Did they seriously just yank Bobby out of Heaven with yet another unsuccessful attempt to rid Dean of the Mark of Cain? How is that fair?
Yes, I absolutely loved seeing Bobby again, especially lounging about in his personal Heaven drinking good booze and reading an autobiography of Tori Spelling. And the white corridor, the riot of the surly Bobbys and the Metatron jailbreak were terrific. I love the dark version of Heaven they've come up with in this series.
But what is going to happen to Bobby now? What's the punishment for a heavenly jailbreak? A cell next to Metatron's? Purgatory? Please tell me they won't ship Bobby down to Crowley? I know Bobby said he was more than willing to pay the price for helping his boys and getting back in the game, but the fact that nothing much got accomplished and Bobby will pay for it anyway just ticked me off.
I liked new psychic Oliver Pryce, too, and I was glad he survived. Unlike Pamela Barnes, whom we saw in Heaven in "Dark Side of the Moon", one of my favorite Supernatural episodes. Which made me wonder why Bobby's Heaven didn't include simulations of other people. Wouldn't Bobby want a Heaven that included his wife? Or Pamela, Ellen and Jo, who I hope are hanging out at the Roadhouse with Ash? Of course, that many returning guest stars would have been impractical, I get it.
The Metatron stuff was abbreviated but fun too, although I'm a little confused about the outcome. Metatron was lying about the "river ends at the source" stuff, right? And he told them that God or Lucifer level magic was needed to remove the Mark? Did Castiel finally get his grace back? If not, couldn't he appropriate Metatron's for awhile?
As Sam and Castiel were trying to fix Dean without Dean's knowledge, Dean was pranking Sam's room (a toothbrush in the armpit? Really, Dean?) and hustling pool for money, mostly because he was bored. That somehow turned into an unsuccessful attack by Rowena, and Dean actually giving Crowley some good advice about his family problem. I've been wondering for months why Crowley was keeping Rowena around. Turns out it was just a mild sense of obligation toward a blood relative, easily quashed. And now Rowena is out on the street, looking for revenge. Possibly good for Crowley, but not for the Winchesters.
My favorite bit in the Dean B plot was Dean and Crowley drinking together. Dean had neat whiskey, but Crowley had a fancy drink with a paper parasol, fruit, and a red pitchfork in it. I love details like this. Plus now we know for sure that Crowley has stronger feelings for Dean than he does for his mother. But I think we knew that already.
Bits and pieces:
-- Dean's nightmare about killing Sam made me want to stroke Dean's hair and hold him. But pretty much anything Dean does evokes that reaction in me.
-- The Tori Spelling autobiography, Stori Telling, is really a thing. Too funny.
-- I assume Rowena was painting herself red in order to cast a spell. Rowena's spells didn't work on Dean because of the Mark.
-- The "Hervé Villechaize" was a huge order of nachos.
-- In order to find the way out of your personal Heaven, you must look for something that doesn't belong. For Bobby, it was a silver thread in the rug.
-- When the psychic asked for something of Bobby's, I knew Sam would pull out Bobby's hat. The letter Bobby left for Sam made me go "awww", too.
-- This week: Heaven, Hell, and Kansas. Where is the playground, by the way?
-- The next episode is in two weeks, April 15. Tax day.
Sam: "How'd you sleep?"
Dean: "Like a drunk baby."
Sam: "It's a French movie."
Dean: "You mean like, nudie French?"
Sam: "Even better. It's about a mime that's secretly a cockroach."
Dean: "I don't get it."
Gotta love Sam coming up with a fake movie that Dean wouldn't be interested in watching. What would Sam have done if Dean decided to come along, anyway?
Rowena: "Please. It's nothing you haven't seen before."
Crowley: "You're my mother. I don't want to see anything. I've been to Hell, thanks."
Rowena: "You're sure you're a demon?"
Demon: "You can be damned and a conscientious worker."
Was that some sort of computer product placement? If it was, it didn't work on me.
Pryce: "What are you?"
Castiel: "I'm an angel."
Pryce: "No, you can't be."
Castiel: "Why not?"
Pryce: "Because I'm an atheist."
Sam: "Not any more."
Bobby: "Hell, I'm already dead. What's the worst that can happen?"
Never say stuff like that in the Supernatural-verse, Bobby.
We also got "idjits".
Dean: "Boris. Where's Natasha?"
Loud speaker: "The Bobbys are fighting back. All hands. We need all hands. They're surly. I repeat, the Bobbys are surly."
Castiel: "The gate is behind door number…"
Billie laughs out loud.
Dean: "Here I am playing Doctor Phil to the King of Hell. Never saw that coming."
Crowley: "Maybe we're getting old."
Dean: "Never saw that coming, either."
Bobby: "This is the Scribe of God? He looks like a Fraggle."
Metatron: "I'm going to take that as a compliment. That was an excellent program."
Except (again!) for the fact that freaking nothing got resolved and Bobby literally lost his comfy chair in Heaven, I very much enjoyed this episode. Three out of four red pitchforks,
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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