Dean: "Is that bad?"
What a sad, introspective little episode.
With an episode entitled "Girls, Girls, Girls" that starts with Dean and a dating app, I thought it was going to be fun sexy party time. But then it turned out to be hookers forced to make soul deals, so Dean even saves people by accident. Or he's karmically drawn to this sort of thing, duh.
Then the plot made a sharp left turn and became all about Rowena. To be honest, I'd completely forgotten that scene with Rowena in the hotel room and the bodies on the ceiling. And then I thought she might be saving the two hookers. But no. I knew Crowley was going to say "Mother?" right before he said it, but this could indeed be fun. Was Rowena deliberately trying to wind up in Hell with Crowley? That speech of hers at the end was all over the place.
Rowena: "The king at last. King of what? Lilliput? I mean, I heard you were short, but… well? Get to it! Time for the coup de grace. Wee boy, is something the matter with you? Cat got your tongue, hmm? Meow."And then there was Castiel and Hannah on their eternal "will they won't they" road trip, and I thought maybe this time they would, especially after that shower scene and the kiss in the lobby in front of her vessel's husband. But no. Instead, Hannah has taken Castiel's how-to-be-human lessons to heart and she decided to check out forever and give Caroline her body back. It was sort of sweet and sort of sad, mostly because Castiel needs a friend and he was fond of Hannah and now he's alone again, doing web searches for "Jimmy Novak" and wondering about Jimmy's family. At least Hannah didn't die. What will happen to her swirly white essence if Hannah is averse to taking another vessel, and I can only assume that she is? Will she return to Heaven?
So the title "Girls, Girls, Girls" was accurate in that most of this episode was about Rowena, those two unfortunate hookers, and Hannah. But it ended with Cole, who turned up a third time to take out Demon Dean. That scene in the alley where Dean handed him his gun and told him the truth was just wonderful. I was going, yeah, that's my Dean... but no. "I'm past saving"? Dean told Sam that he was just telling Cole what he needed to hear, but I don't think so.
Where does that leave Cole? I still think he'd make a great hunter, but that story about his father made me think that Cole might end up eating livers instead. I hope not. It would be nice if he just went home to his family, got over his obsession, and had a good life. But as Dean pretty much told him, there are no happily ever afters on this show. Cole will be back, and it won't end well.
Bits and pieces:
-- Black vomit demon death and boiled brains. That was new.
-- Cole's father was Ed Trenton from Nyack, New York. Dean killed him in 2003, before the series began.
-- Rowena is 300 years old. She explained that there are three types of witches: 1. ones that borrow power from demons; 2. naturals like Rowena who are born with the gift; and 3. students who are trained.
-- The restaurant that Rowena caused such havoc in was called Bistro des Moules. "Moules" is French for mussels.
-- I liked the ambitious demon who was trying to get their numbers up, and who nabbed the body of a crossing guard.
-- This week: somewhere between Connecticut and the bunker. Dean's dating app handle was "Impala67". It said he was 35 and lived in Lebanon, Kansas. Lebanon is where the MoL bunker is.
Dean: "Is it so hard to believe that an attractive, red-blooded American female could be interested in someone like me?"
Dean, have you looked in a mirror lately?
Sam: "For all you know, it could be some Canadian trucker named Bruce."
Dean: "I have this code. No cash for ass."
Castiel: "We don't need to shower."
Hannah: "I know."
Good to know.
Rowena: "Hardly the most appetizing process in the world, but killing demons always makes me hungry."
Well, sometimes I crave a nonfat yogurt afterward.
Crowley: "So you and your halfwit pal threw me into the sex trade? I'm evil, but that's just tacky."
Dean: "The truth is, I'm past saving. I know how my story ends. It's at the edge of a blade or the barrel of a gun. So the question is, is that going to be today? Is it going to be that gun?"
My four star rating system sucks when it comes to Supernatural because the quality of the show is such that it's nearly always a three. Oh, well. Three out of four nonfat yogurts afterward,
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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