-- Garth is still watching Kevin and apparently, continuing to take his role as the new Bobby quite seriously.
-- I loved the guns dissolving into feathers with a discordant squawk.
-- This week: Farmington Hills, Michigan. Dean and Sam were agents Rosewood and Taggart. Who are they? They sound familiar.
-- This week's sheriff is going down as one of my absolute favorites. His deadpan delivery was great.
Quotes, and I cut my list way down so if I missed one you liked, post it.
Sheriff: "These kids today, with their texting and murder."
Dean: "You saw the chain mail. It's gonna be fifty shades of Grayfox, for all we know."
Sheriff: "God forbid he was contagious. I'm gonna go dip myself in hand sanitizer."
Baltar: (to the guy in the stocks) "Serve your time with honor, heathen. And if you need to use the chamber pot, stomp your feet thrice."
Dean: "You are a larper, yes?"
Baltar: "I prefer the term 'interactive literaturist'."
Prospective squire: "I love you."
Charlie: "I know."
Charlie: "The queen needs some royal we time. Talk amongst thyselves."
Or was that "wee"?
Sam: "The medical examiner said his body showed clear signs that he was killed by belladonna."
Dean and Charlie: "The porn star?"
Dean: "What? There's no laptops in Moondoor. There's no Geneva convention, either."
Charlie: "I am not really a queen. I'm just an IT girl, standing in front of a monster, asking it not to kill her."
Absolutely my favorite line.
Adorable. Please bring Felicia Day back again. Four out of four shadow orcs,