Sam feels like his battery won't recharge. I know the feeling.
The best Supernatural episodes, even the comic ones, usually have something deadly serious underlying the story. I don't think this episode was one of the best (even though Dean seducing an entire roomful of born-again virgins by talking about sex was pretty special), but there was indeed something serious going on. And that's the fact that Sam is not getting better, and is in fact getting worse.
I thought Dean was being unreasonably protective of Sam, but he wasn't. Sam really is dying, and he's ready to give up the fight. Ezekiel must be lying. Instead of healing Sam, he's sucking the life out of him for some horrible reason of his own. Next week is the midseason finale, so I bet we'll find out what's really going on then.
I like Jody Mills a lot, and it was fun to see her again. I was worried about the Winchesters teaching her to hunt, because we all know what happens to hunters. But with the Winchester-adjacent, ignorance only works briefly, and Jody Mills has long since reached the "she needs to know as much as she can" stage, or she'll be toast. So what's a little hunting here and there?
And she certainly gave a good account of herself. She killed a Roman god, which was impressive. She even pulled a stake out of her own body. Could I put in a request right now that Jody lives until the end of the series? How much longer could that possibly be? :)
Dean, Dean, Dean. He was chaste for what, ten minutes? And the first thing he does after church is seduce the chastity counselor. Sex scenes on Supernatural are rare, and that one was a lot of fun. It was also fun that they brought back "Casa Erotica". Plus Sam got to be prudish around Dean and sex again. We haven't had any of that in awhile. I've missed it.
Bits and pieces:
-- Bonnie and Tammy were both petite and squeaky with long red hair, which made them enough alike that I wasn't sure at first which one was Vesta.
-- Dean's other, other cell came in handy.
-- Loved how they tipped the SUV over while Jody was talking about cow tipping. It's the little details.
-- That table Vesta put Jody on had a disturbing blood pattern. Like I said, it's the little details.
-- Fingernails? Really?
-- This week: Hartford, South Dakota. The Scottish Motel was decorated with red and green plaid wallpaper. Nobody does that. Do they?
-- The Winchesters used their own names for a change. Guess they didn't need IDs for a church group.
Dean: "I didn't peg you for churchy."
Jody: "Yeah, you know, choking on the ladies room floor 'cause of witchcraft? Kind of makes a higher power seem relevant."
Jody: "Angels? You're joking."
Dean: "Don't get your pants on fire. They suck."
Sam: "Count us in."
Bonnie: "Well, I'll be a squirrel in a skirt."
Tammy: "I wrote a new piece of verse. It's called 'Sex is a racquet, and God's ball is in your court'."
Dean: (on why he gave up sex) "… but the whole thing was just a little too… sticky."
Jody: "Dragons? Those are a thing?"
Sam: “Yeah. Too many things are things."
Dean: "I mean, the things you can do, the scene with the tacos... it made me want to join a mariachi band just to be near you."
Tammy: "What the fudge, lady?"
Vesta: "And now I chew on the cud of prayer. I even got a sweater set."
Fun was had, but I think I'm ready for the midseason finale. Two and a half out of four mariachi bands,
Billie Doux is the founder of Doux Reviews and has been reviewing her favorite shows for quite some time. More Billie Doux.
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