For every Supernatural fan who loves to see Dean and Sam work through their crap together, here's an entire episode of Dean and Sam working through their crap together. With an extra added werewolf metaphor.
Kate and Tasha were Sam and Dean just a short time ago, when Sam was trying desperately to save Dean from his plunge into evil, but had to face the fact that it might not succeed and he'd have to kill his brother. I didn't care much for "Bitten", the found footage episode in which Kate was introduced, but I did like Kate herself, and I'm glad they brought her back. I was also glad that she made it to the end, although life is going to be tougher for her after killing her sister.
Supernatural has become a lot more about the shades of gray, the boys themselves attaining different levels of evil, the monsters not always so monstrous. Kate managed to control the beast inside of her, but her sister Tasha didn't even try. The title of this episode is "Paper Moon", an old song that goes: "It's only a paper moon sailing over a cardboard sea / But it wouldn't be makebelieve if you believed in me." Sam believed in Dean. Kate had to give up on Tasha.
Do I have more to say about this episode? Probably not. I enjoyed it, because I always enjoy watching the boys work through their crap together. The Winchesters are why we watch, after all. After the demon thing and the extended Mark of Cain estrangement, all the lies they've told each other, we needed to see the brothers connecting again by doing the job together, and telling each other the truth. It didn't feel like Dean was "back" at the end of the previous episode. But it does now.
And I absolutely loved the opener of the two of them on vacation at the lake, kicking back on lawn chairs with beer and sunglasses right next to a sign that said "No Hunting". These guys just can't take it easy and relax. They need to work.
Bits and pieces:
-- The roadhouse intro set to "Werewolves of London" was fun.
-- Kate and Tasha had matching broken moon bracelets, reminding me of the long gone and much missed Samulet. When Kate went on without Tasha, she was wearing both bracelets.
-- Hearts were eaten, which also happened in this week's Sleepy Hollow. I've been referring to Supernatural parallels a lot in my Sleepy reviews, so now I'm referring to Sleepy Hollow in my Supernatural review. Isn't it a bit weird that there was heart-eating in both shows that I review, in the same week?
-- Tasha called Sam "Paul Bunyan" and the boys "Mary-Kate and Ashley".
-- Appropriate that there was no Castiel or Crowley in this one. Even though I love them.
-- This week: Durham, Washington, most notably at the Panheads Roadhouse. And that lake again that we've seen so many times in shows shot in Vancouver.
-- Dean and Sam were Washington State Game Wardens. I think that was the first time they were game wardens, although I could be wrong.
-- We're getting an early break. The next episode airs November 11, and it's going to be their 200th. That's a lot of episodes.
Dean: (about Sam's sling) "You've been kicked, bit, scratched, stabbed, possessed, killed. And you sprain your frigging elbow?"
Dean: "That sling come with a slice of crybaby pie on the side?"
Dean: "Where do we start? What, with logging?"
Sam: "Ice caps?"
Dean: "Bitcoin, yeah? Obama?"
Is that what they said? I absolutely did not get this exchange. What did it mean?
Dean: "I'm just saying that crazy might not be as half as crazy as you think."
Sam: "Guess she likes bad boys."
Dean: "Well, wait till she gets a load of us."
Dean: "This fleabag looks like she ain't done chowing down on Sons of Anarchy just yet."
Kate: "It's not like anybody gave me a handbook on how to be a werewolf."
Dean: "You're doing a pretty good job so far. Break some hearts, then you eat them."
Sam: "Can we take it somewhere else?"
Dean: "Yeah, sure. Go grab some coffee, maybe some bear hearts, let's party."
Sam: "How can you possibly blame Kate for fighting for her sister? We do it all the time."
Dean: "Yeah. And it's worked wonders for us."
Dean: "Tasha's in too deep. You don't ever come back from that. Ever."
Didn't Dean come back from being in too deep, though?
How would you all rate this one? How many slices of crybaby pie out of four?
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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